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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: 8608

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: 4973

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: 3504

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: 2009

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: 2795

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: 1663

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: 3374

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: 13492

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: 5813

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: 7436

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: 3530

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: 3530

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: 3530

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: 3530

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: 4937

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: 2957

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: 13600

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: 24394

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: 12177

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: 580354

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: 580354

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: 580354

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: 580354

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: 580354

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: 580354

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: 40740

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: 40740

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: 580354

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: 6516

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: 5992

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: 580354

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: 6344

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: 3723

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: 1256

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: 25144

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: 3404

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: 3404

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: 3404

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: 1057

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: 1057

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: 6816

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: 6595

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: 1091

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.
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool or city to win
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Liverpool or city to win

I fancy Liverpool now. Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves is a dream set of fixtures whereas City could conceivably drop points to Spurs, United or Leicester. Personally I'd be buzzing if they did it. City's owners are a stain on football and I'm a massive fan of Klopp. They're more excitin...
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who should leave in the Summer ?
Replies: 38
Views: 2802

Re: Who should leave in the Summer ?

Hart
Crouch
Defour
Ward
Lennon
Vydra (sadly but Dyche is obviously never going to play him).
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neal Maupay - Brentford
Replies: 39
Views: 4415

Re: Neal Maupay - Brentford

Maupay, Bowen, Adams... it would be negligent if we don't end up with one of them.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If we stay up now ..
Replies: 58
Views: 4252

Re: If we stay up now ..

Yes it's been a success, but I would say we've been lucky. Huddersfield and Fulham are shite so all we have to do is finish ahead of Cardiff - a team who battered us away and should have won that game. We were so bad during the first half of the season that we probably deserve to go down, and most o...
by northernpowerhouse
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's football
Replies: 233
Views: 9954

Re: Today's football

I'm not sure why people are whinging about transfer windows. We're in this mess because of Dyche's awful team selections for the first half of the season, not because we didn't sign Jay Rodriguez or whoever.

We'll be fine by the way. With the exception of the Newcastle match we've been playing well.
by northernpowerhouse
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer recruitment
Replies: 69
Views: 4596

Re: Summer recruitment

Mooy and/or Billing from Huddersfield.

A winger.

Che Adams or Jarred Bowen.
by northernpowerhouse
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil - Future England Player?
Replies: 61
Views: 2868

Re: McNeil - Future England Player?

Watch football and he was at his peak from 16-19. So you think he was at his peak when his goal record was 34 in 120 (about 1 in 4)? Being at your peak isn't the same as being at your fastest. It doesn't mean scoring a few goals against Switzerland and Croatia. Rooney was clearly at his peak when h...