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  1. 7 points
    Is it really that much of a problem? Some people just love to whinge. Is there enough Norwich related football stories and content to sustain a vibrant and interactive message board at this time of the year? I'm not so sure.. let the message board evolve and grow naturally rather than shackle it.
  2. 5 points
    I thought this was a forum for Norwich Supporters as much as the club. And its the close season. So what football can we discuss apart from guessing who we are signing or what will be the starting lineup. As an exile in Cornwall, I love to keep in touch with what is happening and unless I'm mistaken, the biggest topic on here is Brexit. And has been for a couple of years or so if not more. So it isn't just NCFC that interests our supporters. And I cannot believe that it is such a hardship to open a file, read it and forget it if it doesn't interest you. I just used to be a voyeur on this site for years until something stuck in my craw about a topic and I joined in. Now, even though I don't know any of you, I have images in my mind and that makes it even more enjoyable.
  3. 4 points
    Nativity will kill us? It's a bit early to write off the Christmas period Ram? Some tough fixtures I'll grant you but hoping for 3 points at home against Wolves.
  4. 4 points
    It's as clear as anything - the sub-forum for non-football has been placed clearly at the top of the main page.......why is it hard for people to understand?
  5. 4 points
    In the spirit of East Anglian brotherhood I'll pledge £1 for every goal we score and £1 for every goal the "nailed on promotion certs" from League 1 concede (both for all competitions). An additional £20 for City to stay up and £20 for them to stay down. Apples
  6. 3 points
    Tifo have done another nice video about Norwich City, this time about the 92/93 season.
  7. 3 points
    Sadly you were correct. Still a brilliant TDF, but the finish was robbed of a famous GC battle. Having said that, what a delight to see such a humble young man in Bernal stand in yellow. A worthy champion. I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to be on the road for stage 19. I decided against going to the final climb at Tignes and ride up and over the I'seran to sit 1.5km from the top. The weather was crazy, although not particularly where we were. At an altitude of 2700m above sea level we enjoyed sunshine and temperatures of 25 plus degree until about an hour before the race cam through. The wind picked up and the sky threatened, but bar a few spits of rain and some thunder, nothing really happened. 30 mins after the riders passed, we descended back towards Tignes. The roads were completely dry down the I'seran until we got to Val D'isere at 1800m altitude. literally it was like someone had opened a freezer door in front of us. At an altitude of nearly 1000m lower than were we'd been, the temperature must have been 15-20 degrees cooler! As we progressed out of Val the road was empty apart from a few gendarmerie, and the evidence of snow! Through a few tunnels and with the Tignes dam in view, we encountered proper snow!! But only for like a sq KM max. But more than enough to make it dangerous to riders. We were shocked, as we rode up earlier in the day it must have been 30+ degrees here! The weather was so localised that literally it had changed within 100 metres, and it was just bad luck that it hit the parcours. At this point, we had no idea the race had been cancelled and assumed the race had gone on to finish at Tignes! As we passed Tignes and tried to decend to Bourg st Maurice where our car was parked, we were stopped and informed of a landslide blocking the road. At which point the heavens opened and we got a drenched. An hour or so later we were descending back to the car in biblical rain with chattering teeth! NEVER been so happy for heated car seats!!! We got back to our chalet and enjoyed some beer and pizza before watching the highlights in shock as we found out the races outcome. It was a pretty crazy day, but fortunately we made the right decision in terms of where to watch the race, and got to see the riders pass. But perhaps more fortunately, we avoided the bad weather whilst sat on Europe's highest mountain pass. Had we have got the snow, hail and cold temperatures, we could have been in a very difficult position on a very remote and exposed mountain. Vive Le Tour!
  8. 2 points
    Interesting match for sure. 1st half had some really good offensive game. Cantwell and Leitner both really good vision and passing. Hernandez was lots improved in teamplay compared to kast season. Pukki was finding the spaces and moving ball, even though lacked the luck to get to scoresheet. Buendia is clearly far from match fitness, and would have been nice to see Roberts coming in bit earlier to spice things up. Also think that Byram was excellent in supporting attacks, as well in defensive play as well. Can see scoring goals in prem that way. However, vulnerability to defend against quick attacks was just shocking. If that cannot be fixed, can already see Salah bagging hattrick on opener. AM is solved with Cantwell, but really feel that DM is needed (or some formation change)
  9. 2 points
    Being frank we didn't take our chances. We should have had the game done and dusted by 1/2 time. Don't blame Klose - all the 10 yard triangles playing out from the back with the very high energetic press was bound to fail sometime. I was actually impressed by how good we were at it. Emi - yes not his day - needs more time to get back to fitness? Corners dreadful. Cantwell, Hernandez, Godfrey, Lewis excellent. Faded badly in 2nd half - just the way better teams usually win out over 90 minutes when your 'fizz', sharpness or concentration has gone. However - look at the positives - play like the first 1/2 for 90 minutes, stop the odd mistake and take the chances - top ten.
  10. 2 points
    Cantwell best player on pitch in first half. Some wont like that..
  11. 2 points
    It was a friendly (just a reminder for some). So just like beating Shalke doesnt make us top 8 material, this doesnt make us relegation material.
  12. 2 points
    I'm looking forward too to see how we cope with them. Unless they are rusty I think we might see a very decent Atalanta team.
  13. 2 points
    The perfect start to the season. Playing the European Champions at their fabled Anfield home in front of millions worldwide watching it all on their screens in bars, homes, offices, on the high seas and in the heart of jungles. What better advert for our club. Get a result and the world-re-known status of even the mighty ITFC will be threatened in the quest for East Anglia dominance. Will we finally manage to get out of their shadow? (Sat. 3pm. August 3rd.Burton Albion v Ipswich Town.)
  14. 2 points
    The actual solution is for people to remove the stick from their a*se.
  15. 2 points
    Can’t stand this conventional ‘fact-based’ thinking. Don’t you lot realise, well-informed logic like that is actually in danger of crushing purely emotional, creative thinking out of the modern (literate) fanbase? You may politely and unmaliciously tear apart what probably appears to you to be invented wishful nonsense from start to finish. However ... no doubt something will happen sooner or later which wasn’t explicitly predicted by you or the so-called experts. All I’m saying is enjoy your moment of ascendancy now... because you'll feel so foolish...
  16. 2 points
    Just in case your image of me is wrong, this is me - You need to work on your right arm a bit more LDC. And if that really is you then whatever you say in the future is not to challenged. This my latest selfie.
  17. 2 points
    Well done Swindon. You are making the world a better place.
  18. 2 points
    The main problem seem to be that people don't put OT. in front of the thread. For myself I've started putting non football in it's correct place.
  19. 2 points
    This is not a forum for discussing football.
  20. 2 points
    Can't and Must Not at any cost, remove the Brexit thread from the Main Discussion......Or belligerent Bill/City 1st, Hermoan and the 'others'......will just fade away.......and turn into dust........... Brexit is a non-football topic......I don't care if there was uproar from the political dullards and certain individuals who get 'off' on personal spats concerning remain or leave concerning the brexit thread - and their fearing of its relocation to non-football ......It's now after 3 years become very, very tedious from those who consistently bang on about brexit - it's from when they arise until they retire to their soiled scratchers......What they hope to achieve by squabbling and attempting to point score is way beyond me......? Sad giffers......
  21. 2 points
    This subforum should be football chat only. The Brexit thread being left here for long has simply encouraged people to go off topic on tangents everywhere. Apply the rules to all threads and posters please, no exceptions! If I want to read the other stuff I'll visit the other subforum!
  22. 2 points
    I find it strange that Pete moved the threads about cricket and cycling, left brexit on here and has then done nothing about threads on Norwich pride, where to stay on your holidays and, as you say, love island. Some consistency would be good
  23. 1 point
    Little hurt that noone noticed I posted this video when the 92/93 team won the knockout tournament I ran
  24. 1 point
    Perhaps we could sign Scott Wiseman from Salford... Or Liam Shephard from Forest Green Rovers... Or Andy King from Leicester... I'll get my coat
  25. 1 point
    I'd be happy with a stable back 4
  26. 1 point
    Fahrmann is a very good goalkeeper but he needs to learn the english style and get his confidence back after his injury. Angus Gunn didn't start off great and ended up brilliant. Same as timmy k
  27. 1 point
    The excellent Statsbomb have done their preview of Norwich for the upcoming season - it is generally fairly positive. They do suggest that Norwich might need a defensive midfielder, which has gone unnoticed on here so far. https://statsbomb.com/2019/07/norwich-city-2019-20-season-preview/
  28. 1 point
    On here today there are topics which most certainly have nothing in the slightest to do with football. If there is anyone acting as a moderator here, and if so why aren’t these removed? I am certain most true Norwich City and football fans would agree. Frankly I don’t give am dam about Norwich Gay marches or who the hell won bloody love Island!
  29. 1 point
    Yes, but we won't be playing Rotherham and Bolton this season.
  30. 1 point
    I have been concerned for ages but get shot down on here if I ever raise any question at all. Bottom line is that we needed to bolster a leaky defence from last year - to give our fantastic attack a chance. But we haven’t. Play like that next week and Liverpool will rip us a new one... Hope I am wrong but I think we have a sub standard defence for this level and need a CDM as a matter of urgency. On the plus side - I think we will score goals.
  31. 1 point
    Liverpool weaknesses, none really as they have got to consecutive CL finals...
  32. 1 point
    Probably a bigger crowd than the scum will have this dead my Iphone auto corrected “season “ to “dead” for the scummers ... you heard it hear first
  33. 1 point
    I see the obligatory concession before halftime is still alive and well.
  34. 1 point
    Marginal gains, again.
  35. 1 point
    I can't stand cricketers. They should be made to pay road tax.
  36. 1 point
    Yeah of course , please remind me though in case I forget
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Having a quick look at their league results last season, at home they dropped points in only 2 games, drawing vs Man City and Leicester. And had 17 home wins. So a point would be massive indeed ! But I agree this is a good game to start the season. If we put in a half-way decent performance, that's a good start to the season even if we lose. If we get badly beaten, ok, we learn and move on but I'm sure Farke will be able to manage that with the team so it doesn't hit morale and we will probably learn some key lessons that we'll need to survive. A point would be amazing, a win would certainly be one of the shocks of the entire season. It's helpful that their pre-season is not ideal and there's a chance of catching them cold in the first game, but being honest, this Liverpool side should be able to beat City at home regardless of all those sorts of factors, so I'm not getting my hopes up. But at the same time, I have a feeling this City team are going to pull off a few surprises this season and what better place !! I remember under Lambert going to Man City, I think we went 3 goals down but then got 1 back and were going for it when we left ourselves a bit open and conceded another couple to lose 5-1. We gave it a good shot and it wasn't a game or a result that undermined our morale. The same sort of thing would not be a problem here, although of course I hope for more !
  39. 1 point
    I like that, might give that a go at Liverpool.
  40. 1 point
    Is this thread football related?
  41. 1 point
    Just wait until we lose a couple of games, you'll be pining for the days when the board was quiet enough for these kinds of threads to gain traction!
  42. 1 point
    I'll give £3 for every place we finish below top of the league.
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/premier-league/norwich-city-bring-farke-ball-to-premier-league-but-cannot-afford-resurgence-of-defensive-struggles/ar-AAF0RYZ?ocid=spartanntp not surprisingly, it's about attacking Farke-ball prowess versus defensive frailties. nice stat was that in the last 20 years, only two of the 22 teams promoted from the Championship with a goal difference of +36 or more were relegated the following season.
  45. 1 point
    £25 for staying up, £20 for beating Liverpool on Friday and £10 for every place above 18th Parma
  46. 1 point
    ....sorry Nuff, how careless of me. What I should have said was, Patrick Roberts' black boyfriend wearing speedos. ....they think it's all over, it is now.
  47. 1 point
    Bill with the most predictable post of all time.
  48. 1 point
    The biggest weakness this time round, no Luis Saurez! 11 goals in 5 games against us..........so that’s 2.2 goals we won’t have to score.
  49. 1 point
    Overloads are a fundamental part of the modern game, obsessively loved by Guardiola for example. It involves creating 2v1 in your favour in small areas anywhere on the pitch. In possession Guardiola will take any number of tactical risks to create such scenarios, indeed one could easily argue that this single ploy is the essence and result of all of his other tactical nuances. I used reverse overload to explain what Napoli did, which is to (unusually) load the support in defensive areas - deliberately abandoning and vacating other areas of the field - to ensure dominance and continued possession of the ball in the deep build up areas, thus being able to escape he key Liverpool tactical weapon of the high press upon which much of their tactical efforts - and success - has been based. The Italian papers made much of this interesting tactical ploy by Napoli because - as Guardiola himself has admitted - it is highly effective weapon that Liverpool use a lot and has been hard to combat for many teams. Parma
  50. 1 point
    It wasn’t particularly cheap last year, but to see us promoted and Ipswich relegated, was worth every penny.
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