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by BurnleyPaul
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Recognise anyone on this team picture?
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: Recognise anyone on this team picture?

Certainly looks like Sean Dyche as a kid as a member of the Ise Lodge youth team... I don’t think that that particular playing field is still there now...his old high school (Henry Gotch) was knocked down and rebuilt and the sports areas got redeveloped too! It was a good school to teach at- I loved...
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Teachers Strike on Wednesday
Replies: 23
Views: 1339

Re: Teachers Strike on Wednesday

Why are they striking?

Workload, behaviour, pay?
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Julie Cooper MP to stand down .... ?
Replies: 342
Views: 9939

Re: Julie Cooper MP to stand down .... ?

Can't see the Conservatives getting close regardless. In 2017 they leapfrogged the Lib Dems into 2nd place in the constituency by more than doubling their previous vote from 2015. IIRC they had a 17.5% swing in the constituency; one hell of an achievement! UKIP has imploded so those votes are up fo...
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Julie Cooper MP to stand down .... ?
Replies: 342
Views: 9939

Re: Julie Cooper MP to stand down .... ?

Stand down or be forced to stand down? I’m thinking that the latter is the more likely as the leave supporting voters in town have totally turned against her (or so it seems from social media and conversations I’ve had with Labour Party members and canvassers) and the only way to save the seat is fo...
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Porter suspended from all football
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: ARTICLE: Porter suspended from all football

ClaretTony wrote:Given he’s been suspended prior to any hearing I’d suggest he’s facing a lengthy ban


Bearing in mind the Barton case I’d say that you’re not far wrong there...it’ll be interesting to see exactly what games he bet on!
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Porter suspended from all football
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: ARTICLE: Porter suspended from all football

Silly boy...he’s going to be made an example of!
by BurnleyPaul
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this reasonable ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Is this reasonable ?

All depends on what the terms and conditions were when they bought the season ticket I’d suppose...
by BurnleyPaul
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: what3words
Replies: 54
Views: 3340

Re: what3words

The Ordnance Survey also have a free app which does the same job. It’s called ‘OS locate’. It’s even more accurate than what3words is. It gives you the 6 figure grid reference for your exact location (so accurate to within a square metre!) and it also has a compass and altitude meter too. Mountain R...
by BurnleyPaul
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 523935

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Sky Sports have just said that we’re open to letting Nahki Wells go on a season long loan.

Apparently West Brom, Birmingham and Bristol City are interested in taking him...
by BurnleyPaul
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Lancaster - U23 updates
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: Burnley v Lancaster - U23 updates

I presume that the trialist in goal is the young lad from Norwich?
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Design a Burnley shirt with Burnley shirts
Replies: 36
Views: 2710

Re: Design a Burnley shirt with Burnley shirts

1914 FA Cup winning shirt too surely?
by BurnleyPaul
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 523935

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Just can't get a handle on the Hart situation tho I’d imagine that Hart won’t move until the end of July- when his Man City contract would have expired. As they’re still paying part of his salary why would he want to do anything which jeopardises that? Surely they’re only paying him whilst he’s wit...
by BurnleyPaul
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player power at Arsenal
Replies: 39
Views: 2517

Re: Player power at Arsenal

Apparently Koscielny wants the club to terminate his contract so that he can move on a free to Ligue 1; suggestions are that he has three firm offers there but that the clubs concerned cannot afford the £10m fee that Arsenal want for him. Koscielny's opinion is that after being at the club for 9 yea...
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Graham Alexander
Replies: 24
Views: 5334

Re: Graham Alexander

Do you know why Flood blocked it? Would it be financial reasons?
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Graham Alexander
Replies: 24
Views: 5334

Re: Graham Alexander

Cotterill did bring him in to play midfield and that’s where he made his debut. When Duff did his cruciate he moved Grezza to right back until he got a right back in on loan to cover. That deal was done but then blocked by Flood. So to suggest it was Coyle’s doing is not correct. Tony- who was the ...
by BurnleyPaul
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back
Replies: 36
Views: 1871

Re: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back

Another fairly obvious result here I think! Ward will win (IMO) purely based on the fact that he did it (and did it so well that the LB position stopped being the target of the boo boys!) over a period of time. Taylor may end up being a better player but he has only really had this season and he’s t...
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next Tory Leader..
Replies: 312
Views: 14602

Re: The next Tory Leader..

I don’t have a horse in the race (as I’m not a member of the Conservative Party) but it’s obvious right now that (1) there cannot be a coronation- it has to be a genuine competition with the members getting the final say, (2) Boris HAS to be one of the final two- or else the members will never get p...
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Time to choose a right-back from the last ten years
Replies: 25
Views: 1551

Re: ARTICLE: Time to choose a right-back from the last ten years

This could be a tad embarrassing for everybody whose name isn’t Trippier....

This really is a one horse race!
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra speaks again
Replies: 50
Views: 6050

Re: Vydra speaks again

Surely Vydra’s future is, to some extent, centred around the player(s) that Dyche brings into the club to play in midfield... If we can bring in players who will allow us to play to Vydra’s strengths then he will likely stay and, hopefully, be a good signing for us. If we can’t however bring in play...
by BurnleyPaul
Thu May 30, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many prem clubs have we got the clout to take a player off them ?
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: How many prem clubs have we got the clout to take a player off them ?

If the offer is the right one (the chance to get regular first team games instead of being a bench warmer / squad member) and the player concerned is more focused on playing and developing (including the chance to get international recognition) instead of sitting and picking up a wage whilst looking...
by BurnleyPaul
Fri May 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Nick Pope signs new long term deal with the Clarets
Replies: 36
Views: 6146

Re: ARTICLE: Nick Pope signs new long term deal with the Clarets

Well this news certainly confirms that Hart has no future at the club (which we already knew to be fair!).

Hart has to be pushing his agent to get him out of the club as soon as he humanly can do!
by BurnleyPaul
Wed May 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good grief ! - Dawson again
Replies: 118
Views: 11119

Re: Good grief !

Possibly Dyche is expecting Tarkowski to move and wants a replacement in before it happens. Possibly Dyche is thinking that he wants to move to a 3-5-2 formation and he needs an extra CB to do so (thus allowing Dunne to have 12 months in the Championship next season to continue his development). Pos...
by BurnleyPaul
Tue May 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How it is when you don't come straight back up
Replies: 99
Views: 5301

Re: How it is when you don't come straight back up

West Brom have always come across as a well run club but after a first failure to get back up there is going to be some serious cost cutting. Even with parachute payments clubs just can’t sustain the wage bills. Makes you realise just how clever our board have been with how we structure our player ...
by BurnleyPaul
Tue May 21, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How it is when you don't come straight back up
Replies: 99
Views: 5301

Re: How it is when you don't come straight back up

Anybody else spot the comment in the article that Jay Rod may well be on the move too- simply because he might be too expensive for them to keep?

If we want him (and it wouldn’t surprise me if we do!) then it might not be too difficult to prise him loose from West Brom this summer....
by BurnleyPaul
Sun May 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Targets
Replies: 163
Views: 17481

Re: Transfer Targets

I suppose that £15m is a reasonable opening bid (IF it actually happens that is!) however I wouldn’t want to sell Pope at all. I’d rather lose both Hart and Heaton first...
by BurnleyPaul
Wed May 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bid for Jay then?
Replies: 54
Views: 5391

Re: Bid for Jay then?

I just don’t see how at present either player fits in. Age is against both of them- we need to decrease our average squad age not maintain/increase it. We have plenty of PL experience now so that isn’t relevant to them. We have both of their positions covered already with the formation we currently ...
by BurnleyPaul
Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hopes for next season
Replies: 57
Views: 3654

Re: Hopes for next season

Like many others: (1) higher league table finish (2) move on players like Wells, Hart etc and free up squad space and money for transfers/wages (3) get in a seriously good CM player to help us be stronger there as it’s currently a weak link (4) get a young right sided fullback/wingback and blood the...
by BurnleyPaul
Sat May 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Move Euro finals to England?
Replies: 58
Views: 2970

Re: Move Euro finals to England?

Apparently Arsenal are asking UEFA for written assurances about the safety of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Because of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia he is genuinely not safe to travel there. He, and those around him, are at risk. What would happen I wonder if Arsenal are told that they will not ...
by BurnleyPaul
Fri May 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Extended stay for Bardsley
Replies: 42
Views: 3471

Re: ARTICLE: Extended stay for Bardsley

Am happy with this news. He’s been a very useful and reliable player for us. Bardsley is a decent utility defender- as I recall it he can play anywhere along the back line so this means we can probably release Ward and free up his squad space. With Taylor, Bardsley, and Brady all able to play at lef...
by BurnleyPaul
Sun May 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why Vydra doesnt start
Replies: 40
Views: 4498

Re: Why Vydra doesnt start

When we signed him it was with a view to having a Defour/Cork midfield with JBG, Brady and Lennon as wide players - it’s easy to see the evolution that SD wanted to go towards. Unfortunately for Vydra, injuries to others caused us to have to go back to basics and not try and play more fluid skilful...
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is going to vote on Thursday?
Replies: 184
Views: 6459

Re: Who is going to vote on Thursday?

What caught my eye is one Peter Pike is standing in the Cliviger/Worsthorne ward at the tender age of 81,normally this would be a safe Conservative seat,expect the crazy days when the BNP captured it,however with the national situation and his name recognition you can't rule out a return to the tow...
by BurnleyPaul
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Philliskirk extends Turf Moor stay
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: ARTICLE: Philliskirk extends Turf Moor stay

Excellent news...here’s to the U18s going from strength to strength!
by BurnleyPaul
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Back in for Jay, again
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Back in for Jay, again

Zom Zom wrote:£12m bid rejected, source BBC Gossip column.


Click the link....the page it goes to is dated June 2018.
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: There is a lot of dead wood
Replies: 64
Views: 4342

Re: There is a lot of dead wood

I’d prefer to reflect on what value the club got for the wage that we paid him Quite good value I’d say...based on the fact that Ashley Barnes has made it clear just how much he’s learned from Walters whilst he’s been here! Barnes is a better player now than he was before Walters arrived. Yes; the ...
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bring Tripps Home
Replies: 48
Views: 3740

Re: Bring Tripps Home

Would love to see him back here...but at this point I don’t really see it happening. If he was to come back then we would probably have to throw either Pope or Tarkowski into the deal and accept that Tripp’s wages will be the highest we’ve ever paid to a player. The effect on the fans would be amazi...
by BurnleyPaul
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Derby County FC - £1 only
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Derby County FC - £1 only

Got to wonder if Lampard and crew will hang around now it looks like the money is running out and that cost cutting will likely have to happen....
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Billionaire investor wanted...
Replies: 72
Views: 3539

Re: Billionaire investor wanted...

Because of that I've always wondered why someone invested in Bournemouth as there can't be much money to be made. He lives in the area....ran into somebody connected with Bournemouth whilst out walking on the beach once day! He’s not doing it as an investment- more as a way of integrating into Brit...
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Luca Connell
Replies: 8
Views: 2731

Re: Luca Connell

I see that some bright spark has edited the page already....
by BurnleyPaul
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Crouch
Replies: 469
Views: 28076

Re: Peter Crouch

Anybody considering the following scenario.... (1) we sell Vokes for £9 million + (2) Crouch comes in as experienced cover for us until the end of the season (3) we buy Che Adams now but loan him straight back to Birmingham until the end of the season- thereby getting the player rather than not gett...
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bercow - a chance to go down in history
Replies: 257
Views: 8118

Re: Bercow - a chance to go down in history

The point of these a,endments isn’t to get a deal which is EU friendly; its to figure out what Parliament will vote for! That then gives May a mandate to go back to the EU and negotiate with. If the EU wants a deal then they know that they have to bend a bit and actually offer something which the Br...
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bercow - a chance to go down in history
Replies: 257
Views: 8118

Re: Bercow - a chance to go down in history

If he doesn’t choose the Brady amendment then there’s strong suggestions that there will be a mass walkout from the chamber. The speaker will have lost the respect of the members and be unable to stay in post therefore. More than that the speaker will have derailed a democratically elected executive...
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel
Replies: 105
Views: 11493

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel

Steddyman wrote:I'm not sure I believe you there Paul. Are you suggesting that the BFC recruitment team have come in with a low ball offer?


I know....I can believe it either! Who’d have thought that... :lol:
by BurnleyPaul
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel
Replies: 105
Views: 11493

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel

Suggestions we’ve offered £6m but Besiktas want £8m.

Here’s hoping that we get a price agreed quickly if this is truly who Dyche wants and that we get personal terms agreed quickly.
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Lampard not surprised in our Bogle interest
Replies: 19
Views: 2846

Re: BOGLE

If we do sign Bogle then I’d imagine that Ward is the one who will make way.

Bogle becomes the back up to Lowton (and his replacement in time!) and Bardsley can be given another 12 months to act as the “across the back four” sub and all round “senior pro” who’s good for the dressing room.
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Lampard not surprised in our Bogle interest
Replies: 19
Views: 2846

Re: BOGLE

Yes...

Bardsley cannot go on forever, Lowton is dependable but we need to plan for the future.

Next question...
by BurnleyPaul
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup Draw Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 5807

Re: FA Cup Draw Thread

I think we can kiss the prolonged cup run goodbye....
by BurnleyPaul
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Incoming players this january
Replies: 86
Views: 8078

Re: Incoming players this january

You have seen our accounts these last few years? Tens of millions of pounds of profits. There’s plenty of slack there without betting the ranch. Not if we want to leave a sensible amount squirrelled away in case of relegation....we’re never going to be a club which pushes right to our financial lim...
by BurnleyPaul
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Incoming players this january
Replies: 86
Views: 8078

Re: Incoming players this january

Outgoings could affect incomings... I’m of the opinion that our wage bill is running close to its maximum and that we need to free up some “slack” there before we commit to £30k p.w (minimum!) deals for somebody to come in and enhance our first XI. We also need to remember that a lot of our squad ar...
by BurnleyPaul
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we sell anyone in Jan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: Will we sell anyone in Jan?

I can see Heaton leaving- not sure if on loan or permanent though. I can see bids coming in for Tarkowski and if we get into the £30m territory I can see him going. We’ve semi-announced that Barnes and/or Vokes could be available for the right price so I wouldn’t be surprised if one or both of them ...
by BurnleyPaul
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cairney
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: Cairney

I’d certainly be up for the club spending £15-£20m on Cairney. He’d definitely improve the first XI.

It’d be a serious statement of intent to not just the current squad and the fans but also to the rest of the division too that we’re not going down without a fight.

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