What's Burnleys strength?

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What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Quickenthetempo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:51 pm

Every team and manager always has a strength that stands out.
Some defensive, some attacking, counter attacking, possession, good in the air or just plain organised.

Which, in your opinion is our strength?

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Steve1956 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Our togetherness I suppose, we haven't much else.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby bfcjg » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:56 pm

Honesty

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Steve1956 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:59 pm

bfcjg wrote:Honesty

That's a weakness!

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Woodleyclaret » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:06 pm

Dwight McNeil Charlie Taylor Ash Barnes Ash Westwood
Phil Bardsley.Jack Cork JBG.Tom Heaton.Billy Mercer best keeper coach in Prem.Sean Dyche.Two promotions on his cv
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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Pickles » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:09 pm

Wooden seats.
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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Quickenthetempo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:11 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:Dwight McNeil Charlie Taylor Ash Barnes Ash Westwood
Phil Bardsley.Jack Cork JBG.Tom Heaton.Billy Mercer best keeper coach in Prem.Sean Dyche.Two promotions on his cv

I'm not sure two promotions and a relegation on a CV is a strength in a league full of top managers with all sorts of honours.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Falcon » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:55 am

Persecution complex

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby ClaretAndJew » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:59 am

We have chips on our shoulders.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Bertiebeehead » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:01 am

Saving money
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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby CleggHall » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:03 am

A loyal supporter base who fully support team and manager up to the hilt!
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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby houseboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:10 am

As a club our main strength seems to be to have a healthy bank balance, which apparently to many is why we exist as a club. Forget football or actually trying to WIN anything, let's just get rich. Well, after all you don't actually have to buy players do you, they just fall out of trees. Keep the money in the bank lads.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby South West Claret. » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:20 am

Resilience.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby karatekid » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:35 am

bfcjg wrote:Honesty


Hold to the truth

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby summitclaret » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:38 am

Knowing when our midfield needs strengthening. Not. Its already put us down once and possibly will again.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Sproggy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:56 am

The foundations of the Dry Powder Store (tm).
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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby alwaysaclaret » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:52 pm

houseboy wrote:As a club our main strength seems to be to have a healthy bank balance, which apparently to many is why we exist as a club. Forget football or actually trying to WIN anything, let's just get rich. Well, after all you don't actually have to buy players do you, they just fall out of trees. Keep the money in the bank lads.

According to Mr Garlick there's only 24m in the bank, not getting us very far in today's market even if we do survive, just a bit baffling where the rest has gone though, considering we were being touted as one of the richest in Europe not too long ago.
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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby houseboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:07 pm

alwaysaclaret wrote:According to Mr Garlick there's only 24m in the bank, not getting us very far in today's market even if we do survive, just a bit baffling where the rest has gone though, considering we were being touted as one of the richest in Europe not too long ago.

If we have only 24m in the bank (or invested elsewhere) then people should start asking some very serious questions of our directors. Burnleys forecast for 2017/18 alone from PL money was 120m (see Planet Football - breakdown of PL earnings). We pay the worst wages in the PL and don't buy players. Gawthorpe didn't take it and neither will the new stands. They even have the audacity to ask for volunteer stewards. So if those figures are correct maybe we should be mindful of where the money IS going. Perhaps if it were looked into it might explain why we don't even try to compete in the transfer market. Something doesn't add up. I'm not saying anything illegal is going on - far from it - but maybe the directors are 'doing quite well' from it all.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby CnBtruntru » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:08 pm

Steve1956 wrote:That's a weakness!


Absolutely agree with that.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Herts Clarets » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:12 pm

houseboy wrote:If we have only 24m in the bank (or invested elsewhere) then people should start asking some very serious questions of our directors. Burnleys forecast for 2017/18 alone from PL money was 120m (see Planet Football - breakdown of PL earnings). We pay the worst wages in the PL and don't buy players. Gawthorpe didn't take it and neither will the new stands. They even have the audacity to ask for volunteer stewards. So if those figures are correct maybe we should be mindful of where the money IS going. Perhaps if it were looked into it might explain why we don't even try to compete in the transfer market. Something doesn't add up. I'm not saying anything illegal is going on - far from it - but maybe the directors are 'doing quite well' from it all.


One or two people who seem to be in the know when it comes to club finances have said wait until the accounts are published in a few weeks time. They suggest that the figure of 24m is on the low side. By a long way.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby claretspice » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:19 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Every team and manager always has a strength that stands out.
Some defensive, some attacking, counter attacking, possession, good in the air or just plain organised.

Which, in your opinion is our strength?


I think you'd always say we're organised, apart from a bad spell early in the campaign.

We're also very good at exploiting any vulnerability/lack of organisation in the opposition back 4. Unfortunately, we've come up against some well drilled sides recently.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Bosscat » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:20 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:We have chips on our shoulders.

So thats your problem :lol:

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Chester Perry » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:31 pm

houseboy wrote:If we have only 24m in the bank (or invested elsewhere) then people should start asking some very serious questions of our directors. Burnleys forecast for 2017/18 alone from PL money was 120m (see Planet Football - breakdown of PL earnings). We pay the worst wages in the PL and don't buy players. Gawthorpe didn't take it and neither will the new stands. They even have the audacity to ask for volunteer stewards. So if those figures are correct maybe we should be mindful of where the money IS going. Perhaps if it were looked into it might explain why we don't even try to compete in the transfer market. Something doesn't add up. I'm not saying anything illegal is going on - far from it - but maybe the directors are 'doing quite well' from it all.


fill your boots - here are the accounts

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/comp ... ng-history

and if you need help relating that to the competition

https://twitter.com/swissramble/status/ ... 28?lang=en

http://priceoffootball.com/tag/burnley/

or just read this informative elements in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37152

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby theroyaldyche » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:12 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Every team and manager always has a strength that stands out.
Some defensive, some attacking, counter attacking, possession, good in the air or just plain organised.

Which, in your opinion is our strength?


Rocky

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Stayingup » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:03 pm

houseboy wrote:If we have only 24m in the bank (or invested elsewhere) then people should start asking some very serious questions of our directors. Burnleys forecast for 2017/18 alone from PL money was 120m (see Planet Football - breakdown of PL earnings). We pay the worst wages in the PL and don't buy players. Gawthorpe didn't take it and neither will the new stands. They even have the audacity to ask for volunteer stewards. So if those figures are correct maybe we should be mindful of where the money IS going. Perhaps if it were looked into it might explain why we don't even try to compete in the transfer market. Something doesn't add up. I'm not saying anything illegal is going on - far from it - but maybe the directors are 'doing quite well' from it all.


We do buy players but just not the ones we need
Hence 40 million + sat on the bench on Saturday
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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby houseboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:13 pm

Stayingup wrote:We do buy players but just not the ones we need
Hence 40 million + sat on the bench on Saturday

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Very true mate.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Nonayforever » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:58 pm

I personally think all our strengths, team spirit, togetherness, work rate, comaradarer, toughness, grit, determination and sheer bloodimindines have all but evaporated.
We aren't the fastest, we certainly aren't the most skillful, we definitely aren't the most creative but we have survived by the organisation of the above strengths.

This season, through a variety of reasons, Hart, Europe team choice, Mee's standoff & wage rise etc have eroded everything we have worked for.
We were doomed until Heaton came back in and created a mini revival but that has now disappeared.
Witness the fury of Mee when Brady made that backpass, witness the arguments between Tarks & Mee with the second goal.

Dyche has run out of steam and the players are now loose cannons.
Two choices - change 6 or 7 players during the summer or change the manager.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby Sean Dyche's Watch » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:08 pm

Twixes are quite strong.

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Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Postby EarbyClaret » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:14 pm

Up until this season I would have said our realism - or our 'authenticity' to use one of Sean's favourite words. Sadly I think that maybe we started to believe the hype this year. The Championship is littered with clubs who thought they'd established themselves in the PL.

Hopefully our strength this year is our superior know-how to keep our heads above water when it comes to he crunch. Going into next season let's hope it's the self-awareness to realise the squad needs an overhaul and the footballing philosophy has to adapt as we seem a long way off the pace in terms of being competitive in a rapidly evolving environment.
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