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by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What You Drinking?
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: What You Drinking?

Had several nice real ales, but simply had to go for the single malt to get me through those last extremely nervous 10 minutes!
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What You Drinking?
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: What You Drinking?

Far too much!!! :lol:
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Premier league away wins
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Dyche Premier league away wins

MDWat wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:07 pm
First one was, won 1-0 there in Dyche’s first season as well - Ings scored.
He did and unfortunately we'd already been effectively relegated, so it meany little.
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 1779

Re: Liverpool v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 9 (MOM and would have had 10 but for 2 rubbish throw outs which nearly cost us. Just bloody boot it. We're Burnley for God's sake!!) Lowton 8 Tarks 8 Mee 9 Taylor 9 Westwood 8 Brownhill 6 (Chases a lot of shadows and looks a bit out of his depth. Sorry) Brady 7 (If he could cross a ball he'd ha...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Table
Replies: 26
Views: 898

Re: Table

It's actually rather a shame that on the surface that result hasn't made a massive difference to how the table looks.
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6298

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

My God we're not pretty to watch, but we really are bloody good at being ugly and when it works (like tonight) it really is a thing of beauty!! I'm opening another beer as I write and heading out to Proudsville!! And if the coppers stop me on the way due to lockdown, I'll happily pay the fine!!
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6298

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

Klopp's words "I didn't start it!!!" :lol: :lol: :lol: Lifted straight from Fawlty Towers.
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6298

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

I'm actually starting to thaw a little towards Brady, so credit where it's due and if he could actually cross a ball I might even reach lukewarm!
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6298

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

Us doing an excellent impression of....Burnley! Front two actually doing a passable impression of professional footballers and if Barnes isn't sent off (which I'd put money on right now) we can actually get something from this game!!
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6298

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

Jurgen really, really doesn't like us do he!!? And we don't actually care!!
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6298

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

No - I wouldn't have played 2 non-scoring strikers. I'd have gone with the only strikers who have scored a Premier League goal for us this season. In fairness CT, that really isn't saying much when you glance at the "goals for" column. Especially as those 2 have been on the field roughly 98% of the...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6298

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

SD's faith that Wood and Barnes can still pull it off (so to speak :roll: ) may ultimately be our complete undoing because I for one have lost patience with them and that's speaking as a long time Barnes fan! But SD and Barnes have both given us a great journey and I just hope SD's right and I'm wro...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pic of a local footballer
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Pic of a local footballer

Looks like he's stuck with the same rubbish barber all these years!!
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team and formation vs Liverpool
Replies: 77
Views: 2196

Re: Your team and formation vs Liverpool

FactualFrank wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:28 pm
Pope
Lowton Tarks Mee Pieters*
Brownhill Cork Westwood McNeil
Wood Vydra

*Taylor if ready.
I'm only picking the totally inept Wood because he would PROBABLY be the best foil for Vydra! For me, if it's not to be Vydra, then forget Wood and start with Jay (and Barnes).
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 12 years ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2033

Re: 12 years ago

A dreadful night weather wise and absolutely freezing cold, but the fact that we sold out the Turf and so many people bothered to turn up showed that for some inexplicable reason folks still had some belief in the back of their minds that the game wasn't over with. And boy it definitely wasn't over ...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team and formation vs Liverpool
Replies: 77
Views: 2196

Re: Your team and formation vs Liverpool

The way his cheerleaders go on though, if Vydra starts tonight we win don't we ? I was being more than a little tongue in cheek and let's be honest it doesn't matter who gets picked, we aren't coming away with owt! (I know we have done on a couple of occasions recently, but we're not the team we we...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your team and formation vs Liverpool
Replies: 77
Views: 2196

Re: Your team and formation vs Liverpool

Almost certainly SD will give Vydra a start alongside Wood, he'll barely get a kick for 65 minutes because we only have 13% possession of the ball and then SD will say, the lad had his chance, looked out of his depth and Barnes is back next week. (After we've lost 3-0)
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527023

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9169763/Fears-raised-Championship-clubs-firms-increasing-grip-rivals.html I suppose it's only like say several clubs borrowing money from Barclays and thus raising the possibility of Barclays taking their assets should they default and the bank hav...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.
Replies: 50
Views: 2576

Re: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.

As others have said, I honestly think we eventually turned the corner that night at Bootham and it was the very beginning of our long (long) road back.
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.
Replies: 50
Views: 2576

Re: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.

Steve1956 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:02 pm
I'm on that picture as well DC..arms aloft to,you cant see me...but I'm in there somewhere 😉
I'm the one in the black jacket and from that pic it looks like I have loads and loads of friends.......how misleading!! :shock:
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.
Replies: 50
Views: 2576

Re: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.

And here's my own picture of that famous night at Bootham with me (arms aloft!) taking front and centre!
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.
Replies: 50
Views: 2576

Re: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.

Dean Kiely Should have been sent off for his reaction to our equaliser. His disgusting actions went largely unnoticed, but he was really, really lucky not to be walking. He was more or less unknown back then and went on to have a pretty distinguished top league career, but I never forgot, as it hap...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.
Replies: 50
Views: 2576

Re: Bye Bye Bootham Crescent.

As others have said, I went there numerous times and on some occasions we were half decent and most were plain awful, but the one which really mattered is in my top 10 outings watching The Clarets!
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 100 YEARS Ago...
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: 100 YEARS Ago...

Didn’t know that Arsenal were known as The Arsenal. Because that's exactly where the team was formed by workers based at the weapons and munitions store (arsenal) originally based in Woolwich, south of the river. Hence "The Gunners" emblem, even after they moved to north London and dropped Woolwich...
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 100 YEARS Ago...
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: 100 YEARS Ago...

Not much "southern" representation in that league was there?
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sport Club Freiburg
Replies: 81
Views: 4475

Re: Sport Club Freiburg

Is Freiburg the ground which has the amazing views which were posted on here 2 or 3 years back?? If so, I'd definitely be supporting them (providing I could actually attend games that is!!)
by Dark Cloud
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Not imperative that we stay up
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Re: Not imperative that we stay up

I think you may be disappointed..and i will join you with that. If you think Dyche is going to sign 2 or 3 players and they will walk straight into the team you will be sadly mistaken. Dyche is big on loyalty. Any players we sign will have to bide their time most likely...even if we think they are ...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The thing about Brady
Replies: 55
Views: 2177

Re: The thing about Brady

The thing about Brady is he's become a regular first choice right now because he's actually performing slightly better than an awful bunch of midfielders (except McNeil) and forwards AND he's miraculously staying fit (good). BUT and he's paid primarily to create (or even score) goals and for all his...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 118
Views: 3702

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Player Ratings

TBF re Wood. If the "ball isn't sticking and he's not winning headers", what else is there??? That's his bread and butter, so yes, every bit as woeful as people are making out.
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Not imperative that we stay up
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Re: Not imperative that we stay up

Of course it's imperative. The TV money has to be integral to all the plans that ALK have in the pipeline (whatever they are) and 95% of those plans will never happen if we're dumped in the championship. We've a little over 2 weeks to get 2 or 3 decent signings to improve the starting XI or we've ha...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8733

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

There's only so much blood you can squeeze out of a stone and Dyche has been doing it for a number of years with players constantly overachieving in every sense of the word. I don't blame him for our current plight because he knows exactly what's been needed, but his hands have been tied recruitment...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 118
Views: 3702

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 7 Pieters 5 (How many opportunities was he given to cross it by McNeil second half and he spurned them!!?) Tarks 7 Mee 8 Lowton 6 Brownhill 6 Westwood 6 Brady 7 JBG 6 Barnes 5 Wood 3 (Utterly inept) McNeil 8 MOM Vydra 6 Jay 5 Awful first half, but rather better second half and that was because ...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8733

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

Much better second half, but that wasn't hard with the first half we were served up. McNeil was the difference and he took the game to them, but ultimately it just papered over the massive cracks because we're utterly toothless.
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8733

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

cockneyclaret wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:54 pm
Serious question.. do I start the ironing facing the TV or the wall?? Need help on this
In another room would be my advice.
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8733

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

How many times will pundits and commentators keep banging on about Wood and Barnes are a real physical threat and that teams are about to get bombarded. No they aren't and teams are mopping them up almost without breaking sweat these days. It's become the easiest afternoon of the entire season for e...
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8733

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

Any sub we make (voluntarily) before the 88th minute is early for us!! :roll:
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8733

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

icu81b4 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Good afternoon all from the Coconut Coast,

A tough battle today, please get Jay or Vydra on early


UTC
Making subs early??? Hillarious!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Dark Cloud
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA cup final 1914
Replies: 44
Views: 1572

Re: FA cup final 1914

Must have been one of Ben Mee's ancestors taking one bang in the face to prevent a goal in the 6 yard box!!
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test
Replies: 104
Views: 2355

Re: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test

dandeclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:59 pm
We can all look at Tiger 76’s post tomorrow when England lose 8-42......
And we'll find he was up at 5 in the morning deleting it!! :D :D
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test
Replies: 104
Views: 2355

Re: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st Test

Root batted superbly (as did Bairstow tbh) but how lucky was the skip when the review showed the LBW was going over by the width of a gnat's pube!!!? :shock:
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your starting eleven vs West Ham
Replies: 55
Views: 2115

Re: Your starting eleven vs West Ham

Poor that he's been I'd leave Wood in the team for now and pick Vydra to play alongside him. It makes the classic big guy/small quick guy partnership and to me is worth a punt because Barnes and Wood just aren't pulling up any trees right now and I can't see Vydra and Barnes being a success.
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 971
Views: 79714

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

fatboy47 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:55 pm
Is that you Mike?
No, Mike's away looking at yachts! :)
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 971
Views: 79714

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

I think that even with the new regime, we may be somewhat underwhelmed with our January activity and the reason for this will be that yes, some very good, bargain priced players may be available and may now be within our price range (Sigurdsson POSSIBLY being an example) but signing them would blow ...
by Dark Cloud
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527023

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Is there much difference between a loan at say 5% or an investor wanting a return on his investment which would be at least 5%? I'm guessing that there is, in so much as one might be prepared to defer his return and put payment(s) off, whereas the other will have it when it's been stipulated...or e...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527023

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

There is another financial tragedy unfolding at Derby at this very moment - owned by a billionaire who has used every trick in the book to dodge FFP (having written about 3/4 of it) and consistently failing to win promotion - he has had enough and seems to be refusing to put more money in - has agr...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7667
Views: 527023

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Paul, I have bitten my tongue long enough now with your exciting times. I think that you have now completely overstepped the mark with that post. Football, as Burnley fans perceive it, is a local brew. It is WE. It's The Turf. It's the Longside. It's us against the big six or who ever is above us. ...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cavani
Replies: 54
Views: 2448

Re: Cavani

I'm not Wood's biggest fan or advocate right now, but I'd actually prefer him up front for us rather than Cavani. He looked absolute garbage on last night's showing.
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Perspective.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1527

Re: Perspective.....

If we do need 37, and I think it will be less, then we are on course because 37 is less than a point a game overall and we are running at a point a game now despite that very difficult start with half of the team missing. Miracle proportions from where we are now. Are you actually serious? On a thr...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Perspective.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1527

Re: Perspective.....

We've to get to about? 37 points by May and even for SD that's going to be almost miracle proportions from where we are now. Yes, we're playing pretty well, especially defensively, but the front 2 look extremely flat and that's an issue in itself because we really don't get many goals from elsewhere...
by Dark Cloud
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Perspective.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1527

Re: Perspective.....

Yes, we have 16 points and we're half way through January and playing well and getting nothing isn't going to keep us out the dog poo known as The Championship.