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  1. 7 points
    Expect many will have seen this clip but it really sums up to me why we are top of the league. yes, we have some wonderful players in the likes of Buendia and Pukki. But what Farke has really brought is passion, togetherness and fight and that’s what’s brought this unexpected success. He’s shown faith in all the players and backed the younger ones and we are now all benefiting from that. credit to Ben Godfrey, this is one hell of a recovery run in the 80th minute. i just love this team!
  2. 6 points
    Yesterday we had posts accusing the players of bottling it. Today we get this rubbish. Farke is the bravest manager we've had in my time. These young players are the bravest we've had in my time. The older players are the most supportive we've had in my time. Yes there have been games we've won comfortably during the season. QPR the latest. But most of the season has been like the last four games. And that's regardless of whose personal favourites have started.
  3. 4 points
    There have been some bizarre posts going on lately, on here and on the Facebook groups. How Farke isn't good enough, isn't playing the right players etc. I actually think he's pretty much been proven correct in every decision he's made this season. People wanted Leitner to start ahead of Cantwell but it was clear Cantwell played because he was more up to speed and the pace of play etc than Leitner was. That was clear when Leitner made his start at home against Wednesday and struggled (despite the fact he's a wonderfully talented player). As with McLean, he's actually a 'more offensive' option than Vrancic. McLean travels with the ball and is involved in the final 3rd alot more than Vrancic typically is when he's starting a match from the deeper position alongside Trybull. I prefer Vrancic as a player but McLean has scored and assisted consistently during his run in. I remember when some on here, good posters too, felt Farke wasn't mixing up the squad enough, giving enough players chances etc - however in the last 15 games or so we've outperformed Utd and Leeds, so even doubting that is dubious.
  4. 4 points
    As much as I agree we’re better with Leitner or Vrancic next to Trybull/Tettey, you can’t argue with winning 8 games in a row which McLean has done with city. Dont see how we’ve been more defensive lately at all. With McLean as a wandering quarterback we’ve been more attacking if anything. Scored more, conceded more.
  5. 3 points
    The draws have been a little disappointing but I think down to separate issues. Reading and Wigan pressed us hard and flooded midfield, there was little space and passing was more hurried and imprecise. Both wigan and Sheff Weds had really bad refereeing decision going against us, plus in the latter case a world class goal. Sheff Weds aIso an improving side under Bruce with good discipline and players, plus an out of form and position Leitner. All games we were bound to be nervous and lack some fluidity as the line approached. And of course BUendia missing until yesterday. A free header and a missed chance to clear, basic errors but not confined to that game either! We have not been at our best but in fact could have won 3 out of the 4. No choking, just football life in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.
  6. 3 points
    For what DF has done for us this season I feel I'd let him off if I found him in bed with my Mrs.
  7. 3 points
    Norwich haven’t gone defensive in the last few games at all. I think the opposite criticism could be laid at their feet that they have tried to attack too much and been unbalanced. Mostly what has happened is a little bit of nerves in front of goal and chances that would have been buried 10 game ago are now being missed or passes that would have found their man are now going to defenders. I agree that the squad management hasn’t been as I would have liked. Even just giving players longer from the bench would have helped. Not making a sub until the 80th minute versus QPR is just weird (in my eyes).
  8. 3 points
    Great so Trybull can walk his dog a week after the end of the season?
  9. 2 points
    If that's choking, I bet there are 20 odd other teams in the division who wish their manager needed the Heimlich Manouver. It's very rare that I question the selections of a successful manager - I tend to think there is a reason that they work for a football club while I work for a printer.
  10. 2 points
    I don't think it is that dubious- we saw how rusty Leitner was due to such sporadic use for example. I think with a bit more rotation and better use of subs we'd have been promoted a game or two ago- can't prove it though.
  11. 2 points
    Great recovery from Godfrey but that McLean pass really pissed me off in the game. Norwich have put a lot of players up and the risk of counter is high, the last thing a player should then do is loft in a really low percentage ball into the box like that. I like McLean and haven’t been one of the people saying he should be dropped, but sometimes he’s prone to trying too much when a simple pass would be the better option. This certainly hasn’t been the only example of that from Norwich players in the last 4 games and part of the reason I think they have struggled to get a win. Been a slight vibe of ‘trying too hard’ and trying to force things of late rather than the patient approach that got Norwich to the top of the league in the first place. Anyway, great stuff Godfrey.
  12. 2 points
    We are not up. A 10 goal swing , over four games , one of which involves the worst team in the league , who have a motivation , is certainly not insurmountable (actually its 11 as we have scored 17 more goals) . That's neither "pant wetting" or "happy clapping" but a nailed on truth. Add in the fact that most people wouldn't have seen Dirty Leeds getting beaten by QPR, Wigan or Brentford, you throw the unexpected into the mix. Everyone now expects them to get beaten by Villa. Did I expect us not to beat Reading, Wigan, Wednesday and Stoke? Absolutely not, and neither did most on here. I read lots about how the blades wouldn't beat Forest and Hull. Do I think we will go up? Yes. (As do the bookies and have for a long time) Are we there yet? No. Blackburn (and Mowbray) would love to spoil the party.
  13. 2 points
    OK time out..... let's get three points against Blackburn and enjoy that night as a celebration of our outstanding football season, and (unexpected) promotion. We have all deserved this in our different ways. These moments come very infrequently, enjoy it. Then we just need a point against Villa to take the title. Doesn't matter if Stoke are on the beach or scare the hell out of Sheff Utd, they can lose 20 - nil as far as we care, if we get that point. A 0-0 or 4-4 I don't care, a point will have us top of the league and Champions.
  14. 2 points
    Gotta be Alex. A) a big physical presence should keep the game tight and B) it would be lovely to have such a great servant there to celebrate next week.
  15. 1 point
    We can afford to lose both games, Dirty Leeds win theirs, and as long as there is less than a 10 goal swing , we are UP.
  16. 1 point
    By the time Leeds play Villa, they'll know if they can overtake us or the Blades. I don't think we will lose to Blackburn, but if we did, it'd certainly fire up 35,000 Yorkshiremen for their game on Sunday. Then it'll depend on whether they play like they did v Derby or West Brom, or get beaten like they did v us or Sheff U. Of course, it'll be like a wake if we get the point(s) we need. Fortunately bookies are rarely wrong, so their odds are soothing my anxieties.
  17. 1 point
    I can understand some people are still nervous and will not rest until its mathematical. The next will be the title they are worried about. Its natural for some. But I don't think they should spoil it for those of us who are celebrating because we do not need convincing.
  18. 1 point
    Well yes, I did say what I was saying was hypothetical. You're a good poster but I do wonder what you get out of being on forum sometimes...
  19. 1 point
    With our management structure, I don't think we will ever fork out £15m for a player. They would rather try to get 20 unknown to become good.
  20. 1 point
    Leeds have to outdo our goal difference by 11 not 10 ie 10 better still means we go up on goals scored. In your scenario you have Leeds winning heavily against Villa or us losing heavily against Blackburn. This is a team ( Leeds ) that people like yourselves said would win their last 4 games while we lost 4 games. Since then they have lost to Wigan - at home and Brentford. They are playing a Villa team on a roll. A Villa team out for revenge for their last minute defeat at Villa Park and the celebrations in the Villa players faces. A Villa still needing a result to be sure of their place. A Villa that may have to face Leeds in the playoffs - they are going to want to set down a marker. We have not lost 2 consecutive games all season - do you really think that might happen now ? We score 2 goals + nearly every game can’t see that changing against Blackburn.
  21. 1 point
    It's probably against the rules and certainly unethical, but if we beat Blackburn on Saturday if I was Daniel Farke I'd be giving Dean Smith a ring and saying, "Come on, you don't want any injuries, we want the league title, how about we do like the Scandinavians did in Euro 2004 and call it a draw? We won't launch any silly or tough tackles and your guys won't have to run around the pitch busting a gut, we just play out a nice little draw. Let Pukki score to reach 30, let Abrahams score to keep his momentum, we win the title, you go into the playoffs fresh as a daisy and unbeaten (presuming they prevail against Leeds) everyone is a winner".
  22. 1 point
    For me Leitner would be the natural replacement, however in a game which we must not lose Alex has far better defensive capability. If it isn't Mo then I'd have to query if he really had a future at the club as I've heard pub talk rumours that he's been unhappy at being left out and has fell out with Farke. Either way I think Vrancic has to start, but I can't see Farke starting with Vrancic and Leitner with no Trybull as backup. So Alex in for me with Mario. The other thing does Farke stick with Hernandez? He was shocking against Wigan, did little against Weds, awful again yesterday and to blame for their equaliser.
  23. 1 point
    I'd rather be in our position than Leeds'.
  24. 1 point
    Christ knows what it will be like around poorman road on May 5th Each set of fans trying to out bore each other with tales of their glorious history it was the 27th story about Bobby Robson that finally done for one Leeds Utd supporter
  25. 1 point
    LOL. What a tw@. Take Baldy with you.