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by dsr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 121
Views: 4562

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

BOYSIE31 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:49 am
Whats size of a town got to do whats put on a pitch - never did get that and will never do

If you get it right on the pitch you are ok.
Size of town = money. Why did Man United go from strength to strength while Nelson are in the North West Counties, if size of town is irrelevant?
by dsr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 121
Views: 4562

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

How did we manage it in the 60's - were we punching above our weight then ? Yes, obviously. Burnley is the smallest town to have a first division club for more than the odd season. Glossop managed a year in the 1890's, and Accrington and Darwen similarly, but if you look at the last 100 years, poss...
by dsr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 121
Views: 4562

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

It's pointless to keep saying teams like Leicester can't be compared to us with recruitment. There are teams who have spent more and have poorer recruitment than we do like Arsenal and Everton. But there are teams that have done a lot better too. Except that you keep saying we are mediocre in Premi...
by dsr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ryan Babel - legend
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: Ryan Babel - legend

There’s a clear difference between a player that has dived with no contact made to that where contact was made. Contact was made and the only way a free kick is given in football is if you go down and play act. The clip shows the ref was gonna do nowt until he saw him on the deck. It’s a contact sp...
by dsr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 121
Views: 4562

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

In the grand scheme of things no. Against our opposition we are mediocre. All I'm trying to say is I want more, to want more you have to recognise your mistakes and I feel like recruitment is an area we can improve a lot on in the future. Well, there is the unbreachable gap between different suppor...
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

There was a night match at Edgeley Park once where the wind was making the taking of goal kicks a lottery.I think we won 2-0 and that it might have been in the Sherpa Van/Autoglass/Freight Rover Trophy. I remember the game, though I think it was 1-1. David Williams was in our nets and his long kick...
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood interview in the Telegraph
Replies: 51
Views: 2957

Re: Westwood interview in the Telegraph

Fast becoming 2nd Mr Burnley behind Ben Mee... To think some Villa fans were glad to see the back of him!! Even now, there were a lot of Villa fans querying the Drinkwater signing simply because he was being kept out of Burnley's side by Westwood. They don't have any concept that the reason he was ...
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First premier league weekend 1992...how many foreign players played
Replies: 23
Views: 585

Re: First premier league weekend 1992...how many foreign players played

Give us a clue. Was it more or less than the current number? ;)
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trippier v Aurier
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Trippier v Aurier

Gordaleman wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:41 pm
There you go, putting words in other people's mouths.
Hardly. Trippier himself said he would like to play for Dyche; and I left his second answer open.
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

Stanley are excellent at looking after away fans, I have read comments from visiting fans and they say lots of good things. I don't know what it's like in the new stand as I haven't been on since it opened (I certainly will when I go again as it looks pretty good) but the opposite stand on the Whal...
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trippier v Aurier
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Trippier v Aurier

Gordaleman wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:25 pm
That depends how much he wants to play for Sean again. Not ALL footballers are mercenaries. Look how long Gerrard stayed at Liverpool, when he could have earned mega bucks elsewhere.
"Do you want to play for Sean Dyche again?" "yes."
"Would you pay £2m per year for the privilege? "...
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

Seen one postponed and one abandoned. Our home game against MK in 2003/04 was postponed because of high winds, decision made by the club safety officer. Youth team home game against Accrington at Gawthorpe in 2012/13 was abandoned after about two minutes. The day Burnley's game was called off, Coln...
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 121
Views: 4562

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

Some posters were complaining last week about how much money was wasted on a "back up centre half", this week they are complaining about cheap reserve left backs. I can't keep up. Perhaps the point is that the first team centre haves didn't get injured so we didn't need an expensive backup; but the...
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 76
Views: 1937

Re: Boris Watch

Cryssys wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:45 am
Since taking office Boris has become increasingly shy and reclusive. He rarely emerges from his lair and seems quite happy to let those around him do all the work.
He's the Prime Minister. He's supposed to let other people do the work.
by dsr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 121
Views: 4562

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

As at June 2018, Leicester City's squad cost £238m, Burnley's squad cost £96m. That may perhaps be one of the reasons their recruitment is "better".
by dsr
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

Wonder what the Lincoln fans thought of Stanley on Saturday. The game was played in absolutely dreadful conditions (amazing it was even on given Stanley's pitch). For those of you who have never been the away end is just some small terracing that is about as open to the elements as the deck of a sh...
by dsr
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law
Replies: 47
Views: 975

Re: Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law

Scrap the red and blue lines. Give the VAR 5 seconds to review by eye. If it's too close to call go with on field decision. I agree 100%. 5 seconds from when the picture goes on the screen; if the spare ref can't be sure the linesman was wrong, then the linesman is right. Basically it would mean th...
by dsr
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Atletico v Liverpool
Replies: 82
Views: 1868

Re: Atletico v Liverpool

Klopp. ‘They are happy with that result. All they want to do is score and then play like that. They’d be happy with nil nil. They targeted Mane. They didn’t even get a yellow card today which is really funny’. (They did) Proper riled :lol: Sounds like he's forgotten that teams are allowed to beat L...
by dsr
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T Best place to put £500 per month
Replies: 55
Views: 2277

Re: O/T Best place to put £500 per month

I wouldn't put it in long term building society/bank accounts. One year, perhaps. But interest rates are so low that they can't go significantly lower, but they can go significantly higher; and if they do go higher, you don't want to be sitting on a 5-year fixed rate bond and missing out on the high...
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Week by week league tables
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Week by week league tables

by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood injury.
Replies: 108
Views: 6914

Re: Chris Wood injury.

Would start with Vydra and Jay and if not going to plan or if Vydra having an off day move Hendrick to play behind Jay and give Brownhill a 20 minute home debut. Having said that we really are down to the bare bones. The idea of having Gibson go on loan to Watford for the rest of the season in exch...
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Uni project - free reward
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Uni project - free reward

Funkydrummer wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:25 pm
You might get more offers if you were to chuck a twix in as well. :shock: :o
Or if you can't afford a Twix, perhaps a champagne dinner for two? ;)
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrow A.F.C ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2608

Re: Barrow A.F.C ...

I've been to Barrow, when Colne Dynamoes played there in the FA Trophy semi-final in 1990. Do I get a brownie point? :D

(We lost. And their players spent so long being injured every time they were touched or even approached, they made Arsenal look virile.)
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2720

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

"It's democracy get over it" was one of the favourite sayings on here with regard to the Brexit vote. Respecting the will of the people also popped up on a regular basis. I fail to see why this is any different. Facile virue signalling? Why, because group of people made an ethical decision that you...
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2720

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. Democracy about whether we should be in or out of ...
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea vs Man U
Replies: 60
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea vs Man U

I'm just about ok with the offsides reviewed by VAR, all be it, some take a ridiculous time to come to a decision but the Maguire kick and the Fred push are just incompetence of the highest order. Decisions like that make you question the integrity of the ref's. That's not a VAR problem but just do...
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski
Replies: 62
Views: 4324

Re: Tarkowski

I'm by no means convinced that being a Man City defender is a harder job than being a Burnley defender.
by dsr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless
Replies: 42
Views: 1992

Re: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless

I'll give you one example, water. According to a report from the Environmental Agency we in the UK are likely to run out by 2050. So, given the amount that has just fallen on us what happens to it. Well, given the general inertia of Government when the water has yet again damaged whole regions of t...
by dsr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless
Replies: 42
Views: 1992

Re: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless

One problem is that they do such stupid things. They protest about the destruction of the environment by digging up a lawn. They protest about too much use of cars by stopping public transport. You don't gain support by being idiots.
by dsr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season tickets
Replies: 49
Views: 2729

Re: Season tickets

Was wondering more if I got one for me and the wife if she didn’t go could a mate come instead. IE would it be an issue with a male entering on a female ticket My mother hasn't been on much this year and a man has used her ticket instead. Besides, in this day and age, they aren't allowed to ask!! ;)
by dsr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea vs Man U
Replies: 60
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea vs Man U

Which means offside Absolutely. Thirty years ago the laws of the game were changed to make that goal a legal goal, which it has been ever since. Now VAR is doing sterling work in disallowing goals which were legal last year, in stopping outburts of joy int he crowd because you know you can't celebr...
by dsr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3142

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

There's quite a range between Peter Crouch on a free and £142 million. Not everyone who was questioning our recruitment team leading up to the last window expect the latter. But think of the two choices. Which would you rather have - Peter Crouch plus £30m in the bank? Or that shower that Aston Vil...
by dsr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player power
Replies: 40
Views: 2138

Re: Player power

While Dyche gets the plaudits for great man management, I'm beginning to wonder how much power the players possess. It's notable how the whole team, not just individuals, upped their game when JRod came in for Ash. Is it just coincidence, or is there more to it? How do you tell the gaffa, without p...
by dsr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche's ability to turn results around
Replies: 24
Views: 1604

Re: Dyche's ability to turn results around

We picked up because JRod replaced the playing injured Ash Barnes. He was only get cameos before then but our play has improved both sides of the ball since he got himself back to match fit. JRod closes down quicker, runs with the ball, holds it up to bring others in and shoots on sight. Barnes has...
by dsr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Bournemouth match
Replies: 55
Views: 3143

Re: The Bournemouth match

Granny WeatherWax wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:11 pm
I’d have disputed it. It was never a penalty in a million years. Didn’t think so at the ground and definitely didn’t think so after watching MOTD.
The ref on the field thought no pen, the ref in Milton Keynes thought no pen, the retired ref in the studio thought no pen. It wasn't a pen.
by dsr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can you be offside from a corner?
Replies: 23
Views: 1754

Re: Can you be offside from a corner?

Completely missed that, also didn't realise you couldn't be offisde from a goalkick. Neither did I until seeing Stan Ternent doing his nut because a Burnley player was given offside from a goal kick - I didn't realise what he was complaining about. Perhaps fortunately, it was the lineman on the far...
by dsr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can you be offside from a corner?
Replies: 23
Views: 1754

Re: Can you be offside from a corner?

It would appear that the answer to my question is “no, you can’t.” You can't be offside direct from a corner, but that exemption doesn't extend to second, third, fourth passes after the corner. You cannot be offside at the moment the corner is taken. You can be offside a split second later when som...
by dsr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oh When the Saints go Moaning on.
Replies: 22
Views: 4202

Re: Oh When the Saints go Moaning on.

The main difference is that they blame the ref and the poor quality of their opponents when they lose; on this board people tend to blame the manager and Board of Directors.
by dsr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shackles
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Shackles

He gave away a penalty as well. Just like for Derby at t'Turf.
by dsr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season ticket prices frozen
Replies: 44
Views: 1925

Re: Season ticket prices frozen

As I say doesn’t affect me in that sense. But bet plenty miss. And it’s a hassle for club chasing up. They never gave a logical reason why they chose that illogical date. Does anyone apart from you actually care? Every year, you have this complaint about "yes, we have the cheapest (or close) ticket...
by dsr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What happened to Bobby Madley
Replies: 89
Views: 4179

Re: What happened to Bobby Madley

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Leagues One & Two means he’s not in the select group or select group 2 which means he’s outside the list of professional referees.
From what I remember of his refereeing performances, I'd say that's about right.
by dsr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 49
Views: 4223

Re: Another crash

I reckon that when you are driving past Brierfield exit towards Colne with traffic merging from the left, the next junction less than a mile away so traffic is merging from the right, the fair chance that there will be standing traffic on the hard shoulder or even the carriageway itself, standing wa...
by dsr
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 14373

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Make your mind up, you ask for proof of me advocating signing a central defender as cover then say “I don’t think you knew at the time we didn’t need a reserve centre half”. For the record, the signing of a centre half was one we needed, I just don’t understand breaking our transfer record on a cov...
by dsr
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 14373

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

I get that, I wasn't disputing that fact I was doubting the figure quoted, the point I was making is, you could have 2 clubs offering the same amount, 1 in the north & 1 in the south, if he's already in situ fixture & fittings you could offer perhaps more & he still wouldn't come, uprooting & uppin...
by dsr
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 14373

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Don’t think he’ll be on that much, palace aren’t a more attractive proposition than us club wise, rather geographically London is the draw, remember being at Chelsea for such a long time it’d be wise to assume he’s settled down south, had it been a Manchester club with a ageing defender northbound ...
by dsr
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BOB LORD of Burnley
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: BOB LORD of Burnley

Westwood resigned in March 1981. Bob Lord was acting president till June 1981. Westwood didn't die till 10 years later, but I don't know what he resigned for; I thought it was ill health, but presumably not.
by dsr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 49
Views: 4223

Re: Another crash

Where am I comparing it with the M6 north of Lancaster? There are 4,500 miles in the UK strategic road network, the M6 north of Lancaster is about 75 miles. 70% of the SRN has never had lighting installed, that's 3,150 miles. As for the junctions comparison. I don't know. I'd say nationally, a bigg...
by dsr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BOB LORD of Burnley
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: BOB LORD of Burnley

How true was the story about Bob Lord giving some sausages or meat to the referee before one of our games?And then taking them back again when the referee didn't give enough decisions our way Doesn't sound like Bob Lord at all. It would have completely violated his own code of honesty - he may have...
by dsr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton game v weather !
Replies: 78
Views: 5998

Re: Southampton game v weather !

Winds not expected to be quite as strong as last week, but prolonged heavy rain on already saturated ground will cause (more) major flooding issues. The early k.o. may save our game as I believe it's expected to hit sometime in the afternoon. I remember seeing pitches of Turf Moor in the sixties wh...
by dsr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 14373

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

I’d have taken either as 3rd choice cover over Gibson, saved £15-20m in the process and used that cash to acquire a first choice right back and a first choice right midfielder. Just for clarification, can you link to any post from 18 months ago in which you advocated signing a past-his-best centre ...