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by Dark Cloud
Tue May 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Crouch.
Replies: 42
Views: 2760

Re: Peter Crouch.

It's a story put out by his wife and kids after they saw his last day cameo at the Turf!!
by Dark Cloud
Tue May 21, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking charge notice
Replies: 58
Views: 1453

Re: Parking charge notice

I was broken down on the TK Maxx car park in Burnley. 2 hours permitted, returned after 90 minutes and couldn't move my vehicle. Called the RAC, took them over 2 hours to arrive. I received a fine. I sent the information including the official RAC transcript to my appeal. I lost. I tried again thro...
by Dark Cloud
Tue May 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lowerhouse v Burnley Cricket Rivalry
Replies: 21
Views: 812

Re: Lowerhouse v Burnley Cricket Rivalry

Lowerhouse is a brilliant club and set up, both on and off the field and only really lacks a plusher bar/clubhouse/tea room to cater properly and more "comfortably" for the large numbers who turn up, especially at the 20/20s (as advertised above) which if the weather is good are a fantasti...
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: YES! Farage Milkshaked
Replies: 423
Views: 5764

Re: YES! Farage Milkshaked

What were the two books Darkcloud? You know what, I have a pile of unread novels which I'm slowly working my way through, but the trouble is as fast as I take one off it, I tend to browse Waterstones somewhere or other and add two more!! One was definitely "The Museum of Extraordinary Things&q...
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire league 18/5/19
Replies: 74
Views: 2055

Re: Lancashire league 18/5/19

BigRedrose wrote:Another defeat for a much weakened Burnley side at Woodhouses CC in the LCB Trophy. Burnley 109 all out, Woodhouses knocked them off for 3 wickets. Lovely little ground though and a new one for me.

You should have taken your whites!! :lol:
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is women’s football winning you over?
Replies: 88
Views: 1931

Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

No, it's like watching up Towneley! (I'm in the beach volley ball is better camp tbh!)
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: YES! Farage Milkshaked
Replies: 423
Views: 5764

Re: YES! Farage Milkshaked

I bought two books in that very Waterstones the day after Burnley played in Newcastle this season. Other than that there didn't seem much to see there except some rather roly poly chubby guy seeking a bit of short lived publicity/notoriety. (Which actually does his "cause", if indeed he ha...
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best ever signing
Replies: 41
Views: 2070

Re: Our best ever signing

TBH, Barnes must be right up there, for what he cost and for how much money he's saved and made for us!!
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League ... World XI
Replies: 56
Views: 1205

Re: Lancashire League ... World XI

Clarets4me wrote:About as crafty as mine, when I noticed that I'd included Shane Warne & subbed him quickly with Jimmy Anderson ! ;)

Yeah, but Warne did pro for Rammy? and he's miles better than that **** Anderson!!! (Up the 'Ouse!! :D )
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Help needed: England v Scotland schoolboys game
Replies: 39
Views: 1190

Re: Help needed: England v Scotland schoolboys game

It was 1969 and Scotland won 2-0. Must have been early 1969 as the very last game for the old Brunshaw Road stand was against Sunderland on 23rd April 1969. We then suffered for almost five years with a three sided ground before the first game in the Bob Lord against Villa on 16th Feb. 1974. I defi...
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Help needed: England v Scotland schoolboys game
Replies: 39
Views: 1190

Re: Help needed: England v Scotland schoolboys game

I went to that one - 1966 or 67? May even have been 68. It was my first visit to Turf Moor. The thing that struck me was how green the grass was. Of course, it was only grey on th telly! I'm glad I remembered it right. We got tickets through primary school and sat in the old Brunshaw Rd stand. I wa...
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League ... World XI
Replies: 56
Views: 1205

Re: Lancashire League ... World XI

Clarets4me wrote:He was East Lancs Professional in 1978, averaged over 54 with the bat , 3 hundreds and 6 fifties and took 55 wickets ...

Notice my crafty edit, when I spotted his name on above list!!! :D
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League ... World XI
Replies: 56
Views: 1205

Re: Lancashire League ... World XI

I'm surprised Border isn't at the top of most people's lists!
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Help needed: England v Scotland schoolboys game
Replies: 39
Views: 1190

Re: Help needed: England v Scotland schoolboys game

Not able to help with that one, but I'm sure I once attended an England v Scotland schoolboy international at The Turf back in the late sixties. (Or am I mistaken?)
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran
Replies: 31
Views: 1717

Re: War with Iran

Is it over yet, or are we into extra time and pens? (Assuming in a war, away goals don't count double)
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: some promising signs already for next season
Replies: 42
Views: 3144

Re: some promising signs already for next season

I know it seems unlikely right now, but "second season syndrome" does have some basis in fact and Wolves could be very vulnerable to it.
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: U23's and youth recruitment
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: U23's and youth recruitment

Ironically I was only thinking on and off during the season that almost all the U23 teams and U18 teams at all the clubs we play don't appear to have much trouble getting young lads who can score goals, but finding ones who can defend properly seems to be a very different thing. It definitely seemed...
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: just a teaser for interest simple YES, NO or SAME
Replies: 50
Views: 1281

Re: just a teaser for interest simple YES, NO or SAME

No. (And one big reason is I'm sure SD has had other offers over the years from other, potentially bigger clubs, but has always stayed loyal. I'm not sure you could get that from anybody else, including this Biesla guy! It's worth a hell of a lot!!)
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A decent brekky in and around Burnley
Replies: 45
Views: 2283

Re: A decent brekky in and around Burnley

Bobbins cafe every time!
by Dark Cloud
Tue May 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top 3 managers you have NOT enjoyed watching Burnley under ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1510

Re: Top 3 managers you have NOT enjoyed watching Burnley under ?

Quote: Coyle - Plymouth at home the season we went up - awful ... Absolutely! That game was utter garbage and Eagles finally got himself sent off. When we won at Wembley 8 months later I remember actually pinching myself as I remembered that Plymouth match and it seemed like something from a differe...
by Dark Cloud
Tue May 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Concept kit ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1674

Re: Concept kit ?

arise_sir_charge wrote:Who are?

The New Brew-m, I believe.
by Dark Cloud
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League Table - 2019 Only
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Premier League Table - 2019 Only

The extremely tough last 4 games stopped us making top 4!!
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?
Replies: 75
Views: 2309

Re: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?

Throughout our wanderings in the wilderness post 1976 we did have our small time successes, like an unexpected away win at say Stockport or Tranmere for example and we also had rather more significant successes like odd seasons finishing just below a league on play off spot or a good result against ...
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your Season Highlight?
Replies: 51
Views: 1499

Re: Your Season Highlight?

Barnes scoring the winner v Spurs.
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyches last good signing
Replies: 25
Views: 2392

Re: Dyches last good signing

Matej Vydra (Dyche just doesn't know it yet!)
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Replies: 39
Views: 2984

Re: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Is rubbish.
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyches last good signing
Replies: 25
Views: 2392

Re: Dyches last good signing

George Green.
by Dark Cloud
Mon May 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?
Replies: 75
Views: 2309

Re: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?

Yes, but clubs do (apparently) survive outside it.
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 12, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 8137

Re: Crouch could well stay

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:Hardly blew it it was blocked by his own teammate!

He mis hit it. He was only 6 yards out for goodness sake. A good hit and it's a goal, but Crouchy messed it up!! Bloody lanky clown!!!
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Arsenal - Player Ratings
Replies: 53
Views: 2636

Re: Burnley v Arsenal - Player Ratings

Heaton 6 (Third goal was a bit poor...maybe?) Lowton 6 Tarks 6 Mee 8 (MOM, excellent!) Taylor 7 Hendrick 5 Westwood 7 Cork 6 McNeil 7 Barnes 7 Wood 5 (And that's minus 1 for hitting the post when the goal was gaping. Bloody clown) JBG 7 Brady 5 Crouch 5 (Missed as sitter .......and it's not the firs...
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 8137

Re: Crouch could well stay

Crumbs, on that cameo??? I bloody hope not. He was garbage and yet still had a gilt edged chance to score and blew it. Christ, let Vydra have a bloody go and let Crouch retire FFS!! Vydra must be blazing!!!
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

Re: Cork

But about Cork....He's now far too slow and gets caught in possession time after time, It happened against Olympiakos back in August and it happened again today as swell as numerous times in between, so no change there. A truly great signing two years back, but now we really, really need to move on!
by Dark Cloud
Sun May 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

Re: Cork

Spijed wrote:Hasn't SD repeatedly said that Hendrick does exactly what the manager wants him to do?

What? Keep giving the ball away cheaply and getting Tarkoeski booked???
by Dark Cloud
Sat May 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 8137

Re: Crouch could well stay

If you asked posters on this board what they wanted us to change squad wise a lot would talk about six or seven new signings. The facts are no matter what the board do with the purse strings that is virtually impossible unless we are buying players below the quality level we require or selling some...
by Dark Cloud
Sat May 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pet hates in Football
Replies: 96
Views: 1686

Re: Pet hates in Football

Good point (above) IMO about 50% of throw ins these days are actually foul throws and they are practically never penalised.
by Dark Cloud
Sat May 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal score predictions?
Replies: 33
Views: 1120

Re: Arsenal score predictions?

I'd like to think we're too professional to be "on the beach", but I imagine it's very hard not to be like that after a long hard season where particularly since Christmas there's been a truly monumental effort. Hence I can only see Arsenal winning (again!) Probably a 2-0 stroll for them.
by Dark Cloud
Sat May 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 8137

Re: Crouch could well stay

Term of Endearment From Mr Dyche..."Crouch is a weapon" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm glad it wasn't just me who wet his undies laughing when I read that from Dyche!! I was actually seriously underwhelmed when we took Crouch on and thought it was a cr*p move, but I will admit I CAN, j...
by Dark Cloud
Sat May 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Baker sacked
Replies: 182
Views: 6248

Re: Danny Baker sacked

Whether Baker's tweet was funny or not (most, like me, seem to feel it wasn't) and whether Baker really is a racist and knew exactly what he was doing (most, like me, seem to think he isn't) and whether the blunder really was a sackable offence (most, like me, seem to think in the current climate th...
by Dark Cloud
Sat May 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Biggest flop of the season
Replies: 84
Views: 4117

Re: Biggest flop of the season

CnBtruntru wrote:Yeh, I had noticed that as well .......... :o

But Sanchez is a bigger flop ;)

You wouldn't say that if you'd REALLY seen my wife!!! ;)

Plus any mention of Steve McLaren is plain lazy and isn't fair because he's up there EVERY season.
by Dark Cloud
Fri May 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: handheld jammer
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: handheld jammer

So dodgy the original OP has now been nuked and obliterated!!!
by Dark Cloud
Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: handheld jammer
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: handheld jammer

Does "hand held jammer" translate as "a piece of toast"? If so, I'll have one (no two!)
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Premier League Trophy
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: The Premier League Trophy

They brought what they said was THE FA Cup to the Turf a few years back and I went and held it with my son. Were they 'aving us on???
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pet hates in Football
Replies: 96
Views: 1686

Re: Pet hates in Football

4:20 wrote:Wanky goal celebrations

Which have clearly been rehearsed on the training pitch!!!! :roll:
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Baker sacked
Replies: 182
Views: 6248

Re: Danny Baker sacked

boatshed bill wrote:is the royal baby dog-ugly or something?

Be quite funny if when people see it for the first time it turns out it really is dog ugly! :o
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 660
Views: 43139

Re: Bolton

Totally disagree. We haven't got away with anything as we fully deserve to stay up. Once Heaton regained his place in goal it's been clear that our squad is far too good to go down with the form tables saying as much, and our current form is actually good enough to be fighting for a Europa league p...
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pet hates in Football
Replies: 96
Views: 1686

Re: Pet hates in Football

I'm sure players waving imaginary cards at the ref was, some years ago, deemed a bookable offence, but I think they've now backed off, which I agree Frank, is a shame.
Players and managers talking behind their hands.
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 660
Views: 43139

Re: Bolton

The last line is the problem for me though At what stage do we go "right, thats too much of a risk"? Spot on Lancaster and thankfully a decision for Garlic, Kilby, Dyche, Rigg et al and not me as I definitely don't really know the answer. Meanwhile, I can simply concentrate on the really ...
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 660
Views: 43139

Re: Bolton

I do think the reality is that we will drop back down at some stage. After all I'm sure Bolton, Rovers, Sheff Wednesday and others going back a few years and then more latterly Swansea, Stoke, West Brom, Villa etc all thought they were totally secure and planned accordingly, but were very, very wron...
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The problem with modern football
Replies: 15
Views: 814

Re: The problem with modern football

Take the FA Cup. No one is forced to enter. It is a celebration of the FA. So the final is for all members of the FA. That is why they retain the lions share of tickets and they are given out to all their members. That is why back in the day my Dad who ran the Burnley Gas Board footy team which was...
by Dark Cloud
Thu May 09, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The problem with modern football
Replies: 15
Views: 814

Re: The problem with modern football

You're absolutely right to say it's a problem, but I don't think it's that modern tbh as it's been an issue at the FA Cup final for example for years and years. When it was 100,000 at Wembley and it really was the huge showcase game of the season, the clubs got 25,000 each (I think) leaving 50,000 f...

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