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by dsr
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 471
Views: 52385

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Steddyman wrote:You know how transfer activity isn't going well when the main transfer links thread grows by 3 pages in one day.

Actually our transfer policy is going very well. Activity is looking pretty similar to what it was every other year under Sean Dyche, and his record in past windows proven by results.
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Two thirds of Britons want faster action on climate'
Replies: 67
Views: 1088

Re: 'Two thirds of Britons want faster action on climate'

We both know what your definition of a subsidy is. Nothing I posted argues against your definition. What I did was argue against your claims that the fossil fuel industry is subsidised by the UK government. It's the consumer that benefits from 5% VAT. The suppliers gain nothing from the VAT rate - ...
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Two thirds of Britons want faster action on climate'
Replies: 67
Views: 1088

Re: 'Two thirds of Britons want faster action on climate'

On £100 of revenue the energy companies pay £5 VAT instead of £20. I have absolutely no doubt that if the government end this subsidy for fossil-fuel energy that is sold then these companies would pass that cost onto the consumer. This means the consumer pays more for fossil-fuel generated energy a...
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 471
Views: 52385

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

We’re pants in the market anyway, absolute cheap skates the bidding for players doesn’t start until the final week How many clubs with less money than us have finished above us in the last few years? It's all very well looking at other comparable clubs and saying that they are better in the transfe...
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton showing us the way again by early business
Replies: 90
Views: 3753

Re: Brighton showing us the way again by early business

I don't think that is strictly true. I don't see lots of players that we get cheap or alternatively lots of players that we are in for but then go somewhere else later in a window for mega bucks. We just seem to have a small pool of targets and we take our time to get them in. It's worked for us so...
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arise, Sir Andrew Murray
Replies: 38
Views: 1481

Re: Arise, Sir Andrew Murray

thomaspaine wrote:They have a sit down every 5 mins. Not my cup of tea - there's too many prima donna's amongst them.

I find it hard to believe you would complain about too many prima donnas in tennis, while posting on a football forum. :lol:
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton showing us the way again by early business
Replies: 90
Views: 3753

Re: Brighton showing us the way again by early business

It's obvious why we don't get players in early. Both clubs and agents see Burnley as a club that won't pay top dollar, and so they wait for a better offer to come along. All we have to do to lose this reputation is to start paying top dollar. If we pay enough so that other clubs and players realise ...
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Umpires call in cricket v VAR
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Umpires call in cricket v VAR

Surely with technology, they could accurately predict wind speed and other deviations from the point at which the ball hits the pitch until it reaches the stumps (to a fraction of an inch)? Nope. For one thing, they don't have an accurate anemometer positioned by the stumps; for another, the swing ...
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Umpires call in cricket v VAR
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Umpires call in cricket v VAR

The technology in cricket and tennis is far more advanced than that in football and works because the games are stop start in any event. There are many natural breaks in play within cricket and tennis. VAR should be scrapped until such a point that the technology is capable of doing what they want ...
by dsr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ward set for Stoke
Replies: 26
Views: 2290

Re: ARTICLE: Ward set for Stoke

So if we play Stoke in the league cup, will it set a record for players who have played for both teams? :twisted:
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bury : No Wages
Replies: 90
Views: 9223

Re: Bury : No Wages

Dale, who took over the club for £1 from the previous owner, the property developer Stewart Day, in December, is stated in the company voluntary arrangement proposal to be owed £3.6m. How does that work? Does Day owe him the money? Confusing or what. If the money is in the CVA, it means the club ow...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Umpires call in cricket v VAR
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Umpires call in cricket v VAR

ClaretTony wrote:And how would the referee know which player(s) had the authority?

All players would have the right under the laws to make an appeal. My point was that the manager would have to tell his players, or some of them, to keep their mouths shut at all costs.
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Japan v Holland
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Japan v Holland

I dodn't see this particular incident, but a lot of penalty handball incidents suffer from slow motion replays. Certainly many commentators, and I suspect more than a few referees, don't realise that just because slow motion shows the ball taking a second to travel two feet, doesn't mean that the pl...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Umpires call in cricket v VAR
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Umpires call in cricket v VAR

Not sure how you could implement a challenge system in football. Just wouldn’t work for me and who would make the challenge? I can think of two possibles - either the manager telling the fourth official (and it's up to him how he gets the info from his players); or, any player on the field (and it'...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?

All well and good, however, what about a situation where the AR is told that the flag should not be raised, play continues and the keeper comes out to try and stop the forward but commits a foul and is given a second yellow card, because he has already been cautioned for being off his line at a pen...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news
Replies: 154
Views: 4628

Re: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news

Still irks me that you can admit lying about something so serious and get away with it without any real sort of punishment. That's a different issue. He should have had every kind of book thrown at him for the later lies. But none of those lies made any difference to the deaths of the victims, whic...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: What's the deal (rules) with goal kicks?

You are correct about the offence, however, when does a player usually commit this offence? I'll bet that, should his/her goal be subsequently disallowed by VAR, he/she would think that VAR is very relevant. I think the offence is in removing the shirt in celebration of a goal. The fact that it was...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extended home section in cricket field stand
Replies: 219
Views: 9541

Re: Extended home section in cricket field stand

Back in 1990 or so, capacity was reduced to 1,200 in that stand for a spell and further work was done to get it back up. The gates and steps in the wall at the front were part of that work, but I don't know what else was done.
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news
Replies: 154
Views: 4628

Re: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news

Can you name or at least tell me the position of the other person(s) you also want charged with manslaughter and why? Whover appointed Duckenfield would be first on the list. If the man in charge isn't competent to do his job, then the man who appointed him or didn't train him properly is also guil...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news
Replies: 154
Views: 4628

Re: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news

As I’ve posted earlier the ground safety officer has already been found guilty of not carrying out his responsibility to keep people safe, that will cover the majority of your points above. It won't cover any of my points. I said that there should be many manslaughter charges or none at all; one ch...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news
Replies: 154
Views: 4628

Re: Hillsborough 1989 - today's court news

I’d really like to see the families get justice. I’m just struggling to see what has changed since the last one to justify this. But justice would involve everyone who was at fault, getting prosecuted. They can't just point at Duckenfield and say "it was all his fault", because it clearly...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Umpires call in cricket v VAR
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Umpires call in cricket v VAR

Why was that rule brought in for cricket when in other sports such as tennis & offside in football it's black-and white? If it's hitting the stumps for lbw then surely it should be out, regardless of whether it's just going to clip the outside stump. In tennis, even if the ball is a fraction on...
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car insurance for a 17 year old
Replies: 37
Views: 1405

Re: Car insurance for a 17 year old

Claretmatt4 wrote:And I'm guessing neither of you had a car when you were in that age bracket?

That probably depends on whether they could afford one. "Bank of Mum and Dad" doesn't necessarily run to buying and running a car for the grown-up son.
by dsr
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car insurance for a 17 year old
Replies: 37
Views: 1405

Re: Car insurance for a 17 year old

You can't put the parents down as main driver as stated above, but even putting yourselves down as named drivers can save quite a bit. My nephew's first insurance was when he was 22, and yet £2,000 was the cheapest. Adding his parents as named drivers brought it down to £1,000, even though they live...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton showing us the way again by early business
Replies: 90
Views: 3753

Re: Brighton showing us the way again by early business

Even with a new manager having no time to access the current squad they have highlighted players to bring in and all under the radar with no opposition to them getting the players, no silly low dragged out bids just BOOM Clarke signing, BOOM Trossard 18m signing. Lets hope we are not playing the sa...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: Season Cards

Wasn’t there a huge shambles last time round when they issued new cards and folk couldn’t get in for the first home game. Might be a good idea to get in early come August. There was a small amount of problems with people who didn't realise they had a new card and turned up with the old one, as far ...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR at the Women’s World Cup
Replies: 33
Views: 890

Re: VAR at the Women’s World Cup

The one huge difference is there not being any subjective decisions in cricket. That obviously helps with technology, and even in cricket they have situations like stumpings where they accept that they technology isn't good enough to judge it to the inch, and lbws where they go "umpire's call&...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 9693
Views: 133072

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

That's exactly what you actually said :roll: Yes, well in reply to ifitbeyourwill's post about what the EU would do, I was posting from the point of view of what the EU would accept. I wasn't posting from Labour's point of view, and I did intend that the whole paragraph be read as a whole, not just...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR at the Women’s World Cup
Replies: 33
Views: 890

Re: VAR at the Women’s World Cup

Other sports have utilised this technology pretty well but I’m dreading what will happen this next season. Cricket allows error but leans towards the umpires original decision. Football referees just seem to be avoiding decisions and passing it to VAR. The main difference is that other sports only ...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 9693
Views: 133072

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

That point is irrelevant to what you said. You can put forward that argument, and many will agree, but I was responding to your post in which you said that Labour could only go for May's deal or remain. You were so clearly wrong based on what Labour have been saying for 3 years.... but "red li...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday Bloody Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Saturday Bloody Saturday

This has just reminded me of the book "They used to play on grass" co-written by Terry Venables, published in 1970 but set in the future (sometime about now, perhaps). I read it years back and thought it mixed, but very good in parts; I've just ordered a copy off ebay to see how true the p...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 9693
Views: 133072

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

That seems an odd conclusion to reach in light of what has been clear Labour policy and their attitude to the EU. It wouldn't be either of those 2 things. It's been repeated over and again by Keir Starmer that it would be a variation on May's deal that would include some form of customs arrangement...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 556
Views: 9079

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Next home game mate, I'll throw you out exactly the same way and you can let me know if it hurts. That sound fair? Taken this from twitter "I was kind of hoping that opposing the assault of women would be something we could all unite on. But apparently that's a culture war too." Sums it u...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 9693
Views: 133072

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Not quite. A Labour win in a GE gives Corbyn a go at negotiations. And whatever everyone says about "May's deal is very similar to Labour's deal" they are completely and utterly mistaken. Labour would approach the whole thing from a completely different angle, and produce a completely dif...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 9693
Views: 133072

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Around about now you'll get wealthy Crosspool/dsr type people coming on telling you that "for some of us, we don't need money as much as we need sovereignty" Yes, we get it - for you it's the Great God Money and you would sell your granny for ten bob, for me it isn't. Just don't chuck it ...
by dsr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 9693
Views: 133072

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The NHS in Spain is much better than the one in the UK but you need to know the ins-and-outs and how to get the best treatment, where to go and how to speak to people. I also have private health which I use if I need an operation, I had an operation on my nose in March and it was wonderful. The Spa...
by dsr
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 556
Views: 9079

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Why wouldn't someone be angry that his glitzy dinner was interrupted? If you were having some sort of dinner, at home or eating out, and the whole thing was ruined by some protester who was interrupting the whole thing, you'd want to put a stop to it.

How badly was she hurt?
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 556
Views: 9079

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

Lancasterclaret wrote:Three. Years. Of. This.

You've had the same from the SNP for a lot longer than 3 years. You ought to be used to it by now.
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1934

Re: VAR

only issue with VAR is they lack an understanding of what clear and obvious is, a keeper being 5 inches off the line for a penalty or a guy being 3 inches offside is not clear and obvious. The Wilson disallowed goal for England was clear and obvious as he had fouled a player earlier in the move to ...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton turns down new deal
Replies: 122
Views: 10126

Re: Heaton turns down new deal

If Heaton stays then we lose Nick Pope. That's the reality of the situation. Only one will be here at the start of the season as I doubt neither will be prepared to sit on the bench and commit career suicide, which effectively that's what it will be for one of them. Pope signed a new contract a few...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins
Replies: 48
Views: 2090

Re: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins

Don't discount the damn good season in the Championship - such a key player in that promotion Oh, I agree. If I'd been voting on the midfielder who has played the most vital role, I would have gone for Barton ahead of Cork; but I was going more on the basis of who, based on their performance for Bu...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins
Replies: 48
Views: 2090

Re: ARTICLE: Search for central midfielders begins

Marney and Cork for me. Barton had only half a good season in the Premier, and even then he was a little past his best. I was tempted by Alexander but Cork's one and a half really good seasons in the Premier swung it for me.
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top fishing from Talksport
Replies: 23
Views: 2121

Re: Top fishing from Talksport

Radcliffe was still the Womens world record holder just like Klose still holds the mans record however in sports played by both sexes there will always be an overall record holder. Marta is now quite clearly the overall record holder for most goals in world cup finals football which Talksport have ...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 556
Views: 9079

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

I think the point he's making is what if raab got 34 ,and Stewart got 35, then raab would have been out. I think he's making that point as well. And he's wrong. In Tuesday's vote, anyone who got 32 votes stayed in the contest; anyone who got 31 or less was out. Raab needed 32 votes to stay in. It d...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 82
Views: 1934

Re: VAR

All teams are told the rules prior to the tournament Dumb keeper is told before penalty is taken if you come off your line and save it then it will be re-taken Keeper doesn't listen and does exactly this and to peoples amazement it is re-taken. Being 3-0 up with 15 to go and chucking it is a new on...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top fishing from Talksport
Replies: 23
Views: 2121

Re: Top fishing from Talksport

On the same basis, presumably, Talksport would put together the men's and women's athletics records and conclude that Paula Radcliffe was never a world record holder?
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's football ...
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Tonight's football ...

It looks like her toe was on the ground in front of the line while her heel was in the air above the line. I presume that is illegal, and I presume also that the linesman will be sent home for making such a "clear and obvious error"? They need to make it clear either that VAR is to be used...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scholes Guilty of Betting
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Scholes Guilty of Betting

I can understand anyone having a flutter but someone with his standing you would think would have more sense. Scholes should certainly have known, but the rules are very wide ranging. For example, I don't know if this one has been relaxed, but certainly a couple of years ago it was illegal for anyo...
by dsr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scholes Guilty of Betting
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Scholes Guilty of Betting

Barton has about 10,000 bets didn’t he? That’s a lot of games he played in :lol: Barton was 1,260 bets for a total of about £200,000. But only two of them in games he played in, and in both of those he backed his own side to win. I don't think there was ever a suggestion that Barton or Scholes plac...
by dsr
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 9693
Views: 133072

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

A no deal Brexit ends free movement, and that had been my original head scratcher with my neighbour, as he’d said he didn’t want everyone being able to come here, yet he is planning to retire to Spain. It’s as though he doesn’t understand that things work both ways, and in the uncertainty of a no d...

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