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by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Spurs
Replies: 481
Views: 8539

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Spurs

SussexDon1inIreland wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:34 pm
On Sky they are discussing Chelsea and Man U !
My wife asked me what game were they showing. She was concerned I'd put the tv on the wrong channel.
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Spurs
Replies: 481
Views: 8539

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Spurs

Pretty much our "first names on the sheet" team - except for Ben Mee - and maybe Jack Cork...

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by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tories or Labour - who would a BLM political party take the most votes from?
Replies: 54
Views: 890

Re: Tories or Labour - who would a BLM political party take the most votes from?

The benefit of this board over a lot of other places online is that it brings together a pretty disparate range of posters compared to a lot of the "echo chambers" out there. That is exactly the point, worthwhile debates should always be between people with different views. That's how we can all le...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Veterans railcard
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: Veterans railcard

aggi wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:23 pm
At the current rate it may be known a a Boris card as he's trying to get rid of them.
That's true. I wonder if BJ knows the card bears his name?
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tories or Labour - who would a BLM political party take the most votes from?
Replies: 54
Views: 890

Re: Tories or Labour - who would a BLM political party take the most votes from?

First thing I want to say is that there are at least two posters on here who have the initials "PW" - probably more. Thinking about the subject of the opening post, didn't "black lives matter" become a footballing topic when many footballers started "taking the knee?" And, then we had the embarrassm...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Veterans railcard
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: Veterans railcard

You need to get out more!! (when we eventually can). Also you can link the card to your Oyster card for off-peak journeys, so if you're in London the saving can be massive. Thanks, nil_d. I've had a free "Boris card" Oyster travel since I turned 60 - takes me as far as Watford (away) with no travel...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Veterans railcard
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: Veterans railcard

I don't particularly disagree, but a 3 year card cost us £70 each, (maybe we should try Tesco next time, though we don't shop there). So we've shelled out £140, and I don't see us getting anything back for many months yet. I got 2 rail cards, £70, for 3 years in summer 2016. Used them once. I'll lo...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR offsides in Eredivisie
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: VAR offsides in Eredivisie

I would change it to feet only though and then it's far clearer for everyone to see. But not give a 4 inch leeway. Agree, offside should be based on where the players' feet and toes are - and forget about their "heads, shoulders, knees and ....." I would include a margin - to take into account that...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ian Woan interview
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Ian Woan interview

I'm beginning to dislike SD and IW... every chance they get seems to be around "like to try it at a bigger club". Well maybe look at OC and see how that worked out. If our bad start continues maybe Bolton might be their next stop. When/if (?) we have new investors Burnley will be that bigger club. ...
by Paul Waine
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1356
Views: 94858

Re: ALK Capital...

Re removal of posts - what I've seen done on MSM comment sections is that the text of the post is replaced by something along the lines of "post removed - failed to comply with site standards." The original poster's identity is also hidden when the post is removed. This may be an advantage in that e...
by Paul Waine
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

I’ve looked but I can’t find the link I had. It was a blog, and the relevant point was just that EU law set aside those gates for specific passport holders. So as it stands we won’t be able to use them. Hopefully we’ll be able to reach a mutual agreement, but if not at least we’ll have blue passpor...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1356
Views: 94858

Re: ALK Capital...

What are the plans Tony ? Again, I repeat my statement that I have no knowledge of what is going on with any potential takeover of Burnley FC. Maybe I can relate a cautionary tale from some years back. A colleague and I were on a visit to a potential customer. In their reception area we saw their a...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anthony Higginbotham
Replies: 422
Views: 9925

Re: Anthony Higginbotham

Do you think anyone earning £100k should have been entitled to 80% of their wages, or whatever it was on the furlough scheme? Hi Spijed, no, no one earning £100k should have been entitled to 80% of their wages paid under the furlough scheme. In fact, no one earning over £37.5k was entitled to 80% o...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

I linked the wrong article. Sorry. That one could answer the questions you had about Cummings wanting to change data protection laws though. ???? Is there an article about border controls and passports? My question about "Cummings wanting to change" GDPR was because someone said that was what made ...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ralph Coates - Spurs Website Article
Replies: 30
Views: 1465

Re: Ralph Coates - Spurs Website Article

Excellent article that. I just missed out on seeing Ralph Coates but my dad rated him very highly. You will also have missed the crowds chanting "Oh Ralphy Coates is wonderful, oh Ralphy Coates is wonderful. Full of health, full of go, full of vigour, oh Ralphy Coates is wonderful." (My recollectio...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

There is a good reason for the EU to do this: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/sep/25/dominic-cummings-data-law-shake-up-a-danger-to-trade-says-eu All of this was brought up during the referendum, but was described as project fear. It looks as though Project Stupid won the argument. Hi And...
by Paul Waine
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa v Leeds
Replies: 42
Views: 1297

Re: Villa v Leeds

I bet those violins are playing a happy tune tonight.

Well done, Patrick Bamford.
by Paul Waine
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1356
Views: 94858

Re: ALK Capital...

Notwithstanding your point about this thread not being an accurate source of information, it said nearer the beginning that it would be a “SPAC” of “moderately wealthy” individuals. So presumably just a larger group of what we’ve already got. Not sure that moves us forward? The first thing to under...
by Paul Waine
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anthony Higginbotham
Replies: 422
Views: 9925

Re: Anthony Higginbotham

I agree with all of the above. For me the whole system both Commons and Lords needs to change dramatically. The bare faced hypocrisy of some, mainly tories, is staggering. The likes of Jo Gideon being a fine example. In my view if you choose to become an MP then for the whole of your tenure that is...
by Paul Waine
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

I can't say I've noticed any extra scrutiny in the 20 or 30 trips to Europe I've done since the Brexit vote. I would suspect it's a more fundamental point that for it to work you'd need interoperability between the UK database and the EU database and, given the lack of an agreement on data adequacy...
by Paul Waine
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby Union players getting to grips with covid - not
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Rugby Union players getting to grips with covid - not

Doesn't seem to be the same moral outrage as when Foden and Greenwood broke the rules in Iceland? Hmm....??? I know where the England players are training. I guess they won't be too pleased to missing a "run out" at Twickenham that they've been training hard for. I've no idea of the rugby tv situat...
by Paul Waine
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Artificially delayed? You've just made that up haven't you? I'd assume the real issue is that there are different data requirements for the UK as part of the EU and as a third country. Hence It is understood that EU capitals have been informed that it may be possible for UK nationals to use the e-g...
by Paul Waine
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby Union players getting to grips with covid - not
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Rugby Union players getting to grips with covid - not

Yet another group of sportsmen falling short of covid-19 protocols. Of course, they are "sorry" - afterwards. England v Barbarians called off after players breach Covid rules www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54656359 England's match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday has been called off a...
by Paul Waine
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League squad cost
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Premier League squad cost

So, if points were adjusted for squad cost would Burnley always be top of the Premier League?

Or, would it also need to be adjusted by player wages?

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by Paul Waine
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben White value
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: Ben White value

To be honest, I thought this was going to a thread on a clothing brand - something along the lines of "is Ben White fashion better value than.... Primark/Tom Hilfiger/Stone Dry...?" etc ;)
by Paul Waine
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anthony Higginbotham
Replies: 422
Views: 9925

Re: Anthony Higginbotham

Retired people with triple locked pensions, who - in the main, haven't lost jobs, or much income during the pandemic? ? Where do you place me, nil_d? I retired 31st March - a week after the lockdown started. BTW, if your pension depends on the return on your defined contribution pension fund your i...
by Paul Waine
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anthony Higginbotham
Replies: 422
Views: 9925

Re: Anthony Higginbotham

On the free school meals, when my daughter was in reception and I think year 1, they were entitled to free school meals. My daughter is a fussy devil and was the only child that chose pack lunches, it does beg the question why they do this though as I'd imagine almost all the kids parents in her cl...
by Paul Waine
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4023

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

I am astonished both on here and social media how confident people are on how we should manage this virus. I have spent all day caring for covid patients. I have taken covid patients to ICU today. Not old either, 40s and 50s. I’m unsure who will survive. It’s hard to tell but there is a fair chance...
by Paul Waine
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4023

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

UK Deaths ONS.jpg UK total deaths ONS.jpg Latest ONS statistics on all UK deaths 2020 So, the ONS stats that show all the "excess non-covid deaths" at home - that are quoted at the start of this thread - tell us what? That people died at home, whereas they would have previously died in hospital and...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: We’re off the mark
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: REPORT: We’re off the mark

Good report, CT. I'd read in The Times that Phil Bardsley had tested positive, but I wasn't sure how accurate the journo was. His words were "Kevin Lock, playing in central defence after Phil Bardsley tested positive for Covid-19....." Watching on tv isn't the same as being at the game - though my p...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1356
Views: 94858

Re: ALK Capital...

At them figures he would more than double his personal worth overnight. Someone on the board mentioned that before, upto about 2 years ago, but he was shot down. Frightening figures Doesn't it depend on what MG paid for the shares, while avoiding getting into a discussion about what value might be ...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1356
Views: 94858

Re: ALK Capital...

Paul, that would be great thanks. Our friend aggi has provided a list. I hope all those with 1-5 shares are all happy with their investments - maybe some plans for a "big" holiday (when covid-19 allows), if and when these sale discussions are concluded and a sale completed (if that is the outcome)....
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

I'm not currently classed as an Irish national, it's british/English. I can apply for Irish citizenship due to my place of birth. I think, that my kids can't have it if I've never had it. Failing that just blag it like Tony Cascarino My parents died more than 10 years ago. My maternal grandmother, ...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Ah fair enough. If my kids want to work in the Eu27 then I'll apply for dual nationality, but only if its really going to stop them getting a job, which I doubt. As I understand it, grandchildren can inherit passport rights from a grandparent's place of birth. I don't think it's necessary for eithe...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Salary shock.
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

Re: Salary shock.

Different jobs pay different wages/salaries. Average wage (all jobs) is somewhere around £28,000.

It doesn't surprise me that they are offering £25k for a B team and age group coach.
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1356
Views: 94858

Re: ALK Capital...

If the figure talked about (180 million) is in the ball park what does that value each share at? How many shares are there? is there only one class of shares or more than one? You can find this info on Companies House. All the shareholders are listed, along with their respective holdings. Let me kn...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

I'm not really sure what crap Brexit analogy number 580 refers to. I guess it's more likely you'd agree with your neighbour that they could nip over your fence and get some of your apples and you could do the same with them than you'd try and agree with a bloke in Canada that you could fly over to ...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Well, I'd mainly say that French fishermen are more likely to want to fish in waters 10 miles away from them rather than 4,000 miles away. There's a huge difference in costs between the two which would render the latter uneconomic for most. So, it's the lower cost of travelling to fish in the water...
by Paul Waine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

So fishing rights weren't an issue with a country 4,000 miles away but are with a country 20 miles away. Would you like to hazard a guess why that is? Hi aggi, you posted the above early Sunday morning - I've just seen it now. Can you explain why 20 miles v 4,000 miles makes a difference? Yes, I kn...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 43
Views: 2338

Re: Dwight McNeil

Could work the other way - play better to get the pay rise. When he has it... not try as hard. , No, I think it's been unsettling for him, feeling a lot has been expected but his wages weren't matching those expectation. Maybe a new contract was promised at the end of last season - and then covid-1...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Hi Paul You’re over complicating this in my view. The point I was making is simple - calling it the ‘Australian Deal’ is pure and utter spin....and you know it is. It’s leaving with no deal - and I’m not even debating the rights and wrongs of leaving with no deal versus any kind of deal. I’m saying...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Similarly, most people didn't care about leaving before the referendum and then for some people the EU was suddenly responsible for everything that's gone wrong in the UK for the past 40 years. I agree some people will never accept the result but I think for most the issue is that the "upshot" of l...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Do you think that terming not getting a trade deal with the EU ‘no deal’ is difficult to understand? I’m not sure it could be any clearer! Do you think the term ‘Australian type deal’ is an attempt to clarify or obfuscate given that a large majority of the population won’t know what the Australian ...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Yes, but Australia weren’t part of the EU so the comparison is useless. It’s disingenuous to pretend no deal is anything but that. And perhaps people are thinking no deal is bad because it is (according to every economic forecast available). Nice bit of spin Paul - Mr Campbell would be proud of you...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16252

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Minister finally admits an "Australia Deal" is simply No Deal by another name. If No Deal was really a good thing, why would they have to dress it up and be dishonest to the public? Call it "no deal" and a lot of people hear "no" and think that is bad. Say it is the same deal that Australia has the...
by Paul Waine
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donating to local foodbank rather than pay the PPV
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Donating to local foodbank rather than pay the PPV

I've signed up to PPV for tonight's game. First time I've used box office. Fingers crossed it all works fine. I don't know if I'd have got a ticket to West Brom. It would have been great to go. Obviously it's cheaper for me to pay for ppv than (hope to) buy a ticket for the game and pay for travel t...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Three Tier Lockdown
Replies: 661
Views: 20364

Re: Three Tier Lockdown

Just seen this on BBC (and not seen it posted on here) - seems to be relevant to this thread. Brother of Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson dies with Covid The eldest brother of Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has died in hospital with coronavirus. The politician confirmed the news in a Tweet and thanked sta...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 63
Views: 3032

Re: Dwight McNeil

It’s excellent news Nonayforever but it’s been dressed up a bit when it’s only one year longer than the deal he was already on. He’s had a very quiet start to the season but I rate Dwight highly and so the longer he’s here, the better. If we do go on to sell him then every year remaining on the con...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 63
Views: 3032

Re: Dwight McNeil

Any pay rise Dwight has revceived has been well earned over the past 180 months or so. Very happy to see him signed up on a new contract. Plenty of work still to be done to get ourselves a set of happy campers from top to bottom at the club but this is something to be welcomed. Hi Rowls, 180 months...
by Paul Waine
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1356
Views: 94858

Re: ALK Capital...

Looking at DJW on line, assuming they’re one and the same, it’s not difficult to assume that he may well be party to this sort of information. Whether or not he should be posting what he knows, I don’t know, but for me at least, it makes interesting reading. It certainly beats the transfer window t...