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by NL Claret
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Solution to low cup attendances
Replies: 39
Views: 1708

Solution to low cup attendances

Talking to a lad at work yesterday who is a United season ticket holder and he told me is banned for this weekend's game. He didn't have any funds in his account when United twice tried to take money from his account for the replay with Wolves the other week so his season ticket has been cancelled f...
by NL Claret
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our mentality - both club and fans
Replies: 102
Views: 4097

Re: Our mentality - both club and fans

Is it me or have burnley never been right good in fac? From memory only got to 1/4 finals twice since I started going in 1977. We lost in the fa cup, so what's new. Move on. There was a low crowd which is nothing new for a tie played in January. Some want to rewrite history, others think it's dead s...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We didn’t find the details you need to win games
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: ARTICLE: We didn’t find the details you need to win games

In doing so he is being honest about how the club feel about the cup. And also giving up to 11 kids a game. With no pressure and actually probably a big gate who want to watch them do well. Big gate in the FA Cup 4th round? What we saying? 12,000 if we play the kids? Don't tell me, you and MACCA kn...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: And that is why the crowd was 8k
Replies: 153
Views: 6154

Re: And that is why the crowd was 8k

There's no logic to argument about the low FA cup crowds and performance in cups. Man City do pretty well in the cups yet a whole tier was closed today. I'd imagine they gave away loads of tickets too to junior football clubs. For a champions league qualifier last season a colleague had access to 40...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: attendance v Norwich City
Replies: 38
Views: 2668

Re: attendance v Norwich City

Maybe when you're in the pub pre or post match and 80% of your group states " I'm not going on the cup games, I've fell for that too many times" for whatever reasons it seems SD, the players etc dont seem interested in the cuo games, they arent worth the hassle, the price for what's usually a dull ...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: attendance v Norwich City
Replies: 38
Views: 2668

Re: attendance v Norwich City

Do you not go on them now? Theres many a fan that dont bother with cup games due to the last few seasons approch/mentality towards them. As I've mentioned in other posts, traditionally season ticket holders don't bother with cups. Low attendances in the FA cup are not a recent phenomenon as some wo...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What did I miss - club for sale
Replies: 124
Views: 9143

Re: What did I miss - club for sale

Love it when UTC posters struggle to come to terms that we are not Liverpool or Man City.

Delusions of grandeur I think they call it.
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: attendance v Norwich City
Replies: 38
Views: 2668

Re: attendance v Norwich City

MACCA wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:55 am
Agreed, although theres also a 3rd option of the way we treat, perform approach the cup too.
Maybe for you there is, perhaps I'll go back to cup games when you are running the club.
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sorry but you have to laugh
Replies: 55
Views: 3227

Re: Sorry but you have to laugh

Royboyclaret wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:38 pm
We've never played Norwich before in the FA Cup and for the majority of us the result today was very relevant.
Lost 4-1 to Norwich in the FA cup under Eddie Howe, was that result relevant?
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: And that is why the crowd was 8k
Replies: 153
Views: 6154

Re: And that is why the crowd was 8k

Yeah course it is. Just think that some of our fans get too obsessed with the financial side of things. What made you fall in love with football as a youngster? I'm guessing it wasn't the thought of making big profits every year? Odd thought process to think that. I used to love going the newsagent...
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: And that is why the crowd was 8k
Replies: 153
Views: 6154

Re: And that is why the crowd was 8k

Maybe some folk are skint as they got their January pay before Christmas or Blame it on the club's attitude towards the FA cup? Said after the previous round that traditionally season ticket holders can't be bothered paying / going through the hassle of buying tickets for the cup games. Look at Unit...
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: And that is why the crowd was 8k
Replies: 153
Views: 6154

Re: And that is why the crowd was 8k

I didn't go today as I lost complete interest in the FA Cup years ago. It started with semi finals at Wembley, then United didn't bother playing in it, then stuff like pink balls, the draw taking place during the one show before we played Spurs on a Monday night and playing the games over ridiculous...
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: attendance v Norwich City
Replies: 38
Views: 2668

Re: attendance v Norwich City

A reflection of the club not doing cheap tickets or the general demise of the FA Cup?

Could have been free and I wouldn't have bothered going.
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: A special night to remember
Replies: 39
Views: 3009

Re: REPORT: A special night to remember

Fantastic report, great stuff. Living in Bury I'm surrounded by United fans, I felt sorry for my United supporting neighbours this morning so brought their bins in for them. Whenever I've been out I've worn my Clarets bobble hat which has prompted some great comments, probably from City fans! The me...
by NL Claret
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 238326

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I think we should buy him as I assume he is on 4 shilling a week and Stoke will be happy to give him away for nothing to us. See its a bit daft to "assume" stuff to support a view based on whether you like a player or not....these things are better left to factual evidence to support your view or i...
by NL Claret
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Players that always seem to score against Burnley...
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: Players that always seem to score against Burnley...

Kurt Nogan always seemed to score for pne against from memory including a ridiculous strike on the Turf.
by NL Claret
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this our best chance in years for a win at Old Trafford?
Replies: 58
Views: 2747

Re: Is this our best chance in years for a win at Old Trafford?

Try to remember it is Manchester United we are playing. Okay they are not at their best however they do have a team with international players who cost a substantial amount of money. If we lose try to remember it was Manchester United and don't post about how United were their for the taking. There ...
by NL Claret
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dermot - No Foul
Replies: 57
Views: 3438

Re: Dermot - No Foul

If the tackle had been on maddison or Barnes it would have been a free kick and a yellow card.
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: They really dont like us haha
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: They really dont like us haha

We are in serious trouble

The likes of Burnley

These are my favourites, stopped reading after 2 pages.
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tony Philiskirk
Replies: 34
Views: 3129

Re: Tony Philiskirk

. seems to recall that being in a 5-0 victory against Barnet? . likes Tony Philiskirk and enjoys speaking to him when he sees him. . correct 5-0 v Barnet on Easter Monday, it snowed in the 2nd half. Game was also notable for Ted McMinn raising the corner flag to the CFS and roared Come On. The inci...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings
Replies: 108
Views: 6766

Re: Burnley v Leicester - Player Ratings

Whilst some lament about Bardsley's limitations going forward it is good read the Quoon's rating and mention Phil's experience. He used it well today and he should get a high rating for his fist pump to the JH after the game alone. His PL experience is vital in those type of games especially towards...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Barnes to have hernia surgery
Replies: 141
Views: 6163

Re: ARTICLE: Barnes to have hernia surgery

Only read a couple of posts and some UTC posters now also have medical knowledge of hernia injuries as well as expertise in football management. I'm neither of the above however a mate of mine who played at a decent level of local Saturday football had a hernia but was advised by doctor to carry on ...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tony Philiskirk
Replies: 34
Views: 3129

Re: Tony Philiskirk

This wouldn't go down well with some as they disliked him as a player for the club. Only player to score a Burnley hat trick and be booed by some when he was subbed.
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds bid for Bowen
Replies: 42
Views: 3754

Re: Leeds bid for Bowen

So you think we should just muddle through to summer with this squad and hope there's 3 worse teams than us? I would need to carry out some detailed football analysis, look at costs and if the player actually wanted to sign for the club before making a judgment on, as you say, whether to just muddl...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds bid for Bowen
Replies: 42
Views: 3754

Re: Leeds bid for Bowen

jrgbfc wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 pm
In an ideal world you wouldn't need to spend big in January. But after our inaction in the transfer market the last 18 months or so we're struggling a bit and in a relegation battle.
Do you carry out detailed football analysis for a living?
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ground name quiz.
Replies: 77
Views: 1601

Re: Ground name quiz.

Dean Ashton (Gate)
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds bid for Bowen
Replies: 42
Views: 3754

Re: Leeds bid for Bowen

Did anyone read a thread last week titled why you shouldn't spend big in January?

I doubt it judging by the lack of replies. The football managers on here certainly didn't or just ignored it as it didn't fit with their agenda / stick to beat the club with.
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight
Replies: 76
Views: 7355

Re: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight

I considering the cancel option for some of the reasons above and a big one for me is the kick off times. I want to watch football on Saturday at 3pm or 7.45 on a Tuesday not 1230 or 1730 or 1945. I don't enjoy going at all on Sundays. Didn't realise the Leicester game had been moved. I am going und...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight
Replies: 76
Views: 7355

Re: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight

Wise words again from dande. One of the few posters on here that posts stuff which actually worth reading.
by NL Claret
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Credit card bets ....
Replies: 21
Views: 950

Re: Credit card bets ....

It's okay to use your credit card to play the lottery and buy scratch cards though.
by NL Claret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Referees confirmed for Leicester and Manchester United games
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Referees confirmed for Leicester and Manchester United games

Moss was the ref for the fixture at OT last season and was desperate to give them a penalty. Gave one , liner overruled it yet his free kick spray was still visible when he decided the slightest contact on Lingard was enough to get them back in the game.
by NL Claret
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Under 23 Latest
Replies: 40
Views: 3079

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Under 23 Latest

Interesting to see on Twitter someone questioning the team selection. Why were Brady and Vydra not playing? Who cares? Some need to have a day off.
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 255
Views: 20593

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

jrgbfc wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:12 pm
We'll see, like I say judge him after a run of games.
Based on that half I'm not sure if he will get a run of games, might not start the 2nd half in fact.
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 255
Views: 20593

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Where’s everyone gone who wanted DD to have a blinder? Odd isn't it. I want villa to lose 10-0 with a DD stinker and get relegated with Norwich and Eddie's Bournemouth. Some utc want the opposite so they can post about how they are more knowledgeable than dyche and they should have listened to them.
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dean Smith & Drinkwater
Replies: 255
Views: 20593

Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Wtf is drinkwater doing there?

Perhaps the experts on here have realised why he played once.
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight
Replies: 76
Views: 7355

Re: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:49 pm
More the fact the Villa game looked 15 to 16k on.

Away games not selling out including United. 700 down to Bournemouth, 1500 to Everton. Less than 1000 to Chelsea today?
Are you trying to convince me to become a wet wipe?
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight
Replies: 76
Views: 7355

Re: Dyche Speaks Out NW tonight

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:02 pm


The fans are voting with their feet at the minute, it's a horrible watch despite a decent points haul so far.
Ooohhh the drama. Full house vs United and then a lower crowd for a 1230 KO on New Years Day which was on TV, not sure how you come to the conclusion they are voting with their feet?
by NL Claret
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's footy
Replies: 55
Views: 2047

Tonight's footy

This not a thread about Burnley or a Sheffield United/Chris love in.

Home win for me.
by NL Claret
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 238326

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

FFS , sounds like we've missed out on Murray, can't even compete with Forrest. Sorted it out Rigg.

:lol:
by NL Claret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return
Replies: 98
Views: 5556

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return

John Williams NL :?: No, Jason Smith. Without checking I don't think he ever played for Cov and went to Swansea after dropping into non league with Tiverton. Giant of a centre half so don't quote me on what he said :lol: he put his arms out to stop me getting past him in the queue for dinner in tru...
by NL Claret
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return
Replies: 98
Views: 5556

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm Drinkwater return

He's starting for Villa tonight. Glad we spent 55k a week getting him nicely fit. They will be kicked out of the competition if he plays seen as he's cup tied having played for burnley against Sunderland in an earlier round. Spoke to an ex pro who played for coventry and swansea who is villa fan. R...
by NL Claret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Drinkwater back in claret and blue
Replies: 77
Views: 4133

Re: ARTICLE: Drinkwater back in claret and blue

UTC posters thought it was a great signing in August

UTC posters wanted him out of the club after night club fracas in September

UTC posters complaining that he didn't play enough and has signed for Villa in January.
by NL Claret
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester Derby
Replies: 22
Views: 1585

Re: Manchester Derby

Only 2 references to Burnley in this thread which is an improvement on last nights footie one. City were a different class tonight, great side to watch when they get passing and overloading. Colleague (season ticket holder) kept getting emails off United offering more and more tickets for the game ,...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie
Replies: 97
Views: 2966

Re: Today's footie

I hope the board are looking at this game. One club invest plenty of money in fast hungry youngsters and one buys nearly men like Theo Walcott and Schniderlin who their club wanted rid off. There's only one way forward in modern football. As for today's football, which is the topic. Good to see the...
by NL Claret
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 124
Views: 7834

Re: Vydra

Vydra's stock and transfer fee continues to rise on UTC.
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thanks to those who didn't go
Replies: 70
Views: 4386

Re: Thanks to those who didn't go

Traditionally the 3rd round has attracted a reduced attendance and that's as long as I can remember. Possible exceptions City (under Casper) and Derby (under Mullen). My dad used to say some season ticket holders won't pay to watch the early rounds of the cup, we are talking 30 odd years ago. We wer...
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Masked Singer
Replies: 54
Views: 3237

Re: The Masked Singer

Mrs NL said lets watch it. It didn't stay on for long. Dreadful.
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation
Replies: 244
Views: 10332

Re: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:49 am
That's the problem. Many already arent.
You've lost me there, what is that based on? Don't tell me, you know 1000s who aren't renewing.

Ohh the drama on UTC.

Looking forward to your half time post on what Dyche should be doing in the second half.
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus George Boyd
Replies: 317
Views: 10782

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus George Boyd

Good to see the scapegoats have each scored. Well done Erik and Jeff.
by NL Claret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation
Replies: 244
Views: 10332

Re: The chairman’s comments on the transfer situation

I wished I'd never opened this thread. The usual experts telling us how it should be done, the idiots who can't see the wood for the trees and the doom mongers. If things are so bad, why do so many still bother? 4 seasons in PL but they can't stop sharing how they (Dave from the warehouse who's got ...