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by Cubanclaret
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson
Replies: 87
Views: 4946

Re: Gibson

Depending on injuries, I wouldn't rule out 5-3-2 with Brady and Lennon in the wide defensive positions - enabling Gibson to come in. We might be wise to match up Newcastle's formation; think Brady and McNeil would be a great combo - Lennon and Hendrick could also link up with Cork in the middle. Did...
by Cubanclaret
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matej Vydra
Replies: 95
Views: 5842

Re: Matej Vydra

The question mark re: Hendrick I believe is Sheffield United are keen in him, seems entirely feasible based on their largely uk / Irish based squad. If they could match our terms they certainly have a competitive edge with their flexible style of play that could suit Hendrick tbf. I guess they find ...
by Cubanclaret
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League's richest owners
Replies: 50
Views: 3010

Re: Premier League's richest owners

Interesting. Didn’t realise mike was that wealthy.
The concept of a billionaire is truly wretched.
by Cubanclaret
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Time we Lost a Home Tuesday League Game
Replies: 29
Views: 1691

Re: Last Time we Lost a Home Tuesday League Game

The absence of midweek league games is definitely the most negative aspect of being in the premier league.
by Cubanclaret
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche to West Ham
Replies: 81
Views: 8408

Re: Dyche to West Ham

The only two Prem clubs I could see Dyche moving to from Burnley would be Palace (after Hodgson) and Newcastle (if things don't work out with Bruce) - but the latter might not desirable given the venom of the fans towards owner. I just can't see any of the others going for Dyche in terms of him bein...
by Cubanclaret
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 5094
Views: 76513

Re: General Election Is On

The most fascinating part of QT for me was Swinson getting near silence to most answers and groans to others. She was totally destroyed. This was 1 mile away from the massive Lib Dem stronghold of Sheffield Hallam, Clegg’s former seat, briefly occupied by the odious Jared O Mara. Hallam is 65% Rema...
by Cubanclaret
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Attenborough
Replies: 40
Views: 2409

Re: David Attenborough

Incredible programme.
Emotional to watch it with my six year old in tears asking ‘why are we destroying the animals’ homes.‘
How distressed must Attenborough feel when he has literally seen the acceleration of utter destruction of the natural world in 50 years of broadcasting. Essential viewing.
by Cubanclaret
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheffield United v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 4108

Re: Sheffield United v Burnley - Player Ratings

I was embarrassed to meet up with my Blades supporting friends after watching that. I thought we’d probably lose but the lack of competitive edge and the ease of the home side’s victory was desperate. Hard to believe we could be so far off the pace. Credit to Blades though, I strongly fancied them t...
by Cubanclaret
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: The Bramall Lane Horror Show
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: REPORT: The Bramall Lane Horror Show

Excellent report Tony. It was like a blast from the past at a stadium we seem to be haunted - bar that one magnificent performance in 2008. A bad decision to take my nine year old son too. We certainly didn’t take our best yesterday. Some really sad and angry fans making it difficult to be proud of ...
by Cubanclaret
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Blades
Replies: 61
Views: 1987

Re: Predictions vs Blades

0-0
by Cubanclaret
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 19341

Re: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings

Pope 8
Lowton 8
Pieters 8
Mee 9*
Tarkowski 8
Gudmundsson 6
Hendrick 8
Westwood 7
McNeill 7
Wood 6
Barnes 6

Taylor 7
Rodriguez 7
Lennon (na)
by Cubanclaret
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Toffee messagboard
Replies: 26
Views: 6067

Re: Toffee messagboard

There was a very amiable Everton fan who had positioned himself next to the coaches on Harry Potts way, and stopped to shake hands with as many passing Burnley fans as possible, letting us know that the best team won and we deserved it. Had a similar experience chatting with the locals after we won ...
by Cubanclaret
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 4081

Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

The Sheffield Tap is excellent, certainly the best boozer I have ever known situated at a train station. Has lots of Thornbridge brews - unless something has happened in the past two years since I was last there. The Sheaf situated at Heeley Bottom (just off Chesterfield Rd) within walking distance ...
by Cubanclaret
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings
Replies: 68
Views: 12746

Re: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings

Pope 8
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 7
Mee 7
Pieters 7
Hendrick 8
Westwood 8*
Cork 7
McNeil 7
Barnes 6
Wood 8

Jay rod 6
Lennon 6
by Cubanclaret
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Richard Hawley
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Richard Hawley

Interviewed Richard a few times in my Sheffield Telegraph days. His was a slow burning career that just took off with that Coles Corner Record. Saw him promo that in Fopp Records store and a few weeks later he was playing the largest venue at South by South West supporting Morrissey. Top company ove...
by Cubanclaret
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 5th test
Replies: 242
Views: 16184

Re: England vs Australia 5th test

Interesting re the pundits. As an overview they are SO much better than their football counterparts. I suppose generally just cleverer types. I think Father Time has caught up with Botham. He offered surprisingly little insight for such an undisputed giant of the game. Ponting and Warne have been ex...
by Cubanclaret
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League final day
Replies: 118
Views: 8471

Re: Lancashire League final day

Congratulations to Burnley CC.
Great effort from Lowerhouse to run it to the wire.
by Cubanclaret
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 4th Test
Replies: 451
Views: 36284

Re: England v Australia 4th Test

Went today with family members and had a good day. Certainly a different type of cricket day but we took it a lot further than I expected albeit always feeling too far adrift. Australia deserve their success. We’ve had a great record at home against them in recent years but this is a fine Australian...
by Cubanclaret
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Liverpool - Player Ratings
Replies: 84
Views: 16483

Re: Burnley v Liverpool - Player Ratings

Pope 7 - hadn’t see the deflection so he gets two extra points as he played well other than the freak goal, which turns out he was not really to blame for. Lowton 6 Pieters 5 Tarkowski 7 Mee 5 Lennon 6 Cork 8*. Thought he was comfortably our best player Westwood 6 McNeil 7 Barnes 7 Wood 7 — Rodrigue...
by Cubanclaret
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool predictions?
Replies: 58
Views: 5137

Re: Liverpool predictions?

1-0 Barnes
by Cubanclaret
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool predictions?
Replies: 58
Views: 5137

Re: Liverpool predictions?

1-0 Barnes
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sunderland - Player Ratings
Replies: 34
Views: 6216

Re: Burnley v Sunderland - Player Ratings

Hart 4
Bardo 4
Gibson 5
Long 5
Taylor 6
Lennon 6
Drinks 5
Hendrick 6
McNeil 5
Rodriguez 6
Vydra 5

Wood 6
Lowton 6
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How long will we accept this?
Replies: 117
Views: 10698

Re: How long will we accept this?

ZizkovClaret wrote:That XI should have been good enough to beat a League One team
We did have 5 England internationals in after all...
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Drinkwater
Replies: 52
Views: 9024

Re: Danny Drinkwater

Agree Leisure. He showed some classy touches / passes but he looked like a player who hasn’t played much competitive football for a while, and that is reflected by the fact that he hasn’t!! Sunderland deserve some credit tonight, they closed down quickly and looked a really fit side. We didn’t work ...
by Cubanclaret
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch and Shearer
Replies: 51
Views: 5274

Re: Crouch and Shearer

I thought the penalty was a nonsense
by Cubanclaret
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test
Replies: 490
Views: 28030

Re: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test

Nice description CT. People will look back and remember where they were when Stokes saved the Ashes. My brother and son opted for headingley over Molineux. With respect to the Clarets, I think they made the right call. A real ‘I was there’ occasion. Statto’s in future times will look back at the sco...
by Cubanclaret
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test
Replies: 490
Views: 28030

Re: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test

You know you’ve witnessed something amazing in sport when watching the re-run is even more surreal than seeing it happen the first time.
For drama I think this trumps Arsenal snatching the title form anfield in 89. Absolutely astonishing.
by Cubanclaret
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test
Replies: 490
Views: 28030

Re: England v Australia 3rd Ashes Test

Hard to see that session as anything other than the one that handed the Ashes to Australia.
Fine bowling indeed but you have to find a way to dig in.
Will be a huge shame if the series is decided after 3 tests.
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bramall Lane
Replies: 56
Views: 5052

Re: Bramall Lane

Cleveleys_claret wrote:Damn Memory!!! I was sure we should have had a penalty early on and it was Eyres that was fouled
As I recall it, Adrian Randall was the star of the show for Burnley that day. Certainly a class above a 3rd division player, maybe he you were getting mixed up with Eyresy.
by Cubanclaret
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 2nd test
Replies: 204
Views: 21401

Re: England vs Australia 2nd test

Lord’s is an unpredictable ground. To say we’ve lost almost two days through rain, we have an entire team out of form with the bat (Burns excepted), Steve Smith is defining himself as one of the most indefatigable batsmen in cricket history, we still have two impressive bowling attacks and the hope ...
by Cubanclaret
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 2nd test
Replies: 204
Views: 21401

Re: England vs Australia 2nd test

Foulthrow wrote:How come Cummins was allowed to bowl a full over of bouncers at Woakes? I know the spirit of the game means nothing to the Australians but surely the limit is still two an over???
Doesnt the limit only apply to limited overs cricket?
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Liverpool - Super Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3351

Re: Chelsea v Liverpool - Super Cup

I'm not certain but i believe this is one of the new regulations,they let the game flow and then flag. It's bizarre to me as well,and it will cause a lot of friction during the course of the season. I think they will have to have a Goal of the Season for disallowed goals. There’s pretty much going ...
by Cubanclaret
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Ings
Replies: 78
Views: 15193

Re: Danny Ings

Doesn’t Danny Ings still fund a charity foundation at Burnley for young people with disabilities?
by Cubanclaret
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool v Norwich
Replies: 149
Views: 8228

Re: Liverpool v Norwich

Haven’t watched the game but a good one for Norwich to get out of the road first up. It will get easier for them from here, of course. Congrats to the OP who I think suggested a 4-1 win. It’s never easy to accurately predict matches such as these. I imagine Grant Hanley can only succeed as a gimmick.
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 576033

Danny Drinkwater

I don’t start topics often but I’m in France on holiday and having to read all sorts of nonsense before cutting to the chase on the 80+ page thread (much to wife and children’s chagrin). It looks like we are talking to Chelsea about bringing in a 29 year old England international to strengthen our m...
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 576033

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Like to think that there has been contact between SD and the player before its made its presence felt as an ‘inquiry’ on SSN.
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 576033

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Just to qualify my earlier comment, Just seen on Twitter from Bodes that Dyche knows Drinkwater from a spell at Watford when Dyche was assistant to malky mackay (remember him?). You’d hope such things make a difference, still the issue of a considerable wage adjustment !
by Cubanclaret
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 576033

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I suggested Drinkwater might have been a worthwhile loan back in the Christmas window, even at those wages as we gambled with PL survival; thankfully McNeil and Westwood emerged instead. If I’m not mistaken we were linked with him before Leicester had their title winning campaign (possibly by lazy j...
by Cubanclaret
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 576033

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Feels weird going for another Boro defender when the previous one can’t get a game. Can it suggest anything other than an inevitable exit for Tarks?
by Cubanclaret
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nice thread
Replies: 158
Views: 12436

Re: Nice thread

Is pope injured?
by Cubanclaret
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 576033

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Why on earth do people make stuff up like that?
Strange behaviour.
by Cubanclaret
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England squad for 1st Ashes test
Replies: 44
Views: 3804

Re: England squad for 1st Ashes test

Bairstow might have got a pair against Ireland but he had a good World Cup and has experience. There’s going to be a very gutted (pair of) bowlers not making it. I wonder whether Archer might be held back, it would be extremely harsh on Woakes or Curran to miss out. Broad and Anderson pick themselve...
by Cubanclaret
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Eagles flies into Boundary Park
Replies: 23
Views: 2649

Re: ARTICLE: Eagles flies into Boundary Park

He was a very exciting signing at the time and had some great games at home too. The game v Norwich stands out during the Coyle season. It was the featured game on the Championship highlights, he scored both in a 2-0 win. Tbf he had a good spell under Laws too when we were strong at home, for a whil...
by Cubanclaret
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 15704

Re: Stronger than last season

I agree with the outlook, but I don't think we can afford to wait 3-5 years for a potential return from the Academy. We have a resource and it needs to start making money now. That could be done by bringing in players who are 20-22. Players that have a reasonably chance of stepping up in 1 or 2 yea...
by Cubanclaret
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky on the move?
Replies: 140
Views: 12364

Re: Tarky on the move?

There was a link in the Independent with us and Tomori (Chelsea loanee at Derby last season). Thought he looked excellent in the Championship play off final. Different type to Tarks but skilful and quick. Derby’s best player on the day.
by Cubanclaret
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky on the move?
Replies: 140
Views: 12364

Re: Tarky on the move?

It’s disappointing for me. He’s very similar to maguire I think. He can be sloppy but he’s a monster centre half more often than not. I’ve loved watching him. However, it’s likely to be almost double our previous record transfer and when you consider he arrived here for (was it £2m ??), then it woul...
by Cubanclaret
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce - BBC reporting he has resigned from Sheff Wed
Replies: 66
Views: 5564

Re: Steve Bruce - BBC reporting he has resigned from Sheff Wed

Its really poor form from Bruce - once again. No doubt he'll come out and say managing his boyhood club was a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity that was 'too good to turn down'. I'm sure he 'stood on the Gallowgate as a little boy' and 'he's not getting any younger' but reality might kick in if he al...
by Cubanclaret
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 28738

Re: England v New Zealand

Kane Williamson is a total dude.
Surreal stuff really. I think NZ have been a little hard done to.
by Cubanclaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch confirms.....
Replies: 57
Views: 5521

Re: Crouch confirms.....

I will always be grateful for seeing his incredibly angled cushioned header out to the left wing on his home debut against Southampton.

It really was a thing of beauty.

Good luck Crouchy. At least he retired at the top ;)
by Cubanclaret
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final
Replies: 240
Views: 8421

Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Smith’s over will be replayed with so much mirth.
Satisfying in the extreme to see the Aussies scraping the barrell in their futile attempt to get back in it.