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by jedi_master
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is/was our best ever central midfield player?
Replies: 56
Views: 1200

Re: Who is/was our best ever central midfield player?

Can’t believe we’ve got this far and nobody has mentioned Neil Wood.
by jedi_master
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matty Cash
Replies: 110
Views: 11550

Re: Matty Cash

I work with a Forest STH who rates Cash very highly. Not saying there’s anything in it at all as I don’t know, but I always find these things a little more believable when they break at the selling clubs end, and this has done. Forest fans believe we offered £15m and they want 20. It sounds nothing ...
by jedi_master
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford will struggle in the Premier league
Replies: 46
Views: 2573

Re: Brentford will struggle in the Premier league

They play pretty football and have had a great season, but remind me very much of Norwich. There is not a lot of experience in that team and I fear they have quite a soft underbelly. I doubt they would have the finance to bring in the type of physically strong, powerful players they would need throu...
by jedi_master
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Dwight McNeil

I think we will manage to hold on for one more season - his lack of goals just about keeping him fully out of the limelight/being linked with everyone in the league.

Fantastic player though, we're so lucky to enjoy watching his development.
by jedi_master
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long as 3rd choice CB?
Replies: 39
Views: 1731

Re: Long as 3rd choice CB?

He wasn't fantastic, but nor was anyone really in that game. He has stepped in and performed, as he always does for the most part. We are very lucky to have a lad in Kevin Long who knows he is no world beater and seemingly is just happy to be involved at a Premier League club when he is needed. We h...
by jedi_master
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 242
Views: 29237

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

Sean Dyche's warning to Burnley board as boss discusses contracts and drops positive hint on future Sean Dyche issued a warning to the Burnley board to act quickly on contract decisions and ensure clarity in the Clarets plans moving forward ahead of next season. The Turf boss suggested he was happy...
by jedi_master
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Contracts
Replies: 24
Views: 980

Re: Contracts

I don't see much of an existential crisis for the summer of 2021 contract wise there (mind you, nor did I, at all, this summer - but it didn't stop Sean making a huge deal out of the fact we were able to discard a lot of past it players - Hendrick being the exception of course). On the face of it, y...
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood's goalscoring record at Burnley
Replies: 75
Views: 2796

Re: Chris Wood's goalscoring record at Burnley

I commented today that his goals since returning from injury prove why he is rightly Dyche’s first choice. We do play more direct with him in the side and I can see why people like Vydra, but he’s nowhere near as effective in front of goal. And goals win games (sometimes). Very well taken goal toda...
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood's goalscoring record at Burnley
Replies: 75
Views: 2796

Re: Chris Wood's goalscoring record at Burnley

14 league goals in 32 appearances this season. For a club like us that don’t create a raft of chances, that is some record. I don’t think the likes of Harry Kane would score many more than that in our team. Great conversion rate, not a great footballer but a fantastic finisher. Fabulous signing and ...
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bournemouth & Hawkeye
Replies: 42
Views: 2908

Re: Bournemouth & Hawkeye

I think there is a very real legal battle/discussion to be had on this topic. It wasn’t a referee/VAR decision (I.e, subjective), this was a failure of technology which is relied upon and was confirmed as such. That negligence has just cost Bournemouth £150m or so. Surely this is something that will...
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith to go at Villa
Replies: 81
Views: 7274

Re: Dean Smith to go at Villa

Another Jorge Mendes job by the looks of it. That lad makes a very tidy sum for basically ringing CEO’s up and peddling his mates wares. It stinks though. Smith has got them up, kept them up (yes, with a lot of luck and having spent a TON) all whilst dealing with his Dad sadly dying in the last coup...
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Troy Deeney
Replies: 78
Views: 5985

Re: Troy Deeney

What did he say to swear at the interviewer? On a side note one of the reasons I'm happy Watford are gone is because of this bellend. As said further up far too big for his boots. He will end up having a cushy number on sky though as a pundit. The interviewer said something like “with your age and ...
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Troy Deeney
Replies: 78
Views: 5985

Re: Troy Deeney

Stalbansclaret wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:23 pm
Absolutely NO, NAY , NEVER. Take a look at the Watford message boards this season if you think we should sign him.
I’m not saying we should, but he’s scored 9 goals again in a rubbish team in 27 appearances. He’s still effective and would quite clearly fit our system.
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Troy Deeney
Replies: 78
Views: 5985

Troy Deeney

He’s basically just said he’s leaving Watford, and swore at his interviewer which was a bit amusing. I know he’s 32, I’m not saying I personally would want us to sign him, but if Dyche is still here I think it’s tied on. I am led to believe after Dyche’s first promotion we submitted two bids for him...
by jedi_master
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adam Lallana
Replies: 241
Views: 18778

Re: Adam Lallana

I think he would play as a Scott Arfield/Jeff Hendrick style narrow right sided midfielder, who comes inside as much as sticks to the touchline. Which would suit Lallana, and us, enormously. I don't think for a second he would come here sadly but he would improve us immeasurably for a couple of year...
by jedi_master
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams
Replies: 120
Views: 5917

Re: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams

Antonio might be the wrong side of 30 but he would suit our team and Dyche’s tactics so well and I’ve thought that for a while.

Would be a great, relatively cheaper option on the right hand side and would walk into our starting eleven. If he stayed fit he would do a great job for a couple of seasons.
by jedi_master
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Points Record
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Points Record

Im still mad at Efetobore Sodje.
by jedi_master
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Taylor and Brownhill
Replies: 26
Views: 2314

Re: Taylor and Brownhill

I liked Jeff Hendrick as a solid, versatile option for the squad, but I must say this.

Josh Brownhill is a far, far better footballer.
by jedi_master
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee Interview, Sunday Times
Replies: 32
Views: 2855

Re: Ben Mee Interview, Sunday Times

A class act, someone I am so proud to have associated with the club. A gentleman, a stalwart and an intelligent man who I feel will go on to do whatever he wants to do when his playing career is over.
by jedi_master
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A goodbye message from Jeff
Replies: 67
Views: 4700

Re: A goodbye message from Jeff

A solid and versatile player who whilst never a particularly 'stand out' player, was reliable and useful in that you could almost stick him wherever and he would do a job. I never saw him as irreplaceable, and Brownhill has shown already that we arguably have a player at the very least just as effec...
by jedi_master
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Olive Grace Mee
Replies: 58
Views: 4634

Re: Olive Grace Mee

God bless the Mee family.

Ben is an absolute rock for this club, what an unbelievable signing he has been.
by jedi_master
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Finances-you decide.
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

Re: Finances-you decide.

This is a summer where out of contract players are the ones we really need to be looking at, that and clubs who are struggling financially from Covid in the Championship that aren't exactly awash with cash (Preston, Blackburn, Milwall, Birmingham City etc) that may have some gems that are worth givi...
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brownhill
Replies: 83
Views: 6875

Re: Brownhill

Big, big fan of this lad.

He will be a favourite with the fans I think.
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pieters
Replies: 39
Views: 3328

Re: Pieters

Prefer him on the left wing to left back! Great performance and definitely provides us a really good option there.
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SD
Replies: 199
Views: 9384

Re: SD

I think people should pay close attention to what Dyche has said on this subject. By that I mean he’s not denied a rift, he’s not denied the fact he wants to leave and he has said he’s ‘reflecting’. I also think that Dyche is a very shrewd media player who has kept his name alive during the pandemic...
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ideally how many new faces do we need
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Ideally how many new faces do we need

We certainly need at least one winger due to Lennon and Hendrick going (and Brady/JBG being as injury prone as they have been for the last 12-18 months). I think that is probably going to be highest up the list of recruits. I would then say we need a versatile midfielder to replace Hendrick. Someone...
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England
Replies: 60
Views: 1699

Re: England

You can't have world class players in every position, no country does. I think that needs to be remembered when we think of 'weak' areas within our national team - undoubtedly though, if this 11 (keeper up for debate, rest for me is about right) is available next summer then we are as good as anyone...
by jedi_master
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andre Gray
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: Andre Gray

Dyche has wanted Deeney a long time - we bid for him a time ago (in fact, it may have been after Dyche's first promotion in 2014, unsure). He will be 32 shortly but I could see him doing well in a Sean Dyche Burnley side - the problem is, we don't need him (unless Barnes injury is severely worrying)...
by jedi_master
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation Battle
Replies: 95
Views: 6953

Re: Relegation Battle

Villa are gone based on that run in, in my opinion.
by jedi_master
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Immense effort
Replies: 39
Views: 2545

Re: Immense effort

Thought the lads looked right up for it and very fit all considering. Vydra impressed me again - he has been very strong since he got his chance, I’ll hold my hands up on that. Westwood, Mee, Cork all solid. Brownhill was always busy and wanting to be involved, could have done better with a couple o...
by jedi_master
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shopping list
Replies: 77
Views: 3042

Re: Shopping list

Bright Osayi-Samuel was linked around January time and is probably the type of player we need to be looking at (decent age, won’t be out of our price range). When you look at players out of contract also, a couple stand out as options or gambles. Jordon Ibe was shocking for Bournemouth but you wonde...
by jedi_master
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eligible/ineligible youth players
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: Eligible/ineligible youth players

What about Lewis Richardson?

He was on the bench in the cup so I assumed he was as likely as any of them, if not moreso, to be getting a bench place in the circumstances?
by jedi_master
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chairman
Replies: 281
Views: 17538

Re: The Chairman

I kind of understand where the club are coming from, although it’s taking some balls to go up against the best manager we’ve had since Harry Potts. However we’ve ended up here though, it’s embarrassing. You’ve got the manager digging out the chairman on national TV and we’re the only club in the to...
by jedi_master
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick set to leave
Replies: 321
Views: 22645

Re: Hendrick set to leave

I have sympathy with Sean Dyche if the club had not offered contracts (which is what he had previously intimated?), but if we have done everything we reasonably can to retain Hendrick (a slight uplift on current terms, or current terms with bonuses attached seems fair to me?) then I am unsure what e...
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 12
Views: 2766

Re: Vydra

Thought he was bright tonight.

In fact, the whole team was till they scored. After that I spent the entire game reading about the plane on Twitter shaking my head in embarrassment.
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 12075

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

Spijed wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:55 pm
I doubt he'd walk out on £70k per week.

No manager ever walks out unless they have another job lined up.
We’ll see.
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 12075

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

I'm really not sure why people are overreacting. I'd let all the out of contract players go - it's unfortunate timing with season extension, but I'd rather put the wage towards some decent up and coming players vs. the likes of Hart/Lennon who have done nothing all season. The only 50/50 is a Hendr...
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 12075

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

Anyone under any illusions about the “Is Dyche ****** off?” speculation only needed to see that pre match interview.

I don’t think he’ll be here for the first game of next season - job to walk into or not.
by jedi_master
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 15185

Re: Injuries hit Clarets for opener

Could we see Lewis Richardson on the bench due to Barnes/Wood being injured and the other players who've been out on loan being unavailable? He was on the bench in one of the cup games so when I am thinking we might be struggling to fill a bench he looks maybe likely?
by jedi_master
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 8019

Re: Aaron Lennon

I thought he started really well but has been on the whole pretty poor since then. He still has that pace but for whatever reason does not use it often enough, perhaps lacks a bit of his former attacking confidence? I would have absolutely been releasing him this summer regardless - he’s 33, never s...
by jedi_master
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 15185

Re: Injuries hit Clarets for opener

Very concerning to read.

Frankly any player leaving wouldn't concern me, as we have shown we replace them well. Sean leaving is another story entirely.
by jedi_master
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Thank you

Fantastic to read all that Tony and glad you're keeping well. I have not had a good time in this situation which I won't go into, but although I have not been posting on here much it has always been nice to read the message board during the midst of a really stressful time. I hope all Clarets and th...
by jedi_master
Tue May 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley players who had footballer relatives
Replies: 144
Views: 3361

Re: Burnley players who had footballer relatives

LLoyd Dyer is the brother of Wayne Dyer who played for a billion non league and lower league teams as well as Montserrat internationally!
by jedi_master
Wed May 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube
Replies: 57
Views: 2744

Re: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube

Watching this tonight, a bit late but still. The thing that’s stood out for me so far at the 55th minute mark, Andy Cooke was a really good player for us. Great first touch and hold up play. That’s how I always remembered him, but you wonder if looking back (bearing in mind I was 13 when this game h...
by jedi_master
Mon May 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For close followers of our younger players
Replies: 38
Views: 1661

Re: For close followers of our younger players

The two lads who went to Grimsby on loan seem the closest, both have been on the bench for the first team too (Josh Benson and Anthony Glennon). Lewis Richardson, the young striker, was on the bench for the first team this season too. If we are really as light as could be possible and with a totally...
by jedi_master
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will Covid 19 make Burnley Stronger
Replies: 50
Views: 1573

Re: Will Covid 19 make Burnley Stronger

Whatever happens, and I don't care how this sounds, I will be happy to have a club to go back to after all of this is done. Stronger or not, relegation fodder or not after mass sales, it doesn't bother me at this point. As long as the club survives, and my family/friends and myself are all safe then...
by jedi_master
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Holiday cancellations
Replies: 70
Views: 4212

Re: Holiday cancellations

We have Florida booked for a fortnight from September 15th (with Tui). Have the ability to cancel for full refund up to 70 days before departure (minus £100 deposit), which gives us until the start/mid of July to make that decision. At this point I’m really unsure, even 6 months away, that we will b...
by jedi_master
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 279144

Re: Coronavirus

We get reports of the deaths in China but not of who is dying. So far every death in this country has been to the very elderly, most with underlying health problems. If that's the case elsewhere then it's only serious for that demographic, which is probably less than 0.5%, for the 99.5% it's a pain...
by jedi_master
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod Key misses in games this year
Replies: 49
Views: 2761

Re: Jay Rod Key misses in games this year

Missed a few good chances, more importantly his introduction has vastly improved our football and he has been a standout performer since Barnes injury, in my opinion.

A great signing for us.