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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: 2561

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!
by jurek
Wed May 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Rumours
Replies: 50
Views: 4917

Re: Transfer Rumours

Very strange if true. Unless we know that Tarks is off.
And even then Gibson should be given the opportunity.

I'm not sure about Dawson.
I think he peaked a season or so ago whilst in the Premiership
and Baggie fans haven't really rated him this season.

Doesn't get me too excited.
by jurek
Sun May 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I like Boris Johnson but..
Replies: 64
Views: 1913

Re: I like Boris Johnson but..

There are moments when it might be possible to like Boris Johnson or be able to smile at some of his statements/utterances. But to consider him worthy of the top post in the country is verging on insane. The lefties won't need to do much to smear him. In fact they won't need to do much at all. He'll...
by jurek
Sun May 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer window open
Replies: 57
Views: 4217

Re: Transfer window open

If its anything like previous seasons it'll be much closer to the closing of the transfer
window afore we manage to get anyone in.
It would be good if we could get our targets in earlier but we know it's not likely to happen
nor is it likely to be those on who are top of our wanted list.
by jurek
Wed May 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bid for Jay then?
Replies: 54
Views: 3931

Re: Bid for Jay then?

I don't think we'll go back for Jay or anyone else from West Brom albeit he may offer us something a little bit different to what we have at present. But he's approaching 30 I believe and may only have another couple of seasons left and may not be worth much after that. We need to buy someone with m...
by jurek
Wed May 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ajax Spurs
Replies: 162
Views: 3184

Re: Ajax Spurs

You've just got to hand it to both Liverpool and Spurs.
'Never say die' team spirit got then both through.

Wish I had a tenner on them both getting through prior to the games.

Pity they had to do it whilst the country is hoping to leave Europe.

One up for the Brits, eh?
by jurek
Wed May 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal score predictions?
Replies: 33
Views: 1171

Re: Arsenal score predictions?

Much may depend on how Arsenal fare in the Europa League and whether they get through to the final as they may not field their strongest side against us. Even if they do they may not be that motivated with the final to play on the 29th. Hopefully we'll be motivated to get a result against them given...
by jurek
Mon May 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Realistic transfer expectations
Replies: 62
Views: 4194

Re: Realistic transfer expectations

Anyone (or two, preferably three) who can improve our first eleven.
That's hopefully a realistic expectation if not a bare minimum.

Certainly one midfielder (in the Maddison mould), a forward and possibly
a decent winger.
by jurek
Mon May 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Citeh v Foxes
Replies: 88
Views: 2436

Re: Citeh v Foxes

If Leicester can get another good season from Vardy
then I fancy them to be challenging the current top six.

Wish we had someone like Maddison and/or Tielemans.
by jurek
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Realistic Lineup for next season?
Replies: 80
Views: 3920

Re: Realistic Lineup for next season?

I think it would foolish and complacent to say that the current team/squad is good enough to push us up the table and far away from relegation struggles albeit, as a few posters have said, our form since Xmas would put us near, if not in the top 6. However, I do think the board and Dyche will realis...
by jurek
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Proud
Replies: 27
Views: 2686

Re: Proud

I agree. We've much to be proud of over the last 10 seasons or more. Especially defensively in the last two games where we've (the whole team not just the defense) have put in 'back to the wall' performances. We may have only picked up one point and didn't offer much offensively today but every play...
by jurek
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will Burnley hand the title to Liverpool ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2657

Re: Will Burnley hand the title to Liverpool ?

Burnley will win all our remaining matches and the rest is up to the others. And if we do win all our remaining games we could finish as high as 10th with 11 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats from our last 19 games. We'd also have given (probably) the title to Liverpool and scuppered Man City. Now that w...
by jurek
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Roll over like a kitten on Sunday?
Replies: 49
Views: 2329

Re: Roll over like a kitten on Sunday?

I very much doubt we will roll over like the proverbial kitten on Sunday. At least I hope not. And if play like we did against Chelsea (make the most of our few chances and defend like hell) then we might just get a result although I do think City will score albeit they haven't been banging them in ...
by jurek
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 3277

Re: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings

From the telly. Heaton 7 He did what he had to do. Safe and strong. But didn't have to excel and pull of a couple of wonder saves. Lowton 7 Got done by Hazard for their first goal (and who hasn't) but hey he did improve and did a good job in the second half. Tarkowski 8 Strong display for most of th...
by jurek
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: That Was a Brilliant Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1938

Re: That Was a Brilliant Performance

That was as determined a defensive display I've seen probably all season and yes we were under the cosh in the second half but it's not as if Chelsea hit the post a couple of times and Heaton had to pull of some excellent saves. We fully deserved the point, scored two very decent goals albeit Chelse...
by jurek
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How much are we worth?
Replies: 22
Views: 1683

How much are we worth?

Just whiling away some time and caught myself thinking how much are we worth? Well, the players that is. Probably more than we've ever been is my conclusion. We have 3 players that could (if sold in the summer) fetch 20m+ Tarks, Wood and McNeil. We have another four or five who I think could fetch 1...
by jurek
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Four Games Predictions?
Replies: 40
Views: 1880

Re: Last Four Games Predictions?

I'd be happy with one point from the last 4 games. And to come through those games giving Chelsea, City and Arsenal plenty to think about and performing well. Possibly scoring one or two decent goals too. Other than that to get through those games injury free. Would love to beat Arsenal on the last ...
by jurek
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What a turn around...
Replies: 25
Views: 2158

What a turn around...

...since that 1-5 mauling against Everton. At the time I was, (and probably not the only one, if memory serves me well) beginning to seriously think we might go down. We were in the bottom three, playing very poorly and 3 or more points behind the rest. Well since then we all know we've turned it ar...
by jurek
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Carduff
Replies: 201
Views: 3863

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Carduff

Nervous about this one but for all going on the Turf please give a cheer and big support from me. Shall probably hide away somewhere for the first half and then log on to see the score. Be happy to see us 3-0 up at half time and then get another in the second half to finish them off. That would make...
by jurek
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will Warnock go to war at Turf Moor
Replies: 57
Views: 5315

Re: Will Warnock go to war at Turf Moor

I'm sure Warnock and the Cardiff players know they must win this game to give themselves a chance of staying up so no doubt they'll be well fired up. But I think Dyche and our players also know that if we beat them we're as good as safe. So we'll be just as fired up. Just hope we don't conceded an e...
by jurek
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Safe
Replies: 98
Views: 6958

Re: Safe

We're not safe in the sense of mathematically safe and even if we lose to Cardiff I think we're capable of picking up a point or two even from those last difficult 4 fixtures. But although stranger things have happened I can't really see Cardiff picking up 3 wins or more and that's what they might n...
by jurek
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bournemouth v Clarets : Score Predictions
Replies: 39
Views: 1006

Re: Bournemouth v Clarets : Score Predictions

I think we'll battle out a decent draw against Bournemouth.
Secretly hoping we'll grab a late winner but will settle for a point.

A win will just about keep us up even if Cardiff manage to beat us at the Turf.
by jurek
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wage Bill is 59M
Replies: 69
Views: 4065

Re: Wage Bill is 59M

I'm assuming bonuses were calculated on the number of games each player played and possibly whatever else was deemed as appropriate. Presumably it also applied to the whole squad. It seems that there is a possibility that a number of players received close on a million, possibly more. Not a bad bonu...
by jurek
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Never has the ‘one game at a time’ mantra read more true...
Replies: 34
Views: 2491

Re: Never has the ‘one game at a time’ mantra read more true...

Yes I also think the game at Bournemouth is as important as the one against Cardiff as if we manage to get a win on Saturday then we'd be 8 points ahead of Cardiff and virtually safe. even a point would be perceived as more than beneficial and put us 6 ahead with a much better goal difference. So if...
by jurek
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goal difference
Replies: 46
Views: 2456

Re: Goal difference

I think City might find it a tad more difficult against Cardiff than many believe it will be. Cardiff have absolutely nothing to lose, will be fired up after losing against Chelsea and know that goal difference isn't an issue. It's not as if they're likely to score 5 or 6. They may defend for their ...
by jurek
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If we stay up now ..
Replies: 58
Views: 2748

Re: If we stay up now ..

or beating Spurs ....and winning out first game at Chelsea last year, ....beating Liverpool 2-0 with less than 30% possession! ....and almost beating United twice at Old Trafford! I'm sure there are other moments and games others can recall too. So if we do stay up there still be lots of good memori...
by jurek
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If we stay up now ..
Replies: 58
Views: 2748

Re: If we stay up now ..

..we'd have done very well especially given we looked almost down and out after the Everton game when we were down in the bottom three and 3 or more points behind the likes of Cardiff. And 10 behind Brighton. Since then we've picked up 21 points in 13 games and that's with 4 straight defeats. A pret...
by jurek
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will Warnock go to war at Turf Moor
Replies: 57
Views: 5315

Re: Will Warnock go to war at Turf Moor

It'll be a tough game that could go either way albeit if we win then Cardiff are virtually
certain to go down unless they can manage to win 3 of their last 5 games.
A draw might be enough for us if we can pick up a few points elsewhere.
by jurek
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton & Southampton still not out of it either
Replies: 25
Views: 3100

Re: Brighton & Southampton still not out of it either

We need to add ourselves to Brighton and Southampton still not out of it. But I do think 3 possibly 4 more points for us will be enough. Whereas Cardiff might need at least 8 possibly 9 or more points. It shouldn't be beneath us to think we'll get those 3/4 points without breaking into serious sweat...
by jurek
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Feel sorry for Cardiff?
Replies: 69
Views: 4641

Re: Feel sorry for Cardiff?

It's difficult not to feel some sadness for Cardiff. They didn't deserve that. I know we've had our fair share of bad luck but we've also been lucky in some games - the one down at Cardiff where we won 2-1 comes to mind. Cardiff will probably have to beat us at the Turf to stand much chance albeit t...
by jurek
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff vs Chelsea
Replies: 215
Views: 5774

Re: Cardiff vs Chelsea

You have to feel sorry for Cardiff. Can you imagine what it would have been like if it was us? We'd be steaming! However, it puts us back in with a more than decent chance of staying up. One more win should do it and if it was against Cardiff than almost for sure. Would love it to be earlier and a w...
by jurek
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So, onto Bournemouth
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: So, onto Bournemouth

A win there would virtually guarantee us premiership football.
But I'd be happy with a point.
by jurek
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can we keep hold of McNeil ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2781

Re: Can we keep hold of McNeil ?

The key question for me is how far can McNeil improve? Hopefully far enough to continue playing well (and improving) into next season in the premiership and still with us. Another good season with us and then someone might come knocking and it could be 20m+. He's kind of filling the role Defour migh...
by jurek
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS v Wolve Wanderings
Replies: 209
Views: 4091

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS v Wolve Wanderings

Absolutely chuffed to bits with the result.
Clean sheet too.

One more win should do it!
by jurek
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Line up?
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Line up?

I think this is a good team selection and at least we have some options
if we're not doing to well.
I'm praying we don't lose and get a decent result. A win!
by jurek
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If we lose today. Time for a change.
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: If we lose today. Time for a change.

We mustn't lose today so if there are to be any changes then, for me it has to be today. Can't decide what the changes might be and suspect Dyche by nature will not make many, if any. However, if the game isn't going our way then he may be forced to make radical changes during the second half. Unfor...
by jurek
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would you take a draw on Saturday?
Replies: 36
Views: 1346

Re: Would you take a draw on Saturday?

Much depends on how we play. If we can play well but only manage a draw then fair enough. Take that forward and hope for at least another draw at Bournemouth. Then we could face Cardiff knowing a win will more than likely keep us up. Even another draw would still keep us 4 points ahead of Cardiff. T...
by jurek
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 4722

Re: Religion wins again

Apologies seemed to have posted the above twice.
Must be my Catholic background/upbringing.
by jurek
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 4722

Re: Religion wins again

I feel the basic principles of most religions are sound and based on decency- i.e. thou shall not kill. Unfortunately mankind and I stress the male side, have historically paid little heed to many if not most of them. It may be the opium of the masses albeit I would question that. It may have been t...
by jurek
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 4722

Re: Religion wins again

I feel the basic principles of most religions are sound and based on decency- i.e. thou shall not kill. Unfortunately mankind and I stress the male side, have historically paid little heed to many if not most of them. It may be the opium of the masses albeit I would question that. It may have been t...
by jurek
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This “ revoke article 50” petition 5 million and rising ?
Replies: 107
Views: 3267

Re: This “ revoke article 50” petition 5 million and rising ?

Hey, I've just signed the 'revoke article 50' petition and I regard myself as a reasonably well informed and intelligent human being. I'm the 5,259,755th signature. Noticed that the 'Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019' petition has amassed just over 530,000. I've also come to the conclusion t...
by jurek
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sport.cz - Vydra frustrated at strange excuses from Dyche
Replies: 155
Views: 5488

Re: Sport.cz - Vydra frustrated at strange excuses from Dyche

I think Dyche may well be forced into giving Vydra a start or certainly much more time on the pitch. Especially if both Barnes and Wood don't do much against Wolves. If one of them scores and/or both play reasonably well and we get the three points then Dyche will start with them against Bournemouth...
by jurek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie brady
Replies: 79
Views: 3989

Re: Robbie brady

Brady hasn't really been able to do much since returning from his injury and has looked tentative at best. Almost frightened at times. He can play (as he has shown in the past) but he's lacking confidence and certainly not ready to start ahead of McNeil or JBG. He needs game time but at present the ...
by jurek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Still in our own hands.......sort of
Replies: 30
Views: 2884

Re: Still in our own hands.......sort of

It may ......sort of.....still be in our own hands but at present our hands aren't getting much of a grip - so to speak. We're letting things slip badly especially since the Spurs win where we probably played as well, if not better, than we have done all season. We've been outplayed and out thought ...
by jurek
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next five games will define the season
Replies: 87
Views: 4625

Re: Next five games will define the season

I've got an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach and it doesn't feel too good. The game against Cardiff looks ever more like an absolute must win as can't see us getting much against Wolves and not that much either down at Bournemouth. Hopefully they'll lose to Chelsea and Man City and we pick up ...
by jurek
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Proportional representation..
Replies: 132
Views: 2354

Re: Proportional representation..

I think the last few months, well since the referendum (including the last election) really, has, in my opinion, finally put the last nail in the coffin for the first past the post system. So, for me, we need a radical change to the current political system. What form of proportional representation ...
by jurek
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v Foxes : Score Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 1043

Re: Clarets v Foxes : Score Predictions

It could go either way and hopefully we start well
as I think that will be important even if we do go behind.
Not quite a must win but certainly a must not lose
so I'll go for a draw. Probably 1-1.

But a win would ease many a folk, me included.
by jurek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City have it in the bag..
Replies: 16
Views: 1390

Re: City have it in the bag..

I still think it's to close to call and City will still be playing in three competitions and may still have an additional 3 or 4 more games to play than Liverpool. They've still to play Spurs and Man United. I think if Liverpool go out of the Champions League on Wednesday against Bayern then I put t...
by jurek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegations !!!No Way !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1601

Re: Relegations !!!No Way !!!

I think the icing on the 'we are staying up' cake
would be to beat Arsenal at the Turf in our last game.

Last minute 30 yard winner scored by... well it doesn't really matter who scores it
but let's say Barnes and if not him then maybe McNeil.
by jurek
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegations !!!No Way !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1601

Re: Relegations !!!No Way !!!

Hopefully so as the nerves might not be able to take it if it became a reality. But then with 8 games to go you never really know and if we lose to Leicester then a few more will start twitching. And even more if the same happens against Wolves. I'd like to think we'll pick up 3 or 4 points from our...

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