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by JTClaret
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Firestick
Replies: 42
Views: 1546

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: 4895

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: 4320

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: 2697

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...
by JTClaret
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 71
Views: 4187

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: 2697

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: 2697

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: 2697

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: 4582

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: 4348

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: 3297

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: 4224

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: 30323

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: 12556

Re: England v Australia 4th Test

ClaretTony wrote: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 ... ype=trophy
by JTClaret
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie's ready
Replies: 20
Views: 1922

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: 12242

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: 12242

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 fa...
by JTClaret
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch and Shearer
Replies: 51
Views: 3948

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: 12242

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: 8434

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: 9289

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: 8010

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: 1963

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: 6742

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: 3470

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: 1080

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: 1544

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: 1766

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: 5819

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: 7391

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: 24247

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: 1338

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: 476984

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 ...
by JTClaret
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our club could learn this lesson.
Replies: 34
Views: 3055

Re: Our club could learn this lesson.

It'd be great if they could charge £104 And it isn't a case of they can't, it's a case of they couldn't if we went down. Imagine being told ST prices would be 4/5 times more expensive if we were relegated to a lower division. The only way this could happen now is if football imploded. Less clubs, le...
by JTClaret
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Kane winner
Replies: 25
Views: 1924

Re: Harry Kane winner

I watched the first half hour of this game...
The coin toss was done with a credit card!! WTF?
by JTClaret
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fish and Chips at Fleetwood
Replies: 71
Views: 4465

Re: Fish and Chips at Fleetwood

I live in Fleetwood and can honestly say that most of the chippys are hit and miss. You might get a really good one one day and it be awful the next. Pisces is usually good though, but small potions, and Seniors in Thornton is always good but further away (when I'm taking it home to eat). The Fish H...
by JTClaret
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: HTFC - Home Kit
Replies: 122
Views: 6742

Re: HTFC - Home Kit

I think most people called this... but still, genius marketing
by JTClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are the Longball Burnley !
Replies: 53
Views: 3054

Re: We are the Longball Burnley !

Hoofball and long ball are quite different. Hoofball is hurried, whack it upfield and hope it goes to one of your players. Long ball include, goalkeeper drop-kicks, all passes over 25 metres such as we see regularly from Tarkovsky to Mee, Taylor or McNiel, passes over 25 metres from midfield out to...
by JTClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are the Longball Burnley !
Replies: 53
Views: 3054

Re: We are the Longball Burnley !

We are the new Stoke. I won't go again until this rubbish stops. No doubt it's going to be 4 seasons in a row. Bournemouth have proven it can be done. You want us to become Stoke?? And change our style quickly? Coz that worked out really well for them :roll: It's not amazing, but it works. I'm sure...
by JTClaret
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Away and 3rd kits
Replies: 93
Views: 6064

Re: Away and 3rd kits

I can't understand the late release. The shirts are only around for 1 season, and often go half price just after Christmas. Release it in August and there's only 5 months before it's half the price - and I've had a good number of shirt over 10 years. I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks this. R...
by JTClaret
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)
Replies: 127
Views: 6114

Re: Most over rated Burnley player. (EVER)

Well as a conversation starter it did the trick haha

Amazing how views can differ. I see JBG as a great player, and at times our BEST player.
I also think of Ashley Barnes as under-rated because people can only see his battling and gamesmanship... despite his fantastic touch as ferocious shot.
by JTClaret
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Design a Burnley shirt with Burnley shirts
Replies: 36
Views: 2391

Re: Design a Burnley shirt with Burnley shirts

ClaretTony wrote:Would you include any away shirts and if so which?

Would there be an argument for the light blue one we wore at Wembley '09
by JTClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Defour Is Injured
Replies: 31
Views: 2759

Re: If Defour Is Injured

I can see Shelvey at Burnley under Dyche (dependant on wages).
Imagine his qualities and ability to ping a ball up field to the front man could make him a fantastic signing... when he's on his game
by JTClaret
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle about to confirm
Replies: 52
Views: 5855

Re: Newcastle about to confirm

ClaretTony wrote:They did but Jose Mourinho (I think that was his name) didn't want the job :D


There was part of me thought Mourinho would consider it... but that was purely based on a Bobby Robson link
by JTClaret
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves Europa league draw!
Replies: 31
Views: 3624

Re: Wolves Europa league draw!

100% I wish we were in it.
Yes it's good we got decent teams in the qualifying rounds, but I wanted strange teams from small places in Europe and get to the group stage and have a night to remember against possibly one of the bigger clubs in Europe.

I pray we get that chance again.
by JTClaret
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Transfer Centre at its best
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: Sky Transfer Centre at its best

I used to watch SSN all day, basically as background noise while I was at work. Now its just rolling advertisements for Sky Sports channels and they have an obsession with twitter... no-one cares what twitter thinks! Theres only Gillette Soccer Saturday that I watch now. Definitely what I used to d...
by JTClaret
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Platini detained
Replies: 34
Views: 4483

Re: Platini detained

Playing devil's advocate here a little bit, but wasn't one of the things behind the World Cup to extend the reach of football around the world? Making the likes of Qatar an ideal place for the World Cup. (Yes, I get the issues eg. the heat, the politics, the culture, the beliefs etc. - But if that's...
by JTClaret
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Platini detained
Replies: 34
Views: 4483

Re: Platini detained

That’s looking at it from Gareth Bale the footballer point of view. Look at it from the normal everyday welsh chap point of view. Being paid hundreds of thousands a week for little work in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. That's a great point haha It's not like he's slumming it - howe...
by JTClaret
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Two central defenders to choose from last ten years
Replies: 50
Views: 2897

Re: ARTICLE: Two central defenders to choose from last ten years

CleggHall wrote:Some genuine quality to choose from there, an area of strength in our recent sides.


Wait till you see the forwards list

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