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by Socrates
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any news about Socrates and Tony from Accrington?
Replies: 26
Views: 1853

Re: Any news about Socrates and Tony from Accrington?

Very kind of you Joe. Basically my bowel perforated and intestines split - so all the bad stuff that is supposed to stay in there infected all my organs, which shut down. Because of the strain on my body during surgery I had a cardiac arrest and I then subsequently caught sepsis. All 3 of those thin...
by Socrates
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any news about Socrates and Tony from Accrington?
Replies: 26
Views: 1853

Re: Any news about Socrates and Tony from Accrington?

Morning gents, Very kind of you to check in. I’m touched. Recovery is progressing. I’m told it’s moving at a remarkable rate but it still feels very slow to me. I’ve still got an open wound on my stomach, a legacy from all the surgery I had in that first week, which district nurses come and tend to ...
by Socrates
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alistair Stewart sacked by ITV
Replies: 84
Views: 3774

Re: Alistair Stewart sacked by ITV

These days, if you even say you’re English you get arrested and thrown in jail.
by Socrates
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Guy Martin's Great Escape (Channel 4) 9PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Guy Martin's Great Escape (Channel 4) 9PM

When the news comes out that Guy Martin has killed and buried dozens of people it will be the least surprising thing in the world.
by Socrates
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jarrod Bowen
Replies: 42
Views: 4574

Re: Jarrod Bowen

Problem is players from the Championship will look at what's happened to Gibson and Vydra and think twice about signing for us, especially if they have other offers. Or they’ll look at what happened to Pope, Tarkowski, Hendrick, Westwood, JBG, Wood and Barnes and see we actually have a decent track...
by Socrates
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Socrates
Replies: 75
Views: 2988

Re: FAO Socrates

Thanks again for your kind comments guys. I know I can be a bit brusque on here and I’m touched by your support. For those wondering what happened..... well, I hadn’t been well for a while and had been to see my doctor a few times and was on antibiotics. One morning I was lying in bed when I heard a...
by Socrates
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Socrates
Replies: 75
Views: 2988

Re: FAO Socrates

Thanks for your kind words guys, really appreciate them. Today is day 108 of my stay and it’s fair to say i’ve been through the mill. Truth be told though, it’s a miracle that I’m alive so any day above the ground is a good one as far as I’m concerned. I’ve a way to go yet but I’m hoping to be out b...
by Socrates
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nice thread
Replies: 158
Views: 12572

Re: Nice thread

Does our season start earlier than theirs too? So we’re ahead in our training schedule?
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

dsr wrote:Sounds good to me. I'll swap.

Get off the internet and start practicing football then.

Get in his position and then you can truly decide, rather than making a snap judgement about what another man should do when you don’t understand the situation even remotely.
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

Which Spanish club are in for him?
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

Imagine living in a foreign country and, you know, maybe just being a bit reserved and quite shy. Imagine also being recognised everywhere you go. And then a imagine your boss and that nation’s media telling you that really you should leave and that it would be best if you went. Imagine how you’d fe...
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

Image being told you can't do the job you really enjoy despite being paid 600k per week. That's a heartbreaking situation for him. It really does bring you close to tears, doesn't it? Imagine not knowing what continent, never mind country, you and your young family might be living in next week. Ima...
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

Madrid have treated him appallingly.
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Nixon watch
Replies: 57
Views: 9912

Re: Alan Nixon watch

The potential links between the betting markets on potential transfers, the media and 24/7 news channels are a real concern for me.

Rife for exploitation.
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Nixon watch
Replies: 57
Views: 9912

Re: Alan Nixon watch

Hard to say.

But I find the Scott Carson and Dwight McNeil ones to be particularly implausible. Hart to Bournemouth also makes almost no sense at all either.
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Nixon watch
Replies: 57
Views: 9912

Re: Alan Nixon watch

Yes.

Yes I do.
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

Bale move off.

So we can now get back to calling him greedy for sitting out his contract instead of being greedy for going to China.
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Having a tight reign on the transfer tiller, in and of itself, is absolutely fine. But having that and then choosing to shop almost exclusively in the most expensive market in the world - England - really is a problem. I still think we’ll sign somebody mind. If not, and I don’t care what anybody say...
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I have to say as well .... forget all the non-stop shite talked on the 24/7 news channels .... take a look at the completed signings list pinned. There aren’t many signings I see there which have definitely, 100% categorically improved sides. Yes some punts will come off, obviously the promoted side...
by Socrates
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Oddly I do think a midfielder will come in.

It’s based on little more than blind faith. But it would be absolutely mental beyond even our previous risks we’ve taken in that position, particularly given Dyche’s comments on Defour yesterday.

Either that or we’ve real hope in Josh Benson.
by Socrates
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

He's already earned enough to last him for the rest of his life which is why he should be prepared to take a pay cut and come to the Premier League. Shoe Zidane exactly what he can do. I won't criticise him for one last pay day but this decision would clearly be money over ambition. Which pay cut h...
by Socrates
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

Can anybody tell me what other offers Bale is ignoring in order to pursue this greedy move? Far as I can see it’s the only one on the table? Real Madrid gave him a £600k a week contract two years ago which has three years to run. Probably because, you know, he kept scoring winning goals in big final...
by Socrates
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 5522

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

2014/15 was the last season he played more than 2000 minutes in the league. He has been in and out since he was 25 hence why I am surprised he has chosen to cash in rather than trying to cement his place in history as a legend (which frankly, he won’t be, either for Spurs, Madrid or Wales - his ach...
by Socrates
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kebabs
Replies: 55
Views: 3963

Re: Kebabs

The Kebab Lab up Duke Bar.

Amazing.
by Socrates
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight’s Boxing
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Tonight’s Boxing

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/25/boxing-eddie-hearn-says-dillian-whyte-cleared-to-fight-amid-failed-test-reports That tells me he failed the test. The original article said he failed the A Test and exercised his right to have the B Sample tested. The BBBoC rules say the fighter is clea...
by Socrates
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight’s Boxing
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Tonight’s Boxing

Rivas’s promoter has said on Twitter they weren’t informed of a failed test. If the test was failed then that is utterly deplorable. There are rumours - just rumours I should stress - that Matchroom have been attempting an injunction of some form to prevent details getting out. Hearn was making fun ...
by Socrates
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight’s Boxing
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Tonight’s Boxing

It says he would have known before the fight - I thought he looked really subdued on the lead up and especially during the weigh-in when interviewed by Sky. I think he's tested positive for banned substances before? If this one is true then Whyte is a major hypocrite. He's always implying that Josh...
by Socrates
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight’s Boxing
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Tonight’s Boxing

Oh dear.

Oh dear, oh dear.

https://www.boxingscene.com/dillian-why ... um=twitter" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Socrates
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tripps to Atletico Madrid
Replies: 52
Views: 5272

Re: Tripps to Atletico Madrid

Possibly because he had a very poor season and is no long considered good enough for England. I’ll take issue with this. He’s been overtaken in the pecking order by arguably the best full back in the world. Behind him coming through is a lad who United have paid £50 million for and there is the sma...
by Socrates
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ravel Morrison
Replies: 33
Views: 3375

Re: Ravel Morrison

It’d be a hell of a story if he did finally fulfil his youth potential. I can’t think of a single example of someone getting to the age of 26/27 and not really having played many games anywhere, suddenly realise their teenage reputation. Agreed, totally unprecedented. It just reminds me of the Robi...
by Socrates
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ravel Morrison
Replies: 33
Views: 3375

Re: Ravel Morrison

Obviously he’s had a lot of issues and from the outside looking in, it looks like he’s made some mistakes. But there’s a big part of me wants to see him succeed. Everybody who has crossed his path say he’s just the most incredible player and I want to see that. Disclaimer- I don’t think we will. I e...
by Socrates
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ravel Morrison
Replies: 33
Views: 3375

Re: Ravel Morrison

Woodleyclaret wrote:He's a talentless no mark but has a very good agent
Alex Ferguson said he was the most talented youth team player he’d ever seen.

He may be many things. Clearly he’s not talentless.
by Socrates
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maguire goes to United
Replies: 96
Views: 9186

Re: Maguire goes to United

Just to put it in context, by the time Brown was the age Tarkowski is now :- 3 Premier League Titles 1 x Premier League Team of the Season 1 x Champions League 2 x FA Cup 1 X League Cup 2002 World Cup Squad (when we had Terry, Rio, Campbell way al) Playing centre half for United you have to go one o...
by Socrates
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maguire goes to United
Replies: 96
Views: 9186

Re: Maguire goes to United

Winstonswhite wrote:Tarkowski is better than O Shea and Brown.
Debatable. Massively debatable.

What is unarguable though is that Brown and O’Shea has careers that Tarkowski can only dream of.

Medals won, international caps, tournaments played in, Champions League nights ..... There’s just no comparison.
by Socrates
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

LoveCurryPies wrote:Who am I looking at? :shock:
Erik Pieters talking to Bardsley at the back.
by Socrates
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Jay Rod coming back is fine and all.

But there’s a bigger point here.

WE’VE FINALLY MANAGED TO SIGN A PLAYER FROM WEST BROM!!!!!!

The ghost of what feels like the last century’s transfer windows finally laid to rest. Screw you Dorrans!!! Up yours Jeremey Peace!!!!

We’ve done it!!!!!!
by Socrates
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil - Juventus
Replies: 123
Views: 12863

Re: Dwight McNeil - Juventus

Which part? McNeil on the flank for us, people wanting him through the middle last season or Sissoko playing in more than one position? You'll need to narrow it down because none of it is wham. Well .... You started off by saying that £30 million for McNeil was poor because Sissoko went for £30 mil...
by Socrates
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil - Juventus
Replies: 123
Views: 12863

Re: Dwight McNeil - Juventus

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:McNeil plays on the flank for us but there are people on here who're adamant he should play through the middle as a CAM...
Sissoko plays in more than one position, but he has played on the wing.
You’re chatting absolute wham.
by Socrates
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil - Juventus
Replies: 123
Views: 12863

Re: Dwight McNeil - Juventus

Yeah the same lad who's transfer made no sense when he was utter dogshite for spurs for a fair while. He still struggles to be consistently good even now. As for France, he's played for them 5 times since he joined spurs, probably a reflection of his poor form.. Or a reflection that their other cen...
by Socrates
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil - Juventus
Replies: 123
Views: 12863

Re: Dwight McNeil - Juventus

Spurs paid £30 million for that winger Sissoko who is so inconsistent it's stopped being funny Plus Dwight has scored more goals last season than Sissoko has since he signed for Spurs ... You mean that lad with 50 odd caps for France who has played in a European Championship and who played in the C...
by Socrates
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace want £80m for Wilf
Replies: 29
Views: 2140

Re: Palace want £80m for Wilf

In today's market £80m is fairly cheap As I say .... 8th most expensive transfer in football history. It’s a mental fee and i’ll be amazed if they pay it. Silly money is being paid for average players - Matt Targett today being a prime example - and whilst sky high figures are being banded about on...
by Socrates
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace want £80m for Wilf
Replies: 29
Views: 2140

Re: Palace want £80m for Wilf

Price wise, I think it's fair enough. Eh? He’d be the 8th most expensive transfer in the history of football at that price. He’s 27 in November. Last year, goals and assists, he was involved in 15 goals. Ashley Barnes was involved in 14. That fee is mental. I get that he’s priceless for Palace, but...
by Socrates
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Padiham on Parade
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: Padiham on Parade

Looks like they’re filming a UKIP Party Political Broadcast. Every year, without fail.
by Socrates
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Harper
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Steve Harper

I believe Michael Sheen is playing him in the soon to be announced Roger Eli biopic.
by Socrates
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Quickenthetempo wrote:Not at all, but I don't tend to watch much live football of other teams.
So your opinion that AWB is the best right back in the Premier League is based on his two games against us?

Man .... I bet you think Shaun Goater and Bob Taylor are the greatest centre forwards in the history of football.
by Socrates
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Lancasterclaret wrote:Only counts if Quick saw him play I think.
Has to have been against Dwight McNeil too apparently.
by Socrates
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Why wouldn't you pay 50m for the best right back in the premier league? With so many years to get better. He’s arguably the 3rd best English right back, never mind best right back in the Premier League. He’s a ways away behind Alexander-Arnold and Walker. That’s before you even look at Bellerin and...
by Socrates
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 580582

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Incredibly it seems we’ve actually got poorer at signing players since Rigg was appointed.

Still, i’m sure somebody will be along shortly to tell me it takes time.
by Socrates
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Gibson
Replies: 54
Views: 5862

Re: Ben Gibson

Steve1956 wrote:Tarkowski is easily as good as Maguire
No he’s not
by Socrates
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Gibson
Replies: 54
Views: 5862

Re: Ben Gibson

Spijed wrote:So you think the Man u centre halves, such as Jones or Smalling are better?
I do actually. They aren’t good enough for United though.

And I don’t think they should replace two centre halves who aren’t good enough for United with another who isn’t good enough for United.