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by SpringHillClaret
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How did you end up supporting Burnley?
Replies: 66
Views: 6042

Re: How did you end up supporting Burnley?

Esso! Back in the 70’s you get tokens, stickers or a even badges with your petrol. One year they had the 22 top players of the British Isles and the only three choices, if you were Welsh, were Toshak, Mike England or Leighton James. The rest is history. First game was Hereford Utd away in 76. Been h...
by SpringHillClaret
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aiden O’Neill
Replies: 10
Views: 3778

Re: Aiden O’Neill

Didn’t he move ‘home’ due to family circumstances in the first place?

Would be great for him to make it but I suspect as he isn’t pulling up any trees in A League it won’t be initially at the EPL level as it known over here.
by SpringHillClaret
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aiden O’Neill
Replies: 10
Views: 3778

Aiden O’Neill

An update on our forgotten midfielder... Aiden O,Neill, currently on loan at the Central Coast Mariners in the Australian A League (they play at a curious three sided stadium in Gosford, a few hours north of Sydney) scored a goal, and was given a yellow card, in the CCM match against Sydney City yes...
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I wish we could sign a Joey Barton type.
Replies: 34
Views: 2512

Re: I wish we could sign a Joey Barton type.

Open thread - add all of our random thoughts - carnage. Thankfully SD has a bit more understanding than we do of the game hence we are in our 3rd season in the Premier League.
Would I welcome a strong holding and ball winning midfielder? Of course but I have no idea who ...
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who's going down
Replies: 18
Views: 2020

Re: Who's going down

Huddersfield, Fulham & Cardiff
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley...
Replies: 46
Views: 3761

Re: Bardsley...

Matt Lawton is a good player but is struggling for form it would appear. Our other option is a combative and wholehearted performer who is on the top of his game. Simple decision for SD.
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This House Believes the Championship is Better Than the Premier League
Replies: 43
Views: 2561

Re: This House Believes the Championship is Better Than the Premier League

This house doesn’t.

In Australia every EPL game is live ... but at least I’d get more sleep in the Championship!
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bubbleblowers
Replies: 260
Views: 7247

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bubbleblowers

Time for some fresh legs?
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bubbleblowers
Replies: 260
Views: 7247

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bubbleblowers

Bardsley - a poor man’s version of Arfield?
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bubbleblowers
Replies: 260
Views: 7247

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bubbleblowers

This is a re-run of our first promotion season under Dyche with crisp passing and fluid movement.

Hope those misses don’t cost us .....
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: No signings yet but speculation mounting
Replies: 100
Views: 9722

Re: ARTICLE: No signings yet but speculation mounting

Might this be a window that sees some of the squad leaving? Nixon has mentioned a Heaton move to Leeds for the rest of the season but I dare say our current table position might have one or two of the squad thinking ....
by SpringHillClaret
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: post match interviews v Everton
Replies: 25
Views: 2697

Re: post match interviews v Everton

When we went 23 games unbeaten we were often battered during that run. Did we win 1-3 away at Huddersfield? I remember watching that game here in Oz and thinking they were by far the better team. We were clinical in attack and resolute in defence. Both aspects of our game have been on the wane for s...
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who should be dropped for Sunday's game?
Replies: 80
Views: 4787

Re: Who should be dropped for Sunday's game?

After that abject performance perhaps the question should be who would you pick?

Heaton, Bardsley, in for me
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arfield, Boyd, Marley & Barton
Replies: 25
Views: 2565

Re: Arfield, Boyd, Marley & Barton

Wingbacks playing in front of full backs stopped the opposition getting a clear run at our back four. Thanks Gawthorpe View, I think it’s the players who enabled us to play a 442 come 424 with such ease is what I’m trying to say. Arfield and Boyd most certainly protected our full backs whilst Barto...
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arfield, Boyd, Marley & Barton
Replies: 25
Views: 2565

Arfield, Boyd, Marley & Barton

I wonder to what extent the loss of these players has hurt us this year? We have lost capable midfield players and undoubted lost a degree of aggression and bite in the middl of the field. However, have we also lost the dressing room spirit that was so important in recent seasons? I’d take Arfield b...
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is it asking to much expecting to be entertained ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Is it asking to much expecting to be entertained ?

The problem we have is tha5 we became successful at being obdurate, resilient and energetic. Once opponents countered these traits we have been found lacking.
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS v Toffeefolk
Replies: 340
Views: 11797

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS v Toffeefolk

Nice to know there's a fellow claret in the 4000/4006 area! I feel sorry for you having stayed up for this shicking performance and glad I'm currently in a timezone where it was at a social hour. Did once meet a Claret in Nespresso down in the Queen St Mall so there’s more than the two of us for su...
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS v Toffeefolk
Replies: 340
Views: 11797

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS v Toffeefolk

Liam,
Been in 4000 for a couple of years now and am always tempted to stay up but it won’t happen for the WHU game.
Quick lunch and off to Caloundra is our plan ....
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nakhi Wells
Replies: 62
Views: 7376

Re: Nakhi Wells

Not sure we can quote our current system, it’s changing game by game. One positive of today and the last few weeks is that we have moved away from the rigid 442 and even moved back today when we needed to. Still a believer in an away/ any top 6 formation and a 442 against lesser teams. Agreed. It’s...
by SpringHillClaret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes
Replies: 11
Views: 1982

Re: Ashley Barnes

Ne of the few shining lights as things stand
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who should be dropped for Sunday's game?
Replies: 80
Views: 4787

Re: Who should be dropped for Sunday's game?

Who should we keep might be a better question.
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 16
Views: 1806

Re: Bardsley

Tough call on Bardsley as he has been effective against the north London clubs. We paid the price for this tinkering for sure. Should we have stuck with the defence that worked well enough in our last two games?
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nakhi Wells
Replies: 62
Views: 7376

Re: Nakhi Wells

We aren’t suited to playing a striker such as Wells as things stand. Goals for QPR illustrates how an effective player he can be but not within our current system.
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team for West Ham
Replies: 106
Views: 5438

Re: Your team for West Ham

Heaton
Bardsley Tarks Gibson Taylor
Brady Cork Westwood JBG
Barnes Vydra
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Nixon - Heaton
Replies: 161
Views: 14534

Re: Alan Nixon - Heaton

Tom Heaton may well be a very important character in any aspirations we may have to stay in this division. Hart may be a better stopper but Heaton is clearly a leader in our dressing room.
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stephen Ward
Replies: 136
Views: 5883

Re: Stephen Ward

Given his injuries of late I can’t quite believe he is the answer to all our prayers. Equally we only have one replacement and Theron lies the challenge at the moment.
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 23
Views: 2356

Re: Vydra

Vydra was a curious purchase having missed out on Rodriguez and ignored the availability of Ings. That said he really doesn’t seem to fit in to our plans and you wonder how much of any fee we would be able to recoup.
by SpringHillClaret
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS v Toffeefolk
Replies: 340
Views: 11797

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS v Toffeefolk

It’s almost 3:00 am here in Queensland. That was a tough watch and reminded me of a similar spanking by Wolves when we were last relegated from the 1st Div. Can’t see a way out myself.
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Perfect tactics lacking quality
Replies: 30
Views: 2136

Re: Perfect tactics lacking quality

Would have to agree with Vikes and Barnes being a more potent threat.

That said our possession and completed passing rates were a significant step in the right direction yesterday
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vokes and Barnes to be sold
Replies: 133
Views: 9148

Re: Vokes and Barnes to be sold

Hard to believe we would sell Barnes. Vydra is the real question. He appears to be very much out of favour and certainly looked off the pace at the Emirates.
by SpringHillClaret
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who Is Your Local Team? (If it isn't Burnley)
Replies: 74
Views: 3992

Re: Who Is Your Local Team? (If it isn't Burnley)

These days it’s Brisbane Roar.
Fair standard of football payed in a vast stadium (Suncorp) which is normally a 1/5th full - that’s the Australian A-League for you.
by SpringHillClaret
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.
Replies: 98
Views: 6531

Re: Most Embarrassing Burnley moment.

Non football related it must be Fancy Pants Dog Troupe or Chico .... whilst on the field of play it must be Wimbledon
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matt Phillips
Replies: 16
Views: 2875

Re: Matt Phillips

Agree completely, its the level we are at now, and how far we have come which i found funny, to think where we were. Wet Tuesday nights ar Aldershot. An obligatory experience that might ‘ground’ some of our nearer fans? Some fans are unimpressed by us potentially signing Clucas or Phillips. Lucky t...
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matt Phillips
Replies: 16
Views: 2875

Re: Matt Phillips

Lennon did fade as the season progressed but for those of us who remember Steve Harper .... happy days.
I’d take Phillips as a player but would he be a good ‘squad man’?
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 7229

Re: Tour de France 2018

Porte - there goes our big Australian hope! Was always likely to happen with nobody wanting to lose too much time.
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tour de France 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 7229

Re: Tour de France 2018

Last time the Tour was on cobbles one rider retired - Froome. Ironically he fell, but not on the cobbles just the ordinary road sections!
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham's spending
Replies: 52
Views: 5184

Re: West Ham's spending

I suspect this will end in tears .... and with a few protests in between.
by SpringHillClaret
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nick Pope in with a shout for 3rd place game?
Replies: 43
Views: 3070

Re: Nick Pope in with a shout for 3rd place game?

Pickford’s distribution has been first rate throughout - and this is probably IMHO the least impressive aspect of Pope’s game. I suspect Butland will start and Pope will be the one player not to get any game time
by SpringHillClaret
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alfie Mawson
Replies: 123
Views: 19182

Re: Alfie Mawson

You may well be right - I’m certainly no contract expert but thought I had read this somewhere.
Mee has been great for us, certainly since he switched to CB, and would be a loss without any doubt. Even if he does sign his contract and stay, it would be reassuring to have some quality back up.
by SpringHillClaret
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alfie Mawson
Replies: 123
Views: 19182

Re: Alfie Mawson

For me, Mawson is a better long term purchase than Dawson but it may well be determined but our intention with Mee. With Man City due 40% of any sell on, there might not be the same desire to cash in as we did with Keane
by SpringHillClaret
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ross Barkley
Replies: 20
Views: 3180

Re: Ross Barkley

I suspect we have already seen the best of Barkley. Super talented but doesn’t always show the determination and application required to succeed. A shame.
by SpringHillClaret
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings
Replies: 79
Views: 46300

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

All the way from Brisbane, thanks to live coverage on SBS. Pope 8 - Couldn't do anything about the goal. Some great saves and improved distribution. Bardsley 6 - Caught out of position too often at this level and his performance was certainly put in context when Lowton arrived. Long 7 - An outstandi...
by SpringHillClaret
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: City cup tie live on tv Downunder.
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: City cup tie live on tv Downunder.

And an hour earlier in Qld .... Back to the days of Foxtel recording and not watching the game on the Optus app.
by SpringHillClaret
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Not born in Burnley never lived in Burnley but still a Claret?
Replies: 176
Views: 12675

Re: Not born in Burnley never lived in Burnley but still a Claret?

Born in South Wales. Followed Burnley as Leighton James was one of the 22 best footballers in Britain according to ESSO. Four gallons used to get you free gifts and stickers / badges / coins collections. Saw my first game in 76 - Hereford away - and being let on the team bus that day is a memory tha...