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by houseboy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are unique
Replies: 62
Views: 3715

Re: We are unique

The main benefit of passing it out from the back is that when you eventually get to the opposition's final 3rd, most of your men are up there too, so you have more attacking power, as there's been a slow build up. Whereas long/direct play means you often don't have as many there - but that also hel...
by houseboy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We are unique
Replies: 62
Views: 3715

Re: We are unique

An excellent read. I still can't get my head around the arrogance of managers and fans of other clubs criticising another teams tactics if those tactics are working. How many times over the last few years have you heard fans moaning about our style while their team sits BELOW us in the league? We ar...
by houseboy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

It was the Texaco Cup in 1973/74 when we reached the final. We beat them 7-0 at home and 3-2 away. I am forever getting the Texaco and Anglo Scottish mixed up. So it's the Anglo we beat Oldham in in the final? I always thought that was the one we played East Fife and Hearts in. I now recall the fin...
by houseboy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

:lol: :lol: :lol: bloody hell thats a road trip m8 We were just visiting people we knew and oddly they were all spaced out (literally in some cases). The Wolverhampton thing was odd, we met a couple in Great Yarnmouth who needed a lift home and we wound up staying a day or two with them. The idea o...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton fans
Replies: 39
Views: 3226

Re: Brighton fans

They don't pronounce the "L" either its a Scottish thing ... Strathaven .... pronounce Straven Kircudbright ... pronounce Kircoobry Weird lot up there .... look whats happened to Steve :D :D Am waiting for Steves standard reply "Knob" :D :D :D It's me that's a knob. I meant the ...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

Your mate wasn't called Stuart Johnson was he ? :lol: Ha ha no mate but I know who you mean - that was my next door neighbour. It was a guy you wouldn't know called Tony Martin from Tottington - we had a holiday bumming around in his car for two weeks - it took in Kirkcaldy, London, Newquay, Great ...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton fans
Replies: 39
Views: 3226

Re: Brighton fans

Come off it Ian......... What have Raith Rovers ever done to you? :D Well...there's the roads. And law and order. Oops - sorry...wrong thread. Actually it's Kirkcaldy (why DON'T they pronounce the 'R' anyway) that gives me bad memories. See my post about the 'lost weekend'. Kirkcaldy made me get dr...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton fans
Replies: 39
Views: 3226

Re: Brighton fans

Would not be missed by anyone ... My m8 Chris who is a Palace fan hates them as much as our lot hate Woe-vers Ah Boss, that's because Palace and Brighton fans are not chums. A weird sort of rivalry when your hated rivals are about 50 miles away. If Brighton got relegated I'd miss them because loads...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton fans
Replies: 39
Views: 3226

Re: Brighton fans

Over the last 10 years at various times it has been Nottm. Forest, Derby, BHA & Boro. Basically anybody who dared to challenge us or in Forests case was deemed to have crapped on us over transfers. They are no better or worse than any other club. My thoughts entirely bud - it's fashionable on h...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton fans
Replies: 39
Views: 3226

Re: Brighton fans

Me to buddy ;) Steve, Steve, Steve! You simply can't say that, it's not allowed. Brighton are just a nothing club on the South Coast with more than the average 'happy' fans - many miles from here (and even more miles from you). Rovers are...well...Rovers...what more can you say? They are owned by c...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton fans
Replies: 39
Views: 3226

Re: Brighton fans

keith1879 wrote:unless the "other" fans are Leeds' obviously.

I know some really nice Leeds fans. They just seem to have loads of morons because they are such a massive club.



;)
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton fans
Replies: 39
Views: 3226

Re: Brighton fans

gandhisflipflop wrote:I hate this club just as much as I hate Blackburn. Their fans are disgusting.

That's a bit weird. They are not The Barstewards, how can you hate them as much?
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Hendrick scores the best goal of the second hundred
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: ARTICLE: Hendrick scores the best goal of the second hundred

Despite his critics, which are thankfully getting fewer, his 're-positioning' has seen him change to the point that he is in danger of becoming our most valuable player (on the pitch that is). Made up for him because he got a lot of stick on here when he was being blatantly played in the wrong posit...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

Quicknick wrote:7-0 at home and 3-2 away after being 2-0 down. All ours were late on. Very late on.

I've already been put right about that - was thinking about the 8-0 aggregate v Hearts in the following round. We scored so many in that competition it was hard to keep tabs. :lol: :lol:
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

For the record, it was 7-0 at home and 3-2 away, Houseboy. In the next round we beat Hearts 5-0 on t'Turf and 3-0 at Tynecastle. And Bristol Rovers' colours are blue-and-white quarters; not halves. Dodgy enough, but not that dodgy. Sorry bud - I had a feeling it was 3-2 away but got mixed up with t...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

:o :o :o Surely its East Fife end of discussion .... No self respecting Claret could be associated with a team called Rovers :( unless they have an affinity for equine diversions. If I moved to the Bristol area it would be City I watched ... or Doncaster .. then I would go to Sunny Scunny (who also...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

I didn't realise Raith played in Kircaldy,just joined their equivalent to "Up the Clarets" ......they are top of the league,Kircaldy is about 12 miles from me and East Fife about 10, Im wondering which club to follow to get my football fix,one and two in Division 1,anyone on here been to ...
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raith Rovers / East Fife
Replies: 71
Views: 2068

Re: Raith Rovers / East Fife

tim_noone wrote:Get yerself to East Fife.....for no other reason than we once played em in the Texaco cup :D

Anglo Scottish mate - 8-0 at home and something like 5-0 away. It was a tough encounter. :lol:
by houseboy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scottish Football - Nothing Without the Old Firm.
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Scottish Football - Nothing Without the Old Firm.

Without wanting to get into a debate about the quality of Scottish football, if we're comparing gates, then it's worth mentioning that Plymouth is about 10x bigger than Motherwell, and Bradford about 18x. Bradford in fact is about 40,000 bigger than Edinburgh, which is the only place of any real si...
by houseboy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scottish Football - Nothing Without the Old Firm.
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Scottish Football - Nothing Without the Old Firm.

Looked at the Scottish Premiere today as I do. Motherwell are 3rd in the Scottish PL. Their gate today was just over 5k. 5 of the 12 league 2 games today had roughly the same or more. Even the big Edinburgh two only get gates that would be poor in the championship. What is this myth about Scottish f...
by houseboy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick goal
Replies: 57
Views: 4345

Re: Hendrick goal

I think it’s odd that so many were calling for his head last season but now they all want him to stay. He has always been a great player but played in the wrong position.
by houseboy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Another away game – another draw
Replies: 20
Views: 1628

Re: REPORT: Another away game – another draw

Applauding him at the end was showing him the respect he deserved for what he'd given us over the last six years. Deserted? I think it's more likely that he left because he was more likely to get regular first team football which, in turn, gives him a better opportunity to keep his England place. I...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Another away game – another draw
Replies: 20
Views: 1628

Re: REPORT: Another away game – another draw

Booing him was wrong but then so was applauding him at the end. He’s not one of us now and he deserted for coin. He’ll probably be playing in the Championship next season anyway. There goes any chance of an international career. Please stop the Heaton love-in, he’s gone and have done with it.
by houseboy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's not taken long....
Replies: 13
Views: 1882

Re: It's not taken long....

Let’s face it, it’s all sh!te. I have no sympathy at all for people who get ‘offended’. People need to grow a f*ckin backbone and stop being ‘offended’ by bloody words. The old saying ‘sticks and stones’ seems to have become ‘sticks and stones are okay but please don’t say bad things about me’. FFS....
by houseboy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: It's not taken long....
Replies: 13
Views: 1882

Re: It's not taken long....

Obviously a popular fixture it would seem, with over 2,800 attending. The BBC obviously think so. The football site now has women’s football placed above everything apart from the PL. So they must think it is more popular than the Championship or leagues One and Two. Not sure many would agree with ...
by houseboy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our style of play
Replies: 24
Views: 1820

Re: Our style of play

Must admit I complain about Arsenal but that’s because they are the worst cheats in the PL.
As far as our style goes I’ve said many times if you can’t beat us shut the f*ck up and stop making excuses. Villa and Norwich both play pretty football. Let’s see where they end up at the end of the season.
by houseboy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: October's fixtures.
Replies: 21
Views: 1475

Re: October's fixtures.

I don’t expect shipping another 5 to Everton and they are below par so far. Possible win. Leicester away very awkward and they are playing well. Would be delighted with a draw. Probable loss. Chelsea at home is a nightmare. We play better against them away. They are having a poor start though but ou...
by houseboy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton Villa
Replies: 50
Views: 4853

Re: Heaton Villa

Sorry guys. Can’t agree with all the Heaton love in. He was a great Claret - loved him - but he is no longer one of us. He left chasing coin (no problem with that as such) and showed no loyalty (again that’s up to him) but he deserves no loyalty as he showed none. Nothing against him but all this ‘l...
by houseboy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 2777

Re: Westwood and Cork

summitclaret wrote:That's because he is playing in a position that suits him. The nr 10 role never did. That was not his fault. As things stand I hope he is offered a new deal with us.

Absolutely agree with this.
by houseboy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.
Replies: 44
Views: 4393

Re: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.

CL is totally different both in status and financially so I would love it. Even if we went down it would be worth it for the experience. The EL especially when having to play 6 games to actually get in it and then far too many games to progress is not worth the effect on the bread and butter of sta...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Road to Wembley starts this weekend
Replies: 74
Views: 4091

Re: Road to Wembley starts this weekend

Just had a look at my new team's ground. Sporting Bengal United play at Mile End Leisure Centre Stadium. You need a real good set of binoculars if you stand behind the goal. There's a running track and half a field events area between you and the nearest goal. It holds some 2k with just over 400 sea...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Road to Wembley starts this weekend
Replies: 74
Views: 4091

Re: Road to Wembley starts this weekend

TheFamilyCat wrote:Sporting Bengal United! Brilliant.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Breaking the Big 6
Replies: 24
Views: 1917

Re: Breaking the Big 6

I've backed Leicester to finish in the top 4 this season, thought it was worth it at 18/1. No reason why West Ham can't be pushing for the top 6 either. Their starting line up today was much better than Uniteds. It'd be great for some 'smaller' clubs to break the monopoly but not West Ham. I'm sorr...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton Villa
Replies: 50
Views: 4853

Re: Heaton Villa

Depends on the ex=clarets. Shackell- no way, Gray too Tom is a definite as would be Boyd Jones Deano Wallace -the latter two more so given they signed extensions for less money when we were really hard up. Boyd and Wallace - now there were two great Clarets. Did Boyd EVER stop running? I'm sure he ...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.
Replies: 44
Views: 4393

Re: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.

Too right just look at Wolves. Micky Mouse and should be done away with. Open question to all Euro competition haters: What would you do if by some miracle we got a Champions League place? Say to UEFA 'no thanks - we have to prioritise the PL'). Supplementary question: Do you think that the PL is t...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton Villa
Replies: 50
Views: 4853

Re: Heaton Villa

Well I disagree, and I think many would agree with me. I'd be absolutely delighted to see him concede 4 or 5 at the weekend, but I'd prefer all of them to be good unstoppable goals and for him to be their MOTM. It was great fun watching Shackell have a miserable time at Derby, but I wouldn't want t...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 71
Views: 4330

Re: Jeff Hendrick

It's nice when a player can silence his critics and good of those critics to acknowledge it. I've always been a Hendrick fan but I have been guilty of criticising Barnes in the past but he has shut me up good and proper (and I'm so glad he has).
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 2777

Re: Westwood and Cork

Yes!! Which is why I'm sure I must be missing more than he just jogs along with play. To be sure he has been a bit of an enigma. He was pretty poor last season but then the season before he was unbelievable. He lacks consistency but I think generally he is fine. Could we have better? Yes for sure, ...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton Villa
Replies: 50
Views: 4853

Re: Heaton Villa

I think we need to stop the obsession with Heaton. He was a great signing for us, a great keeper and a great captain, but he's correctly moved on now and so should we. I hope he has a good game against us so long as he concedes one more goal than Nick Pope, who more than deserves the Burnley shirt ...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.
Replies: 44
Views: 4393

Re: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.

I expect the top 6 to be filled (in no particular order) by Liverpool, City, Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester and Chelsea at the moment with teams like us, WHU and maybe Bournemouth fighting out for the last potential Europa spot with United (depending on how long they take to pot Ole). Don't mention the ...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.
Replies: 44
Views: 4393

Re: Sunday Newspaper Report on Clarets Victory.

I have posted before that only the arrogant and those lacking in knowledge criticise other team's tactics. Despite their great win against a very bad City (on the day of course) Norwich, on the evidence of Saturday, are going to be a classic case of a team getting relegated playing pretty football. ...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 2777

Re: Westwood and Cork

I really didn't rate Cork yesterday. He jogged along with the whole game, but rarely did anything of note, defensively or in an attacking sense. I was disappointed he never looked to press, although would try and put a tackle in if a Norwich player run towards him. He didn't look to make an incisiv...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Westwood and Cork
Replies: 30
Views: 2777

Re: Westwood and Cork

With the team playing like this what happens when JBG is back? Who is losing out - if anyone? Imagine us playing so well that we have a player like him sat on the bench - now that would be interesting.
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Clarets stop the singing Canaries
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: REPORT: Clarets stop the singing Canaries

The Press have got to write something in the build-up To Premier League Matches; even the less glamorous ones. In the absence of thorough research, glib banalities and cliches will suffice, it seems. To be honest, at the risk of sounding paranoid, I sometimes think that the media write and say all ...
by houseboy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Clarets stop the singing Canaries
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: REPORT: Clarets stop the singing Canaries

The mystifying thing for me was before the game the media (particularly the Beeb) were banging on about how we hadn't won since the opening game and saying (in one report) that we'd had a slow start. Where do they get these ideas from? We battered Southampton, lost unfortunately and undeservedly at ...
by houseboy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: IPTV the end?
Replies: 95
Views: 7751

Re: IPTV the end?

Devils_Advocate wrote:Yeah but if it wasnt for the extra league title, the two fairs cups, the league cup and the charity shield then what have the Romans ever done for us!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by houseboy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: IPTV the end?
Replies: 95
Views: 7751

Re: IPTV the end?

No Leeds aren't a big club. Their trophy haul will help prove this, as will the fact they've been outside of the PL since 2004 now so pretty much a generation. Their ground is also in need of some major work because it wasn't that long ago some of it was closed off due to safety concerns I think I ...
by houseboy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Olympiakos
Replies: 23
Views: 2951

Re: Olympiakos

Here's an odd one - there have been 16 different champions in Argentina in the last 29 years. To be fair that is slightly skewed by the fact that for over 20 years they had an Opening and Closing championship, meaning that the team top at the halfway stage were the opening champions and the team fin...
by houseboy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: IPTV the end?
Replies: 95
Views: 7751

Re: IPTV the end?

"Not necessarily. Surely only the big 6 will have that kind of privilege, meaning that not just us but the other 14 clubs (with maybe a couple of exceptions) will be in the same boat. Therefore nothing much will change (I assume) because apart from the top clubs we will ALL be skint" Sorr...
by houseboy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: IPTV the end?
Replies: 95
Views: 7751

Re: IPTV the end?

If that happens, Burnley's stay in the Premier League will end. With franchises, as in the US, all the clubs are free to negotiate their own TV deals for the most money possible. If that happens in England, all TV channels will fall over themselves to pay the top clubs the money they want. The rest...

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