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by Darthlaw
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Free Kicks and Corners without Wood
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Free Kicks and Corners without Wood

Lets just say Westwood's corners made sure we had some shots on target.
by Darthlaw
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon and phil bardsley
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: Aaron Lennon and phil bardsley

BabylonClaret wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Lennon made a terrific run to pull the CB out of position enough to open it up for McNeills goal
Inimitable, I take it back then.

Lennon offers pace, nothing else. His record proves it.
by Darthlaw
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon and phil bardsley
Replies: 30
Views: 2591

Re: Aaron Lennon and phil bardsley

Bardsley yes, Lennon no.

If we want someone to run around with stuff all end product, Ian Moore may still be available.
by Darthlaw
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2737

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

Dear Lord, how many times do you need telling! I'll say it again for the hard of thinking; It wasn't enforced. The policy was proposed by an employee, put to a vote and the vote was carried. Democracy, it means that sometimes you lose. Get over it. Whoosh....!!!! It doesn't matter whether it was en...
by Darthlaw
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2737

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

Excellent work by their Marketing people to get their company noticed. Straight out of the 'do something controversial enough to get noticed by the media' Ryanair playbook.

Next you'll believe they enforce a rule meaning their male employees need to sit down when using the toilet.
by Darthlaw
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man City banned from Europe
Replies: 115
Views: 3071

Re: Man City banned from Europe

Delightful news.

Will chequebook Pep still be able to attract sufficient players to keep them competitive, without CL football?
by Darthlaw
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is that us done
Replies: 33
Views: 2816

Re: Is that us done

I'd hope we have a few more in, due to the changes which will be needed in the summer. Best to get some acclimated to their new surroundings, rather than needing to integrate 5-6 new faces all at once.

Realistically though, I think that's us done.
by Darthlaw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everyone walking into work today...
Replies: 37
Views: 2216

Re: Everyone walking into work today...

Same as Stanley, marching into our Manchester office today. Scarf on, balls out.

Can't wait to see the family tonight, who are all Man U fans, too.
by Darthlaw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 67
Views: 3879

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 7 - Not a great deal to do but instilled confidence with anything he did need to deal with. Lowton 8 - Delighted to see him play well with no mistakes.Will do his confidence the power of good. Tarkowski 9 - Didnt miss anything. Mee 9 mom - Defensive animal. Taylor 9 - Looks categorically to be ...
by Darthlaw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Well done Jay Rod
Replies: 49
Views: 3436

Re: Well done Jay Rod

Unbelievable hit and well deserved by J-Rod who hopefully is just hitting form when we need him most. Certainly in there with the best goals of this decade ;) Still not up there with Blake, though. The ecstasy of that first goal in the PL, being the culmination of the previous season, especially aga...
by Darthlaw
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: M65
Replies: 29
Views: 2501

Re: M65

I am certain that it would be possible to replace them with low energy equivalents fairly easily - they wont have ripped out the infrastructure when they took the lights down, and if they did then someone should swing for it. Might be wrong but I'm sure that I heard the infrastructure is in a state...
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: M65
Replies: 29
Views: 2501

Re: M65

Standard nightly crash, no doubt.

Jokes aside, that’s the second this week so far.
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Some big games today
Replies: 138
Views: 5424

Re: Some big games today

Arsenal for relegation?
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this our best chance in years for a win at Old Trafford?
Replies: 58
Views: 2284

Re: Is this our best chance in years for a win at Old Trafford?

Fingers crossed.

I can see them turning in their "one in four" decent performance in against us though. Given the weekend's result I'm more optimistic of beating them though.
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great TV thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3269

Re: Great TV thread

You'll need a dodgy stream to watch it in the UK but the Mandalorian is ace!

Just started watching COBRA from Sky last night. Not sure yet but it's not what I expected.
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cheeky so and so's....
Replies: 18
Views: 2129

Re: Cheeky so and so's....

Next home game:

Burnley V Manchester United
(Not even close to Manchester City*)
Turf Moor
Delays likely


*Centre
by Darthlaw
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings
Replies: 108
Views: 4074

Re: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings

Pope 8 - Recovered well from the goal against him to inspire the win, with some match winning saves. Bardsley 7 - Struggled to hold himself back, considering they rolled over at the slightest touch but drove the right hand side. Tarkowski 7 - Had me nervous but otherwise commanding. Mee 5 - Shocker....
by Darthlaw
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Barnes to have hernia surgery
Replies: 141
Views: 4823

Re: ARTICLE: Barnes to have hernia surgery

BOYSIE31 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:11 am
Pay the money and get batshuayi in
"Ere Fwank, we got dat Baarnley on da phone arsking if dey can borrow Mitchy Bat-shoe-are-yee for a bit"

"Nah fanks, tell em E said E wants a go samwhere E can play sam fatbawl!"
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Free snoods at Turf Moor (Leicester fans only)
Replies: 51
Views: 3441

Re: Free snoods at Turf Moor (Leicester fans only)

"I said free snoods, why is there naked pictures of Jamie Vardy on every seat?"
by Darthlaw
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steven Fletcher
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Steven Fletcher

Always amazed at his ability to miss a simple chance but score a really difficult one.

Quite a talent.
by Darthlaw
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should We Boycott Cyprus
Replies: 140
Views: 3756

Re: Should We Boycott Cyprus

I have to say "poor innocent lad"' is a bit extreme, T-Rex. One of them uploaded videos of this girl to social media and porn sites. Rape case aside, they should be prosecuted for any revenge porn laws which are applicable, assuming Cyprus has any. on the point regarding the authenticity of the vide...
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester Derby
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Manchester Derby

As good as citeh have been, Man U have been shite. Lingard, Jones and Pereira not fit to be in the same postcode, let alone the same pitch as their opposites

Always good to see Sterling fluff a few chances though.
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson wants to leave Burnley
Replies: 95
Views: 5987

Re: Gibson wants to leave Burnley

Can we stop with all the egg jokes, they're just not runny.
by Darthlaw
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scott Sinclair
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: Scott Sinclair

Seemed to have found his level at Celtic as somewhere between Championship and PL standard. Just reading his wiki, he was their player of the year in 2017, so he must have been doing something right. That said, he's only made 7 appearances this season. Have the wheels really come off for him or some...
by Darthlaw
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche "intrigued" with Vydra reception
Replies: 97
Views: 6137

Re: Dyche "intrigued" with Vydra reception

Knowing Dyche, this seems like one of his usual throwaway 'banter' comments. Unfortunately on this occasion, it's a bit close to the bone at a time where tensions are high, particularly over our transfer business.
by Darthlaw
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea
Replies: 214
Views: 6323

Re: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea

In isolation, I would suggest his unsuccessful spell at BFC is all down to Drinkwater's application and his obvious misdemeanor earlier in the season. Unfortunately, given the past history of loan players (Bamford, Chalobah) plus his current benchmates of Vydra and Gibson, there is at least a small ...
by Darthlaw
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Besart Berisha
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Besart Berisha

I did enjoy the Besart Berisha facts thread back in the old place.

Certain members of the message board getting upset, as they completely missed the point, made it that little bit sweeter.

My favourite - Besart Berisha can slam a revolving door.
by Darthlaw
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady
Replies: 92
Views: 5217

Re: Robbie Brady

His first appearance since his injury had me worried when he shirked a 80/20 challenge in his favour. I wrote it off as nervousness about the injury but unfortunately now it seems he’s never going to regain the form prior to his injury. It maybe best that he leaves the club as it now appears that hi...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season tickets 20/21
Replies: 97
Views: 3572

Re: Season tickets 20/21

Me and the Mrs will be renewing and we’re on the lookout for a nearby seat to buy my son his first season ticket. He’s only three so it’s likely I’ll just be buying a seat for future use (as it will be me who ends up on sat on my loner if we can’t find seats together). BFC match days are as much a s...
by Darthlaw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 53
Views: 2899

Re: Everton v Burnley - Player Ratings

Defence and GK all fairly solid. Pope 8 Taylor 7 Tarks 8 Mee 7 Bardsley 7 Midfield woeful in possession Brady 5 Cork 5 Westwood 5 McNeil 5 - looks to be a marked man now but a bad day at the office. Wood 5 - one of those Wood performances where he does nothing. Jayrod 5 - Why did he take so long on ...
by Darthlaw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed
Replies: 63
Views: 2111

Re: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed

that’s where you learn to play for position, not possession, by shaping it down the line and gathering your shape
Had to laugh at this very elaborate description of hoofing it down the pitch. :lol:
by Darthlaw
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: Liverpool

Trent Alex Arnold with two assists and a goal at full back!
by Darthlaw
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester pre match lightshow.
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Leicester pre match lightshow.

Looks like the pre match show is going to be the most entertainment the Leicester fans are going to get.
by Darthlaw
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester pre match lightshow.
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Leicester pre match lightshow.

That’s a bit flash, innit?

Very NFL.
by Darthlaw
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Things said at both Christmas Dinner and Having Nookie
Replies: 62
Views: 2827

Re: Things said at both Christmas Dinner and Having Nookie

Just swallow it, it won’t kill you.
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Bordeaux, why is it when Man U have a bad result you always seems to follow my posts?

Is it you who gets angrier when they have a shocker?
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

claretspice wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:28 pm
Quite literally, our exchange starts with me suggesting you should give Lennon credit and you refusing to do so.
Just point me to where I refused. Apart from you can’t.

As for not debating the height of the ball from “the bounce” ... off Lennon’s foot... from his first touch! :lol:
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:26 pm
Don’t worry about Darth. He’s always angrier than normal after a poor defeat for United.
You still raw that your boy Dack is injured?
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Lordy. My point is was and remains that his initial touches set him up to create the space that creates the goal. No amount of debate over the minute detail of any single touch alters that. Tge first touch is decent, if theres anything wrong with it its seamlessly addressed by the second touch off ...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

You started with: “a simple pass to a man in space created because with a bit of pace and direct running” Video shows he neither ran nor used any pace. Then moved to: “It's a couple f decent touches to get it under control” First touch resulted in it reaching head height. If that’s decent, you must ...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Egg nogg
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Egg nogg

Try googling recipes for eierlikor, which is the German version. Mega stuff! Like drinking alcoholic custard!
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Why is the touch off the thigh a problem? We're splitting hairs here. This all started with a refusal to give any credit at all to Lennon for playing a part in creating the goal. We've been reduced to debating whether the first touch was perfect or just decent, because it suits a particularly weird...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Let's reduce this debate to the basics. Is the first touch a bad one (,ie one that stops him doing what he wants to do next), or a decent one (ie one that helps him.do what he wants to do next). The answer is obviously the latter, and it really begins and ends there, no matter how curmudgeonly you ...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Yep, as I thought it's a perfectly decent first touch. I believe it was: His first touch was a decent enough touch which gets the ball out of feet, into space. Which it clearly wasn’t. So, you’re either trolling or have started your Xmas drinking way earlier than me. I can’t argue with you, regardl...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

With all due respect, the minute you've sunk to calling someone a fool for having a difference of opinion with you, you've lost. I didn't say it was outrageous skill but it's a decent manoeuvre well executed, and I'm perfectly comfortable with my opinion that his first touch is a decent enough touc...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Think you're being incredibly harsh. It's a couple f decent touches to get it under control and get him facing the defender, a decisive touch to get the defender facing down the line, and feint to make sure he and covering player are both committed and a sensible pass to make sure we capitalise on ...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

A simple pass yes, but a simple pass to a man in space created because with a bit of pace and direct running he'd fixed the full back and taken him out of the game as a result. A bit of pace and direct running? https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AnguishedSevereBlackbird-size_restricted.gif He has 6 touches ...
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

So is that what he did on Saturday then it must have been that dodgy deflection off Jay that deflected the cross from hitting any of your proposed destinations. You better check the replays again, Longside. Westwood provided the cross after collecting the ball from a simple 4 yard pass from Lennon....
by Darthlaw
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton
Replies: 57
Views: 2949

Re: ARTICLE: JBG to replace Hendrick in squad for Everton

Lennon is a great option if you want someone to fly down the wing then either:

Drill a cross into the stand.
Cross the ball to the first defender.
Cross the ball to the opposite corner flag.
Play a simple four yard pass to someone who has an end product.

The return of JBG is fantastic news.