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by ksrclaret
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?
Replies: 577
Views: 12026

Re: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?

That’s interesting. The government repeatedly said there would be no change. Perhaps Johnson and Williamson didn’t realise it wasn’t their decision to make? I wonder who was in charge of creating the algorithm? Our college sought urgent clarification from the DfE on Wednesday evening and Thursday m...
by ksrclaret
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 8 years ago today
Replies: 22
Views: 1331

Re: 8 years ago today

That Bolton game was wonderful, I enjoyed it no end. I do remember coming off that game and thinking we were genuine automatic promotion contenders though. I got that bit wrong. Agree that Coyle became an irrelevance after we went up under Dyche the first time (well, to most anyway), and then brilli...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?
Replies: 577
Views: 12026

Re: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?

I'll stop dragging up Labour's mistakes when people stop with their moronic claims that this current Tory gov is the worst gov ever. Again, opinions. There will always be people who have different ones to you. You may not agree but no need for the moronic jibe. Politics is toxic enough without that.
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?
Replies: 577
Views: 12026

Re: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?

I have problems with the Tories too though. They have made mistakes. When Covid was first appearing they should never have transported people back into the UK and then ferry them to bases for isolation etc. When it hit Italy hard our borders should've been closed to everyone. Brits abroad - should'...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?
Replies: 577
Views: 12026

Re: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?

Blair - Iraq invasion for never found WMD's but they had the sexed up dossier courtesy of Campbell. That eventually led to creation of Isis, London and Manchester atrocities amongst others. Allowed uncontrolled migration from the EU when our infrastructure wasn't ready. NHS - PFI debt, closed numer...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?
Replies: 577
Views: 12026

Re: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?

You're so desperate to batter the Tories its amusing and slightly disturbing. They've had to deal with a Covid Pandemic, Brexit and the normal day to day running for the last 9 months. Blair and Co made some utterly shocking decisions during their reign, one of which we are still suffering the effe...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?
Replies: 577
Views: 12026

Re: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?

So a gov that's been in charge for a small fraction of the time that Blairs lot were in charge is worse than Blairs lot? Not really sure that's correct. Well, no, it's not "correct" because it's only my opinion. Blair's government made catastrophic errors with foreign policy but they got a lot righ...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?
Replies: 577
Views: 12026

Re: A Levels, Covid, Brexit. Worst Government Ever?

The first government I was old enough to make a judgement of was the first Blair government. I can comfortably say that this current government is the worst I have ever lived through in terms of domestic competence. It feels like disaster after disaster. The cabinet, with the exception of Sunak, are...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are our children far more intelligent than we were?
Replies: 68
Views: 1839

Re: Are our children far more intelligent than we were?

bobinho wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:20 pm
That's not quite what he said now is it?

And whether you agree with his opinion regarding corporal punishment or not, reading the rest of his post, he has a point...
Sorry, those comments were made on another thread by Colburn discussing 'this generation".
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are our children far more intelligent than we were?
Replies: 68
Views: 1839

Re: Are our children far more intelligent than we were?

I wondered how long it would take Colburn to show up on this thread.

There is a big problem in schools because kids aren’t being beaten anymore for bad behaviour and they’re not even walking to the chippy of an evening.
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are our children far more intelligent than we were?
Replies: 68
Views: 1839

Re: Are our children far more intelligent than we were?

It’s because A Levels were proper hard back then. Like, seriously proper hard.

These days you can usually achieve an A if you colour in the pictures they provide in the paper.
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's not just about Brexit
Replies: 1121
Views: 23653

Re: It's not just about Brexit

Were you (your school) given any information on how this algorithm would work? Did you have any students getting their grades moved up? Did class size and the numbers entered per subject make a significant difference? 1. We were told that the centre assessed grades (CAGs) we submitted would be subj...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's not just about Brexit
Replies: 1121
Views: 23653

Re: It's not just about Brexit

Yet another u-turn set to be announced over the A-Level fiasco. Incompetent doesn’t come close. I spent last week trying to sort Uni places out for the 40% of our A Level cohort who had their grades downgraded and who were plunged into uncertainty. We made every effort to align our results almost e...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hart signing for Spurs
Replies: 77
Views: 5055

Re: Hart signing for Spurs

Best of luck to him. Shrewd signing on a free for Mourinho as back up to Lloris.

Hopefully Spurs fans are more forgiving of their players who appear in adverts. They’re probably more accustomed to it than Burnley fans are.
by ksrclaret
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: My neighbour
Replies: 37
Views: 3274

Re: My neighbour

I like Dale Bennett.

He scored an absolute belter of an own goal against us at Vicarage Road, once.
by ksrclaret
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497001

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

I remember watching Huddersfield vs West Brom about a month ago and Lewis O'Brien was outstanding for Hudds. He created the winning goal for them out of nothing. He's a diminutive, left-footed midfielder who looks most comfortable in a box to box role, but I believe he's played further forward in wh...
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497001

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

Just seen the (rather tenuous) link with Shane Duffy.

I'm just imagining him breaking the news to his Dad that he's signed for Burnley again.
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cancel Culture ?
Replies: 486
Views: 9438

Re: Cancel Culture ?

Damo wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:36 pm
If ringo did get cancelled, I take it there would be some space going in some posters heads. Rent free
I wouldn't be so flippant about that. You're probably next to be cancelled.
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches
Replies: 194
Views: 5095

Re: The Telegraph : Fans returning to matches

No easy answers to the away fans situation when fans are allowed back. There are perfectly valid points on both sides. I'm glad I'm not the one making the decision on this one!
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cancel Culture ?
Replies: 486
Views: 9438

Re: Cancel Culture ?

Quick mods! Cancel this thread! Paul is losing again!

Poisonous! Vile! Sick! C'mon, get it gone!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cancel Culture ?
Replies: 486
Views: 9438

Re: Cancel Culture ?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

No answer to that one, then. Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather!
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cancel Culture ?
Replies: 486
Views: 9438

Re: Cancel Culture ?

AndrewJB wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Because I know you’re very concerned about the educational opportunities for white working class boys, what’s your opinion of the government’s decision to bring down their grades and bring up those of privately schooled children?
Brilliant. :D :D :D
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Fletcher signs in with the Potters
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: ARTICLE: Fletcher signs in with the Potters

Very good signing for Stoke on a free. I think they’ll have a much more solid season with their new manager O’Neill.

I too rated Steven Fletcher very highly in a Burnley shirt. Looking back now he did really well in that team.
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Holidayeeeee
Replies: 88
Views: 3948

Re: Holidayeeeee

More importantly, are you having a good time Jack laid in your bed with your duvet pulled up to your eyes and the curtains drawn?

I hope you’ve put something under the door to block the virus from entering through the gap. It’ll be waiting for you to blink first.
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Norris to sign from Wolves
Replies: 57
Views: 4115

Re: ARTICLE: Norris to sign from Wolves

It simply wouldn't be a BFC summer transfer window without the acquisition of a third choice keeper.

Hopefully this one is capable of being the third choice and we won't have to bring in another one should Pope get injured.
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Home Kit 2020/21
Replies: 162
Views: 9274

Re: New Home Kit 2020/21

Little point in garnering any interest in new kits these days. They are invariably all awful and the huge, horrible betting logos that seem to be plastered across every shirt is a massive eyesore. Hopefully the training wear is okay because I have been known to buy a top/ jumper for my sports evenin...
by ksrclaret
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup: No replays during 2020-21 season
Replies: 21
Views: 733

Re: FA Cup: No replays during 2020-21 season

I've just had a look, we played Man United just before the Norwich cup tie and we made five changes for the cup tie with Joe Hart, Kevin Long, Erik Pieters, Aaron Lennon and Robbie Brady coming in for Nick Pope, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor, Jeff Hendrick and Dwight McNeil. So we still had a decent side...
by ksrclaret
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup: No replays during 2020-21 season
Replies: 21
Views: 733

Re: FA Cup: No replays during 2020-21 season

The difference in terms of how we approached the two Norwich City home games in the season just gone goes a long way to demonstrating where cup competitions are on the list of priorities.
by ksrclaret
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's not just about Brexit
Replies: 1121
Views: 23653

Re: It's not just about Brexit

You can always tell when the lines at talk radio are busy because we get his shite posted all over here instead.

I suppose you could say that radio station provides a service to the rest of this board’s users when they’re taking his calls.
by ksrclaret
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwights a wanted man.
Replies: 100
Views: 6430

Re: Dwights a wanted man.

Hard to imagine how clubs would be able to afford McNeil given the state of finances at the moment. Even harder to imagine how we would replace such a player.
by ksrclaret
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Ward training with Tractor Boys
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: ARTICLE: Ward training with Tractor Boys

Loved Stephen Ward. A top quality left back and a bargain at the fee we paid Wolves for him. I’m still amazed Wolves were so eager to get rid back in 2014.
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 10th Aug: A year ago today
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: 10th Aug: A year ago today

That Sheff Wed game was the first league win of the most exciting, unexpected and satisfying seasons I've had watching Burnley. A side that I thought would be doing very well to finish 21st when the season began turned out to be the one I will remember forever as the best I've seen.
by ksrclaret
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Advice on UTC fundraising
Replies: 73
Views: 2288

Re: Advice on UTC fundraising

Brilliant idea to redirect the fundraising towards the foodbank. It’s needed now more than ever before and I will get involved in any way I can. I’m sure that your efforts and support will be appreciated properly with that cause. One day the academy will need fundraising for again and I dare say the...
by ksrclaret
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When will we know about going back on the turf?
Replies: 75
Views: 2737

Re: When will we know about going back on the turf?

Just imagine if we don’t get back in the stadiums this coming season but the TV companies stick with the original deal and don’t broadcast all or most games. What on earth would be the point? That’d be the final straw for me in terms of how ridiculously money-oriented football has become.
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coyle has a new job.
Replies: 83
Views: 4531

Re: Coyle has a new job.

Pleasing to see that the pandemic hasn't disrupted the quarterly Owen Coyle report.

So he's in India, then. Good to know.
by ksrclaret
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Salary Caps in Leagues One and Two
Replies: 44
Views: 1531

Re: Salary Caps in Leagues One and Two

Very good news. Hopefully just the start of taking back control of the ludicrous state of finances in football.

The EFL clubs are in much safer hands with Dave Baldwin in charge.
by ksrclaret
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brentford vs Fulham (the richest game in football)
Replies: 96
Views: 3602

Re: Brentford vs Fulham (the richest game in football)

Pleased to see Fulham back up. I like their style and I like Scott Parker as their manager.
by ksrclaret
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who's eating out to help out?
Replies: 123
Views: 4434

Re: Who's eating out to help out?

Had a bit of sushi for lunch today at a well known chain that had signed up to the scheme. First time I've been out to sit in a restaurant or pub since they all reopened and I doubt I'd have done so had this scheme not been in place. It was quite busy and was amazing value with the discount code app...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 497001

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

I like the link with the Oxford lad. It's been obvious for some time that we can no longer go after the best Championship players as their prices have skyrocketed over the last few years, so looking a level below that for players with the potential to step up is the right way to go. They can come in...
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ASTON VILLA
Replies: 59
Views: 4609

Re: ASTON VILLA

Zlatan wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:25 pm
I thought it was referring to his happy skip - nothing to do with sexuality.
Oh well in that case I’m in total agreement - bellendry at its finest. Imagine being happy. Pfft. There’s a pandemic on for God’s sake!
by ksrclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ASTON VILLA
Replies: 59
Views: 4609

Re: ASTON VILLA

The hair The tight little bum Dinky shorts Baby shinpads The gay skip20200727_121000.jpg Bellendry at its finest This really is the oddest description I've ever seen given of a footballer. I've never known a football fan to observe the size and tightness of a footballer's bum and the sexuality of h...
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie gone
Replies: 244
Views: 11274

Re: Eddie gone

They’ve conceded over 60 goals for 5 consecutive seasons. This isn’t a one off.... they just ran out of luck and basket case teams. They certainly ran out of luck, I'll give you that one, but that open and expansive style is his way and it worked for him in 9/10 of his seasons. Being relegated does...
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie gone
Replies: 244
Views: 11274

Re: Eddie gone

No..... that’s why they got relegated, having spunked 10’s of millions on style over substance players from big clubs, and failing to even maintain their standards. They had a poor last season but before that he won them 3 promotions and kept them up in the PL for 4 years. He and Dyche go about the...
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie gone
Replies: 244
Views: 11274

Re: Eddie gone

So what did Howe do with the Bournemouth players and the clubs culture to get them promoted from League 2 to League 1 to the Championship to the Premier League. As for improving players at one point in the Premier League half of Howes team had been with him since League one Now, now DA. Please don'...
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie gone
Replies: 244
Views: 11274

Re: Eddie gone

Scouts find good players, coaches improve players, managers win games..... Dyches staff improved The players Howe’s staff brought in like Ings, Trippier, Mee, Dyche got them organised and built a culture to win games. Did Dyche's staff improve the players Howe's staff brought in at Bournemouth too?
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie gone
Replies: 244
Views: 11274

Re: Eddie gone

I wish him nothing but the best. What a wonderful job he's done for Bournemouth and he will rightly be remembered as their greatest ever manager. Nothing lasts forever and last season was one too far.

Some of the comments on here are ridiculous but totally expected. Sad.
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matty Cash
Replies: 110
Views: 12335

Re: Matty Cash

Westwood, Barnes, Lowton, Mee, Trippier, Gudmonsson, Keane, Pope - all players released and signed for little or no money who have benefitted from a good coaching team. Spot on. There is far more to signing players than just looking at the top scorers charts or which players the fans think are good...
by ksrclaret
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matty Cash
Replies: 110
Views: 12335

Re: Matty Cash

Just because Fry has had a poor season doesn’t make him a poor player. He’s obviously got potential so now might be exactly the time to pick him up if we want him. If we’re waiting for him or another young player to have an outstanding season we’ll probably be priced out of any move. Cash would be a...
by ksrclaret
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It’s going to be a scorcher
Replies: 31
Views: 1688

Re: It’s going to be a scorcher

I'm strange in that I just can't tolerate temperatures when they rise anything much above 20 really, it makes me feel so uncomfortable and irritable. So I'll be remaining indoors today doing a bit of work and waiting it out until tomorrow when it will be a much better day for me.
by ksrclaret
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fans returning to stadiums
Replies: 37
Views: 2270

Re: Fans returning to stadiums

Most fans go to matches with their mates / friends. What sort of atmosphere will there be if you're on your own 4 or 5 metres from anyone else? The matches will be soulless. That's not what football is about at all. How will clubs choose, who can go and who can't? What happens to season ticket hold...