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by LeadBelly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 25054
Views: 1113814

Re: adeola friday

Colour of her hair
by LeadBelly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: Football tonight

Agreed. On the rare occasions you actually want Arsenal to turn it on and win, they let you down.

Looking at the teams, Gunners have a very decent set of attacking players; not sure about their defence and propensity for going down to 10 players though.
by LeadBelly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your starting eleven vs West Ham
Replies: 52
Views: 1863

Re: Your starting eleven vs West Ham

Vegas Claret wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:56 am
same as against Man United

Wood and Barnes have good records v WHU
In my reckoning, Wood has 6 goals in the last 6 games v WHU, didnt get one in the 3-0 home win but got 2 in that (in)famous 3-0 away win. Difficult to leave him out.
by LeadBelly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test
Replies: 47
Views: 1282

Re: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test

However much it's down to Sri Lanka's silly batting, that's a great day for England. To lose the toss and then, at the end of the day, be just 8 behind with 2 established batsmen in & only 2 down must be beyond their wildest hopes. As stated on BBC website: you dont want to bat last so take as much ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)
Replies: 70
Views: 2231

Re: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)

jrgbfc wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:05 am
Pleasantly surprised when i woke up this morning and India had dug in for a draw.
Me too. Real resilience from India whilst very much up against it- great credit to them.
by LeadBelly
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)
Replies: 70
Views: 2231

Re: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)

India collapse to 244 all out from 195-5. Couple of injuries as well. They’ll struggle now I think. Aussies currently 28-1, 122 ahead. Side note: I’ve lived here over 10 years now, I still can’t get use to the Aussies saying the score the wrong way round, you ask the question. How many are Australi...
by LeadBelly
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PREVIEW: It’s cup day at the Turf
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: PREVIEW: It’s cup day at the Turf

9th is my birthday and generally adjacent to FA Cup 3rd round. Since I was born (1950) I think this is only the 7th time weve played a cup game on this date. Man United home 1954 - won 5-3 Lincoln away 1960 - drew, won replay Brentford home 1965 drew , won replay Birmingham away 1979 won 2-0 Reading...
by LeadBelly
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)
Replies: 70
Views: 2231

Re: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)

I'm annoyed that this isn't on Sky. No Big Bash anymore either. Gradually getting less and less for the subscription. It's getting the same with all main sports. Initially you just needed SkySport to follow a lot of footy/cricket/rugby, then you needed Sky and BT Sport; now there's Amazon etc invol...
by LeadBelly
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)
Replies: 70
Views: 2231

Re: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)

This game is at an interesting point so I may watch some of the 1st session tonight, see how it starts to pan out. Australia looked set for at least 400 when Labu was out at 206-3 and Smith well set but the middle order crumbled and India pulled it back very well. Tourists would've been pleased to g...
by LeadBelly
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football in Pictures
Replies: 154
Views: 4655

Re: Football in Pictures

Wonder why Norman Hunters not on that photo. He would have been at Leeds with those players. If this is a ref to the "Leeds team of internationals" pic, there's an alternative online with the same set-up but Hunter and Charlton added on the right as you look. Presumably they turned up late or went ...
by LeadBelly
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sébastien Haller to Ajax for £26 million
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: Sébastien Haller to Ajax for £26 million

In the recent televised game v Everton, despite WHU generally playing well, he looked very poor, a big lump who didnt even run around much. WHU improved hugely in attack when Antonio replaced him on the hour. Just looking at the BBC website's "player ratings" on that game: The WHU other personnel ra...
by LeadBelly
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colin Bell RIP
Replies: 42
Views: 1571

Re: Colin Bell RIP

RIP Colin Bell. A terrific player for Man City and England. Never met him but I hear he was modest and unassuming. As a few above, I recall many times passing the Bell/Waldron restaurant when bussing to Manchester on a a Ribble service. I lived just south of Manchester second half 1969 and watched C...
by LeadBelly
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Elderly parents : advice needed
Replies: 44
Views: 1439

Re: Elderly parents : advice needed

I'm over 70, not in bad health but aware I might well snuff it in the next decade or so. I've got enough pension income to live off comfortably (no cruises or such like but all the sports/musical events I wish to attend and to buy nice food & drink) and have paid off my mortgage & live alone. I've g...
by LeadBelly
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saints v Liverpool
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

Re: Saints v Liverpool

A very sweet goal for Danny Ings I guess. I'm not watching but I'd be interested to see how he celebrated- subdued or ecstatic?
by LeadBelly
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lower Towneley Playing Fields
Replies: 61
Views: 2816

Re: Lower Towneley Playing Fields

Lower Towneley and Prairie pitches were like Wembley compared to Cherry Fold! Haha. Played Junior School footy up there. In the mud, it was very difficult to pass the ball more than about 20 yards when you were about 10yo. My other memory is (what I remember as) a sort of old barn for changing room...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today’s footie 3/01/21
Replies: 84
Views: 1637

Re: Today’s footie 3/01/21

Duffer_ wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Why did Chelsea get to take the corner again when the hapless Werner kicked the corner flag before the ball?
Did he kick the flag out of position? Possibly a law saying it's got to be in situ.
by LeadBelly
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce
Replies: 70
Views: 5855

Re: Steve Bruce

Is Pardew doing anything?
by LeadBelly
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 2/1/21
Replies: 202
Views: 4186

Re: Today's footie 2/1/21

Arsenal have moved it around well so far but WBA's defending is contributing to making them look like world-beaters. I think BFS will be fuming about his defenders not bothering to tackle/harry ball carriers or track runners. BHA came back well in the prior game but it's difficult to see a big WBA r...
by LeadBelly
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turf Moor in the Snow - From Dave Fishwicks Helicopter
Replies: 21
Views: 2711

Re: Turf Moor in the Snow - From Dave Fishwicks Helicopter

Great pictures (especially when the green comes into proper view), takes a while to work everything out when all that white stuff is about. I can just spot the street I was born and brought up in the the very bottom corner in the first second of that film.
by LeadBelly
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Fulham
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: Predictions vs Fulham

If not P-P then 2-0. I'd rather the game went ahead but a bit of a rest wouldnt do us any harm.
by LeadBelly
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton/West Ham & Utd/Villa
Replies: 54
Views: 2024

Re: Everton/West Ham & Utd/Villa

I thought WHU played well there and deserved the 3 points. Defence was very organised and calm and they played the ball out well. Lacking up front with Haller (seems a big lazy sod to me), improvement was clear when Antonio came on as sub. Everton seemed very flat and C-L barely got a kick (other th...
by LeadBelly
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Benson
Replies: 258
Views: 11913

Re: Benson

Let's put things into perspective. It was a 6 pointer of a game with a lot at stake for both teams. It was a rugged contest with neither side taking any prisoners. He was introduced early into the game and had a good 75-80 minutes on the park. He was played out of position throughout. He covered th...
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD
Replies: 11
Views: 2028

Re: MOTD

You should never pass back on target but what was Johnstone doing on walkabout? I'd guess he moved into a position where a pass back wouldnt have to be on target for the goals. Not his fault that the defender did what he should never do. WBA defending was chaotic and lax though- hard to see how a t...
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spiral on BBC4
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: Spiral on BBC4

I've watched a few of the series. Not something Id make a point of being in house for but decent entertainment if you're in and not watching anything else. I found that if I watched the fiirst couple of episodes of each series- I had to watch the storyline all the way through. I believe this is defo...
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Big Yin has retired
Replies: 21
Views: 1544

Re: The Big Yin has retired

He’s definitely performed in Burnley- my parents have memories of seeing him at a folk music night at the cricket club back in the early 70s. The comedy started in between the songs and slowly the comedy got longer and the songs got shorter....the rest is history! There was a relative plethora of r...
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)
Replies: 70
Views: 2231

Re: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)

Smith's mojo does seem to be on the wane lately. He had a relatively poor IPL (average of 25.9 this year v 39.9 year before). Scores in his 4 innings in this test series: 1, 1 n.o., 0, 8 He's "been there and done it", so maybe he's just lost a bit of motivation temporarily or bowlers have finally wo...
by LeadBelly
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can you name every team to beat England in their first 1000 internationals?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Can you name every team to beat England in their first 1000 internationals?

Couldnt type/ remember my atlas pages quick enough (on top of a few typos/spelling mistakes) to get them all. Just scraped 30 in the last second.
by LeadBelly
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Sheff Utd
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: Predictions vs Sheff Utd

2-0. I guess The Blades will notch up an EPL win sometime soon but hopefully not until 2021.
by LeadBelly
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)
Replies: 70
Views: 2231

Re: Australia-India 1st test (Adelaide Oval)

A huge turnaround between the two Test Matches, a good effort by India to come back so strongly after that 36 AO debacle.

I wonder if India will deduce that they're better off without Kohli? ;)
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Quick quiz:
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Quick quiz:

Got them all bar the first with a bit of time to spare then started randomly bunging in teams but ran out of time before getting that one.
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why are people called Jeremy.
Replies: 33
Views: 1263

Re: Why are people called Jeremy.

Guscott- very decent rugby outside centre. Very smooth runner (and kicked at least one important drop goal). Seemed like a decent chap. Had a terrific partnership for England XV with a Will who was a good player but maybe not such a sound fellow as Jeremy.
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds United predictions
Replies: 86
Views: 4162

Re: Leeds United predictions

2-2 @ 14/1 for my small wager.
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche’s flat...
Replies: 53
Views: 3381

Re: Dyche’s flat...

I'd have chosen Ramsbottom! Great place name! I remember at the time we were joining the (then) EEC, there was a local TV prog (Look North?) that had a spoof piece suggesting that when we joined, Ramsbottom would have to be renamed Derriere de Mouton. 45-50 years ago but that still makes me chuckle.
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wolves Forum
Replies: 59
Views: 5428

Re: Wolves Forum

Some classic moaning on there, I thought this forum was bad enough but the Wolves one wins hands down- getting all depressed and angry about being mid-table and losing to effing Burnley. I liked the OLDGOLD said: Well, tbh I think we were v poor defending their goals, but other than that, the better...
by LeadBelly
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal fear Burnley
Replies: 22
Views: 3150

Re: Arsenal fear Burnley

There are a couple of pieces on the current troubles at Arsenal in The Telegraph (online) today. One of them highlights some crazy statistics being quoted by Arteta (and his team) to justify how they're not doing too badly really. The other how they're planning for " doomsday scenario of relegation ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Congratulations to Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 133
Views: 2324

Re: Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton

Its not something I watch or take much notice of but out of curiosity did Gary Lineker win an award this year? His tireless work to raise awareness and get involved around things like racism and the refugee crisis has been fantastic plus the MotD stuff he did in the first big lockdown was top notch...
by LeadBelly
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 20-12-20
Replies: 255
Views: 4998

Re: Today's Football 20-12-20

I'd prefer a draw in the BHA v Blades game. I think both of these will be our competitors in the bottom half. 2 points between them is betetr than 3 points between them. If there's 3 points for one of them, Id prefer Sheff U. Spuds v Leicester, not competitors of ours but, like a fair few others, ha...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big shock news set to come out of Watford
Replies: 54
Views: 4021

Re: Big shock news set to come out of Watford

yep, reported on The Athletic 10 minutes ago now https://theathletic.com/news/vladimir-ivic-watford-sacked-latest/wpkaPtxaYgvW An official statement on the club website read: “Watford FC confirms the departure of Head Coach Vladimir Ivić with immediate effect. Ivic’s coaching staff will also be leav...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork
Replies: 26
Views: 1859

Re: Cork

dougcollins wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Saw Rory Gallagher at Cork Opera House.
That was his adopted home city wasnt it so should've been a great event. Saw Rory twice in the mid 70s, fabulous live performer and brilliant guitarist. Still listen to his music.
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 19-12-20
Replies: 137
Views: 2807

Re: Today's Football 19-12-20

Good result,Newcastle will be down in the bottom soon playing like that. Agreed, both these are relegation rivals currently so 1 point each is good. Newcastle performances/results are trending in the oposite direction to ours and they have Man City (a), Liverpool (h) and Leicester (h) in the next 3...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big shock news set to come out of Watford
Replies: 54
Views: 4021

Re: Big shock news set to come out of Watford

Telegraph has a piece on this timed about half past 7 this evening https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/12/19/watford-set-sack-manager-vladimir-ivic-just-four-months-charge/ "Watford manager Vladimir Ivic is facing the sack after just four months in charge, following the 2–0 defeat at Huddersfi...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pepe £70mil
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: Pepe £70mil

Another "wow" Arsenal stat I saw in a Telegraph article in the week after their defeat to us was "Arteta had to drop two players from the squad, and he chose Mesut Ozil and Sokratis. The club therefore pays around £450,000 per week to two players who cannot play for the team ." I wonder if that is a...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Quiz: Can you match these iconic national costumes to the country?
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Quiz: Can you match these iconic national costumes to the country?

12. a few guesses but it seemed I could nearly always eliminate a couple of the options even when I didnt know the answer-so a decent chance of guessing then.
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 19-12-20
Replies: 137
Views: 2807

Re: Today's Football 19-12-20

No sendings off for the Gunners yet- doing well for them. A couple of yellows for defenders though - so still every chance.
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 19-12-20
Replies: 137
Views: 2807

Re: Today's Football 19-12-20

Another prime example of a goalie coming a cropper faffing about at the back: Hudd v Watford 1-0. Watford keeper got a comfortable back-pass with bags of time to hoof it anywhere; started deliberating about whether to pass short with his left foot or right foot. Got closed down and hit it against th...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 19-12-20
Replies: 137
Views: 2807

Re: Today's Football 19-12-20

Was that only 1 minute extra in the Palace v Liverpool game? I think that was in sympathy to save CP from further punishment, 6 substitutions in the 2nd half (and all those goal celebrations).
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 19-12-20
Replies: 137
Views: 2807

Re: Today's Football 19-12-20

Gibson missing again. Has gone back to Boro
He's been injured, getting close to fitness, probably back for/just after Christmas period games.
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 19-12-20
Replies: 137
Views: 2807

Re: Today's Football 19-12-20

I thought Liverpool seemed to be stuttering a bit in this game but 3-0 up at half time! Palace had some decent moves and at least one v good opportunity but excellent strikers make all the difference. Incidentally- I wish Liverpool hadnt changed colours, in the sunshine (most of the time on most of ...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead mans shoes movie
Replies: 36
Views: 1878

Re: Dead mans shoes movie

I watched Get Carter last year. It is, or was, on Amazon Prime. What a film - the acting, the script, the cinematography and last but not least, the awesome mood setting music. Agreed. I'm not a film lover generally and tend not to watch many films more than once but Ive seen this 5/6 times over th...
by LeadBelly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Daniel James
Replies: 49
Views: 3818

Re: Daniel James

I think he's in the 2nd year of a 5-year deal at c £45k per week. United will want over £15 million they paid Swansea for him Id guess and he'd presumably want a salary increase to move out of his remaining 3 + years of contract. Maybe looking at £20 million + and £55k+ weekly wages on a longish con...