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by Colburn_Claret
Tue May 26, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 415
Views: 8013

Re: Dominic Cummings

At the time of the visit to the castle he was breaking lockdown rules, hence the apparent fairy tale about testing his eyesight by driving, illegally I must add, to the castle He wasn't visiting the castle, that was closed at the time. He drove to the town of Barnard Castle, as I said it is possibl...
by Colburn_Claret
Tue May 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 415
Views: 8013

Re: Dominic Cummings

And what about his jolly to Barnard Castle while he was testing his eyes ? Describing it as a 'Jolly' is just compounding the media theories, not taking it at face value. I agree it seems strange, in his place I would have just said I drove to Barnard Castle, so what? It is possible to go to BC dur...
by Colburn_Claret
Tue May 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 415
Views: 8013

Re: Dominic Cummings

But there was no suggestion of reasonableness in your first post He deemed it necessary, rightly or wrongly, therefore he did nothing wrong. . So long as the person getting those windows deemed it necessary, rightly or wrongly, they did nothing wrong. Given that multiple people have been forced to ...
by Colburn_Claret
Tue May 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 415
Views: 8013

Re: Dominic Cummings

This is a spectacular interpretation. So long as the person involved deems something necessary they cannot be doing anything wrong. Fancy driving 200 miles to buy some second hand windows. So long as you deem it necessary then you've done nothing wrong. Driving 200 miles to buy windows, when there ...
by Colburn_Claret
Mon May 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 415
Views: 8013

Re: Dominic Cummings

Your absolutely right, Vegas. I'm pretty sure loads have broken the lockdown orders. Lots of those caught doing it have been warned and/or fined. But here we've a guy who was central the the making of this policy. He breaks the policy he'd have helped create and then has his boss saying he did what...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spot the ball New Season starts Tuesday 26 May
Replies: 34
Views: 404

Re: ***Spot the ball*** New Season starts Monday 25 May Leagues shown here

huw.Y.WattfromWare wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Two away games! How can I pay my players? I need match day income.
I'm in the same boat, but more concerned about the travelling. With no overnight stops my lads will be knackered.
UTCC
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday teaser ...
Replies: 37
Views: 952

Re: Saturday teaser ...

damn no Italy
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saturday teaser ...
Replies: 37
Views: 952

Re: Saturday teaser ...

Ricardo Carvalho
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Brady deal extended
Replies: 78
Views: 3582

Re: Robbie Brady deal extended

Glad we've taken the option. JBG also being injury prone and we have a good player between them.
Its easy to forget how well he was playing before that Leicester game, it would be great to see that Robbie back
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Getting Our Lives Back
Replies: 55
Views: 2207

Re: Getting Our Lives Back

I don't want things to get back to 'normal' yet, I'm really enjoying my time off. I'll be quite happy for another 6 months of this, I've worked hard enough for many years to deserve a bit of a rest. Apart from the couple of weeks off at Christmas, this is the most I've been relaxed for years. I thi...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 313
Views: 8960

Re: Keir Starmer the future

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boris-johnson-muslim-women-letterboxes-burqa-islamphobia-rise-a9088476.html You don’t believe it, but it’s true. What have hijab wearers done to deserve such abuse? Johnson was mocking a small group of women for the sake of getting laughs from intoler...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2318

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

This isn’t quite right. Say there are 100,000 people in the UK with Covid currently, if the R is 0.75 that means there will be 75,000 with it a week later. So on and so forth. So yes, the disease is dying out (though it will take months and many of us will still die out with it). But if, say, Franc...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 313
Views: 8960

Re: Keir Starmer the future

“Certainly not racist” because he’s hired a few ethnic people? He made racist comments in columns he wrote. Homophobic comments, misogynistic comments, sneering nasty comments about working class people, and of course the “letterboxes and bank robbers” article. If it’s not racism, is it just unfunn...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2318

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:15 am
I think I understand that but please explain it.
You can have your bait back ;)
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 313
Views: 8960

Re: Keir Starmer the future

Why do people feel the need to say it is my opinion. Obviously it is but it is also shared by others. I see you are making all the obvious infantile schoolboy excuses for the Falstafian buffoon. I commented on the BAME issue earlier but it does not alter the facts that he has referred to people of ...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keir Starmer the future
Replies: 313
Views: 8960

Re: Keir Starmer the future

Taking your first point; Tory racism and this latest bit of clumsy nonsense trying to discredit Starmer are not connected and never were. You tried to draw some sort of connection so only you can explain that. With regard to your second point; I have decided that anyone who is a member of the Tory ...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 16, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2318

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

So just for the medically uneducated (me). Let’s say r is at 0.5 in the wider community. Does that mean it disappears? I suspect not if borders reopen properly and asymptotic people are back at work etc. Even if you go to work and someone has it, so long as the R value is below 1 and falling, the d...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2318

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

To the point further up the thread in the r rate. Is keeping the r down purely to manage the spread or is there a belief that by keeping r down it could also die out? if the R rate is below 1, then it's already dying out, still spreading, but dying out. Its not a flat line dying out , the lower the...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2318

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

I would.
I'd wear a mask and gloves, but I'm in.
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

Sorry but that's sounds very docile and accepting of any authority with a good power point presentation. A graph or a chart is just that, a collection of data presented in one of many ways. The question is how and why we are acting on such data, and yes there maybe 66 million people in the country ...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

The numbers dropped because we denied the fire it's fuel, now we're putting more logs out before the fire has gone out and people are asking what the science behind that is. We know the fire will likely never be completely out but it's reasonable for people to ask see the reasoning behind why it's ...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

Sorry side tracked, but Colburn seemed to imply the R value was dropping despite all the photos they see of people not social distancing. He was asked on the science and gave anecdote/opinion. The first part is right, I was saying that the R value was dropping, despite..... I wasn't asked about any...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

Two things wrong with that 1) Most of the photos you likely rolled your eyes at were deliberately shot using specific lenses and angles to cause most outrage. 2) If a minority are ignoring govt advise then the majority are so no surprises the R value has dropped significantly. Also perfect response...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 15, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

Does anyone know what the scientific advice was that persuaded the government to ask people to go back to work? The government have been banging on for the last month and a half about the 5 key points that need meeting to go back to work. Rather than just have everybody going back to work on the sa...
by Colburn_Claret
Wed May 13, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have we ever had any genuine WORLD CLASS players?
Replies: 57
Views: 1950

Re: Have we ever had any genuine WORLD CLASS players?

I think Trevor Steven came close. I think Trevor Steven was world class. I think he suffered because he wasn't a flair player. The Waddles of this world got the plaudits because of their trickery. The truth is Waddle lost the ball, or gave it away just as often as he didn't. The one thing with Trev...
by Colburn_Claret
Wed May 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Newcastle 31/12/60
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Burnley v Newcastle 31/12/60

I've seen some football played on horrible pitches, but a ploughed field would have been better than that. 90 mins running around like that would be equivalent of 3 hours on todays pitches. Just got me thinking when you remember the skills of Leighton James, Dave Thomas, Willie Morgan and all, how d...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: 1987 and nearly the abyss
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: ARTICLE: 1987 and nearly the abyss

Each to his own, I really enjoyed it Dave, cheers. I envy your ability to recall so much from your past. I consider myself fairly bright, but I have a memory for facts, but sadly not events. I wish I had kept a diary, as the good and bad of my life would have made a fascinating read. When people sha...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BHA
Replies: 131
Views: 6377

Re: BHA

3rd player goes down with Covid. Is this deliberate? They certainly don’t want the season re-starting. It shouldn't make any difference if they've been self isolating, as they should have done. What would they do if a player had a sprained knee, or if a player was suspended. We have squads for a re...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 10, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sean Dyche speaks on the Eamonn and the Gaffers podcast
Replies: 51
Views: 2683

Re: Sean Dyche speaks on the Eamonn and the Gaffers podcast

I'm on the nothing is going to change soon. I also agree that SD suits this club, there are many well known, world class managers out there, who couldn't have done anywhere near as good a job as SD, but in the same token, I don't think SD could do as good a job at a top 6 club for example. There is ...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri May 08, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

I understand your argument...but where I differ from you is "without all the facts". If you reckon that you have to have "all the facts" to mount a critique then you can never mount the critique because you never will have all the facts....and even if you do you probably won't know. It's a classic ...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

We will never be able to say 100% what was wrong and what was right....but if we have not come up with a fair assessment inside 12 months (based on comparing excess all-cause mortality rates) then we will have failed miserably to tackle the issue. Your statement looks like an apology or an excuse f...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

This is the kind of responsibility shirking Tories are good at. “In government for the past ten years but we’re not responsible for the state of the NHS.” They ran a three day pandemic exercise in 2016, so they knew exactly where we were weak, and it wasn’t fixed. They farted about doing jack when ...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

What is this misinformation that Andrew is spreading? Every time he blames the Tories, without knowing all the facts, it is misinformation. Every time he compares UK statistics to other countries, it is misinformation. Nobody has all the facts, and it will take a good few years, and a lot of hindsi...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

I think we can level criticism at this juncture, because the same party has been in power for ten years, and the country was woefully unprepared. We don’t need time to process those facts. As for how a Corbyn government would have acted: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thelondoneconomic.com/opinio...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

And yet the government completely dismissed advice and any understanding gained by other countries that started to see casualties rise in the two weeks or so before cases started to grow in the UK. The government simply treated any scientific evidence from Italy with utter contempt in the early sta...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

If - as I contend - the government is the main problem here, and we’d be able to fight the virus better if they resigned and a new more serious government took over. A government of national unity perhaps, as happened during the period of time you evoke (WW2), then we absolutely do need to be talki...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11355
Views: 224885

Re: Covid-19

I'm so glad I've avoided this thread like the plague. The usual muppets,making the usual soundbites. Truth is whatever you want to believe, so anything anti government, or anything pro government for that matter, gets jumped on as fact. It's all hillocks. We won't know the truth of this Covid19 for ...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 4113
Views: 339725

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Football needs to return to being a sport, not a business. That means a level playing field. As they can’t cap player salary they have to cap squad salary. From day 1 the game would be great again. Bigger crowds throughout knowing you have a chance off winning something. They should look to America...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu May 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 4113
Views: 339725

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Some good words and astute points from the Darlington Chief Exec here - from NonLeagueDaily.com - much that echoes what Rick Parry said yesterday about the EFL (and they already have some financial fair-play measures) Darlington ‘sustainable through this year’ says CEO Johnston May 5, 2020 | Headli...
by Colburn_Claret
Mon May 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 600
Views: 15703

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

I've read many times that it is the governments initiative to play at neutral venues, but I fail to see what difference it makes. Why is Liverpool v Burnley at Anfield deemed unsafe, yet Liverpool v Burnley at Elland Road deemed ok. The footfall into the ground of technicians, players, staff would b...
by Colburn_Claret
Mon May 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 600
Views: 15703

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

According to the Mirror the vote has to be 14-6 in favour for it to pass, and according to the Mirror that is the split at the moment, with 14 wanting to complete the season and 6 not. A couple of the 6 would be willing to finish the season as long as they can address some issues, such as the Neutra...
by Colburn_Claret
Mon May 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best ever male vocalist.
Replies: 84
Views: 2278

Re: Best ever male vocalist.

So many great singers already mentioned. I could change my mind every half hour as well

I'll throw in Al Green not just because he was a great singer, but also because he was pretty unique. I can't imagine anyone singing his songs coming anywhere near to sounding like The Reverend.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Computer help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Computer help needed

A lot of things open at the same time can also be down to RAM. Open up Task Manager, and look at the processes / performance tab(s) - it will tell you how much RAM and what % of the CPU is being used. Look at that when the player stops responding and see if either is being maxed out. Cheers Frank, ...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Computer help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Computer help needed

If by unresponsive you mean the player actually says, "Not Responding" at the top of player, it can mean lack of RAM, or you have a lot of processing going on elsewhere on your computer, so the application freezes/hangs. Does it eventually start working again if you leave the computer alone? I doub...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Computer help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Computer help needed

I posted the other day that I couldn't log on to Claret Player, the tech guys on the site suggested I dowloaded another server. Despite not explaining why Safari stopped working, I downloaded Chrome, and it worked, access regained. Now I have a problem with Chrome often going 'unresponsive'. Conside...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun May 03, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 600
Views: 15703

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

The government are currently helping many businesses and employees to stay afloat. Hopefully this will be enough to sustain most of them until we start coming out of lockdown. If we come out of lockdown too early the virus will take off again. I am not sure that the government would be able to help...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 600
Views: 15703

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

Yes it does. Allowing mass gatherings (which includes football) is near the end of the list. It is one of the last things that should be released from lockdown. The reason for this is that mass gatherings are a major catalyst for spreading infection. Much as I like going onto the Turf there are mor...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat May 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 600
Views: 15703

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

I thought that most of the things on the brief list were positive. Releasing businesses from restrictions; re-opening schools; allowing people more freedom to make journeys and visit parks; administering a vaccine; opening pubs; allowing mass gatherings etc all sound positive to me. Possibly the di...