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by JTClaret
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maradona
Replies: 154
Views: 2615

Re: Maradona

There's very little between him and Messi, absolute great, if not the greatest - and a complete nutcase. Shame some can't see past a handball, yet wouldn't mention a handball for a good number of others... including not only Henry, but Messi as well. Definitely not a case of being bitter: https://ho...
by JTClaret
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tesco Butter Beans In Water, 400g.
Replies: 186
Views: 2253

Re: Tesco Butter Beans In Water, 400g.

Wow... Which season was the Tin Count established? :lol:

72 beans
120ml juuce

Whatever it takes.
by JTClaret
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

Re: Jack Cork

Absolutely Tim. Gets some stick on here from some quarters, but I can never understand why. For me our most important and productive player, and the sooner he's back the better for me. I find Cork frustrating, as I don't see him being productive at all, simply running alongside the game. Although w...
by JTClaret
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 7527

Re: Tarkowski interview

I'd say the team spirit that made the team really tick - That Barton and Heaton regularly spoke about has gone.
It doesn't look good for us as a club going forward when there appears to be disappointment and frustration throughout the club.
by JTClaret
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No Tarks in England squad
Replies: 30
Views: 1629

Re: No Tarks in England squad

I'd question Southgate EVEN more if he did call him up
by JTClaret
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diego Maradona
Replies: 50
Views: 1368

Re: Diego Maradona

I'd possibly still have him as the greatest. I watched this a couple of weeks ago, and it shows he had the ability of Messi at a time when you could get away with being hacked down, he was an absolute beast of a player: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCbUiiJoQYw&has_verified=1 The game has changed ...
by JTClaret
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Full backs in and out for the Spurs game
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: ARTICLE: Full backs in and out for the Spurs game

Does this mean we could put a team out with nobody plying out of position?
by JTClaret
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anthony Higginbotham
Replies: 422
Views: 10611

Re: Anthony Higginbotham

Not sure if I've missed it... but has he said why? You'd like to think that if somebody voted against it, it was because they believed there was a better solution, and if that is the case, what was the proposal? If that was given then people would have the opportunity to question, disagree or agree ...
by JTClaret
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Wilson
Replies: 760
Views: 65271

Re: Harry Wilson

Burnley Ace wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:40 am
Sitting on the bench for us or playing regularly for Swansea?
They didn't think he could get ahead of a reserve left back on the right wing? No wonder they didn't buy him
by JTClaret
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.
Replies: 46
Views: 1364

Re: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.

So what is to be done now? Both Churches are institutions much-loved by many millions of people, which bring so much comfort and support. So the obvious solution is to take vigorous reforming action to make sure it can't ever happen again, which seems to be what is being done. So there's no need fo...
by JTClaret
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.
Replies: 46
Views: 1364

Re: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.

At the end of the film Spotlight, they list all of the areas where they had suspected/known child abusers in the clergy. Reading was definitely on that list, I also think Oxford was. I'm in between the two... If people are still willingly funding an organisation that's being repeatedly caught prote...
by JTClaret
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.
Replies: 46
Views: 1364

Re: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.

Church goers who attend without demanding reform are basically allowing the churches to get away with child abuse. I'd need to double check but there's never really been massive outcry by the Catholics about what their church has been found guilty of doing across the world. Again to bring it to foo...
by JTClaret
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.
Replies: 46
Views: 1364

Re: Church of England guilty of protecting abusers.

Perhaps you could point me to the threads where people are defending child abusers. I’d like to have a word with them, if you’ve not just made them up. It is, however, nice to have a thread like this where innocent folk who happen to believe in the same version of God as the abusers aren’t being ta...
by JTClaret
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: “The opposite of play is not work; the opposite of play is depression...” - I deeply miss the matchday experience!
Replies: 71
Views: 3256

Re: “The opposite of play is not work; the opposite of play is depression...” - I deeply miss the matchday experience!

Great post. I'm finding it tougher at the moment. I actually enjoyed lockdown for the majority and as such would consider this year a great one (contrary to popular opinion). Time with my son, video calls with friends and family - my parents live on the other side of the world so video calls became ...
by JTClaret
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why don't we ever hear from the chairman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2632

Re: Why don't we ever hear from the chairman?

In the same way I do t often hear from the owner of many businesses that I am a customer of. Stop feeling so entitled because it’s a football club. Do you see yourself as a Burnley customer and not a supporter? I’d say if I was a supporter of someone’s business that I’ve invested my time, money and...
by JTClaret
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do we let Garlick know?
Replies: 154
Views: 4591

Re: How do we let Garlick know?

Let’s not turn the club toxic...
The team needs support, and we see it too often when fans turning on the board for wanting better players it’s never good
by JTClaret
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Massive bids for Tarkowski tomorrow
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: Massive bids for Tarkowski tomorrow

Bids coming in for Mee more like... You saw the goals we conceded right?
Long and Dunne - Didn't look tight enough. Long and Tarks - looked sloppy.
Try Dunne and Tarks, playing Tarks back on the right hand side, but the missing link at the moment is Ben Mee.
by JTClaret
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Today
Replies: 204
Views: 10001

Re: Dyche Today

We can compete but choose to go a different way. Bournemouth, for example, had similar income but spent £30-£40m more each season . Which is why they have had to sell everyone with value after getting relegated. Because they were £200m+ in debt. Brighton's owner is chucking £50m per year at them. A...
by JTClaret
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Today
Replies: 204
Views: 10001

Re: Dyche Today

I'm no expert but take the profit we made last year....then take away the number branded about in lost revenue due to the coronavirus this year and I'm sure you will have a fair indication.....frustrating yes but unfortunately we just don't have the personal wealth of an owner to back us up Thanks....
by JTClaret
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Today
Replies: 204
Views: 10001

Re: Dyche Today

I'm sure he is but the problems between him and Dyche have been going on a lot longer than COVID Absolutely. That's why I'd asked if anyone could see the reason as to why we seem to struggle in the transfer windows. I have been able to praise the board for many a year, but after 5 years I'd have li...
by JTClaret
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Today
Replies: 204
Views: 10001

Re: Dyche Today

I agree. It’s bizarre we bought Brownhill and not De Bruyne. You couldn’t make it up could you? Tinpot, sack the board, the sack Dyche booooo out out out! Come on. I'm not talking about De Bruyne here am I? This isn't like I was hoping for James Rodriguez and got Dale Stephens. I'm happy to see sig...
by JTClaret
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Today
Replies: 204
Views: 10001

Re: Dyche Today

er, why do you think we earn a profit? probably because we don't offer the same as all the other clubs! We are considered to be run well because we don't overspend and don't spend what we don't have and rise the debt up whereas all the other clubs do. We clearly have a tight wage budget and with th...
by JTClaret
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Today
Replies: 204
Views: 10001

Re: Dyche Today

Can I ask... how is it clubs can spend millions yet we plead poverty after 5 years in the prem? I understand it is well run, but is it? We turn a profit, but can't offer the same as (seemingly) any other club. What is the difference? I thought tv money was the biggest income of most premier league c...
by JTClaret
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Name the players....
Replies: 30
Views: 889

Re: Name the players....

I thought 11 was Ian Moore, but Payton would make more sense as to why.
by JTClaret
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dychonomics vs The Football Pyramid
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Dychonomics vs The Football Pyramid

Dyche shot himself in the foot by comparing it to hedge fund managers, it's as simple as that really.
People still see football as a community sport, but despite all the best will in the world, it's as community based as McDonalds - Which by the way would have been a better comparison.
by JTClaret
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dychonomics vs The Football Pyramid
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Dychonomics vs The Football Pyramid

It just seems incredibly short-sighted. We are still in the middle of Covid, why are these arguments being made now, when it still has the potential to cripple premier league teams as well as league 2. If the end was in sight there should be a plan and strategy for the top to help where they can... ...
by JTClaret
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: football is becoming unrecognisable from what it was recently.
Replies: 20
Views: 1868

Re: football is becoming unrecognisable from what it was recently.

I've no interest in women's football, and my son can't get over the game he watched in which the players couldn't control the ball, couldn't pass and then ran into each other - all in the space of 10 mins... he was howling with laughter. I'm sure that isn't the case all the time, but I've no interes...
by JTClaret
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood....
Replies: 52
Views: 3272

Re: Ashley Westwood....

My first thought was 'how old is he?' - It's not 'will' he be granted... I thought he was older than 30, and also felt like he'd been here longer than 3 and a half years.
by JTClaret
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 85
Views: 2570

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

Why don't they play fixtures postponed for this reason during the day, during the week.
It's behind closed doors anyway, and keeps players and clubs safe.
by JTClaret
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Dyche overstepping the mark now?
Replies: 103
Views: 5477

Re: Is Dyche overstepping the mark now?

Oh come on...
Fans can sing 'We've only spent 3 quid" at a game, but if Dyche does effectively the same thing it's overstepping.
by JTClaret
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 85
Views: 2570

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

To me it's encouraging teams not to get tested and take the risk, especially lower league or cup games.
However, Dyched's comment above that Orient aren't doing their part to keep players safe sounds a fair one, but they did accept the testing.

Is another football lockdown coming?
by JTClaret
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Charlie Taylor
Replies: 36
Views: 3060

Re: Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor is one of those players who make you realise just how good the team is. I was talking to a few mates and suggested I'd be inclined to say I'd rather keep Taylor than swap him for Shaw, Chilwell and certainly Rose. I'm not saying I'm right, but he is seriously underrated and constantly...
by JTClaret
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche comments on potential financial help in sport
Replies: 44
Views: 2738

Re: Dyche comments on potential financial help in sport

I think it's too soon for these types of financial help. There's a good chance that we won't be back at Turf Moor this season, and if that's the case a lot of clubs will struggle to survive. If a premier league team helps a lower league team, but despite this the lower league team still can't surviv...
by JTClaret
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks injury
Replies: 178
Views: 13940

Re: Tarks injury

It's all incredibly frustrating. However, Gibson was signed for when this time comes. The board did quite well in that respect, however, what happened has happened and we are now potentially in a position of needing 2 players of that quality. Whatever happened between Dyche and Gibson was obviously ...
by JTClaret
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New away kit
Replies: 102
Views: 4401

Re: New away kit

I'm not feeling it. I might prefer the real thing though. I don't quite understand the one badge thing... either do it, or don't. I kind of accept that the logo will be huge, but it even looks like a cheap transfer on the pic. Also, from the main image, the top one. The shirt doesn't show the Umbro ...
by JTClaret
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League midfielder available - Drinkwater
Replies: 62
Views: 3483

Re: Premier League midfielder available - Drinkwater

Oh dear, he hasn't done himself any favours there. I get the impression there's something else that triggered things, probably to do with his son, or the mother, but the comments make no sense - You don't have 3 wake up calls within a year, that just shows he isn't waking up. The bit that got me was...
by JTClaret
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Silent lightening
Replies: 48
Views: 2787

Re: Silent lightening

It was going for hours last night (in Fleetwood).

Initially I went to check the house alarm as I though it was that flashing blue outside :lol:
It looked great though
by JTClaret
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long as 3rd choice CB?
Replies: 39
Views: 2190

Re: Long as 3rd choice CB?

If we signed another player who is as good as I consider Long to be then I'd be happy. He's good enough for 3rd for me - A step up from him is Mee. For me an ideal scenario is we sign a young player who is currently as good as Long with potential to learn and become better. Rarely makes a mistake an...
by JTClaret
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: In 50 years time where will SD figure in burnley history ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1472

Re: In 50 years time where will SD figure in burnley history ?

If you look at the team Allardyce had at Bolton, you can look at the reason they are where they are today. It was never sustainable. We all want that team playing fancy football, but not at the price Bolton paid. My point was more the he didn't just play 'effective' football and that it is forgotte...
by JTClaret
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: In 50 years time where will SD figure in burnley history ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1472

Re: In 50 years time where will SD figure in burnley history ?

As a great... although he will be remembered for unattractive, effective football. Allardyce had Bolton in Europe, and can have a team playing decent football at times, but people know what he is known for and it's basically the same thing as Dyche and Burnley. He's at statue status for me whatever ...
by JTClaret
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood - The Times
Replies: 132
Views: 5943

Re: Ashley Westwood - The Times

It was a soft red card. But a red card.' Westwood made the most of it, but we've learnt, if you don't they get away with it - But it certainly wasn't as embarrassing as a lot we see and at least he was holding and rubbing the right place. He doesn't need to apologise at all, maybe a chat after 'sorr...
by JTClaret
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle
Replies: 137
Views: 8916

Re: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle

I prefer to embrace that we are a successful small club.
Would you rather play for a successful small club, or a big club - I'm not sure there'd be much in it.
We just need more money in the pot to be able to compete.
by JTClaret
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Chairman
Replies: 281
Views: 18123

Re: The Chairman

It doesn't seem long ago we had to sell players to keep afloat. We've just had the strangest situation, which is still hugely affecting clubs - and no doubt will affect everybody for at least the next few months. And the biggest squabble isn't that we need to sell our best players, but haven't offer...
by JTClaret
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley plan to take the knee
Replies: 336
Views: 7746

Re: Burnley plan to take the knee

It works for me... peaceful statement at its finest. They are all doing it together, as one, which for me is more powerful than a slogan I don't think has worked on the back of the shirt. By hasn't worked, I mean it's been picked apart by too many (rightly or wrongly) creating divides and issues its...
by JTClaret
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Phillip "look at me" Schofield
Replies: 55
Views: 2837

Re: Phillip "look at me" Schofield

I'm grateful that all the 'clap for these people, clap for those people' haven't gained traction. Last night's applause for the NHS was fantastic in Fleetwood, possibly the loudest yet... but it works because it's something special. Do it all the time and it means nothing... especially for the Queen...
by JTClaret
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets in the black
Replies: 116
Views: 6300

Re: Clarets in the black

As long as we are in the Premier League, plus flirting with Europe I'm happy, very happy. It always seems to me that those that complain we don't sign enough players (I say enough, because sometimes the lack of a player is obvious, such as central midfield after Defour and before Brownhill,) are the...
by JTClaret
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is still working?
Replies: 76
Views: 3423

Re: Who is still working?

I can work from home anyway, so just staying that way.
I think this will be 2-4 months, and a lot will change come the end of it... such as people working from home.
by JTClaret
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 37
Views: 3580

Re: Jeff Hendrick

His defensive positioning is often first class, I think the frustration can be the lack of vision to see the quick ball and losing possession following this happening. On his day he can be fantastic.
by JTClaret
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee
Replies: 144
Views: 5788

Re: Ben Mee

Ben Mee has been and is a fantastic player for us.
Though he often seems to be the player that gives away 'costly' mistakes... he's been unfortunate with many, but today he was never going to get it - I think he was almost surprised he slide as far as he did.
by JTClaret
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law
Replies: 47
Views: 1584

Re: Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law

Have thicker red and blue lines to increase the margin of error. If they touch then remain with the on-field decision....umpire’s call. Exactly!! This has to be the best option, no tweaking the line to the exact point, surely the line can be the potential position when the ball is kicked? I'd have ...