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by jurek
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's happened to McNeil?
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

What's happened to McNeil?

I might be wrong and have only watched a few matches and highlights this season but it does seem as if McNeil is struggling to get back to the form he was showing last season. I'm not sure why but it doesn't seem as if he is not making many forward runs or getting as many crosses in as last season. ...
by jurek
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How are people feeling?
Replies: 58
Views: 1940

Re: How are people feeling?

Relief isn't the right word. If so, then preceded by immense.
Shall certainly sleep much better tonight.

But the stress of the last 15 mins or so was almost unbearable.

If we're still out of the bottom three by the end of the year
we'll be doing well.

Well done lads.
by jurek
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We’ve got to make results come our way
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: ARTICLE: We’ve got to make results come our way

It's vitally important we put in a decent performance tonight and hopefully get a win as a result. Especially with some of the games coming up before the end of the year. Man City, Arsenal, Villa and Leeds away and Everton, Wolves and finally Sheff. United at home. All difficult games and we'll have...
by jurek
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff Utd - 2nd season syndrome.
Replies: 49
Views: 1774

Re: Sheff Utd - 2nd season syndrome.

They are struggling without looking totally abject but then so are Fulham and West Brom not to mention ourselves - certainly in terms of scoring. From what I've seen of Sheff. United, Fulham and West Brom it is more than likely that none of them will be able to pull together a decent run to pull the...
by jurek
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 3780

Re: New Gibson interview

It's a pity it didn't work out for Gibson and for the club too. Didn't have a lot of luck - be it with injuries or being able to establish himself. And then something relatively serious must have happened for him and the club to get into the position we ended up in. Had he been able to then he might...
by jurek
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we stay up
Replies: 50
Views: 2144

Re: Will we stay up

On present form you'd have to think it's highly unlikely that we can stay up. But things could change and that's what we're all hoping for. Even if it does will it be enough? Even if we get new owners, sell Tarks and bring in a few (say 3 or 4) new faces then it's still likely to be a tall order. Th...
by jurek
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positives from the Brighton game
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

Re: Positives from the Brighton game

The fact that we didn't lose is a big positive alongside the other points Tiger raised. However, looking at our next 10/11 fixtures it's difficult to see us getting more than 7/8 points unless performances of our midfield and forwards improves significantly. Our defence will also need to stay resolu...
by jurek
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 3 from 5 already
Replies: 64
Views: 4205

Re: 3 from 5 already

Small margins as Dyche often says but at present we're down there on merit. Any one or two of those bottom five could string a few results together and edge further up the table. It doesn't look as if we're close to doing so yet and after the Palace game we're got some very tough games coming up. So...
by jurek
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa
Replies: 60
Views: 2568

Re: Villa

Villa had to replace virtually a whole team last season and just managed to stay up and then this season spend less but still a considerable amount. And hung onto their best player in Grealish. They play attractive football and the results against Liverpool and Arsenal today must give them hope they...
by jurek
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche......is it time to go
Replies: 235
Views: 7608

Re: Dyche......is it time to go

I don't think the original question has much validity in the sense that I don't believe a new man would make much, if any, difference unless he brought 2 or 3 players new players in or was allowed to. In other words allowed to spend a sizeable amount of money. And even then there would be no guarant...
by jurek
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Palace game now a must win.
Replies: 49
Views: 1909

Re: Is the Palace game now a must win.

To stay up we'll need to win 10 games or so and a few draws too. That's 1 in 3 or thereabouts of our remaining fixtures. On current form that looks more than difficult and the longer we go without a win then the greater the number of wins we'll need. Not impossible as we've done it before so I'd say...
by jurek
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A different angle
Replies: 52
Views: 2462

Re: A different angle

Dyche is relatively stubborn in terms of changing things but then again apart from up front he's got little to play with. We're not firing in midfield or up front. If, for instance, he gave McNeil a rest then who does he bring in? Both Brady and JBG haven't really impressed too much and probably nee...
by jurek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are we really doing that badly
Replies: 44
Views: 1672

Re: Are we really doing that badly

It could be worse. We could have one less point.
But really not much worse.
But that also means it could get better.

Hope so.
by jurek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can we survive in the PL WITHOUT outside investment?
Replies: 63
Views: 2037

Re: Can we survive in the PL WITHOUT outside investment?

There's only one way we can survive in the PL without investment
and that is to bring on young players who can make their mark in the PL.
Well, apart from McNeil (and he's struggling at present) we've not managed to do that.
So we're left with investment as the only option.
by jurek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points do we need from the Brighton & Palace games
Replies: 22
Views: 816

Re: How many points do we need from the Brighton & Palace games

We'll need 4 points from those two games to keep us within distance of
those above us. A win at Brighton will be more than beneficial but they look a much better team
as of late than they were most of last season so it's not going to be easy
by jurek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Surely draw best for us Fulham v West Brom ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1687

Re: Surely draw best for us Fulham v West Brom ?

Matters not to me what Fulham or West Brom do but agree with tiger.
It's what we do in our games.

At present we're hoping Mee can get back soon and help re-establish
the fight/spirit in the team.
But we need others to stand up too and it could take a good few games.
by jurek
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should Robbie Brady get a run of starts?
Replies: 58
Views: 3091

Re: Should Robbie Brady get a run of starts?

At present Dyche might not have too many options but to give Brady a start especially if JBG remains unfit. We don't really have anyone on the bench who can come on and help change the game/result. I think if Brady is going to have much of a chance then we'd probably have to start him for a few game...
by jurek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What a crap day
Replies: 49
Views: 2923

Re: What a crap day

Overall taking everything into account It's not been a good day.
But at least I'm still waking up in the mornings.
by jurek
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben mee and jbg
Replies: 47
Views: 3002

Re: Ben mee and jbg

Mee and Cork were huge players for us and let's hope they continue to be when they come back. Mee will hopefully be back soonish (in the next two weeks) whilst Cork may well be a month away. We've two games coming up where we will hope to get a few points on the board (Brighton away and Palace at ho...
by jurek
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions v Chelsea
Replies: 34
Views: 1253

Re: Predictions v Chelsea

Anything from a heavy defeat to a backs to the wall 1-0 win.
Personally would accept the latter but performance is also critical even if defeated.
Along with no more injuries.
by jurek
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3975
Views: 259438

Re: Farnell- do we need to take action now?

Maybe Garlick realised some while ago that the only way the club could go in terms of future development would mean he'd have to sell the club. I,f as it seems, talks have been going for some time and the value established then he would also know that he may stand to make more than a few bob and sti...
by jurek
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Well done lads
Replies: 53
Views: 3030

Re: Well done lads

Extremely disappointing result but performance sounds much better so there's at least something to look forward to if we can continue improving. Some concern re. McNeil as it sounds as if he's struggling to maintain some decent form. Was hoping after his performance at West Brom that he might have a...
by jurek
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who's the competition?
Replies: 53
Views: 2372

Re: Who's the competition?

We'll need to get 10 wins and some draws to avoid relegation which at present looks decidedly difficult. Think the current bottom 5 will still be there so Brighton, Fulham, West Brom, Sheffield United and ourselves. Anyone of those might string together a few good results and get themselves out of t...
by jurek
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ralph Coates - Spurs Website Article
Replies: 30
Views: 1604

Re: Ralph Coates - Spurs Website Article

Fading memories of Ralph haring down the wing with hair a la Booby Charlton and opposing full back chasing after but Ralph always seem to get a unbelievable cross into the penalty area. Everytime he got the ball Burnley fans got excited because we knew and hoped he could create something which he in...
by jurek
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How did Leeds get so good?
Replies: 77
Views: 2889

Re: How did Leeds get so good?

He's playing for a team that create chances and lots of them.
27 shots against Villa. Pretty good for an away team.
by jurek
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Spurs
Replies: 35
Views: 1708

Re: Predictions vs Spurs

Difficult to predict but ideally I'm with Lawro although it could go the other way. But I'd be happy with a backs to the wall 1-0. I'd also be relatively happy with a decent performance and we compete and give Spurs a good game. Even if we lose. We could build on that. We'll need too as it's difficu...
by jurek
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How good are our under 18’s & under 23’s
Replies: 33
Views: 1646

Re: How good are our under 18’s & under 23’s

It's difficult to know or say at present. It'll probably be another couple of years before we know. It is critically important though as it's one of the ways, if not the best way of us ensuring we stay in the top league. Ideally we need to be bringing through one or two players on a regular basis. E...
by jurek
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The only way is up
Replies: 51
Views: 2580

Re: The only way is up

10 wins and a few draws, by no means impossible. Too many are willing to right this squad off. we have good (if a bit old) players. Or we need to win close on 1 in 3 of our remaining games. Whichever way you look at it it is not beyond doing but if you go through our fixtures game by game it starts...
by jurek
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do we let Garlick know?
Replies: 154
Views: 4591

Re: How do we let Garlick know?

I assume Garlick must know what (some of) the fans feel about lack of transfer activity. Possibly not to what extent and how many. I think Garlick came out and said at the beginning of lockdown it could cost us 50m and bankrupt the club. This was before the season resumed and I believe TV money cont...
by jurek
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 507455

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

Apparently our offer falls a considerable way short of what Liverpool want for him (about 4m short) but they might go for 14m +4m add ons which would be a reasonable compromise. I think Liverpool have overpriced him but may have decided to put him in the shop window tonight and see whether anyone el...
by jurek
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BENSON
Replies: 46
Views: 4264

Re: BENSON

Benson hasn't looked out of place on the two occasions he's come on in the Cup. And done enough to warrant being in the squad and possibly on the bench. We don't quite know when Cork will be back or whether he'll be able to slot straight back in contention for a start. He could be 4-6 weeks away. An...
by jurek
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positives From Tonight
Replies: 55
Views: 3054

Re: Positives From Tonight

Good to hear some positives.
Especially for Benson who I've only seen briefly against Millwall last week
but he looks to have a bit of energy, good passing and doesn't seem fazed.
Certainly keep him in the squad and he might just break through this season.
Sooner than later?
by jurek
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v City
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Team v City

I hope Dyche gives our youngsters another run out. Dunne, Thomas and Benson all did well in the last game against Milwall. He really has got too much choice given we're so short. Will he risk Wood and Vydra up front? Barnes coming on for the last 20 mins or so? Peacock-Farrell in goal too. Glennon o...
by jurek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 507455

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

Have to admit that I was one of those who thought Garlick was waiting for Leicester to raise their offer to 35m+ for Tarks (and relatively confident in getting that) and had therefore sanctioned moves/money for Wilson and one or two others If Tarks is staying it will be interesting to see whether we...
by jurek
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 507455

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

It's looking very much like Garlick has decided to let Tarks go but is hanging on hoping to get 35-40m for him. Even though Dyche has said he doesn't want him to go. Hence he may have also decided to sanction money on bringing in 2 or 3 others (Wilson, Christie and another CB?) which may well cost u...
by jurek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fair play to Saints
Replies: 44
Views: 3324

Re: Fair play to Saints

Southampton might have been pretty poor but held on
to the 1-0 as we couldn't get much past them or create many chances.
Having said that if it had ended 1-1 then I don't think Southampton
would have much to complain about.
by jurek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Saints
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Predictions vs Saints

2-0 would do me fine.
But then any win will do me fine too.
by jurek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good Window
Replies: 21
Views: 1943

Re: Good Window

Not sure we need Dawson unless Tarks leaves. I think some of the youngsters coming in and performing well may persuade Dyche that we’ve got more than decent cover both at CB and CM. I think the future of the club is bringing on a few of them and there’s nothing better than seeing young talent develo...
by jurek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Wilson
Replies: 760
Views: 65271

Re: Harry Wilson

Bit of a surprise this especially as it seems as if
it's a permanent deal.
Would be pleasantly pleased if this came off but suspect
we're only likely to be offering well below what Liverpool
might want so shall hold back at present.
by jurek
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 309
Views: 7875

Re: Who likes Boris?

It's not really that important whether you like Johnson or not but I suspect some, if not many of those that did and voted for him in the last election may well be having second thoughts. For obvious reasons at present they may well be not too keen to admit it and probably are still supportive of hi...
by jurek
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight ... one trick Pony ?
Replies: 94
Views: 3510

Re: Dwight ... one trick Pony ?

Hopefully there's still more to come from McNeil but at present he's not looking like a 30m player other clubs will come for which some pundits (including Dyche) were suggesting he was. It's not inevitable he will move on to bigger and better things unless he starts imposing himself on games and sco...
by jurek
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 507455

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

Signing Stephens is a stop gap/insurance policy in case we lose Westwood or Brownhill to injury and/or Cork doesn't come back too soon and then struggles to pick up where he left off. At the same time I'd argue that it's important we bring on some of the youngsters and the only one who may fit the b...
by jurek
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your starting eleven vs Millwall
Replies: 35
Views: 2007

Re: Your starting eleven vs Millwall

I'd start with as many youngsters as possible alongside 2 or 3 of our more established first team players. They need the chance to start games as we may need to bring them on more quickly than we might normally have done. It's something Dyche has been reluctant to do in the past but then our current...
by jurek
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley fans grumble to much
Replies: 17
Views: 2228

Re: Burnley fans grumble to much

I'm not sure Burnley fans grumble any more than other fans do. They'd probably grumble more if they found themselves in our scenario - i.e down to the bare bones, no incoming, best player bid for. As far as I'm concerned I just want to see my team do well and carry on 'punching above their weight'. ...
by jurek
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Well done lads
Replies: 28
Views: 1848

Re: Well done lads

Agree with most posters as I also feared the worst but it wasn't quite as bad as that and their were a few positives - we did create chances and could have scored 3. Possibly come away with a draw? Might not have been fully deserved if we had but nevertheless much better than I feared beforehand. Ov...
by jurek
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is it time to make our feelings know?
Replies: 74
Views: 3164

Re: Is it time to make our feelings know?

How do we make our feelings known?

Send a petition to the Chairman?
Attempt to raise some money for the club?
How's about some crowd funding?

I'd be willing to put up £500 at a push a thousand.
Could we find another 20000 or more?
by jurek
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Dunne
Replies: 65
Views: 4660

Re: Jimmy Dunne

Two of their goals (1st and 3rd, I think) were preventable but wouldn't wish to put the blame on any one player nor were they as a result of any one player. But given it was his debut you have to say he was fine and did get our second. On that performance he's established himself as a contender alon...
by jurek
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is it time to make our feelings know?
Replies: 74
Views: 3164

Re: Is it time to make our feelings know?

I think Garlick must be well aware of the way most fans are feeling but that is unlikely to bother him much, if at all. If we are in discussions re. a possible takeover then that might have influenced Garlick although I'm far from certain we are - in discussion. I think he's looked at the potential ...
by jurek
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 52
Views: 3117

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 6 Made one very decent save but couldn't do much about their goals. Bardsley 7 He was up against their best player on the night and made some good blocks. Dunne 7 As good as we could have hope for and got the second too. Long 6 He had a decent game. Taylor 8 Made some very interceptions and blo...
by jurek
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Awaiting game in trepidation
Replies: 21
Views: 940

Re: Awaiting game in trepidation

Not much comfort in season tickets being frozen.
Especially as it looks as if it's going to be sometime before
many fans are allowed to attend.