There’s good luck, there’s bad luck, and then there’s Burnley


Ryan O’Hanlon | The Ringer
April 2017| 9-minute read

Back in his playing days as a central defender, Dyche was famously fastidious about his own positioning. He would count off the number of steps between his own penalty box and the sideline before each game since there’s no universal field size. Upon taking the Burnley job in 2012, Dyche made his players study tape of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona teams — but not so they could learn how to pass their opponents to death. No, as Dyche told Smith, “only watching what they did off the ball.”

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