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by elwaclaret
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Mighty Clarets v The Villains (matchday thread)
Replies: 258
Views: 3856

Re: The Mighty Clarets v The Villains (matchday thread)

Need a rocket under them at half time. Looked to have slipped back into going through the motions. No energy no organisation. We knew Aston Villa’s midfield was strong yet we seem to have no plan other than hoofing it to deal with them. Really need to rouse them and go for it.
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Steve Bruce

joey13 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:31 pm
Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
No but I am looking toward becoming who I intend to be.
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Steve Bruce

joey13 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:37 pm
What you on about :shock:
He made a statement then completely contradicts himself, hardly a multifaceted argument :roll:
Not sure if you mean I contradicted myself, in which case reading two sides of an argument are not necessarily contradictory so much as balance.
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Steve Bruce

Walked out of Wigan to go to Palace and then walked out of Palace after two months to go to Birmingham. Wasn’t long at Sheff Wed either before he left for Newcastle. Oh I don’t think he has shown an ounce of loyalty to any club he’s managed. He has always been aiming at United I think and everythin...
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Steve Bruce

joey13 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:15 pm
Irony , no ?
That is for you to interpret to your own satisfaction. Differing perspectives can be equally valid in multifaceted argument.
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Steve Bruce
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Steve Bruce

“I’ve never shied away from a challenge “ Then refuses to take questions from the written press :lol: :lol: I do not blame him... if he’s on his way he will be the last to know, so why pester him about it? I’d be telling them exactly where to get off if I was Bruce. Journalists and fans just love t...
by elwaclaret
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: we must have the most fickle fans in the country
Replies: 70
Views: 2798

Re: we must have the most fickle fans in the country

Bosscat wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:16 pm
If you read the OP's replies its no fishing exercise 🤭
Oh dear.
by elwaclaret
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: we must have the most fickle fans in the country
Replies: 70
Views: 2798

Re: we must have the most fickle fans in the country

tim_noone wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:55 pm
A Fine cast by the OP Its got to be said.
There are some posters that make you think.... keep reading, don’t jump in take a minute...hm.
by elwaclaret
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Selection headache for SD v Villa
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: Selection headache for SD v Villa

I can see SD seriously consider giving Jay Rod and possibly even Vydra a start against Villa. Villa can deal with the aerial battle but the movement of today’s two may appeal to the manager as he looks to build on confidence.
by elwaclaret
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra (again)
Replies: 123
Views: 4115

Re: Vydra (again)

I cannot believe we have won away at Fulham 3-0 and all you lot can do is snipe at each other that one of you are right. We just beat Liverpool and Fulham, how about letting Sean look after it for now, eh?
by elwaclaret
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fulham v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 66
Views: 2637

Re: Fulham v Burnley - Player Ratings

I do not think Stephens is the kind of player many will take to, but today’s performance shows he does the defensive work of a midfielder very well. He regularly broke up play and allowed Cork chance to play a little further forward and grab the headlines. Excellent performance.
by elwaclaret
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra (again)
Replies: 123
Views: 4115

Re: Vydra (again)

I think Sean could make more use of them by picking strikers for expect roles in the game plan. The reason we’ve seen so much of Ash and Wood is because it was going to be a grind and they are both better at that. I think Vydra and Jay Rod did all that could ask. As for Vydra I get the comparisons t...
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Travelling to support a football club is a habit and it's been broken
Replies: 33
Views: 1676

Re: Travelling to support a football club is a habit and it's been broken

Must be worrying for clubs that they don’t get a generation who have no interest in watching live over watching live broadcast.
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Go Robins!
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: Go Robins!

Turned off as City hit the front. You had a feeling it would come, sadly. Great for Duffo there for a while there.
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would I Lie To You
Replies: 25
Views: 1045

Re: Would I Lie To You

I think Not Going Out is still worth a watch... easy humour that usually raises a smile by the programmes climax. Probably funnier when your home life often reflects the comedy.
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Larry King
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Larry King

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:28 pm
I wouldn't trust your memory then! It's only just breaking on the news.
Quite possibly heard he was ill, I only have a passing interest. I can only take so much satire and find some of the new British stuff either OTT or too predictable to be funny, much as I find a lot of the yank stuff.
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Larry King
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Larry King

Just read that Larry King has passed away. The British don’t really do talk shows like the Americans do but he was certainly up there with best in that genre. King died quite a while ago from memory. I’ve been watching a series on American comedians, and I was surprised how many of their satirical ...
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 1463
Views: 115731

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

While I have not followed Andre Grey much since he left us, mainly highlights I know I was not overly concerned when he left us... which I think says it all. Came with a lot of baggage and he has not pulled any trees since. I’m not against old players returning, if it was Trips or Ings I’d be deligh...
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 1463
Views: 115731

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

But now we CAN compete with these prices. We just need to borrow a few more quid at 10% interest. I’m sure we’ll (BFC and ALK Capital) have investors lining up after last nights brilliant performance. We possibly can, for one maybe two, but just imagine the meltdown if Burnley paid £20 for a ‘good ...
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Queen Victoria...
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Queen Victoria...

Private Eye calling several councils Rotten Boroughs this morning on Twitter, that predates Victoria. Suggesting they are back to the kind of management that led to The Blackburn, Perterloo and Burnley (among others) Radical reform meetings of 1819. Suggesting the gap between the British elite and a...
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 1463
Views: 115731

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

Playing 442 is ok and there is a future in playing it with the 'framework' etc. I watched Leicester effectively play a 442 the other day but they had Maddison as one of their forwards. We do also need some pace but this is the type of player we need in my opinion. Someone who can link play and drop...
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: THE PROBLEM
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: THE PROBLEM

Never in doubt
by elwaclaret
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barnes
Replies: 73
Views: 3230

Re: Barnes

For all those who wanted to drop him F U A I think a lot our fans don’t understand yet. SD sticks with them because they just carry on doing what they do and it will be enough, might be close but over the season, it’s enough and sometimes when it clicks, more than enough. It’s why no one away from ...
by elwaclaret
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pool vs The Clarets
Replies: 637
Views: 6494

Re: Pool vs The Clarets

Sort of game we could win or get mauled in... I’m going to say it’s time for another bounce back Burnley win with JK’s teeth on full view as he spits his dummy out about something we’ve done to rob them.
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Their Pitch
Replies: 34
Views: 1693

Re: Their Pitch

When asked this morning if the game was on the groundsmen apparently replied “we have no forking chance”
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm four new directors
Replies: 68
Views: 5063

Re: ARTICLE: Burnley confirm four new directors

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:42 pm
He is at the moment, yes, but his commitments there end in June.
I got the impression from one of Mr Pace’s comments that his London ties were largely connected to his faith and he will be taking up a similar role in Chorley, I may be wrong but that is how it came across to me at the time.
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FA cup final 1914
Replies: 48
Views: 1782

Re: FA cup final 1914

Early projectors ran at 14-18 frames per second, modern at 24 FPS which is why old films always appear fast. As Rowls says above there are ways to correct this now and some of the World War I footage I’ve seen using the new tech recently is incredible, original footage that looks like HD. Also a lot...
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 9200

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

Hugely disappointing performance today. A LONG way off sharp enough, along way off creative enough. Must, really must do better
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 9200

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

Poor half Burnley. Not looking at it so far
by elwaclaret
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 9200

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

Far far too easy for WHU this. We’re on our heels and even as a defender of Barnes, he has offered nothing at all so far. We need a major rethink at half time.
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blackpool v Burnley 1990
Replies: 26
Views: 1485

Re: Blackpool v Burnley 1990

Leisure wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Paddock for me. Not sure why we were in the middle section and not at the Kop end?
Think they put the later arrivals in the Paddock. I thought it was the Kendall 5-0 drubbing at first. They closed the cop a couple of seasons later completely as it was in danger of collapse if I remember rightly.
by elwaclaret
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 94
Views: 4415

Re: Vydra

pushpinpussy wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:36 pm
Off to Germany
They asked to loan, Burnley would prefer permanently if he’s to go from what I’ve seen, so not nailed on. As we know Vydra is unhappy with game time.
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 8311

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

Cannot argue with the goal, it’s been coming second half. Think I’d be tempted to swap Westy(booked) for Jay Rod... then Vydra shortly after
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

The horse race was named after Lord Derby, who helped set it up. (With his friend Lord Bunbury. Legend has it they tossed a coin to decide who it would be named after.) Know nothing about the horses. However I pretty sure Lord Derby at that time would have been one of the Stanley’s... another footb...
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

Well the Derby horse race certainly didn't get the name from the Burnley-Blackburn games :) Quite right lol. My old lecturer at Burnley (Dr of History) researches this stuff for a living (lucky sod) always in an archive ferreting out stuff. I know he was looking for the golden ticket for Derby, but...
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

FactualFrank wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:54 pm
It did originate from horse racing, correct. Going back a while though, must have been the 1700s.
If...and obviously it remains contested the Ball game reference to Derby predates the horse race by around 500 years... and indeed may be the origin of the horse races name rather than vice versa.
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

The Ashbourne explanation makes no sense. Why name the thing after the town down the road? Why not just call it an Ashbourne? Was a Derby game not just any big game, named after the horse race? A game against big local rivals was then a local derby, which is what it used to be called. The horse rac...
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

Redbeard wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:43 pm
And whilst Burnley v Preston might indeed be a Lancs derby, Burnley v Blackburn is our local one.
Haha, not going into that level of semantics Preston is a Derby and was our first League opponent.
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

Redbeard wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:39 pm
No: Wolves' biggest derby rivals are West Brom... :?
Not sure what the modern take on that is, but Wolves v Villa is still fierce. But the principal remains... different and at that time distinct towns = local Derby
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

FactualFrank wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:14 pm
Ashbourne in Derbyshire, not Derby, but makes sense. I remember reading something about 'Hugball'.
At the time of Hugball, Derby was the town for the area, Derbyshire did not exist. Officially at that time Derby itself was in the Palatine of Lancashire under the Stanley family control.
by elwaclaret
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trivia facts ....
Replies: 65
Views: 1228

Re: Trivia facts ....

The term Derby as it relates to football is thought to originate from a town game in Ashbourne, Derby dating back to the 13C and a game called hugball, though other claims are also made. While strictly speaking meant to mean within a town border, old county borders were also included. So Burnley v P...
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's footy
Replies: 35
Views: 1488

Re: Tonight's footy

Accrington started well. Just look a little shot shy, over passing at times
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mee Nominated For POTM
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: Mee Nominated For POTM

So glad few outside Burnley realise just how good/important he is
by elwaclaret
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Iain Dowie
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: Iain Dowie

Good luck to him. I’ve passed the time of day with him a couple of times at the back of the alongside when he had been commentating on our game. A really nice man. I wish him every success.
by elwaclaret
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Game of Thrones

Loved it up until they ran out of books, thought the final series was a poor reflection of the previous writing and it soured the whole series for me. Will give it another go eventually... when I forgive them and am willing to retry to like it.
by elwaclaret
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Flagging for offside
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Flagging for offside

This latest version of the linesman that does not flag until a move concludes is an absolute nonsense.... it wastes game time, frustrates everyone and takes half the point of a line judge away. Makes goals far less exciting as everyone is waiting to see if anyone can see anything Wrong... I really d...
by elwaclaret
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: has anyone stopped drinking completely?
Replies: 158
Views: 10132

Re: has anyone stopped drinking completely?

I used to get through three bottles of red a night and would not go home until I had the nights drinks sorted after work... I was told I had liver damage, it did not make a jot of difference. I was surpressing my depression. Finally I was the victim of a business fraud that cost me my business and s...
by elwaclaret
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mick McCarthy leaves Apoel.
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Mick McCarthy leaves Apoel.

Brilliant nice winter break and a much healthier bank balance...

Sure he is gutted. I’m available on a three year contract (negotiable)

I’m off to pack, see you guys in February.
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sir Alex Ferguson on VAR
Replies: 18
Views: 2015

Re: Sir Alex Ferguson on VAR

TVC15 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:13 pm
The thread is about VAR....why are you going back 20 years ?
Perhaps, VAR was still reviewing it?
by elwaclaret
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If a club was to buy Harry Kane..
Replies: 41
Views: 1543

Re: If a club was to buy Harry Kane..

Personally I’d take Son before Kane. Think he is far harder for them to replace, good as Kane is.