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by DCWat
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Perhaps better only to reply to ones that you’re happy to give a reasonable response to?

The crayon analogy and others are only going to incite more bickering, which I think we all agree, the board is better for not having.
by DCWat
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

so why you keep commenting on anything to do with the takeover and football finances is beyond my comprehension. FFS you make it hard to be civil at times! It’s comments like this that really wind me up. Why the hell should a long-standing supporter of Burnley not take an interest in the takeover o...
by DCWat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 1514

Re: The Car Thread

Started talking about cars on another thread and thought it deserved one of its own. Anything to do with cars or motorbikes for that matter. I'll start with my dream car which is a Lamborghini Urus. https://autodesignmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017120401_lamborghini_urus.jpg I’m not ma...
by DCWat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Did anyone book a holiday after the latest update?
Replies: 59
Views: 2011

Re: Did anyone book a holiday after the latest update?

We’ve bought flights for a pre-planned holiday in September. We’d held off until the announcement - time will tell if buying them quickly after the announcement was a good idea or not.

We’ll probably book a few UK trips and maybe a Euro city break but can’t see us planning much else this year.
by DCWat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I've spoken to quite a few burnley supporters recently, who don't read this board, and they've no great knowledge of the takeover details, and don't really want to know, they are more interested in the next game, or avoiding relegation. If you took away the 20 or so posters who debate it all day ev...
by DCWat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

By that logic there are very few supporters in the top 2 flights of English football... I’m not sure I’d say the top two divisions but certainly in the Premier League and more so the biggest of the PL clubs. You’re right in your comparison of football with other businesses from a financial perspect...
by DCWat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Majority of football fans in the PL and quite possibly the championship don't really care about how their clubs are financed, who owns what etc or what level of debt there is. The information is available to see every year but I've had numerous chats with fans of other clubs and they're genuinely c...
by DCWat
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So will we stay up or not
Replies: 86
Views: 2836

Re: So will we stay up or not

Medical was all done, contract agreed etc. A lot of clubs go through these issues, not unique to us but the club did try to get someone else in and no one could've forseen Marney doing his knee. They couldn’t but it was plainly obvious that we needed cover, in arguably the most important area of th...
by DCWat
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jermaine Jenas
Replies: 41
Views: 3547

Re: Jermaine Jenas

He’s pretty poor on the One Show, whenever I’ve seen him presenting. He appears to have memorised his set of questions and still asks them, even when the interviewee covered the exact same thing in a previous response.

On MOTD though, I think he’d half decent and comes across as a decent bloke.
by DCWat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Brom - Player Ratings
Replies: 105
Views: 2784

Re: Burnley v West Brom - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Lowton 4
Tarkowski 5
Mee 5
Taylor 4
Brownhill 4
Westwood 4
Cork 4
McNeil 4
Vydra 5
Rodriguez 4
by DCWat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: favourite underdog
Replies: 55
Views: 937

Re: favourite underdog

Papabendi wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:14 pm
we didn't deserve anything from today, it is as simple as that.
That’s very different to saying that you’d be happy for WBA to have won.
by DCWat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: favourite underdog
Replies: 55
Views: 937

Re: favourite underdog

Papabendi wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:11 pm
The football was that bad I would have been happy for WBA to go home with all 3 pts.

Not sure how Pace expects any neutral to get behind us when we stink out the Prem as badly as that.
Not sure how anyone expects Pace to have brought about these changes in a fifty one days.
by DCWat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Terrible game
Replies: 72
Views: 2019

Re: Terrible game

To be fair to Dyche here: There was sod all he could do to affect the game from the bench - further evidence of just how poor it was to not recruit in January. The ‘performances’ from far too many were simply way, way below what should be the minimum standard. I’m not saying that Dyche is blameless ...
by DCWat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wba
Replies: 915
Views: 9713

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wba

Quite frankly, that was unacceptable!
by DCWat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wba
Replies: 915
Views: 9713

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wba

This is bloody dire!

Properly lethargic display - passing is atrocious! We look like a team that was out on a session last night!
by DCWat
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kieron Dyer talking about Sir Bobby Robson
Replies: 25
Views: 1823

Re: Kieron Dyer talking about Sir Bobby Robson

It’s rare as hens teeth for fans of other clubs to all like the manager of other clubs. I’ve not heard one person have a bad word to say about Sir Bobby Robson. Everything you hear said by others, every time you saw him interviewed or simply as a pundit, he just came across as a lovely man and a gen...
by DCWat
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

like I posted earlier those kind of grudges are long held in this area, never forgotten and rarely forgiven and often passed down the generations. I have seen it occur far too often. What do you mean when you say ‘this area’? Are you referring to Burnley, Lancashire, the North West, the North? Wher...
by DCWat
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

It is quite probably that these people who you think are being a tad petty have been putting money into the club for a few decades, when they were desperately needed. I remember in the late nineties small one band businesses being phoned up in the days before a Saturday game by the club desperately...
by DCWat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Surely most people, in a position to advertise at the club, will have enough nouse to appreciate that the club may be able to earn bigger revenues from elsewhere. They themselves are business people, accustomed to doing what is right for their business. Assuming it’s been done in the right way (if i...
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Fulham - Player Ratings
Replies: 92
Views: 3827

Re: Burnley v Fulham - Player Ratings

7’s all around, barring:

Taylor 6 - not at his best, a bit rusty
McNeill 6 - not at his best
Brady 4 - should have been sent off and what was he doing for their goal!?
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Minimum requirement achieved, on to WBA.
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Stay on your bloody feet Barnes!!!!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

We seem to have lost our balance since the changes for them and us. Midfield isn’t performing as well!!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Lovely ball sack view there!! :D
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

taio wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:28 pm
Brady not injured. He was just poor.
Injured his pride - out for six weeks.
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Hard for Brady that but the right call!!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Zlatan wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:19 pm
Brady had so much time there
I’m only surprised he headed it. For the rest of his time on the pitch, he’s been playing like someone has shat on the ball!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

What the **** is Brady playing at!? He’s been a bloody liability since coming on!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Lovely play from Jay!!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Get in!!!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Woeful defending!
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham
Replies: 577
Views: 8485

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Fulham

Every right to go for that.
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

So that article could have been lifted from this and the small shareholders thread.... That’s a very good point about local advertisers and the people that will likely be one of the target markets for corporate. It’s a difficult balancing act for Pace and his team. He obviously needs to bring more ...
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley arent we.
Replies: 22
Views: 1835

Re: Burnley arent we.

Wellsy1882 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:01 pm
The calvary have arrived
Beef and gammon please
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Nostalgia
Replies: 52
Views: 1382

Re: Football Nostalgia

If out shopping on a Saturday, there always used to be a crowd of blokes outside a Rumbelows window to watch the half time or full time results.
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cecil Hotel
Replies: 19
Views: 2144

Re: Cecil Hotel

It’s a terrible programme. It was always going to get good viewing numbers, on the back of the bizarre lift footage that did the rounds, at the time. Typical strung out, sensationalist documentary - built up throughout to continue the narrative that went with the lift footage. It could only ever end...
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9083
Views: 580458

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:26 am
They made CWR remove the words 'the perfect erection' from their long standing advertising board.
Good - that was properly tinpot advertising.
by DCWat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bobby Thomas
Replies: 20
Views: 3118

Re: Bobby Thomas

Thinking back to when we were in the lower leagues, there was perhaps a higher level of expectation on young loan players from top division clubs, than perhaps there should have been. He’s gone to a small club that’s not been in the league for fifty years. I’d bet that a lot of their fans, especiall...
by DCWat
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What style of football would you like to see?
Replies: 70
Views: 1153

Re: What style of football would you like to see?

Less consistent than Man United and for a shorter period of time, but I’d have paid to watch the great Arsenal teams under Wenger, before I’d have put my hand in my pocket to pay to watch the Man United teams. The modern game, with overlapping full backs has its place and is proving to be effective....
by DCWat
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The amazing Nick Pope
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: The amazing Nick Pope

huw.Y.WattfromWare wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:35 am
BTW. Look for Pickford.
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I wonder if Pickford’s amazing distribution has contributed to a swing of 8.8 goals for Everton.
by DCWat
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Barnes/Wood partnership now redundant?
Replies: 28
Views: 1960

Re: Is the Barnes/Wood partnership now redundant?

Perhaps unfair to arrive at such a conclusion after one very good display or so, albeit against a very poor side. We hardly need to be dusting off the record books to look back at performances that were being strongly criticised. Wood has been off form, Barnes has been off form, Jay has been off for...
by DCWat
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR finally getting it right?
Replies: 40
Views: 1902

Re: VAR finally getting it right?

Arms can’t be offside.
by DCWat
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: collectively, we as fans are clueless.
Replies: 74
Views: 2610

Re: collectively, we as fans are clueless.

It hurts when we get beat and don't perform well. I used to liken it to falling out with a partner, you might say some things you don't really mean in anger, and even storm out vowing never to see them again. But the anger subsides and all is forgiven a week later and you're loves young dream again...
by DCWat
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: collectively, we as fans are clueless.
Replies: 74
Views: 2610

Re: collectively, we as fans are clueless.

It would make for an extremely dull message board if we all had exactly the same opinion on everything, which is what some people seem to be in favour of? I disagree with you on that jrgbfc. What I think the overwhelming majority would like to see is reasoned and respectful viewpoints. There are so...
by DCWat
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team of the Week
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Team of the Week

Haven't looked, but wondered if Nick Pope will be in Crooks team of the week, for an outstanding display in keeping us in the game. And maybe Lowton too, for scoring the killer 3rd, against the run of play, to secure an unlikely Burnsley away victory? Burnley were lucky to get any points from the g...
by DCWat
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Professional women!
Replies: 287
Views: 6420

Re: Professional women!

When it was growing a century ago, the men blocked it... The men's side owe it a leg up quite frankly. Read a good article yesterday in the Athletic about Burnleys women team, their history etc. They've got a first team and staff, they've got a youth set up already. They've been gradually improving...
by DCWat
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Roy Hodgson
Replies: 39
Views: 2078

Re: Roy Hodgson

charlyt wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:15 pm
Much praise for Roy.
Wonder if the same would apply if Palace had won?
If he’d offered honest, respectful and generous comments, then yes.
by DCWat
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Roy Hodgson
Replies: 39
Views: 2078

Re: Roy Hodgson

Remind me of the major trophies he’s won in his outstanding career? Do you have to win trophies to have an outstanding career? There have been plenty of great players with sod all in the trophy cabinet, it doesn’t mean that they didn’t have outstanding careers. I’d afford managers the same consider...
by DCWat
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Professional women!
Replies: 287
Views: 6420

Re: Professional women!

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:56 pm
Meh, its extremely rare for me to use violence, I prefer intimidating people, but calling someone a Nazi in an argument with nothing to support that claim is pretty low in my book and deserves a slap.

I've seen what Nazis have done, at Auschwitz.
A ‘trip’ everyone should make
by DCWat
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Professional women!
Replies: 287
Views: 6420

Re: Professional women!

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:49 pm
That irritated me a lot, if it was said to my face I doubt it would end well.
Well, a truly modern man wouldn’t be resorting to violence.