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by KateR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Quiz: London landmarks
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: Quiz: London landmarks

9 - two I talked myself out of
by KateR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A few Christmas funnies
Replies: 48
Views: 4311

Re: A few Christmas funnies

;)
by KateR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 182
Views: 5950

Re: Your winter photos

I can't provide any of those lovely snowscapes but have to say, even walking round my neighborhood, there are some trees that I think are so majestic and love looking at them.
by KateR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Women and talking about work
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: Women and talking about work

my husbands standard reply, when I ask how was work or how was your day is a standard answer, fair to crap, that's it 99% of the time. Occasionally though he starts to tell me something and I stop what I am doing to listen, because I always think, this must be important, it rarely is but it is clear...
by KateR
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Women and talking about work
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: Women and talking about work

I certainly do, it's because we've evolved past men and can multi-task , we like to share the pain :)
by KateR
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ai Scout App
Replies: 59
Views: 2719

Re: Is this the start of the Pace era?

as I said quiet a while, BFC is there to drive the app business owned by ALK, it's a sound business plan but somewhat long term and fully dependent upon what the app does in turn to supporting new youngsters and financials at BFC. Are you amazed yet?
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520605

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

would be a lot easier for most, if not everyone, if you could list and agree the facts, then after that, you can try to fill in the blanks with guesses and speculation, good, bad, indifferent. Perhaps even develop a SWOT analysis around it, then produce a risk matrix so you could track the next few ...
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cavani
Replies: 54
Views: 2423

Re: Cavani

Looking is what you meant to say....... :D well I have to say it does help when they are easy on the eye and he definitely is, but trying to keep a little bit of perspective, we have to consider that Cavani was up against the best two central defenders in the PL, if not Europe and the world (hence ...
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ai Scout App
Replies: 59
Views: 2719

Re: Ai Scout App

Think not what AI Scout can do for BFC, but think what BFC can do for AI Scout, this is only the beginning, tip of the iceberg stuff.
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 100
Views: 4124

Re: Vydra

will be interesting to see the new owners views of stats and AI for measurements and how they interpret them to SD along with a gentle nudge to "maybe change something". Love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation :)
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cavani
Replies: 54
Views: 2423

Re: Cavani

always good to see different opinions.

I thought he held the ball well when he received it
I thought he did well pulling defenders away with his movement
Very Barnes like with annoying the opposition and questioning things
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley premier league record holders?
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Burnley premier league record holders?

not a chance we get that record IMO
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cavani
Replies: 54
Views: 2423

Re: Cavani

I thought Cavani was very good
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra
Replies: 100
Views: 4124

Re: Vydra

It's difficult to see when he changes tactics, Wood out of form, confidence must play a part, keep encouraging him, big him up, starts games, try to help confidence believe in him, all good things, but for how long? When does the time come that he makes a change, tries a different tactic to shake hi...
by KateR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings
Replies: 105
Views: 2790

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 7
Mee 8
Pieters 7
Brady 6
Westwood 6
Brownhill 6
Gudmundsson 6
Barnes 5
Wood 4

McNeil 6
by KateR
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520605

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

And yet those who ran the " tight ship " have sanctioned and profited from this deal what we need to remember is those who did sanction it and profited from it will actually have insight to ALK plans and business model for generating more funds than the loan actually requires in repayment. So you c...
by KateR
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520605

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Well the problem is you’re taking any old newspaper article as factual which is always a huge mistake. Pace said the figures are inaccurate but you’re still banging on about an £80M loan. the problem is you're focusing on the amount and not what it means regardless of size, whether it 10MM 40MM etc...
by KateR
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520605

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

it's to early and simply not enough is known in terms of facts regarding the deal to make any meaningful predictions beyond the move from what we were to what we are, that is in terms of different people with different ideas running the club and that we are in debt because of the loan taken. My expe...
by KateR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2.5 yrs after signing for Brighton.... Tau could play
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: 2.5 yrs after signing for Brighton.... Tau could play

makes sense to buy player who have the potential if using stats as a marker for the future business plan: buying low, selling high, which can allow the owners/manager to assess competency and development in lower and different international leagues. Of course if you go this plan it needs to be compl...
by KateR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A few Christmas funnies
Replies: 48
Views: 4311

Re: A few Christmas funnies

Drawing, always a bit like my spelling, but feeling a little vindicated right now :P
by KateR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For our Posters
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

Re: For our Posters

picture perfect, could be on a postcard, do miss it, the family have been showing me so knew what was going but love the picture. :)

Clear blue skies as the sun comes up over downtown right now, 8 degrees, going to be chilly when I go for my walk at a high for the day of 13 degrees
by KateR
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 182
Views: 5950

Re: Your winter photos

Glorious day today, 21C with light breeze, decided to get away from the computer for an hour or so at lunchtime, storm/cold front rolling in this afternoon. Buffalo Bayou Park is a short 10 min walk or 15 min stroll and it is so nice to have it right on the doorstep, can walk right into downtown Hou...
by KateR
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Average Player Ratings to end of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Average Player Ratings to end of 2020

Wellsy1882 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:02 pm
Strikers at the bottom. Barnes and Wood

SHOCK
my original thought on first looking were all three forwards at the bottom ;)
by KateR
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hypothetical Sex Party
Replies: 261
Views: 9801

Re: Hypothetical Sex Party

getting like 50 shades of black in here hypothetically (of course) there is a lot of imagination being used in here I have to say that I was "secretly" awarding the gold star for imagination to MACCA. Howevre, now after those last few posts I simply can not get the image out of my mind of MACCA, in...
by KateR
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who will be the first signing under ALK
Replies: 123
Views: 11019

Re: Who will be the first signing under ALK

for this window, I just can't see anyone coming in as a first team player outside the UK & Irish leagues, when I look at that, I will be surprised if we bring anyone in that will go into the first team within the next six weeks. Therefore, our very own iceman returning to fitness and getting into th...
by KateR
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hypothetical Sex Party
Replies: 261
Views: 9801

Re: Hypothetical Sex Party

getting like 50 shades of black in here

hypothetically (of course) there is a lot of imagination being used in here
by KateR
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your winter photos
Replies: 182
Views: 5950

Re: Your winter photos

New Years Day on West Galveston beach, cold for us but a good brisk walk, no where as busy as Barley though :)

You need to be careful though, you never know what critters might be around :lol:
by KateR
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hypothetical Sex Party
Replies: 261
Views: 9801

Re: Hypothetical Sex Party

It wasn't that good, waste of time traveling, Fake news, I've never been so disappointed, ever!!
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Realistic ambitions under ALK
Replies: 102
Views: 4863

Re: Realistic ambitions under Alk

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:11 am
I'd be surprised if they drink at all
if not they will after a couple of weeks with this lot :P
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy New Year from Texas
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Happy New Year from Texas

as we get near, let's hope for a year: where tiers are only on cakes, that the weddings postponed come true where bubbles only exist in champagne, or what we drink for the young ones here where the Donald we discuss is just a duck, and that Disney opens it doors again to young and old where Corona i...
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy New Year from Texas
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Happy New Year from Texas

timshorts wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:56 pm
Can either of you explain the De-andre Hopkins trade? It seems to have turned out exactly how 99% expected....
sorry not a clue
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy New Year from Texas
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Happy New Year from Texas

Selby Claret wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:40 pm
Hey Kate
I was a Texas Claret for two years - living in South Houston ( Clear Lake and Webster ) near the space center

I’m still a massive Astros fan too!

Whereabouts in Houston are you...?
Central, border of River Oaks and Montrose if you know the area. It's a walking area and love it
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Raise a glass
Replies: 28
Views: 1028

Re: Raise a glass

Cheers everyone
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy New Year from Texas
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Happy New Year from Texas

tim_noone wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:15 pm
Houston......We have a Problem.
we definitely do, :( but this time we are not alone and hopefully the solution will come to us all very soon.
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Happy New Year from Texas
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Happy New Year from Texas

enjoy as best you can, we will be six hours behind the UK so most of you will be tucked up in bed when it's our turn. We all got emergency texts last night regarding the rapid rise of C_19 in our county last night and instructions to cancel all parties, stay home, don't go out or mix!! Not venturing...
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer kitty in January
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Transfer kitty in January

I expect very little and hope it is only a little.
by KateR
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The wait is over - ALK Capital buy Burnley FC
Replies: 219
Views: 8520

Re: The wait is over - ALK Capital buy Burnley FC

obviously some major changes to how the club is now structured in regard to owners. MSD provided the loan, they will most certainly have guarantees in place that are related to the loan repayment, those will include BFC assets, nothing new here, MSD involved with Southampton/Derby/Sunderland. MSD Ho...
by KateR
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is That One of the Relegation Spots Filled?
Replies: 63
Views: 2286

Re: Is That One of the Relegation Spots Filled?

It's December, a lot can happen in Jan, and not just the window, a break for a few weeks can allow injured players to come back plus obviously where managers/owners want to go in terms of Jan spending so I think to early to say who is going down. I think there are at least six teams who will be figh...
by KateR
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Points in 2020 and in last 38 games
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Points in 2020 and in last 38 games

2020 Played 33 games, won 12, drawn 10, lost 11, points 46 Last 38 Premier League games (in effect a season) Played 38, won 14, drawn 10, lost 14, points 52 It's hard to reconcile those numbers against what I read here on a regular basis, so can I please ask a) are you sure your numbers are correct...
by KateR
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings
Replies: 91
Views: 3755

Re: Burnley v Sheffield United - Player Ratings

Not a classic but pleasing win and certainly defense is close to the annoying best it can be, in opposition supporters eyes. Pope 7 Lowton 7 Tarkowski 7 Mee 8 Pieters 7 - Such a good back up when needed and in two positions, which is very helpful Benson 6 Westwood 7 Brownhill 7 - For me his best gam...
by KateR
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A few Christmas funnies
Replies: 48
Views: 4311

Re: A few Christmas funnies

I am in Texas after all :D
by KateR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A few Christmas funnies
Replies: 48
Views: 4311

Re: A few Christmas funnies

:lol:
by KateR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Holiday 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 2630

Re: Holiday 2021

See if they’ll go on Amtrak instead of flying. I went from New York City to Los Angeles a few years back. I’d pick that way every time if time wasn’t an issue. Superb. Thank you, issues are, there is no passenger rail in Houston to anywhere as far as I know and have looked previously, lots of rail ...
by KateR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best Yuletide Wishes from France
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Best Yuletide Wishes from France

Best wishes ecc from Texas, sorry to read about your issues but happy to read feeling somewhat better, here's hoping for an upturn and more happiness to come.

Merry Christmas
by KateR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Holiday 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 2630

Re: Holiday 2021

no where booked as a whole family for 2021 and will wait and see for now. My son and family have been booked to travel here, four of them with our two grandchildren, for Easter end of March. The flight they had booked for 27th March has already been cancelled and they are moved to 28th. However they...
by KateR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A few Christmas funnies
Replies: 48
Views: 4311

A few Christmas funnies

A few Christmas funnies, hopefully to bring a smile during these trying times.

I tried to find the jokes and memes thread but wasn't able, not sure if me (most likely) or if something happened I'm not aware of, or as many might say, yes clueless :lol:
by KateR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Merry Christmas from Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Merry Christmas from Texas

Merry Christmas to everyone, enjoy as best you can.
by KateR
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Villa
Replies: 47
Views: 1727

Re: Predictions vs Villa

1 - 2, penalty win for us.