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by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 8645

Re: West Ham v Burnley - Match Thread

Already looking like a game where we need Dwight, JRod and Vydra on ASAP.

Yes, I know it won’t happen, but I can live in hope.
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Point if Brady isn’t subbed
Replies: 50
Views: 2803

Re: Point if Brady isn’t subbed

Pogba's strike was VERY good - but it was from distance (which is what we try to make happen) and it was a deflection that saw it beat Pope! It may be that if that one hadn't gone in, United's pressure would still have told in the end, but let's not pretend this was a poor performance against the (...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Until they provide evidence and name sources then yes it is. I don’t get what you don’t understand about that. Dande actually sums it up very well in one of his earlier posts about the risks and opportunities but the focus on here is all about the money aspect which as yet is guesswork. This is fur...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Point if Brady isn’t subbed
Replies: 50
Views: 2803

Re: Point if Brady isn’t subbed

I thought Dwight added a directness due to his ability to play a forward pass even under pressure. Vydra isn’t the most clinical finisher but does find space and gets chances. So I thought both subs were fine. Very harsh to second guess if McNeil or Brady are best to handle Pogba / Rashford. In this...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ai Scout App
Replies: 59
Views: 2719

Re: Ai Scout App

The key thing isn’t the app, it is the analysis and judgement on the data it contains. The in-house club team who use this to sign young players - they are crucial to this. Presumably, had we not been taken over, our club could still have bought the app. In my experience (which is considerable in th...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lucky to score....
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: Lucky to score....

0 shots on target out of 12 says it all.

We played well, were unlucky at times, but need to score.
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread
Replies: 594
Views: 7778

Re: Burnley v Manchester United - Match Thread

ClaretMov wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:13 pm
Off my tv lol
Eric Cantona got banned for less :D

Great effort Ben.
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Paying interest to save 19% tax can work if the investment that the debt generates leads to a return / positive benefit. However, if the interest is only on debt used to buy out the former owners, that increased return would have to be generated from other means. So, for sake of argument, if the int...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Matt Slater from The Athletic on the Sensible Transfers podcast today giving his updated view after the furore last week. Does a bit of explanation of the background of the people, the money (insofar as he thinks he knows it). He has had a lot of back and forth with ALK’s PR company. I don’t want to...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Ultimately, we have to accept that we could potentially benefit from rich people becoming richer (old or new owners alike) because it is sometimes thought of as a bad thing but the knock on effect can benefit many other people too. As NewClaret has explained above, debt isn't always a bad thing and ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 11643

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

Dyche does look devastated.

Not saying he wouldn’t have took the win, but not if it means extra time.

Still don’t see how being “football’s favourite underdog” and Dyche in cups fit together.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets v MKD Match thread
Replies: 1011
Views: 11643

Re: Clarets v MKD Match thread

With United next week this lineup is a clear message from the new Chairman, a message many of us have been waiting years for. No way would Dyche have picked this lineup a year ago in the same circumstances.
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

I’m currently weighing up additional borrowing for my house (genuinely). One part of my brain (let’s call it the Garlick part) is saying don’t get lumbered with debt and live within my means. The other part of my brain (lets call it the ALK part) is saying it is a risk worth taking in an environment...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

It should be remembered that if all this does go wrong quickly - it is Mike G and John B who will be left to pick up the pieces as the club reverts back to them - I doubt they will be spending too much of their windfall in the short term. Genuine question - would they retain any “risk” in terms of ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Agree with the majority of your points, but these in particular. Very, very easy to understand now why SD became frustrated at lack of transfer funds when you consider there's £50m allegedly in the bank he was not able to spend because it was being earmarked to support a future takeover. That said,...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

The other thing is that I wonder if Dyche has accidentally let the rabbit out of the hat by mentioning “new stands” as a passing comment in his interview yesterday (Burnley Express article). It was a throw away comment not a direct suggestion it will happen, but I wondered if that discussion had com...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

A few thoughts from me on this story: 1. I have been suggesting for months and years that the amount of “dry powder” in the club should be many tens of millions. That tallies with this story. 2. I was also nervous that the money built up would eventually go to the old owners, one way or another, ins...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alan Pace live now on clarets player
Replies: 148
Views: 7887

Re: Alan Pace live now on clarets player

I haven’t had time to listen to it, but I have read several big articles about the interview. I’m impressed, and feel we will see some much needed changes. If Alan can expand his WIFI frustration to the rest of the club, I bet we will see some improvements. Basically, if somebody in the past cannot ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New board, new approach - better communication!
Replies: 121
Views: 4850

Re: New board, new approach - better communication!

The obvious thing to do is to get a survey conducted of all key customers, including all season ticket holders, with the option of paper or electronic replies. The board could approve the questioning so that it meets their needs, then an employee could do all the legwork, including collating the rep...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pace interview
Replies: 316
Views: 13234

Re: Pace interview

Probably important to note that data, whilst associated with computers, also works in a single human brain, i.e. managers and scouts who watch thousands of games on Tv or live can accumulate masses of data, usually disorganised but in an expert brain can be just as brilliant as in a computer program...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sunday Times article
Replies: 29
Views: 3224

Re: Sunday Times article

I can imagine that the challenge of playing better football or accepting a flow of overseas players into the squad via a partnership arrangement may cause a new rift between board and manager. That, or it seriously tests Dyche’s mettle in adapting his tried and tested methods. It’s very hard to see ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pace interview
Replies: 316
Views: 13234

Re: Pace interview

There is a lot to be excited about in that Mail article. They seem a very likeable bunch. The traditional blending with the new, I can see how the owners and BFC seem a good fit. A very old religion, and a very modern data approach. A very old football club, and a town waiting to be reborn. The valu...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

The question in my mind is, if we have additional expenditure in the form of loan repayments, will income rise by more than this, and if so, how? Given their background in investment and in scouting / transfer apps, I suspect the intention is for the club to become much more active in the market, bu...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fulham game in doubt?
Replies: 155
Views: 14464

Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Reading up on Fulham reporter views on the postponement risk this morning, I cannot fail to sense the hypocrisy of complaining about it being unfair to play games while missing a few players, whilst happily playing home games with crowds whilst others cannot (and getting crucial points in the proces...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who will be the first signing under ALK
Replies: 123
Views: 11020

Re: Who will be the first signing under ALK

I think many fans are underestimating the possibility that the new owners may want to keep Dyche but under their modus operandi, either a Director of Football or having different people calling the shots on transfers. Assuming we will carry on thinking about Jones and Worrall may prove inaccurate. O...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pace interview
Replies: 316
Views: 13234

Re: Pace interview

Three things struck me from that interview: 1. The words “growth”, “enhancement” and “best practice” - exciting in many senses 2. The lack of questions from the fairly tame and presumably instructed interviewer on the way the takeover is funded and the impact it will have on the accounts going forwa...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

That pink shirt on that link won’t last long in a town like Burnley, try wearing that in the Big Window :D

Only joking Alan, welcome to the Clarets :D
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Great news (when official) I’m looking forward to seeing what AiScout and PlayerLENS can do for us - it isn’t Moneyball, but seems to be what Pace sees as the future, and I would expect player purchase and development, and then profit from future player sales to be a key part of the strategy. I’m sc...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Benson
Replies: 258
Views: 11943

Re: Benson

Way short of Hendrick levels but is a kid who has potential and may surpass Hendrick in years to come. Obviously a huge problem playing him at this unforgiving level, even Kevin Long, a seasoned international, has badly struggled this season, and players who take the Championship by storm, such as V...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Whistle blows on Clarets at Leeds
Replies: 65
Views: 2154

Re: REPORT: Whistle blows on Clarets at Leeds

Good report. For those interested in a ref’s take on the ref, Keith Hackett has a column on him in today’s Telegraph and to say he is scathing is an understatement. Suggests his movement and positioning is a big reason for his errors. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/12/27/robert-jones-howl...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Post Match interview
Replies: 45
Views: 3692

Re: Dyche Post Match interview

Hard one, that, in my view. Wins the ball and if he’d hoofed it 50 yards up field there’s no debate. As it happens, it either deflects off Bamford or marginally skims his foot (I’m not sure) and he then takes him out. That said, is he supposed to back out of the challenge there, does does Bamford r...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dyche Post Match interview
Replies: 45
Views: 3692

Re: Dyche Post Match interview

Dyche’s comments seemed very fair to me, including his remark about us not helping ourselves by not making something happen. Regarding the ref I felt both “goals” (and ironically the commentary where the team like Hinchcliffe usually do Championship games) were Championship decisions made by a Champ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Leeds versus MIGHTY CLARETS
Replies: 707
Views: 11787

Re: Leeds versus MIGHTY CLARETS

On the plus side we have a very solid side so if we can grab the lead, even with their flair we have a chance of holding it. Falling behind is the big problem so I expect us to start very defensive.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

San Francisco Giants have the advantage that they budget for 100,000 people with a nine hour total buying period over 3 days. We have 20,000 people for less than an hour buying period, with perhaps no game for a fortnight. There are indeed headwinds faced by football here, but other US sports, and,...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

Like it or not, the modern football fan and family of four want and expect an experience more in line with Spurs than us. Bars, street food, live entertainment, there’s so much more we can do to entice punters to spend money at the Turf and increase revenue. And still we have this mentality that a ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: Criticism of the Directors ...

All makes sense, though so too do many of the criticisms.

The truth, as so often, is likely to be a bit of both.
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Magnificent
Replies: 31
Views: 1964

Re: Magnificent

Very poor start then we got better and better, helped, crucially, by taking a chance.
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Very good point.
Replies: 76
Views: 3216

Re: Very good point.

Any side who can put 7 past the champions has to be good. It was a good point.
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Do we need a striker in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 2023

Re: Do we need a striker in January?

Wood is the big problem. He is missing chances he normally scores, but is also pressing much less, as highlighted in the brilliant article in The Athletic recently. He is a big unit, so maybe the unusual year is affecting him fitness wise, or maybe he is simply low on confidence? This then gets more...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Frey Bentos pies
Replies: 58
Views: 1962

Re: Frey Bentos pies

Beef 8% and kidney 7% (and who knows what cut of beef) compared to 32% beef and 10% kidney in a Donald Russell pie.

Used to have it as a kid, but would never touch it now.
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon Prime
Replies: 76
Views: 4364

Re: Amazon Prime

My Liverpool stream on new LG 4k TV is in theory in UHD whereas the other two games are in HD. The Liverpool game is now failing to load and the others are fine. I can’t see the option to switch bitrate. I have 42mbps internet speed, testing on the ipad. At least we are in normal HD tomorrow, just i...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover
Replies: 7604
Views: 520658

Re: ALK Capital or Farnell/Elkashashy takeover

As dubious/nervous as I am about the takeover, one thing the Americans are good at in general is generating cash and we lag behind almost all other prem teams in this area. You would hope they have more contacts/experience/knowhow with regards to sponsorship & global outreach as well as opening up ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Nick Pope
Replies: 101
Views: 4312

Re: Nick Pope

When Arsenal had that 5 minutes of tappy tappy at the back, did we get fearful or did we sense we may get an opening? The latter.

That to me answers whether playing it out from the back is an asset, or strategy, worth having.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarkowski
Replies: 25
Views: 1851

Re: Tarkowski

Great commitment, credit to him.

He deserves a step up to a top six team. Not a West Ham, that’s just a cash up not a step up. But Leicester I can see, as long as we have a replacement capable of being as good.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sendings off under Dyche
Replies: 35
Views: 1715

Re: Sendings off under Dyche

I was going to say the Huddersfield and Olympiacos ones.

Two of the refs that have most upset me in the 30 years I have been following Burnley.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should Robbie Brady get a run of starts?
Replies: 113
Views: 5220

Re: Should Robbie Brady get a run of starts?

Brady is the most two footed player we have and in a one footed team that benefits us, and did again today. Options suddenly appear.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Return to Turf Moor Update
Replies: 335
Views: 8073

Re: Return to Turf Moor Update

I really don't know the legalities of it CrosspoolClarets but we are not the only club to have these restrictions placed on us. It's the same at Everton so I assume also Liverpool. I see Everton mention Public Health Liverpool who are insisting that travel cannot be from far afield. I assume the La...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Return to Turf Moor Update
Replies: 335
Views: 8073

Re: Return to Turf Moor Update

I’d be very surprised if that Lancashire restriction is legal. It seems totally un-British for a business to discriminate against one group of people. I believe the rule is that Tier 3 people aren’t allowed legally, but everyone else is. For example, West Ham say just nobody in a Tier 3 area. Bright...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positives since March
Replies: 61
Views: 1644

Re: Positives since March

There are always positives in life, and its so important for us all to search for them. Taught my kiddie to cycle on empty, normally dangerous, roads. Not working away so plenty of time with the family. Got to see home schooling rather than not having a clue what goes on in lessons. Many things in t...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A Pressing Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: A Pressing Problem

Spoiler - article is good for our midfield, not so good for Woody up top.