Dyche in call for a response from his Clarets

Lancashire Telegraph: Sean Dyche wants a response Sean Dyche wants a response

EITHER way, Sean Dyche anticipates a response. But he expects his current club’s to be better than his old one.

Burnley had a 12-game unbeaten run ended in controversial circumstances at Huddersfield on Saturday, with a poor penalty award sealing their fate and knocking them down a place into second after two months at the top.

Watford, meanwhile, suffered a fourth straight home defeat, and head to Turf Moor without a win in six outings, conceding 13 goals in that time – three on three separate occasions.

Dyche will expect a reaction from the Hornets tonight.

In Burnley’s last two outings they have encountered opposition who have delivered their best performances of the season, relishing taking on the league leaders.

But as always Dyche is more concerned with keeping his own house in order, and making sure Burnley raise the bar higher still.

“We’ve spoken about it to the players before the last few games,” said the Clarets boss.

“After six or seven games it’s ‘good old Burnley’, after 10 it’s like ‘they seem to be doing a bit’, you get to 16 people say ‘hang on, these are decent’ and they take you even more seriously.

“That’s been on show. They (Huddersfield) came out very hard, pressed us and made it difficult for us, we didn’t use the ball cleverly, we didn’t extend the pitch enough if I’m honest.

“The second half was completely different. Not just the energy but the quality and the delivery.

“We created enough chances I thought to get back even despite the decisions that went against us.”

But after bouncing back from their only other league defeat this season – at Brighton in August – to embark on that impressive unbeaten run, Dyche is counting on a similar comeback.

“It’s a reminder to us how tough this division is. We know that anyway,” he said.

“We’re still right up there and we’re deserving of the position we’re in so it’s important we re-focus on what we’re about and get ready to deliver from the first whistle because we’re up there for a reason – because we’re a good side.

Dyche added: “First thing’s first, our team has to be mentally ready and understanding of what teams are trying to do.

“We’re up there for a reason and we’ve got to be ready for teams being at you and playing and passing and scoring goals.

“The second half on Saturday was back to where we are, back to what we can do, back to what we can achieve pretty much but by then it was pretty difficult because the big decisions had gone against us.

“But we have to bring that second half into the next performance.”

Next up is his old club Watford.

With his old club playing catch-up 18 months after relieving him of his managerial duties in favour of Gianfranco Zola, Dyche would be forgiven for feeling smug.

But that is not his style.

“Genuinely not, and I mean that sincerely. If you ask my family, friends – I’m just not built that way,” said the back-to-back manager of the month winner, who spent eight years at Vicarage Road as player, coach and in his final season as manager.

“I’ve enjoyed every experience I’ve had in football.

“I had my worst time as a player at Bristol City but there’s no angle when I go back there and there’s no angle to my thoughts on the club.

“I actually learnt more in two years there than I probably did for the rest of my career to be honest through having a real tough time.

“But I had a great time at Watford. I remember the good things about what my career was as a player and as a coach and manager but I focus on what we’re doing here and I’m enjoying every day that goes by at Burnley Football Club.

“The challenges are obvious, you’ll have seen that with what’s gone on in the market over the last couple of weeks with the changes in managers.

“I’m part of that, but I enjoy that challenge. I think every manager does to be honest.”

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12:49pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Dingle Dangle says...

Rally your troops as much as you want - pop pop pop!!!! Beautiful
Rally your troops as much as you want - pop pop pop!!!! Beautiful Dingle Dangle

1:19pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Champagne plus charlie says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Rally your troops as much as you want - pop pop pop!!!! Beautiful
Look it's the most desperate of all the Rovers inbreeds - Single Mongle.

Still in the bottom half of the table I see gimpboy and just a mere TWELVE points behind the mighty Clarets and doesn't it just annoy you so much?

Poor Blackburn fans resorting to hoping that Burnley get beat as a fallback for their own inevitable poor performance tonight - a town full of ignorant Shadsworth dwelling retards like Single Mongle,

JWID.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Rally your troops as much as you want - pop pop pop!!!! Beautiful[/p][/quote]Look it's the most desperate of all the Rovers inbreeds - Single Mongle. Still in the bottom half of the table I see gimpboy and just a mere TWELVE points behind the mighty Clarets and doesn't it just annoy you so much? Poor Blackburn fans resorting to hoping that Burnley get beat as a fallback for their own inevitable poor performance tonight - a town full of ignorant Shadsworth dwelling retards like Single Mongle, JWID. Champagne plus charlie

1:26pm Tue 3 Dec 13

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

No wins in five, I predict another draw like the one against Huddersfield :0)
No wins in five, I predict another draw like the one against Huddersfield :0) FakeVilla_MTCabinet

2:35pm Tue 3 Dec 13

more bans than ray - rovers LXXV says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Dingle Dangle wrote:
Rally your troops as much as you want - pop pop pop!!!! Beautiful
Look it's the most desperate of all the Rovers inbreeds - Single Mongle.

Still in the bottom half of the table I see gimpboy and just a mere TWELVE points behind the mighty Clarets and doesn't it just annoy you so much?

Poor Blackburn fans resorting to hoping that Burnley get beat as a fallback for their own inevitable poor performance tonight - a town full of ignorant Shadsworth dwelling retards like Single Mongle,

JWID.
JWID?
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Rally your troops as much as you want - pop pop pop!!!! Beautiful[/p][/quote]Look it's the most desperate of all the Rovers inbreeds - Single Mongle. Still in the bottom half of the table I see gimpboy and just a mere TWELVE points behind the mighty Clarets and doesn't it just annoy you so much? Poor Blackburn fans resorting to hoping that Burnley get beat as a fallback for their own inevitable poor performance tonight - a town full of ignorant Shadsworth dwelling retards like Single Mongle, JWID.[/p][/quote]JWID? more bans than ray - rovers LXXV

3:37pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Dingle Dangle says...

White lightening Charlie owned. Just like crispy colon and his mother mugger. Come on Watford a win will see this lot off for good
White lightening Charlie owned. Just like crispy colon and his mother mugger. Come on Watford a win will see this lot off for good Dingle Dangle

3:38pm Tue 3 Dec 13

owd nick says...

Where is We love you Venky's?
Where is We love you Venky's? owd nick

4:09pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Where is We love you Venky's?
Still got his head up his @rse after the defeat on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Where is We love you Venky's?[/p][/quote]Still got his head up his @rse after the defeat on Saturday. Harwoodstblue

4:31pm Tue 3 Dec 13

McClaret says...

OMG, how desperate are you lot? Your team plays tonight yet here you are obsessing about Burnley. Why?
Haven't you got enough to comment about being Blackburn fans? Venky's, debts, impending sale of Rhodes, bygone glory days etc etc. How you are famous rivals to Man U - only in your eyes and not theirs of course. How you look like championship also rans and will suffer possible administration and a transfer embargo.
I suppose take this into account and I can begin to understand why you would want to read articles about Burnley. It simply has to make you feel better.
OMG, how desperate are you lot? Your team plays tonight yet here you are obsessing about Burnley. Why? Haven't you got enough to comment about being Blackburn fans? Venky's, debts, impending sale of Rhodes, bygone glory days etc etc. How you are famous rivals to Man U - only in your eyes and not theirs of course. How you look like championship also rans and will suffer possible administration and a transfer embargo. I suppose take this into account and I can begin to understand why you would want to read articles about Burnley. It simply has to make you feel better. McClaret

9:48pm Tue 3 Dec 13

bluebobcbs says...

And the slide continues...........
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And the slide continues........... .. bluebobcbs

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