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by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Laurence Fox
Replies: 45
Views: 2123

Re: Laurence Fox

Laurence Fox demonstrated more the public feeling to continued name calling and snowflake attitudes in the public domain. Fortunately I have seen first hand Higher Education has left ‘apologetic’ history behind now, and literature study shows it now encompasses other disciplines. There is now a feel...
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Beecroft - RIP
Replies: 91
Views: 3985

Re: Alan Beecroft - RIP

Did not get to know Alan well but we’ll enough for a chat. Used to love those days travelling to the pit heads of the football league Maidstone, Scarborough and the like, before work commitments got in the way of travel. Another I thought would never go, he never seemed to change whenever I did see ...
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Basil Brush's Mr Derek passes away
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Basil Brush's Mr Derek passes away

A guy as nice as he seemed, once had a couple of minutes chatting in the canteen at the old Granada studios while waiting to be served in the canteen. RIP Derek Fowldes. Yes Minister was one of the cleverest commodores ever made. It was Maggie Thatcher’s favourite btw. She used to watch it for polic...
by elwaclaret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: QPR v Burnley 1979/80
Replies: 30
Views: 1160

Re: QPR v Burnley 1979/80

Could have told you that score.

Skippy Kindon had been telling them on football focus to put 50p on us as we always win on television

As you know we did not that time :-)
by elwaclaret
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Humorous football put downs ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2308

Re: Humorous football put downs ...

When new manager Cadbury’s button held his first team talk.
The striker said “ what do you know about football your just a Cadbury’s button?”

I know your not playing, young man!

Wonder how many will have a clue... I feel old.
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer policy - built for the championship
Replies: 33
Views: 1358

Re: Transfer policy - built for the championship

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Makes sense then to buy a team of players from the qualifying rounds of the champions league
But Dundalk, New Saints and Linfield have all refused us permission.... what is plan c?
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Abingdon Town Blackburn and Burnley
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Abingdon Town Blackburn and Burnley

"Behind the ball" was certainly all my time, back to the seventies. It used to be the first line of the offside rule "A player is in an offside position if he is nearer to his opponents' goal line than the ball, unless..." and then it goes on about the two defenders. That was in 1990, the oldest ed...
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Abingdon Town Blackburn and Burnley
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Abingdon Town Blackburn and Burnley

The full match report in the Burnley Express is here. I don't know if you get a few free pages on British Newspaper Archive. The weather was foul, with a gale force wind and a snowstorm, and Burnley played with the wind at their back in the first half and led 3-0. For the second half, Blackburn did...
by elwaclaret
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What is wrong?
Replies: 110
Views: 5195

Re: What is wrong?

Seems to me the place becomes ‘sulky’ on the run up to the January window, every season. Whether it is coincidence or fall outs/sulking from staff regards the up coming window leading to a moral shift in the team I’ll leave for others to speculate.
by elwaclaret
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Swift
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: John Swift

Thought we were starting the new year off with a bit of a classic literature thread.
by elwaclaret
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 1494

Re: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?

For all his faults, this was exactly what Sepp Blatter was saying for years (decades) as to why he wasn’t pushing for VAR You are right, but his other faults were pretty huge. I always thought it would be an invisible eyepiece only getting involved in cases of blatant human error. So perhaps a goal...
by elwaclaret
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 1494

Re: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?

How do you see daylight from a camera that is looking down at the pitch at an angle? How is daylight defined? I hear this all of the time but still don’t understand what this means or how it will be judged. Clearly it has been made into an exact science, which is a nonsense in sport anyway. If more...
by elwaclaret
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 1494

Re: The Worst Weekend For VAR Yet?

VAR would work so much better for offsides if the old rule of daylight between the last defender and attacker as it used to be.

I go to football to watch a football match not for a lesson in mathematics.
by elwaclaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Keane
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Michael Keane

Getting roasted by Everton fans after starting today against Newcastle. Not exactly getting good reviews previously either. Tarky out and Keane back in summer? It would not surprise me to see Keane return. I would not expect Tarks to Everton though, I expect they will go for champions league regula...
by elwaclaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I suppose it could be worse...
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: I suppose it could be worse...

I was just as underwhelmed as anyone when Brian Laws got the job, but the way he is hung out to dry on here is pathetic. He took the job because it was the one he’d wanted for years... he knew the soul of the club had been torn out, but he came anyway. People point out they expected to go straight b...
by elwaclaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mucky Pups Rishton
Replies: 23
Views: 2142

Re: Mucky Pups Rishton

Never used any kind of service like this, though I’ve heard good things about a few. The fact is I’d no more be happy my pets spending the day with non family than the kids. If strangers can abuse defenceless oap’s unable to defend Themselves, how much more likely are the same **** going to be attra...
by elwaclaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton
Replies: 96
Views: 3309

Re: Brighton

Over forty years of following Burnley Seasons where our form didn’t dip around Christmas are the exception. For years it was followed by a grim race to avoid relegation from one league or another. In recent years we’ve ended the season on the up, hence the added frustration that the dip continues. O...
by elwaclaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd

Funny I watched the 50 years of QofS last night. Clive was only on for a second but got all the memories flooding back. A real gentleman world beating cricketer and Lancashire stalwart. Really pleased for him, long overdue; I must admit I almost googled to check he was still alive as I haven’t heard...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Score Prediction v Man Utd
Replies: 56
Views: 1597

Re: Score Prediction v Man Utd

Think we’ll win this, not normally over optimistic in nature. I’ll go 2-0 or a late 2-1 for the Clarets
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Woods new transport
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: Woods new transport

Funkydrummer wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Where would you stick the apostrophe ?

Pretty sure where most Clarets would offer to stick it for him.

As an exercise in grammar further evidence would be required. Is it the Possession of Wood or a collective family outing for the Wood family?
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The wife just asked me
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: The wife just asked me

My Mrs just gave me that look to say she knows better to ask. Think it dates back to a conversation we once had...

“Do you love me or Burnley or me more” she asked gazing lovingly into my eyes.
“Give yourself a fighting chance love, start at Blackburn; it will sound so much more romantic”
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Dyche/ Burnley
Replies: 187
Views: 6653

Re: Is the Dyche/ Burnley

When I went to Spain many years ago, locals used to see my shirts and say.... Burnley, great team... Blacklaw, Cummings, Jimmy Mc.... the only problem was we are talking early 90’s. We are back on the football world map.... Burnley has kudos. Burnley has knockers.... Burnley are being discussed. Now...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed
Replies: 63
Views: 2081

Re: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed

Clearly confidence is still low. The choice of tactics, and comments made simply show SD is having to coach the players to points and we are playing to that end. Confidence will return (hopefully with a nice couple of signings in Jan) and as confidence grows so the team gets better so players are no...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Dyche/ Burnley
Replies: 187
Views: 6653

Re: Is the Dyche/ Burnley

From no more than reading reasonable transfer gossip and keeping half an ear to the ground, I get the impression that the transfer market is finally slowing down away from the mega moves. Hope so this can only be good for the game. A lot of the “big” earopean clubs are starting to shy away from the ...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nick Pope
Replies: 35
Views: 3330

Re: Nick Pope

Pope, Wood and McNeil have all signed longer contracts. Not sure it's always a given that just because it's Burnley they are going to move on anytime soon. Most players move on from every club eventually, but he is one player I love watching because he makes things look so simple. Reminds me of Ala...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nick Pope
Replies: 35
Views: 3330

Re: Nick Pope

Although I was heartbroken to lose Heaton, it was the right thing to do. Pope is world class and on the up, and is tied to a long term contract that gives the club most of the cards. I expect Pope will leave us for an eye watering amount of money eventually.
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Dyche/ Burnley
Replies: 187
Views: 6653

Re: Is the Dyche/ Burnley

Mid season blues are back. I would love to see two or three top notch signings to bed in for next season. We are reasonably comfortable in the table and it seems a good time to be bedding in players for next season. Eventually I expect the club to really throw the dice in the transfer market to up o...
by elwaclaret
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Sports Dave Jones
Replies: 107
Views: 5864

Re: Sky Sports Dave Jones

The paying customer doesn't pay to watch players being racially abused either. Walking off will be the only way to stop this, other than fans self policing themselves. But does walking off stop racism or merely feed the attention seeking idiots? Crowd abuse to the abusers seems the best reaction fo...
by elwaclaret
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Sports Dave Jones
Replies: 107
Views: 5864

Re: Sky Sports Dave Jones

Thought they went completely over the top in commentary yesterday. Yes it needs stopping but is a ten minute dialogue during play really going to help? It was highlighted fair enough but by the time he’d finished I’d turned over. I prefer my preachers in church not while wat hing football. We dealt ...
by elwaclaret
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Upcoming opposition keepers
Replies: 35
Views: 1619

Re: Upcoming opposition keepers

So we give the biggest cheer of the day to an opposition player who turned down a contract to join another club....up to you mate but I’ll be cheering the lads who play for US. Bit of a strong comment. We’d just given Pope a long term deal... the offer to Tom was basically we want you to give up on...
by elwaclaret
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Clarets go and win again at Bournemouth
Replies: 15
Views: 1002

Re: REPORT: Clarets go and win again at Bournemouth

Anyone who didn’t appreciate that game has never played in defence... used to love that kind of game. Still love to watch a proper footballing slog than some of the processions we get these days.
by elwaclaret
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John McGinn
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: John McGinn

Not much room to do any big spending... they are in real danger of falling foul of FFP restrictions. They only just avoided them getting up I was reading the other day.
by elwaclaret
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No One Likes Us.
Replies: 60
Views: 5327

Re: No One Likes Us.

I imagine any more moderate fans amongst the cherries are feeling a bit embarrassed about their complaints about barnes in particular. Clearly nothing in the high foot (more a low head), and clearly caught to the head by (at best) a thrashing arm from Billing. If they had a case at all, it was that...
by elwaclaret
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The sad passing of Martin Peters
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: ARTICLE: The sad passing of Martin Peters

I remember getting Martian Peters for my Panini sticker collection in 1980. I was gutted (I only ever wanted the little half sized Burnley stickers that year, if truth be known. But my dad was really pleased, “he only plays for Norwich” I pointed out... John Bond’s team. Also included Roger Hansberr...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gen. Election in Burnley ... the final word
Replies: 22
Views: 1569

Re: Gen. Election in Burnley ... the final word

Interesting on Labours school investment. One of our boys has been studying at the state of the Hambledon school while his school in Accrington undergoes repair. A state of the art facility for Burnley that has never been staffed. Labour policy meant building firms were getting paid for schools with...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Arteta confirmed as new Arsenal boss
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: ARTICLE: Arteta confirmed as new Arsenal boss

Interesting change of direction from Arsenal. Pep obviously rates him, it will be interesting how he goes about it.... and how the players react to him.
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21534
Views: 584355

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I hope you're right but I have my doubts. Boris is already reneging on some of the "promises" he made, e.g. minimum wage, workers rights, environmental commitments. Given his record I expect more to follow. He's got the votes he needs now. I know what you mean. I expect this is going to be like no ...
by elwaclaret
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Skippy
Replies: 43
Views: 2444

Re: Skippy

Happy birthday Skippy have a good one x
by elwaclaret
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 527
Views: 15038

Re: Next labour leader?

Kinnock from the back benches would make a good leader. Intelligent, articulate and fairly middle party. Think we’d see a Labour Party fit to challenge next time. IMO
by elwaclaret
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kenny Lynch RIP
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: Kenny Lynch RIP

conyoviejo wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:08 pm
R.I.P. Kenny lynch.. A singer ,comedian , song writer etc...He wrote the Small faces hit song " Sha la la la Lee" He also played in charity football matches for the all stars.Im sure I've seen him play against done of the Ex a Clarets teams many moos ago..
Beat me to the Small Faces ref lol
by elwaclaret
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kenny Lynch RIP
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: Kenny Lynch RIP

Was a regular on TV when I was growing up. Great sense of humour. Was presenter on Ready Steady Go! Mostly I’d like to thank him for writing The Small Faces “Sha la la la lee” a song that has travelled through life by my side. God bless Kenny, thanks and sleep well. I feel like I knew you, like so m...
by elwaclaret
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21534
Views: 584355

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The dead horse is still being flogged I see.

We’re leaving, parliaments only question remains the detail of exactly how.

I expect this government to look very seriously at how to boost the north.... they will be determined to keep their new voters happy.
by elwaclaret
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Italians to address racism in the game..
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Re: Italians to address racism in the game..

Let’s take a socially sensitive issue. Offer it to a deep thinking artist who specialises (and has done for years) in painting monkeys and assume everyone will see the deeper meaning... not based on fact that we are all monkeys, which we’re not the line split at ape at best.... and see how avant gua...
by elwaclaret
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley on " Sky " News ...
Replies: 72
Views: 5355

Re: Burnley on " Sky " News ...

Anyone who thinks Rawtenstall is booming has not driven through it. Yes there has been investment.... the Boys redevelopment of the market... Private company with family councillor connections, has worked and as someone else said So was the bus station which is a white elephant if there ever was one...
by elwaclaret
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Second Scottish Referendum
Replies: 86
Views: 2619

Re: Second Scottish Referendum

What’s to stop the SNP from simply declaring independence now? Constitutionally they can’t withdraw from the Union unilaterally. If they did not only would Westminister withdraw funding Scotland would be screwed. They hope to get the dosh from Europe... they wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole if...
by elwaclaret
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Second Scottish Referendum
Replies: 86
Views: 2619

Re: Second Scottish Referendum

Each referendum costs the taxpayer millions of pounds. They can afford to keep running them as long as the English continue to help pay for them.
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 527
Views: 15038

Re: Next labour leader?

The reason Corban wants to hang on is he has heard there is a bloke available in January making pretty much the same offers every year, and people still believe in him... sounds like Mementos man, right there.
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 5094
Views: 76686

Re: General Election Is On

UKIP came from nowhere to get 12.6% of the vote in their last referendum. You start small, but look what you can achieve in the end. Obviously UKIP, and later Brexit, didn't carry Brexit through on their own, but there's little doubt that it wouldn't have happened without them. They got enough vote...
by elwaclaret
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 5094
Views: 76686

Re: General Election Is On

Stayed up until the early hours to watch it... once Burnley turned blue, said it all. How does Labour lose Burnley.... shocking. Many of us have been trying to point out the strength of feeling away from closed circle Facebook pages designed to agree with you view.... this was coming. London centric...
by elwaclaret
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jim Smith RIP
Replies: 22
Views: 1705

Re: Jim Smith RIP

RIP Jim Smith I always liked Jim Smith. One of the old school managers. He used to go mental on the bench, and a lovely shade of red in frustration.... but no matter how things were going remained a Gentleman and was always willing to chat football, and one of many who had a huge soft spot for Burnl...