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by NottsClaret
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If we hosted the 2022 World Cup which grounds would they use ?
Replies: 26
Views: 666

Re: If we hosted the 2022 World Cup which grounds would they use ?

I couldn’t see Hillsborough coming close to being selected Can't see it happening anyway, but I reckon Bramhall Lane would be chosen now for Sheffield. Not quite as big but slightly more modernised - with more work to be done now they're in the Prem. Hillsborough is like a museum or a crumbling sta...
by NottsClaret
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran
Replies: 111
Views: 4580

Re: War with Iran

To be fair to Jeremy on this one, it's a few years since he took cash to appear on Iran's state owned broadcaster, so he's probably genuine now he's not getting paid to say things on their behalf.
by NottsClaret
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff Utd in for Ribery
Replies: 40
Views: 2864

Re: Sheff Utd in for Ribery

It would be like us signing Messi, pretty pointless on the pitch because he'd be so far ahead of the rest of the players we wouldn't get the ball to and from him at the right times. Not sure. I reckon Lionel Messi could probably improve us, and I say that as a fan of Ashley Westwood's effort last s...
by NottsClaret
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran
Replies: 111
Views: 4580

Re: War with Iran

Imploding Turtle wrote:Looks like someone swallowed a load from the Gateway Pundit's of the world.


Trust you to agree with the OP.
by NottsClaret
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford's New Ground
Replies: 21
Views: 1843

Re: Brentford's New Ground

Dyched wrote:That’s cool. It’s an old school new build.


Agree. Not everything has to be a bowl.
by NottsClaret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jo Brand
Replies: 209
Views: 4102

Re: Jo Brand

Couple of issues here. It's not that funny, and that's the big one. If you're going to stick your neck out being 'edgy' at least make it worthwhile. The second one is, there's absolutely no way if some s**t right wing comedian (struggling here, Lee Hurst maybe?) had said this about Corbyn the reacti...
by NottsClaret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Campbell as Labour leader?
Replies: 26
Views: 1886

Re: Campbell as Labour leader?

fatboy47 wrote:You did see the result of the last election didn't you?


They lost didn't they?
by NottsClaret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2289

Re: Is VAR the future?

The VAR decision for the penalty last night was a joke. Its a bit worrying, but thats the sort of decision VAR should be reversing, not checking and deciding it is a penalty. It'll go under the radar a bit as it's the Women's World Cup but if that's the criteria for a penalty now - and we have to a...
by NottsClaret
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool at home
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Liverpool at home

wilks_bfc wrote:Where does “Jim White day” place?


Not even on there, the gormless 'try-hard'. The people make Fake Fixtures and James McClean Day what they are.
by NottsClaret
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool at home
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Liverpool at home

Fake Fixtures Day is my second favourite behind James McClean Day.
by NottsClaret
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another murderer released
Replies: 176
Views: 2813

Re: Another murderer released

Isn’t it ironic that the people who want to bring back hanging are usually of the opinion that Islam has failed to integrate because of its barbaric laws and practices :? Gets more obvious every day. No tolerance for the gays, control your women, bizarre or cruel punishments, anti abortion.. in fac...
by NottsClaret
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Televised Premier League next season
Replies: 47
Views: 2645

Re: Televised Premier League next season

Since I ditched Sky apathy has set in and a have got out of the habit of watching live football on television. I can make do with watching Burnley and my son play. I’m sure I can’t be the only one. Yup, same here. You get into a habit of watching every game on Sky when you have it, their hype must ...
by NottsClaret
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next Labour leader
Replies: 56
Views: 1841

Re: The next Labour leader

You would like a well staffed and well maintained public sector - and preferably one paid for properly, rather than on PFI. Same with me. There are a couple of parties that offer this, but only one with a realistic chance of gaining power. You don't like the party leader who has made these policies...
by NottsClaret
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next Labour leader
Replies: 56
Views: 1841

Re: The next Labour leader

Fair enough No doubt they are more revitalised in some areas but has that compensated the loss of the ones that have left or don't vote for them anymore? Just realised you were taking the ****! Apologies, not had my morning coffee yet! Ha.. nearly had you there. Most days I'm not that arsed. But th...
by NottsClaret
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next Labour leader
Replies: 56
Views: 1841

Re: The next Labour leader

I think given when you voted for Labour, it could be described as “against a Tory Party that was all over the place” Unless the Iraq War played a part in why you didn’t vote Labour in 2005, or Labour was too rightwing for you before Corbyn (as it was for me), then I’d imagine Labour will have to fi...
by NottsClaret
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2289

Re: Is VAR the future?

These telly refs are making the game less enjoyable. The arguments over anything other than offsides are just that.. arguments. Some will agree with the telly ref, some won't. Just as when the ref in the middle made all the calls. But the stop / start nature, the cancelled celebrations, the time was...
by NottsClaret
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL
Replies: 50
Views: 1948

Re: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL

SonofPog wrote:White people lack the mental intelligence to play the modern game.


Can't be that, Robbie Savage had a decent career in the modern game.
by NottsClaret
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL
Replies: 50
Views: 1948

Re: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL

Always wary around any discussion on 'race'. The more you try and stick labels and quotas on people, the more ridiculous it gets. We're all African at some point afterall. Anyway, why are white people so under represented in football on the playing side in the Premier League or with England? Do you ...
by NottsClaret
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is women’s football winning you over?
Replies: 185
Views: 4760

Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Exactly right agreenwood. Unfortunately some middle-aged men find it impossible to grasp that something doesn't exist purely for them to enjoy. Women's football is for girls and women to play. They really enjoy it. Some of them get really good at it, albeit it will always be a different sport to men...
by NottsClaret
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is women’s football winning you over?
Replies: 185
Views: 4760

Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

To all the virgins whining about women’s sport being ‘rammed down their throats’, my Nan didn’t like football at all - men’s or women’s - yet managed to get through life with the 24/7, 365 blanket coverage football gets across all media without crying like a big baby about it. She just popped Garden...
by NottsClaret
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL
Replies: 50
Views: 1948

Re: 'Rooney rule' adopted by the EFL

Not bothered about this. Always curious though as to how you decide who’s ‘BAME’ in a world which is increasingly mixed race - a great thing by the way. Is there someone sat with a colour chart? If say, Ross Barkley goes into management would he satisfy the Rooney Rule at interview stage on the basi...
by NottsClaret
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extended home section in cricket field stand
Replies: 205
Views: 8338

Re: Extended home section in cricket field stand

I'm liking those photos of the Turf without the seats. Just pop some barriers in, leave the seats out and it'd be great.
by NottsClaret
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extremist Abortion Laws
Replies: 59
Views: 1622

Re: Extremist Abortion Laws

Just a quick one for all the fans of a collection of embryonic cells on here.. is destroying embryos ok in a fertility clinic (i’m assuming so, happens every day, nobody protests, no men pass laws about it). Or is it just the ones in women’s bodies which are none of your ****ing business, you creepy...
by NottsClaret
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2289

Re: Is VAR the future?

Seems to be working fine in Africa now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48533905
by NottsClaret
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Stoke FA Cup 1980
Replies: 27
Views: 1703

Re: Burnley v Stoke FA Cup 1980

A bit before my time the 1980 game, but 10 years later we had Stoke again in the Cup. Might have been the first time I'd seen us knock out a team from a higher division, set us up for the Man City game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyH40CaB2hU Usual carry on after the game back then, I remember a...
by NottsClaret
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where's the coal gone?
Replies: 60
Views: 1794

Re: Where's the coal gone?

Let's be realistic, we'll not stop it with fossil fuels until we've burn't every last lump of coal and squeezed the last drop of oil and gas from under what's left of the ice caps. We know we should, but we won't. Maybe we'd be better throwing our time and money at projects like that one in Canada w...
by NottsClaret
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2289

Re: Is VAR the future?

Same as every VAR debate, it’s not about ‘the technology‘ making decisions, it’s a man looking at a telly forming an opinion open to interpretation. Much like a ref used to, but slower.

And now everything in football is handball.
by NottsClaret
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Signing players past their best
Replies: 27
Views: 1804

Re: Signing players past their best

I see Bardsley wasn’t on the original list. Could well have gone down without him.
by NottsClaret
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: champions league final prediction
Replies: 113
Views: 2229

Re: champions league final prediction

Two all Prem euro finals which both absolutely stunk the place out like some lucrative Asia Cup friendlies in July.
by NottsClaret
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extended home section in cricket field stand
Replies: 205
Views: 8338

Re: Extended home section in cricket field stand

Inclined to agree with Spijed here. The ‘fanbase’ isn’t Burnley’s or Blackburn’s, it’s the Premier League’s. Same for every mid-size club with 10-15,000 fans. Build whatever you want, they’re not watching us play Reading in the Championship because we were once the best side in Lancashire for a few ...
by NottsClaret
Thu May 30, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Easton goes home
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: ARTICLE: Easton goes home

Leeds is often held up as poor Easton’s nadir for us, but only I assume by those who didn’t see him away at Barnsley.
by NottsClaret
Wed May 29, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley to play six games in a more conventional pre-season
Replies: 73
Views: 3286

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley to play six games in a more conventional pre-season

Friendlies are the absolute worst. If we lined up Barcelona i’d save my cash for Doncaster away in the League Cup instead.

Any game without pressure is a training session. Haven’t been to one since Jimmy Holland’s testimonial and that was a load of toss too.
by NottsClaret
Mon May 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20 Premierleague teams ranked biggest to smallest.
Replies: 19
Views: 1626

Re: 2019/20 Premierleague teams ranked biggest to smallest.

Blackrod wrote:What does biggest to smallest mean?


Absolutely nothing.
by NottsClaret
Sun May 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chernobyl
Replies: 70
Views: 4502

Re: Chernobyl

thatdberight wrote:Apart from anything else, it's become a wonderful nature reserve.


Same in the area around Fukushima. Nature seems to prefer a big pit of smouldering radiation to actually having mankind live amongst it. Although of course we made that too.
by NottsClaret
Fri May 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best ever away support ?
Replies: 66
Views: 3575

Re: Our best ever away support ?

You can't beat those balmy evening, midweek trips when something's at stake at the end of the season. Always seems a better atmosphere for some reason, with loads turning up at the last minute. York, Oldham away in '98 (until the downpour and us chucking it away) and at Barnsley for the first promot...
by NottsClaret
Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vote for our best home performance of the 2018/19 season
Replies: 33
Views: 932

Re: Vote for our best home performance of the 2018/19 season

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Ive voted Fulham but it shows zero votes?


It filters out wrong answers.
by NottsClaret
Fri May 24, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vote for our best home performance of the 2018/19 season
Replies: 33
Views: 932

Re: Vote for our best home performance of the 2018/19 season

Spurs was the best we've played in the Prem. The West Ham game was really important to us, and Bardsley came to the fore in that one, but they certainly know how to 'throw one in' on the road do West Ham. I remember in the build up to Spurs they were talking about how the title was actually still in...
by NottsClaret
Fri May 24, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: rovers fans clams re the Orient game
Replies: 46
Views: 3640

Re: rovers fans clams re the Orient game

Can’t see why they think it would matter anyway?
by NottsClaret
Thu May 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Emiliano Sala
Replies: 22
Views: 2301

Re: Emiliano Sala

Petersa wrote:Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like but I can't understand why the pilots body was not recovered when Salas was if this was just a tragic accident.


There's a conspiracy theory about this already? Go on, this will be good.
by NottsClaret
Thu May 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good grief ! - Dawson again
Replies: 118
Views: 8792

Re: Is Dawson worth £15 million?

IanMcL wrote:No but someone will pay it!


If that's the case, then that's what he's worth. Kinda how a market works.
by NottsClaret
Wed May 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good grief ! - Dawson again
Replies: 118
Views: 8792

Re: Good grief !

Now it feels like summer.
by NottsClaret
Wed May 22, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How it is when you don't come straight back up
Replies: 99
Views: 4183

Re: How it is when you don't come straight back up

So are you saying that in the long term teams like Preston are likely to be in better shape than us when we get relegated? They finished above Stoke and 4pts behind Swansea this season, so it's not unlikely on the field at least. Obviously the money we've earned has been hugely beneficial to the cl...
by NottsClaret
Wed May 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How it is when you don't come straight back up
Replies: 99
Views: 4183

Re: How it is when you don't come straight back up

We're going to go down at some point though, it's pretty much inevitable. Spending loads of money may keep us up for another season or two but will make it much more difficult to go back up when we do go down (and make it much more likely we'll emulate teams like Bradford). It's true is that. You'r...
by NottsClaret
Tue May 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How it is when you don't come straight back up
Replies: 99
Views: 4183

Re: How it is when you don't come straight back up

West Brom have always come across as a well run club but after a first failure to get back up there is going to be some serious cost cutting. Even with parachute payments clubs just can’t sustain the wage bills. That's the game now. You could have 20 well run clubs in the Prem, but three are still ...
by NottsClaret
Tue May 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players playing for rival teams
Replies: 46
Views: 1875

Re: Players playing for rival teams

Paul Comstive had two.. Blackburn / Burnley & Chester / Wrexham. Struggling for a third.
by NottsClaret
Mon May 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: YES! Farage Milkshaked
Replies: 579
Views: 12932

Re: YES! Farage Milkshaked

Farage is a twonk but not comfortable with some of the rejoicing over this. OK, it's a milkshake being chucked over an irritating racist which should be funny. But in the run up to an election, with the background of real and written threats to politicians of all persuasions, I think this is actuall...
by NottsClaret
Sun May 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is women’s football winning you over?
Replies: 185
Views: 4760

Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

I don’t watch it on telly, it’s a different sport to men’s football and for me, not as entertaining. The women playing at the top level should all be admired for their determination to get there and I hope they inspire as many other girls and women to take up the sport. I’ve never felt as though any...
by NottsClaret
Fri May 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New home kit
Replies: 249
Views: 16172

Re: New home kit

All of that said, I do wonder exactly who is making these decisions to allow betting companies to take such a prominent role within our football club. For a Board with such high principles in so many other areas it's difficult to imagine Barry or Mike or John sanctioning such deals for such a small...
by NottsClaret
Wed May 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extremist Abortion Laws
Replies: 59
Views: 1622

Re: Extremist Abortion Laws

A man's responsible for every unwanted pregnancy in the world. Can't wait for an entirely female political body to start passing legislation on what men are allowed to do with their bodies, with 99 year jail terms to enforce their decisions.

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