Dyche calls on Clarets to be tough on Sunday

TOUGH Dyche

TOUGH Dyche

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

SEAN Dyche has urged Burnley to toughen up when they take on rivals Blackburn Rovers.

The Clarets boss felt his side were a soft touch in Tuesday night’s trans-Pennine clash with Barnsley at Oakwell, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

He has warned they will need to be made of more resilient stuff if they are to end a long standing winless run against their neighbours this weekend.

But as Burnley bid to make it a hat-trick of derby successes, having already beaten Bolton and Blackpool at Turf Moor this season, Dyche believes they will be ready for the big one on Sunday.

“It’s a big game and an important game for the club in general,” he said. “You want players to experience big-game atmospheres.

“I’m looking forward to it.”

But although the Burnley boss is pleased to go into the game with four points from two away games, he admitted he is looking for improvements on their Oakwell display in midweek.

“I was pleased with the outcome more than the performance,” said Dyche.

“We demand a lot from the players and they’ve given a lot. Now and again you have to be realistic and think you might have a soft half or a soft performance.

“Within that the major positive was to come away with a point after not playing particularly well.

“I wasn’t pleased with the performance, particularly in the first half, apart from the goal which was a well-worked set piece,” added the Burnley boss, after Charlie Austin’s early header was cancelled out by Marcus Tudgay.

“We like to think at set pieces we can threaten. It was a very good delivery and a very good header.

“I totally expected us to get the ball and use it wisely.

“You can't control a whole game but you'd have your share and it just didn’t happen like that for the first half.

“There were a lot of positives about the outcome of the game but the performance was not something I enjoyed.

“The second half got better – not what we have been performing like but overall it was a good point at what is a tough place to come.”

He added: “It’s quite obvious we're becoming a harder unit to beat and that’s important in a Championship season.

“I've mentioned many times the important ones are the knife-edge balanced games, who is going to take the performance and who is going to take the points.

“We did it at Hull on Saturday and we got a point on Tuesday in a game which wasn’t a great performance, so that’s a positive in itself.”

Austin’s return to goalscoring form was a particular highlight ahead of Sunday’s East Lancashire derby.

The striker took his tally for the season to 21, ending a three-game run without a goal.

“How nice is it that you can call three games a drought,” smiled Dyche.

“He keeps getting in there. He’s got that knack and that desire to keep going in there.

“If you go in there enough – sort of the second six-yard box – I keep telling all the players, you’re going to score goals no matter who you are.

“Certainly people like him.”

Asked if it was a timely goal, with the visit of rivals Rovers on the horizon, Dyche added: “Possibly. A lot of things get thrown at us. Beforehand everyone couldn’t wait to tell me that our record (at Barnsley) isn’t good.

“We know he’s a threat and potent in the goal area, and it’s a great weapon to have.

“That (the goal) is a starting point.

“Is it relevant, who knows? We’ll have to wait and see on Sunday.”

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9:29am Fri 30 Nov 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

The Bunleeeh world cup final approaches. Bitter and twisted its been burning for 34 years, 34 years of pounding after pounding, someone should throw in the towel, they're starting to look as bad as Audley Harrison. Please stop before the damage is irreversible. Someone call a doctor, this is just inhuman. No-one can take a pounding for THIRTY FOUR YEARS. This is just insane.
The Bunleeeh world cup final approaches. Bitter and twisted its been burning for 34 years, 34 years of pounding after pounding, someone should throw in the towel, they're starting to look as bad as Audley Harrison. Please stop before the damage is irreversible. Someone call a doctor, this is just inhuman. No-one can take a pounding for THIRTY FOUR YEARS. This is just insane. Return of the Magnificent se7en
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9:41am Fri 30 Nov 12

Claretandtrue says...

You been out to feed your mrs yet? Did you keep her rug on last night? Must have been cold on the hills....
You been out to feed your mrs yet? Did you keep her rug on last night? Must have been cold on the hills.... Claretandtrue
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10:53am Fri 30 Nov 12

BananaClarets says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
The Bunleeeh world cup final approaches. Bitter and twisted its been burning for 34 years, 34 years of pounding after pounding, someone should throw in the towel, they're starting to look as bad as Audley Harrison. Please stop before the damage is irreversible. Someone call a doctor, this is just inhuman. No-one can take a pounding for THIRTY FOUR YEARS. This is just insane.
Reading between the lines the Rovers fans are definitely getting twitchy about this one.
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: The Bunleeeh world cup final approaches. Bitter and twisted its been burning for 34 years, 34 years of pounding after pounding, someone should throw in the towel, they're starting to look as bad as Audley Harrison. Please stop before the damage is irreversible. Someone call a doctor, this is just inhuman. No-one can take a pounding for THIRTY FOUR YEARS. This is just insane.[/p][/quote]Reading between the lines the Rovers fans are definitely getting twitchy about this one. BananaClarets
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11:24am Fri 30 Nov 12

vintageclaret says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
The Bunleeeh world cup final approaches. Bitter and twisted its been burning for 34 years, 34 years of pounding after pounding, someone should throw in the towel, they're starting to look as bad as Audley Harrison. Please stop before the damage is irreversible. Someone call a doctor, this is just inhuman. No-one can take a pounding for THIRTY FOUR YEARS. This is just insane.
Hello Tetley same post on thee articles

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ZZZZZZZ

You are so predictable and boring.
Good and cuddle up to your mate Chico you know you make a couple - Bless!

Information; When God made the earth it took him 6 days and on the 7th he rested. Before he rested and because of his labours he needed to go to the toilet, so he shot down to earth (not wanting to soil Heaven). Having relieved himself he realised he couldn't flush away the results of his last labour, looking at it he thought "I cannot leave my last bit of creation unnamed and in a 'Eureka moment' he said "Ah! Blackbum". Realising he hadn't quite finished he made one final deposit and reminiscing about his friend, he thought that Ewood have been proud of this second effort and there we have it.
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: The Bunleeeh world cup final approaches. Bitter and twisted its been burning for 34 years, 34 years of pounding after pounding, someone should throw in the towel, they're starting to look as bad as Audley Harrison. Please stop before the damage is irreversible. Someone call a doctor, this is just inhuman. No-one can take a pounding for THIRTY FOUR YEARS. This is just insane.[/p][/quote]Hello Tetley same post on thee articles ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZ You are so predictable and boring. Good and cuddle up to your mate Chico you know you make a couple - Bless! Information; When God made the earth it took him 6 days and on the 7th he rested. Before he rested and because of his labours he needed to go to the toilet, so he shot down to earth (not wanting to soil Heaven). Having relieved himself he realised he couldn't flush away the results of his last labour, looking at it he thought "I cannot leave my last bit of creation unnamed and in a 'Eureka moment' he said "Ah! Blackbum". Realising he hadn't quite finished he made one final deposit and reminiscing about his friend, he thought that Ewood have been proud of this second effort and there we have it. vintageclaret
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11:39am Fri 30 Nov 12

vintageclaret says...

That's the right sort of attitude Sean and PLEASE,PLEASE let's see Sam on the field for lnger than the last 10 minutes as we have been seeing him played recently.

Every time you bring him on you can see the doubts created in the opponents minds with him and Charlie up front together far better than with Patto.

It's time to give Junior a rest as well because he doesn't like to tackle, too much showboating, majority of his final passes are poor and he doesn't track back enough to help defence.

As a fan I would like to see the team have the same grit and no messing about resolve that Marney and Wallace have shown us this season. Marney in particular for the last 2 seasons been a great player for the Clarets.
That's the right sort of attitude Sean and PLEASE,PLEASE let's see Sam on the field for lnger than the last 10 minutes as we have been seeing him played recently. Every time you bring him on you can see the doubts created in the opponents minds with him and Charlie up front together far better than with Patto. It's time to give Junior a rest as well because he doesn't like to tackle, too much showboating, majority of his final passes are poor and he doesn't track back enough to help defence. As a fan I would like to see the team have the same grit and no messing about resolve that Marney and Wallace have shown us this season. Marney in particular for the last 2 seasons been a great player for the Clarets. vintageclaret
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