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by Somethingfishy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lower House Pro 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 1664

Re: Lower House Pro 2021

Full strength then we have a team as capable of any of mounting a challenge at the top. The problem arises when any of the main batsmen are missing. We lose any of Jonny, Ben, Deano, Frankie or Charlie and we instantly look brittle. Paddy perhaps included too. Perhaps I am judging too much from last...
by Somethingfishy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lower House Pro 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 1664

Re: Lower House Pro 2021

I’d say we put up plenty of match winning totals but don’t build anywhere near enough pressure with the ball. Seen a comment above saying he can’t bat. We will see with that but I’m not in the slightest worried in that regard. Having watched House regularly both home and away the last few seasons t...
by Somethingfishy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Paul Waine wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:26 pm
but, will it? doesn't seem like there much happening today... ;)
It's the Lords day. A day of rest for gods sake! :D
by Somethingfishy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stockport County
Replies: 49
Views: 3067

Re: Stockport County

The rivalry was stoked up by their local journalist (Steve Bellis?) who I think ended up on Stockport's board, or even chairman. No Nay Never printed some of his articles, they really were shocking. He certainly spouted some absolute nonsense about us. Some of it pretty close to the bone in an atte...
by Somethingfishy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stockport County
Replies: 49
Views: 3067

Re: Stockport County

I think ultimately it stemmed back to a Friday night at their place in the late 80s. Our mob kicked off with them there but it does boil down to jealousy and knowing they were smaller but capable of matching us as they were massively overachieving at that point with Francis et al. They have no natur...
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell set for league debut
Replies: 79
Views: 4237

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell set for league debut

Hart was by far the better keeper.... But why are we comparing him with BPF? I think the biggest issue people have is that we experienced Pope coming in and being oustanding and now we have expected BPF to do the same. Away at City it was a massive ask. Pope and Heaton have shipped similar at City....
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell set for league debut
Replies: 79
Views: 4237

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell set for league debut

warksclaret wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Sadly not impressed, and people wonder why we bought Hart when Tom and Nick were injured
BPF wasn't at the club then so I'm not sure what point you are making?
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match Day Thread - Man City v Burnley
Replies: 394
Views: 6320

Re: Match Day Thread - Man City v Burnley

burnleymik wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:43 pm
Why oh why do we give players like De Bruyne time on the ball? Madness.
Because we naively believe if we keep our shape and men behind the ball we will hold them We don't engage the man on the ball even if he is probably the best passer of a ball in the world. Its criminally poor tactics.
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match Day Thread - Man City v Burnley
Replies: 394
Views: 6320

Re: Match Day Thread - Man City v Burnley

Ive turned it off. Can't watch us meekly surrender like this. We don't even give them a game. Tactically inept. That first goal summed us up this season. McNeil deep in their half turns round...passes it all the way back to Tarks..suicide pass and the rest is history. Taylor caught out by the negati...
by Somethingfishy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

So when can we expect a press release or a conference?
by Somethingfishy
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

It reminds me of that Del Amitri song..Always the last to know.

I think i probably will be judging by the amount of people claiming they are in the know on here. :)
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

MRG wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Where are the guys that are in the know?? I’m hearing an update is imminent.... anybody got the details?
If you are hearing an update is imminent then surely you must be in the know in some way? ;)
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Don’t think that’s anything like the case with either of the bidders
In other words both are looking to spend considerable sums of money?
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

COBBLE wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:59 pm
Heavily invest, new manager IF current manager cannot adapt to strategy of new owners.
It does depend how much money we are chucking at it. Dyche has to be given the chance. He has more than earned that.
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Hypothetical question..... Given the choice would you rather have new owners willing to invest heavily into the club and get rid of Dyche or would you prefer to carry on with Garlick and no money but have Dyche as the manager? Tough question. Hand on heart i would prefer the money. Long term that i...
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

First transfer we should do is transfer Dyche out the door. He’s hopeless in the market. You can't just come on and make a sweeping statement like that without qualifying it. Why is he hopeless? I can see reasons why he could be questioned but then you cannot argue with the results he has achieved ...
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Dyche has already come out and said the reason we shop in the UK market is because we are risk averse at boardroom level. Any signing has to come as risk free as possible. I think the theory is that British players will have less risk as they speak the lingo and won't have settling in issues. We can...
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Could will be with the agreement/request of the bidders - I assume they will have differing targets and do not want, "unwanted" new players on the books That is where it could get interesting with Dyche and his "narrow" target list. We may well be capable of buying a higher quality player whereas D...
by Somethingfishy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Regards to the bids. One is based on community, strengthening what's already been achieved and taking it to a new level we couldn't have done with the current board. Think of it in computer parlance as a Dyche Plus Extra upgrade. The other. A bit more fast and loose and therefore more fraught with ...
by Somethingfishy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

We have posters posturing about mere speculation and speculating about others speculating. I'd be willing to speculate that all this speculation is just that..mere speculation and all the posturing is posters being over spectacular with their speculating.
by Somethingfishy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

dsr wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:38 am
Why is status quo never a realistic option?
Because they've only got one riff...
by Somethingfishy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Sifting through all the comments and this is accurate. I mentioned a while ago that one bid will take the club off in a tangent that would be less popular with fans than the other. That's without even bringing Farnell into the argument. Deduce from that what you will. I think the ALK bid would be f...
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I think we are all aware we need to invest in the team but I am really interested to know if and how/where they plan to invest in the infrastructure and the stadium. Does one bid have a better plan than the other? Perhaps one will have us move away to a new ground but as has already been mentioned.....
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spanish Anthem
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Spanish Anthem

Isn't it the only national anthem that has no words?
by Somethingfishy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Away tie in FA Youth Cup for Clarets
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: ARTICLE: Away tie in FA Youth Cup for Clarets

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:50 am
Might be something of a wait with a 1st round and 2nd round game to be played before we enter

See link
https://www.uptheclarets.com/away-tie-i ... or-clarets
Phew! At least we have avoided the Met Police this time.... :roll: :lol:
by Somethingfishy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?

I agree with the majority of that but Bolton should be top end Championship yet we should be expecting dips into League 1? What exactly is it that makes them any bigger than we are? Maybe you are being blinkered by their relatively recent stint in the Premier League that was subsidised heavily by Ed...
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I think it's reference to around 30yrs ago when rumours were going around we might move the ground to another site and the old power station site was mentioned. I know but i am sure it was to do with Huncoat and not Padiham? I remember Huncoat being lined up for the fanciful Xeri project before tha...
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Looking like a point..which in the grand scheme isn't too bad. However it is yet another totally inept performance going forward and in midfield. Dreadful to watch...again!
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Westwood in a good position in the box decides to try and run through two Brighton defenders....******* hell! :evil:
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

McNeil looks totally disinterested. His body language from our throw in was dreadful. Didnt want to get involved.
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Just a matter of time is this. We look totally lost in midfield.
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

We just seem yards slower than them. They are quicker to the ball and when they get it they look lively. We look lost when we get it...tempo is way too slow.
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Lowton, Barnes and to a lesser extent Brady all major weaklinks here.
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Barnes is spending more time arguing with the ref than getting on with the game. It is getting tiresome now. His first touch has been shocking.
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 8265

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

The passing in the final third is dreadful and very sloppy. Undoing the hard work on the rest of the pitch.
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

joey13 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Definitely Padiham :roll:
Might have caught more if you had used Huncoat is what i am trying to say ...sigh...... ;) :roll:
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I think we should be aiming to get into a position where we can afford to buy players before we get giddy about stadium redevelopment. Short term players yes..we certainly need investment there. However longer term it is vitally important to generate as much money as we can and a ground high in cor...
by Somethingfishy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Land already purchased, the old Padiham power station site ,,ssshhh, don’t tell anyone else Do Whatmore, Graham and Brown, Fagan and Whalley and the other companies that are on there know? They might need to start looking to relocate :lol: I think you mean Huncoat power station..which incidentally ...
by Somethingfishy
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Results on 20th March 1965
Replies: 21
Views: 694

Re: Results on 20th March 1965

Nevermind the footy..take a look at the Rugby results. Incredibly low scoring games. Have to presume the scoring system has changed?
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Manager 2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2332

Re: Football Manager 2020

Have you tried starting off at the very bottom? There's an add-on (I included the link earlier on) allowing you to manage 16 levels deep. As I play 3-4-3, I sell off my full backs straight away. Just won 3-1 and almost secured promotion. Not lost a game yet but of course there is time, ha. Look up ...
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Manager 2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2332

Re: Football Manager 2020

The first question, why Crystal Palace? Second question, what tactics are you using? I started off with 3-5-2 but changed to 3-4-3 with attacking intent. I was manager of Tottenham to begin with..got sacked and ended up with Crystal Palace. My journey is somewhere near the top of this thread. I use...
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Manager 2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2332

Re: Football Manager 2020

An update. I am still the manager of Crystal Palace and on my first season back in the prem i took it by storm. Nearly snatched a Champions League spot but ended up 5th and a Europa League spot. Still no silverware despite some good cup runs. Zaha has been sold to West Brom as he was becoming too mu...
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking charges again
Replies: 53
Views: 2379

Re: Parking charges again

Well done it fighting it. You were lucky you got the judge you did. Many judges have deemed its the drivers responsibility to check the ticket is displayed properly before leaving the vehicle and have awarded in favour of the parking company. Google “ flipped tickets” Also good that you pointed out...
by Somethingfishy
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking charges again
Replies: 53
Views: 2379

Re: Parking charges again

I wouldn't say stressed. Annoyed maybe. Most i could lose was 175 and they wanted 100 anyway. It was a point of principle and i wasn't just handing over my hard earned without a fight. I knew i was right and i explained that to the judge and he agreed. Yes it was hassle with statements and gathering...
by Somethingfishy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking charges again
Replies: 53
Views: 2379

Re: Parking charges again

You have had a good outcome there. I recently concluded a year long battle with ParkingEye..probably the biggest cowboys in the parking charge market. I got done for being on DW Gym Wigan for 20 minutes. It was last pre season when we played there. They took me all the way to court and a couple of m...
by Somethingfishy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rapid tests - how important?
Replies: 33
Views: 1171

Re: Rapid tests - how important?

If they can get rapid tests up and running then surely we have a way out of this? Maybe we could use the hotels not being used as covid isolation centres. Anyone found positive isolates together away from the rest of society for 2 weeks. If we could get everyone to test themselves and the positives ...
by Somethingfishy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: France/Macron.
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: France/Macron.

A remarkable response on social media from the ex PM of Malaysia. More or less saying Muslims have every right to kill millions of French for the past. Goes on to say that they should respect the values of muslims and teach respect rather than adding fuel to the fire. Then goes on to blow his own ar...
by Somethingfishy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Labour Party
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Labour Party

Yeah but it was all right wing media propaganda......... :roll:
by Somethingfishy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital...

Danieljwaterhouse wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:40 am
I mentioned it a long while back, you’ve got to consider any investment from Egypt as state backed. There’s a power struggle in the Middle East.
So you are of the opinion that this guy has some serious money behind him and we aren't just dealing with a ten bob millionaire?
by Somethingfishy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4367
Views: 293275

Re: ALK Capital...

BurnleyFC wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:19 pm
Who’s Boden making calls with, Ray Ingleby?
Peter Shackleton most probably....and he is still waiting to press that button :D