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by jurek
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Some big games today
Replies: 135
Views: 5211

Re: Some big games today

Pretty bad set of results for us tonight.
Was hoping Watford would win as well as Brighton and Newcastle to lose.

But not to be.

Still, a win at OT would be just the ticket!
by jurek
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation Odds
Replies: 31
Views: 3176

Re: Relegation Odds

Have to agree with FCBurnley re. 'taking a huge risk if we don't bring any bodies in' - especially if we get a few injuries to key players. Look at what's happened to Bournemouth albeit if they can get some of their players back they could put a few wins together. Admittedly the same could happen to...
by jurek
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MASSIVE Result
Replies: 98
Views: 4401

Re: MASSIVE Result

At half-time I thought we were gone but... what sounds like a much better second half and probably the first time we've come back after going 1-0 down for quite a while. Huge relief and joy. Shall enjoy Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' all the more tonight. Phew and Hurray in the same breath. Come ...
by jurek
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Now is the time
Replies: 31
Views: 1775

Re: Now is the time

A great and positive post cricketfieldclarets. I'm sure the fans will do their bit and let's hope the players are up for it too. Much can happen in 90 minutes that can change matters off and on the pitch. Funny to think that had we beaten Villa and got up to 27 points then most of the fears probably...
by jurek
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1177
Views: 120055

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Doesn't sound as if Brownhill will be on his way to us and
anyone else by the sounds of this.

https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/t ... n-17571193
by jurek
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: \burnley are facing a battle to survive in the Premier Lge
Replies: 87
Views: 3779

Re: \burnley are facing a battle to survive in the Premier Lge

I fear we may well be in a battle to survive this year and hope and pray that we are not and stay up relatively comfortably. Towards the end of November when we were sitting in 6th position with 18 points from 13 games and +2 goal difference I think many clarets were not even contemplating surviving...
by jurek
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The points we need to stay up
Replies: 37
Views: 3457

Re: The points we need to stay up

I think 38 points might just suffice but ideally a few more which means in my view we'll need to get at least 4 wins, if not 5 and then 2-4 draws. The teams below are the ones where we might stand a chance of getting something from. Out of 17 remaining games the 10 below are where there may be a goo...
by jurek
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1177
Views: 120055

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Not sure I can believe this one but if true
then I can't blame the lad.
Be interesting how much we'd get/accept for him and whether
that's why we're interested in the Aberdeen centre-half?

https://the72.co.uk/154054/middlesbroug ... his-month/
by jurek
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next Six premier league fixtures
Replies: 35
Views: 1889

Re: Next Six premier league fixtures

Five is the best I can see us getting.
It could be less but can't see it being more.

Chelsea away 0
Leicester home 1
Manure away 0
Arsenal home 0
Saints away 1
Bournemouth home 3

It would leave us on 29 points.
I reckon about 2-4 points above the relegation zone.
by jurek
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Jay Rod getting the credit he deserves?
Replies: 35
Views: 2080

Re: Is Jay Rod getting the credit he deserves?

Barnes, as of late, hasn't been the required standard in the PL either but JR does offer us a little more than Barnes so I think he should start. Him and McNeil should play just behind Wood and then possibly three in midfield. 4 at the back and Pope. Not sure who the three in midfield should be. Dep...
by jurek
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea
Replies: 214
Views: 6159

Re: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea

Hope Drinkwater going back to Chelsea means we'll bring someone
in who can start and give the midfield a bit of a boost.
by jurek
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Just got a message saying
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Re: Just got a message saying

It happened to me too a week or so ago.
Don't know why and not sue it had anything to do with my vpn either.
Had to go through an unblocking website to get it sorted or at least I think it is sorted.
Will know if this post gets through.
by jurek
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are we down?
Replies: 299
Views: 24898

Re: Are we down?

I do believe that this time round we are going to be in trouble and could well go down. I hate to say it but unlike last year when we brought back Heaton, started McNeil and turned it round I don’t think anything similar is likely to happen this time round. I doubt we’ll bring in anyone in January a...
by jurek
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Score Prediction v Man Utd
Replies: 56
Views: 1598

Re: Score Prediction v Man Utd

I fear we could get a pasting.
I hope we don’t and at least make
a game of it.
So my first prediction is 1-4
and the second is 2-2
by jurek
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: EVERTON game?
Replies: 53
Views: 3503

Re: EVERTON game?

They'll no doubt be up for it but the longer we hold on without them scoring then things could change and, if per chance we manage to score first then it could be very interesting. Another 'backs to the wall' 1-0 would keep me happy and put us another 10 or so points from safety. Don't think many co...
by jurek
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who will take the big drop ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: Who will take the big drop ?

If Watford can get a result against Sheff. United then I think they may well put in decent run and start to climb out of it. They're certainly a much better team than their position suggestions and gave Liverpool a good game and deservedly beat Man United. Villa play Norwich and Watford in their nex...
by jurek
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Up to 24 points
Replies: 71
Views: 4025

Re: Up to 24 points

I wouldn't bet against any one or two of the bottom three putting a good run together and also any one or two of those above them (including ourselves) having a bad run. Currently it's looking reasonably good for us especially after the last two 1-0 wins against Newcastle and Bournemouth. Had we los...
by jurek
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff utd.
Replies: 45
Views: 1406

Re: Sheff utd.

I think Sheffield United are the team of the season so far and, even if they drop off a little, will I believe, end up in the top ten if not higher. They know how to defend (conceded 16 goals so far) and have done extremely well away from home. They also play reasonably attractive football too. They...
by jurek
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Two important games coming up
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Two important games coming up

Newcastle at home and Bournemouth away. (with Everton away and Man United to follow) We need a minimum of 4 points from those games to stay clear of the relegation zone. Much less and we're likely to get pulled into a survival scrap. Hopefully Westwood,Taylor and Barnes will be back for those which ...
by jurek
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matej Vydra
Replies: 95
Views: 5845

Re: Matej Vydra

If either one of Wood, Barnes and Jay get injured for any length of time over the next month or so then it wouldn't appear wise to let Vydra go unless we have someone lined up to come in. Possibly the lad from Peterborough that's been mentioned recently albeit he would cost us more than we'd get for...
by jurek
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sell out the palace game
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Re: Sell out the palace game

If we can manage to win this next one we'd be 10/11 points clear of the bottom 3
which, at this stage, has to be as good as we could imagine it gets.
A win is more important than a sell out.
by jurek
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky’s contract - £40m release clause
Replies: 31
Views: 3639

Re: Tarky’s contract - £40m release clause

If he continues playing well and the team have a good season then I would think 40m next summer would be good deal/price. If there's anyone out there willing to offer it. More importantly if there is a 40m offer (and if wants to go) then I have little doubt that we'd accept it. He'd probably double ...
by jurek
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Norwich v Watford
Replies: 40
Views: 1824

Re: Norwich v Watford

Probably a draw is best for us which keeps us 4 ahead of Norwich
and 6 points ahead of Watford.

More importantly is whether we can get 3 points against West Ham.
Certainly not lose otherwise the gap narrows.

Expect Watford to start getting some results.
by jurek
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Realistic transfer targets in January
Replies: 169
Views: 6900

Re: Realistic transfer targets in January

It's early days yet but rumours are already starting which is to be expected. Much will depend on how we perform over the next four games and those in December. Not too mention any potential injuries. If we do badly and are close or in the bottom three then even if injury free there will be pressure...
by jurek
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next 3 games - changes needed but what
Replies: 60
Views: 2373

Re: Next 3 games - changes needed but what

Taylor to start for sure and Wood (if fit) for Jayrod. I might even consider giving Vydra a start. Possibly instead of Barnes. Vydra will offer something different to Barnes and needs more game time than just the odd few minutes. Possibly start Brady too. Again he needs more game time if he's ever g...
by jurek
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Post match comments?
Replies: 60
Views: 2971

Re: Post match comments?

It might be the case that Dyche isn't very tactically astute or can rarely change the way we set up and play but then he might not have players on the bench that can do that anyway. I'm sure he is aware we lack pace and players with the ability to do things differently and/or be more direct but then...
by jurek
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester predictions...
Replies: 64
Views: 2781

Re: Leicester predictions...

Games after the international break are invariably difficult to predict but there's some hope that we might get something out of this game. Much depends on how we start and whether we can keep it fairly tight in the first half. If we manage to do that then you never know. We might just get a result....
by jurek
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 163
Views: 8143

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Must add my condolences to Hampsteads' family.
Sad news indeed and I, like many others, will miss his posts.

RIP Hampstead.
by jurek
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our form this year
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Our form this year

Well since that 5-1 drubbing against Everton on Boxing day. We've played 27 games since then. Won 12 drawn 6 and lost 9. Scored 39 goals and conceded 36. And gained 42 points. I think that's right. Not bad really. In fact, pretty good and fairly consistent. Let's hope we can continue in the same man...
by jurek
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thoughts on early part of the Premier League season
Replies: 38
Views: 5719

Re: Thoughts on early part of the Premier League season

It's too early to call after only 7 games but we've made a reasonable start with 9 points from 7 games, scored 10 and 9 against, won 2, drawn 3 and lost 2 against Liverpool and Arsenal. And we gave Liverpool a run for their money (well, for the first 30 mins) and possibly more so Arsenal. And at tim...
by jurek
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next four games
Replies: 33
Views: 3467

Re: Next four games

Not sure how many points we'll get in the next four games but whatever it is I think it'll go a long way to determining how well we do over the season albeit it'll only be 8 games in. I think this season it'll be a real dog fight down at the bottom between 5 or 6 teams who will all be fighting to st...
by jurek
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool predictions?
Replies: 58
Views: 5193

Re: Liverpool predictions?

I'd love for us to get a result against Liverpool but, at the very least, give them a good game and come off the pitch without any injuries. Getting a goal too would be good. But they're so damn good going forward that I just can't see them not scoring. Dyche's line will be 'stop them from scoring a...
by jurek
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Not so Mighty on the night Clarets versus Slumberland
Replies: 371
Views: 20344

Re: Mighty Clarets versus Slumberland

So much for having a strong squad and second eleven.
by jurek
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves (away) - General Info Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3466

Re: Wolves (away) - General Info Thread

Does anyone know whether you can get a ticket on the day?
by jurek
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Drinkwater
Replies: 56
Views: 10685

Re: Danny Drinkwater

Have to agree with some posters that a fully fit Drinkwater (hopefully backto his best or close to) should offer us more than any of the current midfielders we have. But then it might not work out that way. At Leicester he was playing alongside Kante (can't recall if anyone else as well) and that gi...
by jurek
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater - bench this weekend?
Replies: 31
Views: 4456

Re: Drinkwater - bench this weekend?

More than likely that Dyche will stick with the starting line up from Saturday and shuffle around the subs to include Drinkwater. Unless he decides to change formation. If so, he may start with Drinkwater. I think the problem we have playing a 4-4-2 formation is that we can be swamped or bypassed in...
by jurek
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap
Replies: 245
Views: 24081

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap

I think most fans will agree that we have strengthened the squad especially with the addition of Drinkwater even though the loss of Heaton is a blow albeit if Pope can fill the gap with performances we know he's capable of then no one will be that concerned about the loss of Heaton. So, not a bad wi...
by jurek
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Deadline Day
Replies: 100
Views: 12072

Re: Transfer Deadline Day

If he's come for a medical then we must be relatively close. Probably still haggling about how much of his 100k a week salary we or Chelsea wish to pay? We should offer Chelsea 2m loan fee and agree to pay 40k a week. That would leave Chelsea having to pay about 20k a week. And cost us about 4m for ...
by jurek
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 577443

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Signing Drinkwater even if it's only on loan and for a year is extremely sensible and if Chelsea agree to pay some of his wages not that costly really (3-4m). Hopefully he'll be ready to start as soon as possible. I think he has made a few starts for Chelsea pre-season so shouldn't be far off. Let's...
by jurek
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kalvin Phillips
Replies: 233
Views: 37163

Re: Kalvin Phillips

Somehow doubt very much that we'll get Phillips or that we've been interested in him for a while. It seems as if he's an integral part of the Leeds team and at 25m plus just can't see us paying out that sort of money even though we might be able to offer him more money than he's getting at Leeds. We...
by jurek
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great Tom Heaton farewell video
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: Great Tom Heaton video

There's no doubt Tom has been one of our best goalkeepers, not to mention captain, for many a year and like many clarets we're sad he has left. Many will also be seriously disappointed and concerned but then he clearly wasn't happy with what we offered and has decided it would be best for him to lea...
by jurek
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 577443

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I'm sure Dyche is aware of the scenario with both Defour and the need to have another central midfielder as we can't rely on Defour and his fitness issues. Hopefully one that can improve the team? That's where I have a concern as I do feel if we managed to get someone in who could improve the team t...
by jurek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prices in Krakow
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: Prices in Krakow

I can recommend the Milk Bar on Tomasza street which is 5 mins from the main square. It's relatively small but you'll get more than a decent meal for less than 5 quid and less than that if you go for the perogi. Service is friendly and relatively quick but depending on the time of day you may have t...
by jurek
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: our wage structure
Replies: 28
Views: 1898

Re: our wage structure

I seem to recall our Chairman stating a while back that we weren’t the lowest payers in the Premiership and that many of the players received pretty hefty bonuses last year for finishing 7th. Maybe not as much this year but I suspect quite a few ended up averaging well over 50k a week over the last ...
by jurek
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch - Dyche comments regarding him signing
Replies: 99
Views: 7703

Re: Crouch - Dyche comments regarding him signing

I can't believe Crouch will come back and we actually would contemplate bringing him back. Dyche must be out of his mind to even consider bringing someone in to sit on the bench and come on occasionally for 10 mins or so. If this is the case then Dyche is becoming one dimensional beyond belief and m...
by jurek
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 577443

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I for one am not expecting much in respect to incoming. We've been linked with a number of players but I doubt we'll get many in. I was hoping it might be a tad different this transfer window especially after appointing Rigg but, at present, it looks very much the same. I don't think we've actually ...
by jurek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one
Replies: 105
Views: 12005

Re: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one

I'm not a Tory Party member so I don't have any say.

However, if I was, per chance, a Tory Party member that I think I would
have resign from being a member rather than have to choose between those two.
by jurek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 37794

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Well, what a unbelievably poor show that was! I'm not sure what the Tory members watching that might think but I found it verging on unbelievable. Apart from Stewart they were all promising some tax cuts or raising the tax threshold or whatever else. And then a few minutes later (or was it earlier?)...
by jurek
Tue May 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets to continue shopping at home
Replies: 78
Views: 5936

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets to continue shopping at home

Maybe it's all a smokescreen?
And we'll bring in a couple of unknowns who turn out to be
just what we were looking for.

You would have thought that after 3 seasons in the Premiership
we'd have a reasonable network set up and access to some decent oversea players.
by jurek
Fri May 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Nick Pope signs new long term deal with the Clarets
Replies: 36
Views: 6474

Re: ARTICLE: Nick Pope signs new long term deal with the Clarets

Second all the views that Pope signing an extended contract to 2023
is extremely good news and hopefully puts to bed some of the rumours he might be leaving.

Now let's get one of two decent midfielders signed up!