Championship previews | Burnley
Real Championship football fans give the Paddy Power Blog their honest previews for the new season. Clarets fan James from the No Nay Never blog (@NoNayNeverNet) give us his thoughts on how to build on mid-table and what happens if Charlie Austin jumps ship.
State of play: Burnley finished eleventh last season and after a summer of reflection, what was initially disappointing, actually feels very fair. On our day we could have beaten any side in the league but we often would have struggled to beat a drum, and mid-table just about sums up our season perfectly.
How’s the gaffer: Sean Dyche is still largely an unknown quantity. We don’t fully know what style of football he will play as we have only seen him steady the defence after it sprung numerous leaks under Eddie Howe.
Terrace Hero: Burnley’s star man this season is going to be Danny Ings. It looks as though Charlie Austin is going to be building walls elsewhere in the future and this will open up the perfect opportunity for Danny Ings to show his quality. He hasn’t scored a huge number of goals in a Claret shirt yet but he has been used in a variety of roles and once this settles, he’s sure to be banging them in.
Big Time Charlie: Keith Treacy. The lads got all the talent in the world but doesn’t seem keen to use it week in, week out on the field.
Worst away ground in the Championship and why? The worst away ground in the Championship isn’t based on looks or feel, just purely atmosphere. Millwall’s New Den was terrible, certainly not a lion’s den in any case.
Which Championship side have the best away fans? As much as our fans don’t like them, Leeds always bring a strong following to away games.
Dream Championship signing: It wouldn’t be a dream signing but if we do lose Charlie Austin, it would be great to see us have a crack at signing Jamie Mackie to bang the goals in.
Best terrace chant: Out of the chants you still regularly hear at Turf Moor, No Nay Never is up there with the greatest, but historically everyone loves hearing ‘Burnley Aces’.
‘Oh me lads you should have seen them running, running down the Brunshaw Road the Burnley boys are coming, all the lads and lasses , with smiles on their faces, running down the Brunshaw Road, to see the Burnley aces!’
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