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by Row Z
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 7895

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: 7895

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: 3891

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: 987

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: 2519

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: 508955

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: 4607
Views: 306998

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: 4607
Views: 306998

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: 20366

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: 20366

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: 20366

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: 2241

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: 508955

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: 508955

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: 1507

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: 508955

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: 508955

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: 1220

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: 11815

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: 508955

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: 508955

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: 508955

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: 86737

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: 2146

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: 11815

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: 11815

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: 86737

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: 11815

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: 11815

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: 11815

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: 86737

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: 1352

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: 1612

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: 508955

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: 508955

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: 508955

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: 1294

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: 508955

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: 1815

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: 508955

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.
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Craig Dawson
Replies: 104
Views: 10299

Re: Craig Dawson

Heard that he is "ill"
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 86737

Re: Tark - transfer

Maybe not, but we still have well over a week to bring people in, and if we don't, our starting eleven could still be pretty strong. We can't start the season with a strong first 11 and a non existent bench. We will inevitably lose players to injury and suspension, which is more likely given Dyche ...
by Row Z
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 508955

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

Decent sized following Twitter profile saying that 3 different sources say Leicester will move to sign McNeil prior to the end of the transfer window. Which would be even worse for us than selling him now, as we'd have no time to find any replacement. Can't see us accepting, we will be under no pre...
by Row Z
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 86737

Re: Tark - transfer

There is only 1 boat that needs pushing out atm and that is to keep Tarks here for the next year as a minimum. Agreed - I posted earlier in the thread that he is very much a key player for us and the fact he has two years left means he can potentially help provide the club three further years of Pr...
by Row Z
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 86737

Re: Tark - transfer

His obvious frustrations, on occasions, might suggest otherwise. Potentially, or that he knows the financial strength we have but is frustrated at the board's hesitancy to push the boat out too far for fear of over commitment. Many clubs operate through debt which no doubt allows them to spend cons...
by Row Z
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 86737

Re: Tark - transfer

In all his eight years here, he has never had a transfer budget. There's a good reason for that, he identifies the targets and the remaining negotiations are out of his control. Doesn't mean he doesn't know the financial stability of the club to the point where he can claim we are financially sound...
by Row Z
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Watkins over £30 million!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3345

Re: Watkins over £30 million!!

I’d much rather fill the bench with kids than spend this sort of money on players like that Fully agree. The pressure on both Watkins and Smith will be immense and is no guarantee of results. Newcastle found that with Joelinton and his two goals. Does show what we are up against though when sides c...
by Row Z
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 508955

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

Suggestions of Hart and Gibson being money wasted coincide beautifully with grumbling about us not throwing money about willingly. Can't have it both ways. Whilst Gibson and Hart have not been successful signings, I think Dyche has earned the right to make the odd poor signing for all the good/ pro...
by Row Z
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 86737

Re: Tark - transfer

Royboyclaret wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:22 pm
However, he is in no position to state that the club is currently financially sound.
I would expect he would be. Notwithstanding his comments about not having a budget, I would expect that he is in regular discussions with the board regarding club finances.
by Row Z
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Social gatherings of more than 6 people to be banned
Replies: 159
Views: 5258

Re: Social gatherings of more than 6 people to be banned

bfcmik wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:18 pm
The government's own guidance states
Confirms it can't be enforced, but is trusting the population to follow