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by JTClaret
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Here’s our third kit....
Replies: 85
Views: 5579

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: 6245

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: 5127

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: 1244

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: 5558

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: 3166

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: 837

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: 698

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: 1550

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: 4507

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: 5834

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: 18528

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: 1249

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: 427980

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: 2832

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: 1780

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: 4001

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: 5558

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: 2360

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: 2360

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: 5374

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: 4234

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: 1961

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: 2339

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: 5395

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: 3323

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: 2248

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: 4047

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: 4047

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: 2506

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
by JTClaret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jo Brand
Replies: 209
Views: 6275

Re: Jo Brand

Politics is just horrible. Look at the state of the comments. It's embarrassing. Squabbling over who's more intelligent. Instant left versus right, started by people who claim the other side 'started it first' I don't believe Brand 'didn't mean it' and it was 'just' a joke, nor do I think she would ...
by JTClaret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back
Replies: 36
Views: 1496

Re: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back

ClaretTony wrote:Do you seriously believe that? Taylor is improving considerably but still some way behind what Ward has given us.


I do agree, however it's not a vote for the player who has given us the most, it's for the best team
by JTClaret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back
Replies: 36
Views: 1496

Re: ARTICLE: It’s time to vote for a left-back

Had to go for Ward, but do have a feeling that in another couple of years Taylor could be considered a no-brainer over Ward. However the centre-halves issue could be a different story. Surely Keane and Tarkowski are hands down our best central defenders over the last 10 years... but I'm not sure I c...
by JTClaret
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will Maguire push up Tarkowski's value?
Replies: 50
Views: 2892

Re: Will Maguire push up Tarkowski's value?

I genuinely think Maguire is just average Tarkowski has also had a pretty average season - Plus I wouldn't put much between him and Keane. However £90m for Maguire is outrageous. So who knows what Tarks is work... but as for the 'number plucked out of thin air', I think £30m is what a lot of people ...
by JTClaret
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are England a touch overrated ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1913

Re: Are England a touch overrated ?

I don't think they are massively over-rated, but definitely a touch. They did well in the World Cup as under-dogs, which suited the calibre of player and style of play. But now, they aren't underdogs, or don't play like them, and it's stopped working. That said, we have a lot of 'good' players, if n...
by JTClaret
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade
Replies: 20
Views: 1234

Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

I don't think it is going to be easy this. We've had some great player in the last 10 years.
The central defenders could be difficult, but as for strikers/forwards, we've had some crackers over the last 10 years.
by JTClaret
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gazza Vid
Replies: 46
Views: 3513

Re: Gazza Vid

It's sad. But I'm also not going to be slagging off the guy who posted the video. You can see the look of someone who doesn't know what to make of a bad situation - Never meet your heroes really. Perhaps he is wrong to post it, and possibly disrespectful. But if a national icon can fall to this poin...
by JTClaret
Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: 25 years since Jimmy Mullen’s Armada sailed into Wembley
Replies: 58
Views: 2239

Re: ARTICLE: 25 years since Jimmy Mullen’s Armada sailed into Wembley

They were the first batch of the following season's away kit but the players, still fuming at the green & black, said they wouldn't wear it, so the club stuck Wembley on the front of them and flogged them. Wow. Thanks. Although, I liked the black and green kit. I know we never won in it, but st...
by JTClaret
Wed May 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: 25 years since Jimmy Mullen’s Armada sailed into Wembley
Replies: 58
Views: 2239

Re: ARTICLE: 25 years since Jimmy Mullen’s Armada sailed into Wembley

What was the deal with the Wembley shirt the club brought out? The Yellow, black and red thing. I think I have it in the loft - it's still monstrous... but what was the point in it?
by JTClaret
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our best ever signing
Replies: 41
Views: 2895

Re: Our best ever signing

It does seem strange how Duff is considered one of the best signings - don't get me wrong, he was a great signing. But we still paid for him whether a small amount or not. Heaton give us promotions to the premier league, is club captain and an England international... and he didn't even cost £30K Dy...
by JTClaret
Fri May 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks out of England Squad
Replies: 57
Views: 2819

Re: Tarks out of England Squad

I can't say I'm surprised, not sure Tarks has been good enough for an England call. I quite like what Southgate is doing though. He appears to be picking HIS England team every time unless there's good reason to change it. Gomez was injured and Tarks wasn't on top of his game therefore when Gomez is...
by JTClaret
Thu May 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup attendances lowest in a decade
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: FA Cup attendances lowest in a decade

Can't be surprised. The magic of the FA Cup was the little clubs beating the big clubs. But often nowadays the little clubs play the reserves or youth team of the big clubs, which doesn't quite have the same ring to it. I do wonder if those that get upset at the crowds going down are the same people...
by JTClaret
Mon May 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch could well stay
Replies: 146
Views: 12638

Re: Crouch could well stay

Crouch causes absolute bedlam in the box as there are so many defenders who don't know what to do against him.
He's never going to be a starter, and he's never going to try and argue that he should be - The club will keep him until we sign another striker
by JTClaret
Mon May 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hopes for next season
Replies: 57
Views: 3008

Re: Hopes for next season

Like all established Prem sides:
Mid table, ideally looking for a Europa league spot and a good cup run - I'd love to see us win a major trophy
by JTClaret
Mon May 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is staying in the Prem the be all and end all?
Replies: 75
Views: 2945

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

I can't say I even understand this question.
In effect it's asking would you rather drop down a level to see a slightly lower quality football hoping to win promotion to a league you don't want to be in because it's too hard
by JTClaret
Fri May 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Flights to Baku
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

Re: Flights to Baku

claret wizard wrote:You can keep Azerbaijan, but life is too short not to visit Uzbekistan.

Image


:lol: :lol: I took a picture of that one and sent it to my mates asking who fancied a week away
by JTClaret
Tue May 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra article in LET
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

Re: Vydra article in LET

I think Vydra is the type of player Dyche has in the Championship (Ings, Gray etc). 2 forwards who can graft and win the forward ball are needed when the going gets tough which suit Barnes and Wood better - plus they are both scoring. If Vydra can become a nuisance to play against as well as his pac...
by JTClaret
Wed May 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pope or Hart?
Replies: 80
Views: 4082

Re: Pope or Hart?

The only possible reason for choosing Hart over Pope would be the thought that we would get more for Pope - whereas keep him and don't play him, he could go for nothing. But it's a no brainer really. Everybody would want Pope - Hart would probably cause a problem if sat on the bench all the time. Bu...
by JTClaret
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Superb article on modern football in the Irish Times
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: Superb article on modern football in the Irish Times

For our money and players the system we play at the moment is fantastic.
Dyche wants us to be a 'pressing team' and in the first half especially on Sunday we were great at it, pressing them in their own half.

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