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by JTClaret
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Guardiola on McNeil
Replies: 44
Views: 6239

Re: Guardiola on McNeil

Not sure how people can say Guardiola isn't a good manager. Yes, he's had all the money in the world to spend, and obviously that helps. However over the last 20/30 years there have been a lot of premier league managers who have had the ability to spend crazy money and 'buy the league'... some go th...
by JTClaret
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Dyche pulls this one off...
Replies: 22
Views: 2751

Re: If Dyche pulls this one off...

Promotion to the premier league on a tiny budget. Beating Man City with a team that got relegated Winning the Championship Staying up Beating Chelsea Finishing 7th Staying up when having 12 points at Christmas ...all greatest achievements Beating Man City with a team with nothing to play for... well...
by JTClaret
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lowton or Bardsley on Sunday?
Replies: 30
Views: 2474

Re: Lowton or Bardsley on Sunday?

Lowton... simply on the fact he hasn't done anything wrong. He got the run around at times against Hazard, especially when he was turned inside and out for their goal... however I'm not sure any defender could have done better than Lowton, never mind Bardsley. He did well to stay on his feet for tha...
by JTClaret
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Guardiola on McNeil
Replies: 44
Views: 6239

Re: Guardiola on McNeil

I do wonder if it is a ploy, however McNeil does have that attacking style and composure Pep likes to see. Remember him having a go at Redmond? Redmond said he was being complimentary and if you watch the way Guardiola was talking to him it was the same way I've seen clips of him talking to Sterling...
by JTClaret
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fifa 19
Replies: 12
Views: 697

Re: Fifa 19

WestMidsClaret wrote:Beat someone with a full bastards team the other day :D
Bloody hell, I bet you sat forward on your chair and concentrated for that one hahah
by JTClaret
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Kit supplier
Replies: 47
Views: 5571

Re: Kit supplier

Is this the first year we've had a black kit and not been relegated?
by JTClaret
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Appendix operation forces Crouch out
Replies: 94
Views: 5636

Re: ARTICLE: Appendix operation forces Crouch out

Hart's Burnley career is certainly one of the strangest, if not the signing of him. When he signed we had 2 goalkeepers injured... Only question this asks for me, is what on earth was the point of Lindergaard. The 2 injured goalkeepers also happened to be England internationals, and 1 wasn't expecte...
by JTClaret
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Out of contract players in the summer (ours)
Replies: 47
Views: 3809

Re: Out of contract players in the summer (ours)

Walters has retired, I expect Crouch to retire. Lindegaard, Agyei, Mitchell and O'Neill I'd expect to be released. Bardsley give a 1 year deal, same for Ward on the thinking they are cover if we don't sign a new LB and RB but known we would look to sell if we did. Don't get the clear the decks comme...
by JTClaret
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Womans Football
Replies: 63
Views: 2401

Re: Womans Football

So the changing room isn't a mans environment? or does one member of the team get dressed separately and excluded from the teamtalk and build up? As I say, it would be a long time before it would be to happen. By which time, who knows we might live in a world where a footballer can be openly gay an...
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Womans Football
Replies: 63
Views: 2401

Re: Womans Football

If a woman was good enough to play for a non-woman's team (and I say that because why should I start calling it men's football) and wanted to play for one - then if a club want to give them the opportunity, they should. The chances of this all being the case is very unlikely, or at least not likely ...
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pickford to start tomorrow according to Henry Winter
Replies: 20
Views: 1676

Re: Pickford to start tomorrow according to Henry Winter

I'd be very surprised to see Pickford dropped. Southgate looks to be trying to create a club-like team togetherness, and switching the team based on club form isn't the right thing to do. Now if Pickford doesn't play well for England, then yes, his position is for the taking. If it just isn't workin...
by JTClaret
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A spell in the Championship
Replies: 94
Views: 3971

Re: A spell in the Championship

Oh no! Are we at this point where fans start to think being relegated is a good thing?
We really are in trouble
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: England call for Dwight
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: ARTICLE: England call for Dwight

Looking at that squad... surely McNeil is U21 standard
by JTClaret
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Contactless Payments
Replies: 101
Views: 4972

Re: Contactless Payments

This thread really does sum up this board :lol: :lol: A thread about card payments, which I've long since thought we should get, ends up with people claiming others should carry more money with them, tales of contactless cards being used for fraud, claims it isn't wanted and would never be used - de...
by JTClaret
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Contactless Payments
Replies: 101
Views: 4972

Re: Contactless Payments

Hold on! Are people actually defending the club not having card payments at the till - I'm not even bothered for contactless - because people can scam the card that they still have in their pocket? Pain in the backside needing to swing by a cashpoint on the way to make sure I've got money in case I ...
by JTClaret
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: dilly dallying
Replies: 30
Views: 3196

Re: dilly dallying

I don't think Hendrick has been playing badly, and I'm surprised he's back to scapegoat again. The way I saw that goal was Lallana's work-rate closing down Bardsley's clearance, which Hendrick had left the ball for Bardsley to hoof. I certainly wouldn't be putting Hendrick as a worst performer, thou...
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben Mee Interview in the Independent
Replies: 12
Views: 2343

Re: Ben Mee Interview in the Independent

Gibson is a very good player and doesn't get a look in.
Barton wanted a new song for him and regularly sang his praises.
His last 2 defensive partners have gone from nobodies to England internationals alongside him.
Bravery on a level I've not seen by many players... ever

Who doesn't love Ben Mee?
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Educate me please
Replies: 85
Views: 3488

Re: Educate me please

It's not complicated or hard to understand. There's black and white. Some one with 'olive skin' is still considered white, and it works the other way. I don't think somebody who says 'coloured' is a racist, unless they knowingly used the term derogatively. However, people have to understand it is in...
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Man United and Liverpool in Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 3648

Re: Man United and Liverpool in Europe

Never a pen for me. And VAR has done what VAR was brought in to stop happening - controversial decisions. Which ever way is goes, the ref should only have 30secs viewing of the incident. If there are a couple of incidents, 30secs for each. If a decision cannot be made after 30secs, the ref's initial...
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are Manchester United the biggest club in world football ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2020

Re: Are Manchester United the biggest club in world football ?

Whichever order, I'd say those 4 are the biggest
by JTClaret
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PNE accounts released ....
Replies: 16
Views: 3475

Re: PNE accounts released ....

Makes me wonder if the 'football will implode' will actually happen. Although it will happen by the lower leagues being unsustainable, leaving 2 leagues, with bigger clubs and money shared out between them keeping the wages high. With some of the 'big clubs' around us, it'd be hard for us to stay ar...
by JTClaret
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonights footie
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Tonights footie

tim_noone wrote:Will it Break up though??
Probably. Talking to an Ajax fan in Amsterdam in January and he was pretty accepting of the fact they could lose their best players at end of this and any season as they simply can't compete with the wages other European teams can offer.
by JTClaret
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cork very lucky
Replies: 78
Views: 5775

Re: Cork very lucky

So why should he have been red-carded? Have I missed it? Also think he needs a break from the team. Often plays well in keeping possession and passing it to a more creative central midfield partner. He has neither kept possession or had a creative partner - Westwood brings tenacity and has the abili...
by JTClaret
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Whats Hapopened To Brady
Replies: 44
Views: 4048

Re: Whats Hapopened To Brady

He had that Burnley player issue of becoming world class whilst he was out injured. Frustrated a lot, then played brilliantly, then got injured. I'd be interested to see Brady and Hendrick out on the wings, with it billed up by the club of the old relationship. A bit of positivity can do the world o...
by JTClaret
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sharron Davies
Replies: 55
Views: 4937

Re: Sharron Davies

:roll: :roll: :roll:
2019... isn't it fun

Tell you what. Scrap all the genders. No mens or womens, just 1 team.
If your good enough your the right sex.

And you're not allowed to say that wouldn't be fair, otherwise you'll be admitting men and women are different :D
by JTClaret
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 10 Years Ahead and not paying their wages
Replies: 17
Views: 1868

Re: 10 Years Ahead and not paying their wages

I'm very wary of the amount of times the '10 years ahead' is given by our fans.
I hope it's not tempting fate and we find ourselves in trouble in 10 years.

I know we are very differently run, but still. It makes me nervous sometimes ha
by JTClaret
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Lead Up to Goals Conceded
Replies: 25
Views: 2374

Re: The Lead Up to Goals Conceded

I think you'll find that everything goes against Burnley ALL the time. so there's nothing out of the ordinary in any of those build ups. If you were a real Burnley fan you'd realise this. :lol: :lol: Of course, how could I forget? I'm also aware of the fact that we always have a full season - none ...
by JTClaret
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Lead Up to Goals Conceded
Replies: 25
Views: 2374

Re: The Lead Up to Goals Conceded

How is McNeil coming in for criticism after one game in which he doesn't play well, which we all knew would happen at some point anyway :o
by JTClaret
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Lead Up to Goals Conceded
Replies: 25
Views: 2374

The Lead Up to Goals Conceded

Time and time again we seem to concede when something has gone against us in the build up. The foul on Cork last night, but I wouldn't say it set the goal up. The throw-in on Saturday, which I'm sick of hearing about. A throw-in around the half way line which isn't right but we concede from it? Real...
by JTClaret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ash's Austrian hopes dashed ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Re: Ash's Austrian hopes dashed ?

That said I can't imagine any defender in the world enjoying playing against Bashley
by JTClaret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remain Labour Party now you can have you GE !
Replies: 128
Views: 4169

Re: Remain Labour Party now you can have you GE !

The whole thing is a farce. All we have done is prove to the EU that Britain would rather bitch and argue about how bad something could be than actually stand on their own two feet. There should have been a plan quickly made after the vote, then argue how it should change. Then make plans to cope wi...
by JTClaret
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Shameful
Replies: 32
Views: 2986

Re: Ashley Shameful

Anyone else interested to see what happens if Ashley does sell. I get the feeling there would be a buzz about the place, until they start complaining that they want more/better/bigger name players, begin slagging the team off, then the manager and back to the owners. I wouldn't be at all surprised i...
by JTClaret
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bardsley
Replies: 27
Views: 2918

Re: Bardsley

Perhaps Lowton has upped his game... but who would drop Bardsley at the moment.
When Lowton is on his game, he's a fantastic right back
by JTClaret
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BT don't like us
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: BT don't like us

For people that don't care, you don't half hear people bang on about how unfair it is :lol:

No one likes us
No one likes us
No one likes us
It's not fair
We are Burnley...
by JTClaret
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do we still attribute ‘Europe’ to our poor start to the season?
Replies: 86
Views: 3692

Re: Do we still attribute ‘Europe’ to our poor start to the season?

I absolutely believe that rotating the squad was the thing that made a huge difference. Dyche is renowned for sticking to the same squad - but he didn't. And as such tried to play a different way. It has taken a long time to find our way again. I'm not a fan of this Burnley team being rotated. Chang...
by JTClaret
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bottom 8 teams on 13th May...
Replies: 47
Views: 4715

Re: Bottom 8 teams on 13th May...

Including are poor start to the season we have 27 points from 26 games. So with that in mind we could get another 12 points.
But we aren't the same team as at the start of the season... so let's just wait and see
by JTClaret
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 400k a week for Ramsey
Replies: 39
Views: 2569

Re: 400k a week for Ramsey

I think he's a good player.
Whether I think he's worth 400k a week is irrelevant - Juve can afford it

I'm amazed people are still getting upset by transfer fees and wages
by JTClaret
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Supply Chains after No Deal
Replies: 57
Views: 2822

Re: Supply Chains after No Deal

Right at the start of all this I watched a Newsnight - I've long since given up caring. They were all bickering about, well, anything and nothing, like they did for the next 2 years. An American woman asked, What exactly are you arguing? You have to make decisions to argue about. At the moment you a...
by JTClaret
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I don't accept suffering because...
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: I don't accept suffering because...

So what are you then? You can be frozen, boiled, burnt and broken... does that make you a solid or a liquid.

Or should you accept that life isn't on the periodic table? :P
by JTClaret
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Emiliano Sala - football agents
Replies: 87
Views: 6707

Re: Emiliano Sala - football agents

It sounds awful - But I do see players as people who have chosen to be assets. Their is no way somebody would be considered to be worth £15m if they were just an everyday man on the street - Take soldiers for an example. As such, at some point both clubs have to look at the 'Not received what they p...
by JTClaret
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pull your head out of your...
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Pull your head out of your...

I think it's time to stop with the 'we were in division 4'. I know it means we can enjoy these times, but it's got to stop, we've been in or around this point for 10 years. This league or the one down for 20 years! How can we carry on about 'where we are'. I was brought up with us in the 4th divisio...
by JTClaret
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Does the Real Blame Lie With Sean Dyche ?
Replies: 91
Views: 6417

Re: Does the Real Blame Lie With Sean Dyche ?

I don't think we need a huge rebuilding job. The main part of the first team isn't at retirement age. The windows seem to keep getting worse though. Imagine if McNeil hadn't broke through. I'm gutted Vokes has gone, but I can see the reasons why. He has been replaced till the end of the season. It's...
by JTClaret
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Play it again Sam
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: Play it again Sam

Gutted he's going. Thanks for the memories Sam
by JTClaret
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No Sam Vokes ?
Replies: 109
Views: 13317

Re: No Sam Vokes ?

Vydra and Vokes does appear to be a very Burnley Championship winning forward line (Vokes/Ings, Vokes/Gray)

Has it been tried for a game? (Can't think off the top of my head)
by JTClaret
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brady
Replies: 33
Views: 5807

Re: Brady

Hope the crowd doesn't groan to much if McNeil has a bad game... He's only 19, it'll come - need to make sure he's supported if he's a confidence player as Dyche may have eluded to.
by JTClaret
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will dyche ever
Replies: 140
Views: 7221

Re: Will dyche ever

I do worry that the Europa League didn't teach us that changing the team doesn't work for us - and I don't think ever has under Dyche
by JTClaret
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The alternative to the Burnley way
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: The alternative to the Burnley way

The only downside it seems to Watford's approach is that the have to ignore any young British talent. No reason for us to stop what we are doing as well, but it's not been so much scouting as picking up scraps. The handy benefit of being relatively close to big clubs (eg. United, City, Liverpool) i...
by JTClaret
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The alternative to the Burnley way
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: The alternative to the Burnley way

Fair play to them.
It's working, and the biggest blip they had in the last couple of years was after Silva wanted to leave to go to Everton... so they're not wrong in there theory.
Hopefully Burnley can build a similar scouting network as the next step in our progression.
by JTClaret
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team v City ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4861

Re: Team v City ?

That's not a bad second string at all. And if that's the case, only play the players you want to get game time (a la Pope). Playing a rotated squad was disastrous in the Europa League. Play as strong of a team as we can with Pope in net (whether or not you consider him our best keeper) and should we...
by JTClaret
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What would you suggest ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3640

Re: What would you suggest ?

Have to agree with the no money, no treatment. If he was entitled to be here I wouldn't even question it, but he's not. Has to be treated the way I would if I was in a different country under the same circumstances. All good and well saying people don't mind their contributions being used - but ofte...