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by NL Claret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton and Wesley
Replies: 42
Views: 2132

Re: Heaton and Wesley

Is it a case of "modern football" meeting proper football?

Does Wesley think I can get a touch on the ball and win a free kick not realising I'm going to get hammered here? Others might back out or go in as committed as Mee if they could.
by NL Claret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea
Replies: 214
Views: 7420

Re: Drinkwater going back to Chelsea

All these bad loan signings under Dyche or is it that the first team have kept them their place based on performance? 4 seasons in the PL isn't to be sniffed at. Struggling to think of loan players that have made much difference over the years. David Reeves , Gerry Creaney Djemba Djemba. Expectation...
by NL Claret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Rigg
Replies: 185
Views: 5436

Re: Mike Rigg

Sproggy wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:06 pm
No, but we probably wouldn't have had Peter Crouch either.
Are you Macca too?

Club sell a player who wants to leave for £8m and replace with someone who would have done similar anyway.

I'm guessing that bottom half of the PL isn't good enough for you?
by NL Claret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton and Wesley
Replies: 42
Views: 2132

Re: Heaton and Wesley

The way he took him out with the scissor movement. If someone crocked McNeil like that all you lot would be going mental. There is no scissor movement, it is momentum and natural. Mee only has eyes for the ball. You could say Wesley's touch makes it a 55/45 challenge and the position of his right l...
by NL Claret
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Rigg
Replies: 185
Views: 5436

Re: Mike Rigg

Mike Rigg and Sean Dyche are coming in for some stick, some justified. But there's only 1 man that wants to keep hold of the premier league money, anyone would think it's his own money the way he keeps a tight hold of it. Mr Garlick seems to be last one in line to get stick, and he's the main culpr...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are you going the Peterboro game? If so, why?
Replies: 45
Views: 1764

Are you going the Peterboro game? If so, why?

Answers below please.
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's Football
Replies: 41
Views: 1356

Re: Tonight's Football

Wonder if up the blades messageboard has gone into meltdown and keeps crashing after defeats against City and Liverpool and a home draw with Watford? Wilder out?
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are you missing the Peterborough game ? If so why ?
Replies: 120
Views: 4414

Re: Are you missing the Peterborough game ? If so why ?

I lost interest in the FA Cup years ago , terrible kick off time (especially for the travelling fans) and generally losing interest in football. I don't blame the club for this though.
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wesley Injury
Replies: 72
Views: 4759

Re: Wesley Injury

If you search Ben Mee on Twitter he’s getting tons of abuse! It doesn’t help that there’s just two freeze frames being shown of the Gomez and Wesley tackles. If someone put a video on of both tackles people would realise they were good fair tackles, just unfortunate to injure the players. Didn't Go...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bury : No Wages
Replies: 865
Views: 100902

Re: Bury : No Wages

There were rumours flying about that Benwell wanted to move Alfreton Town to Bury so they could start higher up in the pyramid. No idea how much substance there is to it. The Pheonix club (very Peter Kay) have submitted an application to the counties for next season. Out on dog walk this morning I b...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Besart Berisha
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Besart Berisha

Named as A League player of the decade, had to do a wiki search to confirm it was the same player!
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What is wrong?
Replies: 110
Views: 6650

Re: What is wrong?

No central midfield for me. Cork hasn't had a good game for 2 and a half years but no one to replace him.
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Michael Oliver v Aston Villa
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: RATE THE REF - Michael Oliver v Aston Villa

I enjoyed how he dealt with the time wasting by stopping the game and going to speak to their players therefore wasting more time. Then letting them continue doing it with no punishment. Said the same at the time, annoys me when refs help teams to time waste rather than staying where they are and b...
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who would you want
Replies: 69
Views: 4813

Re: Who would you want

Judging by the list of names mentioned it possible to conclude that it is going to be difficult to replace Dyche and what a bad thread to start. Not sure why you would want to start such a thread.
by NL Claret
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wesley Injury
Replies: 72
Views: 4759

Re: Wesley Injury

I know most on here won't agree and say he won the ball but I think Ben Mee's gone in to do him there. At best you can say it was extremely clumsy. One of the first things I was taught was you will get hurt if you go in half heartedly. Wesley has two options, pull out or go in as committed as Mee. ...
by NL Claret
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season tickets 20/21
Replies: 97
Views: 4934

Re: Season tickets 20/21

I've just looked on the official site to see how many tickets sold for the Villa game tomorrow. I was expecting a sell out or thereabouts. Looks like we could be a couple of thousand short, for a day when hardly anyone will be working. The signs are there. The signs are there :roll: UTC drama. It i...
by NL Claret
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How Many Points This Season Will Be Needed
Replies: 44
Views: 3664

Re: How Many Points This Season Will Be Needed

45 points and got relegated? Seriously?
by NL Claret
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season tickets 20/21
Replies: 97
Views: 4934

Re: Season tickets 20/21

Targetman wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:33 am
I'm just wondering??..........

Of all the people who say they wont be renewing their season ticket - how many of those people had season tickets before 2009?
I have had on and off since 1977 so 2009 wasn't my first season ticket.
by NL Claret
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season tickets 20/21
Replies: 97
Views: 4934

Re: Season tickets 20/21

Genuinely thinking of not renewing. Never thought it would get to this. I've lost interest in football for a number of reasons. The uncompetitive nature of the PL (didn't bother with the Liverpool game and left very early during City Chelsea games), VAR and the kick off times are turning me off the ...
by NL Claret
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 238583

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

More UTC drama queenery. Some will never be content, in fact they are probably happier when things aren't going well.

In Bentley's opinion he doesn't expect us to sign anyone. That's doesn't mean we won't and he is correct everyone has an option. I'm thinking of using mine next season.
by NL Claret
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings
Replies: 93
Views: 5281

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings

There's no point arguing , it will never change. Some players are bomb proof, a poor shot / pass will be met with a oh hard luck, good effort. Some players have pinged a 60 yard balls that have bounced off the Bob Lord wall and got a round of applause, others get called a efin useless dick for doing...
by NL Claret
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Changes needed
Replies: 47
Views: 3390

Re: Changes needed

UTC specialists struggling to come to terms with losing to Everton and United, how different it could have been had the club listened to them, we wouldn't be in the mess we are currently in (24 points from 20 games). We had 12 points on Boxing Day 2018, not good enough for some having 24 in 2019. Th...
by NL Claret
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Changes needed
Replies: 47
Views: 3390

Re: Changes needed

You mean like Sheff Utd Part of a managers remit is to adapt to changing circumstances within a game if it is going against you And to help identify and bring in new talent to improve the starting 11 I say again, this season Man utd have lost to Bournemouth, Watford, WHU, Palace, drawn against Ever...
by NL Claret
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Changes needed
Replies: 47
Views: 3390

Re: Changes needed

Problem is Dyche has the last word on any player we sign no matter how many the recruitment team put forward for consideration We only play one way under SD so most likely any signings will have to be carbon copies of the current favourites otherwise "hoofball" doesn't work (and there's no sign of ...
by NL Claret
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings
Replies: 93
Views: 5281

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings

Yep, and they do their home work on us now. Matic doesn't always get the gig for United these days, but he was a horses for courses selection last night - perfect man to screen in front of Barnes and Wood. When Man Utd are looking at how Crystal Palace have shut you down and are emulating it, you a...
by NL Claret
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings
Replies: 93
Views: 5281

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings

But this is Man Utd. For all they're an inconsistent team they still have lots of quality A standard utc players ratings thread. This is the best quote though, United do have quality (lots of highly paid international players) and they managed the game very well. Too many overlook the quality of th...
by NL Claret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed
Replies: 63
Views: 2510

Re: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed

Agree with much of what you say. But fact is we are playing worse football than we were 1/2 years ago. We used to get in the faces of the big teams who are now hammering us. Everton, who are far from great, would have been a winnable game It's probably down to lack of decent players , in particular...
by NL Claret
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed
Replies: 63
Views: 2510

Re: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed

Let's sack the low block off tonight and go for it to keep UTC experts happy, would they complain and say how they'd have managed it differently if we got beat? Yes most definitely. Say we grind out a dull 0-0 with the low block would they complain? Most definitely. There's a common theme. Will UTC ...
by NL Claret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Dyche/ Burnley
Replies: 187
Views: 7524

Re: Is the Dyche/ Burnley

Dande's posts are spot on.
by NL Claret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed
Replies: 63
Views: 2510

Re: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed

This is the big issue with our current game plan, especially away from home. We rely on the opposition not being able to find a quality moment, either through our good defensive work or their inability to create, but we therefore offer nothing going forward. I don't have the stats but when we conce...
by NL Claret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Dyche/ Burnley
Replies: 187
Views: 7524

Re: Is the Dyche/ Burnley

You could read some of these posts and never coming close to thinking about 2 promotions and 5 seasons in the PL.

When the club are looking for the next manager they should get some of the more vocal utc experts in for interview.
by NL Claret
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed
Replies: 63
Views: 2510

Re: ARTICLE: We are more frustrated than disappointed

Rewind 12 months. Hammered at home to Everton, looked like certs for relegation and UTC posters were calling for Dyche. 24 points, twice as many as last season yet UTC posters still not happy and the Stoke comparison comes out. Careful what you wish for. 2 years on we might get a late winner to get ...
by NL Claret
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley pub tea recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2710

Re: Burnley pub tea recommendations?

Slightly outside of Burnley , The New Waggoners.

Separate vegetarian menu, and a gluten free one.

Service and food excellent.

Book in advance.
by NL Claret
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2261
Views: 238583

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

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Spends at least a quarter of every season suspended.
Watched them against Fulham on Sky the other week, he stood out only for the reason he should have had 2 red cards. Averages a yellow card every 1.5 games the commentator said. Wouldn't last 5 minutes in the PL.
by NL Claret
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who’s for the drop?
Replies: 36
Views: 2085

Re: Who’s for the drop?

Fill your trainers by backing us to go down at 7/1 then. We haven't lost to any side below us in the table so far this season.
by NL Claret
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Everton tickets to go on pre-sale
Replies: 181
Views: 7025

Re: ARTICLE: Everton tickets to go on pre-sale

jrgbfc wrote:Exactly, not to mention the likes of Drinkwater and Vydra.
Let's just have a squad of 14 and use the development squad / scholars when required, that way the club could take the full allocation for away games.
by NL Claret
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa v Toon
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Re: Villa v Toon

Newcastle have some frustrating players up top.

Saint-Maximine , Joelinton and Almiron contributed absolutely nothing.

Wesley up front for Villa is easy to dislike.
by NL Claret
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche to West Ham
Replies: 81
Views: 8820

Re: Dyche to West Ham

ecc wrote:"Dyche doesn't play the West Ham way, no chance."

Not sure West Ham play "the West Ham way", whatever that is.
BFS was criticised for not playing the "West Ham way" - in his book he wrote that no one actually knows what the "West Ham way" is!!
by NL Claret
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Watford
Replies: 42
Views: 2313

Re: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Watford

Not been mentioned however the worst foul of the game was committed late in the game by Doucoure on Dwight, gave him a good kick with no intention of winning the ball, no yellow card. Much worse than the foul Tarky was booked for. Think Mee was complaining that Watford had taken Burnley's throw in w...
by NL Claret
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Watford
Replies: 42
Views: 2313

Re: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Watford

I’m sure others will disagree with me but from what I saw from the away end he was absolutely dreadful. A 9 B 8 C 12 D 4 Watched on tv, I don't think many will disagree. He appeared to be nervous, unsure and a bit of a homer. Think he might have relied on var check for the penalty rather than give ...
by NL Claret
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bolton Wanderers
Replies: 63
Views: 4014

Re: Bolton Wanderers

So a few clubs get 5-0 wins early season over Bolton, Bolton then exploit the rules and take it on themselves to postpone the Doncaster game. Doncaster would have won comfortably yet have to play a much stronger Bolton side instead. It makes a mockery of the competition as pointed out by Stanley's c...
by NL Claret
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great headers
Replies: 50
Views: 1813

Re: Great headers

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Here you go, Burnley 7-2 York. Winstanley blunder for the first goal!!
by NL Claret
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great headers
Replies: 50
Views: 1813

Re: Great headers

I seem to recall Neil Moore scoring with a header from either the edge of the penalty area or just outside against York City. The memory is a little vague, but I seem to think we came back from a goal down to win 7-1, Andy Cooke scored a hat-trick and a ball that rolled off the Bob Lord Stand hit a...
by NL Claret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Great headers
Replies: 50
Views: 1813

Re: Great headers

Eli v Derby and Taylor v Wolverhampton were the pick for me and thank you to the poster who said Blake crossed it. Couldn't think who it was. Taylor used to get criticised for only scoring with his head. Top player was Taylor. Not the greatest headed goal but Ian Moore at Bradford in injury sticks i...
by NL Claret
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR changes
Replies: 95
Views: 3250

Re: VAR changes

Communication isn't the big issue. Consistency is one and another is that VAR is not a goal prevention exercise if a player,s big cock is offside. The rules of football (or the interpretation of them) change by the game.

Then again, the game might be corrupt.
by NL Claret
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR and Offside
Replies: 30
Views: 933

Re: VAR and Offside

Some of the offside calls have been too tight and you have question is the attacking player gaining a clear and obvious advantage. On bein on Saturday they showed an angle which showed Wood was onside. There's a freeze frame with him offside however the ball had left Dwight's boot. Surely it should ...
by NL Claret
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee’s goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: Ben Mee’s goal

MOTD has its own agenda so no surprise the mee incident was not shown nor much comment on the disallowed goal. My understanding of var is that the on field referee gets a word to go and check the monitor then makes the decision. If he's not sure it goes to var. Only in this country it is used differ...
by NL Claret
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee’s goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: Ben Mee’s goal

I am not going to defend the decision. However the demand for perfection brought in VAR. Reap what you sow is the most appropriate expression. Maybe just maybe fans and managers might just get off referees backs and realise how difficult the job actually is. How difficult is it to watch a screen an...
by NL Claret
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match of the Day
Replies: 68
Views: 5399

Re: Match of the Day

Mike Riley needs to be sacked. Mike Halsey tweeted about not following protocol of using the pitch side monitors.

It appears the English referees , in their wisdom, have come up with their own version of VAR.
by NL Claret
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match of the Day
Replies: 68
Views: 5399

Re: Match of the Day

How close was the offside decision for the goal ruled out by VAR? The player in the right back position looks as though he could be playing him onside. I'm in Fuerteventura so watched on Bein Sports. Andy Gray was going spare at half time, he showed it from a different angle and when the ball was p...