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by Father Jack
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adeola Sunday
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Adeola Sunday

Mo Johnson
by Father Jack
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 24107
Views: 1076564

Re: adeola friday

Brrr!
by Father Jack
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Advice required: New TV & sound
Replies: 66
Views: 1781

Re: Advice required: New TV & sound

I’ve just bought a new TV and first read up on the following articles https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/best-40-inch-tv https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/tvs/best-48-49-and-50-inch-tvs Based on my research I eventually went for the Panasonic TX-50HX800B. Choice was made based on strength of the rev...
by Father Jack
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last page turner you read?
Replies: 75
Views: 2474

Re: Last page turner you read?

V2 by Robert Harris.
Listened on Audible so no pages were turned but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
by Father Jack
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1807
Views: 111286

Re: ALK Capital...

And mine..!
by Father Jack
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wigan v Saints
Replies: 19
Views: 786

Re: Wigan v Saints

My thoughts: James Roby will be a massive miss for Saints when he decides to hang up his boots. What a player at the very top level for so long. Wigan’s young lads did well, plenty of enthusiasm and ran the ball hard. Between the two teams there are plenty of players under 21 who look to have a lot ...
by Father Jack
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1807
Views: 111286

Re: ALK Capital...

Interesting snippet from the Sheff Utd board. Clearly the investment model for Burnley may or may not be similar to the one mooted below. Appreciating that ALK front the deal and the investment behind can be private or corporate wealth (which may be different in size or combination for the Burnley o...
by Father Jack
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1807
Views: 111286

Re: ALK Capital...

Not read the whole thread. My concerns are what happens next? If these people take over, we spend more on better quality players, wages go up and up. Then 2 or 3 years down the line, they either decide to cash in if we’ve been successful. Or pull out if we’ve not. Could leave us in a massive black ...
by Father Jack
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1807
Views: 111286

Re: ALK Capital...

Questions on my mind at the moment: 1. Whose side did the leak come from today? Names had previously been kept tightly under wraps. Is it the investors side trying to put pressure on Garlick to make a decision? Or visa versa? Or something else. 2. James Ducker’s article in the Telegraph talked about...
by Father Jack
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1807
Views: 111286

Re: ALK Capital...

Taken from The Athletic today (removing the first half on Chinese investors). Some might say the same about European football, of course, but those voices are currently being drowned out in the virtual HQs of family offices, hedge funds, private equity firms and any other variety of sports investor ...
by Father Jack
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Match Thread
Replies: 495
Views: 21184

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Match Thread

Challenge on JBG described as a horrible challenge on talksport.
Dyche will be doing his nut.
by Father Jack
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley in crisis
Replies: 105
Views: 8852

Re: Burnley in crisis

Is it moral for the majority shareholders to take more money out of the club than they have ever put in from their own personal wealth? Maybe it’s naive thinking but I see our board members more as custodians. Personal wealth has been used to purchase shares but not to outright fund the day to day r...
by Father Jack
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 498821

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

Reminds me of the same feeling watching the Hakim Ziyech videos from his time at Twente & Heerenveen.
And we lost out on him to Ajax.

Links higher up the thread saying that Spurs are interested in him. Just doesn’t feel like we’ll get him for £8m without any competition.
by Father Jack
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 498821

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

An attacking player versatile to play across the pitch. Leaving us less hamstrung when JBG does his and giving an option on the other side when McNeil drifts inside. So far so good. Really feel like a signing like this would inject some positivity ahead of the season when coupled with our big 3 all ...
by Father Jack
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 11645

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

Hut Group’s Matthew Moulding is heading for £700m windfall after flotation Ashley Armstrong, Retail Editor Thursday August 27 2020, 12.01am, The Times The Hut Group is expected to pull the trigger today on a £4.5 billion stock market listing that could put the online retailer’s founder in line for o...
by Father Jack
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 11645

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

So what’s the link to Matt Moulding and the Egyptian money that was meant to heading up the investment?
by Father Jack
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 84884

Re: Tark - transfer

Anything moving on the investor Daniel.
Do you still think it’s going to happen / happening?
by Father Jack
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 84884

Re: Tark - transfer

That’s why it’s got to be his release clause and nothing less.
Leicester are the masters of getting top dollar for their players.
Why shouldn’t we do the same?
by Father Jack
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 84884

Re: Tark - transfer

We shouldn’t be pushed around. He’s not in his final year of contract so why let him go on the cheap. Whilst every player has their price, we don’t need to sell.
Time to dig in Mr Garlic.
by Father Jack
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 84884

Re: Tark - transfer

Why do we have to accept anything below his release clause?
Do we really think he’d do a Gibson?
And if he wasn’t playing football and training away from the club - it would help him in a Euro’s year?
by Father Jack
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fans return
Replies: 58
Views: 3371

Re: Fans return

I’d heard that clubs using software to calculate safe seating arrangements were getting c.25% capacity but Old Trafford will be allowed 31% because they’ve used a consultant to calculate their viable capacity and it’s come in slightly higher.
by Father Jack
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 649
Views: 38954

Re: Investor

Another week has past with no update (public or private) on the takeover or investor.
Time is running out for this to have any impact on the current transfer window / first half of the season.
Any views from those in the know?
by Father Jack
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 649
Views: 38954

Re: Investor

Also to put this here given the topic at hand: What is the owners’ and directors’ test and how does it work? It is what was previously known as the “fit and proper person’s test”. Those who want to become owners of EFL and Premier League clubs have to satisfy certain requirements, such as not having...
by Father Jack
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 649
Views: 38954

Re: Investor

Summary of position so far according to this thread / other posts on the message board: Number of different posters have reported that a takeover deal is being progressed. On this thread look out for posts from the following: Danieljwaterhouse, BenWickes and MRG. Summary of key points so far: An inv...
by Father Jack
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets custom merchandise
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Clarets custom merchandise

Like the look of the football town merchandise but nothing for Burnley.

Would there be any interest in an 1882 version of the sweatshirt below if I got one made?

Target price £25.
by Father Jack
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 649
Views: 38954

Re: Investor

I haven’t seen anything to suggest it’s stuck or not moving forward. Last I heard/saw was that the agreements were in place, price agreed and that an approach for fit and proper was being structured to be palatable following the Newcastle debacle. There were some positive discussions with LCC and B...
by Father Jack
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 649
Views: 38954

Re: Investor

Not seen anything posted about our takeover recently and how it’s progressing with the Egyptians. MRG. Danieljwaterhouse. Has anyone heard an update? Meanwhile looks like someone will be getting some American money soon in the form of the below: - - - Scudamore joins Moneyball’s Beane in group aimin...
by Father Jack
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 498821

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

Sounds like he wants first team football. Unlikely to get that with us unless Tarkowski goes. If he's happy to bide his time. May be worth a punt. We do need cover at centre half. Can’t remember what program I was listening to, but it was talking about the number of defenders Brighton now have afte...
by Father Jack
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 649
Views: 38954

Re: Investor

Appreciate we’re not a club that does our business in public but there haven’t been any rumours or leaks on the progress of the Middle East investor for afew weeks. Does anyone know what the latest position is? MRG or anyone else who had received a tip-off previously? I am hopeful that it will happe...
by Father Jack
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 649
Views: 38954

Re: Investor

Latest reference to a potential new owner below. This is aligned to the “Middle East” link made on here afew weeks back with a suggestion that the club could be sold after the end of the season. Any ideas who the Egyptians are and any thoughts on how far progressed the due diligence process is? - - ...
by Father Jack
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Cofie
Replies: 41
Views: 5544

Re: John Cofie

Hah no. I’m not on commission. But I do enjoy the articles. And I suspected a lot of people wouldn’t know how much is written about Burnley (albeit it’s the same for every prem team). Interesting bits from the article That we pushed him to go to Utd, but got £1m for him instead of £250k offered by L...
by Father Jack
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Cofie
Replies: 41
Views: 5544

Re: John Cofie

These are the Burnley articles posted since January. Personally think it’s great value given the lack of decent regular Burnley coverage in the media. And then I often find interesting things to read unrelated to Burnley. Oliver Kay, Daniel Taylor, Andy Mitten, Jack Laing. In my opinion they’ve got ...
by Father Jack
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Cofie
Replies: 41
Views: 5544

John Cofie

Interesting article on the Athletic about his time with Burnley and what came after. He was only a name on the last messageboard for me but I remember a lot of excitement about him. Can anyone add their own stories about watching him play for the youth teams? Link below but you’ll have to pay to sub...
by Father Jack
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus
Replies: 120
Views: 5490

Re: Academy Granted Category 1 ststus

I have another Rovers academy question - how productive has their academy been in bringing players through in the last 5 year? I don’t keep a close eye on them but can’t think of any hot prospects being sold for big fees since Phil Jones (whose fee alone has probably paid the academy costs for about...
by Father Jack
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shopping list
Replies: 77
Views: 3205

Re: Shopping list

Nixon’s rumour today - Spurs out to exploit Wigan’s financial woe with double raid for Gel hardy and Weir. The kind of players we should be moving on this summer? Got to have a clearer path to our first team than Spurs. And they can stay in the North West. Potential to loan them straight back to get...
by Father Jack
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today I buried my 10 month old Grandson.
Replies: 102
Views: 4274

Re: Today I buried my 10 month old Grandson.

Really sorry to hear your news Beddie. I’m struggling to imagine how you must be feeling at this time.
I hope the words of support from your footballing family are able to give you some comfort no matter how small. We will always be here for you.
by Father Jack
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Finances-you decide.
Replies: 25
Views: 1433

Re: Finances-you decide.

I’m coming to the conclusion that this is the right time to sell one of our big hitters. £35m on Tarky I think would be least damaging. Minus the sell on to Brentford (assume they’ll have 20%) and we’ve then got £28m to bolster whatever budget we’d otherwise have to try and pick up bargains from oth...
by Father Jack
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Programme for match v Watford
Replies: 26
Views: 1225

Re: Programme for match v Watford

Palace are doing a £12 bundle deal with £4 postage for their 4x behind closed doors programs.
No reason why ours should be any more expensive apart from greed.
by Father Jack
Sat May 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SIPP pension advice
Replies: 15
Views: 887

SIPP pension advice

Does anyone have any good advice for SIPP pensions if you choose to invest yourself instead of through an IFA?
I’m interested in any useful reading material or good tips on what to look out for, platforms which are easy to use.
Thanks all.
by Father Jack
Sun May 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brothers in Football - Corinthians
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Brothers in Football - Corinthians

It’s back on ITV player if anyone is interested.
Really nice to see the level of passion the Brazilians have to see & help the club which inspired their founding.
by Father Jack
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss
Replies: 148
Views: 8654

Re: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss

No claret specific information but an interesting long read article on the market in which we will be competing this year for transfers. Let’s hope our scouts are able to use their time wisely because there will definitely be opportunity arising from this chaos. “How the world of football transfers ...
by Father Jack
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adeola Friday nears 1m views... Pendleside hospice will be £1m short of funding
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Adeola Friday nears 1m views... Pendleside hospice will be £1m short of funding

Tough times for many at the moment including those in the charitable sector. I read in the recent Jay—Rod article that Pendleside hospice expect to have a £1m shortfall in their funding given the forced cancellation of key fund raising activities. It struck me that Adeola Friday is a thread as old a...
by Father Jack
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mee to miss out on England debut (Covid 19)
Replies: 20
Views: 2400

Mee to miss out on England debut (Covid 19)

Taken from David Ornstein’s column on The Athletic today: Will Mee miss out on an England debut? The cancellation of March’s internationals and the likely delay of Euro 2020 means some players who were close to being called up for England will have to wait — or may even have missed their chance alto...
by Father Jack
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6260

View from our Head of European & International recruitment

Just found this on the Athletic. Know it will be of interest given our European scouting progress was questioned again during January. - - - - The January transfer window closes in six days, while in four hours, and 50 miles north, Ian Butterworth’s former club Norwich City will take on his current ...
by Father Jack
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 236876

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

I would have liked us to be the one signing Luke Matheson for £1m from Rochdale.
Small fry by even championship standards and a lot of potential to be playing first team football aged 17.
by Father Jack
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brownhill having medical
Replies: 234
Views: 24127

Re: Brownhill having medical

Image

Richardsbfc has previous for making up nonsense.
Remember this from back in August?
by Father Jack
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood Song
Replies: 57
Views: 2357

Re: Chris Wood Song

Chris Wood is a Kiwi
Eee i Eee i o
Chris Wood is a Kiwi
Eee i Eee i o
With one goal here
And two goals there
Here a goal, there a goal, everywhere a goal goal.
Chris Wood is a Kiwi


Afew less syllables in the first line. Makes it abit easier to sing?
Other than that it’s nice & simple. 👍
by Father Jack
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford B team - long read article
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Brentford B team - long read article

Don't know about the squad but there haven't been regular changes with the manager. Mark Warburton left in summer 2015 because they couldn't agree with the way they were approaching things. He was replaced by Marinus Dijkhuizen but he only lasted two months into the season. After a short period wit...
by Father Jack
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford B team - long read article
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Brentford B team - long read article

Really interesting read about Brentford and how they have set up their pathway to the first team supplemented by their scouting network domestic & abroad for both first team and B team. Their strategy is seemingly working despite regular changes to management and playing staff. Shows there can be me...
by Father Jack
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why you shouldn’t buy anyone in January (long read)
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Why you shouldn’t buy anyone in January (long read)

Why you shouldn’t buy anyone in January - Jack Pitt Brooke (The Athletic) Maybe Mike Garlick has got it right after all?: “In boardrooms around the country this month, the same question will be asked: “Can he keep us up?” Nothing else matters to half the teams in the Premier League, given the money ...