Albion award winner expecting no let-up from Burnley

Matt Upson has given a thumbs up to Burnley in the dramatic end to Albion's chase for the play-offs

Matt Upson has given a thumbs up to Burnley in the dramatic end to Albion's chase for the play-offs

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Albion's player of the season Matt Upson is confident Burnley will not throw in the towel at Reading on Saturday.

The Seagulls need to take more points from their trip to Nottingham Forest than Reading in their home game against Burnley to pip the Royals to a play-off place.

Burnley are already promoted and guaranteed to finish runners-up behind Leicester but Upson predicts there will be no let-up from Sean Dyche's side.

Upson said: "Their manager indicates that with his philosophy and the attitude he wants to instill in every training session and every game. I think that has got them where they are.

"He is not going to throw that away at one game. We've just got to hold up our end of the bargain and see what happens."

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5:09pm Thu 1 May 14

ringtone says...

Is our own James Bond gonna parachute down on the Madejski pitch and nod a last minute win for Burnley?
Is our own James Bond gonna parachute down on the Madejski pitch and nod a last minute win for Burnley? ringtone
  • Score: -4

5:12pm Thu 1 May 14

Claude Back says...

Not a question of Burnley 'throwing in the towel' but more that the Burnley players may have peaked and psychologically have less energy. There is nothing anyone can do about that. It happened to Leicester and also us a few seasons ago when we clinched the title.
However, Reading may use up more nervous energy under pressure and Burnley being relaxed may take advantage. Therefore, a draw the most likely outcome.
Not a question of Burnley 'throwing in the towel' but more that the Burnley players may have peaked and psychologically have less energy. There is nothing anyone can do about that. It happened to Leicester and also us a few seasons ago when we clinched the title. However, Reading may use up more nervous energy under pressure and Burnley being relaxed may take advantage. Therefore, a draw the most likely outcome. Claude Back
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Thu 1 May 14

DuncanThickett says...

I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions:

Reading 1 Burnley 1
Forest 0 Seagulls 3
I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions: Reading 1 Burnley 1 Forest 0 Seagulls 3 DuncanThickett
  • Score: 8

5:38pm Thu 1 May 14

JeffLomer says...

DuncanThickett wrote:
I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions:

Reading 1 Burnley 1
Forest 0 Seagulls 3
I would take a 90th min so as long as Reading slip up!!
[quote][p][bold]DuncanThickett[/bold] wrote: I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions: Reading 1 Burnley 1 Forest 0 Seagulls 3[/p][/quote]I would take a 90th min so as long as Reading slip up!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Thu 1 May 14

ringtone says...

DuncanThickett wrote:
I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions:

Reading 1 Burnley 1
Forest 0 Seagulls 3
Could that reason, and i am guessing here, correct me if i am wrong possibly be that you think you are a Brighton fan.
[quote][p][bold]DuncanThickett[/bold] wrote: I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions: Reading 1 Burnley 1 Forest 0 Seagulls 3[/p][/quote]Could that reason, and i am guessing here, correct me if i am wrong possibly be that you think you are a Brighton fan. ringtone
  • Score: -9

5:48pm Thu 1 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

What we should have done was vote the Barnes goal as goal of the season, had him at the Amex to receive his award, that might have just inspired him to reward our fans with a goal against Reading. Yeah, just a fun comment.

No way can I see Burnley taking their foot of the gas pedal, they have players, such as Barnes, that will hope to make next season's squad. There are players that they will want to sign, and some they will want to sell, a televised match is always good to show a few agents what they have to offer.

If Burnley take to the field, cameras rolling, and play like they are on the beach in the south of France, they will look bad, and their manager will not allow that to happen, he will want them to be totally focused on winning.
What we should have done was vote the Barnes goal as goal of the season, had him at the Amex to receive his award, that might have just inspired him to reward our fans with a goal against Reading. Yeah, just a fun comment. No way can I see Burnley taking their foot of the gas pedal, they have players, such as Barnes, that will hope to make next season's squad. There are players that they will want to sign, and some they will want to sell, a televised match is always good to show a few agents what they have to offer. If Burnley take to the field, cameras rolling, and play like they are on the beach in the south of France, they will look bad, and their manager will not allow that to happen, he will want them to be totally focused on winning. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

6:09pm Thu 1 May 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
What we should have done was vote the Barnes goal as goal of the season, had him at the Amex to receive his award, that might have just inspired him to reward our fans with a goal against Reading. Yeah, just a fun comment.

No way can I see Burnley taking their foot of the gas pedal, they have players, such as Barnes, that will hope to make next season's squad. There are players that they will want to sign, and some they will want to sell, a televised match is always good to show a few agents what they have to offer.

If Burnley take to the field, cameras rolling, and play like they are on the beach in the south of France, they will look bad, and their manager will not allow that to happen, he will want them to be totally focused on winning.
Put you ego aside Vegas,

The best thing you can do for the Albion is to say Reading will win.

Remember the first day of the season and the law of averages at Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: What we should have done was vote the Barnes goal as goal of the season, had him at the Amex to receive his award, that might have just inspired him to reward our fans with a goal against Reading. Yeah, just a fun comment. No way can I see Burnley taking their foot of the gas pedal, they have players, such as Barnes, that will hope to make next season's squad. There are players that they will want to sign, and some they will want to sell, a televised match is always good to show a few agents what they have to offer. If Burnley take to the field, cameras rolling, and play like they are on the beach in the south of France, they will look bad, and their manager will not allow that to happen, he will want them to be totally focused on winning.[/p][/quote]Put you ego aside Vegas, The best thing you can do for the Albion is to say Reading will win. Remember the first day of the season and the law of averages at Leeds. ringtone
  • Score: -7

6:47pm Thu 1 May 14

namgo49 says...

Does anyone really believe we would have one 4-1 at Leicester were it not for the fact they had gained promo the previous game? Human psychology will dictate how Burnley will play and they will not try as had as they would do if they had something to play for. I cannot think of a better time for them to be playing Burnley.

The only hope is that Reading are so overcome with nerves they blow it.
Does anyone really believe we would have one 4-1 at Leicester were it not for the fact they had gained promo the previous game? Human psychology will dictate how Burnley will play and they will not try as had as they would do if they had something to play for. I cannot think of a better time for them to be playing Burnley. The only hope is that Reading are so overcome with nerves they blow it. namgo49
  • Score: 4

8:09pm Thu 1 May 14

Conelli98 says...

Reading 1 Burnley 1
Forest 3 Brighton 1
.....
Reading 1 Burnley 1 Forest 3 Brighton 1 ..... Conelli98
  • Score: -9

8:09pm Thu 1 May 14

gordongull says...

namgo49 wrote:
Does anyone really believe we would have one 4-1 at Leicester were it not for the fact they had gained promo the previous game? Human psychology will dictate how Burnley will play and they will not try as had as they would do if they had something to play for. I cannot think of a better time for them to be playing Burnley.

The only hope is that Reading are so overcome with nerves they blow it.
I would tend to agree with you if they hadn't produced a performance against Ipswich five days after promotion. Ipswich needed a win to stay in contention, so not an easy game.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Does anyone really believe we would have one 4-1 at Leicester were it not for the fact they had gained promo the previous game? Human psychology will dictate how Burnley will play and they will not try as had as they would do if they had something to play for. I cannot think of a better time for them to be playing Burnley. The only hope is that Reading are so overcome with nerves they blow it.[/p][/quote]I would tend to agree with you if they hadn't produced a performance against Ipswich five days after promotion. Ipswich needed a win to stay in contention, so not an easy game. gordongull
  • Score: 5

8:28pm Thu 1 May 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Burnley have the best defensive record in the Championship and the least defeats. I dont think Dyche will tolerate any kind of deviation from the season long one game at a time, stop the opponents scoring and punish their mistakes on the break mantra. If Heaton, Trippier, Kightly, Ings and Barnesy all play then I trust Burnley to keep up their end of the bargain.

The rest is up to the Albion...
Burnley have the best defensive record in the Championship and the least defeats. I dont think Dyche will tolerate any kind of deviation from the season long one game at a time, stop the opponents scoring and punish their mistakes on the break mantra. If Heaton, Trippier, Kightly, Ings and Barnesy all play then I trust Burnley to keep up their end of the bargain. The rest is up to the Albion... 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 6

8:35pm Thu 1 May 14

brightonup says...

gordongull wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Does anyone really believe we would have one 4-1 at Leicester were it not for the fact they had gained promo the previous game? Human psychology will dictate how Burnley will play and they will not try as had as they would do if they had something to play for. I cannot think of a better time for them to be playing Burnley.

The only hope is that Reading are so overcome with nerves they blow it.
I would tend to agree with you if they hadn't produced a performance against Ipswich five days after promotion. Ipswich needed a win to stay in contention, so not an easy game.
We can only hope.....
Leicester and Burnley have been a class apart from the chasing pack this season - so if they play close to their potential, I feel sure they will finish their season getting something (a point maybe?) from Reading.

We just need to focus on doing our best against Nottingham Forest. A good performance - and leave the rest to fate.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Does anyone really believe we would have one 4-1 at Leicester were it not for the fact they had gained promo the previous game? Human psychology will dictate how Burnley will play and they will not try as had as they would do if they had something to play for. I cannot think of a better time for them to be playing Burnley. The only hope is that Reading are so overcome with nerves they blow it.[/p][/quote]I would tend to agree with you if they hadn't produced a performance against Ipswich five days after promotion. Ipswich needed a win to stay in contention, so not an easy game.[/p][/quote]We can only hope..... Leicester and Burnley have been a class apart from the chasing pack this season - so if they play close to their potential, I feel sure they will finish their season getting something (a point maybe?) from Reading. We just need to focus on doing our best against Nottingham Forest. A good performance - and leave the rest to fate. brightonup
  • Score: 4

2:50am Fri 2 May 14

hongkong_seagull says...

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
What we should have done was vote the Barnes goal as goal of the season, had him at the Amex to receive his award, that might have just inspired him to reward our fans with a goal against Reading. Yeah, just a fun comment.

No way can I see Burnley taking their foot of the gas pedal, they have players, such as Barnes, that will hope to make next season's squad. There are players that they will want to sign, and some they will want to sell, a televised match is always good to show a few agents what they have to offer.

If Burnley take to the field, cameras rolling, and play like they are on the beach in the south of France, they will look bad, and their manager will not allow that to happen, he will want them to be totally focused on winning.
Put you ego aside Vegas,

The best thing you can do for the Albion is to say Reading will win.

Remember the first day of the season and the law of averages at Leeds.
It's so lovely and amusing to see that Ringtone remains a sad and lonely little man.

Good luck to the Albion on Saturday, fans worldwide will be watching from afar.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: What we should have done was vote the Barnes goal as goal of the season, had him at the Amex to receive his award, that might have just inspired him to reward our fans with a goal against Reading. Yeah, just a fun comment. No way can I see Burnley taking their foot of the gas pedal, they have players, such as Barnes, that will hope to make next season's squad. There are players that they will want to sign, and some they will want to sell, a televised match is always good to show a few agents what they have to offer. If Burnley take to the field, cameras rolling, and play like they are on the beach in the south of France, they will look bad, and their manager will not allow that to happen, he will want them to be totally focused on winning.[/p][/quote]Put you ego aside Vegas, The best thing you can do for the Albion is to say Reading will win. Remember the first day of the season and the law of averages at Leeds.[/p][/quote]It's so lovely and amusing to see that Ringtone remains a sad and lonely little man. Good luck to the Albion on Saturday, fans worldwide will be watching from afar. hongkong_seagull
  • Score: 3

12:08pm Fri 2 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

DuncanThickett wrote:
I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions:

Reading 1 Burnley 1
Forest 0 Seagulls 3
Well, that would certainly do me just fine.
[quote][p][bold]DuncanThickett[/bold] wrote: I think the fact the Reading game is on TV will mean Burnley won't be able to just slip away into holiday mode un-noticed, and they'll want to put on a good display. For some reason i just can't see Burnley losing, so i stand by my predictions: Reading 1 Burnley 1 Forest 0 Seagulls 3[/p][/quote]Well, that would certainly do me just fine. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

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