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by turfytopper
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Season - What are you looking forward to?
Replies: 57
Views: 1929

Re: New Season - What are you looking forward to?

All of the above...but mainly reaching 40 points asap
by turfytopper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Boyd back at Posh
Replies: 17
Views: 1669

Re: ARTICLE: Boyd back at Posh

He was superb when at Peterborough often playing in a more central and forward playing midfield role. I'm sure he'll be a great signing for them.
by turfytopper
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Bus
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: Burnley Bus

I have two sons and two bus' to pass on.
by turfytopper
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds are back?
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

Re: Leeds are back?

Leeds are back....as our feeder club?
by turfytopper
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do football supporters travel to football games?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: How do football supporters travel to football games?

My name is Ryan and I am currently studying at Cardiff University. During the summer months of 2019, I have to complete a dissertation. For this I have decided to research how football supporters travel to football games. As a result of this I have produced a survey on the matter and will be extrem...
by turfytopper
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancs CCC....Jack Bond Dies
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Lancs CCC....Jack Bond Dies

Think it said he was 87. Great stalwart for Lancashire, remember those back to back Gillette Cup wins in the early seventies. RIP I remember the Gillete Cup winning Lancashire team of the 70's with great fondness. Was this the player described as "flat Jack" due to his trajectory? RIP Jac...
by turfytopper
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay Rod interview
Replies: 32
Views: 3593

Re: Jay Rod interview

Bullabill wrote:Crap. I've never been able to make Claretsplayer work.

I heard the interview on radio blackburn. It will be available on the BBC iplayer or sounds app. It was around 6:55pm on 9th July. Earlier in the programme there was an interview with Steve Davies (may be misspelled) re the Jay transfer too.
by turfytopper
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Sweden
Replies: 55
Views: 1715

Re: England vs Sweden

clear and obvious my arse, they need to get a grip of this quickly before it completely runs the sport - and I'm 100% for VAR ! Totally agree. I was all for it..... I'm not anymore (in its present form) The game is run by idiots... When all the players think it's a good goal... all the supporters t...
by turfytopper
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley's second best ever player?
Replies: 36
Views: 1535

Re: Burnley's second best ever player?

Ralph
by turfytopper
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 3601

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

Hipper wrote:
Tony Morley too never fully delivered for us although he was pretty good.


However he went well beyond his potential when he left us... Never given the opportunity at Burnley, such was the competition I guess?
by turfytopper
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Player with the most unfulfilled potential
Replies: 87
Views: 3601

Re: Player with the most unfulfilled potential

Adrian Randall comes to mind. Super skilfull for the time, and the level we were playing at, but time and time again he never showed up. Could have been a top player if he'd knuckled down to it First saw him play for Aldershot on the Turf and he was way above anything on the pitch that day... Me an...
by turfytopper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CT's past results and Tables
Replies: 25
Views: 1168

Re: CT's past results and Tables

Tremendous work by CT. Many thanks.
by turfytopper
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sad news of a claret passing
Replies: 36
Views: 3185

Re: Sad news of a claret passing

RIP Arthur, saddened to read about your families loss Ian.

UTC
by turfytopper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pension
Replies: 58
Views: 3359

Re: Pension

So I've just landed a relatively good job at Bt and am looking into pensions. The BT one seems popular but as I have no idea I'm looking to you lot for advice. I know how much I want to put away, just have no idea who is good and bad Put as much as you can afford into the BT pension scheme. I worke...
by turfytopper
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul Sinha
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Paul Sinha

I had tickets to see him on Brighton on 9th June.. it was cancelled ... Now I realise why.
Love the chase and wish him all the best in his fight against this disease.
by turfytopper
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Justin Edinburgh dies
Replies: 34
Views: 2343

Re: Justin Edinburgh dies

Terribly sad. He was a very successful footballer who was prepared to work hard and stay in the game at lower levels.

Tragedy for his family and friends. RIP.
by turfytopper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Hotel Inspector
Replies: 31
Views: 3555

Re: The Hotel Inspector

Just watched on catch up too. Thought they'd done terrifically well and I'll t try and stay there the next time i come up for a game and decide to stay over.

Wish then every success.
by turfytopper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England Vs Scotland
Replies: 31
Views: 1232

Re: England Vs Scotland

The law is an ass....
by turfytopper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: camping
Replies: 27
Views: 1465

Re: camping

After a trip to the lakes i got to wondering about camping up there. its years since i have been camping.I have an estate car so perhaps throwing a tent and gear in back makes sense. I love a decent shower so if anyone can recommend a good site or 2 and any tips on gear etc that would be welcomed. ...
by turfytopper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old Burnley programmes
Replies: 35
Views: 2152

Re: Old Burnley programmes

whentheballmoves wrote:I'd really like the Bury Carling Cup away game when we reached the semi final. Anyone got a spare copy?


It rained that hard that night in Bury it would be amazing if any programme survives to this day.
by turfytopper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Old Burnley programmes
Replies: 35
Views: 2152

Re: Old Burnley programmes

Is that Norwich one in '73/74 the game that was played on a week day afternoon due to the power cuts? There was hardly anyone there so finding a programme will be a tough one. I have that 'programme'. I didn't make the game though as my mother didn't allow me the time off school. I 'fainted'in asse...
by turfytopper
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PL rule changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2981

Re: PL rule changes

Since 1997, the team winning the toss have had to choose the direction of play ---there is no change to that next season. I'm aware of the change in 1997 (I refereed around that time)....I did read on the BBC website of the change for this season copied below.... "The team that wins the pre-ma...
by turfytopper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PL rule changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2981

Re: PL rule changes

From 1873 until 1997 the team winning the toss could choose ends or decide to take the kick off. Since 1997 the team winning the toss had to choose which end they wished to attack, they could not decide to take the kick off. I've just read that the captain that wins the toss will once again be able...
by turfytopper
Wed May 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: how can poorer teams hope to comprete?
Replies: 24
Views: 1783

Re: how can poorer teams hope to comprete?

this year's FA Cup final was the day football died IMO.

They'll always be good teams, mediocre teams and struggling teams.... But if you're one of the latter playing one of the former you go with hope rather than expectation (to the game).

Hope has now faded.
by turfytopper
Wed May 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ross McCormack
Replies: 36
Views: 5080

Re: Ross McCormack

How many players were signed by Brendan Flood?
by turfytopper
Tue May 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley roots
Replies: 18
Views: 2672

Re: Burnley roots

Walking through Wycoller with John Bentley ........i am sorting through family bits and pieces today and found a lovelyTH programme with some nice poetry by Nesta Wood .....my family came from up that way a couple of generations ago and finished up on the isle of wight (no ...not in the prisons!). ...
by turfytopper
Tue May 28, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alistair Campbell expelled from the Labour Party
Replies: 113
Views: 4761

Re: Alistair Campbell expelled from the Labour Party

They (the Labour party) have attempted to be something for everyone. But have succeeded in being nothing to us all.
by turfytopper
Tue May 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nelson
Replies: 84
Views: 5592

Re: Nelson

Nelson needs a drive through McDonald's ?

Sad (depressing) that the town has sunk so low it can't attract the investment that would make it more of an attraction for further investment (if you get my drift?)

I was born there... Left in 1981. Will always be home.
by turfytopper
Mon May 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunderland vs Charlton
Replies: 98
Views: 4113

Re: Sunderland vs Charlton

How anyone can side with Charlton after the debacle in that last game when we clinched the title is a bit odd to put it mildly. Charlton fans were brilliant that day.... I'm not sure how we'd have reacted head we been relegated, had ownership issues and a London club took over turf moor, invaded th...
by turfytopper
Sun May 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunderland vs Charlton
Replies: 98
Views: 4113

Re: Sunderland vs Charlton

Charlton for me.... Though I'd like to see Sunderland back up as well.
by turfytopper
Mon May 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PL rule changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2981

Re: PL rule changes

dpinsussex wrote:No winner of the coin toss has always had choice of ends.


Not always DP.
by turfytopper
Mon May 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PL rule changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2981

Re: PL rule changes

Roosterbooster wrote:Most (not all) of these changes are idiotic. The drop ball problem can be sorted easily: just have a proper drop ball?!?!?

As for law 8, kick off, I always thought you were allowed to ask to kick off??


For many years now the winner of toss selects the direction of play...the other team KO.
by turfytopper
Mon May 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cologne
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Cologne

EK Claret wrote:Hi Currently having a weekend break here, great city has anyone been? Thoughts? UTC


Yes a coupe of times. I agree it is a wonderful city. I went on the "underground" walking tour which was very interesting.

The Dom is mightily impressive.
by turfytopper
Thu May 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: some promising signs already for next season
Replies: 42
Views: 3472

Re: some promising signs already for next season

Vegas Claret wrote:don't kid yourselves, next season will be every bit as tough if not tougher than this for teams like us.


Exactly...we need to recruit well to have a fighting chance imo
by turfytopper
Thu May 16, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A decent brekky in and around Burnley
Replies: 45
Views: 2599

Re: A decent brekky in and around Burnley

Funkydrummer wrote:Cheers so far, any more ideas out there ?

JJ's in Cliviger if you have a car.
by turfytopper
Mon May 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?
Replies: 75
Views: 2819

Re: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?

We survived. Again. Everyone seems to be happy. Fine. I am too. But to what end? Next season will be exactly the same; scrapping and scraping the odd point or three off the 13 other also-rans in another effort to stay at the "top table." History shows we don't compete/can't be arsed in th...
by turfytopper
Mon May 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sussex to Turf Motorcycle route suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Sussex to Turf Motorcycle route suggestions

Don’t know any routes but I’m very envious. Will have to have a ride up myself next season. I’d definitely head through the Peak District. Hi Pearcey, in the end i did what I wanted to avoid and went straight up the motorway.... I got away really early Saturday and was in Colne by 10.15. So Saturda...
by turfytopper
Sun May 12, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If you could see Burnley play a competitive game in any ground in the world ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1334

Re: If you could see Burnley play a competitive game in any ground in the world ?

JimMcDonald wrote:Which ground would it be ?

Either the Bernabeu or the San Siro for me.

Maybe one day eh ?


The Broadfield stadium (I think currently Chekatrade stadium). in the Premier league would be a bonus.

Would be great to be able to walk to a game.
by turfytopper
Fri May 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Question ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Re: Question ??

I don't believe there was a law change. It just became all the rage to take them that way. No law change.... If you look over the top of the ball and part of it overhangs the arc then it's good.... Visibly you could still see grass between ball where it touches the ground and the arc... But that co...
by turfytopper
Fri May 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Question ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Re: Question ??

The purpose of the whistle in law is to stop play.. Not start play. We are familiar with the ref blowing at a ko and to start play at a free kick but only where he has given an instruction for the kicker to wait for a whistle.... Refs tend to blow for a corner if it isn't obvious... But never for a ...
by turfytopper
Fri May 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sussex to Turf Motorcycle route suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Sussex to Turf Motorcycle route suggestions

Riding up Saturday morning and staying over for the Arsenal game. I'd prefer a mix of motorway/classic roads. Was thinking of maybe coming off the M1 at junc 28 and riding through Matlock to Hyde Further south I'm undecided. Any suggestions for route and stop offs very welcome. I'd like to keep it b...
by turfytopper
Fri May 10, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Move Euro finals to England?
Replies: 58
Views: 2407

Re: Move Euro finals to England?

I've heard on the radio/tv that some people think because all finalists are from the Prem, the finals for the Champs League & Europa League should be moved to grounds such as Old Trafford and Wembley. What do you think? Can't happen. Contracts in place, arrangements made. Mind you, I'd question...
by turfytopper
Sun May 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do you want to win.the playoffs
Replies: 50
Views: 2125

Re: Who do you want to win.the playoffs

Anyone but Leeds then Charlton to beat Sunderland at Wembley.

Not too interested in other leagues, but I saw Fylde and Chorley mentioned so they would be nice.
by turfytopper
Fri May 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 67
Views: 3044

Re: Cancer

Just about to start my treatment for Head & Neck Cancer, saturdays game will be my last for a while...and what a fitting way to finish my trips to the Turf. Look forward to reading all your match reports and updates...here's to hopefully stepping back on the Turf next August. All the best in yo...
by turfytopper
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tourists at the Turf
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

Re: Tourists at the Turf

claretblue wrote:chap sat near me from Barrowford! ;)

Just shows how international we are now. ;-)
by turfytopper
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Idling vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Idling vehicles

There’s an article in a paper today about New York offering a bounty to people who report cars parked with their engines running (25% of the fine) Why is it that every away team coach keepsits engine on when parked outside the ground - it must be for 4 hours? It's scandalous when they leave those c...
by turfytopper
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Free Deardrie
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: Free Deardrie

tim_noone wrote:The weatherfield One! Comedy at it's finest..."Soaps" as they're now called make for crap TV IMO.


Agree. I gave up on TV soaps some years ago......though the Coronation Street of the 80's was great comedy. It's not for me now.
by turfytopper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is Driscoll Glennon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4066

Re: Who is Driscoll Glennon?

I think it's becoming a bit of a pattern at the end of the season to include a youngster on the bench. Reward maybe? Experience maybe? but fantastic that we have these youngsters finally coming through. Hope he has a long career with us.
by turfytopper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC in the Community - MoTD video
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: BFC in the Community - MoTD video

brilliant to see...long may our premier league run continue - that must really help fund these projects.
by turfytopper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tourists at the Turf
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

Re: Tourists at the Turf

contender for most stupid post of the week?

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