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by Cajun
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 70
Views: 3624

Re: Brighton v Burnley - Player Ratings

From watching live on NBCSN over here: Pope 7 - Very confident with Pope in goal, and like that he can clear with both feet, but his kicking was very wayward today. Lowton 7 - Liked his efforts to get forward. Tarks 6 - Seemed below his usual high standards Mee 6 - As with Tarks Pieters 5 - Looked u...
by Cajun
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 411
Views: 17071

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Oh good thinking Royboy, later than I imagined, so that would be Terry Cochrane and not Casper in the wall...
by Cajun
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 411
Views: 17071

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

I think you are right about that being Rodaway and Ingham, and Jim Thomson is no 5 who I originally thought was Waldo. Could it be Taff and Hankin making up the wall? Their no 9 looks a bit thin to be MacDonald.
by Cajun
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 411
Views: 17071

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Yes more great pix. Like the top one in post 357 taken from front of the Beehole - presumably vs Newcastle, good crowd on the Longside, I can make out Stevo, Jim Thomson, Uwe, Brenno, Waldron, Nulty and Casp two of the four in the wall? Could that be John Tudor of Newcastle facing the goal?
by Cajun
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dunne v Agyei
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Dunne v Agyei

Glad to see my old hometown club doing so well - and above Blackpool :) I think Fleetwood is a good spot for Joey to see if management is really for him or not.
by Cajun
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche for Watford?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: Dyche for Watford?!

Flores back in charge again.
by Cajun
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New NFL season!
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: New NFL season!

Been a Saints fan since I first worked down in New Orleans in 1978 for a summer during student days. My son is an Eagles fan (and I'm now living in Philly) while my daughter-in-law is Cowboys fan - so hard to keep us all happy....
by Cajun
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 411
Views: 17071

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Yes some fantastic pix there cricketfieldclaret. Love the one of the fans in the rafters of the Longside. Can remember numerous games where fans were hanging on in the metal support pillars and in the rafters :)
by Cajun
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: First Turf Moor floodlights switched on
Replies: 25
Views: 1602

Re: ARTICLE: First Turf Moor floodlights switched on

That great photo in the article CT, do you know what the match is? Can't work out the opposition. Can date it a little from the fenced off area in place at the BeeHole End. Appears to be Willie Morgan and Brian O'Neill in photo but who is shooting?
by Cajun
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Woodstock 1969, fifty years ago today
Replies: 36
Views: 1440

Re: Woodstock 1969, fifty years ago today

Wavy Gravy :) still alive and kicking at 83...
by Cajun
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another mass shooting in America
Replies: 506
Views: 20051

Re: Another mass shooting in America

Still ongoing as of 2 mins ago: Philadelphia officers are trying to communicate with the shooter, a police sergeant said. They are "imploring him to surrender and avoid further injuries," Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted. This is happening just 4.4 miles from my pad ! Chris - I ...
by Cajun
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another mass shooting in America
Replies: 506
Views: 20051

Re: Another mass shooting in America

I drove right past where this is happening just off North Broad St while working a few days ago.
Yes I have lived in Manayunk since March, like it, work based out of a Ridge Avenue location in Conshohocken and go through Phoenixville now and again.
by Cajun
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another mass shooting in America
Replies: 506
Views: 20051

Re: Another mass shooting in America

Ah right, I am in Manayunk just off the 76 -- Mrs C is currently driving back to the city from NJ so I just notified her of why she might spot a few helicopters etc. Nasty situation.
by Cajun
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 411
Views: 17071

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Good pic of Budgie Burridge in a turtle-neck shirt in front of the old Spion Kop at Blackpool :) stood on that terrace a good few times in the past.
And yes good to see Admiral Redbeard back on board, although if you are High I expect to see some rampling posts, with smiley faces :)
by Cajun
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another mass shooting in America
Replies: 506
Views: 20051

Re: Another mass shooting in America

PhiladelphiaChris - which part of Philly are you based in?
by Cajun
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thankyou ct
Replies: 37
Views: 3183

Re: Thankyou ct

Been wearing my Custard World T-shirt today -- 10 years old and it certainly looks it!! Anyone back yet?
by Cajun
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings
Replies: 79
Views: 6322

Re: Burnley v Southampton - Player Ratings

From watching via NBCSN here in Philly: Pope 8 - Very happy to have Nick in goal, did fine in awkward conditions apart from tangling with Mee attempting to punch in the second half. Vital and superb save from Redmond with the score still at 0-0. Lowts 7 - Steady enough. Tarks 8 - Solid in difficult ...
by Cajun
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pieters starts
Replies: 49
Views: 3215

Re: Pieters starts

Looked a bit unsure first half and he and Dwight didn't seem to be helping each other, but as with the whole team, did much better second half and seemed to grow in confidence. Lovely cross for second goal. Good competition at left back now.
by Cajun
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: GOD
Replies: 25
Views: 2199

Re: GOD

Daft-looking ball, although it looked very nice nestling in the net three times. Typical Barnes game that - put himself about in difficult conditions, kept plugging away, two good finishes.
by Cajun
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Sainthampton
Replies: 297
Views: 7563

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Sainthampton

Three points and 3-0 is a great start. Disjointed first half, but great finish from Ash with that early shot after seizing on the defender's misjudgment to break the deadlock, then we coped well with the conditions and looked in control. Shakes off the rust and should give everyone confidence with D...
by Cajun
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap
Replies: 245
Views: 11181

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Drinkwater signs to fill the midfield gap

For me, the DD signing has put a whole new positive slant on the Big Kick-Off. He will be here for a minimum half a season, I expect him to be starting games, and I think he brings a real creative spark. Combined with keeping hold of Tarka, and having Dwight here to continue to develop for another f...
by Cajun
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are the Longball Burnley !
Replies: 53
Views: 2677

Re: We are the Longball Burnley !

No way we can ever out-football the top clubs. The money they can spend ensures that now. So - You adapt to your surroundings, you do what you need to do to survive, you make the best use of the players at your disposal, you find the weaknesses of others and exploit them - Burnley preparing for a fo...
by Cajun
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Friends and Foes
Replies: 28
Views: 1747

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: 966

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: 5270

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: 1379

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: 2943

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: 5663

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: 592

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: 3066

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: 3277

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: 4714

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: 4714

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: 5963

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: 4073

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: 6035

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: 4501

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: 5317

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: 2055

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: 6639

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: 4798

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: 1605

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: 2375

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: 1109

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: 2126

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: 7999

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: 2324

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: 4075

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: 1338

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: 5005

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.

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