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by dsr
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Begorra !! So he is.
Replies: 12
Views: 3134

Re: Begorra !! So he is.

I seem to remember that for many years it was believed that Japan had the highest number of centenarians in the world, until their pensions office did a bit of checking and found that about a third of them were not actually breathing and existed only in the sense that their relatives were still coll...
by dsr
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What kick off times have we played games ?
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: What kick off times have we played games ?

There was a nationwide 3.07 kickoff once over to commemorate the Hillsborough disaster, if I remember rightly. I presume we were in that.
by dsr
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What kick off times have we played games ?
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: What kick off times have we played games ?

Winter games before floodlights would be 2.0 or 2.15.
by dsr
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 4172
Views: 341320

Re: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Carport wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:23 pm
Weghorst on Sofascore Strengths Anchor Play High Press Weaknesses Penalty taking Passing
I don't think we need worry about a weakness in penalty taking.
by dsr
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 4172
Views: 341320

Re: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

jedi_master wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:25 am
There are flops from the Eredivisie, off top of my head:

Vincent Jansson
Mateja Kezman
Memphis Depay
Ryan Babel
Ricky van Wolfswinkel
And Marco Gentile! :P
by dsr
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 4172
Views: 341320

Re: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

6ft 6in and very good with his feet, 29 but an excellent goalscoring record in the Bundesliga. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wout_Weghorst In the last 5 and a half seasons, 90 league goals (dutch and German leagues) in 178 matches. In all competitions, 115 in 230 matches overall. Surely out of our ...
by dsr
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All Egypt today aren’t we
Replies: 145
Views: 5899

Re: All Egypt today aren’t we

If Cornet has a bad back, will he need a Cairo-practor?
by dsr
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Highway code
Replies: 32
Views: 1122

Re: Highway code

It’s probably about selling papers, but that’s not the impression you get. I have been driving 40 years and luckily I haven’t opened my door on anyone yet. Once dementia kicks in it might happen. I do think as an ex motorcyclist you do pay more attention than other people. For most people, the risk...
by dsr
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Highway code
Replies: 32
Views: 1122

Re: Highway code

This article says £1000 fine but no points. If you injure someone you can be fined, but how could that be proven in court. https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/highway-code-shake-up-see-26035843 This isn't new. I hope people don't get the impression that they have the right to open their door and send a ...
by dsr
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Highway code
Replies: 32
Views: 1122

Re: Highway code

I think you're misreading a lot of these. Where is the rule on how to open a door? There is some guidance (pretty silly stuff too, IMO) but where does it say you get 6 points? If you forget to look behind you you can get a penalty for opening your door into the path of a car or bike, but that's alwa...
by dsr
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NFL playoffs
Replies: 56
Views: 1576

Re: NFL playoffs

Huge outcry here about NFL OT rules. Currently it’s a bit like a penalty shootout where if first team scores it’s all over ! For those not up on the rules. They toss a coin for possession. If first team gets a td it’s game over. If theY only get a field goal Then second team gets a chance to score ...
by dsr
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ranieri sacked
Replies: 100
Views: 4719

Re: Ranieri sacked

If sacking the manager meant an improvement in results, then why aren't Watford top 4 every year?
by dsr
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: £27m for Wood - should we just pay it to MSD?
Replies: 123
Views: 4440

Re: £27m for Wood - should we just pay it to MSD?

It’s never been in dispute that the release clause was activated the dispute/doubt is when the contractual release clause was effective from, without being 100% sure but believing Simon Jordan & his sources I think at the earliest the clause could have been triggered is in the summer but in order f...
by dsr
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NFL playoffs
Replies: 56
Views: 1576

Re: NFL playoffs

The $46m salary he’s due could be the reason he leaves. Adams is a free agent and wants to be the highest paid WR. Others are free agents and their salary cap is roundabout Rodgers salary. Major rebuild due and Rodgers wants another superbowl shot. I think he’ll leave. The question has to be whethe...
by dsr
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR (Again)
Replies: 52
Views: 2727

Re: VAR (Again)

Arsenal got two corners when the first ball through should have been flagged offside for the player who touched it, however, with the modern trend of not flagging untill the move has broken down, the flag was not raised. Had Arsenal scored from either attack then VAR wouls have confirmed that there...
by dsr
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What am I not getting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: What am I not getting?

Selby Claret wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:56 pm
DSC is Deutscher Sportclub Arminia Bielefeld
Wouldn't that be the equivalent of putting up "AFC" if Wimbledon or Bournemouth were playing?
by dsr
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New LED Signage and Big Screens
Replies: 257
Views: 17017

Re: New LED Signage and Big Screens

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:42 am
You must have been here in about 1996? 🤷🤷🤷
And several times since. They can just about get "Go Pack Go" sung at Lambeau Field, but at Miller Park the baseball fans don't get beyond "Make some noise". Back in April, touch wood, but not to New Mexico!
by dsr
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet to play at Wembley
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Cornet to play at Wembley

From the thread title, I assumed they were booking the Salvation Army band.
by dsr
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Nixon on ALK, worrying
Replies: 374
Views: 14307

Re: Alan Nixon on ALK, worrying

I cannot prove it, it's the rumoured figure. £60m Dell Loan £??? Amounts payable to Mike Garlick, John B and the rest As widely reported around the time of acquisition and in the media reports today, ALK have paid only £15m towards the purchase of the club. The £102m figure is in the article in The...
by dsr
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New changes to Highway Code
Replies: 26
Views: 1516

Re: New changes to Highway Code

Having to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross the road as you turn into a junction is going to result in traffic jams and accidents, especially in busy areas. That's the only one that's really new, isn't it? stopping for pedestrians on a zebra crossing was certainly in force when I took my tes...
by dsr
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New LED Signage and Big Screens
Replies: 257
Views: 17017

Re: New LED Signage and Big Screens

I hate how everything is on 5 second loops. What’s with the We Are The Longside loops everywhere too, is that suddenly our new anthem or something? In American sports ground they often put "fan chants" on the electric boards to try and encourage fans to start singing/making noise. Presumably the bo...
by dsr
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Misogyny rife of football messageboards
Replies: 58
Views: 2102

Re: Misogyny rife of football messageboards

The gulf in class between your chosen sports and participants doesn’t add anything to your point I’m afraid. Murray would probably beat Raducanu, but she’d take games without a doubt. I think she’d lose but it wouldn’t be as clear cut as Man City men beating Man City women. The girls would lose by ...
by dsr
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Grim
Replies: 235
Views: 10475

Re: Grim

NO, NO, NO. ALK bought the club. The 84% shareholder appointed the directors and a directors' vote on the use of the club's cash in the bank was carried by ALK directors. The former owners, even though MG and JB are continuing as directors, had no say in how ALK funded the purchase. That's disingen...
by dsr
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Grim
Replies: 235
Views: 10475

Re: Grim

Interesting well thought out response Jedi, only thing I’d disagree with is about the use of resources when we had our time in the sun. For me it had to be attracting young talent and that probably required the annual sale of one of our players. I’m afraid that has been one of SD’s failings, he rea...
by dsr
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Postponed fixtures rearranged
Replies: 21
Views: 3358

Re: Postponed fixtures rearranged

I have just noticed that Chelsea have played six, that’s SIX more games than us. Many teams have played four or five more than us. It’s just got ridiculous really. We are going to be involved in the only game played on quite a few days between now and the end of the season. And we'll still be last ...
by dsr
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What were they expecting for 25 million
Replies: 142
Views: 8672

Re: What were they expecting for 25 million

he plays every single minute, the team plays to his strengths and he takes penalty kicks. Imagine calling me an idiot for pointing out how limited he is, passenger of a player while comparing him to Aguero, Salah, Mane, Son and Vardy. I can confirm my eyes don't lie to me, he cannot hold the ball u...
by dsr
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tuesday is the biggest game since…
Replies: 32
Views: 2396

Re: Tuesday is the biggest game since…

.... the last time it was postponed. ;)
by dsr
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

Hi dsr, I'd love you to provide an example of a business that is in financial trouble while the business assets are increasing in value. I'd also welcome your views on the respective security charges that the various ALK and BFC entities have provided to MSD. UTC It's fairly obvious that two identi...
by dsr
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

Paul Waine wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:20 pm
BTW: dsr is not giving you accurate information.
This from a man who thinks that ALK haven't taken money out of the club, and that when a business is in financial trouble its assets are worth less? I look forward to hearing more.
by dsr
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

No expert at all on the takeover, but can you please explain exactly what debt is on the club and what is on Mr Pace and his team if they walked away in the Summer. Would the club lose just the reserves it had in the bank. You say MSD charges over our Assets, but loan made to ALK...confused !! The ...
by dsr
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

How's ALK going to do that. texas? The money from sale of Chris Wood belongs to BFC. The only way ALK can take money out as owners is via dividends. The only way a company can pay dividends is by having profits, including reserves that exceed those dividends. However, we also need to consider MSD's...
by dsr
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

When a borrower is in distress and can't meet their loan obligations their assets will have fallen in value. Assets increasing in value is irrelevant to lenders, it will only happen if the borrower's business is successful - and, if the borrower's business is successful the loan from the lender wil...
by dsr
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

We can assume that MSD have all the facts about the club and the structure of the deal between ALK and MG. Yes, the MSD loan of £60 million is secured by club assets. That's all in the public domain - Companies House filings. But, you don't lend someone £60 million and take the chance that a few fo...
by dsr
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

Let's not get too worked up about what the DM is reporting - they don't have all their "facts" right. The deal, as reported at the time, was £170 million for 84% of the club: £102 million paid at the time, and 3 instalments to be paid later totally £68 million. It was also reported that MG (and pos...
by dsr
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

I'm far from a financial expert but the debt the club has is for Pace and Co to have the club from Garlick. If they give the club back because they haven't paid up then Garlick won't be owed anything in cash. He just gets the club (asset). Unless they have loans out or debts to outsiders then we sh...
by dsr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good news—bad news??
Replies: 71
Views: 5538

Re: Good news—bad news??

What it means is that if ALK don't pay the balance of their instalments on their purchase of Garlick's shares, then the shares go back to Garlick. This would possibly happen with relegation if ALK decide they have wasted their £15m and the club is worth less than nothing, financially.
by dsr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 4172
Views: 341320

Re: January 2022 Burnley Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

We currently have 3 strikers who have scored 8 goals between them in two seasons. Statistically, at best, that is a goal every 4 or so games, which means we potentially have the ability to win 1 in every fourth game by 1-0. With 21 games to play that is 12 points still about 15 away from securing o...
by dsr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wood completes Newcastle move
Replies: 48
Views: 2630

Re: ARTICLE: Wood completes Newcastle move

I think where BFC went wrong was allowing a release clause that works in mid-season. I would expect (and so should most players, I would think) that release clauses would be reasonable for close season, but not January. As for Trippier mentioned above, the reported £3.5m release clause was a pretty ...
by dsr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wood completes Newcastle move
Replies: 48
Views: 2630

Re: ARTICLE: Wood completes Newcastle move

My opinion on release clauses: Why aren't they secret and then if triggered the player goes? To me it seems that a player or agent should not be able to "Leak" a release clause- They should void the terms of their contract if they do so. Would it not be much better to have clubs actually bid what t...
by dsr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday 29th Jan
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: Saturday 29th Jan

FIFA have said that the PL can schedule games during the break if they need to. I thought the point of a winter break was so that the players could have a few days actual break? No football, no training? Missing Saturday matches at two hours' notice doesn't constitute a break in those terms, becaus...
by dsr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Midget Gems
Replies: 90
Views: 3196

Re: Midget Gems

As with all these things - it's the press making a mountain out of a midget... M&S did this - alongside many other small, incremental improvements - quietly in the middle of last year as part of a review into every aspect of its business - internally and externally - based on a simple mantra that n...
by dsr
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aston Villa v Burnley
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Aston Villa v Burnley

Leeds local press reckon Leeds v Villa rearrangement is scheduled for that day.
by dsr
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boxing Day ticket refunds ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: Boxing Day ticket refunds ?

jrgbfc wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:18 pm
They might rearrange the Villa game for FA cup 4th round weekend at the end of January. Maybe that would require too much common sense?
I think it might require Villa to play two rearranged games on the same day, if that counts as common sense! They're expected to play Leeds on that date.
by dsr
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brennan Johnson
Replies: 42
Views: 3164

Re: Brennan Johnson

We dont seem to have a clue about scouting in the lower divisions. Even Laws was able to get Dean Marney and Ross Wallace for peanuts and they really made an impact and paid us back. What would you give now for Dean's engine and Ross's left foot They didn't get Dean Marney by scouting in the lower ...
by dsr
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smoke alarm help !
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Smoke alarm help !

Thats fine and I agree, however depending on how long that takes, the house currently doesn't appear to have working smoke detection. Its my day job so fire detection being disconnected makes me nervous. You can get a battery powered smoke alarm 2 for £10.50 from amazon, delivery Thursday, or no do...
by dsr
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A club reset might not be a bad thing in the long run
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: A club reset might not be a bad thing in the long run

dougcollins wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:45 pm
A 'reset' can also involve being sat in the championship for some time wondering how you're going to get back up. There are no guarantees.
That's verging towards optimism. A "reset" can also involve using all the parachute money to pay off debts and trying to avoid further relegation.
by dsr
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester game
Replies: 27
Views: 3460

Re: Leicester game

Yes the FA Cup weekends could be an option to fit some of the missed games in, if the FA and PL allow it. But the Watford match has already been rescheduled, and Everton and Spurs both progressed in the cup this weekend, Vila might ne out by tomorrow night however. Depends obviously whether we suff...
by dsr
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Garlick Bashers
Replies: 133
Views: 3968

Re: Garlick Bashers

In which case he wants this deal to succeed as much as anyone else as he may be the one who has to come back in and sort out a financial mess And we all know Garlick and Dyche are highly unlikely to want to work together again He won't have to come back and sort out a financial mess. Just because h...
by dsr
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Garlick Bashers
Replies: 133
Views: 3968

Re: Garlick Bashers

He may have known part of how ALK were looking to finance the deal to buy him out but would they also have told him they were going to borrow extra money and had no new investors lined up to put additional funds in - I very much doubt that. Of course he knew. Hav e you never sold any sort of valuab...
by dsr
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester game
Replies: 27
Views: 3460

Re: Leicester game

THIS! we already have a backlog to catch up on as it stands, anymore postponements would mean we'll probably face the prospect of cramming our last 8-10 games into a hectic schedule, and possibly playing 3 times a week for a few weeks. Also Leicester have several out, now we might also be not be at...