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by warksclaret
Tue May 11, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fulham v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 2001

Re: Fulham v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope7
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 8
Tatlor 7
Cork 6
Westwood 7
Brownhill 6
McNeil 6
Wood 8
Vydra 8
Rodriguez 5
Barnes 6
by warksclaret
Tue May 11, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Parker
Replies: 56
Views: 2829

Re: Scott Parker

Have a huge amount of respect for him. He appeared after the SKY game and came over very honest and professional, and had the guts to do it. What was nice , when the whistle blew, and he must have been so down, he shook the hand of all our players including the subs. Always remember him as a combati...
by warksclaret
Tue May 11, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood
Replies: 40
Views: 1320

Re: Chris Wood

His goals kept us up-END OF !!
by warksclaret
Tue May 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Give me the money !!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1459

Re: Give me the money !!!

Now we know that we remain in the PL for another season, the tapping up of players should have started at 9.00am this morning. Lets not talk about how hard the window is and how the sale of McCormack (4 years ago), has inflated prices. SD has secured us another season of circa £150m so lets support ...
by warksclaret
Mon May 10, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rodriguez
Replies: 30
Views: 3220

Rodriguez

Dont for one minute think he will start tonight-Vydra, without doubt has earned his starting position, and hopefully the Wood/Vydra partnership will continue to deliver tonight. Just for info, Jay has a pretty good record v Fulham over the years, so if we are not looking sharp up front I hope he can...
by warksclaret
Mon May 10, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Fulham
Replies: 69
Views: 3043

Re: Predictions vs Fulham

Everything points to 0-0, but the PL right now impossible to predict any games
by warksclaret
Mon May 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight to Villa?
Replies: 90
Views: 5423

Re: Dwight to Villa?

I cannot see any other PL team currently, that would be giving Dwight so many starts in the PL Division as we do. Infact with us he must be one of the first men on the team sheet, and I only recall him being subbed three times in the last 2 to 3 seasons . Villa have quite a line up of wide men, and ...
by warksclaret
Sun May 09, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 3357

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

JBG should be cover for Dwight as he is often made to play on the right. We need a pacy and talented right sided wide player-end of story, who can go straight in the team, not someone like Reach
by warksclaret
Sat May 08, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Newcastle
Replies: 76
Views: 2774

Re: Leicester v Newcastle

Had we made the basic signings in the last two windows combined (you can't take the last one in isolation), we would be comfortably mid table, with the likes of Palace and Wolves. The additional revenue per additional finishing position in the PL would have gone some way in funding these costs and p...
by warksclaret
Fri May 07, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Biggest flops this season
Replies: 51
Views: 3203

Re: Biggest flops this season

Deli Ali
by warksclaret
Thu May 06, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee
Replies: 22
Views: 2400

Re: Ben Mee

Everything for me points to him staying with us. With any other PL club he may struggle through lack of pace, whereas SD will never drop him. THe PL and BFC have helped make Ben a recognised defender by fans throughout the UK.
by warksclaret
Tue May 04, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 2435

Re: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Lowton 5
Tarks 6
Mee 5
Taylor 7
Brownhill 5
Cork 5
Westwood 5
McNeil 5
Wood 7
Vydra 6
Jay 5
JBG 5
by warksclaret
Tue May 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight - time to work on strength conditioning
Replies: 51
Views: 2330

Re: Dwight - time to work on strength conditioning

One of goals down to him-he did not have the strenth to dribble out of a tight area
by warksclaret
Tue May 04, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lanzini, Benrahma, Soucek, Lingard, Fornals v our midfield quartet
Replies: 48
Views: 1943

Re: Lanzini, Benrahma, Soucek, Lingard, Fornals v our midfield quartet

I am afraid this type of opposition provide a reality check regarding our midfield. All four looked out of their depth last night. THey just seem to lack the calmness and control required in this division. At times we hack the ball away from defence when other teams play possession. Last night Brown...
by warksclaret
Tue May 04, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ings, Saint -Maximin, Antonio, how unlucky are we?
Replies: 21
Views: 2144

Re: Ings, Saint -Maximin, Antonio, how unlucky are we?

It all emphasises the need for "pace" in the back four, something Mee in particular, plus Lowton and Tarkowski are not blessed with. I am sure Scottie Parker was making notes last night
by warksclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ollie Norwood anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 2680

Re: Ollie Norwood anyone?

If we buy another CM he needs to be a stella signing. Would put Norwood in the Cork, Westwood calibre
by warksclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List
Replies: 75
Views: 3921

Re: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List

When you say command their areas - do you mean vocally? I don’t recall Heaton being overly commanding in terms of coming to pick out every cross thrown into the box - quite the opposite in fact. Think we are splitting hairs here. Vocally I heard him every game from the JH Upper stands. Picking out ...
by warksclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List
Replies: 75
Views: 3921

Re: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List

jrgbfc wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 11:14 am
One thing that worries me about BPF is his lack of presence. We've got so used to Pope just claiming absolutely everything and taking the pressure off.
Totally agree
by warksclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List
Replies: 75
Views: 3921

Re: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List

So when Pope replaced Heaton in the Crystal Palace game how on earth did you know he would be good enough, and thereafter another couple of games? Whereas BPF has played just three matches yet he isn't good enough? Pope made a breath taking save v Benteke within minutes of his PL debut, when he cam...
by warksclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List
Replies: 75
Views: 3921

Re: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List

Sorry guys but BFP may be adequate back-up, but no where near good enough to seamlessly replace Pope. I know Mercer has done great in developing keepers but there is something in BFP that does not inspire the same confidence for me. I appreciate he is a competent shot stopper but its that all round ...
by warksclaret
Sun May 02, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady
Replies: 52
Views: 3163

Re: Robbie Brady

Could test his mettle -pay only when he plays

Am I right in saying he has played more minutes for his country than his club, which maybe shows how committed he is to us
by warksclaret
Sun May 02, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR LATEST FORMATION
Replies: 24
Views: 1939

Re: OUR LATEST FORMATION

Spijed wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:47 pm
I suspect if that's the case then we'll be looking for a new manager as SD won't take kindly to being told how to play football!
Big questions for this next window. Is there any genuine help to improve the team, and who has the final say in who we recruit ?. Is SD going to renew his contract ?
by warksclaret
Sun May 02, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR LATEST FORMATION
Replies: 24
Views: 1939

Re: OUR LATEST FORMATION

The style was still 4 4 2 Brownhill just played wide right :? I agree-its just like we appeared more of a team-pressing at every opportunity, Wood dropping deep and pulling defenders off Vydra, and both fullbacks attacking, almost as wing men, and being covered when they did so. Maybe SD has manage...
by warksclaret
Sun May 02, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR LATEST FORMATION
Replies: 24
Views: 1939

Re: OUR LATEST FORMATION

The style was still 4 4 2 Brownhill just played wide right :? I agree-its just like we appeared more of a team-pressing at every opportunity, Wood dropping deep and pulling defenders off Vydra, and both fullbacks attacking, almost as wing men, and being covered when they did so. Maybe SD has manage...
by warksclaret
Sun May 02, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Duff's Burnley XI
Replies: 27
Views: 3038

Re: Michael Duff's Burnley XI

HB Claret wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:15 am
A great watch and the respect he holds for Dyche is incredible. Duff has to be one of our best ever buys - utmost respect to him and yes he could be a future manager for us.
Too true-I think we raided the office petty cash when we bought him. Well done Cotts
by warksclaret
Sun May 02, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List
Replies: 75
Views: 3921

Re: Aaron Ramsdale - Top Of Our Wish List

If Pope does leave, and I sincerely hope I am wrong, the keeper to target is Sam Johnston of WBA. He is young and outstanding, and of course he is likely to be in the Championship next year
by warksclaret
Sat May 01, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's football 01/05
Replies: 105
Views: 3371

Re: Today's football 01/05

Excuse my laughter at Scott Parker's after match comments, he thinks they can win all 4 of their remaining games :lol: he does have one thing right he is living in cuckooland. They've won 5 games out of 34, what on earth makes him think they'll suddenly turn into Man City in the final few weeks of ...
by warksclaret
Sat May 01, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OUR LATEST FORMATION
Replies: 24
Views: 1939

OUR LATEST FORMATION

I know SD is not receptive to change-as everyone knows he is the 442 man in the PL. However I do like the latest set up, used at Man Utd and Wolves. Playing Brownhill, Cork and Westwood, all three central midfielders means we are not over run in midfield,where in numerous games employing just two ha...
by warksclaret
Sat May 01, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady
Replies: 52
Views: 3163

Re: Robbie Brady

Burnley FC is not a charity. The number of times I have looked at our bench to see two keepers and 4 or 5 of the U-23's. With a small squad everyone needs to have a good fitness record. I have posted before to estimate per minute played, Brady has cost us around £4000 His wage needs to be sensibly u...
by warksclaret
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dale Stephens
Replies: 81
Views: 3629

Re: Dale Stephens

A bit like Vydra when he joined us, I believe he has had a rough deal in terms of game time. When Benson comes on from the bench ahead of him it sounds a tad unfair. He must be wondering what he has done-presumably he has relocated his family too.
by warksclaret
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Cotterill
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: Steve Cotterill

He is fully deserving of a FULL recovery
by warksclaret
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What a season we could have had!!
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: What a season we could have had!!

Start, minus Ben Mee=0-1-5...1point from 6 games. Since, with Ben Mee..=9-8-10..35points from 27 games. The rock that never breaks. What a leader. Fully agree. Add to that-what if we had invested or loaned a "proper right winger" rather than playing with either Brady or JBG. For me playing either h...
by warksclaret
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points will we finish on
Replies: 59
Views: 3455

Re: How many points will we finish on

A win and two draws making 41 points for me
by warksclaret
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves and Burnley set for FA fines
Replies: 43
Views: 3946

Re: Wolves and Burnley set for FA fines

Tarks needs to learn to walk away from these incidents. There are enough cameras on games to ensure justice is done. I can remember him striking out at Glenn Murray of Brighton which was picked up after the game and he received a ban. Needs to follow Ben Mee's example
by warksclaret
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have the Vydra doubters
Replies: 80
Views: 3046

Re: Have the Vydra doubters

Until around 6 games ago I did not rate him at all, but he has proved me wrong. He has been outstanding in the last two months or so. I have a feeling SD did not believe in him for quite a while. He was never keen on giving him game time for the first couple of seasons. Suspect Vydra's worth has inc...
by warksclaret
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton 1 Burnley 2. OR Wolves 0 Burnley 4
Replies: 22
Views: 1201

Re: Everton 1 Burnley 2. OR Wolves 0 Burnley 4

Wolves. By a mile. They didn’t have a sniff all game and we looked like we’d score every time we went forward. Everton was good for half an hour. Wolves was good for 90 minutes. Totally agree. A score of 7-0 would not have flattered us. Pope had one of his quietest ever games. Wolves may have been ...
by warksclaret
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: A wonderful win at Wolves with Wood
Replies: 22
Views: 1345

Re: REPORT: A wonderful win a Wolves with Wood

Good report Tony-sorry you missed going to Molineux, as I can see it meant a lot to you.All being well you will be there next season
by warksclaret
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Front two
Replies: 40
Views: 2606

Re: Front two

Would keep all four and bring in an additional striker, and loan out Richardson. Its very rare all the current four are all fit (today was an exception). Would look at a youngster on loan from one of the big clubs like Man City/ Man Utd, Chelsea or Arsenal. Should not be too difficult (Cotterril use...
by warksclaret
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PLEASED FOR THE TEAM TODAY
Replies: 2
Views: 862

PLEASED FOR THE TEAM TODAY

That performance was one of our best wins in the PL over the past 5 years. I am pleased for the likes of Lowton, Mee, Cork,Westwood, Rodriguez, Vydra, Barnes, who if we got relegated may well have struggled to play PL football again. The motivation at present from the squad, who know barring a mirac...
by warksclaret
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks contract?
Replies: 50
Views: 4216

Re: Tarks contract?

Is he any good though just because Liverpool bought him from Preston? I don't know in fairness, but he attracted attention from a number of clubs including Leicester.Hopefully our scouting set up will have tracked him. Something tells me though that Liverpool would not have given him a contract if ...
by warksclaret
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks contract?
Replies: 50
Views: 4216

Re: Tarks contract?

JohnMac wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:14 pm
Not sure he will play in the Champions League but I think for certain West Ham will be back and more attractive for him.

Liverpool need a quality CH and that would push up the fee a bit.
In that case we could do a deal involving Ben Davies, who is unlikely to feature for Liverpool
by warksclaret
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: Jack Cork

Cork is calm and has a great footballing brain. Shame we did not pick him up a few years previously. I thought today (just like at Old Trafford) the midfield was strong-with three recognised central midfielders, Means we are not over-run, which we have been recently with just Westwood and Brownhill....
by warksclaret
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Pope set for return at Wolves
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: ARTICLE: Pope set for return at Wolves

Much more effective sub than a (brutally) out of form jayrod Have to agree about Jay Rod-for me the biggest disappointment this season from our squad, after doing so well last year. Having said that I hope he gets more game time than just a few minutes per game, as he owes us, but still capable of ...
by warksclaret
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Pope set for return at Wolves
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: ARTICLE: Pope set for return at Wolves

Short of Barnes playing right wing I dont think right now getting him in the team is a little down our priorities
by warksclaret
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Pope set for return at Wolves
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: ARTICLE: Pope set for return at Wolves

Him being available is as good as a two goal advantage
by warksclaret
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bentaleb
Replies: 66
Views: 6477

Re: Bentaleb

We dont need any crocks .Robbie Brady has taught us that lesson.Personally, I feel we need to do a serious assessment of our U23 squad and release any that aren't progressing.Any that look like stepping up we give new contracts to and promote them to the first team pool. Our big issue this year has...
by warksclaret
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: A Good Friday at Oxford
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: ARTICLE: A Good Friday at Oxford

Remember going to that game-the pitch was dreadful. I remember seeing Keith Newton preparing to take a free kick-the ball moved and sat in a small hollow on the pitch, so only about 70% of the ball was visible. Managed to see them a few times away from home in that era. It was some team, and it rare...
by warksclaret
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Late goals cost Clarets at Old Trafford
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: REPORT: Late goals cost Clarets at Old Trafford

It took a deflected Pogba goal to beat us at home, and yesterdays killer second goal also deflected
by warksclaret
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vote for your man of the match against Manchester United
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Vote for your man of the match against Manchester United

Wood played an outstanding "old fashioned" No 9 performance-his best of the season.If this form continues he will earn us points
by warksclaret
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matchday thread
Replies: 268
Views: 6196

Re: Matchday thread

Yes. With 2 left backs in the side ;) The 5 in midfield yesterday ensured we were not over -run in that area, unlike second half performances v Southampton and Newcastle. Lets not forget Man Utd have some of the countries best players in Pogba (on current form), Fernandes, Rashford, and about 8 oth...