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by ashtonlongsider
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....
Replies: 96
Views: 2691

Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Hereford 6-0 drubbing was worst performance for me. It came at a time when I was thinking we might have turned a corner but January 87 was very, very bleak and the unthinkable started to cross my mind.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T Best place to put £500 per month
Replies: 55
Views: 2277

Re: O/T Best place to put £500 per month

If it's low risk your looking for I've found the best rates surprisingly lay in current accounts. I know Club Lloyds account pays 2% per month on balances between £4-5k but you have to have a minimum of £1,500 paid in each month and have 2 direct debits. The main benefit I feel is that you also have...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Imagine being on this flight !!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2302

Re: Imagine being on this flight !!!

Really scary. Step daughter was in a similar situation Saturday dinner time on a BA flight from Mcr. She’d never been as scared on a flight and she’s a seasoned traveller. Her plane touched the runway but the pilot decided to go back up and try again.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goal of the season (so far)
Replies: 36
Views: 1687

Re: Goal of the season (so far)

As good as Vydra’s goal was I’ll personally savour JayRod’s more. It helped clinch a win away at OT. Something I’ve waited a lifetime to see. As I’m surrounded a MU supporting wife and good friends it will always be special, very special.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson, Vydra or Ings
Replies: 55
Views: 2618

Re: Gibson, Vydra or Ings

Make no bones about it. When he was at Burnley he was neck and neck with Harry Kane as being one of the best up and coming stars. Documented injuries have unfortunately blighted his career. However if he can maintain his current fitness/form, I think he will have a great chance of representing Engla...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 132
Views: 6802

Re: Vydra

Personally feel he should have been given a chance a lot earlier. Its a question of 'all things come to those who wait'. I can well imagine this board now if that goal had been scored for Rangers should he have got the rumoured loan move their. A wonderful goal of sheer quality made by an excellent ...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andre Gray
Replies: 99
Views: 5458

Re: Andre Gray

I couldn’t see anything being in this for a number of reasons, main being that as good as Gray was in the Championship, let’s say he lacks PL pedigree imo. Also think Gibson will come into his own next year should Tarks move on, which I would expect to be highly probable.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man City v West Ham
Replies: 29
Views: 2121

Re: Man City v West Ham

Should have gone ahead imo. Wind has died down. Don’t normally feel for West Ham fans but I certainly do at present. You don’t normally see American Football matches being postponed no matter how bad the weather.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lewis Richardson
Replies: 25
Views: 2704

Re: Lewis Richardson

Many congratulations and all the best moving forward Lewis.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Youth team in the spotlight this weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: ARTICLE: Youth team in the spotlight this weekend

I know our neighbour went and he’s a 15 year old first year scholar. Spoke to his dad last night who told me he needed to be at Barnfield for 8am. Lewis Richardson highlighted the graft and dedication these lads put in, not to mention the support from family in helping them towards full filling thei...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sad news - Brian Pilkington passes away
Replies: 53
Views: 2170

Re: Sad news - Brian Pilkington passes away

Really sad to hear this news. An important figure in the Championship winning team and a player my father always used to talk fondly of. May I offer my deepest condolences to his family. RIP Brian.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra's Suitors
Replies: 65
Views: 4062

Re: Vydra's Suitors

Must say I'm totally perplexed that Vydra didn't go out somewhere on loan somewhere. Surely it would have benefited all parties. I'd be surprised if he got any quality game time again this season with us, barring injuries of catastrophic proportions. Personally think the lads got a lot to offer but ...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's your second sport?
Replies: 115
Views: 2039

Re: What's your second sport?

Cricket/Tennis.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool's games until April
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Liverpool's games until April

Yes Liverpool will win the league at a canter and fully deserved. However the've had more than their fair share of VAR decisions along the way. The latest being on Saturday. How Southampton weren't awarded a penalty for Fabinho's trip on Ings I'll never know. Anyhow less of Liverpool and lets hope t...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tony Parkes
Replies: 32
Views: 2842

Re: Tony Parkes

That was one brutally honest interview by Tony Parkes daughter. Certainly highlighted the impact Alzheimers has on the individual and how it impacts the family. Mirrored how Tony always used to come across in interviews, with integrity and openness. A player and man I respect greatly despite his con...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Arsenal - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3709

Re: Burnley v Arsenal - Player Ratings

Best home performance since I can't remember when. Used to think Arsenal were a class act but I'll reserve judgement after this show and their on field antics and some of the whinging from Arteta. Anyway back to us. Thanks SD, we certainly mixed it yesterday. More please. Pope 8-Another clean sheet,...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod
Replies: 46
Views: 3089

Re: Jay Rod

Another MOM performance for me. Some of JR’s touches, vision, movement and all round link play were first class. Certainly gives us more options in the final third and Jayrod clearly loved the big games.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a goalkeeper scored against us?
Replies: 42
Views: 1379

Re: Has a goalkeeper scored against us?

Bolton 3 Burnley 0 January 1983, Jim McDonough I was right behind his goal and yes the conditions played a part. However it was one of the most inept performances I'd ever witnessed from a Burnley side and there's been a few. So much so that I sent a less than complementary letter to Brian Miller. ...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 220370

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Problem is our wage bill is going through the roof with salaries for fringe players and bench warmers. The'll definitely need to be some pruning before we start recruiting in the summer.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Superleague
Replies: 43
Views: 1428

Re: Superleague

Wasn't an opener for the faint hearted. Great start and I feel this could be Wigan's year.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brownhill having medical
Replies: 234
Views: 22313

Re: Brownhill having medical

I know it's all about opinions but for the life of me I can't understand why some people think any new midfield, who we may or may not sign will replace Jack Cork. JC has been more or less ever present since he returned at the start of the 17/18 season and has been a major contributor to our success...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Richarlison
Replies: 29
Views: 2093

Re: Richarlison

Must be honest, I thought it was April 1st when I read that. Then I thought in comparison to Joelinton of Newcastle it sounded a bargain. :lol:
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our mentality - both club and fans
Replies: 102
Views: 3015

Re: Our mentality - both club and fans

Culvert_for_one wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:39 am
Why? Need more of an explanation. What is so exciting about finishing 14-17th in the premier league?
£100m plus per season and the added coverage and financial benefits the PL brings to the town. Not saying there's anything wrong in your sentiments but money is the bottom line.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings
Replies: 64
Views: 2755

Re: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings

Another missed opportunity. As I said on a previous thread, I felt we were in for a good cup run this season, how wrong was I. Very poor, but all due credit to Norwich. Their second string played a 'beautiful' game with plenty of energy, running, craft, slick interplay. The scoreline doesn't do just...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 37
Views: 2315

Re: The Outsider

The best restaurant in Edinburgh imo. :D
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So what did we learn from today?
Replies: 66
Views: 2675

Re: So what did we learn from today?

We certainly found if we didn’t know already that some of our squad players fall well short of what is required. To be perfectly frank it was embarrassing to see how easily a second string Norwich team tore us apart time and time again. I shouldn’t be after the week we’ve had, however I’m disappoint...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Absolute scenes...Vizeh at OT
Replies: 15
Views: 2052

Re: Absolute scenes...Vizeh at OT

Thought it was brilliant and I feel Vizeh highlighted very well the emotions of every watching Claret.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everyone walking into work today...
Replies: 37
Views: 2215

Re: Everyone walking into work today...

I also found it difficult to sleep last night. When I did, I woke wondering was it all a dream. Still feeling high, with mind buzzing only thing I could think of was going for a run to help bring me back down to earth. So there I was pounding the streets at 5.30 am, and no I've still not come down :...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 67
Views: 3878

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Might not be the most important win in our illustrious history but for me its the biggest. I've waited a long, long time to see us win at OT and I'm still buzzing. Its really hard to give marks after a night like that because they are all hero's and will go down in BFC folklore for what they achieve...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who has seen Burnley win at Old Trafford
Replies: 43
Views: 1648

Re: Who has seen Burnley win at Old Trafford

Me too now. The 'Theatre of Dreams' certainly made one come true for me last night. One of my proudest moments watching the Clarets. The lads were absolutely amazing and it was a night never to forget. Thanks SD.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this our best chance in years for a win at Old Trafford?
Replies: 58
Views: 2281

Re: Is this our best chance in years for a win at Old Trafford?

Never seen Burnley win at OT in all the years i've been watching the Clarets. I've seen us blow 2-0 leads in our last two appearances (with a bit of help in the latter) and even going as far back as the '60's. They even came back to beat us after we were leading when they were a 2nd tier side agains...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ricardo
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Ricardo

He certainly caught my eye during the game. Very impressed and I can see one of the very big boys coming in for him this summer.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings
Replies: 108
Views: 4072

Re: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings

Pope 9*-Penalty save was game changer and he had a commanding game overall. Bardsley 8-Warrior like performance. Tarkowski 7-Sound if not spectacular. Mee 6-I think Ben's limitations were exposed at times yesterday. Taylor 9-Thought he had an excellent game not only defensively but also as an attack...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MASSIVE Result
Replies: 98
Views: 4477

Re: MASSIVE Result

After a sticky opening, we played very well in the first half, until Cork got caught in possession. Difference in the second half being we gave it a go and were in the ascendency when Leicester were awarded their penalty. The Pope save was the turning point. A fantastic second half performance and a...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maddison
Replies: 53
Views: 3732

Re: Maddison

I was looking forward to seeing Maddison. Good player not withstanding his antics. However Grealish is physically stronger and for me the more accomplished player.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Beecroft - RIP
Replies: 118
Views: 7869

Re: Alan Beecroft - RIP

I didn't know Alan personally but being the same age and more than likely watching the Clarets over the same periods of time I knew him by sight. May I offer my condolences to all his family and friends. CT, that was a wonderful article with a perfect balance of humour, emotion and sentiment. It enc...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds bid for Bowen
Replies: 42
Views: 3190

Re: Leeds bid for Bowen

The lad looks a good player at Championship level but £20m, if the figure is correct, represents far too much of a gamble imo. Also looks like Villa are interested in him.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday’s Premier League Pledge
Replies: 19
Views: 1584

Re: Sheffield Wednesday’s Premier League Pledge

Smacks of desperation to me.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big Bold Statement Made At Hendrick Saturday
Replies: 47
Views: 3277

Re: Big Bold Statement Made At Hendrick Saturday

Hendrick obviously divides opinion. He's scored the odd brilliant goal but for me, not stamped his authority or influenced games enough. Personally I'd take Scott Arfield over Hendrick any day of the week and we got him on a free.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Price Of Football.... Burnley
Replies: 50
Views: 2787

Re: The Price Of Football.... Burnley

If those figures have any substance, congrats to Mike Garlick and the board for keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer policy - built for the championship
Replies: 33
Views: 1400

Re: Transfer policy - built for the championship

Plenty of good players in the Championship who are more than capable of playing in the PL. Wasn't Grealish playing in their last season. Didn't Leicester sign Maddison from Norwich when they were in the Championship?
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How can we stop this downward spiral and survive this season?
Replies: 120
Views: 4669

Re: How can we stop this downward spiral and survive this season?

He definitely needs to shuffle the pack, and dare I say it tweak the system. Although I'm going through a period of malaise with our current plight, which lets be frank has been coming for some time, I firmly believe we will survive as we have a squad and experience to cope with the situation.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy Birthday C.T
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: Happy Birthday C.T

Belated birthday greetings CT. Keep up the good work.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 252
Views: 15739

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

I think Dean Smith was making a statement yesterday by playing DD. That being, the only way to get proper fit is by having game time, something denied the lad with us. Under normal circumstances with his lack of action I would have expected him to be hooked at half time. He played 70 odd minutes. He...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Neil Peart
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Re: Neil Peart

Couldn't call myself a big Rush fan. However I admired Neil Peart as a great drummer and the driving force in band. May he RIP.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jordon Ibe
Replies: 41
Views: 2734

Re: Jordon Ibe

I can remember around 2 years ago this board discussing the merits of taking a punt on Adama Tratore, at t he time very inconsistent and playing in the Championship. He didn't turn out a bad gamble for Wolves.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa want Jay Rod
Replies: 59
Views: 4181

Re: Villa want Jay Rod

Pretty obvious why he doesn't start every week. The partnership with Barnes and Wood has been very, very effective. We've struggled a bit recently and I think that's down to the injury Barnes has. Sorry CT much as I respect your opinion, it's not pretty obvious to me why JayRod doesn't play every w...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa want Jay Rod
Replies: 59
Views: 4181

Re: Villa want Jay Rod

I'm sure half the teams in the PL, especially lower regions, would like JayRod. I can't for the life of me understand why he doesn't start every week for us.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson wants to leave Burnley
Replies: 95
Views: 5985

Re: Gibson wants to leave Burnley

Another player we'll never know how good he could have been because he wasn't given a chance. I wouldn't blame him if he wanted out, only surprise is it's taken so long.