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by DCWat
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet
Replies: 95
Views: 8608

Re: Cornet

Sort of like we didn’t really know what we were getting and how he’d fit into the team.
by DCWat
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our midfield , can we get any worse ?
Replies: 49
Views: 2387

Re: Our midfield , can we get any worse ?

We couldn’t reshape the team in one window. Cornet , Collins and Roberts look like being excellent signings I think it was more of a gamble to not recruit a midfielder than it would have been to recruit one and any risk of reshaping the team that it brought. I’m not actually sure that the recruitme...
by DCWat
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jack Cork
Replies: 51
Views: 3009

Re: Jack Cork

Been finished for a long time… anyone who says any different does not understand football I’m afraid. These sort of comments don’t half **** me off. Because someone might have a different view, they don’t understand the sport that they watch. Facts are, the huge majority of us don’t truly understan...
by DCWat
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our midfield , can we get any worse ?
Replies: 49
Views: 2387

Re: Our midfield , can we get any worse ?

It should have been a high priority area for reinforcements in the summer - unfortunately it either wasn’t seen as such or we couldn’t get in the player(s) wanted.
by DCWat
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton (a)- Match Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 6827

Re: Southampton (a)- Match Thread

Not watching but sounding very much like we need to learn how to fit Cornet in, without him having much defensive responsibility.

A very un-Dyche like strategy.
by DCWat
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cornet
Replies: 95
Views: 8608

Re: Cornet

jrgbfc wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Isn't Wood away with NZ for a big chunk of January as well?
Hopefully he reappears soon, he’s been missing for much of August, September and October too.
by DCWat
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Arsenal scout 4yr old...
Replies: 33
Views: 1658

Re: Arsenal scout 4yr old...

The next Maradona - in more than one respect!!
by DCWat
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9564
Views: 686128

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Time will tell as to whether or not the plans of Pace and ALK are realistic and achievable (whatever these may be). There are rightly some concerns. We’ve seen plenty of other owners at other clubs come in with grandiose plans only to see their money (and that of others, usually borrowed) quickly di...
by DCWat
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ross Barkley
Replies: 64
Views: 4682

Re: Ross Barkley

Chelsea want their loanees to have guaranteed game time, decent loan fees and, where possible, wages covering to a degree. Liverpool and City tend to have the same sort of demands and that wouldn't suit Dyche, being told who to pick. Loftus cheek has put in the effort to get back on track after tha...
by DCWat
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team for City
Replies: 122
Views: 4592

Re: Team for City

A team nearer to the one I’d like to see more regularly. Perhaps more a reflection of previous visits, but who knows, maybe a nod towards us adapting (or being more adaptable in the future) as we bring in the personnel to suit.
by DCWat
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks
Replies: 76
Views: 3840

Re: Tarks

I think we have to sell him. We should have done it when the offer was £30/35m a couple years ago. We need to get back to selling players at their peak value and reinvesting that money (as we did when selling Keane/Gray). One of the reasons our squad has become so aged and stagnant is that we start...
by DCWat
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Speedway Grand final
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Speedway Grand final

Back in the day I used to watch The Dukes at The Shay on a Saturday night. I used to love it, but it seems like ancient history now. I went for a few seasons to watch The Dukes, but that was at Odsal. Gary Havelock and the like. Went to the world final at Odsal too. Was Kenny Carter racing when you...
by DCWat
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paul Merson
Replies: 69
Views: 3238

Re: Paul Merson

There was a point in the programme, where Merson was saying that he doesn’t think he has another recovery in him. A very sobering comment from him. The data that they hold on individuals and the way in which they use it for their own financial benefit, rather than as they all claim, to support vulne...
by DCWat
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Linking accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 1254

Re: Linking accounts

I’d hoped that this would be one of the areas in which we would see huge improvements, under the new ownership. Very little to suggest as much, so far.
by DCWat
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newcastle takeover
Replies: 316
Views: 12212

Re: Newcastle takeover

Newcastle fans seem to think Mike Ashley was one of the worst owners there's ever been in football. He pumped millions into the club, even allowing them to waste £40 million on Joelinton. Obviously they never bothered to look at what happened to Blackpool under the Oyston family in comparison. I’m ...
by DCWat
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trippier - captain of England
Replies: 24
Views: 2114

Re: Trippier - captain of England

I just saw this news on football focus. He may not have been our player for a good while now, but it’s still something to be really proud of.

I’m really pleased for him - alongside being a great player and professional, he always comes across as a bloody good person.

A big congratulations to him.
by DCWat
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pace Comments
Replies: 45
Views: 5276

Re: Pace Comments

If we survive this season (I think that we will, but I wouldn’t bet my house on it) I hope that next season, after a further two windows, we’re not starting off the season so poorly for a third year in a row.
by DCWat
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks & McNeil
Replies: 142
Views: 6173

Re: Tarks & McNeil

I’m bored of the Newcastle takeover already.

Can’t we keep it to the main thread?
by DCWat
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Glass
Replies: 82
Views: 4186

Re: Sky Glass

SKY has been ‘near to’ rolling out satellite dish free television for bloody ages now. As for this TV, I don’t get it. It looks thicker than most modern televisions, the integrated sound bar presumably adds to the height (not good for those who have already in-built their televisions) and for those ...
by DCWat
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Shareholders' letter
Replies: 317
Views: 17907

Re: Shareholders' letter

Leisure wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:22 pm
The club credit can be used for future season ticket purchases, not just twix!
So, should we be relegated, when season ticket money is all the more important, we’ll be worse off year on year due to people getting season tickets through their credits.
by DCWat
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: c19 pre-travel covid test
Replies: 29
Views: 1969

Re: c19 pre-travel covid test

For anyone that is travelling, I’d recommend printing out forms. It was much quicker in both departure and arrival airports for those with print outs.
by DCWat
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sponsors
Replies: 17
Views: 1293

Re: Sponsors

I don’t know if they’ve improved, but they certainly used to appear to have a pretty poor reputation as employers.
by DCWat
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarks contract?
Replies: 111
Views: 10212

Re: Tarks contract?

Can't see JT signing again for us - this is his chance of a big pay day and with a club that is likely to be playing in Europe Presume Collins is seen as his successor Ben Mee also out of contract this summer - will he and his agent be looking for a similar move and the financial benefits it may br...
by DCWat
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: AJ v Usyk
Replies: 83
Views: 4232

Re: AJ v Usyk

Outclassed by a proper boxer.
by DCWat
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is dyche alright?
Replies: 14
Views: 2905

Re: Is dyche alright?

I don’t think it’s just a heat thing, he does it whatever the season.
by DCWat
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands has erupted
Replies: 48
Views: 3926

Re: The volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands has erupted

Grumps wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:36 pm
The normal wind direction should keep any Ash away from the other islands
Got a great view of it in the distance as we came into Las Palmas. Sun was setting with a big plume rising from the volcano in the distance.
by DCWat
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands has erupted
Replies: 48
Views: 3926

Re: The volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands has erupted

We fly into Gran Canaria on Thursday evening. I suspect we won’t see anything but I’ll have a look out as we descend. I’ve heard no mention of any issues affecting aviation, as there were with the Icelandic volcano. I think it was a Channel 5 programme that mentioned the mega tsunami. It was nothing...
by DCWat
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Rochdale match thread
Replies: 184
Views: 9537

Re: Burnley v Rochdale match thread

They’re against much lower placed opposition, but a hat trick will do Jay the world of good.
by DCWat
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Rochdale match thread
Replies: 184
Views: 9537

Re: Burnley v Rochdale match thread

Buxtonclaret wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:27 pm
Wats pornhub, DC? ;)
:D
by DCWat
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Rochdale match thread
Replies: 184
Views: 9537

Re: Burnley v Rochdale match thread

Buxtonclaret wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:23 pm
Cornet puts one wide too.

Coms drooling over the move.
Sound more like something from Pornhub!
by DCWat
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tomiyasu - why no booking for clearly diving?
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: Tomiyasu - why no booking for clearly diving?

That was a blatant dive in front of the Bob Lord. Should have been a yellow card. I’ve not seen the penalty incident again, could Vydra have been carded? Has the six second rule for keepers been binned off? I can’t remember the last time I saw someone penalised for holding the ball for too long. If ...
by DCWat
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the reason Brownhill is playing instead of Jack Cork?
Replies: 108
Views: 5526

Re: What's the reason Brownhill is playing instead of Jack Cork?

Only Burnley could prioritise pressing over goal scoring for strikers. Vydra is a handy player but his goal scoring record is abysmal at best for a striker You could look at it that way, or you could make the point that by being more successful with our pressing, we get more opportunities to create...
by DCWat
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Derby - administration
Replies: 129
Views: 8728

Re: Derby - administration

Just how long will it be before our revenue streams are at anything like the level needed for relegation not to be a huge issue? It’s still very early days but we look to be years, if not decades off such a feat, if indeed it’s actually attainable, when there are plenty other clubs wanting a bite of...
by DCWat
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Missing kick off again
Replies: 151
Views: 10116

Re: Missing kick off again

Off topic but they’ve still not even managed to put soap in the dispensers in the Bob Lord toilets.

Basics like this shouldn’t need to be raised normally, let alone in the midst of a bloody pandemic when we are all being told to wash our hands.
by DCWat
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jimmy Greaves RIP
Replies: 78
Views: 3662

Re: Jimmy Greaves RIP

Before my time as a player but a brilliant one by all accounts. Used to love watching Saint and Greavsie as a nipper.
by DCWat
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Maxwell Cornet
Replies: 114
Views: 10185

Re: Maxwell Cornet

Bownhill is obviously better when allowed to go forward. He seems to relish that and it showed in spells yesterday, when we tried to play through the middle more. Maybe SD ahckles him too much sometimes. We need to do something to get more from Brownhill, consistently. He certainly improved after t...
by DCWat
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drop Dwight?
Replies: 51
Views: 3742

Re: Drop Dwight?

I’m not a fan of Brownhill, so far. However, he did improve after Cornet and Vydra came on.

I’d prefer Cork to be starting but in all honesty, I think all three are much of a muchness. It’s a key area and one that really needs to be improved.
by DCWat
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drop Dwight?
Replies: 51
Views: 3742

Re: Drop Dwight?

Looked tired towards the end of the game. The problem isn’t there though, central midfield and our front two have been really poor.
by DCWat
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Derby - administration
Replies: 129
Views: 8728

Re: Derby - administration

They behaved like Bolton fans for years, loving having their owner continue to poor money into the club to inflate their league position, constantly finding ways to dodge FFP and stick 2 fingers up to the EFL etc. Now they're weeping and wailing on social media, but they're ignoring their past atti...
by DCWat
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New four year deal for Sean Dyche
Replies: 139
Views: 7633

Re: New four year deal for Sean Dyche

This is great news, and the reaction from the anti-Dyche crowd will be even more hilarious to witness. Clearly Dyche and Pace have a much healthier working relationship than Dyche and Garlick did in the latter's final year in charge. Now of course it's up to SD to prove why he's been given this bac...
by DCWat
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: That Tarkowski Tackle
Replies: 85
Views: 5145

Re: That Tarkowski Tackle

The modern game would probably see that as ‘endangering the player’ and I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a red card. However, my view is that these sort of challenges are becoming too much of a rarity in the modern game. It was a proper, old school, fair but firm challenge. In some respects, I ...
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A considered view of some of the issues...
Replies: 64
Views: 3306

Re: A considered view of some of the issues...

In general, it does feel like things are sliding rapidly away in the wrong direction - we can't buy a win at home, and I think that's 4 wins in 24 games overall now - a worrying trend. It doesn't really feel like we've shaken our post lockdown malaise - and in particular here are a few things that ...
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lennon not Maxwel
Replies: 68
Views: 4398

Re: Lennon not Maxwel

Tactics all over the place at 1-0 we needed Vids on for Barnes .Cornet on for Westwood and actually go for the kill Sitting back and watching Everton win a match that we should have taken all three points is totally unacceptable Tactics all over the place, the solution to which is to swap a striker...
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton (A) Match Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 9921

Re: Everton (A) Match Thread

The Dyche out stuff is nonsense, he does however need to get things back on track with our midfield. It was and remains an area in need of reinforcements, but in the meantime, whether that’s bringing Cork back in, playing a three at times or something else, I don’t know. I’m still a long way from be...
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton (A) Match Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 9921

Re: Everton (A) Match Thread

superdimitri wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:35 pm
Can someone please explain the disallowed goal? Wood and Barnes didn't even challenge for the ball.
Both were in offside positions but Wood clearly impeded Pickford who was coming out from goal.

He was therefore correctly flagged for offside.
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton (A) Match Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 9921

Re: Everton (A) Match Thread

This is a joke now!!
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton (A) Match Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 9921

Re: Everton (A) Match Thread

KefkaClaret wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:17 pm
Terrible from Wood and Barnes
I don’t think Mee was much better either.
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton (A) Match Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 9921

Re: Everton (A) Match Thread

Brownhill has to do better defensively there!!
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Everton (A) Match Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 9921

Re: Everton (A) Match Thread

We’ve played well, easily the better team, but really need to start taking advantage when on top.

I’m now fully expecting Everton to come out, up the tempo and take their chances.

Fine margins and all that!!
by DCWat
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: present day great players versus the olden days.
Replies: 33
Views: 1092

Re: present day great players versus the olden days.

The top players of years gone by were born with a gift, just as those from today are. The modern player plays on a perfectly manicured pitch, is far better protected, uses a ball that is designed to perform perfectly, has a wealth of knowledge from sports scientists, nutritionists, doctors, physios,...