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by CaptJohn
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alternative Pub Names For These Times
Replies: 57
Views: 1158

Re: Alternative Pub Names For These Times

The Facemasked Inn
by CaptJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 112
Views: 5977

Re: Worrying times

IMHO Mr Dyche has outgrown Burnley and this is most definitely not a criticism of him BTW. He's often in the news these days and is something of a celebrity due to the success he's had at the Clarets. This has naturally enhanced his standing in both the footballing and media world to the extent that...
by CaptJohn
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football fans mental health survey
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Football fans mental health survey

Survey completed.
I encourage others to to complete.
by CaptJohn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trevor Steven
Replies: 30
Views: 2396

Re: Trevor Steven

Unfortunately my outstanding memory of him came when he scored the winner at Goodison in the semi final of Cup winners cup when he glided past the German defence and scored what turned out to be the winner. Classy player.
by CaptJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fans potentially admitted next season with a phased approach
Replies: 92
Views: 3682

Re: Fans potentially admitted next season with a phased approach

We have been going on the Turf for 55yrs and we've stopped going to away game because of persistent standing by fans blocking our view,so no away games. All in all this might be the end of our trips watching at home.If it pans our this way it will be a sad end to our record following our team. Neil...
by CaptJohn
Thu May 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Being over 60
Replies: 57
Views: 2154

Re: Being over 60

Yoga & Pilates and long walks are the answer IMHO. I'm 66 and pretty fit. Moderate drinker (Haven't touched a drop since the start of lockdown and lost 8lbs as a result) TBH I didn't want to lose any weight at all but I'm struggling with sleep and they recommend no alcohol to counter this. Non smoke...
by CaptJohn
Sun May 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Getting Our Lives Back
Replies: 55
Views: 2289

Re: Getting Our Lives Back

I have to admit I am gobsmacked at some of the comments on here. I wish I lived in the bubble that some of you are in, that this is actually a good situation. The worlds economy has been trashed and their won't be many jobs that survive plus the cost to the government is mind boggling. Who's going t...
by CaptJohn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Economic fallout from Covid 19
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: Economic fallout from Covid 19

This is a self imposed recession/depression the depth of which is quite staggering. People refer to "when things back to normal" but there won't be a normal for years to come and yes the economic fallout is far, far worse than the virus. If you have 30 minutes to spare take a look at the following Y...
by CaptJohn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aware of your own mortality ....
Replies: 38
Views: 1134

Re: Aware of your own mortality ....

Another 66 year old here. I think with this virus on the rampage I'm in extra time. Never mind I was there at Chelsea when we won in extra time so I have to be positive.
by CaptJohn
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Greaves in hospital
Replies: 35
Views: 1956

Re: Jimmy Greaves in hospital

Best memory I've got of Greavsie was patting him on the back when he was taking a corner from The Cricket Field End back in the 60s. In those days the players often used to push back into the crowd as there was little room for a run up before kicking the ball. I was right at the corner and gave him ...
by CaptJohn
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.
Replies: 32
Views: 1628

Re: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.

Already lost 7lbs but I didn't want to!!
Eating like crazy now to put weight back on. Normally 11 stone but down to 10 7 now which doesn't feel good :o
by CaptJohn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wonderful night for star gazing
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Wonderful night for star gazing

Absolutely crystal clear evening here in the North West. Just took my wife outside to show her Orion (Rigel, Betelgeuse and my favourite, Sirius) plus the Gemini twins of Castor and Pollux. Venus is absolutely stunning. Enjoy!
by CaptJohn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Benefits of Covid 19
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Benefits of Covid 19

People give you space. I hate people who want to be up close when they are talking to you. I've seen a few long distance conversations across a road in the past few days.
by CaptJohn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Planning anything constructive with your extra time?
Replies: 52
Views: 1605

Re: Planning anything constructive with your extra time?

Amazon Prime might get some stick as well.
by CaptJohn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Planning anything constructive with your extra time?
Replies: 52
Views: 1605

Re: Planning anything constructive with your extra time?

The garden is going to get some serious attention. I've even started tarting up the grass verge in front of the house. The back patio is going to get a power washing and the car a good wash and wax. When the weather turns bandit I'm going to get my 2019/20 tax return done and then start to learn Spa...
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace
Replies: 20
Views: 2616

Re: Crystal Palace

I've got an invite into the corporate at Selhurst for this one but I guess I might miss out :cry:
by CaptJohn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Heavy flood in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Good luck Dave. Hope you and your family are OK.
I have fond memories of Port Louis but from quite a long time ago. (1973)
We loaded raw, bulk sugar in a wonderful island paradise and discharged it in Greenock on the Clyde, which is not an island paradise for sure :lol:
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have Tottenham become the new Arsenal
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Have Tottenham become the new Arsenal

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Fao Capt John why did you park so far away ?
Easier to get away after the match.
Was on an early morning flight today. Only came back to the UK for the match.
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have Tottenham become the new Arsenal
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Have Tottenham become the new Arsenal

Good to see you BTW ;)
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have Tottenham become the new Arsenal
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Have Tottenham become the new Arsenal

It's not hard to con that overweight thing in black that tried and failed to officiate that match.
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Post match problems
Replies: 66
Views: 6005

Re: Post match problems

On the way to the ground last night I commented to my friend that Spurs had brought a "firm" with them and there could be trouble. I saw them crossing the road from the station and the after the match they were gobbing off on the way back up to Tesco's. There were one or two scuffles en-route near t...
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Jon Moss v Tottenham
Replies: 19
Views: 2743

Re: RATE THE REF - Jon Moss v Tottenham

Utter disgrace!

A. 10
B. 5
C. 10
D. 15
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets for Foodbanks - Saturday 7th March
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Clarets for Foodbanks - Saturday 7th March

Nearly forgot. Thanks for the heads up.
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant
Replies: 31
Views: 1956

Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Good luck to him!
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eric Dier
Replies: 84
Views: 5108

Re: Eric Dier

I feel that a sensible response from the FA would have been a retrospective red card to discourage other players from behaving in a similar fashion.
If he does play tomorrow then I hope he wears a mask.......................to stop him from biting anyone near the touchline :o
by CaptJohn
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scousers
Replies: 103
Views: 3564

Re: Scousers

Scousers are kind hearted and generous to all opposition fans as long as they are not Cockneys,Mancs or Wools(anyone from Lancashire) and Leeds(most of the football world hate Dirty Leeds) Their offspring will even offer to mind your car(for a small consideration )This is so you can watch the game ...
by CaptJohn
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 60
Views: 2408

Re: Breakfast

I'm a creature of habit. Up around 0700hrs most mornings. Downstairs to make a platter of fresh fruit (Banana, grapes, kiwi fruit, pear, satsuma, raspberries etc) for myself and her Ladyship who has her's in bed. Cereal with Soya milk or porridge with honey. Glass of fruit juice. Slice of toast with...
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: New Zealand Clarets to launch for Spurs game
Replies: 35
Views: 1795

Re: ARTICLE: New Zealand Clarets to launch for Spurs game

I have a great photo of my wife on the beach at the Mount wearing an All Blacks shirt. Wonderful place but sadly no plans to come back in the near future 😐
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: New Zealand Clarets to launch for Spurs game
Replies: 35
Views: 1795

Re: ARTICLE: New Zealand Clarets to launch for Spurs game

Good luck. I used to work for NZS many moons ago and all those place names bring back fond memories of Kiwi. Had an Aunt who lived in Glenfield, Auckland and had some great times over there. My favorite places though were Napier and Mount Manganui. UTC
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Warnock
Replies: 27
Views: 3535

Re: Neil Warnock

He's still pi**ed off after the play off final when we beat his beloved Blades and who was the ref?
by CaptJohn
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A view from Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 790

A view from Africa

It's Monday morning in Equatorial Guinea and the locals have just come into work. A couple of them are avid football fans and always look out for Burnley matches as they know I'm a Claret. Today the buzz word is "Vydra." "Is he a new signing? Where did you buy him from?" Are the questions. When I sa...
by CaptJohn
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who had a rattle?
Replies: 48
Views: 1581

Re: Who had a rattle?

Still got one. Use it to scare squirrels off the bird nuts :twisted:
by CaptJohn
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....
Replies: 96
Views: 3552

Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

The above mentioned Chester loss was pretty grim as I live in Chester but the one that disappointed me the most was our away loss to Grimsby (2002) when we were 3-0 down after about 15 minutes. I think Gazza was on the pitch (He did Sweet FA) but I came away thoroughly teed off
by CaptJohn
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Citroen 2cv or Volkswagen Beetle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1139

Re: Citroen 2cv or Volkswagen Beetle?

Beetle for me as it was my first car :)
Loved that machine.
by CaptJohn
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Imagine being on this flight !!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

Re: Imagine being on this flight !!!

Excellent skills from the Pilot. I've been on several aircraft when they have done this type of approach. It's fine when the wind is steady but the real skill is when it is gusting and the approach vector changes. This guy did great.
by CaptJohn
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Todays Ref
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Todays Ref

I thought he was a honest ref who called it as he saw it. Was he right every decision? No IMHO but he got the big decisions right and you can't expect more from a human being.
by CaptJohn
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hasenhüttl
Replies: 25
Views: 2670

Re: Hasenhüttl

Very fair in the post match interview. Comes across as a decent guy.
by CaptJohn
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Post match interviews v Saints
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Post match interviews v Saints

Dyche with a cryptic dig at Gibson regarding Vydra waiting patiently for his chance and when it came along taking it.
by CaptJohn
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 16813

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Very sad at this news. Relations between Gibson and the Burnley management team must have broken down completely for this to be sanctioned. However I do seem to remember a player video a few months back where someone was talking about Barnes and his minibus bringing players to training each day. At ...
by CaptJohn
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: what games have you attended with highest attendance ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1877

Re: what games have you attended with highest attendance ?

Watching the Clarets it has to be the three most recent Wembley appearances plus visits to Old Trafford in the 60s when standing was allowed. Other big attendances I've been in; Celtic European night at Parkhead in the days of Jimmy Johnstone & Co. Anfield when they beat Borussia Munching Gladrags i...
by CaptJohn
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's your second sport?
Replies: 115
Views: 2860

Re: What's your second sport?

It's golf for me. Played it for many years and had some success in competitions. Love watching it too.
by CaptJohn
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When we beat Arsenal.
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: When we beat Arsenal.

We will win as long as the cheating sods are firmly dealt with by the ref In previous seasons and this year away we were at the end of extremely dodgy refereeing decisions which robbed us of the points But who can forget Kev"wheres the bar" Macdonalds double in the Cup ? That was a cold night Neil....
by CaptJohn
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our mentality - both club and fans
Replies: 102
Views: 3633

Re: Our mentality - both club and fans

If this Saudi/Newcastle deal goes through there will be another mega rich club in the Prem. It's fast becoming a plaything for foreign, multi billionaires. We can't compete on transfer fees or salaries and the only logical way forward is via our academy and a production line of future talent.
by CaptJohn
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our mentality - both club and fans
Replies: 102
Views: 3633

Re: Our mentality - both club and fans

I've thought long and hard about this issue and have to admit that my levels of enjoyment have decreased season by season whilst we've been in the Prem. Sure it's great to be in the Prem and playing the big boys but we are hanging on by a thread and whilst SD has managed to keep us up it''s been at ...
by CaptJohn
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fa Cup MIGHTY CLARETS versus Yellow Bellies
Replies: 218
Views: 9230

Re: Fa Cup MIGHTY CLARETS versus Yellow Bellies

Norwich playing some nice football.
If we can get it down and give it to Lennon or Brady we'll be OK. Right now though only one team look like winning and they play in Yellow. We are too open down our left.
by CaptJohn
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manure versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 388
Views: 14044

Re: Man Utd versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Never seen this Goodridge. What position does he play?
by CaptJohn
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ray Donovan
Replies: 7
Views: 993

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: 1057

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: 27
Views: 1088

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: 1631

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)