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by Mala591
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Liverpool
Replies: 55
Views: 1411

Re: Predictions vs Liverpool

Positive thoughts: McNeil looked lively and refreshed against West Ham Lowton is beginning to find some form and his crosses are definitely improving By the law of averages our luck in front of goal will improve Brady is working extremely hard and playing well Taylor will probably be fit for tonight...
by Mala591
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team and formation vs Liverpool
Replies: 77
Views: 2202

Re: Your team and formation vs Liverpool

You'd like to think that given they have no CB's available and are playing two midfielders at the back, we'd have a real go at them. It'll be the same lineup as Saturday, playing 4-4-2 and we'll give them far too much respect like we do with City and sit back. We have little creativity in the side,...
by Mala591
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 997
Views: 81473

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

One £25 million quality signing who is good enough to start with the first team immediately might just be the difference between survival and relegation.

It’s not a question of ‘can we afford to spend so much money?’

It’s more a question of ‘can we afford not to spend it?’
by Mala591
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team and formation vs Liverpool
Replies: 77
Views: 2202

Your team and formation vs Liverpool

4-4-1-1 with Brownhill playing narrow right midfield and Brady playing narrow left midfield (i.e. pack the midfield out).
McNeil to be given creative free roaming role behind Rodriguez or Wood.

Pope
Lowton Tarks Mee Taylor
Brownhill Westwood Cork Brady
McNeil
Rodriguez or Wood
by Mala591
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your advice to Alan Pace...
Replies: 99
Views: 3022

Re: Your advice to Alan Pace...

If there are any unsold home seats 2 hours before a home match kickoff then sell them off cheap for £10-20

They can be known as ‘cheap seats’ 🙂
by Mala591
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your advice to Alan Pace...
Replies: 99
Views: 3022

Re: Your advice to Alan Pace...

Replace Hollands pies with Haffners pies
Replace Thwaites bitter with Hen Harrier bitter
by Mala591
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your advice to Alan Pace...
Replies: 99
Views: 3022

Re: Your advice to Alan Pace...

Attract investment to allow Sean Dyche to sign one £25 million ‘quality range’ player every year for the next 3 years
by Mala591
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your advice to Alan Pace...
Replies: 99
Views: 3022

Your advice to Alan Pace...

1. In order to reduce the average age of our first team squad ALL new signings must be below the age of 29
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's Been Your Treat of the Day
Replies: 83
Views: 1506

Re: What's Been Your Treat of the Day

Seeing my 90 year old mum making great progress with her walking frame after breaking her hip (fractured neck of femur) a few weeks ago.
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How to Spot a Yorkshireman?
Replies: 109
Views: 2569

Re: How to Spot a Yorkshireman?

When asked by a prostitute to say just three words to describe anything they want done for them the Yorkshireman says











‘paint my house’
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm four new directors
Replies: 68
Views: 5016

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm four new directors

No 1 on the next senior management meeting agenda should be:

‘Attracting investment for the recruitment of Premier League QUALITY footballers to the Burnley FC squad.’
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Formation change needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1371

Re: Formation change needed

A suggestion for 4-4-1-1

Usual defensive 4

Brownhill Westwood Cork Brady
____________McNeil
_______Rodriguez or Wood

McNeil given free roaming role behind the centre forward which releases him from some defensive duties

Brownhill to play narrow right half back rather than winger
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Lousy day at the London Stadium
Replies: 52
Views: 1822

Re: REPORT: Lousy day at the London Stadium

Also, it might be worth trying Brady in a free role behind a lone striker in a 4-4-1-1 formation

Brownhill Westwood Cork McNeil
____________Brady
______Rodriguez or Wood
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Lousy day at the London Stadium
Replies: 52
Views: 1822

Re: REPORT: Lousy day at the London Stadium

The strikers are pivotal to our entire game plan, If they do not hold the ball up then we are knackered. Yes it could be argued that the service they get in open play is substandard but this has always been the case in comparison to other teams. The difference at the moment is on the occasions they...
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Under 23s Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: Under 23s Tomorrow

Yes, but what happens when the lockdown is over?

Another ‘we’ve always done it this way’ habit for Mr Pace to review.
by Mala591
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Under 23s Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: Under 23s Tomorrow

If the U23’s played at Turf Moor would anyone else be prepared to pay a few quid to watch them?

At the moment it seems that the club are discouraging supporters (purposely?) by having a distant home ground and poor promotion of games.
by Mala591
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Formation change needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1371

Re: Formation change needed

I think we're missing Taylor and hopefully he'll be back soon but do agree that a formation change might also help. Especially against Liverpool and possibly also against Villa and Chelsea. We've nothing to lose trying a formation change and we can always revert back to 442 if need be. ____________...
by Mala591
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 997
Views: 81473

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

Dyche seems happy with our current (near fully fit) squad. The crunch time comes when Pace asks Dyche what is needed for us to keep our PL status but evolve into a more attacking/creative/entertaining team (i.e. a more ‘marketable’ product). Dyche might say to Pace ‘It can be done but it’s a high ri...
by Mala591
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?
Replies: 102
Views: 3639

Re: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?

Anyone remember playing Whitewell Bottom? They had one player who played with his glasses on (and a chunky elasticated band to hold them on 🙂) and another player with only one arm. Both were very good players by the way.
by Mala591
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 194
Views: 6593

Re: Your winter photos

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Dusk over Clowbridge reservoir
by Mala591
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your starting eleven vs West Ham
Replies: 55
Views: 2121

Re: Your starting eleven vs West Ham

Pope
Lowton Tarks Mee Taylor
Brady Westwood Brownhill McNeil
Barnes Rodriguez
by Mala591
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?
Replies: 104
Views: 1766

Re: Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?

It's clear to everyone involved or has watched us this season that there is an issue with us as an attacking force. Its' more than reasonable to expect Pace to address this with Dyche. No one has mentioned attacking Dyche because of it or being armed with questions. The OP said looking at it which ...
by Mala591
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?
Replies: 104
Views: 1766

Re: Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?

If Pace wants Dyche to play a more attacking brand of football (a more marketable product) then he must ask Dyche what he needs to gradually move in that direction. Obviously recruitment of better quality players is part of the answer but imo better quality attacking/offensive coaching is also part ...
by Mala591
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?
Replies: 104
Views: 1766

Are our players improving their technical ATTACKING skills?

Defensive shape, tackling and blocking shots are all excellent and are the result of intensive work on the training field. But what about improving our attacking skills, are we improving or stagnating? Movement off the ball, powerful and accurate shots on target, clever variations of tactics for cor...
by Mala591
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Club shop
Replies: 28
Views: 2282

Re: Club shop

Would anyone else pay MORE for a shirt if it didn’t have that appalling Chinese betting logo on it?
by Mala591
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 194
Views: 6593

Re: Your winter photos

Correct ICL. I’ll have to make the next one more difficult 🙂
by Mala591
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rochdale player
Replies: 41
Views: 3722

Re: Rochdale player

Humphrys in central midfield is skilful, energetic and very direct. Another one to watch.
by Mala591
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 194
Views: 6593

Re: Your winter photos

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Atmospheric photograph into the sun. Can anyone name the reservoir?
by Mala591
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 100
Views: 4163

Re: Vydra

Dyche obviously doesn’t ‘rate’ Vydra (for want of a better word) so why don’t we sell him and get someone new in who Dyche does rate?
by Mala591
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ai Scout App
Replies: 59
Views: 2750

Re: Ai Scout App

Is there an app which monitors THE FANS ‘player of the year’ and ‘young player of the year’ for Championship and Div 1 teams? Now that would be useful.
by Mala591
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We’re going to have to be very good again
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: ARTICLE: We’re going to have to be very good again

We need a high tempo, pressing and (legally) aggressive start. Two goals in the first 30 minutes (Barnes and Wood) then hang on for dear life.
by Mala591
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527130

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Burnley Ace wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:20 pm
Why? Small shareholders have had no input into how the club has been run for years.
Thank you for your thoughts Mr Garlick. Might I remind you that Mr Pace is the chairman now.
by Mala591
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527130

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

It would seem reasonable to expect Alan Pace to write to/e-mail ALL Burnley Football Club shareholders with a summary of the business plan especially the part of the plan relating to player recruitment and how it is to be financed.
by Mala591
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ai Scout App
Replies: 59
Views: 2750

Re: Ai Scout App

by Mala591
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds U23 Game Free On YouTube
Replies: 120
Views: 4786

Re: Leeds U23 Game Free On YouTube

Turf Moor is obviously underused at 90 minutes every fortnight.

I’d play the u23’s there (just open the Bob Lord stand) and have pop concerts over the summer months.
by Mala591
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527130

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Where does the money/investment come from to improve the pace/technical ability/quality of our playing squad?
by Mala591
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds U23 Game Free On YouTube
Replies: 120
Views: 4786

Re: Leeds U23 Game Free On YouTube

Message to Chairman Mr Alan Pace - please bring back our home u23 games CLOSER TO BURNLEY so they can be watched by Burnley fans.
Thank you
by Mala591
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your starting X1 vs Man United
Replies: 27
Views: 1534

Re: Your starting X1 vs Man United

Popular
Barely Targeted Meeting Pie
Good Western Brother Brakes
Barely Wooden

This is my browsers spellcheck team when I type in the first three letters of our players surname

Look at our forwards!
by Mala591
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527130

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

So,
Turf Moor has been mortgaged
The training complex has been mortgaged
The value of the players has been mortgaged

Do we still have £50 million in the bank?
by Mala591
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Purchase a striker in January?
Replies: 93
Views: 3907

Re: Purchase a striker in January?

Dyche obviously doesn’t ‘rate’ Vydra as a PL striker (too lightweight?) so:

Identify the best 5 strikers in the Championship and offer Vydra plus cash to each club and see what the response is.
by Mala591
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New players - what Dyche needs to know
Replies: 30
Views: 2393

New players - what Dyche needs to know

Pace to Dyche - ‘You have £20 million and £75,000 (per week in wages) to spend in the January transfer window.’

What could be simpler?
by Mala591
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 194
Views: 6593

Re: Your winter photos

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‘At the heart of our community’
by Mala591
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 194
Views: 6593

Re: Your winter photos

Hurstwood
Hurstwood
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by Mala591
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?
Replies: 102
Views: 3639

Re: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?

I think it was ‘Crazy horse’ who played for Keighley Green first team who had to have two pints and a large portion of pie and peas before every match to ‘give him energy’ :o

I wonder if Sean Dyche has ever tried that with any off-form players as a last resort :lol:
by Mala591
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?
Replies: 102
Views: 3639

Re: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?

You’re right Steve, Paak Utd from Brierfield were an excellent team with some very skilful players BUT they had the advantage that they hadn’t been out on the Friday night before the match supping copious amounts of 🍺 🍺 🍺
by Mala591
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?
Replies: 102
Views: 3639

Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?

Keighley Green was my team (1978-1985 then serious knee injury) the A team were in div 1 and the B team in div 2. Pitch 3 (upper Towneley) was my favourite, never seemed to have a good game on pitch 8. If the ball went in the river Alan Ludlam (referee legend who would cycle everywhere) would wade i...
by Mala591
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 194
Views: 6593

Re: Your winter photos

View from Healey Heights
View from Healey Heights
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View from Healey Heights
by Mala591
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527130

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

A 2.5% annual interest rate on a £170 million loan is £4.25 million (yes every year). I wonder where this money will come from?
by Mala591
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we now need an American themed song when the teams come on ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1027

Re: Will we now need an American themed song when the teams come on ?

Goobs wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:21 pm
We already have an American song before the game, Times like these....
https://youtu.be/rhzmNRtIp8k

No way that this can be bettered. Brilliant lyrics too.

Now, if ALK could persuade the Foo Fighters to perform live THAT would be something special!