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by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotland v Czech Republic ....
Replies: 120
Views: 2658

Re: Scotland v Czech Republic ....

'Czech keeper has made three or four excellent saves' That's what he is there for and not to look foolish like the Scottish keeper.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotland v Czech Republic ....
Replies: 120
Views: 2658

Re: Scotland v Czech Republic ....

I was at Wembley the day Kennedy conceded 5 against England in 1975.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotland v Czech Republic ....
Replies: 120
Views: 2658

Re: Scotland v Czech Republic ....

Another howler in a long line of howlers from Scottish goalkeepers. Great finish, though, from a class performer.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Which is your choice of best away performance?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: ARTICLE: Which is your choice of best away performance?

Choice between Wolves and Everton for me. Gone for Everton because at that time of the season Everton had plenty to play for whereas I think Wolves offered little intent. All subjective, of course, and that keeps it healthy.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Club or country
Replies: 55
Views: 1557

Re: Club or country

I’d have to say Burnley, but just imagine how good it would be if England were actually to win the World Cup. It’d bring the whole nation together. I really do envy those who were around to witness 66. I'm intrigued by your 'it'd bring the whole nation together'. A country divided on so many fronts...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Croatia
Replies: 334
Views: 5667

Re: England v Croatia

Cubanclaret wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:15 pm
There's some strange stuff on this thread.

Not much mention of that fact that it was about 30 degree heat at Wembley today.
Oh, I think there was. They wouldn't shut up about it.
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Croatia
Replies: 334
Views: 5667

Re: England v Croatia

There is nothing funnier than a bunch of Burnley fans criticising how england play football. If that was Dyche and Burnley this page would be calling him the next messiah and the cups coming home. Not the next messiah,please! Once bitten twice shy and all that. Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Repub...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Croatia
Replies: 334
Views: 5667

Re: England v Croatia

International football just isn’t fast paced like the PL even the Italy Belgium wins were clinical snoozefests for the most part, Argentina Chile was one of the worst games iv seen for a while But it can be as I've pointed out. Usually the best sides play the best football whilst the rest just try ...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Croatia
Replies: 334
Views: 5667

Re: England v Croatia

So Southgate demonstrated why he is the perfect choice for managing an international side as his tactical nous and genius saw off a major threat in Croatia.
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Croatia
Replies: 334
Views: 5667

Re: England v Croatia

Southgate spot on with his tactics and team selection and showing why he is the manager of England and not some moaning windbag on a footy messageboard. I didn't see a lot of the game so cannot comment on the performance but are you suggesting that a narrow 1-0 victory at home against an 'also ran'...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Croatia
Replies: 334
Views: 5667

Re: England v Croatia

But you look stupid if you’re expecting PL fast paced action from International football because it’s never really been like that. International football is mainly defensive low tempo football in general it reminds me of French league footy I can remember Brazil played fast paced, so did Argentina,...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Croatia
Replies: 334
Views: 5667

Re: England v Croatia

Didn't see much of it since my granddaughter needed me to play with her. Ironically, I was able to see the pundits at half time. Had it been Radio 4's 'Just A Minute' it contained plenty of repetition, not too much deviation but not even a hint of pausing. They were like clockwork dolls wound up to ...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: National League Play Offs
Replies: 74
Views: 3245

Re: National League Play Offs

randomclaret2 wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:55 pm
Well done Hartlepool 👍
At my age and with so many years having passed since we last played them I really shouldn't have a smirk(albeit a slight one) on my face at the outcome but for some reason. .............. ;) ;)
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes arrested
Replies: 471
Views: 18102

Re: Ashley Barnes arrested

I think 12 months is the minimum ban which means he was just over the limit. Like you, I’m not condoning it but it’s better than him being two or three time over the limit. There really aren't any 'levels' of acceptability for drink-driving. The whole sorry episode is utterly deplorable and always ...
by Silkyskills1
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: National League Play Offs
Replies: 74
Views: 3245

Re: National League Play Offs

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:15 pm
Pen to Torquay but a shocking decision
What on earth possessed him to give a penalty? Just ridiculous.
by Silkyskills1
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Games
Replies: 287
Views: 5692

Re: Today's Games

Oh dear! What an appalling decision.
by Silkyskills1
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Games
Replies: 287
Views: 5692

Re: Today's Games

National League semi into extra time and the 'likeable' Gary Johnson's team just gone 3-2 up in extra time.
by Silkyskills1
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: No contest – Villa was the best home performance
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: ARTICLE: No contest – Villa was the best home performance

Demonstrates the subjectivity when such decisions are being made. First half v Villa the game could and should have been all over by half time considering the number of chances they made and missed. Second half turned into an enjoyable, competitive game that we nicked. Much better all round performa...
by Silkyskills1
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Promoted Legzdins talks Dyche and Burnley
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: ARTICLE: Promoted Legzdins talks Dyche and Burnley

More good comments from an ex-player and very good luck to him next season.
by Silkyskills1
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wade Elliott's best goals..
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Wade Elliott's best goals..

Always a big fan of Wade. Said at the time he left, it was a year or two too early. Apart from some great goals, he used to ping some brilliant crosses in. In total agreement regarding his crossing ability. He was able to put in a cross whilst running at full speed and the only other player I recal...
by Silkyskills1
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Three more ex-Clarets on the move while another stays put
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: ARTICLE: Three more ex-Clarets on the move while another stays put

Another side of football that often passes us by in these days of inflated fees and egos. Good luck to all of them.
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Angus
Replies: 52
Views: 2174

Re: John Angus

Yes one of my favourites, a classy tough fullback, his duels with Albert Scanlon were worth the admission price alone. Sounds to have been a very nice guy too according to Ashington who knew him when he retired back to his native north east. Think you can add to that Terry Paine at Southampton and ...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: £20 million fine for ESL rebels
Replies: 32
Views: 1493

Re: £20 million fine for ESL rebels

So the bullies win again. They'll be laughing at this outcome, that is if they ever realise at any time they are around £3 million down. It really is a sick, grubby business.
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Angus
Replies: 52
Views: 2174

Re: John Angus

So very sad. Cool John Angus at right back. Can see him now in the warm up just before kick off passing the ball between himself and Alex Elder in front of the Longside. Only a couple of caps due, as mentioned earlier, to the quality of right backs available when in his prime. RIP John Angus.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League Cricket 6/6
Replies: 34
Views: 1295

Re: Lancashire League Cricket 6/6

arise_sir_charge wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:34 pm
Agreed, long time since I heard anyone moan about the price of a pint......until yesterday😂
Remember when it reached 5 bob( 25p) a pint in the late 70's and people vowing they wouldn't pay that much. ;) ;)
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Full stadium's for season opener
Replies: 35
Views: 2739

Re: Full stadium's for season opener

Not so good news just announced for Gr. Manchester and Lancashire.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time - BBC 1
Replies: 31
Views: 3261

Re: Time - BBC 1

Unusual role for Stephen Graham. Excellent actor who's presence in dramas like this usually assures the viewer of a good watch.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Young England 1960
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: England v Young England 1960

Peter Swan and Tony Kay both appearing together and on the cusp of great careers until .......... .
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Romania
Replies: 141
Views: 3117

Re: England v Romania

I've little interest in the national team or international football but it's interesting to see already the potential scapegoats being lined up in healthy numbers.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Young England 1960
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: England v Young England 1960

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:55 am
Interesting bit of footage - the FA Cup Final warm up played at Highbury was a regular event at the time.
Yes, I remember them. Think it was billed as England v England U 23's and always played the night before the FA Cup Final when that game was probably the highlight of the football calendar.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Full stadium's for season opener
Replies: 35
Views: 2739

Re: Full stadium's for season opener

October/November time perhaps, but no chance for August unfortunately.
by Silkyskills1
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancs v Glamorgan
Replies: 28
Views: 1548

Re: Lancs v Glamorgan

88 for 3 at lunch, lead of 111.
by Silkyskills1
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst TV shows of all time
Replies: 201
Views: 10049

Re: Worst TV shows of all time

was watching classic coronation street today with some priceless one liners with the late, great roy barraclough. corrie these days is an unwatchable mess. everyone grimacing and balling. it's gone like westeasters. dross. Roy Barraclough's(Alec Gilroy) description of the character, Jim Mcdonald as...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Rodwell Free
Replies: 16
Views: 2171

Re: Jack Rodwell Free

Spike wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:02 pm
I would rather have Billy Rodaway
I'll let him know the next time I see him. I'm guessing SHP has let him know already.
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call
Replies: 41
Views: 2579

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call

Quite honestly, if Joe Hart with all his experience couldn't do it then Bailey PF hasn't a prayer. i think it would require a tactical shift for almost any goalkeeper to slot in. What sort of tactical shift do you suggest? Is it one where the outfield players must adapt to the requirements of the g...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR Survey Results
Replies: 46
Views: 1751

Re: VAR Survey Results

Me personally think it just needs tweaking and would prefer it to stay ..I don't mind getting beat fairly and var makes it more fairer in my opinion What do you mean by 'tweaking'? It's a term used frequently in sport but it surely needs quantifying. What 'tweaks' could be made to presumably improv...
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One for the oldies
Replies: 101
Views: 3020

Re: One for the oldies

IanMcL wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:55 pm
Anyone watch the Army Game?

Then there was the spin off of Bootsy and Snudge.

Alfie Bass plus a few others who became very well known.
As you say, Alfie Bass, Bill Fraserburgh as Snudge, Michael Medwin and Bernard Breslaw(I only aaasked).
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One for the oldies
Replies: 101
Views: 3020

Re: One for the oldies

Bosscat wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:00 pm
Wow he made through the ranks eventually then ... he was just plain old "Officer Dibble" in the early cartoons 🤭🤭🤭

Sorry Silkyskills couldn't resist 🙄
My mistake. As I was posting that I couldn't get Officer Krupky out of my head, a character in West Side Story.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One for the oldies
Replies: 101
Views: 3020

Re: One for the oldies

Clarets4me wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:20 pm
Maurice Gosfield also voiced " Benny the Ball " for the Top-Cat TV Cartoon series ....
Yet another great TV programme. With Inspector Dibble, a name that has become by-word for police.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One for the oldies
Replies: 101
Views: 3020

Re: One for the oldies

Another classic from the mid 60's 'Round The Horne. Wonderful characters like Julian and Sandy, Rambling Syd Rumpo and J Peasmold Gruntfuttock played by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddock and others. A great 30 minutes on a Sunday back then
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One for the oldies
Replies: 101
Views: 3020

Re: One for the oldies

Bosscat wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:03 am
Bilko's commanding officer ... can't remember his name.
Paul Ford played Colonel John T Hall. And there was Maurice Gosfield playing Private Doberman.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call
Replies: 41
Views: 2579

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call

As I alluded to earlier, it's just the opinions of different people with one thing in common; we all hope to see our players and team succeed. There's no vendetta going on.
by Silkyskills1
Mon May 31, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Morecambe v Newport
Replies: 76
Views: 3120

Re: Morecambe v Newport

Bosscat wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 4:58 pm
Just switched it on to find out the result... thank god I haven't suffered the 1st 90 minutes its dire football ... 🤭
Don't believe what you've just read. Its been an end to end thriller just missing goals. :roll:
by Silkyskills1
Mon May 31, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Morecambe v Newport
Replies: 76
Views: 3120

Re: Morecambe v Newport

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 3:18 pm
I see goalkeepers punching forwards in the head is now allowed
Perhaps just collateral damage in Madley's eyes. Incredible.
by Silkyskills1
Mon May 31, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Norwich inspired by Burnley
Replies: 23
Views: 2683

Re: Norwich inspired by Burnley

When you take into account some of the players available to them it's little wonder they won their division so comfortably.
by Silkyskills1
Mon May 31, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call
Replies: 41
Views: 2579

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call

I imagine he has broad enough shoulders to take negative comments from a fans' forum. You are right saying that Nick Pope was an exceptionally talented '2nd choice keeper'. We've been spoilt over a number of years in that position and so expect that standard to be maintained. Ultimately, what I thin...
by Silkyskills1
Mon May 31, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One for the oldies
Replies: 101
Views: 3020

Re: One for the oldies

As a kid I used to love listening to Al Read on the radio. His style of instantly repeating very quickly what he had just said was imitated years later on Coronation Street by actor John Savident(Fred Elliot).
by Silkyskills1
Sun May 30, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One for the oldies
Replies: 101
Views: 3020

Re: One for the oldies

Harry Worth's fictional address was 52 Acacia Avenue, Woodbridge and that famous picture of him appearing to levitate by a shop window was done on St Anne's Square in Manchester.
by Silkyskills1
Sun May 30, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call
Replies: 41
Views: 2579

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call

BPF and Norris don't have the attributes required to play in the Premier league. It's harsh but unfortunately true. When Nick Pope came on for his debut replacing Tom Heaton he coped straight away. He still has flaws,no doubt, but not when it comes to competency.