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by welsbyswife
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dorset recommendations
Replies: 56
Views: 1901

Re: Dorset recommendations

If you want to combine a swim with a walk there is a wonderful sea water swimming pool called Dancing Ledge at a place called Langton Matravers. Some Victorian carved a pool out of the rocks by the sea in a really spectacular setting. You have to scramble down the path to get there but it is quirky ...
by welsbyswife
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 45575

Re: New Corner Stands

I don't think the corner stand looks too bad of itself. What really doesn't work is the contrast between the quite modern looking black cladding on the new bit and the cheap and nasty cladding on the main stand. To make the whole thing stand together they need to use a consistent range of finishes.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons
Replies: 47
Views: 1997

Re: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons

Living up in Guisborough at the time we were expecting Hutch and Reeves to get it, when we were rung up by Bobby Driver (think it was a Sunday) only to tell us it was Buchan. Gutted. We got to know Bobby from the Centre spot and a couple of times in the 80s he would stay convalesce in Saltburn by t...
by welsbyswife
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This week’s blast from the Burnley past is...
Replies: 27
Views: 1102

Re: This week’s blast from the Burnley past is...

No idea how tall Crichton actually was but he always looked short for a keeper. And he didn't have a great spring in his legs either. Average but did a job at the time.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players who made the most of their potential
Replies: 25
Views: 966

Re: Players who made the most of their potential

As I understood it, he was holding out for more money and the offer was suddenly withdrawn. Was that the year we signed Chris Vinnicombe? He wasn't an upgrade, but he was supposed to be. He wasn't the best but he was a far better footballer than Thompson who was playing at his absolute limit in the...
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players who made the most of their potential
Replies: 25
Views: 966

Re: Players who made the most of their potential

Quickenthetempo wrote:Dennis Irwin


I wouldn't say Irwin over achieved. He was a very good footballer. Just under rated because he wasn't flashy.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule
Replies: 35
Views: 1113

Re: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule

Not convinced it would result in teams launching it. If the midfield was more stretched the better teams with more skillful players who can keep the ball would be able to dominate that area. If a team like us tried to leave two up top all the time we'd never get a touch of the ball.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players who made the most of their potential
Replies: 25
Views: 966

Re: Players who made the most of their potential

ClaretTony wrote:The first name I thought of when I saw the thread title was the first one mentioned - Kevin Keegan


I was thinking more from our perspective but no doubt Keegan gave absolutely everything.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players who made the most of their potential
Replies: 25
Views: 966

Players who made the most of their potential

On the back of the players who failed to fulfil their potential thread I started thinking of players who perhaps weren't as talented as some others but made the absolute maximum out of what they had.

Ben Mee and Andy Farrell were the first two to spring to mind.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule
Replies: 35
Views: 1113

Re: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule

summitclaret wrote:Seem to remember that he wanted no offsides other than in the 2 pen areas.


Quite like that idea. It would avoid out and out goal hanging but maybe stretch the game in the midfield area making it more open.
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 9030

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

ClaretTony wrote:No, he lived on Lyndhurst Road about five minutes walk from the Turf. And I’d suggest the reports you got were far from correct although I’m not suggesting he didn’t like a drink.


No, I was getting mixed up with Kurt Nogan on the Barlick stories. Post above reminded me.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule
Replies: 35
Views: 1113

Re: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule

It was obviously brought in as a rule for a reason but I just wondered howhat modern teams would adapt.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule
Replies: 35
Views: 1113

Re: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule

Would be great to see an old school poacher having a fag against the opposition goal post whilst everyone else is running their nads off!!
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule
Replies: 35
Views: 1113

What Would Football be Like With No Off Side Rule

Just watching France v USA and started to wonder what the game would be like if there was no off side rule. What tactics would teams employ? Would they leave someone permanently up front to stretch the game or would that leave them short in other areas and unable to control the game. Would be quite ...
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: France v USA
Replies: 47
Views: 1352

Re: France v USA

I'm surprised how much i've enjoyed some of these games. Standard better than I thought it would be. Although I reckon if a team really concentrated on learning to head the ball properly they could do some real damage from corners and free kicks.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 9030

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

:D Notice you call them keepy uppies Croydon! North South split there. Definitely kick ups for me :D
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 9030

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

Didn't Randall live out Barlick way? Remember hearing lots of reports of him out on the lash and worse for wear. Used to love the way he used to do kick ups from one foot to the other whilst jogging round the pitch in terms warm up.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 9030

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

Sausage wrote:Nathan Peel - scored two belters against Plymouth and then couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo.


Missed a sitter away at Wigan I seem to remember. Header from close range. Sickener.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 9030

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

Mark Ford. Remember being excited when we signed him. What a let down.
by welsbyswife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: HALIFAX to BURNLEY!
Replies: 46
Views: 3501

Re: HALIFAX to BURNLEY!

Free Masons at Wiswell - Clitheroe Cucina seventy three - whalley Breda Murphy- Clitheroe Levanter - Ramsbottom Angels - Ribchester To be honest they change regularly and I’ve not eaten out as often recently due to moving house and holidays taking up the spare money. I do like places like Fence Gat...
by welsbyswife
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Financial investigation at Northampton
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

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: 3717

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: 3717

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: 1335

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: 2663

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: 2026

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: 2026

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: 2965

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: 2341

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: 70
Views: 3794

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: 1272

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: 1692

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: 893

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: 3875

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: 3875

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: 4287

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: 4287

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: 3004

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: 3004

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: 1389

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: 1944

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: 85
Views: 9107

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: 4600

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: 1281

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: 1614

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: 2336

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: 4694

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: 2427

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: 2427

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: 2427

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" ...

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