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by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Japan v Holland
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Japan v Holland

wilks_bfc wrote:My money is on Puma bringing out the first “sleeveless” top

I know they’ve done a version before with Cameroon with their vest shirt but I mean one with no arm holes, just a tube of material so tight it pins arms to side


Players will have to train to be subbuteo figures the way the game is going.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Japan v Holland
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Japan v Holland

Get used to it because this is modern football ---don't forget that she was cautioned for the non-deliberate handball too. You have to remember that her arms were in an unnatural position too ---they were on the end of her arms which were hanging from her shoulders ---just not natural.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?

The risk of serious injury is just one of those things. There's no more or less risk with a very marginal offside than there is in normal play. As for the second yellow, if the refs interpret the rules correctly, it makes no difference. The second yellow is for persistent fouling or for unsporting ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?

I think the offence is in removing the shirt in celebration of a goal. The fact that it wasn't a goal probably makes no difference. In fact, VAR makes very little difference to after-the-event bookings and sendings off. A foul worthy of a yellow and red card is still worthy of the card even if it s...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia
Replies: 91
Views: 2200

Re: England vs Australia

ClaretTony wrote:Dire from Bairstow. Was hoping we’d be pushing towards 200 before we saw Buttler.

We are Tony ---needing over 200 --was that not what you meant? :D
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news
Replies: 151
Views: 4526

Re: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news

Bordeauxclaret wrote:Still irks me that you can admit lying about something so serious and get away with it without any real sort of punishment.


A bit like weapons of mass destruction ----and how many lives did that one cost?
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia
Replies: 91
Views: 2200

Re: England vs Australia

It doesn't matter which sport ---this is another World Cup that England are not going to win.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR at the Women’s World Cup
Replies: 33
Views: 826

Re: VAR at the Women’s World Cup

The Cameroon game is a good example of how VAR interference can spoil a game just by trying to get it right. The two offside decisions proved to be correct. The England goal which was allowed had been flagged as offside when the ball went in the next and this was the big beef from the Cameroon team....
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?

Surely the offence is removing one's shirt irrespective of what the reason, so the VAR thing is irrelevant. You are correct about the offence, however, when does a player usually commit this offence? I'll bet that, should his/her goal be subsequently disallowed by VAR, he/she would think that VAR i...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rafa Goes
Replies: 63
Views: 3313

Re: Rafa Goes

Surely that isn't happening whilst Ashley is at the helm? Probably not but the Sheikh is having the fit and proper person test by the PL from all accounts. I think it is just a matter of the PL asking how much money have you? Will you be prepared to spend loads of it? OK --yes ---you are a fit and ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?

IFAB is made up of members of the four home football associations and four representatives from FIFA. Your guess is as good as mine. Interesting that, if a keeper moves off their line at a penalty kick they are to be cautioned and presumably if the kick is ordered to be retaken and they move again t...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?

Making them up as they go along by the looks of it. All ratified by IFAB earlier this year. Opponents must remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play, however, the ball is in play once the kick has been taken. An interesting one with VAR being introduced is the fact that a player wil...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sad news of a claret passing
Replies: 30
Views: 2403

Re: Sad news of a claret passing

Condolences to you and yourfamily. RIP Arthur.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Inside info?
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Inside info?

According to the bookies, Gary Monk is favourite and Sean Dyche is second favourite. Having said that, nobody up here knows whether the take over is taking place, whether Rafa is definitely on his way out, whether, should the take over take place, the new owners will wish to appoint someone of their...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Zealand v West Indies
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: New Zealand v West Indies

Very exciting game and such a pity for Brathwaite that his last shot was to one of the best NZ fielders. So close and great to watch as was the India v Afghanistan game earlier.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stuart Downing
Replies: 22
Views: 1977

Re: Stuart Downing

Tricky Trevor wrote:This is not an original concept.


Very true and I should think that the guy who would have to sue Boro would be Stewart Downing if he had any chance of winning. :)
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley can pull big crowds
Replies: 19
Views: 1962

Re: Burnley can pull big crowds

What you're seeing in the photo are the massed ranks of Tottenham fans on the Holte End at Villa for our first semi-final there in two years. We were allocated tickets for the smaller opposite end and although we took plenty of fans we were still outnumbered in an official attendance of 70,000. Odd...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stuart Downing
Replies: 22
Views: 1977

Re: Stuart Downing

He is 35 in July and well known to Tony Mowbray and could do very well for Rovers. He was not available for quite a while last season at Middlesbrough, in spite of Tony Pulis wanting to use him. The club did not want to give him the option of a contract extension and Pulis was told not to pick him u...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Sri Lanka Cricket
Replies: 50
Views: 1255

Re: England v Sri Lanka Cricket

Was merely pointing out that Stokes had taken the single to get strike for the next over and left Wood with one ball to face. Wasn’t meant in any way to be a criticism of Wood. No problem Tony --just standing up for the local lad! He has done better than I thought he would and I know that he would ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Sri Lanka Cricket
Replies: 50
Views: 1255

Re: England v Sri Lanka Cricket

Gave Wood one ball to face and he’s out. Sri Lanka won by 20 runs. Unfair on Wood ---he faced more balls than Bairstow and Rashid and the same as Woakes ---he should not have been in that situation. He has taken 12 wickets for 203 runs and has only had one innings in this WC so far and scored 10 no...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Clarets Individual Goal On The Turf?
Replies: 60
Views: 1456

Re: Best Clarets Individual Goal On The Turf?

From the description Tommy Cummings against Newcastle when he took the ball from box to box to score in January 1952 My Dad wouldn't take me that day because I had had a bad cold and was wheezing but told me all about it when he got back. Any oldie Claret posters on here see that game? If you did c...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ex-players would make the best refs?!!
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Re: Ex-players would make the best refs?!!

Does it say that in the Laws somewhere. I was a groundsman, not at any high level, but I never heard of this 22cms diameter. No, I don't think so. It is just a memory from my RAF days in Germany and my involvement with Monchengladbach Amateurs. It was the German groundsman that told me that and I j...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ex-players would make the best refs?!!
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Re: Ex-players would make the best refs?!!

The spot should be 22cms diameter which is also very close to the diameter of the ball. The ball may be placed exactly as dpinsussex said with any part of the ball touching the spot or whatever other mark is made. Hipper--the practice of placing the ball so that part of it overhangs the corner quadr...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: VAR

The Scottish keeper was also off her line for the re-take. I do find the booking a bit harsh though, although it is the new law. I presume it’s for denying a GSO but they get the re-take. Like all changes it’ll take some bedding in. It's a pity that she didn't save the second penalty, VAR review sh...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England U21 v France U21
Replies: 70
Views: 2521

Re: England U21 v France U21

Safe refereeing. Move abraham away before dropping the ball. Saves the arguments lol Didnt see hand ball only watched second half. Red card very surprised he disnt go red immediately it was horrendous and personally very surprised when he went pen / yellow. VAR working well on this occasion. Refere...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England U21 v France U21
Replies: 70
Views: 2521

Re: England U21 v France U21

New laws So Abraham must not have realised this with all his moaning. The ref made the correct decision in giving the ball to France, in fact, I thought that the officials were almost 100% in this match, including the handball penalty decision which, although I do not like the interpretation, has b...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If you could live one day of your life again...
Replies: 41
Views: 1812

Re: If you could live one day of your life again...

LoveCurryPies wrote:Is there one day of your life that was so wonderful you would love to relive it again?

Or, is there a day you would like to revisit and change what you did?


At my age ---tomorrow --I hope!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England U21 v France U21
Replies: 70
Views: 2521

Re: England U21 v France U21

My question is why was there a contested drop ball which led to the goal. New law changes ?? dp --I don't think that it was a contested drop ball. France were in possession when the ref stopped play for treatment to Foden, therefore, under the new Law the ball is given back to them ---isn't it? We ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: VAR

You need to stop worrying about what might happen. It’s clearly winding you up. Quite wrong Bordeaux --I don't worry about it per se --I just let them get on with it regardless. Same goes with transfers etc. ---never worry about anything that you can't influence and that is 98% of your life and eve...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: VAR

People having been saying that players will be afraid to tackle for varying reasons for a number of years now yet it's still happening. I didn't say anything about past years because the game has been played to Laws which onfield officials have been using for years. VAR will make a difference, part...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: VAR

Worry not folks, they will just introduce more people into the VAR room to view the incident, perhaps also including the odd pundit, who generally struggles with the Laws anyway, and then they can make a committee decision ......meanwhile on the pitch....... Personally, I think that the introduction...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nigeria v France. Women’s footy.
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Nigeria v France. Women’s footy.

I know mate but it dosent half slow the game down. It isn't just slowing it down it is ruining the game. Not much is black and white in football except goal line technology. The rest is purely down to opinions of those officiating on the field of play and those watching a TV screen off the field. A...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nigeria v France. Women’s footy.
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Nigeria v France. Women’s footy.

Steve1956 wrote:I hate Var.


Get used to it Steve because it is the future!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: VAR

Totally agree elwa. I fear it’ll be my last season too, I have already decided that, after this coming season. I am not prepared to make the 300 mile return trip to the Turf to see matches decided by people looking at a television screen. I played and refereed at a decent level for over 50 years at...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: VAR

Referee is the problem here I honestly think that the problem is way above the referees ---try UEFA in this case and FIFA in the Womens' World Cup and the directives which they are giving to the officials. At the end of the day, they employ the officials and this means that any official that does n...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: VAR

Modern game I'm afraid. This is classed as reckless and endangering an opponent ---the ball no longer matters in football, it is being nice to your opponent that is much more important!

The game is going to the dogs and so will I with this continuing ---it will be more exciting!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The 'top six clubs' in the Premiership....
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: The 'top six clubs' in the Premiership....

Ah we're nit picking that bad? got ya Not nit picking at all --just being correct ---my musician's mentality kicks in. Premiership in Scotland and also Premiership in Rugby Union but not football in England, just as there is no Division One, Two etc. ---it is we oldies who get accused of not being ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The 'top six clubs' in the Premiership....
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: The 'top six clubs' in the Premiership....

I would argue that those are not the top six clubs in the Premiership.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What standard of men's football would beat a top international women's team ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2222

Re: What standard of men's football would beat a top international women's team ?

A team of lard-bellied 30 stone 60 year olds playing walking football would tear any women's team a new one without breaking sweat. I am so looking forward to watching the World Cup in this event, meanwhile, I suppose that I can just watch the FIFA Womens' World Cup until the walking football holds...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul Sinha
Replies: 17
Views: 1823

Re: Paul Sinha

I can only echo the sentiments expressed by others and wish Paul well, he is always very entertaining in whatever he does.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v West Indies
Replies: 37
Views: 970

Re: England v West Indies

Bairstow gone with a cut in the air to third man who hardly had to move.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v West Indies
Replies: 37
Views: 970

Re: England v West Indies

Mark Wood will be very disappointed that he dropped that, I just hope that he doesn't let it affect his bowling and he drops short, which he has a tendency to do when his mind is not fully focussed.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v West Indies
Replies: 37
Views: 970

Re: England v West Indies

England are bowling very well at the moment and making it hard work for the batsmen.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2492

Re: Is VAR the future?

Oh dear, Darnhill. Don’t get brainwashed by all the “there was contact” nonsense that’s bandied about these days. Most of us can see if it’s a foul or if it’s just a player trying to get an Oscar. It’s feckin embarrassing watching all these lightweights drop like a stone every time someone touches ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2492

Re: Is VAR the future?

Never been in favour of VAR, does anybody actually know the handball rule? I've always thought it was ''deliberate'' handball, has that changed? or are we making up our own definition of deliberate? the penalty Man United got in the final minute against PSG was an absolute disgrace. I'd love someon...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is women’s football winning you over?
Replies: 185
Views: 4883

Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Just remembered that it was France that profited from VAR in the World Cup Final and also tonight ----the authorities must really love the French team!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2492

Re: Is VAR the future?

Another shocker in the France v Norway women's game. A penalty granted via VAR for a perfectly good tackle where the player was clipped on the follow through aggi --I have posted about this on the Womens' Football thread, however, this decision was reversed because of VAR and this was an experience...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Motorway Madness
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Motorway Madness

I sussed it out con because I think that you are nowhere near the M6 at present --I think that it is much more peaceful where you are :D
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is women’s football winning you over?
Replies: 185
Views: 4883

Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Strangely enough I though penalty! with benefit of VAR it wasn't..... That is the problem though! I played and refereed at semi-professional level for 40 years and I no longer know what constitutes a foul, a handball, just how the offside Law is interpreted etc. and I have mentored young referees u...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is women’s football winning you over?
Replies: 185
Views: 4883

Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Well tbf the powers that be have been advocating non contact in the men's game for years. :D Too true tim. Tonight's game was ruined by VAR convincing a very experienced referee, who referees in teh Bundesliga in Germany, that she should give a penalty for a player kicking the ball but catching the...

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