Burnleys style of play is like pulling teeth slowly and painful viewing, week in week out.
You watch it and think it should not work, its ordinary lacking any style or flair, but his lads for years have run through brick walls for him, more than any team I have seen seen Pulis at Stoke in the early years, or Redknapp at Portsmouth.
But there's a issue, the age of the team is getting older by the day, cork is 30, barnes 30 plus, mee 30 odd, rodriguez over 30, how long can this continue. Will younger players born closer to the new century with different ideals on life, want to continue to do that forever we saw at stoke city what happens when they dont, the freefall can be quite quick.
I sense he may take a punt that Burnley have reached their zenith and go out on a high now he issues with the boards obvious lack of ambition. He has earnt the right go to villa or somewhere with more prospects long terms. I think Villa will sack smith if they go down, and dyche will perhaps want to live closer to home.