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by BenWickes
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blankety Blank
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Blankety Blank

I gave the first episode a go but it's all too fake and scripted for me. I like the idea that it's openly making fun of itself and the BBC's notorious reputation for poor prizes though.
As mentioned above. Was at it's best when Les Dawson presented it.
by BenWickes
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our time in Premier is over
Replies: 134
Views: 5580

Re: Our time in Premier is over

I'm less worried at this stage in the season than I was at this stage last season. We're playing well overall and with a bit more luck,could have more points on the board. Of course we need to start taking our chances but they will come. FWIW I've spoken to fans of a couple of teams we've played thi...
by BenWickes
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings
Replies: 120
Views: 4434

Re: Burnley v Norwich - Player Ratings

Pope 6
Lowton 4
Collins 6
Tarkowski 6
Taylor 5
Lennon 5
Brownhill 7
Westwood 6
McNeil 7
Vydra 7
Wood 4

Rodriguez 4
JBG 6
by BenWickes
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your starting eleven vs Leicester
Replies: 52
Views: 2879

Re: Your starting eleven vs Leicester

I'd go 4-1-4-1 Pope Lowts, Tarks, Mee, Taylor Cork Cornet constantly switching wings with McNeil (O'Neill to my wife) and Westy and Brownhill in midfield. Tempted to play Vydra ahead of Brownhill in a three from four with McNeil and Cornet floating with Vydra. Think that would be a brave move though...
by BenWickes
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: You're not fit to referee?
Replies: 23
Views: 1379

Re: You're not fit to referee?

Have two relatives who were referee's. One was quite a regular at Burnley games, also did Man Utd, Liverpool....youth and U23s. I went along on occasion. Difficult job for anyone and you have to have thick skin. I've got some stories to tell about some of our coaching staff of the time and players r...
by BenWickes
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Quiz: How well do you know the shape of countries?
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Quiz: How well do you know the shape of countries?

Disappointed with 7. I like to think my Geography is pretty good but some of those threw me off. Second guessed the answer based on the clue. I'd have got four or five more if I'd ignored the clues.
by BenWickes
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinking Alcohol in your seats
Replies: 86
Views: 2730

Re: Drinking Alcohol in your seats

Not against alcohol in the stands per-se. I like a pint at half time and by the time I get one I have to guzzle it down. Not a fan of keeping the bars open during the game. I'd also put a limit on beers sold. Some fans have probably sank between 4-8 pints before kick off and probably are already hal...
by BenWickes
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ABBA - I still have faith in you
Replies: 33
Views: 1728

Re: ABBA - I still have faith in you

What about schools with the best teachers in the world teaching as a hologram ? Wish we had that technology when I was a kid. Our Maths teacher 'Mr Nutter' was bloody brilliant. Proper disciplinarian but a good teacher, surprised to hear he went on the be a Lib Dem MP (SDP maybe can't remember when...
by BenWickes
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche's comments on Defour
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: Dyche's comments on Defour

bfcmik wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:04 pm
Bit like most Geordies I've met then, only they drift off into gibberish rather than Flemish - though both sound just as incomprehensible as the other.
I spent 4 months working with a Geordie. That was a hard four months. :lol:
by BenWickes
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ABBA - I still have faith in you
Replies: 33
Views: 1728

Re: ABBA - I still have faith in you

Somethingfishy wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:21 pm


The whole "Mamma Mia" musical thing completely spoilt it for me though. Incredibly cheesy. Dreadful stuff.
Not seen them, nor do I want to but have to admit though, it may have played a part in their return. Possibly.
by BenWickes
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vigil- BBC-Sunday night
Replies: 70
Views: 5013

Re: Vigil- BBC-Sunday night

Not watched this yet. On record. Does this investigation take place at sea? By definition a submarine is classified under the 'plausible deniability' banner when at sea as nobody is supposed to know exactly where it is. Can't see civilian plod rocking up investigating a crime on a sub once it left d...
by BenWickes
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ABBA - I still have faith in you
Replies: 33
Views: 1728

Re: ABBA - I still have faith in you

Whether you like them or not a number of great artists reference their ability to make almost perfect pop music. No real doubt that they were the best pop artists of the mid 70s to early 80s irrespective of personal music tastes. The winner takes it all takes some beating given the relationship iss...
by BenWickes
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: You can't tell me about life
Replies: 46
Views: 2371

Re: You can't tell me about life

The problem with Pstotto's posts is I usually read them after coming home from work after a night shift or just after I have woke up. I am either brain frazzled or cloudy headed. Need to read these at some stage between and try to decode it.
by BenWickes
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche's comments on Defour
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: Dyche's comments on Defour

A friend of mine who I have known for many years, 25 or so; works for the local media in Mechelen. She was actually in national media broadcasting but wanted to return to her hometown. Always been a homebird that one really. Anyway. She says she has met him a few times and because we know each other...
by BenWickes
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big Match Revisited 1975 FA Cup
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Big Match Revisited 1975 FA Cup

Watching Big Match Revisited on ITV4. FA Cup 1975 West Ham 1 Swindon 1, Coventry v Arsenal on now.

Can't imagine managers or players liking the state of those pitches these days :o

Proper quagmires.
by BenWickes
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

randomclaret2 wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:53 am
When did Tony post about a potential loan that might still join us ?
Early hours. Maybe it was a very late one, possibly sneaked in, possibly not and is a wait and see if it meets the requirements needed for special dispensation. Maybe an agreement has been made for January as mentioned above.
by BenWickes
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

randomclaret2 wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:39 am
I was wondering this too
As I read it. Only emergency loans but there have been instances over the years of players being announced the day after deadline due to technical issues, special dispensation for various reasons.
by BenWickes
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

burnley007 wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:30 am
Is Lee Kang-in a free agent yet?
Pretty sure he's joined Mallorca.
by BenWickes
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

I wonder if all that pinging is his phone. Mine has been pinging all day with transfer news.
by BenWickes
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Of all the 'number 10s' mentioned above. Barkley was and is the stand out player for our system imo. He may not have the flair, pace and technical skills of some of the others but he is robust, strong, has an ability to pick a pass and something we have been crying out for, apart from that bit of so...
by BenWickes
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Gordaleman wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:14 am
A loan option for Taylor Booth suggests that we have lost the race for Christie.

Could be an interesting day.
Well. According to Wiki (I know) he is a Mormon...
by BenWickes
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

claretandy wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:20 pm
This isn't true according to David Ornstein.

https://twitter.com/David_Ornstein/stat ... 28547?s=20
:? That's a shift from last season then if true. A couple of years ago he said he wanted to be a winger, more recently a midfielder, now he's happy playing full back?
by BenWickes
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

It’s the loan element of the Everton offer that seems odd to me. Consensus is he’s only wanted by Everton to play RB. Is Coleman injured? I can’t see him getting in the team ahead of him so could only be cover? AMN has made it clear he doesn't want to play RB so as you say, why would he swap clubs ...
by BenWickes
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Sky reporting we're in talks for Connor Roberts...
by BenWickes
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

If there is truth in the Championship player I'd be interested to know whether it's O'Brien at Huddersfield. Looks a decent prospect. Breaks up play and brings the ball forward well. Seems a vocal player too. Looks to have a good engine. Seems Leeds are reluctant to meet his valuation, which at arou...
by BenWickes
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lennon
Replies: 40
Views: 3374

Re: Lennon

Strange to suggest he never touched the ball. He was involved in one of our better passages of play in the 2nd half. Driving forward with some neat interchanges in passing before a Leeds player ended it with a foul.
by BenWickes
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have we just signed Burnley's best ever player?
Replies: 84
Views: 4648

Re: Have we just signed Burnley's best ever player?

Time will tell. You have to earn that accolade.
by BenWickes
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Has this thread now turned in to any subject matter, if I could edit I would add the word Burnley in the title, but it definitely doesn't say anything goes :lol: :lol: It is weird that people post on a whole variety of subjects on here when there's already threads open discussing those specific sub...
by BenWickes
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leeds - Player Ratings
Replies: 122
Views: 5090

Re: Burnley v Leeds - Player Ratings

Pope 6
Lowton 6
Tarks 7
Mee 6
Taylor 7
JBG 6
Brownhill 7
Westwood 7
McNeil 8
Barnes 6
Wood 6

Lennon 6
Vydra 5
by BenWickes
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley-Leeds-match thread
Replies: 186
Views: 5167

Re: Burnley-Leeds-match thread

Should be putting pressure on their keeper. He doesn't look comfortable with crosses.
by BenWickes
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

I'd read of our interest in Lee-Kang a few days ago, forget where but wasn't Nixon. Apparently available on a free and as mentioned earlier. Would raise our profile in S. Korea.
by BenWickes
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

(Tubthumping) It's not a laxative, it's not a toilet break, it's not a comfort break, it's not to stretch the legs, They sing songs that remind him of the good times They sing songs that remind him of the better times Oh Max Cornet, Max Cornet, Max Cornet The Bob Lord is on its feet again and it's a...
by BenWickes
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

I have no idea how accurate but 'SalarySport.com' put his wage at £49,000 a week. Not sure what our players are on but don't think it'd be far off that for our top earners.
by BenWickes
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

MACCA wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:34 pm

Would be very strange at this stage for a completely new name to enter the frame, especially without no one else getting a whiff of it.
True but Ronaldo only announced he wanted to leave today... ;)
by BenWickes
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

As mentioned before. If PSG go shopping at Everton, they’ll be cash rich and looking for a replacement. Dwight there, players in return. Money talks but Everton linked with Porto's winger Luiz Diaz today and he'd probably be cheaper than McNeil. They're after James Rodriguez in return (possible loa...
by BenWickes
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

I welcome any signing and if this Cornet is as good as the noise around him, then that is good. Few of points from me 1 what is the evidence that he is any good? 2 if good why aren't others in for him? 3 surely Dwight will be going if we do get Cornet, why 2 left wingers.... yes I know he plays els...
by BenWickes
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

elwaclaret wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:55 pm
Celtic are in the same boat as us with Tarks, is he not?
Christie's contract somewhat bizarrely ends half way through their season. He's available for free in January.
by BenWickes
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

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by BenWickes
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

joey13 wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:52 pm
We have no money
:lol:
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by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

We could have been in for him when he left Leicester to go to Germany. Show a bit of imagination, Jarrod Bowen had been banging goals in for about 18 months before West Ham took a chance on him. We seem to sit twiddling our thumbs then complain when bigger clubs beat us to the punch. Too many of ou...
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Klopp post match interview
Replies: 100
Views: 5864

Re: Klopp post match interview

Don't know if it was heat of the moment. He was quite complimentary of us on the Beeb.
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:15 pm
Chief football writer of the Daily Mail saying we are making a 5 million bid for Will Hughes.
I can certainly see him fitting in the midfield. He's a Dyche type player.
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Hold the front page. Harvey Barnes has signed for us. Well according to Jermaine Beckford on Final Score :lol:
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v Liverpool
Replies: 143
Views: 5970

Re: Team v Liverpool

Conroy92 wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:40 am
What position is Owen Dodgson?
Defender.
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v Liverpool
Replies: 143
Views: 5970

Re: Team v Liverpool

Fez wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:35 am
Why not put another u23s outfield player on the bench and save the embarrassment of having 2 keepers on the bench on the 2nd game week of a Premier league season. Looks bad.
Liverpool's must be embarrassing too. They have two keepers on their bench. Adrian and Kelleher.
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Score Prediction v Liverpool
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: Score Prediction v Liverpool

2-1 Burnley. Got a good feeling again.
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v Liverpool
Replies: 143
Views: 5970

Re: Team v Liverpool

I was going to suggest a 4-5-1 but if Westy is out maybe we'll have to go 4-4-2. Pretty sure Robertson is out with an ankle injury, at least he was. If so it may be worth targeting their left side.
by BenWickes
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League Rivals
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: Premier League Rivals

I was asked this question a few weeks back in a survey. I genuinely couldn't think of a current PL club I'd consider our rival. There's a few other weird rivalries on that list though. Norwich consider Watford their rivals? Watford the same with Palace? I do understand the history of the Palace v Br...
by BenWickes
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion
Replies: 10133
Views: 789159

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Window Rumours - Links - Discussion

Fez wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:03 pm
Out of curiosity who was it that scouted and signed defour? Was dyche already familiar?
BelgianClaret left a trail of Godiva Belgian Chocolates and lured Defour into the back of his van. :lol: