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by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA
Replies: 23
Views: 838

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

A good few years ago I was sitting in that cafe outside Euston station waiting for my train back north, after a midweek away match in London. I was reading the football section of the paper and a bloke saw this, sat down opposite, and starting talking about the headline( I can't remember what the ma...
by lakedistrictclaret
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Man Standing is launched
Replies: 180
Views: 3680

Re: Last Man Standing is launched

I am hoping that I depart the competition this weekend!
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolling Stones....
Replies: 76
Views: 1654

Re: Rolling Stones....

I became a committed Claret on December 4th 1965, at the home game against Tottenham.

One of the records played over the tannoy before the match was Get Off Of My Cloud, so that's my favourite.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Dobbo goal wins game at Brighton
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: ARTICLE: Dobbo goal wins game at Brighton

My first visit to the Goldstone, too.

I was in my final year at Birmingham University, so I went New Street to Euston and Victoria to Hove.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 131
Views: 2731

Re: Electric Cars

Sale of new petrol and diesel cars banned from 2030, and sale of hybrids from 2035. I like the idea of an electric car, and I drove a Nissan Leaf as a courtesy car, and liked it. But at the moment they are entirely impractical for me. For example, a round trip to Turf Moor is about 225 miles, beyond...
by lakedistrictclaret
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Man Standing is launched
Replies: 180
Views: 3680

Re: Last Man Standing is launched

Tony, I've sent my selection in, but it doesn't appear in my "sent" box.

Could you confirm you've received it, please.
by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters Golf 2020 - Nap League
Replies: 82
Views: 1323

Re: US Masters Golf 2020 - Nap League

I think I'll reconsider my plan to become a golf pundit.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Yorkshire Ripper
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: The Yorkshire Ripper

Sutcliffe's final legal application was to the High Court on the basis that his continued imprisonment was a breach of his human rights :D
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Yorkshire Ripper
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: The Yorkshire Ripper

One of the letters that Wearside Jack sent to George Oldfield, head of the Ripper Squad, said something like " it's seven now, and you still haven't a clue". This was in February. In fact, Sutcliffe had killed his eighth victim in January, but the body was not found until March. Hence, Wearside Jack...
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Yorkshire Ripper
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: The Yorkshire Ripper

FactualFrank wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:41 am
That's it. He was a very good speaker, I might add.
He came over very well on a three part documentary shown on television last year. He went off the rails as a teenager following his mother's murder, but has put his life back together admirably.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Yorkshire Ripper
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: The Yorkshire Ripper

FactualFrank wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:36 am
I forget his name, but met him at a conference in Birmingham. I wasn't aware who he was until he mentioned his mum as part of his speech.
His name is Richard McCann, Frank.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Yorkshire Ripper
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: The Yorkshire Ripper

The son of his first victim has gone on record as saying that whilst he didn't wish Sutcliffe dead, at least this has brought some degree of closure. A classy response, well done him.
by lakedistrictclaret
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: US Masters Golf 2020 - Nap League
Replies: 82
Views: 1323

Re: US Masters Golf 2020 - Nap League

Koepka
Spieth
Hatton
Finau
Schauffele ( nap )
De Chambeau
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RIP Geoffrey Palmer
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: RIP Geoffrey Palmer

He was the doctor in one of the episodes of "Fawlty Towers ".
by lakedistrictclaret
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spot the future Claret
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: Spot the future Claret

claretblue wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:00 am
unless they’re using an ‘old’ ball then it’s at the end of 1959/1960 season!
Good spot!

Is that a very young Willie Irvine, seated second left?
by lakedistrictclaret
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spot the future Claret
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: Spot the future Claret

The style of the shirts puts it in the 50s.

My guess is Albert Cheesebrough, kneeling on the left.
by lakedistrictclaret
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Three week total NATIONAL lockdown before it's too late?
Replies: 212
Views: 5906

Re: Three week total NATIONAL lockdown before it's too late?

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:17 pm
West Yorkshire in tier 3 from Monday, Tees Valley in talks about it.
How much more of the north is actually outside tier 3 now?
Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are in tier 2.

Here in Cumbria ( apart from Barrow ) we're fortunate enough to remain in tier 1, as is North Yorkshire.
by lakedistrictclaret
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Frank Bough dies
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: Frank Bough dies

His first broadcasting assignment was when he was asked to co-commentate on a forces match by Gerald Sinstadt, who is still alive at 90.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham fans able to watch together this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: West Ham fans able to watch together this weekend

bfcjg wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Are they all in the same support bubble ?
I see what you did there.

"We're forever blowing bubbles".
by lakedistrictclaret
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Man Standing Competition
Replies: 94
Views: 3347

Re: Last Man Standing Competition

Thanks Tony.

Looking forward to it.
by lakedistrictclaret
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Man Standing Competition
Replies: 94
Views: 3347

Re: Last Man Standing Competition

Sorry to bother you Tony, but I wonder whether you could get this up and running by this time tomorrow.

I'd very much like to enter, but I'm going on holiday tomorrow morning to a cottage with no wi-fi, so I'll have no internet for a week.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Match of the Day captures Taffy’s stunning winner
Replies: 43
Views: 1955

Re: ARTICLE: Match of the Day captures Taffy’s stunning winner

I was on the Leppings Lane terrace.

I was in my final year at Uni, and I went up on the train from Birmingham New Street.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last page turner you read?
Replies: 82
Views: 3041

Re: Last page turner you read?

Try the Ben Hope series by Scott Mariani.

Unputdownable.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Forest sack manager
Replies: 52
Views: 2771

Re: Sean to Forest......makes you wonder ???????

BenWickes wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Crikey! Hughton's tenure was short lived!
He lasted longer than Leroy Rosenior did in his second spell at Torquay!

He was sacked after ten minutes.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 507458

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

There is an article by Tony Cascarino in today's "Times " discussing the winners and losers in the transfer window.

Unsurprisingly, we're one of the three losers, along with Wolves and Brighton. He's scratching his head looking at our transfer policy.
by lakedistrictclaret
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Losing a pet
Replies: 78
Views: 1820

Re: Losing a pet

I've lost two dogs ( both put down by the vet ) and it's absolutely horrible. My strong advice is to get another straight away. The first time we waited six months, which was far too long. The second time we got Lexie, who is still here (10 years old now ) within a fortnight. Whilst you do not forge...
by lakedistrictclaret
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last Man Standing Competition
Replies: 94
Views: 3347

Re: Last Man Standing Competition

Yes, I'll play.
by lakedistrictclaret
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RIP Michael Lonsdale (actor)
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: RIP Michael Lonsdale (actor)

He also played the bloke with sore feet in " The Remains Of The Day".
by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 50 years ago today. UTC.
Replies: 21
Views: 1005

Re: 50 years ago today. UTC.

That photo was taken towards the end of the 70-71 season, Paul Fletcher didn't arrive until February or March.
by lakedistrictclaret
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy Birthday jdrobbo
Replies: 27
Views: 726

Re: Happy Birthday jdrobbo

All the best John.
by lakedistrictclaret
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League quiz: Which teams survived after promotion?
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Premier League quiz: Which teams survived after promotion?

I got 33, the " one for the ages" stumped me.
by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pickford in goal for England
Replies: 215
Views: 7097

Re: Pickford in goal for England

It's matches like this that make me wonder whether I'm losing interest in football.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire lose their Onions
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: Lancashire lose their Onions

He will be a big loss.

I've watched a fair bit of County Championship cricket during the past few years. Onions was always someone who looked likely to take a wicket.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What point/s was SD trying to get across 2 months ago ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1510

Re: What point/s was SD trying to get across 2 months ago ?

I think it's more that he isn't given a budget and he doesn't know what he has rather than him wanting more. I don't think the frustration has gone away at all and I still think he'd have been gone had their been any vacancies in the last couple of months. If that is the case then, if the fault lie...
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Strange water meter readings
Replies: 35
Views: 1350

Re: Strange water meter readings

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:44 pm
My water bill went down 70% when I switched to a meter
I can't quite match Tony's 70%, but the installation of a meter reduced mine by over 50%.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Albert Cheesebrough passes away
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Albert Cheesebrough passes away

Good age though, 85.

Even I'm too young to have seen him play for Burnley.

RIP Albert.
by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scottish Premier League
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Scottish Premier League

Bosna wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:01 pm
It has its own charms. It's not been completely screwed by diving players, refs booking players for the slightest contact, VAR, or shady plutocrats in the same way English football has.
I agree. I love going to watch Queen of the South.
by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scottish Premier League
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Scottish Premier League

I go to watch Queen of the South five or six times a season. They are in the Scottish Championship.

I would say the Scottish Championship is English League Two level, at best.
by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 65
Views: 2961

Re: Dogs

Yes, losing a dog is just awful. The thing to do is to get another straight away. You just transfer your love to the new one ( without forgetting the old one, of course). As has been noted above, though, puppy prices have gone through the roof since lockdown. I hope they're back to normal by the tim...
by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 65
Views: 2961

Re: Dogs

This is my lovely Lexie. She's a Working Cocker, aged 10.
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by lakedistrictclaret
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 739
Views: 82956

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

That third photograph must have been taken in the summer of 1970.

Funnily enough I preferred it when the Bee Hole End sloped away towards Brunshaw Road. It was distinctive, and emphasised how high the terrace was where it joined the Longside.
by lakedistrictclaret
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 new quizzes
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: 5 new quizzes

I got 16 on Scotland, but I have had a lot of holidays there.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Chris Waddle – July 1997 to May 1998
Replies: 43
Views: 1190

Re: ARTICLE: Chris Waddle – July 1997 to May 1998

I don't think Waddle could come to terms with the fact that the players at his disposal weren't as good as he was.

Also, anyone who thought Mark Winstanley was good enough on the ball to play wing-back had no future as a manager.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches
Replies: 194
Views: 5662

Re: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches

I don't think there is a problem with supporters travelling long distances to matches. My round trip is over 200 miles.

The reason home fans only may be fairer is that it prioritises season ticket holders, many of whom, like me, had already paid in full for next season before lockdown.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches
Replies: 194
Views: 5662

Re: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches

My only concern is do you lose the habit of going after a year or will we want it more than ever? That's what I thought, Notts. After WW2, there was a real boom in crowds, but that was after six years of austerity and danger. This time, there's football on TV almost every day, and I think a signifi...
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches
Replies: 194
Views: 5662

Re: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches

If it's 30% our capacity will be about 6,300.

I imagine this will mean no away fans, and season ticket holders allowed in to one game in three, on a rota basis.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stuart metcalfe
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: Stuart metcalfe

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:22 am
About my age I think.



Slightly older than us, Tony, he would have been seventy in a couple of months.

Still too young to die though.

RIP.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stuart metcalfe
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: Stuart metcalfe

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:22 am
. About my age I think.


Slightly older than us, Tony, he would have been seventy in a couple of months.

Still too young to die, though.

RIP.
by lakedistrictclaret
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is our best ever centre forward
Replies: 106
Views: 3128

Re: Who is our best ever centre forward

It's Willie Irvine for me too.

Although I 'd seen us play a few times in the early sixties, I became a Claret on December 4th 1965 ( Spurs at home). Willie scored our goal that day.

He also scored on my first away game as a Burnley fan ( Ewood on New Years Day 1966).