Burnley boss Dyche targets another win

First published in Football

MANAGER Sean Dyche wants his Burnley players to cement their place in the club's history.

The Clarets had already achieved promotion with a record return of 89 points.

But after beating Ipswich Town 1-0 through Michael Kightly's third in as many games - signing off their home campaign with a 15th Championship win at Turf Moor - Dyche has told his troops he wants round off the season at Reading with 95 points.

And, on the day that Burnley honoured the 100-year anniversary of their only FA Cup win, Dyche was pleased with the way his players responded to his latest challenge just days after having their Premier League place confirmed.

“I told the group we’re part of history and we want to rubber stamp it and chisel it in stone. We want enough points on that board where people for 100 years will be saying ‘What about that team!’ and people can’t catch it," said the Burnley boss.

“It was about really laying a marker down after making history, and I thought today they really went about their business absolutely spot on.

“That’s 21 clean sheets now as well. Phenomenal.”

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy had expected Burnley to be off the boil on the back of Easter Monday's promotion celebrations, but Dyche added: “I spoke before the game, I felt it was very important to go about our business in the correct manner. I never doubted it for a second if I’m honest. I believe in the way the players work on a daily basis, I’ve mentioned it 100 times.

“My personal belief is if you do it right all of the time you don’t need to flick that switch and turn it on. I thought they were ready to go today, it was quite evident, the physicality was outstanding again.

“One big question mark for our group was could they keep playing the way they play. Yes was the answer."

Burnley were presented with the Championship runners-up trophy and individual player medals after the game.

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6:44pm Sat 26 Apr 14

twquick says...

No off switch for these Clarets.
No off switch for these Clarets. twquick
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6:54pm Sat 26 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

Relentless.
Relentless. look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: 10

12:52am Sun 27 Apr 14

twquick says...

In the past 22 seasons in the Championship only 8 teams have won the title with more than 95 points. No team in those 22 seasons have finished second with 95 or more points. Big year for both LC and Burnley.
In the past 22 seasons in the Championship only 8 teams have won the title with more than 95 points. No team in those 22 seasons have finished second with 95 or more points. Big year for both LC and Burnley. twquick
  • Score: 13

8:07am Sun 27 Apr 14

northernchef says...

I said that myself. Any other year and we could have and should have been promoted as champions. It shows how strong Leicester have been as well as ourselves. A great job by Pearson however saying that a miraculous job by Dyche. UTC!!!
I said that myself. Any other year and we could have and should have been promoted as champions. It shows how strong Leicester have been as well as ourselves. A great job by Pearson however saying that a miraculous job by Dyche. UTC!!! northernchef
  • Score: 11

9:27am Sun 27 Apr 14

j bee says...

this record will stand forever,, smallest town smallest squad , least money spent, 6 directors all local men born and bred
this record will stand forever,, smallest town smallest squad , least money spent, 6 directors all local men born and bred j bee
  • Score: 11

9:45am Sun 27 Apr 14

MightyClaret says...

In Dyche we Trust UTC
In Dyche we Trust UTC MightyClaret
  • Score: 7

11:39am Sun 27 Apr 14

andy1 says...

No disrespect to Ashley Barnes whos played brilliantly would the trophy for champions been Burnleys yesterday if Ings had not got injured then sadly Vokes 5 minutes into the Leicester home game leaving Barnes a lone striker? My honest opinion yes. We may struggle next season fine however I have faith SD will keep us in the Prem League.
No disrespect to Ashley Barnes whos played brilliantly would the trophy for champions been Burnleys yesterday if Ings had not got injured then sadly Vokes 5 minutes into the Leicester home game leaving Barnes a lone striker? My honest opinion yes. We may struggle next season fine however I have faith SD will keep us in the Prem League. andy1
  • Score: 5

3:40pm Sun 27 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

Dyche has done a brilliant job at Burnley there is no denying that but if a big club comes in for him like any shrewd manager he wlll be off and you would not blame him,,good managers don,t stay longer than they need to,
Dyche has done a brilliant job at Burnley there is no denying that but if a big club comes in for him like any shrewd manager he wlll be off and you would not blame him,,good managers don,t stay longer than they need to, noddy57
  • Score: -1

6:20pm Sun 27 Apr 14

stevieclaret says...

I'm looking at the league table n it doesn't lie! 22 points clear of 6th n 8 clear of 3rd shows how good we av been. Added to that all the penalties we didn't get!

Over a season you look at how you dropped points when u shouldn't have n how you win them when you shouldn't have. I can only remember Bournemouth away where we got a lucky point. All the others have been deservedly earned. We were v unlucky against Bournemouth. Shef Wednesday, rovers n boro. We could easily av won this league when u look back.

However, I'm more than happy to be where we are after all we were 4th fav to go down. Hopefully next year SD will work his magic again. I av full faith in him and his team...
I'm looking at the league table n it doesn't lie! 22 points clear of 6th n 8 clear of 3rd shows how good we av been. Added to that all the penalties we didn't get! Over a season you look at how you dropped points when u shouldn't have n how you win them when you shouldn't have. I can only remember Bournemouth away where we got a lucky point. All the others have been deservedly earned. We were v unlucky against Bournemouth. Shef Wednesday, rovers n boro. We could easily av won this league when u look back. However, I'm more than happy to be where we are after all we were 4th fav to go down. Hopefully next year SD will work his magic again. I av full faith in him and his team... stevieclaret
  • Score: 2

8:33pm Sun 27 Apr 14

u owe u owe says...

PFA championship team of the year includes shacks, tripps and ingsy. Well done! UTC
PFA championship team of the year includes shacks, tripps and ingsy. Well done! UTC u owe u owe
  • Score: 4

9:01pm Sun 27 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

Its amazing how close the 1972/73 promotion side is statistically to the 2013/14 promotion side.

1973 - P42 W24 D14 L4 F71 A42 GD +37 Pts 61

Uplift the stats by 9% to bring it in line with today =
1973 - P46 W26 D16 L4 F76 A38 GD +38 Pts 94
2014 - P46 W27 D14 L5 F71 A35 GD +36 Pts 95

I cheekily assume a 1-0 wing for us at Reading next week in this!
Its amazing how close the 1972/73 promotion side is statistically to the 2013/14 promotion side. 1973 - P42 W24 D14 L4 F71 A42 GD +37 Pts 61 Uplift the stats by 9% to bring it in line with today = 1973 - P46 W26 D16 L4 F76 A38 GD +38 Pts 94 2014 - P46 W27 D14 L5 F71 A35 GD +36 Pts 95 I cheekily assume a 1-0 wing for us at Reading next week in this! RobH2O
  • Score: 3

10:23am Mon 28 Apr 14

houseclaret says...

Strange but a post after a national newspaper report on the game against Wigan had one chap congratulating Burnley but saying they weren't the second best side in the championship. I didn't post back as I am not registered with that journal and couldn't be bothered but I was left asking myself if we were second best who exactly did this individual think were better? We have finished so far ahead of the chasing pack, a double over Derby, 4 points off QPR, 4 points off Wigan, 3 points off Reading with a game to play, and a host of doubles over lesser sides. Was he talking about "on paper" I wonder? Yes, there are clubs with bigger squads (almost everybody in the championship in fact) but BETTER? If you look at our first eleven there is no team better in my opinion. The only reason Leicester have finished ahead of us was because our small squad couldn't quite cope with injuries at a crucial time but I believe our first team is second to none in this league. Games aren't won on paper, as Burnley have shown time and again this season.
Strange but a post after a national newspaper report on the game against Wigan had one chap congratulating Burnley but saying they weren't the second best side in the championship. I didn't post back as I am not registered with that journal and couldn't be bothered but I was left asking myself if we were second best who exactly did this individual think were better? We have finished so far ahead of the chasing pack, a double over Derby, 4 points off QPR, 4 points off Wigan, 3 points off Reading with a game to play, and a host of doubles over lesser sides. Was he talking about "on paper" I wonder? Yes, there are clubs with bigger squads (almost everybody in the championship in fact) but BETTER? If you look at our first eleven there is no team better in my opinion. The only reason Leicester have finished ahead of us was because our small squad couldn't quite cope with injuries at a crucial time but I believe our first team is second to none in this league. Games aren't won on paper, as Burnley have shown time and again this season. houseclaret
  • Score: 1

10:24am Mon 28 Apr 14

houseclaret says...

Sorry, meant WEREN'T second best on line 4.
Sorry, meant WEREN'T second best on line 4. houseclaret
  • Score: -1

11:45am Mon 28 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

houseclaret wrote:
Strange but a post after a national newspaper report on the game against Wigan had one chap congratulating Burnley but saying they weren't the second best side in the championship. I didn't post back as I am not registered with that journal and couldn't be bothered but I was left asking myself if we were second best who exactly did this individual think were better? We have finished so far ahead of the chasing pack, a double over Derby, 4 points off QPR, 4 points off Wigan, 3 points off Reading with a game to play, and a host of doubles over lesser sides. Was he talking about "on paper" I wonder? Yes, there are clubs with bigger squads (almost everybody in the championship in fact) but BETTER? If you look at our first eleven there is no team better in my opinion. The only reason Leicester have finished ahead of us was because our small squad couldn't quite cope with injuries at a crucial time but I believe our first team is second to none in this league. Games aren't won on paper, as Burnley have shown time and again this season.
Hi House Claret. I saw that too. It was The Independent as I recall. The table never lies. After 46 games, a very big "form table" please not dear Rovers, you truly get what you deserve. What a season hey? !
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: Strange but a post after a national newspaper report on the game against Wigan had one chap congratulating Burnley but saying they weren't the second best side in the championship. I didn't post back as I am not registered with that journal and couldn't be bothered but I was left asking myself if we were second best who exactly did this individual think were better? We have finished so far ahead of the chasing pack, a double over Derby, 4 points off QPR, 4 points off Wigan, 3 points off Reading with a game to play, and a host of doubles over lesser sides. Was he talking about "on paper" I wonder? Yes, there are clubs with bigger squads (almost everybody in the championship in fact) but BETTER? If you look at our first eleven there is no team better in my opinion. The only reason Leicester have finished ahead of us was because our small squad couldn't quite cope with injuries at a crucial time but I believe our first team is second to none in this league. Games aren't won on paper, as Burnley have shown time and again this season.[/p][/quote]Hi House Claret. I saw that too. It was The Independent as I recall. The table never lies. After 46 games, a very big "form table" please not dear Rovers, you truly get what you deserve. What a season hey? ! RobH2O
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12:18pm Mon 28 Apr 14

houseclaret says...

RobH2O wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
Strange but a post after a national newspaper report on the game against Wigan had one chap congratulating Burnley but saying they weren't the second best side in the championship. I didn't post back as I am not registered with that journal and couldn't be bothered but I was left asking myself if we were second best who exactly did this individual think were better? We have finished so far ahead of the chasing pack, a double over Derby, 4 points off QPR, 4 points off Wigan, 3 points off Reading with a game to play, and a host of doubles over lesser sides. Was he talking about "on paper" I wonder? Yes, there are clubs with bigger squads (almost everybody in the championship in fact) but BETTER? If you look at our first eleven there is no team better in my opinion. The only reason Leicester have finished ahead of us was because our small squad couldn't quite cope with injuries at a crucial time but I believe our first team is second to none in this league. Games aren't won on paper, as Burnley have shown time and again this season.
Hi House Claret. I saw that too. It was The Independent as I recall. The table never lies. After 46 games, a very big "form table" please not dear Rovers, you truly get what you deserve. What a season hey? !
My point entirely Rob. I get a little sick of people talking about "Premier League" clubs playing in the championship and vice versa. A club is wherever it should be, which is why I, along with many others, got a little sick of some Rovers fans talking about getting "back where we belong". They ARE where they belong, as are Leeds, Sheffield United, Wolves and, indeed, Burnley. Unfortunately there exists today in football a snobbery by some fans (I think mainly the younger ones who think football started with the Prem) that says if you haven't got big support and a big ground with great facilities then you don't deserve to be with "the big boys". It is nonsense!
Football is, or should be, totally about what happens on the pitch, not whether you get gates of 35k plus or have a cowshed for a stand. Burnley next season will be a Premier League club, not a Championship club playing in the Prem. The following season we will either still be a Prem team or a championship team, depending on results and nothing more. I even noticed championship snobbery from some quarters at the start of this season toward Yeovil. Totally uncalled-for. Okay they've gone back down but this season they were here on merit and I hope they do so again.
By the way, it was the Independent.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: Strange but a post after a national newspaper report on the game against Wigan had one chap congratulating Burnley but saying they weren't the second best side in the championship. I didn't post back as I am not registered with that journal and couldn't be bothered but I was left asking myself if we were second best who exactly did this individual think were better? We have finished so far ahead of the chasing pack, a double over Derby, 4 points off QPR, 4 points off Wigan, 3 points off Reading with a game to play, and a host of doubles over lesser sides. Was he talking about "on paper" I wonder? Yes, there are clubs with bigger squads (almost everybody in the championship in fact) but BETTER? If you look at our first eleven there is no team better in my opinion. The only reason Leicester have finished ahead of us was because our small squad couldn't quite cope with injuries at a crucial time but I believe our first team is second to none in this league. Games aren't won on paper, as Burnley have shown time and again this season.[/p][/quote]Hi House Claret. I saw that too. It was The Independent as I recall. The table never lies. After 46 games, a very big "form table" please not dear Rovers, you truly get what you deserve. What a season hey? ![/p][/quote]My point entirely Rob. I get a little sick of people talking about "Premier League" clubs playing in the championship and vice versa. A club is wherever it should be, which is why I, along with many others, got a little sick of some Rovers fans talking about getting "back where we belong". They ARE where they belong, as are Leeds, Sheffield United, Wolves and, indeed, Burnley. Unfortunately there exists today in football a snobbery by some fans (I think mainly the younger ones who think football started with the Prem) that says if you haven't got big support and a big ground with great facilities then you don't deserve to be with "the big boys". It is nonsense! Football is, or should be, totally about what happens on the pitch, not whether you get gates of 35k plus or have a cowshed for a stand. Burnley next season will be a Premier League club, not a Championship club playing in the Prem. The following season we will either still be a Prem team or a championship team, depending on results and nothing more. I even noticed championship snobbery from some quarters at the start of this season toward Yeovil. Totally uncalled-for. Okay they've gone back down but this season they were here on merit and I hope they do so again. By the way, it was the Independent. houseclaret
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