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by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 114
Views: 18244

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Watford challenging us for Craig Dawson while Dyche has spoken to Bolton’s Harry Brockbank.

Alan Nixon:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football ... west-brom/
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Australia v Sri Lanka

Easy 87 run win for Australia
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Australia v Sri Lanka

KRBFC wrote:Terrible batting, sensational opening 10 then let the rate creep out of hand and put pressure on themselves and panicked completely.


Rate was nothing like out of hand. Was still less than 8 when the wickets started to go. All but over now with 9 down.
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Australia v Sri Lanka

And 6 down now
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v Sri Lanka
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Australia v Sri Lanka

Going the way of the Aussies now just when I thought we might be in for a really good finish. Three SL wickets just gone down for 23 runs.

Chasing 335 they are now 215/5.
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

The coldest experience I’ve ever had at a football match was Blackpool away the season we went up with Coyle. Went in full thermals and ski gear, and still freezing my nits off. Worth it for Kalvenes’s late winner though! We were on the back row of the Gene Kelly and really thought we were going to...
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

Spurs at Wembley in december was the coldest I've been at football. Drenched on the way to the ground and a swirling cold wind around the empty concourse. Concourse was horrendous but conditions for watching the match were ok. I was lucky in not getting too wet before but had to suffer the freezing...
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

whentheballmoves wrote:Arbroath. Went there the day before Aberdeen. July, mind you, right next to the North Sea, and freezing. On that basis, picturing a wet and windy December day, I'm going for Gayfield Park. Chortle.


Isn’t Arbroath’s ground just about on the beach?
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

Scarborough at home in the Autoglass trophy, match was abandoned at 0-0 after 90 minutes, the pitch froze as they were playing, and it was called off before extra-time could start ... 21st January 1992, according to " Clarets Chronicles " .. :) Abandoned after 90 minutes and should have b...
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

COBBLE wrote:Another one for Oldham and, Bacup cricket.


You take Bacup CC as read - alongside Accrington & Haslingden in the Lancashire League although I think Bacup is the coldest.
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Bankes and Madley become Premier League referees
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: ARTICLE: Bankes and Madley become Premier League referees

I know it no longer applies, but what was the significance of the age 47 when refs had to retire? No idea, was always the rule that they had to retire at the end of the season following their 47th birthday. Just done a bit of googling but can't find anything other than Scotland scrapped their 47 ag...
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worlds Top 50 young players (under 20)
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Worlds Top 50 young players (under 20)

I know some of the top ones would be out of our range but number 40 looks useful
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

That Peterborough game was the coldest I've ever been on a game too including home games. The crowd at one point was chanting "it's ******* freezing I want to go home". I'm sure jayrods goal was the winner that day though? That was the day I had to walk home when the X43 couldn't get past...
by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Financial investigation at Northampton
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Financial investigation at Northampton

Not sure where they are with the stand now but this pic was taken in May 2015. I wasn't aware of all this at Northampton until I saw the David Conn article yesterday.

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by ClaretTony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

tim_noone wrote:Spurs this season at wembley was it as Bad.....?


Was horrendous at Wembley last season but incomparable with that day at Hartlepool.
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coldest Football Ground
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: Coldest Football Ground

I’m with the OP - that day at Hartlepool in 1985/86 was as bad as anything with the rain sweeping in off the North Sea. We were supposedly under cover but it might as well not been there.
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Financial investigation at Northampton
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Financial investigation at Northampton

Serious problems with over £10 million missing

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... wn-council
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Bankes and Madley become Premier League referees
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: ARTICLE: Bankes and Madley become Premier League referees

Dean is the oldest, just ahead of Graham Scott.
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Bankes and Madley become Premier League referees
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: ARTICLE: Bankes and Madley become Premier League referees

Juan Tanamera wrote:What is the age limit for refs these days?
Martin Atkinson can't be far off 65. :D


Years ago they had to retire at 47 but that’s not allowed now. Atkinson is 48. Dean is 51 and could be the oldest.
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancs league T20 14/06
Replies: 34
Views: 1045

Re: Lancs league T20 14/06

jrgbfc wrote:Will dry out quickly this time of year with a bit of warmth in the air.


Let me know when that bit of warmth is due
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 1414
Views: 48207

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

It is absolute bonkers when you compare it to Accy's figures shared by @AndyhHolt yesterday - see post #1389 but if fans have been brought up on owners who have lashed money on a club to operate beyond it's means it is difficult to wean themselves off it, and at Rovers that goes back to their earli...
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ticket office frustration
Replies: 19
Views: 1213

Re: Ticket office frustration

Eh up, I'm a ST holder in the CFS, and when choosing my seat, I wanted to be next to the away fans. I enjoy the `craic` and good natured banter with the visiting supporters. (Aberdeen was quality - proper good laugh) So far I have been happy with my seat, and have had no need to trouble the ticket ...
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v West Indies
Replies: 37
Views: 868

Re: England v West Indies

Over 30 posts and not one comment on the colours worn by the two teams
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford's New Ground
Replies: 21
Views: 1812

Re: Brentford's New Ground

bfccrazy wrote:Does this mean there won’t be a pub on every corner anymore?


That was all ruined when one of them closed down
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Free Paul Fletcher book anyone.
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Free Paul Fletcher book anyone.

Fletch promised me a free copy of this book. I’ll let you know about it when it arrives. :D
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Defour fit
Replies: 30
Views: 2525

Re: Is Defour fit

If he isn't, he will be very close by now. If he's fit, he plays. Question is, how long can he stay fit? The guy HAS to be the first name on the team sheet when fit, so I hope for our sake he is. We are a far better footballing side when he's in. He was the first name on the team sheet when he got ...
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stoke City
Replies: 26
Views: 3076

Re: Stoke City

Spike wrote:The sun occasionally tells the truth!


Same reporter who said Pope was going to Bournemouth
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gabor Kiralyi
Replies: 48
Views: 3688

Re: Gabor Kiralyi

Kendall played at Chesterfield on NYD didn't he? And against Derby in the fogged off game. Clean sheet at Chesterfield, didn't cover himself in glory at Derby (neither did Pearce in the rescheduled game) and then had his mare at Blackpool. He has been a decent keeper in his time. I will refrain fro...
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stoke City
Replies: 26
Views: 3076

Re: Stoke City

It's on the BBCi gossip page and is credited to the Sun
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TV scheduling, FA & League Cup, international dates
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: TV scheduling, FA & League Cup, international dates

Yeah, the fixtures on the 8th February will be split across the 8 and the 15th. So our game at Southampton may be moved back a week. So every club will have a weekend off. They've called it a player break rather than a winter break. It will be December before we find out which date we will be playi...
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many sellouts last year
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: How many sellouts last year

Leisure wrote:But we only sold out at West Ham, Liverpool and Chelsea due to taking reduced allocations.


And those three sold out very late in the day so the allocation we took was the correct one.
by ClaretTony
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 688
Views: 48415

Re: Bolton

Isn't it significantly cheaper for a player to move on a "free" outside the country he currently plays in? I think it is true that Ings was linked with a Spanish club for around 200k before going to Liverpool? We put domestic rules in place for when a player under 23 moves from one club t...
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 688
Views: 48415

Re: Bolton

randomclaret2 wrote:Bolton have also said today that they only have 14 Full time Pros or 3rd Year scholars on their books


They’ve given some young players a 3rd year scholarship as we’ve done with a couple. The new owners will be confirmed tomorrow, they’ve got some major work to do.
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

surely poor business to let a key player go to a rival club and then struggle to find the money to acquire a decent enough replacement. If we need to sell at this stage, then the business side is in need of an overhaul, and quickly. Where have you got the notion that we are letting a key player go ...
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

Not sure whether that is relevant CT. If you mean that we paid out more in transfer fees than we bought in last year - then it really isn’t that significant in the way the costs are amortised over the length of the contract. The annual amortised net cost of our transfers in the last 12 months will ...
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 688
Views: 48415

Re: Bolton

Chester Perry wrote:They can get him for about £270k if he goes in this country it will be significantly more


Didn’t Rangers do this with the two Accrington players - Windass and Crooks?
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:A certain poster on here will tell you it's because Keane was utter toss and we were better off without him :lol:


Keane was outstanding. We got a really good fee for him at the time but prices have soared since.
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

Royboyclaret wrote:Similar operating profit to June'19 of £14m before profit on player trading.


Player trading is currently running at a significant loss though.
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TV scheduling, FA & League Cup, international dates
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: TV scheduling, FA & League Cup, international dates

JohnDearyMe wrote:Have there been any changes to the timing and process of choosing TV fixtures following the mounting criticism from fans and politicians etc?


There are rules regarding lead times for fixtures to be changed. In fairness Sky do tend to stick to it but BT Sport don’t seem to care at all about it.
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

If it's so vital to have one left footer and one right footer, and bearing in mind that there are more right footers around than left footers, then clearly left footers will be at a premium price. So we sell Ben Mee for £100m and play Gibson and Tarkowski. Simples! It’s strange but you can play two...
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

That's spot on random. Down from just over £119m to £107m. The total Wage bill of £81.6m was heavily incentivised based on finishing 7th. The Wage bill therefore to Jun'19 will be significantly less and operating profit should be in the same ball park as the previous year. Plus of course the profit...
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

The payment from the PL for 18/19 was around £12.4m down on 17/18 but presumably the amount paid out in bonuses will be down also. Hadn’t taken in the presumably lower bonuses although I’d suspect the general wage bill went up. Was the difference only £12.4 million? I’m surprised at that for eight ...
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

Foulthrow wrote:£30 profit? What’s that? A couple of twixes?


Three I think :D
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many sellouts last year
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: How many sellouts last year

Definitely 5 away at West Ham, Huddersfield, Man U, Liverpool & Chelsea
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

boatshed bill wrote:Don't we have £30m (ish) in the bank, CT?


I wouldn’t have thought so. We made a £30 pre tax profit in 2017/18 based on the full fees for Keane & Gray.

I’ll be very interested to see the 2018/19 accounts next March with losses on player trading and significantly less Premier League money.
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves in for Tarkowski
Replies: 191
Views: 10771

Re: Wolves in for Tarkowski

I cant believe that, unless Tarks has expressed a desire to go. We dont need the money, no matter how much they offer us. The only reason to lose him is if he would be upset by staying. Was interesting in the 2017/18 accounts that we would have just about broken even without the Keane & Gray sa...
by ClaretTony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ade, Ade, Ade ...
Replies: 24
Views: 1829

Re: Ade, Ade, Ade ...

Ade was brilliant first time round. Such a shame we had to sell him.

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