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by Herts Clarets
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 553
Views: 7790

Re: England v New Zealand

Bloody Yorkshiremen giving their wickets away....
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons
Replies: 47
Views: 1518

Re: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons

Buchan just couldn't deal with the job but his appointment was very strange. Teasdale told Tommy Hutchison the job was his and then announced Buchan without even bothering to tell Hutchison. Buchan then offered the assistant's job to Hutchison and he told him where he could shove it. Hutchison then...
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do football supporters travel to football games?
Replies: 19
Views: 814

Re: How do football supporters travel to football games?

Hibsclaret wrote:If he’s a rovers fan, I reckon he’ll get over 50% going by horse....


How does the other one travel then? :D
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons
Replies: 47
Views: 1518

Re: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons

ClaretTony wrote:Without hesitation I give you John Benson and Tommy Cavanagh


Tony and I disagree on a number of topics. However, on this one, without hesitation, I am in full agreement with him.
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parkview Chippy
Replies: 52
Views: 2717

Re: Parkview Chippy

Not down here they don't, if anyones down for a holiday then give Krispies a go you won't regret it I promise. This years awards: "The south London restaurant missed out on the top spot to Krispies Fish and Chips in Devon. Captain’s Fish and Chips in Hertfordshire and Low’s Traditional Fish &a...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Defour injured again?
Replies: 76
Views: 8075

Re: Defour injured again?

Tall Paul wrote:I don't know, I'm not there. I doubt you are either.


I wasn't at Old Trafford when he scored that free kick either. Doesn't mean it didn't happen does it. I read reports from people closer to the action than I am. Or in this case inaction.
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Defour injured again?
Replies: 76
Views: 8075

Re: Defour injured again?

Tall Paul wrote:You've already been proven wrong on the first one.


I have in as much as he had turned up. Not much training going from him though is there?
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Defour injured again?
Replies: 76
Views: 8075

Re: Defour injured again?

On the 14th June I predicted the following.... He will not report back for pre season training. He will miss all our pre season friendlies He may be able to start training after the season starts, so will miss our first few games He will eventually make a couple of appearances from the bench late Se...
by Herts Clarets
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where were you actually born
Replies: 199
Views: 3919

Re: Where were you actually born

Fern Lea maternity home, Netherfield Road, Nelson.
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What year is this classic shirt from?
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: What year is this classic shirt from?

I have that shirt and it has a 100% win record at Wembley. It was there in 94 and again in 09. In fact in 09 it was at The Turf and Madjeski as well as Wembley. 94 home v Plymouth was white shirt and club tie as I was working and missed the away leg as I was playing cricket.
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Serengeti BBC 1
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Serengeti BBC 1

Not a patch on the usual BBC Attenborough material. Still some of the camera work is absolutely stunning.
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nike Trainers
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Nike Trainers

Is it Nike who have been accused of having some sort of subliminal anti muslim message on the soles of some of their shoes ? Apparently if you turn the logo Air Max upside down, it is alleged to vaguely resemble the name of their sky fairy written in Arabic. It "ruined Eid" according to s...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Friends and Foes
Replies: 28
Views: 1513

Re: Friends and Foes

I was in the Home End at Coventry for an FA Cup game. Nice and reserved as you do and the half time draw numbers came out. A woman a row in front won a decent wedge and it transpired she, along with a few others were Clarets. I think she worked in Coventry. We didn't have anything to shout about an...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Friends and Foes
Replies: 28
Views: 1513

Re: Friends and Foes

Been in the home end at West Ham (the 1-0 defeat when Duff was sent off), Man Utd for Laws first game in charge, Coventry for both the Cup defeat in 99 and the 2-0 win in 2000 (The indirect free kick game) and Ipswich a couple of times, including the 6-1 hammering, Norwich 7 or 8 years ago. No real ...
by Herts Clarets
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this the last time we tried in the
Replies: 42
Views: 1404

Re: Is this the last time we tried in the

100% O'Rourke for me
by Herts Clarets
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6165

Re: Steven Defour back in training

Spijed wrote:Defour has played over 50 times for Belgium.

Steven won 9 league titles in England, France and Scotland, FA Cup, ECWC, played in 2 World Cups and was at one point,I believe, the highest paid player in Europe. That's some what ahead of what Defour has achieved.
by Herts Clarets
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6165

Re: Steven Defour back in training

A better player than Martin Dobson or Trevor Steven? Roll me a fat one of what it is you have been smoking.
by Herts Clarets
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players back in at Gawthorpe this morning....
Replies: 42
Views: 3334

Re: Players back in at Gawthorpe this morning....

I believe we are waiting for the installation of the Gawthorpe Heli pad to allow the landing of the air ambulance to return Defour back to the treatment room.....
by Herts Clarets
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oldham v Burnley 97/98
Replies: 32
Views: 1870

Re: Oldham v Burnley 97/98

Was this game the one before the Plymouth game? I was living in West London and drove up on the morning of the game. Passed a few Plymouth coaches so took the opportunity to fly a claret and blue scarf out of the sunroof. They didn't seem too happy to see me and even less so at the final whistle. I ...
by Herts Clarets
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oldham v Burnley 97/98
Replies: 32
Views: 1870

Re: Oldham v Burnley 97/98

More than he scored against for us that’s for sure. Although met him once and he’s a great chap. Bought me a pint for recognising him. Wouldn’t let me get him one :lol: I remember going to Bury in 96 with one of my mates and when we got in the ground and bought a programme, my comment was 'if Bury ...
by Herts Clarets
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oldham v Burnley 97/98
Replies: 32
Views: 1870

Re: Oldham v Burnley 97/98

How many teams did Jepson score for against us?

Oldham
Bury
Exeter City
Preston?
Huddersfield?
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Forest sack O'Neill
Replies: 28
Views: 1766

Re: Forest sack O'Neill

Does anyone know why Martin Buchan resigned? I remember his appointment being national news but I know nothing about the circumstances surrounding his departure. I believe he liked a drink. Also heard a story that he liked to put himself about a bit with some of the players. Then he tried it with B...
by Herts Clarets
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Park View - Phoenix from the flames
Replies: 35
Views: 4319

Re: Park View - Phoenix from the flames

Funkydrummer wrote:Barnfield have bought it and it will be up and trading by 2022. :o


Was it Barnfield that built the corner stands
by Herts Clarets
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lidl's beers
Replies: 36
Views: 2548

Re: Lidl's beers

They also do a great Cotes du Rhone and a merlot as well. Around a fiver, every bit as good as stuff twice the price from elsewhere. And believe me, I've tried most of em. ;) Cotes du Rhone Villages is very nice stuff. They also do a French Pinot Noir for a fiver which is very drinkable. I have had...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lidl's beers
Replies: 36
Views: 2548

Re: Lidl's beers

Last Sunday they had McEwans Champion for 1.49. Excellent tackle and at 7.2% you don't drink many of those.
by Herts Clarets
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rafa Goes
Replies: 67
Views: 4476

Re: Rafa Goes

ClaretTony wrote:Ha ha it was and Alan Carr’s dad was on a ten year contract as well. Is it Graham Carr? He was Nuneaton manager when we played them in the FA Cup.

Last minute winner from Peter Devine? Followed by a very cold journey back to Burnley minus one of the coach windows....
by Herts Clarets
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Memorable Matches Wrong Reasons
Replies: 72
Views: 3424

Re: Most Memorable Matches Wrong Reasons

The FA Cup game away at Scunthorpe 1989. We arrived just after kick off in a hired Transit van which attracted the interest of the local gendarmerie. When they looked in the back and saw it resembled a cross between a mobile off licence and a bottle bank, with the help of a Lincs police German Sheph...
by Herts Clarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy 76th birthday Dad
Replies: 22
Views: 1043

Re: Happy 76th birthday Dad

Happy birthday Willie Irvine. Before my time but from people I have spoken to, the greatest goalscorer they have seen in a claret shirt. I used to speak to Willie most match days mid 90s, along with CTID and he is a genuinely lovely bloke. Even when he was arguing with Andy Lochead about goal scorin...
by Herts Clarets
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top Gear
Replies: 22
Views: 1301

Re: Top Gear

The Buthpless of Ooomankind according to McGuinness....
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Defour fit
Replies: 40
Views: 3543

Re: Is Defour fit

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:I was thinking you would prefer something not worn


There's more value if it is classed as "match worn".....
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Defour fit
Replies: 40
Views: 3543

Re: Is Defour fit

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:Oi Defour does us all a favour, next time herts asks for a photo or your shirt will you give it him please


It was his medical gown that I asked for. He has more of those than he has shirts :D
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Defour fit
Replies: 40
Views: 3543

Re: Is Defour fit

Without any knowledge at all I would predict: He will not report back for pre season training. He will miss all our pre season friendlies He may be able to start training after the season starts, so will miss our first few games He will eventually make a couple of appearances from the bench late Sep...
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anal Fissure
Replies: 65
Views: 4303

Re: Anal Fissure

Pretty sure this is what my wife suffered with. She had 2 bouts of surgery to sort it out and the pain she endured was heartbreaking to watch. Fingers crossed it is 3 years since the second operation and so far it seems to have worked.
by Herts Clarets
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gabor Kiralyi
Replies: 48
Views: 3913

Re: Gabor Kiralyi

Oh dear yes Mark Kendall came as a goalkeeping coach under JM didn't he, had a disastrous game at Blackpool when I think we lost 5-2 I thought it was his debut as well but not certain. Any way good luck to Gabor Kiralyi in his retirement after a very long career. Kendall played at Chesterfield on N...
by Herts Clarets
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Saints again on opening day
Replies: 57
Views: 3481

Re: ARTICLE: Saints again on opening day

Bit of an easier run in than we had last season.....
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Campbell as Labour leader?
Replies: 26
Views: 1975

Re: Campbell as Labour leader?

Not a chance he would take that job even if it was possible. It would mean he would have to actually do something rather than just pontificating soundbites from the sidelines on social media without any real substance. 'People's Vote' Campbell I believe he has changed his Twitter handle to and befor...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Park View chippy
Replies: 22
Views: 3161

Re: Park View chippy

I cannot see anyone taking on the Park View. The amount that needs spending on it, plus the tie in to the PubCo/brewery who own it and the ongoing rent etc. for what is 19 busy days a year just makes no sense. Even the club, who are cash rich at present see it is not worth investing in. I can see it...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Philip Green.
Replies: 43
Views: 2546

Re: Sir Philip Green.

So basically the combined pension deficits of BHS and Arcadia Group total around the same as this slimeball's net worth. Robbing the poor to feed the rich.
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Mitchell lands Larne deal
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: ARTICLE: Mitchell lands Larne deal

Bel Tel was reporting they are going to sign Mark Randall as well I was on a training course back in January and talking to a bloke who announced his brother in law used to play for Burnley. Turns out it was Mark Randall, married to this guy's sister. He was at Crawley Town at the time I think and ...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1256

Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Way back in the 80's my sister (who isn't really into footy) went into the old Woolies in Burnley and for reasons unknown and as a total "one off" bought a Burnely FC scratchcard from a little kiosk they had in there with an advertised top prize £1000. She scratched it off and found she'd...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1256

Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Vino blanco wrote:Who pays for the dinner though, Herts?


Same as when they used to go out with the couple when she was a nurse, 50/50 straight down the middle.
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1256

Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

On a serious note, friends of my parents won the Lottery jackpot a few years ago. I don't know how much but they were the sole winners back when the jackpots were larger than they are now. We think in the region of £10m. The wife of the couple was a nurse at BGH at the time and was also part of a sy...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1256

Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

£4million. A bloke I know lent me his debit card and when I went in the shop, my mate and I bought a scratchcard and hit the jackpot. Not stopped celebrating since, just waiting for that cheque from Camelot to land on the doormat then it's gonna be spend spend spend......
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vegan Fish & Chips, Anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 1228

Re: Vegan Fish & Chips, Anyone?

A skinless haddock fillet in a crispy batter served with chips that are golden and crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy in the middle is what I class as fish and chips. If you can find a place that still fries in beef dripping, all the better as the taste is far superior to those cooked in veget...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Campbell as Labour leader?
Replies: 26
Views: 1975

Re: Campbell as Labour leader?

Alastair Campbell has never been elected to any political position in his life so that sort of precludes him from becoming leader of the Labour Party....
by Herts Clarets
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vettel time penalty
Replies: 50
Views: 2028

Re: Vettel time penalty

All Germans sulk can remember Schmacher storming down the pit lane with the I'm going to kick your f**cking head in look on his face after Coultard had braked in the wet and Schumacer run into the back of him in the wet can't remember were it was but he strutted up and down the pit lane looking for...
by Herts Clarets
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vettel time penalty
Replies: 50
Views: 2028

Re: Vettel time penalty

You notice the sharp turn to the right on the steering wheel as he rejoins the circuit, to ensure his car goes into the path of Hamilton. That is not oversteer because he should have come off the power. In my opinion it is a deliberate move to prevent Hamilton passing him, cynical by Vettel and he g...
by Herts Clarets
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Kindon
Replies: 54
Views: 3868

Re: Steve Kindon

My step father was talked into doing a bit of after dinner speaking at a local function - can't quite recall what it was. He spoke to Kindon at another event before this and he offered him some advice and tips on how to approach it and structure his speech. Really helpful to him. One of the funniest...
by Herts Clarets
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whisky
Replies: 51
Views: 1749

Re: Whisky

Not really a whisky fan but a few years ago I had a Glenmorangie that came in a dark green sleeve - it was a port wood version. I have just googled it and no wonder it was nice - it is £190 a bottle! The company I used to work for had a wines and spirits contract for Waitrose and each Christmas the ...

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