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by Claretforever
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Chelsea 1967
Replies: 23
Views: 941

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: 8697

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: 1637

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: 2096

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: 2736

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: 1662

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: 2430

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: 3196

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: 2335

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: 6110

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: 1944

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: 7677

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: 618

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: 2014

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: 2737

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: 1258

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: 2192

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: 81031

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: 956

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: 81031

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: 2590

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: 2590

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: 1177

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: 5651

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: 1131

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: 1164

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: 1583

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: 999

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: 2161

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: 1107

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1100

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: 1100

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: 1644

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: 3403

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: 624

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: 624

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: 294

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: 390

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?
by Claretforever
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley and Dundee
Replies: 32
Views: 2387

Re: Burnley and Dundee

Many came down from Scotland (not just Dundee), emptied the flats of their brand new kitchens and bathrooms and returned to Scotland without starting work. Dundee had another large Michelin factory so assume that’s the Dundee link? The flats were very modern and smart when brand new I believe. A rea...
by Claretforever
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Tap keeps flowing at Ewood
Replies: 34
Views: 2750

Re: The Tap keeps flowing at Ewood

Blackburn Rovers have been subsidised by wealthy owners throughout their history. They were actually formed by the middle classes, enabling them to acquire the best players and pay them when many others were poorer working NBC lads clubs, much like ours. By the late 1900’s into the 1910’s they had a...
by Claretforever
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New To Netflix - The English Game
Replies: 39
Views: 3403

Re: The English Game Netflix

Anybody watched it yet. I was glued to it. Netflix Original 6 episodes. Er could be any North West Club... Don't let the fact that our friends down the road feature put you off! The writers took the facts and got a bit creative with them. Arthur Kinnaird actually played for Wanderers at the time th...
by Claretforever
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting Statistic on our Home Attendances
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

Re: Interesting Statistic on our Home Attendances

I recall seeing an article in about 67, stating that, given their catchment areas, West Brom and Burnley were the 2 best supported clubs. We were just less than 21k and The Throstles were just over 21k. Town size perhaps. The only difference being that around West Brom you can’t tell we here one to...
by Claretforever
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting Statistic on our Home Attendances
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

Re: Interesting Statistic on our Home Attendances

To add to the above, in 1962 Burnley were the 10th best supported club in the country. By 1965 we’d dropped to 28th whilst still in the First Division. We were 30th by 1970-71 season.
by Claretforever
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting Statistic on our Home Attendances
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

Re: Interesting Statistic on our Home Attendances

We lost 7,000 fans overnight when Jimmy McIlroy was sold to Stoke. I’m comparing the seasons 1962 v 1964 as the remainder of 1962-63 season the crowds plummeted and dropped the average, eg, v Birmingham late in the season we got 14,350, but when we played Leyton Orient (another poor fixture) earlier...
by Claretforever
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will the season feel the same when it restarts?
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: Will the season feel the same when it restarts?

We might not see football again for 6 months. I reckon by then JBG will be touch and go.
by Claretforever
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Non league football
Replies: 49
Views: 1524

Re: Non league football

With the way things are going it’ll be October or beyond before we can get back to football, so why not write off next season completely? Let’s say it starts in October just have cup competitions between then and March, open transfer window, and then resume this season next March at the point it fin...
by Claretforever
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ST Renewals - General Concensus?
Replies: 97
Views: 3952

Re: ST Renewals - General Concensus?

I drove past the Park View late this afternoon and it was busy. That convinced me that everything was going to be fine, so I’m renewing. ;)