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by Dark Cloud
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

Realistically there's about 3 or 4% of shares that are spread between 1,500 or so people with them mainly owning 1 or 2 each. It's unlikely you could put together the opposition to block anything. Yes, I get that, but what I was saying/asking was with Garlick only having 49.24% of the shares, him a...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

Tony......If the above quote "they may or may not buy 89% of the shares" is anywhere close to accurate, then it appears the Board are pretty much of one accord on this. This is currently as it stands :- MG......60,308 shares......49.24% JB.......34,544 shares......28.20% BK......4,032 shares. CH......
by Dark Cloud
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

Question: If Garlick only owns 49.?% of the shares does someone else not have to agree to sell also or the Americans don't really achieve their aim of "overall control"? So it might not actually be in MG's hands
by Dark Cloud
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham's first goal yesterday
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: West Ham's first goal yesterday

Ball had stopped. Good refereeing.
by Dark Cloud
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 4147
Views: 400368

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

I do wonder how much both incomings and outgoings are being deliberately held up because Garlick wants the new owners to make those final decisions. If what's being reported is right and a takeover is in the offing, the new owners may well not want to find one of their prize assets has just left the...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 4147
Views: 400368

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

If Wilson was sat in front of his tele watching that crap last night, he'll be giving Jurgen a bell begging to go somewhere (anywhere!) else! We hardly "advertised" ourselves unfortunately!
by Dark Cloud
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche & Garlick
Replies: 110
Views: 5716

Re: Dyche & Garlick

Barry_Chuckle wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:43 pm
You're not the only two. :shock:
Make that three! :)
by Dark Cloud
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche & Garlick
Replies: 110
Views: 5716

Re: Dyche & Garlick

Both Dyche and Garlick have done wonders for the club and BOTH have a massive amount of credit in the bank for me which means I'm reluctant to criticise either. However I genuinely believe Garlick is keeping the money "careful" as he's always done, because he has the very best long term interests of...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings
Replies: 75
Views: 3733

Re: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings

Taylor 8 - was excellent (MOM)
Everyone else bu++er all as they failed to turn up.
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BURNLEY. V. SAINTS
Replies: 456
Views: 12642

Re: BURNLEY. V. SAINTS

Plenty of effort imo, but an obvious lack of the quality required at this level. Looks like a long hard winter. Lockdown and being shut out of The turf was definitely a bonus tonight!
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

I really like to think that if there's anything remotely dodgy about this bunch, then MG wouldn't sell to them at any price. However, anyone can give reassurances before doing a deal and once the deal is done they can then do exactly what they like. I'm sure the Whelan family were reassured they wer...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

It’s been said elsewhere that there are three reasons for investing in a football club. Because you love the club, to align with and raise the profile of your own brand, or to make or launder money. We have to ask ourselves what the motivation is here. We’d all like to see greater investment in pla...
by Dark Cloud
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

Let's have no suggestion that the stall was trying to sell black puddings fed on chlorinated chicken and pumped full of steroids! Though, we know that's how the America market knows black puddings should be served. ;) Yes, I heard them quoted as saying they realised too late that they'd bought into...
by Dark Cloud
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

Anyone want to buy a black pudding? Great prices. No assets or covering, just the black pudding in it's natural state. ;) :lol: Apparently they (these Americans) approached the previous stall holders and made a bid which was accepted and then (ALMOST unbelievably) they managed to pass the allegedly...
by Dark Cloud
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

RVclaret wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:31 am
Black pudding shop gone! Worst news of 2020 so far.
Bought by Americans (apparently) and went bust and closed within 6 months. A cautionary tale I'd suggest! ;)
by Dark Cloud
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

Anyone who proposed moving us from The Turf would be making their first, probably biggest and possibly terminal mistake. An out of town, concrete bowl just off the motorway seating 30,000, but with 19,000 seats filled, with nobody drinking in local pubs or using the town centre facilities would be t...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

"Boss Hogg refers to the Cricket Field needing maintenance, it needs more than that and I am lead to believe that Burnley CC have been approached as the work required would potentially mean them losing ground space for a lengthy period." Burnley have wanted to buy the cricket ground for years, so a...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

I’d ask the AKL people what they can bring to BUrnley what we don’t already have. And second, what are their ambitions and expectations for the club. Pretty much what I put higher up the thread. We have shown we can finish top 10 by doing exactly what we're doing and if they believe we can do bette...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 715
Views: 42999

Re: ALK Capital...

I'm really not sure what these chancers could bring us that we don't already have. They are never in a million years going to get us into the top 6 as that requires stratospheric investment on the lines of Mr Mansoor or Mr Abramovich and that definitely ain't going to happen. And one reason that ain...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 4147
Views: 400368

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

There really has to be a good chance we'll get relegated this year. If you stand still in this league you quickly fall behind and at present we're definitely standing still. Injuries and age will catch up with a thin, ageing squad and and tbh they actually already are.The young lads we have coming t...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most annoying bit in a song
Replies: 59
Views: 1555

Re: Most annoying bit in a song

The start of The Groover where they chant "T.R.E.X" is absolutely naff as and ruins a more than decent song!
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks injury
Replies: 178
Views: 12945

Re: Tarks injury

Do professional footballers not just have painkilling injections on broken toes and play? I’m sure Les Ferdinand once played the majority of a season doing this? I’m aware we’re not sure what the issue is but I’m thinking that or an ingrowing toenail are the favourites I think that may well be true...
by Dark Cloud
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kid's mums in Padiham as a child and...
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Kid's mums in Padiham as a child and...

Pstotto wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:04 pm
You better eat your two veg., then.
I eat more than 2. I eat several different veg, plus lots of fruit and plenty of pulses every day. You should try it Mr Pstotto instead of that moonshine your getting from the shed behind the butcher's.
by Dark Cloud
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kid's mums in Padiham as a child and...
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Kid's mums in Padiham as a child and...

I'm vegan mate. Never go in the butcher's. So wouldn't know.
by Dark Cloud
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: JBG Injury
Replies: 69
Views: 6068

Re: JBG Injury

Pundit said on the radio that it was almost certainly a red card challenge and was utterly aghast it didn't even warrant a booking and for once they lamented there was no VAR to see justice prevail.
by Dark Cloud
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 43 years ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1346

Re: 43 years ago

His girlfriend was Gloria Jones who had a massive Northern soul hit with "Tainted Love". Indeed she was and also the mother of Bolan's only child Roland who was just 2 years old at the time of his death, so never really met his father. Roland (or Gloria) never got any of Bolan's wealth, but his god...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 43 years ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1346

Re: 43 years ago

Died at the scene. 5 a.m. car being driven by his girlfriend, seat belts not being worn (they weren't compulsory back then) and his nearby flat in Barnes broken into and ransacked with all his guitars and numerous other items stolen by 9 a.m. Plus an incomplete will which sent his wealth and his sub...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League 13/9
Replies: 38
Views: 1306

Re: Lancashire League 13/9

BigRedrose wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Todmorden, 41 all out. Tail wagged a little.
Must be a bloody Chihuahua!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Enjoyable game in great sunshine at Nelson with the home side beating Gt Harwood by (about?) 40 runs (I had a few pints! Sorry, very unprofessional!)
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 1st ODI
Replies: 48
Views: 1127

Re: England vs Australia 1st ODI

The game was won (and lost) in the first 8/9 over of the England reply when the Aussies bowled exceptionally well and Bairstow was made to really struggle, Root couldn't get bat on ball as it was moving all over the place (until he edged one!) and Hazlewood took a superb catch and bowled 3 maidens. ...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alexa
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: Alexa

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:11 am
"Have you heard of the North Bank Highbury?"

At the time the song first surfaced he was the manager who had taken Arsenal to the league and cup double.
Exactly! And (sadly) no Bertie Mee, Shankly, North Bank or Longside anymore.......so no wonder the young 'uns get it wrong! :roll:
by Dark Cloud
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alexa
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: Alexa

At the risk of summoning a “whoosh”, isn’t it Bertie Mee, not Bertie bee? I’ll get me coat... Yep, it actually is (or was, or should be) "Bertie Mee", the ex Arsenal manager from the 70's when Shankly was also in in his pomp at Liverpool and the song was first heard echoing around the Longside Burn...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diana Rigg dies
Replies: 26
Views: 1555

Re: Diana Rigg dies

At roughly 10 years old I had a poster of her leather clad body on my bedroom wall. My first ever pin up. (I took it down when I saw her in Game of Thrones! :shock: )
by Dark Cloud
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Art
Replies: 68
Views: 1476

Re: Art

"Supper at Emmaus" by Caravaggio. Interesting guy (to say the least) and wonderful talent!
Failing that, "Ophelia" by Millais. See above!
by Dark Cloud
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Latest Claret
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: Latest Claret

A little bit of "sunshine on Leith there". Lovely!
by Dark Cloud
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rammy v Burnley
Replies: 26
Views: 1364

Re: Rammy v Burnley

Somethingfishy wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:36 pm
Yet another game completely dominated by Daryn Smit then?
Indeed and exactly like Enfield tbh. The Adam Bracewell show and a bunch of pub players making up the numbers who would never win a game without him!!
by Dark Cloud
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cricket.....The Edge.
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Cricket.....The Edge.

The Edge is an excellent watch for anyone remotely interested in cricket, but the Australian documentary "The Test" following the Aussie team round for about 18 months prior to and during last summer's WC and ashes is absolutely riveting, probably even for people who aren't that interested in the ga...
by Dark Cloud
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this still a true statement ??
Replies: 43
Views: 2349

Re: Is this still a true statement ??

It's true that this year the 3 promoted clubs come up with a high degree of spending power (which isn't always the case) but what you have to take into account is that yes, they could probably shell out the cash to pay for one of our "jewels" and yes, in terms of living in or around London say, that...
by Dark Cloud
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: You win the super lottery. Which club you buying...
Replies: 31
Views: 933

Re: You win the super lottery. Which club you buying...

Probably try and get Padiham FC into the football league. From a more business perspective though I'd buy a club with potential. So I'd be looking at Notts County, Bristol Rovers, Portsmouth. Add Plymouth Argyle and Millwall to that list. Both have absolutely huge potential re fan base if successfu...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: John Bond at Burnley
Replies: 47
Views: 2273

Re: ARTICLE: John Bond at Burnley

IMO, the time had become right to look externally to appoint, as constantly looking inside the club had started to fail and we were in a mess. BUT that mess wasn't just connected with the management of the team or the recruitment, it was critically financial and was going to make reviving us very, v...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC overkill ....
Replies: 28
Views: 1702

Re: BBC overkill ....

So thinking the police shouldn’t murder innocent citizens in the street is being ‘woke’ now is it? I haven't logged on in 3 months, but I've logged on to post this. He absolutely and very clearly did NOT say that and your post is as clear an example as you'll find of people on here deliberately and...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 286338

Re: Coronavirus

In the same way that flu is rarely the sole cause of death in healthy people, so with this virus. Are you suggesting there's a material misstatement because of this issue. Have you anything to back this up? Nope, absolutely not suggesting that and no I haven't anything to back things up. I'm just i...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 286338

Re: Coronavirus

Lowbankclaret wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:30 pm
I think it’s a case of they tested positive whilst alive, so it’s given as cause of death.
But might not be.
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 286338

Re: Coronavirus

Genuine question. Can Italy or indeed any country really do 368 autopsies to establish cause of death in a single night? Logistically that must be pretty hard to do I would have thought, but I may be wrong.
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alternatives to hand sanitisers
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: Alternatives to hand sanitisers

SalisburyClaret wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:41 pm
You could use Woods Navy Rum Cask Strength with a bit of baby lotion but it would be an awful waste
And taste crap too!
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone cancelled their Sky Sports Subscription ?
Replies: 154
Views: 8535

Re: Anyone cancelled their Sky Sports Subscription ?

claret59 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:01 am
MACCA is entitled to spend as much as he likes on SKY without all this negative comment. We all have different ways of spending that others would not countenance.
Yes he is, but it seems he's bankrolling most of the Premier League clubs!! :o
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Super league
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Super league

Red Devils did good on Friday night and a good crowd in to boot!!!
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 286338

Re: Coronavirus

I am concerned about the government telling us the truth here. Two days ago we had 20 people in critical condition, posted a screen shot yesterday. In two days we have lost 24 people. Come on Uk, if we lose trust in the Gov information, we are all screwed. Good point. I suspect that because the nat...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 286338

Re: Coronavirus

I would strongly suspect that as this has been around for several months now, pretty much everyone in this country has been close to or "exposed" to someone who has been carrying it. Whether that's at the supermarket, school, the street, cafes, pubs or football matches etc. And that happened way bef...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 286338

Re: Coronavirus

Can you explain what you mean by fine Later (or hopefully sooner) it will blow over. And as a guy in the supply chain business pointed out this morning on TV there is absolutely loads of stuff out there, in the chain whether it be toilet rolls or anything else and NOBODY will ever go short, but pan...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 286338

Re: Coronavirus

I'm loath to turn this thread political so bear in mind when I type this I'm not provoking an argument but rather trying to give insight into a certain worldview which, prior to this tangible, material impact on day-to-day life, might only have been comprehensible in the abstract to folks with a mo...