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by Fretters
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mark Poole - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Re: Mark Poole - Update

IanMcL wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:37 pm
 'Thanks to FactualFrank who shared the story with his 3 million twitter followers which was a massive help'


FF has 3 million Twitter followers?????

Whatever causes that? :o
He owns the @fact account. I've watched him grow it for years, the following just gets bigger and bigger!
by Fretters
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mark Poole - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Mark Poole - Update

I posted a couple of weeks ago about Mark Poole, a Burnley fan who was stuck in a Chinese hospital. you can read about it via the Daily Mail here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9151473/Family-Brit-teacher-56-forced-pay-500-DAY-fed-washed-Chinese-hospital.html The great news is that he's o...
by Fretters
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your treatment for the common cold
Replies: 59
Views: 1249

Re: Your treatment for the common cold

I have absolutely no scientific knowledge to back up this theory and no doubt somebody will tell me not to be ridiculous, but I'm interested to see if we get quite so many colds after the Covid vaccine, since the common cold is a coronavirus.
by Fretters
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 12 years ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2308

Re: 12 years ago

jrgbfc wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:23 pm
That year is the reason i don't get all the continued bitterness towards Coyle. There's a good chance the majority of us will never experience a season like that ever again.
This.
by Fretters
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 12 years ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2308

Re: 12 years ago

I think we might have won the cup too, since we beat United seven months later. Maybe Robbie's wonder strike would have come at Wembley instead!
by Fretters
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 12 years ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2308

Re: 12 years ago

I still get angry at the away goals rule. Have away goals or extra time, not both. It was completely unfair that Spurs got an extra half an hour to score an away goal.

Still, what a night.
by Fretters
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 94
Views: 4419

Re: Vydra

There's been a loan offer but we'd rather sell, according to Twitter.
by Fretters
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please help a Burnley fan in need
Replies: 79
Views: 4385

Re: Please help a Burnley fan in need

It's weird what happens to threads on here, isn't it?
by Fretters
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please help a Burnley fan in need
Replies: 79
Views: 4385

Re: Please help a Burnley fan in need

I don't want to be Mr Negative here but they surely have no chance of procuring three separate medics with the right qualifications and taking them off the front line for a minimum of two weeks, in the middle of a global pandemic. The situation is awful but I guess this is one of the pitfalls of mo...
by Fretters
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please help a Burnley fan in need
Replies: 79
Views: 4385

Re: Please help a Burnley fan in need

Sigh. Not sure why this has become the focus of the thread, but I suppose it keeps the thread near the top of the board. I'm not having somebody called a liar when I know they aren't, though. I've watched 'Frank' grow his @Fact Twitter account for years now and he's brilliant at it. I've seen him sh...
by Fretters
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please help a Burnley fan in need
Replies: 79
Views: 4385

Re: Please help a Burnley fan in need

beddie wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:32 pm
Frank. Have I read that correctly, you have almost 3 million followers, bloody hell. :o
I can vouch for this. Kylie Minogue also follows his personal account and she even retweeted him once. Mega.

Thanks Frank, I've just messaged you. And thanks to everyone who has donated.
by Fretters
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please help a Burnley fan in need
Replies: 79
Views: 4385

Re: Please help a Burnley fan in need

Yep, that's how I tweeted him :lol:
by Fretters
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please help a Burnley fan in need
Replies: 79
Views: 4385

Re: Please help a Burnley fan in need

Wellsy1882 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Be good to get people at the club aware
I've tweeted Alan Pace and asked him to share the link which would be a great help.
by Fretters
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please help a Burnley fan in need
Replies: 79
Views: 4385

Please help a Burnley fan in need

In October Mark Poole suffered a bad seizure in China. His health insurance is due to expire and it's going to cost £45k to get him home safely. His daughter Danielle is fundraising via the link below and she's asked me to share it on here where you can also read the full story. https://t.co/UrmIfbU...
by Fretters
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Former Claret Austin back at QPR
Replies: 48
Views: 2392

Re: ARTICLE: Former Claret Austin back at QPR

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:04 pm
That's a coincidence - I'm also as old as I've ever been
It's becoming more and more common. It's happened to me on my last few birthdays. Every time, just woke up and, boom, I was the oldest I'd ever been.
by Fretters
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Former Claret Austin back at QPR
Replies: 48
Views: 2392

Re: ARTICLE: Former Claret Austin back at QPR

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:14 pm
And there was a troll the other week calling me old at 41. I think he insulted half the board.
I'm 36 now. This is the oldest I've ever been which is bloody terrifying.
by Fretters
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Former Claret Austin back at QPR
Replies: 48
Views: 2392

Re: ARTICLE: Former Claret Austin back at QPR

Wow, 10 years since we signed him. Where does time go?
by Fretters
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When we were crap - players you feared.
Replies: 109
Views: 2471

Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Andy Mutch at Stockport. Had the same song as Andy Cooke.

Steve Kabba at Grimsby is another I never liked to face.
by Fretters
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Pace live now on clarets player
Replies: 148
Views: 8052

Re: Alan Pace live now on clarets player

Hopefully they'll upload it to their YouTube channel, but they can't give too much away for free or it isn't fair on CP subscribers.
by Fretters
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ian Wright Wright Wright
Replies: 41
Views: 2768

Re: Ian Wright Wright Wright

I remember listening to the Gillingham game at home and the signal dropped just as the commentator was getting excited.

Me and my mum then stared at Teletext and jumped like mad when 'Wright 90' flashed up. Great times.
by Fretters
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Christmas Day Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 1995

Re: Christmas Day Thread

Merry Christmas to all. I hope everyone who's spending it alone is doing okay.
by Fretters
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Comments on Ashley Barnes
Replies: 136
Views: 6491

Re: Comments on Ashley Barnes

So pleased for him tonight. Back to the Barnes we know and love. Him and Wood could take some stopping now.
by Fretters
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: premier league heaviest defeats query.
Replies: 30
Views: 1003

Re: premier league heaviest defeats query.

I remember when Newcastle potted Gullit after he dropped Shearer. I think they won the next game 8-0 and Shearer scored five. I forget who they were playing.

Didn't Wigan lose at Spurs by the same scoreline a few years back? Defoe bagged five I think.
by Fretters
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Comments on Ashley Barnes
Replies: 136
Views: 6491

Re: Comments on Ashley Barnes

Despite the crap that players get on here, on Facebook and Twitter it's 10x worse. Today I've been reading how Wood is an awful player, even though he bagged double figures in each of his previous seasons. Clueless doesn't even begin to describe some Burnley fans. The same ones who hated David Jone...
by Fretters
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Comments on Ashley Barnes
Replies: 136
Views: 6491

Re: Comments on Ashley Barnes

You can also read what's said in every previous topic on Barnes: http://www.uptheclarets.com/messageboard/search.php?keywords=Barnes&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&style=2&submit=Search Above is a search from titles only with Barnes. Why we need to have anot...
by Fretters
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Comments on Ashley Barnes
Replies: 136
Views: 6491

Re: Comments on Ashley Barnes

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:59 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Has spijed hacked your account :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I must not spend as much time on here as you, as that is completely lost on me. But someone questioned my England reference so I quickly Googled a source.
by Fretters
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Comments on Ashley Barnes
Replies: 136
Views: 6491

Re: Comments on Ashley Barnes

Local cricketer wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:08 pm
England squad? I will have some of what the op is on
See, short memories.

https://talksport.com/football/598009/s ... ey-barnes/
by Fretters
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Comments on Ashley Barnes
Replies: 136
Views: 6491

Re: Comments on Ashley Barnes

It is why I have not made a single disparaging comment about Barnes, but even I am starting to wonder when he lost interest in playing football and just wanting fouls instead. He needs to calm it down. It's always been a big part of his game. But currently he doesn't have the goals or maybe confide...
by Fretters
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Comments on Ashley Barnes
Replies: 136
Views: 6491

Comments on Ashley Barnes

I've seen some shocking comments about our Ashley on here and social media lately. There are a lot of short memories because, before his injury problems last season, we were clamouring for him to be in the England squad, such was his strike rate. There was a period where he was bagging at a rate of ...
by Fretters
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7705
Views: 532585

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Possibly put him up for some sort of award for his tireless work. I was proud to present him with the Janice Fretwell award at the supporters' night a few years ago. Well deserved, not only for running the board but he's raised (with others) a decent amount for the youth foundation, and now helps w...
by Fretters
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mesh Wifi Network
Replies: 52
Views: 2023

Re: Mesh Wifi Network

IanMcL wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:11 pm
Fretters.

A big thank you for highlighting the Deco Mesh5.

My black spot now has 100mbs and lounge 120mbs. Office by router 140+.

super-duper!
Excellent! :D
by Fretters
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7705
Views: 532585

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Can see both sides to this bickering. No question that a number of idiots are ruining the board. But the way it has been handled is straight from the "How not to deal with your problematic teenage child" textbook. Tell them not to do something and they will do it more. Hence 100 pages of messages w...
by Fretters
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sam Vokes
Replies: 44
Views: 3718

Re: Sam Vokes

He's missed a few penalties for Stoke now, yet never missed one for us (and he took quite a few). That says it all about the difference in his confidence.
by Fretters
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD
Replies: 52
Views: 3241

Re: A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD

That's brilliant. Out of interest, will you take up the offer?
by Fretters
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Head injuries
Replies: 28
Views: 1346

Re: Head injuries

Fractured skull for Jiminez. Doubt he'll be back from that, like Ryan Mason. Very sad, just hope he recovers as best as possible.
by Fretters
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7705
Views: 532585

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

We could do with an omnibus version of this thread, a weekly catch up on a Sunday or something.
by Fretters
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many have played at Turf Moor?
Replies: 26
Views: 1320

Re: How many have played at Turf Moor?

Twice. Loved it. Threads like this allow me to dig out DavePTClarets terrific slapping of the floor following my saving of his bullet header :-) https://youtu.be/MMZ4_XGTL4A Fantastic save. Did that game finish 3-2 to the reds? If so, that's the one I scored in. Couldn't miss after dandeclaret laid...
by Fretters
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mesh Wifi Network
Replies: 52
Views: 2023

Re: Mesh Wifi Network

Fretters et al Hung on until Black Friday and managed to get the Deco m5 for £139.99, which is great. Started this simple installation and downloaded app. It adked for my Internet user name and password! What's that all about? How would I know that? Is there a sticker on your router with username a...
by Fretters
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many have played at Turf Moor?
Replies: 26
Views: 1320

Re: How many have played at Turf Moor?

There was a spell in the early 2000’s where the club at the end of the season had a weekend where teams could hire to play on the turf. Music coming out of the tunnel plus a video of the ‘action’ to purchase afterwards! Yep, the DVD of me scoring at the Cricket Field end is definitely due a dusting...
by Fretters
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Upgrade on my Samsung S 8+
Replies: 60
Views: 1442

Re: Upgrade on my Samsung S 8+

You'd be better getting the S10 (or S10+) for much cheaper. I'm always one behind the latest upgrade. Great phones, Samsungs.
by Fretters
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: EVERY GOAL | SAM VOKES | There's only one Sam Vokes!
Replies: 29
Views: 1872

Re: EVERY GOAL | SAM VOKES | There's only one Sam Vokes!

Well that cheered me up, thanks for posting. What a good player he was for us.
by Fretters
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mesh Wifi Network
Replies: 52
Views: 2023

Re: Mesh Wifi Network

Just wanted to thank you Fretters for your advice on the TP-Mesh system. Previously I only had a decent WiFi in the hallway next to the router. WiFi extenders only partly solved the problem. This Mesh system is superb and I’ve finally got seamless 100 Mbps WiFi throughout the house. Cheers! Happy t...
by Fretters
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Broadband Suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 866

Re: Broadband Suggestions

Check if you can get Virgin.

I pay £33.99 for their basic TV package and 200MB broadband (which I get too).
by Fretters
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Add a word to ruin a movie
Replies: 182
Views: 3907

Re: Add a word to ruin a movie

A Chocolate Orange
12 Happy Men
When Fritzl Met Sally
by Fretters
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst TV shows of all time
Replies: 156
Views: 5925

Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Inchy wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:31 am
I assume O’Carroll hasn’t watched extras which predates Mrs Browns Boys and mocks the type of sh*te Mrs Browns boys serves up.
I couldn't believe it when Mrs Brown's Boys beat Gervais's Afterlife at the comedy awards. He must have felt like he'd lost to 'When the Whistle Blows'.
by Fretters
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon Prime Members
Replies: 25
Views: 2047

Re: Amazon Prime Members

Not read the whole thread, but its very easy to click on it within your Amazon to start a free trail... I just cancelled it Are you referring to Starzplay? While everything else - Prime Music Unlimited and Prime itself - is very easy to cancel, there was no option to cancel the Starzplay within my ...
by Fretters
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon Prime Members
Replies: 25
Views: 2047

Re: Amazon Prime Members

Luckily they have good customer service but it's almost certainly not something that happened on their end. Someone (or you) had access to your account and choose to watch something in prime that required a subscription and accidentally signed up to the trial. Make sure that you talk to anyone who ...
by Fretters
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon Prime Members
Replies: 25
Views: 2047

Re: Amazon Prime Members

They make it very easy for you to sign up to stuff like this by accident. All it takes is trying to play a show listed on their streaming service provided by a 3rd party and just one screen later you've signed up to a free trial leading to a subscription. It wouldn't have happened on its own, so so...
by Fretters
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon Prime Members
Replies: 25
Views: 2047

Amazon Prime Members

I received an email tonight from Amazon thanking me for signing up to the Starzplay (new-ish streaming service) free trial. It's a 7 day trial and I'll start paying £4.99 a month at the end of it. I didn't sign up to this at all and there didn't seem to be any way whatsoever to cancel it within my A...
by Fretters
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mesh Wifi Network
Replies: 52
Views: 2023

Re: Mesh Wifi Network

Thanks Fretters. Understood. Considering! Looks like all tge retailers are doing £149.99. Curry's is bear me. I get 130-140+ near the router but that sinks to 20 or sometimes less in my bedroom and there is also a black spot. Only 2.4ghz downstairs. Would be good to get the most out of my fibre, ev...