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  1. 12 points
    I think this "worst performance of the season" stuff is way out of line with reality. We've simply been a bit lucky as fans with how well we have played in games this season, but we are a team BOTTOM of the league. Teams in our position at this point of the season in an incredibly must win game against a relegation rival would usually result in direct balls, midfield scraps and 50/50 possession. Instead we still created lots of really good chances with good flowing moves, controlled the game throughout with over 65% of the ball and 16 shots on goal. Let's not get complacent, that is very good for any team in the bottom 3 in reality. I dont deny we have played better and got nothing from games but as we've been a bit spoilt with the level of football we shouldnt forget that performance yesterday in the circumstances was still good.
  2. 11 points
    Feedthewolf on Keith Massive twát.
  3. 10 points
    If you've seen the PUPS thread that appears every week in the season and wondered whether it was open to everyone then the answer is YES! It is not some exclusive club, and new participants are always welcome, to boost the numbers and help a really worthwhile charity. Just to explain the history, RAYS FUNDS, otherwise known as the PUPS, was started by my good friend Ray Ducker (Arrdee) to benefit the Norwich City Academy. From August 2013 the money raised each year has gone to the COMMUNITY SPORTS FOUNDATION and specifically the NORWICH CITY DOWNS SYNDROME TEAM. And this fund-raising is helped by the very generous support of our sponsors, TURNER EUROPEAN CONSULTING and KARE PLUS. How It Works · Every Wednesday during the season we start the new thread. · The 'Pink Un Pickers' (PUPs) then each choose one match from the weekend's fixtures and post that as their suggestion for a specific result. It is normally a home win but it can be an away win or a draw. · On the Friday evening the nominated picker from our PUPs rota selects six results from the week's suggestions and these half dozen selections become our £10 accumulator bet for the weekend. · The PUPs rota is made up of the previous season’s top 40 in our PUPs League. The league is determined by order of correct picks and is a fun competition for the message board. · There is no requirement to pay to play but obviously we need £400 per season which is met by PUPs each sending a tenner at the start of the season. But those who can’t pay or want to try it out for a week or so before committing themselves are still very welcome and are usually covered by those who can. · We also have a £10 NCFC MATCH BET funded by an anonymous benefactor, in which PUPs suggest specific bets on that weekend's game, and the nominated picker uses them and their own ideas to as to how to wager the tenner. How much have we raised? So far the total is more than £14,000! This has come not just from the two bets outlined above but from pledges, competitions and other donations thanks to the wonderful posters on the Pink Un message board. Here are the latest totals:-
  4. 10 points
    Congratulations Norwich on a fantastic win today. Your performance at Turf Moor was superb and thoroughly deserved. You ran us (Burnley) ragged from the first minute onward and we could not complain had the margin of victory had been greater. I've got to wonder how the hell you are bottom of the league playing like that! Good luck in the next round.
  5. 10 points
    His ability to produce attractive passing football whilst having beggar all backing.
  6. 9 points
    It has been frustrating, certainly, but only occasionally joyless. We are so close being a team that has sufficient consistency to get the wins we need. The frustration stems from sheer bad luck, too many costly mistakes, a really rough deal from VAR, and the fact that even at our best we will still suffer some defeats. If we maintain our consistency the season could yet turn. This is no time to give up hope as our fate rests largely on the home games, and a confident crowd can make a crucial difference to the team.
  7. 9 points
    Considering the paltry budget he's been working with, I'd say there have been a lot more hits than misses. As far as misses go, I'd say Franke, Marshall, Husband, Srbeny, Heise and Watkins have been poor permanent signings, and of those only Franke and Marshall cost us more than a million. Watkins cost us nothing and we turned him for a £1m profit within 12 months. On the other hand, I'd say Vrancic, Hernandez, Trybull, Zimmermann, Buendia, Krul, Pukki, Hanley, Stiepermann, Leitner and Byram have all been somewhere between decent and excellent. I can't be bothered to trawl through all Neil's signings, but I doubt his hit rate was nearly that high, and he also spent considerably more money. Factor in the quality young players we've either invested in or brought through the Academy (Neil would never play youth team players, remember), and I think it's fair to say Webber has been relatively successful with his recruitment.
  8. 9 points
    I decided to revert to the old scarf today in the hope that after a rest over Xmas it had regained it's magic properties. The initial signs were good for it was a nice bright winter day and the conditions underfoot seemed made for a decent game of football. It looked like Farke had gone for a back three with Godfrey restored to the line up and a first outing for Duda just behind Pukki. Both teams looked nervous from the off as the opening exchanges were littered with mistakes. The Cherries were the first to cause a moment of danger when Wilson glanced a header from a left wing cross straight at Krul. Back up at our end City buzzed about a bit with plenty of possession but could not work an opening. Duda immediately impressed me with some astute first time passes but after a promising build up the final ball into the box lacked quality. We have seen some inspiring stuff at CR in recent weeks but City didn't seem to be quite at it today. Thankfully Bournemouth looked as poor as anything we have seen at Carrow Rd this season but City were still finding it hard to put any sustained attacking threat together. Indeed we were past halfway before Duda's low ball sent Aarons clear on the City right. There was a good cross and plenty in the box but Buendia's header went a yard wide. There were a couple of blocked efforts as City tried to up the ante but generally there was little real goalmouth action at either end. On the half hour a nice through ball set Pukki away between two defenders. Ramsdale was quick off his line to block but the rebound fell kindly for Duda about twenty yards out. His curling shot was destined for the top corner only for Cook to fly across to his left and tip the ball onto the post and away. It would have been a fabulous save had he been the keeper, but for him it was the walk of shame and that rare thing for City, a Premier League penalty. Even then, we had to wait a couple of minutes for a man two hundred miles away to agree with what was patently obvious to everyone in the ground. This sort of thing must put extra pressure on the taker but Pukki stepped up confidently to rifle the ball high into the net. With eleven against ten it should have been plain sailing but the home side spent much of the remainder of the half with lots of possession but very little penetration. Tetty had a couple of long range sighters, one went a couple of yards wide of Ramsdales right post while the other finished high wide and not very handsome up in the River End stand. It was nice to be in front at the half but it had been mostly uninspiring stuff and surely it could only improve for the second forty five. City tried to crack on with Aarons making a foray down the right and Buendia beginning to look more and more influential but apart from the odd corner there was little to get excited about. Meanwhile Bournemouth began to get up a head of steam and twice balls flashed across the City box without anyone getting a touch. Just after the hour the visitors could have been level had not Wilson made a complete hash of a chance from six yards out. Finally City seemed to get the message and with just over twenty minutes left Pukki did everything right when latching onto Buendia's lovely through ball. He would net nine out of ten of those chances but somehow Ramsdale blocked it. Then it was Duda's turn from about twelve yards but again the visitors keeper was equal to it. Buendia then decided to do it all on his own and dragged the ball past several defenders before having his effort blocked. With less than fifteen minutes left VAR made another unwelcome appearance when Godfrey was red carded for a late tackle. I didn't look any worse than many that had recieved yellows but there you go, once it came up on the screen we all knew what the result would be. City brought on Hanley for Duda, Drmic for Pukki and late on Rupp for Pukki. Those last ten minutes were untidy and nervous stuff with little in the way of chances but I think most of us just wanted the whistle to blow and it was a relief when it finally did. It was a nice change to come away with the points but as a spectacle it was a load of old tosh and I think most would agree it was the poorest display of the season by a fair margin. MOM Buendia who again looked different class with a mention for Duda who made a promising debut. My old scarf also gets a mention for regaining some of its former luckiness.
  9. 8 points
    I don't feel let down. This time round I am proud that we are trying to "Do Different" in looking for another way to run our club. "Look at Sheffield United" you say. "Look at Villa" I reply. They may stay up, but they have almost made an Art Form out of burning piles of money.
  10. 8 points
    VAR has decided it has to be 7.30 starts. The machines have taken over.
  11. 8 points
    If you want to leave early, that’s your prerogative. However, if you want to leave early and then stop in front of somebody that doesn’t and obstruct their view because we’re on the attack, then you’re a selfish twit.
  12. 8 points
    Played the ball? No! Made contact with the opposition player with force? Yes! Reviewed by VAR? Not a f*****g chance! I'm talking of course about Sebastien Haller's foul on Christoph Zimmermann in the West Ham v Norwich game earlier this season. A foul which led to West Ham taking the lead while Zimmermann was still injured and Zimmermann being ruled out injured for 11 weeks. I've got no issue with Ben Godfrey's red card today, but it's the lack of consistency (always to our disadvantage) which makes my blood boil.
  13. 8 points
    8 more disappointing wins to go
  14. 7 points
    Great win yesterday. Watching match of the day and think they pretty much summed up our season. We have been great to watch but haven't taken enough of our chances. I think this is why most Norwich fans aren't that upset about how the season has gone so far. I'm loving it. Maybe a cup run is just what we need. Have to admit I would love to see us win it. COYY
  15. 7 points
    Outside our own results I don't think it really matters who wins what games. If we get to 40 points we will be in with a shout. We really have to win against most/all of those bottom seven or eight teams to amass the points ourselves. Outside that it matters little what the others do.
  16. 7 points
    Looks class. Vision, touch, range and only denied a debut goal by one of the best saves I’ve ever seen. Great start and hopefully a catalyst to the season
  17. 7 points
    Enough of the negativity, how about some positives Duda looks class Buendia is finally looking the part in the PL Cantwell continues to improve and learn Mclean was superb in the first half, his interceptions were spot on and was great in the air. Doubters need a rethink We overcame the consistent cheating from Bournemouth who had little else to offer We scored a penalty! oh and we won the game OTBC
  18. 6 points
    Never done this, definitely guilty of never really understanding it/giving it time from the start and therefore not really paying much attention to it - for that I can only apologise. I always found myself a little 'out of the loop' and confused whilst everyone in the thread definitely knows what's going on! I should have spoken up and just asked sooner, I can't offer any reason why I didn't. However, top informative post from Nutty, which has led me to message him to get involved and importantly throw my name into the pot of donators too. Good work, great cause. Thank you Nutty for making this easy to understand for those of us who somehow missed the boat. I hope you get more responses because of it.
  19. 6 points
    So he plays the way Farke likes his teams to play?
  20. 6 points
    I think people like you forget teams are signing an individual, not our defence. The fact he's been playing in a defence that ships goals doesn't really matter unless the team interested think he's the cause of them. They'll be looking at his qualities, attributes, potential and his advanced stats (not just 'he hasn't got an assist therefore he isn't creative'). The last left back Palace paid good money for was Patrick Van Aanholt, signed from then bottom of the league Sunderland who also had a defence who leaked goals for fun. I don't think Lewis is worth £30m but in the current market £15m would be cheap. If a team enquired I'd start at £30m but would imagine we'd end up settling somewhere in the middle of those two figures.
  21. 6 points
    He wouldn't have trebled in value staying at Norwich though- the reason he's now worth so much is he's proving he can do it at the top end of the Premier League, another season in the Championship wouldn't have done much.
  22. 6 points
    He always takes the cup seriously. Remember the epic games against Chelsea and Arsenal? Daniel also reiterated just last Friday that they're not waving the white flag and working towards their little miracle Not Toca's Miracle - Farke's Miracle. You lot can wave the white flag if you want to. I'm hoping to help with that miracle
  23. 6 points
    Methinks there is an agenda against Drmic on here today unfortunately. Hardly going to be at his sharpest in his first start and after injury lay offs. Still it wouldn’t be this message board if somebody wasn’t written off every Saturday
  24. 6 points
    It's quite simple really ... be a nailed on top 26 club without a billionaire owner. Playing attractive football with young and hungry home grown players. Not ever being rocked by having a talented coach or top player poached by a bigger fish. Not worrying about financial ruin. Either scrapping to survive in the Prem or being a genuine contender to win promotion. Sounds ambitious, sensible and exciting to me.
  25. 6 points
    First half we were very good. 2nd half we let them pin us back too much but broke well and you wouldn’t be moaning had we converted one of the clear cut chances we had. A wins a win. We did the job. Happy days i feel sorry for anyone that can’t be simply happy this evening
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