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by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Haydock Races today
Replies: 15
Views: 676

Re: Haydock Races today

Only tip I have to anyone coming is bring a good brolly :) Not looking too promising down this 'neck of the woods'.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Wigan Athletic v Burnley – Ticket Information
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: 2019/20: Wigan Athletic v Burnley – Ticket Information

Give that a miss on a matter of principal and i only live 4 miles down the road.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)
Replies: 127
Views: 3620

Re: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)

Liam Robinson. Taking everything into consideration. We broke our transfer record back then to sign him. However for me it was poor business and the fee was never justified, there were always better options I thought.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 4895

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

Think JayRod's signing is a good thing for Vydra. It will certainly increase our options. Like quite a few others I don't think for a moment Vydra will leave.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home
Replies: 110
Views: 6398

Re: ARTICLE: One of our own has made his way home

Fantastic news and a great bit of business. Welcome home JayRod, you've been away too long.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2150
Views: 207385

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Pieters may be a good back up if it comes off. However I'm disappointed we didn't sign James Justin from Luton.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maguire
Replies: 32
Views: 2887

Re: Maguire

Completely overrated IMO. No Rio, and not sure he's an upgrade on what United already have.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dawson to Watford
Replies: 95
Views: 6097

Re: Dawson to Watford

Don’t think for one moment he’d have dislodged Tarks or Mee. However he could have added competition. He could also have solved a potential problem at right back a position. Especially at the nominal (by PL standards) suggested transfer fee.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wireless speaker for me hols
Replies: 33
Views: 1162

Re: Wireless speaker for me hols

Being a bit of an audiophile i've always been sceptical about wireless speakers. However on our recent holiday there was one in our hotel room. It was only a Creative, not exactly a leader in hifi. However when I coupled it with my ipod the sound was quite impressive. Enough so for me to consider pu...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Clarets Individual Goal On The Turf?
Replies: 60
Views: 2253

Re: Best Clarets Individual Goal On The Turf?

Brian Miller’s run down the left flank and shot that beat Sheffield Utd’s Alan Hodgkinson in the early 60’s was the best individual goal I’ve witnessed at TM.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton turns down new deal
Replies: 125
Views: 12956

Re: Heaton turns down new deal

I cannot think for a minute we'll let both Hart and Heaton leave unless extremely good offers come in. Tom has been a great servant and the heartbeat of our team. It's his prerogative to decline a new contract, but that doesn't necessarily mean we'll sell him. I'm not normally in favour of keeping p...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves Europa league draw!
Replies: 31
Views: 3116

Re: Wolves Europa league draw!

On the surface it looks like Wolves have got a couple of easy games. Good luck to them, I’m just glad we’re not involved.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: C4 Conservative leader debate
Replies: 738
Views: 16446

Re: C4 Conservative leader debate

That was 'car crash' tv for me. I was watching thinking that in a months time one of these guys will be leading the country. We really are in trouble.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds move for Vydra
Replies: 167
Views: 10499

Re: Leeds move for Vydra

Your never know it could be a bargaining tool if we were interested in Kalvin Phillips.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All time classic LP's
Replies: 119
Views: 3417

Re: All time classic LP's

Beatles Sgt Pepper
Procol Harum Procol Harum
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Caravan In the land of the Grey and Pink
Spooky Tooth Spooky Two
Moody Blues Days of Future Past
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Justin Edinburgh dies
Replies: 34
Views: 2356

Re: Justin Edinburgh dies

Absolutely devastating news. RIP Justin.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Playing out from the back
Replies: 28
Views: 1329

Re: Playing out from the back

I personally think its as poor a back 5 that England have put out in a long while. I don't think Pickford has a reassuring presence. Walker may be ok playing in a 3-5-2 but not in a back 4. Chilwell has potential but he's far from the finished article. As for Maguire and particularly Stones. If we'r...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is VAR the future?
Replies: 96
Views: 2711

Re: Is VAR the future?

I think VAR will have a detrimental affect on football. It's going to affect spontaneity, the'll be no flow, and more importantly it will take the passion out of the game. As someone alluded to further up the thread, players and fans won't celebrate until a decision has been confirmed. What about FA...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Kindon
Replies: 54
Views: 3926

Re: Steve Kindon

I have this image of SK his second spell steaming down the middle of a very heavy TM pitch in atrocious conditions to score a goal, and rescue a match. Can't remember the opponents but it was a sight to behold.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andy Murray
Replies: 26
Views: 1316

Re: Andy Murray

Quite possibly the greatest British sportsman of all time.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Signing players past their best
Replies: 27
Views: 1900

Re: Signing players past their best

Two of our best ever signings Peter Noble and Graham Alexander were deemed to be past there best but what great servants they turned out to be.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri May 31, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England V South Africa ICC World Cup
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: England V South Africa ICC World Cup

Excellent start. I thought we were a few runs light with our total. Certainly would have been against Australia or India. That said a good start. That catch from Stokes was 'out of this world'.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed May 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley to play six games in a more conventional pre-season
Replies: 73
Views: 3453

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley to play six games in a more conventional pre-season

Go on then I'll pay a long overdue visit to the DW. Also take in Fleetwood if it looks a good night. Overall I'm not too much into friendlies and testimonials.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets to continue shopping at home
Replies: 78
Views: 4539

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets to continue shopping at home

I first heard the quote from SD aired on Sky towards the end of the season. It's common sense, however I'll be surprised if there's no incomings from Europe or further afield in the next few months. He's certainly not said he's exclusively only looking at the British and Irish market.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun May 26, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: You can’t really beat a Wembley win
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

Re: ARTICLE: You can’t really beat a Wembley win

Excellent read CT. Difficult to sum up my emotions at the final whistle. We achieved something that I also never envisaged happening in my life time. However my abiding memory will always be of the euphoria quickly evaporating, before we got back to Wembley Park. Rumours were already spreading that ...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun May 26, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hazard : £130 Million?
Replies: 32
Views: 2328

Re: Hazard : £130 Million?

Probably the best opponent I've seen at TM since Fabregas, just for his cameo role towards the end of the 17/18 season. Don't somehow think it's the best move for him at present, were he to move to RM.
by ashtonlongsider
Fri May 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Nick Pope signs new long term deal with the Clarets
Replies: 36
Views: 5084

Re: ARTICLE: Nick Pope signs new long term deal with the Clarets

Just heard the news and I’m delighted. Quite a lengthy contract. Think he must have be given plenty of reassurances as can’t imagine him wanting another season on the edge of proceedings.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed May 22, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Good grief ! - Dawson again
Replies: 118
Views: 9401

Re: Good grief !

I personally think Dawson's been bang average in the Championship from what I've seen of him this year. Not sure how long he has left on his contract but £15m seems quite excessive IMO.
by ashtonlongsider
Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best ever signing
Replies: 41
Views: 2808

Re: Our best ever signing

Keith Newton.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu May 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks out of England Squad
Replies: 57
Views: 2648

Re: Tarks out of England Squad

Think it's fair to say Tarks hasn't been as consistent this season. He's had good spells in most games but not over 90 minutes. Certainly better last season IMO.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Brom v Villa
Replies: 76
Views: 2350

Re: West Brom v Villa

Wasn't impressed with Villa, and I've not been impressed all season to be honest. Everything goes through Grealish. Yes they've got other good individuals, but collectively for me their a bit like the United of the Championship. If they were to gain promotion i think they'd need heavy investment and...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon May 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 12275

Re: Crouch could well stay

I couldn't believe it when Crouchy came on when we were in dire need of trying something different. Just wonder what Vydra must be thinking. Much as I like Crouch we need to be looking at other options given the wages he'd no doubt command.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon May 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?
Replies: 75
Views: 2823

Re: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?

Yes. Think last week just highlighted how powerful the PL is and to be competing at this level at this moment gives me great pride. Long may it continue.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon May 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Arsenal - Player Ratings
Replies: 53
Views: 3585

Re: Burnley v Arsenal - Player Ratings

Heaton 6-On TH's form in last couple of games I wouldn't be too hasty selling Pope just yet. Lowton 7-Had a good game. Tarkowski 7-Solid couple of good blocks. Mee 8*-Was excellent apart from his part in the mistake leading to their 1st goal. Taylor 5-Think the game passed him by. Was hoping for War...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Replies: 39
Views: 3329

Re: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

IMO never thought he was the right man. He papered over the cracks. If United had stuck with Mourinho they'd have as a minimum finished in the top 4. Very, very big job ahead at United. Be interesting to see where they are come October of November but I think they'll be a lot of changes.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon May 13, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton sack Hughton
Replies: 113
Views: 6661

Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Shouldn't be surprised by anything in football but I find this decision quite staggering. Don't buy into this rumoured negativity around him. He's been a top manager wherever he's been. Brighton first and foremost objective this season was to stay in the PL, end of. Hope they start playing tiki-taka...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Blake : Would He Fit Into Our Current Set-Up?
Replies: 30
Views: 1640

Re: Robbie Blake : Would He Fit Into Our Current Set-Up?

Most definitely. The only problem now is how much a modern day Robbie would cost?
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 11, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Extended stay for Bardsley
Replies: 42
Views: 2930

Re: ARTICLE: Extended stay for Bardsley

PB's had a brilliant second half to the season and thoroughly deserves a seasons extension. Certainly an outfield leader that were in short supply before Christmas.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu May 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Replies: 29
Views: 2664

Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold

Couldn't believe how he didn't win The PFA Young Player of the Year award. Mature beyond his years and if he keeps his feet on the ground will be an England regular for the next decade.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed May 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: G Cahill officially linked
Replies: 51
Views: 5218

Re: G Cahill officially linked

Still think there's plenty of football left in GC. He reads the game well and comes up with a few goals. Not sure if were interested or not, but if we were it could be a shrewd bit of business. My hunch is him ending up at somewhere like Fulham.
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 04, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goodison Park
Replies: 54
Views: 2531

Re: Goodson Park

I think it's inevitable within the next decade that Everton will move to a new ground. Kings Dock, Kirby or wherever. However Goodison Park for me is one of the most atmospheric traditional grounds and Everton's heart and soul will always dwell there. Even though we were taken to the cleaners, it wa...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat May 04, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 49
Views: 3009

Re: Everton v Burnley - Player Ratings

Thought at one stage we were in for a repeat of the Boxing Day massacre. Thankful in the end it was just the two, but our short-fallings are there for all to see. Heaton 5-Can't be too hard on Tom as he's instrumental in saving our season, but that second was one howler. Lowton 4-A concern position ...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu May 02, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Dyche Paradox
Replies: 60
Views: 3685

Re: The Dyche Paradox

The year Leicester won the PL, I think their stats showed they had the one of the least possession and accuracy in pass rates. Yet they won the league in a canter at the end. This stat malarky is a load of nonsense. Can't see many criticising Atletico Madrid and they play a very similar style. As Dy...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed May 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton Parking
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Everton Parking

Alsop High School on Queens Drive about 7 minutes from Goodison. Think they charge £7 but secure parking.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks
Replies: 57
Views: 4627

Re: Tarks

Wouldn't surprise me to see Tarks move on in the summer but I think it will be to a a bigger club than Leicester.
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3328

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Heaton 9-Another captains performance Lowton 8-Worked hard, very unlucky with their goal. Tarkowski 9-Fantastic second half. Mee 9*-Just shaded MOM from his partner. Taylor 7-His defending has really improved, but he can be wasteful when in possession at times. Hendrick 8-I was staggered when he was...
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PREVIEW: We are staying up and now it’s Manchester City
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: PREVIEW: We are staying up and now it’s Manchester City

Just reading through the preview and paying particular attention to paras 3-5. Well summed up CT. If someone had told me on Boxing Day that we'd be safe with 3 games to go, I wouldn't have believed them. For all the world we looked dead and buried. The Everton match and manner of performance totally...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man Citeh..what do you think?
Replies: 55
Views: 3570

Re: Man Citeh..what do you think?

City are obviously a great team. However, if it's a toss up watching either them or Liverpool, I'd choose the latter every time (don't tell the missus). I think Guardiola will go down as one of the greatest, if not the greatest football coach of all time. However, personally I couldn't watch that ty...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Referee confirmed for Manchester City game
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

Re: Referee confirmed for Manchester City game

To be honest I was dreading Kevin Friend reffing our game the other night, but in all fairness he did very well.

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