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by Erasmus
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?
Replies: 265
Views: 5201

Re: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?

I think you've misunderstood my point, Elwa. What you have posted is not related. Sorry for that, I should have been clearer about what I mean.
by Erasmus
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?
Replies: 265
Views: 5201

Re: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?

The suggestions that people are hypocrites are misplaced and don't stand up to logic. We live in an unpleasant world and we (should) know that to a greater or lesser extent we are participants in a lot of that unpleasantness. We (should) also know that we should act in whatever way we can to make it...
by Erasmus
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?
Replies: 265
Views: 5201

Re: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?

Everything changes, Bill, to a greater or lesser extent. Small changes really matter because all big changes are made up of a mass of small changes. Nil disperandum.
by Erasmus
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?
Replies: 265
Views: 5201

Re: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?

Arguments along the lines of 'it's not a fair world' and 'it's all bad anyway' or 'football's sold its soul' are weak and don't stand up to any reasonable scrutiny. They deal only in absolutes and miss the point that differences of degree and extent are real differences. I don't like being owned by ...
by Erasmus
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?
Replies: 265
Views: 5201

How Would We Feel if the Saudis Took Over Burnley?

I know there's a general thread on the topic, but this is a specific question to think about. If it had been Saudi Arabia rather than ALK that took over Burnley, it seems likely we could look forward to becoming one of the top clubs in Europe. But would we want people like that in charge of the club...
by Erasmus
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle takeover
Replies: 296
Views: 10915

Re: Newcastle takeover

Agreed, Saudi Arabia is a vicious totalitarian state. We may be relegated but I for one would far rather that than be owned by that sort of people. The Premier League is increasingly a nest of scumbaggery.
by Erasmus
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Seven Clarets get international calls
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

players on international duty

Sorry if this has been posted somewhere, but does anyone know which of our players are on international duty for this break. I presume Gudmundsson, Wood, Vydra, and Cornet, but is there anyone else?
by Erasmus
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford
Replies: 64
Views: 2653

Re: Brentford

They've done very well, but whenever you see a smaller club breaking through there's always a rich owner subsidising them with multi millions. Except Burnley, we're just the best club in the country.
by Erasmus
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: U17s vs United. Premier League cup
Replies: 53
Views: 1991

Re: U17s vs United. Premier League cup

Indian name, Hindu, is Vimal Yoganathan. Means Pure (vi-mala, literally free of dirt) and the 'lord of yoga', usually a name of Śiva. He's probably of Tamil origin. Mostly Śaivite Hindus in Tamil Nadu.
by Erasmus
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The disallowed goal
Replies: 91
Views: 6257

Re: The disallowed goal

It was offside, but it was another of those things that just aren't going our way at the moment because if he'd moved a split second later he would still have scored and it would have been shown to be onside. I'm sure things will change for us soon. I watched the replay of the full match today and w...
by Erasmus
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD
Replies: 69
Views: 4767

Re: MOTD

It's not just the BBC or Match of the Day, it's all the media now that finds us uninteresting. We were at one time the 'breath of fresh air', the new boys making a bit of a splash by upsetting the odds. But since then a number of 'breaths of fresh air' have come and gone (Sheffield United, Norwich),...
by Erasmus
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "Will Burnley win the Premier League?"
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: "Will Burnley win the Premier League?"

I don't think the example of Leicester is relevant. They only won the league because they had a huge amount of Thailand's wealth given to them. The other reasons are peripheral.
by Erasmus
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone been in prison
Replies: 147
Views: 6226

Re: Anyone been in prison

Some time back I worked as a tutor in a high security prison and I really don't feel it's something that's easy to go through. More than anything what came across from talking to prisoners was the loss of freedom, having to conform to a monotonous routine, and day to day living in such a depressing ...
by Erasmus
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Attendance today
Replies: 116
Views: 6954

Re: Attendance today

It's worth remembering that back in the late 60s we quite often got crowds as low as 12 or 13 thousand and that was less than ten years after we won the title. I think it's just when you get to a point where there is very little possibility of further progress, and you are likely to lose more matche...
by Erasmus
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I believe I have caught COVID on the Turf
Replies: 29
Views: 2523

Re: I believe I have caught COVID on the Turf

Vaccinations are not stopping the spread of the Delta variant but they make it less likely, 50% less likely was the last I read, so the argument still holds good.
by Erasmus
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley vs Newcastle today?
Replies: 256
Views: 12066

Re: Burnley vs Newcastle today?

Loyalty, team spirit, and a sense of group solidarity is one of the main reasons for our success over the last few years. Sean Dyche was very unhappy that Aaron Lennon was released because he contributed significantly to the group as a whole both on and off the pitch. For these reasons alone playing...
by Erasmus
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 18yrs since Abramovich bought Chelsea.
Replies: 32
Views: 1014

Re: 18yrs since Abramovich bought Chelsea.

I would actually care very much if someone like that got involved with Burnley. Some things are more important than football. Whatever success it might bring, I would absolutely hate it.
by Erasmus
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 18yrs since Abramovich bought Chelsea.
Replies: 32
Views: 1014

Re: 18yrs since Abramovich bought Chelsea.

It bothers me that Abramovich is a close friend and associate of Putin who has almost certainly authorised the use of chemical weapons in Britain as well as other international criminality. Would you really want someone like that owning your club? To me, it would be like being taken over by the Mafia.
by Erasmus
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Club or country
Replies: 70
Views: 2124

Re: Club or country

Burnley.
by Erasmus
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Meat Eating habits...
Replies: 69
Views: 1427

Re: Meat Eating habits...

I don't see anything hypocritical about eating imitation chicken or bacon for vegetarians. The point of vegetarianism is to avoid eating food derived from animal slaughter and if you can make that change whilst sticking to a broadly similar diet I can't see the problem with it.
by Erasmus
Fri May 21, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss
Replies: 22
Views: 2284

Re: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss

At a club I used to play for we had the referees' training programme for our sessions, and it is very hard going, certainly for amateur footballers. Very few of us could complete all the levels and we generally regarded ourselves as one of the fittest teams in the league.
by Erasmus
Thu May 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It is now imperative we keep Pope at all costs
Replies: 95
Views: 2987

Re: It is now imperative we keep Pope at all costs

We generally are more able to hang on to our existing players than recruit new ones, probably because of the wages we can pay and because we have a rather unfashionable image amongst Premier League club. We're not a glamour club. So I suspect our most successful efforts will be in keeping players of...
by Erasmus
Mon May 17, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Best Thing That Could Have Happened
Replies: 41
Views: 3236

Re: The Best Thing That Could Have Happened

Quite a lot of what has been written here seems really disrespectful of our players and what they have achieved this season. We had a very short turn around, takeover restrictions on signings, a compacted season, and a dreadful start mainly due to injuries, but still this present group of players go...
by Erasmus
Sat May 15, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leeds - Player Ratings
Replies: 101
Views: 3966

Re: Burnley v Leeds - Player Ratings

Although I haven't checked the stats, it seems we get beaten quite regularly when Pope isn't playing, even though Peacock-Farrell doesn't make an obvious mistake for the goals. I think it may well be down to the defensive organisation that Pope does, which is a major factor in keeping us tighter at ...
by Erasmus
Thu May 13, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First major news event you can remember ..
Replies: 133
Views: 3184

Re: First major news event you can remember ..

Cuban missile crisis for me as well. I remember my Dad listening to the radio whilst shaving and saying, 'O good, there isn't going to be a war' when the Russian ships turned back. I was thinking a war would be quite exciting, like in the films, but I was only seven.
by Erasmus
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Playing sport vs watching sport
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Playing sport vs watching sport

I played Saturday afternoons for years. Sunday leagues always seemed a bit rough and ready with half the players nursing hangovers. One thing I've found is that playing for thirty years or more makes watching harder. You get used to being able to affect the course of the match and after that it's ha...
by Erasmus
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The real twelve
Replies: 24
Views: 1904

Re: The real twelve

At one time County were the top team in Nottingham. I read somewhere that it was the clearance of poor housing around their ground that led to their initial fall from that status, as their core support was scattered and relocated.
by Erasmus
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Does anyone regret the ALK takeover?
Replies: 151
Views: 5142

Re: Does anyone regret the ALK takeover?

I have never been anything other than utterly opposed to the takeover, and now that it has happened a fair amount of my long term love (60 years) for Burnley Football Club has died. I would much sooner have taken relegation over becoming an investment opportunity for people who care nothing about th...
by Erasmus
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Overachieving teams
Replies: 28
Views: 1934

Re: Overachieving teams

The over-achievement is in terms of being able to have that wage bill at all. No other club of our size is able to do that without an external benefactor.
by Erasmus
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: U23's friendly v Fleetwood today
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: U23's friendly v Fleetwood today

True enough, you can't coach natural ability, but can coach a young lad in such a way that he makes the absolute most of his ability. There's been too many very talented young players who for various reasons haven't been able to translate their ability into consistent first performances at the highe...
by Erasmus
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Overachieving teams
Replies: 28
Views: 1934

Re: Overachieving teams

We are over-achieving because we are a relatively small club financially, have achieved promotion to the Premier League, and have stayed in the Premier League for five seasons without any substantial outside support from a wealthy benefactor. No other club of similar financial stature has ever achie...
by Erasmus
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Overachieving teams
Replies: 28
Views: 1934

Re: Overachieving teams

There's no other club that comes close to Burnley in terms of over-achieving. Stanley maybe, but I'm not sure how much Andy Holt backs them financially. Lincoln also look like they're doing better than one might expect, but again they've got owners who have put in a fair bit of money.
by Erasmus
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gudmundsson and Gudmundsson
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Gudmundsson and Gudmundsson

Just checked again, our Johan is definitely number 7 who is playing tonight.
by Erasmus
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gudmundsson and Gudmundsson
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Gudmundsson and Gudmundsson

I think ours is their number 7 who is playing. The other one is listed as a sub.
by Erasmus
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brady injured
Replies: 80
Views: 4593

Re: Brady injured

I noticed that there were two Gudmunssons playing for Iceland in the 0-2 loss to Armenia on Sunday, so one of them must have been ours. One was subbed on 77 minutes but I don't think it was an injury, so hopefully Johan will be back fully fit and with a couple matches under his belt.
by Erasmus
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 821
Views: 94383

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

I've seen that photograph before and for some reason I had concluded it was a match against Scarborough, although looking at it now the ground seems a bit too full for that fixture.
by Erasmus
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris wilder
Replies: 35
Views: 4637

Re: Chris wilder

I think it also goes to show that Sean Dyche is a really hard act to follow, in both senses. In my view, he is probably the best manager around at the moment in terms of getting maximum return from the resources available to him.
by Erasmus
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: WSL and Sky sign deal for 3yrs.
Replies: 42
Views: 1820

Re: WSL and Sky sign deal for 3yrs.

It will be tough trying to break into an already saturated market. There is just so much football on television these days that it is hard to see how the women's game will be able to make much of an impact. Perhaps there is a niche marked though.
by Erasmus
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood, a better player these days without Barnes?
Replies: 57
Views: 3242

Re: Wood, a better player these days without Barnes?

It's certainly the case that Chris Wood's form has improved in the last few games, but I think it's difficult to establish a single causal factor. One obvious point is that the team as a whole is playing much better, and a striker will inevitably benefit from that. Wood has had a season interrupted ...
by Erasmus
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton v Brighton?
Replies: 70
Views: 3925

Re: Southampton v Brighton?

Yes, a draw, with one point floating away into the atmosphere.
by Erasmus
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's footy 11/3
Replies: 69
Views: 3361

Re: Tonight's footy 11/3

Actually, Rovers were robbed tonight by poor refereeing. Brentford got a penalty when their forward stuck a leg into a defender's and threw himself down, and then Blackburn had two penalty appeals that were much stronger than the one that was given. Apart from that, nothing between the two teams.
by Erasmus
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Penalty Incident when Vydra was Fouled
Replies: 136
Views: 5021

Re: The Penalty Incident when Vydra was Fouled

I know the laws don't take this into account, but for me Vydra's was more worthy of a penalty because it was related to a goal threat. With Pieters, it just bounced up and hit him on the arm when there was no immediate likelihood of a shot on goal. If that had been given it would have been a 'free g...
by Erasmus
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?
Replies: 57
Views: 2917

Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Not sure about Bihar, but Tamil Nadu really is an amazing place. I used to try to spend as long as I could there during the winter months and relished every day of it. There's actually very few people of Indian origin in Blackburn or Nelson, and even fewer Tamils or Biharis.
by Erasmus
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 88
Views: 4303

Re: Bardsley

For us, it is always easier to keep the good players we have than to sign new players who can make an equal contribution.
by Erasmus
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?
Replies: 57
Views: 2917

Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

I know a lot of us have been worrying about that, and the answer is he has been managing in the Indian Super League. Last season he managed the Chennai team that finished fourth out of ten, and then proceeded to the Championship Playoff Final, which they lost to one of the Kolkata teams. He then lef...
by Erasmus
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork injured?
Replies: 24
Views: 2583

Re: Cork injured?

I remember when we had a young Jack Cork on loan during our first season in the Premier League. He always looked a quality player with a good deal of ability. I don't think he's lost any of that over the years. I seem to recall him scoring an excellent goal against Spurs at the end of that season an...
by Erasmus
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester's goal
Replies: 75
Views: 3994

Re: Leicester's goal

I'm not sure too much blame can be attached to Pope. Our defence was playing a pretty high line, which meant we were a bit vulnerable to the ball over the top for Vardy to run on to, and Pope had to be off his line to counter that. About five minutes after their goal there was another Leicester atta...
by Erasmus
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Club shop facemasks
Replies: 25
Views: 1868

Re: Club shop facemasks

Nothing special, and a bit overpriced, but as good as any I have seen, apart from the special masks that give greater protection.
by Erasmus
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First Burnley replica shirt bought.
Replies: 47
Views: 1618

Re: First Burnley replica shirt bought.

I had a long-sleeved claret and blue football shirt back in the 60s for school games classes. Didn't have the club badge on but everybody knew what it was. First real replica was the Endsleigh one. Still got it, and a t shirt with the bus on for the Sherpa Van final in 1988.
by Erasmus
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 25
Views: 1883

Re: The Revenant

I also found it admirable but not entertaining enough. I was glad when it finished. A bit like reading a James Joyce novel, you know it was brilliant but you still wish you hadn't bothered.