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by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Kevin Friend v West Ham
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: RATE THE REF - Kevin Friend v West Ham

This is becoming very difficult - where does the on-field referee end and VAR start - thought this was one of his better games probably because we were so dominant that officildom was never likely to influence the result.
by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings
Replies: 66
Views: 3630

Re: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings

Not a fan of the 'ratings' thread because it s so subjective but in a sense today was all about the full-backs - Sean got that spot-on and if we get that sorted we'll be reet.

UTC
by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why did Pellegrini withdraw Felipe Anderson?
Replies: 24
Views: 1261

Re: Why did Pellegrini withdraw Felipe Anderson?

If you are coming off the back of three poor results West Ham are the perfect opposition to put things right
by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lanzini
Replies: 51
Views: 3558

Re: Lanzini

Every sympathy for Lanzini - but it's about the foul (yellow) not the resultant injury.

A bit like Ash Barnes and the cruciate he got at Villa in what in rugby terms is described as a 'meaningless rubber'
by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation fodder
Replies: 36
Views: 1963

Re: Relegation fodder

Aside from Norwich for whom there is no realistic hope it's more wide-open than it has been for some time and of course we are (as almost always) one of the contenders. Sean's experience in steering us clear of stormy waters is again likely to be invaluable. In the end it will come down to the mange...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sam Allardyche
Replies: 39
Views: 1813

Re: Sam Allardyche

Allardyche - like what you did there

You're a top poster but as fishing trips go Roy Schneider would have been proud of that :D
by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CAPTAIN NEEDED ASAP
Replies: 14
Views: 1150

Re: CAPTAIN NEEDED ASAP

There's vast PL experience in every unit - back to front - really don't think that the lack of a strong or dominant captain (even if that is the case) is something that should be of major concern. Of course everything is not as it should be - but don't see the perceived lack of a 'captain' as the pr...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Inexcusable
Replies: 102
Views: 4724

Re: Inexcusable

Firstly - well done Chris Wilder - what a good manager he is and what a fantastic job he's doing. Reminds me of our first PL season under Sean but with a cutting edge. That being said they will find the second half of the season far tougher than the first so they need to rack-up as many points as th...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Pickford a top class goalkeeper?
Replies: 27
Views: 1495

Re: Is Pickford a top class goalkeeper?

I'm struggling to think of a goal we have conceded which could be attributed to a Nick Pope error. Tom made the odd error (Liverpool away last season springs to mind) but they were rare. Pickford's seem more commonplace and aside from his - on occasion - questionable decision making, much of this mu...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next four matches
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Next four matches

We need to be looking for 6/8 points there - two home wins would be an excellent return
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Changes for next week?
Replies: 32
Views: 1535

Re: Changes for next week?

I thought I read somewhere that Drinkwater was now training at the required level and could be in contention for next week? A fit Wood has to be straight back in. To be fair to Barnes he's coming back from an injury and was not quite at it today but hopefully he'll be back up to the required level i...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester United
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Manchester United

I think he’s good enough for us, too good. I don’t think he would make it at a top CL team and therefore United were right to let go. You can't really make that comparison though. He's our one creative outlet and we rely on him far too much for such a young and inexperienced player. Put him into a ...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We would have beaten plenty of teams today
Replies: 65
Views: 2700

Re: We would have beaten plenty of teams today

First half was very similar to Liverpool - a couple of good chances to take the lead before we conceded twice in quick succession to a mistake and a deflection - difference in the second half was that Chelsea kept coming forward - scored and conceded - Liverpool just killed it. Liverpool will finish...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Classical Music
Replies: 32
Views: 718

Re: Classical Music

Personal favourite is The Planets - Gustav Holst
by EarbyClaret
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Dyche a future England manager?
Replies: 41
Views: 1910

Re: Is Dyche a future England manager?

On the basis that I doubt we'll go down the non-English route again then the natural successor to Southgate as things stand would be Howe or Dyche. However, as has been said no reason why Southgate would move aside anytime soon which allows for someone like Graham Potter to force his way into the re...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst ever sitcom
Replies: 126
Views: 3684

Re: Worst ever sitcom

My opinions were formed as a little kid in the 70s when your mum and dad used to let you watch all sorts of stuff that would be considered totally unsuitable by today's standards Porridge, The Likely Lads and Steptoe and Son (which started in the 1960s) are timeless classics which still make me laug...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MotD
Replies: 83
Views: 4493

Re: MotD

I was watching Final Score, Crooks, the ever sensible Keown and Jason Mohammad all said that the goal should have stood. Can't see that view shifting significantly with Shearer and Neville who both seem to get the Dyche mantra - Lineker has already indicated he thought his beloved Leicester got away...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tubby Football Players
Replies: 67
Views: 2147

Re: Tubby Football Players

Tommy Lawrence was the Liverpool 'keeper - not that unusual during the 60s/70s - John Burridge, Joe Corrigan, Phil Parkes (QPR) etc.

In more modern times - thinking of outfield players - Charlie Adam springs to mind.

As far as we were concerned I'd add Ian Bray and Neil Grewcock into he mix.
by EarbyClaret
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Referee confirmed for Leicester game
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

Re: Referee confirmed for Leicester game

This would have been a tough enough game with a decent ref - already feels like we're starting 1-0 down
by EarbyClaret
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 163
Views: 7457

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Genuinely upsetting news - with deepest condolences to his family and friends.

I always looked out for his music related contributions they were superb and covered many genres.

He will be sadly missed on here.
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covers
Replies: 73
Views: 2485

Re: Covers

these threads come up from time to time on here, this is always the first song that comes to mind

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Stranglers - Walk On By
by EarbyClaret
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brother's playing together
Replies: 67
Views: 3060

Re: Brother's playing together

Pre-Premier League but top flight/old first division - Bob and David Latchford at Birmingham and I think I'm right in saying Henry Newton was Keith Newton's brother? - if so they were at Everton together before Keith moved to TM. I'm not sure how all the Clarke's were related either but there were s...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork 'Minor Shoulder Fracture '
Replies: 55
Views: 6372

Re: Jack Cork 'Minor Shoulder Fracture '

warksclaret wrote:Just cant see SD starting with 443
Me neither unfortunately - but I think it would give us a very good chance if he did :D
by EarbyClaret
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's footy ....
Replies: 44
Views: 4267

Re: Tonight's footy ....

Huddersfield take the lead at Stoke with the first shot on target in the whole game - 82nd minute. Again struggling to understand how Nathan Jones is still there. He has to go but already seems like they've left it too late.
by EarbyClaret
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's footy ....
Replies: 44
Views: 4267

Re: Tonight's footy ....

Stoke v Huddersfield - Vokesy not in the 18 - is he injured? No sign of Ward either.
by EarbyClaret
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aston Villa - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 9051

Re: Aston Villa - Player Ratings

On another day it hits the outside of Pope's leg flies clear and it's a great reaction save.

McGinn sees it early, sets himself and hits the ball low and hard - all Pope can do is get in the way. Where the ball ends up is then something of a lottery.
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The bench yesterday
Replies: 12
Views: 2700

Re: The bench yesterday

Long was the other senior player not involved. On another thread there's a Pieters v Taylor debate - but if Taylor's not even in the 18 and with so few minutes this season he seems some way off a start - is he still carrying an injury? Agree with Ian's comment - our rotation happens on the bench and...
by EarbyClaret
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: footballer - drink/driving shock
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: footballer - drink/driving shock

As Lord Beamish and Bosscat say - two (high-spec) cars = two players = one in each car,

On face value difficult to believe this of two highly paid professional athletes - but on reflection not that difficult.
by EarbyClaret
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Praise for Burnley in Norwich Pinkun
Replies: 18
Views: 3124

Re: Praise for Burnley in Norwich Pinkun

I've really warmed to them over the last couple of weeks. The vast majority of output from their fans is eminently sensible and they realise that to survive in the PL they need to try and do something similar to what we do. It's a refreshing change to see/hear fans of a newly promoted club thinking ...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Well Done Leeds!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3464

Re: Well Done Leeds!!

Thank you for posting Stan - that is a quality video which perfectly captures feel of 1970s football - for anyone who wasn't there. Fletcher's overhead goal is of course iconic but the finish into the top corner by Doug Collins (?) is pure quality. That retro kit would fly off the shelves in the clu...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Breaking the Big 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

Re: Breaking the Big 6

There are probably two places in the top six up for grabs and Leicester look best placed for an attempt on the top four. I'd definitely agree we can realistically look a a possible top-half finish as the points are the points are going to be more evenly spread between 18/20 rather than the usual 14/...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.
Replies: 44
Views: 6073

Re: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.

I'd say already we're almost certain to stay up this season. The top six appears to be the top two and there are opportunities to take points off 17 teams. Of the rest there seems to be an obsession with technically limited players trying to play in the style of Barcelona. We are almost uniquely unl...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marco Silva
Replies: 145
Views: 17843

Re: Marco Silva

Don’t want Silva being sacked as don’t want the Toffees coming sniffing around for Dyche This a good point. Allardyce, the ultimate pragmatist was sacked because of the attritional football, despite relatively satisfactory results. Silva's supposedly more expansive style has been an expensive failu...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood’s second today
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Wood’s second today

Excellent movement by Wood to make the space for the strike - superbly executed and intelligent delivery from McNeil from a difficult position and tight angle. We look and feel like we properly belong at this level, maybe more so than we ever have in the past, and that moment in the game captured ex...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 71
Views: 7095

Re: Jeff Hendrick

Never understood the criticism of Hendrick. Given the current group at our disposal he's definitely the ideal starter on the right and no coincidence that we played our way out of trouble with him in that role last season. He's in great shape and everything Sean says about him suggests he is a first...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich - Press Conferences, Reports and Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: Burnley v Norwich - Press Conferences, Reports and Analysis

A very balanced appraisal from a Norwich fan How refreshing was that? What an incredibly sensible take on the game. He understands what we are about and why we are good at it far better than the majority of professional pundits who are paid to come out with the same tired platitudes and cliches wee...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Norwich over passing at goal kicks
Replies: 41
Views: 4408

Re: Norwich over passing at goal kicks

It's high risk - against Arsenal whilst we came close to nicking the ball off them a couple of times they also, on several occasions, played out through our 'press' and got into great positions. Norwich don't have that quality and the longer the season goes on - if they persist with it - the more th...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton vs Bournemouth
Replies: 31
Views: 2196

Re: Southampton vs Bournemouth

Not really sure where the pre-season optimism around Southampton came from - I think the BBC had them ranked 12th. Adams was a punt with probably a 40/60 chance of delivering and they still display the same defensive frailties as last year. So far they've got lucky at Brighton with Andone's stupid r...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Norwich
Replies: 76
Views: 8415

Re: Norwich

Brilliant result for Norwich well done to them. They might well say up - they've got what used to be called a 'shooter's chance' - in other words if you go for it you win some - you lose some. We learnt that from the first PL season under Sean where we were hard to beat and break down but didn't hav...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Roy Keane speaks out about two former Clarets
Replies: 82
Views: 10261

Re: ARTICLE: Roy Keane speaks out about two former Clarets

With thanks to Vegas Claret for posting the link - I really enjoyed watching that - Keane wipes the floor with Neville in terms of self-awareness and football intlelligence. Not going to attempt to defend some of the things he has done and said but his achievements speak for themselves - it's a mist...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dunne v Agyei
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Dunne v Agyei

Don't think there's any doubt about his intelligence - his temperament however appears, on occasions, to be a different matter. Difficult to think of a time in either his playing or managerial career where he seemed so focused and controlled than his spells at TM.
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Javi Gracia sacked
Replies: 56
Views: 5914

Re: Javi Gracia sacked

On a level with ours is good for us when you consider the financial backing they have. Absolutely - and highlights what a fantastic manager SD is and what a well-run club we are. Financial backing alone is no guarantee of survival at this level though - plenty have crashed and burned in the time th...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Javi Gracia sacked
Replies: 56
Views: 5914

Re: Javi Gracia sacked

Not surprised going off Watford’s recent history. Think he’s one of the better managers in the group outside top 6. Not sure what to make of timing... bad run, leaving plenty of time to look at the squad for the incoming, but someone else’s squad until the next window. Indeed somebody else's squad ...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bond Out
Replies: 13
Views: 2352

Re: Bond Out

Bond looked like a bizarre appointment from the outset. Given that there are only two slots realistically available it would highly careless to get relegated from League One this season. Without knowing too much about Southend thought they might have been a tad hasty in sacking Chris Powell.
by EarbyClaret
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Managers if we'd gone down.
Replies: 47
Views: 3361

Re: Managers if we'd gone down.

Hypothetically, if we had gone down and for whatever reason SD was no longer around think the Cowleys at Lincoln would have been serious contenders - bearing in mind they were strongly linked with both Huddersfield and Wednesday
by EarbyClaret
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff set for 50th cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2488

Re: Jeff set for 50th cap

Depending on the nature/extent of Gudmundsson's injury I'd say there's a strong case for him slotting in on the right side of midfield. No coincidence that playing that role he was an integral part of the team that hauled us away from danger during January-April last season.
by EarbyClaret
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Defour joins Antwerp
Replies: 125
Views: 17625

Re: ARTICLE: Defour joins Antwerp

I must be missing something here. If he is fit enough to sign for Antwerp, how come he couldn’t even get on our bench? Even twenty minutes from him as an impact sub would have helped last Saturday. I wish him well but will be a bit miffed if he now goes on and plays a lot of games for them. Fair po...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v QPR - U23 Latest
Replies: 26
Views: 3169

Re: Burnley v QPR - U23 Latest

Does any of this incoming goalkeeper activity mean Hart might be leaving - or is it totally unrelated?
by EarbyClaret
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pieters v Salah
Replies: 43
Views: 4030

Re: Pieters v Salah

Thought Pieters had a really good game and did a decent job on Salah - as well as he could under the circumstances. Stuck to the plan throughout. Some of the comments/marks on the ratings thread were way off and showed either a lack of understanding about what it means to be an FB against a player o...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hamburg v Hanover
Replies: 48
Views: 3806

Re: Hamburg v Hanover

I can see both sides of this and it's an interesting discussion. Took my 10 year-old on Saturday and he sat with his elder brothers. We had a great view and I was totally engrossed in the game knowing I didn't have to worry about him in the slightest - he really enjoyed it even though we lost. On th...