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by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dave Clark
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Dave Clark

A great shame, but he did well to last as long as he did. There were times when you could see he was suffering.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's football 12-7-2020
Replies: 217
Views: 2805

Re: Today's football 12-7-2020

shocking decision of VAR to overturn Palace goal. That was clearly the top of his shoulder. I defy anyone to place there arm alongside their ear, and have it down by their side at the same time.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra or Wood
Replies: 41
Views: 1651

Re: Vydra or Wood

I'd go with Wood, he scores. His hold up play has improved no end this season as well, so to judge him on a game against Liverpool is silly. Vydra definitely brings something to the team, but I cant see him being a regular starter. That's why clubs have a squad, so they can mix it up, which we have ...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 59
Views: 3117

Re: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 10
Bardsley 8
Long 9
Tarkowski 9
Taylor 8
Pieters 8
Westwood 8
Brownhill 8
McNeil 8
Jay Rod 9
Wood 7

Vydra 8
JBG 7
by Colburn_Claret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 336
Views: 9694

Re: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Incredible performance, fantastic result, I might have imploded had JBGs gone in. We stood off too much in the first half, paid them too much respect, but then they are a class act, but after the equaliser we were a different beast. Positive, energetic and could so easily have nicked it. The beer wi...
by Colburn_Claret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 subs - good or bad?
Replies: 34
Views: 502

Re: 5 subs - good or bad?

Bad
It's unnecessary, and designed to favour the bigger clubs with bigger squads.
Under the current schedule it's acceptable, but for next season it's a load of ********.
by Colburn_Claret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Charlton
Replies: 61
Views: 1742

Re: Jack Charlton

When I was about 11 or 12, I was with a load of lads at Catterick Races when we saw Jack in the stands on the other side of the course. We ran across the track all excited to meet him. All we got was 'f*^k off you little b*^&$*ds'.
Still a top bloke. R.I.P. Jack
by Colburn_Claret
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams
Replies: 105
Views: 3927

Re: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams

Jamal Lewis quick left wing back, I like him think some of the big boys will get Cantwell Can't say I'm an expert on Norwich players, but Lewis looked shite against Watford. Gave away a cheap free kick for the equaliser, and caught out of position far too often going walk about, he wasn't in sight ...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League confirms wrong penalty decisions in all Thursday games
Replies: 68
Views: 2169

Re: Premier League confirms wrong penalty decisions in all Thursday games

VAR works all over the world, it's only in this country that the powers that be make a pigs ear of it. They need to do away with the studio crap. The man on the pitch needs to make all the calls, and use the pitch side monitor for close calls. They need to do away with stupid lines, that have half a...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams
Replies: 105
Views: 3927

Re: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams

A few months ago I think I read an interview with Ian Butterworth where he mentioned (in theory) potentially targeting Norwich players should they go down. As the Championship is usually our main source of incoming players it got me thinking who from the lower Prem teams might be realistically targ...
by Colburn_Claret
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football clubs known by their nickname
Replies: 47
Views: 1416

Re: Football clubs known by their nickname

tiger76 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:48 am
West Ham are commonly referred to as the Hammers, although their other nickname is the Irons, but I've not heard them referred to as that for many years.
West Ham fans always refer to the Irons, I think it's the rest of us that use the Hammers.
by Colburn_Claret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD tonight
Replies: 25
Views: 2136

Re: MOTD tonight

There are clear differences between Tarks challenge and Neketiahs. The ball being there to be won, the starting position of the challenger, the contact point of the challenge, the speed of the contact. I don't think it was worth any more than a yellow, and if Neketiah hadn't been red carded the nigh...
by Colburn_Claret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SPOT THE BALL Game 13 Now closed
Replies: 86
Views: 849

Re: ***SPOT THE BALL*** Game 13

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D10
E5
C10
by Colburn_Claret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2187

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

pushpinpussy wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:25 pm
I think the next manager of Burnley should be black, female and disabled. Keep everyone happy.
You forgot gay, you homophobic swine :o
by Colburn_Claret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood Must Start V Liverpool
Replies: 61
Views: 2728

Re: Wood Must Start V Liverpool

Matty needs one to go in off his arse, just to break the monkey. His movement is fine, he finds the space, but the ball just won't go in. Wood looked far better than on Sunday, not surprisingly, but i don't think we should give him 90 mins yet, so if you have to split them I'd let Vydra start. Fewer...
by Colburn_Claret
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: There are no “model clubs” for long. There’s only really a financial model that eventually finishes you
Replies: 29
Views: 1242

Re: There are no “model clubs” for long. There’s only really a financial model that eventually finishes you

A great summary. I think we can tick along, as long as SD is at the helm. It doesn't mention the academy, but our best hope for the future is finding some talent of our own, that can make the step up.That and making a sum of money from players who don't quite make the Premier League grade, is the on...
by Colburn_Claret
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barnes back in training
Replies: 22
Views: 1187

Re: Barnes back in training

It's allowed us to see McNeil playing just behind Vydra in central midfield and I liked what I saw. Hope he plays there more often. Dwight is a winger. He has the talent to play in the middle, but it would just be a waste of his ability, to take a man on, and whip in a cross. He's also not strong e...
by Colburn_Claret
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus
Replies: 106
Views: 4352

Re: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus

It sounds as though we need a minimum of 5 million to finance this a season. I can't see us being able to afford to give this the attention it needs to get the viable returns. It could take years for us to find another Dwight Yorke to pay back the huge investment, by then we could be back in the ch...
by Colburn_Claret
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer season
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: Summer season

I'd agree it's a winter sport, but with modern pitches, and the habit of calling games off at the first sign of snow, it seems hard to call it a winter sport anymore.
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus
Replies: 106
Views: 4352

Re: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus

Just been on club web site and they mentioned Steve Stone.
Is he still on gardening leave , or has everyone kissed and made up?
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: James Tarkowski, at fault for the equaliser!!
Replies: 38
Views: 1995

Re: James Tarkowski, at fault for the equaliser!!

I thought Tarks at the time. He was obviously marking Egan, but got sucked in towards Sharp when they dinked the ball in. The back header just took him out of the picture. S*^t appens, as they say. Tarks owes us nothing after his season. Take it back, Wood was marking Sharp and just stood watching ...
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Hammers
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Predictions vs Hammers

3 1 to Hammers

I was confident of this a week ago, but too many things have changed for the worse. Mee out, and them finding form.

Hope I'm wrong.
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus
Replies: 106
Views: 4352

Re: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus

Delighted with this, a lot of people deserve a big pat on the back for this. The benefits to recruitment and the standard of competition, can only be good news for the future.

UTC
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: James Tarkowski, at fault for the equaliser!!
Replies: 38
Views: 1995

Re: James Tarkowski, at fault for the equaliser!!

I thought Tarks at the time.
He was obviously marking Egan, but got sucked in towards Sharp when they dinked the ball in. The back header just took him out of the picture.
S*^t appens, as they say. Tarks owes us nothing after his season.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Bardsley 6
Tarkowski 7
Long 7
Taylor 6
McNeil 6
Westwood 6
Brownhill 7
Peters 6
Jay Rod 6
Vydra 6

Wood 5
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU
Replies: 485
Views: 9045

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU

Rubbish defending, Sharp a free header and no one guarding the back.
A fair scoreline though.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU
Replies: 485
Views: 9045

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU

Snatching at chances is a problem, a little composure and we could have had 3, nor that the one doesn't flatter us.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU
Replies: 485
Views: 9045

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU

I hope, if we can keep the lead until the hour mark, that we swap Pieters for Brady or JBG, and get Dwight on the left wing, where he belongs. Eric's done nothing wrong but we need to be more pro active to tale the sting out of them.

That said, would SD use a sub before the 85th minute.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU
Replies: 485
Views: 9045

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus SheffU

They are so much better with the ball at the moment, and the wind doesn’t affect 50/50 balls.
Still lots to ay for but no goals at half time and I'll be delighted
by Colburn_Claret
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SPOT THE BALL Game 12 - Now Closed
Replies: 93
Views: 993

Re: ***SPOT THE BALL*** Game 12

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E7
F3
C5
by Colburn_Claret
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football Sunday 5-7-20
Replies: 185
Views: 3140

Re: Today's Football 4-7-20

No mention for big Sam, getting the first for Stoke.

I have a mate who's a big Stoke fan, and work with a smoggy Boro fan. I was hoping Stoke would beat Colin last week, it would have left Boro 5 points from safety. Even with that result Boro must be praying Wigan go down.
by Colburn_Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SPOT THE BALL Game 11 Now ended
Replies: 76
Views: 731

Re: ***SPOT THE BALL*** Game 11

B0

G9
D7
G9
by Colburn_Claret
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chairman
Replies: 281
Views: 17314

Re: The Chairman

Hasn’t taken long for “become another Wigan” to get an airing. Mike Garlick has done a good job but some of comments on here would essentially have you believe he’s never done a thing wrong. His £50m hole statement was unnecessary at the time but so very predictable. You just knew we’d be the first...
by Colburn_Claret
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation Battle
Replies: 93
Views: 6421

Re: Relegation Battle

I'd agree Bournemouth, Watford or West Ham, but they are all so shocking I think we should relegate 4 :D

Looking at that form table since the Chelsea defeat, West Ham have been ridiculously bad.
by Colburn_Claret
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wigan
Replies: 124
Views: 6791

Re: Wigan

With their form they could still survive if they don't let it get to them.
With banks negating charges for people who dip in to their overdrafts, due to Covid, you think the EFL would show a bit of latitude, if this because of Covid.
by Colburn_Claret
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Any News On Jack Cork
Replies: 26
Views: 2618

Re: Any News On Jack Cork

A slight tweak, he'll be out until 2022 :roll:

Seriously it didn't look good. I expect Brownhill to fill his slot on Sunday, which is what I believe he was bought to do. Who gets the Brownhill slot :shock:
by Colburn_Claret
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: red card madness
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

Re: red card madness

I think it was red, but not the worst I've seen.
What really irks is that if it had been the other way around, you just know Brownhill would have walked
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brownhill
Replies: 83
Views: 6749

Re: Brownhill

Getting better and better.
Its bound to take time to find your feet at this level, but showing great promise for next season.
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 11193

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Overjoyed, off to bed

UTC
by Colburn_Claret
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Palace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 502
Views: 11193

Re: Woy's Pal Arse versus MIGHTY CLARETS

I'm so ****** off at the usual, well it was only a knock, we are hopeful he'll be right for the next game, only to see them disappear for 6 weeks. If Jay is injured, fair enough, but it's the same bloody story every sodding time. Can anyone remember a player who had a knock, who actually played the ...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Ings for £20m anyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 5381

Re: Danny Ings for £20m anyone?

looks a bargain now doesn't he
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Weekend's footy
Replies: 218
Views: 3590

Re: Weekend's footy

The way they are all performing could 32 pts see you safe this season. Only Brighton showed any bottle at all.
Villa, to be fair, try and play, but without a goal scorer they are doomed. The rest are just dross.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements
Replies: 39
Views: 2530

Re: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:29 am
We do. We use the same software as a lot of clubs.
I wasn't talking about software, and if software is what we are relying on to assess possible signings, God help us.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements
Replies: 39
Views: 2530

Re: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:25 am
Have you not listened to the manager over the last few years? We have been a long way behind.
I KNOW, it's Combat Claret that thinks we use the same data as everyone else.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SPOT THE BALL Game 10 Now closed
Replies: 86
Views: 838

Re: ***SPOT THE BALL*** Game 10

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F6
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements
Replies: 39
Views: 2530

Re: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements

We probably use the same data collect and resources as all the teams in the league. So If everyone does it that leaves us back at square one. To think someone on this message board has any ideas that professional sports people haven't come up with in the last few decades. IF we use the same data an...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements
Replies: 39
Views: 2530

Re: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements

I don’t understand this at all. What do you mean by using top scouts? Those that work for other clubs? Perhaps not well explained. I mean that there are scouts that have been in the European market for years. It sounds as if our European scouts are new to the game and playing catch up. I just think...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements
Replies: 39
Views: 2530

Re: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements

As good as Defour was it did take him until his second season until we saw the best of him on a more consistent basis We knew about his injury history before we bought him, which is why we got him so cheap, and why we knew we'd have to nurture him for long periods. I'd take a player of SDs quailty,...
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our front line vs Palace
Replies: 33
Views: 1471

Re: Our front line vs Palace

Pieters looked comfortable on Thursday, a natural footballer, as you'd expect of the Dutch.
Cahill and Milejovic are big strong lads in the air. If Jay isn't playing, I'd play 2 fast little uns, and keep the ball on the deck.
by Colburn_Claret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements
Replies: 39
Views: 2530

Re: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements

I dont see why Rigg can't use the top scouts. They must have a long list of top talent, that the likes of Man U, Chelsea are after, but they should also have a list of really good players that might suit a 'Burnley', but not good enough for the top 6. If they are out there touting top talent anyway....