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by warksclaret
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

If Hendrick's agent came back, cap in hand, would the club take him back ??
by warksclaret
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

A dear friend of mine is an avid Oxford fan, watching them home and away. I asked him about Brannagan and he had not heard of any potential move, and he has a number of contacts at the club. Told me he is a wonderful League 1 player, who he feels can step up easiliy to the Championship, but not conv...
by warksclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hopes for next season.
Replies: 27
Views: 1286

Re: Hopes for next season.

At least 3 who have played minutes in the PL on the bench
by warksclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is/was our best ever central midfield player?
Replies: 57
Views: 1277

Re: Who is/was our best ever central midfield player?

Missed the Jimmy McClroy era, and the great team of 1959-1961

For me in terms of tackling, perpetual motion and general box to box play then it has to be Brian O Neil. For class, passing, breaking down attacks and scoring his fair share its Martin Dobson. Two of my favourite players
by warksclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ASTON VILLA
Replies: 58
Views: 4128

Re: ASTON VILLA

Post lock down, signs that Villa were getting stronger by the game.They do have some decent players and a few to come back from injury. Gordon Luiz was a brilliant buy for £16m from Man City.Has really impressed me in his last 10 or so games.. If there was one player we could take from them it would...
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope’s replacemt
Replies: 93
Views: 5144

Re: Pope’s replacemt

Whats great about Pope but not so for Burnley is that he had such a great post lockdown that many pundits are saying he is now England's No 1 choice. This has alerted a number of top clubs.On a positive his value has recently to such a high level, none of us can accurately predict his true value How...
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope’s replacemt
Replies: 93
Views: 5144

Re: Pope’s replacemt

Should he go then maybe Ben Foster-a few weeks with Mercer and he will be class.Jay can have a word with him
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope’s replacemt
Replies: 93
Views: 5144

Re: Pope’s replacemt

We should know from the colour of the smoke
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

As I have just written on the Johnny Cash post-too many know-alls emmerge during transfer window time
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matty Cash
Replies: 110
Views: 11587

Re: Matty Cash

Think you will find any signing we make will just come out of the blue, and a real surprise because of the way we do business. So far Lallana, Deeney, Cash to name a few. Too many "know-alls " when a new player transfer topic is generated. This transfer window post will be up to 10 pages by the end ...
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

Don't panic-pre season starts in 2 weeks
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ASTON VILLA
Replies: 58
Views: 4128

Re: ASTON VILLA

It shows they think short term. Would not surprise me if Dean Smith was given 6-8 games in the new season to show what he can do.It will be very hard keeping a squad of their size motivated
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ASTON VILLA
Replies: 58
Views: 4128

ASTON VILLA

Local reports down here are saying that Dean Smith has been given a further £100m to buy 4 players.Last year they spent £130m on 12 players with 12 existing players at the time out of contract.Also being said they want to retain Reina for a further 12 months. Not sure how that leaves Tom Heaton-but ...
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

You have to treat a squad in the PL a bit like insurance. Not being prepared to have a good CH as back up is like saying I have not had an accident in my car for a few years now, so I will go third party rather than fully comp
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matty Cash
Replies: 110
Views: 11587

Re: Matty Cash

Suspect we will move one on-probably Lowton,if we got a right back. But makes more sense getting someone who can play RB and also CH. Not saying Dawson,and Gomez of Liverpool but someone like them
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matty Cash
Replies: 110
Views: 11587

Re: Matty Cash

Suspect we will move one on-probably Lowton,if we got a right back. But makes more sense getting someone who can play RB and also CH. Not saying Dawson,and Gomez of Liverpool but someone like them
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

For those that say we only really need one player who can play on the right in defense I admire their immense optimism.Let me remind you that we had no more than two players o the bench with any PL minutes behind them, for the bulk of the last 9 games.Its probably a record in the history of the PL I...
by warksclaret
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

Has anyone noticed-whenever we are linked with a player other interested parties tend to be Southampton, West Ham or Brighton
by warksclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie gone
Replies: 213
Views: 8094

Re: Eddie gone

I know hes not every ones cup of tea on this Board. We are all entitled to our opinions. He did bring some great players to Burnley-Ings, Austin, Mee, Trippier, Shackell,Vokes, Stanislas (to certain degree). Yes a fair bit of dross too like Hines, Porter, Bartley and one or two others. However the g...
by warksclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our most improved player over the last 12 months
Replies: 48
Views: 1580

Re: Our most improved player over the last 12 months

Pope, McNeil, Taylor have all improved in different ways and being recognised by the outside world. For me though Tarkowski has jumped another level. He is the Van Dyke of our team and has kept a lot of real class strikers quiet this season. One of the key reasons for 15 clean sheets
by warksclaret
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diogo Dalot
Replies: 20
Views: 2403

Re: Diogo Dalot

Tend to agree-is he right footed. I said a few months ago we can do worse than look at some outstanding U-23 players at the top 6 clubs, who have little chance of getting in the first teams, or some of the squad players well down the pecking order. In similar circumstances is not how we got Mee & Tr...
by warksclaret
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR TEAM IS GETTING RECOGNITION
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: OUR TEAM IS GETTING RECOGNITION

Jollyjack-I know Goughie quite well, and spent quite a bit of time with him. His knowledge of football, and players of the PL is immense.I suspect far greater than the majority who contribute on this forum
by warksclaret
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Contract extension for Mee
Replies: 52
Views: 2523

Re: ARTICLE: Contract extension for Mee

Great start when the captain does it-and a great message to the team
by warksclaret
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR TEAM IS GETTING RECOGNITION
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

OUR TEAM IS GETTING RECOGNITION

I read a post last week feeling that despite our season, we were not getting the praise we deserved after a very ending and run of fine performances. I disagreed because I have sensed since lockdown the pundits and media praise our manager, our team, the organisation and determination of our defendi...
by warksclaret
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Troy Deeney
Replies: 78
Views: 5986

Re: Troy Deeney

I know Dawson is getting on but he can also play right back (as he often did for WBA), which is where we currently have two who can play there but I feel it is an area we need to strengthen
by warksclaret
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is our highest wage earner?
Replies: 34
Views: 2474

Re: Who is our highest wage earner?

Don't begrudge any of our top earners like Mee, Tarks, Pope earning those figurers. Its the world we live in, and we finished in the top half of the table.These guys could double their wages at certain other clubs The maths I don't want to do with several of our players is to divide the annual salar...
by warksclaret
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to offload JBG
Replies: 47
Views: 3105

Re: Time to offload JBG

It would be very interesting to see how many goals have come from balls delivered from the left, as opposed to the right. I suspect it will be significantly more from the left. I can recall a number of assists coming from Dwights left foot, and Pieters has had a number of assists, particularly in th...
by warksclaret
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Erik Pieters
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Erik Pieters

One of the nicest posts I have read on this Board. This is a guy who has bid his time when Taylor featured but came in playing right wide midfield recently, more than making a major contribution and kept his place in that great run of results
by warksclaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Disappointing end to remarkable season
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: REPORT: Disappointing end to remarkable season

CT-I think I saw the tail end of what was probably our greatest team ever including Adamson., Blacklaw, Elder,Angus. Pointer, Robson, Harris etc.

It must have been some team judging from the results
by warksclaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Disappointing end to remarkable season
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: REPORT: Disappointing end to remarkable season

Fortunately the season ended yesterday-perfect timing for us, now time to re-group. Don't know if anyone saw Pope's face when the first goal went in-his body language said it all. He had at that point failed in his bid for the Golden Glove with City at home to Norwich. You could tell he had lost som...
by warksclaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to offload JBG
Replies: 47
Views: 3105

Re: Time to offload JBG

Definitely need competition for places in midfield. If they were all fit now it would be McNeil/Cork/Westwood/Brownhill. All four have an off day for two games and its still the same four. Cannot think of one other PL side where there is no competition to get into the midfield. An ordinary side like...
by warksclaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to offload JBG
Replies: 47
Views: 3105

Re: Time to offload JBG

I can sense the opening post's frustration and watching him in the last few games I so dearly wanted him to re-capture his form as I like him as a footballer. He has huge potential and I think a pre-season and run of games will see him being a threat again to any defense. His work rate is good and p...
by warksclaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big season ahead in more ways than one.
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Big season ahead in more ways than one.

WE have released a number of sizeable salaries-Hart, Lennon, Hendrick. Gibson needs sorting out, and quick.We made money by getting to 10th spot. Thats a solid start to recruit in the priority positions
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR MIDFIELD TODAY
Replies: 24
Views: 1793

Re: OUR MIDFIELD TODAY

I have watched enough of Burnley since 1961 to know what Burnley and and SD are about. However my opinion is that the midfield needs strengthening and I feel there is a similarity about the 3 current central midfielders and if we recruit in this area we need different qualities. Had we today played ...
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood's goalscoring record at Burnley
Replies: 75
Views: 2849

Re: Chris Wood's goalscoring record at Burnley

Quiet most of the game but what a run and finish in one movement. Him and Rodriguez are quite a pair and with better service from the flanks they will prove a handful for most defenses. We are solid in goal/central defence and the front two. We just need to add a little bit of steel in midfield, get...
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR MIDFIELD TODAY
Replies: 24
Views: 1793

Re: OUR MIDFIELD TODAY

Agreed Boro-we can blame the disputed penalty, the disallowed goal but we were easy meat today. Another club might have taken us to the cleaners Fair to say there is an understandable tiredness in the whole camp-even tactics were lacking. Obvious their right back was going to be a threat within 5 mi...
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith to go at Villa
Replies: 81
Views: 7326

Re: Dean Smith to go at Villa

Another club where SD cant go if true. As bad a timing as Nigel Perasons sacking. However with so much money in the PL it shows how pro-active decisions can be
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR MIDFIELD TODAY
Replies: 24
Views: 1793

OUR MIDFIELD TODAY

How do you think our midfield performed today-they appeared to me out of sorts-maybe exhaustion has crept in. Westwood was somewhat predictable-when people lay the ball back to him he has a tendancy to hit that long curling ball behind the opposition defence. Their central 3 were quite resolute toda...
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: superb season
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: superb season

Have to keep SD at all costs.I am more confident now than when we played Man City. Time for MG to do the right things
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Brighton - Player Ratings
Replies: 31
Views: 1923

Re: Burnley v Brighton - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Bardsly 5
Tarks 7
Long 6
Pieters 6
Brownhill 6
Westwood 6
McNeil 6
JBG 5
Rodriguez 7
Wood 6
Vydra 5
Brady 6
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manager of the Season
Replies: 51
Views: 2114

Re: Manager of the Season

Wilder is a serious contender, but guess it will go to Klopp understandably. Most people would not have been surprised to see Sheffield relegated. He really gets the best out of players ie Egan, Basham, Norwood, Lundsrom,Sharp, McGoldrick
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: superb season
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: superb season

Totally agree-and actually we could have won today, or at least drawn. Severe exhaustion eventually told-just look at the number of fresh faces Brighton could bring on. Big challenge now for the Technical director and his team to show they have not been totally dormant the last two years
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Troy Deeney
Replies: 78
Views: 5986

Re: Troy Deeney

I think we need 5 strikers in the squad. Wood and Barnes have their share of injuries.Appreciate Vydra had a good run in Feb/March but if he started in another 4 games I suspect he would not score. A very willing worker ,and different to what we have but not effective in the PL. He has had a fair am...
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long as 3rd choice CB?
Replies: 39
Views: 1732

Re: Long as 3rd choice CB?

A no for me. It only takes one mistake in the PL to lose the points. He got turned today plus he did not react to the run down the wing prior to it.In fairness he has been very competent, but performances are really analised when you lose
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31543

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

I think the thought of 38 games next year with a choice of Bardsley and Lowton at right back is a bit worrying. Just seen what a gem Brighton picked up as a right back from Chelsea. They looked like scoring every time he over lapped
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: nothing but brilliant
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: nothing but brilliant

Great run and far exceeded my expectations and I feel of many other clarets. If we are honest there's also a few learnings from our last 9 games and hopefully the Board have seen first hand where we need to have a productive window without breaking the bank-squad size, right back, centre midfield co...
by warksclaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adam Lallana
Replies: 241
Views: 18778

Re: Adam Lallana

Incredible deal-and we all thought the pandemic would put a degree of caution into new deals and purchases. Brighton must feel very insecure, and when their injured players come back will have a sizeable squad.
by warksclaret
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pickford sale?
Replies: 27
Views: 2855

Re: Pickford sale?

Lee Grant is probably available if not
by warksclaret
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adam Lallana
Replies: 241
Views: 18778

Re: Adam Lallana

Might mean one of their existing midfielders becomes surplus and they have several in this department
by warksclaret
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Newton at left back as pre-season gets underway at Swansea
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: ARTICLE: Newton at left back as pre-season gets underway at Swansea

CT-I think we got Keith Newton in his twilight years. He was from memory not quick however he is still the calmest and most polished left back I have seen in a Burnley shirt