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by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Time up for Dunne at Fleetwood
Replies: 27
Views: 1928

Re: ARTICLE: Time up for Dunne at Fleetwood

Dunne comes back into the fold just when another Under 23 player, Scott Wilson, goes out on loan to Blyth Spartans who are managed by Lee Clark.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: South Africa v England 2nd Test
Replies: 119
Views: 3328

Re: South Africa v England 2nd Test

Just what are umpires doing today? There can be no excuse for not calling no-balls, it is part of their remit. As was just shown, he had bowled a similar no-ball a couple of deliveries before but had not been called, even though he was way over the line. I suppose the plus thing from that was that h...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How to measure 10 yards
Replies: 14
Views: 708

How to measure 10 yards

Sebastian Stockbridge was the referee at Doncaster v Oxford yesterday --he certainly didn't endear himself to the Oxford contingent!

https://twitter.com/Matt_Walker96/statu ... 79873?s=20
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VA Farce!
Replies: 70
Views: 2412

Re: VA Farce!

According to IFAB it does, and the PL have got it wrong https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/50944416 He has just said this in the last few days because the controversy about offside has been prevalent in quite a number of countries, not just the PL. He is trying to get out of a hole because IF...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ray Pointer
Replies: 22
Views: 1492

Re: Ray Pointer

Ray was a smashing player in a smashing team and in an era when players weren't mollycoddled like they are now. As someone said earlier, he used to chase lost causes and never, ever gave up a chase until the ball had crossed the line, his perseverance led to quite a number of goals with Jimmy Robson...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What happened to Bobby Madley
Replies: 51
Views: 2104

What happened to Bobby Madley

The man himself explaining his sacking and sudden departure. A salutary warning as to what you may put on social media or who you think you can trust. "So to the end of the decade. A decade that saw the wonderful birth of a child and the sad loss of a father. One with personal highs and lows, just l...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR again
Replies: 68
Views: 1549

Re: VAR again

Ashington. Thanks for that it makes interesting reading. I wasn't sure whether you still referee or maybe you have retired. Just out of interest do you know many PL & Championship referees in your part of the world. We have a family friend from around the North East who's a Championship referee wit...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR again
Replies: 68
Views: 1549

Re: VAR again

Ashington. I'll take that as a no then? I imagine the referees are in favour of VAR as it takes the majority of responsibility away from them. Sorry beddie, I missed your question further up the thread! A definite no from me and have said so since when it was first introduced, having foreseen many ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 1493

Re: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?

The game is called football the rule should be a full foot in front of the defenders furthest foot. Most players lean forward to run you shouldn't be punished for your stance. VAR though is killing the game. Just stick with goal technology IMHO it actually works. WHy does goal line technology work?...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR again
Replies: 68
Views: 1549

Re: VAR again

I know. As I said above my view is clear and obvious should apply to offsides for the reasons given. The general secretary of the IFAB agrees: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/football/lawmakers-to-issue-guidance-that-var-should-only-overrule-clear-and-obvious-offside-errors/ar-BBYsOBA?li=BBoPWjP Th...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United

I know what your saying, don't you think this is alienating the modern fan, it's like you have to do a course just to understand the game. Do you think the games getting to complicated? Does the fan matter at the top level? Looking at how games are moved about all the time, it would seem that the f...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 1493

Re: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?

It is here to stay and will have other additions made in the future which will see the ARs disappear to be replaced by technology.
If the referee shortage at lower levels throughout the country persists they may have to push things even further ---sadly!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United

I must have missed Fred's booking watching Pope run all the way back to his goal line! Always fascinating to see how knackered keepers are after a short sprint despite spending so much time physically active. Williams got his booking for diving when he came together with Bardsley, so it must have b...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United

Sorry guys, you are all getting worked up about nothing. In the modern game, they tell you to get on with the game, hence you can take a free kick or throw in ---"within the vicinity of the area" whatever that means! Also a player is supposed to retreat the mandatory 10 yards for a free kick to be t...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United

Thought he had a terrible game, not sure what a player needs to do to get a yellow card if the lad who took Taylor out didn't manage to get one. Not one warning of time wasting despite every player touching it before the eventual free kick taker knocked a short pass to restart play. De Gea didn't g...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff Utd
Replies: 15
Views: 1297

Re: Sheff Utd

Interesting when you talk about stats Sheffield United 205 shots with 66 on target, 3 hit the woodwork and scored 23 goals, 3 of which were scored from outside the box. Burnley 193 shots with 67 on target, 4 hit the woodwork and scored 23 goals, 4 of which were scored from outside the box. They have...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United

Absolutely bang on Ash, they have a different approach to the laws of the game now,ores the pity It is all about interpretation of the Laws of the Game and the directives they receive from above in carrying out the desired interpretation. You have to remember that they are employed by the PMGO and ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests
Replies: 86
Views: 1794

Re: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests

That's why there has to be changes for the 2nd test,failure has been rewarded for far too long in this England set-up,Bairstow has to go,he's been a walking wicket for 2 years now in test cricket,Sibley battled hard in the 2nd innings but he needs to work on his technique,as Rory Burns did after th...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United

Watched on TV so not allowed to rate (which I find strange as I get the benefit of the replays which enables, I would have thought, a better perspective of the decision making, but I digress) so all I will say is that those Utd players seem to fall over very easily, and Dean seemed to give them a l...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests
Replies: 86
Views: 1794

Re: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests

The old adage still holds true,if in doubt always bat first,if South Africa had had to make say 200 or so to win 4th innings.i'm not sure they would have found it easy.what this decision shows to me is that Root doesn't trust his batting line-up Is it any wonder he doesn't trust his batting line-up...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR again
Replies: 68
Views: 1549

Re: VAR again

If it takes so long to make such a decision that must be aided by lines separated by the thickness of a gnat's foreskin then it's not a clear and obvious error. If an opposite decison cannot be correctly made with the naked eye then, again, it's not clear and obvious. Offsides do not come under the...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR again
Replies: 68
Views: 1549

Re: VAR again

Yeah wanted it on the back of a great world cup where it was used perfectly and the referee made the decision. If everyone who was in favour for VAR thought this is what it would be like then I'm sure the answers would have been different You obviously didn't watch the Womens' World Cup, which was ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR again
Replies: 68
Views: 1549

Re: VAR again

I just can't understand why there is all the fuss. FIFA wanted it, Media wanted it, reported that the Managers wanted it, reported that the PGMO wanted it and many, many fans wanted it so just accept it and get on with whatever game it is that they are playing these days. Football, as we older fans ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: RATE THE REF - Mike Dean v Manchester United

McNeil committed a foul but then launched a tirade of abuse at the AR ---gets cautioned ---nothing new at all, even in these modern times!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton
Replies: 93
Views: 2995

Re: Brighton

Perhaps he went to Brighton because Matt Ryan tapped him up. They are the only two Aussies in the Premier League.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I suppose it could be worse...
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: I suppose it could be worse...

Our League record against Scunthorpe at the Turf is poor with only 3 victories in 11 matches and our away league record is worse with only 2 victories in 11 matches.
To think that, today, our fans will be moaning on because we can't play as well as Manchester United!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Corner On Halftime
Replies: 70
Views: 2659

Re: The Corner On Halftime

We were timewasting at 0-0. Your point is? Under Sean Dyche Burnley have won or drawn 64.7% of matches so we must have wasted a lot of time to manage that, particularly as we are set up not to win matches. Just how do they do it? Must be something to do with good management of the resources availab...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Corner On Halftime
Replies: 70
Views: 2659

Re: The Corner On Halftime

Your defence of the indefensible is boring and ridiculous. If you can't see we timewaste from the first minute, if you can't see we don't set up to win games, then it's a pointless convo. He has done quite well then because we have won or drawn more than half of the games we have played this season...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests
Replies: 86
Views: 1794

Re: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests

A lot of our bowling this morning was sub-standard with Archer in particular bowling far too short in an attempt to get batsmen to hook --they did several times ---for sixes and fours! Interesting that the pundits are now talking about this ---why could Joe Root not see it? You can guarantee that th...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another VAR farce
Replies: 32
Views: 1219

Re: Another VAR farce

Very similar to the penalty given against Michael Keane when Everton played at Brighton a few weeks ago and which cost Everton in the end. VAR was criticised by the PGMOL after the event who said that it should not have been given. It appears that nothing has been learned from that experience. Marti...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR and the rules at its worse
Replies: 22
Views: 1275

Re: VAR and the rules at its worse

Offside is the only real and factual decision it can make. You are either on or you are off. My problem with it is embedded in the rules. It will only be used if the match officials have made a clear and obvious mistake. A good example would be Frank Lampards goal for England v Germany. Being offsi...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Corner On Halftime
Replies: 70
Views: 2659

Re: The Corner On Halftime

It was Kettle. Now there is a referee who should have been banished from the game years ago. He is still doing the middle though. Strangely enough, I was playing games in the RAF when Trevor Kettle started refereeing but can't remember any involvement. I see that there has just been someone trying ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Corner On Halftime
Replies: 70
Views: 2659

Re: The Corner On Halftime

In some countries it is a matter of life and death - and the South American’s have proven that ! So why do you think no referee (as far as I am aware) has repeated what Thomas did in blowing the final whistle when the corner had been taken and the ball was in the air ? Because in 50 years of footba...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ederson
Replies: 32
Views: 1128

Re: Ederson

Get used to it, football will never be the same again at the top level because the use of technology will ensure that everything must be 100% correct. They will introduce more and more until they can dispense with onfield officials and everybody will be happy.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Corner On Halftime
Replies: 70
Views: 2659

Re: The Corner On Halftime

Yep definitely Thomas One of the worst refereeing decisions ever - he was lucky he was not murdered by Brazilian fans ! Showed zero common sense...and more about his own ego. He survived in spite of that. Remember --it's only a game and not a matter of life and death. When time is up, it's up and i...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: World Darts Championship 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 2819

Re: World Darts Championship 2020

Well played Fallon and congratulations to Dobey. Hecwas playing both Fallon and the Crowd There were a lot of people up this end of the world shouting for Chris Dobey, including a lot of lads who used to play football with him in the local leagues. Well done to Fallon she has certainly made her mar...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests
Replies: 86
Views: 1794

Re: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests

The warning signs have been apparent for 2-3 years,batting post-Cook weak,the bowling's showing more promise,but Anderson and Broad won't last forever,poor negative captaincy,how many times does Root go on the defensive early in the opposition's innings. Ben Stokes Ashes heroics masked a lot of Eng...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: More Boxing Day blues against Everton
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: REPORT: More Boxing Day blues against Everton

Tony, that is exactly how I saw the Pickford incident and the following free kick because there did not seem to be any infringement at all.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests
Replies: 86
Views: 1794

Re: Congratulations Jimmy Anderson 150 Tests

Watching the first test match at Centurion between South Africa and England and we have reverted to type with an abject batting display after dismissing South Africa for 284. We did manage to bat throughout a day in New Zealand, however, we seem to be back to one day mode with some of the shot selec...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Taylor in charge at Goodison
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: ARTICLE: Taylor in charge at Goodison

He is regarded by UEFA as our top referee --well he was before last weekend!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Train prices for Newcastle away
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: Train prices for Newcastle away

Newcastle aren't selling out so they will want us to take the full allocation. It will make general sale as this will be the 4th or 5th time we have played there in recent years. Although the first on a Saturday 3pm They are sold out for the match against Everton this coming Saturday although they ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Greetings from Mauritius
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Greetings from Mauritius

Merry Christmas Dave and best wishes for 2020 to you and also to Faucon Flacq who I notice had a good win the other day!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick
Replies: 49
Views: 3972

Re: Hendrick

Thats some stat when Atkinson is officiating where barnes concerned Its like he has a grievance with him was he in the middle at Villa Park this season Not sure we seem to be on the wrong side of decisions more than what seems to go for us with certain refs or is it me with claret tints on Lee Maso...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No One Likes Us.
Replies: 60
Views: 5325

Re: No One Likes Us.

I wasnt referring to the Mee/Carroll potential red card incident. I was referring to the way Carroll jumps normally, eg when he flattened Bardsley in heading for goal. Plenty of our fans wanted yellow cards and free kicks for those challenges. At the end of he day I did say it was arguable. Tarks d...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ryan Fraser
Replies: 42
Views: 2949

Re: Ryan Fraser

Bournemouth skipper complaining about it now. Not sure what he expects Tarks to do. https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/18118283.simon-francis-disappointed-james-tarkowskis-nasty-challenge-flattened-ryan-fraser-burnley/ The article below the one above expresses my feelings about modern day foot...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No One Likes Us.
Replies: 60
Views: 5325

Re: No One Likes Us.

There’s a good hardcore 5-6k that are fine with it, but you can’t blame those that say ‘yeah, I love us winning but it’s a painful watch’ I know you all get your backs up about it but would the same folk moan about England who are trying to play entertaining football. We used to moan about Stoke, I...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No One Likes Us.
Replies: 60
Views: 5325

Re: No One Likes Us.

The football we are playing is nowhere near as bad as lots of our fans are claiming. Yes, we are direct whereas lost of teams take 28 passes to get t he ball over the halfway line and then pass it back for another 28 passes to do it all again. I was at Newcastle yesterday and in one phse of play the...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick
Replies: 49
Views: 3972

Re: Hendrick

Martin Atkinson has refereed 14 matches in the PL in which Ashley has played. He has cautioned him 7 times, once when he did not come on until the 79th minute and he also sent him off at Hull in the 90th minute. Mind you, he was also the referee in the infamous Matic incident and did not see anythin...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick
Replies: 49
Views: 3972

Re: Hendrick

They have changed the wording since I first read this last season and it does now say "following the 19th fixture" whereas it originally said before 19 PL fixtures, therefore, both Barnes and Tarks will have to be wary at Everton!