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by fatboy47
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9077
Views: 580040

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Boss Hogg wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:19 pm
Please can we put an end to saying ‘Exciting Times’
Have no fear...that little symptom of denial will die its own death...probably towards the end of the next transfer window.
by fatboy47
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time for a shakeup in training?
Replies: 66
Views: 2178

Re: Time for a shakeup in training?

Surprisingly good bait from the OP. I like the cut of his jib.

Caught a handful of whoppers. Looking forward to more from this chap.
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Garlick
Replies: 61
Views: 3620

Re: Garlick

Other clubs in the top tier view the Prem money as funding for maintainance and development...both in terms of infrastructure and provision of genuinely elite football, with a view to competing at the highest possible level. This applied to us too in the Kilby years and the early Garlick years. Latt...
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Brom - Player Ratings
Replies: 105
Views: 2783

Re: Burnley v West Brom - Player Ratings

Every team has the odd game at least where they just aren't at the races. My worry now though, is that this kind of gormless inept mind-numbing dogsh1t is fast becoming the norm for us. Ultimately its what you'd expect when the Prem largesse that other clubs invest in their squads, in our case ends ...
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wba
Replies: 915
Views: 9710

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wba

That really was pish.

Taking dog out..lifes too short to watch dross like that.
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Pace interview
Replies: 23
Views: 2597

Re: Alan Pace interview

I don't have 20 mins to spare... Does he actually say owt?
by fatboy47
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady
Replies: 148
Views: 6697

Re: Robbie Brady

And the scapegoat this week by the muppets on this board is Brady. Honestly, you guys are an embarrassment. Hmmmmm... Sorry ppp, but for a bloke already on a yellow to practically beg for a second one with a pointless pull-back..under the ref and lino's nose...halfway through a vital 6 pointer..tha...
by fatboy47
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement
Replies: 46
Views: 1898

Re: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement

Tend to agree with OP..... Its becoming increasingly clear that he's been well and truly shafted by MG/JB over the last 18 months.. There's been more background noise to deal with.. Covid/takeover/injuries within a threadbare squad... You name it. In the midst of this the whole ethos of the club loo...
by fatboy47
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long
Replies: 88
Views: 3631

Re: Long

jedi_master wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:56 am
Played 16 league games the season we finished 7th.

And the silence in response is deafening...best draw a discreet veil over that bothersome fact.
by fatboy47
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley arent we.
Replies: 22
Views: 1835

Re: Burnley arent we.

DanH90 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:28 pm
I nearly banged straight into Stuart Gray on my morning run as he strolled around the grounds
Did he seem to be "at home"?
by fatboy47
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rovers faint play-off hopes fading even more now
Replies: 58
Views: 4051

Re: Rovers faint play-off hopes fading even more now

So following tonight's fixtures Rovers are down to 10th, but more pertinently they are 12 points shy of Reading in 5th, and even Bournemouth in 6th enjoy a 7 point gap, albeit Rovers do have a game in hand on them, the team to watch in that division are Cardiff, 4 wins on the bounce under Mick McCa...
by fatboy47
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Radio 5 commentary yesterday....
Replies: 36
Views: 2782

Re: Radio 5 commentary yesterday....

I'm a sensitive, tolerant, forward-thinking, broad-minded Liberal chap.

But I think footballers wearing gloves look like fannies.
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood - best ever?
Replies: 51
Views: 2578

Re: Ashley Westwood - best ever?

Halley, Boyle and Watson.
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben mee
Replies: 93
Views: 7760

Re: Ben mee

Richardsbfc wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:25 pm
He will be out for at least 7 games.

Thankfully none of them involving Burnley.
by fatboy47
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Them vs Them
Replies: 66
Views: 2100

Re: Them vs Them

Get in!

0-2
by fatboy47
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Them vs Them
Replies: 66
Views: 2100

Re: Them vs Them

One for the grief tourists.
by fatboy47
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Street Performers
Replies: 29
Views: 1225

Re: Street Performers

Duffer_ wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:31 pm
Saw some young kids on the NY subway who did a whole dance act incorporating pretending to rob onlookers. It was v funny and has stuck with me for 15 years.

Did you check your pockets afterwards? 😮
by fatboy47
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle - Callum Wilson out for 6-8 weeks.
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Newcastle - Callum Wilson out for 6-8 weeks.

Hendrick will be jinking down that right wing, leaving a bemused defence stranded in his wake.
by fatboy47
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Professional women!
Replies: 287
Views: 6418

Re: Professional women!

Fine.

As long as I don't have to watch it.
by fatboy47
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long
Replies: 88
Views: 3631

Re: Long

Bit OTT all this stuff lads.

If the lads inept then blame the people that signed him. I'm sure he gives 100% on the training ground and whenever called on.He can't do more than that.

Admittedly he'd look more at home in League One.
by fatboy47
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Really tough on the fans
Replies: 248
Views: 5899

Re: Really tough on the fans

Plenty of drama queenery on offer. Can't blame Dyche...no doubt he's been mandated to keep us in the Prem at any cost. The problem here is the quality of the squad...a predictable result of Garlick collaring the Prem largesse for his own wallet rather than investing in the playing staff.....its also...
by fatboy47
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bournemouth
Replies: 678
Views: 9785

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bournemouth

Let's not blame Long for the fact that Dyche can't give a sh1t about the FA cup.
by fatboy47
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bournemouth
Replies: 678
Views: 9785

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bournemouth

There's one genuine first choice, first team starter (McNeil) in our side.

Please don't suggest we're taking this seriously
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Brighton
Replies: 621
Views: 8849

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Brighton

Game over. 😐
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Brighton
Replies: 61
Views: 1976

Re: Predictions vs Brighton

kentonclaret wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:04 pm
Tough assignment today and sadly no Brownhill.

Burnley 0 Brighton 2
Agree.
0-1 or 0-2

Cant see us scoring if we play till midnight.
by fatboy47
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Brighton
Replies: 621
Views: 8849

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Brighton

0-1 written all over this.

😐😐
by fatboy47
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good Reads
Replies: 33
Views: 1612

Re: Good Reads

Read a few of the rail travel books by Paul Theroux (yes he is). Really enjoyable reads Theroux is a great writer of both travel and fiction. The Mosquito Coast was probably his finest work of fiction with Milroy the Magician also recommended. M&M.... If you enjoyed PTs travel stuff I'd give Jonath...
by fatboy47
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jim Bellamy
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Jim Bellamy

Roger Mellie wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:05 pm
Player in Burnley’s reserves as we won the FA Cup in 1914. Goes on to manage Barcelona and wins La Liga in 1929! I had never heard of him..
Didn't track back is why.
by fatboy47
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9077
Views: 580040

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

"It has to be only part of the plan, there is much else to be done" Alan Pace himself admits to being heavily involved in software algorithms and the analytical assessment of players. He'll need to be heavily involved in alchemy, or a magician if he's thinking of turning BFC into a global brand. Al...
by fatboy47
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9077
Views: 580040

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Nowt wrong wi' a bit of international marketing for us small fish.

Can't move in Mumbai for all the hordes of Rovers shirts.
by fatboy47
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venkys.
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Venkys.

Walkers ensured at least that Rovers went to owners with enough brass to buy it and run it, however inneptly.
by fatboy47
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9077
Views: 580040

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

"" If we get relegated, that debt becomes more or less worthless.""

Well.... No, not really... That's where Pope, Taylor, McNeil and Tarkowski come in....well..go out I should say.
by fatboy47
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

There's been no signings because there's no brass.

Not rocket science tbh.
by fatboy47
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9077
Views: 580040

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Theres precious little to like about this buyout. But I take heart from the fact that none of our crown jewels have been plundered in this window. I'll settle for that, and keep my fingers crossed that Dyches seeming equanimity doesn't stem from him having quietly decided it doesn't matter because h...
by fatboy47
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9077
Views: 580040

Re: ALK CAPITAL BUYS BURNLEY WITH AGGRESSIVE DEBT STRUCTURE, DOUBTS EXIST ABOUT THEIR ABILITY TO SERVICE LOANS

"" The club is pretty much buying itself new owners for £50-90M, why don't ALK pay off the debt out of their own pockets?""

ALK have barely put enough money into this to buy one of Tarkowski's legs.
by fatboy47
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9077
Views: 580040

Re: ALK CAPITAL BUYS BURNLEY WITH AGGRESSIVE DEBT STRUCTURE, DOUBTS EXIST ABOUT THEIR ABILITY TO SERVICE LOANS

"" For the record, Pace has publicly stated the loans are “absolutely reasonable and sustainable.” ""

Phew! That's OK then.
by fatboy47
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

boatshed bill wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:55 pm
Showe me the evidence that we have money and I will hold my hand up to say I am totally wrong.

We have money. About minus £80m as far as I can work out.
by fatboy47
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has the new owners kept the same recruitment personnel ?
Replies: 85
Views: 2846

Re: Has the new owners kept the same recruitment personnel ?

An explanation for your comment would be nice thanks, do you not believe that any funds generated would be reinvested on the playing staff? Or do you disagree with my valuations. Your post that I quoted simply ignores the rather important reality...that we are no longer a club that can simply opera...
by fatboy47
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has the new owners kept the same recruitment personnel ?
Replies: 85
Views: 2846

Re: Has the new owners kept the same recruitment personnel ?

I'm surmising Tarks will move on for decent money, even in the last year of his contract we should be able to garner £25-30m surely, and possibly Gibson will go to Norwich permanently for £8m or so, so we've got a pot of £30-40m to play with just by selling those two, Naieve really doesn't cover it.
by fatboy47
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

NewClaret wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:48 pm
Also said that he’s not just going to keep throwing money at problems because it doesn’t solve everything. Fair point, although at some point we’re going to have to.
"" keep"" ??
by fatboy47
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

I would still be shocked if we end up with no one after Paces early comments. That being said the interview where he is "alarmed by agent fees" puts a slightly different slant on things. Reading between the lines I'm not sure Alan thought the market would be this difficult. Still think we will end ...
by fatboy47
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Napolina Spelt in Water 400g - TINNED FOOD COUNT - THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Replies: 52
Views: 491

Re: Napolina Spelt in Water 400g - TINNED FOOD COUNT NOW LIVE

Spelt.. 1003! 😮
141 ml of mirky water.

Good effort.
by fatboy47
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why are you a Burnley fan?
Replies: 116
Views: 2691

Re: Why are you a Burnley fan?

My dad hated football.....but after a few heated words with my mam one saturday he put his and my coats on..we jumped on the 236 to Burnley..and needing to entertain me he took me on t'turf.
2-2 v Villa...early 60s.
by fatboy47
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Dyche and Alan Pace
Replies: 61
Views: 3826

Re: Sean Dyche and Alan Pace

Imagine an agent getting the best deals he can for himself and his client.

Absolute b*stards.
by fatboy47
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

The Scots have a saying, I don't know the exact words but the gist is.. "" judge me by my deeds, not my words"" Lots of sycophantic gushing on display here but I've yet to see evidence of anything that deviates from the norms of recent years...not sure a few grumbles about agents fees constitutes so...
by fatboy47
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

There's time left still, and opinions on this window need to wait until the metaphorical fat lady has warbled.Lots of stuff could happen, and I'm still hopeful. I think it's fair though, to say that during the height of the take over euphoria, anyone who suggested that the club would sit on its hand...
by fatboy47
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

Theyll be some clubs twitching now, who will buckle first the seller or the buyer, once it starts the dominos in the line will also fall... All in the timing...most of the talk of "" money available"" and "need to strengthen" from over the New Year period has vanished as the threat of relegation ha...
by fatboy47
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Aston Villa - Player Ratings
Replies: 75
Views: 3436

Re: Burnley v Aston Villa - Player Ratings

Re-watched the full game this morning.. Some thoughts here. 1) we weren't anywhere near as bad in that first half as some of the histrionics on display here suggest..we were outplayed, no more than that. 2) Pope is one hell of a keeper. 3)McNeil...is the real deal.. Sure, he's not George Best, but e...
by fatboy47
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179771

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

SGr wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:17 pm
“Break the bank”. Wonder what our definition is for that.
"exciting times"?