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by Top Claret
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Juventus Players
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Juventus Players

Once the sponcers etc start withdrawing their payments, our clubs financial position will change dramatically.

The players will then have to step up to the mark to help the club
by Top Claret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colin Blant
Replies: 30
Views: 1546

Re: Colin Blant

t My first question to ask him, would be,”did you bite a rats head off for a bet”. This was rumoured in the 60s and to me the way he treated the hard guys in opposition games, it wouldn’t have surprised me if he did. Colin was never shy of letting them know, a boy from the Rossendale Valley was as ...
by Top Claret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colin Blant
Replies: 30
Views: 1546

Re: Colin Blant

He worked as a builder for Ashworth and Hobson during the summer I worked with him when they were building the police station in Rawtenstall he had a fry up every morning then heading straight to the Queens after work. Come the start the season he was kicking lumps of centre forwards : Ashworth and...
by Top Claret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 105
Views: 2525

Re: Donald Trump

What is truly amazing .....and i live in the USA. Is that English people don't see that they Elected the exact same thing in Boris Johnson. He's a Pathological liar..the only real difference is he has a posh voice. Shut up you fool. Boris is just what the UK need he his doing a great job. Has for t...
by Top Claret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris or Corbyn for our crisis
Replies: 136
Views: 2559

Re: Boris or Corbyn for our crisis

Just been talking to my neighbour who is a nurse at Manchester Royal. I asked her about the coronavirus and how she is coping, she went on to say that she works in surgery and is not aware of anyone at the hospital with the virus, staff or patients
by Top Claret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will the season feel the same when it restarts?
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

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

Bfcboyo wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:40 am
We will need him as Hendrick will be sleeping rough somewhere.
He looks like he already does
by Top Claret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten years and counting
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: ARTICLE: Ten years and counting

Let us hope we are still counting in another 10 years.

Had a tear in my eye and cheered every goal, it's always good to beat the bastards
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rovers players
Replies: 34
Views: 2113

Re: Rovers players

Posted this on the Magic Money Tree thread earlier This appraisal of the current status of situation in the English game reveals some disquiet in the Championship around clubs taking advantage of the suspension for their own ends given their financial over reach up to this point https://www.bbc.co....
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion- Disgraceful
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

Re: Extinction Rebellion- Disgraceful

AndrewJB wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:14 pm
Snowflake!
This rebellion mob sound like one of your lot
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rovers players
Replies: 34
Views: 2113

Re: Rovers players

Most businesses can't afford to pay staff, this coronavirus will send many to the wall. We are all in it together and no doubt Rovers players are extremely well paid, they should do the decent thing and offer to take a pay cut. Championship clubs don't get huge sums of sponcership money like the Pre...
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rovers players
Replies: 34
Views: 2113

Re: Rovers players

claptrappers_union wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Venkys can afford to carry on paying wages, so why should they take a cut?
I bet you voted Labour last election?
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clap for Our Carers
Replies: 45
Views: 1949

Re: Clap for Our Carers

Broke my finger the other day so struggling clapping.

I instead got my ricker out, the same one my dad took to the 1962 fa cup final v Spurs.

It was so loud it could be heard in Paris and Peckham
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Furloughed Pay
Replies: 44
Views: 1387

Re: Furloughed Pay

Not a tory fan but the Chancellor has been very impressive so far. Unlike his boss who, as usual, is a total waste of good oxygen. Boris is doing a fantastic job, leading from the front and delegating. God help us if this had have been 12 months ago with the dithering dimwit Theresa May at the helm.
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keeping fit
Replies: 50
Views: 1379

Re: Keeping fit

That argument has sense to it. It's Top claret's attitude of "don't invade my hill" that I didn't like. The point I was trying to make is that people should exercise from their own house, and not jump in their cars and drive to their favourite spots to do their exercise. Nothing about invading anyo...
by Top Claret
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace
Replies: 20
Views: 2508

Re: Crystal Palace

If we don't have any football before the end of May I shall be seriously considering stopping my direct debit. The players and management should take a pay cut, the money should pay for the existing season tickets holders ticket for 2020/21 season. Wage bill 65 million a 10% cut should just about co...
by Top Claret
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clap for Our Carers
Replies: 45
Views: 1949

Re: Clap for Our Carers

When all this is over I think everyone will be just happy to have a job and pay the bills. I Don't understand why people should be wanting to throw money at carers or any other public sector worker Boris Johnsons recent budget will be now going through the shredder a new one full of severe austerity...
by Top Claret
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keeping fit
Replies: 50
Views: 1379

Re: Keeping fit

People are parking up in Barley and walking up Pendle. This should be stopped immediately. Tourist spots should be closed and people should go out walking from where they live and not invading other peoples areas. Crazy actions of a few idiots will spoil it for many. Emergency services have been out...
by Top Claret
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keeping fit
Replies: 50
Views: 1379

Re: Keeping fit

:geek: v What’s the difference between someone doing a 5 mile run, and someone doing a 5 mile walk? No need to start name calling. I walk with my wife and we see very few people as the walks we do are not well known I can assure you that I am taking this self isolation very seriously, we both keep o...
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keeping fit
Replies: 50
Views: 1379

Re: Keeping fit

Lucky to live in Pennine Lancashire with our rolling hills, great scenery and fantastic walks.

Was out today and yesterday and did over 2 hours on each occasion
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NHS volunteers
Replies: 46
Views: 1672

Re: NHS volunteers

Sorted.. Didn't see the bit where you put your driving licence number
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NHS volunteers
Replies: 46
Views: 1672

Re: NHS volunteers

Tried signing up but nothing doing. I think the system as gone into melt down with the volume of people applying. I can't get an activation code
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NHS volunteers
Replies: 46
Views: 1672

Re: NHS volunteers

Do they send you an email back to confirm that they have received your form
by Top Claret
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alex Salmond
Replies: 20
Views: 1453

Re: Alex Salmond

Going to be some fun. Salmond will now be gunning for Sturgeon
by Top Claret
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Kevin Long helps out the League of Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: ARTICLE: Kevin Long helps out the League of Ireland

Fantastic gesture from kev and the other lads
by Top Claret
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When will this madness end ?
Replies: 50
Views: 1811

Re: When will this madness end ?

thatdberight wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Because coronavirus means all other laws should be shelved.
Didn't say that at all. We have road side speed cameras to deal with speeding drivers, why we need guys out in vans on a Sunday morning is ridiculous in these hard financial times
by Top Claret
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When will this madness end ?
Replies: 50
Views: 1811

Re: When will this madness end ?

Just got back from my local Sunday farmers market. I spent just under £20 wouldn't normally bother, I find them expensive, but they need our support and I am one of the fortunate ones. We shall start using our local grocers Parked on the main road 50 yards away was a speed camera van..disgraceful th...
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: THE POUND
Replies: 42
Views: 1809

Re: THE POUND

Top claret a typical Tory comment about Spain, you might want to look at their growth figures over the last 3 years & projected for the next 3 years, they also have nothing like the UK’s personal credit problems nor does it class full time employment as from 1 hour like the UK. I live in Spain & yo...
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: THE POUND
Replies: 42
Views: 1809

Re: THE POUND

For all the lefty belly aching. One thing for sure is that you can guarantee, we will come out of this better than the vast majority of the EU countries God help the likes of Spain and Italy who have never recovered from the last recession with high youth unemployment. Thankfully we are out of the E...
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 4904
Views: 91803

Re: Covid-19

When this blows over I wonder if any of us lot cout it?

1ST mon t die should get a place in utc history.
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: THE POUND
Replies: 42
Views: 1809

Re: THE POUND

Anyone else notice that has soon as we have a socialist government the economy goes tits up.

Just saying like
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positive Corona News
Replies: 130
Views: 7246

Re: Positive Corona News

Fukin hate positive news 😀😀😀
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How to get a pint while self isolating....
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Re: How to get a pint while self isolating....

I reckon there will be one or two boozers floating the law. My owd local will definitely keeping the back door open 24/7
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ticket Office, Clarets Stores etc., all closing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Ticket Office, Clarets Stores etc., all closing...

It would be nice for the players to make a contribution of financial support. This would help the low paid zero hours members of staff, in their time of financial hardship
by Top Claret
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What are you doing to help others ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1014

Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Dazzler wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:19 am
You racist..
:( ;)
Not racist its a fact
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone cancelled their Sky Sports Subscription ?
Replies: 154
Views: 7280

Re: Anyone cancelled their Sky Sports Subscription ?

Cancelled mine over a week ago.

My reasons are nothing to do with caronavirus. Not enough Premier league football on sky for me, so I am off. Sick of watching the crappy Saturday lunch and Friday night championship games.
I can find better things to waste £66.00 a month on
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is your livelihood at risk due to coronavirus ?
Replies: 97
Views: 2751

Re: Is your livelihood at risk due to coronavirus ?

More pain on the markets today with ftse down 5% and US futures 6%. Pound is falling like a stone so the prices at the pump won't fall much. Once we see some light the ftse 100 bounce back will be substantial with the low pound. Personally I think the ftse 100 will drop another 10% and the Dow etc 25%
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What are you doing to help others ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1014

Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Not a feathered type, it's his lady friend
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positive Corona News
Replies: 130
Views: 7246

Re: Positive Corona News

Corrie and Emerdale will be next
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What are you doing to help others ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1014

Re: What are you doing to help others ?

Doing the shopping for my 91 year old uncle and his bird. Shopping for in laws. I honestly believe we won't be hit with this anywhere near the extent of Spain and Italy. Reasons are that the Latins have closer families and live together. They use more cash than we do. Meet and Greet with a thousand ...
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is your livelihood at risk due to coronavirus ?
Replies: 97
Views: 2751

Re: Is your livelihood at risk due to coronavirus ?

I have a drawdown pension and it's down around 10%. Yesterday I transferred 20% of my SIPP to cash to cover the cost of a BTL mortgage and 3 years income, just to give me piece of mind. I am lucky that I also have a property portfolio and enough cash in hand to survive 18 months. My financial adviso...
by Top Claret
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The markets. It's not just Coronavirus. It was overdue.
Replies: 46
Views: 2310

Re: The markets. It's not just Coronavirus. It was overdue.

Can see a Sh!t storm on Monday with the markets across the world taking a huge hit. This coronavirus is getting very serious now with Europe in lock down and no doubt the UK to follow. Cash is king at the moment. The market has as still a long way to fall. I have a drawdown pension and its value as ...
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is the fittest?
Replies: 51
Views: 1798

Re: Who is the fittest?

Got to be cyclist their physic says that
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool v Atletico
Replies: 39
Views: 1712

Re: Liverpool v Atletico

By 10pm Madrid will be out of the champions league and heading back to Spain, with now left but the crappy la lega.
Trips should be back at the Turf helping us secure a European spot
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool v Atletico
Replies: 39
Views: 1712

Re: Liverpool v Atletico

Trippier took a step back playing in Spain. The English Premier league is the best league in the world of football.
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester vs Villa
Replies: 56
Views: 2881

Re: Leicester vs Villa

I said top 4 not 5
by Top Claret
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester vs Villa
Replies: 56
Views: 2881

Re: Leicester vs Villa

TC You are going to have to explain this one to me. My definition of a top four side would be one that has been in the top 4 for most of the season, are currently eight points clear of fifth place and don’t have an outstandingly tough run in. I acknowledge that their form recently has been indiffer...
by Top Claret
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester vs Villa
Replies: 56
Views: 2881

Re: Leicester vs Villa

Villa were poor last night and looked odds on for relegation. Their defence is crap and their manager clueless. Smith keeps changing his formation one week he plays a back 4 and next week a back 3, as he learnt nothing from Sean Dyche. You never change your shape. Mings looked clueless, as did Greal...
by Top Claret
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 1965 Polio in Blackburn
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: 1965 Polio in Blackburn

I had the sugar lump for Polio and the jab for TB around that time. I would have been 5/6 years old
by Top Claret
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Score v Man City
Replies: 42
Views: 1066

Re: Score v Man City

houseboy wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Wasn't the result at City in the Shield a draw? Didn't we have it for 6 months each?
We won 0-1. Colin Waldron scored from a free kick. I was there like I will be on Saturday, cheering our heroes on to victory ✌️
by Top Claret
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Score v Man City
Replies: 42
Views: 1066

Re: Score v Man City

City is a real bogey club for us. The last time I saw us beat City away was at main road in the charity shield back in 73.
We beat United away this season so who knows it might be the turn of City.
I would obviously take a point now, the way we are playing we are capable of an upset