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by SkiptonClaret
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Osyai-Samuel 4.7m bid accepted
Replies: 105
Views: 6446

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: 9682

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: 10699

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: 17537

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: 12074

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: 12074

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: 15185

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: 8019

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: 1982

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: 3032

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: 4002

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: 7942

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: 385
Views: 16898

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: 232967

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: 2284

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: 19765

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: 232967

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: 3685

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: 3405

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: 2890

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: 2890

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: 3192

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: 2890

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: 7045

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: 5208

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: 7045

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: 7045

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: 7045

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: 5063

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: 3449

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: 1660

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.
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: January Signings Unlikely
Replies: 99
Views: 5714

Re: Dyche: January Signings Unlikely

FactualFrank wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:41 pm
"The less you give a damn, the happier you'll be." - forgotten the author
Robbie Brady ?
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: January Signings Unlikely
Replies: 99
Views: 5714

Re: Dyche: January Signings Unlikely

Nahki Wells.
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood
Replies: 44
Views: 2113

Re: Chris Wood

Plenty on here were saying we’d had a great summer transfer window. Where have they all gone ? Strange. Please don’t respond with “hindsight”. We signed a player past his best, another who was never good enough for the Premier League who is an utterly shocking footballer (I believe Rigg was instrume...
by SkiptonClaret
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche analogy
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Dyche analogy

Has ClaretTony’s account been hacked ? He’s said something on another thread which amounts to a criticism of Dyche. Unbelievable, Jeff.
by SkiptonClaret
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mawson goes to United
Replies: 22
Views: 2852

Re: Mawson goes to United

I’m going to assume he’s the only person from Elslack to play professional football.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mcneil
Replies: 52
Views: 4248

Re: Mcneil

THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:59 pm
He will move on in the summer and we will go back in for Lansbury ;)
No. Charlie Adam.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Be careful what we wish for.
Replies: 42
Views: 2550

Re: Be careful what we wish for.

cockneyclaret wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:46 pm
A scouting network that can find new realistic targets across the globe, that's all I want
You mean a scouting network. If Pieters and Rodriguez were the sum total in summer (and Crouch last January) then I refuse to believe we have one.
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Changes needed
Replies: 47
Views: 3342

Re: Changes needed

Pieters in for Taylor for the Villa game. Need that little bit more defensive solidity that Erik offers. Taylor showing some worrying signs of wanting to move forward with the ball in the second half. Not to be encouraged, straight lines for ever.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche christmas tipple
Replies: 41
Views: 1324

Re: Dyche christmas tipple

Nobody, not one person expects us to play like Brazil. But plenty of us after so much premier league money, transfer incomings and net profits expect: To have at least a couple of new players per starting 11 per season. To look to bring the age of the squad down. To look to bring in some players fo...
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil Needs A Rest
Replies: 36
Views: 2213

Re: McNeil Needs A Rest

dougcollins wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:52 pm
I saw that, I thought he was trying to hit Barnes as he left the bench. How I laughed.
I assume that’s what he was trying to do.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Some new recruits
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Some new recruits

dougcollins wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Good lads like Crouchy, or good lads like Drinky?
Good lads.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Some new recruits
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Some new recruits

Ollie Watkins.

Joking.

Charlie Adam, Joe Allan, Geoff Cameron. Car school is sorted, good lads.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil Needs A Rest
Replies: 36
Views: 2213

Re: McNeil Needs A Rest

He’ll get his rest and he does need one for the FA Cup tie and the week off coming up. Is Peterborough when we throw the youngsters in ? (Hart, Pieters, Lennon, Longy) As an aside has there ever been a player more disinterested than Brady ? He Just exudes “couldn’t give a sh1t” What was all that wi...
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long for Cork
Replies: 81
Views: 4278

Re: Long for Cork

jrgbfc wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Sunday league mentality. "Let's throw the big lad upfront for 5".
Well the tactics generally aren’t much of an advancement on that. Ball back to the centre halves and launch it for the big lads. Pick up the scraps. Repeat. Have I missed anything ?
Utterly moribund.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater
Replies: 51
Views: 2406

Re: Drinkwater

FactualFrank wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:33 pm
How do you know we aren't going to get any injuries?
I don’t but if we do there’s Longy.
by SkiptonClaret
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater
Replies: 51
Views: 2406

Re: Drinkwater

He was a “brilliant” signing, the cognoscenti on here said so at the time. However it didn’t take a great deal of foresight to suggest here was another player that would continue on a downwards career trajectory. Get rid in January, please. That said, utterly pointless signing a replacement loan (pa...
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cant watch much more of that
Replies: 115
Views: 5334

Re: Cant watch much more of that

tim_noone wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Good win important . But that was a dreadful watch. How much more goofball can we take?

Need to inject some pace and skill in January.
Not sure “pace and skill” are considered requisite. It’s meat and two veg stuff that we’re about. Like it or lump it (literally).
by SkiptonClaret
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lowton, Pieters, Brady, Cork, Hendrick & Jay Rod
Replies: 39
Views: 3293

Re: Lowton, Pieters, Brady, Cork, Hendrick & Jay Rod

Trouble is, over the last two years those "couple of guys a season" have only been good enough to become reserve players covering for injury So two first team starters each year for the last couple of years and two for this seems about right 13 of our current squad are contracted until they are int...
by SkiptonClaret
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: sorry but its time for a change
Replies: 56
Views: 3669

Re: sorry but its time for a change

Long Time Lurker wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:14 pm
I thought he was being historically perceptive.

When Hughes was at Blackburn Rovers, Man City and QPR his Technical Director ( head recruitment honcho ) was Mike Rigg.
Well if Pieters is Rigg’s idea of a Premier League footballer then we truly are fu**ed