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by Dressinggown
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I think I might be an "Ultra"
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: I think I might be an "Ultra"

when you consider Napoli. Lazio and Marseille's ultra's attacked their own training grounds I would say the definition is debatable I could be a candidate considering I only live a stones throw from our own Barnfield Training Camp. Come to think of it, I could throw some stones rather than a direct...
by Dressinggown
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New mobile phone advice please
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: New mobile phone advice please

I have recently started to use my mobile as a genuine alternative to carrying around a compact camera. I have had a Huawei P30 Pro. I replaced the P30 Pro recently and had looked at the top end Iphone 13's and the Samsung Ultra's but went for the New Google Pixel 6 Pro. It takes some great images bu...
by Dressinggown
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 3rd Ashes Test - Australia v England - MCG
Replies: 355
Views: 7485

Re: 3rd Ashes Test - Australia v England - MCG

A right Royal Tonking.
by Dressinggown
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oddies or Greggs
Replies: 59
Views: 2568

Re: Oddies or Greggs

I'm only going to review the savoury options as I don't generally do sweet: Oddies by a country mile. It goes down to the pastry element for a start. Oddies do the flaky pastry and Greggs go for the dense heartburn city route. Oddies Savouries, Corned Beef Pasties and Cheese and Onion Pasties are to...
by Dressinggown
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T Why do the Scots have a problem with tenses?
Replies: 55
Views: 1584

Re: O/T Why do the Scots have a problem with tenses?

Language and dialect constantly evolves. 'Aswell' is now singular instead of 'As Well'. 'Called it' is now used across all media to replace 'Called it off' when referring to an official decision to abandon / postpone a match. 'F*cking Covid' is another recent addition to our repertoire of general st...
by Dressinggown
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite comedy lines.
Replies: 139
Views: 9640

Re: Favourite comedy lines.

It is so difficult to convey the humour when you need a full context of the situation. Most often, these have a 'backstory' and unless you are familiar with the characters or the story it gets lost in translation.
by Dressinggown
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v England - 2nd Ashes Test
Replies: 222
Views: 5453

Re: Australia v England - 2nd Ashes Test

With the Burnley game being postponed I was trying to have a relaxed evening with the prospect of a good night's sleep. Thanks Tony for your reminder about the cricket. I now have had to set my alarm for some godforsaken hour during the night to watch us getting battered by the Aussies again. Luckil...
by Dressinggown
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David fishwick
Replies: 89
Views: 6329

Re: David fishwick

Did we not have a Golden Gate to sign David Reeves who was on loan from Bolton ?

Blokes with buckets at the gates.

The £65,000 price tag seems to ring a bell but I could be miles off. I heard that the buckets raised around £65 quid.
by Dressinggown
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southport
Replies: 23
Views: 2333

Re: Southport

The missus and I go regularly to Southport for a night or a weekend away. There is now a direct train from Burnley. Nowt wrong with a bit of faded seaside glamour. Get down to Silcocks amusements on the Pier to play the Twopenny Falls ! As above, I would avoid staying at any of the Britannia hotels ...
by Dressinggown
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long gone nightclubs
Replies: 118
Views: 5444

Re: Long gone nightclubs

City Limits under the Talbot pub ?

Upstairs at the Carlton Hotel ?

Back room at The Reindeer ?

Clutching at straws now. :|
by Dressinggown
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your first ever record
Replies: 141
Views: 4968

Re: Your first ever record

I think that it may have been SHAM 69 - HERSHAM BOYS but it could also be ADAM & THE ANTS - KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER.
by Dressinggown
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Win the League Cup & be relegated
Replies: 47
Views: 2996

Re: Win the League Cup & be relegated

A League Cup trophy would be a bit like winning the Anglo Scottish Cup in the late 70's. Although, many will have fond memories of the home time against Celtic.
by Dressinggown
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Northern rail offer
Replies: 9
Views: 1722

Re: Northern rail offer

Went for a day out in York a couple of weeks ago. I think the offer was on Thursdays only but it was £2.00 return for me and the missus from Burnley. The offer seemed to be throughout the Northern Rail network.
by Dressinggown
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Accy Clarets to Man City - Sat 16th Oct ko 3pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3374

Re: Accy Clarets to Man City - Sat 16th Oct ko 3pm

I shall be watching the match at a Brewpub in Krakow, Poland. T.E.A. TIME (The English Ale Time) is owned and run by a passionate brewer and big Burnley fan. His family have been involved in breweries in the West Yorkshire area for many years and he now serves traditional hand pulled real ales to ol...
by Dressinggown
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burn-Lee or Burn-Leh
Replies: 35
Views: 2754

Re: Burn-Lee or Burn-Leh

If you travel anywhere and someone asks you where you are from, do you say Bur-Ner-Lee ?

I doubt it.
by Dressinggown
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any parking tips for Burnley Town Centre?
Replies: 25
Views: 3063

Re: Any parking tips for Burnley Town Centre?

Whilst cheap nearby parking to the ground is available, leaving is a whole different experience. We are a small town with a ground in the centre. Therefore, access by road, rail and all other services are not ideal. But it's home. Over the last few seasons it is plainly obvious that a capacity of 25...
by Dressinggown
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kebab house burnley
Replies: 21
Views: 1896

Re: Kebab house burnley

If you fancy eating out then you won't go far wrong with Continentals next to the Keirby Hotel. They also have a Deli across the road.

http://continentals.co.uk
by Dressinggown
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornwall is apparently full?
Replies: 183
Views: 9405

Re: Cornwall is apparently full?

The missus and I used to like weekends away in the north of England (the big cities, Harrogate, York and the Lakes etc). I've not looked at a UK break since way before COVID. Trips into Europe have proved to be much better value. Poland is always a consideration. We have previously stayed in Krakow,...
by Dressinggown
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancs league 21/8
Replies: 45
Views: 2403

Re: Lancs league 21/8

Clitheroe will be sick of the sight of Lowerhouse this season.

I think we won the league fixture at their place.

Then was the cup final.

Today saw them grab defeat from the jaws of victory after having the House at 44-7 in the first innings, thus ending their title hopes.
by Dressinggown
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Ormskirk
Replies: 61
Views: 4025

Re: Burnley v Ormskirk

Big gate ?
by Dressinggown
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worsley Cup Finsl ( Sunday )
Replies: 132
Views: 6861

Re: Worsley Cup Finsl ( Sunday )

House built a good platform to crack on but then had a needless run out followed by a flurry of wickets. The sub Pro was still in. It looked unlikely that we would get 200 and then the pro got himself set and then went mental. What a sight. He smashed it to all parts and beyond to the delight of the...
by Dressinggown
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Cairns
Replies: 18
Views: 4070

Re: Chris Cairns

New Zealander, Cairns, was the professional at Bacup CC at the same time as Australian, Ryan Harris, was pro at Lowerhouse CC. They were, therefore, big cricketing rivals. Their first meeting that season took place at Lanehead. Both players were in fine form with bat and ball. Cairns came to the wic...
by Dressinggown
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Floodlights
Replies: 49
Views: 3807

Re: Floodlights

Definitely Bolton at Burnden Park. I think Watson's were a Bolton company. Definitely Bolton at Burnden Park. I think Watson's were a Bolton company. I can't vouch for Burnden Park but I think that Watsons did the floodlights at Leeds Road, Huddersfield (or that we had the same firm providing the L...
by Dressinggown
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone getting strange returned calls?
Replies: 61
Views: 3211

Re: Anyone getting strange returned calls?

I'm sure that scamming via mobile phones and Email is now extremely sophisticated and I have heard about the current stuff going around. Going back a couple of decades there were lots of cold calling from random companies trying to sell all manner of crap. Double glazing and Kitchens were regulars. ...
by Dressinggown
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst feeling after a football match
Replies: 76
Views: 3528

Re: Worst feeling after a football match

All those painful defeats against Rovers over a number of decades were put to bed when Danny Ings scuffed it past Robinson for that late winner. I was on the Turf watching my first local derby on Boxing Day (about 1977 ?) I was in the Cricket Field Stand with my uncle as my dad wouldn't take me on t...
by Dressinggown
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Colne Lancs league
Replies: 105
Views: 4947

Re: Burnley v Colne Lancs league

Great win for the House. Verbals started pretty early with the Walsden bowler nearly taking off Ben Heaps head when taking a shy at the " wickets". Words were exchanged. Nothing the House faithful enjoy more than a bit of crowd/player banter. I think it was the guy given out LBW who after having a ...
by Dressinggown
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackpool Hotel
Replies: 32
Views: 3208

Re: Blackpool Hotel

The 2 Travelodge places near the Pleasure Beach have been fine. Same for the 2 hotels owned by the Pleasure Beach (Big Blue & Boulevard). The Hampton by Hilton is also close by but have not stayed there.

Avoid any of the Britannia hotels unless you are proper desperate.
by Dressinggown
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Colne Lancs league
Replies: 105
Views: 4947

Re: Burnley v Colne Lancs league

Wow. What a game. House were virtually dead and buried following their dismal batting performance. Walsden are a very good side and would have had the expectation of chasing 130 with ease. How they were wrong. The Walsden openers had their stumps uprooted early doors by Hawke and Haasbrook and Lower...
by Dressinggown
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Colne Lancs league
Replies: 105
Views: 4947

Re: Burnley v Colne Lancs league

' House will need to put the heavy defeat at Darwen today behind them with a matter of urgency before the Worsley Cup Semi-Final at home against Walsden CC tomorrow.

Weather is set fair and a bumper gate is expected.

UTH.
by Dressinggown
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst feeling after a football match
Replies: 76
Views: 3528

Re: Worst feeling after a football match

Have to agree with this one, it was a terrible journey back, nobody spoke. Yep, right up there with the worst. Was it a Bank Holiday Monday ? I remember arriving at the ground to be in a huge number of Clarets trying to get in the ground and things went pear shaped from there. An exit gate was open...
by Dressinggown
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The three stumbling penalties
Replies: 125
Views: 5599

Re: The three stumbling penalties

I would like to see some stats but as a general rule it appears that the slow, stuttering, short runups are not for anyone unless they are world class penalty takers. It gives the keeper the possibility that they can see the strikers 'eyes'. I'd also appreciate any stats about the efficacy of smashi...
by Dressinggown
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Game
Replies: 2891
Views: 58302

Re: Today's Games

We, as with most of our World population, have had to take huge steps to avoid the widespread CORONA for months on end.

Today was the antidote.

Absolute mayhem on the outside picnic tables at Lowerhouse Cricket Club when the second went in.

Tears of Joy was an understatement.
by Dressinggown
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: House v Accrington T20
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: House v Accrington T20

Frankie still plays like a professional but he is also engrained into the House team ethic. Lowerhouse have again, what seems, recruited a top professional with Parry. I was expecting that he would take a good few wickets with the ball but he also seems very comfortable with the bat as well. A 2 yea...
by Dressinggown
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The stadium v population quiz
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: The stadium v population quiz

Got 7 but most were just guesses.
by Dressinggown
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: House v Accrington T20
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: House v Accrington T20

Lowerhouse won against a rather poor Colne side in the T20 at the David Wren Way this evening. There was a surprisingly large crowd despite that there was no route into the next round for either side. It was also bloody freezing. There were a good few on from Colne. Hats off for all those folks who ...
by Dressinggown
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Local cricket 12/6
Replies: 48
Views: 2129

Re: Local cricket 12/6

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:53 pm
I know it's only 2nd team cricket but I watched Liam Simm score 191no and break Padihams amatuer record today. I'm sure you will be proud.
Well done Liam - That is one big score for any amateur batsman.

I think you know who is posting this. ;)
by Dressinggown
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Local cricket 12/6
Replies: 48
Views: 2129

Re: Local cricket 12/6

Parry, the Lowerhouse professional, is certainly earning his wage.

We expected some good bowling but we now have a top batsman as well.

80+ runs and 6 wickets today.

House are on the charge.
by Dressinggown
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Strange places you see footy strips
Replies: 20
Views: 1686

Re: Strange places you see footy strips

There were 2 bars in Krakow, Poland, which had Burnley shirts on the walls.

My mate owns the TEA Team brewpub next to the river. Worth a visit.
by Dressinggown
Sun May 16, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancs league 16/5
Replies: 47
Views: 1958

Re: Lancs league 16/5

The House tried to take advantage of the weather conditions. Batting first and getting on with it for a while but then Walsden brought on some spinners and the innings fell apart. . 12 of the home side were out LBW for a paltry amount. Hundreds celebrated the localised monsoon at the start of the Wa...
by Dressinggown
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancs league
Replies: 24
Views: 1906

Re: Lancs league

I've not been over to Middleton but I would have thought that 250 should be a winning score.

I'll take our win at Wolves instead.
by Dressinggown
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Friendlies (Cricket)
Replies: 63
Views: 3568

Re: Friendlies (Cricket)

There was a 2nd 11 friendly this afternoon at Lowerhouse. Hundreds turned up. Many were not there for the cricket and it was extremely difficult to manage the COVID arrangements. Social distancing being a particular issue but how can this be monitored without many club volunteers enforcing it ? On t...
by Dressinggown
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton v Clarets - Match Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 8588

Re: Everton v Clarets - Match Thread

Our attacking was a joy to witness in, what is, a very low scoring side.
by Dressinggown
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Padiham without power?
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Padiham without power?

It's all gone off tonight.

Bunker up.
by Dressinggown
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Netflix recommendations
Replies: 80
Views: 7427

Re: Netflix recommendations

I had no inclination of watching any of the 'additional' channels although I subscribe. Tried a few of the previous recommendations (not just Netflix). Standouts included: The Investigation: BBC? Subtitled Swedish series. I never thought that I could watch a subtitled film, nevermind, a full series....
by Dressinggown
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best “ past their prime “ signings
Replies: 52
Views: 2502

Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

As per the others, Grezza and Barton were outstanding and not over a handful of appearances.

How good was Barton despite his reputation?

Alexander was PNE and always a thorn in our side. He was even better when he signed for us. Is there a better penalty conversion rate in the modern era ?
by Dressinggown
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: As cold as the "Hypothermia" game?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: As cold as the "Hypothermia" game?

Gonna be a COLD one tonight. Can't see Southern Sorfties being up for this one. I've seen the Wolves clip on YouTube 1983 (Link below), but I'm sure there was another in which the players were frozen before half time. Can't remember which game that was though. And I can't remember being so cold on ...
by Dressinggown
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Really tough on the fans
Replies: 248
Views: 9287

Re: Really tough on the fans

Thankfully, I'd made an incorrect reason that it was a 7:30 KO.

Therefore, I only had to suffer watching the final few minutes.
by Dressinggown
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Really tough on the fans
Replies: 248
Views: 9287

Re: Really tough on the fans

We have to take it and move on. The FA Cup continues to be devalued each season by all the PL clubs. Supporters are being let down badly and the current COVID restrictions make the situation far worse. If Bournemouth were to go all the way and win the cup their fans would be devastated in not being ...
by Dressinggown
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lower House Pro 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 4393

Re: Lower House Pro 2021

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:26 am
I've always thought that about batting pros winning games but bowling pros winning leagues. Would be interesting to see whether stats back that up.
The esteemed custodian of the Lancashire League website, Nigel Stockley, would be the best starting point but he won't thank me for this.