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by claretspice
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are the Longball Burnley !
Replies: 53
Views: 2030

Re: We are the Longball Burnley !

Interesting and surprising that we played fewer long balls last season than the season before.
by claretspice
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Clearly the Ukrainian hasn't come to anything, but he and Klitch (if there's anything in it) look like slightly different types of mdifielder to that I was expecting us to be interested in this summer. Neither appear to be natural holding type players - they both look to be more advanced players who...
by claretspice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Claretspice we need athleticism and strength in the middle of the park as unfortunately Cork seems to lose out on too many battles. Passing should be taken for granted if we're signing a premier league quality player. I like Cork and the same with most of our CMs he would be a lot better in a 3, bu...
by claretspice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

ClaretTony wrote:But he ended the season unable to get into the Huddersfield team


Not the only one, so not sure I'd read anything into it - any more than I'd read anything into Pieters ending up at Amiens last season.

No doubting Billing's ability and potential.
by claretspice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I like Joe Allan but he doesn’t improve our lack of a physical presence in CM. We need a 6’, 13st hardman who can win the ball and then play. Not many about and they don’t come cheap. Don't particularly think we lack physicality in midfield, nor someone who shudders into tackles like Kevin Ball - t...
by claretspice
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Dyche said we have not finished & still looking to strengthen, would like to see how Dyche & the board spin plates.......... Good to see Dyche referring to adding some more flexibility to the squad. One thing that's quite noticeable about our squad is that quite a lot of players are quite r...
by claretspice
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 16499

Re: Tom Heaton

In an ideal world, Hart moves on this summer and we bring in a sensible, economical third choice keeper to replace Lindegaard, and Heaton and Pope spend the first half of this season vying to be first choice. If Heaton wins that race, there's an excellent chance he'll sign a new deal - none of the p...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Strong looking squad
Replies: 62
Views: 3769

Re: Strong looking squad

Squads a bit stronger. It remains to be seen if we making any significant improvement to the first XI. There’s no guarantee that Jay will displace Barnes or Woods. No guarantee, but he definitely offers a different sort of player to either of them, and it's easy to imagine us playing a more constru...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Strong looking squad
Replies: 62
Views: 3769

Re: Strong looking squad

i'd love to see someone pacey who could be both an extra option out wide and another option up front - someone in the mould of Callum Robinson at PNE or Bowen, say. My doubt about Bowen is he strikes me as fairly similar in style and type to JBG, so I don't know if he'd add too much variety to the s...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home
Replies: 110
Views: 6303

Re: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home

There's something very nice about "one of our own" coming home, but more importantly, he's a good player who will add something we don't really have. I think he'll prove to be the sort of natural "link-up" striker that we've really lacked since Ings left (Vydra having not quite s...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: going up the lake district tomorrow
Replies: 26
Views: 1749

Re: going up the lake district tomorrow

Off up to the lakes on Friday, is it possible to reach the summit of Helvellyn from Glenridding avoiding Striding edge, going to have our dog with us as don’t fancy taking her over the ridge as she is big and clumsy. We usually park on the car park by Ullswater. We havnt been for a long time and we...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I'd argue that the type of signing that has been extremely successful for us has been the investment signing. Fletcher, Austin, Trippier, Mee, Ings, Vokes, Barnes, Keane, Gray, Tarkowski,Pope,(Hendrick to a lesser extent), Taylor - we signed at least one promising player in their early twenties pre...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I think Stoke just bamboozled us into taking another risky gamble. This time at left back. At a guess, the reason why we didn't go after Pieters at the start of the window, like we did with Walters and Bardsley, is that we weren't interested in him. I think the Stoke Recruitment team sat down, disc...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

But even though those players are leaving after two years they are part of a long-term strategy whereby they finance their replacements (and a bonus player too). For instance if Maguire goes they can sign Tarkowski and still have plenty of cash to spend elsewhere. They are leaving the club "up...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Maybe, and I'd be more than happy if that was the case. I think that Wood and, in particular, Barnes have improved though and Rodriguez hasn't necessarily pushed on. From the bits I've seen of him he hasn't really torn up any trees in the past few years. His scoring record was OK but not great last...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Pieters seems a reasonable signing. Not inspiring but Taylor is first choice for that spot and it would be difficult to get a young player of a high enough quality to challenge him (and isn't a huge priority). I'm not convinced that Rodriguez is a great signing. He's OK but nothing outstanding and ...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

However everyone is trying to pull the same trick. Buy young and cheap and sell at the peak. As a result young talent is way overpriced. We cant have a team full of players who are gaining value. Taylor, Tarks, McNeil, Wood and Barnes all probably went up in value last season. Add Pope, JBG ,Hendri...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I would bring the likes of Koiki into the squad. I know he isnt proven, but he never will be unless we try. Development squad should be for kids, I'm amazed how many players stay on the books until their 20s, only to be let go. I would have thought their potential would have been clear before that ...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

No problem at all with us signing Erik Pieters - we want cover and competition for Taylor and Pieters, with over 150 Premier League appearances in the locker, certainly ticks those boxes. It's a shrewd, sensible and cost effective piece of business. I get the desire for more exciting signings, but t...
by claretspice
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goal Return From Midfield
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: Goal Return From Midfield

We're never going to get a lot of goals from midfield (and particularly central midfield) given the way we play - we tend to try and make sure that we've got two midfielders goal side at any given time for a start. But last season actually was pretty good. As noted, it was 25% higher than the previo...
by claretspice
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa in early again
Replies: 87
Views: 4837

Re: Villa in early again

I honestly can't see that there is another way of doing things, especially when our present way of doing things has been so unbelievably successful. What Burnley has achieved over the past decade is unmatched by any other team of our status without huge backing from wealthy owners. In the Premier L...
by claretspice
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa in early again
Replies: 87
Views: 4837

Re: Villa in early again

Our chairman doesn’t see it that way though. He’s found what he thinks is the right way to do things and will continue to do it that way. I'm all for sensible expectations and realism. But since when has the fact that the chairman or manager thinks a particular approach is the right way to do thing...
by claretspice
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa in early again
Replies: 87
Views: 4837

Re: Villa in early again

Maybe not Sheff U given all the problems there but that will change one way or the other soon. There's no logical reason why our budget wouldn't be bigger than Norwich, as well. All in favour of managing expectations, but there's a danger of tilting the balance too far the other way. We're not paup...
by claretspice
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6310

Re: Steven Defour back in training

I don't think Hendrick can do the role that Cork does. He's decent with the ball but Cork's main role is breaking up play and that isn't Hendrick's strength. He's mobile enough but isn't great in the tackle or with positioning to intercept the ball. Fair enough. Don't especially agree - I think if ...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6310

Re: Steven Defour back in training

I'd say the opposite. We can't afford to keep expecting that players will be able to perform at 100% week in, week out, season in, season out. There's no pressure on Cork, if he plays badly we can't drop him, there isn't another player in the squad who does what we need him to do. You're right that...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6310

Re: Steven Defour back in training

Firstly we can afford it. But more importantly the scenario you are describing is the first half of the season. Cork had been great in the previous season but he completely lost his form and confidence before Christmas and whilst he was better after Christmas overall, by his standards he had a poor...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6310

Re: Steven Defour back in training

For me we need another central midfielder to challenge at least. If Defour is injured and Cork has another poor season we look very one dimensional again. This is the most important position to strengthen in my opinion. It's become fashionable to knock him, but Cork can't have been that bad after C...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Che Adams on way to Southampton according to sky
Replies: 87
Views: 5931

Re: Che Adams on way to Southampton according to sky

This seems to have become the new excuse as to why players may prefer not to go to Burnley. Burnley aren't the exception with their approach to having a relegation clause, it's very standard for virtually all clubs. It may be that the player has taken the view that the clause is less likely to come...
by claretspice
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6310

Re: New signing

I disagree there. Being in the PL is so important to our income, we must take a risk-based approach to this problem. That means we need to be looking to sign another central midfielder, even if Defour stays, for two very good, risk-based reasons. Firstly, it's obvious that the odds on Defour remain...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Defour back in training
Replies: 100
Views: 6310

Re: New signing

In fairness to Defour, he started last season injured and never got back on an even keel. if you're trying to think positively, you take the view that this time he'll get a pre-season and that could make all the difference. Of course, at his best he's a huge asset. The difficulty though is how you f...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Che Adams on way to Southampton according to sky
Replies: 87
Views: 5931

Re: Che Adams on way to Southampton according to sky

Wait...is that an actual counter argument? You’re improving. On a serious note, you may well be right. Nixon says we wouldn’t go that high fee wise, and Boden says the wages were within our budget, though there’s no guarantee he knows that. So that’s what I based my assumption off. I would like to ...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dawson to Watford
Replies: 95
Views: 6088

Re: Dawson to Watford

We'd have been relegated had it not been for McNeil. But we did have McNeil, he was part of the squad, and we're almost certainly going to have him next season. As for Dawson, I'd be quite surprised if we'd had no interest in him at all last season or this summer given exactly how much noise there'...
by claretspice
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Che Adams on way to Southampton according to sky
Replies: 87
Views: 5931

Re: Che Adams on way to Southampton according to sky

Not really all that surprised. Whenever we're in negotiations with a player who is also negotiating with Southampton, we're going to lose many more times than not. They can offer bigger wages, a more complete infrastructure, and they're more likely to be in the Premier League for longer. The only th...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Milnrow resign from the Lancashire League
Replies: 49
Views: 2148

Re: Milnrow resign from the Lancashire League

To be honest Spice I think despite what you say we largely agree. I'm not sure what league you are from but my comments are based on my experience in the Lancashire League. A number of change sin the LL in recent years have been to try and tackle these issues (no replay dates in the league, reduced...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Milnrow resign from the Lancashire League
Replies: 49
Views: 2148

Re: Milnrow resign from the Lancashire League

All the distractions available to youngsters these days were available when I was younger, music, football, girls, drinking with mates, stag do's etc.......that aside from the stuff that involves sitting on your backside at home such as wall to wall sport coverage, social media, net flix etc. You s...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Milnrow resign from the Lancashire League
Replies: 49
Views: 2148

Re: Milnrow resign from the Lancashire League

To be fair to Milnrow, they had only missed two fixtures, one, the first game of the season, Easter Sunday, their seconds didn't play and then last Friday at Rawtenstall. The seconds one, I half understand as they are likely a young side and many of the players would be away with parents etc with i...
by claretspice
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Dyche
Replies: 46
Views: 3234

Re: Sean Dyche

That Daily Mail article is a work of genius. It neither suggests Dyche is interested in Newcastle, nor that Newcastle are interested in Dyche - it just says what the price tag would be if Newcastle wanted him. You could replace "Newcastle" with "Chelsea" and the substance, and th...
by claretspice
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Sounds like you are prepared to take another risk on Defour's fitness. I am not. Cork's performances in 2018 were worrying enough to convince me that he can't assume he starts every week. Well firstly, I agree that Defour's fitness is a concern and I'd prefer that we didn't "take another risk ...
by claretspice
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Sounds like you are prepared to take another risk on Defour's fitness. I am not. Cork's performances in 2018 were worrying enough to convince me that he can't assume he starts every week. Well firstly, I agree that Defour's fitness is a concern and I'd prefer that we didn't "take another risk ...
by claretspice
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Its simple we have too many keepers. If we don't get a cm player better than what we have then are almost certain to be in a relegation fight from day 1 imo. I'd say that's a slightly extreme position given how well we performed with Cork and Westwood in that department after Christmas last season,...
by claretspice
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton showing us the way again by early business
Replies: 90
Views: 4301

Re: Brighton showing us the way again by early business

It is clear there are some fans who would rather we waste money now on garbage than sign no one - same every window. That may be true, but we're talking some fans, most definitely not the majority of fans who have commented on this thread, and it's not really relevant to the point the OP makes. It'...
by claretspice
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198893

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Hoyle didn't want to - he'd only a year left on his contract I think and he had initially turned down an offer to extend. When he changed his mind, Hoyle said now and said he would sell him. I'm not suggesting that this isn't correct - I don't know - but in fairness it seems right to point out that...
by claretspice
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton showing us the way again by early business
Replies: 90
Views: 4301

Re: Brighton showing us the way again by early business

I don't think anyone is saying that signing players early automatically results in success, but equally Dyche himself would readily admit that he'd prefer to have players in before pre-season kicks off. We're still a good fortnight away from that milestone, so this is clearly all a bit premature, bu...
by claretspice
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rafa Goes
Replies: 67
Views: 4572

Re: Rafa Goes

ClaretTony wrote:Mourinho is clear favourite


Surely that isn't happening whilst Ashley is at the helm?
by claretspice
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins
Replies: 48
Views: 2529

Re: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins

If you're judging it on the quality they've shown whilst playing for us, it's hard to look beyond the pair who were the engine room that launched us into European contention - Cork and Defour. I'm sure others will vote on other factors, like longevity and legacy - can absolutely see the arguments fo...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 243
Views: 18351

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

I'm not so sure it is such a big ask for a Premier League standard centre half. He's a professional footballer who earns thousands of pounds... I'd be pretty confident that Gibson can play as a right sided centre half. If not, Gibson would come across as a very strange signing given that Tarkowski ...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 243
Views: 18351

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

This, as usual, is a really poor argument. Nobody ever cares if there are two right footed centre halves so why is two left footed centre halves such a problem? Gibson is a very good footballer. He's more than capable of using his right foot and/or maneuvering the ball from a right sided centre hal...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 243
Views: 18351

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

Spijed wrote:What's Gibson, if he isn't ready to step in?


A left sided defender.
by claretspice
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 243
Views: 18351

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

And yet the Total Wage bill to Jun'17 was £61.2m compared to £81.6m to Jun'18 when we came 7th. Given inevitable basic wage bill increases since June 17, doesn't that confirm the suspicion that the wage bill (including bonuses) this finished season will be somewhere between 60-80 million, and likel...
by claretspice
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 243
Views: 18351

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

I thought I read something where Dyche was recently saying our true wage bill before bonuses was nearer to £60m which implied that virtually all of the extra money we got for finishing 7th is directly linked to the staff / players bonuses. But even if that is true, we will have paid bonuses again t...

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