Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

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Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by northeastclaret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:29 pm

Since the start of the year we are fifth in the form table and the third highest scorers, if we can carry this form into next season without the distraction of Europe , surely we must have a chance of finishing in the top six?

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Lord Beamish » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:30 pm

We should be aiming to finish as high as we can.
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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 pm

We will do well to finish outside the bottom 6 next season
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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Royboyclaret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:34 pm

Question is would Sean really want to finish 7th again and all that it entails?

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by exilecanada » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:36 pm

Sure, if Garlick comes across a few billion quid he doesn't need and is willing to brush the cobwebs off his chequebook. :)

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:37 pm

If we don't win tomorrow Dyche has to go for me.

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by DomBFC1882 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:47 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:If we don't win tomorrow Dyche has to go for me.
Haha I like your style :lol:

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Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:09 pm

we'll be aiming for 40 points
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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by South West Claret. » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:11 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:We should be aiming to finish as high as we can.
LB has it.

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Post by Spijed » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:16 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:we'll be aiming for 40 points
Ah, that mythical 40 points totals than will never be required!

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Post by DomBFC1882 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:18 pm

We should be aiming for the champions league and a title bid ;)

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Post by fanzone » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 pm

Top 4 minimum.

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by bobinho » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:30 pm

17th.

That'll do me.

Just want the position definite by February.

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by bfcmik » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:31 pm

I see the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place teams as needing to transition their squads if they are to contemplate being realistic contenders to Liverpool and City next season. All 4 have reached the maximum potential of the players, and staff, they have in their 1st team 25s. I expect to see players like Hazard, De Gea, Son (I think Spurs will see him as being at his top sales value) and any of Arsenal's over-rated squad moving on over the summer. How they are replaced is what will determine how easily it would be to knock them off their secure perches. I see Wolves and West Ham as the most likely challengers - however, as a pundit, I am the crappiest pundit in crappiestville ;) :D

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:38 pm

Spijed wrote:Ah, that mythical 40 points totals than will never be required!
depends if you want to just escape relegation or push towards mid table - we'll be aiming for a minimum of 40 points

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by LoveCurryPies » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:47 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:We will do well to finish outside the bottom 6 next season
:roll: Let’s start writing off next season before we’ve finished this one?
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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by fatboy47 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:07 pm

We can compete with everyone in this league apart from city and liverpool.

We should be aiming for 3rd.

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Post by conyoviejo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:10 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:If we don't win tomorrow Dyche has to go for me.
Bye Bye Sean .. :lol:
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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by warksclaret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:26 pm

Think if we finish mid table that would again have been an incredible season. Lets not carried away with results since early January-and lets hope that applies to the Board too. Several new signings, retaining key members of the team, retaining our manager and coaches and offloading some of the fringe players will be an excellent foundation-plus of course our "never say die spirit" will be a big factior

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Wokingclaret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:28 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:If we don't win tomorrow Dyche has to go for me.

My god, you are mad

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:33 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote::roll: Let’s start writing off next season before we’ve finished this one?
Please don't fall for the Advocate of Boredom.

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:49 pm

Just being realistic and if we come 14th next season Im sure pretty much everyone will consider we have had a good season and done well.

Was the same last year when this seasons fixtures come out and a lot of people were saying how easy the start was and how we'll be straight back in the top 8. On the other hand I was a bit more realistic about things and got slated for the below opinion that proved to be pretty accurate
Devils_Advocate wrote:Very worrying that if we get off to a bad start and aren't picking up a fair few points up in the first 8 games it could really set the tone for the season and leave us fighting at the bottom all year.

Its almost the reverse of last year where we had nothing to lose at the start got some great results and never looked back

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by dsr » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:03 pm

fatboy47 wrote:We can compete with everyone in this league apart from city and liverpool.

We should be aiming for 3rd.
You don't think we should be aiming to compete with City and Liverpool? :twisted:

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Brisliam » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:44 am

Whilst the ultimate aim is to stay up, I think aiming for a top half finish or at least 12th is where we should be heading so we continue to progress. I also think its realistic and achievable based on our performances in 2019.

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Post by tim_noone » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:00 am

Royboyclaret wrote:Question is would Sean really want to finish 7th again and all that it entails?
Who's Sean really?

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Wirvine » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:26 am

If our sole aim is to survive each season, you can be sure that very soon we won't.

We need to build slowly and progress year after year. As a minimum we should be targeting the top ten.
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Post by Millertime v1.7 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:31 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:We will do well to finish outside the bottom 6 next season
Finally, a realist

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Post by Bertiebeehead » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:30 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:Just being realistic and if we come 14th next season Im sure pretty much everyone will consider we have had a good season and done well.

Was the same last year when this seasons fixtures come out and a lot of people were saying how easy the start was and how we'll be straight back in the top 8. On the other hand I was a bit more realistic about things and got slated for the below opinion that proved to be pretty accurate
Ooh, mystic meg!

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Post by AndyClaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:06 am

I would like to be comfortably away from the bottom and have a decent cup run for a change.
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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Blackrod » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:37 am

If you aim low you probably won’t do much better. On the other hand if you think we have the quality, squad depth and budget to finish in the top 6 you need to give your head a wobble. Mid table would be a good season and avoiding relegation again is still some achievement. It would be nice to have a cup run but with Dyches approach to these and past record along with the board’s prioritisation of the PL it is unlikely.

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Post by box_of_frogs » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 am

Spijed wrote:Ah, that mythical 40 points totals than will never be required!
Probably what West Ham said when they went down with 42.

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Post by scouseclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:46 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:Just being realistic and if we come 14th next season Im sure pretty much everyone will consider we have had a good season and done well.

Was the same last year when this seasons fixtures come out and a lot of people were saying how easy the start was and how we'll be straight back in the top 8. On the other hand I was a bit more realistic about things and got slated for the below opinion that proved to be pretty accurate
To be fair, DA, if you take a negative view of everything all of the time, you’re bound to be right occasionally.

My “realistic” aim for next season would be to have a decent cup run, but probably won’t happen.

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Post by Spijed » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:17 am

box_of_frogs wrote:Probably what West Ham said when they went down with 42.
Points were more evenly spread and there weren't the so-called 'big six' teams.

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Post by Corky » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:19 am

As Wirvine above has just intimated; any business that rests on its laurels soon finds itself overtaken by the competition.

Clearly this season the Manager and squad could not cope with the Europa League. This became apparent to me when the manager was asked in an interview about the next european game which was to be followed by playing Man Utd. He actually said that he/we had obviously got an eye on the Utd match. Something that he had hitherto never said. Always a match at a time.

So the big challenge is to regularly get mid table or above and start challenging for Europe. And it is a big ask on our budget. But, we have done it once so no reason to assume we cannot do it again. Mind you as Fulham found out to their cost, spending £100 on transfers is no guarantee of success.

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Post by MT03ALG » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:21 am

NO, we should be aiming for the top FOUR

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Post by gtclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:41 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:We will do well to finish outside the bottom 6 next season
This same quote was used when predicting our final position before the start of the 2013/14 season

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:47 am

If you simply aim to finish 17th every year then it won't be long till you slip up and drop through the trapdoor. I'd say top half and have a go in the Cups is a realistic aim for us.

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Dark Cloud » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:56 am

As said, we should simply aim to win as many points and finish as high up the league as we can. We want to be comfortable and "safe" as early as possible during the season and I think this season has shown us that in order to do that we need to make some more serious investments in the summer. No way would I ever advocate spending zillions and zillions and betting the famous Kilby/Garlic ranch al la Bolton et al, but we need to be making some tough ish decisions about certain players and making some serious bids on udgrades and replacements. To me we've got away with it a bit this year as our form since Boxing Day has been nothing short of remarkable, but you can't get away with being in the bottom three at Christmas season after season.

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Post by NL Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:04 am

Top 6, win the League Cup and FA Cup semi final?

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by CaptJohn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:55 am

Unfortunately we'll be in a relegation scrap from the 1st game. It's a tough league, make no mistake.

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Post by leelad » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:07 am

I would say midtable is where we should realistically be aiming for. If you look at our performances over the second half of this season, I think we have shown that we are worthy of holding our own in the Premier League. A 4th consecutive season in the Premier League is a massive achievement for a club like Burnley, the board now need to think about the plan for the club in the coming years and if their approach is hanging on each season for survival or aiming high. Hopefully it is the latter.

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Conroy92 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:09 am

If you take the first half season from last season and the second half of the season this year and combined them, would we be on around 65 points?

In the last two seasons in this division we have probably been a top 6 side 50percent of the time with the other 50percent probably seeing us as a bottom 5 side.

That probably means we are a mid table side right now.

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Post by CombatClaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:45 am

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Top Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:15 pm

Unlike this season we need to hit the ground running or we will be in a relegation scrap, like this.

We need to freshen the squad up and bring in a 3 or 4 new faces. I wouldn't get shut of many in the Summer unless they have run down their contracts. We definitely need to retain Bardsley though, and if Ward is off we will need a Lfb for cover.

Midfield is the key and a 4th striker to challenge Wood

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Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:46 pm

One game at a time

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:30 pm

if we can get in the little sprinkling of quality we require then we wont be anywhere near relegation next season

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Re: Should we be aiming for the top six next season?

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:49 pm

Wokingclaret wrote:My god, you are mad
A little.

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