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by nil_desperandum
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hebden Bridge/Mytholmroyd Flooded?
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Hebden Bridge/Mytholmroyd Flooded?

cbx750 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:33 am
You might be better going to Milnrow on the M62 then through Todmorden this is the way I go from Tod to Huddersfield and although longer it is quicker.
Personally I'd just stay on the M62 and come down the M66 to avoid potential problems.
by nil_desperandum
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hebden Bridge/Mytholmroyd Flooded?
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Hebden Bridge/Mytholmroyd Flooded?

IMO it would be illogical to attempt that route through the valley tomorrow in light of the high water table and the weather forecast when there are other routes open - albeit they might theoretically take a little longer. Not driven through today, but lots of water on the roads between Burnley / Cl...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 76
Views: 1945

Re: Boris Watch

'Abandoned his new friends in the north...' Appointed local Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson (and non Oxbridge graduate) as Minister for HS2, with responsibility for the Transpennine and Northern Powerhouse Rail routes. If ever there was a poisoned chalice then Stephenson has had it passed to him. Maybe...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 76
Views: 1945

Re: Boris Watch

After 3 years of the Labour party nearly bringing the country to it's knees, preventing any progress on anything. Just so it could bad mouth the tories. Genuinely don't understand the relevance of that post. We haven't had Labour running the country for over a decade now. It's been either a Tory Go...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 198
Views: 4342

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Gordaleman wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:50 pm
Your guess is wrong. For the first time in my 72 years, I didn't use my vote in the referendum.
Are you really 90 years old? If so I reckon you might be the board's oldest poster.
by nil_desperandum
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....
Replies: 96
Views: 2696

Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

Silky-thanks for the dates. The late sixties was definitely not a good time to be a clarets fan Don't really agree with this. They were highly unpredictable times. We had some real thrashings usually away from home, but also some big wins, e.g. the home thrashing of Leeds by a very young Burnley XI...
by nil_desperandum
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

I don't know how many would be there from Lincoln but I am assuming probably quite a few as it's not that far away. I suppose it's a matter of opinion but I would regard Lincoln to Accrington in winter with a poor forecast to be an appalling journey. 120 miles over or around the Pennines by one rou...
by nil_desperandum
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 198
Views: 4342

Re: Cabinet Carnage

objection me'lord, you quoted me and replied directly to my quote and therefore aimed directly as a statement at me (and the press) therefore not a general observation!! I recount my part regarding shouting, you are correct you didn't (I agree, the press are biased) I should not have been swayed by...
by nil_desperandum
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 198
Views: 4342

Re: Cabinet Carnage

KateR wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Look at Cryssys last sentence, he told me to write it so don't go shouting at me :roll:
Who shouted? :roll:
It was a perfectly polite post
(And the post wasn't particularly aimed at you anyway - more of a general observation).
by nil_desperandum
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 198
Views: 4342

Re: Cabinet Carnage

KateR wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:46 pm
The press isn't biased.
Virtually all the press admit to be being biased. They all nail their colours firmly to one ideology or party or another.
by nil_desperandum
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

Seen one postponed and one abandoned. Our home game against MK in 2003/04 was postponed because of high winds, decision made by the club safety officer. According to the records MK Dons weren't formed until the 2004 / 5 season, so presumably it was Wimbledon's last season before the "franchise"thin...
by nil_desperandum
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless
Replies: 42
Views: 1992

Re: Extinction Rebellion at it again ..mindless

Its criminal damage, end of. Lock the bellends up. Which - of course- is exactly what they want the authorities to do. You can't really win with this one. Ignore it and they'll continue to look at more extreme stunts; arrest them, take them to court and punish them and it gives them the publicity t...
by nil_desperandum
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche's ability to turn results around
Replies: 24
Views: 1604

Re: Dyche's ability to turn results around

I haven’t analysed every millisecond of those matches but first would suggest the quality of the opposition on the day and second possibly JRod was expected to play the Barnes roll then where now he plays as we would want him to. He can come short to take it in to feet and he has more pace for runs...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche's ability to turn results around
Replies: 24
Views: 1604

Re: Dyche's ability to turn results around

I've great respect for Dyche and hope that he remains at the helm for a long time to come, but he sometimes appears slow / reluctant to change things even when things aren't going well. Barnes injury has turned out to be pivotal (IMO), since we look a far better team with Jay in it. Would the manage...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Bournemouth match
Replies: 56
Views: 3182

Re: The Bournemouth match

Yeah, but that pisses me off as well, it the laws of the game, so surely they aren't open to wild interpretation. If there's only one ref out of 20 who sees it that way, then they are clearly an outlier and need retraining I think you probably missed my point there. I'm not suggesting that Mason wo...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Bournemouth match
Replies: 56
Views: 3182

Re: The Bournemouth match

I thought it was a penalty yesterday at first glance. Saw the replay and it really wasn't one "we got away with". Yes it strikes his arm, but he hasn't moved it towards the ball, neither did he attempt to make himself bigger, so no penalty There's absolutely no doubt that it would have been a penal...
by nil_desperandum
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 198
Views: 4342

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Sturgeons just a **** Gerry Adams wannabe. Awful politician with no credibility whatsoever Neither of which terms can reasonably be applied to Gerry Adams, no matter how much you may loathe or despise him. He has enormous credibility both in his own country and abroad. (n.b. being successful and ha...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 198
Views: 4342

Re: Cabinet Carnage

I don't remember anyone voting for Alistair Campbell either. Very little similarity, and in this case none at all. One of the key features of Blair's time in office was the total independence of Brown and his staff at No. 11. This "power struggle" between No. 10 and No.11 throughout this period is ...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 198
Views: 4342

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Don't worry DA, you will have the chance to vote them out in five years. The real issue is that no one actually voted Cummings into office in the first place. And to think that the whole premise of Brexit was to restore democracy and sovereignty. Who's going to be running the show for the next 5 ye...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bournemouth request investigation into Jon Moss
Replies: 50
Views: 2860

Re: Bournemouth request investigation into Jon Moss

No action against Bournemouth or Gosling, but I think that the referee "band of brothers" will have taken great interest in this, and will not be impressed by Bournemouth's behaviour. Of course they will remain neutral, but I suspect they'll keep a closer eye on the players' antics on the field and ...
by nil_desperandum
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: James Bulger - 27 years...
Replies: 47
Views: 1831

Re: James Bulger - 27 years...

He didn't say the public would have to hear all the evidence. And a jury doesn't have to be what we currently have. That sounds rather like abolishing Trial by Jury to me. It's not perfect by any means, but it's a basic human right we all have in the UK,(fundamental to our democracy and culture), a...
by nil_desperandum
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: James Bulger - 27 years...
Replies: 47
Views: 1831

Re: James Bulger - 27 years...

He didn't say that though, did he? I don't agree with his proposal. But that wasn't it. It seems to me that he did say that, ( "So you'd abolish the right to a fair trial by jury if we abolish the courts? ") This was his post: "No the CPS decide on the guilt, hand it over to the public to sentence,...
by nil_desperandum
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: James Bulger - 27 years...
Replies: 47
Views: 1831

Re: James Bulger - 24 years...

Are we only supposed to discuss significant events at 5 or 10 year intervals these days or something? It's a post on a message board, I haven't arranged a memorial service. That really wasn't my point - as I think you I know. It was the apparently random marking of "24" years for an event that took...
by nil_desperandum
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: James Bulger - 27 years...
Replies: 47
Views: 1831

Re: James Bulger - 24 years...

It was a terrible and haunting event that raised, and still does raise many questions, but it's a bit odd that the OP makes such a thing about it being 24 years, (not normally a landmark), when in any event it's 27.
RIP James.
by nil_desperandum
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

They will come to an agreement that upsets the minority. Just as we the British, were 9 times out of 10 in that minority. Sorry - but what complete nonsense. "The British government voted against EU laws 2% of the time since 1999 Official EU voting records* show that the British government has vote...
by nil_desperandum
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blades v Bournemouth
Replies: 74
Views: 3937

Re: Blades v Bournemouth

claretandy wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:58 am
Brighton's run in is horrific, they will need to get a result against us on the final day.
Assuming we're already safe, Turf Moor is a very good away fixture to have if you need a result on the final day of the season. In recent seasons it's rather like drawing us in one of the Cups.
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Irish Election
Replies: 42
Views: 1991

Re: The Irish Election

........ joint citizenship should come to an end, you are either a UK passport holder, or an Irish/EU passport holder. Why? Dual citizenship is very common throughout the world and becoming more so. I know of people who are citizens of 4 countries due to birth, parentage, work, residency, and / or ...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hebden Bridge.
Replies: 51
Views: 6288

Re: Hebden Bridge.

I'm at work in today, but I'm also a volounteer flood warden. From what I'm seeing & hearing from fellow wardens and on social media, the flooding in Tod, Hebden and Mythlomroyd is bad. Not perhaps at Boxing day 2015 levels, but still at significant levels But unfortunately the weather is forecast ...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hebden Bridge.
Replies: 51
Views: 6288

Re: Hebden Bridge.

Roads between Worsthorne and Cliviger almost impassable 2 hours ago, and I believe that there are now some road closures up there cutting off the Ram etc from Walk Mill. Road impassable at Overtown as well (top of Mount Lane). Saw desperate people as early as 10.30 in Worsthorne trying to prevent wa...
by nil_desperandum
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Irish Election
Replies: 42
Views: 1991

Re: The Irish Election

First I’ve heard of this. Can't see the North agreeing to it although my feeling is the North is slowly starting to see the light. Also can’t see Bojo wanting to be the leader of the Conservative and Unionist party who breaks up the Union. Johnson's already taken a massive step towards breaking up ...
by nil_desperandum
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Weekend games affecting relegation
Replies: 50
Views: 3388

Re: Weekend games affecting relegation

4 homes please Watford have lost the new manager bounce , and Brighton are showing more bottle and better football than the rest. 8 points clear, and a game in hand is healthy Brighton might be playing quite well, but they're not winning games. (Their point last week was quite fortuitous.) I think ...
by nil_desperandum
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

I'm trying to think of occasions where I wouldn't need a receipt usually small purchases or casual services but I can't, no it's all strictly legitimate really the way I go about my business no comebacks that way. In the normal course of business, (there are exceptions),it's entirely legitimate to ...
by nil_desperandum
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

So they don’t pay tax and NI and can still claim benefits! Maybe in some cases, but in the majority of cases they aren't claiming benefits, it's just simply a matter of avoiding taxes, NI and any other associated costs. It's not a practice that is exclusive to any one particular demographic and in ...
by nil_desperandum
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

Jakubclaret wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:40 pm
Perhaps, I don't think like that, you could be right, maybe the people I know are above board & do everything by the book.
So you never pay anyone for a service by cash? / No one ever asks you to pay in cash?
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

My earlier post was combining Burnley & Pendle as a whole I'll reiterate that again, far more than ND is suggesting, ..... You still don't get it. The 18% figure is the combined average for Burnley and Pendle. You don't add anything together. The percentage for Burnley is 11%, so you should be able...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

So if you breakdown the 11% & 18% you’d be looking at 15%ish, factor the illegals in say 25% still way off the 45% “not far off” my earlier post was including Burnley & Pendle as a whole area, another poster moved the goalposts but if the link is true I’ll hold my hand up & say I’ve overestimated t...
by nil_desperandum
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

I can't imagine the fleets of taxi drivers & other businesses declaring every penny, it does seem a small number, which source have you unearthed this information from, I'm surprised a supporting link hasn't been attached, regarding the illegal workers it'd be absolutely impossible to ascertain 100...
by nil_desperandum
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020
Replies: 21894
Views: 601803

Re: Brexit: Uniting the Country Since 31/01/2020

If you are counting the Asians as well it wouldn't be far off, remember some of these companies are massive employers you are not talking small firms with skilled employees & I'm not even factoring in the illegals working cash in hand we don't know about. When you sit down & think about it, it's a ...
by nil_desperandum
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Referee confirmed for Southampton game
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Referee confirmed for Southampton game

bfcmik wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:33 am
Kevin Friend as 4th official
That's the best place for Friend if he's involved in one of our games. 4th official has very little influence on decision making or the outcome of the game.
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Chris Kavanagh v Arsenal
Replies: 29
Views: 1113

Re: RATE THE REF - Chris Kavanagh v Arsenal

Dont think so nil, some high marks here suggest that the ref clamped down on their play acting, which he didn't. I beg to differ. I think that on the whole he handled it reasonably well. It's really difficult for a referee when a team are constantly falling on the floor and claiming to be injured, ...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Chris Kavanagh v Arsenal
Replies: 29
Views: 1113

Re: RATE THE REF - Chris Kavanagh v Arsenal

Aclaret wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:53 pm
It seems some of our fans don't agree with SD and the play acting of a few of the Arsenal players.
I would imagine that every single Burnley fan agrees with Dyche about this.
by nil_desperandum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a goalkeeper scored against us?
Replies: 42
Views: 1379

Re: Has a goalkeeper scored against us?

Seem to Remember being there, wasnt it ridiculously windy that day ? It was windy but that doesn't explain why O'Rourke chose to defend the goal-kicks by standing 10 / 15 yards off his line so that the ball could bounce over his head, nor even more inexplicably why management failed to correct this...
by nil_desperandum
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a goalkeeper scored against us?
Replies: 42
Views: 1379

Re: Has a goalkeeper scored against us?

It was an extremely windy afternoon,he tried more than once to score.You could just tell it was going to happen! You're right. The Bolton fans were urging their own players to pass back to him, and for him to keep shooting long. It was a joke - but beyond a joke for our group. The odd thing was tha...
by nil_desperandum
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: HAPPY BREXIT DAY EVERYONE!
Replies: 260
Views: 5021

Re: HAPPY BREXIT DAY EVERYONE!

As I suspected, the lights are still on, aircraft are still flying and all my food is still fresh. Well of course, because we've very sensibly avoided a "no deal" brexit. We've got 11 months now - or an extension (most likely IMO) - to unravel almost 50 years of legislation and protocols, and ensur...
by nil_desperandum
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We're already safe - ish
Replies: 19
Views: 1940

Re: We're already safe - ish

MACCA wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:50 pm
I agree, even if theres not 3 teams as sh1t as Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield were. 3 wins and a draw does it anyway.
I very much doubt that another 10 points will see us safe this season.
13 needed (IMO)
by nil_desperandum
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC - In memoriam 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1575

Re: Burnley FC - In memoriam 2019

Impeccably observed from all parts of the ground Except referee Taylor who blew the whistle before we got to the end of the list. Would it really have been a problem to wait for an extra 10 seconds or so to allow those at the end of the alphabet to be read in silence? Typical PL referee lack of awa...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings
Replies: 108
Views: 4072

Re: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings

Special mentions for the effort and passion from Bardsley, Jayrod and Hendrick. They left it all out there today. Agree. If Bardsley is now our first choice right back for the season, (with Lowton woefully out of sorts, and probably no replacement signed) then he has all the attributes needed to be...
by nil_desperandum
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Anthony Taylor v Leicester City
Replies: 37
Views: 1235

Re: RATE THE REF - Anthony Taylor v Leicester City

He played the right amount of additional time After 1 extra minute Bardsley had a minutes worth of treatment and we made a substitution. The final whistle was blown at 90+4 We reckon that: a) we were very lucky that there was only 3 minutes added time, bearing in mind the VAR penalty, 2 other goals...
by nil_desperandum
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2
Replies: 43
Views: 1484

Re: Official : No Scottish IndyRef 2

If we had another Referendum next year, and it's won again by the Unionists, will Mrs Sturgeon want another one in 2025, if the SNP get another majority of Scottish seats ? We're then into a world of " Never-Endums " .... Leaving aside the merit (or otherwise) of Scottish independence. I think that...
by nil_desperandum
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: William
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: William

Herts Clarets wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:15 pm
Andrew :D
Not according to his accuser. :lol: