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by turfytopper
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Article about Colne Dynamos
Replies: 22
Views: 1345

Re: Article about Colne Dynamos

Papabendi wrote:is that John Francis in the picture?

Yes.

John played for Emley against Dynamoes in the FA Vase final of 1988.
I travelled there in a bus full of Franny supporters from Wakefield.

Dynamoes won 1 nil
by turfytopper
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Bradby News at Ten
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Tom Bradby News at Ten

I think it's editorial as he would be "off piste".

It is interesting though
by turfytopper
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst accent?
Replies: 83
Views: 2138

Re: Worst accent?

Blackburn accent ....
by turfytopper
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tubby Football Players
Replies: 67
Views: 1791

Re: Tubby Football Players

'who ate all the pies?' There can only be one winner...

The one and only....
Mickey Quinn
by turfytopper
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: You can take the lad from Burnley......
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

You can take the lad from Burnley......

I left Burnley (Nelson) in 1981 and live in Sussex Not far from Gatwick airport. Friday morning I was chatting to a work friend in the reception area where I was overheard by a couple of people I'd never met, "He sounds just like Michael", (I think) I overheard her comment to her partner. ...
by turfytopper
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hampstead Claret RIP
Replies: 161
Views: 5814

Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Condolences from me to his family. Will be missed way beyond this messageboard.
by turfytopper
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Banning snacking on public transport
Replies: 24
Views: 598

Re: Banning snacking on public transport

Bosscat wrote:Vine is on 5 on TV and 2 on Radio afterwards :lol:

Vine is just about on everything.
He irritates the nuts off me. There must be a dearth of up and coming talent.
by turfytopper
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The fall of Stoke City and Vokes / Ward
Replies: 34
Views: 3017

Re: The fall of Stoke City and Vokes / Ward

The other week I was at the EFL 3rd round cup game Crawley v Stoke. It was a rare start for both Sam Vokes and Stephen Ward which pleased me that I'd see them both. I was also able to have a quick word with Sam before KO. Sam did score the opener but both players disappointingly, didn't look the sam...
by turfytopper
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Empty seats yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 2929

Re: Empty seats yesterday

Fess up that I am a season ticket holder but get to about 8 home matches a year. Keep it going cos it bumps me up the list when buying tickets for away games. Live a 20 minute train journey to London so get to all the London, South matches (that said went to Villa and going to Leicester). I live in...
by turfytopper
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Changes to penalties ?
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: Changes to penalties ?

I think we all agree that penalties will never go away otherwise you'd have the opposite of what we have now and defenders taking out attackers in scoring positions. Entirely agree that there is a need for change...but not sure what the answer is....but a penalty award is virtually handing a goal t...
by turfytopper
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great season ahead
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Re: Great season ahead

Can't wait (hope) to get to 40 points. Then..."crack on........"
by turfytopper
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky super six
Replies: 176
Views: 8437

Re: Sky super six

Steve1956 wrote:http://super6.skysports.com/league/create-join?code=3KLHV3 and join my league,

I think I'm in.......bit late to the party...going to be a tough battle for me at the bottom.
by turfytopper
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coronation Street
Replies: 24
Views: 1487

Re: Coronation Street

Gave up about 20 years ago. The acting is woeful and I found the storylines pathetic.
Too much great drama about now which has a beginning a middle and a conclusion, to allow time for me to watch soap crap.
by turfytopper
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed
Replies: 47
Views: 5315

Re: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed

Excellent thread! I had a robotic prostatectomy 6 years ago. Very straight forward and quick recovery, catheter 2 weeks , back to work 6 weeks. If anybody would like to contact me about the surgery and how to deal with potential after effects please email me nperc@aol.com Hi great to hear of your e...
by turfytopper
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heading to Turf Moor from USA in September
Replies: 121
Views: 7989

Re: Heading to Turf Moor from USA in September

Kgun5 wrote:If any of you blokes want to see our ugly mugs, we're on page 28 of today's programme.


Congratulations to you both! Half time was brilliant.

Enjoy the rest of your stay and life together.

UTC
by turfytopper
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed
Replies: 47
Views: 5315

Re: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed

Best wishes. Not found the courage to have the test yet. Prostate cancer only kills those that didn't get detected early enough. If it's contained (the cancer) within the prostate you can be cured with treatment. Everyman has a PSA score...if you are in your mid 50's or later just have the simple b...
by turfytopper
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heading to Turf Moor from USA in September
Replies: 121
Views: 7989

Re: Heading to Turf Moor from USA in September

All, I’ve been a Clarets fan since their first foray into the Premier League, and I’ve finally managed to squirrel away the money for a visit! My girlfriend and I are both flying into Dublin, and would be indebted to anyone who could offer us advice. Our trip is from 19 September to 2 October. The ...
by turfytopper
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed
Replies: 47
Views: 5315

Re: Prostate cancer advice please- newly diagnosed

I was diagnosed in. 2015 aged 55. I had three tumours and a Gleason of 4 plus 3 (7). The most difficult time was deciding on my treatment option.
But I took the decision to go for the radical prostatectomy. If you'd like to chat, call me on 07882920591 after 9am
by turfytopper
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trump to ban flavoured e cigarettes
Replies: 40
Views: 1657

Re: Trump to ban flavoured e cigarettes

I did see a couple of kids in school uniform vaping the other day. The world has gone mad.
by turfytopper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 95
Views: 5639

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. Good luck mate and...
by turfytopper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: wow !! how good are scotland thesedays ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2772

Re: wow !! how good are scotland thesedays ?

Yawn.....my wife is Scottish,I live up in Fife,this stereo typing of the Scottish people is Laughable,my wife cooks me some beautiful meals and in the time I've been with her she has never dished me anything up deep fried especially a Mars Bar,save your insults for the **** that lives south of the ...
by turfytopper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: wow !! how good are scotland thesedays ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2772

Re: wow !! how good are scotland thesedays ?

Not sure why they are so crap.... but I'm sure they'll blame it on the English.
by turfytopper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: Slavery

Are those legitimate recruitment agencies a bit like those alleged legitimate college's/universities/language schools that are actually just one room above a shop but allow people to apply for student visas and then disappear? No. They were legitimate agencies that were infiltrated with a polish 'i...
by turfytopper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Under-23s search for first win continues at Charlton
Replies: 36
Views: 1669

Re: ARTICLE: Under-23s search for first win continues at Charlton

dsr wrote:If I remember rightly, wasn't Princes Park where Hot-Shot Hamish's team played their home games? Though I can't remember what the team was called.

Princes park is the home of Darford. It's an impressive stadium for that level.
by turfytopper
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: Slavery

So if I'm reading this right the EU is solely to blame for British people exploiting EU citizens working in the UK? Feels a bit like when people say that a girl's short skirt is to blame for her getting assaulted... You ought to watch the programme. The documentary centred on a court case. They wer...
by turfytopper
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: Slavery

It does make you wonder how the caring, sharing fruit/veg farm owners who employed these folks in considerable numbers didn't notice anything amiss with some members of their workforce. I suppose the main priority for most would be making sure the picking and packing was done on time. Because they ...
by turfytopper
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: Slavery

Firthy wrote:If the government had controlled immigration properly we wouldn't have these slave gangs in our country and no need for Brexit.

Win, win. But sadly they didn't and look at the state we're in now.

Freedom of movement isn't an opt in or out if you are a member of the EU
by turfytopper
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: Slavery

What are the statistics, facts and figures? Over 3000 former slaves are now being cared for by the salvation army, who are contracted to supply housing and welfare by the UK government. The figure for those in modern slavery is unknown. Last night's programmeshowed how these gangs organised things....
by turfytopper
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Buses after an evening kick off
Replies: 21
Views: 1640

Re: Buses after an evening kick off

I missed the game altogether as getting back to Sussex using public transport wasn't possible.
by turfytopper
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How long will we accept this?
Replies: 117
Views: 5503

Re: How long will we accept this?

Dyche picked a team on Wednesday that I fully expected to win. They all needed a competitive game but probably fell short. But respect is due to the opposition. Congratulations Sunderland. We have had our own cup triumphs as the underdog that will live long in the memory...Derby away...Chelsea away ...
by turfytopper
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?
Replies: 29
Views: 1955

Re: Ashley Barnes or Callum Wilson?

Would Barnes be as successful in a less direct team that played a different style? Same as Ben Mee, stick him in a team where the full backs and midfielders bomb on and he's expected to be comfortable on the ball and get left exposed it's a completely different ball game. Not sure why it's so diffi...
by turfytopper
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Minutes applause.
Replies: 25
Views: 2715

Re: Minutes applause.

TopCat wrote:http://www.uptheclarets.com/messageboard/download/file.php?mode=view&id=10660

Tragic, he clearly passed way too soon. Sincere condolences to his family.

RIP fellow Claret
by turfytopper
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v Sunderland
Replies: 67
Views: 4051

Re: Team v Sunderland

Hart
Bardsley Long Gibson Taylor
Lennon Drinkwater Benson Hendrick
Vydra Rodriguez

Make that 11 changes.
by turfytopper
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!
Replies: 96
Views: 3297

Re: Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!

Havn't heard of Doom Bar, who brews it ? Must try it when I see it. Sharps brewery in St Austell Cornwall though I read the bottled stuff is brewed in Burton. Completely overated IMO and one to be avoided. I read someone further up the board described it as 'pigswill'.....Brewery is owned by Molson...
by turfytopper
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Travel to Burnley this Saturday from Sussex
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Travel to Burnley this Saturday from Sussex

I need to get back to Sussex Saturday after the game.
Trains not possible....
Driving ...not really up to doing the lot (in one day)

Is there anybody out there from Sussex Surrey etc thinking likewise? Maybe we can come up with something?
by turfytopper
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Poor following yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 3780

Re: Poor following yesterday

ClaretTony wrote:I know we didn't take more

We certainly didn't. Though for the big games of course we had a great following....York, Scunthorpe etc etc.

Strangely Barnet (on a Tuesday) and Maidstone too. Think maybe they were our first visits there?
by turfytopper
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 1302
Views: 97849

Re: Liquidation

In answer to the original post......no team would replace Burnley. I left the area in 1981 yet still travel the country watching them from Sussex. I also sulk for days when two points are snatched from us in those circumstances yesterday.
by turfytopper
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 1302
Views: 97849

Re: Liquidation

dpinsussex wrote:They havent gone pop yet, so the 10 years is still to come. Old bean :)

It was a rolling 10 years.
by turfytopper
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ash for England?
Replies: 39
Views: 3043

Re: Ash for England?

Tribesmen wrote:I am sure he is Irish .........

He was born in Bath and has a strong West Country accent
by turfytopper
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ash for England?
Replies: 39
Views: 3043

Re: Ash for England?

bobinho wrote:You DO know he’s Austrian right?

He’s English
by turfytopper
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Jones
Replies: 23
Views: 2940

Re: David Jones

He could still do a great job in the championship or one of the stronger sides in league one.
by turfytopper
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hull v ****** on tv.
Replies: 17
Views: 1059

Re: Hull v ****** on tv.

I switched over briefly to see what the score was, and theres no bloody crowd there .... Ffs it was noisier at Turf Moor yesterday afternoon :lol: :lol: :lol: Classic... The TV commentator has just apologised if we sitting at home were offended by an F word...... The offensive word was not from the...
by turfytopper
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hull v ****** on tv.
Replies: 17
Views: 1059

Re: Hull v ****** on tv.

Where is VAR when you need it? Barstewards goal should never have been allowed... If it wasn't offside it was a foul on the keeper.
by turfytopper
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hull v ****** on tv.
Replies: 17
Views: 1059

Re: Hull v ****** on tv.

I'm watching as I support 2 footy teams. Burnley and anyone who plays Blackburn.

It is entertaining listening to the players.....as there is more noise on the pitch than on the terraces
by turfytopper
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Canadians aren't happy.
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: The Canadians aren't happy.

Surely the Canadians should been 'first to the ball'.
by turfytopper
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Liverpool - Super Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 2523

Re: Chelsea v Liverpool - Super Cup

Seems odd then that the linesman flagged when the Southampton player slipped rather than allowing Barnes to cross the ball instead. I think because: He became active when he touched the ball. He didn't wait for VAR as it was so far away from goal and he (the lino)was very confident Barnes was offsi...
by turfytopper
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bacchus 'Ashley Barnes' available on Spotify
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Bacchus 'Ashley Barnes' available on Spotify

Was surprised to search Spotify this morning for the grime artist Bacchus.....and there it was, his tribute to our Ashley.
Not really into grime.....but I thought it was brilliant.

There is even a nod to Bene'n' hot.
by turfytopper
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes question
Replies: 53
Views: 4707

Re: Ashley Barnes question

ClaretTony wrote:Ben Mee was asked about Barnes after Saturday’s game. He said he’s a nightmare to play against.

I chatted with Jim Thomson on Saturday and I asked how he'd have handled Ash. Jim said he'd be a 'nightmare' to play against.
by turfytopper
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes question
Replies: 53
Views: 4707

Re: Ashley Barnes question

Tall Paul wrote:Rashford has 27 PL goals in 111 games
Barnes has 32 in 136

Rashford's record is slightly better in terms of goals per game but they're very similar and Rashford is much younger.

But Rashford plays for a top 6 club. I reckon Ashley will have a far better percentage of chances converted?
by turfytopper
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackburn Rovers. Is it too early
Replies: 81
Views: 6242

Re: Blackburn Rovers. Is it too early

Outside of the carabao, they have Home vs. Boro At Hull Home vs. Cardiff At West Brom..... Could easily only have 1 point from their first 6 games. I believe they have 2 shots total on goal in their first 2 weeks. Where do you reckon they'll get a point? I would think a point is wildly optimistic.....

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