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  1. 13 points
    I live here in the Tampa Bay Area and I put this on twitter if any of you care. Sad about Jonathan Rowe he will be out for a while with a foot injury he was walking around in a boot & crutches I asked him how it was and he said “Not good but didn’t have the results back yet” & I asked Tzolis if he was coming back in January and he said likely not. Also congratulated Kenny on his new contract which was announced on the website during the practice and when he came to say hello to the fans and he was like finally it’s been done for a while. It was good times wasn’t organized very well with it being Announced last minute and right before the England usa match and everyone including players wanted to leave pretty quickly to get back over the bridge to Tampa. Btw the heat here is almost like Qatar right now and these players were gasping after only a few mins. I can only imagine how the European teams are feeling over there playing in the heat.
  2. 11 points
    Good news. Been one of our better midfielders this season and I'm not shocked that those who are experienced in football within the club seem to think so too.
  3. 8 points
    Always gives 100% does Kenny. Underated by many fans but not by the managers. Im happy for him.
  4. 7 points
    I'm fine because I rate him
  5. 6 points
  6. 6 points
    For those that prefer objective data to gut reaction/ prejudice, this suggests KM is 118th out of 443 championship midfielders by their model which is around the top quarter, which sounds about right to me. Last Championship season he was in the top 10%, but was in the bottom 15% in the Premier league last year. Given that he will not require a fee and is seen as "an experienced head" it seems a pretty sensible decision to me. Good championship player who struggles at EPL level. The idea that we should replace all our midfield and only buy premier league standard players is a bit naive. https://footystats.org/players/scotland/kenny-mclean
  7. 6 points
    Literally talk the same amount as any other commentator
  8. 6 points
    I’m perfectly happy about this, and think that he gets a lot of unnecessary criticism. No, he’s not PL quality but he’s fine in the Championship
  9. 6 points
    Sensible decision to keep Kenny. I'm quite pleased actually. It's up to other players to prove they are better, they haven't done consistently so far. Doesn't mean Rangers will drop their interest but it will require a meaningful transfer fee.
  10. 5 points
    I heard he had 'Smith Out' stitched to his underpants too.
  11. 5 points
    And Nunez and Sara. No one's saying he's a shoe in. If you read the article where Smith reflects this, the squad have a leadership team that are voted in by the players. McLean is in it. It's a squad game and if he slowly fades to a bench role, or back up left back role over the next two seasons we know what he can deliver when called upon. Makes sense. His replacements could already be at the club. Sara, Nunez, Gibbs and poss Hayden. Oh and the argument that he was only good because he played alongside Skipp? Go home. Shut the door and stand in the corner. I suppose Grant Holt was only good because of Wes Hoolahan. Huckerby because of Adam Drury. Bellamy because of Roberts. Pukki because of Buendia. Footy is all about finding players that work well together. We have always relied upon that more than having a team burgeoning with individual tallent.
  12. 5 points
    Even better? Comedy gold, in case you havn't noticed just about everyone who knows about such things accepts we are in a recession, and a recession that is forecast to hit the UK harder than any other top 20 economy except Russia. What is different about the UK? The economy still hasn't recovered its pre Covid levels and living standards haven't recovered from the crash in 2007. Why?
  13. 5 points
    I fully understand that opinions are formed on expectations to a certain degree, as I’ve said previously I’m disappointed we haven’t improved on McLean in 5 years, that’s not a criticism aimed at McLean but the club. In the current circumstances and knowing we’re going to be on a tight budget without promotion, extending McLean’s contract actually is a good thing, without funds for a replacement it’s a no brainer. The club has to consider the worst outcome of no promotion and build for that, if we do go up, I can only hope we do finally get a better replacement.
  14. 5 points
    Thanks very much for all the suggestions. My choice (all home/neutral wins) is: Welsh League Cup: Connah’s Quay to beat Taff’s Well. Netherlands Tweede Divisie: AFC to beat OFC. FA Cup: Wrexham to beat Farnborough. Spanish Primera Division Feminina: Real Madrid to beat Alhama. World Cup: Japan to beat Costa Rica. FA Cup: Ipswich Town to beat Buxton. - Nutty, ahead of me sending you the money, if you can find a tenner down the back of that sofa while Mrs nutty is not looking I would like a bet on these exotics. I have scouts at all of them bar the Danish game! Hong Kong Premier League: Kitchee to beat Eastern. (Saturday 10.00) Denmark Series Group 4: Odder to beat Djursland. German Oberliga Nordost-Nord section: Rostocker to beat Pampow. German Oberliga Hessen section: Eintracht Frankfurt II to beat Steinbach. German Regionalliga Nordost section: Energie Cottbus to beat Germania Halberstadt. (my pick) FA Cup: Bristol Rovers to beat Boreham Wood.
  15. 5 points
    England '82 kit, with that hair... Absolute banger!
  16. 5 points
    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63728503 Sad news as ever. A terrific guitarist and interesting character. Saw him twice in Bradford but also had the honour of playing in a support band for his Solid Sender's back in the mid 80s. Lucky for me I could sit actually at the side of the stage and watch from about 8 ft away! I was amazed by the guitar action he used (not tight to the frets at all) and later thought that he wanted a staccato style of playing so this helped him. He scared me a bit too as he was quite an odd fellow and quiet / quirky / east enderly but watched a couple of documentaries later and I was really moved by his cancer episode. What a life he lived.
  17. 5 points
    Didn’t think he deserved all the criticism he got last season. He was still a teenager when we signed him and is contracted until 2026, so there’s plenty of time for him to develop. Would like to see him get a few games for us in the Championship as it might help develop him - if we manage to get promoted this season Sargent’s already starting to look like he might turn out a completely different player next season to what he was like last season
  18. 5 points
    A quick =datedif formula in Excel says it’s 4,966 days and counting, or 13 years and 218 days, if you prefer!
  19. 4 points
    That makes an assumption I support Labour, I don’t I have always been a Tory voter, however I should stress I will do anything possible to bring my Tory MP down in the next GE. I will support whoever will challenge my MP and hopefully remove her from Westminster. I can find no Labour donors going to prison in that period, however I can see lots of problems around MPs expenses, and at the time supported the jailing of anyone involved. Recently we had hundreds of offences committed by people connected to the Tories and the Tory supporters reckoned the one against Kier Starmer which he was cleared of, was worse than all those 100’s put together, so excuse my scepticism that there is a bit of Trumpism going on here.
  20. 4 points
    I have a little bit of a strange obsession with Gregg Wallace. It started when I paused Masterchef years ago and got the (not unusual) stupid expression captured of, I think, John Torode. After catching a second one, I sent a photo to my daughter and now if I see an opportunity to catch an “interesting” shot of Gregg, I’m there. Other friends have joined in if they see a good one. Some of the best from my collection: Nervous Gregg: Egg Gregg: Coy Gregg: Cabbage Gregg:
  21. 4 points
    Wins more aerial battles than any of our other midfielders. Makes more interceptions than any of our other midfielders except for Hayden. Good energy for counter pressing. Always gets some goals and assists at this level. Good leader, organises.
  22. 4 points
    Shef, you are so right about this. I remember having a meal with Delia in a bistro in Lyon a decade ago and telling her she would eventually roux the day she didn’t use her shares as a sauce of mornay to fund expansion. That she could say tartare to her credibility as a caring owner. All I got from her was a very tarte response and a blanquette refusal to listen to raisin. She actually threw a bit of a confit, saying I wanted her to take too big a bisque!
  23. 4 points
    Lewa was so emotional after that. Scoring in the world cup was one thing he desperately wanted to do in his career and it just hadn't happened. He talked about it in a pre tournament interview. Rough backstory too, His dad was the driving force behind his football development as a kid, and he died when lewa was 16. 635 career goals and to see him get emotional like that was quite something. He's in the top 10 international goalscorers in history now. Level with Pele on 77.
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    Watching England is like watching Norwich, especially when trying to play through the press.
  26. 4 points
    None of us win from this...if this is our ambition and standard, we're going nowhere
  27. 4 points
    I really don't get this idea of having a scapegoat who's fault it is when everything goes wrong. He's one of our players and, believe it or not he's certainly not the worst.
  28. 4 points
    New contract until 2025. McLean signs new contract until 2025 - Norwich City (canaries.co.uk)
  29. 4 points
    Trouble is how many of the 504,000 are genuinely ready to contribute to the economy and how many will take years of acclimatisation into the UK before contributing? We lost thousands of workers from the EU who genuinely made our lives better with their hard work. We blocked these workers and opened the door for others. So much for controlling the boarders, more like shutting the EU door with massive benefits to our country and opening a chance door which has cost us billions if not trillions! Boris should be hung drawn and quartered for what he’s done to these great countries of the UK.
  30. 4 points
    They don't have enough points or play in a high enough league I'm afraid to be let in
  31. 3 points
    Pfft...."I should be so lucky"....
  32. 3 points
    If you want a clear understanding of Billy Gilmour as a complete midfielder, all you have to do is look at the highlights from all of Norwich's games in which he played last season. He features in most of the goals: you can see him jogging back into the shot just as the ball is slammed into the Norwich goal. I don't think they keep reliable stats for positional errors or failing to track your man so claiming that your son wee Billy was statistically our best midfielder is a bit like saying Tim Krul was our best striker because all his shots were on target. Ultimately there's a reason why he isn't getting a game for Brighton. It's possible that he will develop the missing bits of his game, but it's totally absurd to claim that he already has an all round game appropriate to the Premier League. He probably should have gone on loan in League 1 last season and then the Championship this time, otherwise I'm not sure how he'll get the minutes required to actually learn. Oh, an one thing Billy really didn't do for Norwich was 'show for the ball'. And he certainly never turned anyone. He did hit some nice passes into threatening areas, but he didn't really understand Pukki's movement or how to thread a through-ball for him to run on to. It was a monumental mistake for Norwich to think that Gilmour would be up to the required standard. Farke got it reasonably quickly and dropped him. Sadly Dean Smith didn't - like with so many other facets of his tenure - so we were treated to a whole season of watching his shortcomings first hand.
  33. 3 points
    "Billy Gilmour got an assist in the Carabao Cup and that's the reason he'd walk into the England side" It gets funnier and funnier
  34. 3 points
    Wales allow qualification if you've been to Wrexham.
  35. 3 points
    But Truss did involve Brexit by saying we could negotiate because of Brexit. Its in Hansard.
  36. 3 points
    I am at the match. Good to give some backing to a team that largely lives off gate money as distinct from having a wage bill 8 times higher than the gate takings.
  37. 3 points
    Switch any one of the 31 other managers at the World Cup with Southgate and you instantly improve this team. He's the worst there. Negative, clueless, rubbish. I don't think I'd swap Smith for him.
  38. 3 points
    Good news. Been one of our better midfielders this season and I'm not shocked that those who are experienced in football within the club seem to think so too.
  39. 3 points
    Can't wait to see how he feels now he's lost to Iran. Wonder if he cares? After all he is just like many Wales players born in England, speaks with an English accent, has only ever lived in England, plays his football in England.. Should I go on?
  40. 3 points
    I think by general consensus most players were poor. At the start of the season I thought he looked bright and against arsenal away I thought he was one of the better players, only to be dropped for seemingly no reason. Easy to understand why a young lad would lose confidence after such things. The pen miss against Liverpool did not help matters either. I hope he comes good would love him to have a bright future here.
  41. 3 points
    Hilarious! "...unprecedented to be handing over tax returns" except that is precisely what all his predecessors have done in the interests of ensuring that the president of the United States is above suspicion. I also loved his rant "Give me freedom or give me death". If only the US public could get a vote on that choice.
  42. 3 points
    The implication of any comparison between Smith and Jones' relationship with Norwich and the Glazer's relationship with Man U is ridiculous. Man Utd was a profitable business that the Glazers essentially purchased with the club's own money to extract all of the profits into their own pockets; Smith and Jones bought into a club struggling financially with their own money going into the club. The Glazers are parasites; Smith and Jones are not, and neither is Attanasio based on his record at Milwaukee and the manner in which his involvement has started here.
  43. 3 points
    People don’t like being told what they can and can’t do. Had they have been given their 2nd vote I suspect they would have got a no vote. However with them being told they can’t more and more frustration will build up against those in Westminster and the position Brexit has left the U.K. in and more and more will move to yes. I suspect the next GE will in Scotland simply be independent or not.
  44. 3 points
    Some posters are frightened of meeting the binners again. They tremble with fear "they're a club on the up" as though that means we'll be in their shadow for over a decade....
  45. 3 points
    Perhaps a star on our shirt?
  46. 3 points
    There is one Brexit benefit coming about. I found one! (Clipped from today's iNews). And taking things in all together it fits really nicely. It makes sense. 100%
  47. 3 points
    I think this is because the gain remains intangible until taken. It is also personal to the stakeholder rather than the club and doesn't actually change any of the economic fundamentals.
  48. 3 points
    The Glazers have never shown the slightest sign that owning Man Utd was about anything other than making money. It could have been a rugby league club or even a company making widgets as far as they were concerned. There is an interesting discussion about Attanasio and his motives and possible modus operandi. But there seems no doubt that even if he is in it to make money (which he probably is) he is also in it because he is genuinely attracted to Norwich City and gets a kick out of being involved in its future.
  49. 3 points
    But he wanted to buy a football club…
  50. 3 points
    I agree. He was signed under Farke's time here and even he couldn't get him into the side ahead of midfielders such as Kenny.
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