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by Frenchclaret
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The top twenty with Ben Mee
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: ARTICLE: The top twenty with Ben Mee

I scored 15 - post war. I began watching Burnley in the early 1950’s when Harold Mather was just coming to the end of his career.
by Frenchclaret
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 52
Views: 2448

Re: Crystal Palace v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 8
Bardsley 8
Tarkowsky 9
Mee 10
Taylor 8
Brownhill 9
Cork 8
Westwood 8
McNeill 9
Vydra 8
Long 8
A great first half display of possession followed by a great defensive second half. Mee’s goal was superb and he played magnificently throughout. Well done to all the team and the management.
by Frenchclaret
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 691
Views: 77399

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

The chances of having a colour photo of Alan Brown are 10,000/1. You would think someone would have noticed that, particularly as the guy in the photo has a fairly modern hair style!
by Frenchclaret
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy Birthday spades
Replies: 30
Views: 399

Re: Happy Birthday spades

Happy Birthday Spades from the Fenland of your previous life. Have a lovely day.
by Frenchclaret
Tue May 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals

Cheers, Dave. No denying they were all memorable. My Dad was on St. James for Tommy Cummings goal and I was with him mid-60s when Stan Anderson, according to Dad, scored an almost identical goal to beat us 3-2. The match they kicked Gordon Harris black & blue. Harry Potts did not throw the ball bac...
by Frenchclaret
Sat May 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Dedication
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Dedication

My Dad, Gerry Bradley, was chief photographer for the Burnley Express at the time Keith was there. They often went together to away matches and my Dad, who was a very calm person, often mentioned the crazy things that happened to Keith. Nevertheless, he thought a lot about him and his dedication to ...
by Frenchclaret
Mon May 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1209

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

I wonder if you are lucky enough to have any "out-takes" i.e. photos your dad took of matches and/or players that were not published and therefore not seen before ? I had a number of photos from Dad. Some I have given to the club but upstairs there is an attache case somewhere with the remainder in...
by Frenchclaret
Sun May 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1209

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

Great report. What a win that was. I would have loved to have been there. I had no idea that Denis Law played for City at that time, I thought his transfer from Utd to City in 1973 was his first. I met Denis Law at a function in Peterborough many years later and I asked him if he remembered the gam...
by Frenchclaret
Sun May 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1209

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

The match is being played out “live” on BFC Twitter account. It’s half time and we are 2 -1 up. Some great black and white photos being posted on there. Did your dad take them FC? Also interview with the great Alex Elder on the BFC web site he is currently in lockdown in Southern Spain. Yes ClaretL...
by Frenchclaret
Sat May 02, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1209

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

I was 16 at the time and made it to Maine Rd with my dad and grandad in the Burnley Express van which was driven by my dad who was chief photographer for the Express. We had to park an awfully long way from the ground but dad had easy access to the ground while we had to queue. The queues were so lo...
by Frenchclaret
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: A Good Friday against Leicester
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: ARTICLE: A Good Friday against Leicester

It is Alan Shackleton, a Padiham boy who once married my sister!
by Frenchclaret
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: 1953 – Year of the pageboy
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: ARTICLE: 1953 – Year of the pageboy

Great article Dave. It brought back many memories. Because I lived on Brunshaw Rd. I got to see many matches from about 1950 and remember Albert Cheesebrough, Jackie Chew, Billy Morris and Harry Potts along with my favourite player of all time - Tommy Cummings. Your life in Todmorden sounds more exc...
by Frenchclaret
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Up the Clarets Hall of Fame
Replies: 53
Views: 1319

Re: Up the Clarets Hall of Fame

One unsung hero is Tommy Cummings. After our near demise, in 1987, he led the campaign for Burnley to rise again. Tommy Cummings was my idol in the 1950’s and he continued to be a stalwart into the early 60’s. He was not an “unsung” hero in his pomp - it is just that so few people remember him at h...
by Frenchclaret
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newsagents by Turf
Replies: 66
Views: 3333

Re: Newsagents by Turf

That's right. He sends his best! He's mentioned your time together supporting the clarets quite often Hi again, Give my regards to your Dad. We were at college in London, at separate colleges, and managed to see the Clarets there in the First Division. We haven’t seen much of each other since those...
by Frenchclaret
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newsagents by Turf
Replies: 66
Views: 3333

Re: Newsagents by Turf

Joe was a character but had quietened down in his old age. He was one of the oldest turnstile operators on the Turf and when he finally retired from that job, in his eighties, the club gave him a season ticket for the rest of his days. When he died in his nineties several members of BFC backroom sta...
by Frenchclaret
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newsagents by Turf
Replies: 66
Views: 3333

Re: Newsagents by Turf

Hi JohnDearyMe,
Yes I went to St Mary’s College but I lived in Burnley until my early 20’s. However, I was very friendly with a lad from Haslingden, (the elder brother of Silkyskills), if M.E. is your dad then he will know who I am. We went on the Turf together in our teens.
by Frenchclaret
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newsagents by Turf
Replies: 66
Views: 3333

Re: Newsagents by Turf

Hi BFC, Yes, Joe was my grandad and moved to the retirement bungalows behind the Turf. Naturally his local was the Park View. I did wonder about the description you gave of my sister who never wore glasses. Who did you get the correction from and the news about Joe? I had a word with my sister about...
by Frenchclaret
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newsagents by Turf
Replies: 66
Views: 3333

Re: Newsagents by Turf

Frenchclaret, were you still living near to the papershop, when the Medleys ran it and Ingram Gregory the professional Panel Bowler lived in the last house on the block, which has always looked looked like an empty shop. The Medleys had a big Alsatian dog. Am I right thinking you and Maureen Sulliv...
by Frenchclaret
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newsagents by Turf
Replies: 66
Views: 3333

Re: Newsagents by Turf

The end of the row of houses was a sweet shop. Next door but one was the newsagents. We lived next door at 120 Brunshaw Rd when I was a very small boy in the late 1940’s until the early 1950’s. I used to wait at the garden gate for Tommy Cummings going to training in the morning. He always said hell...
by Frenchclaret
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dad
Replies: 54
Views: 3500

Re: Dad

Because my Dad was chief photographer with the Burnley Express he was unable to accompany me to games as he was behind the goals with his camera. Therefore my grandad took me on the Beehole End in the 1950’s. Eventually, Dad took me to several away games as his “assistant” sitting with him behind th...
by Frenchclaret
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski
Replies: 71
Views: 6063

Re: Tarkowski

claretandy wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:27 am
Tarky is our best defender since....... Before my time anyway.
.....since Tommy Cummings. Early in his career Tommy was a classy centre half and very fast. He was decent as he got older too.
by Frenchclaret
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Newcastle match
Replies: 53
Views: 3969

Re: The Newcastle match

Vydra was brought in for the midfield okay not in a flat 442 more like a 312 but he was 100% brought in to play midfield not a forward in a role in front of the midfield behind the forwards J-Rod Brownhill McNeil ............Vydra............... Barnes ............Wood A role Westwood could not pla...
by Frenchclaret
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Newcastle match
Replies: 53
Views: 3969

Re: The Newcastle match

My team when all fit maybe for next season would be Pope *New* Tarks Mee Taylor J-Rod Brownhill Vydra McNeil Barnes Wood Vydra in mid-field? Westwood is twice the player in that position as he is far more industrious and more physical than Vydra. I suggest we wait and see if Vydra continues to prod...
by Frenchclaret
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Horsham Claret
Replies: 21
Views: 1530

Re: Horsham Claret

My son, not born in Burnley, lives in Horsham and supports the Clarets. However he is not a postman so there must be three Clarets supporters there as his daughter, aged 9, also is a Claret.
by Frenchclaret
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Citroen 2cv or Volkswagen Beetle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1135

Re: Citroen 2cv or Volkswagen Beetle?

There are plenty of 2cvs in rural France. I have never driven one but I had a 6 volt battery Beetle as my first car in the 1960’s and had several 12 volt ones to follow until I had children and needed more space. I loved driving a Beetle and remember them fondly but wouldn’t want to return to them n...
by Frenchclaret
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Bright Monday Morning Post
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: A Bright Monday Morning Post

A hundred years since we had any mills???????

I remember mills from the 1960s when I worked in one of them in my holidays as a student. There were plenty of mills still working at least 60 years ago.
by Frenchclaret
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 0-5 v Gillingham and 0-6 v City
Replies: 65
Views: 2200

Re: 0-5 v Gillingham and 0-6 v City

2-1 to win the First Division title?
by Frenchclaret
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dishwasher recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 1310

Re: Dishwasher recommendation

We are on our second Bosch dishwasher and they have both been excellent.
by Frenchclaret
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big away followings
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Re: Big away followings

I went with my Dad, my Grandad and a reporter in the Burnley Express van. We had to park a couple of miles away as the thousands of fans from Burnley descended on the ground. My Grandad and I had difficulty entering the ground as the turnstiles were closing but there was a children’s turnstile open ...
by Frenchclaret
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your autumn pictures
Replies: 101
Views: 4319

Re: Your autumn pictures

My first impression was that it was Liverpool. Number 4 looks like Tommy Smith and that could be Keegan pointing in the foreground?
by Frenchclaret
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings
Replies: 68
Views: 13868

Re: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings

Pope 8 Lowton 8 Tarkowski 7 Mee 8 Pieters 8 Hendrick 9 MOM Westwood 8 Cork 8 McNeil 8 Barnes 8 Wood 8 All worthy of an 8 at least - apart from a simple error from Tarks which could easily have been a goal in the early minutes. Glad to see Hendrick’s MoM display and hope to see more of him in this mo...
by Frenchclaret
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 95
Views: 10656

Re: Cancer

Wonderful news. I had cancer16 years ago and am still going. Here’s to a new type of life for you Ewanrob. All the best for your future.
by Frenchclaret
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where were you actually born
Replies: 199
Views: 12597

Re: Where were you actually born

Burnley Bank Hall Hospital in 1943. My son though was born in Cambridgeshire but is a true Claret.
by Frenchclaret
Sun May 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus couldn'tbeArsed
Replies: 106
Views: 6181

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus couldn'tbeArsed

City 2-1 up
by Frenchclaret
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bramall Lane
Replies: 50
Views: 5218

Re: Bramall Lane

I was there in the early 1960’s when we won 1-0 with a goal from Alex Elder. This was an FA cup game and we went to reach the final.
by Frenchclaret
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: the vultures are circling already
Replies: 137
Views: 9058

Re: the vultures are circling already

Has anyone thought about what the lad himself would like to do?
Maybe he is happy to stay with Burnley for a couple of years?
I don’t know and neither does anyone else, so let’s leave him to decide his own future.
by Frenchclaret
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff fans
Replies: 74
Views: 9922

Re: Cardiff fans

But if Wood has an apostrophe it simply suggests that the goal belongs to Wood !
by Frenchclaret
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Targets
Replies: 163
Views: 18338

Re: Transfer Targets

Wikipedia says he is 5ft 10
by Frenchclaret
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gordon Banks
Replies: 57
Views: 2573

Re: Gordon Banks

A couple of years ago I was stood next to Gordon Banks at the bar at Chatsworth House at Christmas. As he ordered his drinks the barmaid said “Didn’t you used to play in goal for England?” “Yes” said Gordon rather quietly. “I knew you did, can I have your autograph Mr. Shilton?” said the barmaid. We...
by Frenchclaret
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: There will only ever be one Sam Vokes
Replies: 24
Views: 2983

Re: ARTICLE: There will only ever be one Sam Vokes

Very good article - it summed up most people’s thoughts on Sam and we all wish him all the best at Stoke. He has been a real servant to our club and has never complained publicly when not selected. All in all he comes across as a true gentleman and we fans thank him for his contribution to our club’...
by Frenchclaret
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hugh Mcilvanney RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Re: Hugh Mcilvanney RIP

Agree with all the tributes above. Love the quote he made about Joe Bugner - “he had the physique of a Greek statue but fewer moves”.
by Frenchclaret
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Greatest moment of 20C
Replies: 49
Views: 2704

Re: Greatest moment of 20C

George V presenting the FA Cup to the Clarets in 1914. The first time a reigning monarch had done this.
by Frenchclaret
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel
Replies: 105
Views: 12025

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets linked with Medel

Not just Joey Barton was supposedly past his best - Grezza was too and he didn’t do too badly for us either! Both of them played a defensive role which didn’t tax them physically unduly but were both fine players who held us together. My one concern about Medel is that Barton was a leader within the...
by Frenchclaret
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tottenham v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 75
Views: 7427

Re: Tottenham v Burnley - Player Ratings

Agree with Macca's marks and I too thought Taylor was MOM. Well done lads, such a pity you didn't get a point.
by Frenchclaret
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palarse versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 381
Views: 18653

Re: Crystal Palarse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Huddersfield one up against Brighton
by Frenchclaret
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old Turf Moor photo
Replies: 31
Views: 2852

Re: Old Turf Moor photo

Not even sure that it is on the Turf. The end behind the goal looks open - therefore it can’t be the cricket field end and the far side doesn’t look like the old Brunshaw Rd stand either. So, was it away?
by Frenchclaret
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A collection of England goalkeepers
Replies: 80
Views: 5217

Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

All these people saying they are too young to remember the great Colin McDonald makes me feel old - I remember Jimmy Strong!
by Frenchclaret
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Up the Clarets back Lowerhouse call for Anderson statue
Replies: 28
Views: 2269

Re: ARTICLE: Up the Clarets back Lowerhouse call for Anderson statue

I agree - the least we can do to honour our best living sportsman is put up a statue. Has Jimmy been given the freedom of the borough and a mayoral reception? He has achieved a status which few people would have considered possible when he began his career and the town should mark his achievement.
by Frenchclaret
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy McIlroy - Online Book of Condolence
Replies: 46
Views: 5837

Re: Jimmy McIlroy - Online Book of Condolence

I began watching Burnley in the early 1950’s and therefore saw most of the home games Jimmy Mac played at Turf Moor. I have never seen anyone else as good as he was, playing for the Clarets. Jimmy was an excellent player - he could run with the ball, stand still with it and mesmerise the opposition,...
by Frenchclaret
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Book of Condolence opened for Jimmy McIlroy
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Book of Condolence opened for Jimmy McIlroy

I, and many others who live far away would be happy with the thread on here to be passed on later. Thank you for your offer of going down to the club but it would be a terrible imposition for you to do that for everyone. If the club do it then (as Suratclaret suggests) then that would be fine - if n...