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by NL Claret
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bury : No Wages
Replies: 865
Views: 100902

Re: Bury : No Wages

I heard the chairman of the new Bury AFC on the radio today he said they had agreed a ground share deal, does anybody where this might be Radcliffe Borough isn't far away. I would hazard a guess that it will be Radcliffe as the Pheonix organisers arranged a Bury legends game which was played there....
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6385

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

I'm not quoting super dimitris post however it again ignores that fact that the players to take us to the next will actually want to join burnley whilst there are more attractive propositions. If recruitment is based on final league position it cannot be judged as poor. Fan base is irrelevant? Surel...
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drinks for City away
Replies: 20
Views: 1829

Re: Drinks for City away

There's the rose and Crown and the Stanley Con Club too. If you didn't know of the Stanley you would never find it.

Swan and Cemetery was popular with away fans, still has a large bar as well as doing food.
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stan’s time at Bury
Replies: 31
Views: 3896

Re: Stan’s time at Bury

Not read the extract so this might be included. Warnock was interviewed either before or after a live Bury game wearing a Sheffield United tie which didn't go down too well.
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6385

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

A lot of hot air on here and recruitment is made to sound so straight forward. No consideration has been to players actually wanting to join burnley. It's ok saying that the club should have signed billing Mooy Bowen etc but does the player or agent want to come to burnley. The answer would appear t...
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stan’s time at Bury
Replies: 31
Views: 3896

Re: Stan’s time at Bury

Bury based Claret James - I was taken to a football game every Saturday afternoon as a lad (usually not Burnley in the mid 80s) I watched a fair few Bury games in the promotion season under Dobson so your first book was a great read. Quite a few memories, in particular when Blackpool trashed the pla...
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6385

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

dsr wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Perhaps the point is that the first team centre haves didn't get injured so we didn't need an expensive backup; but the first team left back did get injured, so we needed a more expensive backup.
The recruitment team must then need to predict who will get injured and spend accordingly? :D
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6385

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

BOYSIE31 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:36 pm
Ha have you seen how many goals conceded when he has played
Some posters were complaining last week about how much money was wasted on a "back up centre half", this week they are complaining about cheap reserve left backs. I can't keep up.
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barcelona Signing of Martin Braithwaite
Replies: 31
Views: 2145

Re: Barcelona Signing of Martin Braithwaite

Watching the Dortmund game the other night I was surprised to see Haarland score, thought he would have been cup tied having played for Slazburg in the group stages. New ruling allows the big guns to cherry pick off those knocked out at the group stage.
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6385

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:30 am
Going off your meltdown on twitter last week I would have expected you to.

Unless there are 2 boysies who constantly moan about the money we have wasted and the bad signings. Maybe it is in the name who knows

Do you not use the mute function on Twitter?
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6385

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

Another thread that has given a handful of UTC posters the opportunity for them to tell us how they would have done it differently and how badly Dyche and the club has got it wrong. A couple of favourite posts - the comparison with Leicester City, not sure where that came from, when did we get cash ...
by NL Claret
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?
Replies: 50
Views: 2094

Re: Has a football game ever been called off for wind?

Bury (a) in the Sherpa Van Trophy, Feb 1988 was one that probably should've been. The obvious highlight being the programme booth deciding to take a trip of it's own accord during the game. As a 15 year old claret living in Bury I had to go that game, must have mithered my dad until he gave in. Sti...
by NL Claret
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....
Replies: 96
Views: 4317

Re: The worst Burnley performance that you've witnessed live....

The above Coventry game was unforgettable for the wrong reasons and yes they been warm weather training in Spain the week before. Rumour was that training consisted of a run on the beach in the morning followed by an all day session. Took wrong coat, was freezing, left early but the driver took a wr...
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3990

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Drinkwater's probably just opened a can of lager in the dugout.
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle
Replies: 106
Views: 3990

Re: Villa vs Spurs / Arsenal vs Newcastle

Drinkwater could do with unhooking the caravan he looks like he's towing.
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Ings
Replies: 68
Views: 4007

Re: Danny Ings

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:26 pm
. Shows how much contempt he had for Dyche and the club.
Why does it show contempt? He's just scored a decent goal and giving one away! Contempt for Dyche, classic CFC :lol:
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season ticket prices frozen
Replies: 44
Views: 2426

Re: Season ticket prices frozen

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Lots
Can't beat a lots / plenty / many from CFC, I don't know of any who have a problem with.
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

I don’t know how you still haven’t grasped the point, people are unhappy we spent £16m on a cover central defender, forget the player itself, a club record fee on a player as cover is ludicrous for a prudent club like ours. Perhaps it is because it wasn't my own money , if it was I would rant about...
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Season ticket prices frozen
Replies: 44
Views: 2426

Re: Season ticket prices frozen

Doubt this thread will go into 7 pages.

Can't complain about this one.

Another generous offer made by the club, better than a free bacon barm before you set off from Plymouth heading for Carlisle.
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyches successor?...
Replies: 31
Views: 2671

Re: Dyches successor?...

Royboyclaret wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:00 pm
A short-list already in place.

See Millwall, Oxford Utd & Cheltenham Town.
Not sure about Karl Robinson, fair enough on the other 2 if the shortlist you say is already in place. Would you want Paul Cook on it?
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Don't get the obsession that some have with signings automatically playing in the first team. Say Brownhill doesn't start a game this season it would probably mean that Cork and Westwood have stayed in form, avoided injury and suspension. The hindsight brigade will be saying waste of money and a sho...
by NL Claret
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

I've only quoted part of your post, because this is where your point goes void. I've no time to go back, but post West Ham last season I'd say ( and said previously ) if Gibson wasn't going to get a run of games then, then he never was. We were awful, and the CB were just as capable for the chop as...
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Spot on. Was just going to say as he was on a free his wages were reported to be getting towards £100k pw. No way would we have paid that, better an asset with some re sale value. Can’t believe the whinging when we’ve spent less than £20 million to have three cracking centre halves at our premier l...
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Shocking signing, he was never gonna be happy sat around not playing because he’s a much better player than that. Who on earth breaks their transfer record to sign a 3rd choice central defender? surely you save money and bring in an older player for cover (Terry/Cahill) or a youngster. Good old hin...
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

I'm not going to quote LLT's post however hindsight is a wonderful thing and the poster makes it sound very straightforward to transfer / loan players. This contradicts the factual sentence that none of us know what has transpired.

Perhaps the club needs to get some hindsight to stop the rot?
by NL Claret
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

What’s happening with Gibson will be a big learning curve for the club. What it’s showing to me is that the real power is in the hand of the player, especially one in demand. No one will know if what we ultimately get for him in the summer will be more or as I suspect less than what was offered in ...
by NL Claret
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

Excellent opportunity for the Captain Hindsighters on here to let us now how badly Dyche got this wrong. Should Dyche have applied to the FA so we could play 12? If we needed cover for an injury and hadn't signed Gibson the 20/20 Hindsighters would be able to criticise Dyche for not signing back up....
by NL Claret
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 431
Views: 22857

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

MACCA wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:27 am
What a sad state if affairs this has turned out to be :(

Got to feel for the lad
Why? He hasn't broken into the first team due to form of Mee and Tarky, would you have dropped the captain to keep Gibson happy?

Unprofessional, better off without players who are not prepared to buy in.
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blades v Bournemouth
Replies: 74
Views: 4600

Re: Blades v Bournemouth

mdd2 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:55 pm
And we have to play 8 of the bottom 9. At this stage of the season we may face a tougher task
Bookies don't think so. 20/1 Burnley to go down, 6/5 the cherries.
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Storm Ciara
Replies: 101
Views: 8243

Re: Storm Ciara

Drove back from Carnforth earlier, M6 down to 1 Lane just before the 65 61 turn off. The A59 was closed too, absolute nightmare. Read on Twitter that they've now closed the road at the tickle trout and access north and south on m6. They are worried about the ribble breaching. At 3pm the river level ...
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds failing again ...
Replies: 56
Views: 4645

Re: Leeds failing again ...

Wasn't that long ago UTC posters were blowing smoke up Leeds backsides after they passed Arsenal off the pitch for 45 minutes and lost.
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peterborough United made 8k from our game
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: Peterborough United made 8k from our game

The pitch side monitor was well worth the expense. Mike Riley!!
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peterborough United made 8k from our game
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: Peterborough United made 8k from our game

Payment goes to the PGMOL, I'd never heard of this organisation before this season. They are now running / ruining the game.
by NL Claret
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra's Suitors
Replies: 65
Views: 4605

Re: Vydra's Suitors

Am I missing something here? There are 4 strikers and 11 players that can start a game therefore one striker is always going to be 4th choice. In Vydra's time at the club there have more in form strikers than him. Not sure why Dyche comes into question here, strange how some on here indicate they kn...
by NL Claret
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Green Green Grass of Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1547

Re: The Green Green Grass of Home

. wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:57 pm
. thinks the original poster should be ashamed of his suggestion.
I am, much prefer to sing Liverpool songs and the new well thought out classic of ooh Charlie Taylor (repeat 5x in 10 seconds)
by NL Claret
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whatever happened to the Central League? (part 2)
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: Whatever happened to the Central League? (part 2)

Hi, as I am a member of the Central League Executive, i am in a good position to inform you. The Central League is still running and caters for the "reserve"/under 23 teams of clubs mainly in League 1 and 2 of the EFL, and sometimes clubs in the National League. All clubs are outside Cat 2 of the E...
by NL Claret
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Green Green Grass of Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1547

The Green Green Grass of Home

After the Arsenal manager's comments about the pitch perhaps we could change some of the lyrics and have this as an anthem / song. Similar to the the anti football chant (Luiz) but with a bit more about it. The old home town looks the same As I step down from the train And there to meet me is my Mam...
by NL Claret
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: It means a lot to the people to be in the Premier League
Replies: 21
Views: 2219

Re: ARTICLE: It means a lot to the people to be in the Premier League

Is there a PL rule regarding how long or short the grass should be? Serious question. Or is it up to the individual clubs? There must be some kind of limit, or we could have it like elephant grass. :P Yes, there have been a couple of photos probably taken by groundsmen at Burnley out there on Twitt...
by NL Claret
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham's next 7 games
Replies: 59
Views: 3534

Re: West Ham's next 7 games

Bosscat wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:52 pm
True Ian but we have a 7 point advantage over West Ham and Villa
Noticeable difference between our fixtures and Villa is that we have to play Watford, Bournemouth and Brighton all at home whereas Villa have played these three twice already. Think they have played Norwich twice too.
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyches subs
Replies: 33
Views: 2908

Re: Dyches subs

Would have been crazy to make a change today imo If say Lennon or Brady had come on for last 10 minutes, they would have taken a few minutes to get in the game and if they had made a mistake it could ha be led to Arsenal getting a late winner. As said by others the 11 all looked comfortable and wer...
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky's Thighs
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Tarky's Thighs

NL Claret, the players name your looking for would be Dave Mackay a Spurs player. Re the player who slept in Willies dog bed, I have a very good idea who it was, but feel it would be unfair to name the very popular man. Another player I remember who had legs of Oak was Jimmy Scouler who played for ...
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky's Thighs
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Tarky's Thighs

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Was it Colin Blant?
I honestly can't remember! There was a funny story about another player in that era who liked his ale, he once slept in Willie's dog's bed!
by NL Claret
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky's Thighs
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Tarky's Thighs

A few seasons back outside the park view there was conversation involving Willie Irving and Claret Tony about the size of Tarky's legs, we were in the foundation for the following game so had a look out of the window during warm up. Muscles on muscle. Remember him playing for Brentford against us we...
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Solution to low cup attendances
Replies: 39
Views: 1714

Re: Solution to low cup attendances

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:48 pm
Can't disagree with much of that,i'd definitely bin replays
Should Shrewsbury be denied an evening game at Anfield?
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Solution to low cup attendances
Replies: 39
Views: 1714

Re: Solution to low cup attendances

I know plenty that don't go to any away games, they don't attend cup,games either so 100 loyalty points is no incentive. Also most away games go on general sale nowadays.
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Well then, is that now another poor to average windows?
Replies: 77
Views: 2752

Re: Well then, is that now another poor to average windows?

Decent January window unless you are an attention seeking UTC poster who thinks he could do a better job than Mike Garlick.
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Solution to low cup attendances
Replies: 39
Views: 1714

Re: Solution to low cup attendances

Yeah great solution that. At Utd they take money from your credit card for every non league game, wether you want to go or not. Then you have to request a refund if you don’t want to go. But if you request a refund that goes against you, and to many marks against you, then the following season when...
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Solution to low cup attendances
Replies: 39
Views: 1714

Re: Solution to low cup attendances

History would say that wouldn't work. Traditionally home FA cup games in January have always been low, even when "we intended to compete in it". The exception would be the Liverpool game but we were underdogs back in those days.

The kids would will fill the place eh?
by NL Claret
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pivotal Summer window ahead for Burnley
Replies: 59
Views: 3000

Re: Pivotal Summer window ahead for Burnley

That’s why pushing the boat out early on this month would have been a sensible gamble from us for Bowen. That's if the player or his agent wanted him to come to Burnley in the first place or accept the first offer on the table in the window. I don't get this we should do our business early in the w...