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by Fretters
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rafa Goes
Replies: 45
Views: 1961

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: 21
Views: 1294

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: 53
Views: 1730

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: 44
Views: 1468

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: 89
Views: 4415

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: 732

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: 732

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: 735

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: 735

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: 732

'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: 735

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: 735

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: 947

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: 2029

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: 1052

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.
by Fretters
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: O’Neill set for another season in Oz
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: ARTICLE: O’Neill set for another season in Oz

aggi wrote:Yep.

Some clubs, Chelsea being the best example, make a lot of money from loan fees and it's part of their business model.


They even have a 'loan manager' now!
by Fretters
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If you could live one day of your life again...
Replies: 41
Views: 1792

Re: If you could live one day of your life again...

I'd go back to 2002 and tell my mum to get her bloated tummy checked straight away. She was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in 2003.
by Fretters
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England U21 v France U21
Replies: 70
Views: 2385

Re: England U21 v France U21

Wan-Bissaka would be United's right back for the next ten years. He's quality.
by Fretters
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Two central defenders to choose from last ten years
Replies: 50
Views: 1824

Re: ARTICLE: Two central defenders to choose from last ten years

It says a lot when Shackel, who captained us to an amazing, unlikely promotion and scored TWICE at Ewood, doesn't get a look in.
by Fretters
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What standard of men's football would beat a top international women's team ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2208

Re: What standard of men's football would beat a top international women's team ?

There's a few women playing in soccer aid right now. Technically decent but Drogba just muscled Tracy Chapman off the ball like she wasn't there.
by Fretters
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ade, Ade, Ade ...
Replies: 24
Views: 1875

Re: Ade, Ade, Ade ...

DCWat wrote:His best ‘goal’ wrongly never was.


I was just going to mention that. Smashed it into the far top corner from an impossible angle.
by Fretters
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back
Replies: 36
Views: 1086

Re: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back

MACCA wrote:Caldwell was great for us, and I presume Mike Duff will be on the list too regards CB.


Caldwell's best period for us was over 10 years ago, amazingly :o
by Fretters
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady
Replies: 22
Views: 3273

Re: Robbie Brady

Spike wrote:there is no reason why if he has a full on pre-season following his bit parts at the end of the season and irish training that he cant make an impact next season.

I have a feeling he will do just that -don't ask me why but I think he can and will shine


Me too. Exactly the same happened with Vokes.
by Fretters
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL
Replies: 50
Views: 2034

Re: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL

I just can't buy the fact that clubs who so willingly employ hundreds of BAME players, suddenly become racist when it comes to hiring them as coaches. Do clubs seriously turn away potentially great managers because of the colour of their skin? Do they ********. If there is a lack of BAME coaches, it...
by Fretters
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Besart Berisha
Replies: 21
Views: 2935

Re: Besart Berisha

I remember cheering when Dimi scored a penalty against England under 21s at Ewood. England still won so it was fine!
by Fretters
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congrats, Crouchy!
Replies: 15
Views: 2443

Congrats, Crouchy!

by Fretters
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 18 Premier league moments quiz
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: 18 Premier league moments quiz

The Shearer one is odd. Maybe just reflecting him being the top scorer?

Surprised DiCanio catching the ball isn't in there, or the Newcastle players scrapping.
by Fretters
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stan
Replies: 30
Views: 2769

Re: Stan

The first half of 01/02 was unbelievable. Top of Division One in only our second season, above the likes of Man City, and scoring goals for fun. Then I think he fell out with Paul Cook, loaned him to Wigan in the league below and the wheels completely fell off at City. My favourite memory was the ex...
by Fretters
Thu May 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Defour looking for new challenge
Replies: 58
Views: 3762

Re: Defour looking for new challenge

He'll want to get into Belgium's squad for the Euros next summer. I wouldn't be surprised to see him committing to getting as fit as he did in the 2017 pre-season.
by Fretters
Wed May 29, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton in Nations League squad
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: Tom Heaton in Nations League squad

[quote= :roll: "Woodleyclaret"]A nonsense competition thats wasnt needed or called for, drempt up by UEFA as another money spinner .[/quote]

Couldn't disagree more, I think it's been excellent.
by Fretters
Wed May 29, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: 25 years since Jimmy Mullen’s Armada sailed into Wembley
Replies: 58
Views: 1976

Re: ARTICLE: 25 years since Jimmy Mullen’s Armada sailed into Wembley

Why on Earth did Les Thompson turn down a Division 1 contract to go non league?
by Fretters
Tue May 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If you could re-live one goal celebration .....
Replies: 78
Views: 2688

Re: If you could re-live one goal celebration .....

Weirdly, when I think of goals I've celebrated the most, I still remember Gareth Taylor's goal against Coventry in the last game of the 01/02 season when we had to win by two goals to make the play offs. I still imagine the celebration if one of Gazza's late free kicks had gone in. Hyde at Ewood is ...
by Fretters
Sun May 26, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Moore article revealing suicide attempts
Replies: 19
Views: 2347

Re: Alan Moor article revealing suicide attempts

Good article. This jumped out, as Wigan's opposition analyst:

'He brings up West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez as the best player in the division. “The smartest by a distance, he has a first touch very few defenders can deal with.”'
by Fretters
Sun May 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everest Que
Replies: 37
Views: 2446

Re: Everest Que

Another Brit has died on his way down, on Saturday.
by Fretters
Sat May 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everest Que
Replies: 37
Views: 2446

Re: Everest Que

They need to restrict permits straight away. You can't survive long enough at that altitude to wait in a queue.
by Fretters
Tue May 21, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: More ex-Clarets looking for clubs
Replies: 19
Views: 2153

Re: ARTICLE: More ex-Clarets looking for clubs

Long is a strange one, he did so well at Brentford in the Championship but has just gone backwards since then.
by Fretters
Tue May 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best ever signing
Replies: 41
Views: 2584

Re: Our best ever signing

The summer of 2013 in terms of value for money was the best transfer window I can remember. Heaton, Jones and Arfield with Kightly coming in on loan absolutely transformed us. Jones, in particular, was like two signings with what he brought out in Marney with he himself being a huge upgrade on McCann.
by Fretters
Sun May 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: İstanbul Başakşehir
Replies: 26
Views: 2751

Re: İstanbul Başakşehir

jrgbfc wrote:No Heaton played both games against Olympiakos.


I stand corrected in these orthapaedic shoes.
by Fretters
Sun May 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: İstanbul Başakşehir
Replies: 26
Views: 2751

Re: İstanbul Başakşehir

Bin Ont Turf wrote:Please do name the first choice 'centre halves' on the bench that night.

The captain of the club playing in goal after a long time, oh my goodness, what a travesty.

'Weakened team'


Didn't Hart play?
by Fretters
Sat May 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michail Antonio
Replies: 27
Views: 5624

Re: Michail Antonio

Can you block threads started by certain posters without necessarily blocking their replies to other threads?

Asking for a friend.
by Fretters
Sat May 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who wears contact lenses?
Replies: 43
Views: 1311

Re: Who wears contact lenses?

I had mine lasered in January 2007 and my eye sight is still perfect. If you can afford it,* I can't recommend it enough.

*£100 a month for 3 years, interest free with Ultralaze. It paid for itself a few years ago with what I've saved on glasses and contacts.
by Fretters
Sat May 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch
Replies: 16
Views: 1866

Re: Crouch

His show was still on when he signed. Pete Tong who was also on the show introduced him as "Ian Wright...MBE... Massive Burnley Enthusiast" **I have no idea how or why I remember this, when I can't even remember what I had for my tea last night. You beat me to it, I remember that very thi...
by Fretters
Sat May 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 18th May 1994
Replies: 23
Views: 1477

Re: 18th May 1994

Great to see Glenn Hoddle and Lee Evans celebrating in that final pic :-D
by Fretters
Sat May 18, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good old Stan...
Replies: 38
Views: 2712

Re: Good old Stan...

claptrappers_union wrote:I still don’t know what this thread was initially about?


Glad it wasn't just me!
by Fretters
Thu May 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks out of England Squad
Replies: 57
Views: 2502

Re: Tarks out of England Squad

Delph is a very good player who, when fit, is often picked by one of the best managers in the world to play in one of the best teams in the world.
by Fretters
Tue May 14, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2009 Play Off Reunion Meal
Replies: 276
Views: 9915

Re: 2009 Play Off Reunion Meal

The only reason Howe left his beloved Bournemouth to come here was that we'd just been in the PL. I think Crystal Palace had just been in for him and he turned them down despite it being more local to him. So without the 2009 promotion there would have been no Howe. And without Howe, there would hav...
by Fretters
Thu May 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?

£35 each way for a taxi from Burnley. You’re paying £8/16 plus the fee for the meet and greet service and also petrol ... which won’t be bank breakingly far away from the £70 in a taxi. We're paying £50 including the fee and it's a lot easier to transfer our sleeping toddler into her own (fixed) ca...
by Fretters
Thu May 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?

bobinho wrote:Dunno. Confusing to say the least..... and downright obscene. As close to legalised theft as you can get.

Take £16 in change, to be covered.


Cheers. I texted the number I need to ring in the morning and they replied just after I'd posted this. It's £4!
by Fretters
Thu May 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?

bfccrazy wrote:Would have been easier to just get a taxi wouldn’t it?


If money was no object, yes.
by Fretters
Thu May 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Long shot - has anyone used meet & greet at Manchester Airport?

Going on holiday tomorrow and we're using an external meet and greet service where they'll meet us and take our car (hopefully bringing it back the week after!) It says in the booking email: Please note that Manchester airport has introduced tariffs for all drop off zones which require a minimum of ...

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