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by matttheclaret
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v Palace
Replies: 29
Views: 1605

Re: Team v Palace

Can see where the OP is coming from. But I hope we don't do it. Be a tough game against Palace, but it'll be a lot tougher if we take Wood and Cornet out. Leaving some of your better players out after an international break is something the top teams can do. But when you're like us, in the bottom th...
by matttheclaret
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation fodder
Replies: 200
Views: 10673

Re: Relegation fodder

4 wins in 27, no home wins since January, setting a club record in the process, barely looked like scoring against the one team worse than us, on the occasions we do take the lead, we don't hang on to it.

Not much going for us is there?
by matttheclaret
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Ryder Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 4754

Re: The Ryder Cup

kazza wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:18 pm
Trying to think of the final day in 2012 - was Europe something like 6 down prior to the singles?
10-6 down going into the final day. Think we might have won the last two the night before from 10-4 down
by matttheclaret
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton (A) Match Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 12339

Re: Everton (A) Match Thread

The Dyche out brigade hibernate until a loss away at Everton then come raging out. They’ll go back to sleep around April when we are safely entrenched in 15th again. You’d think after 5/6 years of the same outcome happening they’d learn their lesson, but it was ever thus. Possibly. The simple fact ...
by matttheclaret
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Linked with Cyrus Christie in the Athletic. Seems a right back is definitely a priority
by matttheclaret
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:00 am
If this is the speculation thread, then who do we want next?
Just hoping there is a next! Happy with this signing though
by matttheclaret
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

To be fair, there's no suggestion we're actually interested in Carroll. Just a throw away comment from Steve Howey that he might fit in here
by matttheclaret
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Lancasterclaret wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:53 pm
If he says no btw, can we please not start with the blame game, as it looks like we've done all we could possibly do sort of kidnapping him
100% this. Sounds like we can't do any more. Record bid, big wages, five year deal (apparently). Can't blame the club for this if he doesn't come.
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Not suggesting that Cornet is definitely on his way here, but Lyon have/are signing Emerson from Chelsea. So looks like they've already got their left sided player in to replace him.

Might be no connection but it can't hurt our chances
by matttheclaret
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v India 2nd test (Lords)
Replies: 228
Views: 6111

Re: England v India 2nd test (Lords)

This might have got away from us now
by matttheclaret
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Subs
Replies: 61
Views: 2759

Re: Subs

Baffling decision to bring Barnes on
by matttheclaret
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v India 2nd test (Lords)
Replies: 228
Views: 6111

Re: England v India 2nd test (Lords)

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:22 am
They hadn't gone last week
Indeed.

Amazingly, he's taken more than 350 Test wickets since turning 30
by matttheclaret
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Cadiz score prediction
Replies: 122
Views: 8053

Re: Burnley v Cadiz score prediction

Bigvince wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:10 pm
No lowton, is that our first injury
No Barnes either
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Ings signs for Villa
Replies: 83
Views: 4842

Re: Danny Ings signs for Villa

They'll obviously miss Grealish, but Ings, Bailey and Buendia is a brilliant window for them
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Expected Line Up v Brighton
Replies: 23
Views: 1431

Re: Expected Line Up v Brighton

Hoping Nick Pope is back on Saturday. If so, you'd be expect him to be ok for Brighton
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test
Replies: 172
Views: 5132

Re: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test

Vino blanco wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:09 pm
I've said it before on here, Root apart, this is the worst Test Team batting line up I have ever seen play for England, and I go back to Ken Barrington and Fred Trueman etc.
Other than Root, they all average less than 35. Impossible to be a good side with such an awful batting lineup
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test
Replies: 172
Views: 5132

Re: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test

MACCA wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:13 pm
Obviously, as we only had to pick 1 Englishman...
KP next in at 4 too :D
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test
Replies: 172
Views: 5132

Re: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:55 pm
Top 3 all gone contributing 45 runs

66/3
They're way short of the standard required at this level.

10 years ago we played India at home with our top three as Strauss, Cook and Trott. Now Burns, Sibley and Crawley. One hell of a difference there
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test
Replies: 172
Views: 5132

Re: England vs India - PROPER cricket - 1st Test

Burns gone in the first over
by matttheclaret
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

If we don't sign anyone else will this be our worst transfer window yet? I know we've signed a good young defender but bearing in mind how desperate we are on the right wing it surely would show that the takeover and all the Pace promises is bullshit. I think last summer's effort of Dale Stephens a...
by matttheclaret
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Edgar
Replies: 28
Views: 3196

Re: David Edgar

Did pop up with an equaliser against Cardiff right at the death. Pretty crucial point at the time too
by matttheclaret
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: T20 Lancs v Yorks tonight
Replies: 71
Views: 2269

Re: T20 Lancs v Yorks tonight

Excellent sportsmanship from Yorkshire there
by matttheclaret
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is on the left of this pic?
Replies: 43
Views: 2300

Re: Who is on the left of this pic?

Doesn't look like either Phillips or Brady to me
by matttheclaret
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley 2-7 Sheffield Wednesday
Replies: 72
Views: 4260

Re: Burnley 2-7 Sheffield Wednesday

Herts Clarets wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:17 pm
NTG once again doesn't cover himself in glory and who was the number 5 for the second who appears to have borrowed Robbie's diving boots?
Steve Davis isn't it?
by matttheclaret
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley 2-7 Sheffield Wednesday
Replies: 72
Views: 4260

Re: Burnley 2-7 Sheffield Wednesday

We'd been close to relegation form in the second half of the previous season but it was sort of forgotten because we were top of the league beyond the half way point. As for 2002/03 - somehow we managed to keep clear of the relegation fight but even on the opening day of the season the warnings wer...
by matttheclaret
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

NewClaret wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:39 am
Hope that’s true. To add that experience and loan BPF to get some game time would be a good step forward.
Agree. If we were without Pope for a few games (like last season) I'd rather have Hennessey to come in rather than BPF or Norris.
by matttheclaret
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

SSN saying Hennessey expected to sign. Think he'd be decent backup to Pope
by matttheclaret
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Lee Briscoe substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 1867

Re: The Lee Briscoe substitution

Down_Rover wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:01 am
Was it 1989, beating Macclesfield 4-3. Steve Davies got the winner
1999 that one. Briscoe hadn't signed for us by that point. Remember Tom Cowan scoring a beauty
by matttheclaret
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Lee Briscoe substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 1867

Re: The Lee Briscoe substitution

It was against Walsall in 2001/02.

We were 2-1 up and Stan brought him on for Ian Moore. As your say, crowd not impressed. He scored a couple, think we ended up winning 5-2
by matttheclaret
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 832152

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Barnsley trying to sign Josh Benson according to Nixon. 650k bid
by matttheclaret
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gilmour
Replies: 28
Views: 1709

Re: Gilmour

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:09 am
And Ruben Loftus-Cheek :D
Loftus Cheek has been pretty unlucky. He looked a real player under Sarri, got a bad injury in a post season game in USA and hasn't been the same player since. Certainly seemed to struggle badly at Fulham last season
by matttheclaret
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gilmour
Replies: 28
Views: 1709

Re: Gilmour

Definitely could be a talent. Not completely convinced he'll have that big an impact at Norwich though. A lot of the hype around him seems based on a cup game against a second string Liverpool side and a performance against England the other night, that whilst decent, was certainly well over egged a...
by matttheclaret
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Away goals scrapped in UEFA competitions
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: Away goals scrapped in UEFA competitions

superdimitri wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:48 am
That's the end of Chelsea ever winning it again then.
Don't understand that.

They've won it twice without going through on away goals either time at any point in the competition? So why would they never win it again?
by matttheclaret
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork's replacement & new winger
Replies: 18
Views: 2720

Re: Jack Cork's replacement & new winger

Good God, what was Ashley thinking with that waistcoat?
by matttheclaret
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Which is your choice of best away performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: ARTICLE: Which is your choice of best away performance?

Everton for me - played really well that day against a good side
by matttheclaret
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Austria
Replies: 122
Views: 3728

Re: England v Austria

Murger wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:06 pm
So he calls up Chilwell, Shaw and Saka but plays Trippier at left back. Southgate is a moron.
Think he's resting Chilwell and Shaw after their European finals
by matttheclaret
Sat May 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky to stay.
Replies: 249
Views: 23478

Re: Tarky to stay.

tiger76 wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 12:26 pm

I'd say we've got 4 players who will be hard to replace, McNeil, Mee, Pope & Tarks
I'd add Chris Wood to that list. Goalscorers are hard to find and someone who has got double figures every season he's been here would be very hard to replace on our budget.
by matttheclaret
Mon May 17, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Kane
Replies: 110
Views: 5421

Re: Harry Kane

Can see Ings at Spurs if Kane goes
by matttheclaret
Sat May 15, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leeds - Match Day Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 14174

Re: Burnley v Leeds - Match Day Thread

We're going into our sixth straight PL season. This is Leeds' first. They are miles better than us

That's pretty damning
by matttheclaret
Sat May 15, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PREVIEW: Leeds take us into final week
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: PREVIEW: Leeds take us into final week

ewanrob wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:35 am
Strange one with Pope, in that he didn't seem in any distress against Fulham....unless I missed it.
I think if we'd been mathematically safe, he wouldn't have played at Fulham
by matttheclaret
Fri May 14, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will Hendrick regret his move to the Geordies
Replies: 52
Views: 3177

Re: Will Hendrick regret his move to the Geordies

Hendrick was offered a pay cut here, wasn't he?

Wasn't it thought at the time his preference was to stay?
by matttheclaret
Sat May 08, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ward left looking for a new club again
Replies: 21
Views: 2166

Re: ARTICLE: Ward left looking for a new club again

agreenwood wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 10:49 pm
Best left back I’ve seen at the club.

He was fantastic in his prime, particularly the year we qualified for Europe.
Tough to choose between Ward and Taylor, I'd probably just give the edge to Taylor but certainly not much in it. Ward was brilliant for us
by matttheclaret
Thu May 06, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee
Replies: 22
Views: 2619

Re: Ben Mee

We had Ward for 16 months before he managed to replace Mee at left back Yep, think Ward barely played for the first season and a half he was here. We finally changed it after the Boxing Day hammering at Hull. Brought Ward in at left back and moved Mee to partner Keane. Seem to remember we only brou...
by matttheclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ings, Saint -Maximin, Antonio, how unlucky are we?
Replies: 21
Views: 2383

Re: Ings, Saint -Maximin, Antonio, how unlucky are we?

On the flip side, we have played Palace twice without Zaha playing
by matttheclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match thread . West Ham
Replies: 401
Views: 11062

Re: Match thread . West Ham

Power and pace in that WH team. Two things we are sorely lacking
by matttheclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match thread . West Ham
Replies: 401
Views: 11062

Re: Match thread . West Ham

Giving away leads becoming a worrying trend atm. Southampton, Newcastle and now today.

Bad signs
by matttheclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Baggies v Wolves
Replies: 45
Views: 2560

Re: Baggies v Wolves

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:45 pm
Should be called off, playing in those conditions endangers players unnecessarily
It's pretty much unplayable. I think if there was still 20/25 mins left, the ref would be taking them off
by matttheclaret
Mon May 03, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tractor Boys
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: Tractor Boys

Thought this was going to be about Ipswich Town