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by CaptJohn
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Haydock races
Replies: 33
Views: 1478

Re: Haydock races

A couple of years back I was on a lunchtime train from Crewe to Chester and it was a races day at the Roodee. Upon arrival at Chester I noticed a heavy police presence with quite a few dressed in riot gear which I thought strange. I asked a guy I knew at the station what it was all about and it turn...
by CaptJohn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets
Replies: 62
Views: 3277

Re: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets

How the hell we won that day I'll never know. Wonderful strike from Cochrane but Rovers were all over us and just couldn't score :lol:
I was parked at the hospital and it was interesting to say the least on the walk back to the car :o
by CaptJohn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Agyei brace helps Clarets to victory at Hull
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: ARTICLE: Agyei brace helps Clarets to victory at Hull

So difficult for a young lad to break into the 1st team squad. McNeil has been a revelation but has Agyei really got the X factor? In a relegation scrap SD will always go for tried and tested over young and promising.
by CaptJohn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Climate strike: schoolchildren walk out to protest
Replies: 115
Views: 1599

Re: Climate strike: schoolchildren walk out to protest

I can't quite get my head round this strike :shock: How can they strike (Remove their labour effectively) if they are not employed? Real description is a "boycott of state funded education." Try explaining that to kids in countries where there is no state funded education. Should the autho...
by CaptJohn
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff
Replies: 36
Views: 3291

Re: Jeff

I think that Jeff has filled the gap that Arfield left behind. He's got a good engine on him and physique to match and seems to be playing with added confidence at the moment. Long may it last.
by CaptJohn
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No Subs
Replies: 13
Views: 1644

Re: No Subs

I think he would have brought on Gibson for Mee late on when Ben went down clutching his ankle. Problem was that Gibson was not warmed up.
by CaptJohn
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 52
Views: 3588

Re: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings

Vital three points. Superb fighting spirit on display.
Heaton 9 MOM
Bardsley 8
Tarks 9 Only just shaded for MOM by Tom
Mee 8
Taylor 8
Hendrick 7
Cork 7
Westwood 7
McNeil 7
Wood 8
Barnes 7 (-1 for missing that header that came to him off the bar in the 1st half)
by CaptJohn
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking fees time for a huge petition?
Replies: 39
Views: 1269

Re: Parking fees time for a huge petition?

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:If the punishment was a few quid, you'd do it time and time again.
You won't be doing it again in a hurry now though, so the deterrent works doesn't it?

Capital punishment works the same way. Are you advocating a return to hanging and flogging as well, because that would certainly work?
by CaptJohn
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking fees time for a huge petition?
Replies: 39
Views: 1269

Re: Parking fees time for a huge petition?

I have every sympathy with the OP and tend to agree with him. I live in Chester where we have similar draconian laws and penalties on parking and at times I feel that the Council has declared war on the motorist. Yes we need to have parking restrictions but surely we need a far fairer payment regime...
by CaptJohn
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings
Replies: 84
Views: 4417

Re: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings

Well done to the lads for sticking at it until the end and well done to Dyche for getting his substitutions spot on today. If you are bringing on Crouch you need to swing those balls into the box and both JBG and Brady kept the balls coming. Crouch absolutely terrified their defence and ultimately c...
by CaptJohn
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Anthony Taylor v Southampton
Replies: 69
Views: 2535

Re: RATE THE REF - Anthony Taylor v Southampton

How bizarre that we should get our first penalty in ages from such an inept, incompetent and at times farcical referee.

A.10
B. 5
C. 20
D. 15
by CaptJohn
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New song for Crouchy
Replies: 32
Views: 1446

Re: New song for Crouchy

MrMeeseeks wrote:He’s big, he’s tall
He cost the board f**k all
Peter Crouch, Peter Crouch

Absolutely perfect. I'll be singing it tomorrow :lol:
by CaptJohn
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ouch it's Crouch
Replies: 113
Views: 3763

Re: ARTICLE: Ouch it's Crouch

Baffled is putting it mildly :?
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Crouch
Replies: 469
Views: 21181

Re: Peter Crouch

I've just checked and it's not April 1st :(
I can't believe this. Mind boggling.
by CaptJohn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jon Obi Mikel
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

Re: Jon Obi Mikel

cricketfieldclarets wrote:10 year challenge :?

Actually we wouldnt get a penalty now.

I'm sure we might get one in a penalty shootout, which is what Woodley is referring to :lol:
by CaptJohn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The alternative to the Burnley way
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

Re: The alternative to the Burnley way

Seems a pretty successful business model to me and allows them to compete with the big boys. Not sure where the signing of Gray fits into the model though?
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Disney world Florida
Replies: 91
Views: 3581

Re: Disney world Florida

jedi_master wrote:That’s getting bookmarked CaptJohn, maybe a 2021 trip!

I trust you saw the scarf hanging above the games room door in the photos? :D
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Disney world Florida
Replies: 91
Views: 3581

Re: Disney world Florida

I've got a 5 bed villa with private pool on a gated community near Championsgate. Clarets are always welcome ;)

https://www.vr360homes.com/Property.aspx?PropertyId=549
by CaptJohn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Judas Coyle ten year challenge
Replies: 69
Views: 3338

Re: Judas Coyle ten year challenge

That's the point, there was virtually nothing left by the time Dyche came in. We had to sell players and the only transfer fee he was able to pay out was £450,000 for Ashley Barnes. It had gone, no matter who was to blame, all the benefits from the first promotion had gone. There was no wage bill t...
by CaptJohn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Martin Atkinson V Fulham
Replies: 19
Views: 1069

Re: RATE THE REF - Martin Atkinson V Fulham

Tried to keep the game flowing but got a few of the advantages wrong today. Not his best game TBH.

A. 18
B. 20
C. 20
D. 18
by CaptJohn
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Fulham - Player Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 4242

Re: Burnley v Fulham - Player Ratings

Firstly I'd like to congratulate both sets of players on a very entertaining match is atrocious conditions. I'd also like to congratulate Schurrie on possibly one of the best goals I've seen on the Turf in many a year. Superb control and strike. Heaton 7 Never had a chance with their goal but very s...
by CaptJohn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dianne Oxberry
Replies: 49
Views: 4032

Re: Dianne Oxberry

Absolutely saddened to hear of her death. She was only 51 and always appeared in rude health whenever she presented the weather. I'll miss her.
RIP Dianne.
by CaptJohn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup Draw Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4643

Re: FA Cup Draw Thread

Dike Muff wrote:There’s some real lily-livers on here. Faint Heart never a Fair Maiden won.

Or my version of "A faint heart never kissed a pig."
It's a free hit IMHO. City should win but you never know :lol:
by CaptJohn
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks at RB
Replies: 20
Views: 2126

Tarks at RB

Does anyone else think that SD was doing a little bit of experimenting today with Tarks at RB? Obviously he is not overly impressed with Lowton at present and Bardsley is not exactly the quickest so maybe, just maybe SD is thinking of trying this in a Prem match with Long and Mee as CBs. Just a thou...
by CaptJohn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bit radical but has to be done
Replies: 21
Views: 2634

Re: Bit radical but has to be done

Wore new BFC socks today and it worked :D
I was bought a pack of two for Christmas. I wore the 1st pair on Boxing day :o
They're both the same colour so how do I now know which are which, when they've been in the sock drawer :?
by CaptJohn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - David Coote v West Ham
Replies: 26
Views: 1084

Re: RATE THE REF - David Coote v West Ham

Got most decisions right. The linesman in front of the JH was a bit of a plonker though. A. 23 Always tried to play the advantage. Got it wrong on a couple of occasions but did try. B. 23 C. 24 D. 20 One big gripe was the fact that he always seemed to blow up at corners in favour of the defending te...
by CaptJohn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Five Words.
Replies: 77
Views: 3363

Re: Five Words.

Thank f**k for winning yesterday.
by CaptJohn
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings
Replies: 100
Views: 5246

Re: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings

Drive back home to Chester was a bit more pleasant than Boxing day ;) The team looked far more composed today with Tom in goal and Dyche must have got the message from the fans reaction to Tom's very solid display. Heaton 8 One superb save at the death from Carroll and a very good performance. Welco...
by CaptJohn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Michael Oliver v Everton
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: RATE THE REF - Michael Oliver v Everton

I like Oliver and think he is one of the best PL refs. Unfortunately he is very much on the side of the big boys and it showed today.

A. 18
B. 1 (One; he was not consistent at all)
C. 23
D. 20 Easy game for him to ref.
by CaptJohn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings
Replies: 106
Views: 4582

Re: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings

Possibly one of the worst Boxing Day's I've ever had. I've driven home in the fog. (My wife and son were in the car and we didn't utter a single word on the way home to Chester) Had a beer. A bite to eat and now I've logged in to rate the players. I haven't read anyone else's comments so here goes m...
by CaptJohn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: parking today
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: parking today

Bank Holiday so free on the council car parks :)
by CaptJohn
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: HOW GOOD IS THE PL RIGHT NOW ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2010

Re: HOW GOOD IS THE PL RIGHT NOW ?

I think that the quality of football is excellent but unfortunately the quality of the officials has not kept up and is downright poor. VAR cannot come soon enough to expose some of these incompetent buffoons that we witness week in week out. I bet you though that the bigger teams will somehow still...
by CaptJohn
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gary Parkinson
Replies: 13
Views: 1924

Re: Gary Parkinson

Good luck Parky. You'll never be forgotten by anyone who saw you score the winner for us at Wembley.
by CaptJohn
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tottering Hotties versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 218
Views: 5876

Re: Tottering Hotties versus MIGHTY CLARETS

It must be a conventional back four with Tarks in the Sweeper role IMHO. Spuds are very strong in the middle of the park and I feel that SD wants to break that up by allowing Tarks to compete in that area where we lack height. Nice to see him thinking outside the box. Talking outside the box I was c...
by CaptJohn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CF Woodford Equity Income Fund
Replies: 51
Views: 3824

Re: CF Woodford Equity Income Fund

I'm another Fundsmith fan along with a basket of Investment Trusts. In the current market I'd be looking for some fairly defensive funds and would go with Troy Trojan as a core holding.
by CaptJohn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T How do I attract Birds?
Replies: 65
Views: 3006

Re: O/T How do I attract Birds?

My wife is an avid feeder of birds and her secret is to feed them all year round so that when the bad weather does come, our back garden is their first stop for food. Hence we get a multitude of birds this time of year. We have several birdfeeders which are nearly all Squirrel proof and put out nuts...
by CaptJohn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The magic that once was the FA Cup
Replies: 43
Views: 1780

Re: ARTICLE: The magic that once was the FA Cup

If the Friday night game is Tranny v Spurs it will suit Tranny. I can recall they always played on Friday nights in order to attract fans on the Wirral who would rather watch their more illustrious neighbours from across the Mersey on Saturdays. I think their fanzine was called "Friday Night Fe...
by CaptJohn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Looking forward to getting back on the Turf
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Looking forward to getting back on the Turf

Quickenthetempo wrote:Wet and cold weather?

There was a frost over here last night in central Florida :(
Unseasonal weather patterns to blame. It was a cold day yesterday. Bright blue skies but NWly wind which was damned chilly. Good golfing weather though.
by CaptJohn
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Looking forward to getting back on the Turf
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Looking forward to getting back on the Turf

Flying home on Friday for Christmas and the Toffees and Wet Spam at the Turf. Been away for weeks in Florida so it will be nice to get back and see the lads in the flesh. Have I missed anything?
by CaptJohn
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Solar panels & 25 year lease
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Solar panels & 25 year lease

I had mine fitted the same month (April 2010) as they announced the FIT as I realised that the Government had got their sums wrong. I got locked into the top FIT for 25 years but of course paid top dollar for the panels etc. I'm on my 2nd inverter (Fronius) but estimate that it will take me at least...
by CaptJohn
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Winters first snowfall.
Replies: 34
Views: 2087

Re: Winters first snowfall.

I've actually got some condensation on the inside of the windows this morning. Unusual here in Florida :lol:
by CaptJohn
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What country do you live in?
Replies: 130
Views: 2972

Re: What country do you live in?

Homes in UK and USA. Currently in Africa but flying back to USA tonight.
by CaptJohn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Red Sox vs. Dodgers
Replies: 62
Views: 1569

Re: Red Sox vs. Dodgers

I watched until the bottom of the 5th last night when it was still 0-0 and fell asleep. Very surprised to see the score this morning. Come on the Red Sox.
I would post a photo of me at Fenway but I'm not sure how to do it :oops:
by CaptJohn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Dunne
Replies: 33
Views: 3831

Re: Jimmy Dunne

Not convinced thats fair. Given we struggled against Aberdeen who arent doing that well this year. And celtic are almost certainly better than us What makes you say Celtic are better than us? They're a decent team in the SPL but seem to struggle in Europe I'm not sure if they are better than us TBH.
by CaptJohn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Chelski
Replies: 192
Views: 5239

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Chelski

Welcome back Robbie. Let's not expect too much too soon though. A hat-trick will be fine for starters :lol: I note no Lennon in the squad. That knock he took from Kompany was pretty nasty. Just enjoying my breakfast looking out over a sunny Florida morning. I am thinking of you poor individuals back...
by CaptJohn
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester helicopter crash
Replies: 153
Views: 12460

Re: Leicester helicopter crash

Truly horrible. My thoughts are with LCFC and the owners family.
by CaptJohn
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Under Which Manager's Time Did You Most Enjoy Supporting Us?
Replies: 71
Views: 2164

Re: Under Which Manager's Time Did You Most Enjoy Supporting Us?

Adamson and his team of the 70s.
Beautiful team to watch. Casper, Dobson, James, Collins, Fletcher. Need I say more.
by CaptJohn
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Sam signs new Burnley deal
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: ARTICLE: Sam signs new Burnley deal

Great news!
Always rated Sam and could never quite understand the negativity about him from a few fans. He gives his all and has an eye for a goal. If he was a yard quicker he wouldn't be here for sure.
by CaptJohn
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best way to get a man on a date?
Replies: 25
Views: 1598

Re: Best way to get a man on a date?

houseboy wrote:She has a restaurant as well - you can get anything you want there apparently.


Who the hell sang that? I'm thinking something like Arlo J Guthrie but could be wrong. That post has got it going around in my head :o
by CaptJohn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The day the Burnley kids gave Leeds a lesson
Replies: 29
Views: 1448

Re: ARTICLE: The day the Burnley kids gave Leeds a lesson

I was there so wonderful memories but it's made me feel so old :cry:

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