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by blake's wand
Fri May 28, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Crystal Palace contact Burnley over Dyche compensation fee
Replies: 239
Views: 19152

Re: Crystal Palace contact Burnley over Dyche compensation fee

I think the only reason SD might stay, is if he thinks a better job will become available. Palace would be a real gamble on his side and if it doesn't work out, will harm his stock. He deserves the chance at somewhere like Everton so he might be tempted to stick around for another season to see if a...
by blake's wand
Wed May 19, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool game - Claiming tickets and ground entry
Replies: 940
Views: 32551

Re: Liverpool game - Claiming tickets and ground entry

Can I ask if people aren't going tonight because of whatever reason, that they let the club know they won't be using their tickets? Suspect there will be quite a lot of people (like myself!) who weren't successful and would happily go in their place. Maybe the club will be able to re-circulate? alth...
by blake's wand
Mon May 10, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Loving Vyds...
Replies: 29
Views: 2825

Re: Loving Vyds...

Brings so much to the team. Someone you really want to do well as well, just seems like a well liked guy. Would be a massive loss if he left in the summer
by blake's wand
Sun May 09, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight to Villa?
Replies: 90
Views: 5474

Re: Dwight to Villa?

Transfer fees have all been lowered due to COVID. I think 25m up front would be reasonable with a lot of add ons. The only thing going against him is that wingers with blistering pace are more fashionable. Dwight is more like a Beckham - gets a yard of pace and puts in a cracking ball. You'd also ha...
by blake's wand
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Defour was happiest at Burnley
Replies: 41
Views: 2801

Re: ARTICLE: Defour was happiest at Burnley

What an asset he would be in this team now. We've come such a long way as a team since he was with us, and he'd be electric pulling the strings in our current 11
by blake's wand
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Zero ZERO ZERO
Replies: 22
Views: 4203

Re: Zero ZERO ZERO

Brilliant series - can't belive it hasnt had more hype. Subtitled just blended in, and actually really added to the authenticity of the mexican/Italian segments. Not sure if it's just me, but the qualify of some of these shows has really spoilt feature films for me. Just can't pack as much story tel...
by blake's wand
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wydra
Replies: 47
Views: 3418

Re: Wydra

They're our worst pairing to go against as a CB duo:

- Wood will win everything in the air and bully you
- Vyds with run behind you all day long

All our strikers offer something a little different, but they are great to watch
by blake's wand
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matt Lowton - Last two month
Replies: 37
Views: 2863

Re: Matt Lowton - Last two month

Couldn't agree more - he has been excellent recently. Has he got fasted and fitter? He seems to be flying past people at the moment and providing a real attacking threat.
by blake's wand
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ravel Morrison
Replies: 29
Views: 2718

Re: Ravel Morrison

It's the kind of character Dyche might fancy to turn around. The difference between this guy and all the others mentioned on this thread is just how talented he 'was'. Rooney on record saying 'But he struggled with lifestyle and his environment which was sad for him — because I saw Paul Pogba come t...
by blake's wand
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Long
Replies: 88
Views: 4043

Re: Long

Didn't play particularly well tonight, but don't think he is 'doggers'. We conceded a late penalty, and other when they got down the side of us. Certainly didn't lose the game due to our defence last night. I think he's always performed well enough when called upon. Not going to be a starting prem C...
by blake's wand
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can't be bothered anymore
Replies: 145
Views: 5494

Re: Can't be bothered anymore

I think we'd all accept losing, but just wish the manager showed we cared about the cup. I think he's lost touch of the fact that a lot of us would get excited about a cup quarter final. So many years we get naf draws against city etc, a very winnable game and we put out the reserves and hopes to sc...
by blake's wand
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bournemouth
Replies: 678
Views: 13057

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Bournemouth

Not showing any respect to the cup is getting incredibly boring - our second string is terribly average
by blake's wand
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 221
Views: 10292

Re: Vydra

He is our best 'footballer' by a country mile. He's been fantastic today - if he has shown half as much in training, he should have been picked months ago
by blake's wand
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2503
Views: 192315

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

Huge number of deals done in the Prem today.... Premier League 22:55: Ainsley Maitland-Niles [Arsenal - West Brom] Loan 22:00: Ozan Kabak [Schalke - Liverpool] Loan 20:00: Ben Davies [Preston - Liverpool] £2m 18:50: Joe Willock [Arsenal - Newcastle] Loan 18:00: Okay Yokuslu [Celta Vigo - West Brom] ...
by blake's wand
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We look tired
Replies: 75
Views: 2814

Re: We look tired

We haven't really caused them any problems today, look tired and picked up some injuries we didn't need.

I think we should play a second team on Wed and regroup.

Let's not forget Chelsea are a very good team. Feels like we always play teams after they get a new manager
by blake's wand
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2503
Views: 192315

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

I don't think there is any point rushing in and over paying for players in January. Our squad is competing against people that have spent a huge amount of money. We're not 'desperate' in any positions. If right player, right price, then great. If not, we've got the players to finish mid table this y...
by blake's wand
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Post match interviews v WHU
Replies: 11
Views: 1266

Re: Post match interviews v WHU

Does anyone give more repetitive press conferences than Dyche? Media training has really killed the art of the interview in football
by blake's wand
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 100
Views: 5087

Re: Vydra

I think Vydra is the only striker we have that would have scored the equaliser on Saturday. He doesn't need to start every game, but surely in games where our strikers are being dominated in the air from minute 1 (by two very good CBs) like last night, we should look to change things early. I don't ...
by blake's wand
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 16169

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

If you're fit enough to play 15 mins, you're fit enough to play 30 - Dyche clearly just doesn't rate Vydra and if I were him I'd be trying to find another club
by blake's wand
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 16169

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

I'd forgotten just how good Bardsley's distribution is - some of the crosses have been fantastic
by blake's wand
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 16169

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

Is that not a stone waller? Every angle they showed looked like a clear pen?
by blake's wand
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Yep. Just the value of their shares ahead of it in in their "best interests" list. A reminder that they were so concerned for the club that they were happy to start the season with Long and Dunne as our centre halves and 50 million quid in the bank. How far does £50m go for a proven prem replacemen...
by blake's wand
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

It pockets the board a lot more money. If that reserve was £1 the club would have sold for a lot less. If you're selling a business you want it to look a lot more healthy and profitable Not many people will buy a business struggling or losing money. I agree to some extent - but would you not invest...
by blake's wand
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I just don't see stockpiling cash over the last few years as a primary way of increasing the club valuation - that's not how businesses work. Relegation looked likely at one point, and we still didn't chuck money at the problem to stay up. How much do you think relegation would have knocked off the ...
by blake's wand
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Totally agree with this. If it's true, which ALK deny so lets not get too carried away, it basically means that our lack of investment in the transfer market for the last two/three seasons has been because MG/JB have been growing a cash pile to use to effectively buy themselves out. I think that re...
by blake's wand
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2503
Views: 192315

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

How many people were excited when we signed Westwood/Barnes/Joey Barton etc.? Some of our best signings have been those who have a bit of a stall in their career, and we can get the best out of them. Phil Jones might not be the most exciting bit of business, but he's proven Premiership quality that ...
by blake's wand
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

The financing arrangement will have been one of the things most under scrutiny - if the existing board OK'd in, then we have to put trust in them. It's in nobody's best interest to take out an unnecessary expensive loan. ALK don't want us to fail, so I very much doubt they'd be putting us under fina...
by blake's wand
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I don't think there is anything to worry about based on the info so far as many above have said - corporate loans like this are always secured and always taken over all assets (unless you're a huge plc and there is 0 chance of default). No point just securing one asset of the value of the loan, if y...
by blake's wand
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our biggest signing?
Replies: 55
Views: 2640

Re: Our biggest signing?

I remember being very exciting by ade akinbiyi (part 1). Big name and big money at the time - shame about the debut though...
by blake's wand
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aftercare for released youth players.
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: Aftercare for released youth players.

I was involved in the youth set-up for a very short time, was never really going to make it (back in the 2000s). I remember being told by Andy Farrel (coach at that time) upon release that only a tiny amount of players that make it to actually playing for the first team, end-up making a career out o...
by blake's wand
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley on Amazon prime
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Burnley on Amazon prime

I thought the Man City and Spurs ones are just club propaganda really. I've mentioned before, but the best one I've seen by a mile is the one off documentary 'The Four Year Plan' QPR on Amazon Prime at the moment. True warts and all during the time the Italians took over - hopefully we don't turn ou...
by blake's wand
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What about the smaller shareholders?
Replies: 60
Views: 4057

Re: What about the smaller shareholders?

Assuming there is an AGM - small shareholders can be a real pain for owners. I'm pleased there are still lots of claret shareholders to keep people in check!
by blake's wand
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What about the smaller shareholders?
Replies: 60
Views: 4057

Re: What about the smaller shareholders?

I was one of the ones who was speculating about whether or not any bidder would have to make an offer to all shareholders or not. If BFC was a plc then the rules might be different but being bought out privately means ALK only ever need 51% of the shares. I asked my son about all this stuff - he kn...
by blake's wand
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Benson
Replies: 258
Views: 14040

Re: Benson

Think he did well as can be expected - didn't really influence the game, but didn't look too out of place. Will judge him properly once he has played in his natural position.

It says more about recruitment that we are relying on him to play out wide. We look extremely thin on numbers again
by blake's wand
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Netflix / Prime recommendations
Replies: 248
Views: 17436

Re: Netflix / Prime recommendations

The Four Year Plan - documentary on Prime about QPR when they were taken over by the italians. Best football club documentary I've seen, warts and all behind the scenes and some of the footage when the owners are trying to get the manager to make certain decisions mid-game are incredible
by blake's wand
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital...

martin_p wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:28 pm
I would imagine any investor worth their salt would already know most of that.
They might know the financial situation, but starting off with 2 wins and no more injuries would also very much have changed the hand
by blake's wand
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital...

I would imagine our start to the season is not helping our negotiation position at the moment. Injuries + Dyche coming out saying how much we need new players = desperate for a cash injection
by blake's wand
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tark - transfer
Replies: 1175
Views: 97418

Re: Tark - transfer

The market for players isn't what it was in this post-COVID world. Unfortunately £40m is last years' £80m so it's pointless comparing to VVD and Maguire.

He's been great for us, but we'll replace him as we always do when we lose players. Hopefully we can squeeze as much out of them as possible
by blake's wand
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9115
Views: 621689

Re: ALK Capital...

I think this is all incredibly exciting - we need money, we can't compete without it.

At least these guys seem to be heavily involved in sport science/technology etc. It could be a lot lot worse
by blake's wand
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bangkok Clarets
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: Bangkok Clarets

ClaretDiver - I got my open water and advanced in Koh Tao back in 2012 at Big Blue - best thing I've ever done.
by blake's wand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 543274

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Would really like Josh King - seems good value at £15m as well. Not sure he'd want to come here though and be 3rd/4th choice
by blake's wand
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brownhill...
Replies: 91
Views: 8381

Re: Brownhill...

Has looked really good so far - although thought today was not his best game, he was quite wasteful with the ball today, as was Westwood. Having said, outnumbered in CM against the Champions so it's to be expected
by blake's wand
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle
Replies: 137
Views: 9527

Re: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle

One of the 'issues' with Hendrick, is that he has played on the ride side of midfield for a lot of his recent Burnley career - with Dyche preferring the industry of Westwood/Cork in the middle. Compare that to his time at Derby where he spent almost all of it in CM (180 games in CM vs. 1 RM) accordi...
by blake's wand
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets
Replies: 366
Views: 14441

Re: Moneybags City vs The Mighty Clarets

I'm really not sure why people are overreacting. I'd let all the out of contract players go - it's unfortunate timing with season extension, but I'd rather put the wage towards some decent up and coming players vs. the likes of Hart/Lennon who have done nothing all season. The only 50/50 is a Hendri...
by blake's wand
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 132
Views: 9342

Re: Vydra

You can tell how pleased all the lads were for him. Let's hope Dyche gives him at least the chance he deserves now.

You don't become a bad footballer overnight, there's clearly a goalscorer in there somewhere
by blake's wand
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Soton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 282
Views: 14692

Re: Soton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

So pleased for him - get in! Class act
by blake's wand
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is this justified?
Replies: 43
Views: 2981

Re: Is this justified?

Nobody can comment because the video only shows the end result - must have been something before to bother filming it all
by blake's wand
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Aaron Hernandez netflix
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Aaron Hernandez netflix

Good viewing, but dont feel it needed 3 full episodes on it. Netflix have a habit of dragging things out. Tragic case all round though
by blake's wand
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Where Are All The Negatives Posters Now
Replies: 54
Views: 2602

Re: Where Are All The Negatives Posters Now

As always, the reality sits somewhere in the middle. Nobody can argue that we haven't been bad recently, but we were very good yesterday. Football is always a game of fine margins and if Vardy scores the penalty, again it's a different game. There's nothing wrong with wanting to achieve more and do ...
by blake's wand
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche "intrigued" with Vydra reception
Replies: 97
Views: 7094

Re: Dyche "intrigued" with Vydra reception

Dyche likes to think he is being quite funny in press conferences. Most of it harmless, but I do think this is was an odd comment. He doesn't come across as overly likeable at times