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by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wales vs Hungary / Boris vs Corbyn
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: Wales vs Hungary / Boris vs Corbyn

Gareth Bale looks like he'll be in more trouble with Madrid fans (and it seems he's given up caring about that). Sam Vokes got himself nicely positioned for the photo at least. RM take themselves far to seriously to laugh this off. https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/nov/20/gareth-bale-an...
by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: NZ vs England (1st test) 10 PM GMT
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: NZ vs England (1st test) 10 PM GMT

NZ definitely favourites in my eyes (and for the bookies). Bowling may well hold up OK but the batting at the top end is unproven. I'll start watching tonight and probably make it until lunchtime but it'll have to be a good game to keep me from bed longer than that. Weather forecast at the venue loo...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pochettino sacked!
Replies: 105
Views: 2753

Re: Pochettino sacked!

Bad decision I think but that's the way it's going now- no medium/longer term view.
Jose well favourite with most bookies who have odds yet https://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/tottenham/next-permanent-manager

Tim Sherwood 100/1- get on there.
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney
Replies: 89
Views: 3122

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney

All Things Must Pass by Harrison surpasses anything McCartney ever did after The Beatles. Lennon was a different league altogether. All a matter of taste but I prefer All Things Must Pass to anything Lennon did, let alone Macca.(Though maybe something to do with my life being in an extremely good p...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Got the guitar out again lads
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Got the guitar out again lads

What guitar(s) are you using for creating this material?
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney
Replies: 89
Views: 3122

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Paul McCartney

Would I still watch him given the opportunity? Probably yes but I'd be afraid of being disappointed. Credit to him and his ilk for still performing in advancing years. He certainly is an inspiration but Sir Paul please don't spoil the legacy. This is pretty much my view too. Crazy that people are k...
by LeadBelly
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War of the Worlds....
Replies: 40
Views: 1261

Re: War of the Worlds....

I was in Gloucester a couple of years ago and went to the cathedral and they were filming something then but alas I never got to find out what it was but it was something quite major judging by all the equipment and cameras. I do know that the cloisters there were used in some of the Harry Potter s...
by LeadBelly
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War of the Worlds....
Replies: 40
Views: 1261

Re: War of the Worlds....

I was slightly confused by what was supposed to be London clearly being St George’s Hall in Liverpool and the surrounding area ;) I went with a relative for a look round central Liverpool in early April 2018, they were filming this around St George's Hall then. Quite a lot of actors/extras and film...
by LeadBelly
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nottingham sign Lancs opener Hameed
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Nottingham sign Lancs opener Hameed

Seems quite a risk for Notts who got relegated & will be looking to get back to division 1 straight away. He's got a 2 year deal there but at 23 (when next season starts) he needs to find some form in this coming season whilst in Division 2 (though that eluded him last season). Moores obviously ...
by LeadBelly
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs Montenegro
Replies: 68
Views: 2008

Re: England vs Montenegro

No. I would've watched the first half hour to see how it was going but I'm off to a gig this evening. I'd much rather watch some decent live music than watch England football on tv. I'll have a check during the interval to see what the half time score is and maybe watch the short highlights later if...
by LeadBelly
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manager sacked after four weeks
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Manager sacked after four weeks

They gave him a deal to the end of 20/21 season too; so he's managed barely 1 month out of a contracted 20 or so months. They'll be desperate to avoid the drop back into non-league but they're currently 16th (/24) on 20 points, two bottom clubs on 13 points. First thought is that it's maybe down to ...
by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gold Digger BBC1
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Gold Digger BBC1

,you cant beat a naked plump women


Surprising what you can do with a pimpled table tennis bat.
by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: how green are our football clubs
Replies: 38
Views: 1333

Re: how green are our football clubs

The non-green thing that really irks me at big sporting occasions are those flame thrower things. Over the last 10 years they've become quite common at footy, rugby and cricket (sometimes after every 6 in the short game). You can feel the heat off them from many yards away- must waste a load of fuel...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spot the Gaff
Replies: 35
Views: 1844

Re: Spot the Gaff

There's a nice "glass floor" in the spinnaker, right by the Saint's halo, standing on there and looking down isn't for those with acrophobia.
Nice area to visit around there though (but not necessarily for Simon Templar fans).
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Telegraph: season so far each club
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Telegraph: season so far each club

Not a Telegraph salesman no. I think their sports coverage is good though & was prompted to subscribe (just for sport for 12 months) by the rugby world cup as their rugby coverage is probably better than Guardian or BBC etc. The comments under the articles can be good too- much better than the p...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Telegraph: season so far each club
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Telegraph: season so far each club

Burnley piece is reproduced below (each club is covered under the headings enboldened here) Burnley Moment of the season : Not a particular moment as such but, after a run of three successive defeats, Saturday’s 3-0 victory over West Ham United was well timed and a significant boost ahead of similar...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: An emotional Dave Thomas at QPR
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: An emotional Dave Thomas at QPR

Terrific receptions for him at 3 different grounds now; for clubs he made 400+ appearances in total. Fond memories for a lot of fans.
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Telegraph: season so far each club
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Telegraph: season so far each club

Daily Telegraph started a series of "season so far" for the Prem today covering Arsenal- Burnley for the first day. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/11/12/premier-league-november-audit-part-one-arsenal-burnley-has/ Arsenal get C-; Villa C+; Bournemouth, BHA and Burnley all B. A re...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goalscorers - West Ham to West Ham
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Goalscorers - West Ham to West Ham

Surprisingly (to me anyway) good statistic that. Basically (just under) a goal and a half per game average; with a decent defence- enough to get you to around 7th/8th in most seasons I think.
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sterling sent home
Replies: 51
Views: 2576

Re: Sterling sent home

Not much of an incident really, bit of a "to do" with a team mate. I'm guessing that the thing Southgate didn't like was that it was a "carry-over" from a club game rather than something that arose in England training. Southgate's reaction seems about right- he's got to do someth...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 7/10 for VAR, says Swarbrick
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: 7/10 for VAR, says Swarbrick

I know it's often said that marking (exams) has got a bit slack of late but 7/10 should generally = "good" (10= perfect, 9= excellent, 8 = very good etc). If this guy thinks the introduction has been anything like good he is deluded. Like many, I'm pro VAR but it's introduction has many fl...
by LeadBelly
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colin has gone
Replies: 50
Views: 2917

Re: Colin has gone

Yeah- that will probably be the end of his career now- although I think he's "retired" at least once before. Cardiff lost at home to the English Club across the water at the weekend and away to Swansea a couple of weeks ago, now in mid table 7 points below the last play-off place. He's don...
by LeadBelly
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool vs Man City
Replies: 123
Views: 2564

Re: Liverpool vs Man City

That's my low scoring draw prediction buggered then.
by LeadBelly
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool vs Man City
Replies: 123
Views: 2564

Re: Liverpool vs Man City

Liverpool are the form team but its bound to be a bit cagey- Ive gone for a draw (low scoring). A draw wouldnt be too bad a result for Liverpool, maintain a 6 point lead over the chasing pack.
by LeadBelly
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 21428
Views: 898252

Re: adeola friday

The Fonz
by LeadBelly
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Norwich v Watford
Replies: 40
Views: 1679

Re: Norwich v Watford

Agree with DAVETHEVICAR, nearly always the best if teams below draw. Same 1 point apiece tomorrow for Saints v Toffees too. And whilst we're at it- Villa & Wolves can have a draw on Sunday too.
Bournemouth to beat Newcastle and us to beat WHU would complete a good weekend.
by LeadBelly
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What price Dwight ?
Replies: 76
Views: 3327

Re: What price Dwight ?

Worth more to us than anybody would offer at the moment.
If he keeps improving through this season, he may get to the sort of purchase price that we could be tempted by but quite a bit of water to pass under the bridge until then.
by LeadBelly
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Head hunters on BBC 1 now
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Head hunters on BBC 1 now

I wouldn't mind getting connected with her off "Only Connect"


Quite a lot of other heterosexual guys with you on that one I suspect.
by LeadBelly
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BERNLEY TEA
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: BERNLEY TEA

That Sam O'Var has a Welsh mate called Ivor T Potts I believe.
by LeadBelly
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sonny Bill Williams
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Sonny Bill Williams

Returning to Superleague next season with the Totonto Wolfpack The lad does find it difficult to decide. He's switched (if I've remembered the trail correctly) from L to U to L to U and now back to L. I'll take a wild guess that the reported £5 million over 2 years wage had something to do with his...
by LeadBelly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nelson FC
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Nelson FC

I think there are a few "When Saturday Comes" (WSC) footy mag readers here. For those who aren't but who have any interest in Nelson FC - just a flag to point out that there's a piece on the October Nelson v Daisy Hill game in this month's (just out) edition. There's a regular photo-featur...
by LeadBelly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Celtic Lazio
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Celtic Lazio

Celtic fans have a history of misdemeanours in European matches and the club have been fined multiple times by UEFA (the £10k fine they got this October was their 18th since 2007!). The Mussolini banner was deliberately provocative. Having said which, Italian fans/ultras dont really need any provoca...
by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saracens
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Saracens

You can’t skirt narrowly around a rule. A rule is a rule. You either obey a rule or break it I beg to differ. Rules are often not black and white and open to different interpretations. You only have to look at the debates around handball/diving/offsides/red-cards etc in football for starters. Stayi...
by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 21428
Views: 898252

Re: adeola friday

Menthol
by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saracens
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Saracens

This topic was also raised on "magic money tree" thread. Yes- it's a severe punishment compared to what little gets dished out in football but not enough of a punishment for some interested parties. The Chief Exec of Exeter suggests they should be relegated, his club have been beaten by Sa...
by LeadBelly
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 21428
Views: 898252

Re: adeola friday

Ma cherie
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 2467
Views: 261755

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Do they qualify for Europe if they win it again this season? I didnt think so but, checking, looks like they could as the rules for qualification changed a couple of years ago. 20 teams qualify, 19 via their positions iin French, English & Pro14 leagues but the 20th now based on criteria that a...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 2467
Views: 261755

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Rugby Union once again shows Football how to administrate itself (think VAR) - Saracens given huge fine and docked 35 points for breaching salary cap I cant see English football ever being as tough as this on financial miscreants unfortunately but I think Saracens will likely get a reduced points d...
by LeadBelly
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mobile phones on trains
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: Mobile phones on trains

It's definitely rude to make a din like that on crowded public transport. I'm very deaf (and dont usually wear hearing aids on public transport if I'm alone) but often find it annoying; goodness knows how annoying it is if you have good hearing. I usually "have a word" (depending on how re...
by LeadBelly
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lewis Hamilton.
Replies: 28
Views: 860

Re: Lewis Hamilton.

I have no great interest in motor sport but sometimes watch the first few laps and last few laps of Grad Prix- if there's nowt much else doing on the Sundays that they're on tv. Hamilton seems to be an outstandingly good driver and has maintained that level for a run of years with probably more succ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ignorance of Hidden Disabilities - Paddy McGuinness
Replies: 72
Views: 2487

Re: Ignorance of Hidden Disabilities - Paddy McGuinness

Questioning anyone who has a blue badge is terrible, If someone has a blue badge it is because they have a need for it Do you really belive there's no blue badge fraud? The attached report is the first one google came up with but there are plenty more (175 people caught out just in Bromley in 3 yea...
by LeadBelly
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR At Everton
Replies: 89
Views: 2461

Re: VAR At Everton

Agree with post 27 from FCBurnley. Been a niggly scruffy & game with Richarlson much to the fore in terms of diving and giving lip and stomping about like a spoiled 12 year old. The delays for VAR taking ages then just sticking with the refs decisions hasn't helped at all. I thought Son being di...
by LeadBelly
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: More worried then last season ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1613

Re: More worried then last season ?

Last couple of games notwithstanding, this season is nowhere near as worrying as last season. We're on trend for 40+ points (averaging 1.8 points from our (5) home games, 0.5 points from our (6) away- continuing that would give us 44 points in the season). In the next 3 games, we'll level up on H/A ...
by LeadBelly
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bamford at it again
Replies: 42
Views: 3729

Re: Bamford at it again

I was looking at the German press sports webpages this am, largely to see what happened at Hertha v Dresden but took a look to see if there was any rugby WC coverage. There was and there were a few readers' comments saying people had enjoyed watching the games and how refreshing it was that you didn...
by LeadBelly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big away followings
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Re: Big away followings

Most German papers saying 30,000/ over 30,000 expected. They're having to open up a disused airfield to accommodate 10,000 vehicles 1,000 police on duty around the stadium (also seen reports that 1500 security personnel in total re the game). Wild Saxons from the East in the capital. https://www.bil...
by LeadBelly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Keith Vaz
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: Keith Vaz

I think this is the "washing machine salesman" issue from 3 years ago just coming to a conclusion. He's been dodging the repercussions of this for a long time on "health grounds" but healthy enough to continue being an MP and being paid as such. He featured quite a bit in the &qu...
by LeadBelly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Miracle of Burnley
Replies: 36
Views: 2913

Re: Miracle of Burnley

In the printed edition, the article contains a "Population watch" panel which purports to show the Prem teams with the town populations. I dont think you can link it from the online story. It, of course, indicates Burnley as the smallest place with a Prem team (with Watford next): ridiculo...
by LeadBelly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Over reaction thread.
Replies: 44
Views: 2372

Re: Over reaction thread.

Matrix, plural matrices
SO
twix. twices

;)
by LeadBelly
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton vs Leicester
Replies: 141
Views: 4005

Re: Southampton vs Leicester

Leicester's success has been hugely tied in with the financial support from Thailand/King Power, though they've made pretty much the most of it. Anyway, tonight I forgive them because Ive been able to take the p*** out of some Southampton supporters on the train on the way home + I've got Chilwell &...
by LeadBelly
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton vs Leicester
Replies: 141
Views: 4005

Re: Southampton vs Leicester

Been to a gig in Winchester, just waiting for the train coming from Southampton to Basingstoke/London. Might be a few sad faces on the train. Might just play dumb and ask somebody with a red scarf how they got on.

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