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by Vintage Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Return Of Local Cricket - Madness
Replies: 68
Views: 1761

Re: Return Of Local Cricket - Madness

Surely you just turn up in your whites, bring your own grub and pad up from the boot of your car? As for the ball only 10 people will touch it. The umpire doesn’t need to touch it or could easily officiate whilst wearing gloves. The wicketkeeper wears two pairs of gloves and the other team uses a d...
by Vintage Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC photo-anyone know the photographer?
Replies: 0
Views: 397

BFC photo-anyone know the photographer?

Received this as a surprise extra birthday present recently and I assume the signature is the photographers-anyone know who it is?

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by Vintage Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Return Of Local Cricket - Madness
Replies: 68
Views: 1761

Re: Return Of Local Cricket - Madness

Not entirely John as the hand sanitizer could be transferred onto the ball thus altering the condition of it , plus players would have to remember to sanitize every time they've touched the ball and to avoid touching their faces (the same issues the England and West Indies teams will face but seems ...
by Vintage Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Return Of Local Cricket - Madness
Replies: 68
Views: 1761

Re: Return Of Local Cricket - Madness

Think the problem with cricket is not so much the social distancing aspect but the handling of the ball as potentially every player could be touching it. I know with tennis the guidelines were that only one player should bring a set of balls to play with, balls picked up by foot and racquet and serv...
by Vintage Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vince Clarke turns 60 today
Replies: 29
Views: 900

Re: Vince Clarke turns 60 today

Swizzlestick wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:49 am
Absolute genius.

Yazoo - Only You https://youtu.be/LIiyT67Sjbg
The B side on the 12" vinyl was pretty good as well - 'Situation'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBOobFD-Jns
by Vintage Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?
Replies: 119
Views: 3275

Re: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?

Dithering a bit tbh. Really want to get back to supporting my local in these difficult times and I know they take safety precautions seriously and will do all they can to keep their staff and customers as safe as possible. On the other hand, the virus risk hasn't completely gone away and I'm sure it...
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.
Replies: 44
Views: 2911

Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Enjoyable feel good film all the better for it being based on a true story.

Hope Lou Macari was/is a nice a guy as portrayed in the film.

Loved Neils inspirational team talk "just go out there and score more goals than the other team" :D
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.
Replies: 44
Views: 2911

Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

It's also available on Amazon Prime in HD for subscribers, just settling down to watch it now, not seen it before
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ecclesiastical United
Replies: 28
Views: 1159

Re: Ecclesiastical United

Nicolas 'Alter'mendi
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Olive Grace Mee
Replies: 51
Views: 3557

Re: Olive Grace Mee

I wondered what the rocking arms gesture from Ben was about after he'd scored.

All best wishes go to little Olive Grace, her parents and family.

We're lucky to have Ben at our club, and not just because he's a brilliant defender.
by Vintage Claret
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Movies you can see again and again
Replies: 108
Views: 2375

Re: Movies you can see again and again

The Heat of the Night
Apollo 13
Trains, Planes & Automobiles
Back to the Future
Quadrophenia
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Wotfor?
Replies: 283
Views: 6534

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Wotfor?

icu81b4 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:26 pm
While they take a drinks break and on a slightly related topic..... I think Troy is a cracking name :)

You must be expected to achieve with a name like that.
Well it worked for the guy in 'Stingray' and he pulled that tidy Aqua Marina bird as well :D

https://youtu.be/CD96RQ1-wnY
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18206

Re: Hendrick set to leave

Well this fan took to him.

Tidy player and chipped in with some cracking goals (the one at home v Bournemouth being my favourite).

Sorry to see him go but wish him well.
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This years taken its toll
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: This years taken its toll

On a serious note the real Eddie Howe had aged a bit last time I saw him on MOTD, he looks about 16 now..
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: JUST GIVING PAGE DONATION - STOP HATE CHARITY
Replies: 60
Views: 2317

Re: JUST GIVING PAGE DONATION - STOP HATE CHARITY

Donation made.
Great idea Combat :)
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Dame Vera Lynn

Lovely lady and a true national treasure.

One of her best and the words still poignant today as the UK and the rest of the world is engaged in a different type of war..

'When the lights go on again'

https://youtu.be/Q_WlyolgsB8
by Vintage Claret
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NOW TV - Sky Sports
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: NOW TV - Sky Sports

Now TV Boost is a new paid add-on that introduces Full HD 1080p streaming and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. In addition, you get the ability to watch on three screens simultaneously (over the two offered normally) and 50fps video streaming on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League channels for supporti...
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Willie Thorne
Replies: 28
Views: 2047

Re: Willie Thorne

Good luck to Willie, hope he pulls through
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marcus Rashford
Replies: 107
Views: 2510

Re: Marcus Rashford

Well done that man and good to see a young footballer in the news for positive reasons, unlike some ( not mentioning any names Danny D)
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Auf wiedersehen pet
Replies: 39
Views: 1896

Re: Auf wiedersehen pet

Watched the episode 'Private Lives' from series 1 last night.

There was a scene when Oz was digressing about being in a hotel in Sheffield and he talked about the Newcastle v Burnley semi final and 2 goals from 'Supermac'

My least favourite scene of the whole series.. :lol:
by Vintage Claret
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lockdown jokes and memes.
Replies: 439
Views: 35424

Re: Lockdown jokes and memes.

I recently entered a Roger Moore look-a-like competition, didn't win but I did raise a few eyebrows..
by Vintage Claret
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Auf wiedersehen pet
Replies: 39
Views: 1896

Re: Auf wiedersehen pet

Coincidentally just started re watching the 1st series dvd box set I bought years ago this week. Ok, it seems slightly dated now but still a good watch because it's well written and you care about the characters. Thought the 2nd series was the best, will be watching that when I've finished the first...
by Vintage Claret
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How/will you try to replicate the matchday experience at home ?
Replies: 28
Views: 701

Re: How/will you try to replicate the matchday experience at home ?

Before the game, I'm going to erect a a gazebo in my back garden, then queue for 10 minutes for a pint of beer in a flimsy plastic glass while constantly dodging backwards and forwards by about a foot to avoid all the imaginary fans trying to squeeze past. At half time, I'll go for a wee then wash m...
by Vintage Claret
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leaves see.
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: Leaves see.

Pstotto wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:16 am
Vintage I was walking through Harlem the other day and...
Saw a globetrotter?
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leaves see.
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: Leaves see.

Leaves see? Unbeleavable Jeff!
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Little Britain
Replies: 121
Views: 3702

Re: Little Britain

Never watched 'Little Britain' so can't comment but did watch the follow up series 'Come fly with me' which has also been pulled.

Think people should have a choice, yes.
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 12989
Views: 258537

Re: Covid-19

As you say it is very hard to know CC, might well have been normal flu my wife had and she contracted Covid at some point but was asymptomatic. I still think it's possible the virus could have been around earlier but in a less lethal form and what we saw in March/April was actually the more deadly '...
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This messageboard
Replies: 37
Views: 2641

Re: This messageboard

Agree with the OP. I don't post that much but read the board every day and on the whole enjoy the varied topics, information and debates as long as they're civil, after all it is possible to disagree without being disagreeable. It's a shame when some posters feel the need to get a bit personal and s...
by Vintage Claret
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 12989
Views: 258537

Re: Covid-19

It does seem like likely from recent reports that the virus may well have been lurking in the UK earlier than we thought. As an aside, my wife works for the NHS and had an antibody test last week which came back positive for CV-19 antibodies yesterday. Thinking back, in early January she did have a ...
by Vintage Claret
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Crouch thing on BBC1
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Re: Peter Crouch thing on BBC1

Didn't watch it.

Did Crouchy start or did they just throw him on for the last 10-15 minutes?
by Vintage Claret
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley heavy away defeats attended.
Replies: 55
Views: 1373

Re: Burnley heavy away defeats attended.

Spurs last December :-(
by Vintage Claret
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 1577
Views: 43541

Re: Donald Trump

According to Huffington Post, Trumps campaign team have asked members of the public to submit short videos wishing the President a happy birthday next week (14th June, if anyone wants to send him a card)

What could possibly go wrong?
by Vintage Claret
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite away pub
Replies: 59
Views: 2646

Re: Favourite away pub

tim_noone wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:13 am
:lol:
Yeah, I was a tad vague wasn't I :lol:

I remember now, it's The Cooper Dean I was thinking of :)
by Vintage Claret
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gin
Replies: 51
Views: 1482

Re: Gin

Add a slice of orange to your gin and tonic instead of lemon or lime, never thought that would go until I tried a large Sipsmith at a Spoons.

Thought they'd chucked orange in by mistake but actually it works, never have anything else in a gin now :)
by Vintage Claret
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite away pub
Replies: 59
Views: 2646

Re: Favourite away pub

Can't remember what it"s called but that big one near Bournemouths ground
by Vintage Claret
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Furlough
Replies: 74
Views: 2886

Re: Furlough

No worries mate. How did it go? Just got to respond as positively as you can if it’s the worst news - hopefully they’ll remember those who acted professionally and be back on the phone when things pick up. Hi NewClaret, thanks for asking. As expected, redundancy confirmed and now on 12 weeks notice...
by Vintage Claret
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: It’s Monday at the Etihad – dates for first three games
Replies: 44
Views: 3064

Re: Monday at Man City

Stevie2112 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:47 pm
Any of these free to air games?
The Amazon game is free, the sky games not yet confirmed as free or not
by Vintage Claret
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Furlough
Replies: 74
Views: 2886

Re: Furlough

NewClaret wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:21 am
Sorry to hear that. Hope it’s not the news you fear.
Thanks NewClaret.

Think it's pretty much a done deal tbh but hopefully some other job opportunity will come up in time.
by Vintage Claret
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 200 jobs gone in Barlick - Rolls Royce
Replies: 54
Views: 3266

Re: 200 jobs gone in Barlick - Rolls Royce

The local Aerospace manufacturing sector, not exactly booming pre Covid, is now being decimated. I work(ed) for a company in Darwen that makes aircraft parts for RR, BAE, Airbus, Safran etc and we're in the process of making 83 redundant (including myself), approx 1/3 of the workforce. Obviously it'...
by Vintage Claret
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Claret cult heroes
Replies: 39
Views: 1221

Re: Claret cult heroes

Ted McMinn
by Vintage Claret
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Furlough
Replies: 74
Views: 2886

Re: Furlough

8 weeks for me, got my final redundancy (telephone) consultation with my employers tomorrow, not looking good..
by Vintage Claret
Fri May 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scariest Film (not the most gory)
Replies: 56
Views: 1231

Re: Scariest Film (not the most gory)

From the 70's, a film called 'Phantasm', and also one called 'Night of the Demon'.

The TV version of 'Salem's Lot' with David Soul was also quite scary

All probably pretty lame by today's standards but remember they all scared the bejeezuz out of me at the time
by Vintage Claret
Fri May 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 12989
Views: 258537

Re: Covid-19

FactualFrank wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:39 am
It's groups of 6 people, so yourself and 5 friends.

This is going to be a real bugger for the Seven Dwarfs, but I guess Sneezy can stay at home.
Thanks Frank that made me :lol:
by Vintage Claret
Tue May 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 55
Views: 2302

Re: Alcohol

I am drinking considerably more. Me and Mrs VC are. I think the boredom, sustained good weather and bank holidays have also contributed to a few more bevvies in the back garden than normal. I'm a bit embarrassed by the number of empty bottles and cans in our recycling bin tbh, think I might leave i...
by Vintage Claret
Fri May 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I will never be that bored that i.......
Replies: 32
Views: 1826

Re: I will never be that bored that i.......

Watch Love Island, I'm a celebrity strictly dancing on Ice with the X Factor having a bake off in drag (or whatever it's called)
by Vintage Claret
Fri May 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Quiz: How well do you really know the UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Quiz: How well do you really know the UK?

Only 8 for me ( and half of them were guesses) :(
by Vintage Claret
Fri May 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Victor Moses
Replies: 29
Views: 1972

Re: Victor Moses

No thanks, we had a 'Moses' at the club once before and it didn't end too well ;)
by Vintage Claret
Thu May 21, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 1577
Views: 43541

Re: Donald Trump

34% of Americans think Trump is honest and 42% think he cares about average Americans?
Jeezuz :shock:
by Vintage Claret
Thu May 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First holiday destination post lockdown
Replies: 91
Views: 2447

Re: First holiday destination post lockdown

evensteadiereddie wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Cycling in Spain, September.

Sorry if that offends anyone.
Ok, I might have missed something but I've got to ask, why would anyone be offended? :?
by Vintage Claret
Thu May 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First holiday destination post lockdown
Replies: 91
Views: 2447

Re: First holiday destination post lockdown

Was due to go Tunisia in June which will obviously be cancelled (although Tui haven't officially done so yet)

If we can't get to Vilnius, Lithuania this December then probably Tunisia or Rhodes next year if possible.