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by SkiptonClaret
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: Dale Stephens
Replies: 29
Views: 4080

Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Stephens is a decent enough player but just not what we wanted as in he’s pretty similar to the two other 30 something(ish) defensive midfielders that we’ve got. If anything it will just hinder Benson’s development as he won’t get a sniff now.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kevin long
Replies: 103
Views: 5216

Re: Kevin long

Over the last few games i'd like to see the stats that suggest KL has deserved to be selected ahead of JD. Jimmy Dunne has looked really focused and up for it. But SD tends to go for experience. You mean “always goes for experience” even if it’s to the detriment of the team. Dunne should be startin...
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Parting of the Ways
Replies: 71
Views: 4327

Re: The Parting of the Ways

I wonder why the offers never come ? I’ve assumed it’s because of his playing “style”, lack of experience (or interest) in the foreign markets, disregard of youth (couple of exceptions obviously) but generally he’ll sign, or pick, the old lads (example currently; Long getting the nod over Dunne). I’...
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Parting of the Ways
Replies: 71
Views: 4327

Re: The Parting of the Ways

Dyche wouldn’t be here if it had got an offer over summer. He didn’t which wasn’t entirely unsurprising as it appears he hasn’t had that many serious suitors during his tenure here. If the rumoured salary he’s on is correct then you’re probably just going to sit aren’t you ?
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Abysmal
Replies: 71
Views: 3504

Re: Abysmal

I don’t think Stephens is a bad player he’s just not the player we needed - another 30+ defensive workhorse. We desperately needed something different. Surely our scouting network extends beyond the same old targets (literally). It’s a little desperate.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Abysmal
Replies: 71
Views: 3504

Re: Abysmal

Hard to disagree with anything said to date on this thread. When did we become so scared of youth or anything “foreign” Our recruitment network seems so incredibly short sighted. We are the most “hard Brexit” of clubs. It’s utterly joyless.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eric Pieters
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Eric Pieters

Erik’s the reason I don’t see the desperate need to strengthen in a number of positions. Brilliant.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BAMFORD
Replies: 62
Views: 4047

Re: BAMFORD

I really don’t get all the derision he gets on here (all the “hilarious” remarks about “crying in the car” etc, about as hilarious as referencing Dyche and cooking omlettes). He was literally never given a chance at Burnley.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Starting Lineup
Replies: 122
Views: 4243

Re: Starting Lineup

Erik on the bench so no worries re attacking options #goodlad
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497766

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

Don’t think Wilson is the “type” we should be going for. We need more like Stephens, experience by the bucket full, proven characters. Surprised we haven’t made a move for Longy at Southampton (he knows a couple of the lads). Joe Allen has to be worth a shout too ?
by SkiptonClaret
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497766

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

SGr wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Brady fractured rib.
Oh well. We’ve got Erik.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks injury
Replies: 178
Views: 13531

Re: Tarks injury

Herts Clarets wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Now how did it go when I dared to suggest we were an injury or a bid away from starting with Long and Dunne at the back v Leicester. And I quote:

"And I think you must be the only person thinking we will start the season with Long & Dunne"
Sounds like CT ?
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497766

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

Jakubs Tash wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:25 pm
No Stephens in Brighton's 18 today.....
He’s injured.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497766

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

can't believe people are "getting excited" about signing a 30 year old defender who has turned us down in the past ???? Looks like we have no pride as well as no recruitment team that can do their job !!!!!!! Course Rigg can do his job. We wouldn’t have got Pieters without his contacts. If he can g...
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497766

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

Stephens would be a great signing for us, superb fit. Hopefully we can sort it as they’ll be plenty of clubs after him in the summer. If we can also add Dawson it would have been a fantastic window. Bags of experience. #Getitdone.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where is your outrage?
Replies: 54
Views: 3093

Re: Where is your outrage?

In for Dale Stephens. Chill your beans.
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Dunne / Josh Benson
Replies: 53
Views: 4631

Re: Jimmy Dunne / Josh Benson

I think we can conclude that you have to exceptional as a young player to get much of a chance at Burnley. I doubt either will figure in the Premier League with much frequency, if at all, unless there’s an injury crisis of even worse proportions than currently (and we don’t see any new signings). Th...
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497766

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

Have some of you spent all summer obsessing over this ? I don’t see any desperate need for new bodies. Barney’s back on the grass and Erik (good pro) can cover at least three positions. Plus we’ve got the up and coming Longy to provide adequate cover at centre half. It’s sorted. We should direct our...
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497766

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

Delph strikes me as another Lennon type signing. Career on a downward trajectory, injury prone. Lennon offered very poor value in terms of how often he played (and his performances on the whole) relative to his likely earnings. High probability that Delph would be similar. We desperately need to dev...
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Osyai-Samuel 4.7m bid accepted
Replies: 105
Views: 6751

Re: Osyai-Samuel 4.7m bid accepted

Doesn’t appear to fit the profile.
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wolves owe us 2 points
Replies: 418
Views: 11606

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus wolves owe us 2 points

It must be incredibly frustrating being a young player at Burnley. You literally never get a chance.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 336
Views: 11780

Re: Champions versus MIGHTY CLARETS

If Dyche doesn’t find a suitor or two this summer he never will.
by SkiptonClaret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chairman
Replies: 281
Views: 17964

Re: The Chairman

Sensible approach getting rid of deadwood Exactly. Who on earth, at the present time, would want to give contract extensions to the entirely pointless Lennon and Hart. We’re safe (fortunately) we really don’t need them for the next 5 weeks or so. Unfortunately we’ve signed far too many of these “pe...
by SkiptonClaret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 12984

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

claret2018 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Barring an injury we won’t be making a substitution tonight, which seems like a bad idea given none of our players have played in months
I’m sure Kevo Long will get on. As in what position, pretty much any I would have thought.
by SkiptonClaret
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 12984

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

Brady injured apparently. Koiki ? Goodridge ?
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Injuries hit Clarets for opener
Replies: 421
Views: 16710

Re: Injuries hit Clarets for opener

Cannot blame Garlick one little bit for being entirely reticent in giving contracts to the 5 players that have been referenced. Ok Hendrick is borderline, Bardsley has done ok but how old is the bloke ? One year absolute maximum. The other three ? Wow. Fortunately looks like Lennon is out of the doo...
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon to leave
Replies: 181
Views: 8382

Re: Aaron Lennon to leave

No, they can't play which rules out Glennon, Benson, Phillips, Cooney, Cropper, N'Guessan, Harker, Wilson & Bayode. But anyone thinking we could go down is surely worrying over nothing but I am now becoming more and more sure that this is not a happy club anymore. Won't start a new thread, but shor...
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barcelona Signing of Martin Braithwaite
Replies: 31
Views: 2096

Re: Barcelona Signing of Martin Braithwaite

Completely unfair on Leganes, why Barcelona couldn't have brought in a player from their youth team I don't know or if they 100% had to sign someone then it should be a free agent and not a player from another club who then cannot be allowed to replace them. However on the UEFA rule meaning players...
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Lennon and phil bardsley
Replies: 30
Views: 3298

Re: Aaron Lennon and phil bardsley

I certainly wouldn’t give Lennon another contract. Based on what exactly? Younger option please. Bardsley might be worth another year as a back up if we sign a younger right back too.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Newcastle match
Replies: 53
Views: 4152

Re: The Newcastle match

I am a Big Barnes fan but we have changed our game plan and look a far better team since he got injured. With Barnes playing we were very one dimensional. J Rod is getting fitter and looking better by the week and Vydra is a revelation. So much better without Barnes. Forces us to at least attempt t...
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 132
Views: 8433

Re: Vydra

ElectroClaret wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Might get an extended run depending on Chris Wood's injury.
Worryingly the epitome of anti-football is over his hernia and nearing a return. Really think we look better without him.
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22414

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Agree with this completely. The lad clearly wants to play and has sucked it up for 18 months. Maybe he should be more like Kevin Long, happy picking up a big wage with no interest in actually playing? Good point. I wonder if Long may end up regretting his career, yeah plenty of money in the bank (y...
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 236800

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

I hope there's 2 or 3 new names here by the weekend! There'll be uproar otherwise! Why ? Wells has been on loan for 1.5 seasons so difficult to suggest the squad is weakened. Yes we lost Drinkwater but he played about 60 minutes and was a poor, misjudgment of a signing. Doesn’t it leave us pretty m...
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Billy Kee
Replies: 16
Views: 2360

Re: Billy Kee

MACCA wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Nice idea.

Kevin Long testimonial, could split the proceeds to Mind and Billy Kee.

Would serve as a half decent local friendly too!
Don’t want to appear flippant but would Kev Long play in his own testimonial ?
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 255
Views: 20361

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Rather than revel in the fact that Drinkwater has had a stinker it concerns me that our improved and updated scouting network so fit to go anywhere near him in the first place. All the folk saying “Dyche was right” just remember he signed him, wanted to keep him and paid him a million pound in wage...
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 236800

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

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:05 pm
looks like our scouting team has got as far as Bristol
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/foo ... ty-3731126
Nosebleeds once past Stoke. So is Brownhill a creative type ? Or a younger workhorse ? Good engine, keeps the shape etc
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The thread we've been waiting for (while the board was down): Matt Lowton
Replies: 39
Views: 3868

Re: The thread we've been waiting for (while the board was down): Matt Lowton

The unfortunate upshot of this is that Bardsley will end up getting another contract. Him and Pieters on the other flank - total football.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: EH
Replies: 44
Views: 3532

Re: EH

Spike wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Over rated can’t organise a defence and never could
As others have pointed out his record would suggest otherwise.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Koiki
Replies: 24
Views: 3010

Re: Koiki

Burnley Ace wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:25 am
Like Watford and Villa?
Note I didn’t say “every”.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Koiki
Replies: 24
Views: 3010

Re: Koiki

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:22 am
SD may have fancied trying Pieters and Taylor down the left instead, with at the back of his mind McNeil being an option down the middle.
Yeah, but looking at the bigger picture...no one can deny that, McNeil aside, we are entirely bereft of any youth. Needs addressing.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Toney yes or no
Replies: 47
Views: 3238

Re: Toney yes or no

Young. Little chance I would have thought.
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Koiki
Replies: 24
Views: 3010

Re: Koiki

If he can’t get on when we’re a couple of goals clear at home Vs opposition two divisions lower, he’s not going to. Lots of PL teams fielding numerous young players this weekend. The continued reluctance to give youth a chance is the biggest disappointment currently, I realise McNeil got in but only...
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea
Replies: 214
Views: 7276

Re: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea

CombatClaret wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Bit like Joey Barton?
That was sometime ago. Latterly we’ve barely moved the team on at all, arguably not since 2017.
Summer was another poor window in a succession of them. Who did we get last January ?
Crouch ? By his own admission merely “a head on a stick” for our most rudimentary of tactics.
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return
Replies: 98
Views: 5447

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return

MACCA wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Add Hart and Wells to the list and you're talking over 30m in fees and no doubt over 200k a week in wages....

Hell of a lot of money, that's a quality player or 2 right there.
Add Crouch (how much ?) and there’s probably 3.
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea
Replies: 214
Views: 7276

Re: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea

Seriously though, it wasn’t difficult to work out the direction in which Drinkwater’s career was heading. Bit like Lennon, etc. When are we going to stop wasting money on these types and invest in some youth ?
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea
Replies: 214
Views: 7276

Re: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:25 pm
When something isn't funny for the first 50 times don't you get the message by attempt 250
Omelette ?
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea
Replies: 214
Views: 7276

Re: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea

Charlie Adam has hit form. Two goals in the last two games for Reading.
Alot of the lads know him, good character, right age. Now’s the time Sean, work your magic.
#shapeshape
by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Rigg
Replies: 185
Views: 5247

Re: Mike Rigg

Wasn’t Rigg at Stoke at some point ? Or at least he was instrumental in bringing Pieters to Stoke. On that evidence don’t expect us to stray too far from type in our transfer dealings.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team for Peterborough
Replies: 67
Views: 3670

Re: Team for Peterborough

I’d be astounded if Dyche plays any young players. Hart, Pieters, Lowton, Drinkwater (possibly) those will form the basis of the changes.
Has he ever used young players in the FA Cup ? Has he ever used young players ? McNeil, Tarkowski and Keane aside. You have to be truly exceptional.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Right back options
Replies: 29
Views: 1779

Re: Right back options

All interesting suggestions but if they’re young or foreign (or both), forget it. What we need is another Erik Pieters. Experienced solid pro, good attitude, a trier, tried and tested in British football. Residing in the Staffs / Cheshire area a bonus.