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by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ground name quiz.
Replies: 77
Views: 1053

Re: Ground name quiz.

Jerry booth/man crescent.
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ground name quiz.
Replies: 77
Views: 1053

Re: Ground name quiz.

Brian dean/e court.
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds bid for Bowen
Replies: 42
Views: 3117

Re: Leeds bid for Bowen

I believe £20 million would be money well spent. Just a shame we didn’t go in for him 18 months back!! Similarly fast forward 18 mths onto 6/7 2021, it’s also very possible some of the names we’ve been linked with will also be going for around the £20 million mark. History could well repeat itself.
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Not really going to matter whether I’m proved right or wrong though is it ? My view is based is however based on the logic that he has not got himself fit / sharp enough to play in more than 2 years though. I doubt he was turning out much for the Chelsea u23s when he couldn’t get near their bench e...
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Possibly he will improve against lesser teams but I don’t think the rest of the Villa midfield / team were being criticised for not being fit - whereas Drinkwater was pretty universally by everyone. Thing is when was the last time he was match fit ? 3 years ago ? It's wise to reserve judgement for ...
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Nothing like Barton , Barton was playing regularly Only because Barton got the opportunity to, if you don't get picked you don't get that same opportunity, as other posters have said we don't know what SD witnessed on the training ground & maybe a valid reason exists, he had a stinker yesterday as ...
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

But clearly he was not match fit - as yesterday proved. And when he did play for us he was worse than the rest of our midfield - against City and Sunderland. Even for the u23s he was not our best midfielder when I saw him. Not sure what Dyche could have done. Maybe we should not have signed him but...
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 870
Views: 92273

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

If Brownhill is someone who can play central or wide that to me would suggest we see him as a replacement for Hendrick, rather than someone who will come in and play instead of Cork or Westwood. Time will tell I suppose, have to get it done first! If it doesn't happen, you can guarantee if he is ra...
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 41
Views: 2293

Re: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings

Correct. Southampton are a much better team than us and playing well. Unless something goes badly wrong there, (e.g. Ings gets injured) then they should finish mid-table along with Watford. (if they were to beat Wolves at home this weekend then they could be up to 8th.) Realistically (IMO), it's No...
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 41
Views: 2293

Re: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings

Yep - you're right. Don't know why I recalled it being a draw!! So almost a perfect weekend for results then, (esp, as our goal difference could have taken a real hammering.) You also forgot to mention Southampton unexpectedly winning at Leicester or maybe you don't consider them to be 1 of the rel...
by Jakubclaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

I think Sean must have had a argument with him & when he arrived with a reputation from the achievements at Leicester & coming from a big club he simply didn't fit in, Sean & the players didn't like him, the nightclub incident was a excuse incited by him creating friction. He's a good player for the...
by Jakubclaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

boatshed bill wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 pm
i think lots of us were delighted that DD was crap because (A) we knew it all along and this appears to galvanise that opinion, and (B) because he was part of a Villa team who are relegation candidates (as we are) who just got tubbed.
Suspected it all along.
by Jakubclaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Strange decision to throw Drinky in right from the start. Why? Against man City was always going to be a difficult task, tonight with the form man City showed, you could have played a far better midfielder & still lost albeit by a lesser scoreline, seems to be a ingrained institutionalised fear of ...
by Jakubclaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Spijed wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:26 pm
How on earth are Man City so far behind Liverpool in the league?
Inconsistency, world beaters on the day & also capable of getting beat by Norwich, they haven’t turned up often enough & dropped silly points throughout the course whereas Liverpool have been unstoppable.
by Jakubclaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 230
Views: 11888

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

jrgbfc wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:12 pm
We'll see, like I say judge him after a run of games.
Agree completely, a debut against Man City is not the deciding factor, away to Brighton after, games like that you’ll see a impact if there is 1.
by Jakubclaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The thread we've been waiting for (while the board was down): Matt Lowton
Replies: 39
Views: 3297

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 j...
by Jakubclaret
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Re: Smart watches.

It's just a simple tell the time and date which I like and is very slim. I'm not a fan of the blingy chunky dress watch or one's with a face like a Grandfather clock! A solid 8 for looks and 10 for value. Screenshot_20200111-082229_Chrome.jpg Thanks, its a nice stylish watch but it needs to be a sm...
by Jakubclaret
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go
Replies: 41
Views: 1614

Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

In the short term, if you're able, helping him get his driving license would get him a " life skill " that'll open up many more possibilities for him work wise ... best of luck to him ! It helps immensely, after a few lessons, get the L plates on & use a separate vehicle, saves on the lessons for s...
by Jakubclaret
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go
Replies: 41
Views: 1614

Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

My son is 19 and has been let go from his job due to lack of work. He was doing general joinery and labouring - if anyone has any ideas and suggestions for him to follow I'd welcome the help and advice. He is based in Burnley, no driving licence though. Physically very fit and I think he has a good...
by Jakubclaret
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Re: Smart watches.

I wear a G Shock Solar and a Fitbit Inspire for everyday use, happy with both and they are often too smart for their own good! I wanted a new dress watch that was different to the pack and eventually bought a Skagen Titanium. Simple, elegant and affordable. Hi, I'll take a look at that watch, on a ...
by Jakubclaret
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Connor Wickham - Dyche signing in the making?
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Connor Wickham - Dyche signing in the making?

He'd be a excellent addition if a big if he stays fit & gets a sustainable run of games injury free, I'm surprised he's not gone out on loan, with beneteke possibly villa bound he might stay put. Since his excellent run of form at Sunderland the treatment room as been the norm.
by Jakubclaret
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to get rid of the Royal family?
Replies: 117
Views: 2639

Re: Time to get rid of the Royal family?

That seems a very strange conclusion to draw. Are you assuming that all those "northern working class areas" - such as Burnley - that voted predominantly "leave" and have just swung away from Labour are "Royalist" strongholds? I doubt you'll find any evidence to support that. It's known amongst som...
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to get rid of the Royal family?
Replies: 117
Views: 2639

Re: Time to get rid of the Royal family?

As morrissey once said - they are professional benefit scroungers, if they all disappeared tomorrow for good I don't think the majority would miss them.
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Re: Smart watches.

All depends on what you want it for . It’s touch screen which rules it out for me . When you’re in dirt and mud or wearing gloves touch screen is no good . Those big buttons are easier . If it’s for everyday fitness it should be ok. Without owning 1, I understand, ideal for clean warm environments ...
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Re: Smart watches.

Belial wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 pm
I got the Garmin Vivoactive 3 from John Lewis last week for £130 with a discount through Mrs's work (was £136 at the time)

https://www.johnlewis.com/garmin-vivoac ... r/p3334004
Is the initial feedback impressive or is it too early to say?
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Scott Sinclair

If your definition of a “better” player is that someone who makes 2 assists against Ross County and Rotherham is a better player than someone with one assist against Arsenal or Chelsea then you might end up being correct. I was joking, it wouldn't be fair with Scott Sinclair playing in a lower leag...
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Scott Sinclair

TVC15 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:06 pm
For Premier League football I think it will be an honourable nil nil draw between them. But if there is going to be a narrow winner it will definitely be Lennon !
Irrespective of any FACTORS going forward, as a sportsman bet was the proposition to determine this.
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Scott Sinclair

Please tell us what Lennon has actually done apart from one good game last season ??? I know, I felt that way should have included that in my reply, regarding any comparison with him & Scott Sinclair, I'm more than willing to have a sportsman bet with anyone irrespective of any factors who'll be th...
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Racism and leaving the field...
Replies: 62
Views: 1555

Re: Racism and leaving the field...

Agree mate. I don't really think he was lying but mistaken yes. My point about lying is that this is yet another avenue open to the myriad of cheating footballers who's only eye is their on the points bonus in their wages. If we continue to have games so relatively easilly stopped for alleged racis...
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Re: Smart watches.

Zlatan wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:30 am
Only wanted to export so that I could manipulate the data myself in Excel etc and get some interesting charts, and so that I could pass onto my medical team. It does show all the data on the app.
So a recognised dedicated app is available on google play & iTunes for this watch.
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Re: Smart watches.

I have a Xiaomi Mi Band 4 - which isn't necessarily a smart watch but it does fitness tracking etc and notifications etc to my iPhone. It also has a real battery life of about 20 days between charging, and it also has a surprisingly accurate heart monitor that can monitor your heart rate every minu...
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Re: Smart watches.

1fatclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:53 am
It depends what you want to use it for? Is it for recording fitness activity, if so, what? Or is it for notifications from your phone?
All of them things, I'm not interested in a esim 1, bluetooth operating radius is sufficient, thanks.
by Jakubclaret
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart watches.
Replies: 46
Views: 1491

Smart watches.

Hi everybody, I'm thinking of buying 1 & to be honest I'm not that familiar with them, I believe most work with android/apple, my budgets about £100, I'm just looking for recommendations ideally from people who use them & then I can do my own research before buying, thanks.
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Club statement: Zero tolerance
Replies: 104
Views: 7275

Re: Club statement: Zero tolerance

#Headsup promotion from the FA on Saturday for the FA Cup 3rd Round... Huge deal between the FA and Bet365 fir future FA cup games...only if you sign up and bet with the company. No morals. It stinks. I’ve been reading most of the posts on this thread & I agree with the essence of the content, it’s...
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Scott Sinclair

A slight improvement? He must have improved rapidly since I last saw him if he's anywhere near as good as Lennon. I'm not sure CT to be honest I was just judging him when he was at Palace on loan from Chelsea as I recall whilst on loan he had a blinding game against us think it was the last game of...
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ademola Lookman
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Re: Ademola Lookman

Somebody like bolaise would be more realistic had a bad injury at Everton & lost his place loaned out somewhere, but if SD could get him to replicate his Palace form could be a find, not sure if available.
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Scott Sinclair

All about opinions but I just don’t see what evidence there is that Sinclair could do that based on what he has done in the last couple of years in a league significantly lower in standard than the Premier League. We couldn't be certain 1 way or the other & either way the improvement would be sligh...
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Scott Sinclair

We need to improve the first 11 and not sign more ageing dross to never play so on that basis, no I wouldn’t go near him, I’m pretty sure he hasn’t been a Celtic regular for 2 Years. I think everybody would desire that, but realistically the way things are less attractive propositions need to be co...
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3689

Re: Scott Sinclair

Sorry I thought you were advocating we should sign him with you starting a thread about him, saying he was decent and then mentioning the fact he had played champions league football to justify him being better than Lennon. My bad. He probably would be a slight improvement on lennon in terms of mor...
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran?
Replies: 105
Views: 4773

Re: War with Iran?

Iraq now confirms it received advance notification from Iran of the missile attack so you can be certain that the US were tipped off. As I posted earlier a staged response allowing Iran to save face. If it avoids an all out war in the region no bad thing. For now, this won't go away, just a more le...
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran?
Replies: 105
Views: 4773

Re: War with Iran?

if it ends up in war, which I don't think it will, it will be fought from the air, ships and via cyber methods - zero chance of US troops entering Iran I'm afraid they could have to, I read a article the other day from a respected former Mod professional who was saying they'd have to be a land inva...
by Jakubclaret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran?
Replies: 105
Views: 4773

Re: War with Iran?

what makes you think it will be a short war ? I think it will be far from that It would, boots would need to be on the ground playing that out a style of guerilla warfare & they'd be other foreign fighters willing to assist, then the threat of suicide bombs going off in shopping malls, airports ect...
by Jakubclaret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Racism and leaving the field...
Replies: 62
Views: 1555

Re: Racism and leaving the field...

Burnley Ace wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:59 pm
This is the new WHL - there are no stanchions obstructing the field of vision
I didn't know that, to be honest I wasn't even referring to WHL it was a general comment regarding all clubs throughout the leagues, racism isn't exclusive to WHL, apologies for the misunderstanding.
by Jakubclaret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Racism and leaving the field...
Replies: 62
Views: 1555

Re: Racism and leaving the field...

If a camera which is based at pitch side aiming towards the crowd...then how can they not pick up a monkey gesture yet a player looking in the same direction can? The microphones are also hidden throughout the ground. Not 100% of the time, a football stadium is a fluid environ, we are not all corps...
by Jakubclaret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Racism and leaving the field...
Replies: 62
Views: 1555

Re: Racism and leaving the field...

So a player sees someone (is it now just an individual rather than a group?) making monkey gestures from 15/20 yards away is conclusive, but cameras covering seated fans isn’t because they could hide or blend in? You are really scraping the barrel to support the accusation despite all the evidence ...
by Jakubclaret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return
Replies: 98
Views: 4512

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return

snapcrackleandpop wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:29 pm
Possibly anybody other than Dyche he may well have done.
Must qualify as a strong contender for 1 of the most bizarre & pointless loans ever in football.
by Jakubclaret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Racism and leaving the field...
Replies: 62
Views: 1555

Re: Racism and leaving the field...

Given that nobody else heard it, no other player heard it and the TV microphones didn’t pick it up, they have cameras covering every fan and got lip readers in to review the footage - perhaps he was genuinely mistaken? Cameras covering every fan is contentious to say the least you can easily move o...
by Jakubclaret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran?
Replies: 105
Views: 4773

Re: War with Iran?

Zlatan wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:53 pm
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Pretty much sums up where the problem is, I’d find it difficult to argue.
by Jakubclaret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 870
Views: 92273

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

Burnley among various English clubs interested in £6m-rated Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna as Clarets centre-back Ben Gibson attracts attention from the Bundesliga https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7856577/Burnley-various-English-clubs-interested-6m-rated-Aberdeen-defender-Scott-M...
by Jakubclaret
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do we make the most of our development players
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Do we make the most of our development players

Unless you have the money to hoover up all the talent aged 10 - 16 (Liverpool have done this for years along with the other big clubs) from around the world it takes around 10 to 15 years for an academy to become effective and then it can be taken away from you in an instant when the players are po...