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by Suratclaret
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 66
Views: 3222

Re: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings

I never take part in player ratings as I only see the games on TV and, whilst this doesn't rule out rating the players, I don't believe that what is seen on TV is the same as actually being at the game. What I think is really turning the player ratings thread into a farce is, more and more it seems,...
by Suratclaret
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Another win but Burnley mourns death of Smith
Replies: 18
Views: 970

Re: ARTICLE: Another win but Burnley mourns death of Smith

Especially Adam's misplaced punching of the ball. Didn't he knock a tooth from Bryan Douglas' mouth in one game? The number of forwards who bounced off Adam as they charged him was legendary and a feature of many a game on the Turf They certainly were a feature...can remember Bobby Smith of Spurs w...
by Suratclaret
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Madejski
by Suratclaret
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Dyche speaks on Drinkwater
Replies: 82
Views: 4169

Re: ARTICLE: Dyche speaks on Drinkwater

Sean Dyche is handling this exactly how a good manager should handle it. He's handled the public/media with a polite "nothing to see here, move along" statement. Whatever has gone on inside the club stays inside the club. He's given DD a chance to sort things out ("he's old enough......
by Suratclaret
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Another win but Burnley mourns death of Smith
Replies: 18
Views: 970

Re: ARTICLE: Another win but Burnley mourns death of Smith

With no substitutions in those days, injured players were frequently moved onto the wing but this didn't prevent the amazing Jimmy Mac from continuing to torment WBA who weren't without some very good players themselves. How Jimmy was able to play like he did was incredible and I suspect a number of...
by Suratclaret
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marvin Sordell
Replies: 56
Views: 3298

Re: Marvin Sordell

Really good to read so many supportive messages for people who are struggling to cope. Just opening up to others about how you are feeling can be a major step forward I would just like to flag up the Samaritans as one possible way of getting support. Our Freephone number 116123 is available 24/7, 3...
by Suratclaret
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marvin Sordell
Replies: 56
Views: 3298

Re: Marvin Sordell

I think this thread pretty well illustrates how difficult and, at times, controversial it is to fully understand mental health issues. From ignorance to expressions of definite views, exasperation and anger...all represented here and I guess that is a accurate reflection of the general public's view...
by Suratclaret
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marvin Sordell
Replies: 56
Views: 3298

Re: Marvin Sordell

One of the most crass phrases around is being told to "man up". It doesn't matter who you are, if you are experiencing mental health problems of any description or any intensity, you need understanding not being told to pull yourself together etc. I don't mind admitting to experiencing sev...
by Suratclaret
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley leave it late to beat Preston
Replies: 25
Views: 1226

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley leave it late to beat Preston

According to Wiki, Else played more games for PNE than Blackburn. He was transferred to Blackburn in 1961.
by Suratclaret
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley leave it late to beat Preston
Replies: 25
Views: 1226

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley leave it late to beat Preston

Tom Finney was a great admirer of Jimmy Mac ( and vice versa). On his day he was indeed a brilliant player. To see both players one same pitch was something of a treat. Fred Else was a pretty good goalkeeper for Preston but never reached Blacklaw's standard.
by Suratclaret
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arise Sir Geoffrey...
Replies: 89
Views: 2626

Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey...

bodge wrote:The owner of the most aesthetically pleasing cover drive in the history of cricket.

Absolutely although Colin Cowdrey's was pretty good.
by Suratclaret
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Spaghetti
by Suratclaret
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arise Sir Geoffrey...
Replies: 89
Views: 2626

Re: Arise Sir Geoffrey...

Buxtonclaret wrote:Crikey...there'll be no holding either him, or his stick of rhubarb back now then. :shock:

Maybe HM will use the infamous stick of rhubarb instead of a sword at his investiture :lol:
by Suratclaret
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arise Sir Geoffrey...
Replies: 89
Views: 2626

Arise Sir Geoffrey...

Boycs given a knighthood, along with Andrew Strauss in Teresa May's resignation honours list.
by Suratclaret
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Spouse
by Suratclaret
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Guiding Me Home and Away:Dave Thomas
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Guiding Me Home and Away:Dave Thomas

Very moving article so thanks for posting it. What a brilliant player he was and surely he deserved far more England caps. I look forward to reading his book.
All the best to you Dave.
by Suratclaret
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: A hammering at Chelsea as local cricketer fights for life
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: ARTICLE: A hammering at Chelsea as local cricketer fights for life

Your timing was much better than mine. My first season was the following season. First pro I can recall next door was Lance Gibbs in 1961. I'd been to matches at the Turf during previous seasons but 59-60'was the first season of attending every home game. I remember Lance Gibbs...he was signing my ...
by Suratclaret
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: A hammering at Chelsea as local cricketer fights for life
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: ARTICLE: A hammering at Chelsea as local cricketer fights for life

Brilliant series about that famous season! I think it was the first season I went on't Turf for every home game plus a number of reserve matches. Plenty of goals scored ( and conceded), good crowds with no segregation of supporters and THAT team and no messing about moving fixtures and kick off time...
by Suratclaret
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Elgin
by Suratclaret
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Junction
by Suratclaret
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Pile
by Suratclaret
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Brilliant Blacklaw helps Burnley to a win at Goodison
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: ARTICLE: Brilliant Blacklaw helps Burnley to a win at Goodison

" Adamson and McIlroy combined and from the latter’s pass Ray POINTER..."( or Robson etc)
I wonder how many times that phrase would be written during that season and other seasons as well.
by Suratclaret
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?
Replies: 25
Views: 1599

Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Going by some of the negative comments on the Defour thread, a good number may well turn up to wave him goodbye...
by Suratclaret
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Brass
by Suratclaret
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Defour may leave before European deadline
Replies: 208
Views: 6620

Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Living several thousand miles away means it's easy to miss the odd item of news about the Clarets. Maybe some posters are actually directors of the club who don't want to be identified but if not, how on earth does anybody know the amount of effort made in identifying then trying to sign players? Bu...
by Suratclaret
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Farting
Replies: 90
Views: 3061

Re: Farting

Quite a normal event when p*ssed back in my Army days before the invention of television, mobile phones and t'interweb. It's actually more difficult than you think but I have seen some impressive flame throwers :lol: One of the many stories Billy told was once he had just let go a particularly impr...
by Suratclaret
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Steeplejack
by Suratclaret
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Farting
Replies: 90
Views: 3061

Re: Farting

Steve1956 wrote:I used to live in Loveclough :lol:

Ah....but were you in the Army! :D
by Suratclaret
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

The tank engine
by Suratclaret
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: England Under-21 call for McNeil
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: ARTICLE: England Under-21 call for McNeil

Excellent news and a great motivator to other young players at the club to work even harder in the hope of following in his footsteps.
by Suratclaret
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Farting
Replies: 90
Views: 3061

Re: Farting

Long time ago, I knew a guy in Loveclough who had done time in the glasshouse in Colchester for some misdemeanor when in the Army and he used to tell many a story about how the inmates would have a competition by lighting farts and seeing how far the flame would go. When asked if that didn't burn th...
by Suratclaret
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Pope back in England squad
Replies: 40
Views: 2233

Re: ARTICLE: Pope back in England squad

ClaretTony wrote:To be honest, not sure what Tarky has to do to get in given his early season performances.

Probably move to what is perceived to be a more fashionable club. I've only seen him on TV, but thought he was playing at least as good as when he was previously selected for international duty.
by Suratclaret
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Minder
by Suratclaret
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Weight lifting Hammers end perfect start to the season
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: ARTICLE: Weight lifting Hammers end perfect start to the season

Great memories if not a great result.it seemed a long walk home after the match! Like CT I didn't see the Cummings goal and also my dad always claimed it was the best goal he had seen at the Turf. Next door...Collie Smith...great cricketer and always entertaining.
by Suratclaret
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Mansfield turn to Stone
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: ARTICLE: Mansfield turn to Stone

Shows how far we have come that youngsters we are releasing are still getting took on by clubs in the top 4 divisions. Massive strides been took over the last few years. Hopefully the bar gets raised every year And it shows how talented a youngster has to be these days to break into the first team ...
by Suratclaret
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Saunders jailed for ten weeks
Replies: 50
Views: 3274

Re: Dean Saunders jailed for ten weeks

I think the point may be that most burglars and petty thieves don't normally do physical harm whereas drink driving can cause death, and usually to someone other than the drunk. Not defending burglars (far from it) but I do believe drink driving is far more dangerous and therefore should be treated...
by Suratclaret
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Long John
by Suratclaret
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley go nap against the Toffees in first home game
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley go nap against the Toffees in first home game

Good read that! Plenty of goals around and, of course, a good number of Lacashire clubs involved so plenty of local rivalry which helped to produce a good atmosphere at matches - no segregation of supporters in those days. Bobby Collins was a good player - Scottish international who later played for...
by Suratclaret
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Garlick's motto!
by Suratclaret
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Who?
by Suratclaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley turn the heat on Leeds as season kicks off
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley turn the heat on Leeds as season kicks off

ClaretTony wrote:Excuse me - giving away the end of the story :D :D :D

Whoops! :lol:
by Suratclaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley turn the heat on Leeds as season kicks off
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley turn the heat on Leeds as season kicks off

After suffering a broken leg playing for the reserves who would have imagined that the same player would score the winning goal at Maine Rd thus bringing the championship to the Clarets?
by Suratclaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ian Holloway
Replies: 32
Views: 3120

Re: Ian Holloway

He might be a tad eccentric but I would sooner listen to him talking football than the likes of Garth Crooks and some of the other so called experts.
by Suratclaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Vasectomy
by Suratclaret
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All the fun of the furherground
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: All the fun of the furherground

"In Buddhism, the swastika is considered to symbolize the auspicious footprints of the Buddha. It is an aniconic symbol for the Buddha in many parts of Asia and homologous with the dharma wheel. The shape symbolizes eternal cycling, a theme found in samsara doctrine of Buddhism". Very comm...
by Suratclaret
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 20753
Views: 782199

Re: adeola friday

Robin
by Suratclaret
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keith Treacy article in Irish Indep.
Replies: 27
Views: 3073

Re: Keith Treacy article in Irish Indep.

Many of us on this board will have had in the past , or are having presently, mental health problems without being very talented at anything in particular. KT was undoubtedly an extremely talented footballer and it must be so frustrating to realise that because of other issues, that talent is not be...
by Suratclaret
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Referee confirmed for Sunderland game
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Referee confirmed for Sunderland game

From Barnsley...no doubt somewhere in the media it will be Barnsley v Sunderland reffed by Darren Burnley...
by Suratclaret
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Corn Flakes
Replies: 53
Views: 2091

Re: Corn Flakes

Porridge for me with a few blueberries( when I can buy them) and some nuts...helps with my blood sugar levels. Used to eat cereals like cornflakes and bran flakes but far too much sugar for me.
by Suratclaret
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy McIlroy
Replies: 22
Views: 1797

Re: Jimmy McIlroy

I often wonder just what he would have been like had he been born into this modern era of football. He used to make the game look simple in the days of real physicality with very different equipment and pitches which modern players probably wouldn't even play on because it might be too wet, muddy, ...

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