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by Father Jack
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 474
Views: 61396

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: 450
Views: 24131

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: 450
Views: 24131

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: 36
Views: 3180

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: 36
Views: 3180

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: 36
Views: 3180

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: 5234

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: 3058

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: 3935

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: 1355

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: 1191

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: 866

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: 600

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: 8077

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: 653

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: 2368

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: 6156

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: 233256

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: 23567

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: 2184

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: 937

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: 937

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: 624

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 ...
by Father Jack
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation
Replies: 244
Views: 9635

Re: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation

I think Dyche’s latest comments on Mike Rigg and transfers from the Burnley Express (Chris Boden) are pretty clear on why he doesn’t think we’ll sign players this window - 5/6 targets?! Described elsewhere as a postage stamp. We’re looking for value on players, and if we can find that, we spend it, ...
by Father Jack
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation
Replies: 244
Views: 9635

Re: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation

From that moment some of our Board, perhaps not all, have been seriously uncomfortable with the situation which has resulted in a real reluctance to venture into the transfer market in the last four windows to purchase players good enough to go straight into the first team. So we then take the foll...
by Father Jack
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best DISCO Record of all time...
Replies: 36
Views: 1404

Re: Best DISCO Record of all time...

Spacer - Sheila B Devotion.

Nile Rodgers at his best.
by Father Jack
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky’s contract - £40m release clause
Replies: 31
Views: 3743

Tarky’s contract - £40m release clause

According to David Ormstein on the Athletic.
Do we believe it?
by Father Jack
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed
Replies: 119
Views: 10712

Re: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed

My dad chorleyhere had his op on Thursday and was back at home yesterday evening looking very tired but pleased to be back in familiar surroundings. It’s his birthday today so whilst he can’t be sat next to me on the Turf I’ll be shouting the boys on extra loud to try and help bring home the points....
by Father Jack
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Superleague Final
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Superleague Final

Well done Saints. Let’s hope our new coach continues our domination in the years to come.

Also big miss for Makinson not touring with GB Lions. He did well to play on with that injury.
by Father Jack
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets for Foodbanks v Norwich
Replies: 26
Views: 3434

Re: Clarets for Foodbanks v Norwich

bring a tin for a Burnley win!
I’ve got mine ready.
by Father Jack
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BRING A TIN FOR THE BIN
Replies: 71
Views: 7888

Re: BRING A TIN FOR THE BIN

I manned one of the Belvedere road bins. Lots of very generous donations including your own Cricketfieldclarets. And we’ll done to the scousers who donated £120+ from the collection they’d had on the coaches. Having seen their own collections go from strength to strength (now a transit vans worth at...
by Father Jack
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Finally we put some of the 110m to good use
Replies: 15
Views: 3469

Re: Finally we put some of the 110m to good use

How many times has the chairman’s lounge been redone since our first season in the prem? How many times have the board had to wade through a mass puddle to enter the bob lord? This is clearly up there with leaking taps on the clubs list of priorities. Yet there can be no excuse that we don’t have th...
by Father Jack
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 589461

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I never said that I knew we weren’t in for him.
Just that the combination of the reported fee and my assumption on his wages feels like it shouldn’t have been an unrealistic target for us.
by Father Jack
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 589461

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Ill say it again on the thread because it’s probably been lost in all of the bickering but James McCarthy at £3m is something we could have done in our finance structure. Would have ticked the boxes for me.
by Father Jack
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 589461

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Surprised we didn’t go in for James McCarthy. £8m and doubt ridiculous wage demands. Felt like an obvious choice to me.
by Father Jack
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 589461

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Seems willing to do such on Twitter. Why is this forum any different?
by Father Jack
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Man utd 2009 pix
Replies: 29
Views: 2759

Re: Burnley v Man utd 2009 pix

Used to have a cracking high res picture taken afew seconds after Blake had hit the ball. His technique on the hit was impeccable and he’d stayed in shape to keep the ball down. What I used to love about the photo was the fans faces in the JHL - some are already celebrating, lots had jumped up. Beca...
by Father Jack
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man City pay £8m for a 16 year
Replies: 31
Views: 3300

Re: Man City pay £8m for a 16 year

Questions I’m keen to understand. 1) why did Howe allow Blake to dismantle the youth programme? Was it budgetary, or a lack of care or interest? 2) why did our board allow Howe and Blake to dismantle the youth programme? A lack of long term planning or leadership? 3 What has Howe done to the youth p...
by Father Jack
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bamber Bridge v Burnley - U23 Latest
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: Bamber Bridge v Burnley - U23 Latest

Fitness game aside I wasn’t impressed with Mumbongo. He didn’t seem to be able to impose himself on the game. That said it looked like he went into trees behind the the sideline after being subbed on what looked like to throw up. Then he limped off when crossing the pitch at full time. So a hard nig...
by Father Jack
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 23692
Views: 1051128

Re: adeola friday

Kilroy Silk
by Father Jack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jagielka
Replies: 126
Views: 11455

Re: Jagielka

Dave Jones is with the group in Portugal. Short term deal if we fail to land our CM targets?
by Father Jack
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wooden cricket field stand seats being sold
Replies: 60
Views: 7117

Re: Wooden cricket field stand seats being sold

This is the reply I got back from Sinead when I enquired whether seats could be collected on a weekend rather than working day for anyone who doesn’t live or work in Burnley: “Due to the high demand we have been inundated with similar requests from those who don’t live in/aren’t in Burnley on either...
by Father Jack
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil song
Replies: 38
Views: 2659

Re: Dwight McNeil song

To the tune of She’s Electric

He’s the reason
That we’ve stayed up this season
But we don’t forget Tom Heaton
Or Dwight McNeil
by Father Jack
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What I Really Liked About Dwight Today...
Replies: 78
Views: 5220

Re: What I Really Liked About Dwight Today...

To the tune of She’s Electric.

He’s the reason
We’ve stayed up this season.
But don’t forget Tom Heaton
He’s Dwight McNeil
by Father Jack
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Horse Racing Nap League - Cheltenham 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 7295

Re: Horse Racing Nap League - Cheltenham 2019

Tuesday

13.30 Al Dancer
14.10 Glen Forsa (NAP)
14.50 Minella Rocco
15.30 Apples Jade
16.10 Benie Des Dieux
16.50 Riders of the Storm
17.30 Impulsive Star
by Father Jack
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 23692
Views: 1051128

Re: adeola friday

Birthday
by Father Jack
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reviving the FA Cup .... ideas ?
Replies: 62
Views: 3156

Re: Reviving the FA Cup .... ideas ?

3rd round day. All Prem teams (entering the competition) and Championship teams (still remaining) in a separate pot. That pot to be drawn as the away team within all of the ties until the numbers no longer alllow (ie. no remaining balls in the first pot for home ties, or no remaining balls in the se...
by Father Jack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit - What are you going to stockpile?
Replies: 126
Views: 5273

Re: Brexit - What are you going to stockpile?

Strikers (Neil Warnock c.2000-2006)
by Father Jack
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 12 year old sold to Utd for £180k. Any ideas?
Replies: 25
Views: 2985

12 year old sold to Utd for £180k. Any ideas?

According to Mike Duff at a Cheltenham fans forum this week.
Has this already been covered?
Anyone aware of the circumstances?