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by LeadBelly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v Bournemouth : Score Predictions
Replies: 24
Views: 648

Re: Clarets v Bournemouth : Score Predictions

I've gone 1-0 on the Super6, I'll stick with that.

Conditions look a bit better than they were in the reverse fixture but still windy + a few showers. That possibly wont help the quality much &, with Cherries fighting to stay up, it may be a bit of a grind.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood injury.
Replies: 108
Views: 6925

Re: Chris Wood injury.

Dyche doesn’t like Vydra
What evidence are you working on here? It may well be that Vydra is behind Wood, Barnes & Rodriguez in the pecking order but that's a far cry from Dyche not liking him.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man City tickets
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Man City tickets

A lot of empty seats tonight v W Ham- in the lower seating areas that you can see at least. It'll presumably be the same v Clarets.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4380

Re: Cabinet Carnage

The only living boy in Duke Bar.
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea vs Man U
Replies: 60
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea vs Man U

Even Roy Keane says Maguire should have had a red card.
Nah- he played the ball clearly.
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?
Replies: 57
Views: 2926

Re: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?

Oh aye. I hadnt spotted that fixture on the last day. A very good chance one or both of those will be battling for survival.
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea vs Man U
Replies: 60
Views: 2518

Re: Chelsea vs Man U

Bugger! I had a bet on Jorginho to score the first goal on the basis that Willian (or A N Other) would "win a penalty". On this occasion Willian got his timing all wrong.
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points will we get to?
Replies: 23
Views: 1100

Re: How many points will we get to?

That's poor from Palace, and theyve a few difficult games in the run in, but I think with the players they have, allied to Roy's experience will see em keep out of trouble I think you're right but ......Palace have a run of four "6 pointers" upcoming which will do a lot to decide their season. Pala...
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?
Replies: 57
Views: 2926

Re: Have You Revised Your Three For The Drop?

Sticking with what I had on the "relegation odds" thread about 4 weeks ago: Think it'll be: Norwich, Bournemouth, Villa I'd prefer it to be: Norwich, BHA and either Villa or WHU. Brighton aren't in the bookies 5 favourites (in fact 6th) but on a very bad run and, though Brighton is a good trip for m...
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: R.I.P. Harry Gregg.
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: R.I.P. Harry Gregg.

A terrific keeper indisputably (and, as mentioned above, at a time when keepers had to be very brave as well as athletic). More importantly: a great man & very modest/unassuming.
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3146

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Toon competed well first half but when Arsenal got that first goal they lost their purpose quite badly, made a lot of defensive errors. That's not typical for them recently (0-0 home to Norwich, 2-2 away at Everton, 1-0 win at home to Chelsea, 1-1 away at Wolves has been a decent run of 6 points fro...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3146

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Toon's right wing back (Lazaroo) is decent going forward but a bit of a liability as a defender. He was completely the wrong side of Aub when that man scored (and not even close enough to jump into him from the wrong side) also got nutmegged on the by-line for the 2nd goal; hooked now though. Hope h...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3146

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Aye Grealish has a lot of skill. He faded a bit there but was everywhere driving his team forward for c 80 minutes and a danger every time he was on the ball. Would be good if he could cut out some of the dives but he does get (really) fouled a lot because he runs with the ball kept close to him and...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3146

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Entertaining game to watch as a neutral. As per post a couple back- Spurs were in panic mode for corners- keeper flapping about and defenders losing their men etc. Drinkwater still looking very slow and unfit, got caught on the ball a few times whilst he was on. (he was "labouring a bit" according t...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3146

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Weird game. Villa all over Spuds for half an hour or so when spuds could hardly string two passes together but Villa 1-2 down at half time. Alderweireld scores a bad own goal then scores with a strikers finish at t'other end. Ref doesnt initially give a pen but VAR overturns and gives a pen. Taker m...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3146

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Spuds started off the game like they've never met each other before.
Aurier heading for a red if he keeps diving in on Grealish.
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3146

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

I'd like Spuds to beat Villa. Historically I've nothing against Villa but in the last two years they've spend (net) very big bucks and risked a lot on Prem success; it''d be good to see them sweat (if not go down). Arseenal v Toon - draw please, 2 points to share between them. A nice 0-0 would reall...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points will we get to?
Replies: 23
Views: 1100

Re: How many points will we get to?

I'd guess mid 40s. Once we get safe (at 40+) we've have a tendency to tail off and lose our edge a bit as the season end approaches. Should be enough for topish of the bottom half though. Would be great to get 50 and finish above one or two of the "big" teams though; especially (as mentioned) Arsenal.
by LeadBelly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick
Replies: 110
Views: 6036

Re: Hendrick

I was at the game today with a very decent view. Hendrick had an excellent game. He did a huge amount of covering and tidying up, got involved in a few decent moves forward and played the killer ball in for Vydra. I cant see how anybody who has a good (or even moderate) understanding of football cou...
by LeadBelly
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saints v Clarets : Score Predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Saints v Clarets : Score Predictions

Maybe their ground is cursed and requires an exorcism. :D
Aye, it was Mark Hughes who cast the spell.
by LeadBelly
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saints v Clarets : Score Predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Saints v Clarets : Score Predictions

Unless it's postponed because of high winds:
1-1
Bookies have 1-0 and 1-1 as the joint favourites

Hope for better than that as Southampton have the worst home record in the league: 3W, 2D, 7L (a point behind both Norwich and WHU).
by LeadBelly
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Slowthai
Replies: 19
Views: 1328

Re: Slowthai

I can't BELIEVE there isn't a topic on this already
On this board, we're far too cool to be involved with the NME (or two-penny rappers).
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's football
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Tonight's football

Burnleyish goal there from Wells. Cross from the right beyond the far post, knocked back into the centre and he nods it in nicely from the middle of the goal 5-6 yards out. Brizzle have a second goal as well so looking like 3 points for them tonight (unless they do an England cricket T20 team throw-...
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: T20 in S Africa.
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: T20 in S Africa.

Just seen that goal- not sure if there was a defender out of camera-shot but it looked way offside.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: T20 in S Africa.
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: T20 in S Africa.

Hopefully the natives will be well behaved if they lose this. Fulham are a very in-form team so a difficult task for Millwall to get back into it.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: T20 in S Africa.
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: T20 in S Africa.

KFC are getting good value for their sponsorship. :D
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: T20 in S Africa.
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: T20 in S Africa.

Particularly good hitting straight is Jason Roy. England need to bat very well though because some of the bowling (Wood & Curran) was below par & the ground fielding wasn't great (Denly letting a ball along the grass straight at him through his feet for 4 wouldve got a schoolboy a ticking off). Just...
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton game v weather !
Replies: 78
Views: 5998

Re: Southampton game v weather !

The saving grace is that it should be relatively dry down here through Thursday, Friday and Saturday up to 11.00 ish so there shouldnt be any waterlogging before the game.

Hopefully the wind wont be as bad as the forecast, see what the forecast for Saturday is in a couple of days time.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 14374

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Article is at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... tract.html
It's about a million stories down on their footy page.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bournemouth request investigation into Jon Moss
Replies: 50
Views: 2860

Re: Bournemouth request investigation into Jon Moss

I'd be surprised if the ref said anything too controversial, he'd've been miked up and recorded & well aware of that.

Having said which... the way players yap at and aggressively confront refs, it must be tempting to have a dig back sometimes.

Cherries getting desperate now.
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Bournemouth fairytale.
Replies: 64
Views: 4137

Re: The Bournemouth fairytale.

According to the Daily Telegraph piece on the trial, Ibe "only agreed to a police interview after crashing his £130,000 Bentley when an officer threatened to arrest him during a match" :D (that would've been a novel occurrence for most spectators I think). Also, despite his defence's assertion that ...
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Flu that killed..
Replies: 40
Views: 1414

Re: The Flu that killed..

Agree with a couple of previous posts: normal flu (as opposed to "a bad cold") is debilitating. I only had it once, early 30s & very fit then, my partner caught it at the same time (thankfully before we had kids to look after). Neither of us could get out of bed to even make tea/soup (thankfully her...
by LeadBelly
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andre Gray
Replies: 99
Views: 5458

Re: Andre Gray

I'll always remember him v fondly for that goal he scored (pretty much in front of us away fans) at Selhurst Park towards the end of 2016/17. We were hanging on to a 1-0 and trying to get our first away win of the season to help secure survival (and get one over on BFS). He came on as sub for Barnes...
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Griffin Park, Brentford.
Replies: 29
Views: 2006

Re: New Griffin Park, Brentford.

The "sawn off" bits at the south west and south east corners are due to the railways (and their embankments) not allowing a full rectangular area I guess. The ground/development is jammed into a triangle of rail-lines. Easy to see on here: https://beesotted.com/bias-issue-response-to-stadium-announc...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Griffin Park, Brentford.
Replies: 29
Views: 2006

Re: New Griffin Park, Brentford.

They're sharing that ground (for an initial period at least) with London Irish Rugby Club. LI have been playing at Reading's Madejski Stadium for 18 years now but that deal was contracted to end this season and LI wanted to move back to London where the Irish diaspora is larger. Presumably they'll h...
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blades v Bournemouth
Replies: 74
Views: 3937

Re: Blades v Bournemouth

Bournemouth played really well for 30 minutes there and are a bit unfortunate to be only drawing. A bit of a sickener losing the lead in first half added time, let's see how they react to that H2. They'll need some determination to stay in this now.
by LeadBelly
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 6 Nations Championship starts this weekend
Replies: 47
Views: 975

Re: 6 Nations Championship starts this weekend

When (I cant contemplate an "if") France beat Italy this afternoon, that will leave Fr and Ireland as the only two 100% teams - not a great surprise given those two have started with 2 home games. The Championship often rests on which of the "big teams" can beat another big team away from home. If W...
by LeadBelly
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Weekend games affecting relegation
Replies: 50
Views: 3388

Re: Weekend games affecting relegation

Mooy gave the ball away in his own half there and Decouree surged forward and hit a great shot. Scrappy game though; BHA look really nervous.
by LeadBelly
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Weekend games affecting relegation
Replies: 50
Views: 3388

Re: Weekend games affecting relegation

Everton v CP - HOME . Everton have 8 pts from their last 5 games,looking safe with 33 pts already, CP have only got 3 pts from last 5 games - looking a bit dodgy, keep pressure on them with another loss. BHA v Watford- DRAW. BHA only 3 points from 5 games, on the slide despite people saying how muc...
by LeadBelly
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 22343
Views: 990840

Re: adeola friday

Swift
by LeadBelly
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Emily Thornberry
Replies: 96
Views: 4698

Re: Emily Thornberry

TB's view on the EU are outlined (in a couple of minutes) here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0wFii8klNg This debate was 2013 around a year before he passed. In short: he liked the idea of European friendship/co-operation after the conflict of the war years but doesnt like the way the EU is develo...
by LeadBelly
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Max Thompson - Youth Player Signs
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: Max Thompson - Youth Player Signs

Silky skills
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Emily Thornberry
Replies: 96
Views: 4698

Re: Emily Thornberry

Epitomizes a lot of what's wrong with the current Labour regime. Islington dweller, married to a fellow barrister who is nowadays Lord Nugee (so she's a genuine Lady). Owns a property portfolio worth £4.6 million (including one bought from a housing association and rented out). Keep the red flag fly...
by LeadBelly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 949

Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Making the trip down, first visit to St Mary's & going to stay the weekend. If anyone could recommend decent bars, restaurants and generally things to do as I will have a bit of Sunday to look about I live in northern Hants and been to Southampton many times for gigs/sport/look round etc but, have ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points will 17th need?
Replies: 27
Views: 2054

Re: How many points will 17th need?

Aye somewhere near the top of the lower half (11-14th) would be a very decent effort. Getting to 2nd/3rd May without worrying about relegation would be grand.
We could then look forward to the prospect of maybe relegating BHA perhaps in that last game.
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many points will 17th need?
Replies: 27
Views: 2054

Re: How many points will 17th need?

I think 38 will probably survive as per usual in recent times but I daresay no club will breath any sighs of relief until hitting the 40 mark. Norwich will likely finish quite a way adrift under 30 points but I can see 4/5/6 teams packed tightly around 34-37. Hopefully we get to 40 before the last c...
by LeadBelly
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham's next 7 games
Replies: 59
Views: 3022

Re: West Ham's next 7 games

WHU will do well to get 5/6 points from those 7 games which would put them on 29/30 points from 32 games. Then needing (say) 8/9 points from the remaining 6. They do have a decent run-in to even things out: Watford, Villa at home (and us); Norwich, Newcastle (and Man U) away. Those Norwich, Villa Wa...
by LeadBelly
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff Utd
Replies: 52
Views: 1449

Re: Sheff Utd

Not sure why there's some ill-feeling towards The Blades displayed here. It's nice to see an unfancied team doing well & Sheffield is a proper football city with minimal "plastics" supporting either club. Obviously experiences differ but I had no problems with their fans at the play-off final. Hope ...
by LeadBelly
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Arsenal score prediction
Replies: 30
Views: 772

Re: Burnley v Arsenal score prediction

I think we'll score one or two with our aerial prowess but Arsenal are pretty good going forward. Them having Aubameyang back is bad news, could've done without him lining up against us.
1-1
That would be a decent result but I'd crack open a bottle of decent fizz if we win.
by LeadBelly
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Well then, is that now another poor to average windows?
Replies: 77
Views: 2250

Re: Well then, is that now another poor to average windows?

All these poor to average transfer windows and we’re 13th in the Prem. Can’t wait to see where we end up once we finally have a good one.

Just a reminder there’s not a single club of our size in English football doing better than us right now. Who is it we’re aiming to be?
Exactly so.