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by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eng Vs NZ 2nd test
Replies: 116
Views: 2499

Re: Eng Vs NZ 2nd test

Sibley and Crawley at the crease doesn’t fill me with confidence…will probably be about 4 wickets down by the time the scores are level Sibley soon chaanged that though. Was it a ruse to boost your confidence? :D Crawley just doesn't seem to know where his off stump is ---he keeps hanging the bat o...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moyes signs three year deal at West Ham
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Moyes signs three year deal at West Ham

Hi ecc

I was quoting from one of my friends who lives in Chelmsford and has been a Hammer for well over 60 years.
He was OK with Moyes in his first stint, however, he said that a lot of fans were not happy at all. I wonder what they think now?
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moyes signs three year deal at West Ham
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Moyes signs three year deal at West Ham

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Absolutely. Quite why they ditched him after he kept them up in 2018 and replaced him with Pellegrini was beyond me.
They probably didn't think that he played the 'West Ham Way'
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Israeli Cup Final
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Israeli Cup Final

What a mess, but how many red cards could there have been? See the video half way down the report.

https://www.givemesport.com/1701979-var ... -extratime
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Putting football back on track
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Putting football back on track

The start of the Euros on Friday and the officials have been announced:- Group A Rome, 11 June 2021 21:00 CET TURKEY - ITALY Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Assistant Referee 1: Hessel Steegstra (NED) Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED) Fourth Official: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA) Fifth Official: Mik...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand (1st test) Lords
Replies: 92
Views: 3027

Re: England v New Zealand (1st test) Lords

CleggHall wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:48 pm
Crawley is not a Test batsman.
Can't argue against that statement because he has had two very poor dismissals in this match.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand (1st test) Lords
Replies: 92
Views: 3027

Re: England v New Zealand (1st test) Lords

I just can't see England pulling off a win in this game, particularly after the batting display in the first innings.
NZ could quite possibly force a win if they get a couple of early wickets and Siblye is giving them every chance!
A draw it is then!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Putting football back on track
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Putting football back on track

So the "Video Assistant Referee" will be assisted by an "Assistant Video Assistant Referee" but will the "Assistant Video Assistant Referee" have an "Assistant Assistant Video Assistant Referee... 🤔🤔🤔 Nothing new because there has been a "Video Assistant Referee" assisted by an "Assistant Video Ass...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Putting football back on track
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Putting football back on track

So all that diving and screaming will be punished with Yellow or Red cards? Not A chance. All that wrestling in the penalty area at corners and free kicks will be punished with Yellow and Red cards? Not a chance. Mobbing referees - I hope Red cards are issued but can't see it. Other than that I thi...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Putting football back on track
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Putting football back on track

The Euros will definitely put the game back on the right track.

https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/protect ... t-uefa-hq/
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call
Replies: 41
Views: 2577

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call

A little bit of perspective in all this. Nick Pope made his debut in the PL in 2017/18 aged 25 years 5 months and played 35 games in a good season. He then only played 3 games in the next season because of his injury. He returned in 2019/20 and has held his position with a lot of credit ever since t...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR Survey Results
Replies: 46
Views: 1747

Re: VAR Survey Results

Not many, and it's surprising to hear so many Burnley fans against it considering. I understand their concerns of course, but I personally feel that VAR being scrapped would be a step backwards. Refs backed by refs is the main issue. They need ex players to defend the players in lots of decisions a...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR Survey Results
Replies: 46
Views: 1747

Re: VAR Survey Results

Two of us who make a 300 mile round trip to the Turf have decided not to renew our season tickets mainly because of VAR involvement but also because of the attitude of many players who fall over at the slightest contact and are expecting the officials to award fouls. Sadly, this is happening more an...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon May 31, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call
Replies: 41
Views: 2577

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell gets international call

BPF is younger now, at 24yrs 7 months, than Nick Pope was when he made his Premier League debut at 25 years and 5 months. After making just 4 cup appearances in 2016/17, Nick made his debut in 2017/18 and played 35 PL matches in a great season. He then played just 3 cup matches in 2018/19 before his...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat May 29, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackpool in the play-off final
Replies: 21
Views: 1354

Re: Blackpool in the play-off final

Thanks Ashington. I seem to recall the game DCWat is referring to though, when they lost 3/2 on aggregate to Bradford. So perhaps ten play offs? jdrobbo ---I was wrong because I misread my handwriting ---they were beaten by Bradford City exactly as you have said in the semi-finals in 1995/6 season....
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat May 29, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackpool in the play-off final
Replies: 21
Views: 1354

Re: Blackpool in the play-off final

So far, they’ve managed to win on five out of eight attempts. That’s a pretty impressive record and a heck of a lot of adrenaline for Seasiders fans. This weekend, that record could become six from nine! Anyone any idea how many times Blackpool have made the play-offs without necessarily reaching t...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CHELSEA 26/10/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: CHELSEA 26/10/2019

It was a 1730 kick off and was on Sky Sports.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 27, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lancashire vs Cockney Glory Hunting Kolpaks
Replies: 164
Views: 5521

Re: Lancashire vs Cockney Glory Hunting Kolpaks

Bloody hopeless bowling ----they have just hit a four! Come on Lancs ---get a grip!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun May 23, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Forest Green-Newport
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Forest Green-Newport

Cracking game of football in very wet conditions. A reminder, if it were needed, of just how sterile the Premier League is becoming with different Laws and their interpretation so that they can pass the VAR test. All just to get an appearance at Wemlbley in an attempt to win promotion to a league th...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun May 23, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: We were a bit timid today
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: ARTICLE: We were a bit timid today

A game in which we committed just 1 foul and that saw Dunne receiving a very unfortunate caution because he could not have seen his opponent coming from behind him as he tried to clear. A game of no consequence which saw a shortened season being just a little too long for our squad once we had secur...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat May 22, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trippier and Atletico Madrid
Replies: 51
Views: 3471

Re: Trippier and Atletico Madrid

Really pleased for Tripps after the stuff he has gone through this season. Well done, I'll bet he is pleased that Poch didn't want him at Spurs!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat May 22, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Len Badger RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Len Badger RIP

Sad to read today that Len Badger has passed away aged 75. He played 541 matches for the Blades and played for England at every level except for the senior team, although he was a member of Alf Ramsey's 'Shadow Squad' in 1966. He was a very good full back, however, he suffered the same fate as our o...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 21, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackpool v Oxford
Replies: 36
Views: 1035

Re: Blackpool v Oxford

Stroud hasn’t improved as a referee has he? Tony --he is and always has been a hit or miss referee. i thought that he was OK tonight and tried to let the game flow as much as possible with tackles going in, as you would expect in what was really a semi-final. He took action when he needed to and wa...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 21, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The matchday experience last night
Replies: 35
Views: 2563

Re: The matchday experience last night

Hi Ashingtonclaret46, I have a lot of sympathy re your decision of not coming to matches and understand your reasons for that. I was up you neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago birdwatching and going to see the very rare Mocking Bird at Newbiggin. If you feel that there's a game or two you'd lik...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 21, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss
Replies: 22
Views: 2201

Re: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss

Bearing in mind average walking speed is 4mph , 6 miles in half an hour is about right for this unfit clown as that’s about his limit (walking pace) Try it while you are making split decisions and keeping 22 players, trying to bend the Laws, under control and then put yourself in for the fitness te...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 21, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drama over, the club has done the right thing.
Replies: 30
Views: 2541

Re: Drama over, the club has done the right thing.

[Edit] after a phone call from Elaine, this has all been sorted and my mother's points have been transferred to my card for my season ticket purchase. Thanks Elaine. Great to hear. I have dealt with Elaine over the years and she has always been extremely helpful indeed. I am pleased that you have g...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 21, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss
Replies: 22
Views: 2201

Re: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss

Some good replies there Ashington, the referees’ champion! I do however agree with you, reffing is far from easy. CleggHall ---only if they deserve it. I have been at a loss with a few of them recently, however, I am stepping away from watching PL football and will watch non-league when "the refere...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 21, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The matchday experience last night
Replies: 35
Views: 2563

Re: The matchday experience last night

Ashington. I imagine it wasn’t an easy decision for you after all those years of attending. We were undecided but that was down to me being grumpy because we’ve lost our brilliant seats. I hope you find other things to do on those match days that ordinarily you would have been travelling to those g...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 21, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss
Replies: 22
Views: 2201

Re: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss

My issue with Moss is that he is totally unfit and doesn’t keep up with the pace of the game . In your opinion, however, he passes the necessary tests, which are not easy, to enable him to do his job. You do not referee 31 matches in 33 weeks at his level, covering between 6 and 8 miles in every ga...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The matchday experience last night
Replies: 35
Views: 2563

Re: The matchday experience last night

Well said jdrobbo. The club takes lots of criticism, some justified and some not, however, it is good that you have reported your experience last night and accepted everything that had been done to enable you to see the game. I have decided that I shall not renew my season ticket for nest season, ma...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss
Replies: 22
Views: 2201

Re: What Maupay said to referee Jon Moss

Jon Moss takes a lot of stick, however, he is one of the referees who played at a decent level and he knows the game. He had a good game in charge of that match and Maupay was well out of order at the end and has got the punishment he deserves. It would have been easy for Jon to walk away, however, ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 20, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood offside
Replies: 28
Views: 2112

Re: Chris Wood offside

It was a very poor decision. It should have been a free kick for dangerous play, however, it was the wrong team who were sinned against!

Yes, there were two balls on the pitch at one time but Ben Mee kicked it off very quickly and play carried on.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue May 18, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 18/5
Replies: 72
Views: 1825

Re: Today's footie 18/5

Buxtonclaret wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 8:58 pm
Deserved that, Brighton.
Good game to watch. Trossard & White were both outstanding tonight.
Great to hear a live crowd again instead of the tinned stuff.

The live home crowd certainly had a big effect ---on the referee in particular!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon May 17, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this right - football rules clarification
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Is this right - football rules clarification

I was secretary of a league up here in the north east and we had scheduled midweek matches to complete the season. I went to watch a game and one team only had 10 men to start the game because a lad had been delayed at work. They had nobody scheduled as substitute on the team sheet because they knew...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun May 16, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup Final.
Replies: 130
Views: 3003

Re: FA Cup Final.

The reason for the linesman leaving his flag down is because under the new VAR offside law, it is literally impossible for the lineman to know whether it's offside or not. The human eye cannot judge whose shoelace is further forward. so having made it impossible for the linesman to give an accurate...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sun May 16, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup Final.
Replies: 130
Views: 3003

Re: FA Cup Final.

arise_sir_charge wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 10:41 am
Anyone who says it was clear with the naked eye in real time is talking absolute ********.
:lol: :lol: :lol: I didn't get my specs from Specsavers, they came from a superb optician and my eyesight is spot on, as is my judgement, as proved by VAR which is NEVER wrong!
by Ashingtonclaret46
Sat May 15, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA Cup Final.
Replies: 130
Views: 3003

Re: FA Cup Final.

If you can spot an offside like that in real time your eyes are much better than mine ;) It wasn't difficult, particularly if you have been an official, however, with all the restrictions being place on when to flag the whole situation is becoming almost impossible. Five offsides were not given in ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Fri May 14, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheffield United Tickets
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Sheffield United Tickets

I am on their database because I attend quite a number of games when I visit my son. I received an email which says:- Due to social distancing protocols and safety certificate requirements, our capacity for this game is 5,096 and tickets will be sold online only in a chequerboard formation – the fol...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 13, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Goalkeepers who can play
Replies: 31
Views: 995

Re: Goalkeepers who can play

I assume you're joking, how should he have done better with that fourth? One of the best goalscorers in Europe running 1 on 1 on his favoured left foot, Henderson never stood a chance. He should have advanced futher than he did to try to narrow the target area, he didn't and this made it a little e...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 13, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Beardsley having op - unavailable for rest of season
Replies: 17
Views: 1417

Re: Beardsley having op - unavailable for rest of season

I wish Phil Bardsley well with his op which sounds as though it will be straightforward and is veyr common amongst footballers. The article has confirmed my thoughts about Nick Pope not being 100% and that is why we have had two keepers on the bench in recent weeks. It also appears that we have had ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Thu May 13, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What Would Have Happened
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: What Would Have Happened

That's spot on and that would have been the decision with referees like Jones who blow immediately. Marriner gave himself time and so was able to give Arsenal the chance to score. Marriner showed his experience and played a good advantage -----you could say he used common sense ----do you remember ...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed May 12, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turning point this season?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Turning point this season?

Elizabeth wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:20 pm
Just out of interest Tony, has your calculation been done for games he made an appearance in?
If it has , is there any way you could do one for games he started to see if it makes any difference?
I think that he has started 14 PL games this season and we have picked up 13 points in those games.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed May 12, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another statto question
Replies: 27
Views: 925

Re: Another statto question

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:03 pm
I can't believe it's that long since we won at Leicester. Didn't we win on our first three visits to the Walkers/King Power?
They were in the Championship.
TheFamilyCat wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:12 pm


I know
November 2007 we won 1-0 with Andy Gray scoring the goal.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed May 12, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another statto question
Replies: 27
Views: 925

Re: Another statto question

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:03 pm
I can't believe it's that long since we won at Leicester. Didn't we win on our first three visits to the Walkers/King Power?
They were in the Championship.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed May 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turning point this season?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Turning point this season?

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 6:20 pm
Tarky missed the first two in which we conceded 5 goals, 4 v Leicester & 1 v Southampton
Thanks Tony, I have edited this now.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed May 12, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another statto question
Replies: 27
Views: 925

Re: Another statto question

There are 10 teams who have lost more games at home this season than they did last season and this does not include any of the 3 promoted teams.
by Ashingtonclaret46
Wed May 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turning point this season?
Replies: 34
Views: 1728

Re: Turning point this season?

Tarks missed the first two matches which we lost, conceding 5 goals and scoring 2. He has played in all our other games, however, it was when Ben Mee came back into the reckoning that we started to pick up. His first game was away at Brighton in the 7th game of the season and we had just 1 point fro...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Tue May 11, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR again
Replies: 57
Views: 3953

Re: VAR again

Maybe not strictly one for VAR, but are we convinced that Vydra carried the ball out of play in the build up to Wood’s disallowed goal? On first view it appeared so, there was grass visible between the bye line and the ball, but on the second view along the line I wasn’t convinced. I thought that t...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Coote back with the Clarets at Craven Cottage
Replies: 32
Views: 1074

Re: ARTICLE: Coote back with the Clarets at Craven Cottage

I’m not sure why there’s all the ill feeling towards tonight’s ref? He did little wrong for me. All the **** poor decisions came from VAR or the assistant. It was the small decisions that he didn't give that annoyed me. Vydra was fouled three times and got nothing, one of them being the handball in...
by Ashingtonclaret46
Mon May 10, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Red Cards
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Burnley Red Cards

CIty are second in the table for the least number of fouls committed with 332 and they have received 39 yellow and 1 red card. Burnley are joint fourth in that table having committed 353 fouls and received 46 yellows. What is interesting to me is that we are 12th in the table of most fouled clubs, h...