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by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This week’s blast from the Burnley past is...
Replies: 27
Views: 820

Re: This week’s blast from the Burnley past is...

Is my (failing) memory playing tricks on me or was there an away game where PC got stuck in traffic and couldn't make KO, as a result NTG stood in, had something of a blinder and kept his place - Huddersfield maybe? That night at the City Ground ranks amongst one of the worst goalkeeping performance...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1850
Views: 162440

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

"I think your comment on Treacy is a bit out of order given his mental health problems." Fully aware of KT's mental health issues and read a very good interview he gave when he had signed for Drogheda where he spoke highly of SD's efforts to help him. I thought he had been badly let down u...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1850
Views: 162440

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I was referring to the fact that Jeff joined us with a serious criminal conviction hanging over his head - no question about his on-field conduct - just to be clear. As far as Joey was concerned some managers handled him better than others - doubt any of them surpassed SD. He even did his best with ...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1850
Views: 162440

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

"What about his attitude problem?" I guess it depends. You probably know more about it as some of your previous posts suggest you know a bit about the inner workings of HTFC. If they are insurmountable then it's a no-go. If SD thinks they are something that can be overcome (similar to Joey...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1850
Views: 162440

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

"But he ended the season unable to get into the Huddersfield team" Agreed - but then Pieters had been frozen out at Stoke - just as a comparison. I'd see a signing like Billing as good quality back-up which would give us options. Unlike a number of posters on here I thought the Cork/Westwo...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons
Replies: 47
Views: 1518

Re: Worst manager in living memory, purely for football reasons

If you look at that Waddle season as a whole it's remarkable we survived. Was it 6 games without a goal and 11 without a win from the start? From the new year onwards we were in automatic promotion/play-off form - especially at home which included putting 7 past York. He massively underestimated the...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1850
Views: 162440

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Philip Billing is an excellent shout - big, strong, tall and combative - and still only 23. Coming from Huddersfield he'll be very much aligned to the role of CM without the ball and would offer an alternative to our preferred pairing without the expectancy of a guaranteed start. Liked the look of h...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 1850
Views: 162440

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

That Southampton penalty was effectively his only meaningful contribution but it shouldn't be underestimated. The season's outcome could have been a whole lot different if we lost that game. What's more he's effectively the bridge between the Vokes out/Rodriguez in deal - representing a very modest ...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One club players
Replies: 57
Views: 1531

Re: One club players

Old school and before my time - honestly - Billy Wright and Jimmy Dickinson. I was going to say James Coppinger as he's such an iconic figure by modern standards didn't realise he had a career pre-Doncaster. As a former Bradford resident I thought maybe Ces Podd - but didn't realise he went on to pl...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spain v USA
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Spain v USA

You have to hope that the use/application of VAR will be better with the standard of officiating in the PL. In the WWC I'd say it's the officiating rather than VAR that's been the problem. Either referees have been told to refer everything regardless of how obvious (handball in the Canada v Sweden g...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nigeria v France. Women’s footy.
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Nigeria v France. Women’s footy.

France have had the benefit of three VAR decisions which were not picked-up by the match officials. The two tonight - although penalty award was correct - and the even worse one against Norway where the French striker went in two-footed and still got the penalty even though it didn't even warrant a ...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All time classic LP's
Replies: 119
Views: 3382

Re: All time classic LP's

in no particular order..........

Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
Hex Enduction Hour - The Fall
NMTB - Sex Pistols
London Calling - Clash
Metal Box - PiL
Tago Mago - CAN
Madcap Laughs - Syd Barrett
Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
Funhouse - Stooges
Loaded - Velvet Underground
by EarbyClaret
Sun May 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do you want to win.the playoffs
Replies: 50
Views: 2102

Re: Who do you want to win.the playoffs

As long as it's not Leeds don't mind regards the Championship - all of the Midlands clubs are good away days. Villa and West Brom in particular, in my experience, proper fans, proper clubs. League One, Charlton are my favourite London club by a country mile, either them or Doncaster. Mansfield. Salf...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: That Was a Brilliant Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 2004

Re: That Was a Brilliant Performance

Vast majority of post-match comments are classic Sky generation - we went to Stamford Bridge, opened the scoring, went 2-1 down, got back level and saw out the game for a point against one of the most expensively assembled attacking units in club football anywhere in the world - without any serious ...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Clarets score prediction
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Re: Chelsea v Clarets score prediction

Their home record is good but in the PL at least they don't seem to be as full of goals as they were in September/October - 5-0 win over Huddersfield excepted. They had a tough Europa League game on Thursday so I think we can get something - 1-1 - Wood to score.
by EarbyClaret
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chorley v Stockport
Replies: 27
Views: 3252

Re: Chorley v Stockport

How do the play-offs work in National League North/South - on the BBC table looks like it's 6 teams who qualify
by EarbyClaret
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we get our business done earlier this summer ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: Will we get our business done earlier this summer ?

In the summer of 2016 we had a fee agreed with FC Twente for Hakim Ziyech and we had personal terms agreed with the player and his representatives. Then they/he waited for Ajax to come in and he signed for them - he's been a huge player in guiding them to an unlikely SF place in the Champions League...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton vs Cardiff
Replies: 273
Views: 11685

Re: Brighton vs Cardiff

Cardiff aren't going to catch us - they still have Liverpool and United to play - but they might catch Brighton if they win tonight. Who do you want in the PL next season? Cardiff could well emulate Huddersfield, especially with the Sala ramifications still hanging over them. Every chance Brighton c...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lack of draws in premier league
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Lack of draws in premier league

I'm guessing, without having looked at previous seasons, the points gap between the top six and the rest continues to grow. So if the general rule applies that the top 6 usually win games against the other 14 teams then in increases the importance for that (14 team) group to win games against 'the r...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What a turn around...
Replies: 25
Views: 2223

Re: What a turn around...

I think there's a difference between red cards and other big decisions though. We played for 90 plus minutes v Leicester with an extra man but couldn't turn that to our advantage. As a result of those four incidents mentioned we only won one game - Chelsea away when Cahill was a bit unlucky and went...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Dunne
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: Jimmy Dunne

He has to experience different kinds of environment and pressures if he's going to make it. Whilst it sounds like Hearts was good for him there has to come a time where you take him out of his comfort zone. That being said, the criticism from Sunderland fans, if accurate, says more about the quality...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What I Really Liked About Dwight Today...
Replies: 78
Views: 3806

Re: What I Really Liked About Dwight Today...

According to the BBC most goals/assists for a PL teenager this season - level with Sessegnon at Fulham His key attribute is he makes us unpredictable - graft that onto the hard work/pressing/shape/organisation that are/should be a given with any Dyche team and that makes us very difficult opponents....
by EarbyClaret
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff should have had 3 penalties
Replies: 39
Views: 2463

Re: Cardiff should have had 3 penalties

The assistant referee incorrectly called the 2nd(?) Mee 'handball' - can't see how he had a clear view. If he was doing his job correctly and only giving what he could see then all of the controversy could have been avoided. It looked far worse than it actually was because Cardiff had spotted the ba...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So, Cardiff or Brighton for the Drop?
Replies: 64
Views: 4244

Re: So, Cardiff or Brighton for the Drop?

Losing 5-0 at home to Bournemouth is a frightening result. For Cardiff to still be in with a shout at this stage is a huge achievement given the (lack of) quality they have. Back them to beat Brighton on Tuesday but given the remaining fixtures of both teams difficult to see them overtaking them. De...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood
Replies: 31
Views: 2728

Re: Ashley Westwood

Without wishing to state the obvious if the central core of the team isn't performing then you're in trouble - to be fair to Westwood he's been consistent throughout but the difference in the second half of the season has been that, generally, we've looked decent in central defence (including goalke...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Safe
Replies: 98
Views: 7247

Re: Safe

Looking good - and most importantly all in our own hands.

I'm assuming it has happened in the past but must be unusual for a team winning 10 games to get relegated from the PL?
by EarbyClaret
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bornmuff versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 232
Views: 7482

Re: Bornmuff versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Along with West Ham they are the team you really want to play if you need a result. It would be great if we could finish above them. Several posters on here were using Howe as a stick to beat Dyche with earlier in the season but whilst our transfer windows were terrible at least we didn't spunk the ...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's Burnleys strength?
Replies: 28
Views: 1169

Re: What's Burnleys strength?

Up until this season I would have said our realism - or our 'authenticity' to use one of Sean's favourite words. Sadly I think that maybe we started to believe the hype this year. The Championship is littered with clubs who thought they'd established themselves in the PL. Hopefully our strength this...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Players Autobiography
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: Burnley Players Autobiography

Ron Futcher wasn't at TM when Stan as manager - unless they were together at another club.

If it refers to Stan's time in charge here I always thought it was Glen Little he had an altercation with.
by EarbyClaret
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Forest Away 1990
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Forest Away 1990

Wow that brought back some memories. Tremendous away following which grew and grew as the game went on. Forest were one of the best teams in the country at the time and we matched them for a very long stretch playing with 10 men for an hour - tiredness told in the end but it was a great night all th...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hill and Bowyer
Replies: 19
Views: 1720

Re: Hill and Bowyer

Don't think Bowyer will ever be out of work long - he has a reputation for over achieving against ridiculous odds. A quite amazing job at Blackpool. My Seasiders supporting friend maintains he was paying for the use of the training facilities out of his own pocket because of the way the club was bei...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 15 Greatest Own goals of all time
Replies: 25
Views: 1470

Re: 15 Greatest Own goals of all time

Some quality viewing there. One in our favour (Traore), two former players (Brass and Dixon) and an assist from Steve Stone. It's a tough call but I think the Forest Green one is my favourite for sheer stupidity in the face of zero danger - thanks for posting.
by EarbyClaret
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Keane
Replies: 39
Views: 3998

Re: Michael Keane

The CB role is all about the understanding with your defensive partner. That's why Ben Mee has been such a consistently good player for us over an extended period. He's played a conventional anchor role alongside two partners who are both technically better footballers, Keane and Tarkowski. I've see...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We weren’t a million miles away today
Replies: 44
Views: 2643

Re: ARTICLE: We weren’t a million miles away today

This always looked like a tough game. Palace have now taken 20 points from away games and Zaha has scored 7 goals in the process - I think I read somewhere that's the highest of any player in the PL this season - not sure if that's right. Assuming the half time sub was tactical. If so, with the bene...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD Tonight
Replies: 35
Views: 4083

Re: MOTD Tonight

Personally I think it's a bit of a myth that we don't get fair treatment on MOTD Obviously they'll focus on Kane's return and Spurs' stumble in pursuit of the title but whilst I don't watch that regularly I can't think of any of the pundits who haven't given us credit when it's due, definitely Shear...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Champions! Burnley Are Back video
Replies: 46
Views: 2656

Re: Champions! Burnley Are Back video

Northampton's ground was ramshackle to say the least - I think there had been a fire in the lead-up to our game which had destroyed part of the stand (to our right). If I remember correctly the programme was a one-sheet photocopy. Their stadium announcer came on the pitch before the game and said so...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BHA messageboard
Replies: 73
Views: 9442

Re: BHA messageboard

The problem they've got is that they're battling against a group of teams who've been at the wrong end of the table all season and all are showing signs of being able to scrap and battle and put in big performances in the 'six pointers'. Brighton remind me a little of us early season. To use one of ...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BHA messageboard
Replies: 73
Views: 9442

Re: BHA messageboard

Thought they were the worst team we've played during our unbeaten run. Everyone else battling to avoid 18th place is in better form. The manner in which they surrendered a 2-0 lead at Fulham recently was frightening. They are in trouble.
by EarbyClaret
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Its not points its the way you play
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: Its not points its the way you play

Points. At this stage of the season, in order to get them when things aren't going your way, you need to be able to change things around. Yesterday we had genuine options from the bench and salvaged a massive point from an unpromising situation. I can't think of a PL team better set-up than we are t...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barnes
Replies: 113
Views: 6333

Re: Barnes

Thought it was a penalty. Credit to Barnes though he sets-up Wood with a for a good chance, forces a point-blank save from McCarthy - maybe could have done better with that. Hits the bar with a very good effort and then the penalty. We haven't had one for nearly two seasons. It's a relegation six-po...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We know the bigger picture
Replies: 58
Views: 2731

Re: ARTICLE: We know the bigger picture

As referenced above the FA Cup in it's current format is meaningless to all but the top six or PL clubs (who could, if they wanted, field two teams of relatively equal strength) and most in the Championship. It's about teams who can take it seriously without it making an impact on their priorities o...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace
Replies: 33
Views: 3223

Re: Crystal Palace

Excellent gesture by Palace - from my limited knowledge of them they seem to be a club who connect well with the local community. Can only speak from my own experience living where homelessness is a huge problem but local churches take a leading role and between them offer a significant number of be...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche in demand again
Replies: 54
Views: 4185

Re: Dyche in demand again

If Leicester part company with Puel - which in fact seems like a when rather than an if question then it would be reasonable to assume that they want a change of football direction - SD would hardly give them that, I think he and Puel are quite similar managers in many respects. I like Puel, I think...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Guðmundsson remains doubtful for Watford
Replies: 22
Views: 2383

Re: ARTICLE: Guðmundsson remains doubtful for Watford

Maybe it's just me but I struggle to understand how a number of people have downplayed three straight PL wins. For any team outside the top 5/6, regardless of the opposition that's a fantastic achievement at this level. The timing is crucial and I'm sure will have an impact on any players who may be...
by EarbyClaret
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are Derby a bigger club than us ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2830

Re: Are Derby a bigger club than us ?

I'm surprised they've had 65 top-flight seasons - I assume they were a force in the earlier part of the 20th century? I remember the Clough-era early 1970s when they won a remarkable league title and did really well in the European Cup. Brain Clough's interview after losing to Juventus in the semi-f...
by EarbyClaret
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cesar Menotti
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Re: Cesar Menotti

1974 was the first World Cup I watched so for that reason ranks as my favourite - memories of that Holland team stand-out and there's a strong case to be made for them being the best team never to win it. They were not quite the same force in '78 (no Cryuff) but to get to a second successive final, ...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel
Replies: 105
Views: 10532

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel

If we need a player who is PL/first-team ready then to find someone in our price range it was always likely they would be that little bit older. We're placing a heavy workload on our CM at the moment and if we're going to maintain that for the rest of the season that needs to be shared around more p...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone feel a tinge of sympathy for Theresa May ?
Replies: 272
Views: 6703

Re: Anyone feel a tinge of sympathy for Theresa May ?

She was dealt a poor hand but that 'hand' did contain the one card that she could have made use of - a decision on when to trigger article 50. She chose to play that card, in an attempt to appease the right wing of her party, before using to gain a single concession from the EU. All they then had to...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: have we got too much know how to go down?
Replies: 76
Views: 4022

Re: have we got too much know how to go down?

The biggest single factor in our favour is that we know we don't have the required quality so the emphasis has to be on hard work, organisation and resilience when we don't have the ball. It's that kind of mentality, consistently delivering to those levels, which gets us results like yesterday's. Ne...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: have we got too much know how to go down?
Replies: 76
Views: 4022

Re: have we got too much know how to go down?

Last season West Brom, Stoke and Swansea all changed managers, whilst you could make a case for saying that was the right thing to do in at least two of those cases, it's disruptive. For us, avoiding that turmoil has been key. In terms of the experience of our managerial/coaching staff and the major...

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