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by Roosterbooster
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 1798

Re: City v Spurs

I’m not a fan of VAR. but ultimately the players know the rules and everyone voted for it. The handball rule makes sense too. Because there is no grey area. Handballs handball. Intentional or otherwise. And it’s the best rule you can have because it’s not subjective. Objectivity doesn't necessarily...
by Roosterbooster
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal predictions?
Replies: 61
Views: 1878

Re: Arsenal predictions?

South West Claret. wrote:We won't let ourselves down.

I'd be happy with this. But I just have a feeling...
Either we won't lose, or we'll get hammered.
We are surely due a result against them though. Been so unlucky a few times recently
by Roosterbooster
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Little gripes
Replies: 51
Views: 1551

Re: Little gripes

Commentators Analysts Boring songs Big screens Mobile phones Chav fans Banning flasks "Professional" fouls Keepers claiming fouls whenever they are touched Time wasting VAR The offside rule since interference was added Taking free kicks and throw ins from different places Diving Going down...
by Roosterbooster
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Three defenders on the bench Sat
Replies: 48
Views: 2560

Re: Three defenders on the bench Sat

dsr wrote:You really don't like Sean Dyche, do you.

Why would you think that? I'm not necessarily blaming Dyche. He clearly didnt have Vydra as first choice target, and all I'm suggesting is that he is playing the long game with the board, but Vydra has unfortunately been caught in the crossfire
by Roosterbooster
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Three defenders on the bench Sat
Replies: 48
Views: 2560

Re: Three defenders on the bench Sat

I feel for Vydra. Clearly wants game time, and works his socks off (maybe even tries too hard) when he gets the chance. I imagine the situation started as a subtle nod from SD to the board that they should have offered more for J-Rod last season. And Vydra was the victim. He looked very, very good i...
by Roosterbooster
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR ... is this the logic they will use
Replies: 71
Views: 2350

Re: VAR ... is this the logic they will use

As long as it’s used consistently it doesn’t really matter. The VAR official has taken the last frame where the ball is in contact with the attackers foot and taken a consistent view as to what the ‘shoulder’ is. He’s taken the point of the shoulder for each player which seems reasonable. Having do...
by Roosterbooster
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR ... is this the logic they will use
Replies: 71
Views: 2350

Re: VAR ... is this the logic they will use

Disagree. You're either offside or not. It's like goal line technology, it's either over the line or it isn't... Well you completely missed my point. Yes, you are either offside or not. (Apart from the subjective interpretation of interference). But the technology is not good enough to show for cer...
by Roosterbooster
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR ... is this the logic they will use
Replies: 71
Views: 2350

Re: VAR ... is this the logic they will use

With offsides it’s FACT. Not clear and obvious But that's just not the case. Even if a player is technically either on or off without a grey area, the tools used in VAR to decide this are created by man, and are therefore still subject to a margin of error. For example, when you pass a football, yo...
by Roosterbooster
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team for the saints
Replies: 52
Views: 2114

Re: Your team for the saints

Pope Lowton Tarks Mee Taylor JBG Cork Westwood McNeil Barnes Wood I'll be amazed if it isn't this, or with Lennon in. I'd like to see this at some point, but I'm not hopeful: .................Pope Lowton Mee Gibson Taylor .........Defour Drinkwater ....JBG.... McNeil .....J-Rod .................Vydra
by Roosterbooster
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Attenborough right?
Replies: 118
Views: 3431

Re: Is Attenborough right?

jrgbfc wrote:I agree that airfares are too cheap.

Maybe. But public transport is in general, slower, more expensive, less reliable, and less comfortable and convenient than owning and running a car. So I'd start with sorting that out. And I don't mean making cars more expensive...
by Roosterbooster
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 6408

Re: Tour de France 2019

burnley007 wrote:I can see there being a few crashes in the 1st week, then we'll see who's still in with a shot.
I fancy the Yates boys to look after each other and do pretty well, hopefully!

Full British podium?? ;)
by Roosterbooster
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 6408

Re: Tour de France 2019

Even without Froome, and coming back from a crash, I still expect Ineos to boss things and protect GT. They have 2 GC options, and I can't for a minute see anything other than both riders in the top 3 with a week to go unless race conditons go against them.
by Roosterbooster
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Kit Launch
Replies: 151
Views: 6867

Re: New Kit Launch

Crewe claret wrote:If you think our fans are moaning about our kit, just go to Man city site their new home kit released and all they can say is why are we wearing Burnley's away kit

Their new away kit is nice though
by Roosterbooster
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Two forwards needed to complete the team
Replies: 49
Views: 2208

Re: ARTICLE: Two forwards needed to complete the team

I went for Ings and Vokes. Ings was just too good to leave out. And Vokes epitomises the attitude that got us to where we are. Someone who made the most of their talent, and loyally did their job, no matter what, on and off the field. If more footballers acted like Sam Vokes, Saturday afternoons wou...
by Roosterbooster
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one
Replies: 105
Views: 6444

Re: Boris or Hunt you have to pick one

I can't believe anybody is defending Hunt's role as Health Sectetary. An absolute disaster of the highest order. Unbelievably though, BoJo would probably be an even worse PM than Hunt was Health Secretary. So my vote goes to BoJo. Because that seems to be the thing to do at the moment. Vote for chao...
by Roosterbooster
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra speaks again
Replies: 50
Views: 5155

Re: Vydra speaks again

I suspect if Defour had been fit, we'd have seen much more of Vydra. Likewise, if we hadn't beaten West Ham...
by Roosterbooster
Mon May 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PL rule changes
Replies: 28
Views: 3077

Re: PL rule changes

Most (not all) of these changes are idiotic. The drop ball problem can be sorted easily: just have a proper drop ball?!?!?

As for law 8, kick off, I always thought you were allowed to ask to kick off??
by Roosterbooster
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Targets
Replies: 163
Views: 16282

Re: Transfer Targets

NL Claret wrote:Is it me or do we get better results when Wood is playing?

A preliminary check suggests win % over the last 2 seasons is almost identical with and without Wood playing. If anything it's slightly higher when Wood doesnt play, but I need to double check
by Roosterbooster
Sun May 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Targets
Replies: 163
Views: 16282

Re: Transfer Targets

Out of interest, how many hours a week do you play Footy manager, as it looks like you've become quite addicted to it? Zero As for Dyche changing from 442, or altering the strikers, he went 451 in our best season, and has over the last few seasons dropped Gray, Barnes, Wood and Vokes at various poi...
by Roosterbooster
Sun May 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Targets
Replies: 163
Views: 16282

Re: Transfer Targets

Could Agyei be given a chance ? Please... no. Absolutely miles away from PL quality. OP makes a decent list of players we have, but I've amended slightly GK: Heaton, Pope, Hart, Lindegaard RB: Lowton, Bardsley LB: Taylor CB: Tarkowski, Mee, Gibson, Long, Dunne CM: Cork, Westwood, Defour, Hendrick W...
by Roosterbooster
Wed May 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 12838

Re: Crouch could well stay

I'm serious
by Roosterbooster
Wed May 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood should get a trophy for this.
Replies: 52
Views: 3466

Re: Chris Wood should get a trophy for this.

a player who is prepared to follow the team instructions to play just offside behind the defender's shoulder Fat lot of good this is once VAR exists in the PL. Either be onside or dont bother... Incredibly, he is 55th in the entire PL history- over 20 years worth. And Dyche hasn't been telling him ...
by Roosterbooster
Wed May 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 12838

Re: Crouch could well stay

Wood a huge waste of money? I'd say 10 goals in each of his Premier League seasons with us represents very good value. For comparison, here are the PL signings made for centre forwards for around the same price over the past three seasons, I think I'd take Wood over most of these (also bear in mind...
by Roosterbooster
Mon May 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 12838

Re: Crouch could well stay

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:Wood and Barnes?

I'll give you Barnes. I'll take Gray. I'm waiting on Vydra. I still think Wood was a huge waste of money and doesnt give you anywhere near £15m worth of end product. And then there's the huge list of failures.... I wont reel them off. It's been done too many times before
by Roosterbooster
Mon May 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 12838

Re: Crouch could well stay

Darthlaw wrote:Aye, Gray was gash.

I'm not sure by naming one out of all of them proves your point...
by Roosterbooster
Sat May 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 12838

Re: Crouch could well stay

All these good young players that have been suggested for the last few months look out of our reach now other clubs have got involved. Dyche knows what he's doing but he will get stick if he keeps crouch on for another year. There's an overwhelming amount of evidence to suggest that Dyche does know...
by Roosterbooster
Sun May 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Glass : The Great Escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Jimmy Glass : The Great Escape

I wonder how much money he earned them...?
by Roosterbooster
Sun May 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why Vydra doesnt start
Replies: 40
Views: 4204

Re: Why Vydra doesnt start

scouseclaret wrote:He’s decent in front of goal

His recent performances when through one on one suggest otherwise. I actually think he has a decent first touch. But still gives it away constantly. Frustrates me more than any other Burnley player I can remember
by Roosterbooster
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3894

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

One assumes incorrectly. And also misses the point.
by Roosterbooster
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3894

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

I think a few people need to re-watch Wood’s “gilt edged chance” or “touch like an elephant” to perhaps appreciate the amount of spin on the ball when he touched it....it was nowhere near as easy as people are making out... I've re watched it about 10 times now. The spinning ball isn't the reason f...
by Roosterbooster
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Proud
Replies: 27
Views: 2914

Re: Proud

Vegas Claret wrote:This second half of the season is the best I've seen from Mee, even his distribution has improved

Agree. I've been very critical of him in the past, but since Heaton has come back in, he has been superb. Best defender since Xmas
by Roosterbooster
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3894

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Heaton 8
Mee 9
Tarks 7
Lowton 8
Taylor 7
Westwood 7
Cork 6
McNeil 7
Hendrick 7
Barnes 7
Wood 5

Is CT related to Wood? If he thinks that was a very good performance then he'd probably score Lionel Messi 1million.
by Roosterbooster
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 4560

Re: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings

Heaton 7 (didnt do anything wrong, Higuain's goal was just a belter) Lowton 8 (embarrassed in first 20, amazing 2nd half) Tarks 7 (you are not Franz Beckenbauer. Stop it) Mee 8 (MoM. Bit weak in tackle for second goal, that's my only criticism) Taylor 7 (solid, earned his place now) Cork 6 (a little...
by Roosterbooster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man United and Liverpool in Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 2820

Re: Man United and Liverpool in Europe

Nobody who has played the game at any decent level would say that was a penalty. Lineker again calls for anytime a ball hits your arm to be a foul. Rio Ferdinand quite rightly saying that would mean defenders would have to play with their hands behind their back which would be unfair. It’s ok talki...
by Roosterbooster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man United and Liverpool in Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 2820

Re: Man United and Liverpool in Europe

Imploding Turtle wrote:That's a very short-sighted view. If the referee had seen it hit his arm in the first place he'd have given a penalty, because the problem is the rule, not the evidence.

I think the rule is fine. I think the interpretation is idiotic
by Roosterbooster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man United and Liverpool in Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 2820

Re: Man United and Liverpool in Europe

Official handball rules: A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player handles the ball deliberately. Handling the ball involves a deliberate act of a player making contact with the ball with his hand or arm. The referee must take the following into consideration: • the movement of ...
by Roosterbooster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man United and Liverpool in Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 2820

Re: Man United and Liverpool in Europe

Imploding Turtle wrote:It's not VAR's fault, if you don't think that should be a penalty then the fault is in the handball rule, not VAR.

I haven’t read the official wording recently, but from what I remember, it’s not the rules that are wrong, but the official explanations of how to interpret the rules...
by Roosterbooster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man United and Liverpool in Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 2820

Re: Man United and Liverpool in Europe

Of course it was a pen. As the comms explained if you make your body wider it’s a pen. That was just what he did. His arm is well away from his side. Nonsense. His arms are in a natural position. He’s a defender. Not a sardine in a tin. Try taping your arms to your body and seeing how much manoeuvr...
by Roosterbooster
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester softest penalty
Replies: 19
Views: 1365

Re: Leicester softest penalty

IanMcL wrote:played well, but makes poor decisions, every time, when it matters.

Sounds like a description of Sterling 12 months ago

Been brilliant today so far though
by Roosterbooster
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why arent refs
Replies: 43
Views: 2592

Re: Why arent refs

Tall Paul wrote:Because interviewers would ask them stupid questions like "your mistake today could mean Burnley get relegated, how does that make you feel?"

As opposed to the stupid questions the managers get asked...
“So you won 12-0. Are you happy?”
by Roosterbooster
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What if we just sold Vokes?
Replies: 43
Views: 2569

Re: What if we just sold Vokes?

JohnMac wrote:So what are you suggesting, Messi is better than Marvin? :lol:

Controversial, I know!
by Roosterbooster
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus S aints
Replies: 293
Views: 8357

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus S aints

BBC: “YELLOW CARD Burnley 0-0 Southampton Well, Ashley Barnes has just been booked for simulation. The Burnley man goes down inside the area under the challenge of Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy - not sure it was a dive or a penalty, a touch harsh.” Turns out they aren’t neutral after all. Pat...
by Roosterbooster
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus S aints
Replies: 293
Views: 8357

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus S aints

Vegas Claret wrote:sooner VAR comes in the better

Still at the mercy of human idiocy though
by Roosterbooster
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus S aints
Replies: 293
Views: 8357

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus S aints

Referee once again on the opposition's side, or just a poor ref? Haha!! A poor ref makes incorrect decisions or misses blatant things. That was unquestionably a pen (its impossible to see it any other way from every angle), and impossible to miss (ref and Lino looking straight at it). That decision...
by Roosterbooster
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What if we just sold Vokes?
Replies: 43
Views: 2569

Re: What if we just sold Vokes?

bfccrazy wrote:We have Agyei to cover

Comparing Agyei to Vokes is like comparing Sordell to Messi
by Roosterbooster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Play it again Sam
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Play it again Sam

Absolute club legend.

I am genuinely upset that he’s left us.

But I wish him all the best.

Thanks for the memories Sam. It’s been a pleasure
by Roosterbooster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interview with Mike Conroy
Replies: 34
Views: 2867

Re: Interview with Mike Conroy

That championship season under Jimmy Mullen will always be my favourite, what a team (at that level) Was my first season. The recent post of the 8 year old at Old Trafford reminds me very much of the feelings I had that season. Hooked from day 1. And then the Carlisle and York days just blew my min...
by Roosterbooster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Deadline Day
Replies: 413
Views: 19620

Re: Transfer Deadline Day

I’m prepared for someone saying there’s already a thread on this...
by Roosterbooster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do you think will win the PL this year?
Replies: 54
Views: 2694

Re: Who do you think will win the PL this year?

Everytime I think that City have the upper hand they flunk it. However, I still think they will pip Liverpool, and possibly be fighting for 4 trophies come May. Pep is the master of fighting on numerous fronts. And his players are hungry, and good enough, to fight for the full whack. And City’s squa...
by Roosterbooster
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight’s Pen
Replies: 105
Views: 5847

Re: Tonight’s Pen

Not as soft as the pen given to Sevilla against Barca tonight, which they deservedly missed

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