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by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Central midfield
Replies: 155
Views: 13458

Re: Central midfield

Apart from the bit about Shackleton. A very good player and he'd meet the board's criteria of sell on, which we know they like. Seen him enough and so comfortable on the ball and releases it quickly. No turning like a tank, a very good technical player. All this nonsense about the Championship - An...
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Central midfield
Replies: 155
Views: 13458

Re: Central midfield

LTL; how would you feel about playing Tarkowski in midfield? No thanks, I'm very happy with him playing in defence and he seems to be our emergency right back. We can't have the lad doing everything. Although we might be forced to squeeze square pegs into round holes again this season. I think Bert...
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Central midfield
Replies: 155
Views: 13458

Re: Central midfield

Just having a chat with my brother in law and he mentioned a possible great signing that’d solve a lot of our midfield woes. Victor Wanyama is surplus to requirements at Spurs and would cost around 20 mil and is on around 50k a week. Not breaking the bank either fee or wages wise and has prem exper...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Available for a fee around 3.5 m + add ons brentford are after him It's hard to judge from a youtube clip from 2 years ago, but he didn't strike me as being particularly impressive. From that brief snapshot he looked like one of those players who is further ahead in his physical development than hi...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart
Replies: 53
Views: 6534

Re: Joe Hart

Im more concerned with whats good for us than helping out Sheffield United Definitely, I would rather pay Joe his wages to sit on our bench twiddling his thumbs than allow a rival to fill the obvious weak spot in their team with a quality option - for free. Not to mention the fact that Joe has had ...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 16379

Re: Stronger than last season

The Academy and training facilities will over the next 3 to 5 years start to show some positive results. Perhaps we all need to show some patience and perhaps take note of our under 23’s and scholars as the set-up begins to show a trickledown ( or up) effect. All the signs are positive. Time to be ...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 16379

Re: Stronger than last season

LTL please explain the point that you consistently make, that our players are all 12 months older than they were this time last year. I understand the ageing process, but don’t understand how that weakens us by comparison to players at other clubs. Stronger or weaker applies to every aspect of the ...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Is there an expected ACL injury? ;) Lol, not really. I would have said Leroy Fer ( who has ticked every other injury on his leg bingo card ), but he consistently defies the odds. Unexpected was probably a poor choice of words for Sasa as well, considering his previous injury record. Although it doe...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Bizarre link in many ways! Nods, one of the wackiest transfer rumours I've seen. I watched a bit of Stuttgart last season, after Zuber joined them on loan, and he isn't worth anything like £10m. Their whole attack was woeful last season and a big part of why they were relegated. Svent Mislintat, on...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick's contract
Replies: 114
Views: 10488

Re: Jeff Hendrick's contract

Check this out https://www.transfermarkt.com/jeff-hendrick/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/148262/saison/2018/wettbewerb/GB1/verein/1132" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Can anybody see the pattern? Granted, the whole team was shocking before Christmas. During that time Hendrick was shuf...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 16379

Re: Stronger than last season

To Long Time Lurker, throughout your post you use the phrase, 'We had the opportunity . . .' but how do you know what opportunities existed? As far as I can see, any recruitment problems we face rest on the fact that we don't have many opportunities to bring in players who would improve our first t...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 16379

Re: Stronger than last season

LTL - do you ever answer a simple point with a simple answer ? You said we were weaker now than we were at the start of last season....yet in a very long winded way you seem to be contradicting yourself by admitting that Jay and Pieters are better than am injured Ward or Crouch / Vokes (I think you...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Petersa wrote:If the rumour concerns Stade Rennais then listen very carefully they will say it only once :twisted:
I heard they are in for Andy Carroll

.... something about a fallen madonna with big boobies
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 16379

Re: Stronger than last season

I don’t think anyone is saying that we are a lot stronger. But a confident and improving McNeil, together with Pieters and Jay has to be an improvement on a crocked Walters and Ward, a 38 year old Crouch and an ageing Sam Vokes ? At the start of last season Barnes had been injured in pre-season and...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

IF it is i wonder which of our 3 is on the move... If it is one of our three then I hope it is Hart going to Stade Rennais. Nope, I don't know anything at all, but that would be my starting point. Fantastic place to live, out of the English media spotlight, qualified for the Europa and they only ha...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stronger than last season
Replies: 159
Views: 16379

Re: Stronger than last season

Taking everything into account I would say that we are actually looking weaker and we have a huge amount of work to do in the last couple of weeks ... if we want to lay claim to a half decent window. This window has me worried and for those that feel inclined to jump on me for being a Doomsayer I'm ...
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Please Mullah can we have our tanker back ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: Please Mullah can we have our tanker back ?

In regard to the Nationalist perspective it isn't even our ship. Companies register ships under "flags of convenience" to lower operating costs, take advantage of less stringent regulations and benefit from financial perks. We used to be the primary destination for registering ships from all over th...
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

He’s busy in goal for Preston but if you mean Rigg, I was never aware that his brief was to get deals sorted. Player identification and recruitment, including negotiations with agents and other clubs, are a big part of any Technical Directors brief. Obviously ( or thankfully ) Rigg doesn't have a s...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 25645

Re: Tom Heaton

It seems to boil down to who is the better keeper - Heaton or Pope as we basically can't keep both? Why not? We lost Nick to injury last season and needed Tom or Joe. In hindsight Lindegaard could have filled in for Tom until he was fit and we would have been no worse off. The season before we lost...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 25645

Re: Tom Heaton

Selling Tom would - Invalidate the argument that "impact on the dressing room" is super important. Anyone that thinks Tom would place wanting to play above being professional ( to the extent that he would become a malignant influence ) is obviously unaware of his proven character. Invalidate the arg...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Not read through everything on here but seem to remember that we were only prepared to offer Heaton an extra year after this whereas he was looking for a longer deal Can't believe that for a moment, when we are giving new signings 2 and 3 years. The offer of a one year deal would be an insult and t...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

:evil: :idea: I thought it might be ourselves as he is an Ireland international. I was hoping it might be us. Good young player, domestic, lots of potential, can play anywhere across the front line, already lives local, part of the Ireland squad, scored 12 outfield goals last season in only 27 game...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I’m sure Ben Mee would love that. Going into his 9th season with us and doesn’t get the armband. Should and almost certainly would be him. Nods, I would respect the chain of command and move Ben Mee up to be Captain, if he wants the arm band, and name Tarks as Vice Captain. Tarks has a good strong ...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tom Heaton
Replies: 247
Views: 25645

Re: Tom Heaton

I don't go for this "you're no1" stuff. How about form and performance? It seems to be one of those this is how it always has been so this is how it always will be notions. A No1 and a lesser quality backup. However, if you have two or more quality keepers who can do the job that shouldn't be the c...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra exit now inevitable?
Replies: 63
Views: 6092

Re: Vydra exit now inevitable?

I would imagine Wells will be the first out of the door Agreed. Nahki has made his thoughts and aspirations regarding his future at Burnley very clear. https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/unlucky-nahki-wells-burnley-future-16523375" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Wheth...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Yeah they were actually funny, just watching some of the mardy tarts on here having their little tantrums was actually hilarious, nevermind anywhere else on social media. The club played a blinder now, got rid of Vokes for a good fee, had a stand in for a few months wages and then got Jay for a rea...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

We got away with the Vokes/Crouch gamble and the lack of midfield lottery last year. I honestly believe that the club are on the right approach this time. I think Stoke just bamboozled us into taking another risky gamble. This time at left back. At a guess, the reason why we didn't go after Pieters...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Pieters signs as Burnley go shopping at Stoke again
Replies: 135
Views: 10433

Re: ARTICLE: Pieters signs as Burnley go shopping at Stoke again

So how much should we spend on a left-back then to sit on the bench? Oh, I don't know, nothing to £5m should have covered it. We didn't need a better player than Taylor or even one as good as Taylor. We only needed a player better than Pieters who could offer us some form of resale value we could w...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Another sensible post and exactly where I am coming from but don't let them grind you down on here Thanks for that. Honestly, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it is what makes discussions interesting. So I'm happy for others to hold different view points, as long as they aren't rude when ...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

It staggers me that - after more than six years in the job and the progress that's been made - there are people like you that think Dyche is driving the bus with his eyes shut. I'm hippety hip hop happy with the way that Dyche is driving the bus. Barring the pre Christmas hiccup of last season what...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Aubameyang is 30 Aguero 31 Vardy 32 Quit worrying about a 29 year old until he's proven you right (although he is 30 in 3 weeks......:) ) The difference is that those players are world class - well two of them. The important difference for us is that Arsenal, Man City and Leicester have a broad age...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Yes, this is probably going to be a long post, yes it will probably border on a rant, but Erik Pieters FFS. Are we under some quirky transfer directive that is forcing us to buy at least one player from Stoke every window? Did we really need to increase investment in our recruitment if we are primar...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: Erik Pieters - BOOM!!!!

BOOM !!!!

More like a barely audible pop or a strangled fart.

I would rather have a young understudy with a career ahead of him and rely on Bardsley for cover or Mee with Gibson getting game time in the centre.
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where will Burnley Finish
Replies: 56
Views: 3631

Re: Where will Burnley Finish

As things currently stand it could be as high as 15th or relegation. We should never under estimate what our lads are capable of achieving. Booking another European qualification place will be tougher this season, but nothing is impossible. However, we have too many exposed areas at the moment. Our ...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lewis Holtby
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: Lewis Holtby

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I used to watch Hamburg purely for the comedy effect of Lewis "headless chicken" Holtby. Unless we are looking to win "yards run" awards, at the cost of failing to meet consistent contributions made ...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

https://youtu.be/-Q7btpURvRI He looks like what we are after, big, energetic midfielder In what world is he a £25m player, according to the other link. Going off that highlight reel, he doesn't look to be especially quick ( although his long legs carry him ), he doesn't seem to be particularly stro...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crouch - Dyche comments regarding him signing
Replies: 99
Views: 8162

Re: Crouch - Dyche comments regarding him signing

There are a surprising lot of people who don't like or trust Dyche. For the benefit of those who don't know, the point of Crouch is to come on as a late sub when we're level or losing to give us an enormous target man who will cause mayhem in the penalty area. That's it. Anyone who thinks Dyche is ...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jagielka
Replies: 126
Views: 11386

Re: Jagielka

How much time is enough time to bed in and create an effective strategy for a multi million ££ business? I think 8 months should be enough for a specialist with a career lifetime of experience in a given area to make a positive difference to an organisation. A completed project, no, a demonstrated ...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Crouch tweeted "Swapping the bench for a sofa for a day a week" Does that mean he intends to carry on playing? No, it means he just inadvertently let slip the next planned stage of infrastructure improvements for the Turf. If we want to attract more players looking to see out their final playing da...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jagielka
Replies: 126
Views: 11386

Re: Jagielka

Some of the comments having a go at our transfer policy are just ridiculous. You don't get to where we are by being crap in the transfer market. Some of you negative twonks should just step back and take a look at the big picture of Burnley FC - it makes for pretty good viewing. Up The Premier Leag...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Number 9 at Gawthorpe this morning!
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

Re: New Number 9 at Gawthorpe this morning!

Very hard to assess. Appalling defending, Nakhi Wells or John Walters would look good against that Sorry Rob, I didn't notice this earlier. I think the rumour mill has Claude Maurice pegged at £15m+ with a couple of clubs supposed to be showing interest, which would be too much of a risk for us. I'...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Eleven new scholars sign in for new season
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: ARTICLE: Eleven new scholars sign in for new season

Good luck young men. Work hard. and enjoy it. On the flip side, apart from Joel Senior no news of anybody "new" to the club and no next level players bought to fuel our aspirations or increase our viable "in house" options should we experience relegation. More worryingly are the public requests fro...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tag help!
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Tag help!

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=removing+shop+magnetic+security+tags" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Failing that, have a shopping trip and look for a store that uses the same system. Having found one politely explain your problem, appeal to the good nature of the s...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Number 9 at Gawthorpe this morning!
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

Re: New Number 9 at Gawthorpe this morning!

Very hard to assess. Appalling defending, Nakhi Wells or John Walters would look good against that Nods, it would be a very big step up for him, but young strikers in our price range are pretty thin on the ground. He isn't going to get a lot better without making a move to a better class of competi...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rafa Goes For A Chinese
Replies: 34
Views: 1781

Re: Rafa Goes For A Chinese

Good bit of news, could make our difficult job this season a little bit easier. Well done Ashley, now take off the tin foil hat so I can transmit telepathic messages about signing Mark Hughes and ignoring the surprise availablility of Chris Hughton ( notch up another victim of the TD's and their ego...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Number 9 at Gawthorpe this morning!
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

Re: New Number 9 at Gawthorpe this morning!

Any one Come on down Jordan Hugill the time is right! or failing that Andy Carroll to get the maximum usage out of our medical facilities You did say any one I'm still crossing my fingers for the outside, very unlikely to happen because he doesn't live around the corner from the Turf, possibility t...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

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Forget Jagielka, it's time to get Timmy on the line before another team gazumps us :D

Not sure how his Mallet will go down with Var though.
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

I love the idea of 7 loos. Why 7? 1 for each of the cardinal directions ( N,S,E and W ) and three of the inter cardinal directions. It has something to do with Feng Shui and the potential for bad smells blowing back depending on the wind direction. Thats why you should stop at 7, leaving one direct...
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 44
Views: 4180

Re: Bardsley

What are beach shoes exactly? A picture of those would have been nice to add some context to the story. Are we talking flippers, flip flops, sandals, water shoes, wellingtons or hob nail boots? Would these be suitable for a screaming blonde? https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01396/...
by Long Time Lurker
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5242
Views: 587956

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Why this transfer window will be challenging Reasonable point and the follow on applies. The gap between the richest clubs and the poorest is widening at a ridiculous rate, but I doubt it will stop the rich clubs demanding an even greater slice of the financial pie until the whole system comes cras...