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by CaptJohn
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ray Donovan
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Ray Donovan

I'm a big fan :D
by CaptJohn
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pre match superstitions
Replies: 36
Views: 842

Re: Pre match superstitions

My wife wouldn't let me go in the club shop BEFORE the game yesterday. Told me we always lose if I do.
Cue an after match visit when I purchased a couple of half price goalie tops. Had to after "The Pope" had made such a wonderful save :lol:
by CaptJohn
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venice tips
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Venice tips

Grand Hotel Dei Dogi is wonderful. It's not cheap but beautifully decorated and has a free shuttle to St Marks Square. The food is superb. If you want to impress the lady in your life you won't go far wrong ;)

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by CaptJohn
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Anthony Taylor v Leicester City
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: RATE THE REF - Anthony Taylor v Leicester City

This wasn't a difficult game to referee as there were no nasty fouls or events. However the ref seemed hell bent on making it as easy as possible for Leicester to win IMHO.

A. 15
B. 15
C. 20
D. 12 (Only seemed to control one team so half marks)
by CaptJohn
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings
Replies: 108
Views: 3973

Re: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings

What an entertaining match. Pope 9 Has to MOM because the game turned on that great save. Bardsley 7 Worked his socks off Tarkowski 7 See Bardsley Mee 5 Worryingly done for pace twice. One was a goal the other a penalty. Taylor 8 Becoming one of my favourite players. Effort and skill. Hendrick 7 Goo...
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Price Of Football.... Burnley
Replies: 50
Views: 2766

Re: The Price Of Football.... Burnley

I think we Clarets do OK on the price of our football. If you're a ST holder, "like wot I is", it's a pretty good deal TBH. Prem football on the cheap. However the game as a whole is downright mad from a financial point of view and I understand the dilemma of the board. Do they gamble on staying up ...
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: predictions for the decade ahead.
Replies: 36
Views: 1255

Re: predictions for the decade ahead.

1. Electric vehicles sales will increase by at least 10% a year. 2. Government will suddenly realise that they do not have the power generation capacity for all these electric cars and whilst there will be advances in renewable energy, they will be forced to go back to nuclear power. 3. M&S & Sainsb...
by CaptJohn
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Peterborough - Player Ratings
Replies: 32
Views: 2551

Re: Burnley v Peterborough - Player Ratings

You can only beat what's in front of you but decent enough performance. Worried that Lowton is suffering from a serious loss in confidence. He's not a bad player but seems to have a howler in him each game. Hart 6 Lowton 4 Long 6 Tarkowski 7 Pieters 7 Lennon 8* Well done. First time I've ever given ...
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Michael Oliver v Aston Villa
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Re: RATE THE REF - Michael Oliver v Aston Villa

Decent match from the Premier, Premier league ref.

A. 22
B. 24
C. 23
D. 22
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Aston Villa - Player Ratings
Replies: 75
Views: 3610

Re: Burnley v Aston Villa - Player Ratings

Pope 6 Did OK. Bardsley 5 Villa left him alone 2nd half because they knew he wouldn't hurt them. Tarkowski 3 Was he interested in any way in the 1st half. Seemed to resent being on the pitch. Mee 5 Taylor 6 Put in a decent shift in the 2nd half Westwood 5 Cork 5 Barnes 3 Something is clearly not rig...
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady
Replies: 92
Views: 5196

Re: Robbie Brady

Was he on the pitch today? If so he was bloody near invisible. Having said that the whole damned team were invisible in that 1st half.
by CaptJohn
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Corbyn's Christmas Message
Replies: 119
Views: 4333

Re: Corbyn's Christmas Message

Nice colour baubles on the tree.
His sentiments are genuine I believe but I cannot help but think he has an alternative agenda to destroy the UK.
by CaptJohn
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Merry Christmas to all Clarets worldwide.
Replies: 23
Views: 799

Re: Merry Christmas to all Clarets worldwide.

Love the Indian flag on the stern of the sinking ship :D

Keep out of the fires.

All the best.
by CaptJohn
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone else driving/flying/sailing home for Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Anyone else driving/flying/sailing home for Christmas?

I've just arrived back in the UK after an overnight flight from Africa. I was due to be home a couple of days ago but had to re-schedule twice due to piracy issues delaying the arrival of vessels. YES PIRACY. It's real, alive and thriving unfortunately.
Merry Christmas!
by CaptJohn
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best tannoy announcement ever?
Replies: 26
Views: 2726

Re: Best tannoy announcement ever?

It's got to be some of the cricket announcement on Test Match Special. I recall "Jonners" and Co once rolling around in mirth at the announcements during a test with South Africa for Hugh Jarse and Terry Fyderwerk to report to the secretary's office. Priceless.
by CaptJohn
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Skippy
Replies: 43
Views: 2447

Re: Skippy

andyh wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:56 am
I think it was Paul Fletcher who said his nickname was horse. When asked why he said cos he had the control of a clothes horse and the brains of a rocking horse.
I think it was the build of a cart horse, the speed of a racehorse and the brains of a rocking horse.
by CaptJohn
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The UTC GE poll
Replies: 163
Views: 4983

Re: The UTC GE poll

Tory 1
This is from a lifelong Union member. Can't allow Corbyn to wreck the economy.
by CaptJohn
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Penang
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Penang

Ah lovely memories!
It was the 1st port I ever sailed into as a young naval officer in 1972. Beautiful place back then but I believe it now has electricity :lol:
by CaptJohn
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good to be back.... What's this????
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Good to be back.... What's this????

It's a range finder for a scud missile launcher.
by CaptJohn
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon Sports
Replies: 22
Views: 1431

Re: Amazon Sports

I watched some of the games last night and all of the goals highlights. I have Prime app on a UHD TV and my picture quality was excellent. I was very impressed with the menu for each game post match as well. I watched us on Tuesday and the Scouse mismatch last night and was impressed as well. Full ...
by CaptJohn
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sorry for Burnley fans.
Replies: 55
Views: 5206

Re: Sorry for Burnley fans.

On the subject of Burnley becoming a global brand you'll now see Burnley shirts in Equatorial Guinea which is possibly a first. I go there a few times a year on business and was asked to bring back some of our shirts by the locals. When I go back nowadays a couple of the guys come up to me and discu...
by CaptJohn
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sixty years Ago Today
Replies: 24
Views: 1528

Re: Sixty years Ago Today

I was 5 bud and had to wait another 9 years before my first game (Derby County FA Cup 3rd round). They went on to win the second division championship that season under Cloughie and the rest is history. I think we won 3-1 that day. I was stood in the Bee Hole looking across at the still being built...
by CaptJohn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would Taylor, Bardsley and Wood have made a big difference?
Replies: 41
Views: 1809

Re: Would Taylor, Bardsley and Wood have made a big difference?

ClaretMov wrote:Taylor helping out McNeil makes a massive difference to McNeil's game.
This is so true. McNeil plays better with Charlie at LB. I'm not knocking Pieters but it's a fact.
by CaptJohn
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Burnley fight back you have ever seen ?
Replies: 93
Views: 2848

Re: Best Burnley fight back you have ever seen ?

I was at Chelsea in 1974 when we were 3-0 down at half time and got a draw, but a crucial one was on the Turf against Crystal Palace in Coyle’s promotion season. We desperately needed a win but went 2-0 down and we were still 2-1 down with 7 minutes left and level with 2 minutes to go but won the g...
by CaptJohn
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Burnley fight back you have ever seen ?
Replies: 93
Views: 2848

Re: Best Burnley fight back you have ever seen ?

Following on from the `Have you ever left a Clarets game early` it made me think which was Burnleys greatest fight back I have seen. The game which stands out in my memory was Stoke away in 63/4 season Stoke were 3 up at ht. We got a couple back around the hour mark but Stoke made 4-2 in the 81st m...
by CaptJohn
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 29
Views: 3399

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 7 Not much to do TBH. Lowton 8 Good game. Tarkowski 7 Solid Mee 7 Solid Pieters 7 Solid Brady 4 Way off the pace. Hendrick 6 Early booking seemed to affect him also he didn't seem to have the measure of the playing surface as lots of his passes seemed to be short Westwood 6 Huffed and puffed bu...
by CaptJohn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Jon Moss v Leicester City
Replies: 39
Views: 2160

Re: RATE THE REF - Jon Moss v Leicester City

A. 15
B. 10
C. 10 Repeatedly got into the way of players
D. 13 Made damned sure we were controlled. Couldn't wait to get his card out to Jeff in the 2nd minute yet let a similar foul by one of them go unpunished.

Buffoon springs to mind!
by CaptJohn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joyous in Japan
Replies: 35
Views: 1720

Re: Joyous in Japan

My 2 year old grand daughter watched one of the England games with me recently. It was difficult to explain that "Peppa Pig" was tired and needed a rest so we' should watch the rugby but it worked and she was good as gold :D I was very fortunate to visit Japan on many occasions (1st visit 1972) and ...
by CaptJohn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG out for weeks
Replies: 60
Views: 4120

Re: ARTICLE: JBG out for weeks

I forgot to add that anyone asking for JBG to be shipped out are mistaken IMHO. He's a quality player, just a tad unlucky.
by CaptJohn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG out for weeks
Replies: 60
Views: 4120

Re: ARTICLE: JBG out for weeks

This is where the depth of the current squad will be tested. I think we have one of the strongest squads we've ever had at the moment and I feel that we have cover in most positions. The logical choice would be to bring in Lennon on the right and keep Jeff in RM. Keeps the balance to the side and I ...
by CaptJohn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The first two hundred Premier League goals – choose the best
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: ARTICLE: The first two hundred Premier League goals – choose the best

For someone who isn't really classed as a striker Jeff does score some crackers. Everton away was my pick. How many passes was it??
by CaptJohn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 27
Views: 2543

Re: Jeff Hendrick

I thought he had a decent game TBH. Very fit player so I have no doubts he'll be ready for Saturday. One thing I did feel though was that we do have slightly better players in most positions at Burnley. Not a dig at the Irish but just an observation. Was very impressed with the Swiss player Embolo. ...
by CaptJohn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Things to do in or around the Lake District
Replies: 44
Views: 1886

Re: Things to do in or around the Lake District

Upper deck of the bus from Ambleside to Keswick. Takes you past Rydal Water and Grasmere. Cup of tea in Keswick and then back to Ambleside. Ticket about 12 quid each return and you are guaranteed beautiful views. Sorted.
by CaptJohn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Things to do in or around the Lake District
Replies: 44
Views: 1886

Re: Things to do in or around the Lake District

A pleasant stroll around Grasmere itself is very pleasant. No real steep gradients around the lake, lovely views and only about 2.5 miles in total.
by CaptJohn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Air BnB
Replies: 27
Views: 1517

Re: Air BnB

From the other side of the fence I advertised my vacation rental property with AirBNB and unfortunately had to de-list due to attracting the "wrong" sort of guests. I'm not saying that all of them were "wrong" but undoubtedly the mindset of a few was an issue, in the way that they treated the proper...
by CaptJohn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2529

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

Steve1956 wrote:The Ship Inn,and the chippy has just won best chippy in Scotland for about the six time.
And quite rightly so. It's the best fish & chips I've ever had :D
Wonderful part of the world.
by CaptJohn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2529

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

Did you try the lobster hut in Crail Harbour CJ,I live just down the coast in Elie,it's the most beautiful peaceful place ..the east Neuk of Fife,The coastline from Elie to Crail is truly beautiful We went for dinner to a pub/bistro on the harbour in Elie. Can't remember the name. I've also been to...
by CaptJohn
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2529

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

Drove past Raith's ground about 6 weeks ago. I played Aberdour golf course (Burntisland) and was en-route up to Crail so went through Kirkcaldy. If East Fife is rougher than Raith then it must be bloody wild :o
by CaptJohn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bring a pound
Replies: 23
Views: 6020

Re: Bring a pound

There were three collectors outside the JH near the Cricket Field End but they weren't exactly putting themselves about if you know what I mean. We chipped in a couple of quid but they could have been a touch more proactive in their actions IMHO.
by CaptJohn
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 19488

Re: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings

Pope 8. Commanded his box today. Lowton 5 Poor from Matt. He got most things wrong today unfortunately. Tarks 9. Carrying a knock but very solid game. Mee. 9 Rightly MOM. Imperious today. Pieters 7 Horrible challenge by Coleman. Should have been straight red. JBG 7 Looked sharp. Hendrick 8 Great fin...
by CaptJohn
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turf announcer
Replies: 47
Views: 10168

Re: Turf announcer

I thought the classic was announcing Ben Mee as the "Man of the Mitch" :lol:
by CaptJohn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dave Thomas at Goodison - and tomorrow at Burnley
Replies: 55
Views: 10751

Re: Dave Thomas at Goodison

Firthy wrote:I remember seeing Dave Thomas score a cracking goal for Burnley in the first match I attended in 1969 at Anfield. Final score was 3-3 and average age of our team was 23, a bit younger than our current team.
I was there that day in the Anfield Road end :D
by CaptJohn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Birch signs for Telford
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: ARTICLE: Birch signs for Telford

1986: Telford away. Stuff of nightmares Tony!
by CaptJohn
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - David Coote v Norwich city
Replies: 36
Views: 4692

Re: RATE THE REF - David Coote v Norwich city

Not that good.

A. 18 Bottled giving the deserved 2nd yellow to their defender late on.
B. 20
C. 20
D. 18 Easy game to control.
by CaptJohn
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings
Replies: 68
Views: 12814

Re: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings

Very impressive win today. Pope 7 No much to do. Lowton - 8 Acres of space in front of him and he got in loads of crosses. Pieters - 8 Solid and strong. Tarks - 7 Decent game Mee - 7 Still re-living that Liverpool mistake in his mind IMHO. Just seems a tad nervous with ball at feet. McNeill - 7 Came...
by CaptJohn
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets for Foodbanks v Norwich
Replies: 26
Views: 3356

Re: Clarets for Foodbanks v Norwich

I forgot against the Scousers but will be bringing a tin this time around or maybe a jar of Mustard :lol:
by CaptJohn
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where to go in Thailand or possibly Bali?
Replies: 42
Views: 3257

Re: Where to go in Thailand or possibly Bali?

I stayed at the Marriott on Mai Khao (I think that's the right spelling) last year. Absolutely stunning beach. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. It's north of the airport so nowhere near the lunacy of Phuket. Lovely relaxing holiday. Emirates from Manchester to Dubai and then onto Phuket. I...
by CaptJohn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC Shares
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Re: Burnley FC Shares

Hi Neil. I was there was for the Liverpool game. Missed the opener as was not in UK. Will be on against Norwich though. Hope to get to Spurs and see this super new stadium of theirs.
by CaptJohn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC Shares
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Re: Burnley FC Shares

I see we have a "Horatio Nelson Brown" as a shareholder. Useful if we get into any naval battles :lol: