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by tiger76
Fri May 27, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do we need to keep
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Who do we need to keep

McNeil has me torn but I feel his time at Burnley should come to an end now. He was awful last season and many times flattered to deceive while spraying balls about that looked good but never got us far. I was fed up listening to different arguments about where he should play and equally fed up at ...
by tiger76
Fri May 27, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kompany Rumours
Replies: 81
Views: 6615

Re: Kompany Rumours

As long as we still know how to defend. One of the criticisms of Kompany's current side is they look a lot better going forward than they do defending. Attack is the best form defence they say, and we should be imposing ourselves on other teams, big difference between the Championship and the PL re...
by tiger76
Fri May 27, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

So you want Sam Allardyce or Steve Bruce? No he wants Bilic, but I'm not even sure if Bilic has been approached, or if he's even interested in a return to England. Kompany is a risk, but that applies to any managerial appointment, and I'd rather we went down a different route than the usual suspect...
by tiger76
Fri May 27, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do we need to keep
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Who do we need to keep

I hope you don't mind me re-- phrasing your question tiger to ' Who would I be really disappointed to see leave' Disregarding the 2 players recently resigned and the 2 players long termed injured it would be Pope, Lowton, Taylor , Collins, Roberts, Mee, Brownhill , Cornet. I've resigned myself to t...
by tiger76
Fri May 27, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kompany Rumours
Replies: 81
Views: 6615

Re: Kompany Rumours

Well the fact that Kompany has left Anderlecht would suggest he's got another position lined up, and all the talk in the press is mentioning him coming to Burnley. So if he doesn't arrive there's going to be plenty of folk in the media with red faces. I understand we're all eager for news, but these...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Watford release Gray.
Replies: 31
Views: 3729

Re: Watford release Gray.

it doesn't for most. Ings and Trippier are the two exceptions that spring to mind Arfield? he'd probably consider he's gone onto better things with Rangers, not least their recent EL final, but yes there isn't many who moved on and furthered their careers after leaving us, their bank balances well ...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Brom signing John Swift
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: West Brom signing John Swift

Leisure wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 7:44 pm
If he's going to West Brom he can't be that good!
11 goals and 11 assists in a struggling Reading side would beg to differ, maybe one of those who's not quite PL quality, but a very good player at Championship standard, and an absolute steal on a free.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater apologises
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Drinkwater apologises

Before anyone dares suggest it, no we don't want him rocking up at TM.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do we need to keep
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Who do we need to keep

Totally depends how Kompany wants to build his team. He could see a few of the regulars as not the type of player he needs He could indeed, but equally if he's got a limited transfer kitty wholesale changes are unlikely, not in the immediate term anyway. It's finding that difficult balance between ...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Brom signing John Swift
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: West Brom signing John Swift

Great signing for the Baggies, and if they add a few others they might be dark horses next season. Vital we get Kompany appointed ASAP, and get active in the market, we can't afford to be caught asleep at the wheel while others are improving their squads, even more so with the early start date to th...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do we need to keep
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Who do we need to keep

Plenty of talk about departures, and there will be some no doubt, but which players do we need to retain to give us a decent shot at bouncing back. For me Brownhill Collins McNeil Roberts They are the 4 we must retain, firstly they will be our youngest 1st team regulars, I'm guessing Cornet will go,...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Banana skin games next season
Replies: 26
Views: 1624

Re: Banana skin games next season

One advantage of dropping to the Championship is we now have a genuine chance of lifting silverware, and let's be realistic that was never going to happen while we were in the Prem. Get a few wins on the board early and have the rest of the division fearing facing us, apart from Norwich, and possibl...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet linked to Spurs
Replies: 89
Views: 5861

Re: Cornet linked to Spurs

Guller Bull wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 4:44 pm
Yup but would be our diving cheat Tigger!
Maybe so but he's still a cheat, and it's crazy because with his talent if he stayed on his feet more he'd be a far better player.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

i hope the delay means this is not happening. Of all the things that have happened at our club since the yank took over this is the most un Burnley like one. What by appointing a young ambitious manager who has plenty of contacts in the game, and will generate a much needed buzz to the club. If you...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet linked to Spurs
Replies: 89
Views: 5861

Re: Cornet linked to Spurs

Guller Bull wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 4:36 pm
Swap for Gordon?
What that diving cheat, no thanks.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England squad named for the NL games
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: England squad named for the NL games

Falcon wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 11:40 am
Bit weird that Henderson misses out
Champions League final a few days before, so he and TAA are being given a break from international duty, which TBF makes sense in a WC year, no point burning the squad out, and it's not as if England are short of quality in CM.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should Pope Go
Replies: 57
Views: 3768

Re: Should Pope Go

Well Pope won't be going to Spurs, they're signing Fraser Forster from Saints on a free.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: T20 Blast 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 580

T20 Blast 2022

The opening night saw victories for Somerset and Yorkshire.

Big derby on Friday as Lancs host Yorks.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Feyenoord v Roma
Replies: 25
Views: 1628

Re: Feyenoord v Roma

Well done Jose and Roma. he delivers again in a major final.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6190

Re: Summer 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

We will need more than one new addition across the whole midfield presuming McNeil and Lennon go and with Westwood a long way off. Ah! well yes if players leave that's a different story. Lennon will surely be released. and there is a number of wide players available on frees, Wallace has been menti...
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should Pope Go
Replies: 57
Views: 3768

Re: Should Pope Go

AwayClaret wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 9:50 am
Will cost around £40m to get Pope is being reported.
Good we need the max for him, although £40m might be optimistic.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6190

Re: Summer 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

If people expect us to get an entire new midfield they're in for disappointment, assuming everyone bar Stephens stays we'll likely only get 1 new addition in that area, although maybe we'll look at loans to fill the gap until Westwood returns.
by tiger76
Thu May 26, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Banana skin games next season
Replies: 26
Views: 1624

Re: Banana skin games next season

Potentially any of them, and as stated we'll now be considered a big fish in a small pond, so others will relish taking us down. Also lots of derbies, which by their nature can be unpredictable. Ideally we'll avoid the newly promoted teams in the early weeks, as often they thrive on the momentum of ...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

eastcoastclaret wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 8:08 pm
Interesting, 21 year old Welsh goal scoring winger
Collins and Hennessey connection might help us then.

Makes a welcome change to actually be linked with targets so early in the window. :)
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League Prediction League final table.
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Premier League Prediction League final table.

Yea if we get enough entries,and the ones that enter don't give up after a week because they are not winning 😁 Cheers Steve, worth bearing in mind there's likely to be more mid-week cards for us next season than normal, so it might be an idea to do the fixtures in batches, that way folk that only p...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are going up
Replies: 29
Views: 3763

Re: We are going up

Appointing Kompany is a good start, feel more confident than I did a few days ago now.

Keep a solid core, and add a sprinkling of youth and we'll be a match for anyone in this league.
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

i cannot believe people are getting excited that we have potentially signed a manager who hasn't won anything and has no experience managing in the English league and as very little experience in managing a club at all. but you all wanted rid of Sean Dyche who know the championship inside out. we h...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

Happy with if it goes through, we needed a clean break from the SD era, and Kompany ticks plenty of boxes, young, ambitious, well connected, these are assets we badly required in any appointment, and I'm glad they've not gone the tried and trusted route, but opted to go with an up and coming manager.
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vyds to sign contract extension
Replies: 56
Views: 5557

Re: Vyds to sign contract extension

Good news I think, my hesitation is mainly due to his injury, but if he's available for the second half of this campaign it's probably worth a calculated gamble, bearing in mind we're likely looking at £5-10m for a similar replacement, and I'm assuming his wages will be far lower now in line with th...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan….? Alan….? Are you there, Alan?
Replies: 282
Views: 11508

Re: Alan….? Alan….? Are you there, Alan?

I don't think this is anything to do with paying Garlick, unless Garlick is part of MSD now. Also, parachute payments can be used by the club how they see fit, and as we will be losing at least ten players during the close season, wages will be a lot less. Yes, we have to bring new players in, but ...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

Glad to see that one isn't quoting The Athletic article too, but seems to have it's own sources. The geography of Burnley is probably key to this with his family all from the area. I know the closest comparison from a Burnley perspective is probably Chris Waddle (!!!), but I cannot help but be a bi...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan….? Alan….? Are you there, Alan?
Replies: 282
Views: 11508

Re: Alan….? Alan….? Are you there, Alan?

There's no certainty yet that it will have to be repaid, at least, not all of it. Parachute payment will probably cover most of it, so I can't see a 'Firesale' being needed. Aren't the parachute payments supposed to be to cover wages?, and other clubs who've spent their parachute money on repaying ...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

Kompany seems a strange gamble hoping that his playing experience and reputation/City links will get us a few breadcrumbs. I get that he helped Anderlecht recover from 8th to 3-4th but ultimately they're still by far the biggest and most well-resourced side in Belgium. Wholly different battle to a ...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6190

Re: Summer 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

If Vydra wanted to sign and wasn't out all season them I'd let Barnes go because JRod, Wout, Vydra and Richardson could be unstoppable in that league For me it was Barnes or Jay to stay, and as Jay's already signed then for me Ash has to go, we can afford a small core of experienced players, but we...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet linked to Spurs
Replies: 89
Views: 5861

Re: Cornet linked to Spurs

The team 1-11 is poor creatively, Taylor literally refused to get forward in some games. The whole team, formation, style of play needs a complete reset. Yes that's true, but it's also a mindset amongst our players, and they've shown on the few occasions when the shackles have been released that th...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet linked to Spurs
Replies: 89
Views: 5861

Re: Cornet linked to Spurs

It's a strange one with Cornet, he's easily been our top scorer, and without his goals we'd have been sunk long before the final day, but for some reason he never seems to have fully settled at Burnley, or found his best position on a constant basis. Not all his fault, but he's lacked something sinc...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ty, always great to attempt your Nap Leagues. :)
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee
Replies: 68
Views: 6605

Re: Ben Mee

If Ben Mee does commit his future to Burnley that'll be a huge boost, him and Collins would be a formidable pairing in the Championship, and it's vital we retain his leadership on and off the pitch at this difficult time.
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alex Neil
Replies: 24
Views: 3696

Re: Alex Neil

Can't see Alex Neil leaving Sunderland for Burnley, maybe if they hadn't got promoted he might have been interested, but now no chance.
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet linked to Spurs
Replies: 89
Views: 5861

Cornet linked to Spurs

As part of their £150m spending spree, Spurs hope to bag Max for a knockdown fee due to his release clause.

Be sad to see him go, but sadly not a surprise in the circumstances.
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1759

Re: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?

I'd be more confident if we had some cash. True but very few Championship clubs are awash with cash, so in that sense it's a level playing field. And it's worth recalling we had no cash in 13/14 either and were favourites for the drop, yet a few key free transfers, and a great team spirit along wit...
by tiger76
Wed May 25, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Carabao Cup
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re: Carabao Cup

Be good to enjoy a cup run for once, and hopefully the new manager will take cups seriously.

For all his successes this was one area where SD fell badly short I'm afraid.

Best we managed under him was LC round 4. FA Cup round 5, and the manner of many of those exits was embarrassing.
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are going up
Replies: 29
Views: 3763

Re: We are going up

Radio Lancs said it was 1960/61 since Blackpool, Preston Burnley we’re together, no mention of Wigan although Bolton were in the league then too Wigan didn't join the league ranks until 1978, but yes all the other main Lancashire clubs were solid top flight sides in the 60's, and often reached the ...
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Money still owed to Garlick
Replies: 84
Views: 4436

Re: Money still owed to Garlick

Don’t quite know why everyone is so bothered about garlick payments. The club is not paying him, ALK are. Burnley Football Club are not buying Burnley football club, that is both stupid and completely illegal. Everyone is so bothered because what's going to Garlick should be funding new signings an...
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1759

Re: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?

their fans haven't taken to Smith at all. A bad start and he could easily be under huge pressure Surprised Norwich fans don't rate him, sure they finished rock bottom, but that was always on the cards anyway whoever was in charge, I know they had a lot of admiration for Farke, but he was plainly ou...
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should Pope Go
Replies: 57
Views: 3768

Re: Should Pope Go

Be surprised if Pope doesn't go, but if he does we should be holding out for a good fee, £25m at least, England squad member just like Ramsdale, and he went for about £30m I think with potential add-on's I believe. Wherever Nick ends up he'll go with all our best wishes as he's been tremendous throu...
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1759

Re: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?

ClaretAL wrote:
Tue May 24, 2022 4:51 pm
Is that the same Norwich who beat us? :lol:
Yes they did, but they also finished 13 points below us for context.
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1759

Re: Will this be one of the strongest and most exciting championship seasons ?

In a way it will be exciting for us as we've been away for so long, and roll on when the fixtures come out and we can start discussing football not finances. Norwich will win the league I'm fairly confident about that, strong squad at that level, and in Dean Smith a guy who knows what it takes to ac...
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the next manager
Replies: 2381
Views: 153887

Re: Name the next manager

Kompany coming would signal a statement of intent in itself.

Whoever it is it needs sorting soon, so we can start looking at any potential new signings.
by tiger76
Tue May 24, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do we bring the feel good factor back
Replies: 31
Views: 1342

How do we bring the feel good factor back

Yes we've finally gone down, but how do we reinvigorate the club, the following should help. New manager who's ambitious and will bring a freshness to our play. New players, yes funds are tight, but we'll still be an attractive prospect for many. Blood some promising youngsters, it's what fans have ...