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by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Self Employed
Replies: 203
Views: 5607

Re: Self Employed

The other thing I don’t get - why those setting up recently (often with big initial outlays) don’t qualify. In 2 weeks they can do a self assessment for 2019/20 (I am guessing that is when it opens) so HMRC have all the info they need. I suspect that will happen and this bit is a misunderstanding, l...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Self Employed
Replies: 203
Views: 5607

Re: Self Employed

I was assuming it would also apply to those who are self-employed but use a limited company. I guess they'll use a combination of the business interruption loan and the 80% of PAYE . Exactly. The loan is only for cash flow difficulties obviously. It has no benefit in terms of permanently filling in...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 895
Views: 19448

Re: Boris Watch

Got to be honest here, I know I like Boris (less so the Tories in general) and I think he is right not to have us totally locked down. Just enough to keep us within NHS capacity. But...... I think this crisis will finish him, finish the Tories, and finish Brexit. Just an instinct. Oh, I’ll just add...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 895
Views: 19448

Re: Boris Watch

Got to be honest here, I know I like Boris (less so the Tories in general) and I think he is right not to have us totally locked down. Just enough to keep us within NHS capacity.

But......

I think this crisis will finish him, finish the Tories, and finish Brexit. Just an instinct.
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Self Employed
Replies: 203
Views: 5607

Re: Self Employed

Looks like the hundreds of thousands of limited company directors will get nothing much, as they cannot furlough themselves while still doing small scraps of work and even if they did would only get 80% of £719 per month (the rest being dividends). Universal credit the alternative. Massive balls up ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 895
Views: 19448

Re: Boris Watch

The thing driving this is fear. For some, they are right to be fearful. For others, they are not. The government is obviously worried that the cure will be more painful than the disease. That’s why they are trying to leave it up to the discretion of some workers and businesses. The problem is the su...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Covid-19

I have posted this before but useful to repeat - most mutations make the virus LESS damaging to the host, so that the virus survives and breeds. That happened with SARS and it happened with this in Singapore supposedly. We therefore needn’t worry beyond the need to get through this until a vaccine i...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 895
Views: 19448

Re: Boris Watch

My contribution to this discussion is simply to observe that many people live in abusive relationships, many others have existing mental health problems, many kids have neglect, many adults and kids need exercise for their continued health. It isn’t unreasonable to expect that after a lockdown we wi...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For those with primary-aged children at home...
Replies: 41
Views: 1707

Re: For those with primary-aged children at home...

Mine is currently doing the Joe Wicks PE lesson. Her school is doing an hour of online lessons later in the morning. School are in a tricky dilemma because it’s Independent and they have an added risk of parents demanding their money back next term, which could make the school go bust.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Covid-19

Italy is in a worse place than China because the Chinese flooded over to Tuscany’s clothing manufacturers in January from the affected region at about the same time as the Chinese government were covering the whole thing up. Huge numbers of migrants work in that field apparently. Once Italy twigged ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Covid-19

I was trying to demonstrate that in genetic terms a 5% difference is a Hugh difference. May be it didn’t work. I understand that, but my point (which damo_whitehead then also made) was that viruses tend to mutate into a less damaging form - which makes sense, as their job is to survive, which they ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Covid-19

In the end it is difficult. Covid 19 shares 95% of it dna with SARS. So it’s similar. To give that perspective. Orangutans and chimps share around 97.5% of our dna. They haven’t climbed out the trees, but we have been to the moon, on a 2.5% difference on dna. Let’s hope it does not mutate and becom...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Self Employed
Replies: 203
Views: 5607

Re: Self Employed

My income will be either decent, or zero. Depends on whether something comes off. But I’m not complaining - yet. Absolutely right the government prioritises the very lowest paid. There are things the Chancellor can do for self employed/contractors/sole-directors, but it will be tricky to administer ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ST Renewals - General Concensus?
Replies: 97
Views: 3862

Re: ST Renewals - General Concensus?

Very hard to see how the players can still be paid millions while fans and broadcasters want their money back. It isn’t normal employment, it may be legally but if people start dying in their thousands and getting unemployed in their millions it will feel different to see all those Bentleys continue...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Covid-19

Until a few days ago Johnson was willing to let half a million of us die - as per the modelling. That’s why while other countries were putting strict measures in place, we were not. Only when his insouciance became public did Johnson begin to take action. Now we could be well behind the curve. Had ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

Surely trying to suppress this is the best course of action giving time for possible treatments in the next few weeks I suspect the fear is that the economic wreckage will cost even more lives than 250,000 (or at least, ruin lives for millions). After all, that is what posters like you (rightly, on...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The markets. It's not just Coronavirus. It was overdue.
Replies: 46
Views: 2543

Re: The markets. It's not just Coronavirus. It was overdue.

For the last 10 years I have had most of my savings in gold, some of it bullion and some of it mining companies (Black Rock Gold and General Fund). Due to the credit bubble and housing price bubble. Missed out on the (false) boom of the last decade but I’m not selling now, that’s for sure. Interest ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

The chap above from Wuhan makes interesting posts. I read a epidemiologist report on Wuhan on Twitter last night and this guy suggested that 95% of the residents remain vulnerable to catching it once restrictions are lifted. Basically, sooner or later, it will go through the whole planet like a dose...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

Not too sure what closing schools will do other than force more young kids into the care of vulnerable grandparents. School is sort of a closed environment - seeing the same people day after day. Going to the park, bowling or cinema however - very different. We’re all going to get this damn thing (w...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

paulatky wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:23 pm
The UK has a severe shortage of intensive care beds
About half as many per head of population as Italy.

Don’t know what we are worrying about.

:shock:
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

But if you can see what is coming you do not wait for the tsunami to hit before seeking high ground, so I am not certain watching and waiting is sensible. We will see. Possibly, but self isolate for too long and fridges run bare, patience wears thin, people get bored, money runs out and people need...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

The key to this is postponing any major isolation until we are closer to widespread outbreak, so that when people get bored and lose discipline (e.g. going to the pub) the virus is already past its peak. Experts say this timing is crucial. There has to be sufficient intensive care capacity for all t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

Largely stayed off this thread but did wonder last week whether the thread going into meltdown and arguments (even relative to the Brexit debate) would be a premonition of wider meltdowns in places like the stock market. It seems that today I have my answer. Panic is setting in (we can pretend its t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 3898

Re: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings

Great run from Taylor. A basic first touch, pivot and pass from Jay and we’re in.

Mee is then exposed, so while he erred the main fault was Jay’s. You can’t take a touch like that at this level. A shame, he had played well to there.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 3898

Re: Burnley v Tottenham - Player Ratings

Pope 7 - not much to do Bardsley 7 - tenacious and full of energy Taylor 7 - not attacking enough though that changed in last 20 when we started to win corners Tarkowski 9 - immense Mee 7 - good on the whole but too many errors this season like the penalty today Westwood 7 - good before he was owned...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee
Replies: 144
Views: 5340

Re: Ben Mee

Will never be an England international. Yet again this season, he gifts the opposition. Probably a 100% accurate statement. I would add for balance “with a silly mistake after being rock solid for the rest of the game”. He’s good enough for us but is clearly not good enough to rise any further, not...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

Covid-19 is not flu. Nor is the virus that it begins with, SARS-CoV-2. For one, it is far more deadly. One reputable site says 3.4% of those infected die, so far (some other sites say 1%). Flu kills 0.1%. Even if Covid-19 rate comes down it will still be more. For another, it may be more contagious....
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

I’ll pop this on here because mainstream media will never pick up on this. A really useful tip in research paper from the Chinese province Zhejiang where the death rate is only 0.1% (I checked). They seem to be suggesting that avoiding shocks like cytokine storms (immune system getting carried away)...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mourinho :Choose Burnley or Leipzig
Replies: 62
Views: 3679

Re: Mourinho :Choose Burnley or Leipzig

ElectroClaret wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:17 am
In all likelihood, Dier ain't gonna be playing.
That would be a real bonus for us.

As far as I can recall, Burnley under all managers have only ever scored 4 goals against a Mourinho team. That will be the hard bit.
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mourinho :Choose Burnley or Leipzig
Replies: 62
Views: 3679

Re: Mourinho :Choose Burnley or Leipzig

Lets not get too overconfident.

He’ll do his usual Turf trick, playing a big man (6ft 2 Dier) in front of the back four to soak up all our long balls. It’ll work as usual if Dyche plays Wood and Jayrod. Would much prefer Vydra for that reason. Mourinho has Dyche sussed when we are at home.
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Foxes interest in Charlie
Replies: 64
Views: 4172

Re: Foxes interest in Charlie

The danger of misusing statistics reminds me of that famous Carter Racing / Challenger Space Shuttle exercise that has been taught in business schools for 30 years. It’s something I am very mindful of when designing forms of analysis for clients. We can lament Taylor’s assists and goals but he also ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New handball rule for next year.
Replies: 32
Views: 1657

Re: New handball rule for next year.

Goodness gracious, whoever proposed this new rule won’t be winning Mastermind any time soon. We can all tell when we move our arm outwards to the side which part is the arm, the bit that moves away from the body. That part of the arm (the bit where the badge is) can easily be jabbed out to stab at t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who starts next week, wood or vydra.??
Replies: 94
Views: 2800

Re: Who starts next week, wood or vydra.??

Should go for Vydra, will go for Wood. Logic being that it is Vydra’s shirt to lose now, he took his chance, did little wrong yesterday (the whole midfield was off), and there is a chance this can blossom him into a PL player, in which case we would then have four very good strikers. It’s the kind o...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 216
Views: 5988

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:02 pm
She sounds lovely. What was her best joke?
None of them were particularly good in truth ;)

I seem to recall a joke about her name and a pun concerning “pretty”. Fairly poor stuff and luckily not on the Home Secretary person spec.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 43
Views: 3133

Re: Newcastle v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 8 Bardsley 7 Tarkowski 9 MOM Mee 8 Taylor 8 Hendrick 6 Westwood 5 Cork 5 McNeil 4 Rodriguez 6 Vydra 6 Wood 6 A match where our defenders showed their quality but the midfielders were AWOL too often. Bruce went 442 and his midfield was better than ours, they need some praise. Let’s be frank, we ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 213
Views: 7962

Re: Electric Vehicle

300 mile return trip done, no need for Supercharging en-route, just a top up free of charge while parking in Eldon Gardens Car Park next to the ground (£9 parking though). Range anxiety not a problem. 60 miles left having just plugged in at home. Very pleased with that.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 216
Views: 5988

Re: Cabinet Carnage

I met Patel in the summer, a very tiny lady, but a character. She was all smiles when we saw her, cracking a few jokes. The bloke who resigned, like virtually all department heads, is a career civil servant (most of these posts are filled without external competition). The minister or PM (deputised ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11500
Views: 228749

Re: Coronavirus

Very good point about hand sanitisers. The club must have had ESP for FINALLY getting hot water in the JHU (and by God, hot means hot). But some sanitiser at strategic points may end up saving lives of fellow clarets if this thing goes tits up, because even a junior school kid can do the maths with ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 213
Views: 7962

Re: Electric Vehicle

Isn’t the issue that making hydrogen emits three times as much carbon dioxide as electric batteries? Its all to do with how much carbon is in the source material. New technology may in the future reduce this (e.g.using methane) but for now electric cars are kinder to the planet. Anyway, off to bed n...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: dyche !!! let's hear it from the early season critics .
Replies: 137
Views: 5458

Re: dyche !!! let's hear it from the early season critics .

To be fair to Dyche it is very hard to choose which of our 4 excellent strikers to play when fit. Same with wingers and right back. Games come down to small margins. Wood is better at finishing close range than, say, Jay, who has missed golden chances against Arsenal, Bournemouth and others. But Jay...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Europa League - New target
Replies: 106
Views: 5201

Re: Europa League - New target

That's beside the point. I'm not saying we should be competing for 4th spot or the Europa League, just that Wolves are proof you can play in two competitions with minimal rotation without performing worse in either. Agreed. Arsenal have played just 4 away games in Europe this season. Wolves have pl...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Europa League - New target
Replies: 106
Views: 5201

Re: Europa League - New target

If Man city win the league cup 7th will get the Europa spot otherwise itll be villa. I presume that if the winner of the FA cup is outside the top six then 6th place wont get a Europa spot either. Well yes, but the point I was making was how City’s ban affects the league cup element. Likely to be 7...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Europa League - New target
Replies: 106
Views: 5201

Re: Europa League - New target

5th and 6th, or maybe 6th and 7th if City remain banned, would go into the group stages directly (assuming the top sides win the two cups, and God knows what happens with City being in one of the finals against Villa). It could be very tasty to go for that and avoid the pre season disruption. Everto...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New York Times - At Burnley, Bricks and Mortar Secure a Premier League Future
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: New York Times - At Burnley, Bricks and Mortar Secure a Premier League Future

Very odd report, the sentiments are fine, but not sure Rory Smith understands our finances. In the last 6 years, including this one, my guess is that we have total income of around £650,000,000. Looking at cashflow on tangible assets (i.e. infrastructure, the thrust of his article) we may have spent...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings
Replies: 61
Views: 4674

Re: Burnley v Bournemouth - Player Ratings

Pope - 8 Taylor - 7 Tarks - 7 Mee - 7 Bardsley - 7 McNeil - 8 (could have been a 9 but he only began to excel after AFCB collapsed) Cork - 7 Westwood - 7 Hendrick - 8 (special note for his superb harrying) Rodriguez - 8 Vydra - 9 (would have been 10 but for two misses) Brilliant after a shaky start....
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Europa League - New target
Replies: 106
Views: 5201

Re: Europa League - New target

It’s very simple, if anybody doesn’t want us qualifying for Europe I don’t want them anywhere near our club.

That includes directors, manager, coaches, players and fans. It’s a “deal breaker”.

If all of the above do want it, great, lets crack on.

Life’s too short not to.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6092

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

I'm not quoting super dimitris post however it again ignores that fact that the players to take us to the next will actually want to join burnley whilst there are more attractive propositions. If recruitment is based on final league position it cannot be judged as poor. Fan base is irrelevant? Sure...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: View from our Head of European & International recruitment
Replies: 139
Views: 6092

Re: View from our Head of European & International recruitment

The thing with being in the PL is that our “fanbase” is irrelevant. It becomes relevant in the division below but currently our success is determined by owner wealth, transfer success, on pitch battles and our fans however many there are making the Turf intimidating. So I don’t like this mentality o...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 895
Views: 19448

Re: Boris Watch

I think what Rowls was getting at is the similarity between the current OP and Turtle. Contraversial OP. Argumentative in the extreme. Fishing. Tendency to highlight every sentence of a post with the, often failed, attempt to appear 'logical'. Oh, hang on, that be almost anyone on here. :lol: :lol:...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 895
Views: 19448

Re: Boris Watch

The Russian bot posing as Cryssys seems to be obsessed with the PM’s activities. I would suggest looking at his list of meetings (soon to be updated with Q4 2019). I’m sure there are all kinds of graphs that can be made showing how the lesser spotted Boris is hiding from predators. https://www.gov.u...