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by Fretters
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kevin Long
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Kevin Long

I've been watching football for a long time and can't genuinely recall any other olayer like Kevin Long. To be at one club for so long(over 10 years?) and appear so infrequently is unique in my experience. Understandable that he was 'rusty' but that will remain the case I suppose whilst the central...
by Fretters
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 171
Views: 8478

Re: Investor

Reaching category one with the academy must be vital in terms of attracting investment. If we don't have the fanbase to compete with other north west clubs, then being able to produce our own Tarkowskis, Popes and Keanes is the way forward in terms of offering someone a decent return down the line. ...
by Fretters
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clive Middlemass – February 1996 to March 1996
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: ARTICLE: Clive Middlemass – February 1996 to March 1996

Herts Clarets wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:24 pm
Brian Kidd was outstanding as a Manager :D
Agreed, shocking example! :lol:
by Fretters
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clive Middlemass – February 1996 to March 1996
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: ARTICLE: Clive Middlemass – February 1996 to March 1996

Remember the defeat at Hull. Abject hardly does it justice. Hopeless as a manager,CT but carried on in football for a good number of years after us. Did he have qualities useful to a football club or was it just a case of having contacts and a network of people that provided work for him? I imagine...
by Fretters
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?
Replies: 58
Views: 1580

Re: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?

claretandy wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Interest rates aren't going up anytime soon, iv'e been on a variable rate since 2006, best decision i ever made, currently on 0.54%.
I think banks got wise to this, I've never seen a new mortgage tracker deal below 2%.
by Fretters
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?
Replies: 58
Views: 1580

Re: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?

It seems like you're assuming it would be easier without looking into it. And even if it was, a bit of hassle might be worth it. The only advice can be shop around and look at what another lending could offer, including additional borrowing. We've just been told we need to show less documentation a...
by Fretters
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?
Replies: 58
Views: 1580

Re: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?

I missed a vital fact out in that I'm looking to borrow a chunk more for a kitchen renovation (which would bring the LTV up to 85% from 71%) and it seems easier to do this with the current lender than a new one.
by Fretters
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?
Replies: 58
Views: 1580

Re: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?

Yeah, this is with my current lender, I haven't shopped around yet.
by Fretters
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?
Replies: 58
Views: 1580

Re: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?

taio wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:15 am
What is your loan to value?
85%
by Fretters
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?
Replies: 58
Views: 1580

Remortgaging - what would you do in the current climate?

Mortgage is up for renewal. Would you go for a two year fixed at 1.96% with a £1k fee, or five year fixed at 2.98% with the same £1k fee? I'm leaning towards the five year option as we probably won't see such low rates again and I should lock in, although I don't think they'll be much different in t...
by Fretters
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 13 Years Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: 13 Years Ago

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:27 am
Who was the Albania midfielder ex Baggies who we had on trial pre season around these times?
I believe we coulnt get a work permit despite him having a season at WBA
Artim Sakiri? We were useless at those tribunals back then. We also lost out on Luton Shelton.
by Fretters
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Did we play at The Turf today?
Replies: 52
Views: 4867

Re: Did we have a friendly today ?

Yes, 1-1, Vydra scored.
by Fretters
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 13 Years Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: 13 Years Ago

I think he got injured for two years, then returned to play a blinder in the annual Accy Stanley friendly :lol:
by Fretters
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 13 Years Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

13 Years Ago

According to the 'memories' feature on my Facebook account, on the 12th June 2007 I found out that we'd signed Besart Barisha and I was beyond excited, having just seen him tear the England B team apart at the Turf.

Where does time go, eh?
by Fretters
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whiskey Drinkers
Replies: 68
Views: 1685

Re: Whiskey Drinkers

box_of_frogs wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:28 am
Agreed!
If you like Monkey Shoulder, you'll love this which I discovered while visiting Loch Fyne a couple of years ago - https://www.lochfynewhiskies.com/the-loch-fyne-blend
by Fretters
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whiskey Drinkers
Replies: 68
Views: 1685

Re: Whiskey Drinkers

Just bought myself a bottle of Monkey Shoulder which is a beautiful blended whisky. Lovely stuff.
by Fretters
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is currently still off work?
Replies: 22
Views: 1194

Re: Who is currently still off work?

Been 'off' since 18th March when my daughter developed a new cough so we started isolating. I run the online side of a DIY business so, doing that from home, after a 500% jump in demand, with a 3 month old baby and a two year old (who has been struggling with the isolation) in the house hasn't been ...
by Fretters
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt
Replies: 81
Views: 2273

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt

matttheclaret wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:43 pm
He did. That said, I think you'd be hard pushed to find many fans who were happy with that team news when they rocked up at Vicarage Road
You would indeed. I can't remember why neither were in the team in the first place, but we did look bloody good against Fulham.
by Fretters
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt
Replies: 81
Views: 2273

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt

Two cup games would be in there for me. The 2-3 defeat to Darlington at the Riverside when we had been 2-0 up against a lower league side, and the Auto Windscreens semi final defeat to Grimsby when we'd got a decent draw away in the first leg. It looked like we'd be heading to Wembley in the middle ...
by Fretters
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt
Replies: 81
Views: 2273

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt

matttheclaret wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:41 pm
Still can't work out what Stan was thinking with that team selection at Watford

He picked the team that had beaten Premier League Fulham 3-0 in the previous round.
by Fretters
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andrew Robertson
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: Andrew Robertson

Stan went north of the border to watch somebody else and came back raving to Bruce about Robertson.
by Fretters
Tue May 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Readily
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Readily

MRG wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Get yourselves on Groupon, 3 months free subscription on there at the moment
Brilliant offer during lockdown (for those not trying to work from home and look after a toddler and baby like me :lol: )
by Fretters
Tue May 26, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Readily
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Readily

Just signed up to this. £8 a month for thousands of digital magazines and, I have to say, it's fantastic. You can share it with family members and, as me and my wife used to pay a tenner a month for a magazine each, it was an absolute no brainer for us. Choose your topics of interest and there's hou...
by Fretters
Sat May 16, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Curved Televisions?
Replies: 33
Views: 1584

Re: Curved Televisions?

There's much more to a TV than whether it's curved or not. Here's the most important bit about shopping for a TV nowadays: 99% of TVs people buy with HDR on the box cannot display it without problems. Focus on getting a model with good HDR hardware so you avoid these issues in the future. With a li...
by Fretters
Fri May 15, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Curved Televisions?
Replies: 33
Views: 1584

Re: Curved Televisions?

Thanks all, flat screen it is.
by Fretters
Thu May 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Curved Televisions?
Replies: 33
Views: 1584

Curved Televisions?

Are they any better than flat screen or just a gimmick? Looking to upgrade. :geek:
by Fretters
Thu May 07, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube
Replies: 57
Views: 2696

Re: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube

Everyone talks about Glen's goal taking us up, but, as amazing as it was, it wasn't needed with that Wrexham result. In was handy obviously, Scunny might have got another without it, but a draw would have been enough.

Fantastic day.
by Fretters
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Article from The Athletic- the rise of data in coaching, scouting and transfers...
Replies: 21
Views: 1435

Re: Article from The Athletic- the rise of data in coaching, scouting and transfers...

Dyched wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:00 pm
I got as far as Memphis Depay and that was it, I’ll read the rest later.

That guy is ****. Absolute ****. I hate the *******.
I know it's only in France but his record at Lyon is fantastic.
by Fretters
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dutch league cancelled
Replies: 42
Views: 1438

Re: Dutch league cancelled

A vaccine available in the numbers required is likely to be another 12-18 months. How can clubs like ours continue to operate for that length of time without any income? Honestly, I don't know. But people will die if they start it back up too soon. And it won't just be the idiots who congregate on ...
by Fretters
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dutch league cancelled
Replies: 42
Views: 1438

Re: Dutch league cancelled

They can test all players and officials and they can ensure coaching staff etc stay two metres apart. But they'll never stop the thousands of idiots who would gather in the streets outside Anfield when the title is confirmed, and for that reason alone, this shouldn't happen. Just finish it when ther...
by Fretters
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Phone Advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1948

Re: New Phone Advice

IanMcL wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:27 pm
30gb using O2.

It registered as 10gb with O2 and 20gb bonus from Affordable Mobiles.
I had 30gb on 3 with the S8 previously.
That's not bad at all.
by Fretters
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Phone Advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1948

Re: New Phone Advice

I would not begin to offer phone advice. However, I went from an S8 to a Note 9 as the screen was bigger for the football and it still fitted in my pocket! I got mine from Affordable Mobiles, who gave me the best price by far, at the time. I pay £33 per month. No up front payment. Battery in Note 9...
by Fretters
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Phone Advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1948

Re: New Phone Advice

Mornimg clarets, Im currently trying to eek out the last of my Samsung S8, contract ended in November and i went sim only, however it is starting to slow down rapidly. A part of me does think that modern phones have an in-built senility chip to force you to buy the latest model! My budget is £28-£3...
by Fretters
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley players in book,film & song titles
Replies: 94
Views: 1510

Re: Burnley players in book,film & song titles

A kiss from a Johnrose

Gina G - Ooh Aah (a Little bit Moore)
by Fretters
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Restoring Wood Worktop
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Restoring Wood Worktop

My company is still trading online - this is good stuff if you do it yourself - https://www.littlefairs.shop/products/l ... orktop-oil

Stick 5WOOD in at checkout for a little discount.
by Fretters
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any memories of playing Cambridge Utd
Replies: 71
Views: 2267

Re: Any memories of playing Cambridge Utd

TomtheClaret wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:51 pm
Yes we did. It was my dads birthday. 19/10/99 0-1 Andy Cooke. Very early if I remember
Damn it, I almost went with Cooke too! No idea how I remember that, I wasn't even there!
by Fretters
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any memories of playing Cambridge Utd
Replies: 71
Views: 2267

Re: Any memories of playing Cambridge Utd

I think we won 1-0 there in the 99/00 promotion season, a night game. Could be wrong on the result. We might not have even played them!
by Fretters
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is there anything about lockdown you like?
Replies: 103
Views: 3625

Re: Is there anything about lockdown you like?

northeastclaret wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:48 pm
I love driving to Barley , parking up and walking up Pendle. Plenty of fresh air, great views and exercise all in one.
I've heard it's been quite busy on Pendle? Is it possible to stay two metres away, especially when passing people on the stone steps? Genuine question, not a dig.
by Fretters
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is there anything about lockdown you like?
Replies: 103
Views: 3625

Re: Is there anything about lockdown you like?

My son was born on 23rd December so I've had so much bonus time to spend getting to know him.

He doesn't say much, like.
by Fretters
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Tap keeps flowing at Ewood
Replies: 34
Views: 2686

Re: The Tap keeps flowing at Ewood

Just finished The English Game on Netflix and, even in that, their rich owner is buying all the best players in the country.
by Fretters
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA: 2019-2020 SEASON CANCELLED
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: FA: 2019-2020 SEASON CANCELLED

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:58 am
FA will announce at 10pm today, the cancellation of the 2019-2020 Season. No promotions or relegations. No champions.

Live on SkySports at 10am.
10PM or 10AM? Not that it's real :lol:
by Fretters
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will the season feel the same when it restarts?
Replies: 56
Views: 2151

Re: Will the season feel the same when it restarts?

nyclaret wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:46 am
Villas-Boas has suggested the season should finish in November or December this year. The 2021 and 2022 seasons would then be played in calendar years in the lead up to the World Cup before then reverting back to usual.
What about the euros though? (I'm not sure who I'm asking that question to).
by Fretters
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-Sympton-Tracker - Get signed up
Replies: 27
Views: 1452

Re: Covid-Sympton-Tracker - Get signed up

Is there an android version?
by Fretters
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Timpsons
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: Timpsons

Cross Keys is the only pub allowed to stay open.
by Fretters
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Timpsons
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: Timpsons

Read all about it - 'Seaside town struggling with lockdown due to number of Torquay workers'
by Fretters
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Timpsons
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Timpsons

Surprised they've closed. I thought they were key workers?
by Fretters
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why cant we just print a load more bank notes and share them out
Replies: 57
Views: 2190

Re: Why cant we just print a load more bank notes and share them out

The more you have of something, the more worthless it becomes.
by Fretters
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone cancelled their Sky Sports Subscription ?
Replies: 154
Views: 8221

Re: Anyone cancelled their Sky Sports Subscription ?

If I cancel Sky and go to a Freesat box can you still record, rewind etc with them, also do you get any sports and sky channels on them. My wife likes the odd programme on Sky 1, presumably we won't get that? We do have BT broadband so presumably we'd still get their football via the Freesat box. A...
by Fretters
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Virgin Media and haggling
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Virgin Media and haggling

When I left Virgin at the end of September last year, I finished up taking them to the ombudsman because of the incessant lies their staff told. It was only resolved in early Feb. Even when I had the call recording, exposing their error, they refused to back down and even tried intimidating me with...