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by BenWickes
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to cash in?
Replies: 67
Views: 2444

Re: Time to cash in?

Just about to say. The coastline is eroding quicker than we thought if Norwich is on the south east coast :)
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1191

Re: The Car Thread

As I'm getting older my need for speed has diminished. Always wanted a Land Rover. So a Defender or Discovery. Wife wants a Suzuki 4x4 but no way I'd drive one of them. Compromised on a Landy. For practicality. As this would depend on winning big on the lottery. I'd buy an AC Cobra for a jaunt aroun...
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Weather.
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

Re: Weather.

Why on a Monday evening does the ever so jolly weather person BBC 1 northwest tell us What's happening Friday....? I'd have preferred he told me about Tuesday 'today' ....only just got home in time to rescue my towels from the Rain.no damage done but giving me the next days weather would be more he...
by BenWickes
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We could finish above Arsenal this season
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: We could finish above Arsenal this season

If we finish above Arsenal we could also finish above Villa and Spurs in 8th. position in the table. I predicted 55 points which would give us 10th. position approx. but with the two recent home draws I am currently 4 points below my target. I'd be happier with finishing above Spurs because of a Sp...
by BenWickes
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Richard Nartey
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Richard Nartey

Pretty sure he played alongside Mason Mount etc a few years ago for Chelsea in a televised youth cup game. Not surprising he was surplus to requirements with their set up but thought he looked a decent player. So was surprised to learn he was at Burton. There's a player in there somewhere. He's a ti...
by BenWickes
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time for a shakeup in training?
Replies: 66
Views: 2178

Re: Time for a shakeup in training?

To be honest the best bit of training advice Dyche could give his players (imo) at the moment is to take three days off, put your feet up and have a complete rest. Got a week without a midweek game. This is exactly what they need. One hopes they have had or are going to have at least two days off a...
by BenWickes
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche!
Replies: 428
Views: 7356

Re: Dyche!

Why do people frequently blame the manager when we don't win games that they think we should win? I'm sure that he would have lived to have won the game. So you don't put any fault/responsibility on the players for having no shots on target, poor decision making by them, pi** poor passing etc? How ...
by BenWickes
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v West Brom - Player Ratings
Replies: 105
Views: 2781

Re: Burnley v West Brom - Player Ratings

Pope 6
Lowton 5
Taylor 5
Mee 6
Tarkowski 5
Brownhill 5
Cork 5
Westwood 4
McNeil 5
Vydra 5
Rodriguez 5

Awful performance. I'm being kind with some marks.
by BenWickes
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: An end to taking the Knee ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1480

Re: An end to taking the Knee ?

In fairness Zaha spends the whole 90 minutes taking the knee...
by BenWickes
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Team news for WBA
Replies: 30
Views: 2718

Re: Team news for WBA

Gordaleman wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:10 pm
Of course it could be 'Anything'. That's why I asked the question, to try and establish what it was.

One thing is for sure, he's ten times better than Brady, and he's been proving it in the last few matches.

I hope he's back very soon.
It's time to confess. Are you Statler or Waldorf?
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Fulham
Replies: 94
Views: 2603

Re: Predictions vs Fulham

3-1 Clarets
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: AI Scout
Replies: 24
Views: 1977

Re: AI Scout

They were interviewed on BBC Business Breakfast yesterday morning around 5.20 am. Quite a few big clubs are using it.
He was saying there was a lad in India who filmed himself dribbling barefoot around rocks because he couldn't find any cones, or boots by the sounds of it.
by BenWickes
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ben mee
Replies: 93
Views: 7757

Re: Ben mee

There is a lot of speculation on here about todays injury to Ben ... Sean does not decide if its a concussion injury ... Also the commentators do not decide if its a concussion injury ... Its only a doctor that can decide if its a concussion injury ... Lets leave it to the professionals 4xzpow.jpg
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jurgen Klopp - At It Again
Replies: 47
Views: 3305

Re: Jurgen Klopp - At It Again

What if he has reached the peak of what can be achieved with his methods? What if the players are tired of him? What if they need a change? It seemed to happen at Dortmund, so its not outside of the realms of possibility that it could happen here. Oh I agree. Every manager's shelf life is limited b...
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can't be bothered anymore
Replies: 145
Views: 4824

Re: Can't be bothered anymore

While I, like all fans; want us to do well across the league and cup games. I've come to view cup games with a degree of apathy. There was an excitement playing the 'big boys' when we were lower league and I include that Coyle cup run in that. It just isn't that important to me anymore now we're at ...
by BenWickes
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TV Licence
Replies: 60
Views: 1763

Re: TV Licence

If BBC is so good it should stand on its own 2 feet and go down the subscription route. It’s just wrong that you have to pay for a licence even if you don’t watch/listen to BBC eg if you only watch ITV and Channel 4. Only country in the world that has a tv licence ! I possibly would subscribe but i...
by BenWickes
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Garth Crook
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Garth Crook

He must have a short memory. He was covering the Burnley and Newcastle games with Alex Scott on Final Score and they both agreed we were all over them second half. :?
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jurgen Klopp - At It Again
Replies: 47
Views: 3305

Re: Jurgen Klopp - At It Again

Can't stand Klopp personally but had to laugh at a comment on BBC last night calling for him to be sacked. 'Taken them as far as he can'. You just won the PL for the first time in over 30 years ffs and the European Cup!
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The olden days
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: The olden days

tim_noone wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:07 pm
Yea a lot of Ar$holes on there...makes sence :D
:o
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TV Licence
Replies: 60
Views: 1763

Re: TV Licence

Papabendi wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Subscribing to Netflix costs more than the tv licence
This! We've got Netflix and NowTV on the go alongside Terrestrial and there's better fare on terrestrial including BBC obviously so far. It's well worth the price, though it needs tweaking.
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: TV Licence
Replies: 60
Views: 1763

Re: TV Licence

tarkys_ears wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:45 pm
If the government insist on the BBC keep being funded so they can spread their propaganda round the world, the foreign budget should cover it!
:lol:
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The olden days
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: The olden days

tim_noone wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:31 pm
The smell of Ale fags and excitement.
Or if you were a bee-holer the smell of ale. fags and excrement...
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The olden days
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: The olden days

Can you imagine the likes of Grealish and Zaha playing against players back then?
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gender reveal gone wrong
Replies: 25
Views: 1821

Re: Gender reveal gone wrong

Baby is going to be a boy. Daddy is now gender fluid!
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Superbowl LV tonight.
Replies: 93
Views: 1661

Re: Superbowl LV tonight.

Can't watch American sport where they call themselves WORLD CHAMPIONS even thought it's only one country involved The World Series is not the World Championships. As mentioned above. Is indirectly connected to the newspaper. The World Baseball Classic is for international teams and has been won by ...
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Under-23s back in action today against Stoke
Replies: 26
Views: 1300

Re: ARTICLE: Under-23s back in action today against Stoke

All things considered. This isn't about results. We've acquitted ourselves well to this new higher standard. They'll learn from this and it will help towards their development. Thanks for the updates btw!
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Dean sent death threats
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: Mike Dean sent death threats

Apologies Ben I thought that was what I had said as well, we played them in the cup here and he didn’t come because of the threats and then in the replay at Shrewsbury was in his disguise as a steward. No need for apologies. Wasn't sure (hazy memory) where the replay was. Thought it was down at the...
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Dean sent death threats
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: Mike Dean sent death threats

MrTopTier wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:32 pm
Yes remember him saying he got threats from Burnley fans and then he went to the replay disguised as a steward when he was manager of Shrewsbury.
I too remember reports of threats. My memory differs somewhat though. I thought he'd even turned up at Gay Meadow in disguise.
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Dean sent death threats
Replies: 51
Views: 1967

Re: Mike Dean sent death threats

Shocking state of affairs.
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: THe WEather In Burnley Tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1889

Re: THe WEather In Burnley Tomorrow

dsr wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:16 pm
No significant snow forecast on the usually reliable site that I use.
What website do you use? Just for future use. BBC's provider and the Met Office can't get the weather right for the same day let alone long term.
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Managers who get under your skin
Replies: 48
Views: 1451

Re: Managers who get under your skin

Arteta, Klopp and Smith. Particularly the first two.
by BenWickes
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Technical passing coach
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: Technical passing coach

Given the length of time Dyche has been manager, the players passing accuracy skills, haven't improved much. Game after game players give the ball away a lot to the opposition. Maybe a technical coach, working with the players on improving that basic skill, will lead to the team having more possess...
by BenWickes
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sheep & Beer party in Bacup
Replies: 23
Views: 1999

Re: Sheep & Beer party in Bacup

Asked why the sheep weren't wearing masks a local said 'Don't be ridiculous. It'd smear their lipstick'.
by BenWickes
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9067
Views: 579203

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Thanks Ben for taking the time to post, appreciate your thoughts. The old maxim of actions speak louder than words applies with this whole shooting match, let's give them chance to put their plans in place and see if they come to fruition. That's pretty much all we can do but I'm not overly worried...
by BenWickes
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 9067
Views: 579203

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

FAO Bodge. Thanks for the question on the other thread. It's only fair to answer it here as this is what it pointed to, I've read the thread with interest but since the takeover there wasn't anything to add on my part. I understand people's concerns with regards to how the takeover was funded althou...
by BenWickes
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Garden visitors on the bird feeder...
Replies: 49
Views: 2981

Re: Garden visitors on the bird feeder...

claretburns wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:47 pm
I'd give the police a call, what Redbeard is doing outside your kitchen in the first place?
Counting the seeds in the baked beans tin he claimed... :D
by BenWickes
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Turf Moor improvements
Replies: 42
Views: 4301

Re: Turf Moor improvements

Steve's back from the future and can confirm we're still in the Premier League for the 2021/22 season.
by BenWickes
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: We clearly overrate Charlie Taylor
Replies: 53
Views: 3510

Re: We clearly overrate Charlie Taylor

To be fair. Charlie is tied to our system and players abilities around him so we don't see marauding down the flanks as often as the others. Robertson was close to joining us before Liverpool stepped in. I bet he'd be somewhat more hamstrung by our system if he was with us. Some of those are improve...
by BenWickes
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Generational supporters - different opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1631

Re: Generational supporters - different opinions

I remember thinking "I'm going to get dog's abuse at school" when the final whistle blew and we'd lost 1-0 to nine-man Rochdale in the Fourth Division in 1989(?). Relegation from the Premier League doesn't faze me ;) Relegation doesn't faze me. As long as we don't end up playing Bromley, Borehamwoo...
by BenWickes
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Generational supporters - different opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1631

Re: Generational supporters - different opinions

I just hope these younger fans never have to witness a 20 year period like those of us around at the time did between 1980 and 2000, I started supporting us on the very tail end of our place at the top table in the late 70's. So only saw us fall down the leagues rapidly in the 80's. I was brought u...
by BenWickes
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positivity
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: Positivity

Prior to the Liverpool, Villa, Chelsea and City games I think even the most optimistic people would have happily taken 3 or 4 points. I dare say some would have been happy with 1 from that list.
We've taken 6.
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 1988/89 Season Review
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: 1988/89 Season Review

Don't think I want to watch those years again. Going through it at the time was traumatic enough.
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can you name the artists who had UK number 1 singles in the 80s?
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Can you name the artists who had UK number 1 singles in the 80s?

116. The timer puts you off a bit but not bad.
by BenWickes
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can you name the artists who had UK number 1 singles in the 70s?
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Can you name the artists who had UK number 1 singles in the 70s?

63. Of all the people on there. I couldn't for the life of me remember Benny Hill! It played on my mind during the quiz. Boney M too. Couldn't bring it out from the memory banks
by BenWickes
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome
Replies: 2496
Views: 179698

Re: January Transfer Window Discussion - Rumours and Links welcome

Don’t think Burnley fans have very high expectations. One player to improve the first team would have satisfied most fans and shown some positive intention by the new owners. It’s hard to believe there isn’t a right sided player in the world that we can source, afford and who would improve the team...
by BenWickes
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Would I Lie To You
Replies: 27
Views: 1565

Re: Would I Lie To You

Just a heads up in case anyone didn't catch it. They've moved WILTY to Monday nights. Next new episode is tonight instead of this coming Friday.
by BenWickes
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 2647

Re: Chelsea v Burnley - Player Ratings

Pope 7
Lowton 6
Tarkowski 7
Mee 7
Pieters 5
Brady 5
Westwood 5
Cork 5
McNeil 5
Wood 5
Vydra 5

Rodriguez 5
JBG 5
by BenWickes
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 505
Views: 8334

Re: Chelsea versus MIGHTY CLARETS

I'm convinced Robbie Brady ran over Gordaleman's cat. Brady could score a hat trick today and he'd still swear he had a bad game.
by BenWickes
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Treva Etienne
Replies: 27
Views: 1592

Re: Treva Etienne

To be fair. I think you are reading way too much into it. If you're referring to OFAH it's a given that Sir David Jason is in it. Lyndhurst aside all the characters are peripheral characters but deserve a mention. I was watching a movie last night that didn't mention an actor who percentage wise was...