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by JTClaret
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets in the black
Replies: 116
Views: 4997

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: 70
Views: 2337

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: 3189

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: 4742

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: 1088

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 ...
by JTClaret
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andre Gray
Replies: 99
Views: 5651

Re: Andre Gray

I mean he is quick, and he did well for us... but... his touch! For the love of God, won't somebody think of his touch! Ball control is not one of his finer skills.
by JTClaret
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Bournemouth fairytale.
Replies: 64
Views: 4258

Re: The Bournemouth fairytale.

I'd say this is more an article of what Eddie Howe has done, not necessarily Bournemouth, and no matter the financial backing, to take them from where he did to where they are is some story.
by JTClaret
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Mumbongo is latest to get extended stay
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: ARTICLE: Mumbongo is latest to get extended stay

I do love how we always seem to have a young player to give us hope of an amazing chant :lol:

I don't fancy trying to sing that at lightening speed though haha. Yellow submarine came on the radio the other day... it's considerably slower than 'We're all going on a European Tour' isn't it? :lol:
by JTClaret
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: attendance v Norwich City
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: attendance v Norwich City

What would you do if we got unlucky with injuries and had to start a league game with Hart, Long, Lennon and any others you deem unworthy of playing? Like I say, the reason I don't go is the additional cost and travel (2hr round trip). I love football, just not enough to watch Norwich's reserves. T...
by JTClaret
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: attendance v Norwich City
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: attendance v Norwich City

I must be very misguided because I always thought that it was about supporting your team and encouraging them to do well when they are not playing as well as you would like or you know that they can. I now realise that it is really a case of saying that it isn't really Burnley that are playing beca...
by JTClaret
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: attendance v Norwich City
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: attendance v Norwich City

There's a lot of reasons the cup games are poorly attended. It isn't part of the season ticket, therefore is additional cost (not sure if cheaper tickets would make much difference). We don't play our best team, and often discover why those that play can't get into the first team. We lose against po...
by JTClaret
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart
Replies: 57
Views: 4465

Re: Joe Hart

I don't understand the hate he gets either.
My lad was claiming how 'he sucks'... but he just isn't as good as Pope or Heaton.

He's still the same player who was winning man of the match awards during the time he was so awful and we were conceding a lot because of him.
by JTClaret
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our mentality - both club and fans
Replies: 102
Views: 3205

Re: Our mentality - both club and fans

We spent 10 years never doing anything in the Championship... I don't understand the mentality of the fans who miss this.
by JTClaret
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee
Replies: 149
Views: 6865

Re: Ben Mee

I've said I think Mee should be rested/dropped. He looks off the pace, and when he makes a mistake it costs us - Which isn't necessary his fault but more luck... but it seems to happen a lot. I, like many/most others, love Ben Mee and I find it sad I'm saying take him out of the team, but it seems l...
by JTClaret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VA Farce!
Replies: 70
Views: 2631

Re: VA Farce!

We thought there was a handball in the build up. Then it said foul, then a lifetime of offside... to which I don't think it was, certainly shouldn't have been disallowed. I'm guessing he didn't handball it then. I say scrap the lines for offside, if it looks offside, it is. If you can't tell clearly...
by JTClaret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: January Signings Unlikely
Replies: 99
Views: 5424

Re: Dyche: January Signings Unlikely

We are in desperate need of creativity in midfield. When we are playing poorly, as we are, there is so much pressure on McNeil it's ridiculous.
by JTClaret
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 350 Million
Replies: 163
Views: 7084

Re: 350 Million

I'm yet to meet a leave voter whose main reason for voting leave was the bus. Nor, have I spoken to any that believed the UK would be better off in the short term. I was scared to leave the EU, but now I couldn't care less. I'm more worried about a UK that claims to be a democracy but only if it sui...
by JTClaret
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Firestick
Replies: 42
Views: 2576

Re: Firestick

I keep seeing this on Facebook. It's like adults are trying to blame kids for forcing them to use plastic bottles, driving to school, etc as if these children are somehow running the country. I bet there's not many 16 year olds out there who own a plastics factory. This. How can a generation that c...
by JTClaret
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Parliament suspension illegal..
Replies: 207
Views: 12959

Re: Parliament suspension illegal..

It's a mess isn't it? Just all of it.
by JTClaret
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.
Replies: 44
Views: 7008

Re: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.

I'd love to see us have another go at European football, and I think we'd do better if we got there with the current set up. I'm still of the opinion we should play our first team in all games, but players more likely to get into the first team through injuries and fitness levels rather than '2 squa...
by JTClaret
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 4759

Re: Westwood and Cork

Quite harsh to suggest "He jogged along with the whole game, but rarely did anything of note, defensively or in an attacking sense", in my opinion. I like Cork but I am also a big advocate for pushing on and getting better quality - particularly in centre mid. However, he worked his socks off on Sa...
by JTClaret
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 71
Views: 8673

Re: Jeff Hendrick

He's becoming very Arfield-esque, with more skill, and I will always be a huge huge Arfield fan. Works incredibly hard defensively and is far more creative than given credit for... mainly because sometimes he doesn't pull it off and gives the ball away. But when he does we tend to find ourselves on ...
by JTClaret
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 4759

Re: Westwood and Cork

I think that part of Jack’s responsibility is to make sure that we are keeping our shape from his viewpoint and to slot into the correct space if he drifts out of sync at any time. I think Ben does similar when we have lost possession from his viewpoint. That is only a guess but I’m not in the best...
by JTClaret
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 4759

Re: Westwood and Cork

houseboy wrote:I could be wrong but didn't someone on MOTD describe him as 'the beating heart of Burnley's midfield'?
Yes!! Which is why I'm sure I must be missing more than he just jogs along with play.
by JTClaret
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 4759

Re: Westwood and Cork

I really didn't rate Cork yesterday. He jogged along with the whole game, but rarely did anything of note, defensively or in an attacking sense. I was disappointed he never looked to press, although would try and put a tackle in if a Norwich player run towards him. He didn't look to make an incisive...
by JTClaret
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should Vydra start?
Replies: 73
Views: 7464

Re: Should Vydra start?

I wouldn't be starting Vydra, and although I think Wood could probably do with being replaced for a game or 2, I'm not sure Norwich is the one. Norwich playing the attacking football they are will need a dose of the 'difficult game against Burnley' that every other team struggles with, and that incl...
by JTClaret
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: £80m you'r having a laugh
Replies: 26
Views: 6494

Re: £80m you'r having a laugh

According to Trevor Sinclair on Talksh*te this morning, Sterling's worth £200m ..... Ridiculous though it is, if someone will pay £80m for Maguire, on current form Sterling could be worth £200m - I couldn't see City considering less than about £150m as who would they get to replace him (current for...
by JTClaret
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Messi allowed to leave on a free next summer
Replies: 59
Views: 7269

Re: Messi allowed to leave on a free next summer

Shows how crazy football fans are. If a player leaves, they don't have any loyalty... and if they don't leave, it's because they were scared they couldn't hack it at a different club :lol: The fact Ronaldo has done it all around the world and in the top leagues shows he is one of the greatest of all...
by JTClaret
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kevin Long
Replies: 30
Views: 7275

Re: Kevin Long

I like Long.
I doesn't play often, but when he does he tends to do well - must have won a good number of MOM awards considering how many starts he's had.
On the flip side, he's had 1 appearance this season... and that didn't go too well
by JTClaret
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drink water injury
Replies: 463
Views: 56336

Re: Drink water injury

2016 player --- 2019 respective replacement Tom Heaton --- Bailey Peacock Farrell Nick Pope --- Nick Pope Paul Robinson --- Joe Hart Michael Keane --- Ben Gibson Kevin Long --- Kevin Long Ben Mee --- Ben Mee James Tarkowski --- James Tarkowski Stephen Ward --- Charlie Taylor / Erik Pieters Tendayi ...
by JTClaret
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v Australia 4th Test
Replies: 451
Views: 37359

Re: England v Australia 4th Test

Don’t know what the record is in a series but he’s nearly 580 runs and this is just his fourth innings. Leading run scorer now in 2019 which is incredible D Bradman - 974 http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_series.html?id=1;type=trophy" onclick="window.open(this.href);...
by JTClaret
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie's ready
Replies: 20
Views: 2503

Re: Robbie's ready

This time he doesn't seem to have turned into a world class player when not playing, which happened last time, only for people to get frustrated with him. Fingers crossed he has an injury-free good run of form.
by JTClaret
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'
Replies: 136
Views: 23482

Re: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'

We don't get away with it though as we know how to identify better, cheaper players. Just because a player costs £80 million, such as Harry Maguire, doesn't mean they'll be any better in our team than spending £3 million on Tarkowski. Likewise with Kante when Leicester bought him for £6 million. Fa...
by JTClaret
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'
Replies: 136
Views: 23482

Re: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'

Do you mean "dreadful at recruitment" in the sense that the players at the club are a load of rubbish and not fit to wear the shirt? How can we be dreadful at recruitment when we are playing and doing well in the Premier league? I thought we had a relatively solid transfer window to be fair. We add...
by JTClaret
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch and Shearer
Replies: 51
Views: 5337

Re: Crouch and Shearer

As soon as you saw Pieters kick Jimenez' foot, I thought pen. And as with all of those decisions this weekend, if the opinion can be split then the referees decision stays. I thought Kane's was blatant... but some don't. VAR won't make a difference, and shouldn't make a difference, if opinion is spl...
by JTClaret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'
Replies: 136
Views: 23482

Re: Mike Garlick on 'Turf More'

Here's a novel idea... let's just act like the next transfer window will be crazier than the last. Year upon year we get told it is increasingly difficult, so, do we start each one assuming it will be like the previous, missing out the point that they found that one difficult? It's an awful excuse, ...
by JTClaret
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Here’s our third kit....
Replies: 89
Views: 13588

Re: Here’s our third kit....

So why is this being worn for our first away game, when the actual away shirt doesn't clash.
I like the kit, but I thought the whole point of a third kit is when the Home and Away shirts are suitable
by JTClaret
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton
Replies: 67
Views: 17595

Re: Southampton

If we play like that all season, we'll beat and upset a lot of teams... and get the same Burnley fans complaining about our style as well.
The team stuck at their jobs for 90+ minutes... Southampton's didn't = we won
by JTClaret
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Going to games alone
Replies: 113
Views: 16782

Re: Going to games alone

I never realised this was an issue. I sit with family but years ago when I was a walk-on I always went on my own - and never thought anything of it
by JTClaret
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Winners and losers
Replies: 40
Views: 2918

Re: Winners and losers

There are some fair comments, but despite the frustration at not replacing Defour (essentially), we've not got a bad squad. Losing heaton is a blow, but I never expected us to be able to keep Heaton and Pope last summer and I'd have chosen Pope to stay last year - I don't feel much of a need to be i...
by JTClaret
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: HTFC - Home Kit
Replies: 122
Views: 8758

Re: HTFC - Home Kit

Just amazing marketing. Imagine not sponsoring a shirt for a season and getting this much coverage.

I even forget the names of the companies Burnley have had over the last few years.
by JTClaret
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater - interview
Replies: 26
Views: 4044

Re: Drinkwater - interview

Imagine if you had to do an interview in front of the camera when you started a new job haha
I'd probably look like a rabbit in headlights too... especially if I didn't know I was starting the week before
by JTClaret
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Squad size
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Squad size

Do we need a squad of 25?
by JTClaret
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR - Brilliant or Disaster?
Replies: 48
Views: 3266

Re: VAR - Brilliant or Disaster?

This first season will be a disaster. I stand by my belief the video ref should call the ref, as an assistant ref would, and has 10-20 secs after an incident to call for the incident to be reviewed - by the ref if that's what really seems to get the FA going (don't get the deal with the ref being th...
by JTClaret
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton - Burnley Legend?
Replies: 34
Views: 2336

Re: Tom Heaton - Burnley Legend?

He's got to be considered. Certainly done enough to get his dish on the side of Turf Moor.
First England player in years... what more do you want?

It would have been concrete if it was he who was in goal for the 7th season
by JTClaret
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Club captain
Replies: 59
Views: 8991

Re: Club captain

bobinho wrote:First name on the team sheet should be Westwood.

I’d let him have a go at it.

Mee had a go, and wasn’t too good I’m afraid... affected his game I thought.
Did belting the season before... with Pope in goal
by JTClaret
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa
Replies: 111
Views: 9974

Re: ARTICLE: Heaton signs for Villa

Gutted. Especially to Villa, but... Last summer we expected one of our 2 England goalkeepers to be looking to move on. They didn't, got injured and we signed a player who until fairly recently was THE England goalkeeper. We were never going to manage to keep 3 goalkeepers of that standard when you c...
by JTClaret
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heats
Replies: 491
Views: 40385

Re: Heats

Sad to see him go. Mad to see him go to Villa.
But if he wasn't going to sign a contract what can the club really do.

Time will tell. Who'd have thought when we signed him we would have Joe Hart and an England squad goalkeeper and still be disappointed to see him go.
by JTClaret
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Bobby Robson
Replies: 17
Views: 1455

Re: Sir Bobby Robson

BobSykes wrote:And if Gazza hadn't been a mere inch away from getting to the ball in the dying moments against West Germany, I am sure he'd have been England's second World Cup winning manager too.
Are you thinking of Euro 96?
by JTClaret
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 581653

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

No matter what whoever signs now will not be seen until xmas at the earliest as they wont be deemed Dyche fit. We go with what we have got now sadly. Disappointing window yes but we ended the season well and I see no reason why that cant be carried on. Also believe unless Pope is fit by the end of ...