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by northernpowerhouse
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England going backwards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1582

Re: England going backwards?

Ric_C wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:11 pm
but we are struggling a bit for defensive-minded link players
There are rumours that Kalvin Phillips from Leeds will be in the next squad. Would be a good choice. Reminds me a bit of Michael Carrick.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Foxes interest in Charlie
Replies: 64
Views: 4174

Re: Foxes interest in Charlie

When people are saying he's currently the best left back in the country behind Robertson, of course it is hyperbole. Of course it's great that he has other qualities, but that doesn't get away from the fact that he's not a good crosser of the ball. 1 assist in 65 Premier League games is pretty poor...
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tottenham Hotspur prediction
Replies: 31
Views: 1478

Re: Tottenham Hotspur prediction

I'll go with 1-1 but can easily see us winning this one. They've lost three in a row and play Norwich in the cup on Wednesday. Seems ripe for a Mourinho meltdown.
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where will Sturridge end up ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1809

Re: Where will Sturridge end up ?

Rangers/Celtic.
by northernpowerhouse
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Outstanding Defensive Display
Replies: 34
Views: 2555

Re: Outstanding Defensive Display

An outstanding defensive display against the lowest scorers in the division. A point is a good result but I was there and I find actively playing for a 0-0 pretty hard to stomach. Newcastle have got nothing up front so I feel like we could have played a slightly more open match and beat them with ou...
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Europa League - New target
Replies: 106
Views: 5207

Re: Europa League - New target

Where and how do you think Wolves have been acquiring players to allow them to do that? That's beside the point. I'm not saying we should be competing for 4th spot or the Europa League, just that Wolves are proof you can play in two competitions with minimal rotation without performing worse in eit...
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Europa League - New target
Replies: 106
Views: 5207

Re: Europa League - New target

Wolves are tearing up the Europa League this season and are only five points off fourth in the Premier League. Plus they've been putting out strong teams in both competitions despite having a small squad. The idea that we can't compete on both fronts is nonsense.
by northernpowerhouse
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation
Replies: 244
Views: 9456

Re: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation

The problem with our current approach is that we've got one of the oldest squads in the league. Sooner or later we need to bring in some younger replacements and if we only shop in England that's going to cost us £15-25 million a player. If we won't do that there will come a point of collapse and we...
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Is Getting Frustrated
Replies: 57
Views: 5032

Re: Sean Is Getting Frustrated

You can't knock the goalscoring record of Barnes and Wood, but do we need to blindly pick them every game no matter what? There's some games where a bit more subtlety is needed, Liverpool at home springs to mind, Van Dijk and Matip were dealing with our long balls comfortably. Why not try Jay Rod o...
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pochettino sacked!
Replies: 110
Views: 3708

Re: Pochettino sacked!

Trippier didn't sound too upset when he left for Madrid. “I spoke to the manager about his plans and I didn't get a ’yes’ and I didn't get a ‘no’. So you get the impression. It’s disappointing. I gave everything for the club and I wanted to stay, I had another couple of years left. Me and the manag...
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spot the Gaff
Replies: 35
Views: 2080

Barnes and Wood

By my calculations they've scored 33 goals in the 36 games they've started together (18 for Barnes, 15 for Wood).

Not bad.
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester predictions...
Replies: 64
Views: 2963

Re: Leicester predictions...

Weirdly Leicester are second from bottom in the XG table so it's not like they've been creating a load of chances, just scoring a lot of good goals. If we sit back and keep things tight we should be able to frustrate them.

1-1
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Points From Next Four Games?
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Points From Next Four Games?

Five.

0 against Leicester, 3 against Chelsea, 1 against Sheff Utd and 1 against West Ham.
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Labour now want to interfere in running football clubs
Replies: 60
Views: 3471

Re: Labour now want to interfere in running football clubs

Newcastle fans only see Ashley as a bad owner because they have the perpetual belief they should be spending hundreds of millions a year and challenging for the title. I live in Newcastle and most of them would be delighted with spending £16 million on Rondon and making it to the 5th round of the F...
by northernpowerhouse
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod v Wood v Barnes
Replies: 89
Views: 13546

Re: Jay Rod v Wood v Barnes

Wood and Barnes tend to struggle against sides with big centre backs (Brighton and Everton for example). Might as well bring in Jay or Vydra for those kind of games.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thoughts on early part of the Premier League season
Replies: 38
Views: 5933

Re: Thoughts on early part of the Premier League season

1st: Liverpool
2nd: Man City
3rd: Spurs
4th: Arsenal
5th: Leicester
6th: Chelsea

14th: Burnley

18th: Brighton
19th: Norwich
20th: Newcastle (how can anyone not tip them to go down?)
by northernpowerhouse
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should Vydra start?
Replies: 73
Views: 7603

Re: Should Vydra start?

It's not necessarily that he should start, it's that he should come on at the 60-65 min mark if the direct hoof it up to Wood/Barnes tactic isn't working.
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?
Replies: 29
Views: 3544

Re: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?

Hibsclaret wrote:Fixed it for you
Why not go the whole hog and judge them on their entire PL careers?

Wilson - Mins per goal 209
Barnes - Mins per goal 250
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?
Replies: 29
Views: 3544

Re: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?

Hibsclaret wrote:How many pens?
One, to Barnes' two. We can deduct them from the total if you like :D
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?
Replies: 29
Views: 3544

Re: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?

Hibsclaret wrote:If you compare strike rate, there’s only one answer and that’s Ashley.

For those suggesting Wilson, he has more pace but that’s about it.
PL Goals last season:

Wilson: 14
Barnes: 12

Mins per goal:

Wilson: 181
Barnes: 199

Assists:

Wilson: 9
Barnes: 2

It's no contest.
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?
Replies: 29
Views: 3544

Re: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?

For England obviously Wilson. He suits their style of play much more and international refs wouldn't put up with any of Ashley's ****.
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche or the players
Replies: 42
Views: 5105

Re: Dyche or the players

You can't blame the players. Making ten changes is inherently a gamble and even if they're talented individuals you can't rely on fluency or defensive organisation. The problem with Dyche in cup competitions is that when you play the same eleven in the league every week the second string obviously w...
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Kightly confirms his retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 3053

Re: ARTICLE: Kightly confirms his retirement

Always been a big fan of Kightly and thought he was underused during our first Premier League season under Dyche. I seem to remember him having a barnstormer of a first half at Old Trafford but apart from that wasn't given many chances.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: LEAGUE CUP 2ND RD
Replies: 107
Views: 13825

Re: LEAGUE CUP 2ND RD

You obviously don't understand the importance of Burnley FC remaining in the Premiership for another year. Or we think it's possible to have a decent cup run without getting relegated. In 2008-09 we played 12 cup games and still got promoted. Cup runs aren't the end of the world. When did we all ge...
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap
Replies: 245
Views: 25090

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap

Exciting. Played his best football in a 442 playing a direct style of play.... bodes well.

No problem with it being until January. If he plays and does well it'll be extended. If he doesn't who cares?
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Deadline Day
Replies: 100
Views: 12463

Re: Transfer Deadline Day

Firthy wrote:And ????? Not a chance in hell of him coming here :shock:
I don't see why not. Won't be on huge wages at Spurs and will be heading to a lower-half Premier League side. Would be a cracking signing.
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

thomaspaine wrote:No disrepect mate but I trust Dyches judgement not yours.
I trust his judgement as well which is why I added the caveat "if we don't sign a central midfielder". I think we will, but if we don't and decent players within our reach have gone elsewhere obviously we've ****** up.
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I'll be honest if we don't sign a central midfielder and Mooy and Billing go to Brighton and Bournemouth I'll be pretty annoyed. Half the board suggested them months ago ffs.
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

tiger76 wrote:We could splash 30-40m in the last couple of days of this window,and we're still likely to be in the bottom 6
But we'd be a lot less likely to be in the bottom 3.
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Drinkwater would be a fantastic signing. So what if he hasn't played for two years? He's 29 and hasn't had any major injuries... What exactly do people think will have happened to him?
by northernpowerhouse
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Victor Camarasa going to Palace. One year loan with an obligation to buy for €13.5 million. Bargain.
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Phillip Billing gone to Bournemouth for £15 million.

Should have been ours in my opinion.
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris
Replies: 997
Views: 41621

Re: Boris

And it won't be a problem. Even under WTO rules, which do not specify a hard border, the problem of having a physical border is so insurmountable that a solution would be found. The basis of the paperwork on exports to Ireland is already in place; every export already has specific paperwork. The pa...
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris
Replies: 997
Views: 41621

Re: Boris

Re. the Northern Ireland situation, I don't recall the Remain side going on about it either. Is the implication that everybody knew it would be a problem but both sides decided to keep it quiet, or that only Leave realised it would be a problem and Remain didn't, or that no-one realised it would be...
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Surely Tarks for captain if he stays?
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle about to confirm
Replies: 52
Views: 6644

Re: Newcastle about to confirm

Does a decent job wherever he goes, initially at least. Not a bad appointment for them given their situation. Still relegation fodder though.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 6092

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

Going off past form Dyche will give Vydra a chance and stick Jay on the bench until he gets up to speed.
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587838

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Very happy with this. A competent back-up for £3 million and Rodriguez, Barnes, Wood and Vydra is an excellent quartet of strikers. That leaves a lot of money left over for a winger and central midfielder. Bowen and Mooy would be my preference.
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa in early again
Replies: 87
Views: 6477

Re: Villa in early again

Looked bang average at the World Cup and plays for a minor Turkish side. No thanks.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lampard : Rams Give Green Light To Chelsea
Replies: 62
Views: 3760

Re: Lampard : Rams Give Green Light To Chelsea

We might laugh but the Chelsea fans will be buzzing about this. Not just because he's a Chelsea legend, but because he might actually play some of the youngsters. Good luck to him.
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thursday quick quiz question....
Replies: 22
Views: 1326

Re: Thursday quick quiz question....

Is it Crouch twice? Stoke and Portsmouth?
by northernpowerhouse
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton turns down new deal
Replies: 125
Views: 25322

Re: Heaton turns down new deal

Sell him to Villa or Bournemouth for £10 million+ and make Pope number one. Sad to see him go but it's the sensible thing to do.
by northernpowerhouse
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa splash out 22m on a striker
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

To be fair, if he’s been playing in Belgium, I’d say he’ll be fine settling in England. He could be totally unsettled and isolated in Belgium but still succeeding on the pitch because he's playing at a lower level. In the Premier League I wouldn't risk it, not in a team like ours that relies so muc...
by northernpowerhouse
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa splash out 22m on a striker
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

joey13 wrote:What like Vydra?
No suggestion Vydra doesn't fit in in the dressing room or isn't settled in the area. Dyche just doesn't fancy him which is a different issue entirely.
by northernpowerhouse
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa splash out 22m on a striker
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Not the kind of signing I'd like us to be making. At least if we spend £20 million on a striker from the Championship we know they're going to fit in with the squad and not end up seeking a move back abroad in a seasons time when they struggle with the language and can't settle.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 18 Premier league moments quiz
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: 18 Premier league moments quiz

Would have liked to see Jimmy Bullard's team talk on the pitch celebration. Or David Dunn's attempted rabona.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 18 Premier league moments quiz
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: 18 Premier league moments quiz

Dyched wrote:Puzzled about the 2 Arsenal players around the ref??
The ref sending off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain instead of Kieran Gibbs (or vice-versa). Think it was Wenger's 1000th game in charge when they lost 6-0 to Chelsea.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra speaks again
Replies: 50
Views: 6842

Re: Vydra speaks again

If Barnes and Wood can make it in the PL I've no doubt Vydra can as well. Should have been a regular sub at the 65 minute mark in games where we needed a change in tactics. Letting him go makes no sense because we'd have to shell out at least £10million to replace him. Barnes, Wood, Vydra + JRod wou...
by northernpowerhouse
Tue May 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alistair Campbell expelled from the Labour Party
Replies: 113
Views: 6669

Re: Alistair Campbell expelled from the Labour Party

I'm sure Campbell was equally annoyed when all those Corbyn supporters were barred from voting in the leadership contest for expressing support for another party. And no doubt when his mate Tony brought in these exact rules Campbell expressed his full opposition.
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool or city to win
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: Liverpool or city to win

Foulthrow wrote:Has there been any other league season where the top two have amassed so many points?
Serie A last season. Juve 95 points. Napoli 91.