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by Duffer_
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Third Kit
Replies: 81
Views: 3756

Re: Third Kit

That photo from the club website looks like it’s a white shirt, photographed thru a yellow filter. It’s just wrong.... much better picture supplied by Umbro. It's all about opinions but I prefer the club pic. The yellow looks more subdued, more mellow. The claret on the Umbro pic is also a bit red ...
by Duffer_
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Statement on PPV, Season Tickets and Project Big Picture
Replies: 48
Views: 2180

Re: ARTICLE: Statement on PPV, Season Tickets and Project Big Picture

It sounds like the clubs are taking the lion's share. The broadcaster costs are relatively fixed per game which means our games will have a lower recovery rate (fixed costs absorption rate) compared with games involving the Big 6. Just getting it out there before we are told to be grateful that we a...
by Duffer_
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Wilson
Replies: 760
Views: 63442

Re: Harry Wilson

This!
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by Duffer_
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Recognise this player?
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Recognise this player?

Yes, I do. He used to peep through my letterbox until I caught him at it and sh@t in his eyes.
by Duffer_
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Statement on PPV, Season Tickets and Project Big Picture
Replies: 48
Views: 2180

Re: ARTICLE: Statement on PPV, Season Tickets and Project Big Picture

SD's comments on PBP are just gobbledygook. Maybe he shouldn't be asked but he certainly shouldn't answer based on that showing.
by Duffer_
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extended Transfer Window Autumn 2020 (Must Contain Link)’ thread
Replies: 218
Views: 13406

Re: Extended Transfer Window Autumn 2020 (Must Contain Link)’ thread

NewClaret wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Presumably that’s offset by the fact that 25% of PL budget will go to EFL. The whole point of Big Picture is to reduce the disparity between PL & EFL revenues.
The whole point? Well, only if you ignore the bit about the greedy clubs wanting total control of the rules.
by Duffer_
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League - Project Big Picture
Replies: 180
Views: 7557

Re: Premier League - Project Big Picture

There are two routes to profitability. One is to increase your revenue, irrespective of what is happening to the total size of the pie, and the other is to reduce your costs. The most interesting part of the US sports model is the salary cap but that would only work if there was agreement across Eur...
by Duffer_
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League - Project Big Picture
Replies: 180
Views: 7557

Re: Premier League - Project Big Picture

No they acknowledge that Project Big Profit cannot continue but get the guarantee of the discussions they really want to have, and for which they are more prepared than anyone - given the 3 years they have been working on this You have to remember these two clubs were given a blackball opportunity ...
by Duffer_
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League - Project Big Picture
Replies: 180
Views: 7557

Re: Premier League - Project Big Picture

Not sure that the theory of Economic Profit is particularly enlightening when looking at BFC. You may as well look at PBT or EBITDA trends given the absence of long term debt and the stability of our equity. The difference, from what I can see, is a relatively arbritrary calculation of the cost of e...
by Duffer_
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League - Project Big Picture
Replies: 180
Views: 7557

Re: Premier League - Project Big Picture

I also don't like the idea that the 2 major drivers here are both American and not British owners who at least may better understand the historical structure of the game here and how it affects communities and fans outside the big, glamour clubs. I'm not sure these people get that and how many fans...
by Duffer_
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 11-10-20
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Today's Football 11-10-20

Kev coming off with a shiner at best, concussion at worst.
by Duffer_
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Asda
Replies: 38
Views: 2123

Re: Asda

Spike wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Who stereotypically owns Corner Shops!
Presumably you are a thick whippet owning Northerner?
by Duffer_
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match thread v Magpies
Replies: 809
Views: 17898

Re: Match thread v Magpies

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:48 pm
I agree, but I feel Ian and Tony is like Sean and Mike - unlikely to be repaired.
More like Ken and Mike.
by Duffer_
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Asda
Replies: 38
Views: 2123

Re: Asda

Spike wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Makes sense them buying ASDA after all my local store is on a corner!
Nope, don't get it. What relevance is the positioning of your local store to a £6.8bn acquisition?
by Duffer_
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fish or foul (sic)?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Fish or foul (sic)?

I don't understand why some posters find pleasure in sharing insincere views and then mock other posters who take their views at face value. Sometimes the views are unlikely, maybe provocative but plausible, and in some instances these posters actually share contradictory views on a subject. The con...
by Duffer_
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Wilson
Replies: 760
Views: 63442

Re: Harry Wilson

Andy Jones from the Athletic saying Liverpool wanted £20m including £15m upfront/guaranteed. If that’s the case then not surprised we weren’t prepared to meet them. But surely the positive is that we do have at least £12m to spend (unless that was only with Tark leaving). Surely we have other targe...
by Duffer_
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike King
Replies: 16
Views: 1941

Re: Mike King

I had never heard of him before but with a name like Mike King (hope it wasn't his stage name), could he have been anything but an MC?

I think those that know it should share his Fruit Cake joke as a tribute.
by Duffer_
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: tonights footy 30/9/20
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: tonights footy 30/9/20

Bosscat wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:20 pm
Go Sam Vokes ... Stoke 1-0 up at Villa 🙂
Described by the BBC as a "veteran striker". Jeez, I feel old.

Well done Big Sam!!
by Duffer_
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1266
Views: 86249

Re: ALK Capital...

CrosspoolClarets wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:22 pm
...it is not guaranteed that this would fail to make money.
You make it sound so appealing. How do I invest? :D
by Duffer_
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 496596

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

Regards Hoever - I think Wolves were told to just 'suck it up'
by Duffer_
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 496596

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

It’s odd from Wolves, how can you have an asset of that value for 12 months and only pay 10% in this sort of market. Really strange one It is because the transfer fee for Hoever (£9m?) is netted, so they are paying c£5m cash but transferring a third of the total value of Jota in year one (£14m = Ho...
by Duffer_
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings
Replies: 36
Views: 2390

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Peacock-Farrell 8
Lowton 7
Long 6
Tarkowski 6
Taylor 8
Pieters 6
Westwood 6
Brownhill 6
McNeil 7
Vydra 6
Barnes 6

Wood 6
Benson 6
by Duffer_
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1266
Views: 86249

Re: ALK Capital...

Chester Perry wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:41 pm
I am sure that Roy will join me in willing that is the outcome the club achieved
Do we just need to will it so?


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by Duffer_
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1266
Views: 86249

Re: ALK Capital...

clansman wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Surely Mike has to offer his shares to existing shareholders first.if they can’t match the American offer then Mike can proceed. But would that not mean all shareholders have to see the offer?
Nothing in the Articles to suggest that is the case.
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by Duffer_
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 496596

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

mdd2 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:09 pm
I think Brentford's cut has been reported as 27.5% of profit which I think may be the fee agreed with A.nother minus what we paid rumoured to be £3.5million
Here is a Ready Reckoner for the split of the sale proceeds based on mdd2's assumptions.
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by Duffer_
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mcneil
Replies: 48
Views: 2456

Re: Mcneil

100% behind that. Fans are blaming him due to weaknesses in other areas of the field. I don't understand the criticism. It is amazing that he has been so consistent over the last 12 months but completely understandable that he will have dips in form. Rather than flog him like a shire horse you woul...
by Duffer_
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Booo, Garlick stinks...
Replies: 158
Views: 5814

Re: Booo, Garlick stinks...

Frank, I don't know how you feel about this, but I have at least been in a situation where I have been responsible for training apprentices, and i can assure you that if you don't show them the pathway they cannot take it. Now, I'm not saying that any of these lads will be PL standard, I don't know...
by Duffer_
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Booo, Garlick stinks...
Replies: 158
Views: 5814

Re: Booo, Garlick stinks...

A very simple way of looking at things. It's not about quantity when you get to that number. I'd sooner we had 18 (plus youth players) but have better quality. We can't have it both ways with our finances. I am not asking for the world. If our finances are so desperate then we have to sell JT to re...
by Duffer_
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Booo, Garlick stinks...
Replies: 158
Views: 5814

Re: Booo, Garlick stinks...

We are allowed 25 players in the squad. We currently have 21 as Dwight and other U21s don't count. I don't think it is unreasonable to have a squad of 25 players, particularly when you consider it is very possible that 6 or 7 could be injured at any one time. We are in the business of playing footba...
by Duffer_
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 496596

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

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Dawson and Deeney in a £10m deal would be worthwhile
Only if we have to pay £11m for Dawson.
by Duffer_
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 496596

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

RVclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:02 am
Nixon says we are keen on Steve Cook for 8m should Tarkowski be sold. Or Scott Dann/Craig Dawson.
Steve Cook? Why would we buy a keeper to replace a CB?

https://youtu.be/rsyyvraXRto
by Duffer_
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche & Garlick
Replies: 122
Views: 7535

Re: Dyche & Garlick

It’s criminal that we’re on the cusp of losing Tarky yet still let our record signing centre half leave on loan. For the good of the club something should’ve been sorted out. I do wonder to what extent the Gibson saga has soured things. Is MG happy with SD sacrificing the best part of £15m to prote...
by Duffer_
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New club website
Replies: 50
Views: 2386

Re: New club website

I had this problem but after contacting Charlie Taylor he managed to resolve it in no time. Think he might be busy today so dont worry if he doesnt reply straight away https://twitter.com/charlietaylor09 E-mailed chast3webdev@bfc.com and he confirmed there is no rollover between Clarets Player and ...
by Duffer_
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New club website
Replies: 50
Views: 2386

Re: New club website

I've got another issue with the new website (mobile version) and specifically Clarets+. I have my regular account with my ticket purchase details which is also linked to my club shop account. I have a different login that I used to access Clarets Player, a legacy of the first year's subscription bei...
by Duffer_
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New club website
Replies: 50
Views: 2386

Re: New club website

In YOUR opinion. Personally, I know nothing about Wilson but with CIES Football Observatory valueing him at £29.9 million https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/football-news/burnley-alk-capital-takeover-news-18990547 then I'm more than willing to give him a chance. Especially if we get him at less ...
by Duffer_
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New club website
Replies: 50
Views: 2386

Re: New club website

Seemingly now? So it's pure speculation is it? Will you be as quick to give him credit if the Harry Wilson signing actually happens? No. Harry Wilson doesn't know his Favicon from his Schema Markup. If you think signing Wilson will improve the quality of our website then you are as deluded as Rigg.
by Duffer_
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New club website
Replies: 50
Views: 2386

Re: New club website

Gordaleman wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:20 am
What inside information have you got that Mike Rigg vetoed anything? Please tell, as I'm sure we'd all like to know.
I say "vetoed" but I really mean "ignored". Seemingly he prefers to rely on the wealth of resources at his disposal rather than the musings from my bedsit.
by Duffer_
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New club website
Replies: 50
Views: 2386

Re: New club website

Unfortunately in our current financial situation you cant have a good website and a 30 something past his best midfielder. The club have made a choice to go with the latter and only time will tell if they have made the right decision Which is precisely why I have been advocating a younger midfielde...
by Duffer_
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New club website
Replies: 50
Views: 2386

Re: New club website

I like that the Club has let the website be designed as part of a primary school D&T project. My favourite part is where you get to click on "Teams" to then select a single option of "First Team", which should really say "First Team - Male". Perhaps other options will be added next term.
by Duffer_
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 84628

Re: Tark - transfer

The clause only being active for NW clubs seems like 'new news'. Where has this come from? In any event, if Leicester cannot activate the clause then we are free to demand whatever we like and have no obligation to sell. Whether that is good business is another matter. As for getting players in part...
by Duffer_
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harlots - BBC2
Replies: 19
Views: 1642

Re: Harlots - BBC2

Isn't the F-word anglo saxon 🤔 The F-word The f-word is of Germanic origin, related to Dutch, German, and Swedish words for “to strike” and “to move back and forth.” It first appears, though, only in the 16th century, in a manuscript of the Latin orator Cicero. Cunny Its first appearance in the Oxf...
by Duffer_
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harlots - BBC2
Replies: 19
Views: 1642

Re: Harlots - BBC2

fidelcastro wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Yes, a bit of artistic licence with the dialogue, as I'm sure the 'F' word wasn't used in Georgian times, but it's certainly a gritty 'in your face' script.

Did people ever say "cunny"?

:lol:
Dunno, I was too busy tuppin to notice :D
by Duffer_
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harlots - BBC2
Replies: 19
Views: 1642

Re: Harlots - BBC2

Samantha Morton is great in it. I remember watching her in Band of Gold all those years ago, ironically playing a prostitute. I wasn't over fond of Lucy as a character and thought Eloise Smyth who played her was a relative weak link.

The dialogue was sharp and it was refreshingly different overall.
by Duffer_
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harlots - BBC2
Replies: 19
Views: 1642

Re: Harlots - BBC2

fidelcastro wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Thanks BC.

Out of interest, who's your favourite character?

I'm very fond of Charlotte, Lucy, and Lady Isabella... but I've no idea why, obviously! :D
Hello! Hello! How come I've been cut out of the loop? Charlotte, Emily and Pa - make of that what you will. No time for Lucy.
by Duffer_
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harlots - BBC2
Replies: 19
Views: 1642

Re: Harlots - BBC2

Yes, just finished the second series tonight. May be a while before we see the third?
by Duffer_
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Manchester City are next cup opponents
Replies: 39
Views: 2132

Re: ARTICLE: Manchester City are next cup opponents

Burnley1989 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:43 pm
I doubt I’ll be paying £10 for that one, although I have enjoyed the last two. I just hate playing them
I agree with all of that except, knowing me as I do, I suspect I will pay the £10 in hope more than expectation :D
by Duffer_
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Josh Brownhill
Replies: 25
Views: 2339

Re: Josh Brownhill

whiffa wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:37 pm
His goal just keeps getting better and better the more I see it:

https://streamable.com/u134hy
Aherrrmmm...heavy first touch. What? I didn't say anything.
by Duffer_
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stephens deal imminent
Replies: 232
Views: 20000

Re: Stephens deal imminent

Long Time Lurker wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:58 pm
Had Hendrick signed a new contract, which wasn't entirely out of the question, his value on the balance sheet would have been refreshed ( so to speak ).
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by Duffer_
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Millwall v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 33
Views: 2622

Re: Millwall v Burnley - Player Ratings

You see the line up and you wonder just how we'll do. I've seen these lads play a few times and know they are decent players, but shove them into the first team and you never know just what will happen. So pleased for them because they all did so well. Peacock-Farrell 7 Lowton 8 Thomas 7 Dunne 7 Ta...