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by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Financial investigation at Northampton
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Financial investigation at Northampton

I drive past quite regularly and from the outside the stand doesn't look much different to that picture from 2015.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 87
Views: 2629

Re: Coldest Football Ground

Bloody predictive text ☺
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 87
Views: 2629

Re: Coldest Football Ground

Can't remember what year it was, probably about 1995, but the wettest and coldest I've ever been at a football match was Broomfield Road. I wasn't even in the open terrace but in the covered bit to the side but the wind was lashing the rain straight in. Unpleasant evening.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Financial investigation at Northampton
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Financial investigation at Northampton

Just read the link and it says part of the investigation is into Northampton South parliamentary party. The Tory MP was born in Burnley......... Now there is nothing to suggest he has anything to do with the investigation, but thought I'd point out the coincidence. It sounds like one of those cases...
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Men refused £4 million scratchcard win after ‘using stolen card’ to sue National Lottery
Replies: 39
Views: 2309

Re: Men refused £4 million scratchcard win after ‘using stolen card’ to sue National Lottery

Wonderful story. I note their barrister is very careful not to say that they didn't use a stolen bank card but instead is trying the argument that the Lottery shouldn't be asking them the question of how they purchased the ticket in the first place. Hope they get nowhere. Plus, they must have some p...
by welsbyswife
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Stoke FA Cup 1980
Replies: 27
Views: 1750

Re: Burnley v Stoke FA Cup 1980

I hope this seasons Umbro kit is better fitting. Also, I absolutely loved that ball they were using. I used to have one, it was my pride and joy until it popped on a railing spike. I also used to have one of those balls as a kid and always think they look great on the TV. Rock hard if you pumped it...
by welsbyswife
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Stoke FA Cup 1980
Replies: 27
Views: 1750

Re: Burnley v Stoke FA Cup 1980

Dixon, Vince the Prince and Inchy all lining up against future employers. Not helped by the pitch but the quality was very poor. Great to watch though.
by welsbyswife
Mon May 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley roots
Replies: 18
Views: 2532

Re: Burnley roots

Walking through Wycoller with John Bentley ........i am sorting through family bits and pieces today and found a lovelyTH programme with some nice poetry by Nesta Wood .....my family came from up that way a couple of generations ago and finished up on the isle of wight (no ...not in the prisons!). ...
by welsbyswife
Mon May 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's Your Favourite Biscuit?
Replies: 54
Views: 1698

Re: What's Your Favourite Biscuit?

Home made parkin biscuits.....not to be confused with parkin cake. Or, for shop bought stuff, the rectangular ginger biscuits made by Farmhouse Biscuits in Nelson. Perfect.
by welsbyswife
Sat May 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League ... World XI
Replies: 68
Views: 1813

Re: Lancashire League ... World XI

According to my grandad who’s old enough to remember Amar Singh was a tremendous pro for Colne in the 30s at about the same time Constantine was playing for Nelson.
by welsbyswife
Sun May 12, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is there a better sight in football?
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Is there a better sight in football?

Remember Jimmy Armfield commenting on the view from the press gantry up there saying that he loved it because it made him think of the history of the game and how professional football started i.e. that the ground was close to the terraced houses and the surrounding community. Or words to that effec...
by welsbyswife
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jamie Carragher
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Jamie Carragher

Yes it's bizarre how Carragher has walked away from the spitting incident with his job intact. Compare how quickly Sky jettisoned Andy Gray and Richard Keys back in 2011,quite rightly as it happened for their sexist comments. And yet Carragher behaves so disgustingly and has no repercussions. I no ...
by welsbyswife
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean .
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: The Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean .

I wish someone would forcibly remove me to the Seychelles.
by welsbyswife
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Duff
Replies: 17
Views: 3729

Re: Michael Duff

They should be safe now which was far from certain when he took over. Could have gone badly wrong and then you wonder if he would get another chance because he isn't a big name. So all the more pleasing if he can keep it going.
by welsbyswife
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Duff
Replies: 17
Views: 3729

Michael Duff

Great to see another good win for Cheltenham today. Duffer really has turned things around nicely down there after a tricky start. With the likes of Campbell and Scholes he will never get much attention in that division but he won't mind that. Long may his good run continue.
by welsbyswife
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris McCann given free transfer.
Replies: 35
Views: 4024

Re: Chris McCann given free transfer.

I don't think anyone need feel too sorry for him if he picked up over half a million dollars last year. If he's managed to earn anywhere near that throughout the majority of his career he must surely be set up for life if he's been careful with his money.
by welsbyswife
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris McCann given free transfer.
Replies: 35
Views: 4024

Re: Chris McCann given free transfer.

He was a super player until his injury and he was never as good again. I thought he should have gone back to CH, where the play was in front of him, instead of the twisting and turning in MF. After seeing him play a brilliant match against Ipswichs Alan Lee from there in emergency. He even found ti...
by welsbyswife
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interview with Mike Conroy
Replies: 34
Views: 2776

Re: Interview with Mike Conroy

Was it Conroy who put the cross in for Roger Eli to send the bullet header past Shilton in the home cup tie against Derby? Great goal.
by welsbyswife
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interview with Mike Conroy
Replies: 34
Views: 2776

Re: Interview with Mike Conroy

Nice to read. I often think that the players of that era must have loved playing for us. As he says the town revolves around the club and they were treated like stars really. You'd see them out in town with people flocking round em like celebrities. I can't thunk of another club or town where they w...
by welsbyswife
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your best cricket X1
Replies: 28
Views: 1127

Re: Your best cricket X1

Was going to have a go but got disgruntled at the sheer injustice of Sir Viv only being £2 and Kapil Dev having a higher value than IT Botham.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turf Moor Talksport base tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 1834

Re: Turf Moor Talksport base tomorrow

Goobs wrote:Just like we did all those years ago when Elton Welsby came to the Turf he should be greeted with a nice song. :lol:


Leave me out of this please Mr Goobs!
by welsbyswife
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tammy Abraham
Replies: 82
Views: 8300

Re: Tammy Abraham

ElectroClaret wrote:He's just scored... :D

Villa 1 QPR 0


Scored after having it put on a plate for him after some great play by John McGinn. Didn't even acknowledge the other player but just milked the applause himself. Doesn't strike me as a team player you would want in a relegation scrap.
by welsbyswife
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Music you've been listening to a lot recently
Replies: 89
Views: 3379

Re: Music you've been listening to a lot recently

THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:Corduroy - Return Of The Fabric Four
Blossoms - Cool Like You


Can't believe corduroy are still going! Used to listen to them about 25 years ago. London England. Classic acid jazz.
by welsbyswife
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Father Jack alive and well .
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Father Jack alive and well .

That would be an ecumenical matter!
by welsbyswife
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Birmingham v Baggies
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Re: Birmingham v Baggies

Atmosphere seems quite subdued. Never been impressed by Birmingham's support. Especially their away support.
by welsbyswife
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley’s Nemesis: Jimmy Greaves
Replies: 49
Views: 1996

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley’s Nemesis: Jimmy Greaves

ClaretTony wrote:He was unbelievable wasn't he? Still the best I've ever seen.


Well before my time but my dad also says he was the best he has seen and a number of people from that era have said that to me, some Spurs fans and some clarets. He must have been some player.
by welsbyswife
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Serena Williams loses it ...
Replies: 76
Views: 4290

Re: Serena Williams loses it ...

Is she a mother.....that passed my by. Maybe she should talk about it more!!
by welsbyswife
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds Liverpool Canal 1972
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

Re: Leeds Liverpool Canal 1972

What is the high building behind the town centre shops at 13.21? Looks like a clock tower of some sort Didn't there used to be some sort of Methodist church hall down that way that has made way for something else? I thought that was maybe what the tower was but am not sure. I also noticed that he d...
by welsbyswife
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds Liverpool Canal 1972
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

Re: Leeds Liverpool Canal 1972

It was certainly very mucky in 1972. An odd pleasure cruiser in Skipton but the idea of the canal as a leisure destination was some time off.
by welsbyswife
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds Liverpool Canal 1972
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

Leeds Liverpool Canal 1972

I came across this old documentary on the BBC iplayer last night. Fascinating footage of the canal and towns along it including Burnley. Brings it home how run down places were at the time. Old industry pretty much gone and not much regeneration in sight. He stops off to look at the "new" ...
by welsbyswife
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Julian Warren Soccer Special
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: Julian Warren Soccer Special

Stelling is the best in the business. I love his crap jokes, puns and word play. It’s what makes the show engaging. They are big shoes to fill to be fair. Watch this clip linked at the bottom - I show to this to my Media Studies students. Watch how Stelling tells the story about what is happening i...
by welsbyswife
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Julian Warren Soccer Special
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Julian Warren Soccer Special

I like watching soccer special but they really need to get a better understudy for Jeff. Warren seems to really struggle to take in the information and put it across in a calm manner. He ends up shouting at the screen and gets really tense. I can feel my blood pressure going up whilst watching. No d...
by welsbyswife
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most divisive Burnley 11
Replies: 71
Views: 3531

Re: Most divisive Burnley 11

I thought Jason Hardy had the makings of a decent full back until the boo boys got on his back and he seemed to fade away.
by welsbyswife
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most divisive Burnley 11
Replies: 71
Views: 3531

Re: Most divisive Burnley 11

Surely Mark Ford should have been a Burnley legend?
by welsbyswife
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man utd v Leicester city
Replies: 21
Views: 1917

Re: Man utd v Leicester city

I'd be tearing my hair out if Demari Grey played for us. Undoubted talent but one of a number of young English players who seem to make the wrong choice time and again when it comes to the final killer ball. No football brain.
by welsbyswife
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pendle Walking Festival 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Pendle Walking Festival 2018

Lovely pics bluelab. Old Ebbies reservoir and top of Boulsworth looking back towards Pendle? Beautiful area.
by welsbyswife
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eric Dier
Replies: 46
Views: 2996

Re: Eric Dier

Right_winger wrote:Dier is just a rolls Royce version of David Jones... aka utter shite.


.......I thought that Raheem Sterling lacked football intelligence but Right Winger is clearly on a different level. The need to have a pop at David Jones, a key part of the team that got us to where we are now, is staggering.
by welsbyswife
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are you a butter wipe backer?
Replies: 31
Views: 1382

Re: Are you a butter wipe backer?

I remember Vitalite coming out in those round tubs. Seemed revolutionary but tasted like ****. Prior to that it was either butter or absolutely massive tubs of marge that you could store 500 marbles or a fleet of toy cars in after use. Can you still get vitalite?
by welsbyswife
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ODI v Test cricket
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: ODI v Test cricket

It doesn't really matter how bad England become at test cricket if there is no-one to play against. Apart from Australia i'm not sure any other country is that bothered. For me, test cricket is the best game in the world and I fear for it. It pains me to watch a test match from the west indies with ...
by welsbyswife
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cruising with Jane McDonald
Replies: 60
Views: 3749

Re: Cruising with Jane McDonald

Poor Jane. Getting some real stick on here. Not the best show on earth but not bad either and educational if you are able to be calm and take in where she goes. There's a damned site worse on tv Just look at the old goat at his musical festivals. What a fraud. "There's a damned site worse on t...
by welsbyswife
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jos Buttler
Replies: 36
Views: 2937

Re: Jos Buttler

Brilliant knock on his "home ground"! I doubt I will ever see him as a lancs player. Not being critical, it's just how it is, but how many times is he ever likely to play for lancs in reality. If he plays for another ten years I wonder if he will rack up as many appearances for us as somer...
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul McCartney carpool kareoke.
Replies: 33
Views: 2166

Re: Paul McCartney carpool kareoke.

I thought it was brilliant. Being that famous and having the life he's had is always going to change someone and it would be hard to remain completely "normal" but I don't get why some people are negative towards him. Living legend.
by welsbyswife
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: woman commentator on bbc
Replies: 70
Views: 4813

Re: woman commentator on bbc

I'm afraid I had to turn the sound off the telly it was doing my head in so much. The high pitched tone and not knowing when to shut up make for an awful combination. It's not just the female commentators that suffer from the need to speak constantly instead of letting the game speak for itself but ...
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ronaldo
Replies: 97
Views: 4661

Re: ronaldo

Yes, he's a c*ck but for someone to come on here saying he tends to score ordinary goals beggars belief. He is an extraordinary talent. Just shows the problem with message boards, even when faced with clear genius you will get the "I like to be different to show how clever I am types" sugg...
by welsbyswife
Wed May 30, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hurst appointed at Ipswich
Replies: 18
Views: 1819

Re: Hurst appointed at Ipswich

Hope he does well. Not an easy job though because they never spend much. Similar task to that facing SD when he arrived here in some ways. If you imagine Ipswich being 7th in the Premier League in 5 or 6 years time it would seem unbelievable and that shows what a job he has done.
by welsbyswife
Wed May 30, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Richard Madeley
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Richard Madeley

When a man of that age gets blonde streaks put in his hair it tells you all you need to know about his ego. But I must say that I wish more interviewers would cut politicians off when they don’t answer straight questions with a straight answer. So fair play to him on that score.
by welsbyswife
Sat May 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How important is the club to the town?
Replies: 26
Views: 1701

Re: How important is the club to the town?

I don't think you can under estimate it. I've lived in different parts of the country and haven't found anywhere that has the same connection between the town and the football club as in Burnley. Biased view but I think it is unique.
by welsbyswife
Sat May 26, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sixties Burnley.
Replies: 210
Views: 10720

Re: Sixties Burnley.

It's actually a selling point of going round to her house! Let's be honest, most young kids find really old people boring but the outside loo is something else. None of their friends know anyone with such a facility!
by welsbyswife
Sat May 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Florin Andone signs for Brighton.
Replies: 89
Views: 6308

Re: Florin Andone signs for Brighton.

UpTheClaretsFCBK wrote:Got a Romanian friend who lives in Burnley, now a Burnley fan but supports Steau really.

He said this bloke is not better than what we’ve got already.

Next...


Modern Britain in a nutshell there........expect the Brexiteers to be along soon.......
by welsbyswife
Sat May 26, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sixties Burnley.
Replies: 210
Views: 10720

Re: Sixties Burnley.

My Gran still has her outside toilet in the back yard which comes in handy a she is 94 and it's easier than going upstairs. Was born in the same house she still lives in in Colne. My kids think it's a great novelty to have a sh*t outside!!

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