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by Rileybobs
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting from Vydra
Replies: 65
Views: 5075

Re: Interesting from Vydra

We need four forwards. He’s our fourth best forward. The fourth choice forward is unlikely to get much game time. It’s not difficult to understand. It’s a shame that’s Vydra hasn’t had many opportunities but this is mainly down to the form of Barnes and Wood. I suspect Dyche knows that he would sign...
by Rileybobs
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test
Replies: 214
Views: 4545

Re: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test

Looking forward to going on Friday. Weather looks set, should be a good test match.
by Rileybobs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski
Replies: 29
Views: 3560

Re: Tarkowski

Looks sharper and stronger and is playing with clear intention. Cracking first couple of games for him.
by Rileybobs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Talk Sport
Replies: 46
Views: 2800

Re: Talk Sport

I have it on fairly regularly if I'm in the car for the odd 15/20 minutes. There's a load of rubbish but if you want to listen to a bit of sports chat it serves a purpose. I always find Simon Jordan very interesting to listen to and Max and Barry's show on a Sunday morning is really entertaining.
by Rileybobs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

Rick_Muller wrote:Imo it’s a good compromise between stopping every goal for a review and having unjust decisions


Not every goal gets stopped for a review though.
by Rileybobs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

Why 2 appeals, one appeal per game should suffice, and only the captain can appeal, and within a specified time limit - say 20 seconds of the goal/event they want to appeal to VAR for. If they’re right they keep their appeal, if they’re wrong, that’s it no more in the game. Captains would have to b...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

OK, but you are forgetting any other appeals for pens and possible red card Each team would use both appeals per game, and more often than not they would be used for the sake of it. So every game now has 4 VAR reviews. Have any games this season had 4 VAR reviews yet? Maybe some have but the averag...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

So a good first goal and we are left with one. Then have one appeal. Every goal should not be checked unless there is a valid reason Just my opinion Rileybobs VAR has been obtrusive because we are waiting to hear if is a goal is good or not We are left with one appeal so we would appeal the second ...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

Wokingclaret wrote:No way because they would lose appeals


Who cares about losing appeals? Burnley would have appealed both of Arsenal’s goals on the off chance that something was amiss in the build up. What else would teams be banking the appeals up for?
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

VAR should not be checking every goal. There should be an appeal system like Cricket, 2 appeals per match but you lose them if you abuse them City could have appealed the Pen for example The hand ball rule is terrible, and therefore not good for Ben Mee, as his arms attract the ball like a magnet W...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New fourth kit revealed
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: New fourth kit revealed

Fantastic shirt but ruined by the sponsor. Is there any way I can buy the kit without the sponsor? No way I’m walking around advertising sport-based community initiatives.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: chelsea leicester
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: chelsea leicester

Lowbankclaret wrote:In consistency of VAR is doing my head in.
If Ben Mee was hand ball, then that one was too.


Ben Mee’s handball wasn’t reviewed by VAR.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 2nd test
Replies: 204
Views: 5952

Re: England vs Australia 2nd test

This could get interesting
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blades v Palace
Replies: 25
Views: 1347

Re: Blades v Palace

Zaha even looks totally pee’d off on the captions of the players stood in their kits that they use to show the starting line ups before the game.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blades v Palace
Replies: 25
Views: 1347

Re: Blades v Palace

Two poor looking teams of which Sheff Utd are looking slightly the more lively.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Canadians aren't happy.
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: The Canadians aren't happy.

I see ImplodingTurtle is making this thread all about him again.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 84
Views: 4125

Re: Arsenal v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope - 8
Lowton - 7
Tarks - 8
Mee - 8
Pieters - 7
JBG - 6
Cork - 7
Westwood - 7
McNeill - 7
Wood - 6
Barnes - 7
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Drinkwater
Replies: 56
Views: 4614

Re: Danny Drinkwater

I think I saw that Cork and Westwood covered the most ground in today’s game. The way we set up isn’t for our central midfielders to have a particularly active role in attacks, although I recall Cork did well for Barnes’ goal. So whilst neither are flash players or what you might want to see from a ...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

That was a slightly different issue because the goal was never given. Plenty of fans hoped that VAR would overturn the ref's decision to disallow it, but you wouldn't really say they were "appealing". Yes different issue for sure, but nobody thought that Barnes was offside other than the ...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Owen Jones assaulted
Replies: 202
Views: 6918

Re: Owen Jones assaulted

What a depressing read.
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

Forget it --players and fans never appeal for anything so it is totally irrelevant to expect that they woud start now. I hold my hand up and look forward to many quiet games in the future and I also look forward to no players ever approaching the match officials over any decision ---appealing ---do...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Arsenal
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Arsenal

Fantastic referee. Scott wasn't exactly terrible last week but when you compare his game to how effortless Dean officiated this game it's no wonder that some get frustrated and mark low. I always feel safe that the outcome will not be determined by the ref when Dean is in the middle and today was no...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Drinkwater
Replies: 56
Views: 4614

Re: Danny Drinkwater

When Drinkwater is fit he will get his chance when either of the central midfielders pick up an injury or show a loss of form, unless he makes a game-changing impact from the bench.
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

If you think that it is rubbish asking how many players appealed you have obviously not refereed because Spurs players, havng conceded that goal, would have been looking for any excuse for it to be disallowed. I shall ask another question ---how many Spurs fans appealed for handball? How is it in a...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

Turn that around though - if that ball was going to Jesus, the 2 players challenged for the header, and it flicked of the Spurs player's arm - there would have been no VAR review, and no penalty awarded, because there's a black and white rule for attacking, saying if it hits the hand accidental or ...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 2nd test
Replies: 204
Views: 5952

Re: England vs Australia 2nd test

I think it’s pretty poor that Smith was deemed fit to return out to bat but then not fit enough to take the field. You shouldn’t take chances with head injuries like that.
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

Agree. Providing the defending team get penalised in the same way when they save a shot that is on target with their hand. We shall see whether that happens for fairness. Why should the defending team have a handball advantage? I’m not sure of the exact law but I agree that a shot stopped on the li...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

How many Spurs players appealed for handball? None! Did the officials think that there had been a handball? No Did the commentary team think, in real time, that there had been a handball? No However, a guy watching a tv screen some 220 miles away in the middle of an industrial estate on the outskir...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1989

Re: City v Spurs

Happy enough for those kinds of goals to be ruled out. Why should you be allowed to gain an advantage by using your arm which leads to a goal? All this ‘it’s unfair on City’ stuff is b0llocks. Handball hasn’t been for deliberate handball for years so I’m more than happy for accidental handball to be...
by Rileybobs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 2nd test
Replies: 204
Views: 5952

Re: England vs Australia 2nd test

Bizarrely, batting so badly has actually made an England win a possible outcome - however unlikely that is.
by Rileybobs
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Huddersfield vs Fulham
Replies: 41
Views: 1957

Re: Huddersfield vs Fulham

Woodleyclaret wrote:Borh teams are pxxx poor
Again Huddersfield are playing without a striker
Lack of goals got them relegated did they not learn anything last year.


Grant is a striker.
by Rileybobs
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Huddersfield vs Fulham
Replies: 41
Views: 1957

Re: Huddersfield vs Fulham

This Huddersfield side just can’t create chances. They don’t seem to have a game plan. This manager won’t last long.
by Rileybobs
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 2nd test
Replies: 204
Views: 5952

Re: England vs Australia 2nd test

Improvement on the last test. Baby steps.
by Rileybobs
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This laughing stock from Norway
Replies: 49
Views: 3251

Re: This laughing stock from Norway

David Coulthard’s looking rough.
by Rileybobs
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Graham Scott v Southampton
Replies: 35
Views: 1451

Re: RATE THE REF - Graham Scott v Southampton

It always amuses me when scores for Referees are given. How many have refereed a match on Towneley let alone a Premier league match. May I suggest that you join Burnley Referees Association or your local RA, take and pass the exam and start to referee matches.Then you may have an idea on how to sco...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes question
Replies: 53
Views: 4093

Re: Ashley Barnes question

Bingo…….Our ‘Bashley’ is the heart and soul of what the current Clarets are all about. He’s not the most naturally skilled player, but the guy shows up for work EVERY day and give it his all. Opposing defenders must hate playing against him, an old style striker in the Andy Lochead mold, arguably D...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why was Jay Rods wrist taped up....
Replies: 16
Views: 2215

Re: Why was Jay Rods wrist taped up....

theroyaldyche wrote:Is he the richest squad member?


Joe Hart??
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The new Top 4/6
Replies: 14
Views: 1157

Re: The new Top 4/6

I don't think anyone will in the long term, the gap in revenues is too big to overcome. The top six are just going to get further away from the rest. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3XtVMvXsAEawZ0?format=jpg Of course the top clubs are getting richer but by that logic Manchester United would be challe...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Saints blown away by the Clarets
Replies: 23
Views: 1696

Re: REPORT: Saints blown away by the Clarets

There was a moment near the end of the game next to the JHL when a Soton player was fouled three times, the referee correctly tried to let play continue but he lost the ball on the third challenge. No foul given. He let similar little incidents go for us when he got carried away with the advantage a...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky advert and Burnley snails
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Sky advert and Burnley snails

Swizzlestick wrote:Weird advert. Great song though.


Absolute banger. Made more so by The Office Christmas special.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are we suspect at Corners?
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Are we suspect at Corners?

Vegas Claret wrote:Taylor is 5'9
Pieters is 6'1


I don’t know how I can prove this but I can guarantee that Taylor is taller than 5’9. I’d be very surprised if he isn’t 6 feet tall.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lampard out....
Replies: 72
Views: 3606

Re: Lampard out....

Got to agree that whilst every team in this league are a threat there’s only the obvious top two that are to be feared. I expect the likes of Everton and Leicester to threaten the top six this season.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky advert and Burnley snails
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Sky advert and Burnley snails

That’s a snail? I thought it was Chris Iwelumo!
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lampard out....
Replies: 72
Views: 3606

Re: Lampard out....

I would have thought it common sense to allow Lampard time to make the most out of what he's got. He's promoting younger players and it will take time to reap rewards. It would be refreshing if the Chelsea board aren't as trigger happy as they have been in the past.
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR.........
Replies: 76
Views: 1622

Re: VAR.........

My thoughts on VAR are that it is needed but not exactly in the way it is being used at present. I personally can see in 5 years sensors being in a players toecaps of their boots, plus the ball and some sort of sensor across the touchline which would automatically know if a player is offside at the...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR.........
Replies: 76
Views: 1622

Re: VAR.........

Yep agree we are just gonna over complicate things and like you Im not a VAR fan. I would rather just let the ref make the decision and respect sometime mistakes are made Only positive for me this weekend was that the principle about obvious mistake was seeming to be followed in the Prem and just h...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR.........
Replies: 76
Views: 1622

Re: VAR.........

I know what you are saying and Im on the same side as you of this debate but I can see some merit. The linesmen should still make their decisions based on the original law/rule but any offside decision that is that close and results in a goal or penalty or red card is now always going to go to VAR ...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR.........
Replies: 76
Views: 1622

Re: VAR.........

Hi Rileybobs, I know what you are saying. But, do we think that the referee's assistant can see both when the ball is played forward and where the attacker and the defender were in relation to each other at that time - and determine who was closest to the goal line to an accuracy of less than 10cm?...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR.........
Replies: 76
Views: 1622

Re: VAR.........

Im not sure if the technology does actually have a range of variance for accuracy but I can see some merit in Paul Waine's view. You could for example build into the VAR rules that the if the technology doesn't show the attacker is 5cm's ahead of the defender then no offside is given. It means that...
by Rileybobs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lampard out....
Replies: 72
Views: 3606

Re: Lampard out....

We can’t moan that young English coaches don’t get a chance and then moan when they do.

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