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by ashtonlongsider
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson
Replies: 87
Views: 4462

Re: Gibson

Don't get me wrong. I'm not in any way suggesting Mee as a permanent LB solution. I think, in the main, him and Tarks are a good combination. For me the main blame over the last 3 games must lay with the midfield, giving the ball away cheaply, not closing down, backing off, thus putting extra pressu...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson
Replies: 87
Views: 4462

Re: Gibson

If Taylors not fit for Saturday and SD has already indicates as much, I'd certainly bring in Gibson and play Mee at LB if he intends playing 4-4-2.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The cupboard was bare
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: ARTICLE: The cupboard was bare

Excellent article. Great therapy reading that Dave. Thank you for articulating in word what I having been thinking for the last month or so. Well since the Bramhall Lane debacle. Legs, Hearts, Mind. Think SD needs to re emphasise this when the players come back from their Christmas jolly.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: First visit to new Spurs home is not one to remember
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: REPORT: First visit to new Spurs home is not one to remember

Thanks for the report, quite diplomatic in the circumstances. Could have been the same as the City report, Palace report, Sheff Utd, Chelsea, I could go on. We are simply not performing or competing which is a worry. Who was surprised by the result, certainly not me. Don't get me wrong I've watched ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley players on their Xmas do in Dublin
Replies: 43
Views: 3492

Re: Burnley players on their Xmas do in Dublin

I would have expected the players to be called in for an extra training session this morning.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Is Getting Frustrated
Replies: 57
Views: 4701

Re: Sean Is Getting Frustrated

Look at it from the boards point of view. Our joint record signing Gibson, 1 start, Vydra scored goals for fun prior to us signing him, for a not inconsiderate sum, never been given a real chance. Wells never given a chance before being farmed out. Add to that Brady, a poor signing imo but cost big ...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bob Willis RIP
Replies: 26
Views: 977

Re: Bob Willis RIP

Was absolutely stunned to read of Bob Willis passing. Great England fast bowler, 2nd only to Sir Fred imo-I can pay him no finer accolade. He'll mainly be remembered for his major contribution to the 1981 Headingley test, without which we wouldn't have won. He was also a good watchable pundit, espec...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thanks for your patience and welcome back
Replies: 83
Views: 3143

Re: Thanks for your patience and welcome back

Thanks to all concerned for getting the site back up and running. Perhaps a blessing after the last two abject performances. I've no doubt the site would have gone into melt down on Tuesday night after that non performance against City, especially given how easily Palace beat us. Hodgson certainly h...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Westwood suspended for next week
Replies: 33
Views: 2903

Re: Is Westwood suspended for next week

Yes Westwood will be a big loss next week. At the risk of being shot down, I'd be inclined to move Hendrick into the centre with Cork and bring Lowton in on the right side of the mid 4. Palace's main threat is Zaha, and this will help us double up on him and also allow Lowton to play more advance, H...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney
Replies: 94
Views: 3526

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney

I go and see some people I liked in the 60s/70s still but usually people who's singing voices weren't that important to their acts or known to be still good. I can remember going to watch Jethro Tull about 5-6 years ago, maybe longer. I was hugely disappointed. Prior I'd seen Tull on the Thick as a...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney
Replies: 94
Views: 3526

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney

If someone asked me who was my favourite vocalist(of all time) I'd have to say Sir Paul (at his peak). Massive regret never seeing the great man live in any of his guises whether with the Beatles, Wings or the various line ups. Would I still watch him given the opportunity? Probably yes but I'd be a...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great headers
Replies: 50
Views: 1371

Re: Great headers

[quote="ElectroClaret"]He's right up there with Lochhead and Fletch, et al.

Totally agree, in 58 years of watching the Clarets those two were the best IMO.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Solo winter sun. Any tips? mid March-ish
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Solo winter sun. Any tips? mid March-ish

We went to Mallorca early March this year. I accept the weather can be iffy at that time of year but we did OK with temperatures in early 20's over half the week. Good time to hire a car and explore the beautiful island when it's quite.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: An emotional Dave Thomas at QPR
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: An emotional Dave Thomas at QPR

One of a Kind DT. Still looking very youthful as he marches towards 70. As well as being one of the best crossers of a ball we've ever had, he also possessed one of the hardest shots I can recall of someone in a Claret shirt.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Atmosphere in the PL.
Replies: 61
Views: 1751

Re: Atmosphere in the PL.

The atmosphere is equally bad in the PL and Championship, Anfield excepted. It will remain like that until the long overdue reintroduction of Standing areas.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings
Replies: 66
Views: 3641

Re: Burnley v West Ham - Player Ratings

Fantastic result and performance. Part of the difference was that we did the simple things right this week, something that was sadly missing at Bramall Lane. Pope 8-In fairness he didn't have a great deal to do but looked composed. Bardsley 8-Solid defensive performance Tarkowski 8-He did the simple...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top 10 Robbie Blake goals
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: Top 10 Robbie Blake goals

One of a Kind. The last BFC player to have me on the edge of my seat when he had the ball.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What price Dwight ?
Replies: 76
Views: 3433

Re: What price Dwight ?

With the exception of the Chelsea game, I'm afraid to say that IMO the lad doesn't appear to have pushed on this season IMO. Unsure of reason. Not having Taylor alongside him is an probability. He also appears to be more heavily marked this term. Re price I would assume that Burnley would have insis...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next 3 games - changes needed but what
Replies: 60
Views: 2239

Re: Next 3 games - changes needed but what

I certainly don't expect wholesale changes. Suppose it all depends how players respond in training this week. That said, I can't for the life of me understand how Pieters has started in front of one of the best young full backs in the country. I've also beencritical of Lowton's defensive qualities. ...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I’m inclined to give up to football
Replies: 40
Views: 2142

Re: I’m inclined to give up to football

If that handball of Ali's yesterday had been one of our players, VAR wouldn't have taken 3 minutes to convolute a reason for not giving a penalty. The decision would have been made in 3 seconds against the defender. Must be honest I'm not happy with VAR, it's not helping and the sooner it's scraped ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheffield United v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Sheffield United v Burnley - Player Ratings

They beat arsenal last week, however your tight it was a masterclass, but nothing new, people rave about Howe, this guy has fone just as well from.just as low down, with several clubs with not a lot of money. His sides usually have a good balance, keep it very tight, but play done really good uniqu...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: More worried then last season ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1642

Re: More worried then last season ?

The way we surrendered against Chelsea last week (after the second) and again this week against basically a Championship side that we made to look like world beaters does worry me.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheffield United v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 3700

Re: Sheffield United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Congratulations Sheff Utd on your first home league win of the season. Masterclass by Wilder with his tactical nous. Pope 5-Left terribly exposed by those in front of him. That said, today I really missed Heaton's leadership qualities. Lowton 3-Our No1 weakest position but he was left terribly expos...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cup games on tv tonight
Replies: 78
Views: 2089

Re: Cup games on tv tonight

Forget about defensive frailties, the Liverpool v Arsenal was a truly fantastic watch. Some fantastic open play and brilliant goals. Some good young lads on show for both sides that can only be good for the future. However, how many of them will play regularly for their respective teams? Think it wi...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Petrol or diesel
Replies: 80
Views: 2415

Re: Petrol or diesel

Personally wouldn't touch a Diesel. Production of them is plummeting and only going to increase over the next few years. As others have adhered to, cities will implement an environmental charge and Road Tax will increase along with fuel prices as the trend continues into extinction. No brainer, at p...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congratulations John McGreal
Replies: 29
Views: 1954

Re: Congratulations John McGreal

Cotts certainly had an eye for a player and he got us a gem in McGreal.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 3534

Re: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings

Pope 5-Didn't looked his normal composed self to me today. Lowton 4-This position should have been addressed in the summer. Tarkowski 7-Solid defensively but unusually poor in possession at times. Mee 6-For me below the standards he has set this season thus far this season. Pieters 5-Very hit and mi...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The best song you have ever heard
Replies: 102
Views: 2185

Re: The best song you have ever heard

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PNE: Pride of Lancashire
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: PNE: Pride of Lancashire

Personally thought it was a very poor game last night. That said, I wish PNE well and hope they can make the promised land. They certainly have a stadium fit for purpose.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Eddie Had A Dream
Replies: 21
Views: 1786

Re: ARTICLE: Eddie Had A Dream

I have a lot of respect for EH and enjoyed a lot of what he was trying to achieve. Unfortunately he was doing the job with the proverbial 'one hand tied behind his back', following on from the departure of OC and the poor appointment of Brian Laws imo, when the 'powder store' was getting low.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst song you’ve ever heard
Replies: 105
Views: 2198

Re: The worst song you’ve ever heard

Obviously very subjective. As a teenager the 1968 recording of Cinderella Rockefella by Esther and Obi Ofarim was always a song that grated me. It has certainly stood the test of time, although fortunately it doesn't get played on the radio too often these days. I also have a strong dislike for Bohe...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Gibson Link
Replies: 33
Views: 3516

Re: Ben Gibson Link

This lad was a very shrewd signing imo. Yes he's been very unfortunate. Think he was beginning to make his mark when he got injured and since Tarks and Mee have been very dominate. However I think his time will come for us in the not too distant future.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 163
Views: 7469

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Really shocked to pick up on this thread. Hampstead, I always respected your input on all things music. Your knowledge and contribution on the subject was immeasurable and you'll be sorely missed. May I offer my condolences to Hampstead's family and friends. Sleep easy and RIP.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 14453

Re: Burnley v Everton - Player Ratings

Pope 8-He looks very secure and does the simple things very well. Lowton 7-Worked tirelessly and had a good block in the 6 yard box that prevented a potential goal. Tarkowski 9-Amazed he can't make the present England squad. Mee 9-Just shaded MOM for me. He was outstanding especially in the air. Pie...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod v Wood v Barnes
Replies: 89
Views: 9861

Re: Jay Rod v Wood v Barnes

I must be honest I was a little surprised when JayRod didn't start yesterday. His half time introduction last week at Villa was key to us gaining a point. I felt at the very least he should have been introduced much earlier yesterday, in a game that was heading for a 0-0, until Coleman's sending off...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dirty Leeds
Replies: 19
Views: 2767

Re: Dirty Leeds

Only managed to see the 2nd half but what an advertisement for Championship football (not that I'm in any way advocating a return anytime soon hopefully). WBA were absolutely sublime with their approach play and deserve great credit.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brendan Rogers
Replies: 19
Views: 2810

Re: Brendan Rogers

Proving to be a top manager. He's turned Leicester into a potential top six team in no time. I wouldn't be surprised if they came knocking again come January to give them that final push.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Another away game – another draw
Replies: 20
Views: 3712

Re: REPORT: Another away game – another draw

I was in the upper tier and to be honest I didn't hear any booing pre match. The Villa fans were getting agitated with the length of time it was taking Pope to take goal kicks etc and I thought the booing stemmed from that, a bit of tit for tat. Don't think Heaton did himself any favours by celebrat...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John McGinn
Replies: 39
Views: 3917

Re: John McGinn

McGinn was everything I hope McNeil will aspire to become. I was very impressed with him and Grealish.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aston Villa - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 9093

Re: Aston Villa - Player Ratings

Pope 8*-Kept us in the game in the first half. The only one to come off with any credit at half time. Lowton 6-He can put in a good cross but defensive frailties are all too evident IMO. Tarkowski 8-Good solid game. Mee 8-As above for Tarks Pieters 6- Villa's targeted our left flank as a weakness ye...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Probert hangs up his whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: ARTICLE: Probert hangs up his whistle

At one time all refs had to retire compulsory at 48. Now seems no age. As for Probert, he was a long way from being the worst, certainly better IMO than the one we have officiating this Saturday.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bruce Springsteen premier rock star
Replies: 35
Views: 2701

Re: Bruce Springsteen premier rock star

Happy 70th Birthday Boss. Wishing you many more successful UK tours. Still got this image of his encore at the Etihad in 2016. Just him, guitar and harmonica singing 'This Hard Land' with 60k fans in the palm of his hand. You alway 'Prove it all night', long may you reign Bruce.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings
Replies: 68
Views: 10086

Re: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings

Pope 7-Crucial save prior to our goals otherwise, he didn't have a great deal to do. Lowton 7-Did well offensively Tarkowski 8-Rock solid with exception of early lapse of concentration that nearly let Norwich in. Mee 8-Same as Tark, some partnership. Long may it continue. Pieters 8-Reassuring presen...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drummers
Replies: 61
Views: 5093

Re: Drummers

I always classed Ginger Baker as the best drummer in his pomp. Other notable names are the late BJ Wilson of Procol Harum and for me the best contemporary drummer is Carter Beauford of DMB.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where to go in Thailand or possibly Bali?
Replies: 42
Views: 2912

Re: Where to go in Thailand or possibly Bali?

Another for Krabi here. My son lived and travelled extensively throughout Thailand and it's islands and he recommended. We weren't disappointed but it was 10 years ago.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 4th Test
Replies: 451
Views: 29148

Re: England v Australia 4th Test

Englands performance in the field yesterday looked dishevelled and lacked discipline. A series of missed catches along with some poor bowling have helped place Australia in a insurmountable. You've got to take your chances against Smith, they don't come along so ofter. May not look orthodox in the c...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 4th Test
Replies: 451
Views: 29148

Re: England v Australia 4th Test

Going tomorrow. Thomas Cook stand.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Liverpool - Player Ratings
Replies: 84
Views: 12915

Re: Burnley v Liverpool - Player Ratings

Pope 6-Thought he looked one of our more assured performers Lowton 4-Problem position last season, still a problem position IMO given the system we play Tarkowski 8*-The only one of our players that looked totally comfortable against the opposition. Mee 6-Switched off and it proved costly Pieters 7-...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I wonder what the Chairman thinks
Replies: 31
Views: 3481

Re: I wonder what the Chairman thinks

I think he'll he hugely disappointed like the rest of the 6k or so home fans who could be bothered to turn up last night.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sunderland - Player Ratings
Replies: 34
Views: 5300

Re: Burnley v Sunderland - Player Ratings

Hart 4- Bardsley 5-Surprised when he was pulled. Could have been 6 or 7 others. Long 4-Part of the problem in the centre of our defence. Gibson 4- Always rated this guy. He normally has a presence but not in evidence last night and he definitely looked ring rusty. Taylor 4-Difficult to mark and look...