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by Claret Toni
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.
Replies: 32
Views: 1287

Re: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.

Sorted - stopped getting on the scales.
by Claret Toni
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lies you parents told you
Replies: 50
Views: 1476

Re: Lies you parents told you

Not sure they were intended to be lies, it just turned out that way:

Tha wants nowt with Lego, it'll never replace Meccano

and

Tha'll never remember who the Beatles were come Christmas
by Claret Toni
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets duds of the last two decades
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Clarets duds of the last two decades

I've not been impressed with a certain goalkeeper. No names, no pack drill.

Now pass the Head and Shoulders, before I don tin hat and retreat.
by Claret Toni
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RESULTS & TABLES ROUND 2 ***SPOT THE BALL*** End of Season Cup
Replies: 119
Views: 1398

Re: ***SPOT THE BALL*** End of Season Cup - Round 2

claretblue wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:11 pm
:D

Spot's not just for Christmas!
No - he's for sandwiches on Boxing day, as they say in Vietnam ;)
by Claret Toni
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fun photo challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 766

Re: Fun photo challenge

Factual I've seen right through this scam of yours and know exactly what you're up to.

The photo of mother before she married is clearly your way of identifying any horse-botherers using this site, 'cos they won't know what a married mother is. Naughty, naughty.
by Claret Toni
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prince Charles
Replies: 46
Views: 2591

Re: Prince Charles

Returning to the Subject matter it is, of course, good news to read he's recovered.

..and it is perhaps timely to wish all other vulnerable septuagenarian's well and, if infected, a speedy recovery.

Wonder if he'll be volunteering to help out the NHS?
by Claret Toni
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prince Charles
Replies: 46
Views: 2591

Re: Prince Charles

Somewhat disappointing, to me, that this thread has moved this way, but it has, so I'll put my slant on it. Prince Andrew has been accused of having slept with an American female in the USA when she was 17, and under the US age of consent, when in the US. The FBI have issued statements to the effect...
by Claret Toni
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colin Blant
Replies: 40
Views: 2070

Re: Colin Blant

Some 40+ years ago, while working in West Cumbria, I used to watch any mid-week games at Workington Reds when they were still in the old 4th Tier. Colin Blant played for the Reds at Centre Half, and he used to scare me then just watching. He was a "strong" player when there were a lot of "strong" pl...
by Claret Toni
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Crystal Palace

thatdberight wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:14 pm
Ha ha. You skint *******. Imagine having to hire a helicopter. I have to choose which of mine to take.
The unnecessary waste of time owning such trinkets; leave all that sort of thing to the plebs. Just outsource, it's easier.
by Claret Toni
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Timpsons
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Timpsons

morpheus2 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:44 pm
My mate's an arborist - he works for the Forestry Commission.
Is he Irish and work with a couple of mates and they're called tree tree workers?
by Claret Toni
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Timpsons
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Timpsons

Spare a thought for the navy - they're sea workers.
by Claret Toni
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prince Charles
Replies: 46
Views: 2591

Prince Charles

I see the other Royal Claret has tested positive for COVID 19 and is self isolating. As with all people so infected, I wish him a speedy and full recovery. I do wonder, however, how he'll manage to run his own bath water at the desired temperature and squeeze his own toothpaste. Still we all, in our...
by Claret Toni
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best signing ever ?
Replies: 48
Views: 1632

Re: Our best signing ever ?

Vegas Claret wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:56 am

Best technical player - Can't decide between Blake and Little
Both technically very good, but Steven Defour would have my vote in that category.
by Claret Toni
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best signing ever ?
Replies: 48
Views: 1632

Re: Our best signing ever ?

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Billy Mercer turned average keepers into England internationals
If Pope and Heaton were average keepers, then the rest have been total shite (and many were irrespective of this comparison) over the years, going back to Alan Stevenson - who wasn't total shite - or an England goalkeeper.
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Lady Vanishes
Replies: 34
Views: 961

Re: The Lady Vanishes

Gone with the Wind?
Godfather?

Oh sorry - hardly culturally British
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Up the Clarets Hall of Fame
Replies: 53
Views: 1069

Re: Up the Clarets Hall of Fame

If Sean Dyche doesn't fit the criteria, simply revisit the criteria.

Oh and perhaps add Barry Kilby
by Claret Toni
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old and bored with the virus. Heres a Clarets Quiz for you
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Old and bored with the virus. Heres a Clarets Quiz for you

Also known by his alias Stop Thief - and certainly not Billy Hamilton.

By George O for the life of me, I've forgotten his name. Ghan anyone help I.
by Claret Toni
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 37
Views: 3184

Re: Jeff Hendrick

I guess what I was trying to say is that Celtic's income may be more adversely impacted than ours and the terms they can offer, post Coronavirus, might be as good as ours.
by Claret Toni
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 37
Views: 3184

Re: Jeff Hendrick

Bump. ….so Celtic, I think, receive a large proportion of their income from the gate, and Burnley receive a large proportion of their income from Sky. Of course I don't have an in depth understanding of the season ticket terms and conditions for Celtic Park and I'm not party to the finer terms & con...
by Claret Toni
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What to do on Saturdays??
Replies: 28
Views: 1311

Re: What to do on Saturdays??

Well some most helpful suggestions and after careful deliberation I've decided its the delights of 1874 Northwich v The Sewer Army.

Happy Days.
by Claret Toni
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What to do on Saturdays??
Replies: 28
Views: 1311

What to do on Saturdays??

No Clarets to watch for the next few week-ends, so this will be like an International Break or Summer, but colder. I thought the great and the good that frequent this board would have some top class ideas, instead of the mundane sort the loft, garage, shed or garden, perhaps a spot of decorating, dr...
by Claret Toni
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornish Pasty
Replies: 73
Views: 1707

Re: Cornish Pasty

what, her pie!!! :lol: never had a pie sandwich Where the egg chasers live, a pie sandwich has got to be the staple diet, but with Mayonnaise that must be a Culinary Masterpiece. It's times these I realise there's so much more to life than watching the Clarets; perhaps exploring the delights of alt...
by Claret Toni
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fantastic gesture...
Replies: 31
Views: 1693

Re: Fantastic gesture...

TVC15 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Whereas we could actually afford it without going into debt !
Is it just me who thinks we shouldn't be refunding Utd's supporters travel costs? ;)
by Claret Toni
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 37
Views: 3184

Re: Jeff Hendrick

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Fortunately a club as big as them with all their great history and being in the Championship means that they are almost always on some TV channel that can be streamed
Seems pretty unfortunate to me.
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire police with not enough to do...
Replies: 188
Views: 5453

Re: Lancashire police with not enough to do...

Don't wish to be too controversial, but it's not only Lancashire Police, it's also Cheshire and Cumbria Police.

Posting for a friend.
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Jon Moss v Tottenham
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Re: RATE THE REF - Jon Moss v Tottenham

Saw the same game as everyone else, decent 1st half, garbage 2nd half, so in the interests of balance I've scored him 1st half and 2nd and taken the average: 1. Decision making: 13 - Decent in the 1st half and, in fairness, got the Tottenham penalty decision right. Even worse than a stereotypical Bi...
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee
Replies: 144
Views: 4731

Re: Ben Mee

To me no question Ben was at fault for a poor challenge, but he got on with game and put in an otherwise commanding performance; so he didn't let it affect his performance later in the game which is good. Now let's consider a couple of other errors: 1. Eric Dier heads out DM's cross. It's not the mo...
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings

Pope 7 - Not a lot to shot stopping wise, but if there is a better keeper taking crosses, I haven't seen him and this game ably demonstrated that ability. Bardsley 7 - Injured early on courtesy of a foul not given (Now there's a surprise) and clearly in some discomfort. Total respect for continuing ...
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pickford watch
Replies: 57
Views: 2409

Re: Pickford watch

Even if he isn't picked for England Pope still won't be No 1. On MOTD they were waxing lyrical over Hendersons double stop at the end of the game despite the fact he'd hardly had anything to do all game. Wouldn't surprise me to see him played ahead of Pope because he's a Man U media darling. Was I ...
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This guys greed knows no bounds
Replies: 98
Views: 4435

Re: This guys greed knows no bounds

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:11 pm
I’m surprised folk are surprised. Dodgy footballer managers goes back forever.
Don Readies, anyone?
by Claret Toni
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: El Classico
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: El Classico

Thought that was Nobbers v B*stards.

Oh hang on a minute that's El Crapico.
by Claret Toni
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heading a football
Replies: 67
Views: 1396

Re: Heading a football

Lord Beamish wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:48 am
The best wingers could always make sure that the laces were facing away from you when you headed their crosses.
I played with some crap wingers then (I knew that already, 'cos it was a bloody miracle if they got the ball across, no matter which way the lace was facing).
by Claret Toni
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Which Barcelona Players would you take?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Which Barcelona Players would you take?

There's a lad who is coming to the end of his contract at the end of the season. He has an eye a goal, scores a few and had some useful assists. He's getting on a bit, so suits our profile, and it looks like Barca have signed his replacement. He's lived away from home for a few years now, so I think...
by Claret Toni
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday
Replies: 71
Views: 3311

Re: ARTICLE: Wood in with a chance for Saturday

Looks like this comment was made to be read on the South Coast and influence their team selection.

SD now implementing mind games. Job done.
by Claret Toni
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 3938

Re: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings

Pope - 7 decent today, but fortunate to get away with a clean sheet Taylor - 7 good game, adventurous in the 2nd half, solid in the 1st Tarks - 8 man mountain - no need for the behaviour at the end though. Just stay down. Mee - 6 started poorly, but did improve. Needless booking Bardsley - 6 it's do...
by Claret Toni
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Greaves
Replies: 57
Views: 2627

Re: Jimmy Greaves

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:37 pm
Best wasn't a centre forward.

That's the nonsense comparison.
Never commented that Best was. Merely stated that although a magnificent footballer he was not in the same league as Greaves, as a goal scorer - but few were.
by Claret Toni
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Greaves
Replies: 57
Views: 2627

Re: Jimmy Greaves

A view formed from watching them at the time.

Not saying the others weren't good, they clearly were, Just Greaves was that much better.

The hesitation I had was about Best, but as a goal scorer even he wasn't in Greaves' class.

Appreciate you take a different stance.
by Claret Toni
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow A.F.C ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2631

Re: Barrow A.F.C ...

I used to watch Barrow when I lived up there, cos it was a bloody awful trip getting to the Turf.
by Claret Toni
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Greaves
Replies: 57
Views: 2627

Re: Jimmy Greaves

Commonly held view that England had 4 world class players when they won the world cup: Banks, Moore, Charlton & Greaves. Greaves was that good. Greaves missed out on the latter stages because he had been injured and Ramsey stayed loyal to the players wearing the shirt. The others players mentioned i...
by Claret Toni
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....
Replies: 96
Views: 2977

Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

I'd grown up in the 60s and was used to us being one of the better teams in the division; indeed it was a long time before I'd actually seen us get beat, so one that is forever etched on my memory 11th November 1967, away at West Brom. It was rumoured the Scottish selectors were there to run the rul...
by Claret Toni
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player power
Replies: 40
Views: 2241

Re: Player power

Just wonder if the style of celebration was influenced by what went on with Gibson. MV has got to have been frustrated disappointed but kept on working and was ready when needed and produced. His team-mates were genuinely delighted for him, and this in a week when another had chosen to go home to mu...
by Claret Toni
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anti football.
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Anti football.

Agree with most of this except for the tackling bit. I don't believe we are a side that tackles much, I think we gain possession by intercepting. I've no stats to back this up save for tacking, when mistimed, invites cards, which we don't seem to get too many of. Cue opta stats t prove I watch a dif...
by Claret Toni
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson, Vydra or Ings
Replies: 55
Views: 2762

Re: Gibson, Vydra or Ings

...and then there's the unquestionable attitude of the perceived demi-god Robbie Blake when leaving the subs bench he applauded the opposition fans - Wigan was it?
by Claret Toni
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 15123

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

I've no contacts at the club, have no specialist knowledge, so these are just my observations. We'd failed to sign a centre back since Keane left and so when Gibson was signed for that fee I was pleased the weakness in cover had been addressed at what I thought was a decent fee. I hadn't seen Gibson...
by Claret Toni
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Valentines Day....
Replies: 16
Views: 942

Re: Valentines Day....

For those of you that forgot, or in the dog house.... A couple of years ago I didn't do anything, got the silent treatment, so the following day popped out and bought the flowers (reduced price obviously) and put them in a vase in the dining room. I then decided to confront the lady wife about her a...
by Claret Toni
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ross Wallace
Replies: 13
Views: 1857

Ross Wallace

After spending time in Paisley during November getting fit and following serious injuries to Kyle Magennis and Ryan Flynn it looks like the Buddies have signed Ross 'til the end of the season. Good luck to him at St. Mirren, and as it's after Christmas no need to get the 5 yellows for his customary ...
by Claret Toni
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer transfer window goes back
Replies: 17
Views: 1345

Re: Summer transfer window goes back

So the frantic and frenetic activity in the transfer window will last even longer.

Pure joy.
by Claret Toni
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Results in Jamaica
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Results in Jamaica

After, what shall we say, some disappointments since the start of the year, I decided to take a break in Jamaica, in the hopes that my spirits would be raised. We arrived on the 22nd and you won’t believe how the results are being reported here. Second half comebacks against 3rd in the league and an...
by Claret Toni
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our new RB
Replies: 33
Views: 2536

Re: Our new RB

Neco Williams young Liverpool RB who was in the team that beat Everton, has impressed me. Difficult to see him getting past Alexander-Arnold in the short term.

Is there a possibility he could be available on loan. Perhaps a bit young and could he adapt to our style of play?
by Claret Toni
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings
Replies: 93
Views: 3780

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings

Tend to think we contained the opposition well in the 1st half, but then the costly mistake. Took the game on in the 2nd half but few clear cut chances, hit on the break to give the opposition a flattering score line. Pope 6. Solid, little to do, but good save with feet and 1 on 1 with Martial. Perh...