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by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where is your outrage?
Replies: 24
Views: 556

Re: Where is your outrage?

Put me down as " mildly concerned " ....
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: MOTD

Local cricketer wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:45 am
It wasnt Mike Dean
Duly corrected, don't know why I typed Mike Dean .. :roll:
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: MOTD

In terms of the Crystal Palace penalty, I don't think it was deliberate but Martin Atkinson might have thought " Well, that would have gone in if it wasn't for that intervention " .... It's the reverse side to Arsenal's injury time winner on the Turf in October 2016, when it went in off the Arsenal ...
by Clarets4me
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 19/9/20
Replies: 128
Views: 2504

Re: Today's footie 19/9/20

5-2 ..... Everton score 3 in 12 minutes ! :o
by Clarets4me
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Foxes
Replies: 57
Views: 1569

Re: Predictions vs Foxes

3-0 Leicester ....
by Clarets4me
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Match Thread
Replies: 495
Views: 19851

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Match Thread

Still no Madge ? That's it, we're done for .... :roll:
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Yorks v Lancs T20
Replies: 68
Views: 2113

Re: Yorks v Lancs T20

Pretty much a routine win over " Minor Counties North " ..... roll on Thursday !! :D :D
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 6184

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

In the last 12 months, the two major English speaking democracies have had the choice of a priapic, congenital liar and a terrorist sympathising lefty nut-job for Prime Minister in the case of Britain, whilst our American cousins will have the choice of a vain, megalomaniac Reality TV star or a bumb...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Fact Check ..... The Conservatives gained 329,770 votes in 2019 compared to 2017 ( 13,966,454 / 13,636,684 ) The Labour Party lost 2,609,409 votes in 2019 compared to 2017 ( 10,269,051 / 12,878,460 ) The Lib/Dems gained 1,324,509 votes in 2019 compared to 2017 ( 3,696,419 / 2,371,910 ) There were ac...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League 13/9
Replies: 38
Views: 1303

Re: Lancashire League 13/9

Lowerhouse's Liberty Heap took 3/33 in 10 overs for Lancashire Thunder in a rare win, over Loughborough Lightening at Liverpool today. This follows her 1/30 off 5 overs on Thursday, in a loss against Northern Diamonds, when she trapped England International Jenny Gunn lbw for 29 .... Outstanding per...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Just when you think it can't get any worse for West Ham
Replies: 13
Views: 2595

Re: Just when you think it can't get any worse for West Ham

Two points .... 1) West Ham hit the bar twice yesterday before Newcastle had scored, a few inches makes a huge difference. Given the products David Gold stocks in his other business, he'll be acutely aware of this fact ... 2) With that defensive display, James Tarkowski's price tag has increased ....
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sue Barker to leave QOS
Replies: 105
Views: 3514

Re: Sue Barker to leave QOS

Is it only me who's noticed the under-representation of White British players in the Premier League, compared to the population at large ? Or can we just agree to celebrate the fact that players are ( by and large ) picked on ability and worth, and not any other factors ?
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Did you not understand Labour’s position on Brexit? Yes, tear up three years work and go back to the negotiations and negotiate another deal. This may, or may not be recommended to the British people, by the Labour party. It would then be put to the people in a 2nd Referendum, with the other choice...
by Clarets4me
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dash Cam Footage
Replies: 48
Views: 2329

Re: Dash Cam Footage

conyoviejo wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Didnt know you was a poet Tim.😁
An aspiring young Poet named Tim,
Produces verse completely at whim,
He betters John Keats,
Yeats & Auden he beats,
Even Wordsworth comes second to him !
by Clarets4me
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dash Cam Footage
Replies: 48
Views: 2329

Re: Dash Cam Footage

Must be something about Mercedes drivers today. I was coming out of Pendle Way onto the Gannow top roundabout, when a Mercedes stopped suddenly and tried to go from Lane 2 to turn down Pendle Way in about 20 yards ... absolute chao, he got hit by a van, cars were screeching to halt. Elderly white ma...
by Clarets4me
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I'd like to apologise to you all
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: I'd like to apologise to you all

Did a 7 selection Acca, with doubles and trebles staking £17 .... 5 selections correct ( Accrington, Bristol City, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Norwich, let down by Sunderland & Barnsley ). It returned £52.67, not too shabby !

Oh, and Rovers lost, always a bonus ....
by Clarets4me
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maritimo at Gawthorpe
Replies: 141
Views: 8406

Re: Maritimo at Gawthorpe

Who's the really thin guy 4th from left .. Can he play cb or midfield - could be a good signing Ally Minium , he's on trial from an un-named Scottish Club, according to Nixon .... He's just back from injury so might be a bit rusty, but could add some steel in midfield. He's hoping to galvanize his ...
by Clarets4me
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tony Pulis
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: Tony Pulis

Jakubclaret wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:04 pm
https://youtu.be/Gx-w54sw2zA
" BBC Soccer pundit made death threat to opposition player ! " ..... it's a headline waiting to be written !! 8-)
by Clarets4me
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Minter
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Alan Minter

Remember him being robbed at the 1972 Munich Olympics, fought a West German in the semi-final, the German edged the first, Minter won the 2nd, and pummelled him in the 3rd, with a knock down and lost on a split decision. Outrageous !!

RIP !
by Clarets4me
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 2039
Views: 58091

Re: Donald Trump

Vegas Claret wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:56 am
if Trump loses the only way he will leave is when the Military drag him out in hand cuffs - I'm hoping that actually happens
I notice you use the word " if " ....
As you're closer to the action than any of us, what would you say the odds of him being re-elected are ? 30% ?
by Clarets4me
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League quiz: Which teams survived after promotion?
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: Premier League quiz: Which teams survived after promotion?

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:33 am
Six ever presents
The next " first time " Club to play in the Premier League will be the 50th different Club to have at least one season feasting " at the top table " !
by Clarets4me
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 2039
Views: 58091

Re: Donald Trump

same here, at this point he still represents the lesser of two evils by a long way If that does happen, Trump will ask " Who are the shadowy figures behind the candidature of Mr Biden, who's clearly unfit/unwell ? ", " Why have they stood this distinguished Senator as a front ? ", " Why haven't the...
by Clarets4me
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 2039
Views: 58091

Re: Donald Trump

When all is said and done, there are three live televised Presidential debates coming up ....
I fear Biden will have his cognitive issues truly exposed, if there are any ... :roll:
by Clarets4me
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

The majority of GP's are classed as self employed, or as directors or partners of firms supplying General Practioner services to the NHS. This stems back to the refusal of Doctors to given up their private earnings when the NHS was being formulated ... They won't want to you remember that the Britis...
by Clarets4me
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great " Country " song titles ....
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Great " Country " song titles ....

I've heard it said that Country Music is a lot more cheerful played in reverse ...... the girl doesn't leave, your dog doesn't die, your pick-up truck doesn't get stolen and you don't get stoned on Tennessee Whiskey ....... ;)
by Clarets4me
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great " Country " song titles ....
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Great " Country " song titles ....

I have a weakness for old style Country music, and the genre certainly produces some classic ( some would say weird ! ) song titles .. here's a few for your delectation and delight ...... May the bird of paradise fly up your nose - Jimmy Dickins He drinks Tequila, she talks dirty in Spanish - Sammy ...
by Clarets4me
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your top six favourite guitar players
Replies: 104
Views: 1773

Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

a bit of nostalgia for the older members here, was only driving through a few weeks ago, he wasn't bad you know, actually by my standards he is brilliant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxoJkDQdNBI Before his solo fame, Glen Campbell was part of the " Wrecking Crew ", the LA based group of session...
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

In regards to Waspi, wasn't that change to retirement age originally introduced by Labour? There are some strange statistics that go against the perceived views and memories .... The only Government ever to cut spending year on year on the NHS was Labour in 1950 Between them, Clem Attlee and Harold...
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2 new quizzes
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: 2 new quizzes

The " Museum of Broken Relationships " is in Zagreb, Croatia .... I went for Split, Croatia, which is where it should be !
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Love it. Doing a bit of light reading about Peterloo, it’s only polite as I’m in the authors lectures for a couple of months from next week. Lol Easy way to remember the date of the Peterloo massacre .... same date ( 16th August ) as Elvis Presley's death, only in 1819 not 1977, obviously ! NB : Do...
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wealthy investors in football have left their mark
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Wealthy investors in football have left their mark

The current " Capital a/c " or value of shares issued of Venkys London Ltd, stands at £184,067,219 as I write, and I don't think that includes the purchase price ... :o
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your top six favourite guitar players
Replies: 104
Views: 1773

Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Nils Lofgren
James Burton
Chet Atkins
Jerry Reed
Jerry Scheff ( Bass )
BB King
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Nationalisation is the worst idea ever. Money thrown at it, no reward for achievement but equally no consequence of failure either. Just the mugs who pay tax continue to subsidise it. Eventually it will lead to rising taxes and we won't ever see a return on this. We can talk about hidden costs of p...
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester United kit
Replies: 36
Views: 1567

Re: Manchester United kit

cbx750 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:01 pm
That's like the dazzle camouflage they used to put on warships. :lol:
Thank you ! I was just thinking exactly the same thing ... :D
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Quite possibly, think it is something I picked up from QI rather than any direct research, which would make sense as my specialism is Britain pre-1920. That's interesting about your specialism, one of my other reads was Andrew Adonis' new biography of Ernie Bevin, the war-time Minister of Labour .....
by Clarets4me
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Michael Foot was a British spy/assassin during the war. A fact that was only acknowledged many years later. I think you may be confusing the MP Michael Foot with Prof. Michael R.D. Foot the British Military historian, who went on to be Professor of Modern History at Manchester University. He was an...
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

I agree. It gave them the false belief that Corbyn was electable. The fact is at that point they should have won by a clear margin but failed. That was lost on them as they were too busy celebrating the "victory" of a hung parliament. The current book on the bedside table is " Left Out: The inside ...
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Beaten by a centrist Labour Party. Despite the lefts moaning, Blair did more for the working class man, and Northern heartlands than any other Labour leader. Because he was electable. It doesn't matter what your slogans are, or how good your intentions, if you are unelectable then you cannot change...
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Not sure they would. Michael Foot may have been LEFT but no one was ever going to buy that he was anti-British... the guy was a decorated war hero. Johnson was running in post industrial England.... Michael was trying his damndest To prevent us losing our self sufficiency by keeping our heavy indus...
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

The Conservatives have been in power for the last 10 of those 20 years. What have they done to turn the region around in the decade they've had in power? Apart from blame other people. I didn't mean for this post to get " political " in terms of taking sides, more looking at the " reasons " people'...
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Out of interest Clarets4me, what does the book have to say about media/social media influence? Some mention of the amount of negative stories for Labour compared to Conservative, people increasingly getting news from social media leading to some degree of self/censorship ( only getting news from yo...
by Clarets4me
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4450

" Red Wall " seats ....

Just finished reading " The fall of the Red Wall ", a book analysing the last General Election, and in particular, the 41 " Red Wall " seats lost by Labour. It's quite academic in parts, but the conclusion is that the 2019 losses were 20 years in the making. The book plots a gradual decline in the L...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rovers
Replies: 49
Views: 2764

Re: Rovers

Well yes, but it would appear that they're good now for another season, propped up (inexplicably) by the Venkys. I keep thinking they'll lose patience and cut their losses, but there's nothing to suggest that they'll pull out this season now. Venky's have sunk between £200m-£225m into Rovers and th...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Local cricket 6/9/20
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Local cricket 6/9/20

Burnley 90/4 off 26 overs, so far
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southgate's replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 1891

Re: Southgate's replacement

" The red card and the penalty we conceded took a bit of the gloss off our victory " , Gareth Southgate .... Mate, did you watch the game ? What " gloss " ?? Iceland had 6 first choice players unavailable, from a country with the same population as Coventry, and we went nearly an hour without a shot...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Lowerhouse
Replies: 74
Views: 2582

Re: Burnley v Lowerhouse

StuffyClaret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:30 pm
He doesn't seem to have much problem selling them :lol:
Quite, a certain price-point does keep the riff-raff away, thank goodness ! ;)
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The purpose of the press is to inform. They should report news honestly and without bias. Having an editorial slant is fine, but when that editorial slant informs the way news is reported, a paper no longer informs but propagandises. There is no simple line to draw in this, but in most papers that ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Extinction Rebellion

AndrewJB wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:49 am
The Guardian isn’t owned by someone who uses the paper to further their own interests.
No, the Scott Trust Ltd, stems from tax avoidance by the Scott family to avoid having to pay death duties ....
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 136
Views: 3084

Re: Extinction Rebellion

jrgbfc wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:00 am
Didn't the Tories attempt to ban certain news outlets from their press briefings not that long ago?
Journalists from the " Daily Telegraph ", " Daily Mail " and the " Jewish Chronicle " were all threatened with physical violence at the last two Labour party conferences ...
by Clarets4me
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson to Norwich confirmed
Replies: 47
Views: 3202

Re: Gibson to Norwich confirmed

Sorry .... good riddance ... get yourself off !