Team Review: Burnley FC in the 2013-14 Season

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Updated: July 14, 2014
Burnley FC in the 2013-14 Season

Championship Finish: Runners up (promoted)

Match Results: W26-D15-L5

(Featured image: Burnley | Source: ftbpro.com)

 

Newly promoted Burnley had a magnificent stint at the Championship last season. They ranked second to Leicester City in England’s second-tier football with 92 points under their belt and 72 goals scored. The Clarets showcased some of the division’s best maneuvers, with the likes of Danny Ings and Sam Vokes producing the side’s best goals. They are going back to the Premier League for the first time since the 2009-10 season and will try to chase for the top honor which they last held more than 50 years ago.

 

For the entire duration of the Championship, Burnley let go of 16 players and signed 12. Among those who were released from the club were Wes Fletcher who went to York City, Chris McCann to Wigan Athletic, Joe Jackson to Workington, and George Porter to Rochdale. Coach Sean Dyche brought in the side new talents such as Tom Heaton from Bristol City, Ryan Noble from Sunderland, Joseph Mills from Reading, and David Jones from Wigan Athletic.

 

Dyche was very well lauded for the brilliant campaign his players have produced especially in the first few months of the season. The squad won nine out of their 12 opening matches and earned seven clean sheets from that streak. For several non-consecutive weeks, the team were number 1 in the table rankings but the eventual champions, Leicester City, proved more successful after they finished the season nine points clear of Dyche’s men. Regardless, they gave enough thrills to impress fans, football bettors, and online bookies.

 

Outside the Championship, Burnley had less successful but equally important achievements in other competitions. They advanced to the third round of the FA Cup and reached the fourth round in the League Cup.