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by Clarets4me
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 116
Views: 3560

Re: Rugby World Cup

Caballo wrote:I will pass on your regards. I am, as the yoof would say 'punching'. :lol:


and by common consent, #me2 !! :lol:
by Clarets4me
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 116
Views: 3560

Re: Rugby World Cup

Really looking forward to Saturday. I think we may see the the sun setting on Pocock and Hoopers careers, great as they both have been time waits for no man and they may get get old very quickly facing Curry and Underhill. The caveat to that being Garces, who hasn't got a bloody clue at the breakdo...
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Athletic
Replies: 49
Views: 3449

Re: The Athletic

If anyone's subscribed to this, please read Daniel Taylor's first offering about how Brian Clough showed kindness to two young lads from Sunderland, who were having problems at home ... great story !
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tubby Football Players
Replies: 67
Views: 1783

Re: Tubby Football Players

Yep he had a great loan spell with us. He was also back end of his career and had put some timber on. He was only 27, and scored 8 goals in 10 appearances for Burnley .... legend has it that we didn't pursue the deal, because the board had heard he was fond of a few sherberts ... rather ironic, con...
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst accent?
Replies: 83
Views: 2132

Re: Worst accent?

Me, when it's played back !! Mrs Clarets4me would agree, was videoed years ago on a course, came back horrified at her accent, " don't I sound broad ? " Also ran into a local lass recently who we used to work with. She appeared on a TV reality show, " Never heard you so quiet,****** ...
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tubby Football Players
Replies: 67
Views: 1783

Re: Tubby Football Players

I can feel a " Less than svelte XI " coming shortly ... :)
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 160
Views: 5734

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Rowls thanks for that. My brother was called Michael Collins. Quite a large family. Irish hereditary, mostly still about Burnley. We used to tell him off over his obstreperous responses to you and a few others. If you had met him and had a drink together I reckon you would have enjoyed his company ...
by Clarets4me
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 160
Views: 5734

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

the_magic_rat wrote::) That's me C4m! I know Hampstead, like St. Albans and quite a few others on here, was a big Bruce fan, as demonstrated by the 70th birthday thread.


Long may you continue to " drive your slick machine, over the Jersey state line " .... ;)
by Clarets4me
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 160
Views: 5734

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Hampstead for me represented what was good about the UTC messageboard. I didn't know him other than through the music threads he instigated on the messageboard His music tastes were very similar to my own and I'd have loved the opportunity to talk music with him. A big loss to UTC . RIP Hampstead. ...
by Clarets4me
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: On This Day 1991
Replies: 34
Views: 2054

Re: On This Day 1991

Ex Liverpool defender Joey Jones was in that Wrexham line-up, his last season before retiring ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 160
Views: 5734

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

tim_noone wrote:Yes...bob the scutter who worked at the reform club....I can only think it's ants?? I knew every one who worked there from Burnley. The poster above your last post is my son :D no more clues now.


Not like you to be so shy, Tim ! :lol:
by Clarets4me
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 160
Views: 5734

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

I understand from reading the " runes ", that Hampstead was a good mate of one of our close friends, who was at St.Teds with him in the 1970's .. The last two interactions I found between us was a post with him gently chiding me for " moving to the right " politically, but within...
by Clarets4me
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colne Rd Burnley
Replies: 24
Views: 1850

Re: Colne Rd Burnley

The Constabulary could do worse than put their speed vans there between 9 pm and 2 pm each night for a couple of months, rather than on Padiham Road/Rossendale Road trying to catch school run Mums doing 36 mph on a dual carriageway ... :?
by Clarets4me
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Traffic in Burnley centre ??
Replies: 18
Views: 2112

Traffic in Burnley centre ??

Mrs Clarets4me has just returned reporting chaos, anybody know what's going on ??
by Clarets4me
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heart warming West Ham story
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Heart warming West Ham story

Firthy wrote:Brilliant. I actually shed a tear reading that. It's such a refreshing change to read something nice and positive which is down to earth and about ordinary people.


I think that wife of mine has been peeling onions again .... :cry:
by Clarets4me
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If you wonder why we are doing the foodbank collections
Replies: 31
Views: 1608

Re: If you wonder why we are doing the foodbank collections

ClaretTony wrote:I’ll look at a way of doing it


You'll know better than me Tony, but what about a " Just Giving " page for Clarets who can't attend games, for whatever reason, to donate. This would cover those who work Saturdays, those with infirmities, those exiled in the UK and also overseas Clarets ...
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 116
Views: 3560

Re: Rugby World Cup

I think in the 1974 World Cup, Scotland were the only participant not to lose a game, and still went home, having not made it through the Group stages ..
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow A.F.C ...
Replies: 33
Views: 1349

Re: Barrow A.F.C ...

I don't think you have the nous of paxman or Bamber for running a quiz.... They at least respond to a correct answer....well done Tim of Cambridge ....Wigan is correct for one point! :roll: I found your answer muddled and devoid of clarity, hence the lack of response. " Tim of Cambridge "...
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow A.F.C ...
Replies: 33
Views: 1349

Re: Barrow A.F.C ...

We're there ..... Hereford United replaced Barrow, Wimbledon replaced Workington and Wigan Athletic took Southport's place ....
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow A.F.C ...
Replies: 33
Views: 1349

Re: Barrow A.F.C ...

Fenwick wrote:Maidstone ?


Maidstone gained automatic promotion to the Football League in 1989, by winning the Conference the previous season ....
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow A.F.C ...
Replies: 33
Views: 1349

Re: Barrow A.F.C ...

Wimbledon is one of the three, but didn't replace Southport ....
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow A.F.C ...
Replies: 33
Views: 1349

Barrow A.F.C ...

Relatively early days, but the National League is now over a third of the way through it's fixtures, and Barrow have tonight beaten Boreham Wood 3-1, to record their 7th straight win, and move up to 4th in the table, just 4 points off the leaders AFC Halifax ... Barrow failed to be re-elected to the...
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Brooks
Replies: 29
Views: 3079

Re: Harry Brooks

I liked him, although he could be contrary .... he was a generous contributor to many good causes locally, especially those relating to young people getting involved in sport .. He stood for Parliament in 2005 on a " Burnley First " ticket, and polled a very respectable 5,786 . He came 3rd...
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Labour now want to interfere in running football clubs
Replies: 60
Views: 2372

Re: Labour now want to interfere in running football clubs

One of Labour's biggest individual donors in the late 80's and early 90's was a great football man .... Owen Oyston !!
by Clarets4me
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: My Daughter ....
Replies: 89
Views: 4324

Re: My Daughter ....

I've just donated and seeing she works in Bbn, I've asked her if I can work at her practice, to inflict some more pain on them lot. I even offered to take my own pliers, to extract teeth. I suspect watching t'Roverrrrs over the past 8-9 years has been the equivalent of " pulling teeth " a...
by Clarets4me
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Road to Wembley starts this weekend
Replies: 63
Views: 3511

Re: Colne FC

Massive ask given that they're probably gonna have to beat a team from the Conference or Conference North now. Even if they don't get any further it will have been a good money spinner for them. Hopefully get a home draw and a full house in the next round. I'm fairly sure they entered at the Prelim...
by Clarets4me
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turf announcer
Replies: 47
Views: 3623

Re: Turf announcer

MDWat wrote:The announcer at the Turf is embarrassing, I’m sorry to say.


Who is, btw ? Is it still IB ?
by Clarets4me
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking at Preston for the confused
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: Parking at Preston for the confused

I believe one of the reasons Calder Vale Rugby Club, on Colne Road, changed to Burnley Rugby Club, was the few occasions that opponents turned up at the village of Calder Vale, in Wyre ..... which is 35 miles away ... :( :(
by Clarets4me
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: My Daughter ....
Replies: 89
Views: 4324

Re: My Daughter ....

spadesclaret wrote:You are justly proud, Tim. Well done Lauren!


Mrs Clarets4me and I wish her Godspeed, and hopefully Papa does not worry himself too much ! :?
by Clarets4me
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sexism in sport
Replies: 51
Views: 1222

Re: Sexism in sport

Marney&Mee wrote:We only need to start worrying once they get the vote...


It's no laughing matter, we've lost a whole Empire since we gave " fillies " the vote in 1928, the whole Country's gone to rats**t ever since !! ;)
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diane Abbott stands in for Corbyn on PMQ
Replies: 118
Views: 4347

Re: Diane Abbott stands in for Corbyn on PMQ

fidelcastro wrote:Why? But for your information, yes I have worked for greedy unscrupulous employers.


Just curious, given some of your views on here ... not expecting you to answer, obviously .. ;)
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diane Abbott stands in for Corbyn on PMQ
Replies: 118
Views: 4347

Re: Diane Abbott stands in for Corbyn on PMQ

I'm just curious as to what fidel does or did for a living ?
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liberals are better people, study shows
Replies: 44
Views: 1288

Re: Liberals are better people, study shows

martin_p wrote:But they do give a **** about facts. It was 37% of the electorate voted leave, even less of the population.


65.3% of the electorate failed to endorse remaining in the European Union .....
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diane Abbott stands in for Corbyn on PMQ
Replies: 118
Views: 4347

Re: Diane Abbott stands in for Corbyn on PMQ

Shes no Priti Patel in the looks and oratory department How a child of East African immigrants became a Tory is another issue but shes nailed on to be PM when Boris finally gets stabbed in the back Labour need to ditch Corbyn and Abbott now and get a leader who can win an election Corbyn will get s...
by Clarets4me
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Hundred - Cricket
Replies: 36
Views: 1493

Re: The Hundred - Cricket

It's supposed to be aimed at "a different market than the existing cricket supporter" who will get excited by watching the world's best cricketers playing each other. I'm clearly not the market they are after. If there was a new tournament for sloggit, I'd have gone for extra sides in a 3...
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Hundred - Cricket
Replies: 36
Views: 1493

Re: The Hundred - Cricket

Absolute nonsense. Completely unnecessary. Absolutely agree, only in England could you win the World Cup in one format, and the season after degrade that format's premier domestic competition, the Royal London Cup, to that of a " development " tournament .. it's a joke .. If people don't ...
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's footy ....
Replies: 44
Views: 2134

Tonight's footy ....

Just before h/t, and Club Bruges are leading 0-2 away at Real Madrid ...
by Clarets4me
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Athletic
Replies: 49
Views: 3449

Re: The Athletic

Signed up a couple of weeks ago, it's excellent ..
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

fidelcastro wrote:No idea who Tom Boyer is, but how do I already know that this biography won't have been fair and balanced?


Tom Bower, my apologies !
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

Imploding Turtle wrote:The backstop. The ******* backstop.
That was our idea. You haven't got a ******* clue, have you?


The Backstop was insisted upon by the Irish Government ....
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

You're admitting your double standard. That a majority opposing Corbyn is proof of Corbyn's unsuitability, but a majority opposing Johnson is not proof of Johnson's unsuitability. Not at all, I personally find Corbyn completely unsuitable for the job of Prime Minister and I'm not in a small club. I...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

:lol: **** off, mate. It's our government that did **** all for two years. It's our government's fault we're in this mess. But lets entertain your delusion for a moment. Explain how the EU have "refused to negotiate in good faith". Maybe you're right, eh? So explain your opinion that the ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

Imploding Turtle wrote:Your point was "a majority" though. Now you're changing your position. Make up your mind before it starts to look like you're moving the goalposts of debate.


I used the word " majority " referring to Corbyn, not Johnson.
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

Brexit hasn't been cancelled. No one is standing in the way of the will of the people. That's just bullshit that is being spread by extremists who want the most damaging form of Brexit possible, for which there is absolutely no mandate. The will of the people is to leave the EU based on campaign pr...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

Imploding Turtle wrote:A majority think that of Johnson too. Funny how you're ignoring that. Almost like you're doing so because it doesn't fit your preferred argument.


Fully aware that Johnson isn't very popular but according to YouGov's polling last week, his net approval is -16, whereas Corbyn's is -49 ....
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

If you were at all concerned about the country being cost "a fortune" then you wouldn't have supported Brexit in the first place, so stop your bullshit. He could have considered Sovereignty as more important than money, or indeed he might be a supporter of Democracy in wanting to see the ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

Of course he does! Because he's said exactly what rabid Brexiters want to hear, in that we'll leave on October 31st "do or die". The trouble is, the law isn't on his side and neither is a majority in Parliament. Or it could be that the majority of people regard Corbyn as unsuitable to be ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The New Labour Leader
Replies: 221
Views: 4895

Re: The New Labour Leader

fidelcastro wrote:Remind me how well things are going for Boris at the moment. :shock:


Seems to have a 12 point lead over Labour at present,( Observer poll, today ), and personal approval ratings far better than Mr Corbyn's ....
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top 10 Hymns
Replies: 25
Views: 993

Re: Top 10 Hymns

" Jerusalem " , " How great thou Art " and " Guide me, O thou great Redeemer " would be my hymns of choice ...
by Clarets4me
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Duff
Replies: 26
Views: 5498

Re: Mike Duff

Cheltenham stay in 3rd with a 1-1 draw at home to in form Crewe, whilst Michael Jolley's Grimsby probably ruined a few coupons with a 1-3 away win at leaders Exeter, and move up to 7th. Grimsby are on 18 points after 11 games, it took them 18 games to reach that mark last season .... :D n.b: My inte...

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