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by EarbyClaret
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff City v Fulham
Replies: 72
Views: 2803

Re: Cardiff City v Fulham

FactualFrank wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:53 pm
[Brentford did the double over them, so they should be confident.
Agreed - but Brentford missed two chances to seal automatic promotion - remains to be seen if they have big game mentality
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff City v Fulham
Replies: 72
Views: 2803

Re: Cardiff City v Fulham

Fulham v Brentford - too close to call but with their play-off experience plus their steadier end to the regular campaign would give Fulham a slight edge - they've successfully rested Miotrovic (assuming he's fit) should they need him
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff City v Fulham
Replies: 72
Views: 2803

Re: Cardiff City v Fulham

Agreed - should be a good watch. Cardiff have to go for it at one end - but not good enough to keep Fulham out at the other
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff City v Fulham
Replies: 72
Views: 2803

Re: Cardiff City v Fulham

General consensus amongst Fulham fans is that they play better football without Mitrovic - if he's in the team then it's built around him - he certainly wasn't missed in the first leg Possibly similar to us with Charlie Austin - a prolific goalscorer but we looked a far better all-round team with an...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Erik Pieters
Replies: 22
Views: 2825

Re: Erik Pieters

All seemed a bit underwhelming when he signed but he's played a major part on the pitch and sounds like exactly the type of character you need off it. Really rate Taylor but never overly worried if Pieters deputises - generally does the right thing and appears to be a cool and experienced head out t...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff City v Fulham
Replies: 72
Views: 2803

Re: Cardiff City v Fulham

Fulham should have this nailed - their form towards the end of the season was reasonably good too - if I was them I'd be hoping for Brentford in the final - they seem to have a mental block when it comes to the critical games
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 274
Views: 31521

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

Macauley Bonne link is an interesting one and represents minimal risk at a modest outlay Progressively proved himself at each level - not unlike Andre Gray's career progression. Ex-Ipswich youth team (like Pope) and been impressive in a relegated Charlton team (Pope and Gudmundsson) - as others have...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your Highs and Lows of the Season
Replies: 31
Views: 873

Re: Your Highs and Lows of the Season

Highs - Nick Pope's penalty save v Leicester - a true turning point. Don't think the even more impressive win/performance at Old Trafford would have happened without that. The remarkable recovery from the terrible night on and off the pitch at City Lows - 7 home league defeats - in particular Villa....
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff City v Fulham
Replies: 72
Views: 2803

Re: Cardiff City v Fulham

Fulham always very generous with the points when they visit TM - plus Craven Cottage and Brentford (old and probably new grounds) very good away trips - Cardiff and Swansea both proper clubs/proper fans but neither could be described as enjoyable visits Not overly bothered - the longer we stay in th...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche ------->Palace
Replies: 1505
Views: 151483

Re: Dyche ------->Palace

I can't remember when I posted that as this thread is 3 years old. Do you not think it's fair to say that the situation may have changed in that time? If Dyche has a poor relationship with his employers then he may see this as a good opportunity. I doubt it is the dream move that Dyche may be looki...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche ------->Palace
Replies: 1505
Views: 151483

Re: Dyche ------->Palace

Rileybobs wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Depends what his longer-term ambitions are - a failure puts him on the same merry-go-round as likes of Hughes, Pardew and Pulis- at the moment he is a breed apart from those perceived 'journeymen'
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche ------->Palace
Replies: 1505
Views: 151483

Re: Dyche ------->Palace

If there's any truth in this I would say massive risk for SD in the current climate/uncertainty Since the restart we look every bit a PL club (on the pitch) - Palace look like relegation material without a major overhaul - will there be time to do that - they don't seem to be a club over-blessed wit...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The transition from this season to next.
Replies: 36
Views: 1585

Re: The transition from this season to next.

We seem to have adapted remarkably well to the no fans environment - overall I would say that suited as far better home and away to some kind of halfway-house arrangement and would certainly give us an edge when playing the biggest clubs
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where our 54 points were won
Replies: 26
Views: 1698

Re: Where our 54 points were won

If Villa survive at Watford's expense that's 18 (one third) of this season's points on their way to the Championship - first priority for a club of our stature to take maximum points off the weakest teams in the league
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How our squad has changed in four years
Replies: 46
Views: 1703

Re: How our squad has changed in four years

Barnes has been out an awful long time,i didnt think hernia's took that long to recover from,should we read anything into the fact hes been out so long,it would be sad if its a really bad injury we no nothing about,one of my favourate ever Clarets,ive missed him. I think I read somewhere that his r...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whatever happened to
Replies: 46
Views: 2030

Re: Whatever happened to

Leon Trotsky
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shirts of the past
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: Shirts of the past

Peter Noble in the dark blue/sky blue away kit from the mid 70s - would be high on the shopping list if ever re-produced by Toffs or similar Steve Davies (Mk II) - yellow with black pinstripe away kit Paul Weller - claret and blue quarters Ade Akinbiyi - claret with blue stripe across the chest (Cot...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How our squad has changed in four years
Replies: 46
Views: 1703

Re: How our squad has changed in four years

As a former CB himself Sean has spotted two exceptional ones in Keane and Tarkowski. Quite different players but little to choose between them in terms of how good they have been for us. SD once described Keane as a "Rolls Royce" of a defender - you wouldn't say that about Tarkowski but his sheer ph...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cowley sacked at Huddersfield
Replies: 57
Views: 3779

Re: Cowley sacked at Huddersfield

Given the on-field situation he inherited (I know nothing about the ownership or related issues) thought he did a superb job to keep them up with no previous experience at that level - especially when you take into account the other big clubs at the wrong end of the table, Middlesbrough and Stoke ma...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley as the season draws to a close.
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Burnley as the season draws to a close.

We have never finished a PL season this strongly and with the (proposed) short turnaround to 20/21 we can genuinely look forward to the new campaign with optimism SD said all the right things about physical and mental preparation but it was difficult to gauge if that was going to turn into performan...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today’s tactics
Replies: 140
Views: 4028

Re: Today’s tactics

Not surprised to read some of the comments on this thread - but second half of tonight's game entirely predictable once we scored before the the break - I make that one defeat in 15 (City) or two in 16 (City and Chelsea) - a 15th win of the season, 7th away from home, 4th win since the restart - all...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When were we last live on the BBC at the Turf?
Replies: 22
Views: 913

Re: When were we last live on the BBC at the Turf?

The Leeds game - think that was the last live broadcast - 1-0 up at half-time lost 2-1 if I remember correctly - Lee Dixon was the summariser and he had plenty to say about Brian Easton's performance
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best result of the season ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1515

Re: Best result of the season ?

Am I right in saying United are unbeaten since that night at OT? Liverpool are on a different level though - 35 points ahead of United - today felt like 7/8 years hard graft coming to fruition - it wasn't really the desperate clinging on to a point which has characterised so many of these performanc...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kevin Long
Replies: 52
Views: 3695

Re: Kevin Long

Classic example of an exemplary pro who has bought into the Dyche mentality - if you do the job as instructed - and i'm sure we are meticulous in our preparation - then limited ability (no disrespect to Kevin but we are talking about a team in the top half of the PL challenging for a EL place) is no...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 336
Views: 10699

Re: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS

I thought on first viewing it was VVD and Allison who collided. We really did a job on Allison all afternoon and VVD had to act as his minder at corners - Pieters especially was right in his face at set plays Regards the penalty that never was makes you wonder what would have happened if The Kop had...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 336
Views: 10699

Re: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Did well not to cave in after the goal and actually got into their box a few times after that Pope keeping us in the game but as long as it stays 1-0 they struggle when Westwood sticks the ball in right on top of Allison - plus they have made a couple of really poor unforced errors at the back That ...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football clubs known by their nickname
Replies: 47
Views: 1498

Re: Football clubs known by their nickname

Peterborough - Posh

Seem to remember Palace being 'The Glaziers' before they became 'The Eagles'

Cowdenbeath - 'The Blue Brazil' :D
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Declan Rice the invisible footballer
Replies: 58
Views: 2269

Re: Declan Rice the invisible footballer

Agree he wouldn't make a Dyche/Burnley team where character, accountability and making sure you are visible and getting the basics right even when things aren't going well are all minimum requirements It doesn't seem like rocket science but it's quite amazing how many PL managers overlook those requ...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Dunn is the new Barrow Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 1897

Re: David Dunn is the new Barrow Manager

A pragmatic rather than progressive appointment - the links with Clough and Hill seemed massively ambitious for a club of Barrow's (with all due respect) stature

I hope he does well for no other reason than I like Barrow
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee Interview, Sunday Times
Replies: 32
Views: 2856

Re: Ben Mee Interview, Sunday Times

Difficult to speak highly enough of Ben Mee - what a fantastic ambassador for our club the PL and the sport in general We're so lucky to have him - a model professional on and off the pitch - all of this is taking place whilst the Covid-19 situation places significant restrictions on full family sup...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: The FA cup alive and well

Anyone remember Chris Kelly - 'the Leatherhead Lip' took a 2-0 lead at Leicester before going down 3-2 -again rooted in the 1970s - much like the competition itself
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 100 away goals tomorrow?
Replies: 25
Views: 1168

Re: 100 away goals tomorrow?

Impressive stats for Wood and Barnes - Alexander - 2 x pens at Hull where was the other one was it City?
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: The FA cup alive and well

joey13 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:31 pm
Still my worst ever feeling after game ,think you all know which one :(
That can't help but colour the thoughts of any Claret of a certain age :|
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Bowie - BBC Tonight
Replies: 54
Views: 1910

Re: David Bowie - BBC Tonight

Thank you for the heads-up - much appreciated

Bowie at Wembley 1987 - Spider Tour - supported by Big Country - unparalleled
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: The FA cup alive and well

Those are three more nails in the coffin for me What (if anything) do you think would revitalise it? In its current format and the way it's regarded by managers like SD - and many others - it's dying on its feet. Personally I'd rather it was scrapped altogether than see this sad demise from former ...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: The FA cup alive and well

I wouldn’t go that far. It was certainly still a big exciting competition through the 70s and 80s. Started it’s slow decent downhill when the Premier League started. It probably depends on your age - Keith Houchen's flying header was special - Ryan Giggs' solo goal at Villa Park v Arsenal - but sta...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: The FA cup alive and well

That sums it up in a nutshell - ask anyone of a certain age what epitomizes the FA Cup and they will say Hereford v Newcastle in 1972 - the competition has failed to produce a moment of that significance in the best part of 50 years
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: The FA cup alive and well

It will never be what it was but seems there are several quick fixes that could at least give it a shot in the arm Subsidised prices fro kids/non ST holders Make it midweek (Tuesdays/Wednesdays) - might make for stronger starting 11s No replays - straight to pens no ET Regionalisation up to say R3/R...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Ever save by a Burnley Keeper
Replies: 74
Views: 2359

Re: Best Ever save by a Burnley Keeper

Can't comment on a number of the vintage saves mentioned here but obviously Heaton v Austin sticks in the mind. Pope from point blank range v Salah at Anfield. He also made a great save with an outstretched leg in the home game v Palace when he subbed for Tom - which was a real statement of intent M...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: The FA cup alive and well

The competition has been decimated by TV - it still has the potential to be as exciting as it was when I was kid (70s/80s) but it's sadly become diluted and second rate FAC 3rd round - first Saturday in January - 32 games - authentic matches between the best 11 v 11 across all four divisions with a ...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Weekend's footy
Replies: 218
Views: 3648

Re: Weekend's footy

Sadly for Norwich (easily the most likable team at the bottom of the table) they appear to be gone. Incredibly difficult for Villa from here on in too. The good news for us is that two from Bournemouth, Watford and West Ham ( record v Clarets this season W5 D0 L0 F11 A0) will be in the PL next seaso...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: No immediate return for injured quartet
Replies: 26
Views: 1594

Re: ARTICLE: No immediate return for injured quartet

I thought I read somewhere that one of the issues with Barnes was that lock down disrupted his rehab - so hopefully the situation is not as bad as it might appear on face value
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 400
Views: 12223

Re: Keir Starmer the future

A very decisive statement of leadership - in stark contrast to Johnson/Jenrick
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche pre match comments
Replies: 94
Views: 5425

Re: Dyche pre match comments

I agree with Frank on this - why would a proven PL manager leave to go to the Championship Of course Villa are a big club but who knows what next season is going to look like at that level and despite the money invested there with Bruce (currently doing pretty well in the PL himself) and then Dean S...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chairman
Replies: 281
Views: 17538

Re: The Chairman

Not sure it makes any difference. If they want to play they'll sig I meant it strengthens their hand (and the manager's come to that) if they consider staying on the right terms is still a possibility. I sense Hendrick is in the enviable position of having options - less do Bardsley Either way, ful...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chairman
Replies: 281
Views: 17538

Re: The Chairman

If i understood SD correctly pre-match there is still a possibility we'll secure both Bardsley and Hendrick - but neither will play/will be selected whilst that is unresolved

Tonight's performance plays into the hands of both players - if they are genuinely interested in staying
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Positives
Replies: 49
Views: 2085

Re: The Positives

Positives - would still have been 5-0 with Wood, Barnes. JBG, Brady, Hendrick, Lennon. Bardsley and Hart - that's par for the course at the Etihad Shame it was our first game back but there we are - fortunately we'd taken 15 points from the previous 7 - when they click into gear difficult to argue i...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 12077

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

On a positive note average age of the squad has just about halved since our last game :)
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 12077

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

Huge responsibility on the starting 11 - which looks decent by the way and is the nucleus of a team unbeaten in 7 but there's a huge reliance on no injuries in the context of this game - surprised that there are not a couple of other young players on the bench - assume there's a good reason for that
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 698
Views: 78411

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Another slightly earlier team pic in the same shirts. Great to see shirts with no sponsor! I guess somewhere between 1969 and 1971. BFC7.jpg That's a great picture - Mirror Cards - 1971/72 - purchased through the Daily Mirror in packs of 10 as I remember - team pictures of all 92 FL clubs - 'cigare...