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by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I wish we had an understanding of what sort of finance they have behind them. It would be very interesting to have an idea of whether we will still be trawling for bargains from the lower divisions or whether we can seriously compete for the best from the Championship and abroad. Presume the existi...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Was wondering if SD has met up with either party, you would have thought both would want to know his intentions, possible targets....just a thought That would be very interesting to know with the window only another few weeks off opening. Suppose the targets will depend on what backing is going to ...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's happened to McNeil?
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Re: What's happened to McNeil?

In your opinion in might be. The article produced evidence. You might want to offer evidence to counter it? Or are you suggesting he wouldn't be a better player with an attacking manager? He’s already shown us what a good attacking player he’s been under Dyche as the stats show. No surprise that th...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 95
Views: 3453

Re: Jay or vydra signing

Both signed extension till summer 2022.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's happened to McNeil?
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Re: What's happened to McNeil?

They did a piece on him in the Athletic a few weeks ago that Dwight is seeing far more of the ball than when he first came in the side but a lot further back on the pitch than he used to. Everyone knew his attacking instincts would get coached out of him. For his own career he needs an attacking ma...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's happened to McNeil?
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Re: What's happened to McNeil?

A right winger with some pace and skill is a priority in January. This will help take the pressure off McNeil.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

JohnDearyMe wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Progression beyond the 3rd round of the FA Cup?!

Seriously though, hope it pans out
FA Cup win and Kieron Trippier to sign!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prediction v Man City
Replies: 44
Views: 1242

Re: Prediction v Man City

I hate playing City id dread to think what the aggregate score must be over the past 20 odd years! Witnessed so many drubbings against them both home and away.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

MRG wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:13 pm
I hear snippets, rarely the full story. Positives vibes are all I’m getting
Fingers crossed this comes to a completion soon!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: JBG and Brady
Replies: 64
Views: 3843

Re: JBG and Brady

A hamstring injury suggests unfortunately another long spell out for Brady. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the last time we see him in a Burnley shirt.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jordan North in Welsh jungle
Replies: 255
Views: 16149

Re: Jordan North in Welsh jungle

evensteadiereddie wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:53 am
We'll get a point at City if Jay plays.
Love your optimism! Reality is our usual 4 or 5 nil drubbing by them!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jordan North in Welsh jungle
Replies: 255
Views: 16149

Re: Jordan North in Welsh jungle

It’s great to see the positivity he has brought to the town and club. Hopefully the team will back it up with a win tonight!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Only two of Dyche’s signings have been good? Care to name them? Two is being generous if we can all ignore the likes of Heaton, Michael Keane, Andre Gray, Joey Barton, Chris Wood, Nick Pope, Charlie Taylor etc etc. Such a weird thing from supposed Burnley fans almost suggesting Dyche for the last 8...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

bfcjg wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Dyche has had his hands tied year after year in the transfer market, judge him when he has had some serious money to spend.
Have you forgot to change your username!?
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Isn’t it around £45m ? Something like that. I can’t think of a team over a similar period in this league who has had a lower net spend....yet some just trot out the same old rubbish about how poor a transfer record SD has. It’s a really strange and lazy argument given the success he has brought us.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Yes it has, nobody can deny the great job he's done. But having money to spend will bring extra problems for him and force him out of his comfort zone a bit. We have no idea it will bring ‘extra problems’. Comfort zone makes no sense given he can only work with what he’s got unless he demands that ...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Nothing to do with his efforts in the transfer market. Our team has largely been similar throughout. However look at our squad now. It’s a complete shambles, Embarrassing for a premier league club. Not al Dyches fault granted but he shoulders a fair percentage of the blame. Nothing to do with his e...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

jrgbfc wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:06 pm
Because he's too loyal to his old favourites? He wouldn't even drop Barnes last season when he was injured and his performances absolutely stunk.
His loyalty to the old favourites has worked out quite well over the past 8 years.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

:lol: doesn’t take much to trigger the usual zealots. For the time Dyche has been with us his transfer record has been poor. He’s been with us a long time too long now Yes you are right. Imagine where we could have finished instead of 7th and 10th if he was actually any good in the transfer market.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I just hope we can get a win or two in the next few games to give the league table less of the disastrous look it has at the moment. The bottom four are already looking slightly adrift, that gap cannot widen. I fear how the league form is going could be a delaying factor in the takeover (if we aren...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Somethingfishy wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:02 pm
It does depend how much money we are chucking at it. Dyche has to be given the chance. He has more than earned that.
Absolutely. Imagine guiding us to two top ten finishes on our current budget and then being binned off when some real investment arrives.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Right_winger wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:37 pm
First transfer we should do is transfer Dyche out the door. He’s hopeless in the market.
Yes great idea!?
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

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 Dyche will still be chasing his long term favourites...like he did with Stephens. Would be interesting to see how Dyche adapts to a bigger budget. If this...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Article in today’s paper that Dyche has been told all January potential signings (presumably not many anyway and probably from Aldi FC) put on hold......that’ll lighten the mood...... Appreciate they’re trying to sell the club but don’t often see owners trying to drive the business into the ground ...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

KRBFC wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:35 pm
I have no idea why but I’m desperate for ALK to win the race and I have no idea about any details of ALK.

Let’s go ALK!!!!
Think most of us are thinking the same. Sounds like an interesting few days ahead.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team Vs Palace
Replies: 22
Views: 1616

Re: Team Vs Palace

Reads as though Taylor likely to start. No surprise JBG and Brady injured again. Their bodies evidently aren’t up to playing at this level of football anymore.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

If one bid is offering the Chairman a place of power and £90 million in the bank, would he not opt for that bid and as already stated he has the casting vote with his current shareholding. What I would hope is the Premier league do a good background check on anyone trying to takeover or buy there w...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

Re: Jack Cork

He has been an absolute huge miss for us.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 3780

Re: New Gibson interview

How much did we pay for Andre Gray? He was a very good signing by Dyche.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 3780

Re: New Gibson interview

Where do you get this story of 'scything down' players in training? After Keane left we were mostly demanding a fourth centre back and one that could replace Mee or Tarkowski on a permanent basis if required. All we had were those two and Long. It seemed a good buy for those reasons. Wasn’t the rum...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

The relevance of buying a house is that it isn’t unusual for that process to take 6 months. This deal is worth 1000 times more than the average house sale in Burnley. I would have thought that it was fairly obvious why that process would take a long time. If you think it’s just down to whether some...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Obviously more. Have you ever bought a house? This is reportedly a £200m acquisition. It’s obviously going to take a lot of time to get over the line, particularly when there’s numerous offers on the table. Not sure what the relevance of buying a house has got to do with it but yes I have bought on...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Rileybobs wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:45 pm
These things take time. Why can’t people understand this?
We keep being told talks have been ongoing for over 12 months! How much more time do they need!?
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Let’s hope this can get sorted one way or another in the next few weeks, giving us less uncertainty and an idea of what we can do going forward in the January window! None of this is helping things on the pitch for sure . Exactly the longer this is drawn out the more damage it is doing on the pitch...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Just that most corporate transactions have a % deferred (often in Escrow) based on future performance. More typical in higher risk scenarios, which I’d say this certainly is, and particularly given current league form/position. Only my opinion of course, but you have to question the timing of our s...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:55 pm
you'll be hard pressed to find a major business or government that doesn't have an element of "murky"
Very true!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Danieljwaterhouse wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:59 pm
I agree, but I think ALK have been using a particular Broker to encourage finance for a little while now from the domestic and international markets.

I still believe that the other bud is state funded.
State funded sounds a bit murky!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

It's happened so often at so many clubs. That's one of the purposes of the owners and directors test and if that was the case with this or any other offer for our club then we have the advantage of being in the Premier League and not the Football League. The Premier League are far more thorough. Yo...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

We spent around £5m more than what we sold in 2015/16 so not sure what that point is. Imagine if I left off our wage bills over those years :shock: It’s okay saying we sold players over time for large amounts like Michael Keane, Andre Gray, Ings, Vokes, Heaton. But you’ve also ignored that their re...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

What windows were these? We spent around £20m 2019/20 £30m 2018/19 £32m 2017/18 £40m 2016/17 Player sales £12m 2019/20 £7m 2018/19 £45m 2017/18 £1m 2016/17 That’s just transfers. I bet our wage bill has double since the 2016/17 season. Not to ignore all the other costs that have gone out in that ti...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

arise_sir_charge wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:59 pm
FFS.....I reckon any person on here could have decided “not sure so let’s pull the shutters down and do absolutely nothing”....it’s hardly the work of a business mastermind.
It is to some on here.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Royboyclaret wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:34 pm
My friend?....I don't even know the man......How could he allow the manager to spend more when there was zero finance available during the summer months?
What about the windows before the pandemic?
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

People need to understand that this has been an exceptional year in terms of finances as a result of the pandemic. No chairman could have handled the situation better than Mike Garlick. How is he handling it well? I get he’s probably your friend but what exactly has he done to bring you to that con...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Not in my view. I prefer that we operate the way we are today. With directors who are Burnley fans and who are more likely to have the club's long term interest as a priority. Investors want a return on their investment. Usually in football it's a short term outlook (5 years). So tell me how will t...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

They can’t announce any change of ownership until a sale has been agreed and the potential new owners have passed the Premier League’s owners and directors test. Thankfully that’s far more vigilant than the Football League’s. Do you think it will happen in the next few weeks? And which party would ...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: QPR v Burnley- Big Match Live
Replies: 48
Views: 1956

Re: QPR v Burnley- Big Match Live

Redbeard wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:11 pm
So did I until I saw the aforementioned slow-motion replay.

Rodaway meanwhile certainly was fortunate.
Always leave your mark on them was Billy’s motto!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: QPR v Burnley- Big Match Live
Replies: 48
Views: 1956

Re: QPR v Burnley- Big Match Live

Leisure wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:34 pm
Yes it was.
Presume this stopped when the fencing went up. Funny looking back the amount of kids running on the pitch similar to watching old cricket matches!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

You can imagine us announcing the takeover on 30th January.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: QPR v Burnley- Big Match Live
Replies: 48
Views: 1956

Re: QPR v Burnley- Big Match Live

Dy1geo wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:44 pm
I thought it was a penalty, but how did Rodaway get away with only a “telling off “ for taking their player out. Nowadays you would have Shearer etc calling for a retrospective 3 game ban
Great challenge that!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259415

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Well, yes, I imagine it would be too far behind if the other two bids have been ongoing for a year. What on earth have they talked about for that length of time? An end to World War Two was sorted out inside a week. Come on Silky lots of complex negotiations on what seat they will have in the Bob L...