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by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Derby
Replies: 28
Views: 1657

Re: Derby

Why are they not now referred to as " Phillip Cocu's Derby County " ...
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sexism and leaving the field...
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: Sexism and leaving the field...

IanMcL wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:52 pm
- what happened to Get your tits out for the lads?
Belongs back in the early 1980's together with Jeremy Corbyn ! :D
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Basil Brush's Mr Derek passes away
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: Basil Brush's Mr Derek passes away

Jim Hacker " The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country. The Guardian is read by the people who think they should run the country. The Times is read by the people that actually do run the country, and the Daily Mail is read by the wives of those who run the Country. The Financ...
by Clarets4me
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Youths looking for cup progress at Mansfield
Replies: 55
Views: 1681

Re: U18's cup game on youtube

I was thinking the same thing. They had one decent stand down one side and, I think, the rest was uncovered. The away end certainly was. Last time I went was the 4th Division Championship season, when a Johnny Francis back-heel set up the winner for Mike Conroy ... the main West Stand we sat in, ha...
by Clarets4me
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Humorous football put downs ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2301

Re: Humorous football put downs ...

Not Soccer but ... I played a reasonable standard of junior Club Rugby for Blackburn, ( 2nd Row ) in the 1980's progressing from U16's & U19's ( Colts ) to the 2nd XV when I was 19. One Friday, I got a phone call at work from the 1st XV captain, " Mel's hamstring's still not right, you're playing fo...
by Clarets4me
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eni Aluko retires ....
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Eni Aluko retires ....

Former England womens international, Eni Aluko has announced her retirement ... anybody else getting the funny feeling she'll be all over our TV screens in the next few years ?? Look out, Alex Scott !
by Clarets4me
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Humorous football put downs ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2301

Re: Humorous football put downs ...

When Jimmy Ormond came into bat in his first Test against Australia in 2001, Mark Waugh called out to him .. " Mate, what the f**k are you doing here ? There's no way you're good enough to play for England ! " .... quick as a flash, Ormond replied, " Maybe not, pal, but at least I'm the best player ...
by Clarets4me
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1429

Re: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2

Leaving aside the merit (or otherwise) of Scottish independence. I think that's totally wrong. The SNP currently have a very strong case for a referendum purely based on the fact that Cameron, (and others) told them that if they voted for independence from the UK then they would be voting to leave ...
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Humorous football put downs ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2301

Re: Humorous football put downs ...

bobinho wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Didn’t cloughie say to one of his players something along the lines of “when you get the ball, give it to him, cos he’s a better footballer than you”
Allegedly said to John McGovern, instructing him to pass to John Robertson, I believe ..
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Humorous football put downs ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2301

Re: Humorous football put downs ...

A few from clough wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one. They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job. When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back. Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I ha...
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1429

Re: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2

Like it or not, a Referendum is probably going to happen in the next 15 years . Mrs Sturgeon has yet to answer some interesting questions relating to their currency, defense, border controls with England ( Needed, if they join the EU ),and many others .. The 2014 Referendum was supposed to settle th...
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Laing Building Company - photography collection
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: John Laing Building Company - photography collection

In the mid 1990's, I met a retired Civil Engineer in his late 70's who'd been on the planning and steering Committee tasked with delivering the M62 .. Whilst work had commenced on the various sections, the sterling " Devaluation " crisis of 1967, led the Treasury to consider mothballing the entire p...
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Humorous football put downs ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2301

Re: Humorous football put downs ...

" I never comment on the Referee's performance, and I'm not breaking my rule for that prat ! " ( Ron Atkinson )
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any News On Wood
Replies: 23
Views: 2372

Re: Any News On Wood

Club don’t offer injury updates other than at pre-match conference but didn’t he break his nose? He's a Kiwi, let's hope he has some of the legendary All Black, Sir Colin Meads about him ... Once played 74 minutes of a Rugby Test against South Africa with a broken arm, and on another occasion, slic...
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1429

Re: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2

Can I suggest that a plausible alternative be provided, so that the people may vote for it ? ;)
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1429

Re: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2

Looks like Thatcher's constituency boundary changes really paid off. It's 30 years ago this year since Thatcher left office, there's been substantial Boundary changes since then and the system strongly favours Labour at present.... Under the new proposals, with Parliament going from 650 to 600 MP's...
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1429

Re: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2

I know people don't like Nicola Sturgeon but to call her a name like "Country" is a bit harsh b*tch would be slightly preferable, although bigoted and toxic fit her perfectly... I agree though, the sooner Scotland rid themselves of the toxic, bigoted ***** (Jeanette Krankie lookie likey) the better...
by Clarets4me
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 527
Views: 14999

Re: Next labour leader?

Branson didn't grow his company in hermetically sealed isolation from the rest of the economy. So if Branson hadn't grown his company, and let it tick over keeping him under the wealth ceiling, then lots of other companies would be out there providing the services or products that Branson's company...
by Clarets4me
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 527
Views: 14999

Re: Next labour leader?

So if someone builds a business with say 10 employees that is worth £15m, then he must ensure that his company does not grow any further and that above all he must not take on any new employees? And if he or she gets married and the spouse has a business, then that spouse must shut it down (not sel...
by Clarets4me
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go
Replies: 41
Views: 1612

Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

In the short term, if you're able, helping him get his driving license would get him a " life skill " that'll open up many more possibilities for him work wise ... best of luck to him !
by Clarets4me
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to get rid of the Royal family?
Replies: 117
Views: 2633

Re: Time to get rid of the Royal family?

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:29 pm
I would love to see the end of the monarchy in my lifetime.
I don't, but I do wish you a long, healthy and happy life .... :D
by Clarets4me
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to get rid of the Royal family?
Replies: 117
Views: 2633

Re: Time to get rid of the Royal family?

Yeah, loving all these " modern " countries with Presidents, like Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Zimbabwe etc .. Obviously, there is an intellectual case for a Republic, but there is something to be said for a Head of State being " non political " . Ireland's President, is a non-political figure also...
by Clarets4me
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy 73rd birthday
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Happy 73rd birthday

Bassey is an amazing singer (or was, I haven't heard her in years) but unfortunately I am going to annoy many by saying that Elvis never did it for me. I'm sorry but I never saw what all the fuss was about. A fairly okay singer who made a few ripples when he first started out with his stage perform...
by Clarets4me
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy 73rd birthday
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Happy 73rd birthday

Indeed, and from a " thin white Duke ", I give you a Dame, Shirley Bassey ( 83 today ), and raise the stakes further to a king, Elvis Presley, who would have been 85 today ... 8-)
by Clarets4me
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea payoffs ...
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Chelsea payoffs ...

It's been revealed in Chelsea's latest accounts that it cost them £26.6m, to terminate Antonio Conte's contract, together with those of his back-room staff !!

Nice work if you can get it !!
by Clarets4me
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Makeweights (player + cash)
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Makeweights (player + cash)

Nahki Wells's contract is up in the Summer, he can go anywhere with no fee, but get himself a nice signing on fee or enhanced wages ... If we can get a fee for him in this window, then all well and good, but I suspect it'll be negligible. Joe Hart is again out of contract in the Summer ..... If we c...
by Clarets4me
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley and surrounding Areas recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Burnley and surrounding Areas recommendations

Excellent food and reasonably priced rooms, at the " Higher Buck ", in the lovely village of Waddington, near Clitheroe. Less than a 30 minute drive to the Turf ....

www.higherbuck.com
by Clarets4me
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC Women
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: Burnley FC Women

Well done to them ! There's is a fantastic success story .....
They deserve more plaudits on here, and less " jokes " that, frankly weren't that funny in the 1970's when they were first heard ... :roll:
by Clarets4me
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus George Boyd
Replies: 317
Views: 8999

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus George Boyd

Neil Hart, (new CE) sat next to an asian fella behind Posh dugout, cue rumour mill ! Our window-cleaner's brother in law's cousin's girlfriend's Uncle has a box, and he heard that it was Crown Prince Majid of the Emirate of Fujairah, one of the seven Emirates that make up the UAE. He, and his entou...
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 527
Views: 14999

Re: Next labour leader?

I really hope Thornberry gets the job: I could do with a good laugh over the next couple of years. In that case, if Diane Abbott gets the job, we may need to get you an ambulance when your sides split !! When the definitive political history of the last decade is written, a special place will be re...
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manufacturers service
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Manufacturers service

iF you're planning on keeping it for a few years and doing 20k miles p.a. ( Diesel, I presume ? ), then I would advise an extra oil and filter change every six months or 10k miles ....
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tomorrow's attendance
Replies: 28
Views: 1557

Re: Tomorrow's attendance

9,237 ....
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manufacturers service
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Manufacturers service

On very high end stuff, I would advise sticking rigidly to Franchised dealers. However, with the advent of 5 - 7 year warranties from some of the mass market manufacturers, it may be worth paying that bit extra to have these cars serviced at the dealers, as there can then be no question of inferior ...
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saido Berahino
Replies: 23
Views: 2428

Re: Saido Berahino

Could Sean cook him an omelette, perhaps ? 8-)
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How much money do we have ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2094

Re: How much money do we have ?

The best information we have is that we had £34,412,000 in the Bank at close of business on 30th June 2018 .... As ever, the figure that day was merely a " snapshot ", we don't know that £25m hadn't been received the day before, or that £15m wasn't due to be paid out the day after ... We do know tha...
by Clarets4me
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 527
Views: 14999

Re: Next labour leader?

I have no doubt Starmer has a QC's analytical mind, but he's another North London based middle class white male, his seat of Holborn & St Pancreas adjoins those of Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry .... Whether he'll get enough votes from the PLP is not in question, but will he get the support of t...
by Clarets4me
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Conservatives win Burnley after 109 years ... why ?
Replies: 86
Views: 2597

Re: Conservatives win Burnley after 109 years ... why ?

Burnley people are very loyal hence labour getting elected everytime. This time there was anger over Brexit and the ex mp not reflecting the view of the town but amongst my friends it was the politically correct over promising London centric leadership that lost the election. Lads on low wages genu...
by Clarets4me
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa Interest In Drinkwater
Replies: 41
Views: 2711

Re: Villa Interest In Drinkwater

If rumours are true, and we've been subbing Chelsea's wage bill to the tune of £50,000 a week, for the privilege of trying to get Mr Drink(not)Water either interested or match-fit, then they are welcome .... In retrospect, the thought does occur that if we'd sent him back after the " nightclub incid...
by Clarets4me
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: time for a buy out if we want to stay put.
Replies: 53
Views: 2369

Re: time for a buy out if we want to stay put.

Some real small mindedness on here. Nobody wants the club ruined. Outside investment does not automatically mean this. We are an attractive proposition right now. One man's " small mindedness " is another man's " understandable caution " ... For every Leicester City, there's several Blackburn Rover...
by Clarets4me
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Conservatives win Burnley after 109 years ... why ?
Replies: 86
Views: 2597

Conservatives win Burnley after 109 years ... why ?

Now the dust has settled on the General Election vote on 12th December, the inquests are beginning ... Is it the bias of the " Tory " press ? Was Corbyn just un-electable, but actually, did his policies win the argument ? Does it just need a fresh Labour leader, without his " baggage " to win again ...
by Clarets4me
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Beat Villa or
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Beat Villa or

FA Cup all day long !
We'll still be OK even if we lose to Villa ... 5 wins and a draw from 17 games ( after Villa ) will get us to 40 points and safety ..
by Clarets4me
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: serranos deli pizza Padiham
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: serranos deli pizza Padiham

Big up-tick for Serrano's in Padiham, quality ingredients and well worth the extra money, I drive past at least 10 other Pizza places to collect ....
The salads are excellent also ....
by Clarets4me
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 812
Views: 88868

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

" Sunday Telegraph " linking us with Nice's midfielder Adrien Trameze .... Viera will allow the former French youth international a six-month loan to an English Premier League Club. Villa and Southampton also thought to be interested ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Magic Numbers 2019-20 ...
Replies: 52
Views: 6324

Re: Magic Numbers 2019-20 ...

bump
by Clarets4me
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the Ground
Replies: 37
Views: 1822

Re: Name the Ground

I think it is a Hillman Avenger ... my first car was a 1978 Chrysler Avenger ! Apparently, the last Nelson FC game was played there in March 1971, but the stand in the photo looks to be in some disrepair. I suspect the photo was taken shortly before it's demolition around 1980, to make way for the M...
by Clarets4me
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diesel or Petrol?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Diesel or Petrol?

What's the WHO recommended limits on Police killings of their citizens ? Jamaican Police have shot dead 3,264 of it's citizens between 1998-2016 ( Pop: 2.95m ), the British Police have shot 47 between 2000-2019 ( Pop 67m ) .. Road traffic deaths ( per 100 k registered vehicles ) stand at 5.7 people ...
by Clarets4me
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone remember this game
Replies: 33
Views: 2279

Re: Anyone remember this game

" Airtours " and " Tradewinds " became part of " Going Places " Travel, which were eventually absorbed into the Clusterf**k that became Thomas Cook PLC ... The original " Airtours " Travel shop in Burnley, was on Chancery Walk, later " Going Places " and thereafter " Co-Op Travel " . At one point, T...
by Clarets4me
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Signing star players from our cup opposition
Replies: 36
Views: 1736

Re: Signing star players from our cup opposition

Peter Noble from Swindon Town, after their League Cup exploits against us ....
by Clarets4me
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Martin Peters RIP
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: Martin Peters RIP

Can I suggest merging the two posts ?
by Clarets4me
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's your tipple this evening?
Replies: 57
Views: 1779

Re: What's your tipple this evening?

Just had a couple of glasses with my curry and I'll be having a snifter of a whisky I bought from that magnificent wine/whisky shop in Clitheroe. Cheers everyone. :D I take it you mean " Byrnes " , opposite the Post Office ... couldn't agree more ! The " Whalley wine shop " is also very good :D