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by ewanrob
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:34 am
Prepare to be surprised
Tease :D
by ewanrob
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mcneil - have we seen enough?
Replies: 95
Views: 3739

Re: Mcneil - have we seen enough?

Young lad in a struggling team, he will be fine
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I think people are looking at the takeover the wrong way, They could increase turnover of the company by pushing the club into the American market similar to what the Arabs did with Man City. Football is very much on the up in the US with it being the one of the only sports where demand is actually...
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I ask, because if truth be known....weve found a few decent Jewels mainland Uk (Gray, Tarks, Keane, Mee, Trips to name a few) do the present people have the necessary tools & know how to develop European recruitment assuming we will have more money to spend ?
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Will be interested to see what happens with regards to our Internal Structure (CEO-Neil Hart, Chief Scout-Martin Hodge, Tech Director-Mike Rigg) with the new people, will they stick with the people in these important roles or do you think they will have their own people ready...as they are really im...
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

He doesn't play regular Premier League football because he's not good enough to play regular Premier League football. That's my view of him. I think he's at his best coming on as a substitute and maybe stretching the play but if everyone is fit he'd be nowhere near my starting eleven because I thin...
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

He missed a damn good chance at Southampton too - he missed two gilt edged chances against Bournemouth. But having said that, are you really going to suggest he's a good player based on two goals? I doubt he'd get a game at Villa either. If you think he would then you are seeing a far, far better p...
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

Probably because he’s not a Premier League striker. He’s another of these Burnley players who seem to get better and better when they don’t play. Ah...you say that Tony...but his 2 goals against Southampton and Bournmouth show the lad has a good eye for goal and a fantastic touch...I think in a Vil...
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

dandeclaret wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:38 am
Prolific at what level? Premier league? I’d bet the world and his wife that won’t happen.
All depends on what system being played, certainly our game doesn't suit his. Again...all about opinions.
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

When you say not been given a chance, can I just clarify you are excluding all the chances that he has had? He got in because of others being injured, as soon as they were fit he was back on the bench...so hardly a chance. Its clear he wasn't a Dyche signing or a Dyche sort of player, we won't cut ...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

Actually, I don't think he is a better finisher than AB. One on ones with the keeper I'd back Barnes every time. Don't get me wrong, love AB...but Vyds is a natural goalscorer...never been given a prolonged stint . Ash is now at the same stage as Vokes was 2 year ago, and will find himself on the b...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

Hes a better finisher than Ash, but doesn't have his work ethic...all about opinions 😉
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3997

Re: Jay or vydra signing

I think he did quite well in a sort of "10" role, but that was in the championship. In reality he's the 4th best finisher we have. Also our style probably suits him less than the 3 ahead of him You think he's worse than AB, don't agree...the lad has never been given a chance, a shocking waste of go...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Was wondering if SD has met up with either party, you would have thought both would want to know his intentions, possible targets....just a thought
by ewanrob
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Man Standing is launched
Replies: 242
Views: 5111

Re: Last Man Standing is launched

When will the updated list be put up Tony just wanted to make sure mine had gone thru
by ewanrob
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match Thread - Burnley v Crystal Palace
Replies: 389
Views: 5649

Re: Match Thread - Burnley v Crystal Palace

Thought Nick had done his shoulder there for a minute
by ewanrob
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: falling out of love with football?
Replies: 92
Views: 2870

Re: falling out of love with football?

Can't believe I'm saying it as it was my primary interest, im just not interested....suppose its the times we are in. So lucky I live in a small village, surrounded by hills...if it wasn't for my walking with my Golden Retriever I'd have gone stir crazy.
by ewanrob
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: falling out of love with football?
Replies: 92
Views: 2870

Re: falling out of love with football?

Don't even watch MOTD now, totally lost interest.
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Songs to sum up BFC'S current plight
Replies: 43
Views: 1079

Re: Songs to sum up BFC'S current plight

One for MG...Odyssey, "if your looking for a way out"
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Asked for a comment on speculation that a deal is edging closer, and a spokesman for ALK Capital said: “The process remains ongoing but talks are in a happy place.”

Happy place....do I like the sound of that
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Can’t say too much about the second bid because there isn’t enough to go on but regards ALK I’ve been told they don’t want to move, they like the idea of the ground being central. Not so sure on Brentford being a model but they have a major interest in improving the academy and at all levels. From ...
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:53 pm
A hotel?

That was a drain on Reading FC, and Bolton I think, so no we don't need a hotel bolted onto the side of TM
Etc...im sure someone with capital and vision could potentially turn that into something...wasnt there once plans drawn up for something similar.
by ewanrob
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Where is the logic behind a ground move? The way I see it Turf Moor is protected by a covenant which means that changing it's use would be a huge planning and legal battle. Where is the value in the ground? What would be built in it's place? Where do we move to and how do we fund the land acquisiti...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

The issue is, those open and transparent negatives come from where, backed up by what? Perhaps your evidence threshold is lower than mine, let's see what happens... Ok, you name me the clubs he's been involved with and what the outcomes were....and can I say....theres nothing personal in this....I ...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Iam not saying that, and never have, but I wouldn't say trust or not trust till I had the facts from both sides. The issue is, there's more negatives than positives about this fella out there....the negatives are very open and transparent...positives, I've not seen anything put out there. I would h...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I don't dismiss the concerns of others, I just ask for facts to back up those concerns. Farnell seems to get blamed for things at times he wasn't even involved at Charlton. Until you, or others, share whatever information you have that makes you so concerned it's difficult to have a fully informed ...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I'd read the transcript if it covered both sides of the story, then I could make an informed opinion, otherwise, if it was one of Jim whites giving his mates airtime interviews, I'll give it a miss ta. Nothing to do with Jim White mates, in fact a lot of people annoyed it wasn't live so he could be...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Grumps wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:11 pm
And the other side of the story is?
Read the full transcript, its disgraceful what these people did to Charlton during the summer...who on earth buys a fleet of cars and hands them out like that...if they aren't allegedly a tad untrustworthy.
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Transcript below from Sandgaard interview on TS this morning, about the fleet of Range Rovers bought while under ESI ownership....what a mess that is...can't be allowed anywhere near our club. "They have since been reclaimed by Sandgaard and he is giving away the one that he claims was previously in...
by ewanrob
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

From Thomas Sandgaard Talksport interview...love the "certain characters and direct reference bit 🤔 “Any letter from an attorney should be taken seriously and Chris Farnell (the club’s former lawyer) is an attorney, as I’m aware, and will treat it accordingly. “Anybody can claim anything and it’s al...
by ewanrob
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Just stumbled across Talksport interview with new Charlton owner in America....damning of Farnell.
by ewanrob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:54 pm
This MG doesn't have over 50% - in theory he doesn't but in practice he does. There are a lot of dead shares so he will hold in excess of 50% of the active shares. He might also be like Lord was and have some in other names.
Thanks Tony, a web of intrigue indeed.
by ewanrob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Clearly there were serious differences between Brendan Flood and Mike Garlick/Clive Holt. To quote Brendan from the link "I don't want to work with them. I won't work with them again, whatever happens." How quickly things change, that quote was from April 2013, some three months after Brendan left ...
by ewanrob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Well we know we had the Flood v Holt and Flood v Garlick situations a while ago that were very public. I don't think we've ever had anything like a united board since but the situation now seems to be that the chairman virtually does things his own way which he can do with his shareholding, not qui...
by ewanrob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Unbelievably lucky with Dyche and that appointment wasn't a unanimous one with an already fractured board.
When you say fractured Tony, is that one individual who's causing the issues...or a number of people with their own agenda's ?
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I just don't like the dual standards. I'm quite happy for both to go along side by side. I don't agree that folk who stand on the terraces, whilst knowing nothing about club finances, should be excluded from threads about these finances. Smells like elitism to me :D It was very much tongue in cheek...
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

boatshed bill wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Good idea.
Can we also keep people who know the square root of f"(k all off the football threads, please?
Nice
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

All the Presidents Men
by ewanrob
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Can we start a new thread, where only those in the know can post.....would save a lot of time and angst....apologies to others who have posted, but I just want to read the meaty stuff.

Let's call it "Deepthroat"
Danjw, ClaretTony, Chester Perry, Paul Wayne, Ben WIckes...sorry can't remember others.
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

My god this is shocking, i cant believe how much the whole thing has imploded...whole thing being ...on the pitch, in the boardroom, the togetherness, and us as fans just bickering. Quite shocking.
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 7904

Re: Tarkowski interview

Clear that he was in the Dyche/Garlick battle ground during the last window. It's blatantly obvious that Southgate has decided he wants him playing elsewhere if he's going to select him for England, I remain mystified there can be any sensible reason for him not getting in during last season when h...
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 7904

Re: Tarkowski interview

I believe a lot of Brentford fans suggested he had this in his locker, hey-ho at least there's continuity with all the other crap coming out at the moment. Can't blame all this on Covid, there's been some very poor decision making at this club...which has lead us to lose our most powerful asset...ca...
by ewanrob
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Palace game now a must win.
Replies: 49
Views: 2002

Re: Is the Palace game now a must win.

No....and it is what it is....would love to stay up, but we've had a cracking time.
by ewanrob
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche......is it time to go
Replies: 235
Views: 7952

Re: Dyche......is it time to go

In a word no, if that man is supported in the transfer market we will be a top 10 teams for the next decade and more. The mark of the man is that he is still here.
by ewanrob
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Neither bid would asset strip the club... To suggest that they would is absolutely ludicrous. They’re both bidding for a seat at the top table and all the spoils and voting rights that go with that. In a very simple and understated manner: One is a state funded acquisition that is an extension of t...
by ewanrob
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wake up happy clappers
Replies: 89
Views: 3359

Re: Wake up happy clappers

Can anyone tell me, exactly what was the issue with Ben Mee...beginning of July was his last game..the injury off the back of a training ground incident from memory. Not having a dig at at all, I've just missed what the issue was and why its taken 4 month to improve.
by ewanrob
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I understand your ‘thinking’, I’m still laughing. As you are in the face of capitalism. The board spent the money, they took the risk, they invested their expertise they rightly deserve to profit from that. As a person in every other aspect of your life, you invest your money, in return for a servi...
by ewanrob
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Computer help needed - mouse doesn’t move
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Re: Computer help needed - mouse doesn’t move

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:09 pm
I've just ordered a new mouse on Amazon - even if I don't need it then it will come in at some point in time.

Will see what happens tomorrow.
Well at least its taken your mind off the Takeover !
by ewanrob
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital...

sick of hearing "Boden" mentioned, everytime the paying public need a clue as to what's going on at our club. He's a journo, no doubt with a "deep throat" type insider giving him info. He chose not to let this info out in September , just a lad doing his job to the best of his capabilities....cut h...
by ewanrob
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4760
Views: 316899

Re: ALK Capital...

Herts Clarets wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:43 pm
He reported that contracts had been exchanged and only PL fit and proper test to pass now. He appears to know as little or indeed less than a couple of posters on this board
Reported what he was told...contracts exchanged...does that mean signed, don't ask me !