Dobson: It's just a matter of time for the Clarets

Sean Dyche will take Burnley up, according to Martin Dobson

Sean Dyche will take Burnley up, according to Martin Dobson

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CLARETS legend Martin Dobson is the last player to captain Burnley to automatic promotion to the top flight, but says he will happily hand over the honour to Jason Shackell.

The promotion push has rolled on to the Easter weekend after Burnley suffered a second straight home defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday, allied to Derby’s win over nine-man Huddersfield chopping the gap to second to eight points.

But Dobson feels it is only a matter of time before Burnley get over the line and seal their return to the Premier League.

“It’s one of the best feelings in football, to captain your team to promotion,” said the Rishton-born former midfielder, who won the old Second Division title with the Clarets in 1973.

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“You’ve gone through everything in a season, you’ve come back from goals behind and overcome all kinds of obstacles during the course of nine or 10 months.

“But everyone says you finish where you deserve to at the end of the season.”

Of being the last to captain the Clarets to a top flight return, Dobson added: “I will be gladly passing it on.

“The incentive is there for Burnley, they’re not far away. And they deserve it for the hard work they’ve put in and the goals they’ve scored.

“It’s been entertaining for the fans.”

Dobson, who scouts for Championship leaders Leicester City and is also involved in hospitality for old club Everton, admits it has already been a season to remember, with one of the highlights Burnley’s long-awaited derby win away to bitter rivals Blackburn Rovers.

“The last Burnley game I saw was at Ewood Park, and I was so confident about winning that game.

“Even at 1-0 down I knew that we were going to make chances and said to Mike Phelan and Alistair Campbell, who were both there, that it was going to be 2-1.”

Dobson, 66, added: “For me, with Burnley doing so well, Leicester already promoted and Everton still having a lot to play for it couldn’t have been better.

“It’s just been brilliant to watch all these games.

“Leicester and Burnley have been consistently good right through the season and been focused.

“Both managers, Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche, have made a point of moving on to the next game.

“It’s a game that kicks you up the backside if you think you’ve done it.

“These two managers have certainly never thought that.”

Dobson has been particularly impressed with Dyche, give the constraints on his budget and squad.

“At the start of every season the manager says they are looking for consistency. You can’t be much more consistent than Burnley have been this season,” he said.

“The work ethic is brilliant. It’s a small squad of players all playing to their true potential. The players have really bonded together as a small unit and been successful.

“They’ve been relying on probably 16 regular players.

“With the demands physically and mentally the manager’s done a brilliant job.”

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9:13am Tue 15 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom.
That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -23

9:20am Tue 15 Apr 14

MikeMada says...

Get us a chicken drumstick while you're there. It's about all B45t4rd5 are worth now!

No, Nay, Never will we play you again!!!
Get us a chicken drumstick while you're there. It's about all B45t4rd5 are worth now! No, Nay, Never will we play you again!!! MikeMada
  • Score: 16

9:27am Tue 15 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom.
Turf Moor T1t never deals with current success, is gleeful if a banana skin comes up and always predicts doom. The lad's not a quick study. He repeats his mistakes over and over again. A dim boy. Hard of thinking. Slow on the uptake. Every single predication has come to grief. He has developed into the touch-stone for the opposite event - every single time and on every occasion.

So, we are set for a smashing end of campaign this season and a wonderful time in the Prem after all. Thanks T1t and I do hope your website is continuing to get lots of hits. That means loads of people get to see under your skin and see what an utter cess you are.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom.[/p][/quote]Turf Moor T1t never deals with current success, is gleeful if a banana skin comes up and always predicts doom. The lad's not a quick study. He repeats his mistakes over and over again. A dim boy. Hard of thinking. Slow on the uptake. Every single predication has come to grief. He has developed into the touch-stone for the opposite event - every single time and on every occasion. So, we are set for a smashing end of campaign this season and a wonderful time in the Prem after all. Thanks T1t and I do hope your website is continuing to get lots of hits. That means loads of people get to see under your skin and see what an utter cess you are. RobH2O
  • Score: 16

9:51am Tue 15 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom.
No, to give you a hilarious and thankfully brief insight into some of your season's predictions:

We have avoided playing the top six

We have been lucky (Although only failures describe others as being lucky)

Rovers will win both games against us

Ings, Tripper & Vokes will get sold in January

Dyche will leave for Crystal Palace

Dyche will leave for anyone

We will falter in October/November/Dec
ember/Xmas/January/F
ebruary/March/April etc ad infinitum

We don't have the squad to sustain a promotion charge

As soon as injuries hit us we will tumble down the leagues

You have been spectacularly incorrect all season, so you are trying now to suggest that, as you have been saying all along(?????) that we are going up but NEXT SEASON we will falter?

You sir are a dog's d1ck
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom.[/p][/quote]No, to give you a hilarious and thankfully brief insight into some of your season's predictions: We have avoided playing the top six We have been lucky (Although only failures describe others as being lucky) Rovers will win both games against us Ings, Tripper & Vokes will get sold in January Dyche will leave for Crystal Palace Dyche will leave for anyone We will falter in October/November/Dec ember/Xmas/January/F ebruary/March/April etc ad infinitum We don't have the squad to sustain a promotion charge As soon as injuries hit us we will tumble down the leagues You have been spectacularly incorrect all season, so you are trying now to suggest that, as you have been saying all along(?????) that we are going up but NEXT SEASON we will falter? You sir are a dog's d1ck Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 28

11:19am Tue 15 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom.
My little runaway. BRFC the People's Chsmpions eh. Website for Drongos. Have the coursge of your variable convictiions you gutter-snipe.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: That's what I've always said - it's just a matter of time. To fall apart next season will be even more unfortunate. Too much, too soon. Kaboooooom.[/p][/quote]My little runaway. BRFC the People's Chsmpions eh. Website for Drongos. Have the coursge of your variable convictiions you gutter-snipe. RobH2O
  • Score: 10

11:26am Tue 15 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions.

I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere.
Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions. I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -11

12:32pm Tue 15 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions.

I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere.
You predicted the opposite T1T aka Fake Villa MT Cabinet BRFC the People's Champions etc. Just do the 192. polka and be discovered.....
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions. I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere.[/p][/quote]You predicted the opposite T1T aka Fake Villa MT Cabinet BRFC the People's Champions etc. Just do the 192. polka and be discovered..... RobH2O
  • Score: 8

12:56pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions.

I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere.
FakeVilla, BubblePopFC, TurfMoorTom, and whatever else you may call your sorry carcass, you are without doubt the most jealous and bitter of all the no-dads who pollute these pages with anti-Burnley diatribe. Your pathetic attempts at knocking Burnley all season long, as listed above, show you for what you are. A festering, crotch-sniffing, gurning Pot Noodle eating degenerate sack of wind and p!ss from the ar5e end of Shadsworth.

You have been consistently wrong in your predictions which amount to nothing more than a desperate wishlist. You have watched Burnley FC dominate you in every single area this season, you have watched us beat you at Ewood Park, and you are currently filling your pants at the thought of us achieving an incredible automatic promotion and revelling in the riches of the Premier League, while your own tin-pot, slap-stick, debt-ridden, laughingstock of a football club continues to stumble from one disaster to the next.

Should we continue on our "road to nowhere" and go up we will enjoy every single minute of it secure in the knowledge that we are bigger and better than Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions. I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere.[/p][/quote]FakeVilla, BubblePopFC, TurfMoorTom, and whatever else you may call your sorry carcass, you are without doubt the most jealous and bitter of all the no-dads who pollute these pages with anti-Burnley diatribe. Your pathetic attempts at knocking Burnley all season long, as listed above, show you for what you are. A festering, crotch-sniffing, gurning Pot Noodle eating degenerate sack of wind and p!ss from the ar5e end of Shadsworth. You have been consistently wrong in your predictions which amount to nothing more than a desperate wishlist. You have watched Burnley FC dominate you in every single area this season, you have watched us beat you at Ewood Park, and you are currently filling your pants at the thought of us achieving an incredible automatic promotion and revelling in the riches of the Premier League, while your own tin-pot, slap-stick, debt-ridden, laughingstock of a football club continues to stumble from one disaster to the next. Should we continue on our "road to nowhere" and go up we will enjoy every single minute of it secure in the knowledge that we are bigger and better than Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley Super_Clarets
  • Score: 15

4:11pm Tue 15 Apr 14

no ney never says...

RUinsane I have to say you've done a fantastic job on here this season. Consistent:I'll give you that.
☆VDT ☆
RUinsane I have to say you've done a fantastic job on here this season. Consistent:I'll give you that. ☆VDT ☆ no ney never
  • Score: 3

6:27pm Tue 15 Apr 14

stevieclaret says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions.

I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere.
The same road to nowhere which your rovers have been on for the last 3 seasons. Ur getting close to the end of it now - administration city!!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Well there was me thinking it was Dyche's training & dietary regime which turned last seasons mid table misfits into a second in the second tier, best football ever played in living memory brigade. Turns out it was just TMT's predictions. I have no website, you are still mstaken in your assertions. Please continue on your road to nowhere.[/p][/quote]The same road to nowhere which your rovers have been on for the last 3 seasons. Ur getting close to the end of it now - administration city!! stevieclaret
  • Score: 2

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