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by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 233
Views: 12171

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

“Absolutely crap” again today according to my Villa-supporting brother-in-law, who was at Brighton today. Phew. :lol: :lol: :lol: Utter nonsense. I watched the Brighton vs Villa match and Drinkwater was the best player on the pitch by a country mile. He was involved in everything good that Villa di...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footy
Replies: 126
Views: 3617

Re: Today's footy

Who is this? Stuart Webber I think their recruitment, with the exception of Pukki, has been okay. Nothing truly special. Their decision to mainly go with what they had this season and give the chance to the players that got them promoted, instead of spending a fortune, was a good one though. What r...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Erling Håland
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Re: Erling Håland

That's only half the story, he came off the bench on 56 minutes with his side 3-1 down away from home, and scored a 20 minute hat trick and his side won 5-3. That's what dreams are made of for both the player and the club. What is even more miraculous is that Salzburg managed to sign him up for a r...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footy
Replies: 126
Views: 3617

Re: Today's footy

Villa Equalise after Brighton sit back and invite them to score :(
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footy
Replies: 126
Views: 3617

Re: Today's footy

Villa and Bournemouth losing today and their next matches ( followed up by a draw when they face each other ) would make our job a lot easier. Nothing is ever certain, but we have a much easier final run in on paper. Hopefully, we might have Barnes back as well ( if it is just keyhole surgery like T...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The influence of one player (Pablo Hernandez)...who’s ours?
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Re: The influence of one player (Pablo Hernandez)...who’s ours?

Last year it was Heaton and Mc Neill, with the valuable contribution of Hendrick flying under the radar. Bardsley had an impact as well. Mc Neill hasn't had the same influence this season, because he has been marked more heavily and he has spent more time tracking back. Heaton left and Hendrick is s...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

I'm not following why we needed a young left back or a young forward in the last window. At left back, Taylor is first choice and in his mid 20s. Up front Barnes and Wood were obviously first choice and we supplemented those two with Rodriguez. When you overstate the case, you undermine it. Because...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Not signing anyone doesn't mean automatic relegation, if we can stay up without spending it would be the best scenario as we will have a lean start, OOC players left and could argue have a bigger budget both fee and wages wise. In all fairness, we only needed a good young left back, a good young fo...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Probably for the best. Nods, I just want to see some positive improvement from us in terms of our recruitment and the direction we are moving in. The current window isn't over yet and we definitely have work that we can do. Nothing would please me more than an upturn in the performance of our recru...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

And I don't envisage any big purchases. I'm not saying that we lack vision, but yesterday I saw a blind man helping our Technical Director cross the road. When we were promised out of this world recruitment, we didn't expect our business to resemble a vacuum. If the forward momentum of our recruitm...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

jurek wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Doesn't sound as if Brownhill will be on his way to us and
anyone else by the sounds of this.

https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/t ... n-17571193
Snap
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Lee Johnson of Bristol City doesn't envision any big sales

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/foo ... ol-3741212
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart Meter
Replies: 89
Views: 4268

Re: Smart Meter

A bloke comes round to read our meter. He seems like a nice bloke and I don't have the heart to put him out of a job. The biggest beneficaries of Smart Meters are the electric companies. They have simply jumped on the eco bus to boost their own profits, much like the electric bulb companies. The gre...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Conor Gallagher has joined Swansea on loan. From what I know, we were trying to sign him permanently but Chelsea just wanted him out on loan. If that is true, it doesn't seem like we've learned a single thing from our Summer of failure. Securing his services on loan was a longshot, trying to sign h...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We have been building for the championship for a few season's
Replies: 51
Views: 2594

Re: We have been building for the championship for a few season's

A deficit of £90m over 3 years if we get relegated is tbh a laughable conclusion to reach. It does not take into account that we would be likely to lose a few our key players - not only losing their high wages but also the significant transfer fees we would receive. We would also very likely cut ba...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 am
lancs live means it isn't true
Hence my disclaimer :)
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

You would imagine that if someone went to work in those conditions he would seek a new job, just like Vydra could put in a transfer request, which be honest any footballer crying as much as you do would have put one in ages ago. Maybe just maybe he isn't as upset or as weak as you think. You gonna ...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We have been building for the championship for a few season's
Replies: 51
Views: 2594

Re: We have been building for the championship for a few season's

I'm Keen to try to understand just how you have arrived at some of these figures? For example if we were to be relegated I would expect our £81 mill. wage bill to significantly reduce, maybe by up to 50%. That would bring it down to say £40/45 mill. So taking your reduced turnover figure of £20 mil...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Ben Mee signed his over the summer, but he still had 12 months remaining. Just a personal feeling with Hendrick. His best mate Brady is likely to leave as well which may play a part in his thinking. If we sign Brownhill and Eliasson I think the chance of Hendrick signing a new contract might go dow...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We have been building for the championship for a few season's
Replies: 51
Views: 2594

Re: We have been building for the championship for a few season's

Okay, lets run the numbers ( very rough numbers ). Last year our turnover was roughly 140m. About 120m of that was from TV rights Our total staff costs were 81m Now, obviously, those figures are twisted by our 7th place finish and the bonuses paid to the players and non playing staff. However, I thi...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted
Replies: 388
Views: 11829

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted

They thought it was all over, it is now :(

Irrepsective of the result VAR is ruining football with all the delays, interrupting the flow of the game and replacing every moment of enthusiasm with ......... wait ............ wait ......... wait
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted
Replies: 388
Views: 11829

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted

Going into the next few games, we look like we can create chances with Hendrick playing off Wood. Mirrors my thoughts somewhat. We can wait for a physical box to box midfielder, a defensive midfielder who is limited to supporting the defence and spraying out passes from the back isn't what we need ...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted
Replies: 388
Views: 11829

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted

Their 2 goals knocked the stuffing out of us. We were playing very positively until their first. Nods, they were looking shaky and we were doing well. The offside rattled us a bit, but the penalty completely knocked the stuffing out of us and gave them the confidence they ere lacking and the freedo...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted
Replies: 388
Views: 11829

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Lowton the liability
VAR the liability, that wasn't a penalty
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted
Replies: 388
Views: 11829

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargo lifted

Grumble, grumble

X Y Z crosshairs, armpits, noses and little pinkies. VAR is a farce.
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Steven Nzonzi is looking for a way out of his loan deal with Galatasaray after he was suspended indefinitely by the Turkish club, Sky Sports News understands. Nzonzi was accused by manager Fatih Terim of being disrespectful in a training session last month and has not played for the club since. How...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's my budget
Replies: 22
Views: 1163

Re: What's my budget

houseboy wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:59 pm
I think some should stop spitting their dummies out about people crticising Dyche. You don't need to be calling for someone's head to criticise them. He is not God and is fallable. People should remember this.
Fallible

Sorry, couldn't resist ;)
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche interview
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: Dyche interview

I could see how that might be true to an extent. Dyche was heavily involved in our transfers prior to the arrival of Rigg. One of the main reason given for employing Rigg was to take some of the weight / workload off Dyche so that he could focus on managing the players instead of other things. He te...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Drinkwater back in claret and blue
Replies: 77
Views: 3471

Re: ARTICLE: Drinkwater back in claret and blue

A professional player desperate to get game time and give their manager something to think about should be 100% fit and firing, pulling out all the stops to impress. Drinkwater was happily coasting along at Chelsea, trotting out on the training pitch and picking up a big wage. If he had been pulling...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thanks to those who didn't go
Replies: 70
Views: 3838

Re: Thanks to those who didn't go

What about the home supporters that didn't watch? It would have been easy for me to sit down, click on the play buttom of the stream and watch the full game. However, I made the conscious decision to restrict my viewing to the second half of the game only. That's right, some people couldn't summon t...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Rigg
Replies: 185
Views: 4288

Re: Mike Rigg

Rigg seems like an office based version of Vydra I think that is very unfair. Rigg is more like the office based version of Marvin Sordell Hmm no, scratch that, Sordell did okay at Watford, he came with good character references and he had a desire to play a visible up front role - taking the hits ...
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC transfer links discussion page
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: BFC transfer links discussion page

Conor Gallagher It does seem to be very unrealistic from the perspective of Chelsea. We don't extend the loan of DD and Chelsea are back on the hook for his full wages while he potters about their training ground instead of ours. They pull Gallagher from Charlton, annoying Charlton, and instead of g...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Moneybags Utd
Replies: 302
Views: 7633

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Moneybags Utd

JBG on, Barnes off and Hendrick in the qwirky 10 slot.
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Dyche/ Burnley
Replies: 187
Views: 6653

Re: Is the Dyche/ Burnley

I don't mind our style of play. Unfortunately when it comes to getting the job done we seem to cut it very close at times. I don't have any delusions of top six grandeur, but if we could simply increase the quality of the starting 11 or bring in a few players that will develop over time and meet tha...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Or speculating.... This In the last window we signed Jay, who we tried to sign previously. We also signed Pieters, who Stoke wanted to shift off their wage bill. At the time we were talking to them about Ward. We were also rumoured to be looking at Phillips and we signed BPF from Leeds. By all acco...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 911
Views: 94960

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

Jamie Hamilton https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7830253/Burnley-Brighton-prepare-bids-sign-1-5million-rated-Jamie-Hamilton.html We were rumoured to be interested in him prior to the Summer window https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6966749/Wolves-Burnley-eye-17-year...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Italian Toffees versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 385
Views: 8802

Re: Italian Toffees versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Sorry everyone, I must have fallen asleep amidst the riveting excitement of the match. The way we constantly pushed into the Everton half and tested them with penetrating through balls to our visible front two had me on the edge of my seat. Given our all action display and forward momentum I don't k...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Up to 24 points
Replies: 71
Views: 4015

Re: Up to 24 points

Safe as houses. So another hundred million or so guaranteed, yes, there should be a few bob for SD to spend. Come on , Mike, get yer wallet out. After player/staff wages, outstanding transfer payments and general running costs I think we might be doing well to put an extra ten million in the dry po...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Huge win but
Replies: 132
Views: 6776

Re: Huge win but

Ugly weather, ugly football and an ugly goal to decide it.

Coming away with three very attractive points seems criminal, but they are very welcome.
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets linked again with Bogle
Replies: 21
Views: 2544

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets linked again with Bogle

Early Opt Out Clause Bogle would be a big transfer so this is a big post. If you aren't interested in a long read skip it. Players For The Future With our finances buying somebody young who might prove to be good enough in a couple of years is probably the way we should be going. If you look back o...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lyle Taylor, Charlton
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Lyle Taylor, Charlton

I looked at him and thought "I bet his contract runs out at the end of the season and this is his agent trying to get a better deal". Unsurprisingly it seems his contract does end at the end of this season. Exactly my thoughts when I saw the click bait news. Agent doing his job to get him a new dea...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 1 of each
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: 1 of each

https://youtu.be/v81vhGTzXKE Really? Look at my Tombola picks for the last window. With the exception of Alan Browne all of them moved to good clubs for relatively small amounts of money. The fact that Browne didn't fancy a move really surprised me. Alibian Ajeti - as soon as our cheque for Jay hit...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 1 of each
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: 1 of each

I think the Winter window is the best time to look at non domestic players. Be it first team additions or new blood for the development squads. Signing foreign players in the Winter window gives them a good few months to bed in. When we sign players in the Summer they pretty much have to hit the gro...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Is Getting Frustrated
Replies: 57
Views: 4954

Re: Sean Is Getting Frustrated

bfcjg wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Some of these London restaurants charge a fortune for thrice cooked chips.
If we are making associations with Heston Blumenthal recipes we currently have more in common with snail porridge than thrice cooked chips.
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: sorry but its time for a change
Replies: 56
Views: 3264

Re: sorry but its time for a change

I was really referring to current Premier League managers, apologies if that wasn’t obvious. However, somewhat ironically, your answer does rather make my point. I thought he was being historically perceptive. When Hughes was at Blackburn Rovers, Man City and QPR his Technical Director ( head recru...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: sorry but its time for a change
Replies: 56
Views: 3264

Re: sorry but its time for a change

Ben Mee gets ripped to pieces these days, far too slow. He might get away with it if he stayed in his position but he gets dragged all over the shop. Doesn't help we have 3 dud fullbacks with the other injured. I think you hit the nail on the head in a round about way. Mee is moving around a lot mo...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tottingham lukewarmspurts Versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 369
Views: 11547

Re: Tottingham lukewarmspurts Versus MIGHTY CLARETS

When can we expect the sequel to come out? After the Winter transfer window closes. Although I might write a long Winter Transfer Tombola post. I jotted down some names and comments about players who caught my attention that we could look at in the next window as a topic for discussion. In terms of...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tottingham lukewarmspurts Versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 369
Views: 11547

Re: Tottingham lukewarmspurts Versus MIGHTY CLARETS

I suspect if the board would have given him 100 million to spend he wouldn't have signed Vydra, Jay- Rod, Pieters etc etc I have long criticised our style of play but he has worked miracles, he is fighting with both hands tied behind his back in this league I don't think the amount of money that he...