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by Dressinggown
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Lockdown
Replies: 272
Views: 9597

Re: New Lockdown

I am due to fly to Poland tomorrow but there seems to be little information available regarding where I stand.

Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.
by Dressinggown
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What are your hobbies
Replies: 87
Views: 3142

Re: What are your hobbies

Me and my wife love theme parks. Essentially enjoy to travel with our daughter and tick off as many new parks as we can at home and abroad, and log what coasters we’ve ridden on a website that tracks that. Bit weird but it’s a really fun shared activity for us and has made us go off the beaten path...
by Dressinggown
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire League Cricket
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Lancashire League Cricket

A great day out.

Cricket.

Bonus.
by Dressinggown
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Local League Cricket
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Local League Cricket

A great day out.

It has been a while.
by Dressinggown
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Painful Thing?
Replies: 83
Views: 2542

Re: Most Painful Thing?

I think that I have tried to wipe the following from my memory. As a kid I went from the top of Woodplumpton Road (Crown Point) to the bottom where you join the New Road, on a Raleigh Chipper bicycle. It had no brakes. Hurtling down at speeds I have never matched I hit a bump which ejected me out of...
by Dressinggown
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Painful Thing?
Replies: 83
Views: 2542

Re: Most Painful Thing?

Failed anaesthetic during multiple dental proceedures. Badly broken arm manipulated back in place by student nurses. Repeated again a fortnight later as the bones were a mile off joining. Dislocated shoulder, rips all the surrounding bits. KIDNEY STONES. You are now entering into the realms of serio...
by Dressinggown
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This is worth celebrating...
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: This is worth celebrating...

What a night it has been. Burnley don't usually score a last minute equaliser at home.

I have a total coefficient of 29 following today's action.
by Dressinggown
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England’s Number 1
Replies: 41
Views: 2686

Re: England’s Number 1

If kicking is Pope's weak area then surely it is an area that can be concentrated on in training.

As long as he keeps performing like he has. Brilliant saves, claiming high balls, positioning, control of the area. We have been blessed with goalkeeping excellence over the last few years.
by Dressinggown
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?
Replies: 200
Views: 7047

Re: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?

The weather will have a big influence on tomorrow's events.

A nice day would mean that pub outdoor areas could accommodate further punters.

I believe that the weather is unfavorable.
by Dressinggown
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 12278

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Great performance tonight. Would a European spot calm the waters within the club ?
by Dressinggown
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Local cricket podcasts
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: Local cricket podcasts

I'm not sure that cricket via media is helping me.

Been watching a recording of Ben Stokes batting with the chap with glasses at Headingley in the Ashes. Incredible.

Now I just want some form of live local cricket.
by Dressinggown
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite away pub
Replies: 59
Views: 2687

Re: Favourite away pub

Used to love The Cemetery in Rochdale. 6 pints of Moorhouse's Ultimate Owd Ale (7.8%) as a warm up can't be faulted.
by Dressinggown
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cats/ kittens
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Cats/ kittens

I inherited a big tabby cat who was living under my Dad's car. He had 3 cats of his own and they did not get on.

I had the cat for 17 years.

Vowed not to get another.

I now have a 2 year old tortoise shell who was in need of a home.
by Dressinggown
Sat May 30, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crowd Noise
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: Crowd Noise

Please no.

The noise and mayhem when Ashley Barnes scored the late winner against Palace will forever be up there with the best.
by Dressinggown
Thu May 21, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "Can't believe it" moments
Replies: 47
Views: 1604

Re: "Can't believe it" moments

Thompson's looping effort at Reading in the 2nd leg of the play-offs.

This was only moments after Martin Paterson scored that stunning strike with his wrong foot.

Wembley beckoned and then Wade Elliot had that run, the ball broke for him and he steered it into the top corner.

Joy.
by Dressinggown
Sun May 17, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 533
Views: 11081

Re: Schools

The schools and authorities are following guidance provided. I couldn't give a crap about political bias. The situation is as bad as it gets.
by Dressinggown
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Local Cricket
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: Local Cricket

Absolutely gutted. As with the football, for me and many others it is not just about the match. It is a way of life which has suddenly ended. For some of our members at the cricket club it is the only time that they get to socialise. In my experience the Lancashire League clubs and supporters are br...
by Dressinggown
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices
Replies: 20
Views: 1558

Re: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:40 am
It was all down to ground safety. Maybe it was 8,000 on the terraces.
Hope you are keeping well. I think you are right about 8,000 terrace capacity. A total of around 7,000 seats in the other 2 stands.
by Dressinggown
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices
Replies: 20
Views: 1558

Re: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices

Always being a progressive forward thinking club we were self isolating way before it was necessary or even thought about. Apart from a few mentalists up at the top of the Longside, Social Distancing was far from being a problem at the Turf in those days. Me, my Dad and a couple of random blokes ha...
by Dressinggown
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices
Replies: 20
Views: 1558

Re: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices

No, it was Lord trying to get money into a bankrupt club which he'd all but destroyed. There was a point in time when our capacity went down to around 8,000. I think that's when we split the Bee Hole and Longside with a fence from top to bottom. The 8,000 capacity seems a bit strange when the offic...
by Dressinggown
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Race across the world
Replies: 36
Views: 1528

Re: Race across the world

Enty1974 wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:07 pm
Blond bird from reading wouldnt last 2 mins we me on this trip. Id leave her behind

I would happily knock the back out of that. However, 2 minutes seems a bit of a challenge.
by Dressinggown
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle United - £300 million
Replies: 75
Views: 5663

Re: Newcastle United - £300 million

How the World has changed. I recall putting money into the 'Golden Gate' at the turnstiles towards the purchase of David Reeves who was on loan from either Bolton / Chesterfield / Carlisle. It would have been 1987ish. The 'Golden Gate' was an individual turnstile and fans queued to put their hard ea...
by Dressinggown
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Britain by balloon.
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Britain by balloon.

First episode just been on Channel 5. Over Windermere. Virtually no narration just stunning images.

Lose yourself for an hour.
by Dressinggown
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lockdown jokes and memes.
Replies: 506
Views: 44946

Re: Lockdown jokes and memes.

Cons: Can still work from home. No football and facing no prospect of a Lancashire League cricket season. No pubs. No restaurants. No travel to booked short stays in Europe. No recycling centres open in order to sort my 3 tons of rotting foodstuffs which I purchased last week. Very little Vodka or a...
by Dressinggown
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992

Despite stating that I would never go to Cardiff again, I went down again last season. We won but it was a completely different experience . We walked into a pub near the ground which was rammed with home fans who made us feel welcome. How times change. This was over a period of decades not the chan...
by Dressinggown
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992

I was in the same minibus as 1fatclaret: The journey down took about a week in a 25 year old vehicle. We stopped for a few beers at a working men's club on the outskirts of town. I went for a slash and an OAP asked me if we were Burnley supporters. When I said yes he spat on my shoes. Arriving at th...
by Dressinggown
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285915

Re: Covid-19

Life from now onward will significantly change as a result of this.

The knock on effects are immense.

All the best.
by Dressinggown
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285915

Re: Covid-19

In the absence of basic foodsuffs on the supermarket shelves I have been supplementing my diet with Animal Grade Hay from my local Pet Shop. It is cheap but does have it's disadvantages which results in rather frequent visits to the lavatory. This could prove inconvenient with the current bog roll c...
by Dressinggown
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next redevelopment at the Turf .... ?
Replies: 136
Views: 7391

Re: Next redevelopment at the Turf .... ?

Capacity increase should be quite far down our list of priorities with regard to the ground. The JHS and JMS are rarely full. As has been said in many other posts, any increase in capacity will only result in more away fans attending.. We have created a good bit of an atmosphere in the CFS which has...
by Dressinggown
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next redevelopment at the Turf .... ?
Replies: 136
Views: 7391

Re: Next redevelopment at the Turf .... ?

Re-roofing the CFS is surely not an option? The rear wall is buckling and cracks are plainly evident. I'm surprised that we get a safety certificate. It would be bonkers to try and replace the roof. Knock it down and start again. This doesn't need to be a massive project: Single tier, standing room ...
by Dressinggown
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

Wrong colours and I'm considerably more handsome than those chaps.
by Dressinggown
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

IanMcL wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:05 pm
Is Dressinggown the new smoking jacket?
Interesting as well as confusing.
by Dressinggown
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

Will you be wearing your dressing gown utc During the mid to late Eighties and early Nineties there was a group of us who travelled the country following the Clarets in hired minibuses (Sensible Priced, Intack Hire, Salford Van Hire, Craig Dickenson etc). For some reason we all started wearing Dres...
by Dressinggown
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

Cheers Pete. I will get on at the Turf.
by Dressinggown
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

Is the pick up on Harry Potts way ? I always used to get on at the Stanley in Accrington.
by Dressinggown
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

Cheers Pete.

See you Saturday.
by Dressinggown
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

Cheers pal.
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: FAO Leisure

Not by Deed Poll.

The Lowerhouse pics will be from me, unable to recognise myself in photos.

It still gets the main issue of the lack of travel options to Newcastle unresolved.
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Leisure
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

FAO Leisure

I don't suppose that you have a spare seat for Newcastle ?

Cheers.

DG
by Dressinggown
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR
Replies: 111
Views: 4837

Re: VAR

The joy of scoring has gone.

Football has gone.
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle away
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: Newcastle away

Got myself a ticket for the game. I have never seen Burnley there in the top division although I lived in Newcastle for a few years. Chances recently have been poor with late fixture changes meant that going was impossible. I believe that the stairs to the away seats are 14 stories. If that's the ca...
by Dressinggown
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When we win
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: When we win

Had a couple of pints watching the match in the pub but now on the vodka at home. Will celebrate with a curry later on.

The Clarets make me happy when skies are grey !
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Storm Ciara
Replies: 101
Views: 7997

Re: Storm Ciara

Vodka gone. Tesco is lit up but is closed at this time on a Sunday. Local pubs and off licences are without the means to take contactless payments.

Things are getting pretty desperate here. Should I contact the the Emergency Services?
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Storm Ciara
Replies: 101
Views: 7997

Re: Storm Ciara

Still no leccy here on the Dark Side.

I have around 10 minutes left on my phone. Same goes for the vodka.

Can I come round to your house?

Please respond quickly. Otherwise, I won't be able to ring a taxi.
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Storm Ciara
Replies: 101
Views: 7997

Re: Storm Ciara

Still no power here in Padiham.

Its always been a bit in the dark ages anyway.
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Storm Ciara
Replies: 101
Views: 7997

Re: Storm Ciara

No power here in Padiham.
by Dressinggown
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Woodman
Replies: 51
Views: 6304

Re: Woodman

I have been in the gents in The Rifle Volunteers with Big Red Rose to take some photos.
by Dressinggown
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Simply outstanding
Replies: 50
Views: 3175

Re: Simply outstanding

There are few sides who win at Old Trafford.

We were absolutely superb.

Destroyed our chances in the Bridge quiz night.