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by dsr
Sun May 22, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goodbye Nick Pope
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Goodbye Nick Pope

If West Ham thinks Pope is worth only £20m, then why don't they up their price to £25m and make bids for Pickford, Ramsdale, or Henderson? If that's what they think the market for England squad goalkeepers is worth!
by dsr
Sun May 22, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goodbye Nick Pope
Replies: 54
Views: 5373

Re: Goodbye Nick Pope

Other clubs will know we're desperate to sell though. 25 million would be a result. It doesn't matter that we are desperate to sell if more than one club wants him. If it's just a negotiation between Burnley and (say) West Ham, then they would have us over a barrel. But if West Ham are competing wi...
by dsr
Sun May 22, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chinese Whispers
Replies: 26
Views: 4038

Re: Chinese Whispers

Fortunately I had my portable wireless set with me. Both quicker and more reliable that t'internet for this purpose.
by dsr
Sun May 22, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Pace
Replies: 292
Views: 11154

Re: Alan Pace

No-one (so far as I can see) has yet mentioned the other big potential liability. Pace hasn't paid for the shares in full. By most accounts, he owes £50m+ to the former majority shareholders, and probably £10m more in "club credit" to the minority shareholders. He hasn't got the money. What are the ...
by dsr
Sun May 22, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Pace
Replies: 292
Views: 11154

Re: Alan Pace

Businesses work on cash flow, money flows in and money flows out. Hopefully we all agree. The “total disaster” you refer to is due to all that money flowing out? Agreed? So who is it that is receiving all that money flowing out? Not Dell - they have put cash in, will be getting it paid back, plus s...
by dsr
Sun May 22, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: First fixture guesses
Replies: 40
Views: 2099

Re: First fixture guesses

Sunderland away. live TV.
by dsr
Sun May 22, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No refund policy
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: No refund policy

If the contract doesn't specify when the goods are to be delivered, then any decision-making tribunal would have to decide what was reasonable and also what was promised at the time. As for whether you would get your money back, there are other considerations beside strict legal liability!
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Britain's Strictest Headmistress - ITV, Sunday 22nd May 10:15pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1788

Re: Britain's Strictest Headmistress - ITV, Sunday 22nd May 10:15pm

I think I asked you this before but you didn't answer. On what basis is it "absurdly successful"? It had one good set of results pre-pandemic but I assume you're basing it on far more than that limited sample. 2019 is the only year for which GCSE exam results exist. The school didn't have pupils ol...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joke for today
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Joke for today

distortiondave wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 11:04 pm
How many tickles does it take to subdue an octopus?
Ten.
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lowton red card
Replies: 101
Views: 8382

Re: Lowton red card

You can have whatever opinion you want. It's still a red card. Sometimes one just has to accept things that don't suit. Like I said, the rules now are [deleted]. Specifically, when you say that I would be shouting for a red card for any opponent who does that, you're plain wrong. I don't disagree t...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For anyone who's still worried
Replies: 43
Views: 3970

Re: For anyone who's still worried

Don’t all games have to kick off exactly the same time on the final day or is that just the first half? When Man City beat Man United to the title, it was the delay in second half kick-off that saved them. City were ready to kick off but United weren't, so City delayed a couple of minutes. At the e...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Triple lock Pensions
Replies: 58
Views: 2839

Re: Triple lock Pensions

It's already been massively eroded, because the payment for this year broke the Triple Lock rule and that reduction mean tha even if it's restored for next year, the reduction stays in the system. So every year, pensioners will get a smaller rise than they would have done otherwise. On the other ha...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lowton red card
Replies: 101
Views: 8382

Re: Lowton red card

I've watched it a few times, if it was one of their players sent off we'd all be in agreement. Red Card, out of control with studs up.. Unfortunately your attempt to read my mind has failed. You're fully entitled to your own opinion, but it's usually unwise to be so convinced you're right that no-o...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For anyone who's still worried
Replies: 43
Views: 3970

Re: For anyone who's still worried

Lawro is predicting we stay up. I know he has taken a lot of stick from us in the past but latterly he has been pretty fair and his prediction record is reasonable. I still haven’t forgiven him for THAT clearance off the line however Not that reasonable. We've won 7 this season, and the only one he...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Triple lock Pensions
Replies: 58
Views: 2839

Re: Triple lock Pensions

Inflation is the highest for decades. The Triple Lock Pension promise was broken this year, as "Pensioners would get too much, when compared to Public Sector workers". Public sector workers had an average of 1.2% pay increase. Private sector 8.2% average. The private sector, therefore, kept up with...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Premier League scripted?
Replies: 109
Views: 4646

Re: Is the Premier League scripted?

How easy is it to organise a conspiracy like this? I mean, if you had a product which is more in the public eye than any other in the world, and you want to rig it - how many people do you need to fix? 100? 500? I don't know how easy it is to contact 500 different people who are all willing to corru...
by dsr
Sat May 21, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Weghorst miss
Replies: 147
Views: 5584

Re: Weghorst miss

It's both a terrible, terrible miss and a brilliant block. Things can be both! Firstly, Weghorst is unbelievably slow for a professional footballer - like, historically slow. The time it takes him to get to the ball, which is perfectly placed by Roberts by the way, opens the door for Mings to get a...
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley & Leeds threaten legal action against Everton and Premier League
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Burnley & Leeds threaten legal action against Everton and Premier League

Chester Perry wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 7:57 pm
merge

http://www.uptheclarets.com/messageboar ... 8#p1816968

and DA that is not a consensus I see
One person agreed with him. That's more than usual, he probably counts that as consensus. ;)
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For anyone who's still worried
Replies: 43
Views: 3970

Re: For anyone who's still worried

It's worth noting we generally show up when it matters on the crunch final day clashes. Won the title at Maine Road 1960. Got the point needed at PNE in 1973 to clinch the 2nd Division title. Beat Orient in 1987 when the stakes were far higher than Sunday. Beat Plymouth in a relegation decider in 1...
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For anyone who's still worried
Replies: 43
Views: 3970

Re: For anyone who's still worried

This won't help Leeds have scored in the 90th minute this season 6 times Rodrigo (90+4) v Wolves Raphinha (90+4) v Palace Bamford (90+5) v Brentford Gelhardt (90+4) v Norwich Ayling (90+1) v Wolves Struijk (90+2) v Brighton They can score 6 more in the last minute, as long as we win. (Or as long as...
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds and Burnley v Everton
Replies: 85
Views: 6814

Re: Leeds and Burnley v Everton

Sounds like the PL already know about the breaches of rules but don't care. It's surely nonsensical to say that they only lost all that money because they couldn't sell (among others) Michael Keane, who then scored the goal (one of them) that kept them up. They might just about have a sensible argum...
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds and Burnley v Everton
Replies: 85
Views: 6814

Re: Leeds and Burnley v Everton

“The wide-ranging impact of Covid-19 on Everton — which further market analysis has indicated could include an additional £50m — covers lost revenues, additional costs due to strict Covid-19 playing protocols and a significant contraction in the transfer market which resulted in the inability to ge...
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul Tierney abysmal
Replies: 101
Views: 4257

Re: Paul Tierney abysmal

Vegas Claret wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 2:43 pm
Tierney doing Brentford v Leeds. Leeds should have 3 sent off before half time if that's his threshold for a red card
What's the betting he decides it's time to stop being a homer?
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shake head time (for me anyway)
Replies: 26
Views: 2446

Re: Shake head time (for me anyway)

You can frown on bad behaviour without having to make it a criminal offence. It may indeed be bad behaviour to tell a stranger to smile, or to wolf whistle, but should it be make criminal, and how much (as the OP suggested) police time should be used to enforce it? There are already harassment laws ...
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday questions…
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Sunday questions…

Asking for a friend… 1) Can we assume Newcastle are staying at Crowwood? 2) Is Myster Magic open still in Padiham? Seriously, anyone know what time the Burnley players arrive before KO. I’d like to be there to see them arrive. I'd rather have Newcastle come to Turf Moor in an end-of-season holiday ...
by dsr
Fri May 20, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul Tierney abysmal
Replies: 101
Views: 4257

Re: Paul Tierney abysmal

Can we? Should we? appeal the red card. I don't think they can be appealed now, can they? It's assumed that once 2 refs have seen it on video, they can't possibly be wrong. It was Tierney, of course, who didn't send off Kane for his legbreaker on Robertson. But there were several differences betwee...
by dsr
Thu May 19, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Buendia
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: Buendia

If I was looking for a man who fits the description "warrior and fighter", it wouldn't be a man who runs into Tarkowski and then lies on the floor crying his eyes out.
by dsr
Thu May 19, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Aston Villa
Replies: 23
Views: 689

Re: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Aston Villa

There's a reason why he has reffed 5 of our last 12 away games. It's not a conspiracy against Burnley, nothing as bad as that; it's just that after the Liverpool v Spurs game the powers that be realised that he isn't up to Premier League level, but they haven't got enough people who are up to that l...
by dsr
Thu May 19, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Aston Villa
Replies: 23
Views: 689

Re: RATE THE REF - Paul Tierney v Aston Villa

As I wasn't at the game, I can't give him any marks at all.

I don't think the scoring would have been different if I had been at the game.
by dsr
Thu May 19, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Tierney yet again for an away game
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: ARTICLE: Tierney yet again for an away game

Look on the bright side. He's given us more penalties this season than all the other refs put together.
by dsr
Thu May 19, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Calvin Bassey
Replies: 24
Views: 1880

Re: Calvin Bassey

KRBFC wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:20 am
Not good enough defensively, often plays left back and I wouldn't say we need a full back
If we're selling anyone worth a fee to repay our loans, who knows what positions we'll need. Taylor's a saleable asset.
by dsr
Thu May 19, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Absolute Disgrace...........
Replies: 86
Views: 7861

Re: Absolute Disgrace...........

https://twitter.com/brokenkingmusic/status/1526940860742606851?s=21&t=ALtVwyqy1bsliUr56bm5jw McBurnie not doing himself any favours, either. I take it that after review of the footage, you have disregarded the possibility that a man in a surgical boot might have trouble staying on his feet in the c...
by dsr
Wed May 18, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Press Conference
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: Press Conference

Well let's hope for your sake he doesn't make a mistake that costs us the game on Thursday or you might want to withdraw your statement of intent. Long is an average PL player at best and the best we can hope for is that he has 2 good games on the trot . It goes without saying he gives 100% That's ...
by dsr
Wed May 18, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: UFO's Hearing in the US today
Replies: 20
Views: 1623

Re: UFO's Hearing in the US today

They reckon there are about 200 billion trillion stars in the universe, and about 2,000 of them are within 50 light years of earth. (50 light years is the point where you could send a radio message and get the answer 100 years later, so not ideal for conversation.) Was Einstein right about the speed...
by dsr
Wed May 18, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Absolute Disgrace...........
Replies: 86
Views: 7861

Re: Absolute Disgrace...........

One thing they could have done today was to announce that the last penalty had to be retaken because the goalkeeper was off his line. And then when it was impossible to restart, award the match to Sheffield United. That might teach them something! More seriously, they could have started years ago (b...
by dsr
Tue May 17, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Villa game to be shown live on Sky
Replies: 30
Views: 2509

Re: ARTICLE: Villa game to be shown live on Sky

THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 1:51 pm
I hope she was fully clothed when you met her, was she on holiday?
If she isn't fully clothed when she's riding down Coventry main street, she isn't going to be fully clothed on the shores of Lake Geneva.
by dsr
Tue May 17, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: **** VAR and Kevin Friend
Replies: 75
Views: 4508

Re: **** VAR and Kevin Friend

It’s perfectly natural to have the view that all clubs get similar decisions and there is no bias. It’s also natural to have the view that certain clubs are favoured on decisions and there is obvious bias. The truth is likely to be as on most things, somewhere inbetween. There are recent examples o...
by dsr
Tue May 17, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood not in Toon Squad Tonight
Replies: 36
Views: 3009

Re: Wood not in Toon Squad Tonight

I had a dream (nightmare) about Sunday. We were winning 1-0 in the last few minutes, Wood equalised, and was flagged for offside. Then VAR took a look and he was adjudged onside. Even for a dream, that's shocking irony.
by dsr
Tue May 17, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: **** VAR and Kevin Friend
Replies: 75
Views: 4508

Re: **** VAR and Kevin Friend

Super slow motion distorts reality massively too. Watch replays in normal speed, you know, the speed the game is played at. This article sums up most of my thoughts on VAR nicely. https://www.football365.com/news/john-nicholson-angry-bullshit-var And some of the comments below the article sum up ho...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Owen Coyle comeback in the Express
Replies: 61
Views: 5842

Re: Owen Coyle comeback in the Express

Would have been a bit of a beggar to know who to support, even if I'd known it was on. Judas Coyle v. the Scottish MK Franchise? Hmm.
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Villa game to be shown live on Sky
Replies: 30
Views: 2509

Re: ARTICLE: Villa game to be shown live on Sky

Then working out from the next second or two’s commentary which way the goal was going. You still have to do that, even when there is full match commentary. Some commentators, not just local radio either, are quite happy to comment on what's just happened without telling you what it was. I genuinel...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Huddersfield v Luton
Replies: 32
Views: 1731

Re: Huddersfield v Luton

Hudds should have had a peno. Clear foul. No foul for me. Yes, two players went for the same ball and the forward fell over, but I'm still not a fan of the idea that the forward has right of way and if he touches a defender it's a foul. Why would it not be a foul for the forward barging the keeper ...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 60 min matches
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: 60 min matches

Ball boys are still there, however they are obviously instructed when to give the ball to the opposing players depending on the current state of the match. It's called home advantage. A way to stop injury feigning is to allow players to receive treatment on the field, making them inactive during pl...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Take the clear and obvious out of it
Replies: 46
Views: 3254

Re: Take the clear and obvious out of it

That's a good point and I'd add that if the players, team officials and fans don't go up in arms that is also a good indication that what we are looking at is not clear and obvious. That (its devotees might claim) is the beauty of VAR. It can turn a trivial incident that no-one even noticed into a ...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR and the laws
Replies: 45
Views: 1356

Re: VAR and the laws

But how have the laws got in such a state that anyone could even consider this to be a penalty?
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 60 min matches
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: 60 min matches

Easy enough to stop. If a team isn't taking a dead ball situation expeditiously (a good word often used in america, it means if they aren't getting on with it) then the decision goes the other way. So when the keeper takes 40 seconds for a goal kick, it becomes a corner. When it's a throw in and no-...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa a must win?
Replies: 91
Views: 5132

Re: Villa a must win?

Tread Warily wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 5:05 pm
Where did the extra 6 mins come from, at the Leeds match? :roll: :roll: :roll:
There was an injury that ran from 86 to 89, for a start.
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR and the laws
Replies: 45
Views: 1356

VAR and the laws

Regardless of whether Friend was right or wrong to give a penalty today. This isn't about him, but about the laws in general. How have we reached the position where the laws are such that anyone can believe today's "handball" deserves to be a penalty? How do the laws and/or VAR come to the conclusio...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RATE THE REF - Kevin Friend v Tottenham
Replies: 37
Views: 1681

Re: RATE THE REF - Kevin Friend v Tottenham

"A player is considered to have made their body unnaturally bigger when the position of their hand/arm is not a consequence of, or justifiable by, the player’s body movement for that specific situation." At no point was Friend shown the shove by Sanchez which led to Barnes arm being in the unnatura...
by dsr
Mon May 16, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Take the clear and obvious out of it
Replies: 46
Views: 3254

Re: Take the clear and obvious out of it

Your claim that there should be no wrong decisions is the crux of the matter here. It does however contradict the ' clear and obvious ' element of VAR . The whole point of my thread is that if these officials and the powers that be continue to strive for every decision to be correct then take out t...