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by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our biggest signing?
Replies: 55
Views: 2458

Re: Our biggest signing?

Beyond a shadow of doubt it was Ian Wright. He may have only played a cameo role, but his goal against Notts County was one for the memory bank and of enormous importance and only a player of his stature could possibly score it.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings
Replies: 91
Views: 3848

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings

Another solid, professional performance.

Pope 7
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9*
Pieters 7
Brady 7
Brownhill 7
Westwood 7
Benson 6
Wood 6
Barnes 7

Stephens-6 I know he wasn't on for long but he looks a lot sharper than when he first arrived.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 80
Views: 3662

Re: Leeds v Burnley - Player Ratings

Thought it was a very reasonable performance given the side was patched up. It's hard to legislate for a ref who needs a few more FA courses.

Pope 7
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 6
Taylor 6
Benson 5
Brownhill 9*
Westwood 7
Pieters 5
Wood 7
Barnes 7

Jay Rod-5
Stephens-7
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What has happened to Chris Wood?
Replies: 53
Views: 2530

Re: What has happened to Chris Wood?

I thought Wood had a good game. He gave Ayling a torrid time and when the service wasn't forthcoming, he came deeper and deeper to get involved and help link up play. I've been beating the drum for a long time, but you can't blame the strikers for the lack of creative quality in midfield, a problem ...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC - Games of Your Decades
Replies: 58
Views: 1823

Re: Burnley FC - Games of Your Decades

66/67 Burnley v WHU 4-2. My favourite Clarets performance and Willie Morgan ran our WC captain ragged. March '74-Burnley v Newcastle 0-2. High expectation but alas the game that left me most disappointed. 86/87 Burnley v Orient 2-1 Any true Claret would be hard pressed to leave our most important ma...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pop Master
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Pop Master

Yes the final wasn't really a contest. However Ken Bruce used a nice turn of phrase when he said the final Champions League was devised to separate the 'goat from the sheep'.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Wolves - Player Ratings
Replies: 62
Views: 3335

Re: Burnley v Wolves - Player Ratings

Excellent result last night. After watching the Wolves/Chelsea game last week end I must admit I was worried. We beat a very good side in Wolves and apart from the first 25 minutes made them look ordinary. Pope 7 Lowton 7 Tarkowski 9 Mee 9 Taylor 9* Brady 7 Brownhill 7 Westwood 8 McNeil 7 Wood 8 Bar...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets have re-Corked Jack
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets have re-Corked Jack

I've only just seen this news and 'I'm over the moon' in football speak. Forget the January window, JC's extension is our best piece of business 'come what may'. Happy Place, Happy place.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do we need a striker in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 2069

Re: Do we need a striker in January?

I think Dyche's post match interview last night hinted that January deals were not likely. Getting back on topic, we have the luxury of 4 good strikers, so for me it's not a priority. A creative midfielder for me has to be our main aim but i'm not holding my breath.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aston Villa v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3362

Re: Aston Villa v Burnley - Player Ratings

I'd have taken a point all day long, but I expected more, a lot more offensively against a patch up Villa side. We lose the ball/give the ball away too easily and are not convincing in 50/50's. That said we are heading in the right direction, and our best midfielder will soon be back. Can't come soo...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon Prime
Replies: 76
Views: 4402

Re: Amazon Prime

We've just gone on the Amazon Website and they're offering a 30 day free trial. Rest as CT instructions. Excellent picture and good to see Simon Thomas back.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 3502

Re: Arsenal v Burnley - Player Ratings

Fabulous result, it's been a long time coming against the Gunners, but it tastes very sweet. Lets hope this 'kick starts' our season.

Pope 9*
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 8
Taylor 7
Brady 7
Brownhill 8
Westwood 8
McNeil 7
Wood 6
Rodriguez 6
Barnes 7
Vydra 6
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trippier to Manchester United
Replies: 56
Views: 3775

Re: Trippier to Manchester United

I think if Trippier moved at this stage in his career, he'd want guarantees of a starting berth, and IMO it's unlikely at United. Suppose the question is why would United want KT? Its just typical of the way the club have been operating in recent years. Just chucking money at the problem without any...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Beach Boys
Replies: 47
Views: 1863

Re: Beach Boys

Heroes and Villains has always been my fave Beach Boys track from the first moment I heard it on Simon Dee's Midday Spin way back when.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Happy Birthday

Many Happy Returns SuperCas.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Referee confirmed for Aston Villa game
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Referee confirmed for Aston Villa game

I've no problem with Pawson it's the VAR guy that concerns me.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lingard anyone ?
Replies: 69
Views: 2874

Re: Lingard anyone ?

I wouldn't think for one minute that we'd have any much of taking JL this coming window. That said I'd definitely think he'd be a good acquisition. He must be hurting at the lack of opportunity, and I think SD could be just the manager to give him a kick start.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Ray Davies
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Sir Ray Davies

I like The Kinks. I’ve always thought that The Beatles/Oasis was very lazy and the similarities between The Kinks/Blur is far greater. Ray and Damons writing was very very similar. Crikey, Beatles lazy!!! Produced 12 albums between 63-70 (one a double) that helped define the 60's and beyond. Sorry ...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Classic albums revisited
Replies: 193
Views: 5396

Re: Classic albums revisited

If we're taking strictly vinyl I've recently revisited 'In the Land of Grey and Pink'-Caravan and 'The Court of the Crimson King'- King Crimson in recent days. Plenty of reference to The Boss. I wonder what fans think of his new album 'Letter to You? For me he's had 3 great albums of the 21st Centur...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Does anyone actually enjoy watching us play?
Replies: 114
Views: 3946

Re: Does anyone actually enjoy watching us play?

Did anyone enjoy the Chelsea/Spurs match yesterday? I certainly didn't, and the amount of talent and cost on show must have been enough to finance the debt of a few third world countries. Mourinho's teams have usually been dull IMO, and counter attacking. However fans overlook that aspect when your ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mcneil - have we seen enough?
Replies: 95
Views: 4101

Re: Mcneil - have we seen enough?

For me McNeil was a much better player when he first came into the side. He's an obvious talent but at times I feel he is turning into a new George Boyd. Probably alarm some people, me saying this but he's not developed how i'd have hoped. We have to play to his undoubted strengths and in areas of t...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Derby
Replies: 16
Views: 1829

Re: Derby

The guy Derby needed has ended up at their bitter rivals Forest. I said a few weeks ago on a previous thread that I didn't think for one minute Rooney was the right fit at this juncture. They need someone whose tried and tested managing at Championship level.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maradona
Replies: 189
Views: 4483

Re: Maradona

One of the greatest players of any generation. Diego Maradona RIP.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA
Replies: 23
Views: 1061

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

I used to see him regularly at Bolton Tech when I attended in the late sixties. A decent winger in his day.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets complete Nartey deal
Replies: 36
Views: 3199

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets complete Nartey deal

Looks very promising. Played 29 games in League 1 last season and will have picked up good habits being at Chelsea since the age of 9. Also educated at St Paul's London. Add to the recent mix signing 2 United academy players, and the future signs look good.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Referee confirmed for Manchester City game
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Referee confirmed for Manchester City game

Last thing we need.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Crystal Palace - Player Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3712

Re: Burnley v Crystal Palace - Player Ratings

Started well but a very frantic second half. Good job Zaha wasn't playing for them. That's possibly the luck we needed but far from convincing. Pope 8-Saved us 2 points tonight. Lowton 6-Still don't think he's nailed the position. Tarkowski 8-Solid and much better having Mee along side him. Mee 8*-C...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee = 4 points
Replies: 48
Views: 2645

Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

My MOM also tonight. We look more solid at the back and up top. Just the middle we need to get sorted.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie Howe
Replies: 87
Views: 5381

Re: Eddie Howe

I know it would never happen, but I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jordan North in Welsh jungle
Replies: 440
Views: 25757

Re: Jordan North in Welsh jungle

Jordan North has done a wonderful job promoting the profile of Burnley and the club. I must be honest I was disappointed in Dyche's response in his Thursday presser. He came across as negative and could have taken the opportunity to be more positive and emphasis the good the club have done in suppor...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski versus Keane
Replies: 22
Views: 1021

Re: Tarkowski versus Keane

Keane looks a lot better now. He was poor when he first went to Everton. Don't think he was comfortable with the system Koeman played. That said, I think Tarks is a better defender.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bands beginning with 'B'
Replies: 120
Views: 2257

Re: Bands beginning with 'B'

A few from the wife :( -Blue, Boyzone, Bad Manners and Back Street Boys.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 22
Views: 2975

Re: Jack Cork

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football ... g-23032165

Seems like quite a few PL clubs would like our Jack's services.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thunder and the singing ringing tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1811

Re: Thunder and the singing ringing tree

I was up Crown Point the other day for my daily exercise (hence essential travel). You locals don't realise how lucky you having such a wonderful landscape on your door step.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 22
Views: 2975

Re: Jack Cork

tim_noone wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Hes a player we have missed...
Absolutely Tim. Gets some stick on here from some quarters, but I can never understand why. For me our most important and productive player, and the sooner he's back the better for me.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolling Stones....
Replies: 76
Views: 2040

Re: Rolling Stones....

Impossible picking one song as they can change. However Aftermath is my favourite album of the Stones. Very Beatle inspired and quite long for the period. Hence Paint it Black (USA album) and Under my Thumb would be up there. Also Sympathy for the Devil and Gimme Shelter are constants.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jordan North in Welsh jungle
Replies: 440
Views: 25757

Re: Jordan North in Welsh jungle

Besides being a Claret, more importantly, Jordan North is an ambassador for Pendleside Hospice and has helped the organisation raise funds through his charitable work. He regularly hosts quiz's on FB. Top young bloke in my estimation.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RIP Ray Clemence
Replies: 40
Views: 1919

Re: RIP Ray Clemence

This is a real shock. Ray Clemence was a truly great goalkeeper. He could virtually have nothing to do on occasions given the brilliance of the Liverpool defence he played behind, but when called upon, he would pull off a couple of brilliant saves. Great levels of concentration and if not for Shilto...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche to Derby?
Replies: 59
Views: 4479

Re: Dyche to Derby?

I'd also be surprised if they don't give the job to Rooney. However I feel it would be a mistake.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Moyes...
Replies: 74
Views: 4709

Re: David Moyes...

Seen him regularly walking his small dog around Lytham. He’s very friendly and approachable.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 8515

Re: Tarkowski interview

I don't think the board can win either way with some supporters. From how I've read the article, the club appear to have tried hard to keep hold of one of our best players. For that they should be applauded. Investment works both ways, and the first priority is to keep hold of your existing assets. ...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RIP Tony Waiters
Replies: 25
Views: 2040

Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Sad news. Excellent goalkeeper. RIP Tony Waiters.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Back to five subs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1090

Re: Back to five subs?

Think we're bottom of the sub league. According to Sky we've used 1.7 per game thus far this season. Personally I've no objection to 5 subs and think it will come in as the big boys want it.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 24 Hours in Custody.
Replies: 48
Views: 3209

Re: 24 Hours in Custody.

Yes a very good watch.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa
Replies: 60
Views: 2713

Re: Villa

Villa were never far off being a good side last year IMO. Unlucky with injuries to key players. Pleased for Dean Smith, who kept to his principals to play expansive, attractive football even when they were unfortunate to be on the wrong end of results. That said, if Villa had gone down, would they h...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood and Barnes
Replies: 54
Views: 2732

Re: Wood and Barnes

JayRod linked up well with Wood whilst Barnes was out injured and for me proved it's our best combination up front, given the system we play. The combo makes us less predictable, but, and it's a big but, we need, and have needed a creative midfield player for at least the last 3 windows. Until this ...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Annie Nightingale
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Annie Nightingale

One of the very best DJ's who deservedly received a CBE and was a pioneer for female DJ'S. Her Sunday night request show in the nineties was a must listen.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ben Mee in with a chance for Friday
Replies: 33
Views: 2018

Re: ARTICLE: Ben Mee in with a chance for Friday

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Here's hoping.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: YOUR team vs Brighton
Replies: 49
Views: 2013

Re: YOUR team vs Brighton

Think it's fair to say not one of our players have covered themselves in glory thus far. You could make a case of dropping anyone of them, as they are so far off the pace. These next two games will go along way to defining our season. Given the state of our situation and I hope the players aren't gi...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley's FA Youth Cup winners
Replies: 33
Views: 1445

Re: Burnley's FA Youth Cup winners

Good to see that photo again. Pat Dooney was a friend of mine and sadly died in August 2018.