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by ashtonlongsider
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 161
Views: 5808

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: 3700

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: 2865

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: 1870

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: 1802

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: 1561

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: 2421

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: 4742

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: 738

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: 1488

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: 4324

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: 3325

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: 2004

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: 12806

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: 12806

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: 5402

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: 2597

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: 3225

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...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche or the players
Replies: 42
Views: 2664

Re: Dyche or the players

Certainly can't blame SD. The players selected should have comfortably seen off a 3rd tier team. I think he'll have learned a lot more about the character of some of them chosen tonight. The majority showed little appetite in wanting to pull pull a match around after going 3-1 down. I didn't see man...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Only 7,400 on
Replies: 45
Views: 3002

Re: Only 7,400 on

I personally think the 'powers that be' who set the prices missed a trick. £10 for adults and £5 for concessions would have helped increase the attendance considerably. The club do so much right but they got this wrong, especially as it's still school holidays and a night match like this could have ...
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Woodstock 1969, fifty years ago today
Replies: 36
Views: 1769

Re: Woodstock 1969, fifty years ago today

To quote Sandy Denny, 'Who knows where the time goes'. I remember seeing the Woodstock film the summer after. Was down watching Pink Floyd play a free Hyde Park concert. I only mention this because that night we went to the Odeon in Leicester Square to watch the Woodstock movie. How I kept my eyes o...
by ashtonlongsider
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Salford v Leeds
Replies: 36
Views: 3385

Re: Salford v Leeds

To be honest I'm sick and tired of the exposure Leeds get. It's the third time this season. A good reason for thinking about cancelling my Sky subscription. Come on Sky there's 23 other teams in the Championship.
by ashtonlongsider
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings
Replies: 79
Views: 9128

Re: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings

Pope 7- Welcome back Nick. Lowton 7-Very good 2nd half Tarkowski 9*-Thought he was excellent. This lad is much better than Maguire IMO. Mee 8- Captains performance. Pieters 8-Its going to be interesting who gets the shirt on regular basis JBG 7-Worth admission money for the goal. Westwood 6-Very ind...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cahill signs for Palace
Replies: 29
Views: 3799

Re: Cahill signs for Palace

Very disappointing to see this one slip away. I personally think he'll be the best signing in this window.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Free Transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 2105

Re: Free Transfers

Keith Newton was the best free transfer IMO.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Zoe Ball
Replies: 64
Views: 6447

Re: Zoe Ball

I've always found ZB a good knowledgeable dj. However it was always going to be an uphill struggle following Chris Evans and thus I'm not surprised listening figures have nosedived. As for Sarah Cox, it just emphasises what a loss Simon Mayo has been.
by ashtonlongsider
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa
Replies: 111
Views: 7431

Re: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa

Only time will tell how good a piece of business this proves to be. I personally feel, taking everything into consideration its good business on behalf of the club. That said, Tom was the heartbeat of the club and it really is a sad day a la, Jimmy Mac, Willie, Brian, Taffy, Dobbo et all. Thanks for...
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heats
Replies: 491
Views: 24449

Re: Heats

TH has been brilliant for us. Quite possibly the 3rd best keeper I've had the pleasure of seeing in a claret shirt. He helped turn last season around in a big way from the WHU game to April 19. SD talks about fine margins and I'm only glad nothing was riding on the Everton and Arsenal matches. If it...
by ashtonlongsider
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 478474

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

From memory I think we were interested/close to signing Drinkwater the year before he was part of the successful Leicester champion winning team of 15/16. If the lad's still hungry and feels he has something to prove, I personally think he would be a good fit if the price is right. Certainly a SD ty...
by ashtonlongsider
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bale off for a Chinese
Replies: 88
Views: 3666

Re: Bale off for a Chinese

Surprised Bale moving to China. I'll predict in 12 months he'll be back in the PL.
by ashtonlongsider
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 9424

Re: Stronger than last season

Not sure I feel we're any stronger than last season. The 2 pluses thus far so far for me is a full pre season without any Europa League interference and JayRod gives us more options up front. Apart from that I feel its Status Quo. Still think there's lots of groundwork needed for us to feel a little...
by ashtonlongsider
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Haydock Races today
Replies: 15
Views: 813

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: 512

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: 6170

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: 5442

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: 8015

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: 5242
Views: 478474

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: 3284

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: 7084

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: 1739

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: 5878

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: 23774

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: 3639

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: 26635

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: 12518

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: 4888

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: 2782

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: 1754

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: 3754

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: 4660

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.

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