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by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings
Replies: 39
Views: 2264

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings

Pope 6 Bardsley 7 Taylor 6 Tarkowski 8* Long 5 Pieters 7 McNeil 5 Brownhill 7 Westwood 7 Vydra 6 Rodriguez 6 Wood 5 Didn’t have the tempo from the last two games. I’m sure there is no desire off the pitch to qualify for Europe (probably some on the pitch), so I doubt much sleep will be lost. Very od...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee Interview, Sunday Times
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Ben Mee Interview, Sunday Times

A good interview, its edited of course, but the one thing I really wish was said (and not just by Ben) is “its really important for a town like Burnley to demonstrate its solidarity for all ethnic groups, which is why I was so annoyed the other night, and its also important that we remember that gre...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?
Replies: 166
Views: 5404

Re: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?

Even though it's not about that, and more about who you can pass it onto, I'm sure most people will be absolutely fine. What will be interesting is what happens later tonight. As someone who has helped run hospitals for the last 30 years I would say that there is always that risk and I have regular...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?
Replies: 166
Views: 5404

Re: Will you be going to the pub tomorrow?

Just got back from a couple of pints, all for solidarity and supporting our small businesses of course.

Everyone very sensible, tables with only two chairs on each. No reason not to do it. Even If I caught it, still only a 1 in 200 chance of dying at my age, it all needs keeping in perspective.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Investor
Replies: 244
Views: 12734

Re: Investor

Ultimately, cash is king, and while the club have quite a bit, it would go very quickly if we starting spending it on two or three high profile players. I’ve been a huge advocate of spending more on fans infrastructure, which currently is crumbling around our ears in some places, but while those thi...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Dyche set for selection boost
Replies: 27
Views: 1993

Re: ARTICLE: Dyche set for selection boost

Players coming back in the nick of time. With Arsenal having Wolves away then Spurs to come, a 7th or 8th place finish isn’t out of the question, many of the sides around us play each other, so 4 wins could be enough, certainly 5 (I’m not counting on anything at Anfield). Many other sides we are due...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Guardian article on Dyche
Replies: 47
Views: 3088

Re: Guardian article on Dyche

Managers in this league get to a point where they believe their own hype and become a different person. The pressure does that to them, and the magnifying glass. Sean comes out with some wacky stuff, such as complaining about spending during a global pandemic which yet could wipe out dozens of footb...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart and a message to fans etc....
Replies: 20
Views: 1520

Re: Joe Hart and a message to fans etc....

I’m one of these that thought Hart did little wrong, but results didn’t go our way. We had 3 top keepers, and we always knew a couple would lose out. Pope’s got that weird way of us finishing in Europe (or nearly) whenever he has a full season - whatever the reasoning is, I don’t care, he has to be ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A goodbye message from Jeff
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: A goodbye message from Jeff

An effective utility player but one who I sense will go downhill from here. Most clubs want flair out wide or pace through the middle. Jeff has neither. He has a chance of a good move but post-Covid seems 50/50. Probably a player who thinks he is better than he is.
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Prime time viewing at Crystal Palace
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: REPORT: Prime time viewing at Crystal Palace

Good reports, including the Guardian, and an enjoyable high tempo night. If Dyche is off, he will like the idea of leaving us having qualified for Europe, the challenge needn’t then concern him. If he isn’t off, you can see why he may not fancy it, but there was no sign of that last night. McNeil wa...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SD
Replies: 199
Views: 9186

Re: SD

For all this talk of a need to keep the club going for future generations, I have felt for years that the main reason for low spending is to maximise the future sale price of the club, and thus the payday for the current shareholders. That’s entirely legal of course, nor is it necessarily immoral, a...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds
Replies: 508
Views: 24491

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm ticket refunds

I’m tempted to say this is bordering on the pathetic but first I’d want to see how the other 19 clubs have dealt with refunding season ticket holders (many of whom of course are struggling to put food on the table, especially if the government safety net doesn't apply). There should have been one pe...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements
Replies: 39
Views: 2529

Re: Burnley Looking To European Market For Reinforcements

The trouble with being risk averse is that it leaves you with no support when things go wrong. The board are risk averse with signings, and also with ground development. Sean is risk averse on the pitch. They are risk averse as a club with cup runs, including Europe. So far though, nothing major has...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anti semetism
Replies: 740
Views: 25002

Re: Anti semetism

In a week where some people have spent time trying to educate others about BLM, those same people tend to be the ones saying they cannot see antisemitism in this statement: "The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd's neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Immense effort
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Immense effort

Felt like very much normal service. Performance and result as I would have expected in March. Running out of forwards but that is an injury issue not a contractual one.
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 112
Views: 5973

Re: Worrying times

This reads a bit like a story planted by an agent. The bit I don’t get is that we are in the midst of the worst immediate decline in GDP for hundreds of years. Football clubs aren’t immune from that, Sky and others were demanding loads of cash back, that risk seems to have eased, but if we get a sec...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

That makes sense. If only 7,500 have it in Germany, an Rt of 2.88 projects that around 20,000 will have it soon. Still seems a lot to track and trace. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/germany/ p.s. I know the new cases per day differs from the total active cases that is in my link. ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 14952

Re: Injuries hit Clarets for opener

I’m going to break a habit now and say I’m not keen on us being in Europe next season due to the risk of Covid (airports, hotels etc) affecting the squad and ruling players out of Premier League games. Plus the fans wouldn’t be likely to go and watch either. I’m also going to break another habit and...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

"There is evidence, from the forecast of deaths for the whole of England, that the increases in the regional reproductive numbers may result in the decline in the national death rate being arrested by mid-June" I'm fairly sure that is saying that the number of deaths per day will decline by mid-Jun...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

On the graphs I took the base r(t) to be 1 , and on the graph that base rate of 1 is measured on the line which is zero. So that when the graph goes negative it means r (t) has fallen below I. For most areas the r (t) is not much lower on the 10th April than it was on 23rd March which to me suggest...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

To Underseige, perhaps I'm wrong on this, but I had understood that a second wave might come not just from a viral mutation, but also if lockdown is ended too quickely before the first wave has fully passed. This increase in social interaction might then lead to the same virus spreading quickly onc...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

I have no problem with keeping Cummings if Johnson thinks he is crucial, but he has to deliver, and probably has to do it fast. I've said before that Cummings has too many enemies on the left and on the right, that is fine for a campaign but not for 4 years of government. Evidence of that is this ar...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

I would agree with Undersiege above. Any government in a pandemic would struggle to survive afterwards, and I suspect the economic damage will be the problem, damage that would have been lessened if SAGE had advised early in March to immediately implement a semi-lockdown (shutting pubs, work from ho...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This messageboard
Replies: 37
Views: 2642

Re: This messageboard

There are so many reasons why boards like this are currently important. 1. Keeping social contact, of a type, during lockdown. 2. Discussing important issues for reassurance which are often misrepresented by politicians or media, and can lead to fear or misinterpretation. 3. It reminds us that life ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Professor Karol Sikora
Replies: 36
Views: 1582

Re: Professor Karol Sikora

Im not sure, he was recommended by someone but I must admit I dont know personally whether he is or isnt worth following. Wondered if anyone on here followed him. I’ve met him with work when I had a meeting down in London, when he was the UK “cancer tsar” (he may just have been on the expert commit...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dave Burnley '2 options legal, 2 illegal'
Replies: 212
Views: 7496

Re: Dave Burnley '2 options legal, 2 illegal'

I’ve no interest in the self-indulgence that this thread is based on, and I’ve no idea why anyone would choose to attend a behind closed doors game with no atmosphere, but I also don’t know how we are expected to watch Sky games when the pubs are all shut (if we don’t subscribe)? ** ** because many ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun May 31, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

I’m still bemused by the media rolling out these scientists to have a go at the government. It’s been all weekend. The risk of getting Covid-19 is apparently 1 in 4000 according to Vallance, which then leads me to conclude that the risk of dying from it (for a working age person) is over a million t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat May 30, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fans potentially admitted next season with a phased approach
Replies: 92
Views: 3677

Re: Fans potentially admitted next season with a phased approach

Over the decades I bet virtually all of us have had the conversation “what will it be that stops me attending Burnley games for good?”. I bet nobody thought it would be this, but for many, it will be. It will be too unfair, or too risky, or too unatmospheric, or too stop start. Many, especially thos...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri May 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15100

Re: Dominic Cummings

Really? You don't realise that the sentence which includes..... By locating himself at his father's premises....... Covers how he located to that address? Time travel? Magic?...... Or, the evidence they had in front of them, that he drove there!!! We’re making such good progress with new initiative...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu May 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15100

Re: Dominic Cummings

I don’t find it particularly edifying the playbook used by this bunch of advisors to double down on every crisis or mistake. Whether it is the bus,Turkey, testing or lockdown breaches they believe that by doubling down on it rather than apologising they will win. It has to be said though that so far...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed May 27, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15100

Re: Dominic Cummings

I’ve just noticed on this thread that Easter Sunday was his wife’s birthday. Totally reasonable to go somewhere nice after two weeks of hell struggling to breathe. Unfortunately, not totally reasonable if this is during a lockdown. I think we can all imagine his thought processes throughout this epi...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed May 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15100

Re: Dominic Cummings

Why would gloves be insufficient? A fresh pair of gloves, disposed of correctly afterwards shouldn't cause problems. Garages have been open throughout, and iam unaware of any advice saying they are not safe. Of course, we don't know if he did stop for petrol, or if he did, whether he wore gloves or...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed May 27, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15100

Re: Dominic Cummings

I've always said, and I still do, that using the guidelines as he did, his move was within those guidelines. These guidelines were there for all to see and use in the same way The waters have been muddied somewhat on here with all this talk about vulnerable children, and autism, neither of which Cu...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue May 26, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 15100

Re: Dominic Cummings

I’ve not posted on this since his press conference, I’ve been weighing it up in my head. I remain of the view that he didn’t break either the law or the spirit of it with the trip to Durham (it was an interpretation of the rules like many of us have made, like when we said it was wrong for Derbyshir...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon May 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

Someone I know said this, I suspect it will be the sentiment of quite a few My wife and I were both very unwell with COVID, at one point my wife was about to call 999 because I couldn't get up off the floor. We looked after our 2 year old with incredible difficulty because we were told to stay at h...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

You're going to be amazed when you find out about this Jeremy Corbyn bloke. The difference between Corbyn and Cummings is that the latter is hated by much of the spectrum - all of the left, all Remainers, many Brexiteers and much of the right. Take Steve Baker’s vitriol yesterday as an example. Muc...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun May 24, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

Cummings’ mum was a special needs teacher so you can certainly see why they wanted the child in her orbit in case they were both incapacitated (luckily his wife recovered quickly). I bet the plan would have been for the sister to take the child if necessary and for the grandmother to advise. If I wa...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat May 23, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

Let’s all be honest about what this is - the biggest enemy of many people, and a chance for them to finish him off. The media and other parties are all over it. My view is that this is a 16 hour a day workaholic who wouldn’t have taken 2 weeks off unless he was very ill indeed. His boss nearly died ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri May 22, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

Not read this thread for a while. Saw some Cummings news on BBC and had to have a sneaky peek. Left will be getting super excited over this :lol: :lol: :lol: Going to be a fun few days! Exactly my situation. I’ve got the popcorn out for the Cummings haters popping up, I see David Lidington is on Ne...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu May 21, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First holiday destination post lockdown
Replies: 91
Views: 2449

Re: First holiday destination post lockdown

Given that we are likely to have some “fun” in check in and security due to social distancing, I think the UK is very sensible. A cottage for a week in some nice hilly backwater sounds perfect.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat May 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2491

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

Even if you go to work and someone has it, so long as the R value is below 1 and falling, the disease is dying. So long as the people coming in when the borders reopen, come from a country where the R value is the same or lower than ours, then they would have no effect on the country either. This i...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat May 16, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk
Replies: 114
Views: 2491

Re: Given the choice would you attend live events at your own risk

Just a brief observation as someone who deals in health stats for a living. The R rate has not necessarily gone up. It has a wide margin of error, so the previous one may have been at the higher end of what they thought, for example, it could have been 0.9 a week ago and 0.8 now if it was possible t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun May 10, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

I don’t want to emulate Boris and get told off for misquoting the excellent Dr Spiegelhalter, but the statistics doctor came across well on Marr earlier. My interpretation of one element was that excess UK deaths compared to normal times are: a + (b - c) Where a = covid deaths, b = other deaths, c =...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed May 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 662
Views: 17956

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

When Sky were taken over by Comcast they declared a strategy to grow elements of the business like Sky Q. They also had more creditors than tangible assets, basically meaning they owed more than they held in the short term (and would thus seem vulnerable to subscriptions drying up while still paying...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue May 05, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would you buy a 2020-2021 season ticket...
Replies: 39
Views: 1558

Re: Would you buy a 2020-2021 season ticket...

If you mean you have left your direct debits on auto renewal then they have already started taking out payments for 20/21 season. Thank you very much to you and ClaretTony for pointing that out - I was unaware, I don’t follow the club on social media nowadays (too many gambling promotions I don’t n...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon May 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would you buy a 2020-2021 season ticket...
Replies: 39
Views: 1558

Re: Would you buy a 2020-2021 season ticket...

I'd hazard a guess that there will be big demand for tickets whenever we are allowed back on t'Turf and similar with the away games. UTC I’m not sure about that Paul. Fear is the real enemy now, we are entering a fear driven social distancing age. Some young guys will go on fearlessly, and some who...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon May 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would you buy a 2020-2021 season ticket...
Replies: 39
Views: 1558

Re: Would you buy a 2020-2021 season ticket...

I’ve left ours on auto-renewal but would be expecting nothing to be taken for 2020/21 unless things are clear. Given that some fans have had finances decimated with no government bale out (even many on basic rate incomes) the club face a huge backlash if they start taking money, a backlash they can ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri May 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13008
Views: 259302

Re: Covid-19

Great work by Hancock and the DHSC. Credit where it is due. Apart from one erroneous tweet from No. 10 while Boris was in hospital, it was clear it was tests, not people, that was to be 100,000. The original press releases were clear. So one or two of the press may still be trying to find a criticis...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Season Void Or Continue
Replies: 662
Views: 17956

Re: Current Season Void Or Continue

Something occurred to me this morning, which surprised me as a fan of European football and a critic of the club for going into it half hearted last time. The one benefit of finishing the season to us has to be the chance of European qualification (OK, there are indirect benefits like TV money and t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Times - 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster
Replies: 657
Views: 16593

Re: Sunday Times - 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster

The whole point of advisors is that they are both trusted and also cleverer than the politicians they advise. Two reasons why Cummings HAS to be in the room, I’ve been laughing out loud at some of the halfwit journalists making a fuss over it. It’s commonplace for advisors to sit on SAGE and brief t...