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by Sproggy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SPOT THE BALL - 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 224

Re: SPOT THE BALL - 2021

I'm in!
by Sproggy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 112
Views: 3619

Re: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings

Difficult to be objective after that, and it would be easy just to give them all 10's. Here goes...

Pope 10
Lowton 9
Tarkowski 10
Mee 9
Taylor 8
Brady 9
Brownhill 8
Westwood 8
McNeil 9
Wood 7
Barnes 7

Pieters 9
Gudmundsson 7
by Sproggy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 615

Re: What You Drinking?

Brewdog - Jagged Edge.
by Sproggy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 118
Views: 3771

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Lowton 7
Tarks 7
Mee 7
Peters 7
Brady 7
Westwood 6
Brownhill 6
JBG 5
Wood 4
Barnes 3

Vydra 5
McNeil 7
Jay 5
by Sproggy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cavani
Replies: 54
Views: 2465

Re: Cavani

Worst days out ever: #43 - ice skating with Edison Cavani.
by Sproggy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

How far does £50m go for a proven prem replacement CB with wages, transfer fees etc? Also, given that our monthly outgoings are in the region of £10 p/m according to last financial statements, is it not more likely that given COVID/possible relegation we were being prudent and could be under the as...
by Sproggy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New players - what Dyche needs to know
Replies: 30
Views: 2403

Re: New players - what Dyche needs to know

claret2018 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:54 am
Good championship players cost more than £20m nowadays
Yeah. Josh Brownhill for one.
by Sproggy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

MG and JB are local guys, good businessmen, and without doubt, have the best interests of the club in their hearts Yep. Just the value of their shares ahead of it in in their "best interests" list. A reminder that they were so concerned for the club that they were happy to start the season with Lon...
by Sproggy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

randomclaret2 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:38 am
The refusal to spend on strengthening the squad all starting to make " sense"
#BestInterestsOfTheClubAtHeart
by Sproggy
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?
Replies: 102
Views: 3660

Re: Saturday afternoon local football league. Who did you play for?

Played for the Morris Dancers on a Sunday for a couple of seasons after I moved back up here. Left the house at 0930 and sometimes made it home for tea - though always after the pub (we got a donation from the pub for every pint the footy team bought to be used at the end of season party). For some ...
by Sproggy
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elderly parents : advice needed
Replies: 44
Views: 1478

Re: Elderly parents : advice needed

They can start "gifting" you things. If they live for 7+ years after the gift, there is no inheritance tax to pay.

https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax/gifts
by Sproggy
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

ONE decision has enabled Mike Garlick to walk away from the club with a big fat cheque. The appointment of Sean Dyche as manager. He has generally done his best to hinder and tie Dyches hands but Dyche still gives him the reward of TV money every season. The training ground improvements are largely...
by Sproggy
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Benson
Replies: 258
Views: 12083

Re: Benson

I thought he did OK. He reminds me a bit of Richard Chaplow when he broke into the first team - he looked lightweight at the end of the season when he was introduced but came back for preseason with about an extra stone of muscle added. As others have said, Josh probably wasn't expecting to play as ...
by Sproggy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Mike wouldn't be Mike if he wasn't buggering up another transfer window.
by Sproggy
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good management from Dyche
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Good management from Dyche

The issue we have is when we have Long and Dunne at centre half and Pieters playing right wing, which is how we started the season. Acceptable to the chairman but not to the manager. Current form is fantastic but when Mee went down in the first half I though Christmas had been ruined.
by Sproggy
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire police in IPTV crackdown...
Replies: 81
Views: 5130

Re: Lancashire police in IPTV crackdown...

I hope this doesn't deflect in any way from their efforts to catch speeding motorists.
by Sproggy
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pigs in Blankets
Replies: 39
Views: 1441

Re: Pigs in Blankets

"Almost"?

Are you expecting wastage?
by Sproggy
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR - Your views
Replies: 87
Views: 1321

Re: VAR - Your views

If they do persist with it, there's definitely a need for the equivalent of umpires call on offsides. And anything VAR overturns should fall into the "clear and obvious" category.
by Sproggy
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings
Replies: 84
Views: 3592

Re: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings

Pope 9
Lowton 6
Mee 7
Tarkowski 8
Taylor 7
Brady 8
Westwood 6
Brownhill 7
McNeil 7
Wood 6
Rodriguez 5
by Sproggy
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR - Your views
Replies: 87
Views: 1321

Re: VAR - Your views

It's a poorly conceived system, implemented badly by idiots.
by Sproggy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup Draw Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 4213

Re: FA Cup Draw Thread

We might be in Tier-2 by January. Which means that 2,000 fans will be allowed in - so pretty much everyone who wants a ticket will get one.
by Sproggy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's football
Replies: 78
Views: 2657

Re: Tonight's football

Leicester look awful though - it's like they're playing at half speed.
by Sproggy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wilder
Replies: 28
Views: 2768

Re: Chris Wilder

Klopp has spent half a billion quid and bought 26 players. If he can't plug holes left by a few injuries, it's his own fault.
by Sproggy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

How on earth is there any evidence that our trajectory is downwards? It's just nonsense. Death by a thousand cuts? Finishing 10th last season, and now underway this season. Christ, some of you love unfounded nonsense. The chairman doesn't speak to the manager. We have a recruitment team that recomm...
by Sproggy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Hipper wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Let's ask another question.

Where would we be if the Board had not built up a substantial nest egg?
That's the same question. Ideally we'd be in a position whereby we had a lower cash reserve but a first team squad able to cope with the sale of its star assets when the need arose.
by Sproggy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Where do you think we would have been without the cash in the bank to fall back on ? A big bank balance might have suited the Chairman's aspirations to sell the club but it has knackered any succession plans we might have had for our first team squad. In terms of where we would have been....how abo...
by Sproggy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Our trajectory under Garlick's stewardship is now downwards. Whatever strategy we had around player acquisition and transfer has been abandoned for cash in the bank and now that's apparently gone too. The last two or three (five, six?) transfer windows have been negligent in terms of the first team ...
by Sproggy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Super Scott
Replies: 22
Views: 1804

Re: Super Scott

Not a chance that right sided midfielder Scott Arfield would add depth to the right side of our midfield ahead of our current backup, reserve left back Eric Pieters.
by Sproggy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 1962 Cup Final Preparation
Replies: 26
Views: 1262

1962 Cup Final Preparation

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by Sproggy
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 4254

Re: Jay or vydra signing

“It’s really good for my family to be settled and to know that we will be here for another year,” said Vydra. “It’s been a successful time for the club while I’ve been here, playing in Europe and doing well in the Premier League. “I get on well with all my team-mates here and it’s a good group to be...
by Sproggy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jordan North in Welsh jungle
Replies: 440
Views: 25736

Re: Jordan North in Welsh jungle

20k raised so far for Pendleside hospice and BFCitC from the Happy Place t-shirts, and more are being ordered by the club.

Not bad.
by Sproggy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Chris Boden @bodenknights Just had an update in terms of the takeover - led to believe deal is in documentation now, i.e. takeover bid from ALK has been sent to chairman and shareholders detailing offer 4:34 PM · Nov 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone Chris Boden @bodenknights Now, Farnell/El Kashashy grou...
by Sproggy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team Vs Palace
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: Team Vs Palace

Pope
Lowton, Tarks, Mee, Taylor
Pieters, Brownhill, Westy, McNeil




















Barnes, Wood

Subs: Rodriguez (86), U23 Player, Long, Vydra, Dunne

Updated after seeing the injury list.
by Sproggy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Belgium vs England
Replies: 184
Views: 6501

Re: Belgium vs England

Against the better teams we concede at least one a game through this brainless insistence on playing out from the back.
by Sproggy
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul
Replies: 30
Views: 2150

Re: Paul

One of them isn't even called Paul.
by Sproggy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I'll have a pint of whatever SHP's on.
by Sproggy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 8508

Re: Tarkowski interview

You can see it, I can see it, the manager can see it and the players can see it. Whilst the chairman has his hands superglued into his pockets and there remains no discernible strategy on player recruitment or retention the direction of travel is likely to be one way.
by Sproggy
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 8/11/20
Replies: 60
Views: 1592

Re: Today's footie 8/11/20

We could also adopt a wheel of fortune style approach, spin the wheel with say 16 countries on, then when it stops on a country spin another with teams from that country on it. Once that spin has stopped we could then spin another for the position then once all those have been selected go onto the ...
by Sproggy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche......is it time to go
Replies: 235
Views: 8390

Re: Dyche......is it time to go

Do we need a manager? The chairman has demonstrated that we can operate without recruitment, without a strategy on contracts or player retention and without a competitive first team squad. Surely the next step is to operate without a manager? Eric Pieters can fill in.
by Sproggy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche......is it time to go
Replies: 235
Views: 8390

Re: Dyche......is it time to go

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:45 pm
Did Jay do enough yesterday to start the next game?
No, but he won't do in a team set up to play hoof all. When he starts we have to approach the game differently.
by Sproggy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 3584

Re: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 8
Lowton 7
Tarks 8
Mee 8
Taylor 8
Brady 6
Brownhill 6
Westwood 5
McNeil 6
Wood 5
Barnes 4
Jay Rod 5

I guess we'll have to wait until Christmas before the manager opts to change the two up front.
by Sproggy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Our bench was stronger 8 years ago.....
by Sproggy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 4373

Re: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings

Pope 5 Lowton 5 Long 5 Tarkowski 4 Taylor 6 Brownhill 4 Westwood 3 Stephens 3 McNeil 3 Wood 4 Barnes 3 Rodriguez 4 Miserable. Barnes and Wood isn't working. Brownhill wide doesn't work. Jay on the left and Dwight on the right doesn't work. Tarkowski on the left of 2 doesn't work. Add into that playe...
by Sproggy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: National Tier 4
Replies: 256
Views: 4925

Re: Dithering Boris.

Apparently there's an issue with the Random Policy Generator. An engineer has been dispatched.
by Sproggy
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves v Palace
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: Wolves v Palace

Exeterclaret wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Makes you wonder if players like that could be within our reach if we pursued a different recruitment strategy. Alas, probably not.
You mean like actually buying players?
by Sproggy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital...

I haven't read all the posts but my take on the present situation is that the board is getting impatient with ALK and started talks with the chancers to hopefully speed things up. The fact that so much has been made public in the last 2 or 3 days after a year of hush hush indicates that MG and the ...
by Sproggy
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7673
Views: 528117

Re: ALK Capital...

It'll tell you all you need to know about Garlick if he sells to these two. However this imo opinion has been the end game all along, the goose fattening has been going on for a good few seasons as I've stated many times on here in the past Well it would at least go some way to explaining the chair...
by Sproggy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why or why does Ashley Barnes start???
Replies: 62
Views: 2390

Re: Why or why does Ashley Barnes start???

Wood OR Barnes for me with Jay alongside.