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by LeadBelly
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: From Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 2887

Re: From Brighton

there are some rum goings on down yonder, to say the least! :o Aye - compared to my local paper, that Brighton edition is full of crazy stuff. The car parked half on the pavement/half on a zebra crossing Chris Eubank lobbying to be the next 007 Best of all the shenanigans on the beach.... "the...
by LeadBelly
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mata a delusional player
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Mata a delusional player

I'm not a big fan of Man U but I quite like Juan Mata, he seems to live a more rounded life than most "in the bubble" top team millionaires. His Common Goal charity is a good innovation and is slowly increasing its spread (though not many top English league players involved despite their h...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: T20 win for Lancs
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: T20 win for Lancs

189-3 is a really good score - especially on a ground that isn't small. All the batters for Lancs scored at 130-175 per 100 balls. Scoreboard pressure told on Durham who kept losing wickets trying to keep somewhere near the rate - all out 117.

Leeds next Thursday might be a humdinger (as per).
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Kane winner
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

Re: Harry Kane winner

Kane is able.

You'd better Adam & Eve it.
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Kane winner
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

Harry Kane winner

In added time v Juve this afternoon out east; only a friendly but a great piece of opportunism and skillful execution.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7dubih
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adam Peaty
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Adam Peaty

Great swim, faster than Johnny Weissmuller's freestyle 100m record from 1924.
Doubt he'll get a Tarzan gig though.
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 51
Views: 4178

Re: Dwight McNeil

by Juan Tanamera » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:41 pm Seems like another thread has descended into farce because someone can't keep their ego in check. 100% agree, it's getting more and more difficult to read the sensible posts on this board between all the petty squabbles. As if it's not enough having all t...
by LeadBelly
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Open
Replies: 158
Views: 3071

Re: The Open

He ended 2018 ranked 8th in the world, currently ranked 3rd so he must've done something half decent this year.
by LeadBelly
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to scrap the police force?
Replies: 43
Views: 1626

Re: Time to scrap the police force?

The BBC has an article on this & I saw a brief discussion earlier this am. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49029545 In the discussion they picked up on the "Meanwhile, figures show there has been a small increase in the number of police officers in England and Wales over the last year." ...
by LeadBelly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ravel Morrison
Replies: 33
Views: 2731

Re: Ravel Morrison

Obviously showed a lot of talent at a young age (England caps at U16 U17 U18 U21)) but it's noticeable that he's never played a lot for the clubs he's been with - most of his appearances have been out on loan (looks like slightly under 30 appearances for Man U, WHU, Lazio and Ostersund, with 70+ app...
by LeadBelly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Golf - The Open Championship Tipping League
Replies: 85
Views: 1465

Re: Golf - The Open Championship Tipping League

My uninformed effort......

Rory McIlroy (NAP)
Justin Rose
Brook Koepka
Fran Molinari
Jason Day
Matt Kushar
by LeadBelly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tripps to Atletico Madrid
Replies: 52
Views: 3417

Re: Tripps to Atletico Madrid

Tommy Lawton did OK too, knocked a fair few in, became pretty famous.
by LeadBelly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9617

Re: England v New Zealand

Unless the rule's changed, I don't think there is any legal rule. 2.5 to 3 pounds is the norm, but lighter or heavier is allowed. Bats have tended to become slightly heavier - especially for limited over cricket where the onus is more on hitting big shots. Always, though, remember Roy Harper's &quo...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maguire goes to United
Replies: 96
Views: 7572

Re: Maguire goes to United

Maguire is better than Jones or Smalling (the latter has been decent some seasons but not lately), I think Maguire and Linlelof would be a decent pairing. With Wan-Bissaka in and Shaw getting back to decent form, that will be a much better back4 that Man U have had for a couple of seasons. I doubt t...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire v Sussex - County Championship
Replies: 78
Views: 3093

Re: Lancashire v Sussex - County Championship

Forgot to keep track with this one while the Lords game was on. Nice to see where weve got to & the 4th batting point should be on- though the 5th is probably just out of reach. Still 7+ sessions left so loads of time to get 16 points for the win. Got to get this promotion in the bag, I want to ...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9617

Re: England v New Zealand

A competitive total I think; if NZ bowl well it wont be a doddle chasing that down.
England bowled OK without it being at their best; 17 wides is too many.
England are strong favourites with the bookies (1/4 cf 3/1 for Kiwis) but a few early wickets would change that. All to play for still.
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Int Google great
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Int Google great

Ive been a beetroot lover since I was a teen, been aware of the coloured pee all that time. If you're just having a bit in a salad it wont be noticeable I get those boiled in natural juices (no vinegar) little packs, can get through a couple of those per week on my own. The colour does tend to be pi...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9617

Re: England v New Zealand

Looks like the weather will be dull & coolish for the first few hours with decent humidity. It has to be tempting to bowl first and bat in the warmer/ sunnier later afternoon hours. Boult (especially) could be a handfull in the early overs. There've been quite a lot of big games in the past at L...
by LeadBelly
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire v Sussex - County Championship
Replies: 78
Views: 3093

Re: Lancashire v Sussex - County Championship

Hopefully pass Sussex's total still with no wkts down- that's always humiliating for the opposition.
by LeadBelly
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final
Replies: 240
Views: 3996

Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

Handscombe has already been very, very lucky and looks like he won't last 5 minutes


He managed 13 minutes (12 bowls) and, as you say, lucky to get that far.
Aussies looking nervous. Get into 'em whilst the going is good.
by LeadBelly
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final
Replies: 240
Views: 3996

Re: Australia v England Cricket Semi Final

The weather looks OK for the first innings with then the possibilty (20-30%) of showers / thunder thenceforth - so the weather shouldnt interfere enough to need the reserve day. It looks a fairly even game for starters but, with the aspects of luck around toss/weather interference, even more difficu...
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Northamptonshire v Lancs
Replies: 71
Views: 3502

Re: Northamptonshire v Lancs

No chance of winning but 5 points for the draw to add to the (5?) bonus points already bagged would be useful. Agree with previous posts that Northants seemed a bit overcautious batting on but they could yet clinch it I guess. Hameed getting some confidence/form back would be a big bonus.
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: India v New Zealand
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: India v New Zealand

Answering my own question... yes Kohli can be a good loser. His post match interview was very generous and no excuses even hinted at.
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: India v New Zealand
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: India v New Zealand

Terrific game, glad NZ won -partly because they were big underdogs & partly because I put a bet on them ahead of play at (I think) 7/2. I wouldn't have been too upset if India won, though, I thought they did very well to almost pull it back; Dhoni run out by a couple of inches just about did for...
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: India v New Zealand
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: India v New Zealand

he win predictor only has NZ at 63%. Surely it’s 80 or 90% in Kiwi’s favour? Presumably more in NZ favour now but I'm not sure who takes a stab at these for Sky. When India got to 10-3 after about 5 overs, it was showing NZ 29/India 71. I cant see how chasing 240 you can be strongish favoutites at ...
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle about to confirm
Replies: 52
Views: 5156

Re: Newcastle about to confirm

They would have been better appointing Jack Bruce !!


He was a Toon fan I think- I hear his rooms were all white with black curtains.
by LeadBelly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Much would you pay to get your stolen dog back?
Replies: 32
Views: 1341

Re: How Much would you pay to get your stolen dog back?

If the dognappers are going to demand a ransom, Sturridge saying "I'll pay anything" doesnt seem to be a great opening move from the footballer. Theresa May school of negotiating.
by LeadBelly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: India v New Zealand
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: India v New Zealand

Looking like an interesting game this rather than a run-fest. There seems a bit of help for the bowlers and India have their all-rounder Pandya hampered with a niggle. If NZ can battle through to something like 250, their bowlers will have some hope at least.
by LeadBelly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where were you actually born
Replies: 199
Views: 4338

Re: Where were you actually born

Born Bank Hall Burnley 1965. Grew up mainly no. 10 Laithe Street, hence the user name! Same side but higher up the first block for me, 3rd house beyond where the front gardens stop. Left town in 1973 though so you'd only be c 8 then. My maternal gran lived a few houses up from you - at 18,the one w...
by LeadBelly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: b and b scarborough
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: b and b scarborough

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
by LeadBelly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Northamptonshire v Lancs
Replies: 71
Views: 3502

Re: Northamptonshire v Lancs

Both Jennings and Hameed got ducks in the last CC innings Lancs played too (2nd innings v Durham), we were 0-2 then; at least we got to 2-2 today (thanks to Davies). I'm remembering an old joke that a Glos supporting mate had back in the mid 70s re their batsman Jim Foat who was going through a bad ...
by LeadBelly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where were you actually born
Replies: 199
Views: 4338

Re: Where were you actually born

I guess very few Man U and City fans live in Manchester. I know it's a bit of a joke but there's more than a bit of truth in it. There's some data showing the spread of each Prem team's fans (from 2017) at https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/08/17/every-premier-league-clubs-fans-mapped-local-...
by LeadBelly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where were you actually born
Replies: 199
Views: 4338

Re: Where were you actually born

2nd week of 1950, front bedroom on Laithe Street, Healey Wood. Still got my little identity card.
by LeadBelly
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where will Burnley Finish
Replies: 56
Views: 2428

Re: Where will Burnley Finish

15th.
That would be another very decent achievement for our club. Hopefully we'll be clear of finishing 18/19/20 with a few games to spare.
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England New Zealand
Replies: 70
Views: 2202

Re: England New Zealand

Is there a point where NZ decide to not chase the total because, say, being AO for 170/180 would so badly hit their net run-rate that they'd be in danger of maybe being overtaken by a big Pakistan win? Then they'd be better off just getting 4/5 leisurely runs an over for the next 22 overs and forget...
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England New Zealand
Replies: 70
Views: 2202

Re: England New Zealand

Yes- it looks a very decent score, though 320 looked on after that great start.
If NZ chase that down it'll be an achievement worthy of clinching a semi-final spot (or a poor bowling effort from us).
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England New Zealand
Replies: 70
Views: 2202

Re: England New Zealand

No excuses now- won the toss (and chose to bat first like they've done successfully before).
Hopefully we get a good opening stand as per v India. Fingers crossed.
by LeadBelly
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancs v Durham
Replies: 61
Views: 3163

Re: Lancs v Durham

Yeah- Jimmy will be in cotton wool now. He's contributed a lot to Lancs' cause already this season (30 wickets at less than 10 runs each and economy of less than 2 per over)- so we can be thankful for that. England definitely need a fit and firing Jimmy for the Ashes. It'll be interesting to see how...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v India
Replies: 152
Views: 3180

Re: England v India

Wickets in hand, run rate climbing but not impossible, and they are happy to take singles, and not keep dhoni on strike. Pakistan's qualification is out of their hands now. India and England qualification is in their own hands. Definitely one for the conspiracy theorists, especially amongst some In...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 44
Views: 3353

Re: Bardsley

"hit over the head with a pair of beach shoes by a screaming blonde."

Goodness, how do you survive that?
by LeadBelly
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v India
Replies: 152
Views: 3180

Re: England v India

That looks like a very decent score. Unfortunate that they have Bumrah at the end or it could've been 350-360. India have some very attacking batsmen so 338 is not out of reach but 2 or 3 early wickets (before they get much past 50 say)would make it very difficult. Over to you Mssrs Wood, Woakes &am...
by LeadBelly
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil - Juventus
Replies: 123
Views: 8117

Re: Dwight McNeil - Juventus

We’d have to sell for that price. Thankfully we're nowadays in a position where we dont "have" to sell. We're not (anywhere near) in the red & dont have players on crippling salaries (a la Sanchez) that have to be got off the payroll asap. If it transpires, at some stage, we wish to s...
by LeadBelly
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Glastonbury 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 7419

Re: Glastonbury 2019

There are exactly two ways about it. Those who think it’s wank and those who don’t. Music is subjective, who are you to tell people what is or isn’t good Exactly so. Musical tastes vary hugely (you only have to look at any previous music-related thread on here). I'm not into Stormzy in the least bu...
by LeadBelly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Parma will be final pre-season opponents
Replies: 28
Views: 2089

Re: ARTICLE: Parma will be final pre-season opponents

I hope people wont make any ham-fisted attempts at cheesy remarks about this fixture; it'll be gam(e)on when the whistle blows.
by LeadBelly
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 2887

Re: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019

Thanks for doing this.
Looks like the bookie is about £250 up in total.
I actually backed all my selections (not big stakes at all but bigger than £1), got better odds than SP in a fair few instances as well- so I'm very happy with the outcome despite losing out for top spot in the table.
by LeadBelly
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 2887

Re: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019

My predictive powers appear to be waning but here goes.........

2.30 Pinatubo
3.05 Happy Power
3.40 Mirage Dancer(NAP)
4.20 Sounds of Mali
5.00 Lake Volta
5.35 Lucky Deal
by LeadBelly
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Catch 22
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: Catch 22

I remember reading Catch22 in summer of 1969, i cant think of any books I've chuckled at more since then. I was a bit disappointed with the film when I saw it at the time of release. I'll try and catch the new series, hope it's even half as good as the book. As well as the book being hugely entertai...
by LeadBelly
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 2887

Re: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019

Hopefully continue to be ahead of the bookie.....

2.30 Exceptional
3.05 Pablo Escobarr
3.40 Ten Sovereigns (NAP)
4.20 Hermosa
5.00 Nonchalance
5.35 Arthurian Fame
by LeadBelly
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 2887

Re: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019

See if I can find a winner today, seems to be a harder task as the week wears on.........

2.30 Dubai Station
3.05 King Ottokar
3 40 Queen Power (NAP)
4.20 Dee Ex Bee
5.00 Turgenev
5.35 South Pacific
by LeadBelly
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 2887

Re: Horse Racing Nap League - Royal Ascot 2019

TYBFC: Spotted this yesterday but as he's now my nearest challenger...... is THERAT 's +£6 right for day1?

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