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    The Burnley Way

    https://www.skysports.com/football/n...poDd5AOz4RaIvg

    This is Burnley not Barcelona as Stan famously said. Not pretty maybe but pretty effective and we have far more accomplished players than we are given credit for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outwoodclaret View Post
    https://www.skysports.com/football/n...poDd5AOz4RaIvg

    This is Burnley not Barcelona as Stan famously said. Not pretty maybe but pretty effective and we have far more accomplished players than we are given credit for.
    Very interesting read Outwood and backed by stats to boot.

    Its effective and achieves the result of staying in the Prem.

    I guess its the looking forward stargazing bit that sees the gulf between our style of play and that of the top four/five teams along with, of course, the tens of millions of pounds you have to spend on players that can perform at the highest level consistently.

    Sadly its a gulf we can never breach in our current set-up.

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    Hard to beat and hard to handle. Bring on the Foxes.

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    Congratulations - they've only just found out what we've noticed/suffered for........Y.......E........A........R.........S.

    Quote Originally Posted by outwoodclaret View Post

    imagine if every team played like it - they'd be issuing pillows and alarm clocks at the turstiles.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Norder View Post
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    Congratulations - they've only just found out what we've noticed/suffered for........Y.......E........A........R.........S.

    imagine if every team played like it - they'd be issuing pillows and alarm clocks at the turstiles.

    Not to me Norder, I gave the boredom up for non-league two years ago.

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    I used to fret about the possession stats, I didn't think it was possible to survive while we saw so little of the ball in virtually every game. For a while I thought we were just riding our luck, eventually it would catch up with us and we'd be relegated. But it never caught up with us, opposition managers continued to be bemused that they'd lost after 'outplaying' us. It took me a long while, but eventually it dawned on me that, like that piece says, we weren't conceding possession because we were being outplayed, we were conceding possession because that's the way Dyche wanted to play, and it works, it keeps us in this division.

    Still find it boring though, I'd rather watch Clitheroe.

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    Clitheroe, not bad Sinkov.....I viewed a Burnley match just recently.... but was only because i'd run out of walls to paint, happily though, I just got some planks of wood to cover - watching them dry being a preferred suffering.




    It also helps if the opposition is dross.....am noticing it more and more - supporters bewildered at what they're seeing, play/tactics - so makes me wonder - what if they accept that breaking through into that other PL division of Superteams is beyond them - so all they need do is necessitate staying out of the bottom 3 - it just becomes about avoiding relegation....could open a door to all manner of connivance.



    Everton Fan:
    Just got back, an absolute disgrace again, no team spirit in this group, just individuals coasting to their next 100k a week pay cheque, disgusting.



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    I don't care if no-one likes us, I do! Can't wait for the Leicester game and I have a spare ticket if anyone wants one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    I don't care if no-one likes us, I do! Can't wait for the Leicester game and I have a spare ticket if anyone wants one?
    Me and Norder will toss up for it.

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    Only eight teams have scored more than us this season.

    Only five have conceded less.

    Unbelievable for the team from the smallest town ever to have a Prem team. With limited gates, no rich sugar daddy and practically no chance of creating merchandising revenue from outside of East Lancs.

    I actually enjoy watching us play. Not gung ho, not producing many 30 pass moves, no real individual brilliant performers but our team spirit, the willingness to fight like hell for our cause and to show the big time Charlies scant respect makes me feel proud to be a Burnley fan.

    If we tried to out-football teams in this division perhaps you would enjoy it more...but it wouldn't last very long.


    Count your blessings because it won't last forever.

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    I actually enjoy watching Burnley display the art of defending.

    Southgate could do with ringing SD and asking him nicely for the playbook.

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