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by Hipper
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?
Replies: 28
Views: 952

Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Blackburn (just about if you really want to)
:D
by Hipper
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche ------->Palace
Replies: 1507
Views: 154051

Re: Dyche ------->Palace

Palace are the club that gave Frank de Boer 77 days as he tried to make radical changes. Dyche at Burnley has mainly tried to bring in players with character plus talent. It leaves us with pretty capable players but not as skilful as most. That's why we play the style we do. It allows for the player...
by Hipper
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche ------->Palace
Replies: 1507
Views: 154051

Re: Dyche ------->Palace

Dyche as done an amazing job for us but he still has things to prove. Could he with more technical players at his disposal change his style and produce a team that can play exciting free flowing football. To change his style would take time and money. Are there any clubs outside the top 6 who have ...
by Hipper
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big Dave's paper review
Replies: 20
Views: 1808

Re: Big Dave's paper review

How is Big Dave doing these days?
by Hipper
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BBC 2 WC 66 Alfie's Boys
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: BBC 2 WC 66 Alfie's Boys

Quite enjoyed that, although I wasn't all that interested in what Jason or all the wives and other women had to say. I was about 13 at the time. I saw the semi-final live on Dutch TV but wasn't able to see the final as I was in some sort of sports camp ironically. I was told the result but in truth ...
by Hipper
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dire Straits
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Re: Dire Straits

I first heard them on Charlie Gillette's Radio London show playing Sultans of Swing in 1977. It was such a breath of fresh air from punk and mostly crap around that time (rather like Kate Bush was). As a result I bought their first album. That album is still one of my favourites - each song is a lit...
by Hipper
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Taylor ruled out of final game
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: ARTICLE: Taylor ruled out of final game

I'm glad Westwood and Pieters have recovered from their mortal wounds. :)
by Hipper
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2020-2021 season
Replies: 24
Views: 1209

Re: 2020-2021 season

addisclaret wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:36 am
......iambic pentameter
Is that a make of car?

Or was that an Iambic Perambulator?
by Hipper
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: John Cofie
Replies: 36
Views: 3252

Re: John Cofie

There's a book by Malcolm Gladwell called Outliers. Part of it discusses the success of those who go to the "best schools". When a kid has been top of his class and then goes to a better school where all the kids are brighter and he suddenly finds himself in the bottom half he can feel like a failu...
by Hipper
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5365
Views: 373371

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Going back to the DCMS report: 1. What are the examples of salary caps abroad 'which may seem radical to those inside UK football, but seem to work well elsewhere'? 2. Aren't clubs that end up in financial difficulties usually guilty of over stretching themselves, or due to some dubious practice. Su...
by Hipper
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One of those pointless ‘if you could choose’ questions
Replies: 36
Views: 1012

Re: One of those pointless ‘if you could choose’ questions

I expect defeat.

Dyche doesn't seem to worry about pointless games. We've lost the last one in each of the last three seasons.
by Hipper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: In 50 years time where will SD figure in burnley history ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1364

Re: In 50 years time where will SD figure in burnley history ?

What Sean Dyche has done for Burnley FC is truly remarkable. When I moved to Florida in 2008 I never thought I would ever see Burnley in the PL in my lifetime. Now I can watch every game live on tv and we are recognized and respected as a club worldwide. We are just about to have our second top hal...
by Hipper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Watford...
Replies: 51
Views: 3761

Re: Watford...

Watford actually put in some effort yesterday which they have lately not done much of. Of course they had little chance against this opposition. Deeney is not what he was and Watford fans aren't so keen on him anymore. I thought there managerial system was to keep the same coaching and recruiting te...
by Hipper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tim Sherwood-Jordan Pickford
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: Tim Sherwood-Jordan Pickford

Goobs wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:37 am
Surely it has to be a close run thing between James Maddison or Sergio Ramos?
Well, I'm not going to slap Ramos.
by Hipper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5365
Views: 373371

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Chester, is there any report on how Burnley being in the Premier League has affected the town's local economy?
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood - The Times
Replies: 132
Views: 5346

Re: Ashley Westwood - The Times

Our fans are twisting nothing. The problem is that you’ve believed that garbage in the article rather than examine what actually happened. None of our players have done anything they shouldn’t and to suggest they might not have morals regarding their profession I think is downright insulting. I sim...
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League First Season Success
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Premier League First Season Success

How does Sheffield United's performance in their first season back up compare to others:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53452207

I would like to point out that they were all relegated again.
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood - The Times
Replies: 132
Views: 5346

Re: Ashley Westwood - The Times

I love the way some of our fans on here are twisting through hoops trying to explain when our players do stuff that we condemn in our opponents.

It also seems hypocritical when players promote moral codes - Black Lives Matter - when they clearly have no morals regarding their profession.
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5365
Views: 373371

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

'....and Cardiff is one of the great British cities to visit.' Has he ever visited Cardiff as a football fan? They're the last team I'd have in the Premier League. The Premier League ideal is for the big money clubs that formed it - or the big money clubs now anyway - to finish in the top places so ...
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Seventh heaven on the road
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: REPORT: Seventh heaven on the road

To get points you need to win. To win all you need to do is score more then your opponent. Dyche does it by trying to concede less, Howe by trying to score more. Both ways work.

Howe's approach is different but until this season he'd done pretty well.
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood - The Times
Replies: 132
Views: 5346

Re: Ashley Westwood - The Times

I agree that both cards were red but also agree with the sentiment of The Times piece. Westwood played a big part in the incident exactly as described. Pieters too over reacted like a typical Premier League player. Wood tripped over his own feet and claimed a penalty and Brady decided to dive in the...
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood - The Times
Replies: 132
Views: 5346

Re: Ashley Westwood - The Times

Article in The Times: Ashley Westwood should say sorry for stitching up Emiliano Buendía Tommy Conlon Sunday July 19 2020, 6.00pm, The Times The theatre was Carrow Road, the stage was the pitch, the thespian was Ashley Westwood. It looked to me like a bravura performance of ham acting. Watching the...
by Hipper
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cowley sacked at Huddersfield
Replies: 57
Views: 3960

Re: Cowley sacked at Huddersfield

That may have been their problem all along - they were not Premier League players.

Would you have any of them at Burnley?
by Hipper
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pearson gone.
Replies: 77
Views: 4606

Re: Pearson gone.

https://www.soccerstats.com/formtable.asp?league=england The second table shows form for the last 8 games, roughly since the restart. Apart from Palace it's pretty much as per the full league table. Whilst overall Pearson has done pretty well considering where he started, he's clearly not done well ...
by Hipper
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Social distancing
Replies: 20
Views: 1403

Re: Social distancing

Interesting that on the left bus, the double reflection makes the pink bus look like Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce and the pitched roof like a large person with a white shirt.
by Hipper
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cowley sacked at Huddersfield
Replies: 57
Views: 3960

Re: Cowley sacked at Huddersfield

Never liked the Cowley's especially their "professional" approach to playing the game. Saw it when they were at Lincoln in games with Stevenage...and in the Cup tie at Turf Moor. Players feigning injuries, throwing the ball away to stop opponents taking quick throws, always in the officials ear whi...
by Hipper
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today’s tactics
Replies: 140
Views: 4455

Re: Today’s tactics

The OP was making a very fair point, we can’t settle for such low standards. Dyche was rightly critical of his side’s creativity today, some criticism of him too for negativity is the right thing to do. I didn't think there was any negativity. We played our usual way in the first half and after an ...
by Hipper
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's not just about Brexit
Replies: 1121
Views: 22451

Re: It's not just about Brexit

Chamberlain declared war on Germany. Churchill came in as head of a coalition after Chamberlain resigned because of the Norway debacle in May 1940.
by Hipper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Penalties
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Burnley Penalties

I think I've said this before but the whole concept of penalties should be looked at. Originally it was used as punishment for deliberately handling the ball to prevent a goal. Now the penalty is used as another tool in obtaining a goal, not so much a punishment for a misdemeanour but something to b...
by Hipper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adam Lallana
Replies: 251
Views: 21286

Re: Adam Lallana

'We should be looking beyond those markets and be looking at a more rounded style of player...'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53425371

I know just the fellow:
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by Hipper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Painful Thing?
Replies: 83
Views: 2545

Re: Most Painful Thing?

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:11 pm
Todger in zip...
It's worse trying to 'unzip' it.
by Hipper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Wolves - Player Ratings
Replies: 81
Views: 3527

Re: Burnley v Wolves - Player Ratings

I agree with CT that Wolves are a very good side with some quality players. When their team was announced, with Traore, Jota, Podence and Vinagre I couldn't see how we could cope. Yet we played it in such a way that they could hardly use all that pace. Only once was there a real threat when Jota was...
by Hipper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sweet Revenge For The Penalty At Molineux
Replies: 27
Views: 2245

Re: Sweet Revenge For The Penalty At Molineux

It was clearly dangerous play by Wood, a flailing foot at head level. What was Doherty supposed to do except protect his face. It was not a penalty. I suppose we just have to accept the decision and get on with it. :D I got the impression there was a bit of 'banter' going on with Dyche and co and Nu...
by Hipper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pieters
Replies: 39
Views: 3461

Re: Pieters

Actually I was surprised Wolves didn't try to make more of Traore versus Pieters.

Just after Pieters replaced Taylor at left back Traore easily got past him and put in a cross. I don't recall it happening again or Wolves even trying.
by Hipper
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A New Look at the 1962 Cup Final?
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: A New Look at the 1962 Cup Final?

The 1962 Cup Final is on DVD in Black & White. I watched it once and is such a 'polite' match - players speedily restarting play, getting balls for the opponent etc.. I think it starts with about twenty minutes where the referee doesn't have to intervene at all. There are some clips in colour which ...
by Hipper
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: John Bond at Burnley
Replies: 47
Views: 2273

Re: ARTICLE: John Bond at Burnley

I would love it if Dave could write a warts and all review of the Bond era. I think it was my most intense period of watching Burnley, including going to a couple of reserve games (I was a London Claret so that wasn't so easy). It was probably also the most exciting and strangest season, with an out...
by Hipper
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This is worth celebrating...
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: This is worth celebrating...

Rowls wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:41 pm
This is the UEFA calculations room where they figure out all this technical stuff. It's the same room they work out who the trickiest possible team it would be for Burnley to draw in the Europa Ligue:

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So in fact we do know who is Number One.
by Hipper
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man Utd Vs. Southampton
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Man Utd Vs. Southampton

Haven't Southampton turned things round.

They were excellent against City and whilst not so good last night they were still good enough for United.
by Hipper
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's football 12-7-2020
Replies: 219
Views: 3704

Re: Today's football 12-7-2020

I haven't seen much of Villa but the three worst sides I have seen are Norwich (yes they're well organised but because of their insistence on playing it out from the back and not being good enough to do it), Bournemouth (admittedly suffered from injuries but don't seem to have much idea about anythi...
by Hipper
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man City Appeal result at 9:30 BST
Replies: 74
Views: 3394

Re: Man City Appeal result at 9:30 BST

So let's run this through - Man City have had this appeal turned over on technicalities of the process. Which is the only way an appeal can win - if you think that an appeal is a retrial you are mistaken, if the process was found to be solid then the ban would have been upheld. Those hoping for a m...
by Hipper
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blanket coverage of games to end
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Blanket coverage of games to end

I don't see why I, who pays nothing, should get free football on the TV, much as I'd like it.
by Hipper
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Judy Dyble
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Judy Dyble

Formerly of Fairport Convention, Giles, Giles & Fripp, Trader Horne: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53382561 With Fairport, Ian McDonald (later Matthews) - Decameron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kT84AW8oYs With G,G & F, Ian McDonald (another one!) with the first version of the Ki...
by Hipper
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets confirm academy retained list
Replies: 41
Views: 3547

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets confirm academy retained list

Wish I had been in a position to 'haggle over a few hundred pounds a week'.
by Hipper
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Charlton
Replies: 70
Views: 2347

Re: Jack Charlton

Jack Charlton once said "I have a little black book with two players in it, and if I get a chance to do them I will. I will make them suffer before I pack this game in. If I can kick them four years over the touch line, I will." One of the player's was said to be Everton's Johnny Morrissey and not s...
by Hipper
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oli McBurnie fined for drink-driving
Replies: 21
Views: 1476

Re: Oli McBurnie fined for drink-driving

Burnley1989 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:50 pm
I know he’s on closer to £50k probably more
Why don't you tell the judge!
by Hipper
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oli McBurnie fined for drink-driving
Replies: 21
Views: 1476

Re: Oli McBurnie fined for drink-driving

"The £20,000-a-week footballer was stopped in his black Audi R8 after an officer saw him visit a garage and speed away" A couple of paragraphs later "District Judge Michael Fanning said he reduced the fine from 150% of his weekly wage by 5% for his guilty plea, down from £30,000 to £28,500." Did th...
by Hipper
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams
Replies: 120
Views: 6123

Re: Potential Targets From Bottom Prem Teams

Brooks was awful for Bournemouth yesterday. I like him, but he looks way too lightweight. McNeil is miles the better player at the moment. TBH also King and Wilson's form has nosedived off a cliff. Cantwell would be a great signing, but I can't see us getting him. As a previous poster said, I think...
by Hipper
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A message to you Ben Mee
Replies: 25
Views: 1938

Re: A message to you Ben Mee

I think there must be many stories like the OP's.

A West Ham/Barnet supporting mate said exactly the same thing to me.
by Hipper
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When you see Westwood.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: When you see Westwood.....

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:17 am
Holding his thigh and limping, but then sprints 30 yards to nullify the danger down our left side.

That's amore.
I just think - Premier League footballer. Make of that what you want. :D
by Hipper
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Current Fair Play Table
Replies: 18
Views: 1366

Re: Current Fair Play Table

We are more saintly then most when it comes to diving but by no means completely 'clean'. Taylor last night 'won' a highly dubious free kick for example.