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The Poisoned Chalice for Howe and Trippier?

The Poisoned Chalice for Howe and Trippier?

What is it about winning the 'Manager of the Month' award that often proves to be the kiss of death leading to a sequence of poor results?

It's so bad, most Clarets fans will be hoping that Eddie Howe who has been shortlisted for the npower December award will NOT win it!!

Thankfully, he probably won't win with the honour most likely going to Middlesbrough's Tony Mowbray. The Boro manager has engineered 13 points from just five games, one more than Eddie Howe over the same period.

Howe's record is non the less impressive with victories away to West Ham and Brighton followed up by home wins against Doncaster Rovers and Hull City. Only the defeat at home to Pompey spoilt the party!

The other contenders for 'Manager of the Month' are Sean Dyche (Watford) and Brian McDermott (Reading). Reading also picked up 12 points, whilst Watford although picking up only 9 points were undefeated during the month.

Burnley have another interest in the December award results with man-of-the-moment, Kieran Trippier also nominated for the player of the month award along with Alex Pearce (Reading), Nicky Bailey (MIddlesbrough) and Ricardo Vaz Te (Barnsley).

Trippier has certainly been in the news recently. He scored our only goal against Brighton in our 1-0 victory at the Alex Stadium just before Christmas before contoversially being sent off for two bookable offences in the match against Leeds at Elland Road on New Year Bank Holiday Monday this week.

The blow of the sending off and the consequential automatic one match suspension though has been lessened somewhat by the announcement on Wednesday that he had signed a permanent deal with the club for 3.5 years after agreeing to leave his parent club, Manchester City. Trippier had been on a season-long loan after arriving in the summer.

The 21 year old right back has continued to impress and improve during his time at Turf Moor, more recently in December contributing to three successive clean sheets. The club and all Clarets fans will be delighted that he has been recognised for his effort by this nomination.

The result of both awards will be announced tomorrow, Friday 6th January at 10 am

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday January 5 2012
Time: 5:54PM

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Mowbray odds-on to pick up manager of month award (Phew). Would be nice if Trips won the player of month though after the Leeds debacle providing it doesn't affect his play in some bizarre psychological way!!
turfmanphil
05/01/2012 17:57:00
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Nice compliment. good for morale. well done the pair of you. I would recommend Eddie for manager of the year. Howe's that for confidence.
cornwallclaret
05/01/2012 18:03:00
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It was funny listening to Howe on Clarets Player, he was almost embarrassed by the news! Doesn't sound like he's too fussed whether he wins it or not either ( I suspect deep down he would like to though, wouldn't we all despite the poison chalice bit?)
turfmanphil
05/01/2012 18:13:00
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Shows Howe far we have come on this Trip this season, if we put it as a graph Mee thinks it would show we are no Duffers, big Pato for all...........NURSE
VinRogue
05/01/2012 18:51:00
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Brilliant Vin! :-)
Claretdale
05/01/2012 19:41:00
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Result just been announced and we have lost out on both.The manager of the month award, as expected, has gone to Tony Mowbray of Middlesbrough. Player award gone to Reading's Alex Pearce. Oh well, at least we got some nominations,unthinkable back in November
turfmanphil
06/01/2012 11:01:00
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But good news from the 'poison chalice' front though tmp. We're now nailed on to win at Mowbray's Middlesborough a week Sat :-)
WelshClaret
06/01/2012 12:53:00
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..with Trips to score?
turfmanphil
07/01/2012 07:30:00
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