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by ClaretEngineer
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's Been Your Treat of the Day
Replies: 83
Views: 1505

Re: What's Been Your Treat of the Day

My treat of the day is being asked to visit the office to assist with some circuit breaker testing - WFH can wear a man down.

Other treats today include a chicken and stuffing sandwich (Sunday roast leftovers) and a Creme Egg.

I’m also on Dry January. Alas I am married... :lol:
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8738

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

jojomk1 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:33 pm
So when Jay comes on Vyds goes over and whispers in his ear

What you having for tea ?
Jay “Never mind me, I heard Tall Paul is having steak”

Vydra “Someone’s doing well”
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8738

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

DCWat wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:18 pm
Anyone having owt special for tea tonight?
Leek and Potato soup with homemade sourdough.

I was detailed to go the shop and was ready to go at half time. Mrs Eng persuaded me not to.

Starting to wish now I’d have gone and come the long way back...
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8738

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

Commentators so bored that they’re QVC’ing our away kit :lol: :lol:
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Netflix / Prime recommendations
Replies: 176
Views: 10340

Re: Netflix / Prime recommendations

The Night Stalker on Netflix.
by ClaretEngineer
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Women and talking about work
Replies: 42
Views: 2117

Re: Women and talking about work

It's not worth my life to even comment on this.

Turns out ''what are you going to do about it then'' (to solve some of the problems) is not an acceptable response.

I have managed to make the doghouse very comfortable.
by ClaretEngineer
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 974
Views: 80100

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

For the uneducated amongst us on all things BFC Transfer Window related, or indeed if you are new to the site please see below for a detailed insight into how we at BFC operate: http://www.uptheclarets.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=48686&hilit=summer+transfer&start=5300 For further reading se...
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7965

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

BurnleyFC wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:02 pm
He shouldn’t have even started.
Maybe not. Maybe Dyche thought it was a Chris Wood type game. Nowt really stuck first half for either of our front two but at least Barnes has contributed.

Rodriguez coming on now. Too late.
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7965

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Wood isn’t a bad player. It just wasn’t his game, he should have been swapped after half time.

It’s almost as if Dyche waits until the loss is assured before making a sub to affect the game.
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7965

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

What’s Cavani playing at? Just play football and stop being a prat.
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!
Replies: 45
Views: 2098

Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Hit me up Big Sam:

https://www.brush.eu/switchgear

I'll put a good word in with Senior Management.

:lol:
by ClaretEngineer
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hypothetical Sex Party
Replies: 261
Views: 9950

Re: Hypothetical Sex Party

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:53 pm
Where do I apply??
I’ve already got the casting couch set up, I just need some “judges” to assist in the selection process.😳🤣
by ClaretEngineer
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hypothetical Sex Party
Replies: 261
Views: 9950

Re: Hypothetical Sex Party

Bosscat wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:55 pm
Now I understand the Masked Singer 🤔
You mean Masked Swinger surely? 🤣🤣

Channel 4 would be all over it.
by ClaretEngineer
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hypothetical Sex Party
Replies: 261
Views: 9950

Re: Hypothetical Sex Party

Burnley1989 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:58 am
Let me know when it opens again mate, I’m there :lol:
Swing by for me on your way down lad :lol:
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boxing Day 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Boxing Day 2020

Just had a Steak dinner, bottle of Rioja ... now enjoying Stollen bites while watching "The repair shop at Christmas" 👍🙂👍 glad to hear you're getting sorted 😁 Thanks BC 😄 can’t beat steak and wine for dinner, a meal for champions. Currently rounding off festivities with CE Jr watching a couple of T...
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boxing Day 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Boxing Day 2020

My last day of self isolation, with my Covid symptoms now gone. Spent the best part of the day rolling about under my Discovery 3 project replacing the CV boots on the front driveshafts. I’ve been quietly working my way through a box of Singha I have in the shed whilst playing outside, this may have...
by ClaretEngineer
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Corona for Christmas
Replies: 49
Views: 2437

Re: Corona for Christmas

I went for a test last Friday as I’d been feeling a bit off earlier in the week and the gradual loss of my sense of smell. Positive test result arrived Sunday morning via email. My only symptoms are the loss of smell and a low lying headache. Today (Wednesday) I could smell the mince pie I was eatin...
by ClaretEngineer
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lockdown Purchases / Projects
Replies: 35
Views: 1201

Re: Lockdown Purchases / Projects

Oil pump failure or crank knocking? Neither. LH (passenger side) cam timing chain snapped, I now suspect as a result of the nylon guides on the chain tensioner breaking up. I've just completed the RH cylinder head and the tensioner had started to break up. I was prepared to have to take the heads o...
by ClaretEngineer
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lockdown Purchases / Projects
Replies: 35
Views: 1201

Re: Lockdown Purchases / Projects

I’d been meaning to install a proper electricity supply to my shed since for a few years but that meant ripping up the patio. My new next door neighbour was doing his patio, and that gave me the push to get on with it. My shed is my workshop in the absence of a garage and having a proper power suppl...
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This is why
Replies: 87
Views: 3842

Re: This is why

I saw this on the national news yesterday and wanted to post but just didn't know where to start. Our town and our people struggling in so many ways. I'm proud of those amongst us doing all they can to help with the limited means that they have. It was a difficult watch and none of us said a word du...
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jordan North in Welsh jungle
Replies: 440
Views: 25683

Re: Jordan North in Welsh jungle

I’m a destroyer of packaging.

I’m certainly not elegant when I open post, very caveman-esque.

Jordan is doing us proud. The more Northerners we have on TV the better.
by ClaretEngineer
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 131
Views: 3498

Re: Electric Cars

We simply don’t have the electricity infrastructure. DNO’s are currently devising all sorts of smart “schemes” that provide the required load on demand. They essentially are departing from the traditional model of constantly available supply (that a customer pays for and is expected to be able to re...
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 4040

Re: New Gibson interview

Decent article that and gives the side of the story we haven’t heard before. Seems to tell the facts without necessarily knocking a former employer. Interestingly confirms what a lot of us see on the pitch. Sticking with players, unwilling to change etc Bad luck for him due to his hernia’s and not b...
by ClaretEngineer
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski interview
Replies: 225
Views: 8486

Re: Tarkowski interview

No issue really with that. Its only the same as any other employee in any other business. In order to further his career he needs to aspire to bigger things at clubs that have the infrastructure to allow him to achieve his goals. He's recognised that the Burnley ship, at the present time with curren...
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the Palace game now a must win.
Replies: 49
Views: 2139

Re: Is the Palace game now a must win.

For some it’s every “next game” is when we start this mythical run of good form.

Never mind Vydra, Cork has turned into a Pirlo-esque midfield dynamo whilst he’s been out.
by ClaretEngineer
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 397
Views: 9104

Re: Brighton versus MIGHTY CLARETS

Why would anyone stump up 15 quid to watch this.

Two crap teams playing crap football.
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diego Maradona
Replies: 50
Views: 1460

Re: Diego Maradona

Boss Hogg wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Should he have come clean to the ref about the handball though ?
VAR still wouldn’t have given it if it was against us.
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Plumbing advice (Toilet)
Replies: 36
Views: 1087

Re: Plumbing advice (Toilet)

Do you have an inline isolator valve on the water feed into the bowl?

Let’s have some pictures.

I’m invested in this mystery now.
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Plumbing advice (Toilet)
Replies: 36
Views: 1087

Re: Plumbing advice (Toilet)

It’s supposed to stop once full. It’s very possible that like is due to the seal on the flushing mechanism. When you press the button / pull the lever a plunger lifts to allow the accumulated water to escape and flush the contents of the bowl. On the end of the plunger is rubber seal (large round an...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can we survive in the PL WITHOUT outside investment?
Replies: 63
Views: 2189

Re: Can we survive in the PL WITHOUT outside investment?

Take away the wealthy owners and the TV money and not one single team in the PL would survive. The classical romantic idea of football being self sufficient (without the need for external investment) has long since dissolved. We have managed to survive thus far on some very good fee's for players we...
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: National Tier 4
Replies: 256
Views: 4918

Re: Your personal 2nd lock down challenge...

I’m currently 13km of completing 1000km since the first lockdown was announced with 173km being my best month in terms of distance.

I may try and better that distance but it will be tough as the weather is unpredictable (cold, wet and windy!) at the moment.
by ClaretEngineer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: National Tier 4
Replies: 256
Views: 4918

Re: Dithering Boris.

Looking forward to the latest buzzword and slogan.

“Circuit Breaker” has particularly tickled me as a designer of Circuit Breakers. :mrgreen:

Is there a specific time range given to the term “shortly” ?
by ClaretEngineer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anthony Higginbotham
Replies: 422
Views: 11554

Re: Anthony Higginbotham

Is this guy actually from Burnley ? Or from somewhere like Burnley?

He sounds so out of touch with the demographic that he is supposed to represent and be a champion of.
by ClaretEngineer
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last page turner you read?
Replies: 86
Views: 3558

Re: Last page turner you read?

“BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)”

Slow to start, picked up in the middle, fizzled out towards the end.

Not sure the sequel penned for January will be worth reading.
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pathetic effort by the board
Replies: 109
Views: 5635

Re: PATHETIC EFFORT BY THE BOARD

A very poor window even by our standards. Plenty of signings for the U23's and Dale Stephens, who really looks off the pace at the moment. Back to reality though we're only a few games into the season and we've another 30 odd to go. I think that many are getting up at the possibility of Championship...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 518528

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

BenWickes wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:31 pm
That brings back memories of a drunken night out with a girl called Chelsea in the 90's...
We’ve all had a Friday Night Kebab all over face / shirt at some point in our careers :lol: :lol:
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 518528

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

MrTopTier wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Think my snack of desperation would be Celery.
:lol: poor do when you laugh at your your own typo :lol:

Agree on the celery. I’ll eat owt, but some things only out of sheer desperation.
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan
Replies: 49
Views: 3504

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan

After all is said and done, welcome to the club Anthony.

Hope he turns out like McNeil, and hopefully soon!
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 518528

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

still 2 weeks to get players from the EFL Aye but we’ve had months to get in targets from a much wider pool. Championship players will now come at a premium because the pool is smaller and they know certain clubs will be desperately looking to strengthen. It will snack of desperation is we start bi...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan
Replies: 49
Views: 3504

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan

Very strange set up at Burnley where manager, technical director and chief exec all report directly to the chairman. That does mean then that the Chairman is in charge of who we sign, seems a very classical model. On the face it, it appears then that Chairman has little trust in those involved in t...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan
Replies: 49
Views: 3504

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan

Rigg's technical director, Martin Hodge is chief scout but the chairman gets heavily involved. Seems a bit of a strange management tree? Chairman Rigg Hodge UK / European / Americas / Asia Scouts Looks to me like an extra management line for nowt. Dyche should also be in there but I suppose his dir...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why don't we ever hear from the chairman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2770

Re: Why don't we ever hear from the chairman?

You probably hear from any chairman once year at the absolute best. Normally around April time when the new Financial Year is among us and you’re told the company has had a difficult year yet again and that they’re in the same boat as us. More often than not it’s the CEO who gets delegated this task...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan
Replies: 49
Views: 3504

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley sign young French midfielder on loan

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:58 pm
isn't this where Rigg has concentrated a lot of his time?
Who is in charge of scouting for the first team then?

Rigg IS aware we have a first team right?
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 518528

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

You forgot James McCLean and Tom Ince, the more left footed wingers the better. I think we have almost tapped the Stoke source dry, but with eight central defenders on their books I wouldn't rule out some interest from us on that front next week :( Soutar after his successful loan to Fleetwood mayb...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 518528

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

SalisburyClaret wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:05 pm
It’s about this time that we contact the Stoke City Old Folks home
Late £9M bid for Ryan Shawcross being readied on parchment as we speak.
by ClaretEngineer
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Kitchen Appliances....
Replies: 71
Views: 2686

Re: New Kitchen Appliances....

FB_IMG_1556621459982.jpgFB_IMG_1556621454114.jpgFB_IMG_1556621454114.jpgFB_IMG_1556621447612.jpg This is what I did from DIY Kitchens. There is also a laundry room that is not on these shots. As I say I had a very positive experience with them. Phwoar look at that worktop. My dad has a similar one ...
by ClaretEngineer
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sterling's foul on Matt Lowton
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: Sterling's foul on Matt Lowton

There was a challenge on Lowton near the touchline in the first half, City player went through the back of him and then complained to the Liner that Lowton fell on him...! I think Westwood issued the retort ''Well he's got to land somewhere!'' Listening to the players and managers is the best bit ab...
by ClaretEngineer
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 518528

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

It’s hugely unfortunate / unlucky that we have both of our centre backs out with injury. We could have alternated Dunne and Long with a view to giving the former experience alongside Mee / Tarkowski. Long always appears to be a stand in, no matter who we have playing for us. I think for now we need ...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: As a paying BFC customer, what do you feel you should be entitled to?
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: As a paying BFC customer, what do you feel you should be entitled to?

Communication is the big one. Obviously there are decisions being made behind the scenes that politically need to be kept from general knowledge - finances and transfer targets / sales. Would like our club to have a better PR and Marketing presence. Clarets Player has always been utterly crap. Now w...
by ClaretEngineer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS SUMMER/AUTUMN 2020 (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 5338
Views: 518528

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

Leicester looking at a centre back from Torino according to BBC gossip. Looking at their display at the etihad yesterday it’s hard to fault their recent recruitment. The likes of Justin, Castagne, Praet, Soyuncu, Maddison, all look like being excellent players who will offer them considerable resal...