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by Row Z
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork,Barnes, Rodriguez,finished at top level
Replies: 50
Views: 2776

Re: Cork,Barnes, Rodriguez,finished at top level

It says a lot that Wood is probably our best forward out of the four we have, because at the moment his only contribution is being a target to bring Cornet into the game in the hope he can pull off some magic. This game plan seems to be just about all we've got to offer offensively. There's talk ab...
by Row Z
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 841522

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

randomclaret2 wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:06 pm
So basically no evidence at all for the " we do all our business late in the window anyway " theory
Or.... basically all our recent first team signings have been late in the window :lol:
by Row Z
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 841522

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

I think we can play a more possession passed style, but not with 4-4-2, and not without a fair bit of investment to give us more options And I think we have to evolve at some stage, as tactics can get stale and we can get sussed out a lot quicker Certainly Brighton looked like to have sussed us 2nd...
by Row Z
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can't be bothered anymore
Replies: 145
Views: 6411

Re: Can't be bothered anymore

We didn’t win the league cup under Owen Coyle and suffered the ultimate, unjust heartbreak at the end. It was still ******* brilliant while it lasted, though. This is it... cup games are a free hit to play some football, be expansive, flex the framework, show the doubters we can play aswell as grin...
by Row Z
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All wrong tonight
Replies: 77
Views: 4863

Re: All wrong tonight

And our current points per game includes the first 8 games or so when half our team was injured. And how many do we now have out? Taylor / Cork / Brownhill / Brady / Wood, not to mention those horribly out of form.... Still very nervous, especially after last night confirming we have no squad depth.
by Row Z
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All wrong tonight
Replies: 77
Views: 4863

Re: All wrong tonight

He should have started with Tarks and Westwood. Worst case bring those 2 and Barnes on at ht. woeful fare tonight And say Westwood or Tarks got a knock?? I'll bet you'd be one of the first to criticise playing a key player in a cup competition when we'd only get knocked out by a big side in the nex...
by Row Z
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elite Sport To Stop
Replies: 99
Views: 7008

Re: Elite Sport To Stop

claret2018 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Seems ridiculous that it’s still going on now. What makes sport so special that the rules don’t apply to them?
Can they work from home??
by Row Z
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Demerai Gray
Replies: 15
Views: 3411

Re: Demerai Gray

Would give us a completely different dimension but can't see it as he isn't a Dyche type player, however ironically it could be exactly what both he and Dyche need.

If he could add a bit of Dyche to his game and bring some of his current game to ours we'd have a hell of a player.
by Row Z
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee limping
Replies: 15
Views: 2134

Re: Ben Mee limping

Just seen the game. It's not often you see a player limping and trying to run off an injury these days, and for so long too. Hard as.... Great example set by our skipper. Hopefully not at the expense of future games, he's more than shown how important he is to our side. Earnt us 3 points by continu...
by Row Z
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9564
Views: 711854

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

So, basically you know what's going on, you suggest it was unrealistic for it to have been completed a couple of weeks ago and that Dyche isn't telling the truth and you know all about Alan Pace and therefore obviously his plans. :D :D :D The type of comment that has been heavily criticised on this...
by Row Z
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 10486

Re: Tarkowski interview

Potentially the best bit of business maybe, but also potentially the worst because the seed is there and out in the open that he really wanted to move on and was thwarted, in his eyes by the club and psychologically he's already looking at his next step. In that situation, despite his best efforts,...
by Row Z
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 10486

Re: Tarkowski interview

The problem is that for all his talk of "I won't let it affect how I perform for Burnley" (paraphrase) it's absolutely bound to. We clearly should have taken the best of several decent bids, even if they weren't right up with what we ideally would have wanted, because that money could have put to v...
by Row Z
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee and Matt Lowton
Replies: 27
Views: 4422

Re: Ben Mee and Matt Lowton

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:55 pm
It's only two days away - he'll need to be assessed after today's training. I'd be very surprised to see him play on Friday.
Thought we play Monday night again?
by Row Z
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight’s internationals
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Tonight’s internationals

If you mean we once had Kieran Trippier at right back and Michael Keane in the centre and now we've got Matt Lowton and Kevin Long, then I fully support your point. This... not that we should be expecting players of Keane and Trippier's current ability in our side, but the strategy was always to ha...
by Row Z
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Tarkowski touch and go for cup tie
Replies: 29
Views: 3040

Re: ARTICLE: Tarkowski touch and go for cup tie

I'd like to see him as part of the match day squad even if he is to be rested for the weekend, just to send a signal that he is part of our plans for this season.
by Row Z
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

So the Wilson transfer was dependant on Tarkowski being sold? If we haven't much money to spend then it would be sensible to assume we'd need to sell first. It wasn't long ago we were told we'd lodged club record bids for a championship player (rumoured to be Philips?) but alot has changed since th...
by Row Z
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9564
Views: 711854

Re: ALK Capital...

Are you suggesting that other parties are now interested or have I read that completely wrong I read it as the leak was by another interested party with a view to them offering a more attractive proposal, with a potential legal claim being lodged between the separate interested parties. Sounds mess...
by Row Z
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9564
Views: 711854

Re: ALK Capital...

Depends if the contract was to a cost, I can’t imagine we wouldn’t work to a cost and add penalties to the contract. The very nature of the build was time restricted, so it would be stupid not to include penalty clauses to safeguard the timely completion. I recall that there were issues in the grou...
by Row Z
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stephens deal imminent
Replies: 232
Views: 23345

Re: Stephens deal imminent

Mattster wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:15 am
£2.5m +£30k per week for a player a team worse than us doesn't want, that is in the final year of his contract. How much of the budget is that do you reckon? What a waste.
Not that signing unwanted players from other clubs (or even relegated clubs) has done us any harm in the past......
by Row Z
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stephens deal imminent
Replies: 232
Views: 23345

Re: Stephens deal imminent

Seems like £1m up front, £750k Per year if we stay up next two years. Basically as close as you’ll get to a free as I’m sure Newcastle will have paid Hendrick something similar to secure his signing. No brainer at that price for premier league experience. Significantly strenghtens that position giv...
by Row Z
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stephens deal imminent
Replies: 232
Views: 23345

Re: Stephens deal imminent

This has probably been covered already, but this is definitely a Dyche signing rather than a Rigg signing. Same with the link with Dawson. Dyche often states we end up with 4th or 5th targets, so those who are highlighting his age, contract situation etc. should remember that he likely wasn't our f...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Barnes back as under-23s face Sunderland
Replies: 42
Views: 2555

Re: ARTICLE: Barnes back as under-23s face Sunderland

Pearcey wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:44 am
Good news. Is he 4th choice these days?
He's our new left winger in the absence of JBG and Brady.
by Row Z
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

Although only saw him a couple of times out wide I thought Brownhill looked very good, especially against Palace last season Our central midfield is too weak in terms of strength, height and pace (and has been for years) I think Brownhill has been very impressive in the middle. His energy and use o...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

Technically strong and CREATIVE central midfield player in the £15-20 million pound 'quality range' is our most urgent requirement. Cork has been brilliant but (imo) is past his best. Squad fillers (in any position) are the last thing we need. Normally would agree - but given current circumstances ...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: do we pay our recruitment team all year round?
Replies: 33
Views: 2036

Re: do we pay our recruitment team all year round?

Something somewhere is very wrong. Agreed. I don't think even MG would suggest that we have any chance of staying up when we start the season with such a small squad and lack of options. Financially we have trimmed considerable money off the wage bill with Lennon / Gibson / Hart / Hendrick all leav...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

It wouldn't strengthen us in any way but would be useful if not ideal. I would argue having Stephens on the bench rather than Benson would strengthen us? I cannot understand why we are allowing ourselves to run the squad that thinly that we have three U23s on the bench, and an U23 in the starting l...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

Davies is off to Bournemouth Saw that earlier and wondered if he was someone we should have been after. One of Preston's top performers, right age (25), right fee (c.£5m reported), probably happy as a back up initially. We have a habit of missing these types of signings and then trying to buy the p...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should the board try and sell ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1475

Re: Should the board try and sell ??

the problem is you want a wolves/leicester type and not a wigan/coventry/charlton type owners 🙄 Unfortunately the Wigan / Coventry / Charlton type owners list would be substantially longer. Be careful what we wish for. Garlick has always maintained though he would only sell to the benefit of the cl...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 14638

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

I think this is the business head on MG here, he wants to ensure the business endures whatever the future brings; whereas Dyche from the football side wants us to excel - both are right in many respects, unfortunately with this it appears that there's not enough common ground, and I maintain my opi...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

It's a huge gamble paying 15 million for a player, who might not make the grade, might sustain a serious injury on his debut, might decide he doesn't like warming the bench. I'm not suggesting a £15m signing, and I doubt there are many that would be expecting us to go out and spend that when we nee...
by Row Z
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

If we don't lose anyone, regardless of whether we make any signings, we should still be good enough to survive comfortably this season. That would be taking a huge gamble on avoiding injuries and suspensions across the full season. We never have a good cup run, so wouldn't be worried about fixture ...
by Row Z
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

Hendrick, vydra, Rodriguez, Cork all £10m plus?
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 109022

Re: Tark - transfer

Danieljwaterhouse wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:18 am
Can’t see him coming here, can’t see him wanting to go to Tottenham. West Brom seems a legit move.
Not a bad move for them if so, teams need leaders and Premier league experience and he'd bring both.
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: is it just me ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2854

Re: is it just me ?

I always just hope we get off to a good start. Prevents the doom and gloom attitude and the pressures of being in the bottom 3 from an early stage. Lots of noise about the club in the press if we fail to win away etc. so getting all the monkeys off our backs early releases the players. Add to that a...
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 14638

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:05 am
Is he involved with any other football club any longer?
My first thought was Salford as he had dealings with Neville in Manchester property but I remembered reading an article they were taking Flood to court.
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 14638

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

It’s not happening. He’s taken a little snippet from a newspaper article months ago and fabricated this extravagant story. Premier League teams don’t just get taken over without nobody else knowing about it. Got to admit it does sound extravagant but at the same time, to come up with something like...
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 109022

Re: Tark - transfer

Is it any different to a Burnley player agreeing to stay for an extra season with the promise that the club would sell him if they didn't get promoted and then returning several years later when the club has been in the PL a number of years? Yes completely different. In one scenario the player is w...
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 14638

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

I don't see what the delicate links are to be honest - John & Flood are directors at the club, John owns almost 30%, but UCFB was never part of the club, that was rejected, and they've moved away from Burnley. I can't see where that links with the boardroom at BFC now any more than their other busi...
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 14638

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

Dyche won’t go, he’s about to be sat at the bow of a ship that’s going to have financial clout to move him into the up reaches of the League. He and Garlick are fractured because the chairman is haggling over how much control he and one other board member keep post sale/investment, and that’s holdi...
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 14638

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

Palace is the dangerous one. Stable club who can compete with regards to fees and wages, would certainly provide the opportunity to push on and try and get into top 8 each year which is likely to be Dyches next step. He'll need to prove he can mix his style up to be considered for any of the bigger ...
by Row Z
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 109022

Re: Tark - transfer

According to BBC gossip West Ham have been priced out and won’t come back with another bid. Well done Burnley if that’s the case. Hopefully is the case and shows that whilst securing specific targets can be problematic for us, we aren't selling our manager out with losing his best players on top. H...
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Millionaire
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Millionaire

Amazing to watch someone breeze through it like that.
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manure playing Villa in a friendly
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: Manure playing Villa in a friendly

Playing in a friendly cannot be compared to playing a league fixture.
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

So you want us to spend a lot of money on a CH, just as cover until Ben gets back in a relatively short time? Or have you made up your mind that Tarky is leaving? I'd rather spend that money on a younger RFB or Right Winger. Don't forget, when Ben is back, we will still have Longy who can come in a...
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

I don't recall saying that Ben Mee was 'World class'. However, I believe he's as good a left sided CH as the ones who get picked for England. So he's not bad. Dawson would be a waste. We have enough older players with no sell on value. We need to bring in another like Tarky, who can grow and develo...
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

Well, whenever he comes back he'll be welcome, but until then we have a perfectly good replacement in Long. OK, he might not be up to Ben's standard, but very few CHs are, Let's not pretend that Kevin Long is not just a backup. Let's also not pretend Ben Mee is a world class CB. Given that Gibson h...
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Australia 1st ODI
Replies: 48
Views: 1477

Re: England vs Australia 1st ODI

If we were batting first I would expect us to hit over 300 from here, but that's why I would always bat first. I think we win if we don't get bowled out. A few hitters down the order to score quickly. Buttler and Root were the big wickets, Jos especially. If he'd played his way in a little the targ...
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

Gordaleman wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Maybe you didn't see his post match interview today?
I did, and yes we need players, but hes alot less bullish than a few months ago.
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Watford v Boro
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Re: Watford v Boro

And Hughes? And Sarr? And Dawson? And Deulofeu? And Gray? Can't all be injured, surely!? Watford's team looks very, very different. I wasn't expecting quite so many changes... . I'd take all four... certainly would all strengthen us. Sure Sarr was rumoured to be going for upwards of £30m though. Hu...
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 577059

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

The longer it goes on without signing anyone makes me wonder if there is a takeover progressing in the background May explain why Dyche was very vocal during the restart but is very muted now? Or this may just be because no vacancies came up so he knows he needs to sit tight for a number of months.