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by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test
Replies: 46
Views: 1220

Re: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test

dandeclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:59 pm
We can all look at Tiger 76’s post tomorrow when England lose 8-42......
And we'll find he was up at 5 in the morning deleting it!! :D :D
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test
Replies: 46
Views: 1220

Re: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test

Root batted superbly (as did Bairstow tbh) but how lucky was the skip when the review showed the LBW was going over by the width of a gnat's pube!!!? :shock:
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your starting eleven vs West Ham
Replies: 52
Views: 1840

Re: Your starting eleven vs West Ham

Poor that he's been I'd leave Wood in the team for now and pick Vydra to play alongside him. It makes the classic big guy/small quick guy partnership and to me is worth a punt because Barnes and Wood just aren't pulling up any trees right now and I can't see Vydra and Barnes being a success.
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 568
Views: 46499

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

fatboy47 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:55 pm
Is that you Mike?
No, Mike's away looking at yachts! :)
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 568
Views: 46499

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

I think that even with the new regime, we may be somewhat underwhelmed with our January activity and the reason for this will be that yes, some very good, bargain priced players may be available and may now be within our price range (Sigurdsson POSSIBLY being an example) but signing them would blow ...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7582
Views: 518362

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Is there much difference between a loan at say 5% or an investor wanting a return on his investment which would be at least 5%? I'm guessing that there is, in so much as one might be prepared to defer his return and put payment(s) off, whereas the other will have it when it's been stipulated...or e...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7582
Views: 518362

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

There is another financial tragedy unfolding at Derby at this very moment - owned by a billionaire who has used every trick in the book to dodge FFP (having written about 3/4 of it) and consistently failing to win promotion - he has had enough and seems to be refusing to put more money in - has agr...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7582
Views: 518362

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Paul, I have bitten my tongue long enough now with your exciting times. I think that you have now completely overstepped the mark with that post. Football, as Burnley fans perceive it, is a local brew. It is WE. It's The Turf. It's the Longside. It's us against the big six or who ever is above us. ...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cavani
Replies: 54
Views: 2414

Re: Cavani

I'm not Wood's biggest fan or advocate right now, but I'd actually prefer him up front for us rather than Cavani. He looked absolute garbage on last night's showing.
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Perspective.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: Perspective.....

If we do need 37, and I think it will be less, then we are on course because 37 is less than a point a game overall and we are running at a point a game now despite that very difficult start with half of the team missing. Miracle proportions from where we are now. Are you actually serious? On a thr...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Perspective.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: Perspective.....

We've to get to about? 37 points by May and even for SD that's going to be almost miracle proportions from where we are now. Yes, we're playing pretty well, especially defensively, but the front 2 look extremely flat and that's an issue in itself because we really don't get many goals from elsewhere...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Perspective.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1513

Re: Perspective.....

Yes, we have 16 points and we're half way through January and playing well and getting nothing isn't going to keep us out the dog poo known as The Championship.
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 100
Views: 4110

Re: Vydra

He must be sat there every game thinking im technically better than both of these Only reason dyche plays barnes and wood is for the agression they bring against the centre backs and to win fouls up the pitch. Theyv no pace control and shooting is off Vydra and Jay need to play Barnes, absolutely. ...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Point if Brady isn’t subbed
Replies: 50
Views: 2800

Re: Point if Brady isn’t subbed

I actually noticed Brady's excellent defensive work last night and thought he made a number of timely clearances and interceptions which helped keep thinks tight, but after a bright opening he offered less and less going forward imo and when he was subbed for McNeil my words to my son were "Dyche is...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC In Memoriam 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 1969

Re: Burnley FC In Memoriam 2020

It's an excellent, if implicitly very sad initiative and like everyone else I was amazed at how long the list was this year and also at some of the names I recognised. It's a very fitting way for us all to pause and remember those fellow Clarets who loved the club just like we do and who now won't s...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 100
Views: 4110

Re: Vydra

It's a tough one imo, because Vydra definitely gives us something different and when he's on we play differently and chances seem to happen, (look at tonight last 15 minutes) BUT he misses more than his fair share and that to me is what SD has an issue with. TBF I think SD is wrong about him, becaus...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings
Replies: 105
Views: 2776

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings

Wood and Vydra really do divide opinion don't they!!?? :D Talk about "Marmite!!
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7742

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

I honestly agree with those who feel Wood offers the square root of bugger all if he's not sticking the ball in the net. His first touch, control and link up play are reminiscent of The Prairie circa 1987!
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings
Replies: 105
Views: 2776

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings

Pope 7 (All very routine and so unfortunate with the goal) Lowton 7 (crossing could have been better) Tarks 7 (-1 for not scoring in added time) Mee 8 Pieters 8 Westwood 7 Brownhill 7 Brady 5 (Tbf he did some good defensive stuff, but should have done better on the first minute when free in their bo...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7742

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

People used to moan about Grey's control, but come on, Wood needs so long to bring a ball down he could be booked for time wasting!!!
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7742

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Yep, both teams reverted to type second half. We were simply SO us and they were their usual slick, attack minded, front foot selves, but we were brilliant at being us and were so, so unfortunate to be undone by a deflected goal. Having said that we did have our chances and Tarks and Vydra were both...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7742

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

We sure are playing more than ok, but set pieces will always be our best threat and therefore the delivery has definitely got to improve second half. Both Brady and Westwood have been guilty and we have to make those opportunities count.
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7742

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Ref done well (up to now!!! :roll: ). Game could go either way. Clarets looking more than decent and if this Utd can go top of the league tonight it's a poor season imo. I'll take the point right now.
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7742

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

FactualFrank wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:57 pm
Has McNeil ever been on the bench for us?
Actually Frank, I THINK,without checking, that he came off the bench to make his PL debut and it was against Man U. (But may be wrong)
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7742

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Grumps wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Made has been allowed for years. What has changed?
"#Me too!!" ;)
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ai Scout App
Replies: 59
Views: 2714

Re: Ai Scout App

Jack Wilshere will definitely be submitting his!
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ai Scout App
Replies: 59
Views: 2714

Re: Ai Scout App

NewClaret wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:49 am
:lol: :lol:

Would be hilarious if they were bombarded with video's of middle-aged clarets completing the drills!
Yep, and all wearing full Burnley kit with HOOPED socks!! :D
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Man U
Replies: 37
Views: 1264

Re: Predictions vs Man U

Sadly I can't see past a comfortable 0-2 tbh.
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Recent home matches vs Man Utd
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Recent home matches vs Man Utd

From memory I think someone messed up and it allowed them to take the lead last year. It might even have (uncharacteristically) been Taylor? Up to then we were well in the game and still had a shout right up to the very end when we were inevitably chasing a goal. Against these teams your little erro...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adam Philips
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Adam Philips

He was at Liverpool and then we got him after Norwich let him go (I think?) He's basically the linchpin of the Morecambe team with loads of goals and assists and clearly is very comfortable at that level. He's not a "youngster" any more and may be 23? without checking and whether he would have been ...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our young players
Replies: 35
Views: 2019

Re: Our young players

I actually think the issue with Benson is the type of player he is. I'm not entering into the "is he good enough or isn't he?" debate because i think it's very unfair and we need to see rather more of him, but many people were expecting another "McNeil". Dwight is an eye catching, pacey winger who c...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our young players
Replies: 35
Views: 2019

Re: Our young players

I think it's fair to say that our youngsters at both U18 and U23 are of a much, much higher standard than they were a 2, 3, 4 years ago, but now we have moved into category 1 you'd assume that over time that standard will raise even more. The current lads are clearly extremely good players, but gene...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v MK - Player Ratings
Replies: 73
Views: 2772

Re: Burnley v MK - Player Ratings

Norris 8 (Looked confident and composed, kicking was good and he's good on pens too!) Bards 6 ("Won" the free kick which salvaged the game!) Tarks 7 Mee 8 Pieters 7 Stephens 6 Cork 5 (Way, way off it, but tbf he's been out a long while) JBG 6 Brady 7 (Decent first half, but faded badly. He's very co...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 11590

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

Well that was a real slog to get to City away (5-0) in round 4!!
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 11590

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

Nicholls looks a more than decent keeper. I'd bet on them now!
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 11590

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Possibly THE worst second half showing I've seen from us in 10 years and yet we still manage to score when everybody SHOULD have been in the (socially distanced) showers!!!
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 11590

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

If we could finish we'd be strolling this. MK did a brilliant impression of a pub team from up Towneley up until they scored and suddenly they're passing it round like bloody Barca! Is it me or is Lewington a bit "weighty" and would actually look totally at home playing up Towneley!?
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 568
Views: 46499

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

FactualFrank wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:52 pm
Phil Jones is a tough on as it depends what sort of player he is now. I get the feeling that if we do sign him, there will be a lot of upset Clarets, who then change their mind after he's played a few games.
IF!! he plays a few games Frank! ;)
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Flagging for offside
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Flagging for offside

The offside rule needs changing back to previous version and linesman need to flag when a play goes offside Re rules what's the crack with foul throws there seems to be more and more with throwers releasing the ball at chest height or from infront of their head Is it now an obsolete rule? I honestl...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead mans shoes movie
Replies: 36
Views: 1874

Re: Dead mans shoes movie

LawsCanalJump wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:36 pm
Love the film
Had the pleasure of visiting all the film spots in Matlock including the old field building Richard kips in
A similar film Tyrannosaur is also very good
I'll second that. Tyrannosaur is absolutely excellent imo.
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Quick Quiz CT excluded
Replies: 31
Views: 959

Re: Quick Quiz CT excluded

evensteadiereddie wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:12 pm
Supercas.
I'll second that!
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your favourite FA Cup tie
Replies: 108
Views: 1788

Re: Your favourite FA Cup tie

giveusaB wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:09 pm
Same for me, Burnley v Wrexham, 6th round, 1974.
I was on the game and later that evening I spoke to a bloke who'd been in the town with his Mrs. He said he was just outside M&S when there was an almighty roar and everyone in the street stopped, including the traffic!!
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your favourite FA Cup tie
Replies: 108
Views: 1788

Re: Your favourite FA Cup tie

There's quite a few and it's really hard. The Shrewsbury replay away as mentioned above really was bloody brilliant to come back from a goal down and a man sent off and win it at the death and it should be remembered that winning that tie allowed us to then go to Bramhall Lane in the next round for ...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When we were crap - players you feared.
Replies: 109
Views: 2320

Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

fatboy47 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Thanks DC!

Yes it was Burke... He absolutely rinsed our defence that day..
Burke was a very decent player with a decent career and without Googling him I THINK he was maybe a Welsh? international.
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When we were crap - players you feared.
Replies: 109
Views: 2320

Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

There was a right winger played for Birmingham against us on the turf... ... Absolutely rinsed our defence...tore us a complete new one... Maybe 15 years ago.. Not totally sure.... I'd remember his name if somebody said it Was it maybe Burke? Definitely agree re Whitehurst who played for Donny bein...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Without Looking Who Scored The...
Replies: 27
Views: 921

Re: Without Looking Who Scored The...

It was the FA cup replay in about 93 - we'd drawn 2-2 at Bramall Lane - one of my first away games - i think Inchy scored twice before they pulled it back late on - they were PL at the time and we were L1 as it is now. Deane didn't play but was back for the replay which was an evening kick off - my...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheffield United. When it rains
Replies: 53
Views: 3839

Re: Sheffield United. When it rains

Poor recruitment hasn't helped. He's rotating his team more to try and find a formula and it's all unravelled. And whilst I acknowledge it's digressing from the thread slightly, it just highlights how careful we still need to be with signings, ALK or no ALK, as there's plenty of lemons out there an...
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team for MK Dons
Replies: 44
Views: 2964

Re: Team for MK Dons

Burnley1989 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:45 am
Fickle football fans :lol:

I’m including myself in that :lol:
And include me too!! I'm all for giving these people game time leading up to the match until the final whistle sounds and we've veen dumped out (again) and then it's "why can't Dyche ever take the cups seriously!!!???" :roll:
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team for MK Dons
Replies: 44
Views: 2964

Re: Team for MK Dons

We always get loads of people saying get some of the kids and fringe players out there and give them some game time as it's "only" a lower league team in the cup. Then we lose and this board goes white hot!!! ;)
by Dark Cloud
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Padiham Power Station Open Day, 1989.
Replies: 22
Views: 1395

Re: Padiham Power Station Open Day, 1989.

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:15 am
The railway line between Burnley and Padiham power station was still there until around 2000. Trains were still used in the early 90s.
I see. I assume the line from Burnley as far as the power station (but no further) remained open for coal deliveries.