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  1. 6 points
    Lol Morgan signed Big Dunc from Colchester at a time when Mid-table Div 2 (Champs) and a cup run was the best we did. By the time he hung up his boots we'd had 8 seasons's in the top flight and 2 Wembley cup finals. Duncan Forbes was a massive part of that success. I'd say the modern era would not have happened without him. So many memories from those years but not just the football. He was a big part of the community around the club. When my son Duncan was a baby he used to say "hello Little Dunc, I'm big Dunc". On away trips he'd order a crocodile sandwich "and make it snappy". He sadly spent the last years of his life stricken by alzheimer's. So sad and so unfair. Duncan's wife Janette came to our Still On The Ball group in the summer and shared some great memories and of course a few of those jokes. A Scotsman's favourite dessert? Tartan custard... RIP Big Dunc and thanks for everything.
  2. 3 points
    Very sad news, a great servant of the club over many years. R.I.P. Big Dunc gone but never forgotten.
  3. 3 points
    PUPS! Kiwi here and guid evenin' again from Glasgae Toon. Love, buckfast, roll and square and dancin' all round. Nutty thanks again you daftie, you bampot for running this hing. How you do it I don't know and also good luck Michael Bailey in your Norwich picks. Right nae messin' this wkend so lets hae yer best efforts tae git in the cash fur the weans and wee stoatin adults wha need oor help. I want as many picks as possible. Risky ones, safe ones and if something is already picked and if you think its a good shout say so, but pick something else. Of course though your pick is your own and life is fast paced. Finally since pledges make PUPS I'll repeat my goals pledge. £1 for every goal in the 4 Scottish Leagues and Scottish Cup this Fri-Sun. The creaking from my scots wallet will be heard on the Richter scale. So let's hope this weekend is a belter. Taps aff and a wee nip if we do.
  4. 2 points
    A man to admire. A player with limited ability but the desire and heart to play in the old 1st Division. Keep your voice down to a Roar. And a leader on pitch and loved by the fans. One of those who truly deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
  5. 2 points
    Yet if they win their game in hand they’ll go top again. Obviously reactions to defeats are the same on all message boards and forums.
  6. 2 points
    Wondered when City 1st would stir from his slumbers but I guess the agenda is a bit meaningless when the subject is top of the League and unbeaten.
  7. 1 point
    Duncan Forbes has sadly passed away, aged 78. https://www.pinkun.com/norwich-city/norwich-city-legend-duncan-forbes-has-died-1-6339543
  8. 1 point
    Well the way Oxford have hit form, I’d go with Oxford home win v Rochdale. But my picks are normally utterly rubbish!
  9. 1 point
    Whenever I used to point out a player I thought was tough back when my dad used to take me, he would always laugh and say "he's no big dunc" Never saw him play but clearly meant a lot to a lot of people. RIP.
  10. 1 point
    Coincidentally I was rooting around for my old poppy badges as it's running up to November 11th and found the 2018 version of the ncfc badge. Now being worn until Remembrance Sunday.
  11. 1 point
    Any NI issues dissipate as soon as we agree the FTA. One credible idea is that we leave on Halloween by default with agreement with the EU with no WA but to WTO GATT24 and immediately start FTA negotiations.
  12. 1 point
    NORSE used to maintain a lot of privately owned land in the City. They probably still do.
  13. 1 point
    The idea that some of us lack ambition or are "just happy with our lot" is both arrogant and ignorant. Our club is over achieving. Not just because of the wealth of our owners. We are over achieving in the pool of all comparable clubs including those with massively wealthy owners. Of course a few are over achieving further than us. But that's not the norm or anything like the norm. If we ditched what we have in favour of a wealthy owner there's probably a one in five chance we could have what we have now. Let alone better. Why take the risk at those odds?
  14. 1 point
    This is so sad and feels like losing one of your own family not just the football family we all love. He once told me that he was only ever carried off once in his career and that was shoulder high. He also admitted he was not a good footballer but would stop anyone who was. Sunday will be an emotional day for everyone that were fortunate enough to know the man or who saw him play.
  15. 1 point
    Many many years ago, when both my kids were knee high to a grasshopper, I took them to one of the club 'Open Days'. There - I believe in the City Stand - was a large black and white poster of Duncan scoring with a header in a 1-0 win over Swindon close to the end of one season when we went up to the top division - I'm sure someone can fill in the date! So, I was telling the kids that I was there on that day, and it was Duncan Forbes who had scored. Little did I know he stood behind us and boomed out 'Yeah, that was me!' Great stuff! As many have said the word legend is thrown about very easily these days but Duncan IS a club legend. The fact so many star players of the day hated playing against him, showed what a rugged, no questions asked kind of defender he was. Rest in peace Big Dunc
  16. 1 point
    I always took my boys up to Trowse to watch city train. Duncan always had time to speak to them and other people. Duncan and Dave Stringer were always gentle giants on and off the pitch. Duncan r.i.p. big man you deserve all the accolades you get otbc
  17. 1 point
    What a fabulous picture.
  18. 1 point
    It's not just Norfolk and Suffolk, they're all over the place. When they're not on football forums they're shouting "leave means leave" on the radio.
  19. 1 point
    A Norwich City great, a great character and a real leader. RIP Duncan. 'Keep your voice down to a roar'.
  20. 1 point
    I recall that a feasibility study was done under McNasty and the plan was to get the capacity up to 35,000 with a new City Stand for 30-40 million pounds.
  21. 1 point
    This is definitely what Ben said. It was a good move by the club but I’m curious why the owners of the land sold it cheaply. They must have known that the club would only have made an offer if they were looking to expand the stadium. Who owned the land ? Wouldn’t surprise me if it was the city council in which case the dear old ratepayers have been shafted.
  22. 1 point
    I'd imagine that he was pretty junior at Arsenal at the time they built the Emirates so would take that with a slight pinch of salt. I suspect what he was alluding to is that the club needed to get its hands on that land to stop them from being ransomed in the future by the landowners once/if they go public with any rebuilding plans for the City Stand.
  23. 1 point
    Interesting list from Shyster (a name from the past), but he obviously hasn’t heard that ‘PurpleCanary’ has finally been outed by City1st not just as ‘a closet Brexiteer’ but apparently as yet another in the dazzling array of Van Wink’s totally fake posters (hence the inverted commas round the name). VW does not get enough credit for not just dreaming up at least half a dozen cod characters but for giving them such different personalities and styles of writing. I mean, it barely seems credible, but plainly it must be, that Mello Yello, with that offbeat zenlike humour, Rock The Boat, fiercely combative to a fault and perhaps beyond, and Len, for whom everything is a conspiracy apart from those that really are, actually are not genuine people but have sprung from VW’s fertile brain. Not to mention photoshopping so brilliant you would swear it was a genuine image. And the genius to realise back as far as 2004 that there would be a Brexit referendum, when no-one was seriously imagining such an event, and so to start creating these characters, even before joining the board as himself! VW invented Mello Yello in 2004, Paul Moy in 2005, and myself in 2007. In fact all the six or so (some posters get occasionally added), completed by Rock The Boat, Bagster and Len, joined before he did in July 2015. Such incredible foresight on his part. I knew City1st would rumble me eventually. The strain of playing the part of a milksop Remainer was showing in my posts. But I suspect VW had my unmasking factored in all along. Find one Fifth Columnist poster, was his logic, and they won’t look for another, for his really deeply hidden secret-Brexiter double-agent. I guess it would be a real firebrand of a pretend-Remainer, but I am stumped as to who that could be.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    I’ve no idea what Kiwi just said but my selections are ipswich to win at Sarfend ncfc v Man U - btts