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by Down_Rover
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andy Lonergan
Replies: 34
Views: 1842

Re: Andy Lonergan

FactualFrank wrote:I wonder how many of that starting 11 would make our side now (obv if they were the same age then) - not convinced any would.

Dean Marrrrney
by Down_Rover
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PLATINUM BET TIPS
Replies: 27
Views: 1314

Re: PLATINUM BET TIPS

These tipsters who pass on tips to strangers are very profitable. Say they fancy a horse at 2/1, first that back it and then tell the world it is a red hot tip. When it drops to 5/4 or 6/4 they lay. That is a very simple example. Some of the systems give them cover on several horses If you are asked...
by Down_Rover
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ...and that's the Burnley way...
Replies: 27
Views: 2706

Re: ...and that's the Burnley way...

Should have mentioned it's likely to be either very funny or, as you say, Hibs, 'not even mildly amusing'. That's Bob Mortimer for you, I suppose...... Could not agree more. When he is good he is the best comedian you will see. When he is bad it is embarrassing...maybe that's what you get with tale...
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reached the peak of our spending...
Replies: 40
Views: 2159

Re: Reached the peak of our spending...

BOYSIE31 wrote:I know that but looking back over our history we do not have a good record in this field do we ?

It’s the future that counts and we are doing the right things now
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick
Replies: 67
Views: 3963

Re: Hendrick

I would like him to stay.. but if his wage demands are too high then he has to be let go
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reached the peak of our spending...
Replies: 40
Views: 2159

Re: Reached the peak of our spending...

We need to be looking for the next Tarky or Charlie Taylor, good age, with resale value, we have failed to do that in the last 3 windows. how do you know? Benson, Dunn, Goodridge BPF, the young full back from Bury and a few I have forgotten. You cant judge the last couple or three windows until the...
by Down_Rover
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pieters starts
Replies: 49
Views: 2903

Re: Pieters starts

He was limping for last 20 mins after a challenge that made Bardsley look polite

If he doesn’t recover back to Charlie

Both great players to me
by Down_Rover
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 1014
Views: 73028

Re: Bolton

King Solomon's solution would be for Bassini and Anderson to buy half each

Seems fair to me
by Down_Rover
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap
Replies: 245
Views: 9569

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap

My mate has a drinking pal called Roman who supports Chelsea.

He said the loan is for 6 months because Chelsea want the option to recall if we are above them in the league at Christmas
by Down_Rover
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

aggi wrote:If you don't make any taxable profit you don't pay corporation tax on it.

Are you saying that we would still have had an £8.5m tax bill if we'd bumped up our salaries and made a zero profit?


Do you spend all the money you get straight away?
by Down_Rover
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Definitely £45m. If we're talking about increasing spending then it's the profit before tax that is relevant. We wouldn't be paying £8.5m of tax on zero profit. I didn't say it was a good idea. I fully agree that we should be building up reserves for when we are relegated, etc. Just that we probabl...
by Down_Rover
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

We made ~ £45m profit last year. That's roughly equivalent to an extra eight players earning £100k a week. Ok. Ignoring the facts again. In 2018 we made £37m, but that included profit on player sales of £31m. Our operating profit was just under £15m compared to £26m the previous year, which is the ...
by Down_Rover
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Sproggy wrote:We can afford to pay higher wages - we bank 30 million quid a year - we just choose not to.

I'm sure our wage ceiling compares favourably with average salaries in other leagues worldwide.


Would you like to set out a calculation of how you calculate that
by Down_Rover
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

dsr wrote:Would it help to ring 0891 12 11 53? :?

You won’t get thru in time
by Down_Rover
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Getting worried now. Passed his medical ages ago
by Down_Rover
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pre-season minutes on the pitch
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Re: Pre-season minutes on the pitch

I thought Barnes linked up better with Jay on Saturday than Wood did
by Down_Rover
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

FactualFrank wrote:McNeil is also quoted as saying he wants to emulate Ryan Giggs, suggesting he sees himself as the Giggs role, left midfield.

I seem to remember McNeil playing CM in a pre season friendly last year at Preston. I thought he looked top draw and scored a very good goal
by Down_Rover
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smart Meter
Replies: 51
Views: 1325

Re: Smart Meter

It is just another intrusion by Big Brother.

Cant believe spending trillions installing these spyboxes can be more cost effective than employing men with vans.
by Down_Rover
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Heard on Talksport that we were competing with Reading to sign George Puscas from Inter.

Googled him and everything points to him signing for Reading, 7.5m euros
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa
Replies: 111
Views: 6002

Re: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa

Quite right. So it was really silly of you to say 'nothing else', when you admit you don't know what went on. I said I wasn’t there when Pope signed a contract. I think that is quite independent of Tom leaving. He left for the money that was never offered to Pope. Tom only did what everyone else wo...
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

It’s just a big game of poker and we supporters are sat nowhere near the table. Let’s say we did offer £15m for Fry a while back and thought they were having a laugh with their rejection and are just trying it on now to see if we can secure a quality player for a bargain price. It has failed. We off...
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa
Replies: 111
Views: 6002

Re: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa

ksrclaret wrote:Do you not think the situation with Pope played a part?

With Pope signing that new deal it was all but confirming he was going to be first choice.

I have not got a clue and will never know because I wasn’t there

There are too many potential permutations
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa
Replies: 111
Views: 6002

Re: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa

It beggars belief that there posters on this board that can’t see something for what it is

Tom got offered more money and decided to do the right thing for his family

We couldn’t compete with Villas wages without a mutiny

Nothing else
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa
Replies: 111
Views: 6002

Re: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa

I think it was either promised first team football or sell. Pope signed his new contract - regardless of what people say there must have been a gentleman's agreement there. There just must have been. So Heaton will have known he was second choice - and England play next summer. He wants to be playi...
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

cockneyclaret wrote:Apparently Brighton are looking to get Drinkwater in on loan, ild be disappointed if we haven't enquired about him..

I would be disappointed if we have enquired
by Down_Rover
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski
Replies: 90
Views: 10854

Re: Tarkowski

Well we know from other threads that Tarks was nowhere near Leicester over the weekend.

I am hanging my hopes on Leicester not wanting to pay £40m. There are far more adept than most at seeking players from abroad.

cante, mayrez, Schlupp, Ndidi to name a few
by Down_Rover
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moor Turf racing syndicate ( our players own )
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Moor Turf racing syndicate ( our players own )

happyclaret17 wrote:no nay never an excellent sire
If I owned a 2yo sired by this I would be chuffed.
anyone know the name of this one and if Dascombe trains it?

Did a search of Michael Owen’s normal agent purchases. Can’t find it

Did find today’s winner tho. Went through the ring for £48k last August
by Down_Rover
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Sunday express reporting Anderlecht want to sign Hart

Makes sense but so much so that it could just be another lazy guess
by Down_Rover
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski
Replies: 90
Views: 10854

Re: Tarkowski

Leicester have sold their most valuable asset for £80m.

If we hold out for £50m I would be hopeful they will bail out. Only £30m change may not be enough when there are suitable candidates at half the price

I have hope he will start on Saturday
by Down_Rover
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton - Burnley Legend?
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: Tom Heaton - Burnley Legend?

On this occasion Burnley should have at least matched Villa’s offer if that’s what it was all down to. An extremely sad day. It is not that simple. If Villa were offering say an extra £10k per week and we matched it then the whole squad would require a similar pay rise. Sometimes from an economic p...
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

TheFamilyCat wrote:https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/interest-in-leeds-united-man-intensifies-as-deadline-day-looms/


lazy guess
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick in centre midfield
Replies: 37
Views: 2496

Re: Jeff Hendrick in centre midfield

As well as I have seen him play for Burnley. Caveat, it was a friendly and we were 2 up inside 10 minutes. I would like to see how he fares in a more competitive game and, in particular, when we are on the back foot. It was real positive, as was McNeil. He was excellent when he first came on and per...
by Down_Rover
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the game you'll always remember
Replies: 81
Views: 2297

Re: What's the game you'll always remember

From games I attended
5-1 v Leeds 1968 ish
4-1 at Leeds 1973 ish
3-2 at spurs
4-1 at spurs
Orient game
1-0 Manure 2009
3-2 at Chelsea

I think 1-0 v Manure wins because it meant we were back from the dark days
by Down_Rover
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's game to be streamed...
Replies: 38
Views: 3127

Re: Today's game to be streamed...

Robbed again
by Down_Rover
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thirsk Races
Replies: 18
Views: 988

Re: Thirsk Races

4.30 I agree mondain is worthy fav. Valkenburg has value, the Bethells do like to win at Thirsk
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thirsk Races
Replies: 18
Views: 988

Re: Thirsk Races

In sprint races ie 5 and 6 furlongs, back horses drawn on the stands rail. To have the highest draw is a massive advantage. The quality of horses running at Thirsk are rarely good enough to defeat the draw bias. The only exception is in a field of 16 or more on soft going when horses drawn low can s...
by Down_Rover
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

randomclaret2 wrote:Warnocks comments were about Camarasa missing games around January time through injury when he and Cardiffs medical staff thought he was fit but Camarasa's own physio said he wasnt


We already have one who does that
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Northamptonshire v Lancs
Replies: 71
Views: 3788

Re: Northamptonshire v Lancs

Wait for it... Jennings on cusp of double figures
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 17648

Re: Tom Heaton

Likewise , though footwork is becoming an absolute prerequisite in the modern game and pretty much all of the cat 1 and 2 academies released keepers at the end of this season from u12 up if the footwork wasn’t “ there” . You have the Italian and Spanish leagues often “ choosing “keepers from the 13...
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 433786

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I agree that Tom is technically the better keeper and he is my favourite of the three. But, we conceded a number of late goals last season which didn't happened less when pope was in goal because his size commanded the area in those periods of extreme pressure. His ratio of goals conceded supports t...
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 17648

Re: Tom Heaton

Letting Tom go is a business decision that coincides with his desire to leave. If we give him a 3 year contract he will be worth nothing at 37 and he may spend the next 4 years sulking on the bench. He has been a great servant so if we don't fancy a 4 year term, let him go with our best wishes The o...
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 17648

Re: Tom Heaton

I don't understand how people rate coming for crosses so important. If teams know we play pope they will just drill or whip crosses in instead of float them. We can forget playing out from the back. Anyone remember Marlon Beresford being so bad at kicking Steve Davis used to take goal kicks? Maybe ...
by Down_Rover
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle about to confirm
Replies: 52
Views: 5452

Re: Newcastle about to confirm

Rileybobs wrote:I like Steve Bruce.


Me too. he can manage any PL team he wants...except us.

familiar foes and all that
by Down_Rover
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley's overdraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3260

Re: Burnley's overdraft

Not quite true.

Barclays still have a charge registered.

Why let the facility go, you never know wat opportunity or calamity might mean you need it
by Down_Rover
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 17648

Re: Tom Heaton

We need to get another club interested to create an auction.

There should be a number of PL clubs who will pay more than £10m for Tom.

Manure for one which would guarantee his England place
by Down_Rover
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 17648

Re: Tom Heaton

I think Heaton is our best keeper right now, and certainly my favourite. I think Pope is likely to become our best keeper very soon. Heaton will have little or no value in three years. Pope will be worth plenty for a number of years. My business head says that offering Heaton a three year contract c...
by Down_Rover
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where were you actually born
Replies: 199
Views: 5239

Re: Where were you actually born

Why did the OP have to use the word actually? It would have been the same question without it

Actually belongs in the bin alongside literally and basically
by Down_Rover
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John McCririck Dies
Replies: 40
Views: 2254

Re: John McCririck Dies

Local cricketer wrote:Only have to look at the tributes today from people within the industry to see how highly respected he was

Exactly.

Love him or hate him, he made a living out of being himself

You have to admire and envy anyone who does that
by Down_Rover
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Charles de Gaulle Airport
Replies: 30
Views: 2416

Re: Charles de Gaulle Airport

by Down_Rover
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John McCririck Dies
Replies: 40
Views: 2254

Re: John McCririck Dies

He did it his way

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