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by ashtonlongsider
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: In the deep midwinter
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: ARTICLE: In the deep midwinter

You keep surpassing yourself DT. That was an excellent read. Just as an aside, Todmorden must be famous for musicians. I was in a pub there a few years ago and along the wall there was a photo of the mentioned John Helliwell, but also of one of Tod's other famous son's Keith Emerson.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Adamson Out – that’s the cry from Burnley fans
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: ARTICLE: Adamson Out – that’s the cry from Burnley fans

Excellent article. I was at the game and the atmosphere was toxic. Think at that time we felt we had a divine right to be in the top flight and frustrations got the better of some. I don't think Adamson did himself any favours with his 'Team of the Seventies' statement. It certainly put him under mo...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2612

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

I think the important word their is 'plan'. They can plan all they want but i'd be staggered if it was given the go ahead by the government as early as May. Logistically unworkable in the present climate.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City v Burnley 1998
Replies: 31
Views: 1856

Re: City v Burnley 1998

Who was our keeper that day?
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Pretty sure it was Gavin Ward. On loan from Bolton. Memorable as I think it was the last time I went to Maine Road.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets fortunes turn for the better against the pub team
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets fortunes turn for the better against the pub team

Remember the match well and Tom Cowan's celebration in front of us must be one of the best I've seen. A right roller coaster of a game. There was never a dull moment under Stan.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Up the Clarets Hall of Fame
Replies: 53
Views: 1078

Re: Up the Clarets Hall of Fame

I'll select 2, Keith Newton, imo the best value signing Burnley's ever made, and Trevor Steven the most gifted young player I've seen thus far in a Claret shirt. Are you watching Dwight.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Burnley goalscorer of the 20th century
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: Last Burnley goalscorer of the 20th century

Ha Ha. Forgive me but think I must have had an obsession with Nick Pickering. However in these challenging times I think I deserve at least half a point :oops:
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Burnley goalscorer of the 20th century
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: Last Burnley goalscorer of the 20th century

Could it possible be Nick Pickering.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Holiday cancellations
Replies: 70
Views: 3742

Re: Holiday cancellations

We returned from a week in Mallorca yesterday. We were cautious when we booked but the situation was less clear at the time. However, I enquired about insurance and was told I'd need to have a clause in for policy for 'disruptive travel'. I'd like to give a big thanks to TUI who kept us informed at ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Bardsley 6
Tarkowski 7
Mee 7
Taylor 7
Hendrick 6
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 9*
Rodriguez 7
Wood 8

Vydra 7
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Exeter City, March 1987
Replies: 70
Views: 2110

Re: Burnley v Exeter City, March 1987

The first photo has an uncanny resemblance akin to a LS Lowry painting. Very difficult times. The club and town have always been comprehensively linked and it just felt like the heart and soul were being ripped out of both during that period.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Foster
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: Ben Foster

Top video, top goalkeeper and top bloke.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Foxes interest in Charlie
Replies: 64
Views: 3916

Re: Foxes interest in Charlie

Like a few on here, it wouldn't surprise me if half the clubs in the PL weren't looking enviously at Taylor. The only left back better than Charlie this season, since his return from injury, has been Andy Robertson. Chilwell looks good when Vardy's playing but imo he appears very average.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who starts next week, wood or vydra.??
Replies: 94
Views: 2280

Re: Who starts next week, wood or vydra.??

I'd be surprised if it wasn't Wood. I personally think Wood and JayRod are our best pairing up front even if Barnes was fit. Vydra has proved over the last few weeks that he has the ability to score goals at this level. He will make a good impact sub but hopefully not so late in a game should things...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Westwood extends stay for another year
Replies: 51
Views: 2829

Re: ARTICLE: Westwood extends stay for another year

Yes excellent news. I suppose you could say we have what Villa are missing at present. An absolute bargain and it wouldn't surprise me if he didn't receive an England call up anytime soon.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can those of you who sit on the back row of the BL stand see the big screen ok?
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: Can those of you who sit on the back row of the BL stand see the big screen ok?

We sit on the back row and can't see the screen. I think it's very frustrating and feel given the introduction of VAR everyone in the ground should have access to a screen. Shouldn't be too difficult.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arron Lennon
Replies: 25
Views: 2385

Re: Arron Lennon

Wouldn’t surprise me to see him back at Leeds next season.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 3939

Re: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings

We ran out good winners in the end, but it has to be said that without VAR the result could have been so, so different. Never been a fan of it and even though its been favourable to us in the last 2 games I'm even less approving of it now. Somewhere down the line when its reviewed, I hope Stockley P...
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: 2981

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: 2420

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: 2355

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: 1869

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: 2764

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: 7125

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: 5651

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: 2196

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: 2742

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: 889

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: 2447

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: 4188

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: 2267

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: 1450

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: 2876

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: 4026

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: 3195

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: 1453

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: 223250

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: 46
Views: 1665

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: 22582

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: 2118

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: 3210

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: 2983

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: 42
Views: 2910

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: 2805

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: 2077

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: 2246

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: 4129

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: 1730

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: 2332

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...