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by Socrates
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Match Thread
Replies: 495
Views: 19828

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Match Thread

I am usually Mr Positive. But an assurance from Chris Boden that the injury is genuine is utterly worthless. If it wasn’t a genuine injury do you honestly think :- 1. They’d tell Boden. 2. Even if they did tell him, that they’d give him the ok to broadcast it to the world. As it is it’s either a hel...
by Socrates
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jim Davidson
Replies: 138
Views: 5486

Re: Jim Davidson

Quite a few times over the years I've heard/read him say that it's an act and that's all it is. He takes the p1ss out of disabled people, but thinks a lot about them and it's purely for entertainment and his audience. So with regards to questioning whether he actually believes the distasteful thing...
by Socrates
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tony Pulis
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: Tony Pulis

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:41 am
Clinton is there for the Sarf London geezer fans to give them a role model
Clark Carlise was nailed on for such a job prior to his health issues.
How was Preston born Clark Carlisle nailed on for “Sarf London” geezer fans?
by Socrates
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Greenwood & Foden in trouble
Replies: 103
Views: 5027

Re: Greenwood & Foden in trouble

Theoretically .....

They met these girls whilst out, presumably. Let’s say somebody in that bar had Covid. So Greenwood and Foden have to quarantine - would every player in the squad have to as well?

That would be fun with the Premier League starting this weekend.
by Socrates
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Sports sacks...
Replies: 167
Views: 7288

Re: Sky Sports sacks...

Christ.

This thread is an absolute bin fire.
by Socrates
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2732
Views: 289760

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

I’m sure in private the message we give to players is those set out above (and of course I’d forgot the training ground too). And I also understand that it probably is difficult sometimes for us to sign players. Keane mentioned it when he was at Sunderland - that foreign players wanted to live in Lo...
by Socrates
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2732
Views: 289760

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

I’ve long maintained that our issues in the transfer market are largely of our own making. We are so good at so many things - and clearly we’re not bad at recruitment otherwise we would be relegated - but the language Dyche uses about it is so relentlessly negative. We have finished in the top half ...
by Socrates
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2732
Views: 289760

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

It's been obvious for some time that we can no longer go after the best Championship players as their prices have skyrocketed over the last few years Our last 4 permanent signings, and 7 of our last 8, have - I think - been from Championship clubs. All have been in the last two seasons. 4 signings ...
by Socrates
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today I buried my 10 month old Grandson.
Replies: 102
Views: 4087

Re: Today I buried my 10 month old Grandson.

Joe,

I’m so sorry to hear your news. I can’t imagine what you and your family must be going through right now. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and if I can help in any way please do let me know.


Kevin
by Socrates
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arturo “Thunder” Gatti
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Arturo “Thunder” Gatti

Had a couple beers with Joey Gamache when I was in the US watching a fight. Some character is that lad.
by Socrates
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arturo “Thunder” Gatti
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Arturo “Thunder” Gatti

One of my all time favourite fighters, he would have been 48 today but unfortunately he passed away in 2009. His death was shrouded in mystery - the official coroners verdict was suicide but Arturo’s family and friends are adamant he was murdered by his wife. I don’t want to get into the weeds on hi...
by Socrates
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Froch v Kessler 1 & 2 on sky sports mix
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Froch v Kessler 1 & 2 on sky sports mix

I went to both these fights. The first one in Herning was crazy. Only about 200 Brits there at the most, a strange place to have the fight as Herning was basically Chorley with a big arena. The Danes were brilliant all day until the ring walks started and then the atmosphere turned dramatically - I ...
by Socrates
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Athletic podcast - “Sean Dyche’s Burnley - it’s a long PASS not a long BALL”
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: The Athletic podcast - “Sean Dyche’s Burnley - it’s a long PASS not a long BALL”

Just finished it.

A good listen. Complimentary about us in the whole - particularly about McNeil and Pope.
by Socrates
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Athletic podcast - “Sean Dyche’s Burnley - it’s a long PASS not a long BALL”
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

The Athletic podcast - “Sean Dyche’s Burnley - it’s a long PASS not a long BALL”

Some of you will be familiar with The Athletic, who seemed to scoop up all the UK’s football writers not too long ago. They produce a lot of content and one I listen to weekly is Michael Cox’s Zonal Marking podcast. They tend to go in depth on tactics and have covered subjects such as away goals cou...
by Socrates
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tanguy Ndombele
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: Tanguy Ndombele

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:28 am
Spurs have a long history of buying flops.They bought an Argentina wonder boy in the 80s who cost £200,000 a minute of actual game time before he was ditched
Who was that?
by Socrates
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Exeter City, March 1987
Replies: 70
Views: 2526

Re: Burnley v Exeter City, March 1987

My first game was in 1985 when I was 6, but this was my first year as a season ticket holder. I remember asking my Dad if they were real games. He assured me they were but I didn’t believe him ..... the lack of a crowd made me think it was the reserves. If you’d told me back then I’d see us in the t...
by Socrates
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any news about Socrates and Tony from Accrington?
Replies: 30
Views: 2489

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: 30
Views: 2489

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: 4082

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: 804

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: 4766

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: 80
Views: 3673

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: 80
Views: 3673

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: 12861

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: 5789

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: 5789

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: 5789

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: 5789

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: 5789

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: 10195

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: 10195

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: 10195

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: 5789

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: 590234

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: 590234

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: 590234

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: 5789

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: 5789

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: 5789

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: 4257

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: 2536

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: 2536

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: 2536

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: 2536

Re: Tonight’s Boxing

Oh dear.

Oh dear, oh dear.

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by Socrates
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tripps to Atletico Madrid
Replies: 52
Views: 5391

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: 3487

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: 3487

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: 3487

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: 9365

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...