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Chris Flanagan column: Burnley boss Dyche deserved to win manager of year

Lancashire Telegraph: Clarets boss Sean Dyche can rightly feel agrieved not to have been named LMA Championship manager of the season Clarets boss Sean Dyche can rightly feel agrieved not to have been named LMA Championship manager of the season

"PERHAPS Sean Dyche needed to feed 5,000 or part a river?” was how one Twitter user put it.

After guiding Burnley to one of the most extraordinary promotions in recent times, the winner of the LMA’s Championship manager of the year was . . . Nigel Pearson.

This was the same Nigel Pearson who did not make the final shortlist for the LMA’s overall manager of the year award for all four divisions, yet Dyche did. Puzzling.

Dyche did not win that award either, as Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers got the nod.

Rodgers’ victory could at least in part be justified. No manager from outside the Premier League had won the main award since Reading’s Steve Coppell in 2006.

Dyche may have always been an outsider to win the big one – even if he achieved his objective of promotion, while Rodgers ultimately fell short of the Premier League title.

But most, even those outside of Burnley, are still struggling to comprehend quite how Dyche was overlooked for the Championship manager of the year award.

As fine a job as Pearson did with Leicester City this season, there is just no comparison with what Dyche achieved.

Leicester’s financial power and expectations of promotion were such that there was talk that Pearson might even be fired a year ago when the Foxes lost in the play-offs.

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Yes, they finished one place and nine points above Burnley this season, but the result was the same. Both sides will be playing in the Premier League next term.

For the Clarets and Dyche, that is clearly the far greater accomplishment.

They were one of the favourites for relegation, sold Charlie Austin on the eve of the new season and had barely any budget to improve their squad.

By all logic, they should have been nowhere near the top two.

Dyche has been the footballing equivalent of a miracle worker this season.

He called Burnley’s promotion ‘historic’ and he was right. It may be a long time before another club gains automatic promotion to the Premier League in quite such unexpected fashion.

If the managers of the Championship who voted for the award cannot see why that was such a big achievement, it is probably why their teams trailed in Burnley’s wake during 2013/14.

In some quarters Dyche may still not be getting the recognition he deserves, and maybe that’s no bad thing.

The longer Burnley can hang on to him, the better for them.

It was a surprise to some this week, too, when Scott Arfield was again omitted from the Scotland squad.

After such a fine season at Turf Moor, the midfielder surely deserves a chance.

But Dyche and Arfield should respond how Burnley responded all season when people doubted them.

Keep proving them wrong.

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12:06pm Thu 15 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.
Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 5

12:52pm Thu 15 May 14

Ewoodlegend says...

ah come on it was not that hard. Had a settled squad all season no real injuries to deal with.

Lucky club, lucky manager and soon to be doomed


tumble tumble tumble down the league you go.

Goal difference -50 next year
ah come on it was not that hard. Had a settled squad all season no real injuries to deal with. Lucky club, lucky manager and soon to be doomed tumble tumble tumble down the league you go. Goal difference -50 next year Ewoodlegend
  • Score: -16

12:54pm Thu 15 May 14

Ewoodlegend says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahah

Thanks for that I've not laughed that much since you dingles smashed up your own town after one of our thumping's.

Blinkered view much???? hahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.[/p][/quote]hahahahahahahahahaha hahah Thanks for that I've not laughed that much since you dingles smashed up your own town after one of our thumping's. Blinkered view much???? hahahahaha Ewoodlegend
  • Score: -13

1:12pm Thu 15 May 14

houseclaret says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.
hahahahahahahahahaha

hahah

Thanks for that I've not laughed that much since you dingles smashed up your own town after one of our thumping's.

Blinkered view much???? hahahahaha
Actually mate it's your posts that are the funnier. I find it hilarious that the only crumb of comfort the jealous ones have this season is to make wild and hopeful predictions about next season, when none of these predictions bear any resemblance to last time we were there and we have a far better team this time around with far more time to prepare.
We got relegated last time by a midges and we certainly weren't any kind of embarrassment. Perhaps you should concentrate on the Bollywood Show and hope the FFP doesn't decimate club farcical club.
Happy days.
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.[/p][/quote]hahahahahahahahahaha hahah Thanks for that I've not laughed that much since you dingles smashed up your own town after one of our thumping's. Blinkered view much???? hahahahaha[/p][/quote]Actually mate it's your posts that are the funnier. I find it hilarious that the only crumb of comfort the jealous ones have this season is to make wild and hopeful predictions about next season, when none of these predictions bear any resemblance to last time we were there and we have a far better team this time around with far more time to prepare. We got relegated last time by a midges and we certainly weren't any kind of embarrassment. Perhaps you should concentrate on the Bollywood Show and hope the FFP doesn't decimate club farcical club. Happy days. houseclaret
  • Score: 6

1:39pm Thu 15 May 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.
Either you have forgotten to take you drugs or you have started early.

Outstanding achievement? Absolutely, what he has achieved with a small squad of what are; albeit three or four players, basically journeymen, is an excellent achievement and he deserves all the credit he can get, and more.

Of course you can dream, in your position I would be praying for all the palaver of summer to be gone and dusted so that the season started tomorrow, but if you honestly believe that the PL is going to be "comfortable" for you and that Dyche will be manager of the year next season then you need to give you psychiatrist a call, like yesterday.

Because the drugs definitely aren't working.

All the signals coming out of Burnley in recent weeks are muted to say the least.

- last season you signed more directors than players.
- two of your best players are dithering over contracts.
- there is little sign of investment in players or the ground
- the fans who would have jumped back on the PL bandwagon are being fleeced, as are those genuine fans who budget for paying for season tickets at this time of the year and couldn't afford the early bird offer.

Dyche might keep you up given the support he needs, he's a great guy, honest, talks sense, knows his players strengths and weaknesses and comes across as an excellent motivator.

But he won't keep you up without serious financial support, and that doesn't appear to be forthcoming, and if it goes tits up who will carry the can?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.[/p][/quote]Either you have forgotten to take you drugs or you have started early. Outstanding achievement? Absolutely, what he has achieved with a small squad of what are; albeit three or four players, basically journeymen, is an excellent achievement and he deserves all the credit he can get, and more. Of course you can dream, in your position I would be praying for all the palaver of summer to be gone and dusted so that the season started tomorrow, but if you honestly believe that the PL is going to be "comfortable" for you and that Dyche will be manager of the year next season then you need to give you psychiatrist a call, like yesterday. Because the drugs definitely aren't working. All the signals coming out of Burnley in recent weeks are muted to say the least. - last season you signed more directors than players. - two of your best players are dithering over contracts. - there is little sign of investment in players or the ground - the fans who would have jumped back on the PL bandwagon are being fleeced, as are those genuine fans who budget for paying for season tickets at this time of the year and couldn't afford the early bird offer. Dyche might keep you up given the support he needs, he's a great guy, honest, talks sense, knows his players strengths and weaknesses and comes across as an excellent motivator. But he won't keep you up without serious financial support, and that doesn't appear to be forthcoming, and if it goes tits up who will carry the can? owd nick
  • Score: -10

2:36pm Thu 15 May 14

RobH2O says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
ah come on it was not that hard. Had a settled squad all season no real injuries to deal with.

Lucky club, lucky manager and soon to be doomed


tumble tumble tumble down the league you go.

Goal difference -50 next year
Apart from Ings, Vokes, Trippier, Wallace and Mee, about 28% of the squad, we had no long term injuries. And if you include the cup games, we had 51 lucky matches in a row. And the manager was so lucky he won the Lucky Manager of the Month award three times.

I'm a lucky Claret, and if my luck holds you'll continue posting this drivel. That'll ensure I'll remember how lucky I am to be a Claret and not one of the Bombay mix!
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: ah come on it was not that hard. Had a settled squad all season no real injuries to deal with. Lucky club, lucky manager and soon to be doomed tumble tumble tumble down the league you go. Goal difference -50 next year[/p][/quote]Apart from Ings, Vokes, Trippier, Wallace and Mee, about 28% of the squad, we had no long term injuries. And if you include the cup games, we had 51 lucky matches in a row. And the manager was so lucky he won the Lucky Manager of the Month award three times. I'm a lucky Claret, and if my luck holds you'll continue posting this drivel. That'll ensure I'll remember how lucky I am to be a Claret and not one of the Bombay mix! RobH2O
  • Score: 10

2:39pm Thu 15 May 14

RobH2O says...

Owd Nick, dear boy, you haven't read the script have you? Next season, we qualify for Europe and you plunge into Division 1. The season after you go and join Coventry City and Portsmouth. We go on to win the Europa League and Turf Moor is rebuilt in sensational style.

You've got to go with the flow!
Owd Nick, dear boy, you haven't read the script have you? Next season, we qualify for Europe and you plunge into Division 1. The season after you go and join Coventry City and Portsmouth. We go on to win the Europa League and Turf Moor is rebuilt in sensational style. You've got to go with the flow! RobH2O
  • Score: 10

5:19pm Thu 15 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

owd nick wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.
Either you have forgotten to take you drugs or you have started early.

Outstanding achievement? Absolutely, what he has achieved with a small squad of what are; albeit three or four players, basically journeymen, is an excellent achievement and he deserves all the credit he can get, and more.

Of course you can dream, in your position I would be praying for all the palaver of summer to be gone and dusted so that the season started tomorrow, but if you honestly believe that the PL is going to be "comfortable" for you and that Dyche will be manager of the year next season then you need to give you psychiatrist a call, like yesterday.

Because the drugs definitely aren't working.

All the signals coming out of Burnley in recent weeks are muted to say the least.

- last season you signed more directors than players.
- two of your best players are dithering over contracts.
- there is little sign of investment in players or the ground
- the fans who would have jumped back on the PL bandwagon are being fleeced, as are those genuine fans who budget for paying for season tickets at this time of the year and couldn't afford the early bird offer.

Dyche might keep you up given the support he needs, he's a great guy, honest, talks sense, knows his players strengths and weaknesses and comes across as an excellent motivator.

But he won't keep you up without serious financial support, and that doesn't appear to be forthcoming, and if it goes tits up who will carry the can?
I had high hopes for you there Nick but you've reverted to type with that one. What that boils down to is witnessing the undignified sight of a man p1ssing down our collective necks so he can tell us it's raining. Leave that to the dimbos amongst your support and rise above it as we've seen you to be capable of. Come on man, you're better than that. 3/10 Must do better!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.[/p][/quote]Either you have forgotten to take you drugs or you have started early. Outstanding achievement? Absolutely, what he has achieved with a small squad of what are; albeit three or four players, basically journeymen, is an excellent achievement and he deserves all the credit he can get, and more. Of course you can dream, in your position I would be praying for all the palaver of summer to be gone and dusted so that the season started tomorrow, but if you honestly believe that the PL is going to be "comfortable" for you and that Dyche will be manager of the year next season then you need to give you psychiatrist a call, like yesterday. Because the drugs definitely aren't working. All the signals coming out of Burnley in recent weeks are muted to say the least. - last season you signed more directors than players. - two of your best players are dithering over contracts. - there is little sign of investment in players or the ground - the fans who would have jumped back on the PL bandwagon are being fleeced, as are those genuine fans who budget for paying for season tickets at this time of the year and couldn't afford the early bird offer. Dyche might keep you up given the support he needs, he's a great guy, honest, talks sense, knows his players strengths and weaknesses and comes across as an excellent motivator. But he won't keep you up without serious financial support, and that doesn't appear to be forthcoming, and if it goes tits up who will carry the can?[/p][/quote]I had high hopes for you there Nick but you've reverted to type with that one. What that boils down to is witnessing the undignified sight of a man p1ssing down our collective necks so he can tell us it's raining. Leave that to the dimbos amongst your support and rise above it as we've seen you to be capable of. Come on man, you're better than that. 3/10 Must do better! Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 7

11:43pm Thu 15 May 14

owd nick says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.
Either you have forgotten to take you drugs or you have started early.

Outstanding achievement? Absolutely, what he has achieved with a small squad of what are; albeit three or four players, basically journeymen, is an excellent achievement and he deserves all the credit he can get, and more.

Of course you can dream, in your position I would be praying for all the palaver of summer to be gone and dusted so that the season started tomorrow, but if you honestly believe that the PL is going to be "comfortable" for you and that Dyche will be manager of the year next season then you need to give you psychiatrist a call, like yesterday.

Because the drugs definitely aren't working.

All the signals coming out of Burnley in recent weeks are muted to say the least.

- last season you signed more directors than players.
- two of your best players are dithering over contracts.
- there is little sign of investment in players or the ground
- the fans who would have jumped back on the PL bandwagon are being fleeced, as are those genuine fans who budget for paying for season tickets at this time of the year and couldn't afford the early bird offer.

Dyche might keep you up given the support he needs, he's a great guy, honest, talks sense, knows his players strengths and weaknesses and comes across as an excellent motivator.

But he won't keep you up without serious financial support, and that doesn't appear to be forthcoming, and if it goes tits up who will carry the can?
I had high hopes for you there Nick but you've reverted to type with that one. What that boils down to is witnessing the undignified sight of a man p1ssing down our collective necks so he can tell us it's raining. Leave that to the dimbos amongst your support and rise above it as we've seen you to be capable of. Come on man, you're better than that. 3/10 Must do better!
Well at least you had high hopes LOL.

I am just stating the situation as I see it from what I read ( which may be totally inaccurate) and it genuinely concerns me, your directors should be looking to find every possible way of filling Turf Moor with Burnley fans, not looking to fill a main stand with opposing fans who will give the away side a massive boost.

It doesn't really matter if they are fair weather PL fans, they are Burnley fans, and shouldn't be penalised.

Because in all reality, when you compare the potential earnings of surviving one season in the PL what difference does charging a couple of thousand (if that) fans an extra £100 achieve?

You need to take the claret and blue glasses off and really think about what is happening, it's not right and if it were Rovers I would be saying exactly the same.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Outstanding achievement. Dyche will continue to defy the odds at Burnley and lead us to a comfortable finish in the Premier League. Manager of the year can wait until next season.[/p][/quote]Either you have forgotten to take you drugs or you have started early. Outstanding achievement? Absolutely, what he has achieved with a small squad of what are; albeit three or four players, basically journeymen, is an excellent achievement and he deserves all the credit he can get, and more. Of course you can dream, in your position I would be praying for all the palaver of summer to be gone and dusted so that the season started tomorrow, but if you honestly believe that the PL is going to be "comfortable" for you and that Dyche will be manager of the year next season then you need to give you psychiatrist a call, like yesterday. Because the drugs definitely aren't working. All the signals coming out of Burnley in recent weeks are muted to say the least. - last season you signed more directors than players. - two of your best players are dithering over contracts. - there is little sign of investment in players or the ground - the fans who would have jumped back on the PL bandwagon are being fleeced, as are those genuine fans who budget for paying for season tickets at this time of the year and couldn't afford the early bird offer. Dyche might keep you up given the support he needs, he's a great guy, honest, talks sense, knows his players strengths and weaknesses and comes across as an excellent motivator. But he won't keep you up without serious financial support, and that doesn't appear to be forthcoming, and if it goes tits up who will carry the can?[/p][/quote]I had high hopes for you there Nick but you've reverted to type with that one. What that boils down to is witnessing the undignified sight of a man p1ssing down our collective necks so he can tell us it's raining. Leave that to the dimbos amongst your support and rise above it as we've seen you to be capable of. Come on man, you're better than that. 3/10 Must do better![/p][/quote]Well at least you had high hopes LOL. I am just stating the situation as I see it from what I read ( which may be totally inaccurate) and it genuinely concerns me, your directors should be looking to find every possible way of filling Turf Moor with Burnley fans, not looking to fill a main stand with opposing fans who will give the away side a massive boost. It doesn't really matter if they are fair weather PL fans, they are Burnley fans, and shouldn't be penalised. Because in all reality, when you compare the potential earnings of surviving one season in the PL what difference does charging a couple of thousand (if that) fans an extra £100 achieve? You need to take the claret and blue glasses off and really think about what is happening, it's not right and if it were Rovers I would be saying exactly the same. owd nick
  • Score: 1

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