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by Claretforever
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venkys
Replies: 36
Views: 2382

Re: Venkys

Dammit, I've just cancelled my subscription to The Athletic as well. If someone can copy the article into here I'd appreciate it, any chronicle of the Venky tenure down the road is always good for a laugh. Burnley Aces on Facebook have posted it, if you’re on there? It’s a long article. https://www...
by Claretforever
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 3788
Views: 244663

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I’m worried by this takeover. That’s a gut feel. The Egyptian doesn’t appear to have any serious wealth of his own, so the question must be where he is getting the money from, and how the deal is structured. Is it £200m for the current shareholders? Is it up front or dependent upon results? Is part ...
by Claretforever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Well run gyms vs well run pubs...
Replies: 37
Views: 1203

Re: Well run gyms vs well run pubs...

From a selfish perspective closing pubs doesn’t affect me, although I do like a pint or three on a match day. I can totally empathise with pub workers and those who see it as their only chance to socially interact with others. It’s proven though, that when you work out it releases endorphins which r...
by Claretforever
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Still missing the turf?
Replies: 63
Views: 2492

Re: Still missing the turf?

I’m a bit meh with it. I’ve been going on over 30 years but I’ve no desire to get back on anytime soon. I couldn’t truly get into the TV games during the summer with no fans so only watched Burnley. I suppose if anything I miss the match day experience. Rain or shine it’s the pre-match pint, and the...
by Claretforever
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Iphone 12 + ???
Replies: 29
Views: 1139

Re: Iphone 12 + ???

I’ve been waiting for the IPhone 12 for about 6 months as the previous versions didn’t offer enough of a leap from my 7 plus. My 7 plus battery is <80% after 4 years, and the speaker isn’t anywhere near as good as the newer models, so figured I’d wait. The 12 doesn’t give the battery performance spe...
by Claretforever
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Bud Fight, sorry Presidential Debate
Replies: 863
Views: 15349

Re: The Bud Fight, sorry Presidential Debate

Looks like somebody is Mansplaining to himself in the mirror! Which part of Trump refusing to condemn White Supremacists do you NOT understand? Sweet of you to feel sorry for the "Sycophant of the Century" Mike Pence, while criticizing those "two Women". Harris was much the better debater and actua...
by Claretforever
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Bud Fight, sorry Presidential Debate
Replies: 863
Views: 15349

Re: The Bud Fight, sorry Presidential Debate

Two appalling candidates really. There should be an upper age limit for becoming President, or Prime Minster. There’s a real risk on of Trump or Biden could die in office bully the look of them. Biden came across better than I thought he would the other week, and Trump did himself no favours by cons...
by Claretforever
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England U21’s LIVE on YouTube 7.10.20
Replies: 72
Views: 2530

England U21’s LIVE on YouTube 7.10.20

Around 2pm today, England’s under 21’s match away at Andorra will be live on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/GM5jfL2LB6M
by Claretforever
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BENSON
Replies: 46
Views: 4264

Re: BENSON

Isn’t he about 23? He should be in the first team squad, maybe even the 11 if good enough, and Cork should be the one sat on the bench coming in as the old head when required.
by Claretforever
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Chelsea 1967
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Burnley v Chelsea 1967

A picture taken from the Cricket Field side of the Longside in that game.
by Claretforever
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Home Kit 2020/21
Replies: 162
Views: 9852

Re: New Home Kit 2020/21

I wonder if they genuinely thought that the 1920-21 kit had claret socks as opposed to black ones with them being dark on the black and white photos? Surely not? They should have gone the whole way if it was a tribute to that team from 100 years ago in my opinion. The strip looks better on athletic ...
by Claretforever
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Talksport presenters
Replies: 32
Views: 1730

Re: Talksport presenters

Simon Jordan is the only person on there who isn’t bothered about playing the good cop, bad cop game, and provides insight.
by Claretforever
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Number of seasons in Premier League club by club
Replies: 38
Views: 2265

Re: Number of seasons in Premier League club by club

We only need another 12 concurrent seasons in the Premier league to overtake them,but you probably won't be around to see it happen. :D Blackburn achieved 18 seasons over two spells. I think their second spell of 11 years was more impressive Than the first given that, once they’d been bankrolled to...
by Claretforever
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is our best ever centre forward
Replies: 106
Views: 3126

Re: Who is our best ever centre forward

Not what I’ve seen, but surely George Beel and Bert Freeman have to be up there with the best?
by Claretforever
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coventry City.
Replies: 26
Views: 1722

Re: Coventry City.

It must have benefitted the owners to move the club from Highfield Road? I can’t see another reason as the ground was about the right size for them (24,000?), and was similar to the Turf in some ways. I’m sure angry Coventry fans could explain what went on. I think one of the issues with the Ricoh, ...
by Claretforever
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andre Schurrle
Replies: 28
Views: 2565

Re: Andre Schurrle

That Chelsea game in 2014 was the only time that the camera locations in the middle of the stands have ever been used. They were trying different angles with our ground and I personally felt it made the ground look better. It was different, but they never used it again. It was a super angle of Arfie...
by Claretforever
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Final positions for Europe
Replies: 69
Views: 3349

Re: Final positions for Europe

I’d have us in Europe every season if we could. You have to have something to aim for as a football fan and we know the top 5-6 is usually wrapped up with the money they have now. Our club has experience now so could manage it better. Look at Wolves this season. The best we can hope for, and is a re...
by Claretforever
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Charlton
Replies: 70
Views: 2531

Re: Jack Charlton

Met him just the once when I was selling lottery tickets in the Bob Lord stand pre-match and half time of the Shrewsbury FA Cup tie around ‘92. The large banner across the Longside game with ‘John Bond is a w*nker’ on it. He was friendly.
by Claretforever
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams
Replies: 120
Views: 6425

Re: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams

Norwich - I’d like to see someone like Todd Cantwell replacing Hendrick. Hanley sounds like a good shout from a Gibson replacement perspective. Bournemouth - Josh King or Ryan Fraser to replace injury prone Brady or, to a lesser extent, JBG. Watford - Deulofeu is exciting when running at opponents, ...
by Claretforever
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Dunn is the new Barrow Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 2109

David Dunn is the new Barrow Manager

I had really wanted Barrow to do well next season too. Shame.

I can see the logic with having access to Blackburn’s young/out of favour players perhaps?
by Claretforever
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Distance Themselves From BLM Movement
Replies: 165
Views: 8317

Re: FA Distance Themselves From BLM Movement

I think you'll find that most people who joined in the 'Black Lives Matter' protests, were not even aware that there was an organisation called 'Black Lives Matter', never mind knew that it was a political organisation with views some people might not agree with. I certainly didn't. They just felt ...
by Claretforever
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite season without promotion or a trophy
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: Favourite season without promotion or a trophy

Funnily enough the first season that sprung to mind before clicking into the thread was also the 1990-91 season. We had a fantastic home record where it didn’t feel like any team was going to beat us at the Turf, until Chesterfield did around Easter. I think our away form cost us eventually as that ...
by Claretforever
Thu May 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Pearce
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Re: Chris Pearce

He still lives in the area and plays golf at Towneley. Nice bloke.
by Claretforever
Tue May 19, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is vizeh really moving to Poland???
Replies: 50
Views: 2987

Re: Is vizeh really moving to Poland???

No detached houses in Burnley? Who comes up with this crap? :lol:
by Claretforever
Sun May 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Times Rich List
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: Sunday Times Rich List

The two brothers from Blackburn who own Euro Garages are both worth over £1 billion.

Another Lawrence Cotton, Jack Walker scenario in a few years? They (Rovers) do seem to find wealthy benefactors every few generations to buy them some silverware. It’s always been boom and bust with them.
by Claretforever
Sat May 16, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have we ever had any genuine WORLD CLASS players?
Replies: 57
Views: 2435

Re: Have we ever had any genuine WORLD CLASS players?

Willie Morgan seems to have a George Best swagger about him, but was before my time.

https://youtu.be/hMRrIgAdXxM
by Claretforever
Wed May 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 739
Views: 82943

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Yeah. We seem to have lost something like 8 terrace steps which affected capacity, not that we needed it for too much longer. 68 yard pitch with, at the time, a 15” shoulder width per person usually used for capacity (36” yard / 15” = 2.4 people per yard) means we lost around 1,305 off the capacity ...
by Claretforever
Wed May 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Newcastle 31/12/60
Replies: 21
Views: 992

Re: Burnley v Newcastle 31/12/60

Wasn’t there a big defeat at Ipswich just before all this which, and I know it was early in the season(61/62), cost Burnley the title?
by Claretforever
Tue May 12, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 739
Views: 82943

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

The Cricket Field End

When did they make it smaller by moving the wall back? The earlier image from the 1920’s shows the stanchions behind the wall, but the later one with the workmen working on the fence shows the wall a bit further back.
by Claretforever
Fri May 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If spectators are banned for months to come is it time to consider rebuilding the Cricketfield stand ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2730

Re: If spectators are banned for months to come is it time to consider rebuilding the Cricketfield stand ?

People are not against the building of a new stand. It’s what, 60 years old now? It has to be done as it won’t last and a new one would be there in say 2080. The thing is though the football club might not be. We have a reserve in funds which we might need for the running costs of the club rather t...
by Claretforever
Fri May 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If spectators are banned for months to come is it time to consider rebuilding the Cricketfield stand ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2730

Re: If spectators are banned for months to come is it time to consider rebuilding the Cricketfield stand ?

This. Now is the worst possible time. And therein lies the problem. We have money now, and prior to this pandemic people were saying ‘you can’t redevelop, we need the money for players’. This pandemic will eat into our reserves for sure but, if the season is finished and another played out, the res...
by Claretforever
Wed May 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sam Finley - Accrington Stanley
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: Sam Finley - Accrington Stanley

I see or hear the word Pikey used on an almost daily basis Another day I've learnt something new, I genuinely never knew it was racist or that I had been racially abused, as well as seeing many others suffer the same. I must get called it once a week. I think it’s one of those works where people ov...
by Claretforever
Tue May 05, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aldi
Replies: 159
Views: 6170

Re: Aldi

Aldi is absolutely fine once you take the snobby specs off. The experience is much better in Tesco or Sainsbury’s as the marketing is better, the aisles are wider, the experience at the till is better (they’re now encouraging you to check yourself out), but the quality of the product, overall, is to...
by Claretforever
Mon May 04, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When was the last time our Turf Moor music ..
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: When was the last time our Turf Moor music ..

But entrance music - not sure when that first started but I think it might have been with The Best around the time Jimmy Mullen was manager. I do know Chris Waddle is probably the only manager to introduce his own with Jump, because they'd had it at Marseille when he was there. We used to play Tom ...
by Claretforever
Sat May 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 1987 cup final
Replies: 26
Views: 1306

Re: 1987 cup final

I think the last one I enjoyed was the 89 final of Liverpool and Everton. That McCall volley! I must have practiced that goal 500 times against the factory wall near where I lived. The 91 final I remember because of Gazza with that silly tackle, and Sunderland in 92 for the team bus interviews etc, ...
by Claretforever
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: On this day - Preston and York
Replies: 27
Views: 1699

Re: On this day - Preston and York

I suppose our following that day depends on how truthful the crowd figure was. Preston were averaging 9,632 prior to that final match, but included large crowds against Blackpool (18,822), Aston Villa (17,371) and Sheffield Wednesday (15,500). Their fee matches before that game we’re seeing 6,200 - ...
by Claretforever
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Charity Shield 1960
Replies: 14
Views: 1157

Re: Charity Shield 1960

Great links. Thanks.

The Spurs game is away though.
by Claretforever
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gym
Replies: 27
Views: 2266

Re: Gym

There might be a chance that personal fitness centres could open with restrictions in 2-3 months, but not ‘normal’ gyms. Personal fitness centres can clean down every piece of equipment after use with a PT, and social distancing/entrance/exit can be managed. You can’t do that with a normal gym with ...
by Claretforever
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Attending Matches
Replies: 33
Views: 1201

Re: Attending Matches

I’m surprised at some of the comments I see regarding haven’t missed it etc, like further up and elsewhere, as though there has already been no football for 6 months. We go without attending matches for 3 months every summer anyway, and every other summer we don’t watch any either. I haven’t really ...
by Claretforever
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Re: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices

I know the capacity dropped to 13,000 for a number of weeks/months one summer in the early 90’s, and we had to add extra exit gates at the from and paint them yellow, but I’ve never read anything about capacity dropping to 8,000?
by Claretforever
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Re: ARTICLE: Fans stunned at 1981 prices

Was the increase also to do with extra costs of ground upgrades in light of the Safety at Football Grounds Act of 1975? I notice in the Rothmans books that our capacity dropped from 38,000 in 1980-81 down to 23,000 in 1981-82, before going back up to 25,000 not long afterwards.
by Claretforever
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is a regionalising of Div 1 and 2 the way forward
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: Is a regionalising of Div 1 and 2 the way forward

Aren’t certain teams moveable though, so could be bumped to the north or south to make way for other sides? So a team in the midlands could be in the north one season but the south the next?
by Claretforever
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is a regionalising of Div 1 and 2 the way forward
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: Is a regionalising of Div 1 and 2 the way forward

The trouble with regionalising the lower divisions is that you’d have to revamp the Conference too. Didn’t it used to be northern alliance and southern league? Regarding long midweek fixtures it was what clubs wanted. They’re more likely to get bigger crowds against local clubs, especially on a week...
by Claretforever
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kit contracts - Umbro & Lovebet
Replies: 27
Views: 1792

Re: Kit contracts - Umbro & Lovebet

I’m sure I read somewhere that the shirt deal is about £8m per season? Remember the days when we’d do a deal with P3 Computers for a new printer?
by Claretforever
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New To Netflix - The English Game
Replies: 39
Views: 3552

Re: The English Game

Wasn’t it Queen Street Mill that was used? I recall filming trucks up there last year.

I watched in the hope Rovers (it was a mixture of a Rovers and Olympic, I know) would be thrown out of the cup and liquidated for their shenanigans. :lol:
by Claretforever
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do cup winners also become null and void if a season is cancelled?
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Do cup winners also become null and void if a season is cancelled?

Anyway, while we’re on the subject of cupe being taken off clubs I believe they should start by taken the first few cups off those cheating soda down at Ewood for their cups in the 1880’s for breaking rules and paying players and them only being amateur cups.. :twisted:
by Claretforever
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do cup winners also become null and void if a season is cancelled?
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Do cup winners also become null and void if a season is cancelled?

I’d do away with all european competition as well as domestic cups for next season other than the FA Cup. The FA Cup will suddenly regain its prestige being the only knock out competition in the process. Burnley will only have to play 39 games, average 42/43 games for PL, 47/48 instead of 56 for EFL...
by Claretforever
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Non-league steps 3-7 season expunged
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Non-league steps 3-7 season expunged

The FA council has ratified its decision to null and void the entire season for steps 3-7 of the non-league pyramid. Local leagues are saying they had no involvement in the decision making, and this journalist examines the decision in detail with lots of questions which remain unanswered, as well as...
by Claretforever
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Quiz - Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: Quiz - Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Was this the first season where you didn’t have to be a City or have a trade fair so could qualify through league position?