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by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is it time to make our feelings know?
Replies: 70
Views: 2413

Re: Is it time to make our feelings know?

No $hit, but I can only assume we've made provisions for the drop in revenue that would come from relegation. So we've made a plan for going down, excellent. What is our plan for staying up? Hope Sean Syche pulls a rabbit out the hat again? We had 3 kids on the bench tonight, a LB on the right side...
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is it time to make our feelings know?
Replies: 70
Views: 2413

Re: Is it time to make our feelings know?

It's not as simple as sanctioning 20-30 million on new players, because there are reverse implied odds here. As good as Dyche is, he is more likely to keep us in the premier league with a better squad. That's just a fact. Gambling that SD will either not leave or be able to perform miracles again wi...
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 52
Views: 2459

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings

It's all a game of opinions of course, but the idea that Bardsley is our MOM tonight just astounds me. Passion? Yes Effort? Undoubtedly. But he got booked, and didn't his opposite number just get an assist, a goal and man of the match or am I missing something? Bardsley showed willing, but Harvey Ba...
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where is your outrage?
Replies: 54
Views: 2840

Re: Where is your outrage?

If we all had perfect perspective nothing would upset anyone. If it's bad now, well look how much worse it was in the 80's. And if it was bad in the 80's, well then at least we had a club at all. I'm somewhere between frustration and outrage, but most of it is on behalf of our manager. The board hav...
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: do we pay our recruitment team all year round?
Replies: 33
Views: 1257

Re: do we pay our recruitment team all year round?

We've been in the premier league for four seasons Paul, and unlike most clubs, have made a healthy profit in the process. Keeping your powder dry as we have so well, should put us in a pretty good situation relative to other clubs. If we're struggling, then you pretty much guarantee clubs with playe...
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 52
Views: 2459

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 6
Bardsley 5
Dunne 6
Long 6
Taylor 6
Brady 6
Brownhill 7
Westwood 6
McNeill 5
Rodriguez 5
Wood 6
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: Bardsley

Aye, so awesome that Harvey Barnes got MoM and had him on toast all night.
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: Bardsley

Couldn't agree more with that, but I would have hoped by now in our premier league evolution he wouldn't be first choice RB.
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: Bardsley

He's got an excellent attitude, but he's so far off what we need in terms of quality in a first 11 it's unreal. What would be really instrumental in keeping us up, is a few footballers that are better than players we have. Or at least competitive in terms of ability.
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil
Replies: 56
Views: 2686

Re: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil

Papabendi wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:54 pm
do you like Ben Mee? He ripped him a new one too.
Yep I like Ben Mee, and it was a throw away line though I do think Bardsley is poor. Harvey Barnes is class and would give most people a tough game
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Dunne
Replies: 65
Views: 4143

Re: Jimmy Dunne

Really tough game, and he did excellently. No more loans for you Mr Dunne.
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: Bardsley

hahaha
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil
Replies: 56
Views: 2686

Re: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil

To be fair Harvey Barnes has been against Phil Bardsley, a player who nearly got relegated with Sunderland before Harvey was born. Not a game to measure his true potential
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread
Replies: 493
Views: 11707

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread

Barnes has ripped us to shreds tonight unfortunately
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread
Replies: 493
Views: 11707

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread

Murger wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Dunne has played well tonight. A shame it's all gone to pot.
Tough game for him to get his premier league debut. But I agree, at 22 I think he doesn't look out of place.
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread
Replies: 493
Views: 11707

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread

I'm turning this off, I don't know why but I'm getting unusually wound up by tonight's game much more than usual. No offence to him personally, but I think the realisation that after 5 years of dry powder the best we have is a 35 year old Phil Bardsley at right back is upsetting. And also a joke.
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread
Replies: 493
Views: 11707

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread

It's ok we've got plenty of options off the subs bench
by willsclarets
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread
Replies: 493
Views: 11707

Re: Leicester v Burnley - Match day thread

To take a squad that thin to your first game in the top division of the best league in the world, isn't far from embarrassing. The performance of the boys in the first half is far from embarrassing, excellent effort and lovely goal. To ask Sean Dyche to get a result at Leicester, or anywhere else fo...
by willsclarets
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 836
Views: 60505

Re: Tark - transfer

Not convinced they are. They're massively reliant on Vardy. He will fade, they need to seriously invest or adapt. Their Plan A is hit it long to Vardy. Plan B is a lot less effective. They won't be the force they were without a serious overhaul and that could mean bobbing along mid table or lower. ...
by willsclarets
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 836
Views: 60505

Re: Tark - transfer

How do you know he won't? Is it because he's at Burnley? The other lad has played 3 hours of first team football and you seem more convinced he will and I'm not even sure why. I don't know anything about the Portuguese lad, but I do think it's a stretch to think McNeil will get to the top 1% of pla...
by willsclarets
Sat May 09, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: dog attack
Replies: 72
Views: 3859

Re: dog attack

I didn't realise what a problem this was till I had a baby. Now she's a toddler she loves a bit of freedom to run about on the grass. And she loves dogs, not a bit afraid of them. Which is lovely, but the amount of times I have to react quickly to scoop her up as a dog races towards her, with the ow...
by willsclarets
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Barnes back in full training
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: ARTICLE: Barnes back in full training

Would never say I was glad one of our own players got injured, but in retrospect it worked out well. Jay needed that run of games to get sharp and find spaces in our attacking shape. He's been great, but doubtful he'd have gotten that many minutes with a fit Barnes even though at the time he was ban...
by willsclarets
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 29
Views: 2943

Re: Dwight McNeil

Terrific company he's in there. Hard to know how good he'll be, he's still a young pup. He's obviously not quite in the Ryan Giggs bracket, who aside from Messi and perhaps Brazilian Ronaldo is probably one of the best teenagers to play at the highest level in the modern era. He's certainly the best...
by willsclarets
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liberals
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: Liberals

Bfcboyo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Damn brexit damn me the free thinker your all the same.
*You're

Always thought your type struggled with comprehension and literacy.
by willsclarets
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liberals
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: Liberals

Dammit.
by willsclarets
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liberals
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: Liberals

Fair comment with common sense being restored in society . They pushed hard for fairness in their heads but now society is pushing back recent voting and Brexit happening is proof of that. The stance they take and the backing up into a corner and our way or your a racist thick bigot has shown them ...
by willsclarets
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Feel sorry for Eddie?
Replies: 55
Views: 4233

Re: Feel sorry for Eddie?

Feel sorry for him? No. But he wasn't going to turn down money to spend, and regardless he still did a great job with Bournemouth getting them to where they are. So I don't get any vitriol towards him. That said I do want them to stay up, as our record against them is superb! Would much prefer villa...
by willsclarets
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Atletico v Liverpool
Replies: 84
Views: 2475

Re: Atletico v Liverpool

The Champions elect looked very ordinary last night,i think its a myth that the Premier league is the best league in the world,the Spanish teams contiually show us the way. Not sure about that, given it was an all English affair last season including a 4-0 thumping of Barcelona by Liverpool in the ...
by willsclarets
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Atletico v Liverpool
Replies: 84
Views: 2475

Re: Atletico v Liverpool

There's more than one way to win a football game, what annoys me is the so called top teams moaning at the methods another team uses to get a result. It happens with us all the time, you could probably count on one hand the times we've deserved to win a game of football according to the opposition m...
by willsclarets
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood injury.
Replies: 108
Views: 7785

Re: Chris Wood injury.

If you don't use your back up striker when you need your backup striker, when are you going to use him
by willsclarets
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law
Replies: 47
Views: 1411

Re: Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law

“You have had offsides by a fraction of a centimetre, literally by a nose."

He'd be consistently offside in today's game
by willsclarets
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6197

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

Good read, it must be hellishly tough to find players you think will improve us within our budget. Then convincing Sean Dyche you're right, before the club has even delved into the character of the player which we also value highly or got the green light from the board to approach. All of that's bef...
by willsclarets
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....
Replies: 96
Views: 3869

Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

My first away game was Hartlepool away in the early to mid 90s. I was very excited, and in the naivety of youth fully expected us to get 3 points. We got pumped 4-1 and I remember thinking "But, we're actually good at turf moor, who was that I just watched?"
by willsclarets
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood injury.
Replies: 108
Views: 7785

Re: Chris Wood injury.

It would be ridiculous to bench vydra after that. His morale would sink like a stone, and it basically tells any fringe players that it's nigh on impossible to break into the first 11 regardless of what you do when given the chance. The idea that we shouldn't play Vydra because of our lack of option...
by willsclarets
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Soton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 282
Views: 13054

Re: Soton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

In the last couple of minutes there it looked as though Vydra was knackered! Or lazy. Two times he laboured closing down, so I hope he gets a sharp reminder that this is his golden chance at half time. On the flipside without Wood, I hope we find a way to feed Vydra (and Jay) into feet as well as th...
by willsclarets
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley players with 300 league appearances
Replies: 50
Views: 1999

Re: Burnley players with 300 league appearances

Fantastic defender and leader. Not sure what his limitations are? He's been brilliant for us, and is a top defender. His limitation is fairly clear, and the reason he's not at one of the top clubs and/or in the England squad like Tarks. His ability on the ball just isn't as good as the very best de...
by willsclarets
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ten years time
Replies: 33
Views: 1558

Re: Ten years time

I don't really get why this works from a commercial perspective either. Is the premier league (and la liga, serie A etc) + champions league combined not more valuable than decimating each domestic league in favour of a single European super league?
by willsclarets
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham's next 7 games
Replies: 59
Views: 3373

Re: West Ham's next 7 games

Our last 3 games are a pretty good reason not to predict results from fixture lists. Imagine, given our form before the Leicester game, how many rival fans had us in the bottom 3 by now!
by willsclarets
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 235055

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I think the best we can hope for is Hart off the wage bill and a decent fee for Wells. Or a part exchange for Brownhill. I'd be happy with that for a January window. There might be a surprise loan deal in the offing too who knows, much can happen on the last day.
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA KE Cup
Replies: 43
Views: 1711

Re: FA KE Cup

Imagine the meltdown on here if we drew with Shrewsbury after being 2-0 up
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sorry but you have to laugh
Replies: 55
Views: 3026

Re: Sorry but you have to laugh

Bit of disrespect for Norwich is this post analysis. We got beat by a premier league team albeit a lowly one, and put out a strong team ourselves. People are you talking as if we could've gone through should we have tried s bit harder, which is just nonsense. By all accounts, Norwich played very wel...
by willsclarets
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manure versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 388
Views: 14269

Re: Man Utd versus MIGHTY CLARETS

What was so pleasing about that is we didn't start the match hanging on, it was positive. It looks like we took the second half against them at the Turf, and thought we had more of a chance if we committed players in their half.
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Leicester
Replies: 367
Views: 10607

Re: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lestershiity

Nice one!
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Leicester
Replies: 367
Views: 10607

Re: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lestershiity

Stonewall penalty
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Leicester
Replies: 367
Views: 10607

Re: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lestershiity

Damning for Mee that replay.
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Leicester
Replies: 367
Views: 10607

Re: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lestershiity

Won the ball back in some good areas, but our passing is just so poor and frustrating to watch it never feels like we'll create a chance. Do we practice passing?
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Leicester
Replies: 367
Views: 10607

Re: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lestershiity

burnleymik wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Nooooo. Barnes runs through half the team and scores. Ffs. Probably should have been a foul against us first...
Not a foul at all
by willsclarets
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Leicester
Replies: 367
Views: 10607

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lestershiity

FFS Cork how much time do you want.
by willsclarets
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer policy - built for the championship
Replies: 33
Views: 1649

Re: Transfer policy - built for the championship

If you look at the current form guide (six matches tends to be the industry standard) as it reflects the most recent form then you see we are no better or worse than our current rivals for relegation. I don't disagree we still have a good chance of survival, and we always fail to remember how quick...
by willsclarets
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The thread we've been waiting for (while the board was down): Matt Lowton
Replies: 39
Views: 3758

Re: The thread we've been waiting for (while the board was down): Matt Lowton

It's a weird decline. At one point he was actually a very important cog in our attacking play. His delivery was improving and both he/ward were excellent at supporting midfield and keep the back 4 solid. I might be alone in this but I'd say keep him in the side. Taking him straight out again will ju...