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by Cajun
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Friends and Foes
Replies: 28
Views: 1513

Re: Friends and Foes

Been in various home parts of several grounds back in the late 70s - early 80s when it was possible to pick up ' comps' now and again depending on who you knew - some places are harder than others to blend in though! I've stood in the Shed at Chelsea and kept my trap shut; the West Side Upton Park a...
by Cajun
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players who made the most of their potential
Replies: 25
Views: 773

Re: Players who made the most of their potential

Uwe. Always gave the impression he was giving 110% and could get the best out of the Clarets around him.
by Cajun
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Memorable Matches Wrong Reasons
Replies: 72
Views: 3424

Re: Most Memorable Matches Wrong Reasons

Think it was March 78 we won 3-1 at Hull. Hitched up from Staffordshire, and after game and a few beers had hitched a ride as far as the Warrington / Irlam turnoff on the M6 south by sometime after midnight. Then torrential downpour and as I was in my usual denim jacket I was completely soaked to th...
by Cajun
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy 76th birthday Dad
Replies: 22
Views: 1043

Re: Happy 76th birthday Dad

My original Burnley hero, hope you have many more birthdays yet to come Willie.
by Cajun
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Express Tuesday edition to go
Replies: 24
Views: 2601

Re: Burnley Express Tuesday edition to go

As a former longtime regional journalist it makes me sad to witness the continued contraction of the newspaper industry. I don't think a single office I was based in still exists as it did when I was there. (Or maybe I had that impact on them.....) Glad I got my time in before the electronic media b...
by Cajun
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wooden cricket field stand seats being sold
Replies: 60
Views: 4989

Re: Wooden cricket field stand seats being sold

Looking at the pic from 2 weeks ago, seems that with smaller plastic seats going in for the visitors, it is now more like a 50-50 split in the stand. How many extra seats has it created for Clarets, and what is the capacity increased to? The more Clarets in there the better.
by Cajun
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T: "The Night Tripper" is dead
Replies: 1
Views: 547

O/T: "The Night Tripper" is dead

Sad to hear that iconic New Orleans musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) has died aged 77 of a heart attack. Saw him perform many times, most memorably a the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and at Tipitina's in New Orleans. A colourful character and his music ...
by Cajun
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: D-Day landing
Replies: 70
Views: 2486

Re: D-Day landing

My Old Man, just 20 at the time, was the "sparks" on the destroyer Kootenay, one of the group of ships tasked with protecting Allied operations in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay in the build up to, during, and after D-Day. Kootenay credited with sinking 3 U-boats in its patch fo...
by Cajun
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When did Burnley erect the fences?
Replies: 54
Views: 2788

Re: When did Burnley erect the fences?

The Longside dividing fence was definitely not in place during the 1974 FA Cup run. And off top of my head, I am sure that the fence was not in place when there was extensive "stampeding" around the Longside which also spilled onto the pitch when we drew 0-0 with Stoke in the final game of...
by Cajun
Sat May 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best ever away support ?
Replies: 66
Views: 3926

Re: Our best ever away support ?

Trouble posting so apologies if appears more than once. York 92 special for me as I was living in York then. But I always recall the reason that game took place on the night it did - original game in February called off because of death of young player Ben Lee in accident at the Turf.
by Cajun
Sat May 25, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best ever away support ?
Replies: 66
Views: 3926

Re: Our best ever away support ?

Been on so many away days with the Clarets when just a few dozen, or many many thousands of travelling fans could create an atmosphere that was special or electrifying in its own right. Something different from the wonderful ones mentioned already that has always stood out for me - particularly thin...
by Cajun
Sat May 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Willie Irvine in hospital after fall
Replies: 72
Views: 5435

Re: Willie Irvine in hospital after fall

My original and all-time Burnley hero. Best wishes for a full recovery.
by Cajun
Fri May 03, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Dyche Paradox
Replies: 60
Views: 3662

Re: The Dyche Paradox

Sean and Burnley are a great fit for each other and he has used the players at his disposal to great effect against some of the best coaches in the game while learning his trade. The big clubs are so far ahead in terms of finance and the players they can attract that we can’t try to outplay them, we...
by Cajun
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Massive, Outstanding, Huge
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Re: Massive, Outstanding, Huge

Absorbing game, thoroughly enjoyed that. Passion. character, determination - hurt my throat shouting when Ash netted, you could probably hear me all the way to Vegas. Massive for impetus and confidence was that.
by Cajun
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McDonald's Hamburgers
Replies: 98
Views: 4001

Re: McDonald's Hamburgers

I worked at McDonalds for a while in the late 70s - when there were only 23 outlets in the whole country, all in London apart from one in Southend, and the High Street Kensington branch where I was rated the third busiest in the world outside of the US. My abiding memory is seeing the grotesque insi...
by Cajun
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets
Replies: 77
Views: 4889

Re: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets

11-15,000!!! You mean according to this complete nugget. "Biggest crowd at Turf Moor for fifty years" https://ewoodpark.jimdo.com/blackburn-has-no-lads-from-the-terraces-crowd-trouble-blackburn-youth-elders/ His best one is the fact that it was Blackburn & Celtic fans who caused all t...
by Cajun
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We have 3 fit keepers
Replies: 43
Views: 1820

Re: We have 3 fit keepers

Somehow it just feels so much better to have Heaton back between the sticks - and great to have Pope back to full fitness and playing again. Hart has served his purpose now. I will be more than happy to have either Tom or Nick as first choice going forward, and with Tom now back in the first team I ...
by Cajun
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mcneil
Replies: 85
Views: 6271

Re: Mcneil

Really like this lad, he did tire the last 15 but I think it will have done him good to know he can get through the full 90+ mins. Keeps his place for me.
by Cajun
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So....Was It Just The Change Of Keeper?
Replies: 83
Views: 4252

Re: So....Was It Just The Change Of Keeper?

Well something changed because that was the best I have seen from the Clarets in a long time. Outstanding first 60 minutes, and confidence seemed to be flowing through the team. Personally, I was glad to see Tom back between the sticks doing his organizing, and somehow it just felt like Burnley agai...
by Cajun
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trump's is having a breakdown on Twitter
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Trump's is having a breakdown on Twitter

Unfortunately Turtle, yes he does have nuclear weapons, and I have no doubt that when the Mueller investigation tightens its noose around Dirtbag Donald's vein-popping neck, he would have no hesitation in using bombs/missiles against anyone who is a convenient target as the ultimate deflection to tr...
by Cajun
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Absolutely solid as a rock
Replies: 26
Views: 2252

Re: Absolutely solid as a rock

I thought that was a very good away performance, and we could easily have come back with a win. Some good slick passing in the first half, couple of good stops from their keeper and the usual onside goal chalked off for offside (how many times did that happen last season?) and yes, very solid when t...
by Cajun
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who scored our most important goals?
Replies: 27
Views: 972

Re: Who scored our most important goals?

Can kick this around for hours, but I keep coming back to these 5: 1 - Grewcock 87 v Orient , it broke the deadlock before any desperation could set in. 2 - Britton 87 v Orient - A point would not have been enough, and that would have been that. 3 - Cooke 98 v Plymouth - his second put us back in fr...
by Cajun
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When did the rise begin?
Replies: 37
Views: 1915

Re: When did the rise begin?

Well we rose from the dead on May 9, 1987. with the pledge that the club would never get into that situation again, and gradually hauled ourselves upward, and got a season in the Championship in 94-95. But there was then a danger of letting it slip again, and we went into the final game of the 97-98...
by Cajun
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The summer of 1976...
Replies: 69
Views: 7640

Re: The summer of 1976...

It was my summer between leaving school and going to uni. Was playing for Fleetwood CC that summer and remember the outfields being parched brown everywhere.
by Cajun
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First World Cup memories
Replies: 65
Views: 2012

Re: First World Cup memories

I watched the 66 final on TV with my dad - I can't recall anything about it until I have a very vivid memory of, as Germany prepared to take a free kick in a dangerous position in the final seconds of normal time, my dad saying "They won't score now son." ..... I can then remember him insi...
by Cajun
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 6 June 1944
Replies: 60
Views: 3600

Re: 6 June 1944

My father-in-law's older brother was one of the many American troops who died on Omaha Beach. Visited once on Memorial Day, quite an emotional experience. My dad was on a Navy destroyer involved in the operation to blockade the Channel from any German subs / ships during the landings. Heroes all.
by Cajun
Sat May 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old Burnley Websites
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Old Burnley Websites

Used to post most days on the old Claret+Blue Discussion board - kinda weird to open that up and see postings from 2001 before I moved over here.
by Cajun
Sat May 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone had a narrow escape ??
Replies: 85
Views: 4578

Re: Anyone had a narrow escape ??

Started sliding off a wet rock doing a mountain rescue course in Snowdonia - Had that split-second thought of "I'm going" -- not sure how I found a saving toe hold.
by Cajun
Sat May 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long time lurker here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Long time lurker here.

Ay up, we're practically neighbors.
by Cajun
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wenger
Replies: 68
Views: 2792

Re: Wenger

I can imagine the TV comment from bitter plonker Chris Sutton now - "Can you imagine how disappointed Wenger must be that his final home game in charge of Arsenal will be against Burnley."
by Cajun
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whose run a Marathon before?
Replies: 25
Views: 1064

Re: Whose run a Marathon before?

Well done on completing your marathon - great feeling to do it isn't it? That 4-hour barrier you mention can be a frustrating goal - finally cracking that was just sheer elation for me. Oh, and the first thing any marathon runner should pack for the run is Vaseline, then use it liberally :)
by Cajun
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle v Arsenal
Replies: 70
Views: 3397

Re: Newcastle v Arsenal

Just watched the Newcastle vs Arsenal game live on TV here, with Lee Dixon summarizing and really slating Arsenal's attitude and performance, while firmly pointing out and praising the magnitude of our achievement in being just 2 pts behind Arsenal at this stage.
by Cajun
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Better than 1973/74?
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: Better than 1973/74?

The 3 seasons of 72-73, 73-74, and 74-75 were just superb. A team of flair and ingenuity and being then in my mid-teens they were my absolute heroes. As Rowls says, big difference in the finances now, the Big 6 of that time in the 70s (Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Lpool, Everton, Leeds) were not as massivel...
by Cajun
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If we don't get a penalty on Saturday...
Replies: 106
Views: 5387

Re: If we don't get a penalty on Saturday...

I am visualizing that on Thursday we will be awarded a stoppage-time time penalty that Vokes, who will have come on as a sub with 15 mins to go, will take and slot in for yet another 2-1 win.
by Cajun
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: That gritty determination is a marvellous thing
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: ARTICLE: That gritty determination is a marvellous thing

Answering questions about Europe - yes I think Sean is enjoying that and certainly would have taken it at the start of the season :)
by Cajun
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Five on the trot
Replies: 17
Views: 1675

Re: Five on the trot

High five, wouldn't surprise me if we made it a 6-pack on Thursday. We deserve to be where we are, we have found ways to win points against some of the best players and best coaches/managers in the world. A great feeling.
by Cajun
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings
Replies: 73
Views: 5713

Re: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings

From a good stream, without sound - Pope 9 - outstanding save from Mahrez header, great command of his area, very safe handling. Lowton 8 - Love his enthusiasm and a great attacking threat too. Had his work cut out with Leicester doing a lot of attacking down his side. Tarks 8 - Steady Long 8 - Stea...
by Cajun
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nick Pope
Replies: 39
Views: 3239

Re: Nick Pope

A real calmness about him. Excellent all round game. Very assured at taking out crosses. Very confident in him.
by Cajun
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Daily Mail on Burnley v Napoli...
Replies: 23
Views: 3060

Re: Daily Mail on Burnley v Napoli...

Amazing atmosphere at the Turf for the 3-0 win. Seem to recall we had the ball in the net as the full-time whistle blew and there was some discussion over whether we had 4 or not. First pic in the Mail article is Blacklaw being thrown down the steps of the below-ground changing rooms by Napoli subs ...
by Cajun
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andre Gray
Replies: 125
Views: 11855

Re: Andre Gray

I was happy that we signed him, I think he did well for us and scored some crucial goals, had to content with a difficult period with his ban, don't think he is a top-flight-level player, hope he finds somewhere he can play on a regular basis but that is likely to be a division down.
by Cajun
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: It’s muck and nettles and you have to fight for every ounce of luck
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: ARTICLE: It’s muck and nettles and you have to fight for every ounce of luck

I like the expression "Muck and nettles" - have this mental image of Sean making the players crawl through them during a Dyche pre-season.
Sure, Watford did open us up a time or two but we dug in and did what we do - and came home with another 3 points.
by Cajun
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: European football....worth the risk
Replies: 70
Views: 3474

Re: European football....worth the risk

I still talk about the Napoli and Eintracht European games. As for another Euro campaign 50 years on, it would be another step up on our amazing recent achievements, and could only raise the profile of the club. Could it stretch our squad and resources - it might. Could it inspire fans and players a...
by Cajun
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Watford match
Replies: 54
Views: 3845

Re: The Watford match

First went to Watford for the final away game of the 79-80 season - already relegated, Laws made his debut, 4-0 down at HT - but we travelling Clarets stood on the open terrace in the corner kept up a raucous rendition of "We Shall Overcome Some Day" throughout much of the game. I think we...
by Cajun
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barnes goal
Replies: 51
Views: 5548

Re: Barnes goal

I thought his all round game was very good today, some nice hold up play and layoffs and seems more aware of those around him than he used to -- and I love that he is never afraid to have a pop at goal. That shot today he really hit superbly and a fine diagonal run and set up from Wood.
by Cajun
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Times like these
Replies: 32
Views: 3008

Re: Times like these

Great stuff, confident we can even crack the 50-points barrier. Today typified being a Claret in exile -- a bit of a blurry stream, coupled with updating the match thread on here. Barnes scores, I scream in delight, my son sends a text saying "Boom!" Seconds later, as someone is running on...
by Cajun
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Four years ago today - at Ewood
Replies: 65
Views: 3320

Re: Four years ago today - at Ewood

And 8 years since they last beat us :) They really have had that old comfort blanket of theirs really shoved where the sun don't shine. Doesn't matter where in the world we Clarets are, that - and the subsequent wins - have been fantastic feelings.
by Cajun
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Burnley beat Everton at the double
Replies: 28
Views: 2065

Re: REPORT: Burnley beat Everton at the double

Sad to read about ClaretCanada Steve in the footnote. Hope the lads can give him a few more wins to add to this dedication.
Agree that this was a thoroughly good team performance that leaves me confident we can pile up a good haul of points in the remaining games.
by Cajun
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points will we need for 7th?
Replies: 38
Views: 2450

Re: How many points will we need for 7th?

Comparing run-in fixtures with Arsenal for a European place rather than with potential relegation rivals for a big-drop place --- good times, love it :)

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