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by jlup1980
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 23
Views: 3486

Re: Dwight McNeil

wilks_bfc wrote:You’d be playing Dunne ahead of Mee, Tarks or Long?


No, I'd be playing him instead of Gibson in our 2nd string back 4. We need to prioritise the PL.
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeil
Replies: 23
Views: 3486

Re: Dwight McNeil

Surely he'll start on Thursday now? Even Agyei might be in with a shout. Just a shame Dunne and O'Neill are out on loan as I'd be playing them as well.
by jlup1980
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton
Replies: 63
Views: 7025

Re: Heaton

Back to basics and that means Heaton, Lowton, Tarky, Mee and Ward when all fit. The issue is still the midfield though. They offer no protection. Arfield would walk into this team at the moment... so would Boyd to be honest. We need to remember what made us successful. Namely, our framework. Lennon ...
by jlup1980
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Barnes
Replies: 21
Views: 3579

Re: Ashley Barnes

Hendrick has been our best player in the last two PL games so rightly keeps Barnes out.

Wood isn't a lone striker and never will be. I'd argue Vokes is the man to start as the lone striker, especially if our only out ball is hoofed towards him by the back four.
by jlup1980
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do you defend that?
Replies: 173
Views: 9342

Re: How do you defend that?

Best thing for us to do is lose on Thursday and rethink the season. It's early enough in the season to not panic but let's be honest about the Europa League; we don't have a squad to deal with it's demands so let's bail now before it has long term impact on the club. We could realistically throw the...
by jlup1980
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: we look a side bereft of players and ideas
Replies: 30
Views: 1900

Re: we look a side bereft of players and ideas

Bakary Sako is still a free agent. So is Ben Arfa. So is Nasri. We need some creativity. Is it worth a try or do we accept what we have?
by jlup1980
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do you defend that?
Replies: 173
Views: 9342

Re: How do you defend that?

There's a lot of over reaction on here which is understandable. I find it hard to be critical of the club on the whole but there are some decisions that need to be questioned. Where's Vydra? Why didn't we sign another centre mid option to replace Marney? Why didn't we sign a winger to replace Arfiel...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ref nobbled at HT??
Replies: 44
Views: 3898

Re: Ref nobbled at HT??

The referee missed a lot during the game, especially where Hendrick was concerned. One in particular ended with them getting an essay cross into our box and getting a corner. We were under the cosh due to a poor decision at that point. Our own was a pen, very clumsy defending, and the Ward handball ...
by jlup1980
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Watford - Player Ratings
Replies: 124
Views: 8523

Re: Burnley v Watford - Player Ratings

Hart - 6 Lowton - 4 Tarkowski - 6 Mee - 4 Ward - 4 Lennon - 4 Cork - 6 Westwood - 6 JBG - 4 Hendrick - 7 mom Wood - 4 Vokes - 4 Barnes - 4 Getting caught cold in both halves is unforgivable. Some dreadful football in the second half. No threat, no desire to get back into the game, no pace and no pla...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Charlie Taylor
Replies: 31
Views: 5635

Re: Charlie Taylor

He did ok but he showed up our lack of cover on the wings. We need Brady back obviously but we should have brought in a replacement for Arfield in the summer. We need to see Taylor playing in his natural position not as a makeshift winger or centre half. I feel for the lad because he struggles for g...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jeff Hendrick
Replies: 86
Views: 8096

Re: Jeff Hendrick

He can't win with some fans. I'm not his biggest fan but I recognise when he's contributed and when mistakes are outside of his control. The guy behind me blames him for everything. Two examples from last night: He was going spare when Hendrick got caught on the ball towards the end of the first hal...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No more Bobby Madley
Replies: 81
Views: 7516

Re: No more Bobby Madley

Reminds me of Phoenix Nights! "Oh no Keith Lard, he got done for interfering with dogs" "He got off though didn't he?" "You wanna try getting an Alsatian to testify" And... Keith Lard "Do you know what one of my biggest fears is?" Audience "Rabies?"
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Part Time Fans
Replies: 91
Views: 6410

Re: Part Time Fans

There was a lad outside the Jimmy Mac stand before the game who was stopped by stewards because he rocked up with a bottle of haig club in one hand and a carton of cranberry juice in the other. I'll stick my neck out and say he probably wasn't a regular!
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v İstanbul Başakşehir - Player Ratings
Replies: 81
Views: 19254

Re: Burnley v İstanbul Başakşehir - Player Ratings

Hart 10 - MoM. Calmness personified. Kept us in the game with a string of good saves, the one at the death was particularly good. His distribution was terrific as well. Brilliant. 10 might seem high but he didn't put a foot wrong all night. Bardsley 6 - gave the ball away cheaply far too often Long ...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Left backs playing left wing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1691

Re: Left backs playing left wing...

Taylor struggled tonight. He put a shift in but looked like a lost boy at times.
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Press Coverage
Replies: 14
Views: 1842

Re: Press Coverage

The long ball stigma frustrates me a little. I'm not going to say we don't play a direct style at times, but it tends to be when our backs are against the wall or we're playing against a side that is technically more gifted than us. It's either used as a way of relieving pressure or as a leveller. Y...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: Joe Hart

I think Sean recognises that having a top class goalkeeper makes Premier League survival more likely. How many points did Pope save us last season? You can say the same for Heaton the year before. If we can help Hart get his mojo back, and two clean sheets in a week isn't a bad start, he'll be one o...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Oldest squad
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Oldest squad

Our experience was the thing that stood out for me as well. "Manchester United have the most experienced Premier League squad, collectively racking up 3,009 appearances in England's top flight, followed by Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Burnley." What a lovely sentence that is for us!! Ou...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aiden oneil
Replies: 19
Views: 3019

Re: Aiden oneil

This is a shame for both parties I think. We're seriously short in midfield and he's the one who looked closest to the first team set up in the friendlies vs Montpellier and Espanyol. He's clearly a talented lad and hopefully this loan will do him good. Obviously family comes first and we wish him a...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Celtic drop to Europa League
Replies: 50
Views: 4658

Re: Celtic drop to Europa League

It made me laugh when I saw they were 2 nil down last night. Their fans were all over Twitter and various messageboards (BBC for example) after our games vs Aberdeen. Apparently we were awful and they'd hammer us over two legs. It's amazing how quickly karma works sometimes. A defeat to Hearts (from...
by jlup1980
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No Stream Thurs
Replies: 172
Views: 12215

Re: No Stream Thurs

I don't see what more the club can do to be honest. We don't have our own media team capable of streaming a match live at the moment. This isn't a cheap thing to do and they would need to balance the financial outlay vs the popularity of Clarets Player for example. The away leg wasn't streamed at th...
by jlup1980
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team for Thursday
Replies: 52
Views: 3877

Re: Team for Thursday

I don't see Dyche changing three of his back four and that could mean we see Taylor further up the pitch for some or all the game? I'd guess something like this... Hart Bardsley Tarky Gibson Ward Cork Westwood Walters Barnes JBG Vokes Subs - Legzdins (spelling?), Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick,...
by jlup1980
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why can’t the Spanish go somewhere else for their holidays?”
Replies: 30
Views: 3885

Re: Why can’t the Spanish go somewhere else for their holidays?”

Thomas Cook should have charged her double - one fee for the holiday and one for getting her out of Blackburn for a week!!
by jlup1980
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hoos tells QPR to leave Loftus Road
Replies: 60
Views: 5272

Re: Hoos tells QPR to leave Loftus Road

I don't understand all the work we've been doing to the club shop and offices behind the Bob Lord. It makes no sense given that's the stand to develop. There's plenty of room to incorporate the offices and club shop into a stand that backs up to the turnstiles now. I guess the issue could be the pro...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Heaton
Replies: 63
Views: 7025

Re: Heaton

Are his days as a Claret numbered? Evidently fit as a sub but appears to be behind Hart at the moment. What's the pecking order when Pope returns? Dyche explained why Heaton didn't start - he's only had 5 days of training in 3 weeks. He's coming back from missing a full year of action and then pick...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eight teams with less points than us
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Re: Eight teams with less points than us

Average is a compliment. I must admit that my only visit to Upton Park was many years ago (I've never really ever felt the need to go there, there are more important games) I spent pretty much the whole of the first half sat on the terrace with my head in my drunken hands and the second half not ca...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eight teams with less points than us
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Re: Eight teams with less points than us

The new players haven't got into the stride of things yet. They need to learn how to sing My Old Man's a Dustman and how to wear a pearly king suit before they let them play. Obviously they also have to have the correct pronunciation of 'On mi 'ead son' as well. Seriously I think they will have the...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Charlie Taylor
Replies: 31
Views: 5635

Re: Charlie Taylor

The more game time Taylor gets the better it'll be for him; whether that's at left back or left wing. He's got a bright future with us I'm sure.
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eight teams with less points than us
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Re: Eight teams with less points than us

Also it was nice yesterday to see the bloody 'Ammers getting royally stuffed by Liverpool despite all the money their bleating fans have crowed about them spending. A nothing club with poor history. Long may it continue for them. I was quite surprised by their line up given the number of players th...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche’s comments re: Thursday’s team
Replies: 128
Views: 7429

Re: Dyche’s comments re: Thursday’s team

Let's face it last season was a freak that's extremely unlikely to be repeated. This is likely to be the one chance most of us get to watch us play in Europe in our lifetime. Sorry if I find that more exciting than playing the likes of Watford, Bournemouth etc. We're improving year on year. 7th is ...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD 2
Replies: 25
Views: 3027

Re: MOTD 2

Looking at those never ending instructions Laurent Depoitre got from the Hudd Town management, before he got on the pitch. It doesn't bode well for the Terriers. I thought the same thing. They just don't have any goals in them. Is it 3 in their last 11 PL games now? They've been found out and I can...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche’s comments re: Thursday’s team
Replies: 128
Views: 7429

Re: Dyche’s comments re: Thursday’s team

He has to keep the squad fresh. He won't make wholesale changes but he could change his back 5 if he wanted. Heaton, Bardsley, Taylor, Long and Gibson isn't short of experience or quality. It's the same up front. He'll probably start Barnes and Vokes rather than Hendrick and Wood. These aren't kids,...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart
Replies: 48
Views: 7951

Re: Joe Hart

Slurpy wrote:does he start on sunday?


100%
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead line day Clarets only links
Replies: 340
Views: 24740

Re: Dead line day Clarets only links

As was the case since brady got injured we are very dependent on jbg. He needs to keep fit. If we lost Cork or JBG for a decent period we'd be in the brown stuff but we can't afford to bring in surplus in each area. We can't carry a 5th CM just in case. We're lacking out wide but we all know that. ...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: İstanbul Başakşehir v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 63
Views: 4820

Re: İstanbul Başakşehir v Burnley - Player Ratings

The game totally passed certain players by. It's hard to criticise Barnes or Vokes when they got absolutely zero service all night. Westwood and Hendrick were completely anonymous and Walters just seemed to want to go to ground as soon as the ball got anywhere near him. Taylor looked a weak point bu...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead line day Clarets only links
Replies: 340
Views: 24740

Re: Dead line day Clarets only links

We've agreed longer deals with 3 crucial first teamers in JBG, Lowton and Mee. We've strengthened by bringing in Hart, Gibson and Vydra. All three of which are very good signings in my opinion. The Clucas deal fell apart for whatever reason. We clearly didn't get the right vibe when negotiations wer...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead line day Clarets only links
Replies: 340
Views: 24740

Re: Dead line day Clarets only links

He's obviously not as good, but style wise Ward Prowse has always struck me as the modern version of Beckham. He's not quick, but he's an outstanding passer, and a good crosser when he's played out wide. The flaw from our perspective is that his preferred flank, like Beckham's is the right - just l...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead line day Clarets only links
Replies: 340
Views: 24740

Re: Dead line day Clarets only links

Rossendale88 wrote:Mike McGrath from the Sun saying we’re in for Ward-Prowse at 15m


Yes please. He's a really classy player - good set piece on him as well. A level above Clucas, that's for sure!
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Yannick Bolasie
Replies: 134
Views: 24769

Re: Yannick Bolasie

Bolasie would be the last piece of the jigsaw. To have Brady, JBG, Lennon and Bolasie as options would be remarkable for a club of our size!
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dead line day Clarets only links
Replies: 340
Views: 24740

Re: Dead line day Clarets only links

One player is all we really need, unless we're aware that Defour won't be fit for a good while... in that case I'd say two. We just need a winger, that's all. Antonio, Bolasie or Jay Rod would all fit the bill. Can we push one over the line?
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Watford try to sign Craig Dawson
Replies: 19
Views: 3043

Re: Watford try to sign Craig Dawson

They offered: £700,00 loan fee for 2018/19 then permanent with payments of £2.5 million per year for next four years. That would have totalled £10.7 million over a five year period. West Brom have turned it down. That's laughable. Really laughable. Could be good for us though. Might be worth offeri...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation Tips
Replies: 37
Views: 2257

Re: Reegation Tips

Cardiff, Huddersfield and Watford for me. I hope Huddersfield stay up, I like the club and the manager, but I think they're likely to suffer 2nd season syndrome! A lot of their players played at a much higher standard than they have done before. Can they sustain it? Wolves and Fulham will be fine. E...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thank you Michael Keane
Replies: 38
Views: 4685

Re: Thank you Michael Keane

Why wait till next summer? Offer them Kevin Long; straight swap!
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How many more signings do you think we need?
Replies: 46
Views: 5141

Re: How many more signings do you think we need?

(2) Forward and the near mythical creative midfielder. No real evidence that Defour can play anywhere near a full season. Not enough creativity in the Cork / Westwood axis, Hendrick is miles off it and has appeared that way for sometime. Amazed that more people on here don’t think we need a midfiel...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New bid for Jay Rod
Replies: 516
Views: 57454

Re: New bid for Jay Rod

What you are obviously missing, is Jay can play as a winger. What he isn't is a lone striker. It's hardly surprising he looked poor. Hopefully Moore will see that he can't play the role, sell him, and buy a proper target man with the 18mill. I agree he's not really a lone striker and that he'd be c...
by jlup1980
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clucas and Rodriguez signings beginning to look less likely
Replies: 174
Views: 14786

Re: ARTICLE: Clucas and Rodriguez signings beginning to look less likely

Boden claiming deal not dead despite our interest in Vydra. We should be looking to sign both as all our current issues would be resolved very quickly!! Hendrick would drop back to his more natural CM position and fight for the shirt alongside Cork, Defour and Westwood. Vydra is a no.10 and Jay Rod...
by jlup1980
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sam vokes
Replies: 79
Views: 6300

Re: Sam vokes

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Imo he is priceless to us and if we flogged him we would be mental.


Couldn't agree more!! He's our only proper target man. Wood, Barnes, Vokes and Vydra would give us great options. We should offer Boro Walters and Wells instead :lol:
by jlup1980
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Yannick Bolasie
Replies: 134
Views: 24769

Re: Yannick Bolasie

I'd be very wary of his injury record since joining Everton. He's a hell of a player when he's on form, a proper player you want to watch, but why would Everton sell him if he was fit enough to make a meaningful contribution?
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Adama Traore
Replies: 50
Views: 6069

Re: Adama Traore

Classic example of a player who looks a world beater until he gets into the final third. His decision making and final ball are usually terrible.
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mame Biram Diouf - £15m?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2314

Mame Biram Diouf - £15m?!

"The Sun writes that Stoke are standing firm on their valuation of Mame Biram Diouf, with the Potters demanding £15m for the sale of their man. Leicester have long been linked with the striker but have so far had their bid for he 30-year-old rejected." £15m for Mame Biram Diouf 30 years ol...