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by houseboy
Fri May 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: May quits
Replies: 112
Views: 2059

Re: May quits

Juxtaposition wrote:When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

Those who the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
by houseboy
Thu May 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League finance article in Guardian
Replies: 23
Views: 1870

Re: Premier League finance article in Guardian

I still don't understand FFP. Does anyone? As far as I know (and I could be hopelessly wrong) clubs could only spend a percentage above their income, that income including gifts from directors. I'm not sure where loans fit in. If that be the case where do City (among others but particualrly them) fa...
by houseboy
Thu May 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Compelling viewing
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Compelling viewing

Surprisingly It doesn't get much better :shock: The clean up operation was brutal. A lot of lies were told (probably) about what exactly happened, especially in the first 24 hours. Much of that down to it happening under the old Soviet regime who were not famous for telling the truth about anything...
by houseboy
Wed May 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Compelling viewing
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Compelling viewing

Looks worth a watch. I've just started watching Chernobyl. Forget horror films, this is a gruesome tale that actually happened in (most of) our lifetimes. Even in the first few hours people put their lives knowingly on the line to save others. Some of them basically cooked alive to try to stop it ge...
by houseboy
Wed May 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parking charge notice
Replies: 61
Views: 1776

Re: Parking charge notice

There's a lot of cr@p posted about parking fines but trust me it is best to pay them. I get sick of reading all the smart ass stuff about ignore it and it will go away. This is happening less and less now. My daughter not long ago got done for parking wrongly on Blackburn station car park (some of i...
by houseboy
Wed May 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have a lovely Summer folks
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Have a lovely Summer folks

Have a nice summer and enjoy your cricket (someone has to).
by houseboy
Tue May 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rottweilers
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Rottweilers

How come we never hear about Retrievers or West Highland Terriers attacking people and children ? If it’s about the owners are they a better breed of owner ? Some breeds of dog are clearly more likely to attack but I appreciate it doesn’t help when chavs don’t look after them properly. I think you ...
by houseboy
Tue May 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rottweilers
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Rottweilers

Having kids in the house, there’s no way I’d have a Staffy, or a Rotty as a pet. The same for Mastiff type breeds, too. Their owners all say just how gentle they are, but I wouldn’t want to have to pull one of the buggers of my child if it ever turned. I’ve no problem with anyone else having them. ...
by houseboy
Tue May 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rottweilers
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Rottweilers

Don't worry about a breed's reputation. Any dog is only as good or as bad as it's owner. We have a Staffy, who many people claim are dangerous. Yes they are powerful dogs with very strong jaws and heads like stone, with an ability to jump very high, but Charlie is just a huge softie who loves playin...
by houseboy
Thu May 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: War with Iran

From what I've read, 130,000 troops is nowhere near enough to invade Iran. Its a build up to scare them into compliance, and we should only really start panicking if the news reports start reporting US soldiers families being flown home from the Gulf region. Thats not happened yet. Agreed. It would...
by houseboy
Thu May 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War with Iran
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: War with Iran

I suppose it's about time the Yanks started another war, they haven't had one for a while and the arms dealers, military equipment manufacturers and helicopter builders (Sikorsky ;) ) will be getting a bit twitchy about their profit levels.
by houseboy
Thu May 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How can we improve the defence next year?
Replies: 48
Views: 1816

Re: How can we improve the defence next year?

Houseboy - what do you make of this - for the record I am not being judgemental either way https://statsbomb.com/2019/02/the-great-burnley-keeper-switch/ Sorry bud, I'm not into stats as proof of anything as they can be made to prove almost anything if they are presented in the right way. However I...
by houseboy
Wed May 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How can we improve the defence next year?
Replies: 48
Views: 1816

Re: How can we improve the defence next year?

As has been said, it's clear that there was a problem with Joe Hart in goal. If Heaton had played from the start of the season we would have let in far fewer goals and gained more points in the process. There isn't too much wrong with the way we defend when the defenders are confident with the goal...
by houseboy
Wed May 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extremist Abortion Laws
Replies: 52
Views: 1245

Re: Extremist Abortion Laws

Why would anyone, male or female, tell someone else, male or female, what they can and cannot do with their own bodies? Abusing oneself with alchohol or cigarettes is legal. Eating unhealthily and becoming morbidly obese is not against the law. The argument against abortion is largely a religious th...
by houseboy
Wed May 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ntumba Massanka leaves Burnley
Replies: 22
Views: 2298

Re: ARTICLE: Ntumba Massanka leaves Burnley

I could be wrong but given our close ties with Stanley we don't seem to send many players there on loan. League one is a reasonable level and they wouldn't need to re-locate.
by houseboy
Wed May 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Braga, Portugal
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: Braga, Portugal

Not sure but the actual football stadium is the one with a cliff face behind one goal with no fans there. Very odd ground that's built into the side of a quarry. Only has two sides but still holds 30k or so, the other end is open with panoramic views of the city. Imagine the echo from the cliff make...
by houseboy
Wed May 15, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeremy Kyle
Replies: 55
Views: 2603

Re: Jeremy Kyle

I don't like the show and Kyle (according to my daughter who, sadly, has been in the audience once) said he is unbelievably arrogant but I don't think the show should be axed (I do but not for this reason). The people who go on it know exactly what they are getting into and are also paid for being o...
by houseboy
Mon May 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky on the state of football
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Sky on the state of football

:lol: I did my best to avoid giving that lot a mention. I suppose in one respect they are much smaller than the current top 6, but at the time I'm led to believe chucking large amounts of cash at it was a big contributor to their success. To be fair to you mate (and well done for not mentioning the...
by houseboy
Mon May 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky on the state of football
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Sky on the state of football

Aside from the freak year Leicester won the league, when was the last time a truly smaller club "broke through"? Everton finished 4th didn't they in 2005, but they're hardly small - Ipswich perhaps in 2001 when they came 5th? It's not a new phenomenon. Mmm - whisper it quietly - the Bar S...
by houseboy
Mon May 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next PSA testing day at the Turf - 1st June
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Next PSA testing day at the Turf - 1st June

I suggest this for everyone in that age group. I had my first test 15 years ago and wound up having two (very unpleasant) biopsies which were thankfully eventually found to be negative but they looked after me on a regular basis for 3/4 years before 'discharging' me. I must have had these tests on a...
by houseboy
Mon May 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The dreaded last four games
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: The dreaded last four games

Yet again we played very well for an hour and then the passing went to doggy doo. Are we as Dyche fit as we are led to believe or do nerves kick in? It was Arsenal mate, we always collapse against the Gooners. The only big six club we have never beaten in the PL era and, even though they didn't nee...
by houseboy
Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Replies: 39
Views: 3010

Re: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

When he took over they were 11 points behind 4th. They finished 5 points behind 4th. Since he took over only Citeh and Liverpool have won more points. United have won 40 points, Arsenal won 36 points, Chelsea 35 points and Tottenham 32 points. And their managers did that with their own squads, OGS ...
by houseboy
Sat May 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton
Replies: 15
Views: 1727

Brighton

Just like to say congratulations to Brighton. Well done.
Glad they survived at the expense of Warnock.
by houseboy
Sat May 04, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope or Hart?
Replies: 72
Views: 2469

Re: Pope or Hart?

Lord Beamish wrote:I got about as far as the second sentence before almost falling into a coma.

That just about says it all I think.
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Beware the cost of relegation
Replies: 68
Views: 3553

Re: Beware the cost of relegation

I don't understand your point. Are you advocating that we get relegated sooner rather than later? Also, within the same sentence you say the Bolton situation is comparable to ours, then say it isn't. Bolton are in a mess because they ran up their debts whilst in the Premier League. Burnley haven't ...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Power to the People!
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: Power to the People!

Citizen Smith was very funny and like most programmes on TV in the 70s, we really looked forward to seeing it. GBH was an excellent little series and Lyndsey proved what a great actor he was. I lived not far from Tooting Broadway and every time I went past the tube station was tempted to shout &quo...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope or Hart?
Replies: 72
Views: 2469

Re: Pope or Hart?

As if to prove my point. I'd stay off the drugs mate. If you have a difficulty communicating you should get help. First you send gobbledygook insults then you appear to have no ability to answer a simple question. 'As if to prove my point' is not any kind of intelligent answer is it, seeing as how ...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Power to the People!
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: Power to the People!

Was that the 70's or your first marriage Houseboy? :lol: Both. :lol: The marriage outlasted the 70s (just). 82 saw that come to it's logical conclusion. My second came in 89 and has somehow miraculously lasted until now. FFS sake, why did you ask, it's made me realise it's been 30 bloody years. Don...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope or Hart?
Replies: 72
Views: 2469

Re: Pope or Hart?

Jeez! You really are an utter blow hard, at times. Why - exactly? And why do you use Americanisms (Jeez) and terms I've never heard of (blow hard)? Reply to a post intelligibly or don't bother. Your post has no logical argument, doesn't counter mine in any way and shows a distinct lack of capabilit...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope or Hart?
Replies: 72
Views: 2469

Re: Pope or Hart?

I’d prefer Tony Hart in our nets rather than Joe; and he’s been dead ten years. The points he helped very much for us to gain in early season (when - remember - both Heaton and Pope were injured) possibly make the difference between our survival and relegation. It is time some of the more biased el...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope or Hart?
Replies: 72
Views: 2469

Re: Pope or Hart?

Just want to throw something out there: If we could only keep hold of one of them this summer, who would it be? Pope obviously is our youngest goalkeeper, and has a decent season under his belt, but has also barely played in the last year and I doubt he'd be happy playing second fiddle to Heaton ag...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Power to the People!
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: Power to the People!

Citizen Smith was excellent - Robert Lyndsey went on to become one of our finest actors (mainly in serious roles I think). Anyone remember him in the Derek-Hatton-like role in GBH? He was a thinly disguised parody of Hatton and a scouse mate of mine said the title stood for Goodbye Hatton (not greiv...
by houseboy
Wed May 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Power to the People!
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: Power to the People!

Left school in '69 and lived free and easy for years. Main recollections: Music (mainly progressive rock but I just loved music of all kinds - apart from soul), drugs, booze, football (and getting in a few 'scrapes'), silly clothes (loon pants, flared sleeve tops and lacey shirts) and lot's of sex (...
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: On Sunday Burnley will break many Mancunan hearts .
Replies: 31
Views: 1991

Re: On Sunday Burnley will break many Mancunan hearts .

Steady on lads - no-one on here wants to see your tentacles.
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Beware the cost of relegation
Replies: 68
Views: 3553

Re: Beware the cost of relegation

[quote="Chester Perry"]Page 6 of the accounts under Principal Risks and Uncertainties paragraph 2 Sorry bud - your link doesn't open (but it DOES come up under quotes as a very long and complex series of technical jargon). Either way I trust you and thanks for that - don't need to see it a...
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This is how to celebrate promotion. Brilliant.
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: This is how to celebrate promotion. Brilliant.

I wouldn’t go that far. There’s very few ‘Sleeping Giants’ left, and Sheff Utd aren’t one of them, IMO. They’re a ‘Big’ Club, but their Top Tier history is patchy at best. Villa maybe, Leeds possibly, Sheff Weds, at a push; but not Sheff Utd. Definitely Villa (THE sleeping giant in my opinion) and ...
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Beware the cost of relegation
Replies: 68
Views: 3553

Re: Beware the cost of relegation

Does this not show something that is glaringly obvious? Slowly, over a period of time, the money from the PL should be reduced simply because it causes clubs to spend what they haven't got (or only temporarilly have) in order to keep that which is not guaranteed to last. The money in the PL now is b...
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bramall Lane
Replies: 50
Views: 2400

Re: Bramall Lane

bobinho wrote:Of course the sanitation, that goes without saying. But APART from the roads and the sanitation, what have the Romans ever done for us?

The wine, don't forget the wine.
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bramall Lane
Replies: 50
Views: 2400

Re: Bramall Lane

Bosscat wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:
Sanitation

The aqueduct?
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Free Deardrie
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: Free Deardrie

claretblue wrote:what channel? :?

On one of the shoppiing channels at about 3 in the morning, for insomniacs.
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Free Deardrie
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: Free Deardrie

See what I mean....everything's got to be serious now....though I acknowledge the wink :D tbh haven't watched "soaps"in years.... When you could laugh at the story lines with stan Ogden jack duckworth and Les Battersby.....I'm reduced to watching gogglebox..now! Oh no Tim, you need help. ...
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bramall Lane
Replies: 50
Views: 2400

Re: Bramall Lane

Funkydrummer wrote:Yeah, but apart from that, what have the Romans ever done for us ? :D

Well, there's the roads.

Seriously I have only ever seen defeats there but still like 'em.
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This is how to celebrate promotion. Brilliant.
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: This is how to celebrate promotion. Brilliant.

Always liked 'em for some odd reason. Remember when their ground was really odd with only 3 sides but they still used to manage an atmosphere. My worst visit there was in the 70's when they had the Argentine Alex Sabella. He ran us ragged and they stuffed us 4-0. As someone has said if they play the...
by houseboy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Broadband - Which supplier are you with?
Replies: 30
Views: 1096

Re: Broadband - Which supplier are you with?

How much do you pay for the Broadband? Total bill is about £52 but that includes broadband, mobiles, landline and BT TV (which I get free as we only get the internet channels as we don't have an arial). Got BT sport free for 6 months as well when I joined. New customers get excellent deals and, unl...
by houseboy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Broadband - Which supplier are you with?
Replies: 30
Views: 1096

Re: Broadband - Which supplier are you with?

BT - had a few and they are by far the best we have ever had. They have even been oferring to sort out a speed problem that I don't actually have. My internet is fast enough at nearly 40 but they say it should be over 50 and they have standards they want to keep up. They want to send another special...
by houseboy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MODS - SPAM happening again
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: MODS - SPAM happening again

Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!
Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam
Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!
Spam spam spam spam!


Sorry - couldn't resist. That's a lot of spam, in fact it's Spamalot. :roll:
by houseboy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tourists at the Turf
Replies: 51
Views: 3105

Re: Tourists at the Turf

I think we have to say that we are (kind of) an established PL club now, at least for the forseeable. That brings with it a global profile whether we like it or not and, at least from my view, why wouldn't we like it? For a hundred years or more the only reason people in this country had heard of Bu...
by houseboy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Realistic Lineup for next season?
Replies: 80
Views: 3920

Re: Realistic Lineup for next season?

Goobs wrote:Heaton
Lowton Tarks Mee Taylor
Hendrick Westwood Cork McNeil
Barnes Wood

Unless we sell any of these I expect that's what it will be because even if we signed Messi in Summer he wouldn't be 'Dyche fit' for at least 4 months. :roll:
by houseboy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is Driscoll Glennon?
Replies: 38
Views: 3858

Re: Who is Driscoll Glennon?

Foulthrow wrote:Which, knowing Dyche, means she’s not even pregnant yet.

Which broadly speaking means Brady was on a promise.
by houseboy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Random observations from today
Replies: 27
Views: 2832

Re: Random observations from today

I noticed how when City play “anti football” it’s game management and clever. When we do it it’s the worst thing to ever happen. Whenever the one of the big six play a long forward pass it's called a 'well placed, incisive pass' but when we do it it's the 'long ball game'. Not saying there is any b...

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