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by CaptJohn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst so called tourist location you have visited ?
Replies: 126
Views: 7672

Re: Worst so called tourist location you have visited ?

Las Americas is pretty grotty but for a real dump try Rhyl. I used to love it as a kid but it has gone to the dogs big style.
by CaptJohn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Worst so called tourist location you have visited ?
Replies: 126
Views: 7672

Re: Worst so called tourist location you have visited ?

I have to add that Majorca is beautiful IMHO. I admit that Shagaluf is horrendous but there are some stunning locations. I always stay at the Marriott Son Antem which is lovely
by CaptJohn
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lactose intolerance
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Lactose intolerance

I've had the condition for years. Just stop all dairy products. (Use soya milk, goat and sheep cheese and butter alternatives) You'll be just fine.
by CaptJohn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kieran Trippier
Replies: 140
Views: 9966

Re: Kieran Trippier

When Cahill headed home the Tripps corner my first thought was that it was a goal made in Burnley :)
by CaptJohn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who else bought this...
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

Re: Who else bought this...

Guilty as charged :oops:
by CaptJohn
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best place you have ever visited?
Replies: 131
Views: 5255

Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Tarkwa bay, Lagos , Nigeria, 1972ish.Sunrise on a deserted beach. Just me, my brother and my father. The waves lapping on the beach, the beached jellyfish and us three. We saw something that morning, that no longer exists. It must have been nice back then. Not any more unfortunately. I was there in...
by CaptJohn
Thu May 31, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Driving in Florida
Replies: 30
Views: 1158

Re: Driving in Florida

They don't accept credit cards and there are a lot of unmanned toll booths that only accept coins. If you don't have an "EZ Pass" or "Sunpass" transponder always have at least two dollars in coins (Preferably quarters) in the vehicle to prevent any fines.
by CaptJohn
Thu May 31, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Driving in Florida
Replies: 30
Views: 1158

Re: Driving in Florida

I spend quite a bit of time in Florida every year and find driving fairly easy. The roads are big and as several people have commented all of the cars are very easy to drive. If you are going to go regularly I'd recommend that you obtain a "Sunpass" https://www.sunpass.com/index This is a ...
by CaptJohn
Mon May 28, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: tarkowski having hernia op
Replies: 17
Views: 2725

Re: tarkowski having hernia op

I had my second op on the 10th April and am feeling fine. My other side was done in Dec 2011. I had mesh implants on both occasions not keyhole as the surgeon recommended that for a more permanent repair, the mesh was better. So far so good :)
by CaptJohn
Wed May 23, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best winter holiday desrination?
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Best winter holiday desrination?

The Canary Islands are your best bet. I personally am not keen on them but it's about a four hour flight and you usually get the sun.
by CaptJohn
Wed May 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Petrol prices on the rise
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: Petrol prices on the rise

I doubt that oil will reach $100/barrel due to the ability of the US shale producers to respond quickly to oil price increases and thus make up any shortfalls from the Iran embargo. There are thousands of completed wells in the US that are on hold until prices rise. This should keep oil prices in th...
by CaptJohn
Wed May 23, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best opposition player at the Turf this season
Replies: 74
Views: 3384

Re: Best opposition player at the Turf this season

I personally thought that MCFC in the 1st half played some of the best football I have ever seen at Turf Moor. It therefore has to follow that it was one of their players who gets the nod and it has to be Kevin de Bruyne. Undoubtedly Hazard was the best substitute used at the Turf this season.
by CaptJohn
Sat May 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's about time Burnley's beggars raised their game .
Replies: 43
Views: 4268

Re: It's about time Burnley's beggars raised their game .

My wife always gives to the chap under the walkway to the bus station after the game. The amount she gives depends upon how many goals are scored in the match. He did well when we beat Sunderland 4-1 last season :o
by CaptJohn
Thu May 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are the Windsor’s having second thoughts?
Replies: 30
Views: 3458

Re: Are the Windsor’s having second thoughts?

I wish them all the best but lost all respect when they arranged their wedding for the same day as the FA Cup final. How the Met will cope with the demands on their manpower for two massive events I do not know but I bet the individual who plans such things must have had a quiet swear to themselves ...
by CaptJohn
Mon May 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lois Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: Lois Lane

I'm heartbroken. I fell madly in lust with her :o
by CaptJohn
Mon May 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: possible Burnley player targets?
Replies: 24
Views: 3407

Re: possible Burnley player targets?

I don't know who put that together but it makes for interesting reading. A tad over ambitious IMHO but I think that there are maybe three possibles. It will be an interesting month or so.
by CaptJohn
Sun May 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: well, how poor was that
Replies: 103
Views: 5330

Re: well, how poor was that

We weren't poor today but a couple of "schoolboy" errors cost us the match. That's why next season we will still be in a relegation battle from day one, exactly the same as we were this season. Whilst one or two Clarets have European glasses on it doesn't change the facts that this is one ...
by CaptJohn
Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 50th fa youth cup anniversary
Replies: 20
Views: 1270

Re: 50th fa youth cup anniversary

50th anniversary!
Makes me feel old :( I was on the pitch at the end celebrating and some tw@t nicked my bobble hat :x Never saw who did it but it broke my heart coz I had loads of badges I'd collected on it.
by CaptJohn
Thu May 10, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "The Orient Game"
Replies: 36
Views: 2033

Re: "The Orient Game"

I was in the Beehole with my wife and four year old daughter. We lifted her over the turnstile in her pushchair as she was fast asleep when we went in. I remember at the end when we were on the pitch she was stroking one of the Police horses nose. I don't think she actually understood what she had w...
by CaptJohn
Thu May 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Marney 8 Arfield 37
Replies: 17
Views: 2265

Re: Marney 8 Arfield 37

Blimey they were at the Roodee. If I'd have known I'd have wandered down and said hello. Only ten minutes walk from my house.
by CaptJohn
Fri May 04, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best save I have ever seen - live
Replies: 30
Views: 1580

Re: Best save I have ever seen - live

I must say that Popes save against Southampton in the recent home game was pretty special. Ultimately it saved us a point.
by CaptJohn
Thu May 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: My Winnipeg Prediction
Replies: 24
Views: 1378

Re: My Winnipeg Prediction

Having friends in Winnipeg and having visited the city on several occasions I'm certainly rooting for them :D
I have seen the Jets play but it was the old Jets before they were franchised out and then returned to their true home.
by CaptJohn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kick off time today?
Replies: 24
Views: 1231

Re: Kick off time today?

Went by train to that game so not caught up in traffic. During 1999/00 promotion season. Very strange game, away end was probably only half full at the start of the game and the team didn't turn up until half time either. Payton bagged a penalty after Kavanagh had been in his ear before taking it. ...
by CaptJohn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Empty seats
Replies: 65
Views: 4668

Re: Empty seats

My wife was not too well and couldn't make it. My son and I were there though :)
by CaptJohn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings
Replies: 96
Views: 5762

Re: Burnley v Chelsea - Player Ratings

Well beaten by a quality side tonight but it's part of a learning curve for a few players plus we learned one or two things about our players. Pope 6 This England call up has unsettled him IMHO. Not quite as good as he has been. Lowton 7 Kept at it and was one of the better players for us. Long 5 Lo...
by CaptJohn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Defensively, Chelsea Were Excellent
Replies: 49
Views: 1981

Re: Defensively, Chelsea Were Excellent

They were stronger and fitter than us in every single position. Their defenders bullied our strikers and their strikers bullied our defenders. I have to agree with this. They were a yard faster than us all over the park and of course their skill levels are excellent. However they must also have bee...
by CaptJohn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Bobby Madley v Chelsea
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: RATE THE REF - Bobby Madley v Chelsea

Typical Madley. Favoured the big boys. I really dislike it when we have this guy. He does not like us one iota.

A. 15
B. 10 (One rule for them and one for us)
C. 20 He's fit enough.
D. 18 Easy game to officiate as long as you give everything to Chelski.
by CaptJohn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Helping A Local Lad - Football Blogging Awards Vote
Replies: 35
Views: 1367

Re: Helping A Local Lad - Football Blogging Awards Vote

Done. Keep up the good work ;)
by CaptJohn
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leicester fans
Replies: 108
Views: 9455

Re: Leicester fans

I thought Chilwell had a very good game. I said to my son that he is a future England international IMHO. Very composed on the ball, two footed and with a wicked cross at pace. Lowton did very well to keep him under control.
by CaptJohn
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tinpot no one likes us
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Tinpot no one likes us

No being on FB I can't read but here is a link to a You Tube Fan Voice blog where we are referred to as a "Tin Pot" club. TBH the guy was being influenced by a complete DH behind him. Why are other fans so angry at our success this season? I actually was pleased when LCFC won the Prem :? h...
by CaptJohn
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings
Replies: 73
Views: 5551

Re: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings

Some reviews and marks are in my opinion a tad high and perhaps completed with Claret tainted glasses on. It was a strange game because we started so fast and absolutely battered Lychester. Then all of a sudden after just 9 minutes we found ourselves 2 up and the players were a touch lost. "Wha...
by CaptJohn
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Just how big is Saturday's game?
Replies: 59
Views: 2504

Re: Just how big is Saturday's game?

Anyone who witnessed the Orient game and who endured the tension of that whole season (Think Crewe and Rochdale away for levels of tension in the stratosphere) will know that Saturdays game is no where near the same level of importance to the club. However it's damned great for the current crop of y...
by CaptJohn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ray Wilkins" Fighting For His Life."
Replies: 90
Views: 6429

Re: Ray Wilkins" Fighting For His Life."

RIP "Butch."
by CaptJohn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chairman's interview
Replies: 25
Views: 2935

Re: Chairman's interview

Feet firmly on the ground. Good to see and dare I say it, "The Burnley Way!"
by CaptJohn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Few clubs after Defour
Replies: 39
Views: 4326

Re: Few clubs after Defour

Test.
by CaptJohn
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BURNLEY, just a time to breathe it all in .
Replies: 25
Views: 3037

Re: BURNLEY, just a time to breathe it all in .

Enjoyed the post immensely reading the thoughts of fellow Clarets on our exceptional season thus far. Watching the lads on Saturday there was something I hadn't seen for some time in a Burnley side and it took me some time to realise that we were playing with a confidence, almost bordering on arroga...
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay's WBA versus Mighty Clarets
Replies: 217
Views: 8070

Re: Jay's WBA versus Mighty Clarets

WBA are a very big, physical team and I just worry that we are a touch lightweight in the middle of the park. No worries at the front or back about competing but Lennon, Westwood & Knocadoo are a bit small. If we can feed the wingers then all well and good but we have to win the ball first. It s...
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cathay Pacific
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Cathay Pacific

I'm assuming that you are referring to their decision to allow their female flight staff to wear trousers? Sad day indeed :(
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Stelling's favourite player
Replies: 48
Views: 3200

Re: Jeff Stellings favourite ever player

SuperCasp was my favourite player as well so I have something in common with Jeff at last.
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Money for Mee
Replies: 153
Views: 15713

Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

I'd be devastated if he left. A great player for us and anyone who who doesn't feel that way and would be happy for him to go has not been watching us for the last few seasons. He may not be the most stylish of defenders but wow is he effective.
Please stay Sir Benjamin :(
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: English rugby and fee-paying schools
Replies: 53
Views: 1640

Re: English rugby and fee-paying schools

As an ex Grammar school pupil I played both football and rugby at school. The big problem when we started playing rugby was the fact that all of us only knew rugby league. The sportsmaster went ballistic when we stopped when tackled and passed it through our legs. He used to carry a size 10 plimsoll...
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Irish call for Dunne
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: ARTICLE: Irish call for Dunne

ClaretLoup wrote:Amazing back heel goal line clearance by Dunne dead on 1.00 minute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWaz1CQBtB4

That was some clearance.
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy St Patrick's Day
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Happy St Patrick's Day

Sorry! Hope they all have a very sad day on account of failing to land the Grand Slam.
by CaptJohn
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: New Turf Moor contract for Barnes
Replies: 70
Views: 4130

Re: ARTICLE: New Turf Moor contract for Barnes

From my perspective perhaps the most improved player at the club this season. He seems to have taken his game to a new level and perhaps alongside Wood we have a new "Irvine-Lochead" combination. Now wouldn't that be great :D I know Pope and Tarks have had England call ups and could be con...
by CaptJohn
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: First England calls for Pope and Tarky
Replies: 53
Views: 3482

Re: ARTICLE: First England calls for Pope and Tarky

I'm not surprised that Jack hasn't been called up as he did go through a drop in his early season form that seemed to coincide with the injury to Defour. His form has been slowly returning these past few weeks which has coincided with Westwood beginning to look the part in the middle of the field. C...
by CaptJohn
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham Fan TV
Replies: 32
Views: 3621

Re: West Ham Fan TV

Take a look at their "Post Match Pint." Quite a decent debate with reasonably sensible participants.
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Ammers versus Mighty Clarets
Replies: 346
Views: 9122

Re: 'Ammers versus Mighty Clarets

Lennon is coming in from his right wing which is allowing too much space down our right hand side which Cresswell and Antonio are exploiting. Antonio looks decent but again is on his "wrong" side which makes his crosses poor thank goodness.
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Ammers versus Mighty Clarets
Replies: 346
Views: 9122

Re: 'Ammers versus Mighty Clarets

Dire 1st half. We're trying to slow the game down every chance and frustrate WHU. It's working but only courtesy of Pope. Have to go two up front at some stage 2nd half and try to win the game,

Good coverage on BEIN 4 THA here in Phuket. It's a bit late but hey ho.
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork and Westwood
Replies: 15
Views: 2080

Re: Cork and Westwood

I thought that both had good games. Westwood is starting to look more comfortable in possession. I think it's an example of him needing game time to settle into the side. Now he's had a run he is looking very accomplished. Neat and tidy with a touch of nastiness ;)
by CaptJohn
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Their goal....
Replies: 18
Views: 1394

Re: Their goal....

JBG mistake IMHO. Poor pass to Lennon. He should have cleared upfield and allowed the team to reshape and forced Everton back. The mistake left all their players in attacking positions and ultimately the goal which was pretty tidy.

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