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by EarbyClaret
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tubby Football Players
Replies: 67
Views: 1783

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: 1007

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: 160
Views: 5733

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: 72
Views: 1906

Re: Covers

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqfqVDHNW6c

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: 1665

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: 3636

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: 2134

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: 2134

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: 4733

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: 1615

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: 1026

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: 2491

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: 2641

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: 1876

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: 4331

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: 68
Views: 4353

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: 822

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: 4218

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: 1894

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: 3050

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: 1535

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: 5491

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: 6126

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: 1405

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: 3848

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: 3848

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: 1989

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: 2337

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: 1865

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: 13022

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: 2085

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: 2819

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: 2813

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...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any news on JBG?
Replies: 42
Views: 4791

Re: Any news on JBG?

For the Liverpool game would have preferred Hendrick over Gudmundsson in that role so guess that's how it will likely turn out. Personally I'd say starting with Lennon and McNeil would be too adventurous when primarily we have to think about containing them as an attacking threat. Jeff's defensive q...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First name on the teamsheet?
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: First name on the teamsheet?

Depends how you fill out a team-sheet I suppose - 10 of the 11 pick themselves the only question mark is at LB

If it was me I'd be writing Nick Pope's name down first and working from back to front.
by EarbyClaret
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TARKS & MEE
Replies: 36
Views: 2710

Re: TARKS & MEE

Agree with all of the positive comments about Mee and Tarkowski - would add Pope's importance too. I'm sure some people were concerned (I was) whether he'd be as good as he was pre-injury but so far he's made a very positive comeback and the fact that he can be relied on to come and collect crosses ...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The morning after the late afternoon before
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: The morning after the late afternoon before

One point from two tough games but a fit Danny Drinkwater away from four points. Two outstanding first half displays in both games but we invited so much pressure on, last week and yesterday, it was inevitable we'd concede eventually against two such good sides. Wolves in particular I thought by-pas...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v Sunderland
Replies: 67
Views: 4051

Re: Team v Sunderland

Drinkwater to start and assuming all goes well on the bench Saturday. Taylor also with a chance to stake a claim for a PL start. Good opportunity for Jay and Lennon too. They've been criticised by some for their contributions in the last two games but on both occasions have come on at a stage where ...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil
Replies: 22
Views: 3559

Re: McNeil

Dyche probably would have subbed him earlier if it wasn't for Gudmundsson's injury. He seemed to lack the physicality to win or retain the ball in the later stages of the second half when we desperately needed to play the game in the final third a bit more.

Thought he had a decent first half though.
by EarbyClaret
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves Imports versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 228
Views: 8651

Re: Wolves Imports versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Penalty - maybe, some get given some don't - not sure where 5 added minutes came from though
by EarbyClaret
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footy
Replies: 71
Views: 2715

Re: Today's footy

What the hell is going on with Watford? Early days but a worrying start for them - conceding six in two home games against teams they would have expected to beat last season. They did very well last time but a lot of that seemed to be down to confidence and momentum - not much of evidence of either...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footy
Replies: 71
Views: 2715

Re: Today's footy

Leeds of course winning (won). Every time Stoke lose I expect it to be Nathan Jones' last game. Is Sam injured - not even in the squad. No Ward either. Butland dropped and Allen on the bench. I know they are probably looking for stability after several managerial changes but surely there comes a po...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footy
Replies: 71
Views: 2715

Re: Today's footy

It's a long time since I've seen a tackle that bad, and that cynical - in the PL at least. There needs to be something more than the standard three matches for that. To be fair even Brighton's players looked shocked. Wonder if Andone ever was a serious target. Today's incident coupled with a couple ...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves Game : Predictions
Replies: 57
Views: 3014

Re: Wolves Game : Predictions

Wolves are better than us, in terms of squad depth and quality but there's not that much in it and their week v our week levels things up considerably - 2-2 Barnes and Rodriguez from the bench.
by EarbyClaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Torino v Wolves
Replies: 34
Views: 2262

Re: Torino v Wolves

KRBFC wrote:Didn’t we have Long and Gibson in central defence in the away leg?


yes - Gibson sent off and conceded a penalty for handball after the break - the fact that the Olympiakos owner had stormed into the officials' changing room at half-time purely incidental of course :-)
by EarbyClaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Torino v Wolves
Replies: 34
Views: 2262

Re: Torino v Wolves

Not watching tonight but would wager Wolves passage to this stage has been easier than Aberdeen - Basakeshir - Olympiakos
by EarbyClaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Linfield v Qarabag
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Linfield v Qarabag

Stoppage time penalty for Qarabag a real game changer over two legs - 3-2 and two away goals - still a fantastic achievement from the part-timers against a team who have pitted their wits against Europe's elite in the CL over recent seasons.
by EarbyClaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Linfield v Qarabag
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Linfield v Qarabag

BBC iPlayer
by EarbyClaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Linfield v Qarabag
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Linfield v Qarabag

Just me then - this is a hooking game - Linfield 3-1 up now. Amazing scoreline for the NI semi-pros. No NI team has ever reached the group stages of the EL.

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