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by warksclaret
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team vs Everton
Replies: 23
Views: 878

Re: Team vs Everton

Spijed wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Have we ever had much pace during our time in the Prem?
None unless you count Andre Gray. It was there in abundace in our promotion year, but he faced a real step up in quality of defenders in the PL. I cannot think of any-I am still not sure how quick Vydra is
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's football
Replies: 78
Views: 2466

Re: Tonight's football

From what I have seen of ourselves and the clubs in the bottom part of the PL I feel we will be lucky to exceed 28 points
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our transfer policy / process post Takeover
Replies: 27
Views: 1294

Re: Our transfer policy / process post Takeover

If I was buying the club now I would stall until the Jan window ends at which time we will be desperate and accept a much reduced offer.Just wait and see
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's football
Replies: 78
Views: 2466

Re: Tonight's football

Master class in tactics by Parker, and his team have been magnificent. Hope MG is watching, and taking a break from counting his money
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Does anyone actually enjoy watching us play?
Replies: 110
Views: 3477

Re: Does anyone actually enjoy watching us play?

Only watch because of the love for the club. Recently though it is showing up our frailties. One thing that hit me this weekend about the majority of PL players is the quality, control, knowing where to lay the ball out to a colleague, not just heading it but putting it into a space a colleague is g...
by warksclaret
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Manchester City v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 63
Views: 3210

Re: Manchester City v Burnley - Player Ratings

Peacock Farrell 4
Lowton 5
Tarkowski 6
Mee 5
Taylor 5
McNeil 7
Westwood 5
Benson 6
Rodriguez 6
Wood 4
Barnes 5
by warksclaret
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell set for league debut
Replies: 79
Views: 4241

Re: ARTICLE: Peacock-Farrell set for league debut

Sadly not impressed, and people wonder why we bought Hart when Tom and Nick were injured
by warksclaret
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mcneil - have we seen enough?
Replies: 95
Views: 3735

Re: Mcneil - have we seen enough?

There seems to be an acceptance that its Man City and we are going to get a tonking, but thats OK. Frankly I thought today we were abysmal. We had several 5 minute patches where we showed what is possible. I ask myself, would WBA, Fulham or Sheff Utd have been as poor today. The only player who look...
by warksclaret
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cotterill back in work
Replies: 42
Views: 2455

Re: Cotterill back in work

Looking back the football was not exciting but the names he brought in were incredible-and they arrived quickly. Hyde, McGreal, Cahil,Hartley,Carlisle, Thomas, Whittingham, Caldwell, Andy Gray, Mahon,Blake (second time), Akinbiyi,,Gray (the young winger then with Saints), Wade Elliott, Jordan, Djemb...
by warksclaret
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Out of contract players
Replies: 24
Views: 1453

Re: Out of contract players

Unless we look like not being taken over or appearing skint I would only renew Jack's contract, and JBG depending on how many minutes he had played up to the mid -season point
by warksclaret
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tinnitus
Replies: 35
Views: 1485

Re: Tinnitus

Its horrendous unless you are mentally tough. Worth getting your ears checked as was the case with me one was seriously blocked with wax. My local doctors surgery has stopped doing syringing and had to go private. If it is ear wax the two places doing the syringing are Spec Savers and Boots, but I h...
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay - just the same lad who signed pro in 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1202

Re: Jay - just the same lad who signed pro in 2007

I have a couple of WBA fans-everytime Burnley is televised they make a point of watching.Still loved by their fans despite moving
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jay or vydra signing
Replies: 105
Views: 3992

Re: Vydra to stay

Surprised to see another year for him. Personally I am not convinced. I appreciate he runs his socks off and gets into great positions,and has been restricted in a number of games, however this is his third season and he has 4 PL goals to show for it. Would love to see his ratio of goal chances v ac...
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: We’ve finally got that first win
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: REPORT: We’ve finally got that first win

CT -on a par with Tom Heaton's at Old Trafford.I think it was Zlatan who absolutely smashed it from point blank and Tom got his frame in to block an absolute certain goal. How ball and GK did not end in the net staggered me
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: We’ve finally got that first win
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: REPORT: We’ve finally got that first win

Nice report. That is an awesome image of Nick Pope. That is 100% natural instinct. Not even Billy Mercer can teach you this. There was probably a milli-second decision time in making that save
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: JBG and Brady
Replies: 64
Views: 3991

Re: JBG and Brady

Thought JBG showed good moments, and with a good run of starts can play a major part-lost his winger in the first half that nearly led to a goal, but his first time cross led to our goal (Palace looked risky in defense v Jay and Wood) As for Brady-I agree he does not look well, but in fairness imagi...
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eddie Howe
Replies: 87
Views: 4958

Re: Eddie Howe

Thoroughly decent and knowledgeable manager. I can imagine players like playing for him. His management record at Bournemouth was outstanding

Can see him again in the PL. Its great news for us. as if a vacancy comes up in the PL he is more likely to get it than SD who is contracted
by warksclaret
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff Utd - 2nd season syndrome.
Replies: 49
Views: 1852

Re: Sheff Utd - 2nd season syndrome.

No one could work their style of play out last year. This season they have spent significantly and brought in a number of players, but not necessarily started them.They seem to be easier to work out this year, but I have noticed (a little bit like us), find it hard to change tactics when going down ...
by warksclaret
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: JBG and Brady
Replies: 64
Views: 3991

Re: JBG and Brady

These players have no affiliation with England or Burnley, however are probably proud Irish/Icelandic men. Yes we pay their wages, but it's a job in another country, theyll probably like visiting home and catching up with their people, as most would do if they worked in z foreign country and gettin...
by warksclaret
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Dave Thomas book due in April 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1435

Re: New Dave Thomas book due in April 2021

Well when he arrived at the town of Burnley from Brighton, he would not have been singing THIS IS THE MODERN WORLD
by warksclaret
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: JBG and Brady
Replies: 64
Views: 3991

Re: JBG and Brady

May be its just me, but if I was them I would feel bad about going out on International duty, and not play on the basis of recurring injury. It would not surprise me if Brady has played more minutes for ROI since January than the club, yet its us paying his wages. If it continues like this at least ...
by warksclaret
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Mail claims Sean Dyche profit shares in the sale of Academy graduates
Replies: 64
Views: 2941

Re: The Mail claims Sean Dyche profit shares in the sale of Academy graduates

Is Sean responsible for our rise and extended stay at the top table - Yes, in good part, definitely not him alone though - but I am not sure you actually mean that if you consider the wider implications. He is paid what appears to be a Premier League standard of circa 1.2 - 1.5 times that of his hi...
by warksclaret
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Mail claims Sean Dyche profit shares in the sale of Academy graduates
Replies: 64
Views: 2941

Re: The Mail claims Sean Dyche profit shares in the sale of Academy graduates

Who the hell cares what SD earns. We have been punching above our weight largely because of him. If he stands to earn a nominal percentage from an academy player making BFC profitable them its money well spent. There have not been many in the last 15 years have there-Jay, Chaplow, I am struggling to...
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Dobbo goal wins game at Brighton
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: ARTICLE: Dobbo goal wins game at Brighton

I was living in London at the time. A few weeks earlier I had broken my leg playing football, so was in plaster. But with the aid of crutches I got a bus into London, then got the train down to Brighton. The Burnley team had travelled by train, as I saw Billy Ingham (I guess in those days a young fr...
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 3896

Re: New Gibson interview

When you list Dyches 10 million + record signings: Wood, Gibson, Brady and Hendrick, it doesn’t make the best reading does it? Need to look at the bigger picture.The last season we got promoted without all the non-sense of a white elephant, all singing all dancing Technical/Recruitment Analytical t...
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 3896

Re: New Gibson interview

It's easy to put this down to being "just one of those things" and "not every transfer works out", but this is our joint record signing who we shelled out £15m for. That's an enormous sum of money for Burnley and not an amount we'll probably spend again for a very long while (unless the takeover is...
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 4738
Views: 314849

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Hopefully any new owner will take a total review of our company structure. By that I don't mean the playing side and coaches. I hope they back the best manager we have had since Harry Potts. But I hope the review is focused on the executive staff set-up, and whether they are actively contributing to...
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 3896

Re: New Gibson interview

Its not inconceivable that Norwich get promoted and we get our fee, but hate to say it, we get relegated in the process. Hope I am wrong
by warksclaret
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: RIP Ray Clemence
Replies: 40
Views: 1844

Re: RIP Ray Clemence

One of Liverpool's greatest ever keeper, as he was for England RIP
by warksclaret
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwight playing for U21 7.30
Replies: 18
Views: 1882

Re: Dwight playing for U21 7.30

I actually thought Boothroyd managed him really well, and more effectively than we handle him. Not surprising he created a number of chances
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we stay up
Replies: 50
Views: 2256

Re: Will we stay up

Whilst Ben coming back will reduce the GOALS AGAINST it does not guarrantee us wins. Fans are pinning a lot of hope on Ben. People are also blaming our forwards but how many times in 7 games have we split the opposition defense either through a killer pass or someone going down the touchline and whi...
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 7901

Re: Tarks in the Telegraph - Why I am refusing to sign a new contract

Would rather have this transparency than silence. Its the latter the club thrives on unfortunately
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 7901

Re: Tarks in the Telegraph - Why I am refusing to sign a new contract

Time to start the search for a commanding CH, even if they come in during the January window and Tarks stays until the end of the season its money well spent, and provides cover for injury to him or Ben
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we stay up
Replies: 50
Views: 2256

Re: Will we stay up

Sadly for me there is an acceptance inside me that we will probably go down. I can only liken it to a member of your family being seriously in, and whilst you wish they would recover , the end is only a matter of time. I look around the Division, analysing every other team, to see how many will fini...
by warksclaret
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will we stay up
Replies: 50
Views: 2256

Re: Will we stay up

Sadly for me there is an acceptance inside me that we will probably go down. I can only liken it to a member of your family being seriously ill, and whilst you wish they would recover , the end is only a matter of time. I look around the Division, analysing every other team, to see how many will fin...
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One £20-30 million player every year...
Replies: 59
Views: 2460

Re: One £20-30 million player every year...

SD has admitted recently that there are no bargains to be had now from the lower leagues. And the bargains you show, Robertson etc are on substantially better contracts than we could have offered at any time. I would expect most PL clubs can offer better contracts, however I understand we were clos...
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Danny Drinkwater
Replies: 37
Views: 4681

Re: Danny Drinkwater

Think you'll find its Betamax
by warksclaret
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: One £20-30 million player every year...
Replies: 59
Views: 2460

Re: One £20-30 million player every year...

Dyche as made some great signings not sure we need to spend £20 - 30 million on one player. 90% of his signings north of £10 million have been terrible! Would agree there are some bargains a lot less than £30m. eg Robertson of Liverpool, Henderson Liverpool, Bowen West Ham, our own Charlie Taylor, ...
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff Wed sack Garry Monk
Replies: 29
Views: 2370

Re: Sheff Wed sack Garry Monk

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Its Woods, not Wood 😒
Wood you believe it
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheff Wed sack Garry Monk
Replies: 29
Views: 2370

Re: Sheff Wed sack Garry Monk

He's now had more clubs than Tiger Wood
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Villa
Replies: 60
Views: 2671

Re: Villa

Their last 4 signings made recently under the new Technical Director appear to be great buys. Two are from Brentford Dean Smiths old club, so he will have pushed for these, and obviously both wanted to play for him If I was Garlick today I would be seriously reviewing the current and long term benef...
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positives from the Brighton game
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Positives from the Brighton game

It appears to be a total lack of confidence with Dwight. The post I did on Sunday showed that Lamptey dispossessed him 3 times while dribbling, he only once ended a dribble with a cross and he cleared everybody in the box with that. Let’s pray that the old adage form is temporary, class is forever ...
by warksclaret
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positives from the Brighton game
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Positives from the Brighton game

He has and ideally we'd give him a breather, but our options are limited in the wide areas. This is one of the downsides of a small squad, we don't have the luxury of rotation which the bigger clubs do. Not sure what instructions Dwight is being given. He starts wide left but now seems to be coming...
by warksclaret
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 3 from 5 already
Replies: 87
Views: 5635

Re: 3 from 5 already

We need to get better in the final third. Barring injuries in defense, that part of our game is not such a worry, even with the possession stats going against us. Get Dwight terrorising them again wide left, rather than trying to play like Pirlo in the middle, and lets get Jay Rob back and we have a...
by warksclaret
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche......is it time to go
Replies: 235
Views: 7951

Re: Dyche......is it time to go

If we ran a poll with all 92 League Managers saying who has been the biggest over achiever in the PL during the last 4-5 years I would not be surprised to see SD first or second for the great majority of votes. Evidenced by two promotions and five continuous years in the PL with barely no budget. Pl...
by warksclaret
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Set Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Set Pieces

Our shooting from the edge of the box when we get a direct free kick is poor and has been since De Four's pearler at Old Trafford. How many years ago was that It used to be one of Brady's traits, but he seems to have gone down the pecking order, and only plays occasionally, though I see that Ireland...
by warksclaret
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche......is it time to go
Replies: 235
Views: 7951

Re: Dyche......is it time to go

Can see why you are asking, but who could get more out of this group of players than SD. Plus who would take us on-and lets be fair with no money in the next window, and probably by then pressure to sell one or two players .I think this team give their all (largely) to this man
by warksclaret
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 389 minutes
Replies: 50
Views: 2935

Re: 389 minutes

Which other PL manager would not change his starting forwards with no goal in 389 minutes
by warksclaret
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dwights game
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Dwights game

I get all that, and an interesting read. However I remember him breaking on the scene and by todays comparison it was electric. His early deliveries meant we were scoring for fun, with Wood in particular benefitting. More recently he has drifted inside more, and admittedly his energy and stamina, an...
by warksclaret
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wood and Barnes
Replies: 54
Views: 2584

Re: Wood and Barnes

Jay simply has to play-with Wood. Yesterday was a typical Burnley grind out a draw result. Last year we were sneaking a 1-0 win from games like this. Jay will take a half chance-like the one at the end Dwight skewed.Also Barnes has been subbed for the past 3 games simply because he was not in the ga...