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Dyche: I've Had A Ton of Fun

2 December 2014

Sean Dyche says he has enjoyed every minute of managing Burnley, ahead of his 100th game in charge of the Clarets against Newcastle United.

His side have put together a three game unbeaten run after back to back wins and Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

And while reflecting on his journey at the club so far, Dyche insists there is plenty more to come from his reign, as he bids to make his century a successful one.

Dyche said: “It doesn’t seem 100 games deep which is a good sign I think as I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so far.

“I think when I got here there were a few questions, who’s this bloke? What can he do for us?

“We got off to a good start and everyone was thinking differently and then we had a tough run and everyone thinks differently the other way.

“Probably at the end of that first season it was a mixed bag really.

“Things changed last season radically with the journey that we all went on. Not just me but the staff, the players and the fans of course.

“Now we’re in a whole different level of football.

“I think the magic of the story is still right in front of us in the sense that we’ve already been written off this season.

“But all of a sudden little old Burnley pull a few results out and the feel just changes from everyone.

“People are starting to say well hang on a minute they’re still in there fighting, working and delivering good performances.”

Like the Clarets, tonight’s opponents Newcastle United also go into the game in good form, having recently recorded a remarkable five wins in a row.

Despite the Magpies run ending against West Ham United at the weekend, Dyche believes that form alone is testament to the quality they possess.

 “I think Alan (Pardew) has done tremendously this season and I always keep an out for how managers conduct themselves.

“He has done a marvellous job alongside his staff and his players of course. There was a lot of pressure, scrutiny and question marks at the beginning of the season.

“Wins get those questions to disappear all of a sudden as if by magic and although a result didn’t go their way at the weekend, they’ve turned a corner in some style of late.

“People sometimes forget, it’s statistically harder to keep on winning that sixth, seventh, eighth game or whatever it might be.

“It’s fair to say they’re a good side and while they have some injury problems they’ve still got plenty of players who are capable.”

“But hopefully it’ll be another good night for us under the lights which we’ll work hard for and a good night for the fans.”

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