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by Billy Balfour
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jose New Spurs Manager
Replies: 56
Views: 1604

Re: Jose New Spurs Manager

Announcing on the eve of the CL final that you're going to leave if you win isn't a sure-fire way in how to endear yourself to your squad and board. Potch lost the dressing room after that. Look how their players preformed for their countries in this last break. Anyway, bang goes their record for pl...
by Billy Balfour
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Todmorden to Burnley Bus Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Todmorden to Burnley Bus Changes

Another good advertisement for ditching our cars in favour of public transport.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Socrates
Replies: 60
Views: 1937

Re: FAO Socrates

I wish you all the best and a full and speedy recovery.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 467064

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Apparently, Ann Widdecombe was offered a leading role in the government’s post-Brexit negotiating team if she stood down. And some of you think Corbyn's crazy, eh.
by Billy Balfour
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colin has gone
Replies: 50
Views: 2917

Re: Colin has gone

Well I've magged to learn one thing from reading this thread.

Under no circumstances whatsoever should you accept a drink out of Bill Oddie’s flask.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sterling sent home
Replies: 51
Views: 2576

Re: Sterling sent home

Sterling added that he and Gomez "are good" and "both understand it was a 5-10 second thing it's done we move forward and not make this bigger than it is. Let's focus on our game on Thursday." Much ado about nothing. But still, let's all cry about it and make loud noises about L...
by Billy Balfour
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colin has gone
Replies: 50
Views: 2917

Re: Colin has gone

Pity is wasn't 10 years ago. I really can't be doing with him and this has nothing to do with his run-in with Stan.
by Billy Balfour
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remembrance Day & football
Replies: 51
Views: 1403

Re: Remembrance Day & football

The walking poppy mascot was way OTT and the height of poppy kitsch. Also, I now feel that Remembrance is being tarnished by those who wish to out do each other every year. Be it shops, businesses, pubs or football mascots. There seems to be a "We are considerably more patriotic than yow" ...
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 4K TV
Replies: 45
Views: 1547

Re: 4K TV

Rick_Muller wrote:You get to sit closer with 4K so it is much more immersive. Obviously you need the right content too, and the tv needs setting up properly.


You must like to get close to the viewing content, but how close - Ultimate Whitecream close?
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fly tipping Long Causeway
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Fly tipping Long Causeway

A heavy fine, in the thousands of pounds category, vehicle crushed along with some lengthy community service (litter picking and cleaning up after fly tippers) and this is for the first offence. Another heavy fine and jail time for a repeat offence.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool vs Man City
Replies: 123
Views: 2564

Re: Liverpool vs Man City

I hope the Scousers start singing 'we're gonna win the Prem' and end up hexing themselves.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 4K TV
Replies: 45
Views: 1547

Re: 4K TV

Oh and Millertime is right. The difference between 1080p and 4K in very minimal.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 4K TV
Replies: 45
Views: 1547

Re: 4K TV

I do actually have a Sony 4K - bought it from Richer Sounds. It replaced a 10 year old Sony 1080i that only had one HDMI port.

BTW: Richer Sounds throw in a 6 year warranty.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 4K TV
Replies: 45
Views: 1547

Re: 4K TV

Granny WeatherWax wrote:5k? That’s so last century. 8k TVs are available


Oh no. I'll have to get one before my neighbour does.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 4K TV
Replies: 45
Views: 1547

Re: 4K TV

I can't wait for 5K then I can hand over some more of my hard-earned to the TV manufacturers and retailers.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool vs Man City
Replies: 123
Views: 2564

Re: Liverpool vs Man City

Might as well sack VAR and throw away the handball rule book while they are at it.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Netflix / prime recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Netflix / prime recommendations

The Man in the High Castle on Prime. Season 4 starts next week.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Major Road closure
Replies: 79
Views: 5973

Re: Major Road closure

Cost cutting. I can't see any other explanation for it.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Death Stranding

Good to read that a couple of people here on UTC rate The Outer Worlds highly. Apparently, there's a patch about to land sometime next week that deals with the tiny text issue that some have been complaining about on the Obsidian forum.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Death Stranding

I've decided it's not for me after reading the reviews. In any case, my gaming time it rather limited at the moment. A couple of hours a week if I'm lucky. One game I'm going to buy in the next month or so, to play over the Christmas break, is The Outer Worlds . A bit like Fallout NV, but with aroun...
by Billy Balfour
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2501
Views: 30563

Re: General Election Is On

AndyClaret wrote:And another one bites the dust...


Better ban Shakespeare in schools then. This is getting ridiculous.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon UK genuine phone number please?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Amazon UK genuine phone number please?

0800 279 7234.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Water Resources ...
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Water Resources ...

The south is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wagamama advert please help
Replies: 22
Views: 1248

Re: Wagamama advert please help

I can't remember the last time I sat through a full TV advert. In our house they are either fast-forward or paused and then FF.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Japan
Replies: 53
Views: 1668

Re: Japan

Don't do it then.
by Billy Balfour
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Japan
Replies: 53
Views: 1668

Re: Japan

I have a hunch that Japan isn't for you, Blackrod.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thessaloniki ... anyone been ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1064

Re: Thessaloniki ... anyone been ?

cricketfieldclarets wrote::lol: brilliant

See it as a blessing these pubs exist. Means you dont have to bump into that sort 8-)


I'm liking your logic here.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mobile phones on trains
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Mobile phones on trains

The Enclosure wrote:Ban making and receiving calls on public transport...any one caught gets their mobile thrown through the window....that will teach em. :D


That would be terrible for the environment. Better to throw the mobile phone users out of the window - at least they will biodegrade.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thessaloniki ... anyone been ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1064

Re: Thessaloniki ... anyone been ?

While it’s not my cup of tea personally. Also understand why some people do that. Many go for the weather, blue skies and cheap ale. And aren’t bothered for the culture. Not my idea of a holiday but... A while back, I remember reading about an East Lancs couple who went running to the local press b...
by Billy Balfour
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thessaloniki ... anyone been ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1064

Re: Thessaloniki ... anyone been ?

Stay away from the Irish bars and British style pubs and treat yourself to a visit to a Greek taverna. Soutzoukakia and a bottle of Alpha beer is the way to go. Yiamos. This. Why go abroad to drink or eat in British/Irish style pubs? Might as well stay in your local Spoons. Find a good taverna, awa...
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Estate Agents Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1094

Re: Estate Agents Advice

Blackrod wrote:Personally when I see a handwritten ‘For Sale’ sign written in black marker in a white board with a mobile number it puts me off.


Same here. Can you imagine the hassle if the sale hit any snags? Dealing with someone who may or may not pick up their mobile phone. I just wouldn't go near.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley fan v Burnley fan
Replies: 108
Views: 5075

Re: Burnley fan v Burnley fan

I'm now glad I didn't go. Awful result/performance and so-called Burnley fans acting like bellends, even towards their own supporters. What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon, eh.

As for cocaine - it turns dullards into boorish arseholes.
by Billy Balfour
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 249
Views: 7138

Re: Rugby World Cup

Petulant form regarding the medals.
by Billy Balfour
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fifa 20
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: Fifa 20

Cheers for that, Felix. I'll check it out.
by Billy Balfour
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fifa 20
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: Fifa 20

Does anyone know how the Pro Evo option files work on the PS4? It's years since I last played Pro Evo and messed around with option flies. I know you have to download them and transfer the files onto a USB stick, but what's the faff like after this. Do you still need to manually transfer everything ...
by Billy Balfour
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Derby sack Richard Keogh
Replies: 93
Views: 3891

Re: Derby sack Richard Keogh

Forcing him to struggle along on 12 grand a month.
by Billy Balfour
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fifa 20
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: Fifa 20

Microtransactions now make up 28% EAs sales. £40/£50 for a game and then further monetise it with microtransactions. Gamers are being mugged. Same with Ubisoft. Make games a real grind, often having a detrimental effect on gameplay, but offer multiple ways to avoid this by paying $$$$ into their cof...
by Billy Balfour
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2501
Views: 30563

Re: General Election Is On

There's no way that BJ is going to ditch his deal to hold hands with Farage. It's just not going to happen and Farage knows this.
by Billy Balfour
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Northern Cyprus
Replies: 76
Views: 2714

Re: Northern Cyprus

cricketfieldclarets wrote:I blame the Romans


That's quite a ridiculous comparison and one that makes you look like a bit of a dickhead. Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974, not even a lifetime ago, and murder and rape of Greek and British people was indeed widespread. HTH.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 10 Mistakes That Sank The Titanic
Replies: 40
Views: 2291

Re: 10 Mistakes That Sank The Titanic

NottsClaret wrote:Not watched it yet, but hitting that big iceberg has to be up there.


Cheers for the spoiler.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst ever sitcom
Replies: 126
Views: 3647

Re: Worst ever sitcom

Mrs Browns Boys is a 'comedy' made for single-celled organisms.

For best: I nominate Father Ted along with the first two series of The League of Gentlemen.
by Billy Balfour
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst song you’ve ever heard
Replies: 105
Views: 2155

Re: The worst song you’ve ever heard

I was going through my dad's vinyl collection a couple of years ago and came across some Genesis LPs. It's not for me, apart from maybe Foxtrot, but by heck they didn't half take a tumble when they allowed the drummer to take over lead vocals after Peter Gabriel left. Even worse though is his solo s...
by Billy Balfour
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fixed penalty notice for littering
Replies: 113
Views: 3074

Re: Fixed penalty notice for littering

It is also a criminal offence for a person to refuse to provide their name and address, or to give false or inaccurate information, to an enforcement officer where it is proposed to give that person a fixed penalty notice (Section 88(8B) EPA 1990). Looks like you do have to provide your name and ad...
by Billy Balfour
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dispatches the Prince & the Paedophile
Replies: 38
Views: 1660

Re: Dispatches the Prince & the Paedophile

bfcjg wrote:Why aren't the police on both sides of the pond investigating?


I think we know the answer to that one.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dispatches the Prince & the Paedophile
Replies: 38
Views: 1660

Re: Dispatches the Prince & the Paedophile

tim_noone wrote:To your first paragraph ...probably most of the board would swerve someone of that age unless aged similar.


Yep, well said and far better articulated that I could managed.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bodhran Tutor
Replies: 18
Views: 1415

Re: Bodhran Tutor

Alanstevensonsgloves wrote:Used to love the songs by his brother Tempole...


Awful man . He threw the baby out with the bathwater.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 467064

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

DUP 'achievements'

Same sex marriage legalised

Abortion decriminalised

Border about to be introduced in the Irish Sea

Prospect of a united Ireland closer than ever
by Billy Balfour
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 181
Views: 4401

Re: Extinction Rebellion

An absolute massive own goal to target public transport powered by electricity. I'm all for environmentalism, but some of them are clearly going off the rails on a crazy train.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 163
Views: 7254

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Sorry to read this. I had a few 'debates' with him, but he didn't bear a grudge - I think that says a lot about him.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Major Road closure
Replies: 79
Views: 5973

Re: Major Road closure

I'm fully aware of how local govt works. The LA will have been consulted about a road closure on this scale.

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