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by Rileybobs
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England’s Number 1
Replies: 27
Views: 1531

Re: England’s Number 1

Bear in mind it’s been pretty hard for Southgate to drop Pickford seeing as England haven’t played an international game for about 7 years.
by Rileybobs
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The World now knows exactly who we are
Replies: 29
Views: 2220

Re: The World now knows exactly who we are

I was embarrassed about the banner at City, if you weren’t then that’s fine but don’t tell others how they should feel. I didn’t try to feel embarrassed it was my natural feeling. When a several colleagues and work associates brought it up in conversation over the following days I couldn’t help but ...
by Rileybobs
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea and Man City
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Chelsea and Man City

Thanks.
by Rileybobs
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea and Man City
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Chelsea and Man City

The only teams we haven’t taken a point from this season - just an observation. Not a bad record is it.

Done the double over Bournemouth, Southampton, West Ham and Watford and still a chance to do the same to Norwich.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CNN News: Nike Pope plays for Bunley
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Re: CNN News: Nike Pope plays for Bunley

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:11 pm
CNN News reporting Nike Pope is the goalkeeper at Bunley and you don’t get it? :shock:
Shows how much I’m paying attention! :lol:
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CNN News: Nike Pope plays for Bunley
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Re: CNN News: Nike Pope plays for Bunley

No comprendo.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 9 games to go....
Replies: 46
Views: 3095

Re: 9 games to go....

You see us ending on 59 points - that would be an extremely good total for a limited resource club like us. No - I predicted 9 points from the 9 games before the restart - I thought we’d be on the beach. How wrong was I. It wouldn’t actually surprise me to see us pick up 9 points from the remaining...
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 9 games to go....
Replies: 46
Views: 3095

Re: 9 games to go....

Rileybobs wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:37 pm
I’ll go for 9.
I still think we’ll get 9, easily.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spurs v Arsenal
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Spurs v Arsenal

Probably an Arsenal win as it’s doubtful we’ll finish above them.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's football 11/7/20
Replies: 82
Views: 1351

Re: Today's football 11/7/20

I thought Chelsea looked there for the taking at the Turf to be honest but they just ran away with it. They are susceptible to the counter attack.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Magnificent Performance From All The Lads
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: Magnificent Performance From All The Lads

I felt pretty chilled throughout, helps when there’s no pressure on a result. But Liverpool created a lot of decent chances but I didn’t think many of them were great chances. And for as limited as our chances were Jay missed a 1 v 1, we hit the bar and Jay misplaced a square ball to Vydra which sur...
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kevin Long
Replies: 52
Views: 3274

Re: Kevin Long

Struggled against West Ham but was very good today. He’s never let us down when called upon.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod
Replies: 52
Views: 4087

Re: Jay Rod

PS- Jay, I like your hair too - don’t change.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod
Replies: 52
Views: 4087

Re: Jay Rod

I was happy he signed but to be honest I didn’t expect this much from him especially after his slow start. What a fantastic signing he’s been. He’s a really classy player and has a bit of everything, including importantly knowing how to find the back of the net.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation Channel 5 9PM
Replies: 27
Views: 796

Re: The Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation Channel 5 9PM

Billy Balfour wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:30 am
The World at War still takes some beating as does its narration by Laurence Olivier.
Watched this about 5 years ago but never made it through the entire series. Searched on sky a few months ago and they’re all available on demand so I started watching them again recently.
by Rileybobs
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

Nothing wrong with having the conversation, if it can be had. The problem comes when someone makes a suggestion that perhaps white men for unexplained reasons make better managers than black men. It's unlikely to be discussed sensibly, because there will be shouts of "racist" to the extent that peo...
by Rileybobs
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

No - but is that necessarily wrong? You aren't born with a tattooed face, and it's not something that is forced upon you. If someone chooses to tattoo their face, that is part of who they are. Just as if they turn up for the interview in ripped jeans, or they pick their nose throughout the intervie...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds
Replies: 607
Views: 29097

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds

Leisure wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:33 pm
You telling porkies!
Yes, sorry. I didn’t think somebody would actually check their email junk folder for a refund! :lol:
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Declan Rice the invisible footballer
Replies: 58
Views: 2145

Re: Declan Rice the invisible footballer

Yer you have a point he has more chance of winning something with England even going to Euro's and World Cups than ever with Ireland . I think he would have progressed better with the Irish as would have been hungry to keep proving himself , look the papers think he is an £80 million player i don't...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Declan Rice the invisible footballer
Replies: 58
Views: 2145

Re: Declan Rice the invisible footballer

IanMcL wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:25 pm
sacrificed a very enjoyable Irish experience, for a short term exposure to England. Shame.
Whilst his England exposure will probably be a short term I’m not sure you can call being part of the current Irish set up an enjoyable experience.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

An interesting thread, and without wanting to put words in mouths cricketfieldclaret has always seemed on the liberal end of the spectrum (a compliment) so it seems to be proof of the silliness our country has got into they he is getting some stick for the OP. I think there probably is a little bit...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

Eh? Did you read the last bit of my post? "So when you accept that prejudicing based on someone’s appearance does happen I can understand why the question about the number of black football managers is asked." I said I think people are racist, individual people? Try reading the full post next time....
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Footy 9/7/20
Replies: 104
Views: 1773

Re: Footy 9/7/20

Bournemouth really did look to put a shift in tonight. They hounded Spurs but a lack of quality resulted in dropped points. With fight like that they stand a chance, although a small one considering their run-in.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 368
Views: 17966

Re: Investor

fully understand all that, but if I play devils advocate (not the one on here!) and Dyche says to Garlick, unless we sign a new right back and winger that is going to cost at least 20 million I pretty much gaurentee we will go down if we get injuries - then what does Garlick do ? Does he gamble the...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Footy 9/7/20
Replies: 104
Views: 1773

Re: Footy 9/7/20

Hard to believe that this Spurs side were in a Champions League final just over a year ago.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Footy 9/7/20
Replies: 104
Views: 1773

Re: Footy 9/7/20

That was so obviously handball in real time. Even Howe was saying it’s handball.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 368
Views: 17966

Re: Investor

however we look at it, there is only one expert and that is Dyche - if he says we need to spend a little more to improve the team to retain the competitivness then we should look to help him do that, if the only way is via investment then..... Dyche isn’t the business expert though is he. And I thi...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

Haha. Maybe we should introduce quotas pro rata to the demographic of our population. Oh that would go down well with the Virtue Signallers - not!!! Virtue signallers? Has that phrase not been lazily overused to death yet? Why don’t you start a thread about why there is a disproportionate number of...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 368
Views: 17966

Re: Investor

I'm staggered at people responses, I'm saying if people didnt take on debt they wouldn't get anywhere in life...its what makes the world go around. Listen, if we dont spend...then decline will come at a rate of knots that you wouldn't believe...I'm done. Likening a football club taking on debt to a...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds
Replies: 607
Views: 29097

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds

fidelcastro wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:41 pm
I haven't received an email or a refund!
Maybe check your junk folder. I just checked mine and my refund was in there!!! Kerching.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

As someone who was responsible for interviewing and making descions on who got jobs in my place of work I would honestly say, the best person for the job always got it. A man could walk in with a facial tattoo but be head and shoulders above other candidates. He would get the job. (There is someone...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds
Replies: 607
Views: 29097

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds

You still haven't not got your money refunded though? Just checked and unless I’ve got it in the time it’s taken me to post this then I still haven’t got the refund. Still got my email though so happy on that count. Edit - just checked and didn’t receive the email in the time that I posted. Unless ...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 32
Views: 2290

Re: Jack Cork

Brownhill has made a really encouraging start to life in the PL, but that's exactly what it is, a start. He's played 5 games at the top level. Jack Cork has proved over several seasons that he is a more than capable PL midfielder, a really consistent performer who Brownhill needs to emulate over a ...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood Must Start V Liverpool
Replies: 61
Views: 2728

Re: Wood Must Start V Liverpool

Vydra has played well of late. Makes some clever runs and links the play pretty well. The problem comes when the opposition presses us high and we’re under sustained pressure. Vydra doesn’t offer us any relief as his hold up play isn’t great and he’s pushed off the ball too easily. That said, in a g...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No nay never on the longside?
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: No nay never on the longside?

What’s that robot about to do to that robodog?
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds
Replies: 607
Views: 29097

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds

I’ve still got my email.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

Just to expand on my previous post; for those of you who think that the best person will get the job - as an example, do you think that a person with a tattooed face will have the same chance of getting a call centre job as someone without a tattooed face?
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

If you're good enough you'll get the job simple as that. Sadly, it is just too much for some folk to accept. You don't know that though do you? Why do you presume to know more about this than black ex-footballers struggling to get managerial opportunities? This may not be an issue, who on here know...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 32
Views: 2290

Re: Jack Cork

If Brownhill keeps this form up then he will keep the shirt - like all players do. But Cork still has an important part to play and considering he won't play again until next season it will depend what shape we're in by then.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Declan Rice the invisible footballer
Replies: 58
Views: 2145

Re: Declan Rice the invisible footballer

I'm not usually one to jump straight in and call these kind of players overrated because sometimes the good work they does goes unnoticed. You'd think there's a reason why professional managers and coaches rate him. But due to the hype that Rice has received up to press I have paid attention to what...
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds
Replies: 607
Views: 29097

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds

I'd be interested to see a confirmation from every poster who has received the email please. Also, can those of you who still haven't received the refund please keep updating us when you still haven't received your refund.
by Rileybobs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: White kit tonight to combat colour blindness
Replies: 34
Views: 1531

Re: White kit tonight to combat colour blindness

If this is true then it’s clearly a good thing. And as Rowls says there should be clearer guidelines for clubs. I’m not colour blind but I’ve struggled before when a team in very sky blue is up against a team in white.
by Rileybobs
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: tonights commentators
Replies: 100
Views: 4052

Re: tonights commentators

Got to agree that that was appalling. The drop ball gaffe was particularly funny. Not often the commentator has to shoot down his sidekick.
by Rileybobs
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Film/Drama Recommendations Please
Replies: 27
Views: 835

Re: Film/Drama Recommendations Please

Greatest Events of WWII in Colour - a fantastic 10 part documentary series on Netflix.
by Rileybobs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds
Replies: 607
Views: 29097

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds

I don’t fault the delay - the club obviously isn’t holding onto our cash with any ulterior motive. This is a complicated process. The amounts owed to each person is different due to the different price bands for example. But as is quite often the case, the club has dropped the ball with its communic...
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Kits 20/21
Replies: 92
Views: 6143

Re: New Kits 20/21

At the end of the day, Mike Rigg just doesn’t like hooped socks, and he’s the boss.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Washington Redskins name change
Replies: 50
Views: 1220

Re: Washington Redskins name change

huw.Y.WattfromWare wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Washington Redskins have given many millions to Native American communities over the years. If they are to lose their title I would hope this ceases.
Why on earth would you want a rich organisation to stop giving money to the community? Totally bizarre.
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Kits 20/21
Replies: 92
Views: 6143

Re: New Kits 20/21

Do the hooped socks present an issue in that they are twice as likely to clash with the opposition colour?
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Washington Redskins name change
Replies: 50
Views: 1220

Re: Washington Redskins name change

It's all down to perception and opinions. My perception is that I see it as respecting the indigenous people of that country. I don't know why they would want it changed unless the term "redskins" is offensive to them. But if they are trying to also change the name of the Cleveland Indians then I g...
by Rileybobs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?
Replies: 200
Views: 6548

Re: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?

Read his post again. The vulnerable don't matter to him. The vulnerable will always be vulnerable. Should life never continue? I think the sensible thing is for the vulnerable to take their own measures to protect themselves and others can continue to take the government and scientific advice to re...