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by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Big game for youths in search for a play-off place
Replies: 59
Views: 1313

Re: ARTICLE: Big game for youths in search for a play-off place

Wonderful word is rotund. I remember when local cricketer,Ian Austin, was making a name for himself with Lancashire commentators often chose 'rotund' to describe him.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil - Future England Player?
Replies: 61
Views: 2361

Re: McNeil - Future England Player?

'So declining for 80% of his career is an incorrect description'

Not if,as you suggest, they both peaked inside the first 20% of their respective careers. They can't peak and then get better.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil - Future England Player?
Replies: 61
Views: 2361

Re: McNeil - Future England Player?

So over 80% of their careers they were in decline.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil - Future England Player?
Replies: 61
Views: 2361

Re: McNeil - Future England Player?

I don't know the exact details re: careers of Rooney and Owen but I'm sure that their respective 'peaks' weren't achieved at ages 16 and 18. We may remember certain goals from those eras but their careers were more expansive beyond that.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil - Future England Player?
Replies: 61
Views: 2361

Re: McNeil - Future England Player?

He's done well for us so far. Just like to see that continue for a while ............ with us.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Grimsby v Burnley3rd round of fa cup1974
Replies: 18
Views: 1124

Re: Grimsby v Burnley3rd round of fa cup1974

I think that win either saved Grimsby from relegation or at least gave them a chance to survive with just one game left.
by Silkyskills1
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets
Replies: 77
Views: 4729

Re: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets

In the 2-3 defeat in 1977 they missed a penalty just after half -time that would have made it 4-0 to them. The fight back led by Peter Noble just wasn't enough.
by Silkyskills1
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets
Replies: 77
Views: 4729

Re: Blackburn v Burnley 1978 fighting on the fair ground fighting on the streets

I need to check fixture list to aid my memory. I know I got the Austin 1100 some time after "the summer of 76" - because I had another, very unreliable car that summer. It may have been boxing day, but I don't remember it being particularly cold that day. I'd got rid of the Austin October...
by Silkyskills1
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Haydock races
Replies: 35
Views: 2096

Re: Haydock races

Here is a quiz for horse racing lovers.... Name 6 racecourses that include the the letters r a c e in its name and the 4 racecourses that do not have r a c e in their name ..... http://www.greatbritishracing.com/latest/quiz-name-6-racecourses-with-all-the-letters-race-and-4-racecourses-without-any-...
by Silkyskills1
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunderland v Accy
Replies: 47
Views: 2531

Re: Sunderland v Accy

Accrington were the better team for most of the match. Just didn't hold the two goal lead long enough which enabled Sunderland to rally and get back level. A good game to watch, though and Stanley played some very neat,impressive first touch football at times.
by Silkyskills1
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Names In The Game That Were In It For Their Own Gain
Replies: 32
Views: 1131

Re: Names In The Game That Were In It For Their Own Gain

Michael Knighton.at Man Utd.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do we still attribute ‘Europe’ to our poor start to the season?
Replies: 86
Views: 2622

Re: Do we still attribute ‘Europe’ to our poor start to the season?

I suppose it depends on how far into the season our 'poor start' extends. I always consider when the clocks go back as being the end of early season and we were definitely struggling then but that trend continued right up to and including Boxing Day. Some indifferent performances and some calamitous...
by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Gordon Banks was a part of my youth
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: ARTICLE: Gordon Banks was a part of my youth

A great goalkeeper. He set very high standards in that position for those challenging him during his prime and also for the excellent goalkeepers England was fortunate enough to have in the years after him. Always seemed a very humble,likeable fellow. RIP Gordon Banks.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Claret Blues Burnley The Movie (1989)
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Claret Blues Burnley The Movie (1989)

Don't know who made it but it aired on Channel 4. They contacted the supporters club at the time and said they were doing a documentary and wanted some fans to turn up on a Saturday morning to do some filming. Then they gave us inflatables and made us look pretty damn stupid to be honest while the ...
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hannover 96 .... update
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Hannover 96 .... update

They won this weekend v the other bottom 2 club Nuremberg - so some hope for them as they are only 1 point behind third bottom team (4 behind 4th bottom) and only 2 go down. Hope they go down, though, it's difficult to find anything to like about them after their "friendly" visit to TM. A...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris McCann given free transfer.
Replies: 35
Views: 3981

Re: Chris McCann given free transfer.

McCann was never up to much to be fair. He lacked heart and passion, and was a bang average championship footballer. I remember the day he signed for Wigan he was celebrating with his bird at Costa coffee in Haslingden, I thought myself good riddance. He really was a nothing player who promised lot...
by Silkyskills1
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McNeil (leading up to 2-0) ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1971

Re: McNeil (leading up to 2-0) ...

I just wish he was left alone and develop for us. I've seen too many promising players in their teens who are measured by what they might be worth in years to come only to become a 'whatever happened to' statistic.
by Silkyskills1
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 6th February 1958
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: 6th February 1958

I, too, have read the Martin Fletcher book about the Bradford Fire and it is incredibly moving. So much so that there were times I was in tears thinking about how this might have touched the lives of Burnley fans if the fire had occurred just 22 days earlier when we played at Valley Parade. The inc...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 6th February 1958
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: 6th February 1958

which book was that Silky? 56 The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher. He was just 12 or so when it happened but through sheer good luck( I can't think of any other way to describe it) he escaped and survived. His four relatives with him that day didn't. Gabby Logan, whose dad was manager...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 6th February 1958
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: 6th February 1958

I think in a rounabout way you have proved my point (without meaning to belittle what you say). When the anniversary comes around you reflect a little and remember and that is fine, but do you do the same for the Bradford anniversary, or Ibrox, or Burnden Park or any number of tragedies like Locker...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 6th February 1958
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: 6th February 1958

It's a significant date in the history of an English football club. I was 6 years old two months later so don't recall the tragedy happening. And it most definitely was a tragedy. My brother went to the next game Manchester United played at Old Trafford with my auntie(less than three weeks after the...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Andy Gray on Taylor
Replies: 20
Views: 4129

Re: Andy Gray on Taylor

Whiffa. That pundit who said 'Not a penalty for me' sounded remarkably like Kevin Gallagher. Maybe he likes to give the same unbiased opinions as that other no mark, Chris Sutton. David Provan wasn't it? Must have seen plenty of those in his playing days with Celtic and I bet he claimed for a penal...
by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newport v Boro
Replies: 32
Views: 1942

Re: Newport v Boro

Clear handball. Frustrating for the Newport team who are well on top.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Had Barnes been sent off.....
Replies: 57
Views: 3167

Re: Had Barnes been sent off.....

I'll be honest, I'm pretty sure McEnroe never got himself quite so close to an official with his eyes bulging like Barnes' were, but if you can find the footage I'll be happy to be proved wrong. I'm not that concerned about the swearing per se, it's the overall reaction and the sheer level of aggre...
by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Standard of ref's in Prem v Championship
Replies: 37
Views: 1286

Re: Standard of ref's in Prem v Championship

The incident last Saturday was not as a result of fitness. He had an assistant just a few yards away,too and his apparent indifference wasn't down to fitness either. Three officials on the pitch, each with a modicum of competency, ought to be sufficient to provide an acceptable level of order for th...
by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Had Barnes been sent off.....
Replies: 57
Views: 3167

Re: Had Barnes been sent off.....

it would have highlighted the paucity of attacking players at our disposal for one game at least.
by Silkyskills1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Taylor rewarded with table topping encounter
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: Taylor rewarded with table topping encounter

As old Mr. Grace used to say in 'Are You Being Served' 'Carry on, you're all doing very well.'
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spam v Pool
Replies: 36
Views: 1558

Re: Spam v Pool

That’s abit unfair. I’m not sure so he’d be thinking something so simple would unlock the best defence in the league. It was shockingly bad defending. As was the Rice chance. Terrible officiating too. The goal was harder to call than it looks on tv. A player being so close the lino can’t see what’s...
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spam v Pool
Replies: 36
Views: 1558

Re: Spam v Pool

Isn't Alan Smith good? West Ham with a free kick 30 yards from goal and he refers to it as 'a difficult position' for a free kick for them. A clever free kick routine leads to a goal. Oh dear,Alan. You are limited.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Now the dust has settled...
Replies: 33
Views: 2338

Re: Now the dust has settled...

Results since the Everton debacle have moved us on from definite relegation candidates to having a 'fighting chance' of survival. That's where we stand currently. Heads just above water. I really can't even begin to predict any possible outcome but if it's grit and determination needed to survive th...
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Barnes on the spot for the Clarets
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: REPORT: Barnes on the spot for the Clarets

A draw the fair result in the end. I agree but there was nothing fair in the first half when their keeper fouled Barnes in their penalty area. As for Provan's take on the incident I can imagine him in his playing days with Celtic seeing a similar situation and just saying to the referee ' nothing i...
by Silkyskills1
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Barnes on the spot for the Clarets
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: REPORT: Barnes on the spot for the Clarets

Slattery continued fouling throughout the first half after his lunge on Charlie Taylor and never received a card. Absolute incompetence from the referee.
by Silkyskills1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Could the ref decisions over the last 3 games
Replies: 49
Views: 2089

Re: Could the ref decisions over the last 3 games

Spike wrote:Shockingly bad referees! Time to bring in thenew guard and get some honesty back into the game.

How could he not book Slattery. Totally illogical


And the same player continued to foul throughout the rest of the half and was never cautioned.
by Silkyskills1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Sunday League Football
Replies: 72
Views: 4071

Re: Burnley Sunday League Football

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:Posted this before but there can’t be many people who had their own dedicated advertising board like the one Jackie did up at Dark Lane!


In the days of 'fancy dress parties' I recall someone attending one as a Jackie Barnes lookalike. :)
by Silkyskills1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Sunday League Football
Replies: 72
Views: 4071

Re: Burnley Sunday League Football

The appearance of the legendary Jackie Barnes always made a match more memorable When Leighton James was playing cricket for Lowerhouse against Haslingden at Bent Gate he was fielding on the boundary. Jackie Barnes wandered along and shouted to Taffy 'did you win the toss'? 'No', came the reply. Th...
by Silkyskills1
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ouch it's Crouch
Replies: 113
Views: 4363

Re: ARTICLE: Ouch it's Crouch

summitclaret wrote:Unless we sign a striker tonight that can play a full 90 minutes, we are taking an unnecessary gamble with the fitness of wood and Barnes and with the former's erratic confidence.


and it has to be said with the latter's erratic temperament.
by Silkyskills1
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ouch it's Crouch
Replies: 113
Views: 4363

Re: ARTICLE: Ouch it's Crouch

I've tried to find positives that he might just offer but I've failed miserably. This has to rank as one of the most bizarre transfers in all my time as a Burnley fan. The first of,what is it, 14 vital league games on Saturday is a key fixture where after an uplifting point at Old Trafford the suppo...
by Silkyskills1
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The balance sheet
Replies: 57
Views: 2574

Re: The balance sheet

houseboy wrote:Macca mate My only promise is that the first million pound per week footballer will probably see me saying sod it I'm off to the non-leagues. Ha ha!


I remember thinking along the same lines when beer went up to 25p a pint (a five bob pint!) and a gallon of petrol went up to £1. :)
by Silkyskills1
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Rigg
Replies: 81
Views: 5223

Re: Mike Rigg

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:Transfer deadline day always brings out the worst in people!!!


It certainly does. A change of name but same old rhetoric. It's the football equivalent of the ubiquitous 'backstop'.
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Old Trafford – it’s only gone and happened again
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: REPORT: Old Trafford – it’s only gone and happened again

Absolutely gutted at the outcome ............. again. I've stated on numerous occasions on this board our incredible record v Manchester United and late, late goals. A 5 the round FA Cup tie in 1965 saw us 1-0 up until the last few minutes; we lost 2-1. Not long after that we were 2-0 up in a league...
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many hours
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: How many hours

conyoviejo wrote:Amazing... You are indeed a superfan of the highest calibre Ashy.. 8-)


Wow, puts my 22 mile round trips in the shade. Mind you, I have walked to the match on two occasions. :)
by Silkyskills1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many hours
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: How many hours

Convert it into miles travelled and it is equally frightening.60 years and counting I've been going to Turf Moor from Rossendale. Missed some through my studies in London for 3 years but I still must have been to 1500 or more home games at approx. a 22 mile round trip. That comes to at least twice r...
by Silkyskills1
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Moss rolling into Manchester again
Replies: 34
Views: 1956

Re: ARTICLE: Moss rolling into Manchester again

Why would you consider Accrington Stanley to be a 'joke of a football club'? A perfect model, for any small,aspiring club in lower league football of what can be achieved.
by Silkyskills1
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ten man under-23s hold on to take the points
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: ARTICLE: Ten man under-23s hold on to take the points

A penalty, CT? Did you happen to record it? Sounds like we toughed it out. My son has seen a number of U'23's games this season and has sung the praises of the midfielders on view. He has especially mentioned Mace Goodridge who I know has been sidelined for a while now with a nasty injury. Anyone im...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brady
Replies: 33
Views: 4902

Re: Brady

That's a stretch. To say that the squad is threadbare because we only have two out-and-out right backs? With the squad limited to 25 senior pros, plus under-21s, there will be few sides who have three Premier-standard players for every position. Who are the players who are a tackle away from an ext...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester City no fair play at all
Replies: 86
Views: 4028

Re: Manchester City no fair play at all

Fernandinho is crucial to them. Without him they are nowhere near as good, hence why they lost 3 out of 4 when he was injured. Well, I can't argue with statistics. But somehow I don't see their other players as 'bit part' players who require some sort of guidance from him. We'll just have to beg to...
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We know the bigger picture
Replies: 58
Views: 2667

Re: ARTICLE: We know the bigger picture

A bit concerned over us putting together 'patched up' sides. Two key games coming up that will require more than a 'make do and mend'. And then there are more games to come after that.
by Silkyskills1
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester City no fair play at all
Replies: 86
Views: 4028

Re: Manchester City no fair play at all

They had a few 'key players' on the sidelines today. They still looked pretty good to me.
by Silkyskills1
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester City v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 3000

Re: Manchester City v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 6
Taylor 6
Tarkowski 5
Long 4
Gibson 5
Ward 5
Hendrick 6
Defour 5
McNeil 7
Brady 5
Vydra 5

Cork 5
Wood 5
by Silkyskills1
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will dyche ever
Replies: 140
Views: 5877

Re: Will dyche ever

Bordeauxclaret wrote:Man City were in Division One at that stage.


Okay. I do remember the game well and we were always in it despite the 'gap' between the teams. A proper cup tie.

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