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by claretspice
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shopping list
Replies: 76
Views: 2608

Re: Shopping list

bodge wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Can't see Dyche going for Billing, he doesn't do languid.
If we were to move for a Bournemouth midfielder, Lerna strikes me as more likely. There's a player in there.
by claretspice
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shopping list
Replies: 76
Views: 2608

Re: Shopping list

Wide player, or two, the priority, plus a centre half and a central midfielder (replacements for Gibson and Hendrick respectively), and probably a number 3 keeper. That's the requirement this summer. Of course, if it turns out that Goodridge or Benson is seen as a viable back-up option in midfield n...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 31 games in
Replies: 36
Views: 2259

Re: 31 games in

Dyche has earnt the right for the board to back him, it's as simple as that for me. He has worked miracles at this club and i can fully understand why he is so frustrated It can't be as simple as that though, because what "backing him" means is entirely subjective. If he wants to sign Harry Kane, t...
by claretspice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 31 games in
Replies: 36
Views: 2259

Re: 31 games in

Indeed. Makes it even weirder that the board want to alienate the best manager we’ve had in my lifetime. Said this a few times but not too sure we have the evidence to conclude its that way round, rather than a reasonable reluctance on the board's part to push the boat out beyond where they're comf...
by claretspice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Watford - Player Ratings
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Burnley v Watford - Player Ratings

In the heat, and only 3 days after the City game, that was a mighty effort. Pope - 7 - a couple of fumbles but thought he still showed the presence to keep coming for balls and command his area. Lowton - 8 - excellent in both attack and defence. Taylor - 7 - a few tricky moments against the lively S...
by claretspice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 112
Views: 5972

Re: Worrying times

Let's get something straight to start with. Dyche is going to leave at some point. Nothing lasts for ever. And after 8 years of constant ying and yang on the finances - manager wanting more to spend, chairman wanting to control it - it's absolutely inevitable a relationship will fray, or even break ...
by claretspice
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eligible/ineligible youth players
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: Eligible/ineligible youth players

I thought I'd read somewhere that Goodridge was likely to be fit to be added to the squad tomorrow.

He's someone I've heard good things about- itd be great if our current shortage of numbers resulted in one of the young lads getting a chance to solve part of our numbers challenges before next season.
by claretspice
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart To Leave At The End Of June
Replies: 111
Views: 5236

Re: Joe Hart To Leave At The End Of June

Back to the main point - I found the signing of Hart a curious signing at the time and I still do. I understand the argument that with Heaton untested since coming back from a serious injury - and having picked up a knock - we might want a "Plan B", just in case Heaton didn't prove up to it. But Har...
by claretspice
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 7887

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

IanMcL wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:02 am
The danger is all at the same time!
Keep this I perspective. We're not that short.
by claretspice
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 7887

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

IanMcL wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:55 am
The issue is that he may not play for us again, nor the others.

Half a squad left to play matches in the prem is a disaster.
Dont watch them but I'm told there are a couple of decent lads in the development squad who are worth an opportunity. They might get it.
by claretspice
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 7887

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

Come on Spice, stick up for your man. I recall you raving for a couple of days about the space he created with his “touch” at Bournemouth! Not raving. Giving credit where credit is due. Hes done ok for us in patches, been an excellent pro by all accounts, and I dont think weve ever really played to...
by claretspice
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 7887

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

Disappointed hes not signed a deal to the end of the season- thought he might feel it was the right thing to do, to see the season out as hed originally have done - having been paid through the lock down. But none of us know what terms were on offer in fairness. But whilst hes been a decent enough s...
by claretspice
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 14952

Re: Injuries hit Clarets for opener

There are two sides to this, and we inevitably hear more from Dyche because press conferences give him a platform. It wouldn't be a surprise if the manager /chairman relationship was fraying. By the time next season kicks off, he will have been at Burnley nearly 8 years. That's longer than anyone si...
by claretspice
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Jimmy Mullen – October 1991 to February 1996
Replies: 43
Views: 1477

Re: ARTICLE: Jimmy Mullen – October 1991 to February 1996

We were a bit unlucky that season though in that 4 went down as part of the restructuring of the premier league to 20 teams. Felt a bit as though we lost our way a bit - whether Liam Robinson was first choice to sign up front or not we'll never know, but with a better focal point to our attack (I'm ...
by claretspice
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Starting XI vs City
Replies: 42
Views: 2028

Re: Starting XI vs City

Might be harsh, but i'd be tempted to go with an extra midfielder - bringing either Brownhill or Lennon to play wide and get up and down the flank, and give McNeil a chance to play off Rodriguez. I quite like Rodriguez and Vydra together, but playing City with no crowd to feed off after 3 months sta...
by claretspice
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Jimmy Mullen – October 1991 to February 1996
Replies: 43
Views: 1477

Re: ARTICLE: Jimmy Mullen – October 1991 to February 1996

There are two thoughts that I have about Mullen - who remains the first Burnley manager I can really remember (I saw the back end of the Casper years, but only just) - - I don't think any manager that I've seen since has genuinely appeared to be so honoured to be Burnley manager. He appears at times...
by claretspice
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow promoted
Replies: 31
Views: 2157

Re: Barrow promoted

Carson was a Barrow lad made good I think. I'm delighted to see them back in the league. Once supporters are allowed back, it should be great for an area that has been dealt a rough hand by it's two favoured sports, football and rugby league, in the past. As for Derbies - I was put right not that lo...
by claretspice
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fans potentially admitted next season with a phased approach
Replies: 92
Views: 3676

Re: Fans potentially admitted next season with a phased approach

I can imagine a situation where people are allowed back into a stadium with every second seat empty, a strict one way system, with concourses closed other than for access - with any necessary facilities moved outside. This is more possible at some grounds than others, but for example at Burnley, the...
by claretspice
Fri May 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15096

Re: Dominic Cummings

What's happened to the papers/reporters who told lies about multiple trips from London to Durham? That allegation is not proven. There's Dominic Cummings says its a lie, and that his mobile phone would prove it. But no-one has actually seen those records, and of course all that would show is that t...
by claretspice
Fri May 29, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robert Jenrick has he been a naughty boy?
Replies: 34
Views: 2796

Re: Robert Jenrick has he been a naughty boy?

It is perfectly acceptable for children of divorced parents to move about the country freely. If a set of children whose parents do not happen to be divorced should move just once, the increased damage to the country is trivial. 1,000,001 journeys are clearly worse than 1,000,000, but not by much. ...
by claretspice
Mon May 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13004
Views: 258987

Re: Covid-19

Correct, because, unlike others on here, I don't know for certain the exact circumstances of the case. These things you posit are defences and motivations that answer the original question of "why, Dom?". Day 3 after the allegations were publicised, the fact none of the PM, any cabinet minister sen...
by claretspice
Mon May 25, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13004
Views: 258987

Re: Covid-19

I've read it You could have moved, it's not against the rules in your circumstances You seem to be saying you need help, family or other support groups to assist you. I think that backs up what Cummings did, does it not, IF the only family and support was away from London, or the only place the chi...
by claretspice
Mon May 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13004
Views: 258987

Re: Covid-19

The point of the lockdown law is that you are allowed to drive to Durham if it is reasonable to do so. If breaking the law is to be proved, it has to be proved that driving to Durham was not reasonable and there were valid alternatives. Burden of proof on the accuser. The accuser has made his case,...
by claretspice
Fri May 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Victor Moses
Replies: 29
Views: 1972

Re: Victor Moses

No footballer can be forced to join a club against their will, whatever the financial position of their then club. If Moses was insistent about staying in London, he'd have stayed in London. He didn't. Not just when he signed for Wigan - but when he was sent on loan to Liverpool and Stoke, too. Pers...
by claretspice
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Times - 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster
Replies: 657
Views: 16590

Re: Sunday Times - 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster

Oh and the French (stalwarts of the EU) early on, impounded two lorryloads of PPE destined for the UK to keep them for themselves... whether they succeeded or not I cannot say. What, you're saying that the French intercepted a load of kit that was contractually committed to be sold to the UK, and f...
by claretspice
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New right back ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1985

Re: New right back ?

Been linked before, not a new link, and makes some sense. We will no doubt be in the market for a right back this summer, if indeed there is a right back.
by claretspice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MPs getting £10,000 to work from home
Replies: 71
Views: 1954

Re: MPs getting £10,000 to work from home

I don’t know anybody on this thread who has said they are getting an extra £10k. I’m aware it’s an extra budget. I don’t think it’s needed and it I think it sends out the wrong message too. If it's not needed, it wont - indeed can't- be spent. So until you have evidence of the claims that have been...
by claretspice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MPs getting £10,000 to work from home
Replies: 71
Views: 1954

Re: MPs getting £10,000 to work from home

Let's kill this thread on the false premise its based on. MPs are NOT getting an extra 10k. Not personally, or indeed necessarily at all. They've had their expenses limit- the amount their can spend on all costs of being a constituency MP - raised by 10k. But as usual, they'll still have to justify ...
by claretspice
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss
Replies: 148
Views: 7908

Re: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss

I think if needs be the season will be finished even later than June- even into august with a late September start to next season, and cup competitions and international breaks sacrificed across Europe to cram in the lucrative competitions. But if even that cant happen- I think we're better placed t...
by claretspice
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood Poleaxed
Replies: 67
Views: 5056

Re: Wood Poleaxed

No idea why it wasn't given by VAR. It's a clear and obvious foul, in the box. Moss didn't think so, so it's a clear and obvious error. I'd go as far as to say it was a more obvious error than the penalty VAR did award us against Bournemouth. Its exactly the sort of incident VAR was brought in to de...
by claretspice
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 3920

Re: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings

That's two draws that have been burgled and taken back down the road to North London, inside the last month. Pope - 7 - virtual spectator, no chance with penalty and handled well. Bardsley - 6 - clearly managing a niggle from early on which hampered his effectiveness, but still steady. Taylor - 8 - ...
by claretspice
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who starts next week, wood or vydra.??
Replies: 94
Views: 2828

Re: Who starts next week, wood or vydra.??

Mourinho tends to have our number at the Turf, and usually sits a big DCM on our target man to completely negate our threat. If Wood does play, I'd expect Eric Dier to never be more than 5 yards away from him. I think Wood will be brought back in, but I do think Rodriguez and Vydra might just be th...
by claretspice
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Westwood extends stay for another year
Replies: 51
Views: 3223

Re: ARTICLE: Westwood extends stay for another year

One of the best examples of the niche weve carved out in the transfer market, looking for good players in their mid 20s whose careers had stalled but whose ability was previously proven. Given his recent fulsome comments about the club, I'd been much hope he'll put pen to paper on another longer dea...
by claretspice
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: High Claims - Nick Pope
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: High Claims - Nick Pope

One of those occasions when he's punched came on saturday. It involved coming a long way off his line for a cross from deep and he had clearly misjudged the flight of the ball in the wind. Plenty of keepers- perhaps most - night have hesitated m, tried to get home again or just got caught in no man'...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Europa League - New target
Replies: 106
Views: 5242

Re: Europa League - New target

The game is about glory, creating mythology and legends that attract fans and hook them in.

Being in Europe will always be a risk for us, but it's always worth it because it achieves the above. When we were Kings and all that.
by claretspice
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Steve Cook handball in the first half
Replies: 74
Views: 3349

Re: The Steve Cook handball in the first half

More a pen than the one we got. Surprised and disappointed that MOTD didn't show both for completeness
by claretspice
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil
Replies: 39
Views: 2441

Re: McNeil

McNeill was brilliant for the last 25 minutes and JayRod should have wrapped the game up, without doubt. Where was McNeill before that though? Their FB had him in his pocket for most of the first half. He was so quiet that before the 65th minute he had one assist and had delivered the cross that wo...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 4724

Re: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings

We got the rub of the green with the decisions, but we also outplayed Bournemouth and deserved the three points. Pope - 8 - a couple of excellent saves and handled very well in tricky conditions. Bardsley - 7 - a superb last ditch tackle early on was as good as a goal, and after that he was generall...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 4724

Re: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings

We got the rub of the green with the decisions, but we also outplayed Bournemouth and deserved the three points. Pope - 8 - a couple of excellent saves and handled very well in tricky conditions. Bardsley - 7 - a superb last ditch tackle early on was as good as a goal, and after that he was generall...
by claretspice
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday
Replies: 71
Views: 3526

Re: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday

No way Dyche is changing a winning team, unless injuries force him to! And probably rightly. But the right hand side has been an issue at home recently, against stubborn opponents, when Bardsley and Hendrick are in tandem. Bournemouth have traditionally been pretty open, but away from home this sea...
by claretspice
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday
Replies: 71
Views: 3526

Re: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday

And JBG :D :o :shock: :lol: that has to be a p!ss take post :lol: Not really - because by all accounts Lennon was about our best player in the two cup ties (admittedly I missed both) and has been pretty good in the little cameos he's had over the last 2-3 months. I also think that the introduction ...
by claretspice
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday
Replies: 71
Views: 3526

Re: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday

Would expect to see Wood on the bench then - if only for squad management reasons. Vydra and Wood both deserve to start. Interesting decision on the right hand side this week. Jeff was excellent last week, but the Bardsley/Hendrick axis has been toothless at home in a 4-4-2, and I'd like to see Lenn...
by claretspice
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6122

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

Recruitment, in the main has been outstanding - that's why we are where we are. Apart from Mee, who has been here since god was a boy now, the players on the pitch are all a manifestation of our recruitment policy in the last 5-6 years. The performance of those players relative to their cost over a ...
by claretspice
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 50
Views: 1905

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

Wonder what the Lincoln fans thought of Stanley on Saturday. The game was played in absolutely dreadful conditions (amazing it was even on given Stanley's pitch). For those of you who have never been the away end is just some small terracing that is about as open to the elements as the deck of a sh...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 69
Views: 4423

Re: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings

My thoughts are he tried to play it out, instead of getting rid and wacking it upfield at the first opportunity, especially in the conditions. There is absolutely no way hes trying a pass there. Or at least, none of us know for sure but it looks to me highly unlikely and requires a huge amount of m...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 69
Views: 4423

Re: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings

Cost a goal, so yes, a big mistake, only one, but its one every game to be fair, rest of the time he's good, but it's those mistakes that have kept him at Burnley, and out of the England team Nah not for me - this is ridiculously harsh. For me, it's an interception to a through ball that breaks kin...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 69
Views: 4423

Re: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings

A big mistake??
by claretspice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 69
Views: 4423

Re: Southampton v Burnley - Player Ratings

Superb result on a day which was always going to be more about mentality than technical ability given the conditions. Pope - 7 - superbly protected by the back four, but made one superb save in the 89th minute abs handled pretty assuredly whenever needed. Bardsley - 8 - just the man for the conditio...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 20 years ago today I missed out on a big scoop
Replies: 44
Views: 2514

Re: 20 years ago today I missed out on a big scoop

I dont think theres any question - without Wright we wouldn't have got promoted that season. He certainly galvanised the team, but in truth he had a level of ability beyond that of any other player we could conceivably have signed at the time. And as a result as a sub he was absolutely perfect for u...
by claretspice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyches successor?...
Replies: 31
Views: 2506

Re: Dyches successor?...

Aside from Duff, who is sort of an internal candidate, I cant see us looking at managers from league one. It's a huge leap from there to the sort of squad we now have. More likely we'll be looking at the up and coming cohort in the Championship. Starting 15 miles down the M65 at Preston, where Alex ...