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by houseboy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Key Games
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Key Games

Our last ‘key game’ was against Bournemouth in the cup. Our remaining games are just playing out the season. We’ll let the others play out their ‘key games’ as we try to finish in the top half.
by houseboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Barnes out but there is some better news
Replies: 53
Views: 3335

Re: ARTICLE: Barnes out but there is some better news

Good news but is it worth risking any of them before the Leicester game. Take the hit vs Spurs if we have too, but we can't afford for them to miss any more. Take the hit??? We have beaten Liverpool and Arsenal away so far and you want us to lie down for an out of form Spurs who we have a decent re...
by houseboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite musicals
Replies: 105
Views: 1077

Re: Favourite musicals

West Side Story. Art in music and dance. ‘America’ is amazing and the whole thing is just brilliant.
by houseboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Spurs
Replies: 56
Views: 1707

Re: Predictions vs Spurs

We got a draw there a few seasons back, and yes your correct our record against Spurs is surprisingly decent in recent seasons, admittedly that is mainly at TM, but even so this isn't a fixture we should be fearful of, we're unbeaten in 4, and surely if Newcastle and Fulham can get a result there t...
by houseboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Spurs
Replies: 56
Views: 1707

Re: Predictions vs Spurs

FCBurnley wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:02 pm
And the score last season was ?
That was last season. Do you not move on? We have beaten Liverpool and Arsenal away this season and Spurs aren’t playing well. City beat us regularly by a large margin whereas our record against Spurs is actually not the bad. Do the sums bud.
by houseboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to cash in?
Replies: 95
Views: 3660

Re: Time to cash in?

Sorry I know I will have missed it on the money tree thread or ALK takeover, but how did ALK show proof of funds to take over the running of an established Premier League club, when we as fans, only 2 months later, are talking about selling the crown jewels to service a leveraged debt that seems to...
by houseboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to cash in?
Replies: 95
Views: 3660

Re: Time to cash in?

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:51 pm
It's only 20 minute drive from the coast. Good enough for me.
17 miles nearly, as the crow flies. You’d be hard pressed to do that in 20 minutes on the Norfolk roads. 😉
by houseboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Spurs
Replies: 56
Views: 1707

Re: Predictions vs Spurs

FCBurnley wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:53 pm
4-0 loss
We’re not playing City you know. 😂😂😂
by houseboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Spurs
Replies: 56
Views: 1707

Re: Predictions vs Spurs

My predictions are, like most people’s, shite but their recent form has been woeful and I think we can maybe get a point. A win there is a big ask but if we get our best back line we stand a chance. 0-0.
by houseboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to cash in?
Replies: 95
Views: 3660

Re: Time to cash in?

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:20 pm
The fee is agreed with Norwich if they get promoted.

He seems to be happy on the South East coast.
So he’s not living too near Norwich then? 😊
by houseboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
Replies: 36
Views: 1745

Re: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

It won’t have dated in my opinion because it was so different to most things at the time, being a little bizarre and at times ever so slightly dark. The same could not be said of The Young Ones. Tried watching repeats of that and it might have well have the date stamped on it. I tried to think why i...
by houseboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Feigning Injury
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: Feigning Injury

Thought it was Ronaldo at first. 😂
by houseboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to cash in?
Replies: 95
Views: 3660

Re: Time to cash in?

Is it time to cash in on the players we can sell and rebuild in the summer? Tarky 35m Pope 35m Wood 15m (if he nets a few when he comes back.) Vydra 8m (will never suit a Dyche team) 100m or so to spend. Try and get a forward like Watkins who can play the front line on his own. This will enable us ...
by houseboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to cash in?
Replies: 95
Views: 3660

Re: Time to cash in?

How much do you think it would cost to replace them? And do some people think players are chips to be ‘cashed in’? And why cash in even if we spent all the money? What would we get in place? Almost certainly inferior. Every possible effort must be made to keep them all. Beg, plead and cajole Pope, T...
by houseboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So will we stay up or not
Replies: 199
Views: 5412

Re: So will we stay up or not

If only there was some sort of system that awarded points for results in football matches that you could use to decide who deserved to be relegated, then we'd know for sure whether we deserved it or not. Precisely. Wherever a club is in the league is where they deserve to be. Until they start award...
by houseboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So will we stay up or not
Replies: 199
Views: 5412

Re: So will we stay up or not

Looking at our next 4 games and how sh!t we are, I think we'll scrape it. Very fortunate the 3 down there are hopeless. The PL will be hoping we are relegated i'd imagine, probably frustrated with our lack of investment over the years, we're devaluing the product atm. We absolutely deserve to be re...
by houseboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So will we stay up or not
Replies: 199
Views: 5412

Re: So will we stay up or not

I can’t understand why people are even still having this conversation. I can only assume it’s lockdown boredom and the inability to attend games. We are the same number of points from relegation as we are from Arsenal and could just as easily finish top half as go down. Come on guys have some faith....
by houseboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

I’m sorry but we were most definitely not outplayed in every department in that game, it was a defensive and counter attacking masterclass. They created the square root of nothing and, I think their best shot was a 25 yarder into the Jimmy Mac. They wouldn’t have scored that day if the game had gon...
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

Actually football is exceedingly simple but people try to make it more complex than it actually is. I’ve no doubt if I was coaching or managing at a high level it would be helpful but I’m not and neither are 99.9% of MOTD viewers. The original point I suppose is do we need all the shite we see on th...
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

And goals follow from shots, possession, positioning and quality of chances created (which is what expected goals is assigning a number to). Also, Brighton have scored more goals than us and conceded the same number yet we're above them in the table. How can that be if goals is the only statistic t...
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

What about wins, losses, league points? No because all those follow the basic tangible stat of goals. Wins, losses and therefore league position are a result of the one basic stat of goals for and against. Expected goals, player positioning and possession for instance are simply theoretical and do ...
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 25
Views: 1713

Re: The Revenant

Actually saw at the end credits special effects (which can only really be the bear attack) were done by Industrial Light and Magic, which I believe is George Lucas’ company.
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 25
Views: 1713

Re: The Revenant

BFCmaj wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:26 am
Think I read somewhere that they used natural lighting for all of the filming to give it a realistic feel. Great film.
Yeah. No lighting used at all.
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:47 am
You must have missed his other many posts complaining about MOTD (plus those about Talksport).
Very probably, but then I don’t really read everything posted on here (which is just as well methinks).
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

Tall Paul wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:56 am
Goals scored is a statistic, so statistics do win football matches.
I think the point you may be missing is goals are the ONLY stat that really matters. I believe that’s what he was getting at.
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 25
Views: 1713

Re: The Revenant

dermotdermot wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:39 am
An amazing film. I just love it when he gets a horse.
Actually I thought the same. It’s the mark of a great film when it affects you like that. Felt truly relieved when he got the horse.
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

Yet he still watches every week. Not really a very clever response mate. Presumably he watches it for the relatively small amount of football that’s on. I think you are kind of proving his point. Personally if I watch the programme I skip through all the games and the intervening crap straight to B...
by houseboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: stats are for idiots.
Replies: 114
Views: 2311

Re: stats are for idiots.

The type of in depth analysis has informed new approaches to coaching and elevated the standard of the game. If so why don’t they use the same principle to highlight the number of times a player falls over claiming he’s been shot or decapitated? The standard of the game has not been elevated by sho...
by houseboy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 25
Views: 1713

The Revenant

Just got round to watching this after thinking about it for ages. What a fabulous film. Unbelievably real. The cinematography is absolutely stunning. The acting is top notch (DiCaprio is fantastic despite hardly speaking throughout). They used real language rather than pigeon English. And there was ...
by houseboy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diving and play acting
Replies: 48
Views: 2870

Re: Diving and play acting

I'm always being told that the game is far superior these days to what us old geezers watched in the past, therefore, that must be the case because us old buggers know nowt about football and the more I watch the modern game and listen to pundits pontificating, the more convinced I become that I kn...
by houseboy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions v Te Baggies
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Re: Predictions v Te Baggies

Must not lose - as thsts what the manager thinks like.. Superior than the bottom 3? WBA deserved to win with 10 MEN FOR AN HOUR We scored no goals against them in 2 games when they average 2.5 against per game It was a bit poor but we are nothing if inconsistent. Fulham picking up a bit but the oth...
by houseboy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions v Te Baggies
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Re: Predictions v Te Baggies

May have got the score right, but WBA should have won by 3-0 and we did not test their keeper. The sad thing is most of the Burnley players will have picked up £40k in their weekly wage packet, probably more than most Burnley fans earn a year (if they are not furloughed) It is one of the most embar...
by houseboy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions v Te Baggies
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Re: Predictions v Te Baggies

Another must not lose, and i cant see SD changing the front 2, so it will be the hoof and fall over set up. Looks like we are thread bare out wide too, so will probably a game with very few chances and little quality. They are dog sh1te and conceed an average of 2.5 goals a game, where we should be...
by houseboy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diving and play acting
Replies: 48
Views: 2870

Re: Diving and play acting

It isn't you that is doing it though so there is no need to feel embarrassed by it. This is now very much a part of the modern game and it has been for many years. You have to remember that the game now is far superior to the one that I have watched for almost 70 years, therefore, no need to feel e...
by houseboy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions v Te Baggies
Replies: 43
Views: 1543

Re: Predictions v Te Baggies

I’m going for another Palace. 3-0. They are not good and I’m laughing that some people have suggested they are on the up. They just aren’t. I don’t have a problem with the club or their fans but they are total shite.
by houseboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC AND FULHAM
Replies: 56
Views: 3744

Re: BBC AND FULHAM

its always the same with london teams. anytime MOTD feature arsenal, win lose or draw, the analysis seems to go on half the programme. doesnt matter what happens in our games, linekar just shrugs and mumbles some inane nonsense about us, and can hardly drag a word out of the disinterested pundits. ...
by houseboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC AND FULHAM
Replies: 56
Views: 3744

Re: BBC AND FULHAM

TheClaret wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:57 pm
Wow the thread title threw me a bit, wasn’t the thread I thought it was going to be.
Ha ha. Nice one. You’ve been watching too much porn. 😂😂😂
by houseboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC AND FULHAM
Replies: 56
Views: 3744

Re: BBC AND FULHAM

Fulham are one of the better sides from down sarf,cant criticise the tv companies from making a story around their plight,its desperate, but they are making a good fist of it....its a story that's all cant see why everyone thinks they are media darlings Hey Steve mate, can you (or anyone), explain ...
by houseboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement
Replies: 63
Views: 2692

Re: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement

Whilst I agree we probably won’t go down, our god awful style of play and inability to create and convert chances is not what will keep us up. It’s just that 3 teams are worse than us at keeping the ball out of their net. I can’t quite agree with that because I genuinely believe there will be far m...
by houseboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement
Replies: 63
Views: 2692

Re: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement

Steve1956 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:52 pm
No...in out time in the Premier league this is the worst for quality....we should be staying up this season easily
Well said Steve mate. I’m sick of all this ‘we need to avoid...’ crap. If we get relegated I promise that I will never post on this site again, I am that certain.
by houseboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement
Replies: 63
Views: 2692

Re: If Dyche keeps us up this season is it his greatest achievement

No because there is no if about it. You are still falling victim to the ‘we could get relegated’ idea. How many more times, relegation isn’t even a consideration. FFS have some faith and confidence. WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE RELEGATED. Our aim for the rest of the season is to see how high we can finish...
by houseboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover has landed.
Replies: 52
Views: 1273

Re: NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover has landed.

Bosscat wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:46 pm
Its a Sock ... everyone wonders where that sock went ... now we know
Is this a record? I was putting a few things in the airing cupboard tonight to dry and, I kid you not, there were seven, that’s 7, odd socks left. Where the fck do these things go?
by houseboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diving and play acting
Replies: 48
Views: 2870

Re: Diving and play acting

If enough people who hate the cheating and diving stuff start turning off from professional football, either by not renewing TV subs or jacking their season tickets, then maybe something will happen, but I wouldn't hold my breath. And yes, it's always been there, but now it's become embarrassingly ...
by houseboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diving and play acting
Replies: 48
Views: 2870

Re: Diving and play acting

Hate this kind of stuff because basically at any level in any sport or game I hate cheats. Personally I’d sooner lose than cheat, it’s just the way I am. If you cheat how can you say you won? Yes you get the result and the points and, of course, the money, but you don’t actually win, you cheat yours...
by houseboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rovers faint play-off hopes fading even more now
Replies: 58
Views: 4060

Re: Rovers faint play-off hopes fading even more now

What another fabulous result for Stanley. 4 points from 2 away games at top teams. It’s looking like I might need to be booking my tickets for the home game against Rovers. Pity about 2 recent hiccups but play offs is a big reality now with an eye on auto if the top sides slip up (although Hull afte...
by houseboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche sending a message?
Replies: 212
Views: 6588

Re: Dyche sending a message?

If you saw any of the recent chaotic game of bobbleball played out between the B******ds and PNE (and I could also pick any number of other games at that level) it served as a reminder that the excitement and openness of the Championship is largely engendered by a standard of football that is not t...
by houseboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle In Real Trouble?
Replies: 79
Views: 5968

Re: Newcastle In Real Trouble?

Much is made of Newcastle’s situation but it has to be remembered that they have won 2 from last 4. Fulham’s 1 win in 9 is relegation form. They have been picking up points but draws are no use to them. Personally I have nothing against either team so whoever goes down is of no real concern to me bu...
by houseboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche sending a message?
Replies: 212
Views: 6588

Re: Dyche sending a message?

If we were relegated this time round we would have to sell our best players just to balance the books. Not being hyperbole but the team that faced Bournemouth would probably be pretty close to our starting eleven in the championship if we were relegated. But we won’t be relegated this time around. ...
by houseboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche sending a message?
Replies: 212
Views: 6588

Re: Dyche sending a message?

We beat Arsenal at The Emirates. Ha ha. Yeah. I think that proves my point in a weird way. I don’t attach massive importance to individual league results unless they are ‘deciders’ and the Liverpool and Arsenal games were not. They were great results for sure but not defining moments. The Orient ga...
by houseboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche sending a message?
Replies: 212
Views: 6588

Re: Dyche sending a message?

You are more pragmatic regarding more entertaining football and you are, of course, correct. However, if we are “to be entertained” at a lower level how long would we survive? It doesn’t seem that long ago where we were fighting for our financial lives in the Championship. If we go down and stay do...