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  1. 5 points
    How could i ever forget it ? I had never seen so many foul mouthed middle aged drunks covered in tattoos wearing tracksuits and cheap trainers . That was just the women !
  2. 3 points
    Yeah I thought this was bizarre and confusing too! "You have the tech at your ground so we'll use it for the cup. Umm... Yeah, sounds like a good idea!" However, I believe Michael Oliver caused waves by going over to look at a pitchside monitor. In reality, this is what the refs SHOULD be doing in ALL games and not letting some **** a few hundred miles away judge the situation.
  3. 2 points
    Although I can see that each of those players have obvious talent, I still find it difficult to accept or compute that we in some way have £120m worth of talent in our defence considering the number of goals we conceded in the second tier of English football, and our status as the team with the most goals in the 'against' column this season. I think it is possible that what we actually have is three defenders with the potential to be £40m players, all of whom have obvious strengths but some very obvious weaknesses, and I actually can't see us getting £40m for any of them at this stage.
  4. 2 points
    I borrowed the kids felt tips, pressed pause, and drew lines on my TV. I can assure you that none of our goals were offside however mrs nutty is up the pole and not coming down any time soon...
  5. 2 points
    ......Uk now has its sovereignity back, so we can chose to do what Trump tells us to do.
  6. 2 points
    Is that the one with the most members ? Have heard only positive things and how crazy it is on match days with opinions.
  7. 2 points
    The way I see it is that supporting Norwich City is a relationship more akin to a family member / pet, or a close friend, than anything else. More often than not, it is something you are born in to, or stumbled upon by chance during your childhood – not really a direct choice in the same way as – say – investing shares in a business would be. Taking this comparison forwards, to constantly berate and whine over about your family’s failings and annoyances – when there is a clear and undeniable argument that demonstrates plenty of positives as well – would be grossly unpleasant. As always, the truth is somewhere in the middle and I am sure I am with the majority when I say I am somewhere in the middle of CirclePoint’s abusive attitude towards criticism of the club and TIL’s blatant misery towards our current ownership… On the subject of investment, do I think the club could have done more in the summer to put us in better than we are now? Yes I do. And the attempted signing of the French winger (whose name escapes me) on the last day of the window with a £16 million bid suggests that there was money to spend. I find this baffling and am surprised it has not been mentioned in this thread as yet; it throws the investment strategy and a lot of the arguments made on here into the air and I think there are some legitimate criticisms to ask here: Why did we wait until the last day of the window to demonstrate such a significant outlay on just one player? Why didn’t we make the attempt earlier in the window, where a plan B or C could be considered? Would we have been better place spending this on 3-4 signings for around the £5m mark? However, the lack of investment has only come to the forefront of the conversation as the signings we did make have overall been poor, plus we have experienced an injury crisis worse than any other in my living memory - both of which we can only know with the benefit of hindsight. But again, there is a case to be made for suggesting we were light on CB’s given Zimmerman was already injured in the summer, and Klose’s patchy fitness record. So yes, some questions should rightly be asked about our performance in the summer transfer window – but to focus and whine only on these pitfalls would be to disrespect everything positive and to ignore the external factors which couldn’t have been known. And let’s be real, given the season of consolidation under Farke with the 14th place finish and loss of our only valuable asset in Maddison at the time – I think we all would’ve ripped many arm’s off to be in this position only 18 months later. To be a self-sufficient club is something I am proud of, and there are plenty of fans from elsewhere who look at our youth system and transfer policy which saw us win the championship title on an absolute shoestring budget with serious envy. Without sounding ‘little ol’ Norwich’, our investment strategy means we will be the best equipped team to bounce immediately back from relegation (should relegation transpire) – I imagine we will lose a few of our players but we do not need to sell in the same way that saw us lose Maddison and I believe many will also stay. Because of this, we will be able to mount a very healthy championship challenge indeed. There is a lot to love about this set up, our club and Norfolk both in general and geographically, it is the same thing that sometimes makes it difficult to attract players from elsewhere that also makes it difficult for players to leave. Just look at players like Ruddy, Huckerby, Klose, Howson, Olsson, Brady etc etc all staying on after a relegation and some of whom rejected premier league offers to stay. That gives me plenty of confidence for our prospects. So, to bring it back to my comparison of Norwich City being like a member of the family, yes the club is not perfect and it does make mistakes, but I would never trade for another and there are plenty of positives that – for me – easily outweigh the negatives. To think we would not have a new set of criticisms and failings to aim at a new owner is frankly wild. The grass is not always greener and I’d say that overall our grass is pretty green at the moment – I am certainly happy to continue with our current model into the championship next season (if that’s where we are playing) and onwards!
  8. 2 points
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/this-is-not-normal-what-s-different-about-the-nsw-mega-fires-20191110-p5395e.html Unprecedented dryness; reductions in long-term rainfall; low humidity; high temperatures; wind velocities; fire danger indices; fire spread and ferocity; instances of pyro-convective fires (fire storms – making their own weather); early starts and late finishes to bushfire seasons. An established long-term trend driven by a warming, drying climate. The numbers don’t lie, and the science is clear. If anyone tells you, "This is part of a normal cycle" or "We’ve had fires like this before", smile politely and walk away, because they don’t know what they’re talking about.
  9. 2 points
    I am not entirely convinced that your mate who works in Tesco Huddersfield is necessarily in the know, he may just be bull****ting you
  10. 2 points
    Karlan Grant is a real talent, would be an excellent signing but probably quite expensive.
  11. 2 points
    I don't think you could clear up your bedroom
  12. 2 points
    Darling, you really must work on extending your vocabulary. I've yet to see you post more than the same sentence in the past three years. Is it a medical thing?
  13. 2 points
    I’d rather have different views from the norm if it meant I have better humility and thoughtfulness about the world, compared to the racist and jingoistic views of an old bigot like you. Enjoy your win Swindo, it’ll be us in the younger generation that have to clear up your mess
  14. 2 points
    I think we should continue playing the system the team is trained to play rather than make wholesale changes to accommodate a player who impressed in one cup game against a lower league sides B team. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
  15. 1 point
    With so many new contracts being signed recently, I thought I'd collate them all. Green dates mean that the contract has been signed since our promotion was confirmed (ie. they will be on a Premier League contract). Grey/italic players are players who are surplus to requirements or out on loan. An orange 'H' before the squad number denotes that the player is homegrown. Feel free to point our any oversights or inaccuracies, and I'll update it. We've done well to tie down so many of our heroes to new Premier League contracts; of last season's squad, only Heise, Hanley, Tettey, Srbeny, Thompson, Lewis and Leitner are still on contracts agreed before we became an EPL club. GOALKEEPERS 21 Ralf Fahrmann (born 27.9.88, age 31): signed on loan until 2020 (contract signed in July 2019) H 1 Tim Krul (born 3.4.88, age 31): signed until 2022 (contract signed in June 2019) 33 Michael McGovern (born 12.7.84, age 35): signed until 2021 (contract signed in April 2019) H 38 Aston Oxborough (born 9.5.98, age 21): signed until 2020 with club option to 2021 and on loan to Wealdstone until January 2020 (contract signed in April 2018) DEFENDERS H 2 Max Aarons (born 4.1.00, age 20): signed until 2024 (contract signed in July 2019) H 3 Sam Byram (born 16.9.93, age 26): signed until 2023 (contract signed in July 2019) 6 Christoph Zimmermann (born 12.1.93, age 26): signed until 2023 with club option to 2024 (contract signed in July 2019) H 4 Ben Godfrey (born 15.1.98, age 21): signed until 2023 (contract signed in June 2019) 15 Timm Klose (born 9.5.88, age 31): signed until 2022 (contract signed in May 2019) 16 Philip Heise (20.6.91, born age 28): signed until 2022 (contract signed in January 2019 and on loan with 1. FC Nürnberg until summer 2020) H 5 Grant Hanley (born 20.11.91, age 28): signed until 2023 (contract signed in November 2018) H 12 Jamal Lewis (born 25.1.98, age 21): signed until 2023 (contract signed in October 2018) Sean Raggett (born 25.1.94, age 25): signed until 2020 with club option to 2021 and on loan with Rotherham for 2019/20 (contract signed in August 2017) James Husband (born 3.1.94, age 26): signed until 2020 and on loan with Blackpool for 2019/20 (contract signed in July 2017) MIDFIELDERS 24 Ibrahim Amadou (born 6.4.93, age 26): signed on loan until 2020 (contract signed in August 2019) 8 Mario Vrancic (born 23.5.89, age 30): signed until 2021 (contract signed in July 2019) 19 Tom Trybull (born 9.3.93, age 26): signed until 2022 with club option to 2023 (contract signed in July 2019) 17 Emi Buendia (born 25.12.96, age 23): signed until 2024 (contract signed in July 2019) H 14 Todd Cantwell (born 27.2.98, age 21): signed until 2022 (contract signed in July 2019) 23 Kenny McLean (born 8.1.92, age 28): signed until 2022 (contract signed in June 2019) 11 Onel Hernandez (born 1.2.93, age 26): signed until 2023 (contract signed in June 2019) 18 Marco Stiepermann (born 9.2.91, age 28): signed until 2022 (contract signed in May 2019) H 34 Louis Thompson (born 19.12.94, age 25): signed until 2022 with club option to 2023 (contract signed in October 2018) 10 Moritz Leitner (born 8.12.92, age 27): signed until 2022 (contract signed in June 2018) 27 Alex Tettey (born 4.4.86, age 33): signed until 2020 (contract signed in May 2018) FORWARDS 35 Adam Idah (born 11.2.01, age 18): signed until 2023 (contract signed in July 2019) 22 Teemu Pukki (born 29.3.90, age 29): signed until 2022 (contract signed in July 2019) 20 Josip Drmic (born 8.8.92, age 27): signed until 2022 (contract signed in June 2019) H Carlton Morris (born 16.12.95, age 23): signed until 2021 and on loan with Rotherham for 2019/20 (contract signed in May 2019) Finally, here are all the squad members listed by year of contract expiry, with (+1) indicating we have the option of an extra year: 2020 Fahrmann (loan), Oxborough (+1), Raggett (+1), Husband, Amadou (loan), Tettey 2021 McGovern, Vrancic, Morris 2022 Krul, Klose, Heise, Trybull (+1), Cantwell, McLean, Stiepermann, Thompson (+1), Leitner, Pukki, Drmic 2023 Byram, Zimmermann (+1), Godfrey, Hanley, Lewis, Hernandez, Idah 2024 Aarons, Buendia
  16. 1 point
    Good result for the Under 23s tonight - winning 4-3 away at Middlesbrough. Goals from Jordan Thomas, Shae Hutchinson, Josh Martin and an own goal. The majority of our team on the night are still eligible for our U18s. Think that for one U23 game, just for a laugh, we should put out a team with Lewis, Aarons, Godfrey, Cantwell, Buendia and Idah in it.
  17. 1 point
    The whole situation is outrageous. Iran and the US sends troops, under whichever guise they choose, to a foreign state. What gives them the right? Just how would these nations like it if they were invaded by other countries troops. Forget the UN, a new born baby has more teeth.
  18. 1 point
    It Asda to be done though.
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    I didn't say you'd manage to get your boxers and trousers off.....in time......
  21. 1 point
    Can VAR have a look at this? I'm sure one of the other balls was a little bit closer to the hand before Burnley was pulled out.
  22. 1 point
    and bloody VAR will be in "action", that's us done then
  23. 1 point
    We absolutely should be asking the same as Wan Bissaka, or around that fee. Jeez, he’s been outstanding in the Premier League at only 19 years old, just imagine how good he will be in a few years time?! There is no gamble on the lads ability, and that’s what these clubs are paying for - must be north of £35mil Daniel Levy you utter joke! But I sincerely hope we keep him and all our best young players this summer, recruit wisely and see where it takes us next season - let’s not get so close but yet so far for once, it’s our best chance to do something really special!
  24. 1 point
    It's just another variation on an old theme Nutty. If we struggle it's because of a lack of ambition/lack of investment/the fault of the board etc, etc... If we succeed it's because we 'got lucky'.
  25. 1 point
    Will be incredibly surprised and disappointed if we get any less than £30-35m given his contract length, obvious talent at this level, further future potential and supposed interest from every top club in the country. Don’t for one minute believe Webber would allow it either. He’s a clever man
  26. 1 point
    TIL , are we talking September 2014 ? When we won 3-1 to go top of Championship . Stayed the Saturday night with my youngest son . Had never heard of Scottish weekend . We were the only non Glaswegians in our B and B . In fact , felt like we were the only non Glaswegians in bloody Blackpool at times . Yes , there were a few sights around ! Quite an eye opener for my young lad . On the plus side , made me feel like quite a moderate drinker for once .
  27. 1 point
    And after all, they are the only important positions. Fourth is a niche in oblivion.
  28. 1 point
    Nothing like a good curry before a cup tie
  29. 1 point
    A new ground away would be nice to tick off (not that I will probably get tickets with the new away ticket scheme).
  30. 1 point
    I do hope we gat that FA cup giant Ipswich at home! Oh wait did they get knocked out already!
  31. 1 point
    I hope we get a VAR free away tie
  32. 1 point
    When a leftie like Gervais is laughing at your 'wokeness' it's time to smell the coffee
  33. 1 point
    It’s simple really, VAR should either be used in all the games or none. The bits and pieces thing we had at the weekend is ridiculous...but par for the course.
  34. 1 point
    Without getting carried away, would be lovely if Burns and Sibley can establish a proper opening partnership for this team.
  35. 1 point
    I doubt they're worth anything like that in reality. Buendia wouldn't be worth much more than Maddison was. The rest less than that. They're good numbers to frighten off other clubs though.
  36. 1 point
    The Greens aren´t in charge. The Liberal/Nationalists are It´s not green party policy to stop hazard reduction burns Former NSW fire and rescue commissioner, Greg Mullins stated "Blaming "greenies" for stopping these important measures is a familiar, populist, but basically untrue claim" https://www.smh.com.au/national/this-is-not-normal-what-s-different-about-the-nsw-mega-fires-20191110-p5395e.html EDIT - the article that David Kurten has linked is over 6 years old!! FFS!
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Surely at the end of the day we are all City supporters, some can go every week some can not, I wish we could stop all these petty arguments, perhaps a separate board for those who don’t get on
  39. 1 point
    To be honest the people on here that call others A) Binners - because they have some other ideas than the current owners Or B) Happy Clappers - because they support 100% The owners regardless of performance on the pitch Spoil what could be a very decent discussion site regards anything NCFC... I understand why lots just can not be bothered... Modern life I suppose.
  40. 1 point
    Trump will I suspect take the view that the more Iran is squeezed through the application of sanctions the more unrest will develop within the Iranian people and there will be greater pressure from within for regime change.
  41. 1 point
    We're not wildly outnumbered as has been explained before. 48% voted for Brexit parties. 52% voted for anti-brexit/2nd referendum parties. But due to the way our electoral system works the people with the most seats, wins. You won, but you are not in the majority. It's quite simple to understand,
  42. 1 point
    Tettey song - To the tune of YMCA We're singing this for Alex Tettey We’re singing this for Alex Tettey He’s captained the side Wears the yellow with pride We love him more each day Repeat.
  43. 1 point
    An attack on one's Embassy is tantamount to an attack on home soil. What are you going to do when you are attacked, nothing? That's called being a doormat and no self-respecting country would tolerate such behaviour. Instead of carpeting Iran with bombs a la Obama in Syria, the President has very sensibly taken out Terrorist no. 1 and as an added bonus got Terrorist no. 2 as well. It's a message to Khamanei - we know where you are and we can take you out if we want to. That's a brilliant piece of work by the US military and every terrorist leader around the world will be sh!tting bricks from now on, wondering if they'll be next.
  44. 1 point
    I certainly wouldn't want to see him in central midfield. His final ball is world class, and we need that as close to the opposition box as we can get it. He's also a very good dribbler and he runs with the ball a lot, and we've seen what happens when he tries this in deeper positions and gets caught out. He's a player who definitely needs at least two midfielders behind him in order to maximise his qualities.
  45. 1 point
    The usual suspects criticising the board for selling all our good young players before it's even happened. If we go down we may lose two, maybe even three. But not the five or six people are crying about.
  46. 1 point
    How can any of the above be achieved with the policies you believe in? You support open-door policy on immigration which has a huge impact on housing and secure jobs. You're also an eco-loon who supports ever-increasing priced energy through Green policies. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldselect/ldeconaf/82/82.pdf The costs of mass immigration have been huge and there is no evidence that net migration generates significant economic benefits for the existing UK population. Immigration at current levels will add five million to the UK population in the next fifteen years -- To accommodate the extra numbers we would have to build the equivalent of eight major cities — Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol. Pray tell us how the policies you support are going to bring about affordable rents/social housing and longterm, secure jobs, you wilf.
  47. 1 point
    For me the key thing is ... stop repeating the failed strategy of the past whilst accepting that we won't sell out to a billionaire any time soon. This means ... 1. Starting with an ethos / philosophy / style and only recruiting players and a head coach to suit that. 2. Aiming to always be greater than the sum of our parts (round pegs in round holes). 3. Never being too dependent on one player / a manager. 4. Investing in young talent and developing it at academy level and with excellent training facilities before selling them on for lucrative profit - for further investment. 5. Seeing THIS promotion as an unexpected free hit to clear the debts, tie down young talent (core assets) to good contracts, showcase this young talent and give top level experience to our head coach and players. 6. Being in a far stronger position next season to fight for promotion than following any other relegation and CRUCIALLY returning to the top tier able to spend more than this time round. Like Burnley and WBA bouncing back and forth a wee bit before sticking for a sustained spell (are there any 'established' clubs lower than Wolves/Everton?). This is long term planning to make us an established top club without the risk that foreign ownership brings. I'm fascinated to watch it pan out and glad that we have a brave and intelligent club to be proud of but ... my fear is that (knowing the Championship as we all do!) bouncing back from relegation isn't ever a doddle - however smartly you plan for it ... it's a vipers' nest! I suppose at worst we'll only end up back where we were pre Webber/Farke but in a far stronger financial position and with some fab memories. Enjoy the ride!
  48. 1 point
    I can only go on what has been said publicly, but my understanding is as follows: 1) The club continues to invest in Colney - work there is not finished - to attract talented yougsters. 2) The scouting network looks for good young British talent but also has finding young overseas players as a priority (Brexit may interfere with this). 3) Promotion to the Premier League will not spark a spending splurge on high-wage players with long and expensive contracts, so relegation will not cripple the finances as it threatened to last time. Instead the assumption is that a player or two or three will inevitably be sold, but the overall squad, bumped up with the next generation of talent, will survive, as will the style of play - arguably the main point of the sporting-director plan. 4) So there is consistency and organic growth in terms of the squad but also crucially with the finances (definitely keeping within FFP rules), giving the club the best chance of getting back to the PL, with the eventual aim that a gradual strengthening of the squad will enable it to get up and stay up. I doubt there is a specific timeframe on this. In general the plan is very different to the course pursued last time we went up and got relegated. The first part of 3) has already happened, of course, and last summer's transfer business exemplified 2).
  49. 1 point
    If we go down we would more likely than not see our best talent leave and then discover that other teams in the Champs are still outspending us. Then we would be back to square one. My question to those who seem to think relegation is no big deal is this. How does that help us move forwards? What guarantees we can bounce back when many have not? What happens if we dont?
  50. 1 point
    Webber, as with Farke, is open to critique and deserves some criticism for the business of the past summer where he's missed far more than he's hit. The overall changes he seems to have implemented though far outweigh the negatives and I'm much more comfortable and confident with him in post than our previous set ups.
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