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by Sausage
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We must never lose our identity.
Replies: 51
Views: 2126

Re: We must never lose our identity.

Cricketfield, I went to Spurs a couple of weeks ago when they played Southampton in the FA Cup replay. It's difficult to disagree with what you say. The stadium alone is on another level altogether, with a club shop literally the size of a John Lewis department store. We got tickets in the middle-ti...
by Sausage
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football betting - be careful - silly season is about to start
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Football betting - be careful - silly season is about to start

Ralph, talking of silly things, when are you bringing back Spot the Ball?
by Sausage
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Greaves
Replies: 57
Views: 2471

Re: Jimmy Greaves

I'm not old enough to have seen him play, but if you watch the Saint & Greavsie footage (see link) of the build up to the Orient Game, Jimmy Greaves is genuinely gutted at Burnley's plight and is rather sombre in his mood. It's clear he has a lot of respect for Burnley. I'm sorry to see his health h...
by Sausage
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T Best place to put £500 per month
Replies: 55
Views: 2293

Re: O/T Best place to put £500 per month

If I had £500 spare each month it'd be going into my pension.
by Sausage
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless
Replies: 42
Views: 1996

Re: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless

So Extinction Rebellion's protest about environmental change involves digging up a lawn that sequesters carbon, reduces rainwater run-off, provides habitat for invertebrates and offers a safe space for people to socialise and relax.

Absolute bellends.
by Sausage
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 49 sides have played in the Premier League, yet I think only ten have won their first game!
Replies: 38
Views: 1130

Re: 49 sides have played in the Premier League, yet I think only eleven have won their first game!

mdd2 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Are you sure on that?
Don't think Luton Millwall or Bristol City have played in the PL. First Division-yes PL-no
You're right about all three but only Bristol City are currently in the top 10 in the Championship. Millwall are 11th and Luton are 24th.
by Sausage
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 49 sides have played in the Premier League, yet I think only ten have won their first game!
Replies: 38
Views: 1130

Re: 49 sides have played in the Premier League, yet I think only eleven have won their first game!

Notts County is correct, voted for the establishment of a Premier League, but were relegated the season prior, and never got back ... now playing in the National League ! File under, " Well, that went well ! " .... :roll: :roll: :roll: I imagine the other one was Luton, who also ended up in the Con...
by Sausage
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If we all bought more BRITISH designed/manufactured/assembled goods...
Replies: 100
Views: 2131

Re: If we all bought more BRITISH designed/manufactured/assembled goods...

Some decent small independent British clothing manufacturers out there. I've got a pair of jeans made in Bolton with cloth woven in Foulridge. Lanx shoes are made in Whalley. Then we've got fellow Claret, Iain Trickett knocking out some excellent British made rigs. Chris, what's the name of the com...
by Sausage
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paddy McGuiness
Replies: 74
Views: 3947

Re: Paddy McGuiness

Humour is a fickle mistress. Sometimes something is funny, other times it isn't. Some people inexplicably like Mrs Brown's Boys, though I've never met anyone who will admit it. Paddy M is the same. He was brilliant in Max and Paddy and Phoenix Nights, and I don't mind him on Top Gear. I hate Take Me...
by Sausage
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tony Parkes
Replies: 32
Views: 2842

Re: Tony Parkes

That's a tough watch. Time to put rivalries aside and give credit to a man who loved his football club and to a daughter who must be going through incredible agonies watching her dad slip away. I genuinely wish them all the very best.
by Sausage
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Battle of Britain Ace
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Last Battle of Britain Ace

Worth a visit to the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum if you're ever down Kent/South East London way. https://bhmm.org.uk/ Took my lad there last summer as it's only down the road from me. Some sobering stories about the brave chaps who flew the sorties but also the women who were tasked with clearing un...
by Sausage
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Russian Clarets
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: Russian Clarets

Clearly big fans of James Tsar-kowski.
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

Spijed wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:45 pm
What's the difference between a stadium and a ground?
Nothing.
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

Spijed wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:59 pm
If Bournemouth is a new ground they why isn't Preston's?
Deepdale isn't a new stadium because PNE don't refer to it as a new stadium, whereas Dean Court is a new stadium because AFCB say so.

If you find this explanation deeply unsatisfying, CT will be along in a moment to set you straight. ;)
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

Bournemouth say they have moved ground and, having been to both, it is clearly obvious that they have. I'll take their view of it over yours. Pitch moved? The new ground isn't even on the same footprint. If you don't think they are new grounds then you clearly don't think the Tottenham grounds are ...
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

Nothing at all like Bournemouth - I've been on both of their grounds and I've also been on Molineux, back in the 1960s and recently. So what? So have I, albeit my first visit to Wolves in 1986 was before the pitch was moved and the new stand was 100ft from the touchline. But I'm struggling to disce...
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Nothing like the same. Molineux is the same ground on the same footprint.
Same ground on a different footprint, much like Dean Court. The John Ireland Stand (now the Steve Bull Stand) wiped out an entire street.

I can see we're aren't going to agree on this.
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

It's not the same place at all. The old ground was flattened, they went off to play somewhere else for a while and the new ground is only partly on the old footprint. If you consider this to be the same ground, then you would need to do the same for Wembley. Bournemouth themselves consider it to be...
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

Dean Court? I know they bulldozed the old ground and rotated the pitch 90 degrees but surely it's the same place.
by Sausage
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford another ground to be unticked
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Brentford another ground to be unticked

Maine Road and the Boleyn Ground spring to mind. I've just totalled up that I've had to untick nine current EFL and EPL grounds and I'll soon lose Griffin Park and, quite soon, Goodison Park too. But I've also lost quite a few due to relegation to the Conference/National League, including: Halifax N...
by Sausage
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hart to Villa - Yay or Nay
Replies: 59
Views: 2236

Re: Hart to Villa - Yay or Nay

Yay.
by Sausage
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Club statement: Zero tolerance
Replies: 104
Views: 7413

Re: Club statement: Zero tolerance

Can I assume everyone on here wanting the betting association stopped is OK if there's no more beer on the concourses? Or is that different? No one on here has said gambling should not be allowed within football grounds. You've missed the point, which is that it's the promotion of betting (as oppos...
by Sausage
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stream vs Man U
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Stream vs Man U

Anyone got a link to a decent stream for the match?
by Sausage
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2000/2001 the two Blackburn games
Replies: 23
Views: 1152

Re: 2000/2001 the two Blackburn games

Edward Lee's contribution in the official match day programme where the first letter of each paragraph spelt out B A S T A R D S.
by Sausage
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mad Friday
Replies: 53
Views: 3475

Re: Mad Friday

Is Mad Friday the same day that the 'once-a-year' brigade go to the pub and then fanny around because they a) can't find their purse and b) can't organise themselves into rounds?
by Sausage
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top player, top top player, top top ...........top player
Replies: 44
Views: 1695

Re: Top player, top top player, top top ...........top player

"Stonewall penalty" - the implication that it's an indisputable penalty.

The definition of stonewall has nothing to do with being indisuputable. It means to delay or obstruct by being evasive.
by Sausage
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What is this doing parading around our town?
Replies: 27
Views: 2155

Re: What is this doing parading around our town?

It's a free country, mate. The way I look at it is that it's nice of Blackburn Rovers to put money into Burnley's transport infrastructure and, at the same time, advertise the fact they have a dwindling fan base.
by Sausage
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Piriformis - any advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: Piriformis - any advice?

That eerie silence is while people Google piriformis and then wince in sympathy. One of the problems in getting older (I'm 44, so hardly past it) is that the body starts to creak and ache like a bugger. My knees are knackered, my left shoulder gives me constant jip and I have phantom pain from a dou...
by Sausage
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Christmas.....the good bits
Replies: 37
Views: 1399

Re: Christmas.....the good bits

In the late fifties and early sixties I lived in Helmshore and there was a special evening when my father would take myself and my little sister to see the crib next to the war memorial in Haslingden, it was a magical time. The town has changed the world has changed I was shocked when I first saw t...
by Sausage
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old Burnley photographs
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Old Burnley photographs

Burnley Civic Trust is doing a sterling job with this archive but almost every update is tinged with sadness at the wanton destruction of Burnley's industrial and civic heritage in the 1960s. I know the sentiment at the time was 'out with the old, in with the new' but, by God, none of it was an impr...
by Sausage
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OT: X43 Bus
Replies: 30
Views: 2003

Re: OT: X43 Bus

Thanks everyone. I never even thought about the train. I’ll have a look now.
by Sausage
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OT: X43 Bus
Replies: 30
Views: 2003

OT: X43 Bus

For my sins I'm headed to Manchester tomorrow and need to get from there to Burnley tomorrow evening. What is the cost on the X43 these days? Can you pay by contactless when you get on the bus or do you still have to pay cash?

I've had a look online but the Transdev website is bewildering.
by Sausage
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Lindsay Hoyle
Replies: 46
Views: 2092

Re: Sir Lindsay Hoyle

All Bercow has done is stick to Parliamentary procedure. It was never his job to get brexit through. The fact that his rulings don’t align with the outcome you desired doesn’t mean he has been a poor speaker. I prefer to think he's been a poor speaker for his role in the expenses scandal, the way h...
by Sausage
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thoughts on how to protest VAR
Replies: 37
Views: 1380

Re: Thoughts on how to protest VAR

Get a massive banner with the following message:

Football - Killed by VAR

1888-2019

RIP
by Sausage
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley fan v Burnley fan
Replies: 108
Views: 5384

Re: Burnley fan v Burnley fan

Not sure they can do that when it's against safety rules to stand, if clubs encouraged standing I guess their safety certificate could be removed Interesting to note the polite warning our clubs gives when buying tickets in the James Hargreaves Lower: PLEASE NOTE: Blocks 1,2, 3 in James Hargreaves ...
by Sausage
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Inter(n) Miami new s(tedium)
Replies: 38
Views: 1776

Re: Inter(n) Miami new s(tedium)

You are right and maybe my view is a bit old fashioned and I do hope I'm wrong but my problem is we have been here before. The 80's looked like football had really arrived there but then it all but disappeared. They have had the World Cup there previously ('94) and that didn't exactly shake things ...
by Sausage
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goals Good Enough To Win Matches, That Didn’t.
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Goals Good Enough To Win Matches, That Didn’t.

Hoskin's goal at Swansea. Finished 2-2.
by Sausage
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Plastics

Lowbankclaret wrote:In 8 hours of fishing I think I caught 40 tampons. Never again.
Did you pan fry them or do them in foil in the oven with a bit of lemon juice?
by Sausage
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Random pictures with you in them
Replies: 149
Views: 6245

Re: Random pictures with you in them

That's me, top left, in what I like to think is one of the most famous photographs in the history of Burnley Football Club.
by Sausage
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colonoscopy
Replies: 63
Views: 2910

Re: Colonoscopy

Anyone had the pleasure of drinking Barium sulfate suspension? Tastes of Orange rubber! Yep. I had that as an eight year old up at the old Victoria Hospital so that they could x-ray my kidney function. Except the version I drank wasn't flavoured at all. It just tasted like rubber. As for my endosco...
by Sausage
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The black footballers dilemma
Replies: 37
Views: 1948

Re: The black footballers dilemma

I think you'd better guard the touchlines, Sausage, when United visit the Turf, as we don't want to upset Pogba when he's taking a penalty... That's not fair. :-) It's perfectly fair to give a player some stick, e.g. "Paul, you're s**t" "Paul, you overpaid primadonna" But "Paul, you black b**stard"...
by Sausage
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The black footballers dilemma
Replies: 37
Views: 1948

Re: The black footballers dilemma

Don't make out I'm a racist for talking about this, this post is nothing to do with racism, I'm pointing out that a lot of the goading comes from another place. If one cannot jeer the opposition then the fan entertainment is diminished, fans make their own entertainment as part of the spectacle. Th...
by Sausage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crewe Statement
Replies: 74
Views: 4458

Re: Crewe Statement

Aside from it being hugely insensitive to the victims of abuse, the club's obvious lack of remorse and current cavalier attitude to safeguarding means no sane parent would ever let their boy join Crewe as a youth player. I wouldn't let my son anywhere near the place.
by Sausage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Traore
Replies: 40
Views: 4586

Re: Traore

Steve1956 wrote:Just checked it out Hancock never scored for us....it must have been in a wet dream :D
I can understand why you'd get excited by his long curly hair. :shock:
by Sausage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Traore
Replies: 40
Views: 4586

Re: Traore

Steve1956 wrote:I once saw Tony Hancock score for Burnley
Really? When?
by Sausage
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 537
Views: 65277

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

W_C_Z, the photo of the railings being removed from the old Cricket Field End is fantastic.

It looks like the large roof stanchions had safety padding around them, a bit like rugby posts do nowadays. Or is my eyesight failing me?
by Sausage
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Back up to third after Blades win
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: ARTICLE: Back up to third after Blades win

Adam Phillips' 30 yard belter:

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by Sausage
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bury : No Wages
Replies: 790
Views: 91023

Re: Bury : No Wages

This was the one of the biggest exercises in p!ssing into the wind in football history. The Football League bent over backwards to extend the deadlines again and again for Bury, to no avail, and yet is being accused of betrayal by people associated with Bury FC. You've got to wonder why the Bury FC ...
by Sausage
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Times the Roof Came Off
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: Times the Roof Came Off

Gutted that this wasn't long-lost footage of the Darwen End roof being dismantled in 1983.
by Sausage
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coolest bday present ever
Replies: 30
Views: 3268

Re: Coolest bday present ever

Very, very cool.