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by jlup1980
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clucas and Rodriguez signings beginning to look less likely
Replies: 174
Views: 15214

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

If the rumours about Mee are correct and he's close to signing a new deal then we're done from defensive viewpoint. Same with GK's if Hart signs in today. We're still lacking another midfielder and a number 10 / winger but they could still happen. There's plenty of time to get a couple of deals over...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart incoming ?
Replies: 423
Views: 36829

Re: Joe Hart incoming ?

I think it's pretty clear what we're trying to do here. Hart for £4m could be an unbelievable signing. He was City no.1 until Pep took over, then he was Torino no.1 for a season and did ok. He was still England no.1 at this time. Last season was a disaster but is that all down to Joe Hart? He was at...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Walters to PNE on loan
Replies: 55
Views: 7056

Re: Walters to PNE on loan

I understood the Bardsley signing but never really got the Walters one. Nothing against him, he was a decent player for Stoke at times and has done very well for ROI. Bardsley was brought in as an experienced pro and 2nd choice right back. By the time last season started Walters was pretty much 3rd ...
by jlup1980
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Pre-season ends with defeat against Espanyol
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: REPORT: Pre-season ends with defeat against Espanyol

Let's be honest, it was a pretty dire game of football. It only highlighted what we already know, but there were a few positives... namely Dunne, McNeil and O'Neill. I was very impressed by Dunne. He looks a composed lad. O'Neill was more effective than Hendrick and that says a lot. I'm not sure wha...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley offer Watford's Troy Deeney, 30, five-year deal
Replies: 39
Views: 5465

Re: Burnley offer Watford's Troy Deeney, 30, five-year deal

Grumps wrote:Bid rejected
Thank the lord!! Not the type of player or person we need. Ashley Barnes is a lovable rogue, Troy Deeney is just a ****!
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart incoming ?
Replies: 423
Views: 36829

Re: Joe Hart incoming ?

Top keeper who just needs to get back in form. I’d say that Heaton is probably off if Hart comes. I'm not sure about that. I think there's something up with Tom unfortunately. He's clearly struggling to get back to full fitness and I wouldn't be at all surprised if his current calf strain is a smok...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight McNeill
Replies: 47
Views: 3870

Re: Dwight McNeill

McNeil looks like a real prospect and should stay in the squad this season without a doubt. I'd say the same for Dunne as well. I wouldn't send them out on loan unless you can guarantee games at a decent level. McNeil looks like he could take Walters place in the squad easily and the fact he was on ...
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Gibson
Replies: 363
Views: 40375

Re: Ben Gibson

£17m would still be a good price for a highly rated 25 year old English CB. Let's get Clucas, Gibson and Jay Rod in time Istanbul #options
by jlup1980
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Aberdeen - Player Ratings
Replies: 49
Views: 16674

Re: Burnley v Aberdeen - Player Ratings

Lindegaard 7 Lowton 7 Tarks 6 Mee 4 Ward 6 Westwood 6 Cork 8 Lennon 4 JBG 7 Wood 6 Vokes 8 McNeil 7 Barnes 8 Taylor 7 Hendrick 6 Time for a new left side of the defence I think. Mee is one foot out of the camp going off these two games vs Aberdeen. I thought he was dreadful last night - his distribu...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New bid for Jay Rod
Replies: 516
Views: 59515

Re: New bid for Jay Rod

Injury prone and age - nowhere worth 20 million more like 10 and no more. 76 games in the last two seasons probably puts the "injury prone" comment to bed. He basically had 18 months out after his cruciate injury which meant zero appearances in 14/15 and only 16 appearances in 15/16. Other than tha...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ings to Palace
Replies: 42
Views: 4959

Re: Ings to Palace

Wow ! Benteke - how many did he score last season ? Sahko - how many games did he play last season ? Ings - how many times has he played on last 3 years ? Nearly £100m in transfer fees - and I doubt any of them are on less than £4m a year. And we have fans who bang on every day about Wells and Walt...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: Difficult to compete with transfers long term
Replies: 112
Views: 5627

Re: Dyche: Difficult to compete with transfers long term

Or then sell these assests - its called buisness I understand where you're coming from but value for money this summer seems increasingly hard to come by. We're getting to such a late stage that prices will only go up. Being quoted £40m for Dawson and Jay Rod, Danny Ings for £24m, even Clucas at £1...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: Difficult to compete with transfers long term
Replies: 112
Views: 5627

Re: Dyche: Difficult to compete with transfers long term

That means nothing for example - Preston's record transfer is 1.2 million and that was 20 years ago so forget half of them numbers yet Heemings is worth what 340 million. I'd say it means quite a lot. If we spend £50m this summer on three signings and they all get put on £40k a week, 4 year contrac...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team vs Aberdeen
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: Your team vs Aberdeen

Vokes has to start tonight. I don't mind whether it's for Hendrick or Wood, but he has to play. Hopefully Barnes will be fit as well but I don't think he'll be risked. My preference:

Lindegaard
Lowton Tarky Mee Ward
Westwood Cork
Lennon Hendrick JBG
Vokes
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ings to Palace
Replies: 42
Views: 4959

Re: Ings to Palace

Deals like this simply aren't sustainable. The bubble will burst eventually. Palace will end up paying Liverpool near £90m for Ings, Benteke and Sahko. Astonishing. I'd rather keep our powder dry!!
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: we rely that Sean Dyche to bring in a couple of new players .
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: we rely that Sean Dyche to bring in a couple of new players .

I am confident we will leave it to the last day, a deal for a striker somewhere else by another club will fail and a Jay will go elsewhere. Maybe time for the chairman to email agents asking if they have anyone available? I don't share your optimism about deadline day signings due to us being in Is...
by jlup1980
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: Difficult to compete with transfers long term
Replies: 112
Views: 5627

Re: Dyche: Difficult to compete with transfers long term

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_owners_of_English_football_clubs This gives us an idea what we're up against. 14 of the 20 PL clubs are back by Billionaire owners. Of the rest we are well adrift at the bottom in terms of wealth. The combined wealth of Garlick and Banaszkiewicz is said to be a...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rondom to Newcastle stalled
Replies: 57
Views: 5262

Re: Rondom to Newcastle stalled

MK-Claret wrote:To be honest, I think Dawson will come and Jay Rod but as been mentioned before I think we are waiting for WBA to back down in price.Could be a wait till the final day.
Unlikely it'll be the last day, we could be in Istanbul!
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche interview on sky
Replies: 203
Views: 14376

Re: Dyche interview on sky

We survived half a season without Defour and Brady, plus Arfield was rarely played last season. We've lost Pope but hopefully we'll gain Heaton. Barnes is the only major difference to last season. We need him back as we missed him desperately last Thursday! I still think we need 3 or 4 players but t...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: We may have to break the bank
Replies: 316
Views: 21176

Re: Dyche: We may have to break the bank

Harsh view on Ward. I'm not sure it is. He's been one of the first names on my teamsheet since he came to the club but I really thought he struggled in the second half of last season - maybe that was a hangover from his injury? Hopefully he'll be back to his dependable self after a good preseason b...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben mee everton ?
Replies: 86
Views: 7764

Re: Ben mee everton ?

He either signs or he gets sold in my opinion. He's a top player and someone I called out as our future CB and captain when we had Shackell and Duff at the back, but nobody is bigger than the club and simple maths come into play. If we sell for £20m and give City £8m we're still left with £12m to pu...
by jlup1980
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: We may have to break the bank
Replies: 316
Views: 21176

Re: Dyche: We may have to break the bank

Then you weren't there on Sunday, I conclude. Taylor played like he was seriously disaffected. No way should he replace Ward. He needs a run of games to get settled. He was the same when he came in for Ward last season. He started slowly but improved with every game. Ward, as much as I like him, ha...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lucas Perez
Replies: 11
Views: 3206

Re: Lucas Perez

He's one of a few forgotten men we could probably tempt over for minimal outlay. Add Patrick Roberts from City to the list, he's only 21 and seems surplus to requirements at City now. Markovic at Liverpool, Joel Campbell at Arsenal, Robert Snodgrass at West Ham... none of these will get a kick for t...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Guardian Article on Burnley's chances 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Re: Guardian Article on Burnley's chances 2018-19

I think last season proved that outside the top six there are no automatically established Premier League teams. Absolutely. You've got the top six and probably Everton / West Ham who look too strong for relegation on paper, but outside of those you could literally pick names out of a hat from 9th ...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football boots costs
Replies: 24
Views: 1432

Re: Football boots costs

Can you still get Gola boots off Burnley market?!!
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: We may have to break the bank
Replies: 316
Views: 21176

Re: Dyche: We may have to break the bank

Very well put LLL. It's not all doom and gloom yet and we need to understand the market we're working in. I want to sign the right players as much as the next man but there's no point betting the ranch on squad players. We need to find value as well as quality. £50m for Dawson, Jay Rod and Clucas vs...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: We may have to break the bank
Replies: 316
Views: 21176

Re: Dyche: We may have to break the bank

We don't need to buy 5 players to replace the injured ones though ha ha! That would be ludicrous. Only Pope appears to have long term issues and it sounds like we might be bringing in Forster. Other than that I'd be surprised if we don't have Heaton, Brady, Defour and Barnes back by the end of Augus...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: We may have to break the bank
Replies: 316
Views: 21176

Re: Dyche: We may have to break the bank

I don't think we need anything like 5 new starters. I'd like to see Taylor given the nod over Ward but other than that I'd suggest we only really lack a number 10. When all are fit... Pope Lowton Tarky Mee Taylor Cork Defour Gudmundsson NEW Brady Barnes Second XI Heaton Bardsley Long NEW Ward Lennon...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: We may have to break the bank
Replies: 316
Views: 21176

Re: Dyche: We may have to break the bank

So we are the only club in the Premier League unable to deal with the current marketplace ? Pretty much yes... and almost certainly if everyone else (including clubs like Huddersfield, Brighton, Wolves and Fulham) is happy to pay more in wages than we are. Look back at our deals over the past few y...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche: We may have to break the bank
Replies: 316
Views: 21176

Re: Dyche: We may have to break the bank

“I’ve only been doing it seven years, at at the beginning, when the agent said ‘okay’, that was it. Now that doesn’t exist. Now it’s ‘yeah, we want to do it’, and telling someone else they want to do it, until it pushes and pushes it. This is the most important sentence from the article and highligh...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Walters to Boro
Replies: 29
Views: 4353

Re: Walters to Boro

He doesn't get a kick even with current numbers so I wouldn't be surprised at all. Both Walters and Wells are way down the pecking order. I'm not 100% sure on this but I suspect Agyei has had more game time during preseason than both of them. If selling them or sending them out on loan frees up wage...
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Garlick
Replies: 76
Views: 5716

Re: Mike Garlick

Has been the best chairman in my time 50yrs + supporting the Clarets .He has given us 3 seasons on the run in the top flight and overseen great changes in our Gawthorpe facilities All he needs now is to sort out ticket office sales and hes done.We have players at Burnley who far exceed what we saw ...
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nacer Chadli
Replies: 41
Views: 5228

Re: Nacer Chadli

mkmel wrote:Doesn't he play for West Brom?
So would be nigh on Impossible for us to sign him on loan or permanently
Chadli, Jay Rod and Dawson - £50m take it or leave it? Part of me thinks it wouldn't be a bad deal for either party!
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nacer Chadli
Replies: 41
Views: 5228

Re: Nacer Chadli

Would be a sensible option for us in my opinion. We don't know how long it'll take for Brady to get to fitness so the idea of adding Chadli to the mix makes sense. We'll need four wingers if we make it through to the Europa group stage that's for sure.
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fraser forster
Replies: 39
Views: 4721

Re: Fraser forster

This would be a great bit of business. He's a good keeper, just needs a fresh start.
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche interview on sky
Replies: 203
Views: 14376

Re: Dyche interview on sky

The short term concern is that an injury at centre back on 10 August and we'll have no credible back up on the bench. Ditto an injury on the wing and, if we're going to play 3 in midfield, an injury in the centre of midfield. That's 3 areas of the team where we are risking starting one injury away ...
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Peter Crouch linked
Replies: 169
Views: 12315

Re: Peter Crouch linked

RingoMcCartney wrote:Bamford going to leeds for 7 million! :lol:
Bamford to Leeds
Vokes to Boro
Crouch to Burnley
by jlup1980
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: game report in Daily mail
Replies: 46
Views: 5963

Re: game report in Daily mail

"At this stage, Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick looked his team's most progressive player, but he was sacrificed for Vokes and it was a move that paid off."

Hendrick was our most progressive player? Really?!
by jlup1980
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RED TV - Aberdeen
Replies: 138
Views: 11555

Re: RED TV - Aberdeen

The commentators were comically biased, but we expected as much surely? After all, we have Phil Bird!! I did laugh every time they complained of a Burnley player going down easily when they were adamant it was a penalty on Cosgrove. Blinkers are funny things in football!!
by jlup1980
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aberdeen v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 59
Views: 18873

Re: Aberdeen v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 5 Lowton 5 Tarkowski 4 Mee 4 Ward 4 JBG 6 Cork 6 Westwood 4 Lennon 6 Hendrick 4 Wood 4 Lindegaard 7 Vokes 7 As I've said on another thread, you can't play Hendrick and Wood together as they're too powderpuff. Their CB's had the easiest game of their lives until Vokes came on. Wood was particula...
by jlup1980
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight’s Assessment
Replies: 120
Views: 7462

Re: Tonight’s Assessment

We were miles off the pace last night and played the game like it was a pre season friendly, whereas Aberdeen were playing like it was a Cup Final, especially in the first half. Fair play to them, they made it very hard for us by closing down well in the first half and sitting extremely deep in the ...
by jlup1980
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Banana skin OR genuine challenge?
Replies: 30
Views: 1899

Re: Banana skin OR genuine challenge?

I'd take a draw tonight, preferably with an away goal. We are notoriously poor in cup competitions under Dyche and I expect the Aberdeen crowd to be an extra man for them. Anyone thinking we'll walk it is deluded. We need a professional performance similar to the one at Ewood last season, rather tha...
by jlup1980
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New third kit for tonight....
Replies: 27
Views: 2347

Re: New third kit for tonight....

I like it. It's not a traditional Burnley shirt obviously, but I like it.
by jlup1980
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Possible 2nd EU Referendum
Replies: 508
Views: 20850

Re: Possible 2nd EU Referendum

We're stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment. If we continue down the current path we're doomed as the government doesn't have a clue what it wants to achieve through leaving the EU. If we have a 2nd referendum and Leave wins again we're in the same position. We'll Leave but with no sec...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Concerned about Defour
Replies: 10
Views: 2507

Re: Concerned about Defour

He's probably the main reason we need another CM. I can't see him getting through an entire season injury free, but that was the risk we took when we signed him. If he arrived without question marks around his fitness he would have cost a lot more than he did!! We need him fit for the majority of ou...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Have Burnley ditched moves for Dawson and Jay Rod?
Replies: 155
Views: 14558

Re: ARTICLE: Have Burnley ditched moves for Dawson and Jay Rod?

These are big money moves for Burnley. £20m would smash our transfer record and put us in unchartered territory. I want us to push on and I think this is the season to do it, but there's no point paying up to the demands if no other clubs are interested in the likes of Dawson and Jay Rod. Dawson wil...
by jlup1980
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Have Burnley ditched moves for Dawson and Jay Rod?
Replies: 155
Views: 14558

Re: ARTICLE: Have Burnley ditched moves for Dawson and Jay Rod?

You don’t always have to sign a player with the aim to sell him off at a profit, sometimes you have to accept that his performances may just maintain we collect circa 100m a year from staying in the league Exactly this. It's about keeping a balance. We'd make significant profits on Pope, Heaton, Ta...
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who scored our most important goals?
Replies: 27
Views: 1322

Re: Who scored our most important goals?

Goobs wrote:Surprised how far we have got without anyone mentioning Little
Scunthorpe away was a cracker of a goal. His goal vs Bristol Rovers was also an important one that season.

Ian Wright scored four important goals as well. A couple of big goals on the way to promotion.
by jlup1980
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who scored our most important goals?
Replies: 27
Views: 1322

Re: Who scored our most important goals?

Andy Payton....l think...in Waddles last game in 98 which kept Burnley in the 3rd division? Andy Cooke vs Plymouth you mean. I was about to suggest that as one of the most important goals of the modern era. Dropping back into the lowest tier would have been a disaster. Graham Branch vs Derby in 200...