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by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 1796

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings

No argument with the score, a fair result although we missed the best two chances. That said quite entertaining in what must have been very trying conditions. Pope 7-Looking back to his competent best. Bardsley 7-Solid and dependable as always. Tarkowski 8*-Our best player although I though he was p...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork & Mee our for the season
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: Cork & Mee our for the season

Both key members of the unit and both will be sorely missed. For me Corky is always the first outfield player to be picked, and we most certainly missed his industry today.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today I buried my 10 month old Grandson.
Replies: 102
Views: 3693

Re: Today I buried my 10 month old Grandson.

Its always difficult to give any words of comfort after ready something as devastating and heartbreaking as that. Beddie deepest condolences to you and your family. Joey RIP.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton Weekes dies
Replies: 41
Views: 1779

Re: Everton Weekes dies

Really sad to hear this news. My dad’s hero and along with my grandfather the conversation endlessly revolved around Everton Weekes. Bacup came to a standstill and there were queues stretching down Lanehead during EW’s tenure. Although I’ve never seen him play,I have always accepted him as an all ti...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wigan
Replies: 97
Views: 4479

Re: Wigan

As others have said it wont be the last. Came as a big shock when my Latics supporting mate texted me late this morning to give me the news. A real shame as they were on a good run and seemed to have turned the corner. In hindsight things haven't looked right since Whelan sold up and it wouldn't sur...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 52
Views: 2464

Re: Crystal Palace v Burnley - Player Ratings

Magnificent performance, especially in the first half. Difficult judging on a buffering stream but i'd say it's best half we've played for many a day. Pope 7-Golden glove award still very much on. Bardsley 8- Fabulous display, even better considering it's his first since the lockdown. Top pro and gr...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Bowie - BBC Tonight
Replies: 52
Views: 1648

Re: David Bowie - BBC Tonight

Excellent watch. Don't know whether anyone else has thought the same as me, but whenever he played or toured the UK, his cockney accent was always more prevalent in his vocals. S2S, Bowies best album for me.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The FA cup alive and well
Replies: 50
Views: 1304

Re: The FA cup alive and well

Man United skipping the competition in 2000 to venture to Brazil to compete in the World Club Championship for me was a big mistake, seriously damaged the integrity of the competition from which it's never fully recovered. May not be all United's fault as they went with the FA's blessing if I'm not ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SD
Replies: 199
Views: 9184

Re: SD

Just a thought, but might be frustrated because he wants to take Burnley to the next level. If he was adamant in leaving at the end of the season what would be the point of speaking out at at this juncture. During the lockdown, SD appeared to me, very much keeping himself in the public consciousness...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Watford - Player Ratings
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Burnley v Watford - Player Ratings

Very solid, professional performance last night in difficult conditions and after a trying few days.

Pope 6
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 8
Taylor 6
Brownhill 7
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 8
Rodriguez 7
Vydra 7

Pieters 7
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool finally champions again
Replies: 77
Views: 1756

Re: Liverpool finally champions again

Like VE day all over again with houses decked in Liverpool banners round our neck of the woods. Congratulations Liverpool for finally getting over the line.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hottest match at Turf Moor
Replies: 56
Views: 2357

Re: Hottest match at Turf Moor

Palace definitely the hottest i've encountered.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lowton Or Bardsley Tomorrow v Watford
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Lowton Or Bardsley Tomorrow v Watford

I'll be surprised if he doesn't start with Lowton.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley to sign new deal. Breaking now.
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Bardsley to sign new deal. Breaking now.

If this is right its very good news. The only one of the quintet of occ's that I wanted us to re-sign. PB has plenty of miles in the tank, a good athlete and pro.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester City v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 29
Views: 2334

Re: Manchester City v Burnley - Player Ratings

I could only stomach 70 minutes. I can take getting beaten but the manner is important. We just did not compete on any level. In fact it had 5-0 written all over it before we took to the field. Why we played 4-4-2 at the Etihad I'll never know. Surely should have been 4-5-1. I feel there's a general...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Positives
Replies: 49
Views: 2052

Re: The Positives

The only positive being that we've got City out of the way and in the end they let us off the hook. The score could have been in double figures we were so poor. On the playing front the only player to come out with an ounce of credit for me is Vydra.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chairman
Replies: 281
Views: 17255

Re: The Chairman

I think the Chairman has said all he needs to say with the manner he and the board of directors have acted during this pandemic. I don't read about us furloughing non playing staff, unlike so called bigger clubs than ourselves, and the players haven't to my knowledge been asked to take a pay cut. Wi...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart To Leave At The End Of June
Replies: 111
Views: 5237

Re: Joe Hart To Leave At The End Of June

Think JH can count himself to be unlucky. I felt at the time it was a good signing and one made to increase our profile. Even though early doors we weren't playing well and there did seem a lack of understanding between Hart and the Back Four. Also during this period some were beginning to question ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bournemouth v Palace
Replies: 65
Views: 2281

Re: Bournemouth v Palace

I feel for Eddie Howe. He's worked wonders at Bournemouth, but this season he's been ravaged by injuries to key players and the situation with Ryan Fraser hasn't helped. Also been on the end of a couple of questionable VAR decisions. Whatever happens to Bournemouth I can't think it will affect Howe ...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 14952

Re: Mr Garlick versus Mighty Sean

There's always two ways of looking at an argument. Frankly I can't understand why it should be a big deal at this juncture. We are surely safe and basically looking to fulfill our obligation and play the season out. Do we really want Europe, given our squad and the uncertainty over foreign travel fo...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Dame Vera Lynn

Very much one of my Grandfathers favourites. A National treasure, Dame Vera Lynn RIP.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 30
Views: 2012

Re: Thank you

Excellent post CT and one that I can truly relate to. I went into self isolation when I returned from Mallorca on the 18th March. This was due to having a couple of 'underlying health conditions' with the factored in age that put me at moderate risk. We go to the Balearics three each year and have h...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Brian Miller – July 1986 to January 1989
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: ARTICLE: Brian Miller – July 1986 to January 1989

Excellent article and whether he was 'embarrassed' or not, he will always be Mr Burnley to me. Strangely enough I was only watching the Orient pre match interview on Youtube the other day. BM came across as very calm and dignified. I'm sure his manner and personality was a major factor in helping us...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Brazil - 50 years ago today
Replies: 30
Views: 674

Re: England v Brazil - 50 years ago today

The feeling going into the 1970 World Cup was that the team was better and stronger than the '66 team. Even though we were narrowly beaten by Brazil we were absolutely trouncing West Germany in the quarters before Ramsey subbed Bobby Charlton. The other massive miss was Banks through food poisoning ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car prices
Replies: 34
Views: 2282

Re: Car prices

From experience it will take the market a while to settle and find it's new level. A lot will depend on how the pandemic evolves and the important impact on employment. The belief is that used car initially should hold their own. However there's a feeling sales of new vehicles will be sluggish, forc...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul Fletcher's footballing tips....
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Paul Fletcher's footballing tips....

I'd say alongside Andy Lochhead, Fletch is the best header of a football that i've seen.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 136
Views: 9459

Re: Jeff Hendrick

The only out of contract players I'd be disappointed to lose is Bardsley.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt
Replies: 81
Views: 2274

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt

LS7 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Sheffield United 3 0 this season must be up there
Agree, really hurt and to rub salt in the wounds it took 90 minutes afterwards getting off Ayre Street multi storey.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt
Replies: 81
Views: 2274

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt

Some pretty nightmarish losses there but for me the FA Cup semi at Hillsborough was the most disappointing. The atmosphere that day was unbelievable. Never heard the Geordies until about 2.55pm but once they started they made some noise. Only glad/blessing being there was no roof on the Kop.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Martin Buchan – June 1985 to October 1985
Replies: 32
Views: 1198

Re: ARTICLE: Martin Buchan – June 1985 to October 1985

Given Buchan's stature in the game, I felt at the time it was an inspired appointment. Very unfortunate how things work out but basically the story of the club in the mid 80's.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 30, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 136
Views: 9459

Re: Jeff Hendrick

Not a great Hendrick fan although I accept he's been a sound if not a inspirational (for me) part of the squad for the last few years. Does anyone know if Burnley offered JH a new long term contact when they activated his extension in December 18 ? I've always been of the impression that he wants to...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed May 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Glyn Pardoe RIP
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: Glyn Pardoe RIP

Very underrate player in what was a very good City side in the late 60's. Glyn Pardoe RIP.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue May 26, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals

Some memorable goals there for a lot of differing reasons. Two I would like to add I suppose cover the spectrum of my time watching the Clarets. The first was scored by Mr Burnley, Brian Miller in the early 60's in a 4-1 win against Sheff Utd. It was a goal to nothing, a long range shot that flew pa...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue May 26, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: John Bond – June 1983 to August 1984
Replies: 66
Views: 1993

Re: ARTICLE: John Bond – June 1983 to August 1984

It was a really strange time all round when JB was appointed. Nothing ever seemed settled. Crowds were low in general, lots going on behind the scenes and this appeared to transpire to the players, with toing and froing between divisions when we still saw ourselves as a potential first division club...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun May 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Keane's "Rock Bottom"
Replies: 53
Views: 2908

Re: Michael Keane's "Rock Bottom"

Excellent player for us. Was an England international when he left us and I would have thought still very much in Southgate's plans. Can also come up with the odd very important goal ie.Brighton and Middlesbrough come to mind. The latter being one of the most significant in our recent history.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Willie Morgan and Mike Summerbee.
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Willie Morgan and Mike Summerbee.

Not sure of what happened to WM. When we signed him back, it was like the second coming for me.I know he sustained an injury in the away fixture at Tottenham in late Autumn of '75. Not 100% sure what happened, but seem to recall him getting his studs stuck in the pitch. After that his game time was ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets at OT after Chris Wood's goal
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Clarets at OT after Chris Wood's goal

It seems such a long time since with everything that's gone on since. However it was special, really special.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu May 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady deal extended
Replies: 78
Views: 3724

Re: Robbie Brady deal extended

Must say I'm surprised and more than a little underwhelmed. I can only think its possibly insurance in case Dwight did move on.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2490

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

Much as I'm missing football there's no way i'd want to attend a live event at present and I'd be surprised unfortunately if we'll be able to meet up for quite sometime. When the government changed the slogan to 'Stay Alert, I think they should also have emphasised the need to 'remain responsible' b...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu May 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turntable recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

Re: Turntable recommendations

I have a Rega Planar turntable, had it for years. Never any problems and the only change I've made to it in 30 years or so is upgrade the cartridge. Now have a Nagaoka MP110. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. I can highly recommend, but depends on your budget, and what sort of use you'll get o...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun May 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: 1987 and nearly the abyss
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: ARTICLE: 1987 and nearly the abyss

Another brilliant perceptive article DT. The intertwining of events from your life and work with your love of Burnley are fascinating to read. We are blessed, and it helps to make 'lockdown' bearable.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 33 years ago today:the Orient game
Replies: 90
Views: 3241

Re: 33 years ago today:the Orient game

Remember it like yesterday. The weather was set fair and after queuing up to get off the m65 at around 1.30, and if I needed reminding, I knew it wasn't going to be any ordinary occasion. Fans were everywhere and I remember thinking it had taken this to make the majority of the Burnley public wake u...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri May 08, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Dyche speaks on the Eamonn and the Gaffers podcast
Replies: 51
Views: 2720

Re: Sean Dyche speaks on the Eamonn and the Gaffers podcast

I've held a feeling for quite a while that this may very well be SD's last season. However I often wonder how close he was to the Sunderland job before Dick Advocaat had a change of mind in 2015 and if so where could he be know. SD is savvy and knows he's as close to omnipotent at Burnley. The polit...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu May 07, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Jim Thomson on Jimmy Adamson
Replies: 30
Views: 1573

Re: ARTICLE: Jim Thomson on Jimmy Adamson

Fascinating stuff and many thanks DT for another brilliant article. I've heard many polarised opinions of JA over the years, but the same could probably be said about a lot of other managers, especially in that era. However if I could bottle one period of our illustrious history it would be from JA'...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed May 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best ever female vocalist
Replies: 93
Views: 2359

Re: Best ever female vocalist

Dusty Springfield
Beth Hart
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Stevie Nicks
by ashtonlongsider
Tue May 05, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wembley and my dad’s FA Cup promise
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: ARTICLE: Wembley and my dad’s FA Cup promise

Excellent article CT. Very personal and emotive. It was my first full season watching the clarets, but I was only 8 at the time of the final, and was deemed too young to go to the 'big city'. I watched the match with my Dad when we lived at Morecambe around what was from memory a very small boxy bla...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon May 04, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best ever male vocalist.
Replies: 84
Views: 2328

Re: Best ever male vocalist.

Paul McCartney
Gary Brooker
Frank Sinatra
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alex Elder on CP: One of the Remaining Heroes
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Alex Elder on CP: One of the Remaining Heroes

My first boyhood hero and what a player. Up there with the very best. Interesting to hear him say he regretted leaving Burnley. I know when he did it was a very sad day in our household.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley fans will always have a special place in my heart
Replies: 31
Views: 2218

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley fans will always have a special place in my heart

An exceptional mercurial talent. One of our greatest crowd pleasers.