Oscar loses out to Burnley boss

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion boss Oscar Garcia has lost out to Burnley's Sean Dyche in the Championship manager of the month award for April.

The Seagulls' head coach was on the shortlist with Dyche, Leicester's Nigel Pearson and Ian Holloway of Millwall after his team's seven-match unbeaten run.

Dyche has won the prize following Burnley's promotion, sealed by 13 points from six games last month.Albion need a favour from Dyche's Burnley at Reading tomorrow. The Seagulls, away to Nottingham Forest, need to better Reading's result to pip them to the play-offs.

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9:06am Fri 2 May 14

fratsomrover says...

I dont know about Manager of the Month, but he has to be a shoe-in for Manager of the Season achieving what he has with the squad and resources at his disposal.
Makes you wonder what he might have achieved down here.
I dont know about Manager of the Month, but he has to be a shoe-in for Manager of the Season achieving what he has with the squad and resources at his disposal. Makes you wonder what he might have achieved down here. fratsomrover
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9:12am Fri 2 May 14

Acker79 says...

Well, that's sixth place sewn up for Reading, then. The winner of the manager of the month typically loses their next game. I've been dreading that award going to Dyche or Garcia since hearing they were two of the managers nominated.
Well, that's sixth place sewn up for Reading, then. The winner of the manager of the month typically loses their next game. I've been dreading that award going to Dyche or Garcia since hearing they were two of the managers nominated. Acker79
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9:34am Fri 2 May 14

Guernsey gull says...

Ackerman 79.
Yep I have been having exactly those thoughts, I so wanted the carrot cruncher to win, or anybody except Oscar, or Mr Dyche.
Bugger,
Ackerman 79. Yep I have been having exactly those thoughts, I so wanted the carrot cruncher to win, or anybody except Oscar, or Mr Dyche. Bugger, Guernsey gull
  • Score: 1

10:18am Fri 2 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Lucky for us then that the curse doesn't exist :-)

My nightmare scenario is for us to be in the play-off spot until injury time when either we concede or Burnley do. Anything better than that will be okay for me.
Lucky for us then that the curse doesn't exist :-) My nightmare scenario is for us to be in the play-off spot until injury time when either we concede or Burnley do. Anything better than that will be okay for me. Ex-pat Arnie
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11:02am Fri 2 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Lucky for us then that the curse doesn't exist :-)

My nightmare scenario is for us to be in the play-off spot until injury time when either we concede or Burnley do. Anything better than that will be okay for me.
This. The curse doesn't exist. There is probably a slight imbalance by chance against the favour of winning managers but nothing to write home about. Perhaps a last-minute Barnes winner clinching things for us as a flipside to your dreaded prediction, Arnie?
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Lucky for us then that the curse doesn't exist :-) My nightmare scenario is for us to be in the play-off spot until injury time when either we concede or Burnley do. Anything better than that will be okay for me.[/p][/quote]This. The curse doesn't exist. There is probably a slight imbalance by chance against the favour of winning managers but nothing to write home about. Perhaps a last-minute Barnes winner clinching things for us as a flipside to your dreaded prediction, Arnie? Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

11:50am Fri 2 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Lucky for us then that the curse doesn't exist :-)

My nightmare scenario is for us to be in the play-off spot until injury time when either we concede or Burnley do. Anything better than that will be okay for me.
This. The curse doesn't exist. There is probably a slight imbalance by chance against the favour of winning managers but nothing to write home about. Perhaps a last-minute Barnes winner clinching things for us as a flipside to your dreaded prediction, Arnie?
That would be nice! I was always a supporter of Barnes and it's about time he repaid that debt to me :-)
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Lucky for us then that the curse doesn't exist :-) My nightmare scenario is for us to be in the play-off spot until injury time when either we concede or Burnley do. Anything better than that will be okay for me.[/p][/quote]This. The curse doesn't exist. There is probably a slight imbalance by chance against the favour of winning managers but nothing to write home about. Perhaps a last-minute Barnes winner clinching things for us as a flipside to your dreaded prediction, Arnie?[/p][/quote]That would be nice! I was always a supporter of Barnes and it's about time he repaid that debt to me :-) Ex-pat Arnie
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1:07pm Fri 2 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions.
Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others.
Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions. Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

2:00pm Fri 2 May 14

tinker111 says...

NO CONTEST
NO CONTEST tinker111
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3:14pm Fri 2 May 14

gordongull says...

Draws against Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Blackpool can't have helped Oscar's cause.
They can't say there is a shortlist of just Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson for the award. Holloway and Oscar were only making up the numbers.
Draws against Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Blackpool can't have helped Oscar's cause. They can't say there is a shortlist of just Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson for the award. Holloway and Oscar were only making up the numbers. gordongull
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3:18pm Fri 2 May 14

Gee Jay says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions. Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others.
And I'm sure that he will!
UTA. and may the sun shine on us in Nottingham tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions. Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others.[/p][/quote]And I'm sure that he will! UTA. and may the sun shine on us in Nottingham tomorrow. Gee Jay
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3:47pm Fri 2 May 14

Claude Back says...

fratsomrover wrote:
I dont know about Manager of the Month, but he has to be a shoe-in for Manager of the Season achieving what he has with the squad and resources at his disposal.
Makes you wonder what he might have achieved down here.
I am sorry but not many discerning fans would share that opinion.
He inherited a good squad and has not added anyone better to it.
Yes, there were injuries but putting out the only fit decent players available is not hard is it? Anyone can do that. If anything it makes his selection process even easier.
His tactics in many games have been woeful and cost us many points.
He relied on too defensive a formation when it was obvious to anyone with a brain cell that a different formation would be better for most of our opponents. We have won games despite his tactics not because of them!
Any decent manager could have got us to where we are now or higher with the players we have. There is no evidence of any particular improvement in the senior players and the younger players will naturally improve by gaining experience anyway.
So, what has Garcia done specifically to earn the adulation you and some others have for him?
Sure, he is a nice man but what actually has he done????
Nothing.
You or I could have made the selections he has. There is no evidence of any clever set pieces being utilised or dazzling passing play.
So, again I ask, why do you think he has done well? He has just kept the team ticking over which any manager worth his salt could have done.
For goodness sake all you thumbs downers for this post, use your brains. (I am not having a go at you Fratsomrover as normally you say sensible things and make worthy comment. It is the Sun reader mentality of a lot on here that is so frustrating. That's not arrogant...it's a fact.)
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: I dont know about Manager of the Month, but he has to be a shoe-in for Manager of the Season achieving what he has with the squad and resources at his disposal. Makes you wonder what he might have achieved down here.[/p][/quote]I am sorry but not many discerning fans would share that opinion. He inherited a good squad and has not added anyone better to it. Yes, there were injuries but putting out the only fit decent players available is not hard is it? Anyone can do that. If anything it makes his selection process even easier. His tactics in many games have been woeful and cost us many points. He relied on too defensive a formation when it was obvious to anyone with a brain cell that a different formation would be better for most of our opponents. We have won games despite his tactics not because of them! Any decent manager could have got us to where we are now or higher with the players we have. There is no evidence of any particular improvement in the senior players and the younger players will naturally improve by gaining experience anyway. So, what has Garcia done specifically to earn the adulation you and some others have for him? Sure, he is a nice man but what actually has he done???? Nothing. You or I could have made the selections he has. There is no evidence of any clever set pieces being utilised or dazzling passing play. So, again I ask, why do you think he has done well? He has just kept the team ticking over which any manager worth his salt could have done. For goodness sake all you thumbs downers for this post, use your brains. (I am not having a go at you Fratsomrover as normally you say sensible things and make worthy comment. It is the Sun reader mentality of a lot on here that is so frustrating. That's not arrogant...it's a fact.) Claude Back
  • Score: 0

3:49pm Fri 2 May 14

Claude Back says...

Sorry, Fratsomrover, I now realise you were talking about Dyche!
What you say makes perfect sense now. Thought you were talking about O.G. Whoops!
Sorry, Fratsomrover, I now realise you were talking about Dyche! What you say makes perfect sense now. Thought you were talking about O.G. Whoops! Claude Back
  • Score: 1

3:53pm Fri 2 May 14

Claude Back says...

gordongull wrote:
Draws against Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Blackpool can't have helped Oscar's cause.
They can't say there is a shortlist of just Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson for the award. Holloway and Oscar were only making up the numbers.
How many more times?
The award ALWAYS goes to the manager whose team gets the most points that month. There is no mystery or decision making in it. It's a big fake 'panel' who don't actually decide anything.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Draws against Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Blackpool can't have helped Oscar's cause. They can't say there is a shortlist of just Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson for the award. Holloway and Oscar were only making up the numbers.[/p][/quote]How many more times? The award ALWAYS goes to the manager whose team gets the most points that month. There is no mystery or decision making in it. It's a big fake 'panel' who don't actually decide anything. Claude Back
  • Score: 0

4:03pm Fri 2 May 14

Claude Back says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions.
Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others.
Vegas, that's the theory, yes, we all know.
However, the reality is that in practice it very rarely happens. Players are human; their 'heads will have gone' despite all the good intentions of performing well. Look at the results over many seasons. The evidence is there in abundance. Sorry.
Reading will win or draw. I don't want them to and I will be very happy to have a big serving of Kate Humble Pie if wrong.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions. Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others.[/p][/quote]Vegas, that's the theory, yes, we all know. However, the reality is that in practice it very rarely happens. Players are human; their 'heads will have gone' despite all the good intentions of performing well. Look at the results over many seasons. The evidence is there in abundance. Sorry. Reading will win or draw. I don't want them to and I will be very happy to have a big serving of Kate Humble Pie if wrong. Claude Back
  • Score: 0

4:04pm Fri 2 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

'Any decent anager could have got us where we are now or higher with the players we have,' taking just a few of our key players, and I include CMS in that group, they have collectively missed around 118 games thru injury between them. We may have the players on paper, but several key players have not been available for far too many matches.

I have not included the matches where a player was fit but not selected, just the matches where they could not be selected. Even if you were to take out the matches CMS has missed thru injury, the number would still be around 80.
'Any decent anager could have got us where we are now or higher with the players we have,' taking just a few of our key players, and I include CMS in that group, they have collectively missed around 118 games thru injury between them. We may have the players on paper, but several key players have not been available for far too many matches. I have not included the matches where a player was fit but not selected, just the matches where they could not be selected. Even if you were to take out the matches CMS has missed thru injury, the number would still be around 80. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

4:11pm Fri 2 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions.
Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others.
Vegas, that's the theory, yes, we all know.
However, the reality is that in practice it very rarely happens. Players are human; their 'heads will have gone' despite all the good intentions of performing well. Look at the results over many seasons. The evidence is there in abundance. Sorry.
Reading will win or draw. I don't want them to and I will be very happy to have a big serving of Kate Humble Pie if wrong.
I can live with a draw. Yeah history does go the way you suggest, but as you say they are all humans and are subject to human weaknesses, but that also works in reverse. It might just be that enough of the Burnley players want to show how fair they are by giving the match their all, we humans are a funny mix of different types.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Burnley as a club, and the players as individuals, have a lot to play for on saturday. Their squad is not big and they will need to buy for next season, putting on a show will help attract new players to the club and players such as Barnes, will want to leave a good and lasting impression hoping to get a shirt number for next season. With their manager picking up his recent award, he is going to want to go out on a high, I don't think he will accept his players just going thru the motions. Dyche has a responsibility to the game called football, he must show that he and his players are taking the match seriously with the outcome being so important to others.[/p][/quote]Vegas, that's the theory, yes, we all know. However, the reality is that in practice it very rarely happens. Players are human; their 'heads will have gone' despite all the good intentions of performing well. Look at the results over many seasons. The evidence is there in abundance. Sorry. Reading will win or draw. I don't want them to and I will be very happy to have a big serving of Kate Humble Pie if wrong.[/p][/quote]I can live with a draw. Yeah history does go the way you suggest, but as you say they are all humans and are subject to human weaknesses, but that also works in reverse. It might just be that enough of the Burnley players want to show how fair they are by giving the match their all, we humans are a funny mix of different types. VegasSeagull
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6:03pm Fri 2 May 14

gordongull says...

Claude Back wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Draws against Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Blackpool can't have helped Oscar's cause.
They can't say there is a shortlist of just Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson for the award. Holloway and Oscar were only making up the numbers.
How many more times?
The award ALWAYS goes to the manager whose team gets the most points that month. There is no mystery or decision making in it. It's a big fake 'panel' who don't actually decide anything.
Hate to blow your theory out of the water , Claude, but Burnley only got 13 points to Leicester's 14.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Draws against Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Blackpool can't have helped Oscar's cause. They can't say there is a shortlist of just Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson for the award. Holloway and Oscar were only making up the numbers.[/p][/quote]How many more times? The award ALWAYS goes to the manager whose team gets the most points that month. There is no mystery or decision making in it. It's a big fake 'panel' who don't actually decide anything.[/p][/quote]Hate to blow your theory out of the water , Claude, but Burnley only got 13 points to Leicester's 14. gordongull
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