Why the job Sean Dyche is doing at Burnley deserves more credit

Why the job Sean Dyche is doing at Burnley deserves more credit

Not many football fans around the globe expected to see Burnley in the Premier League's top six after seven games. The fact they are where they are, considering the fixtures Sean Dyche's men have had is remarkable. The Clarets were in 18th place in the Premier League net spend table come the famous 'slamming' shut of the transfer window. In a market that is becoming crazier by the minute, the start the Lancashire club have made is all the more …
5 players coming into the Premier League to look out for

5 players coming into the Premier League to look out for

The 2016-17 Premier League season welcomes three new clubs into the league and with them, a host of new players who have marked their efforts in the Championship. Burnley, Middlesborough and Hull City will all return to the top flight but they have players who will hold their own in the new season. Middlesborough have made their mark on top clubs in recent seasons – taking Liverpool and Manchester United to penalties in the FA Cup and the Capital One …
The Steel in Middlesbrough's Premier League Return

The Steel in Middlesbrough's Premier League Return

After seven seasons in the Football League Championship, Middlesbrough are finally back in the Premier League.  A scrappy draw at home to promotion rivals Brighton on the final day was enough to seal second place in a game that was emblematic of Boro’s season: much more difficult that it needed to be. However, despite the nerves and anxiety, they did it and the final whistle brought as much relief as it did joy. Their time out of the top flight …
Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

The dreaded Premier League trap door is wide open and as the season draws to a close, we get that bit nearer to discovering who will join Aston Villa in falling through it to the Football League Championship. It’s been a season of twists and turns and, as is often the case, the battle for survival could still hold a surprise or two in store. Just a few weeks ago, Newcastle looked favourites to follow relegated Villa, but new manager …
If Burnley Can Survive...

If Burnley Can Survive...

You would be forgiven for believing that Burnley were favorites for relegation since their promotion to the Premier League. Any team with a budget as low as theirs is expected to struggle to cope in the most expensive league in the world.  Manchester United spent upward of £60 million on Angel Di Maria last summer, Burnley FC have only spent £45 million in the 133 year history of their club. It's facts like that which make it hard to believe …