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by Fretters
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bus Lane Tickets
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Bus Lane Tickets

Apparently Blackburn are vicious when enforcing the bus lane rules. I work in Darwen and fortunately don't have to go into Blackburn from where I live but I do go to Blackburn quite a lot as well and it is the oddest place to drive around anyway. I said to my wife just recently I would hate to driv...
by Fretters
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Managers
Replies: 28
Views: 812

Re: Burnley Managers

I just couldn’t think of another who has actually had impact. Fletcher scored our goals and you know that I liked Kalvenes. Eagles perhaps? Steve Thompson for me. Free transfer, scored vital goals and was just an all round perfect fit for the club. I think he should have been used more after the pr...
by Fretters
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons
Replies: 47
Views: 1523

Re: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons

ClaretTony wrote:No, and I can't imagine Waddle doing it either.


Then Paul Weller must be telling lies on his recent interview via the club website.
by Fretters
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This week’s blast from the Burnley past is...
Replies: 27
Views: 820

Re: This week’s blast from the Burnley past is...

Am I right in thinking Crichton came in on loan, then went back before joining us permanently? Think Gavin Ward came in on loan in the meantime and he was really good for that level.
by Fretters
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons
Replies: 47
Views: 1523

Re: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons

Has to be Waddle. Can you imagine Dyche picking his team by just naming the best 11 players at the club, regardless of position, and just saying it'll all work itself out?
by Fretters
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley beat Fulham in Portugal
Replies: 94
Views: 4696

Re: Burnley beat Fulham in Portugal

65 minutes for Benson with everybody else getting no longer than 45. Interesting.
by Fretters
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Kights set to fly away
Replies: 14
Views: 1661

Re: ARTICLE: Kights set to fly away

I always liked him at Wolves and was chuffed when we signed him. I felt a bit sorry for Treacy who had being playing well when Kights came into the side for him, but he did a great job for us.
by Fretters
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Alan Lee – from striker to director
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: ARTICLE: Alan Lee – from striker to director

Isn't it 20 years since we signed him? I'm sure we got him summer '99 before the promotion season. Could be my memory playing tricks though. I always wished we'd given him more of a chance. When we got him from Villa, he couldn't stop scoring in pre-season, including the winner against Everton. He d...
by Fretters
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1341

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

Sorry to slightly change track but has anyone seen Capricorn One? Great film about a hoax trip to Mars.
by Fretters
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 223
Views: 13225

Re: Tom Heaton

Steve1956 wrote:
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Love it!
by Fretters
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle about to confirm
Replies: 52
Views: 5070

Re: Newcastle about to confirm

Isn't he a Geordie? Least he has that in his favour. I heard there'd been no official approach as of yesterday, though.
by Fretters
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All Misspell XI
Replies: 56
Views: 1208

Re: All Misspell XI

Referred to our winger as Neil McDwight a few weeks ago after a few shandies.
by Fretters
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bob Mortimer and his Sean Dyche Rap
Replies: 21
Views: 1999

Re: Bob Mortimer and his Sean Dyche Rap

Love a bit of people stating their opinion as fact!
by Fretters
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Operation Mincemeat
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: Operation Mincemeat

I watched it too and was aware of the story but not the level of detail they had to go to in creating his back story. The whole thing was just utterly bonkers but brilliant. I loved that the two blokes responsible seemed to be having a right laugh. They really did. An RAF officer who didn't go near...
by Fretters
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Operation Mincemeat
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Operation Mincemeat

I watched the documentary on iplayer last night. Amazing story of deception that I didn't know much about. Basically, the body of a Welsh homeless man was dressed up as a British soldier and dumped in the sea on the coast of Spain. In his pocket and briefcase were fake secret service documents hinti...
by Fretters
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jagielka
Replies: 126
Views: 7897

Re: Jagielka

ClaretTony wrote:Key player in both promotions alongside Marney & then Barton


Completely agree. Can't believe it's three years since he left!
by Fretters
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jagielka
Replies: 126
Views: 7897

Re: Jagielka

I actually wouldn't be surprised to see Jones given a deal, Dyche loved him. Be ready to set up a Chernobyl style exclusion zone as this board goes into utter meltdown.
by Fretters
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TROUBLE IN BLACKBURN
Replies: 39
Views: 3823

Re: TROUBLE IN BLACKBURN

Nothing to see really, just the police putting a few cones out. As usual, the media whipped it up.
by Fretters
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TROUBLE IN BLACKBURN
Replies: 39
Views: 3823

Re: TROUBLE IN BLACKBURN

Could be this related to this https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/17746380.video-mr-creamy-mr-whippy-clash-blackburn-ice-cream-war/ 'The feud between Mr Whippy, Mohammed Mulla, and his former employee Mr Creamy' When an ice cream man employs somebody called Mr Creamy, he's always running the...
by Fretters
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I'm an Influencer - can I have stuff for free?
Replies: 20
Views: 1126

Re: I'm an Influencer - can I have stuff for free?

BBC, Channel 4, Sky etc do it daily for their **** reality show. "Hi we'd love to film a VT for our cooking/singing/travel show, we can't pay you but it'll be great exposure for your business". But because it's young people on a platform we don't quite get lets get all outraged and self r...
by Fretters
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today’s BFC Blast from the Past, is...
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Today’s BFC Blast from the Past, is...

Possibly my favourite ever goal. The first I'd ever seen us score against that lot and our team back then just didn't score goals, especially away from home against a Premier League team with one of the league's best keepers. Then Hyde did that! My throat was sore for days, what a moment.
by Fretters
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Glen Little’s Top Ten Goals
Replies: 28
Views: 1436

Re: Glen Little’s Top Ten Goals

I remember him tearing Norwich to shreds at Carrow Road. We were losing but you just knew we'd win with Glen in that form and we did. He was absolutely unstoppable.
by Fretters
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our transfer record progression
Replies: 26
Views: 2014

Re: Our transfer record progression

I can remember when it was Liam Robinson for £325,000 so it's all relative really. Who I think was followed by: Paul Barnes - 400K - 1996 Steve Davis - 750K - 1999 Ian Moore - £1m - 2000 Robbie Blake - £1m - 2002 Steven Fletcher - £3m - 2009 Andre Bikey - £3m - 2009 (not sure on that one?) George B...
by Fretters
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our transfer record progression
Replies: 26
Views: 2014

Re: Our transfer record progression

As an aside, Ade Akinbiyi once held the record of being the transfer record at the most clubs. Think it was Wolves, Leicester, Palace and Sheff Utd all at the same time. Wonder who holds that record now?
by Fretters
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6169

Re: New signing

We need to avoid this obsession on here regarding formations and the limitations within them. Why can't Defour perform in a team containing two strikers?.....Of course he can, Defour is our best player by a million miles and, if fit, should be an automatic pick no matter what formation we employ. I...
by Fretters
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6169

Re: New signing

Last time he got a proper pre-season under his belt, he made it to February and we were as high as FOURTH with him in the team. Not sure who you'd drop out of Barnes or Wood to accommodate him though, we can't play him in a 442.
by Fretters
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Kit Launch
Replies: 151
Views: 6158

Re: New Kit Launch

Steve1956 wrote:
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CBA.....can't be arsed ? :D


Wanted to say I'd logged in just to like that, but then I realised I was already logged in. So, I logged out just so I could log back in to like it.
by Fretters
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Kit Launch
Replies: 151
Views: 6158

Re: New Kit Launch

Interesting that Heaton has modelled the keepers' kit. Players supposedly on their way out don't usually do this.
by Fretters
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Money saving tips
Replies: 54
Views: 2041

Re: Money saving tips

Save money on an expensive parachute jump by zooming in on Google Earth whilst pointing a desk fan at your face.
by Fretters
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Forest sack O'Neill
Replies: 28
Views: 1768

Forest sack O'Neill

After only five months, apparently as he failed to get them into the top 6?

Could they approach Dyche? After all, he did play for th...bwaahahaha sorry, I can't even finish that sentence :lol: :lol:
by Fretters
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 3536

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

In hindsight quite possibly,however i don't think we had much choice but to cash in at the time. During those lean years we often sold in the January window,Andy Gray is another we sadly had to say good bye too mid-season. That was just the reality of our situation,thankfully in the past decade whe...
by Fretters
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 3536

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

tiger76 wrote:Another one that springs to mind is Richard Chaplow,he was an exciting prospect,and has had a decent career,but when he burst onto the scene he promised much more,injuries blighted him over the years,and he never quite achieved the level he might have done.


He left for a bigger club too soon.
by Fretters
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 3536

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

jdrobbo wrote:Alan Harper.

Top player in a fine side before coming to Burnley. We needed him to lead us but he was quite poor.


I don't know much about him, I just remember him being poor like you say. Was his signing seen as a bit of a coup at the time?
by Fretters
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Two forwards needed to complete the team
Replies: 49
Views: 1901

Re: ARTICLE: Two forwards needed to complete the team

Such a tough one.

Based on skill alone - Blake & Ings
Best partnership - Ings & Vokes
Best in Premier League - Barnes & Wood
Pure goal scoring - Austin & Gray

Arrgghh!! That's me not doing any more work today, cheers Tony :lol:
by Fretters
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouchfest
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: Crouchfest

Had to turn off when Liam Gallagher came on. I love Oasis but what a pr1ck.
by Fretters
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rafa Goes
Replies: 67
Views: 4478

Re: Rafa Goes

Can we now assume the takeover is dead in the water? I couldn't see Rafa walking away from a huge transfer kitty.
by Fretters
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sad news of a claret passing
Replies: 36
Views: 3154

Re: Sad news of a claret passing

Your stepfather's last game was Sean Dyche's 300th - what a last 300 games to see! (I only know this because my mum's last game was also Wolves at home, in 2012, which was Dyche's first game).

RIP
by Fretters
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Memorable Matches Wrong Reasons
Replies: 72
Views: 3424

Re: Most Memorable Matches Wrong Reasons

The night we scored five at Grimsby! And lost.
by Fretters
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 3536

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

Graham Branch was our most skillful player for a time, but only in training. Stan used to give him whiskey to battle the nerves apparently.
by Fretters
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 143
Views: 10294

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

We're slowly building a new stand, a new roof went on about 7 years ago. We've since moved the tunnel, re-done some of the cladding and now we're putting in new seats.

This springs to mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUl6PooveJE
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Like a new signing' - who was the best?
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: 'Like a new signing' - who was the best?

JohnDearyMe wrote:Ings after his first big injury


Great shout, although hadn't he done both knees before we finally saw the best of him in 13/14?
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Like a new signing' - who was the best?
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: 'Like a new signing' - who was the best?

Weller had been terrific for Waddle until his illness hit him. Waddle told us one night that he thought Weller would play in the Premier League. He might have done too but for his illness. Andy Gray coming back from injury in 2007 was huge for us but as Beamish said the full fitness of Robbie and w...
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wireless speaker for me hols
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: Wireless speaker for me hols

FactualFrank wrote:It connects to my PC which uses Windows 10, so would be surprised if that's gospel.


Interesting, via bluetooth? Apparently Anker offered him a cable to connect, I wonder why they wouldn't have just replaced it if the bluetooth is supposed to work.
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wireless speaker for me hols
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: Wireless speaker for me hols

Absolutely. For the size of it, which is smaller than the palm of your hand, it's loud and has great battery life. I'd definitely recommend it, and on Amazon you can pretty much always rely on reviews when there's enough of them. One thing to consider though, is I bought it in August 2017. So wheth...
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Like a new signing' - who was the best?
Replies: 19
Views: 975

'Like a new signing' - who was the best?

It's the ultimate paper to cover the cracks of a poor transfer window and hopefully it doesn't get rolled out this summer with the likes of Defour. But who has been your favourite over the years? Has to be Robbie Blake for me when he was finally fit at the start of the 02/03 season after signing the...
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wireless speaker for me hols
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: Wireless speaker for me hols

I bought this one a couple of years ago and it's still going strong. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-Anker-SoundCore-Portable-Playtime-Black/dp/B01HTH3C8S/ref=sr_1_6?crid=EK9855NM6IVA I've never heard of that brand but over 5k reviews, averaging 5 stars is some going. Is it really as good as peo...
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wireless speaker for me hols
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: Wireless speaker for me hols

I bought a £30 JBL clip for my hols and it was perfect.
by Fretters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T Amazon / DPD delivery
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: O/T Amazon / DPD delivery

Amazon usually combine Prime deliveries into the same box, even if they come from different warehouses so that's weird.

In terms of the box sizes, it's odd that they seem hell bent on destroying the very thing they're named after!
by Fretters
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins
Replies: 48
Views: 2501

Re: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins

Marney and Defour for me. It was between Defour and Barton so I went for performances at the higher level.
by Fretters
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Strike Duo for the Ages - Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: A Strike Duo for the Ages - Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood

evensteadiereddie wrote:The top twelve BFC Prem goalscorers quiz is a good one.
I missed two, sad to say.


I got 11, somehow missed Arfield.

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