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by Clarets4me
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4237
Views: 276303

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

With the greatest of respect to my hometown here, I don’t think the land at Turf Moor would be worth very much for a housing/apartment development. The same as Ewood Park ..... unless it's being used as a Football Ground, it's worthless ! The costs of demolition and clearance of either site would w...
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4237
Views: 276303

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

About 18 months ago, I posted, rather " tongue in cheek " a mock press release from our new 'merican owners, which I can't find ... " A small rust-belt Town in Lancastershire, England that lost it's industry and jobs but still had it's Soccer team and it's pride ... Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, the...
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Only in England ....
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Only in England ....

No doubt Argentina's broadcasters will be showing a rerun of the liberation of the Falklands by the UK as a balancing act. They should be grateful, the defeat brought down an extremely nasty Military Junta the year after. It's estimated that 15,000 - 30,000 political opponents " disappeared " durin...
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Only in England ....
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Only in England ....

bfcjg wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:47 am
I still hate vikings.
You think we're bad .... talk to some Scots about the Act of Union, or a dyed in the wool Ulsterman about the Battle of the Boyne ( 1707 and 1690, respectively ) :lol: :lol:
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Only in England ....
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Only in England ....

At 5pm tomorrow, the BBC are to show a full re-run of the 1986 W/C Quarter Final between Argentina and England, " In honour of the Argentinian great ", on it's website, app and i-player .... Apparently, there will be an accompanying text commentary on the BBC Sport website, for us all to " share our...
by Clarets4me
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maradona
Replies: 184
Views: 3447

Re: Maradona

tim_noone wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:14 pm
The irony....
" He certainly injected some class into games " or was it " He certainly injected some Class A after games " ?? My wireless is on the blink ...
by Clarets4me
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Over 20 years ago, the PFA spent nearly £2,000,000 on a LS Lowry painting ..... £100k for a investigation into " industrial injuries " suffered by it's former members ....

Just saying ... :roll:
by Clarets4me
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maradona
Replies: 184
Views: 3447

Re: Maradona

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Outside of his dribbling ability. This is my lasting memory of him growing up. That celebration against Greece blew my mind as a kid!
It was 4 days after this that he tested positive for the stimulant and weight loss drug ephedrine ...
I read a report of his death, and noted it's content, thanks
by Clarets4me
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 3 from 5 already
Replies: 64
Views: 4223

Re: 3 from 5 already

Am I the only one to notice that Brighton are actually on 9 points, not 6, as the posted League Table showed ??
by Clarets4me
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Landscape Gardener
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Landscape Gardener

tim_noone wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:01 am
Are you on the local neighbourhood watch committee 8-)
No, but I do keep a watch out for dodgy characters driving Renaults .... 8-)
by Clarets4me
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Landscape Gardener
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Landscape Gardener

I might be missing something here, but any " Trades " who have a decent reputation have never been busier. Never seen more skips, extensions, re-roofing jobs, garage conversions etc going on due to 2020 holiday money being spent on upgrading homes .... I suspect there's certain jobs Landscapers woul...
by Clarets4me
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League & League Championship quiz: Who has won English football's top flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Premier League & League Championship quiz: Who has won English football's top flight?

Great education, and not just for younger posters ..... Sunderland had won 6 titles by the time WW2 started, Huddersfield Town were the first Club to win 3 titles on the trot, ( 1923/24 to 1925/26 )and Portsmouth won two on the trot, 1948/49 and 1949/50 ...
by Clarets4me
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League & League Championship quiz: Who has won English football's top flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Premier League & League Championship quiz: Who has won English football's top flight?

Got all of those. Worked down the country geographically north to south and got to where I had all bar one with 4-5 minutes to go still. Only then noticed the answers were given alphabetically and the one I didnt have was 2nd from last so the initial letter was pretty obvious then got that. As per ...
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Songs to sum up BFC'S current plight
Replies: 43
Views: 1035

Re: Songs to sum up BFC'S current plight

" Suspicious Minds " ??
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venkys
Replies: 36
Views: 2487

Re: Venkys

Imagine if the Venky's had just come in and said to the existing Board and Big Sam, " Just crack on ", and we'll fund you an extra £30m now, and £15m a year for the next ten years ..... They'd probably wouldn't have been relegated and would have been regarded as " model owners ", a template for othe...
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venkys
Replies: 36
Views: 2487

Re: Venkys

They've pumped in £15,353,988 since January 2020, just to keep the Club going ....
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venkys
Replies: 36
Views: 2487

Re: Venkys

Extremely well written and balanced article ....
by Clarets4me
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst TV shows of all time
Replies: 114
Views: 3785

Re: Worst TV shows of all time

To illustrate the point about the taste of the British and US public, I give you the example of Chuck Berry .... Chuck Berry wrote " Johnny B Goode ", " Roll over Beethoven ", " Maybelline ", " Route 66 ", " Carol " and a host of other Rock and Roll Classics, from which generations of young guitaris...
by Clarets4me
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Phonetic Alphabet - Blackpool Prom
Replies: 39
Views: 1554

Re: Phonetic Alphabet - Blackpool Prom

N for a dig - A play on the old phrase " Infra Dig " , meaning doing something that is beneath you .... from the Latin, " Infra Dignitatem ", meaning " beneath one's dignity " ....
by Clarets4me
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst TV shows of all time
Replies: 114
Views: 3785

Re: Worst TV shows of all time

To paraphrase the great American satirist and editor H.L.Menken, " Nobody ever went bust underestimating the taste of the British public " ... :roll:
by Clarets4me
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Allis
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Re: Peter Allis

The speech he made when inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame is on " you-tube ", a very entertaining fifteen minutes or so ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Des O'Connor
Replies: 26
Views: 1590

Re: Des O'Connor

" If you want me to be a gonner, get me an LP by Des O'Connor " , Eric Morecambe, " No seriously, Des and I are the best of friends, he came to my daughter's Wedding .... he wasn't invited but he came ! "

RIP Des :(
by Clarets4me
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters
Replies: 70
Views: 1921

Re: US Masters

Langer is an amazing golfer, keeps rolling along. Still a major threat on the 'old farts tour'. He's been a pro golfer since 17 years of age. Incredible. I remember a story told by a Caddy who, I think, had worked with Langer for the first time, which illustrated his serious, dedicated approach to ...
by Clarets4me
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters
Replies: 70
Views: 1921

Re: US Masters

welsbyswife wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Wish Sky would ditch Sarah Stirk. Awful. Dougherty ok presenting but not good on commentary. Talks ten to the dozen! Cracking golf though. Don't want Johnson to run away with it. Druggie.
You leave the delightful Sarah Stirk alone ....
by Clarets4me
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T Furniture repair/reupholster
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: O/T Furniture repair/reupholster

Conlans, in Padiham have just re-purposed a couple of cabinets for us, really pleased with the work and price ... I know they also do the sort of work you're looking for. Husband and wife team and supporting a local business .... they have a Facebook page !
by Clarets4me
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Yorkshire Ripper
Replies: 98
Views: 3252

Re: The Yorkshire Ripper

Mrs Clarets4me was a young cashier for Yorkshire Bank at the time, and remembers being sent on a training course in Leeds. The staff, all female, were provided with a security guard, who escorted them from Hotel to Training centre and back every day, as well as out for a few drinks, on the penultima...
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters
Replies: 70
Views: 1921

Re: US Masters

Casey now at -7 through 16, whilst Westwood is at -4 playing the last ....

I guess if you'd offered the whole field -4 playing Augusta National in November, on the first tee, they'd have put the driver back in the bag and shook your hand !!
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elvis
Replies: 52
Views: 1277

Re: Elvis

Steve1956 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Almost blue is a fantastic album.
Includes the great Country music line .... " You changed your name from Brown to Jones, and mine from Brown to Blue " !! :lol:
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elvis
Replies: 52
Views: 1277

Re: Elvis

In my top ten of all time beautiful song https://youtu.be/1hBWBVVFA4c A huge Country hit for the legendary George Jones in 1970 .... I remember I bought the Elvis Costello Album, " Almost Blue ", ( on Blue Vinyl ), on which this featured. There was a warning label attached, " Caution: This album co...
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elvis
Replies: 52
Views: 1277

Re: Elvis

Costello is a songwriter and Presley or should I say Elvis was a performer, so Worlds apart really,but that said it's like trying to compare the Wealdstone Raider to Muhammad Ali. :geek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi5jjUVMK9A Sadly, that footage is taken just 8 weeks before Presley's death ......
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elvis
Replies: 52
Views: 1277

Re: Elvis

According to this it's Elvis Mitchell, well known film critic and radio show host! https://playback.fm/people/first-name/elvis You'll note that Presley doesn't make the top 25! I think you'll find that the list you refer to contains only those people named Elvis, who are currently alive .... :roll:
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters
Replies: 70
Views: 1921

Re: US Masters

Very early days, but Lee Westwod's throwing darts out there, he's -5 through 9 holes and leads from Paul Casey, who's at -4 after 7 holes ( Casey started at the 10th ) .... 8-)
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The most obvious fact of all time is finally revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: The most obvious fact of all time is finally revealed

He's clearly unaware that the Old Vic Theatre Company and Sadlers Wells Opera ( later the English National Opera ), were relocated to Burnley during World War II .......
by Clarets4me
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

Re: Foreigner

Don't sign him .... we have a reputation to uphold ! :roll: :roll:
by Clarets4me
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters
Replies: 70
Views: 1921

Re: US Masters

Before the advent of Cam-corders, phone cameras etc, the record for the longest ever televised putt was held ( for a few years ) by ..... Terry Wogan, when he drained a putt of over 100ft at Gleneagles, during " Pro-Celebrity Golf " in 1981 ... 8-) .
by Clarets4me
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters Golf 2020 - Nap League
Replies: 82
Views: 1327

Re: US Masters Golf 2020 - Nap League

Brandon Dechambeau ( Nap )
Dustin Johnson
Jon Rahm
Justin Rose
Justin Thomas
Patrick Reed

Many thanks for running this, Tybfc !
by Clarets4me
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?
Replies: 23
Views: 1518

Re: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?

Bolton will be in league 2 for a couple of seasons minimum I suspect. The way they've been this season so far, they're probably going to be in a relegation fight for most of the season. If Bolton do get relegated, it's going to make the old jibe about Burnley having the " Best ground in the 4th Div...
by Clarets4me
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?
Replies: 23
Views: 1518

Re: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?

Yes I haven't got all the data to hand but ours and Rovers fortunes throughout ours histories have been pretty similar, we've each enjoyed successful spells and we've each experienced slipping down the leagues, although their stint in the lower reaches has generally been briefer than ours, and to m...
by Clarets4me
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?
Replies: 23
Views: 1518

Re: How long till a local rival makes the top flight again?

In terms of what would be our 'natural' status, all three of us would probably be bottom half of the Championship with occasional dips down into League 1. Somehow, Burnley have been able to massively over-achieve, relying almost solely on their own means of self-elevation. Blackburn and Preston see...
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bonfire night
Replies: 58
Views: 1645

Re: Bonfire night

A political thread with terrorism & dark religious undertones which needs deleting .... The Catholic anti-firework brigade are clearly still upset with the discovery of Mr Fawkes's dastardly plot to blow up Parliament, to murder James 1st, and install his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, on the throne ...
by Clarets4me
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No Tarks in England squad
Replies: 30
Views: 1635

Re: No Tarks in England squad

Gareth Southgate is the " Ron Greenwood " of his generation .... and that's probably doing a disservice to a proud son of Worsthorne !!
I presume Harry Maguire's in the squad based on his " current form ", is he Gareth ?? :roll:
by Clarets4me
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Results on 20th March 1965
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Results on 20th March 1965

Nevermind the footy..take a look at the Rugby results. Incredibly low scoring games. Have to presume the scoring system has changed? In 1965, a try was worth 3 points, it went to 4 points in 1971, and to 5 points in 1992 ... However, the biggest change came in 1968-69, when the " Australian dispens...
by Clarets4me
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Six Nations part 2
Replies: 29
Views: 992

Re: Six Nations part 2

timshorts wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:32 pm
First new Zealander to play in the 5 nations.
Essentially right, but he actually made 7 appearances for the All Blacks, before winning 12 caps for England ..
by Clarets4me
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Six Nations part 2
Replies: 29
Views: 992

Re: Six Nations part 2

5 too. Just picked ones that I remember playing Wales, so got Mike catt who I always hoped would be kept on the bench and was surprised that carling won so many caps and guscott and Jamie salmon not so many. Don't watch them otherwise. Jamie Salmon ? There's a blast from the past ... and he has a u...
by Clarets4me
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nobby Stiles
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Re: Nobby Stiles

Nobby Stiles plays a part in one of the best football stories I've heard, told by Bertie Auld, one of Celtic's " Lisbon Lions ". I think I've posted it before, possibly on " the other place ", but it bears repetition .... When Celtic played Inter Milan in the 1967 European Cup Final, they lined up i...
by Clarets4me
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Six Nations part 2
Replies: 29
Views: 992

Re: Six Nations part 2

Right then the final weekend of the six nations . So up first Wales v Scotland this one is going to be close i would say not going to be too much between the team and it will end up as a kicking contest so 18 -15 to Wales . Italy v England now not sure what the odds are at the bookies but this one ...
by Clarets4me
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pay Per View or a Foodbank Donation
Replies: 31
Views: 1335

Re: Pay Per View or a Foodbank Donation

If anybody wants to donate to the food bank, but is at the "wrong side" of town and not near Padiham Road, then I've just found out the Pavillion Cafe at Queen's Park, will be open tomorrow (Saturday) between 9am-12pm, regardless of the weather effects our games There is also a collection bin perma...
by Clarets4me
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wife accident
Replies: 26
Views: 1736

Re: Wife accident

tim_noone wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:04 pm
What are you trying to say.... :?
Just hoping the restrictions don't preclude your visit that long ....
Why, what did you think I meant ? :?