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by claret wizard
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

The rider that is slipstreaming is doing at least 50% less work than the rider in front. In some instances this can rise to 80% in the peloton. So gaining aerodynamic advantage is always on tge riders mind. Even more so when big cross winds are in play. The echelons that form across the roads being ...
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

It's been exciting hasn't it. Still think Dimension Data should have Cav there. No one seems to be falling out the back on time limits this year. No dominant sprinter in the field. Di Data hardly mentioned at all in any commentary, not getting into too many breakaways. Think Cav could have been chal...
by claret wizard
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

I’m at Crewe tomorrow, I’ll be avoiding any cycling need until I get home. I really think JA thinks he can win it.
by claret wizard
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

claret wizard wrote:
I'm also wondering if Alaphilippe is worth an outside chance after his efforts last year in KotM. Cheeky chance at the GC if it falls his way?


Anyone changing their mind on this?
by claret wizard
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

Must have been bad when they started covering him up with the advertisement banners. I suspect he broke his femur.

Edit : Flesh wound on upper leg. SO I guess there was lots of blood.
by claret wizard
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Yorkshire
Replies: 51
Views: 2333

Re: Yorkshire

There’s a crow flies feature in google maps on a pc. But i agree the Widdop Rd through Thursden Valley looks the winner.
by claret wizard
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Open
Replies: 158
Views: 3092

Re: The Open

I turned on just at Shanklyroy teed off. I turned off 5 mins later. Darren Clarke doing all right for the old uns and a Irish bloke leading.
by claret wizard
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

Yes. But he would lose the advantage of being able to extend his bat into the crease and buying himself a yard or so. One thing that I went mad about was Mark Wood coming out in all of his gear for the final ball - pads, gloves, helmet. He wasn't on strike and had no chance of being on strike (with...
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

Been some great stages this week. I think the De Gendts win being the best. Not even got to the mountains yet!!

I did go and watch a stage a few years ago. Well, watched the riders zoom by in the South of France on a hill just outside Castellane. Anyone else done a stage (not in the UK).
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

Also, on the SKY highlights package, the long ones, they didn't even show the overthrow sequence. They show Stokes 6 and 9 runs from 3 balls then suddenly it cuts to 3 runs from 2. Very weird last night as my wife had been listening on the radio and wanted to see the incident, and it wasn't there. I...
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Burnley v Nice and Parma – Ticket Information
Replies: 22
Views: 1402

Re: 2019/20: Burnley v Nice and Parma – Ticket Information

On the other hand, you could argue that it would be a bit cheeky to ask season ticket holders who don't want to watch the friendlies, to use part of their income to subsidies those who don't. Here's how I look at it. Those who think it's worth a tenner, pay the tenner and watch. Those who think it'...
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

That point was made on the SKY coverage later on in the evening. It should have been 5 runs, 1 run and 4 overthrows.

However, Stokes probably would have put the last ball over the rope rather than prodding it away for a safe 1 and hoping NZ misfielded for the 2nd.
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

Just incredible....
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

270 is the par score at Lords.
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

Poor form not walking.
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

Sorry, don’t follow that logic. Hussain was explaining that Jimmy hadn’t worked out what his best end was at Lords. Our win rate is really low. Even with a home advantage the slope puts so many variables into the game that we struggle to master it. Similar to a poor pitch at football. It’s harder t...
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

They should level the playing surface at Lords. Too much of an equaliser for visiting teams.
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9707

Re: England v New Zealand

Good toss to lose I think. Pressure on NZ to do somethinf after choosing.
by claret wizard
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

What a race that was today. de Gent showing what a great rider he is. Alaphilippe, GC? He’s back in yellow. G escapes after a nasty looking crash.
by claret wizard
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cricket World Cup Final on Channel 4
Replies: 18
Views: 1234

Re: Cricket World Cup Final on Channel 4

And this Sunday just gone we got to watch the Women's World Cup final and nowt else. Some idiot scheduling going on there.....
by claret wizard
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final
Replies: 240
Views: 4004

Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

What a day that was. Sat in the Hollies stand today was awesome. Not many doubted we would win after the first 4 overs, but it was an epic day seeing it come to fruition. Final at Lords, not for me, hate the place and the chattering type who frequent it. I’ll watch at home knowing that today was the...
by claret wizard
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final
Replies: 240
Views: 4004

Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Just arriving at the ground. Warm today!
by claret wizard
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Burnley v Nice and Parma – Ticket Information
Replies: 22
Views: 1402

Re: 2019/20: Burnley v Nice and Parma – Ticket Information

Think it’s cheeky asking season ticket holders of a club reporting £36m profit to pay to watch them practice. They could take the hit and write it off in the tax payments.

I wonder if the extra cost is to cover policing after the Hannover fiasco?
by claret wizard
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

Yellow Jersey lead out today.
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Crewe Alexandra v Burnley – Ticket Information
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: 2019/20: Crewe Alexandra v Burnley – Ticket Information

If you're going by train then split the ticket in Manchester. £41 off peak return BYM to Crewe.

BYM to Victoria is £10.90 off peak return, Piccadilly to Crewe is £9.50 off peak return.
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2205
Views: 213828

Re: JAYROD BFC MEDICAL

Every paper in the UK...
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where were you actually born
Replies: 199
Views: 4351

Re: Where were you actually born

Middleton-St-George, parents stationed there in RAF in 60's before it became Teeside Airport. Mum born in Burnley Wood on Hollingreave Rd.
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

Alaphilippe going for it off the top of the last climb today. Could be a good finish with 15Km racing to go.
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bee Hole End in the snow in April
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Bee Hole End in the snow in April

I could squeeze through the railings between the Bee Hole and Longside in those days. They welded a bar across not long afterwards to stop it. I do remember in the late 80’s if tge weather got really bad they just opened up the gate.
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

Ineos success today. Geraint in pole position now.
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: USA vs Netherlands
Replies: 51
Views: 1382

Re: USA vs Netherlands

FactualFrank wrote:If she's clothed then you're wasting everybody's time.

Some selfies she took....
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: USA vs Netherlands
Replies: 51
Views: 1382

Re: USA vs Netherlands

I found some pictures of Hope Solo .......
by claret wizard
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Reacher
Replies: 27
Views: 1639

Re: Jack Reacher

ClaretDiver wrote:The only reason that TC played JR was because he bought the film rights and cast himself....even Lee Child wasn't happy but what can you do....


He can’t have been that unhappy, he appeared in a cameo role in both films.
by claret wizard
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Reacher
Replies: 27
Views: 1639

Re: Jack Reacher

The secret is in the Screenplay for these book to film projects. Think both films were done pretty well. I mean it’s not Sartre but good entertainment.

I like TC’s sci fi films, Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow especially.
by claret wizard
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Sweden
Replies: 55
Views: 1770

Re: England vs Sweden

Why’s this on BBC1? Greatest tennis player of all time on BBC2.
by claret wizard
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: George Boyd.
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: George Boyd.

I saw him in B&M this afternoon looking at the garden footy sets. It’s on.......
by claret wizard
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

I'll throw the route on here for reference.

https://www.letour.fr/en/overall-route
by claret wizard
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

I don't think we can really believe everything that comes out of a sportmans mouth. He's going to be shutdown on every breakaway that he attempts to join in this years tour, so a GC push might actually be an easier prospect.
by claret wizard
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Re: Tour de France 2019

So Bernal would be the favourite for me.

I'm also wondering if Alaphilippe is worth an outside chance after his efforts last year in KotM. Cheeky chance at the GC if it falls his way?
by claret wizard
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ings and Barnes complete the team
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: ARTICLE: Ings and Barnes complete the team

Laws coming up on the outside.
by claret wizard
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 3366

Tour de France 2019

With the news out today that Cav has been dropped by team DD, thought I'd start the 2019 Tour thread. With the Froome out and Thomas recovring from a crash (and announced as joint leader of Ineos), we could be relying on the new blood coming through (Yates) for Brit success.
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Yankees/Red Sox baseball in London.
Replies: 41
Views: 851

Re: Yankees/Red Sox baseball in London.

Big Cricket fan, been to Ashes in OZ, last two tours in India, loads of stuff here. Also a big Baseball fan, I'm in San Francisco a couple of times a year with work so go and see the Giants. There's no real comparison between the sports apart from it being played with a bat and ball. A tip for new w...
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ings and Barnes complete the team
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: ARTICLE: Ings and Barnes complete the team

SGr wrote:Someone will have voted for Howe, Coyle or Laws, and meant it. Think about that for a moment.


Someone appointed Laws to manage Premier League Burnley. Think about that for a moment.
by claret wizard
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Glastonbury 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 7426

Re: Glastonbury 2019

The Cure were good but saw them live in 89 when they far better. I saw them in ‘89 as well, at the Loreley Festival. Supported by The Mission, Sugarcubes and The Pixies (Doolittle had been released the month before!) They were at the height of their powers. Was lucky to bump into Robert Smith in He...
by claret wizard
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v India
Replies: 152
Views: 3196

Re: England v India

Good leave on ball 4 and 2 boundaries. Nasser saying it’s a risk but one worth taking. Almost an edge on the last ball of over though.
by claret wizard
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v India
Replies: 152
Views: 3196

England v India

Couldn’t see a thread. England about to bat. Roy back in.
by claret wizard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Park View - Phoenix from the flames
Replies: 35
Views: 4401

Re: Park View - Phoenix from the flames

Not sure if they've taken on the lease from Star Pubs or bought them out, but the posting I saw was from someone who already has a successful pub in the Ribble Valley. Sure that something official will come out at some point.
by claret wizard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Park View - Phoenix from the flames
Replies: 35
Views: 4401

Park View - Phoenix from the flames

Looks like it has a buyer from a post on Facebook I’ve seen. Very Credible!
by claret wizard
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia
Replies: 92
Views: 2842

Re: England vs Australia

Wish this game had been at Old Trafford rather than the great uninterested at Lords. Even Nasser is buying into it with so many people coming “for the occasion, not just the Cricket”. What a load of tosh. Members should be in the Long Room giving the cheats plenty before heading to the crease. We sh...

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