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by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 2370
Views: 67318

Re: Donald Trump

I lived in Texas for 6 and a half years. Met some great people but they all wanted Texas to be it's own country. You may have a different experience (not sure where you live ?) but I found Texas to be bat **** cray cray :lol: The state motto tells you all you need to know about Texas. It took all H...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Well I know I was being sarcastic, dunno about you...
The sarcasm button is not currently working on my screen... so I had no idea of context, which Is why I could only hope you were not serious.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Booo, Garlick stinks...
Replies: 158
Views: 5827

Re: Booo, Garlick stinks...

Like I've said - we've been very unfortunate with injuries and if you took normalisation into account, we wouldn't have 7 out, thus, have more options from the bench. I think some people think footballers are on PAYE... if they are not playing we do not have to cover wages. If we are talking to top...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Graeme Souness
Replies: 25
Views: 2583

Re: Graeme Souness

Hated him as a footballer, disliked him as a manager, like him as a pundit and having watched the Hanson documentary would love to have a beer with the three Jocks.... so either he/l or both of us are mellowing. As for his comments, it gives them things to discuss in the studio... because it is as u...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 2370
Views: 67318

Re: Donald Trump

What you need in every government is a strong opposition... weights and measures. It stops the sh1t ideas every party dreams up without enough thought and prevents it becoming an oligopoly.... the kind that cost Britain the colonies... and the mass reform movements triggered by “The Rights of Man”. ...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Time for their chairman to go, that's shocking its got so bad
And you can judge a team with a makeshift defence and midfield that met 24hours earlier, with a player who is playing his first Premier game of the season.... SD should hire you.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment

Reads very much to me that he is not convinced by the claim of a toe injury to Tarks, nor the response from Sean. But of course we're told that the injury is genuine. What odds that an offer is tabled that we decide to accept and that leads to the most remarkable recovery since Lazarus and Tarks ma...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497639

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

AfloatinClaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Would that be in a similar vein to your inability to prove that he isn't?
Yes, but it might lose it’s impact if it had the caveat that he might also be injured and feels his performance would be compromised.

It would make the rant pointless... oh, hang on.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes
Replies: 19
Views: 2977

Re: Ashley Barnes

Barnes is not our fastest or most talented player, but he makes things happen and fights when things are going against us.... he would be in my team most weeks, and never further away than the bench; when fit.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 2370
Views: 67318

Re: Donald Trump

hmm honestly not 100% sure but I would say no because State law is still there - if Texas remains a Red state then the Republicans have the rule over it so I'm guessing (and it is a guess) that the same rules I quoted would apply. If Texas goes to the Democrats and they take both the house and sena...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BAMFORD
Replies: 62
Views: 4045

Re: BAMFORD

He has looked like the player I was hoping we would be getting... but I’d still prefer out current four.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497639

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

I’m more concerned in this window with the number of players short that we are, in part due to injuries, in part due to departures. When two of those we are waiting on to return are regularly injured and one it appears, could be looking for a move, it’s a much bigger challenge in terms of recruitme...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: ARTICLE: We are stretched to the limit at the moment

Belial wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:02 pm
Pretty pleased overall? Good deliveries going into the box? Jeez. It's not how most fans would have described it I don't think
Keeping the teams spirit up, he knows well enough that it was nowhere near good enough.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotty Arfield
Replies: 66
Views: 6197

Re: Scotty Arfield

Yes free transfers... I’d just been reading a loan thread when I mentioned Reeves..... my error.

My second point regarding Scotty proving he would have been good value for the two year extension he was looking for, would have been good value.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497639

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

They’ve not exactly fallen into place for the previous three, four, five or more windows. I can’t remember the last one where it looked like we’d had a really effective window. This is the problem with the wait until the end of the window to judge talk. We’ve waited until the end for a good number ...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche & Garlick
Replies: 122
Views: 7564

Re: Dyche & Garlick

ashtonlongsider wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Must say I find it hard to believe we activated an extension clause for Brady.
Must be some serious questions being asked about just how fragile his ribs really are. Why was that not flagged up prior to him signing?
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotty Arfield
Replies: 66
Views: 6197

Re: Scotty Arfield

Probably our best ever free transfer ? Must be a good shout, cannot think of anyone close.... David Reeves way back because he brought a ray of sunshine to some very dark days; but Scotty has proved beyond reasonable doubt he would have been good for the two year extension he wanted from us... and ...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotty Arfield
Replies: 66
Views: 6197

Re: Scotty Arfield

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Well done Scotty playing in the Scottish league its extended his career which would never have happened at Premier league Burnley
Great in the Championship but lacked the ability for the big time
Absolute horse sh1t.
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche & Garlick
Replies: 122
Views: 7564

Re: Dyche & Garlick

Garlick has broad shoulders, he has allowed all the pressure and expectation to be heaped on him, leaving SD to concentrate on the football. SD was acting very like this last time we wobbled at the start of the season, and quietly they worked together behind the scenes and put it right. I do not exp...
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BURNLEY. V. SAINTS
Replies: 456
Views: 14000

Re: BURNLEY. V. SAINTS

Just going through the motions. No thought no belief and no gut busting... midfield has been completely out of touch.

We have a new midfield and a second string centre back pairing. But this is poor.
by elwaclaret
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Hampton
Replies: 50
Views: 2348

Re: Peter Hampton

Had a nasty habit of turning his back on the attacker in a ill advised attempt to make them go where he wanted... but it was so strange as to leave no one knowing which way they were supposed to go, including the attacker. Still he was far from our worst player at that time and was always chatting t...
by elwaclaret
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is Dyche overstepping the mark now?
Replies: 103
Views: 5323

Re: Is Dyche overstepping the mark now?

There have been a few Clarets managers who would have got giddy had they been given enough to buy new balls and bibs.
by elwaclaret
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497639

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

No im 59 but have been watching the clarets since 12 years old and this is the first time ive ever felt totally let down by the club.many times ive heard people say over the years no ambition but now its actually true You didn’t feel more let down when Crewe strolled to a win against us to make the...
by elwaclaret
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497639

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

Shocking that the same posters who have been tearing their hair out about no signings, are now not happy we seem to be about to make one that THEY do not want.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Midfield was poor tonight
Replies: 44
Views: 2143

Re: Midfield was poor tonight

I’d hate to play midfield now, so many times you could see; time and time again their instinct was to challenge, that seconds hesitation makes all the difference.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TEAM MORALE
Replies: 25
Views: 1419

Re: TEAM MORALE

They got the rub of the green another day it would have been 4-2 to Burnley.... the deflection spins harmlessly out, and the lads laces are offside for the Barnes goal. Burnley get the corner when Jay’s flying effort is knocked of target, and Wood hits the net.. Small margins. Top half finish if we ...
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil
Replies: 56
Views: 2936

Re: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil

Barnes has everything to become a top top player. It may be Dwight beefs out, but for now Barnes pace and power is far more reliable. Of the two I’d take Barnes at the moment, but if both fulfil their promise England should have some quality players in a year or two.
by elwaclaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TEAM MORALE
Replies: 25
Views: 1419

Re: TEAM MORALE

FFS
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Foxes
Replies: 57
Views: 1914

Re: Predictions vs Foxes

I’ll go for 1-1. I don’t think we’re in as bad a nick as most seem to. Leicester are too mobile for us often, not our type of game so a defeat is not a boggy.
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497639

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

Think it’s more the public airing of the falling out on Dyche’s part that is the worry. He has always moaned in post match interviews. I remember one occasion when it looked like he would walk a few seasons back, thinking, at least a new gaffer might be more positive to the public. Honestly think i...
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497639

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

Of course they fall out, they are both under a lot of pressure to concentrate on different things, both with the clubs best interests in mind. Apart from a frustrating time being shared by all I really do not think there is the ticking time bomb so many on here seem to imagine. I am however glad Bur...
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 11632

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

No one said that Mathew Moulding was interested. I posed the question as to whether any local people had enough money to take the club forward. His name was mentioned, that's all. There was no suggestion that he was interested, but he has sponsored Burnley before. Quite right Gordaleman, I was foll...
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 11632

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

and Matt Moulding is not selling any shares so is not about to get a cash influx - https://www.ft.com/content/daf0192f-fd42-4fda-9e86-ce26d10e53b8 - would not stop a takeover by the group itself and would likely mean our club would have to be more forthcoming publicly on it's finances which would p...
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Martinez/Heaton
Replies: 24
Views: 2779

Re: Martinez/Heaton

Tom Heaton’s biggest problem for a lot is he is not flashy. His communication to the defenders more than makes up for that.

I do not expect his return, but nor would I be disappointed if it happened.
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 11632

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

It’s not my deal, but I’ve been told and seen details that confirm it’s about and in process. If it gets over the line, we’ll that’s between the broker, board and the investor/purchaser. Who knows on timeframes, as I’ve said I think the first we will know in the public domain is when it’s announced...
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 11632

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

I’ve heard from someone in the know that Elon Musk is keen on buying us and wants to use his space program to springboard us into being the first professional football team on Mars. Obviously a lot of hoops to jump through so if this falls through I’ll be the first on here to apologise. My sources ...
by elwaclaret
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now
Replies: 195
Views: 11632

Re: Interesting comments re Dyche in the Mail just now

I remain intrigued by Daniel’s comments. I have not heard any jungle drums myself but I haven’t spoken to any top level sports historians since well before lockdown, and I am no longer based at either Burnley or Blackburn campuses where our paths crossed regularly, and I first heard rumblings of pos...
by elwaclaret
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League midfielder available - Drinkwater
Replies: 62
Views: 3413

Re: Premier League midfielder available - Drinkwater

Papabendi wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:33 am
if you read it, it is actually not clear that he hasn't been in a nightclub
Quite right I noticed that too. He stipulated English or perhaps it was British nightclub.... not that he had not been to a nightclub.
by elwaclaret
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Minter
Replies: 19
Views: 1577

Re: Alan Minter

A bloke who for a time was so utterly likeable he made the leap from sportsman to celebrity when it was far from a given. One of the few other than the heavyweights my dad would bother watching. RIP another part of my childhood.
by elwaclaret
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 2370
Views: 67318

Re: Donald Trump

The fact is middle America live and breath middle America. They do not have a world view. America is so vast they really do not need one. Fox News gives them all they need to stay in touch with the rest. America is the land of the free, the home of the brave and everyone who wants to change it is th...
by elwaclaret
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 84799

Re: Tark - transfer

Some people seem to have very active imaginations. As I understand it, Tarks has said he wants to play as high as possible. West Ham are desperate for a Bobby Moore type to build on. Burnley have rejected their approaches and a load of journalists have nothing better to speculate on. As far as I kno...
by elwaclaret
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4977

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

That's interesting about your specialism, one of my other reads was Andrew Adonis' new biography of Ernie Bevin, the war-time Minister of Labour .. His background was in the Trades Union movement, after leaving school at 14 without any qualifications ... A fascinating and brilliant man in my opinio...
by elwaclaret
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4977

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

I think you may be confusing the MP Michael Foot with Prof. Michael R.D. Foot the British Military historian, who went on to be Professor of Modern History at Manchester University. He was an SAS operative during the war. The later MP Michael Foot spent most of the war editing the " Evening Standar...
by elwaclaret
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4977

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

Michael Foot was rejected on trying to volunteer at the start of the war due to his " chronic asthma " . However amongst his generation, Denis Healey was a beachmaster at Anzio, Jim Callaghan was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Roy Jenkins was a " codebreaker " at Bletchley Park and Tony Crosland w...
by elwaclaret
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: " Red Wall " seats ....
Replies: 154
Views: 4977

Re: " Red Wall " seats ....

But in the days of Michael Foot, many Labour voters would have voted for Corbyn as he was cut from the same cloth. So what's changed since the days of the miners going on strike? Not sure they would. Michael Foot may have been LEFT but no one was ever going to buy that he was anti-British... the gu...
by elwaclaret
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 136
Views: 3341

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The post modern reading is of “truths” rather than truth... Lecturers are at great pains to offer a range of readings, at least in Humanities. Certainly at the higher levels, recording of lectures is a barred to prevent any quotations being used out of the context it is intended.... It is one reason...
by elwaclaret
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are you or your mates England fans ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1240

Re: Are you or your mates England fans ?

I think el Tel was in charge last time I got excited about England... though the smashing of the Germans was a good night.
More interested in Burnley reserves, except when Clarets are on the pitch.
by elwaclaret
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 84799

Re: Tark - transfe

All that I have seen is seven pages of rumour, panic and hissy fits. Tasks is a fine defender, Burnley remain his employer... I have read nothing to make me see the Impending Armageddon predicted by so many.... I know I’m glad I will never need A lot of you to keep you nerve, if a real problem ever ...
by elwaclaret
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Government back fans television call
Replies: 62
Views: 2362

Re: ARTICLE: Government back fans television call

Football remains profitable because of one thing fans.... if supporters cannot watch their teams they will find something else to do. Speedway got greedy moved away from fans into Grand Prix events and it very nearly killed the golden goose.
by elwaclaret
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sayings
Replies: 85
Views: 2108

Re: Sayings

In order to promote football on the BBC, we all know it's a self promoting organisation. It certainly can be but I cannot link from I-pad, it is not hard to google if you are interested and not just point scoring (I find this sudden turn a little odd, but never mind). It is there including photons ...