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by Stalbansclaret
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?
Replies: 104
Views: 1728

Re: Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?

I remember Ian Wright saying that whenever he had a dry spell goals-wise he would stay behind after training and just repeatedly belt the ball into an empty net from all angles and distances. If that was good enough for Wrighty..a goal-scoring fanatic...I hope Ashley and Woody are doing the same.
by Stalbansclaret
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood and Barnes
Replies: 105
Views: 3320

Re: Wood and Barnes

Tbf we've had good chances recently but Wood and Barnes have failed to score them. Against Everton, Arsenal, Palace, Sheff u and Wolves plus MK Don's we had golden chances to score more goals but failed. Don't forget Wood's heading against the bar at WBA....I still cant get that chance out of my he...
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Netflix / Prime recommendations
Replies: 176
Views: 10281

Re: Netflix / Prime recommendations

The third episode of The Serpent..which was on BBC1 2 nights ago...was one of the tensest bits of TV drama I've seen in a long time. Excellent.
I've started watching Spiral (French police drama set in Paris) on BBC iPlayer and so far...6 episodes in out of 80+...it's really good stuff.
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Pembrokeshire Murders
Replies: 35
Views: 2345

Re: The Pembrokeshire Murders

I always like Keith Allen and thought he was decent in this last night. However overall it just seemed to be another bog-standard formulaic police procedural of the type ITV churn out in their sleep. With the match on tonight I'm not sure I'll be interested enough to watch the rest on catch-up.
by Stalbansclaret
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7620
Views: 521676

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I 've always regarded myself as fairly financially literate but I struggle with understanding aspects of the deal as outlined , for example how a Club's own cash reserves can in some way be used as part of the purchase consideration for shares in the Club ? What bothers me is that we seem to be in e...
by Stalbansclaret
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song
Replies: 60
Views: 1142

Re: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

The Mark Radcliffe show on 6 this morning has been a fantastic listen for any Bowie fan...lots of reminiscing by many different people and, of course, great music. Strongly recommend listening on catch-up if you have missed it.
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Alan Pace had to...
Replies: 21
Views: 1285

Re: If Alan Pace had to...

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:37 pm
Id recommend him watching a copy of our home game against Southampton in the 17/18 season. He could learn a lot about Burnley FC from that game
The game where we equalised with the late penalty after Crouch came on ?

Care to elaborate ?
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: post match interviews v MK Dons
Replies: 14
Views: 1503

Re: post match interviews v MK Dons

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:07 pm
got to say, whoever is asking the questions shouldn't be asking the questions
Too true...whoever is interviewing Mumbongo just failed his GCSE media studies practical.
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song
Replies: 60
Views: 1142

Re: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

A total genius and a truly unique talent. Ridiculous to have to pick one song ... I can't even pick the best song on The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and could nominate 6 or 7 songs off that one album alone (Soul Love , for instance, is not heard that much but an absolute classic imo) BUT I alway...
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mee Nominated For POTM
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Mee Nominated For POTM

Here you go. Vote for Ben people ! https://bit.ly/3bjOhsh
by Stalbansclaret
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead mans shoes movie
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: Dead mans shoes movie

Paddy Considine aways reminds me of Tony Livesey
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Without Looking Who Scored The...
Replies: 27
Views: 926

Re: Without Looking Who Scored The...

It's pub/lockdown quiz standard that question so perfectly understandable that some people knew immediately.
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Pace live now on clarets player
Replies: 148
Views: 7916

Re: Alan Pace live now on clarets player

Having read the summary it's pretty much what I would have expected. I didn't have access to the interview live but have no objection to this being behind a paywall....you find out everything important soon enough now anyway so can't understand the moaning.
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elderly parents : advice needed
Replies: 44
Views: 1450

Re: Elderly parents : advice needed

My parents jointly owned their house but several years before they died my mum arranged for this to be changed to a "tenants in common" arrangement. This meant that their two halves of the house became regarded as entirely separate assets, with each owning 50%, so that when my mum subsequently died ...
by Stalbansclaret
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pace interview
Replies: 316
Views: 13280

Re: Alan Pace Interview: Mail online

Didn't realise they were Mormons...hopefully monogamous to BFC when it coms to directing any available money and opportunity.
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we now need an American themed song when the teams come on ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1015

Re: Will we now need an American themed song when the teams come on ?

The Steely Dan song Deacon Blue contains the line "They call Alabama the Crimson Tide" ..a reference to the University of Alabama football team. This has got me thinking maybe our new owners will want to pass this evocative nickname on to us ("Hey c'mon man Claret... Crimson what's the difference ?"...
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What about the smaller shareholders?
Replies: 50
Views: 2987

Re: What about the smaller shareholders?

I know one small shareholder who has already written to Mr Pace and our CEO asking for full information about the equity disposal and whether there is going to be the same offer made to all shareholders. The premise is that in the present pandemic, some shareholders may prefer to exit and take up th...
by Stalbansclaret
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The wait is over - ALK Capital buy Burnley FC
Replies: 219
Views: 8535

Re: The wait is over - ALK Capital buy Burnley FC

Aclaret wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:25 pm
Which one is Alexander Armstrong ?
Ha ha...in my perhaps dubious view the bloke on the right is a slightly chubbier bad-look-a-like.
by Stalbansclaret
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The wait is over - ALK Capital buy Burnley FC
Replies: 219
Views: 8535

Re: The wait is over - ALK Capital buy Burnley FC

I didn't realise Alexander Armstrong was part of the consortium. Hopefully not a sign that the takeover is a Pointless exercise.
by Stalbansclaret
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Points over Peformance
Replies: 34
Views: 1427

Re: Points over Peformance

48 hours after playing at Leeds (Sheff U had an extra day to recover), against opposition who must have seen it as the ultimate "must win" game and with McNeill, JBG, JayRod, Cork and then Taylor all injured...the only thing that mattered was 3 points. I was/am very happy.
by Stalbansclaret
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Benson
Replies: 258
Views: 11961

Re: Benson

Brownhill would be ieremovable on current form I think and his athleticism is a major asset. I like Cork though and hope we might go 4-5-1 in some games as I think this could enable us to play more football and also possibly free Dwight up from some of his defensive duties. Being able to mix things ...
by Stalbansclaret
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings
Replies: 91
Views: 3768

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Lowton 7
Tarks 8
Mee 9
Pieters 7
Brady 7
Benson 5
Westwood 7
Brownhill 8
Barnes 7
Wood 7...some of the posters on here should maybe be forced to have a go at playing his role in our team
by Stalbansclaret
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD 2 Leeds v Burnley
Replies: 74
Views: 4541

Re: MOTD 2 Leeds v Burnley

Anyone else still angry this morning ? I either need therapy or a win v Sheff U as it’s just eating away at me.
by Stalbansclaret
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Post Match interview
Replies: 45
Views: 3699

Re: Dyche Post Match interview

The whistle hadn't blown though when the keeper came out and flattened Mee. Why on earth wasn't VAR identifying that as a "clear and obvious" mistake by the referee in not seeing it ?? I'm still fuming.
by Stalbansclaret
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood & Barnes
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: Westwood & Barnes

Genuinely bizarre post, even for on here, slating Westwood. He would also have had to be a saint not to have given the ref some verbal today given his total incompetence and it’s impact on us.
by Stalbansclaret
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 707
Views: 11854

Re: Leeds versus MIGHTY CLARETS

McNeill is a massive miss...spends a lot of time in possession and our main ball carrier. Such a shame he misses this game particularly. Unbelievable clash in styles today and I’m hoping we can somehow grind out a result.
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 26/12/20
Replies: 90
Views: 2622

Re: Today's footie 26/12/20

They (Chelsea) really have been indescribably terrible. Makes you think that their prima donnas simply didn’t fancy turning up at Christmas. I mean it has to be a mental/motivation thing.
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 26/12/20
Replies: 90
Views: 2622

Re: Today's footie 26/12/20

Tierney cheating to get Arsenal a penalty. What is the point of having VAR ?
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley goodies
Replies: 26
Views: 1752

Re: Burnley goodies

I’m another one with a Happy Place T shirt to go with the BFC branded beers.
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Holiday 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 2641

Re: Holiday 2021

I will be very disappointed if I cant at least get to Greek island at some point. Managed a great week walking in Crete even in 2020 and with the vaccine hopefully coming in the first half of the year I'll be hopeful again.
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Wishes for Christmas
Replies: 69
Views: 1393

Re: Best Wishes for Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone who posts on here and those who help to maintain the board. Always a good place to come to keep in touch with everything BFC and get a variety of viewpoints on many things. I actually miss the better end of the political/current affairs stuff, but not the rantings of the ...
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season Ticket - Beginners guide.
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: Season Ticket - Beginners guide.

Towards the back of the JHL is good in that you are undercover (as in dry..not like Donnie Brasco !) and relatively close to the pitch.
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Baileys
Replies: 61
Views: 1695

Re: Baileys

Safron wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:04 am
Anyone who likes baileys, you must try mixing it with brandy absolutely fantastic turns a sickly boring drink into a masterpiece
My partner calls this a "Belfast Bomber" ...needs ice in it and is a great tipple.
by Stalbansclaret
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7620
Views: 521676

Re: Criticism of the Directors ...

IMO the directors have been brilliant for a number of years now and especially during the Dyche era. They have run the club well and prudently and as exactly as you would expect custodian/supporters to do. I would never criticise any of them as they've never taken a penny out of the club to my know...
by Stalbansclaret
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bene n Hot.
Replies: 39
Views: 1514

Re: Bene n Hot.

Much nicer than Jagermeister ...more warming and less sweet/sickly imo. A beautiful drink which I have made a few converts too "down South".

Went in an Indian restaurant in St Albans this year and was surprised and delighted to see Benedictine on their spirits menu !
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why are people called Jeremy.
Replies: 33
Views: 1268

Re: Why are people called Jeremy.

Hmmm
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why are people called Jeremy.
Replies: 33
Views: 1268

Re: Why are people called Jeremy.

Paxman

I agree it's one of those names...like Nigel....which make you instantly think the owner of it is likely to be a bit of a buffoon. There has to be a university dissertation on the self-fulfilling nature of giving children these names I think.
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche’s flat...
Replies: 53
Views: 3389

Re: Dyche’s flat...

My brother lives in Whalley and (pre-Covid) used to regularly see SD and Woan out on a Thursday night there.
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: Today .....

HB Claret wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:00 pm
I found out that I need to have two knee replacements 😞😞
Good luck with those ...you should till be Ok to get a game in Leeds defence afterwards.
by Stalbansclaret
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal fear Burnley
Replies: 22
Views: 3155

Re: Arsenal fear Burnley

They won't go down but they are in a woeful state with the Ozil debacle being beyond belief really...I mean £350K PER WEEK and not even making the match day squad....just think about that for a moment !! Deserve to go down for that alone. Arteta has frozen out players he doesn't rate (such as Mustaf...
by Stalbansclaret
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Magnificent
Replies: 31
Views: 1966

Re: Magnificent

We had a bad start but Dyche, like all good football managers, knows that turning a team around starts with getting the defensive side of the game right. Once that's done and you have a sound defensive platform you can then start to work more on creativity. No doubt Allardyce will be following the s...
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC beers for Christmas
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: BFC beers for Christmas

Jeez...I wish I hadn't started this thread now. The cans are nicely designed and a good BFC memento/novelty so , for a Christmas gift,I don't mind paying a bit more than I'd pay for a pint of Old Rotweiler down the local (in the days when we could do this). I'm very confident the recipients will be ...
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC beers for Christmas
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: BFC beers for Christmas

Perhaps.... but I like a beer and prefer no shots !
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC beers for Christmas
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

BFC beers for Christmas

https://hopsandshots.co.uk/burnley

Nice idea by the club.... just invested in 3 mixed packs at the club shop. Good stocking fillers for my brother and son.
by Stalbansclaret
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Very good point.
Replies: 76
Views: 3225

Re: Very good point.

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Why?

We can win with just one on target.

I'm fairly sure a team has won a game with no shots on target thanks to own goals :lol:
Yes...it was us ! Two years ago we beat Fulhan 2-1 with the 2 o.g.s and no shots on target I think (maybe it was one)
by Stalbansclaret
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should we bring Howe back
Replies: 33
Views: 1626

Re: Should we bring Howe back

Probably a fishing attempt but I'll bite and say that the idea of SD agreeing to "share power" with another manager is as likely as Nigel Farage and Michel Barnier releasing an album of Christmas duets.
by Stalbansclaret
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do we need a striker in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 2029

Re: Do we need a striker in January?

I dont think we need a new striker as a priority at all...signings wise we cold do with someone a bit quicker than Brady and , yes, a bit more creativity in centre midfield would be welcome but the single thing which would make the biggest difference, given the reality of our resources, is improving...
by Stalbansclaret
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remembering Stuart Adamson
Replies: 21
Views: 1360

Re: Remembering Stuart Adamson

A brilliant guitarist and that debut album from Big Country is a fantastic record with a real Scottish identity and almost "mystical" quality on tracks like this...Porrohman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY3efKrLl3Q
by Stalbansclaret
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First Premier League manager sacking on the way
Replies: 77
Views: 2957

Re: First Premier League manager sacking on the way

Jakubclaret wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:07 pm
That’s bad news for us I can’t see them being relegated now.
My thoughts too. Can't stand Allardyce, really, really can't stand him but he is a highly effective relegation-preventer
by Stalbansclaret
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Frey Bentos pies
Replies: 58
Views: 1966

Re: Frey Bentos pies

My partner takes the p**s out of my stereotypically northern love of pies and bought me one of these a couple of weeks ago...hadn't had one for years but it was basically gravy covered with some fairly nice soggy puff pastry.