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Dyche's Clarets are a real football fit club

Lancashire Telegraph: Ian Woan (left) and Burnley boss Sean Dyche Ian Woan (left) and Burnley boss Sean Dyche

“RECARO seats at the Turf? Could be interesting,” said Sean Dyche, perhaps thinking how out of place the plush seats so familiar at Premier League grounds would be in comparison to the more traditional bench that occupies Burnley’s old school dugouts.

Such expense would certainly be wasted on the Clarets boss, who for 90 minutes never strays far from the edge of his technical area.

He is not one for sitting down when his team are in action.

“I’m still learning my trade but I just think the connection with the team is an important one,” he said.

“Various managers say they don’t think you can affect it from there but I think you can, so that’s why I’m there really, to affect change in the team if I see fit.

But while Dyche is often a lone prowler within his parameters, pointing the way, he knows success would not have been achieved this season without his team behind the team.

“Absolutely. Never more so than in modern day football,” said Dyche, for whom Ian Woan and Tony Loughlan – his former Nottingham Forest comrades, are his trusted right hand men as assistant manager and first team coach respectively.

Other key staff include goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer, right, physio Ally Beattie, head of sports science Mark Howard.

“I certainly allow my staff to specialise.

“I have a handle on it and become educated from watching and learning and listening in all departments, but I’m not going to dominate people who know a lot more about it than me.

“Mostly each department does what they do because they know what they’re doing – analysis, science, coaches coach when they need to if I’m not coaching, Billy with the goalkeepers.”

There are exceptions to the rule, however.

“There are times when, like in Ireland last pre-season, when it’s my time and I say ‘this is not about science, it’s about psychology’.”

It was a day that the players will never forget; when an ice bath has never looked so appealing.

Dyche had pushed his players to the limit both mentally and physically but all looked back on it as a day when something clicked within the squad.

“It galvanises groups,” said the Burnley boss.

“If you’re asking people to work hard how do you know if they know what real hard work is, unless you challenge them to get to the point of real hard work.

“Some might say ‘they’re not working hard enough’ but do they really know how to work hard?

“The only way to know is to do it, the only way to know how it feels is to do it.

“Compared to what I used to do in the old days before people had GPS, my word, I could tell you some horror stories of pre-season.

“I remember once doing three hours running under Paul Hart at Chesterfield and the only drink we had was from a hose that the groundsman used, and I mean lapping it up.

“You were licking white chalk off the lines because you’re that desperate to get fluid in you.

“We got on a minibus, went to Curbar and did a seven-mile run over the hillside.

“It’s the ugliest pre-season I’ve ever done.”

These days, the pre-season work is hard but through increased awareness and use of sports science it has more purpose.

“My optimum pre-season is finding the measure between full of energy but full of fitness,” said Dyche, a former Millwall defender.

“In the old days you’d be full of fitness but you had that little energy to actually use the fitness wisely, so your body could go there, but you were drained.

“There wasn’t the knowledge on support then so you didn’t have rehydrations and food strategies to make sure you were recovering to find that nice balance.

“This pre-season I thought the science/visual measure was fantastic and obviously you could quite see it in the team.

“When everyone wrote us off and say we couldn’t play like we did, our physical stats in the last five games were probably as powerful as probably the first 10 games. I’m very proud of that.”

With the bulk of last season’s promotion-winning squad intact as Burnley prepare for the Premier League, Dyche knows he will not be able to deliver the same gruelling course, but have the same affect on fitness.

“There are varying cunning plans of how to make teams galvanise,” he said.

“That was something that I’d used before an+d something I believed in, but it won’t be the same.

“There are different versions of a similar process.”

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1:59pm Tue 27 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads
I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -27

2:57pm Tue 27 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads
Were you abused as a child?
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads[/p][/quote]Were you abused as a child? Super_Clarets
  • Score: 25

3:18pm Tue 27 May 14

RobH2O says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads
Were you abused as a child?
A Walnut fettish! Well, that's a first on me and I've been around! This guy gives depravity a whole new depth.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads[/p][/quote]Were you abused as a child?[/p][/quote]A Walnut fettish! Well, that's a first on me and I've been around! This guy gives depravity a whole new depth. RobH2O
  • Score: 14

3:44pm Tue 27 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well.
Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -19

7:34am Wed 28 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads
Were you abused as a child?
Come on, that one's over now. It's like kicking a man when he's down. Yes, we all know he won't accept defeat as he lacks the necessary sense to be able to deal with it so remains in the Nile....sorry, denial over that but he's best ignored. Patronised at best maybe?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: I think in keeping with tradition, we should investigate Recaro's made out of a nice piece of walnut, can you imagine how classy that would look, all those highly polished seats and a walnut recaro throne for Dychey.We shouldn't settle for second best, like we did ths season. Walnut it is then then buy some players to match yer tight wads[/p][/quote]Were you abused as a child?[/p][/quote]Come on, that one's over now. It's like kicking a man when he's down. Yes, we all know he won't accept defeat as he lacks the necessary sense to be able to deal with it so remains in the Nile....sorry, denial over that but he's best ignored. Patronised at best maybe? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 6

9:03am Wed 28 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

I've got to say the 'banter' of these fun runners that hang out in the Rodders is god awful - give it up boys, you embarrass yourselves and your club (even more)

So you stole a march on your rivals by getting promoted early was the call. No need to rush like last time. QPR have now gone through the play offs, are considering taking Ings off you and so far you have committed, sorry no, you've considered changing the seats in the dug out. Oh yeah sorry, you've also increased season ticket prices. Nice.

Burnley FC, p!ss pot of a club. Flew too close to the sun, future turmoil beckons.
I've got to say the 'banter' of these fun runners that hang out in the Rodders is god awful - give it up boys, you embarrass yourselves and your club (even more) So you stole a march on your rivals by getting promoted early was the call. No need to rush like last time. QPR have now gone through the play offs, are considering taking Ings off you and so far you have committed, sorry no, you've considered changing the seats in the dug out. Oh yeah sorry, you've also increased season ticket prices. Nice. Burnley FC, p!ss pot of a club. Flew too close to the sun, future turmoil beckons. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -2

9:06am Wed 28 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well.
I think you're confusing walnut for plywood.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well.[/p][/quote]I think you're confusing walnut for plywood. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -10

9:38am Wed 28 May 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well.
I think you're confusing walnut for plywood.
Proving two really does go into one - in a number of ways.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well.[/p][/quote]I think you're confusing walnut for plywood.[/p][/quote]Proving two really does go into one - in a number of ways. RobH2O
  • Score: 7

12:57pm Wed 28 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well.
I think you're confusing walnut for plywood.
Marine plywood with a couple of coats of yacht varnish should last longer than our premiership campaign. twelve months
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Just wanted it to match the seats in the stands that's all, and you all start getting fruity and abusive. Thought it might save a few quid if we just had to buy cuprinol instead of leather care and cuprinol as well.[/p][/quote]I think you're confusing walnut for plywood.[/p][/quote]Marine plywood with a couple of coats of yacht varnish should last longer than our premiership campaign. twelve months AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -13

2:08pm Wed 28 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
I've got to say the 'banter' of these fun runners that hang out in the Rodders is god awful - give it up boys, you embarrass yourselves and your club (even more)

So you stole a march on your rivals by getting promoted early was the call. No need to rush like last time. QPR have now gone through the play offs, are considering taking Ings off you and so far you have committed, sorry no, you've considered changing the seats in the dug out. Oh yeah sorry, you've also increased season ticket prices. Nice.

Burnley FC, p!ss pot of a club. Flew too close to the sun, future turmoil beckons.
Sorry Tom, I thought you were trying to convince everyone that you were a Burnley fan - have you given up on this now and admitted that you have been outed as s scabby Rovers fool?

And so you set yourself up another new name, called yourself Anotherpounding4Burn
ley with a view to giving Burnley fans grief, answered a post logged in under the wrong username and have been forced to play switcheroo ever since with your log-ins.

And here you are actually answering yourself in a vain attempt to prove you are in fact different people - it is potentially the saddest thing I have EVER seen.

Blackburn - unintentionally making people laugh since 1875
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I've got to say the 'banter' of these fun runners that hang out in the Rodders is god awful - give it up boys, you embarrass yourselves and your club (even more) So you stole a march on your rivals by getting promoted early was the call. No need to rush like last time. QPR have now gone through the play offs, are considering taking Ings off you and so far you have committed, sorry no, you've considered changing the seats in the dug out. Oh yeah sorry, you've also increased season ticket prices. Nice. Burnley FC, p!ss pot of a club. Flew too close to the sun, future turmoil beckons.[/p][/quote]Sorry Tom, I thought you were trying to convince everyone that you were a Burnley fan - have you given up on this now and admitted that you have been outed as s scabby Rovers fool? And so you set yourself up another new name, called yourself Anotherpounding4Burn ley with a view to giving Burnley fans grief, answered a post logged in under the wrong username and have been forced to play switcheroo ever since with your log-ins. And here you are actually answering yourself in a vain attempt to prove you are in fact different people - it is potentially the saddest thing I have EVER seen. Blackburn - unintentionally making people laugh since 1875 Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 11

3:02pm Wed 28 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
I've got to say the 'banter' of these fun runners that hang out in the Rodders is god awful - give it up boys, you embarrass yourselves and your club (even more)

So you stole a march on your rivals by getting promoted early was the call. No need to rush like last time. QPR have now gone through the play offs, are considering taking Ings off you and so far you have committed, sorry no, you've considered changing the seats in the dug out. Oh yeah sorry, you've also increased season ticket prices. Nice.

Burnley FC, p!ss pot of a club. Flew too close to the sun, future turmoil beckons.
Sorry Tom, I thought you were trying to convince everyone that you were a Burnley fan - have you given up on this now and admitted that you have been outed as s scabby Rovers fool?

And so you set yourself up another new name, called yourself Anotherpounding4Burn

ley with a view to giving Burnley fans grief, answered a post logged in under the wrong username and have been forced to play switcheroo ever since with your log-ins.

And here you are actually answering yourself in a vain attempt to prove you are in fact different people - it is potentially the saddest thing I have EVER seen.

Blackburn - unintentionally making people laugh since 1875
Yes Charlie. You just believe there is one anti-Claret out there. Just the one making multiple user names. Or then gain, perhaps there's a few when you consider what an annoyingly deluded bunch of halfwits you all are.

Back on subject. Your sad small town club of inbreds cannot survive at the top table. You can either have a miserable season then come down with the remnants of a dejected squad. Or you can try to invest though the same will inevitably happen sooner or later. My money is on sooner. Either way, future turmoil beckons. That said, you concentrate on what's in your control and get those seats in the dug-out changed.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I've got to say the 'banter' of these fun runners that hang out in the Rodders is god awful - give it up boys, you embarrass yourselves and your club (even more) So you stole a march on your rivals by getting promoted early was the call. No need to rush like last time. QPR have now gone through the play offs, are considering taking Ings off you and so far you have committed, sorry no, you've considered changing the seats in the dug out. Oh yeah sorry, you've also increased season ticket prices. Nice. Burnley FC, p!ss pot of a club. Flew too close to the sun, future turmoil beckons.[/p][/quote]Sorry Tom, I thought you were trying to convince everyone that you were a Burnley fan - have you given up on this now and admitted that you have been outed as s scabby Rovers fool? And so you set yourself up another new name, called yourself Anotherpounding4Burn ley with a view to giving Burnley fans grief, answered a post logged in under the wrong username and have been forced to play switcheroo ever since with your log-ins. And here you are actually answering yourself in a vain attempt to prove you are in fact different people - it is potentially the saddest thing I have EVER seen. Blackburn - unintentionally making people laugh since 1875[/p][/quote]Yes Charlie. You just believe there is one anti-Claret out there. Just the one making multiple user names. Or then gain, perhaps there's a few when you consider what an annoyingly deluded bunch of halfwits you all are. Back on subject. Your sad small town club of inbreds cannot survive at the top table. You can either have a miserable season then come down with the remnants of a dejected squad. Or you can try to invest though the same will inevitably happen sooner or later. My money is on sooner. Either way, future turmoil beckons. That said, you concentrate on what's in your control and get those seats in the dug-out changed. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -5

4:27pm Wed 28 May 14

noddy57 says...

The photo of Woan and Dyche remind me of BILL and BEN !! and some of the comments are just as hilarious, Looking forward to witnessing your demise at the end of the season,,its times like that, that really make football worth watching,good luck by the way ,,,you will need it more than ever before.. BRFCOK
The photo of Woan and Dyche remind me of BILL and BEN !! and some of the comments are just as hilarious, Looking forward to witnessing your demise at the end of the season,,its times like that, that really make football worth watching,good luck by the way ,,,you will need it more than ever before.. BRFCOK noddy57
  • Score: -3

4:28pm Wed 28 May 14

noddy57 says...

The photo of Woan and Dyche remind me of BILL and BEN !! and some of the comments are just as hilarious, Looking forward to witnessing your demise at the end of the season,,its times like that, that really make football worth watching,good luck by the way ,,,you will need it more than ever before.. BRFC,foreverrrrrrrrr
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The photo of Woan and Dyche remind me of BILL and BEN !! and some of the comments are just as hilarious, Looking forward to witnessing your demise at the end of the season,,its times like that, that really make football worth watching,good luck by the way ,,,you will need it more than ever before.. BRFC,foreverrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr noddy57
  • Score: -3

5:17pm Wed 28 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

noddy57 wrote:
The photo of Woan and Dyche remind me of BILL and BEN !! and some of the comments are just as hilarious, Looking forward to witnessing your demise at the end of the season,,its times like that, that really make football worth watching,good luck by the way ,,,you will need it more than ever before.. BRFCOK
Bill and Ben?

Have you seen some of the "managerial" staff at your own club? Gary "the Maths Teacher" Bowyer with all the charisma of a damp rag, and Colin "Light Fingers" Hendry, the most despicable man in English football.

And then there's your esteemed owners. I doubt there has ever been a more comical bunch in charge of a football club in the history of the game. Anurahda "**** Galore" Desai, her sidekick Venkatesh and the man himself, the barrel-chested medallion wearing party animal that is Balaji "the Pimp" Rao.

If I had to pick a group of muppets to take charge of Blackburn Rovers, I could honestly not beat what you currently have in terms of cluelessness and comedy value. It's pure unadulterated slap-stick. And that's without even getting started on Shebby Singh.

I believe we will take care of business in the Premier League while the demise of Blackburn Rovers picks up speed next season with the above shower in charge during a critical period in what remains of the future of BRFC.

God help you.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: The photo of Woan and Dyche remind me of BILL and BEN !! and some of the comments are just as hilarious, Looking forward to witnessing your demise at the end of the season,,its times like that, that really make football worth watching,good luck by the way ,,,you will need it more than ever before.. BRFCOK[/p][/quote]Bill and Ben? Have you seen some of the "managerial" staff at your own club? Gary "the Maths Teacher" Bowyer with all the charisma of a damp rag, and Colin "Light Fingers" Hendry, the most despicable man in English football. And then there's your esteemed owners. I doubt there has ever been a more comical bunch in charge of a football club in the history of the game. Anurahda "**** Galore" Desai, her sidekick Venkatesh and the man himself, the barrel-chested medallion wearing party animal that is Balaji "the Pimp" Rao. If I had to pick a group of muppets to take charge of Blackburn Rovers, I could honestly not beat what you currently have in terms of cluelessness and comedy value. It's pure unadulterated slap-stick. And that's without even getting started on Shebby Singh. I believe we will take care of business in the Premier League while the demise of Blackburn Rovers picks up speed next season with the above shower in charge during a critical period in what remains of the future of BRFC. God help you. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 2

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