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by EarbyClaret
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6357

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

Taylor back, McNeil starts, Brady wide right - you can see why he'd stick with Wood and Barnes as we ought to be set up to give them the kind of service that's been lacking - Klopp's pre-match suggests he's expecting it to be a physical battle for his centre backs so assume we're going to see a lot ...
by EarbyClaret
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6357

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

When was the last time we had everybody fit? Opinions will differ on who should/shouldn't start but we have good options from the bench - Taylor's return is a massive plus - especially paired with McNeil on the left
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is this person currently in the PL
Replies: 45
Views: 2220

Re: Who is this person currently in the PL

Kevin Long when he first signed for us
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Lousy day at the London Stadium
Replies: 52
Views: 1822

Re: REPORT: Lousy day at the London Stadium

I know I'm in the minority but I still think we really miss Hendrick. I agree, I don't think any of our current players have all of the attributes to play narrow on the right hand side of midfield, without the ball Brownhill is OK, with the ball Brady and JBG are OK but we haven't covered the posit...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 100 YEARS Ago...
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: 100 YEARS Ago...

Three London teams, three from the Midlands, sixteen from the North
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackpool v Burnley 1990
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: Blackpool v Burnley 1990

My abiding memory of Peter Mumby is his goal at the City Ground which I think was a leveler at 1:1 v Forest in the LC when they were the cup holders

It all went down hill after that for various reasons but fantastic away support for a team in D4 (L2) at the time
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackpool v Burnley 1990
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: Blackpool v Burnley 1990

I get this game confused with a 2-1 at the same time of year around that era - John Deary scored - maybe a cup match? Midweek evening - main thing I remember Blackpool had to reduce the height of the floodlights because they were a safety hazard with the wind blowing in off the Irish Sea and they we...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley Utility XI
Replies: 37
Views: 1283

Re: Burnley Utility XI

Roger Eli - started as a CB before converting to a striker

Also seem to remember Gerry Harrison playing at CB as well as midfield
by EarbyClaret
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ultimate David Bowie quiz
Replies: 21
Views: 420

Re: Ultimate David Bowie quiz

Definitely need to know your stuff for that one - I scored 10 but in all honesty was only confident on 5/6

Good quiz - thanks for posting
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 100
Views: 4160

Re: Vydra

One of the reasons Vydra finds space when he comes on is that the central defenders are tiring from the physical battle with Wood and Barnes and then have something different to deal with I don't think Vydra looks the same threat when starting - defenders at this level can contain him if he doesn't ...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7966

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Vydra always looks more impressive as a sub than a starter - Jay on the way back from injury - hardly surprising that Wood and Barnes start Nice to have options from what is the strongest looking bench we've named in a long time Was there any substance to the covid rumours around Brownhill and Westw...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do you fancy in the next round?
Replies: 113
Views: 3463

Re: Who do you fancy in the next round?

Fulham will need the PL points just as much as us so they are likely to make changes too

Think we have a decent chance and hope Glennon, Benson and Mumbongo are involved again
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who do you fancy in the next round?
Replies: 113
Views: 3463

Re: Who do you fancy in the next round?

Definitely agree regards game time for the likes of Benson, Glennon, Mumbongo and either Norris or BPF - I'd like to see them feature whoever we are drawn against - even if it is the annual trip to the Etihad
by EarbyClaret
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song
Replies: 60
Views: 1173

Re: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

The Berlin Trilogy are all standout albums - Low just edges it so I'll go for Sound and Vision

Thought his cover of Amsterdam was a superb track too - although Jacques Brel wasn't impressed apparently

Almost impossible to choose only one song
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your Burnley XI
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: Your Burnley XI

Wellsy's team - Brady right/Dwight left
by EarbyClaret
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Norris
Replies: 46
Views: 3240

Re: Norris

Didn't he save two added time penalties playing for Cambridge against Stanley?

I remember reading when he signed he knew Nick Pope as they played for Royston Town at the same time - not sure who was first choice 'keeper!

Well done today
by EarbyClaret
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Realistic ambitions under ALK
Replies: 102
Views: 4887

Re: Realistic ambitions under Alk

Restore the relationship with SD in the hope that he wants to remain the manager for at least the medium term Start succession planning for when he does leave Enable us to be competitive in the transfer market with clubs of a similar PL stature Make us a more attractive proposition for incoming play...
by EarbyClaret
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!
Replies: 45
Views: 2098

Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Having witnessed what Leeds did to them last night he won't want to take on an improving Arsenal this weekend with the same set of players Their next league game after that is against Wolves on the 16th - that would buy him the time to bring in the players he has obviously targeted and get them set-...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is That One of the Relegation Spots Filled?
Replies: 63
Views: 2312

Re: Is That One of the Relegation Spots Filled?

It was Jermaine Defoe at Sunderland but struggling to think which rabbit he can pull out of the hat this time - coupled with that they don't seem to be able to stop goas going in at the other end - it's a always a mistake to write-off an Allardyce team but this is going to need something remarkable ...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wilder interview.
Replies: 33
Views: 3341

Re: Wilder interview.

Good man - good manager- remarkable over-achievement past two seasons all catching up with them now - seems bereft of ideas in terms of how to get the required results from this squad - hope they stick with him. If they do what we did and use the PL windfall to buy a 20-goal striker they have a very...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is That One of the Relegation Spots Filled?
Replies: 63
Views: 2312

Re: Is That One of the Relegation Spots Filled?

Sheffield United - 0 wins from 19 need 11/12(?) wins from their next 22 to survive - based on tonight's showing not going to happen West Brom - performing at their true level - this isn't Everton, West Ham or Sunderland under-achieving. Allardyce has been out of top-flight football for a while and d...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings
Replies: 91
Views: 3789

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings

Someone commented on here recently that 80% of fans don't understand football - I sense people scoring players at 4/5 - 48 hours after a 'leave everything on the pitch' performance at Elland Road - combined with yet more injuries in a season defining game - which we won as relatively comfortably as ...
by EarbyClaret
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Female commentator tonight
Replies: 41
Views: 2528

Re: Female commentator tonight

She was very good - Lucy Ward - understood exactly what we were doing 2nd half - offered some proper insight - which many summarisers fail to do
by EarbyClaret
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Points over Peformance
Replies: 34
Views: 1443

Re: Points over Peformance

The kind of result and performance that keeps you in the PL - it's games like this where the experience of our manager and players pays massive dividends - tremendous achievement on such limited resources
by EarbyClaret
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Benson
Replies: 258
Views: 12033

Re: Benson

If Benson is playing that suggests Brady will be missing as Pieters is the obvious McNeil replacement
by EarbyClaret
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ted McMinn
Replies: 45
Views: 3353

Re: Ted McMinn

That was Boxing Day 1994. We were 1-0 up and then 2-1 down. Not sure how it ever started. The pitch was waterlogged but frozen just under the surface. Lethal and I think it was called off when a player suffered a bad injury. I think it might have Wayne Dowell. You're right it was Wayne Dowell - mom...
by EarbyClaret
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley FC - Games of Your Decades
Replies: 58
Views: 1819

Re: Burnley FC - Games of Your Decades

80s - Tottenham 1 Burnley 4
90s - York 1 Burnley 2
00s - Chelsea 1 Burnley 1
10s - Burnley 1 Middlesbrough 1
20s - Liverpool 1 Burnley 1
by EarbyClaret
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why are people called Jeremy.
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Why are people called Jeremy.

Jeremy Charles - he was a good player from a famous footballing family
by EarbyClaret
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sendings off under Dyche
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Sendings off under Dyche

Did Duff get one at Huddersfield - 2 yellows?
by EarbyClaret
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Dunn....
Replies: 29
Views: 2028

Re: David Dunn....

After waiting nearly 50 years to get back into the league Barrow look like they are in danger of dropping out at the first attmpt so something had to be done They seem to lose a lot of points from either leading in games or being level and conceding late goals - hopefully something a new - ad may be...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Saints v Blades
Replies: 122
Views: 2813

Re: Saints v Blades

I think it's a different situation to our first promotion. We surprised everyone by going up, didn't spend big, were obviously not quite good enough but went down with an excellent looking Championship squad - all things consider sticking with SD seemed like the right thing to do - and so it proved ...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 974
Views: 80121

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

Or we could try and sign a centre back who isn’t extremely injury prone and on huge wages. Absolutely - but they would need to be of PL quality (and probably experience), better than Dunne/Long and able to help us keep out of the relegation places - if they can play RB too that would be a bonus, ha...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 974
Views: 80121

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

It's only the fact that Jones has had injury problems that makes him a potential target for a club like us - that's where we are in the PL food-chain If he's not fit or there's no prospect of him being fit then it won't happen On the assumption that he is/will be then we should definitely be interes...
by EarbyClaret
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football in Pictures
Replies: 154
Views: 4720

Re: Football in Pictures

The player next to Bob Latchford looks like Bruce Rioch
by EarbyClaret
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: U18's v Liverpool (a)
Replies: 49
Views: 2193

Re: U18's v Liverpool (a)

Was it Gremio where their players were taking selfies on the pitch during the warm-up - remember there was something strange about that game not sure if that was it
by EarbyClaret
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Classic albums revisited
Replies: 193
Views: 5375

Re: Classic albums revisited

Mrs EC very kindly got me a turntable and amp for my birthday last month so after many years in mothballs Led Zeppelin IV, Dark Side of the Moon, the Doors debut album, the Madcap Laughs and Joe Strummer's Earthquake Weather have all made a welcome return to vinyl action
by EarbyClaret
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Gibson interview
Replies: 56
Views: 4040

Re: New Gibson interview

The rumoured training ground incident I heard about involved Bardsley so not sure if there's some confusion as to whether it was him or Lowton - maybe it was both/separate incidents - if there's any truth in either story difficult to see how he could continue to be part of the group regardless of an...
by EarbyClaret
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben mee and jbg
Replies: 47
Views: 3153

Re: Ben mee and jbg

The difference JBG makes is that we have no cover for that position so if he's not available Brownhill plays there which means Stephens plays Hendrick was much more effective in that role and we had a fit Cork to play CM alongside Westwood so we are weaker in two positions as a result As far as Mee ...
by EarbyClaret
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can you name the 69 official cities of the UK?
Replies: 51
Views: 1957

Re: Can you name the 69 official cities of the UK?

60 - somehow missed Stoke (where I used to live) and Lincoln - Westminster was a bit of a curve ball - other than that hadn't heard of some of the places never mind knowing they were cities

Good quiz - thank you for sharing
by EarbyClaret
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Eddie Howe – January 2011 to October 2012
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: ARTICLE: Eddie Howe – January 2011 to October 2012

Heard a similar story about Treacy- deal agreed at director level and we were able to negotiate a reduced fee on the basis that we paid in full and up-front which helped Preston resolve a short-term cash-flow problem
by EarbyClaret
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last page turner you read?
Replies: 86
Views: 3558

Re: Last page turner you read?

Mick Herron - the Slough House/Jackson Lamb series - there's about 10 of them - you can read them in any order still equally enjoyable as going first to last

Kind of M15 meets The Sweeney - very well and intelligently written
by EarbyClaret
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Forest sack manager
Replies: 52
Views: 2889

Re: Forest sack manager

Amazing how some people constantly think Dyche would jump ship from a very well paid PL job for dysfunctional Championship clubs If the Derby job came up would people immediately start linking Moyes or Wilder? Of course he's not happy as things stand but he's a career professional who has twice prov...
by EarbyClaret
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Re: Dale Stephens
Replies: 29
Views: 4276

Re: Dale Stephens

There's probably scope for a full 11 names regularly misspelt on here - ably managed by Shaun of course:

Off the top of my head

Dale Stevens
Jeff Hendricks
Chris Woods
Dwight O'Neill
Eric Peters
by EarbyClaret
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ashley Westwood....
Replies: 57
Views: 4426

Re: Ashley Westwood....

I think what some maybe fail to appreciate is that if you secure the services of proven quality players at this level, like Westwood and Cork, then it provides the breathing space to nurture and develop the emerging talent that we've had a glimpse of this week It's a far more considered way of bring...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is it time to make our feelings know?
Replies: 74
Views: 3297

Re: Is it time to make our feelings know?

Brownhill was Hendricks replacement, as for Lennon, why would we need to replace a player who did nowt. Dunne replaces Gibson as 4th choice CB. I'd have said Brownhill was Defour's replacement as a CM Hendrick only played wide-right because JBG was injured and he offered more defensively that Lenno...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Dunne
Replies: 65
Views: 4826

Re: Jimmy Dunne

Thought he did very well considering the calibre of opposition strikers he was up against on his debut If I understood SD's post-match correctly he said we said we didn't defend goals 1 and 3 properly from wide areas and allowed their players into the space in front of the central defenders - nothin...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil
Replies: 56
Views: 3300

Re: Harvey Barnes vs Dwight McNeil

If it means he goes below the radar of teams like Leicester until the transfer window closes then I think we need to live with a low-key start Again given a more balanced squad he wouldn't have to play every minute of every game and be the only creative outlet in the team - huge burden to place on a...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: do we pay our recruitment team all year round?
Replies: 33
Views: 1611

Re: do we pay our recruitment team all year round?

I know it's only one example but Hakim Ziyech - fee and terms agreed with FC Twente - then the player/his representatives waited for a more attractive offer to come along and he signed for Ajax We can identify endless players but in reality unless they are going nowhere in the Championship with litt...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Midfield was poor tonight
Replies: 44
Views: 2302

Re: Midfield was poor tonight

McNeil is the one creative spark in the whole team - not sure what people expect him to achieve on his own with zero service - it all started OK with Taylor in support but as Leicester took control we were forced onto the back foot to try and protect an inexperienced back line - he was completely is...
by EarbyClaret
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Night follows day
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Night follows day

Chasing back - put in a challenge and got a whack in the ribs Anyone who has taken a blow to the ribs will know it hurts every time you breathe - whatever people's overall opinion that just looked plain unlucky as a result of him doing his defensive duties - could just have easily have happened to a...