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by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bus Lane Tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1070

Re: Bus Lane Tickets

I'm with you on this one, it's stupid. Last time, I caused a hold up thinking, 'surely this can't be right' as I didn't want to get stung again. I've driven down that way many times (usually going down the back street) but either way it just doesn't feel right to do that manoeuvre. The really odd t...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bus Lane Tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1070

Re: Bus Lane Tickets

I think the point is that a policeman in uniform can give you authority to break traffic rules, and if he is behind you flashing his light then he's telling you to get out of the way in any way that's safe. The policeman's blue light is your valid excuse for breaking the regulations. An ambulancema...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bus Lane Tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1070

Re: Bus Lane Tickets

got caught in blackburn and had no idea i was doing anything wrong, somewhere near ewood just heading towards the town centre, Bolton road. If you want a really daft one in Blackburn try the railway station. In front of that cars have to actually pull off the road and re-enter it further on and on ...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bus Lane Tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1070

Re: Bus Lane Tickets

Father-in-law got done recently. He went into the bus lane to make way for an ambulance. Appealed. Rejected. Had to pay. This is a weird one. A guy a year or two ago a guy had to fight tooth and nail to get one revoked when he went through a red light to make way for a police car on an emergency. H...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Malinovskyi & Maehle
Replies: 103
Views: 12177

Re: Malinovskyi & Maehle

You would hope that the Premier league and possibly a bigger weekly wage would be more attractive to him, although arent Atlanta in the CL this season I know the money is probably better but if I were a decent young player I think I'd be heading to Italy rather than Burnley, for many obvious reason...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bus Lane Tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1070

Re: Bus Lane Tickets

I also work in Darwen and was caught by the camera near the motorway lights (heading away from Darwen towards Ewood). I nipped in for about five metres before it turned into a standard lane as the right-hand lane, which I didn't need, was queuing. I won't be making that mistake again - I did appeal...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bus Lane Tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1070

Re: Bus Lane Tickets

You're clearly not in the wrong morally because bus lanes are there to assist the flow of buses, and skipping past a queue for 15 yards doesn't impede anything. But legally, you're in the wrong because putting one wheel into a bus lane is against the rules. Is it Blackburn council? They're demons f...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

Devils_Advocate wrote:It used to be on either Sat or Sunday morning (I think on Ch4) when I was a kid so i'd guess late 80's

That would sound about right.
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

Because they'd wipe the floor with everyone. They introduced the world championships to try and develop the sport abroad. I actually love Aussie Rules, trouble is it doesn't seem to have been on telly for some time. Proper man's game. I knew a pro-cricketer who used to play in Australia when it was...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

Devils_Advocate wrote:Kabaddi is like tig but whilst holding your breath

I did look it up and you are right it is just a game of tig. I recall the reason I have seen it is because, bizarrely, it used to be on telly. Can't remember when or what channel.
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)
Replies: 126
Views: 3283

Re: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)

It’s hard to compare different eras - as much as I thought Nick Pickering was a useless waste of space we had no money and if you bought a player who was over the hill it’s a bit irrelevant that he used to play for England. I went on the radio Lancashire phone in to discuss the Liam Robinson signin...
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)
Replies: 126
Views: 3283

Re: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)

bartons baggage wrote:For me it has to be JBG.
The lad is **** poor on a good day.

First name on the team sheet for me...don't know what you've been watching but it ain't him.
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mamma Mia - here they go again at Bradford City
Replies: 25
Views: 2064

Re: Mamma Mia - here they go again at Bradford City

Cirrus_Minor wrote:Mamma Mia....

Is what a little Lancashire lad says when he gets home from school.

I'll get my coat :oops:

Nice one (actually sounds better in scouse though).
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Season - What are you looking forward to?
Replies: 44
Views: 1412

Re: New Season - What are you looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to seeing if we really are now an 'established top flight club'. I think we are but if we can survive another season (hopefully with ease) then I really think we can call ourselves established. An added bonus would be to see West 'Am get relegated and United miss out on a Champio...
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

OK so I went on Wikipedia and found a list of sports that have a World Cup or equivalent for men's national teams. So here we have it, a list of champions: American Football Japan, USA Association Football Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, England, France, Argentina, Uruguay Australian Rules Football ...
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

Was going to say that too. Aside from the audience in India, the worldwide viewing figures for cricket are probably far smaller than compared to many other sports, such as the Tour De France, Superbowl etc. Even in this country people don't have anywhere near the same enthusiasm for the Cricket Wor...
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your all-time favourite piece of music?
Replies: 59
Views: 1306

Re: Your all-time favourite piece of music?

Very hard to pin down one particular piece but I've always said my favourite song/piece is Awaken by Yes, of course that is a 20 minute album piece that is closely run by several other 'long' songs from albums. If pinned down to singles there is a shortlist: Boys of Summer - Don Henley Days - The Ki...
by houseboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

Clarets4me wrote:The sponsor of the original play off series between the two divisions, was the " New York World " newspaper .... allegedly !

Aah, so not quite thew arrogance that I thought, thanks for pointing that out mate.
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

Spijed wrote:And apparently it's not called the "World Series" because of why everyone thinks it's called that.

So are you going to keep me guessing? Why is it called that? I have often wondered.
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Walker What a time to be alive
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Tom Walker What a time to be alive

Just downloaded Mott the Hoople's first four albums on itunes, grouped together as Mental Train - the Island years. There are also some good (and not so good) variations and out-takes and live versions. 80-odd tracks and over 7 hours. Been in my element in the car listening to Ian Hunters voice that...
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Defour Is Injured
Replies: 31
Views: 2117

Re: If Defour Is Injured

There must be a reason Shelvey isn't playing and Newcastle aren't Man City so that should start some alarm bells ringing. Having said that we have a similar 'mystery' with Vydra so who knows?
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 719
Views: 53348

Re: Bolton

Sorry but I can’t agree. The fans still have their club but it might, unfortunately, be at a lower standard. There has to be sanctions that bite against these robber barons running football clubs. Okay so why give them a season of misery? If they have a 21 point deduction then unless something mira...
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England World Cup Victories
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: England World Cup Victories

Did you know that American teams totally dominate the world series? ;)
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Madagascar in the recent African Cup of Nations (AFCON)
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Madagascar in the recent African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

My favourite Madagascans are the penguins.
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 719
Views: 53348

Re: Bolton

As Macca says, play the kids, regroup, start from afresh. Feeling sorry for them doesn't earn any points, manipulation of the rules won't help them in the long run. Just cut the cloth accordingly and start from the bottom. They have history & a solid fan base from which to build. Have to agree ...
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 719
Views: 53348

Re: Bolton

And all with a team cobbled together with the minimum of outlay, im presuming, with players brought in just to fill positions. Its not looking good. Wonder where the "ten years" have gone? I must admit there is something a bit karmic about what has happened to them after that statement by...
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's Dog Awareness Week
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: It's Dog Awareness Week

Nice one. Incidentally my dog Charlie the Staffy makes me aware of him every time I walk in the house or go downstairs in the morning. A friendly fellow but launching himself off the settee into my arms gets a bit tiring given that he is 4.5 stone of pure muscle. My favourite bit though was about a ...
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 719
Views: 53348

Re: Bolton

Was talking to a colleague of mine yesterday who is a mad keen Bolton fan and he says that if they have another 9 points deducted for not being able to play that game last season they will have to, based on last seasons points totals, have promotion form just to avoid relegation - 7 wins minimum to ...
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Asian hornets.
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Asian hornets.

No need to give me 'Sceptre'ical looks, and am not 'Snipe'ing.... ooooh I could go on and on and on and...... on :D Just found a book on pig rearing, it's called (get ready for this) Backyard Farming (really). I'm just off now to 'rear' a couple of pigs, apparently known more as 'backyard farming'....
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Asian hornets.
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Asian hornets.

Bosscat wrote:There was me thinking it was
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Very astute Boss - some might call you Hawk-eye.
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Asian hornets.
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: Asian hornets.

images (2).jpeg https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife/how-identify/know-your-hornets HORNET-903952.jpg That seems a friendly enough little beast Boss. Incidentally when I saw the thread title I thought we were in for a piece of racism. You know, they come over here and steal our food/women/taxes ...
by houseboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...
Replies: 74
Views: 1907

Re: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...

tbh I know its almost entirely bull, and the media/right wing are just hammering this antisemitism drum as a means to beat Labour and the hard left with. I think most people know this in reality, for me though I just hammer the drum not because I believe its true, but because its nice to give the l...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1366

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

Go on Ian....Start an argument :D :lol: :lol: :lol: There was a time Steve. My political days are rare these days although sometimes when it matters I have a dabble. Frankly I don't live in the past so 9/11 doesn't really bother me any more. What happened happened and now is the time to move on, wh...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...
Replies: 74
Views: 1907

Re: BBC " Panorama " report on anti-semitic Labour ...

Being anti-Israel and being anti-semitic are two completely different things. It's no use saying this mate, I've argued this point with so many people but they don't want to know - especially if they are anti-Labour. Unfortunately many people cannot see the difference between criticising the action...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1366

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

I wasn't inferring 9/11 didn't happen Ian,I meant like you said people doubting who carried it out some say George Bush planned it,conspiracy theorists are loony's :lol: Er, umm, I'm afraid I am one of those conspiracy theorists about 9/11. I have always been convinced it was an 'inside job', but I...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wouldnt the premiership be more exciting if top 6 buggered off ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1030

Re: Wouldnt the premiership be more exciting if top 6 buggered off ?

That's a bit of an unfair crticism Boss, however with a username like s6t9a2f3f he does sound a bit like a wi-fi passcode. :D
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wouldnt the premiership be more exciting if top 6 buggered off ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1030

Re: Wouldnt the premiership be more exciting if top 6 buggered off ?

Been saying this for ages. Can't wait for the inevitable European League. Not sure we'd lose all 6 but at least the ones left behind would have to be more realistic with wages etc because of the loss in income that would surely follow. We might also see the back of the billionaire backers as well, a...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1366

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

OK I cheated here and googled it... :lol: https://www.politifact.com/texas/article/2015/jul/20/houston-wasnt-first-word-spoken-moon/ new_lunar_graphic.jpg HA ha Boss, you Googling thing you. :lol: This all goes to show that it is now impossible to have a question and answer session on a forum becau...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1366

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

Most people think it was 'The Eagle has landed' but in fact it was, apparently, 'the red light is on' or some such stuff, followed by 'the Eagle has landed'. Boss I think you were nearest with 'some technical stuff'. I particularly like Sausage's 'we appear to have landed at Ewood Park' apart from t...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1366

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

What were the first words spoken on the moon? The answer by the way is not obvious.


I just know someone is going to come on here and say 'Why would they say 'obvious' anyway'? Ha ha - got in before you.
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2
Replies: 56
Views: 1366

Re: 8 days to the moon and back - bbc 2

I don't get these conspiracy theories that the moon landing,9/11 never happened.....we saw them both with our own eyes! .............didn't we :D I have heard many people doubting the moon landings mate but I have never heard anyone questioning 9/11 as actually happening. The only doubt over that s...
by houseboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cure for Pre-Season Boredom.
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Cure for Pre-Season Boredom.

Football is and always will be my first love particularly all things Burnley F.C. However I stumbled across this blog - http://www.accidentalcrofter -life at the end of the road. It relays the trials & tribulations of a guy originally from Accy with no interest in footy whatsoever. However if a...
by houseboy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4728

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

Occasionally I go back (I got banned for complaining to the LT about allowing the incestuous garbage from the Troll) but have a different name on there {Deleted} < is my LT handle.... my Bosscat handle got deleted by the LT (see what I did there :lol:) for having a go at the LT.... There is a parti...
by houseboy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4728

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

northernpowerhouse wrote:Going off past form Dyche will give Vydra a chance and stick Jay on the bench until he gets up to speed.

Now that would be a damn good idea.
by houseboy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4728

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

I knew what you meant house m8 ;) Aah Boss, a man of your outstanding intellect knows all. I'll never forget us tying that idiot Keano (or whatever he calls himself these days) in knots on a daily basis. I kind of miss the banter with him but it was a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. I haven't v...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4728

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

Keane, Tarkowski, Ward, and to an extent Westwood all bided their time when joining, and they didn’t turn out to be bad servants to the club. Vydra will have a full pre-season to knuckle down and show what he’s about, including more game time in friendlies which can only be a good thing. He has , a...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4728

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

I must applaud the objective and logical nature of your footnote regarding scientific experiments. On an internet forum however it represents a complete waste of several hundred keystrokes since half the readers can't understand it and most of the other half don't want to. And I say this with 125% ...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4728

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

Unfortunately for Vydra he is even less likely to see any action now. May as well let the lad go and keep Wells as 4th choice. Unfortunately I have to agree. If we keep Wells though we need to keep him in the club, not out on loan, because he now needs to be around Jay, Barnes and Wood in training ...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4728

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

I would argue the experiment was on Vydra's part, having a crack at a PL club rather than being 1st or 2nd choice for a Championship side I think you are right in that respect but I can't help but wonder (probably along with 90% of other Clarets) what he might have done given a run in the team. One...
by houseboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home
Replies: 110
Views: 6215

Re: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home

This is good news because we know what he can (or could) do and he is going to give his all for the team. But will he start? Despite my criticisms of Barnes I have to say the two lads performed great in the 2nd half of last season and Barnes in-particular came of age in the PL. Something tells me th...

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