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by Sproggy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Second Scottish Referendum
Replies: 62
Views: 1142

Re: Second Scottish Referendum

Let's get out of Europe first, then give Jimmy her referendum.
by Sproggy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 106
Views: 3249

Re: Next labour leader?

Thornberry or Raynor for me. Got to be a woman, Johnson gets really flustered. Thornberry (or Lady Nugee as she doesn't like to be called) is about as far out of touch as you can get. Titled, loaded and ignored the referendum result to campaign for Labour to be pro-remain. Is Raynor really up to it...
by Sproggy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 106
Views: 3249

Re: Next labour leader?

Angela Raynor? Really? She's as thick as mince. She'd get shredded in any debate where she has to think on her feet.
by Sproggy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Burnley v Peterborough United – Cup Ticket Information
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: 2019/20: Burnley v Peterborough United – Cup Ticket Information

It does seem quite steep to watch our reserves play at 70%
by Sproggy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pep Guardiola: 'Man City might not be able to compete with top teams'
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Pep Guardiola: 'Man City might not be able to compete with top teams'

What a tool. I hope they suffer an early exit from the Champions League knockout rounds too.

Surely it's time for him to unleash Phil "the best player I've ever seen" Foden on the Premier League? Or maybe just blow another quarter of a billion in the next transfer window.
by Sproggy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup draw on Monday
Replies: 36
Views: 1025

Re: FA Cup draw on Monday

Maldon & Tiptree at home. We'll scrape a 0-0 and go out in extra time in the replay.
by Sproggy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight on the bench for U21s
Replies: 19
Views: 2180

Re: Dwight on the bench for U21s

Aye definitely should be starting above the likes of Foden because he has more assists than him :lol: I really hope Foden lives up to the hype when he starts playing first team football. He's 5' 6" which might not matter in the U18's league but will be interesting when he comes up against his peers...
by Sproggy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sterling sent home
Replies: 51
Views: 2647

Re: Sterling sent home

Did he go down though? If there was contact, he was entitled to.
by Sproggy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings
Replies: 66
Views: 3641

Re: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings

I'm not overly bothered how bad West Ham were - the encouraging thing is that we have a team that can take advantage of opponents that are having an off day.

Pope 8
Bardsley 8
Tarks 8
Mee 8
Taylor 8
McNeil 9
Westwood 8
Cork 8
Hendrick 8
Barnes 8
Wood 9 *
by Sproggy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Facts About the NHS
Replies: 91
Views: 1806

Re: Facts About the NHS

Labour offered GPs a gold-plated contract with big pay increases that allowed most of them to abandon emergency cover. The number of NHS managers doubled under the last Labour government. Labour spent £10bn on a patient records system which never went live. 1997 - Labour's magical solution to under-...
by Sproggy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope is 1234
Replies: 62
Views: 3245

Re: Pope is 1234

"England's Number 1234, England, England's Number 1234...."
by Sproggy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Climate Change - Again
Replies: 26
Views: 773

Re: Climate Change - Again

It's the fault of the asthmatics.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50215011
by Sproggy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Granit Xhaka - Would you have him at the Turf?
Replies: 45
Views: 1733

Re: Granit Xhaka - Would you have him at the Turf?

Could be a while before he's available. Arsenal have offered him counselling to help him get over the trauma he's suffered.
by Sproggy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hudson-Odoi - what's wrong with the country
Replies: 71
Views: 3786

Re: Hudson-Odoi - what's wrong with the country

I doubt H-O even noticed the slight touch from Lowton. He was anticipating contact from Tarks and dived. Reacting to contact is definitely encouraged even if it's not explicitly coached. And it's no wonder if there are people that really think that that constitutes a foul.
by Sproggy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to get rid of VAR
Replies: 177
Views: 5825

Re: Time to get rid of VAR

This could all be cleared up if we had VAR for the VAR. Only for clear and obvious mistakes by the VAR though.
by Sproggy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Begum ‘risk of hanging’
Replies: 415
Views: 6791

Re: Begum ‘risk of hanging’

I got a ticket for doing 36 in a 30 zone about six years ago. Am I OK to go to Tenerife at Christmas?
by Sproggy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Begum ‘risk of hanging’
Replies: 415
Views: 6791

Re: Begum ‘risk of hanging’

ClaretAndJew wrote:Mate if you want someone to be hanged because of something they did when they were 15 then that's your right. I understand.
What about when she was 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20?
by Sproggy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man U vs Liverpool
Replies: 86
Views: 2547

Re: Man U vs Liverpool

It wasn't a foul. Origi miscontrolled it, felt a touch on his leg and threw himself to the floor.
by Sproggy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colonoscopy
Replies: 63
Views: 2726

Re: Colonoscopy

You're in for a spectacular evening.
by Sproggy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stabbing(s) Manchester Arndale !!
Replies: 75
Views: 3250

Re: Stabbing(s) Manchester Arndale !!

It's getting worse. I work near Piccadilly Gardens and either walk there from Victoria off the first train in from Burnley or drive in and walk through the Northern Quarter at about 0630. The number of rough sleepers is ridiculous now on the walk from Victoria (usually beaten only by the piles of fr...
by Sproggy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colonoscopy
Replies: 63
Views: 2726

Re: Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is fine. I didn't bother with sedation or the "dignity pants" (seemed pointless wearing arseless paper shorts to preserve dignity given what they were about to do). The only uncomfortable bit is when they turn the corner. Other than that it was fine. The nurse had her mate over at one po...
by Sproggy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton vs Blackpool.
Replies: 21
Views: 2601

Re: Bolton vs Blackpool.

It's Noblot.
by Sproggy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Footy
Replies: 68
Views: 4115

Re: Today's Footy

Get ready to see Moody Pep in the post-match interviews. He’s f *cking awful at losing. You've got to feel for the lad though. He only got to spend 150 million last transfer window so you can understand why he's struggling. Maybe it's time for "the most, most, most talented player" he has ever seen...
by Sproggy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 14458

Re: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings

Thought the defence were good today but it might have been a different story if Everton had a striker. Thought they dominated in midfield generally but McNeill had his best game for a while. Pope 8 Lowton 7 Tarkowski 8 Mee 8 Pieters 7 Gudmundsson 7 Westwood 7 Hendrick 8 McNeil 8* Wood 6 Barnes 6 Tay...
by Sproggy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Poor Old Pep
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Poor Old Pep

Pep's admitted to facing an "incredible challenge" with news that John Stones has picked up an injury and could be out for a month. He's right down to the bare bones in central defence. He may even have to resort to playing £50m defender Kyle Walker in the centre with £60m Cancello at right back. To...
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why do people do the following?
Replies: 32
Views: 3201

Re: Why do people do the following?

Notts. Forrest..?
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Champions League Draw
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Champions League Draw

Genk vs. Salzburg for the glory of finishing 3rd in the group should be a cracker.
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon reconditioned PC's
Replies: 37
Views: 2034

Re: Amazon reconditioned PC's

Vegas Claret wrote:get a chromebook, far less chance of getting viruses etc
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by Sproggy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves
Replies: 65
Views: 4158

Re: Wolves

Unfortunately we used European games as glorified pre-season friendlies. The same way we use cup games as training games for the 2nd string.
by Sproggy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Not so Mighty on the night Clarets versus Slumberland
Replies: 371
Views: 17747

Re: Mighty Clarets versus Slumberland

Not sure why people bother going to cup games. It's a training game for the 2nd string. No injuries, no bookings, play at 70%, result unimportant.
by Sproggy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Carabao Cup 3rd round draw
Replies: 28
Views: 2382

Re: Carabao Cup 3rd round draw

It depends whether we put out a sensible formation with players in their best positions with an instruction to win rather than just to get a bit of match fitness into the legs.
by Sproggy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: soft penalties spoiling the game
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: soft penalties spoiling the game

JimmyRobbo wrote:Rammy has it.

The phrase I hate is, "There was clearly contact!"
So what? That doesn't make it a foul.
....closely followed by "he was entitled to go down".
by Sproggy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Owen Jones assaulted
Replies: 281
Views: 24096

Re: Owen Jones assaulted

Well it's a thread about someone being assaulted. Or at least it was. I'm interested in seeing justice served.
by Sproggy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Owen Jones assaulted
Replies: 281
Views: 24096

Re: Owen Jones assaulted

Any arrests yet?
by Sproggy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Owen Jones assaulted
Replies: 281
Views: 24096

Re: Owen Jones assaulted

None of the above.

For being a gobshite.

http://uncommongroundmedia.com/owen-jon ... hypocrite/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Sproggy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Spurs
Replies: 95
Views: 6745

Re: City v Spurs

There are different handball rules for attackers and defenders.
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'
Replies: 136
Views: 19617

Re: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'

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by Sproggy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Burnley v Sunderland – Cup Ticket Information
Replies: 101
Views: 11200

Re: 2019/20: Burnley v Sunderland – Cup Ticket Information

I'd think twice about watching our reserves put in a half hearted performance in a competition our manager doesn't take seriously if it was free to get in, never mind £15.
by Sproggy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings
Replies: 79
Views: 19090

Re: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings

Hard one to mark. Generally a poor game played in terrible conditions and Southampton looked awful. Next weekend should be a better barometer for how we're playing.

Pope 7
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 7
Mee 8*
Pieters 7
JBG 7
Westwood 7
Cork 7
McNeil 6
Barnes 8
Wood 6
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Breaking news twix can now be bought using contactless payment...
Replies: 37
Views: 2013

Re: Breaking news twix can now be bought using contactless payment...

Can somebody answer the key question on this thread? Have we got decent beer in the ground this season?
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap
Replies: 245
Views: 20744

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap

claretdons wrote:A really good signing, the only slight downside is it’s until January. We’ll see what happens then. I’m hoping it gets extended to the end of the season.
It also depends on when SD thinks he's fit enough to play. Hopefully he'll be up and running this month.
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

jtv wrote:So:
profit before tax = 45m, profit after tax = 36m

profit before tax = 0m, profit after tax = 0m

Which is the better option?
Depends what we spend the money on.
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

dpinsussex wrote:Which does not equal cash banked
Indeed not. But we could increase revenue (on wages) and make less money if we wanted to. I'm not arguing that we should, I'm arguing that we could if we wanted to.
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Down_Rover wrote:Interesting. Please inform us how you get away without paying tax
Simple - Don't make any taxable profit.
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Down_Rover wrote:Would you like to set out a calculation of how you calculate that
Sure. Revenue - Costs = Profit. Three levers for you to work with.
by Sproggy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

We can afford to pay higher wages - we bank 30 million quid a year - we just choose not to.

I'm sure our wage ceiling compares favourably with average salaries in other leagues worldwide.
by Sproggy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

How much pre-season has DD had? Is he match fit?
by Sproggy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Tall Paul wrote:It looks like reading comprehension isn't your strong point. Did you just ignore the second part of the sentence you quoted?
Ooo..insults make your point much more valid.
by Sproggy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

No, the logical conclusion is that the other teams keep buying these players until there are no more of them available or they all have teams/squads better than ours. Yes, of course. The 9 teams around us will keep buying players we're intersted in until there are none left anywhere in the world. C...
by Sproggy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 547092

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

You appear to have missed the point that if these players are good enough to improve our first team then they're also good enough to improve the first teams of about ten other PL clubs who will pay them more wages. Those other clubs don't include Manchester City, so not sure why you've mentioned th...