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by aggi
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 83
Views: 2086

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

Just that? WHU 3 players/coach positive identified immediately before game; Orient 17 players positive identified immediately before game. How come covid-19 infected 17 at Orient but only 3 at WHU? Where the squads not equally spending time together as they prepared for their games? I feel a deeper...
by aggi
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 83
Views: 2086

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

Paul Waine wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:30 pm
...

Are there differences between how WHU are addressing covid-19 protocols and how Orient were? Does 3 v 17 demonstrate that there are benefits in the WHU approach v Orient approach?
I'd imagine the major difference is regular testing at West Ham.
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last night of the Proms
Replies: 465
Views: 7759

Re: Last night of the Proms

I think it's only classed as cancel culture if it's done by the left. If it's the right then it's the silent majority's will.
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last night of the Proms
Replies: 465
Views: 7759

Re: Last night of the Proms

If you believe that the tide hasn't turned , and the majority of people haven't seen BLM for the Marxist terrorist organisation for what it is. Then you're even more of a metropolitan bubble dweller than I ever thought you were! Marxist terrorists, clearly some leftover words now Corbyn isn't in th...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last night of the Proms
Replies: 465
Views: 7759

Re: Last night of the Proms

RingoMcCartney wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:58 pm
The left -

Claim to LOVE diversity.

Silence diversity of opinion...
.
Strangely apt https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54188788
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last night of the Proms
Replies: 465
Views: 7759

Re: Last night of the Proms

I suppose it's another step towards your definition of a free press. The press will never be truly free until it has to print only that news which it is told to by the government. You can't have a free press when the press can print what it likes. That's about it, isn't it? Arguably any press that ...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 83
Views: 2086

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

What level have the gov't capped the furlough scheme, was it equivalent of £30k p.a? It may be a big chunk of wages, but it's not forever - and would be paid back when the club has the finances to do that. How different would that be to the Macc players who went without being paid all their wages f...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Last night of the Proms
Replies: 465
Views: 7759

Re: Last night of the Proms

Yep, you've got to be careful when a noisy minority start complaining about everything and trying to shut things they don't agree with down. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54188788 Fortunately OFCOM was sensible enough in this response. Although there are still a few snowflakes who ju...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 83
Views: 2086

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

As I've posted above, I'm guessing the clubs voted against the obligation to test the players. It would have been better and make more sense to reduce wages so that money was available to test the players - with the shortfall paid to the players once this is all over. A league 2 player having 25% (...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 83
Views: 2086

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

I think it should have been a massive, £150,000 tv money incentive for Leyton to keep their players safe from covid-19 infection. The rules re a team not being able to field a team we agreed before the competition began. If Leyton didn't think they couldn't keep their players covid free, maybe they...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

On a separate note, this is something I've been referencing for years. The importance of alignment in data protection laws and how, dull as it sounds, it has a big impact on trade deals and co-operation. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/sep/25/dominic-cummings-data-law-shake-up-a-danger-to-...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

... That issue is now starting to receive academic attention, but when one looks at it, a number of issues come to the fore. One is public spending. If you had the UK as an average of 100, Northern Ireland is at 121 – so it receives 21% per person more public spending than the UK average. Scotland ...
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them
Replies: 83
Views: 2086

Re: Leyton Orient - and the action taken against them

It's not much of an incentive for clubs to test their players when it isn't compulsory is it?
by aggi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 650
Views: 35555

Re: ALK Capital...

Are they interested in investing, sound more like asset strippers :shock: Buying Burnley to asset strip isn't really worth it. The club is operating perfectly well at the moment, whoever buys it won't be picking it up for a bargain price. Our training ground and stadium aren't worth much because th...
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will You Be Downloading the App?
Replies: 163
Views: 5297

Re: Will You Be Downloading the App?

martin_p wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:18 pm
It’s top of the home page on the Apple App Store at the moment to be fair.
Fair enough. This was Android where it wasn't obvious.
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Wilson
Replies: 252
Views: 28678

Re: Harry Wilson

I know I just don’t get our aversion to an actual right footed right winger, would make crosses into the box much easier for our forwards at the near post The theory is that it's your fullbacks nowadays who are out on the touchline whipping in crosses. So that they have the space to do this the win...
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will You Be Downloading the App?
Replies: 163
Views: 5297

Re: Will You Be Downloading the App?

I'm quite surprised that the Government hasn't spent part of its budget on making sure that this app is front and centre on the App stores for UK residents. I ended up searching for NHS which brings up the wrong app and then finding another (not by the NHS) which is probably the right one but all of...
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4078

Re: Who likes Boris?

It's the kind of politician you could have a pint with, go on a stag do with, confide in & trust, plenty of desirable qualities exist but because you are so focused on petty fault finding you choose to overlook that, put it this way he'll achieve more than you or I throughout our lifetimes not a ba...
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4078

Re: Who likes Boris?

Jakubclaret wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Have you ever witnessed him lying? Please answer sincerely.
Yes.
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stephens deal imminent
Replies: 232
Views: 19189

Re: Stephens deal imminent

Had Hendrick signed a new contract, which wasn't entirely out of the question, his value on the balance sheet would have been refreshed ( so to speak ). However, I should also point out that the amortised value of a player doesn't fully reflect their real world value. Just to be clear on this point...
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme

Just seen a good point made on Twitter that this may encourage employers to lay off staff as it is cheaper for them to employ one person full time than two people on 33% of their hours each. Or two people working and being paid 50%. I'm not fully convinced this is going to have the desired impact b...
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 650
Views: 35555

Re: ALK Capital...

There is little chance that a sensible investor would sanction that level of spend - we would have to seriously ramp up our income to generate such funds - at current cost levels that would require an income of around £190m a year - only 6 clubs manage that currently. Then there is the fact that th...
by aggi
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will You Be Downloading the App?
Replies: 163
Views: 5297

Re: Will You Be Downloading the App?

Well four and a half months after this started it's actually been released.

I suspect the impetus has been lost to make this truly useful but the original question now applies, will you be downloading the app?
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 650
Views: 35555

Re: ALK Capital...

I find it a little strange - given it's recent investments in UK based businesses Generally you wouldn't see a level of wealth as they'll bring together different investors for different deals and those investors may be looking at different levels of exposure. Alk may facilitate it but normally a v...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5333
Views: 372334

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

The Football Today Podcast explains Project Red Card and what it means for the future of data in football. https://www.footballtodaypodcast.com/podcast/episode/1bc2ff12/who-owns-footballs-data EDIT - This is a fascinating listen - Football Today is probably the best Football Podcast out there - nev...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 650
Views: 35555

Re: ALK Capital...

There's no reason why ALK aren't "long term capital." I don't think it's Burnley FC where they will aim to make their money. Opportunities, including digital around the Northern Powerhouse. I've seen a few people say this but I do struggle to see the link somewhat. I can't imagine the North-west, o...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 650
Views: 35555

Re: ALK Capital...

Chester Perry wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:43 pm
There are over 600 in this country signed up for a class action type case on it at the moment, they see it as a genuine source of income
Have you got a link to it, not something I'd heard about.
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Anyone else hoping that the new lorry permits to get in to Kent are at least blue. That'll make it all worthwhile.
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

it is all about change, hopefully in the end it's for the better good of the country, it's trivial in the grand scheme of things and won't really effect that many people and those it does will be something they can change. It will not stop them living where they want or transferring funds, they wil...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All games televised on first weekend in October
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: All games televised on first weekend in October

simonclaret wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Leicester was 7pm, Millwill is 7pm.
Erm, why are two thirds of our Premier League games 8pm?

Maybe, why are they all evening kickoffs?
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: All games televised on first weekend in October
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: All games televised on first weekend in October

Why are all our games on at 8pm? This will be the third in a row.
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital...
Replies: 650
Views: 35555

Re: ALK Capital...

Being owned by a venture capital firm is very different to something like Man City. They're generally in it to make money (and quite a lot of it) in a relatively short time period. It may be that the football club isn't the whole of the picture and the money making will happen elsewhere with the clu...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harry Wilson
Replies: 252
Views: 28678

Re: Harry Wilson

I didn't see a huge amount of him but read quite a few reports that suggested he didn't contribute enough beyond goals (quite a few from free kicks I think). Wouldn't be disappointed if we got him though. He may or may not turn out to be good but it's the kind of signing we need to look at. (Althoug...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Lockdown
Replies: 272
Views: 9603

Re: New Lockdown

dsr wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Did anyone ask them to define "unnecessary"?
They couldn't, the press didn't have the opportunity to ask questions.
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4078

Re: Who likes Boris?

You could start off by explaining why you dislike boris johnson I'm assuming that's the case? it's the easiest thing in world to do to criticise & judge other people when you are not standing in their shoes, if you are polite enough to respond the explanation could include what you feels gone wrong...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche comments on potential financial help in sport
Replies: 44
Views: 2464

Re: Dyche comments on potential financial help in sport

It is an interesting point. Throughout this footballers and football clubs have been held to a higher standard than other industries. I mentioned before that there was no outcry when JCB furloughed most of its staff, despite the owners earning something like £75m in the previous year, but when a foo...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

See my previous comment where I've shown the UK has ensured minimal disruption for EU banks, but the EU isn't returning the favour. That snippet is from the Guardian article about this story to ensure its got some credibility on here :roll: The complaint is genuine this time, we've legislated, the ...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

It's happening because the EU wants it to happen that's why. Something could well be agreed, if both sides want to reach an agreement on this, but if the EU want to be difficult about it then there's nothing anyone can do. That's the crux of the matter though. The complaint is always that the EU ar...
by aggi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

sorry, but I am not equating Lloyds closing accounts as anything to do with fear, I did, I think, say it was posters here and the left wing equivalent of Mao's little red book that are trying to project fear. I am not questioning Lloyds closing accounts, they can and I am saying it's not a problem,...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

I suppose a lot depends on your experience and beliefs in terms of, do you really believe this will happen. I am not saying it is fake, that is something else, when we know problems exist we usually solve them, I have been traveling and living in numerous countries around the world. I have had to t...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

There are people living outside of the EU/UK who still have English Bank accounts, why haven't theirs been closed down? Good question. Maybe those jurisdictions are profitable enough to make the effort, maybe they have different rules, they have certainty on the rules, etc. It's not a theoretical t...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

KateR wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:00 pm
project fear alive and well, sticking with these pearls of wisdom, love it.
Does it count as project fear if it's actually happening. Surely that's project reality.
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 7517

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

All a bit of a strange one, particularly the way it conveniently folded itself around available facts (somewhere with history of him disappearing to, cancelled appointment, christening with no publicity, etc). I saw someone suggesting it was planted by Cummings to discredit the media and give them s...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who likes Boris?
Replies: 233
Views: 4078

Re: Who likes Boris?

Very much a man's man politician in my opinion, with flaws admittedly but doesn't shirk responsibility & represents the british bulldog spirit we've been woefully lacking for years regarding other PMs, I can't think of anybody else instantly recovering from the virus & still leading the country for...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5333
Views: 372334

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Roy you can't keep leaving it hanging like that I remember some kind of rumour that there was an error in the initial buy back clause which meant that the club ended up paying a million or two more to buy back than had originally been planned. The club in turn sued their legal advisers and recovere...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5333
Views: 372334

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

All began in 2006 with Burnley struggling to compete in the Championship and desperately needing money again. Barry Kilby along with another director at the time, John Sullivan, bought Turf Moor and Gawthorpe, via a company Longside Properties, for £3.2million. The club became tenants, paying aroun...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid testing - What is the wait there?
Replies: 29
Views: 889

Re: Covid testing - What is the wait there?

ClaretDiver wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am
Regarding the 'Moonshot' testing, how often are people expected to get tested? Curious.....
As often as they're willing to pay for it according to the latest news.
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid testing - What is the wait there?
Replies: 29
Views: 889

Re: Covid testing - What is the wait there?

Interesting update on the "moonshot" testing. According to Dido Harding people will be expected to pay for it if they don't have symptoms. Could see this quickly degenerating into stratification of the haves and and have nots if things aren't managed carefully. For instance you need a negative test ...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5333
Views: 372334

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

I've a vague memory of that. Was it something to do with a shell company in Accrington or something? From what I remember there was a company called Longside Properties that bought the ground that was owned by Kilby and maybe a few others. At some point though the ownership of Longside was transfer...
by aggi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football's Magic Money Tree
Replies: 5333
Views: 372334

Re: Football's Magic Money Tree

Cheers. It's strange in some ways how football finances have become such an important part of football. 10-15 years ago I used to do an analysis of our accounts each year on Clarets Mad and although there was brief interest it wasn't the year-round topic it is now. I remember being one of the first ...