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by Claretforever
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!
Replies: 73
Views: 1054

Re: Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!

Lancaster Blond...glorious smoooth taste Becks Blue is, by some distance, the best alcohol free Beck’s Blue is decent to be fair, but still rather gassy as a lager. Have you considered Brewdog’s Nanny State? It’s not no alcohol (0.05%), but at 0.5% it’s extremely low alcohol. You still get the tast...
by Claretforever
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!
Replies: 73
Views: 1054

Re: Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!

Hobgoblin is good. I’m really into my Brewdog at the moment, particularly Elvis Juice and Punk IPA.

They had a nice one on down in the fan zone last season, Claret something or other. Really nice I thought.
by Claretforever
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leaving as a claret
Replies: 52
Views: 2517

Re: Leaving as a claret

the man who we never truly replaced, John Deary. :P
by Claretforever
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Burnley v Sunderland – Cup Ticket Information
Replies: 101
Views: 3618

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

Haha. I’ve seen enough games these past few decades which made my eyes burn to avoid that tag, but the Accy game the other year, and what we’ve done against other lowly sides, is too recent in the memory to ignore completely. £10 and £2 kids I’d be tempted to go on and take the young one on. They’r...
by Claretforever
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Burnley v Sunderland – Cup Ticket Information
Replies: 101
Views: 3618

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

I wasn’t that interested in this anyway, mainly because of Dyche’s disinterest in any cup competition, but the £15-20 price has put me off. I’m not paying that to see what will be a worse performance than a pre-season game. If they get through a couple of rounds then maybe it’ll pique my interest, b...
by Claretforever
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venky's support for t'Roverrrs ...
Replies: 54
Views: 3291

Re: Venky's support for t'Roverrrs ...

I saw something in the press (admittedly a while ago) that said their company's net worth was between three and four billion. Probably more now. I’ve seen similar, but I’ve also seen people have been mixed up with the accounts as to what currency they were using. It’s quite telling that they don’t ...
by Claretforever
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venky's support for t'Roverrrs ...
Replies: 54
Views: 3291

Re: Venky's support for t'Roverrrs ...

Unfortunately, they are not just rich, but almost un-imaginably rich. They could spend 100 times this and not notice. You say that, and I’ve seen Rovers fans put that too, but when you do the conversation from rupees to sterling they’re rich, as in circa £1bn(it’s been a while since I looked), but ...
by Claretforever
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Citeh fined
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Citeh fined

First offence = big fine (kind of your warning) Second offence = 3 point deduction Third offence = 5 point deduction Fourth offence = 10 point deduction That’s what would hurt them. 3 points would have cost them the title last year. That should form part of the rules around FFP too. So if they’ve ha...
by Claretforever
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes question
Replies: 53
Views: 4096

Re: Ashley Barnes question

It’s easy to forget he was out so long after doing his ACL at Villa in May 2015. It’s not bothered him one bit. In fact I think it just made him angry... :D
by Claretforever
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would Burnley Survive Non League Football
Replies: 30
Views: 1564

Re: Would Burnley Survive Non League Football

Different time as the whole of Europe, and England in particular, was going through the worst period since WW2 with average crowds. Our average attendance meant we were placed 63rd out of 92 for our average. So a whole division and more were below us, despite ours being low. Last season that same av...
by Claretforever
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Man utd 2009 pix
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: Burnley v Man utd 2009 pix

My memory of that game was the sheer noise our fans made all night. Everyone really got behind the team, so much so Ferguson mentioned it after the game.
by Claretforever
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

I am old enough to remember when we developed the Bob Lord at the expense of the team with disastrous consequences.I hope there are funds in place for the alterations and the team to be developed. Different times. We had a turnover of around £200K and spent £300K on a stand. Right now that would be...
by Claretforever
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

Looking at those pics, are the concourses any more packed than say those at the Etihad or the Emirates stadium at half time, for example? Yes. You can see that firstly half of the fans have to spill outside into the smoking area, whether they smoke or not, whilst being exposed to the elements. Insi...
by Claretforever
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the game you'll always remember
Replies: 81
Views: 2350

Re: What's the game you'll always remember

Wembley and Ewood, obvs. But also a weird one that stuck in my mind as a childhood memory. 88/89 season, following Sherpa Van final and we’d got off to a flyer, up near the top of the league. As a youngster I thought this was it and we’d walk the league. Then we played Lincoln City on a Tuesday nig...
by Claretforever
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time For Tom Watson To Apologize
Replies: 165
Views: 4820

Re: Time For Tom Watson To Apologize

Am I the only one who wondered what Tom Watson had done to upset Rowls?
by Claretforever
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Netflix Drama (2020) - The English Game
Replies: 0
Views: 641

New Netflix Drama (2020) - The English Game

A new football drama about the origins of football. Looks like it might be of interest to folk on here.

They’re filming scenes in the north west July 23-26th.

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/17 ... oneclough/
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Pub - Vintage Claret
Replies: 97
Views: 7874

Re: New Pub - Vintage Claret

I think you're describing Harry's bar/Cross Keys from the mid 90s. I could be, ha. Even The Turf Hotel was like that until they did it up a couple of years ago, and the Park View the same, and those pubs did/do get some idiots in. If an extra £0.20 to £0.50 per pint helps put the riff raff off then...
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Pub - Vintage Claret
Replies: 97
Views: 7874

Re: New Pub - Vintage Claret

I’d rather pay slightly more for a better pint and environment than be stuck to the floor in a pub full of idiots.
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Pub - Vintage Claret
Replies: 97
Views: 7874

Re: New Pub - Vintage Claret

With the Park View/new name opening by Christmas it does give people an option to have a night out it reasonably recent refurbished pubs around the Culvert area, rather than venturing into town. Prinny, Turf, Vintage, Miners, Brickies, View. I’m not including the Oxford in that. :) I hope locals sup...
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Pub - Vintage Claret
Replies: 97
Views: 7874

New Pub - Vintage Claret

It looks like a new pub will be opening before the season. The old UDA building was a bit of an eyesore so it looks a huge improvement on Yorkshire Street.
by Claretforever
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moving the bar at the JHu Jimmy Mac end
Replies: 27
Views: 1829

Re: Moving the bar at the JHu Jimmy Mac end

What is the obsession with tap water temperature? Is it because we've been in the Prem for a good few years and tickets are fairly priced so we're scratching around for stuff to complain about? Or do people genuinely get upset washing hands in cold water? Must see a post about it every day. It does...
by Claretforever
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

The Wheely Good Stand :)
by Claretforever
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

Maybe they should have gone for black and white seats in the James Hargreaves Lower. New claret and blue will look like a crap attempt to fit in with the tired looking 20 year old ones of the upper tier and Jimmy Mc. I actually think we should have gone for all Claret seating across the stadium, ad...
by Claretforever
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

I agree that the new design looks good, but I am not buying the idea someone mention above as a suggestion, and others ran with, that it’s to help those with sight issues. It’s black! :D The old stands have the cheapest corrugated cladding possible, and it isn’t insulated. It’s one single sheet - ch...
by Claretforever
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Shaker Ryan becomes a Claret
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: ARTICLE: Shaker Ryan becomes a Claret

So does this mean that Dwight McNeil is changing squad number for next season, or is it different with him being under 23’s?
by Claretforever
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

But then again, no club has EVER done anything for its fans, certainly not at our level. Bob Lord and the board in the 60’s didn’t have to upgrade our ground, but replaced wooden terraces of the Cricket Field End with a new stand. Prior to that a roof was erected over the Longside, and concrete ter...
by Claretforever
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

Sure I got a free season ticket in 2009. You need to look deeper into the decision making. Our club was desperate for money and needed a sharp increase in season ticket sales. Never in their wildest dreams did they expect us to sneak into the play offs and win promotion. They didn’t do it for the f...
by Claretforever
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

randomclaret2 wrote:" considering we have done very little for our fans since the Cricket Field stand was built, our history over the last 50 years suggests we don’t do anything unless it’s forced "
...apart trom rebuilding the rest of the ground


The key words in my comment were “for our fans”.
by Claretforever
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

What exactly is it that you're aggrieved atTony? Do you believe that the club would not have done anything to improve the facilities for our less abled supporters had it not been forced on them by legislation? Well considering we have done very little for our fans since the Cricket Field stand was ...
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)
Replies: 127
Views: 4504

Re: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)

You can tell how old posters are by the names mentioned in their posts.

For me, and I endured the 4th division days, it could be Tony Hancock.

We also made a huge deal about signing Liam Robinson in 1994 for our then record fee of £250K.
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 542
Views: 43452

Re: New Corner Stands

I agree on the cladding. The cassette cladding on the new corners is more expensive and looks are better than the older cheap cladding. If we’re going for a black and grey look then fine, do the entire ground. Just add colour by a couple of stripes here and there, or new BFC signage. It’s due a fres...
by Claretforever
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Strong looking squad
Replies: 62
Views: 4152

Re: Strong looking squad

Central midfield is our weakest position for me. Need a tall athletic type player, and I know that’s not easy as the quality players who can tackle, tune and pass tend to be snapped up Bury the big clubs. It’s certainly a position we need to fill as I don’t think we win enough headers in the middle ...
by Claretforever
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home
Replies: 110
Views: 6971

Re: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home

They’re two of our own
They’re two of our owwwwn
Dwight and Jay
They’re two of our own

:)
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New seating at another Premier League ground
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: New seating at another Premier League ground

Then I am wrong. We have only put traditional plastic seats into the away end, which seems a waste to me. We’d have been better off replacing the Jimmy Mac lower with those. The areas at Wolves and spurs are sold as seats, with the seats installed as ‘seats incorporating barriers’, rather than rail...
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where will Burnley Finish
Replies: 56
Views: 2758

Re: Where will Burnley Finish

We have to get close to 20 points by half way. I don’t think my mind could handle another rollercoaster like last season.

We need 2-3 signings to freshen the squad up, but my hopes for this coming season are mid table comfort and a good cup run, which we haven’t had for years.
by Claretforever
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many actual Burnley games have you actually seen?
Replies: 59
Views: 2141

Re: How many actual Burnley games have you actually seen?

I have no idea on the actual figure, but over 30+ years I’ve had circa 18 season tickets, so barely missed a home league game in those 18 seasons, but always made at least a dozen in the other seasons, sometimes almost all games. Add in 5-15 away games most seasons. I’d say about 800 games, and mayb...
by Claretforever
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

Surely it’s only a matter of time until that stand needs some serious attention. The brickwork here, for example, is obviously falling apart and looks extremely dangerous to anybody underneath. How has this not been actioned as it was like this months ago? :? Some of the brickwork around the back of...
by Claretforever
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Glen Little’s Top Ten Goals
Replies: 28
Views: 1620

Re: Glen Little’s Top Ten Goals

He'd only been on the field five minutes and a scouser turned to me and said "why the hell didn't this lad play from the start??" I’m sure he nutmegged their player in the left back position. I don’t know whether I was seated in the side stand or whether I was just right in the corner, bu...
by Claretforever
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Glen Little’s Top Ten Goals
Replies: 28
Views: 1620

Re: Glen Little’s Top Ten Goals

How many times did he end up on his knees but tried taking players on whilst down?! :lol:

First time I saw him was at Anfield when he came on as a sub. Looked good that night.
by Claretforever
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How far can a Manufactured Team Go
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: How far can a Manufactured Team Go

I can see them playing League One or Championship football, and that being about their ceiling. Maybe they’ll move stadiums and acquire a larger fanbase but they’ll never be more than a Wimbledon type size.
by Claretforever
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR at the Women’s World Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 1869

Re: VAR at the Women’s World Cup

I’d rather be talking about an unjust decision (in my eyes) over a pint or two afterwards than VAR. I don’t want it at all.

They are going to have to delay the football results by 10 minutes next season.
by Claretforever
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extended home section in cricket field stand
Replies: 219
Views: 10860

Re: Extended home section in cricket field stand

These pictures were taken against Olympiacos back in August when, if I remember correctly, the Cricket Field home section wasn’t full, although it was busy. These two pictures were taken within seconds of each other, showing the toilet and refreshment area, and through to outside of the stand. Obvio...
by Claretforever
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

These pictures were taken against Olympiacos back in August when, if I remember correctly, the Cricket Field home section wasn’t full, although it was busy. These two pictures were taken within seconds of each other, showing the toilet and refreshment area, and through to outside of the stand. Obvio...
by Claretforever
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

Yea. There is more than enough space where the cricket club currently is for a new cricket ground (if they were in agreement and a new Cricket field End There’s a patch of land where their nets currently exist straight behind the CFS which would help BFC. We could then rebuild their clubhouse and s...
by Claretforever
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

I know, I’ve seen the interview explaining it all. I know we had no money and that’s my point. If we don’t do it when it’s our choice and we have the money we’ll have to do it when we’ve no choice and no money.
by Claretforever
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

I just hope we don’t go cheap again, like with the two 90’s stands. If we are to build something of high quality then we have to do something whilst in the Premier League, so it has to be soon.
by Claretforever
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 8735

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

Ady Randall is definitely up there, as is Paul ‘Smudge’ Smith (rumoured to be worth £0.5m). He had a great left foot did Smith. And what about a Steve Davis Mk2? He should definitely played in the Premier League for me. In fact I’m convinced another manager once stated that about him, saying he was ...
by Claretforever
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 8735

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

I used to watch the reserves years ago when they played on the Turf, and I saw Branchy have some sublime performances. He looked amazing. He was megging players for fun, doing keepy ups after controlling, flicking balls over player’s heads. I used to tell my mates and they wouldn’t believe me, and a...
by Claretforever
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand
Replies: 172
Views: 17169

Re: Burnley looking to redevelop the Cricket Field stand

I’m sure I read somewhere that the Cricket Club took £18,000 over the bar when we played Aberdeen at home, and the Aberdeen fans were turning up with cases from Tesco. It was pretty packed mind. They must take £10K per home game on average, which is £190,000, plus parking at £5 each? What is there, ...

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