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by CombatClaret
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Newcastle - Match Day Thread
Replies: 486
Views: 7758

Re: Burnley v Newcastle - Match Day Thread

Missing Pope and a decent forward option off the bench doesn't fill me with confidence.
by CombatClaret
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The times they are a changing
Replies: 132
Views: 3682

Re: The times they are a changing

Right wing media and politicians have stoked up so much 'fear of the other' they're now even afraid of the tick box on questionnaires.
by CombatClaret
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The times they are a changing
Replies: 132
Views: 3682

Re: The times they are a changing

Boss Hogg wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:55 pm
Why not just have m f or other for example.
The UK census - providing detailed information about national demographics
by CombatClaret
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The times they are a changing
Replies: 132
Views: 3682

Re: The times they are a changing

Strange questions but nowadays some people’s sexuality can change at the drop of a hat, it’s quite possible on a Monday you could be called Matthew & by Friday you could decide you want to be called Susan, some parts of society could be considered strange by some as an understatement, it’d be a lot...
by CombatClaret
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The times they are a changing
Replies: 132
Views: 3682

Re: The times they are a changing

Firthy - tend to agree with you on the gender/sexuality issue. The Census form goes ott on this and asks if you are the same sexuality as on the day you were born! Why is this information required for the population at large? I believe it asks "Is your gender the same as the sex you were registered...
by CombatClaret
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Working from home
Replies: 72
Views: 2127

Re: Working from home

I am interested in seeing how cities cope over the next few years with many firms looking at reducing their office space. Leases coming up and knowing what space is needed will likely mean downsizing or finding other office space which meets the needs of today rather than pre-pandemic needs. When f...
by CombatClaret
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Working from home
Replies: 72
Views: 2127

Re: Working from home

Could solve the housing problem at a stroke by converting some of that obsolete commercial space into homes.
Trouble is there are too many vested interest in keeping property prices artificially high and wouldn't want to see supply increase to meet demand.
by CombatClaret
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can Pep and City claim the quadruple
Replies: 36
Views: 722

Re: Can Pep and City claim the quadruple

Even at peak performance and with a deep squad the odds of winning every game required in both the league and three knock out cup competitions, even as the favorite in each induvial game is very, very low.
by CombatClaret
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Football Index Collapse
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: The Football Index Collapse

I assume the above Gaurdian article might relate to warnings made by Caan Berry a professional sports trader (who you could class as a "person with extensive experience of the sector"). He was sending warning to the Gambling Commission a early as December where he breaks down the flaws in the model....
by CombatClaret
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No recall for Tarks
Replies: 48
Views: 2100

Re: No recall for Tarks

JohnMac wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Jose said Dier is one of the most complete footballers he has at Tottenham, a first name on the sheet type.
Not what my fantast team says :cry:
by CombatClaret
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Football Index Collapse
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: The Football Index Collapse

I've less ire for the folk who are paid to read whatever is put in front of them, I don't expect due diligence from the blokes who tell you the half time score is brought to you by WeBuyAnyTragedy.com I do expect it from the gambling commission and advertising standard who are the people who gave FI...
by CombatClaret
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Football Index Collapse
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: The Football Index Collapse

It had all the hallmarks of a ponzi scheme along with a very toxic hoard of zealots who would jump on any negative social media comments pointing out the flaws in the system. I love fantasy football and have been bombarded by adds for several years. I understand a little about shares, enough to know...
by CombatClaret
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Disney
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Disney

And in this weeks episode of 'Distraction from the real issues'
by CombatClaret
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Index Collapse
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Football Index Collapse

I'm very sorry for anyone who had funds in this company. I love fantasy football and it was everywhere I looked, podcasts, forums etc Toward the end it seemed to be operating close to a ponzi scheme. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/mar/12/football-index-the-games-stock-market-has-licence-susp...
by CombatClaret
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton ban season ticket holder for two years for offensive post
Replies: 39
Views: 2831

Re: Brighton ban season ticket holder for two years for offensive post

Excellent, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.
by CombatClaret
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Low leaving German job.
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Low leaving German job.

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by CombatClaret
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dawson
Replies: 26
Views: 4144

Re: Dawson

Good defender plus 15 goals in 5 seasons for WBA and most of those from set pieces, would have been a great signing for us but those kind of numbers were always going to attract deeper pockets. Dawson & Snodgrass, West Ham always pip us with a better offer. Could still see us getting both, Dyche wou...
by CombatClaret
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation fodder - anyone worth taking?
Replies: 60
Views: 3015

Re: Relegation fodder - anyone worth taking?

5 years on we'll finally land Robert Snodgrass.

Could do worse tbh, still got a season or two in him. We switched to Brady when we were Gazumped by West Ham in 2017 and watching both this season Snodgrass is still the better player.
by CombatClaret
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Arsenal
Replies: 454
Views: 6680

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Arsenal

Lacazette screaming like a US Civil War reenactor in the amputation tent.
by CombatClaret
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gaming PC Graphics card HELP
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Gaming PC Graphics card HELP

I'm running a 1080ti from a 2017 high end build.

When the 3000 series was announced I looked at how much I'd get for it, not a lot as there were also lots pulled from mining rigs that were no longer economical.
Now they're going for 80% of 2017 price I paid, staggering!
by CombatClaret
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gaming PC Graphics card HELP
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Gaming PC Graphics card HELP

As Combat said, there is a massive worldwide shortage at the moment. Some folk are buying pre-built pc's just to cannibalise the graphics card and sell on for a profit. Apparently this has been caused by bitcoin mining although I'm happy to be corrected. NVidia are rushing a product to market that ...
by CombatClaret
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gaming PC Graphics card HELP
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Gaming PC Graphics card HELP

Bad news is about the worst time to buy, massive shortages, inflated prices. https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/processor-and-graphics-card-stock-woes-could-last-into-2022-if-chip-shortage-prediction-is-right If you look at any of the big retailers: Scan, Overclockers, Aria etc there's almost nothing...
by CombatClaret
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Import taxes, VAT (Austria)
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Import taxes, VAT (Austria)

I had two packages coming from Oz on November last year. Both with a value of just under £75, was fully aware this could lead to VAT & Duty. One sailed through with no charges the other got held up until I paid. So you can get lucky, and I have done in the past with other packages but you should alw...
by CombatClaret
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are we on motd...
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: Are we on motd...

Praise from Caesar...
by CombatClaret
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nine More Points Will Probably Do It....
Replies: 33
Views: 2341

Re: Nine More Points Will Probably Do It....

Should Fulham lose 2 wins and a draw I think would see us safe this season.
by CombatClaret
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cpalace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 574
Views: 8382

Re: Cpalace versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Dyche told them we're going down on goal difference?
by CombatClaret
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cpalace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 574
Views: 8382

Re: Cpalace versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Who are you and what have you done to my Burnley?!
by CombatClaret
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cpalace versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 574
Views: 8382

Re: Cpalace versus MIGHTY CLARETS

The Masked Singer has more depth than us.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 185136

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

I am amazed at the lack of ambition in our fan base. Yes we have survived in the PL for 5 years. Yes we have put runs together numerous times. And yes we are not at the foot of the table.Almost as if we are exempt from relegation-even then I suspect some fans would accept relegation. For me we shou...
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positives from today
Replies: 47
Views: 2305

Re: Positives from today

We end today 8 points above the bottom three in a season where survival is more essential than ever before given the absence of match day revenue.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 185136

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

60% of the league without any transfers in. A handful of loans elsewhere mostly. Come back in a couple of windows with the same old arguments about strengthening and risk vs reward but right now there's a Pandemic on which has shaken every business to it's core and professional sport is no exception.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 185136

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

DomBFC1882 wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:54 pm
If certain boxers had that attitude they wouldn't even get in the ring
I'm saying when there's no crowd buying tickets until :?: we shouldn't be buying a new pair of gloves when we've done fine, nay, overachieved with the ones we have already.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 185136

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

This was also the case in the summer where they couldn't plan so I don't get your point? As mentioned above other clubs had decent summers, we didn't. Failing to strengthen the first 11 for the 7th window on the trot could potentially cost us relegation and a hell of a lot more than a couple of sig...
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 185136

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

It can never be described as a "good" window where you neither strengthen the squad or first 11 There is no fan income this season and we have no idea how much we'll get next either. How are the club meant to plan financially for that and put pen to paper on deals? Look around, near silence from mo...
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Masked Singer
Replies: 74
Views: 4153

Re: The Masked Singer

A show that could be 1 minute long.

"Who are you?"
"It's me: C tier personality"

Done. On next, monkey tennis.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 505
Views: 9283

Re: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS

joey13 wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:04 pm
Pity they didn’t impress the new manager against Wolves ,cost £400 :cry:
When the fun stops, stop.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 505
Views: 9283

Re: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS

joey13 wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:56 pm
Exactly the same as every other team then :roll:
And won the first 3, now we came up against a team half of which are from the second XI (still world class) playing to impress a new manager.

Most of the fixtures this weekend has been utter dross because everyone is knackered.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 505
Views: 9283

Re: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS

joey13 wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:51 pm
Looked very very tired ,worrying
We've played 4 league & cup games in what, 10 days?
Very, very expected.
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 505
Views: 9283

Re: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Chelsea have stepped it up this half and we are struggling to affect the game. Barring the goal, I was happy with the first half showing though, particularly from the likes of Cork and Tarkowski. Not surprising, a lot of this Chelsea team were the second choice under Lampard so stepping it up to im...
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 4 contract extensions
Replies: 118
Views: 3715

Re: 4 contract extensions

Gibson has probably left a bitter taste in the mouth, paying a fee & a wage for a player who could potentially be good enough for the starting XI but threw a hissy fit when he didn't get games. Long is a good servant, we know what we're getting when this and the next season will have huge financial ...
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 4 contract extensions
Replies: 118
Views: 3715

Re: 4 contract extensions

He will surely look back on his career, at some point in the future, and have some regrets. OK, so he’s picked up a good wage, he may well be very happy at Burnley and be a big part of the group - ultimately though, it’s a very short career and he’s not done too much other than be an OK, occasional...
by CombatClaret
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Home Shirt
Replies: 34
Views: 1575

Re: Home Shirt

Do the away strips go on sale eventually?
by CombatClaret
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your treatment for the common cold
Replies: 59
Views: 1365

Re: Your treatment for the common cold

Hi combat, I am currently in isolation as both my parents (aged 93 and 91) tested positive on Friday. Because of these "cold symptoms" I registered yesterday for a test at home kit and am awaiting delivery. Because of mum and dad's vulnerability I have hardly seen them for months, and even then mai...
by CombatClaret
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your treatment for the common cold
Replies: 59
Views: 1365

Re: Your treatment for the common cold

Currently suffering enormously from a cold and using my dear old grandma's cure of whisky, Beechams powder and honey, all in hot water. Anyone out there with similar elixirs ? Have you considered getting a Covid Test? I'm currently doing some shifts for the NHS Test & Trace, I deal exclusively with...
by CombatClaret
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Seven Clean Sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Seven Clean Sheets

Pope is currently the top goal keeper in the Fantasy League, and on the best form I have seen him to date. Only due to bonus points, owing in large to the fact that we score few goals therefore more bonus points fall to our defense and GK. 5th for total saves. 65 v Johnstone's (WBA) 78 Tied 3rd for...
by CombatClaret
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our Ambition
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Our Ambition

Unfortunately, for clubs our size there's no such thing as an 'established' Premier League team. The scrap to survive renews every summer and it'll always be like that. Just enjoy the good times, like last night, when they happen. Also a firm believer of that too, our relegation is almost a statist...
by CombatClaret
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our Ambition
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Our Ambition

I follow the Champions League & Europa to some extent but I couldn't tell you how any of the teams you mention did domestically in league or cups. In that respect I may be your more average viewer, I had to google Lens as a team... So reversing the question slightly how (& why) do people abroad view...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Klopp
Replies: 64
Views: 4962

Re: Klopp

What he says to the press is just PR and I don't know what people want from an opposing manager who just lost to us. Once the whistle blew first thing he did was walk on the pitch and fist bump every player in yellow. Klopp is a very decent manager and a smart chap, but also smart enough to know whe...
by CombatClaret
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 7920

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

Klopp fist bumping all our lads.
by CombatClaret
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 7920

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

Can't watch this :|