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by Cajun
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 1154
Views: 79214

Re: ALK Capital...

Prepared to look at this as a bold step forward by the club, and look forward with some optimism to continuing to build on our past history and traditions, and on our current successful run of seasons in the PL. I have my "nothing ventured nothing gained" hat on, and really feel quite excited at the...
by Cajun
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter 'UWE' Noble
Replies: 51
Views: 2617

Re: Peter 'UWE' Noble

Still think this is one of the best goals I have ever seen, sweeping move finished with a fantastic diving header from an Ian Brennan bullet-like left wing cross at the Turf in a 4-1 win over Newcastle. Get in!
by Cajun
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Hamilton O.G
Replies: 25
Views: 1720

Re: David Hamilton O.G

I remember applauding the walkers in Gillingham, but for the life of me I can't recall the Laws own goal. Mentioning the London Clarets, I still think one of the most spectacular / embarrassing OGs was one I "scored" myself with a screaming 18-yard volley when attempting a clearance playing for the ...
by Cajun
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is our best ever centre forward
Replies: 106
Views: 2905

Re: Who is our best ever centre forward

When I was a youngster, the centre forward, the No 9, was the guy who put the ball in the net, and that was who I wanted to be. Get on the end of through balls and crosses, and “be an expert knocker-inner or other people’s rebounds” as one of my early coaches told me. My original Clarets hero was Wi...
by Cajun
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: These are very strong times for this football club
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: ARTICLE: These are very strong times for this football club

It's great, I'm able to sit here in Philly and watch my team be broadcast across the US on the main NBC network today, with Lee Dixon applauding us loudly in his comments during the match. My BFC shirt gets recognized and commented on constantly, we are far from being seen as an unpopular team in my...
by Cajun
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today’s tactics
Replies: 140
Views: 4665

Re: Today’s tactics

For what it's worth, I thought we played quite well today. Obviously we would all have loved us to have netted a bagful against 9 men, and had Wood put away that good close-range chance on his left peg early in the second half Norwich might have folded and we might have got some more. But I thought ...
by Cajun
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 4597

Re: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 10 - Sensational performance Bards 9 - A rock Tarka 9 - A rock and a hard place Long 9 - A rock Taylor 9 - Classy and confident Pieters 8 - Steady, especially for a left back playing right midfield Westwood 9 - Human dynamo Brownhill 9 - Really like this lad, finding his feet and growing in con...
by Cajun
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork & Mee our for the season
Replies: 41
Views: 2978

Re: Cork & Mee our for the season

The worry is also that with the likely short break between seasons, they might be struggling to be ready for the first games of the next one.
by Cajun
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Clarets Are Staying Up
Replies: 38
Views: 2405

Re: The Clarets Are Staying Up

Nick Pope's penalty save v Leicester and our resulting win was huge That was massive - but for me equally important in that match was his brilliant save to his right in the first minute of the second half that stopped them going two up - would have been tough to come from two down. Both crucial sav...
by Cajun
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Watched it with Mrs C for the first time last night - both really enjoyed it, and as a former Keele Uni student from back in the late 70s, I also enjoyed the Keele connections. Also watched a follow-up awards show where they had Baldwin and Macari on stage with the filmmaker. Mrs C thoroughly amused...
by Cajun
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The top twenty with Ben Mee
Replies: 33
Views: 1502

Re: ARTICLE: The top twenty with Ben Mee

Well done to Ben, a model pro in every way and amazing that he completed the 300 under his recent difficult family circumstances. Hope he sees out his career with us. I have managed to see 10 of the Clarets on the list.
by Cajun
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Olive Grace Mee
Replies: 58
Views: 4883

Re: Olive Grace Mee

Had no idea about this until the goal celebration and match report. Full of admiration for him as a person, a captain and a player. Amazing that he has been able to balance everything that's been going on in recent weeks. Wishing health and happiness to Ben and his family.
by Cajun
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pieters
Replies: 39
Views: 3542

Re: Pieters

He looked very calm and comfortable, covered a lot of ground and gave his all - looked shattered in those last few minutes.
by Cajun
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ayew
Replies: 52
Views: 3072

Re: Ayew

Definitely intentional and dangerous. Should have gone.
by Cajun
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 52
Views: 3339

Re: Crystal Palace v Burnley - Player Ratings

Tremendous display considering the depleted squad. Great passing and moving in first half, Dwight seemed much more involved in the free-ranging role. Then the usual resilience and discipline when under more pressure after the break. Brownhill finding his feet now, Pieters very comfortable on the bal...
by Cajun
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Movies you can see again and again
Replies: 108
Views: 2974

Re: Movies you can see again and again

Never get tired of "the Blues Brothers."
Wet day recently, me and Mrs C binge-watched the trilogy "Fistful of Dollars", "For a Few Dollars More", and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". , then tagged on the end "Once Upon A Time in the West" for good measure. Great stuff.
by Cajun
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rough and Rowdy Ways
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Rough and Rowdy Ways

Listened to it for the first time last night - thought it was really good. A little bit samey, but that's who Dylan is. Doesn't go for short songs, with the times ranging from 4:15 to 16:55 :) Me and Mrs C were both a bit mellow when we played it, and both thoroughly enjoyed chilling out with Bob do...
by Cajun
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Ever save by a Burnley Keeper
Replies: 74
Views: 2695

Re: Best Ever save by a Burnley Keeper

There is video somewhere of the Naples game - Harry pushes Altafini's penalty onto a post going to his right.
Some great saves from Tom in that highlights reel on previous page.
by Cajun
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Ever save by a Burnley Keeper
Replies: 74
Views: 2695

Re: Best Ever save by a Burnley Keeper

FCBurnley wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Is there any video of Harry v Napoli ? Wasn’t there but his performance was reportedly the best ever
I have seen video from the game in Naples but no idea where to find it linked now. I do have these old scrapbook pix that I posted on the BFC in Pictures thread a few weeks back.
by Cajun
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fleetwood/Barton Playoffs live on Sky Sports
Replies: 20
Views: 1901

Re: Fleetwood/Barton Playoffs live on Sky Sports

Whether you like Andy Pilley and his input or not, it is surreal to see my old hometown club Fleetwood now challenging for a place in the Championship. Best of luck to the Cods and to Joey. Used to enjoy standing on the old railway sleepers and cinders at Highbury Avenue with my dad now and again ba...
by Cajun
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Norwich 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Burnley v Norwich 1974

Then of course we had Newcastle in the final which didn't get played til April when we got well sick of playing the Geordies in the league / cup / and this competition in quick succession.
by Cajun
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley heavy away defeats attended.
Replies: 55
Views: 1623

Re: Burnley heavy away defeats attended.

IanMcL wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:23 am
QPR 7-0
😱
I was stood behind the goal at Loftus Rd for that game, October 79. Billy O'Rourke debut in goal. RIP Billy.
by Cajun
Thu May 28, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Aid Turf Moor 2002
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Football Aid Turf Moor 2002

I played in that game Covclaret, strange to see my name there in the line-up - I still have the "Lanway" shirt, very battered now and with the sleeves cut out purely for gym use. I recall you refusing to pass to me at one point when I could have had a great chance to score and keeping the ball yours...
by Cajun
Tue May 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Memorable Burnley Goals

A few that stand out in my memory that I have seen in person… = Waldron at Preston 73 – already up, his long-range volley made us Champions on a wonderful day at Deepdale. = Casper vs Chelsea 73 – (see scrapbook photo below), midweek match after winning the opening game at Sheff Utd back in the top ...
by Cajun
Mon May 25, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wembley - 11th anniversary
Replies: 56
Views: 2130

Re: Wembley - 11th anniversary

Stunning achievement, never thought I would see us back in the top flight again. Had been back visiting England a few weeks before and saw the Sheff Weds, B'Pool, Palace and Forest games, but just had to fly back again for this final (and thanks to a member of the message board for snaring me a tick...
by Cajun
Sat May 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Willie Morgan and Mike Summerbee.
Replies: 30
Views: 1537

Re: Willie Morgan and Mike Summerbee.

I was happy to see Willie come back, shame it didn't work out for whatever reasons. Summerbee was an odd one to me. There was a game at the Turf, can't recall who against or at what stage of the game, but I think there was an injury and he was being told to come off the right wing and fill in at lef...
by Cajun
Thu May 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley games that brought a lump in your throat
Replies: 21
Views: 1442

Re: ARTICLE: Ten Burnley games that brought a lump in your throat

Good read as usual. For me, "lump in throat" games can be very different to "favourite" games. A quick reflection on 10 games in date order that I have attended that I class as "lumpers". (Would be a little different if I were to include some games I have not been at that have had the same emotional...
by Cajun
Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 739
Views: 82394

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Yes definitely Hankin partly obscuring Casp. Maybe Probert, Bradshaw? Also that is not the championship trophy which we didn't get our hands on until the John Angus testimonial a few days later. Wasn't that little cup they are holding some charity trophy or similar they were messing around with?
by Cajun
Wed May 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Being over 60
Replies: 57
Views: 2312

Re: Being over 60

Prime of life :) I'm 62 also, and despite the virus restrictions here in Philly, the 9 weeks that I have been on furlough have certainly shown me that I will have no problem at all with being retired if I can ever get into a position to do so. Even though I have only been working as a driver for the...
by Cajun
Sun May 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: ARTICLE: Our wonderful championship season

I've thoroughly enjoyed all the reflections and reports on the 59-60 title winning season. Wonderful stuff - the social and news memories as well as the football. Looking forward to the centenary of the 20-21 title winning season next :)
by Cajun
Sun May 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunderland Till I Die
Replies: 34
Views: 2674

Re: Sunderland Till I Die

I watched the 2nd series through in two sittings recently and thoroughly enjoyed it - have to admit to a kind of perverse pleasure in watching the fans having their hopes built up so much while I knew it was all going to come crashing down about them :) I had forgotten that it was my old hometown cl...
by Cajun
Sat May 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 739
Views: 82394

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

I like these pix as you can see the old Brunshaw Road Stand packed for the games Vs ManU and Derby. Can also just make out the CFS under construction (or original being demolished) in background of one of the Derby pix. Think I got to see Best, Law, and Charlton line up together in that 1968 win ove...
by Cajun
Sat May 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 739
Views: 82394

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Have been trying to rescue some of my old crumbling scrapbook pages - mentioning "Sir" Harry Thomson on the Cult Heroes thread made me find these, from the Napoli games home and away, along with the Eintracht Frankfurt special edition paper for the semi-final.
by Cajun
Sat May 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley F C in pictures
Replies: 739
Views: 82394

Re: Burnley F C in pictures

Well at least we lifted the FA Cup in 1914 - team pic below is a postcard that my grandad had. He used to watch the lads pre-WW1 then again when he got out of the Army and came back to Burnley after that war.
by Cajun
Fri May 15, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Cult Heroes
Replies: 33
Views: 1319

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Cult Heroes

He liked a night out, he liked to interact with the fans - maybe rose to cult status when he became the "God in a green jersey" and then revelled in the "Sir Harry Thomson" chants when he would go down on one knee to acknowledge the knighthood? (RIP Harry.)
by Cajun
Thu May 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Footballers born on your birthday
Replies: 50
Views: 1456

Re: Footballers born on your birthday

rayzer wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Pele. October 23rd. Beat that.
I'm with you Rayzer. When I was young I used to have a poster on my wall of Pele in his Brazil Kit celebrating a goal and I especially liked it because it had his birthday printed boldly.
by Cajun
Sun May 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 33 years ago today:the Orient game
Replies: 90
Views: 3539

Re: 33 years ago today:the Orient game

"Everything I did that day I thought I might be doing for the last time." -- Agree with that comment from CT. Whole weekend was surreal. No doubt the club would have folded if results had not gone the right way and we'd gone down - and also no doubt in my mind the game would not have been completed ...
by Cajun
Sat May 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Match Programme
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Match Programme

The cover of the programme is as poor as some of the football we played then. I have two copies, one bought, one picked up off the pitch later on :)
by Cajun
Sat May 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: ARTICLE: The Orient Game – Introduction

You're right CT, we must never forget how close we came to folding. Makes our achievements in the last 20 years seem all the more remarkable. I was in the seething mass of humanity that was the Longside that day, and if ever a crowd won a game for a team, that was it. Have watched quite a bit of foo...
by Cajun
Fri May 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?
Replies: 54
Views: 1351

Re: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?

I' ve studied that photo carefully, Cajun, on the off chance that our dads were on the same ship, but I don't see him. Lakedistrict - He has all the crew signatures on the back and bottom of this photo. When my dad joined up in Burnley he and one of his pals were offered the option of serving with ...
by Cajun
Fri May 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?
Replies: 54
Views: 1351

Re: VE Day 1945 - What were your family doing?

I 'm not sure where my Dad was on VE day, but he was in the Navy escorting merchant ships backwards and forwards across the Atlantic. Despite the carnage meted out by German u-boats, my Dad's ship was only shot at once, and it missed! My dad's destroyer, Kootenay, did the same thing most of the tim...
by Cajun
Wed May 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube
Replies: 57
Views: 2972

Re: Scunthorpe v Burnley on youtube

I had to be at work, organizing football pages with Press Association Sport in Leeds, and it was virtually impossible to focus on what I was supposed to be doing while getting updates from Scunthorpe and Wrexham. In the end I just couldn't wait for the shift to end so that I could celebrate!!
by Cajun
Wed May 06, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best ever female vocalist
Replies: 93
Views: 2746

Re: Best ever female vocalist

Here's a lucky 13 who I really like. Joan Armatrading I think is fantastic, and have been listening to a lot of her older stuff recently. Seen her live numerous times: Joan Armatrading Aretha Franklin Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn Billie Holiday Bonnie Raitt Natalie Merchant Etta James Irma Thomas E...
by Cajun
Tue May 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Wembley and my dad’s FA Cup promise
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: ARTICLE: Wembley and my dad’s FA Cup promise

Excellent story CT. I was only 4 then so no memories, but my dad told me he managed to get an early work shift so he could be home in time to watch the game, only for some unwelcome non-football fan visitors to show up uninvited just before kick-off. He said that he banished them away from the livin...
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1520

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

David Wiseman is still around. He wrote the book ‘Up the Clarets’ and then the pictorial ‘Vintage Claret’ at a time when there were so few Burnley related books. My dad knew David Wiseman in the 70s. He visited my mum a couple weeks after my dad died and wrote a dedication in a copy of his book for...
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1520

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

Cajun, to try and solve your mystery I think the answer is that for many, many years tradition had it that our team would visit Blackpool (and often the Norbreck Castle) for a few days "special training" prior to a big game. Even as far back as the 1914 FA Cup Final Tommy Boyle and his famous team ...
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: On this day - Preston and York
Replies: 27
Views: 1623

Re: On this day - Preston and York

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:57 pm
72/73 was my season too. Loved it and still talk about it every opportunity I get.
I still have this little gem produced by the Burnley Express at the time. Great memories.
by Cajun
Sun May 03, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1520

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

Found this menu with most of the title-winning squad autographs on. Believe my dad got them. No idea what the event in Blackpool was for though. I thought it was from the 1959-60 season but now realize it is the previous one, but will post pix anyways. :roll: Pilkington, Miller, Angus, Connelly, Che...
by Cajun
Sat May 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England
Replies: 48
Views: 1520

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley Football Club are Champions of England

Wearing the shirt with pride today. Would have loved to have been there - only a toddler at the time - but at least I can say we have been Champions in my lifetime :) Enjoyed the report, and the descriptions above from those that were there.
by Cajun
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Random Clarets objects
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Random Clarets objects

We are doing weekly quizzes on Thursdays and I sit in the kitchen where behind me is nothing other than a plain, plastered wall still waiting for the decorator. So last week, I did my own improvements. Amazing how much you can do with a bit of blu tack. Kitchen Wall.jpg No need for the decorators n...