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by Rileybobs
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So Weird...Why Am I Home At 10.30?
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: So Weird...Why Am I Home At 10.30?

So it’s ok to make sweeping generalisations about the younger generation, but not the older generation?
by Rileybobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Josh Brownhill
Replies: 25
Views: 2227

Re: Josh Brownhill

summitclaret wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:08 pm
What the heck as something that happened 12 years ago when a teenager played against us got to do with now?
Probably the same relevance as something that he did when he was under 21 years old. He’s not a centre back, and certainly not at our level.
by Rileybobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Josh Brownhill
Replies: 25
Views: 2227

Re: Josh Brownhill

After tonight's performance he must not be pushed out wide. I see a 352 system with him, Ash and Dwight advanced, a new right wing back and Cork right side of a back 3, as an attractive system. Just imagine Tripps in that system and we keep Tarks. Pope Cork Tarks Mee Tripps Josh Westy Dwight Taylor...
by Rileybobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Really enjoyed that and so encouraging.
Replies: 28
Views: 2080

Re: Really enjoyed that and so encouraging.

Enjoyable game and good to see the young players grasp the opportunity. Controlled the game for large periods which was pleasing considering the side we put out.
by Rileybobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Define "premier league player". There's no set standard. He's a footballer who has so far played well in the premier league. It's not a different sport in the premier league. All footballers have good and bad games. Players who have played at that level for years can have a shocker. "Raw at this le...
by Rileybobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

welsbyswife wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:07 pm
Good footballer. Nothing raw about him.
I've never disputed that he's a good footballer. You ought to learn to read what others post. If you think that he's a polished Premier League player then that's fine. I happen to think that currently he's not, but he's clearly got the talent to become so.
by Rileybobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Clearly very raw. :lol: Does him scoring an absolute worldy against a team at a lower level in any way disprove my opinion of him looking raw at Premier League level? What a daft thing to say. I've already said I have been very impressed with Brownhill so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove. I...
by Rileybobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 80696

Re: Tark - transfer

I may be mistaken but Tarkowski was the nearest man to son when he started his run......he should have put him firmly on his Ars€!! I think you may be using hindsight to your advantage claiming that Tarkowski should have taken Son down 90 yards from our goal when he had about 5 Burnley players betw...
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 80696

Re: Tark - transfer

Paul Waine wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:34 pm
Yes, Rome, but not today - man in background is wearing winter jacket.

Though, you can fly to Rome and back in a day.
To be fair the Italians get the puffer jackets out as soon as it drops below 25 degrees.
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 80696

Re: Tark - transfer

mill hill claret wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Yes ...that is clearly gawthorpe hall in the background 😄
It’s in Rome, where they filmed the fight scenes in Gladiator.
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fans to get back on the turf
Replies: 108
Views: 4532

Re: Fans to get back on the turf

Why trolling? Genuine question. Pre season went ahead fine at Gawthorpe. VAR can be moved. It's not that hard. They have changing rooms at Gawthorpe. More than Turf Moor I think - seeing as they had two friendlies running at the same time in Pre season. Press can comentate from the broadcast. It's ...
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4077

Re: Who likes Boris?

It’s pretty desperate stuff this deflecting any blame of Johnson or the Tories onto Labour. It’s like your house being robbed and being happy because they didn’t leave a turd in the toilet.
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The new Bond....
Replies: 40
Views: 1508

Re: The new Bond....

I think it’s time we had a female Bond, maybe Thandie Newton. It’s a disgrace that there have been 9 Bonds and each one has been played by a man.
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4077

Re: Who likes Boris?

I kept thinking he was going to punch me during his speech tonight. Had to move my sofa away from the tv.
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

So it's only in the unlikely (statistically speaking*) scenario that Westwood gets injured in the next month it's a good deal? In the more likely scenario he doesn't then is it a good deal? Because that seems the only arguement you can put forward for Stephens over a younger, more long term signing...
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4077

Re: Who likes Boris?

Quite correct and with the odd noble exception they’re all having a pretty torrid time of it .I was referring to British politics as such. I don’t think any party would have done much different tbf though Boris’s political style is really not helped by such a crisis as he’s a strictly a “ momentum ...
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

That was before you said we could "certainly do better". I was operating on the understanding you thought Stephens would be a good signing, by saying you think we can "certainly do better" you obviously don't think it's very good. What I find difficult to understand is that you admit we have a tiny...
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4077

Re: Who likes Boris?

Oh gawd not another political thread ...AndrewJB will be along soon with his party manifesto ... Re:Boris , no feelings either way but he’s been dealt possibly the worse hand in political history Not sure I agree with that seeing as it's the same hand that every other world leader has been dealt. H...
by Rileybobs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

So he's "certainly" not the best we can do but you're happy with it and think it makes sense? Think that sums it up. If there's by far better we can do then why should we settle for much less than that on big wages (thus limiting our other options)? Let's just think about this. We've got Hart, Lenn...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Look at the underlying stats, simple stuff such as dribble success, pass completion, etc to the deeper stuff such as open play shot creating actions. Outperforms Hendrick pretty much across the board. And for all you thinking Dyche would say he's raw. Ask yourself, if Gudmundsson and Cork were both...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

He looks better than, the much more PL experienced, Hendrick did in centre mid, in my opinion (and the stats would back me up). And I rated Hendrick before you suggest I'm one of the boo boys. Not sure what stats you have to prove that. But I think it’s obvious that in Hendrick’s time here he contr...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

People talk some nonsense. "Looks raw at this level". Based on what? Lazy thing to say. Ok, the standard is higher but it's not a different sport. The lad knows how to play and you don't just lose that because you step up a league. Why is it a lazy thing to say? I’ve been very impressed with Brownh...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Mattster wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Brownhill already has over 150 games at Championship level and above and was club captain at 23 years old. I reckon he'd be fine being the experienced member of a midfield partnership.
He still looks very raw at this level, in my opinion.
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car servicing costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: Car servicing costs

Right, so that’s a thing then. I take mine to an independent garage who are approved by the manufacturer, they can update the service book online. They’re not the cheapest garage but half the price of the manufacturer, and as they’re approved it doesn’t affect the warranty. And just as important in...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car servicing costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: Car servicing costs

I’ve got a related question that the car experts might know the answer to. My car now has a ‘digital’ service record, I have no traditional service book. How do you go on with that, if you take it to an independent garage and not a dealer? Make sure you take it to one who can update your digital re...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

6 months ago Brownhill was just that, a young player signed from the Championship without any PL experience. He's been quality since coming into the side. So I'll take option 1 please. And Brownhill is clearly still learning a lot every week, which is why it’s great that he’s got an experienced hea...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car servicing costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: Car servicing costs

They're recommending changing tyres just for the sake of it. People should take more responsibility for the road worthiness of their cars instead of treating it with disdain and then complaining when they think a garage is ripping them off. Odds are most of them don't have the same complaints of be...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car servicing costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: Car servicing costs

Jakubclaret wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:20 pm
It might be good advice but whether that's affordable or practical is something else entirely.
Yes, my point being that a mechanic whose company policy is to recommend tyres are changed when the tread is less than 3mm isn’t robbing you when he recommends you change your tyres with a 2.9mm tread.
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

My point exactly for the most part. I agree we can't afford to throw money away. We know that's all we're doing with Stephens. He'll never sell for more than we pay for him. He'll never be anything more than 4th choice centre mid here. He doesn't improve the starting eleven. He'll be surplus in a f...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Aye. But they have a chance. Which is more than can be said for sigings like Stephens who are only going in the other direction. Yes, but it’s fairly obvious that we’re not exactly in a great position to be taking chances. We’ve not got a lot of cash and we can’t afford to carry a large squad with ...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Bogle and Lowe just cost Sheffield United roughly £3.5m each. Young talents may cost a bit more than they did in the past but they also sell for more. But guess what, surplus 33 year olds don't. But Bogle and Lowe are still only worth £3.5m each. It’s too early to say whether those signings will be...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: tonight's footy 21/9/20
Replies: 47
Views: 1158

Re: tonight's footy 21/9/20

City's typical 'soft' penalty award, well tucked away by KDB mind, even it was a questionable decision. It’s the classic see the player slide and run into leg, but that’s a penalty. Simple solution is not to go to ground in the box. Sterling tried the same thing about 5 mins in but failed to get th...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Both Keane and Pope were signed amd blooded whilst we were in the Premier League. You’re quite right, but we were relegated with Keane thrown into the side in the PL. I would say he developed a lot in that Championship winning season that followed. We signed Keane for £2m, that also demonstrates wh...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

That's my point though - Keane signed for £3m odd, sold for £30, Tarkowski signed for £3m, might be sold for £35m+, Pope, McNeil - all will bring in significant funds. We're a selling club, I have no problem with it if the money is reinvested in the squad. The problem with the last couple of years ...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Stephens has proven he is good enough to walk into our starting eleven? He's not good enough to walk into Brighton's starting eleven and we finish above them every single season. He's not a signing for the starting eleven, if he was it'd frankly be even more pathetic, he's for depth. Unfortunately ...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: tonight's footy 21/9/20
Replies: 47
Views: 1158

Re: tonight's footy 21/9/20

Nice dive by Sterling, took him a while to realise that it was in vain due to VAR.
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

No it's not that much different if you let them walk away for nothing but I think you're missing the point of considering resale value when signing a player. Who do you think has the best chance of getting a fee with one year left on their deal in your scenarios? The 33 year old or the 27 year old?...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

We signed Westwood 3 and a half years ago. 3 and a half years later he's still younger than Stephens is now. We signed Cork 3 years ago. He's days older than Stephens. Since signing them we've finished 7th and 10th, we should be progressing. This is going backwards on where we were when we signed W...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: tonight's footy 21/9/20
Replies: 47
Views: 1158

Re: tonight's footy 21/9/20

it's a difficult one, Watkins has his arm across the front of the defender, the defender has every right to try and haul his arm away from in front of him. For me (granted, I've only seen 1 replay of it so I could be wrong) it looked like the first offence was by Watkins - I must be wrong though be...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: tonight's footy 21/9/20
Replies: 47
Views: 1158

Re: tonight's footy 21/9/20

It was a red card for me, not sure why Carragher and Richards were upset about it - probably coming at it from a defender’s perspective. But why should a player who’s used his clever movement and pace to get through on goal be denied by a defender grappling with him from behind?
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car servicing costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: Car servicing costs

UK tyre law: what is the legal tyre tread depth... UK law stipulates that a car should have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three-quarters of the tyre. I know but being recommended to change your tyres before they reach the minimum tread depth sounds like good...
by Rileybobs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car servicing costs
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: Car servicing costs

Take the same figure they’re quoting you and put it in a separate bank account. Then when your service is due, raid the coffers. Better having the money sat in your bank, than theirs. In seriousness though, I’ve heard many horror stories about car dealers recently using these service pack schemes t...
by Rileybobs
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 3715
Views: 357330

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Right_winger wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:13 pm
Only 1 of the players listed were any good ( Heaton ) the rest were donkeys
David Jones was a donkey?
by Rileybobs
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks injury
Replies: 178
Views: 12917

Re: Tarks injury

Absolutely, but you have to question this "furthering career" idea if he goes to West Ham or similar. The apparent fractured relationship with the board already, it could put it on eggshells. Dyche want's Tarkowski here. Yes West Ham would be a joke of a move, apart from the obvious financial gain....
by Rileybobs
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks injury
Replies: 178
Views: 12917

Re: Tarks injury

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:11 pm
I honestly think that if the board sell Tarkowski, it could be one of the final straws that breaks the camels back and Dyche could be off.
Dyche has said before that he won’t stand in the way of players looking to further their career.
by Rileybobs
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 80696

Re: Tark - transfer

CFS wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:03 pm
Remember what Son did to our full team last season and then come back and claim tarkowski is a top level defender.
Tarkowski was in Spurs’s box attacking a free kick when Son collected the ball. At no point was he between Son and our goal.
by Rileybobs
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Lockdown
Replies: 272
Views: 9601

Re: New Lockdown

Local cricketer wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Wasn't Nick Hancock the bloke off they think its all over? Stoke fan I think
Yeah. Once saw him outside the Turf against Stoke probably 20 years ago. It’s easy to confuse our health secretary with a comedian though.
by Rileybobs
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Lockdown
Replies: 272
Views: 9601

Re: New Lockdown

Fair enough Riley, I may have failed to judge you on merit , perhaps prejudiced by past posts. My original post compared the queues in recent weeks with queues before Nick Hancock asked young people to think of their grandparents . Prior to that statement I had been able to get tested every week fo...
by Rileybobs
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long and Dunne v Leicester?
Replies: 52
Views: 2667

Re: Long and Dunne v Leicester?

For me, and my mind works in a certain way, there is sufficient evidence that hes going. Its probably unfortunate that we are playing Leicester and thats where is move will be. Wouldn't surprise me if Rogers & SD who are mates have spoken, and SD has said you can have him but we are skint.We need a...
by Rileybobs
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long and Dunne v Leicester?
Replies: 52
Views: 2667

Re: Long and Dunne v Leicester?

Isn't it strange if Tarks does not start that no mention was made by SD at the recent press conference.He spoke about Mee, Barnes, Cork and JBG in detail. It could have been something as simple as"Tarks has got an annoying injury to a toe, which is why he did not play v Sheff Utd, and is touch and ...