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by Dressinggown
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your advice to Alan Pace...
Replies: 84
Views: 2469

Re: Your advice to Alan Pace...

The ground situation has become a major problem. The 2 newest stands were built in 1995 to a minimum specification and delivered 14,500 seats at £5.2m. Somehow the new stands didn't align and, therefore, filling the JH and JM corner with the new build is awkward at best. The Cricket Field Stand is w...
by Dressinggown
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7930

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

If the score remains there won't be any substitutes for a while yet.
by Dressinggown
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7930

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Another off Mee's noggin.
by Dressinggown
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7930

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

The Burnley Clarets are playing super well and have caused The United a bunch of problems.
by Dressinggown
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7930

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Fing eck. Faceplant VAR.
by Dressinggown
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7930

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Another VAR special.
by Dressinggown
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stockport County.
Replies: 21
Views: 1824

Re: Stockport County.

I did a few articles for a Burnley fanzine and tried to get a meeting with Bellis prior to our Wembley play off game. This was after he posted an article in the Manchester Evening News that said that Stockport had only sold around 9,000 tickets because families were scared of the Burnley hooligans. ...
by Dressinggown
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steele
Replies: 54
Views: 3186

Re: Steele

Waters have always been muddied when it comes down to penalties. I'm unsure of the current rules / regulations / interpretations: Can a keeper still move along the goal-line prior to the penalty kick as long as he doesn't move forwards ? Can a keeper shout insults / make unusual noises at the taker ...
by Dressinggown
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your favourite FA Cup tie
Replies: 108
Views: 1871

Re: Your favourite FA Cup tie

Mine would be the 2-2 draw away to Sheffield in the 90s. The ending was disappointing but at the time it was exciting to see us go in front against top flight opposition and the atmosphere in the away end was fantastic (despite the crush) I can't imagine what Sheffield United were expecting. No tic...
by Dressinggown
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pace interview
Replies: 316
Views: 13358

Re: Pace interview

The interview gave me optimism about our club's future. A second view brought a considerable amount of concern: The new owners are set to improve our commercial operations within a world market. However, was the interview conducted in a school stock room ? I have no DIY experience but I could have k...
by Dressinggown
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aston Villa versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 476
Views: 5497

Re: Aston Villa versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Prior to the Arse match, who would have suggested that we would pick up 4 points from the next two games ?

Unattractive it may be, but for us it's all about grinding points out in the PL.

Job done tonight.
by Dressinggown
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aston Villa versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 476
Views: 5497

Re: Aston Villa versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Sorry, yes shots in total.

It feels like Pope saved that many.


Good result !
by Dressinggown
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aston Villa versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 476
Views: 5497

Re: Aston Villa versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Sh*t !

AV 26 shots on target.
by Dressinggown
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Toys That Made Christmas Great (Channel 5 7PM)
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: The Toys That Made Christmas Great (Channel 5 7PM)

2 standout presents from around the mid 70's: Evel Knievel Stunt Bike. The real deal at the time. Made an appropriate demise into our coal fire. A t-shirt with an image of Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man on the front. Possibly sourced from Blackpool. Wore it twice before my mum washed it an...
by Dressinggown
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Classic albums revisited
Replies: 193
Views: 5349

Re: Classic albums revisited

Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier.
Housemartins: London 0 Hull 4.
Hurricane #1: Hurricane #1

Classics in my limited mind.
by Dressinggown
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Lockdown
Replies: 285
Views: 12751

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: 3724

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: 883

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: 858

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: 2955

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: 2955

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: 1672

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: 2772

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: 8010

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: 14008

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: 25
Views: 1369

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: 2914

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: 485

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: 789

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: 1829

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: 12352

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: 1679

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: 1771

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: 1771

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: 1771

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: 1703

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: 5885

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: 596

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
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cardiff 0 Burnley 2 1992
Replies: 32
Views: 1911

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: 1911

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: 331530

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: 331530

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: 7975

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: 7975

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: 1292

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: 1292

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: 1292

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...