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by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Dyche : Inside life in the transfer market at Burnley
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Sean Dyche : Inside life in the transfer market at Burnley

Take heed what Wilder said today, several clubs look on enviously at us and that is predominantly down to a manager we can't afford to lose of our own volition. It does seem like things have softened a bit. Hopefully it means that Sean is back in the loop, front and centre when it comes to the play...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 241
Views: 12165

Re: Investor

It’s got nothing to do with FFP - and there are accounting rules and principles around amortisation and timeframes. The rest of your post makes no sense either - amortisation can’t be referenced in different ways and the meaning of amortisation is to gradually write off the cost of an asset - which...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jed Wallace
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Jed Wallace

One of the stand out performers in the Championship in the last few seasons, i agree with you, he's definitely got ability. Had him on my short Tombola list of 5 possible right wingers, which was posted at the start of May. https://www.uptheclarets.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=47137 Quality...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 241
Views: 12165

Re: Investor

Jeez! Any chance of giving us an abridged version of your thoughts? :? :lol: Just that I'm a bit worried. The next window will be very important. If we spend all of our hoarded financial resources, and we end up wasting it on sub standard players ( with long contracts and high wages that will be a ...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 241
Views: 12165

Re: Investor

I don't fully agree but I see where you're coming from (I'm not sure where my knowledge stands compared to what TVC15 has forgotten). This bit isn't correct though: signing on fees and agent fees get capitalised as a transfer fee would. Nods, in the section you highlighted I was drawing attention t...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 241
Views: 12165

Re: Investor

So you are saying if it wasn’t for the fact that they managed to sell some of their players at significant profits their player trading would be a horror show ? Ok get it. Sorry, I don't think you do. Middlesbrough currently have outstanding debts of about 105m, along with player trading debtors of...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood, Rodriguez, JBG and Brady...
Replies: 64
Views: 5075

Re: Wood, Rodriguez, JBG and Brady...

Make a statement to the board, put Cork on the bench with his crutches, the press will have a field day. Lennon or Hendrick would have been very useful against Sheffield and the remainder of the run in. The team will pretty much pick itself. Playing Brownhill on the right or in central midfield is p...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Swift
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: John Swift

The French clubs transitioned players in their mini window and are happily continuing to player trade beyond it. Free transfers are being snapped up left right and centre. Big moves are being made for players like Sane, while little moves are being initiated for players like Swift. Something needs t...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 241
Views: 12165

Re: Investor

Vegas Claret wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:48 am
but I'm not Long Time Lurker and I'm not going to write an essay on it ;)
You know me too well :)
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 241
Views: 12165

Re: Investor

Don't you listen to Sean? He says players like that are no longer available. I don't believe this for one moment. The football world is full of quality players at very reasonable prices. Every transfer window throws up its fair share of bargains. The difference between finding these players and pay...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wigan
Replies: 93
Views: 4061

Re: Wigan

there is the possibility of appeal under a force majeure exemption I think that is more than a possibility. To enforce a regular penalty on a club during a very irregular season ( especially in respect to financial matters ) would seem to be very unfair. Had Corona not hit, delaying the season, the...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thanks, Good Luck and Cheerio
Replies: 19
Views: 2324

Re: Thanks, Good Luck and Cheerio

Nods, they are still with us until July. Were it not for the downtime attributed to Corona the league would have finished at the scheduled date. The downtime pushed the end date for the season forwards, beyond the contract lengths of all the affected players. For that reason any players in the final...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Dyche.....
Replies: 30
Views: 2567

Re: Sean Dyche.....

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:01 pm
....will be managing Crystal Palace next season
Send them Rigg instead, he can help them to establish a new club philosophy. If they don't want him, pay them to take him.
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 11171

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Magnificent

Threadbare squad, new formation, huge miles on the clock over the last three games, loss of Cork in the second half and a win. A truly a courageous and committed performance under pressure. Super proud of the players and the playing staff.
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 11171

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

New ruling, it isn't violent conduct unless you put the boot in when the player goes down or jump on them studs first.

That must be it.
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 11171

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Definitely a strange game this, thread bare formation from us, Palace struggling to find a performance. Thankfully we got Bardsley back or the injury to Lowton would have really hurt us.

Could go either way.
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 11171

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus Mighty Clarets

That one could be hung on Ben Mee for holding out so long. Within his rights but it screwed us. Stay or go we still needed a 4th central defender. The reason behind Gibson leaving the club is what screwed us. If that was associated with the promise of a move in the Winter window, which we didn't li...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 112
Views: 5972

Re: Worrying times

Yes to the Hendrick story. I’ve also had concerns about Hughes since Rigg was appointed. They’ve worked together with FAW, Blackburn, Man City, QPR & Fulham. I'm not really concerned about Hughes. That isn't how a big ego works. Hughes gave Rigg a job at nearly all those clubs, some people would sa...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 112
Views: 5972

Re: Worrying times

It took 2 of them to write that? One to talk **** and one to type ****. The Daily Mail need to look at their own recruitment if this is the output their players are capable of. I prefer to read these articles. https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/football-news/transfer-news-burnley-dyche-hendrick-...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Bardsley extends Turf Moor stay
Replies: 32
Views: 1967

Re: ARTICLE: Bardsley extends Turf Moor stay

Really happy to read this. Things still seemed to be a bit up in the air when I looked earlier today. Welcome back Bardsley, we have missed you ( has it only been three days ? ). Joking aside, quality player, super fit, always in the right place at the right time, vocal, dependable and comfortable w...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Warnock is back
Replies: 38
Views: 2476

Re: Neil Warnock is back

Nonayforever wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:17 pm
It probably won't go down to well - but I wouldn't mind him taking over from Dyche for next season to steady the ship.
If Dyche moves on I think we are more likely to get a Head Coach who will do as he is told and be happy to play with the team that is picked for him. Somebody like Stuart Gray.
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18205

Re: Hendrick set to leave

NewClaret wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Shocked there’s been no club statement on this or Bardsley yet.

Or the others, to be fair.
I doubt there will be a club statement until after the contract extension window slams Shut!

I've heard we might be in for as many as six players, although a few are very outside chances.
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18205

Re: Hendrick set to leave

The really bizarre thing about the current situation is this We might be in this contractual wasteland because we have full confidence in our transfer strategy for the next window and we have an unshakable belief that we can attract all of the player on our target list to the club. Naturally, that w...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18205

Re: Hendrick set to leave

KateR wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:43 pm
has he left yet?
No

It's like a mini transfer window deadline day, with a difference.

We are sat here watching the countdown timer, wondering if our own players will sign for us.
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche pre match comments
Replies: 94
Views: 5371

Re: Dyche pre match comments

How many points will we get this season ? Pre restart I thought around 50. Given the injuries and small squad I cannot see us getting remotely near that figure. We looked like a club in total disarray last night I don't think you are looking far enough ahead. We might already have enough points to ...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18205

Re: Hendrick set to leave

I did, and then it asked me to do it again, and again, and again so many times that the elephant had just about had enough. I just checked, same for me, the security check just loops - but this worked https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=linkedin+burnley+fc+Paulo+Araujo Click on the a...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18205

Re: Hendrick set to leave

Thanks for that info. The European scout was Ian Butterworth, ex Norwich, but he now lists himself as international and UK recruitment. It won't let me in on any of those links though - keeps wanting security checks. If its the security check that I encountered you just need to click on it and rota...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Warnock is back
Replies: 38
Views: 2476

Re: Neil Warnock is back

Well, that should mark the end of Middlesboroughs disasterous flirtation with sexy attacking football.

I had them down for relegation, but Warnock is a good manager for what they need to do. The chances of them staying up have just increased.
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18205

Re: Hendrick set to leave

I like Hendrick and I really appreciated the contribution he has made on the pitch for us. If he is looking to move then we can't really do a lot about it at this stage, other than put an attractive offer on the table. On the financial front, what really anniys me is that we are waving goodbye to a ...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 272
Views: 18205

Re: Hendrick set to leave

We don’t have a European scout as such and I’m not sure where you get the notion that we have neither contacts nor network in Europe. And has Dyche said he favours British players? Lee Jones - Full Time European Scout at Burnley FC https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lee-jones-99591493?challengeId=AQF0e9d9_...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 11880

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

Top team, tough game, nice run out, it is what it is. My only major complaint is that Foden must have had a coughing fit in the tunnel, because we seem to have granted him a 4m safe distance zone on corners. No real excuse for giving a player like him that much time and space. Hmm, thats an interest...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 11880

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

City haven't really stepped out of first gear so far. They have played a lot of pass the ball and make the other team run to tire us out. On the upside we have definitely got some minutes under our belts. Time to bring on the subs and rest some of our players - if we had any subs. Things could get g...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: League Two Play Offs
Replies: 48
Views: 2436

Re: League Two Play Offs

Gerkin did awful for the second goal of Exeter and Maxted was rightly punished for his poor hand flapping clearance. He nearly got punished again for doing the same thing minutes later. 30 more minutes of football and penalties should take us up to 8:00 nicely. Hopefully, it won't go to penalties so...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big 24 hours...
Replies: 38
Views: 2851

Re: Big 24 hours...

I've been harping on about bringing in younger players for the last 5 or 6 windows. However, I think it is important to recognise that we don't have a huge amount of money to spend. Given Mike Riggs unprecedented ability to **** huge sums of money up the wall on average players we might only get one...
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Toon vs Blades
Replies: 31
Views: 931

Re: Toon vs Blades

Oops, poor Edna ( I always struggle with Enda )
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Toon vs Blades
Replies: 31
Views: 931

Re: Toon vs Blades

Almiron looks better in his central attacking role, which was his primary role at Atalanta. Newcastles apparent desire to play him everywhere but that position always puzzled me.

On another note, has anybody found the option to keep the artificial crowd noise on and turn the commentators off ?
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Suspensions looming...
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Suspensions looming...

Ordinarily, I think we should contest every match that we take part in. However, I would view the upcoming City match as a friendly warm up and the Liverpool match as a low intentisty training session. Getting something out of the next nine matches is going to be difficult. If we lose all five / six...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer Tombola
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Summer Tombola

Please feel free to use this thread for highlighting the names of any players you think we should be looking at ahead of the next window.
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 7884

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

Long Time Lurker - had a look at that Tete lad last night. You had me at Right-sided Charlie Taylor. Looks quality. Agree he looks a bit rash in the tackle, but so did Wan Bisaka at Palace and he seems to stay on his feet more now. Apparently Lyon want to sell as well. Could be a very good option. ...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 7884

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

Lennon has put in some good performances for us when he has been called upon. However, my lasting picture of Aaaron will be when he lept off the bench and sprinted over to hug Vyds after he scored his wonder goal against Southampton. That was team spirit, that was stronger together, that was Burnley...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 7884

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

Not surprised by this. Sean hinted along those lines in his recent press conference. If a player has been offered a new contract that doesn't match their expectations, or they haven't been offered a new contract and the prospect of being offered one looks unlikely, it is asking a lot of them to see ...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 14950

Re: Mr Garlick versus Mighty Sean

Lurker...... Which of the players out of contract would you have tried to keep, had this been a normal season? A year ago I wouldn't have signed Pieters, Jay Rod, or Drinkwater. I would have probably passed over BPF as well for the price we paid and the fact that we didn't need him then ( he would ...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players contracts
Replies: 14
Views: 1271

Re: Players contracts

The only way I see out of this problem is by selling Tarky and Ben Gibson this summer and trying to Raise 50 million to splurge on sorting the squad numbers This is the best that I could come up with, but I had about eight players for each position on my short list. The transfer amounts are purely ...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 14950

Re: Mr Garlick versus Mighty Sean

There's a time to pick your battles, and Sean has maybe picked the wrong time. If Sean was in the loop before he certainly doesn't sound like he is in the loop now. Considering we are currently linked with more Zooms than a Walls ice cream factory communication shouldn't be much of a problem. In th...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 14950

Re: Mr Garlick versus Mighty Sean

Who would you suggest ? As a Head Coach ? No idea Reading between the lines the Chairman and the Directors have decided not to pursue new contracts for quite a few of our players. Even Westwood only received an extension, even though he has clearly communicated his desire to stay for longer in rece...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marcus Rashford
Replies: 107
Views: 2510

Re: Marcus Rashford

It's annoying that Rashford had to fight so hard for something that will benefit so many people.

Money for vulnerable kids - not without a fight, billions for new bike routes - definitely.

Says it all really.
by Long Time Lurker
Thu May 21, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady deal extended
Replies: 78
Views: 3724

Re: Robbie Brady deal extended

Brady I like Brady and I was gutted when he got injured just as things were falling into place for him. The fact that we have extended his contract is very different from him signing a new contract that runs for more than a year. It will put us in the same position next year that we are currently f...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat May 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interest in a player?
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: Interest in a player?

Hmm, okay, just to try and get the ball rolling and gauge interest. Tombola Players - Right Midfield / Right Wing In respect to a new signing for the right wing my tombola list only features a couple of players. With JBG fit and firing I don't see it as a big priority - given the " up in the air " n...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat May 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interest in a player?
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: Interest in a player?

Thank you for providing a detailed write-up about him, Long Time Lurker. Thanks for that. It's nice to be appreciated. Considering the absence of football threads I've been toying with the idea of putting up my Tombola Transfer Picks again. I didn't bother in the last two windows ( other than a cou...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat May 09, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interest in a player?
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: Interest in a player?

Samuel Grandsir Apart from a couple of matches he has always played in front loaded attacking formations, primarily 4-2-3-1. So our battling 4-4-2 set up would be completely alien to him. More importantly, if we are working mainly off his recorded stats, they will tell us very little about how he m...