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  1. I wrote it in another thread - good football. Where we''re competitive, sure we''ll lose but at present it''s.. dull. If any of you like the journalists fine, that''s your prerogative, but given their closeness to the club you just get the same tosh week in week out. Just feels like they go through the motions and sitting on the fence I appreciate you taking the p155 out of me and apologies if my opinion is a bit vitriolic but ffs it''s torture following Norwich sometimes and the local press don''t really help, they almost add to the smokescreen. In 2003 I purchased one of the best post-hardcore punk albums ever called ''Worship and Tribute'' by a band called Glassjaw. I went to go see them at the Astoria in London, got all the way there to find the gig was cancelled and had been for a few days, except I hadn''t noticed, back then Dereham only had 56k modems. Myself and my friend traipsed the length of Oxford St a few times in the freezing autumn cold before giving up and heading home - the ticket inspector on the train didn''t charge us for coming back on an earlier train thankfully. 2003 were good days.
  2. Reading some of the EDP tidbits this morning talking about stating the obvious. Trouble with the journos is they don’t ask the difficult questions. They talk a good talk into the camera delighted at their own sense of self worth and majestic prose of their Monday pieces but they don’t penetrate the Carrow Road bubble with their access fans can only dream of asking of the club their accountibity. It’s safe and warm down King Street I guess. How about some stats about the cost of being a season tkt holder compared to other clubs and the price of failure this season posed to the board shareholders. How about some transparency since this is 2017 and not 2003. How about a piece on whether Farke not being the one. We’re rooted in negativity now so what effect will these journalists questions hurt? As a side can you imagine a hiding from Alex Neil on sat? If it happens will it bring about a fundamental change right at the top. We’re teetering on a Chase Out era now it just needs that push. Anyone going to the AGM? Please, I beg of you, use your “in” to raise pertinent questions of the board. Use your voice. You want change then let them have it. I’m sick of this inconsistency and it drags everyone down with it. The fans are being shafted left right and centre because of a stubborn few, that isn’t what this club is about for all the preaching of inclusivity.
  3. I like the caveat of hope. It’s the hope that kills you. I think to put it as simply as this: wouldn’t we all like to see decent football played by our team where we score some goals, lose but make damn sure we put up a fight? That’s literally it. Beyond all the philosophy, beyond all the formation / stat discussions, beyond all the tearing chunks out of the majority shareholders all I want to see is good football!!!!!!! I mean ffs is that too much to ask?!!!!
  4. No idea. But Neil wasn’t originally. And Irvine has a good crack at the whip? Funny, what I wouldn’t give for an Irvine now.
  5. Nope. Lose to Preston and they’ll be trouble. Unfortunately even if he does go that leaves us with the bunch of players from summer.
  6. Seguing nicely into some gossip I read today about Norwich being in for a defensive mid in Morsey? Seems unlikely if Godfrey returns in Jan surely?
  7. Yep, I was just asking for their opinion with no malice whatsoever. I wrote something similar a few weeks ago about some of the u23''s stepping up, I was intrigued to see what other people think.
  8. In what way are Aarons, Phillips, Fonkeu, Abrahams and Ramsay ready in your opinion? I haven''t seen any u23 games, so I can''t comment.
  9. I might agree with you BYG had this been August or September. But the new teammates thing within a new league is a bit of a stretch end of November when he also had a pre-season to get to know the players and who he spends time with every day in training. Would a decent player not be able to adapt to his surroundings also? Maybe we all want him to be good and simply he just isn''t suited to the Championship. As a side, he does seem to be getting an unfair amount of negativity though. Maybe this could be aimed at the HC and his tactics rather than just one player.
  10. Hi all, given I’m mostly ignored by many on here, here’s my take on how things currently stand. I hope it fills some of the more positive on here with some hope at least. Addressing the elephant, I don’t think the majority of fans have the patience this overhaul desires. They’ve been long suffering for too lengthy a period of time now which I can forgive them for. To have a decent yo yo period to now being faced with championship averageness and to watch peers the likes of clubs aka Sheff Utd and Wolves climb higher is galling. Personally I think we were too hasty in removing Irvine. Could he not of worked under the DoF role? We’ll never know but the football we played under him was a balanced lot. However Farke is an experiment, if he continues in this vein then summer will be interesting especially given Shrewsbury ascendency (I posted its own little thread below which no one read, given 3 of our decent youth players are getting on extremely well there, It’s not outside the realms of imagination to think the Shrews coach could be a viable option) and how, from the outside at least, there seems to be a vested interest into what’s going on there. Webber’s signing was the most important of the lot, under him I feel positive more about the long term than the current. We’ll see but rather we tried to shake things up than still be in the rut shipping money with Ricky Martin, Darnborough et al.
  11. Let’s keep one eye on Shrewsbury Town. I wonder what will happen if they’re promoted and results stay middling for NCFC what may happen next summer. This is the beauty of the DoF model. Don’t forget Webber may well be responsible for the signings but under the say so of the Head Coach dependent on his choice of team. Webber handles the business but I doubt the choices. If anything Webber had to come in to change the problem with the outmoded infrastructure and that if nothing is a positive.
  12. wcc, that entirely depends on their readiness. I mentioned this in a thread a few days ago. Who would be able to go up top and not have their confidence sapped should they not be read for the Champ? Morris seems the only candidate, many don''t agree. Unfortunately I haven''t seen him play but the EDP journos reckon the lad has something to offer and is a lot more agile than his frame suggests.
  13. Hi all, Unfortunately I don''t get to the U23''s games, and whilst I was writing the possible team sheet out for next season (I was bored with 10 mins spare) I wondered what younger players could potentially fill the gaps that will appear. Do any of you have any insight/opinions into what u23''s are close to the jump up at 1st team (not withstanding those on loan/injured: Godfrey, Lewis, Thompson etc) I put into the squad: Cantwell, Phillips, Middleton, Abrahams. Bear in mind the only 2 I''ve heard are close are Phillips and Middleton. But given Cantwell was on the bench a few weeks ago and Abrahams seems to have created quite the impression I included them.
  14. Given his agent is Jorge Mendes, chances are he''ll go to Wolves where he can continue to be kn0b alongside that particular egoist. He''s hardly pulled up trees at Norwich has he?
  15. Personally feel he’ll be nailed on no. 1 next season if Gunn goes back to Man City presuming we don’t go up. He deserves it, from what I’ve seen of him play he’s a good keeper too
  16. I sent an email to Michael Bailey today with some of your thoughts and mine about this topic as I think it would make a really interesting article or mini series of articles (you know how the EDP make a 100 stories out of one event). Hopefully Mike will draft something up?
  17. I have no doubt we''re a great club Lakey. I love it. But competitive? To what extent do YOU mean? I feel we''re competitive in the middle of the Championship. But nothing more right now. Do we all have ideas of what level we''d like to be competing at? For me, to push for a comfy play off place and tickle the autos in the next few seasons would be great. That would be my idyll. But I can''t see it. Am I being a pessimist... errrrr. perhaps but it''s with a dash of realism from how things are evolving in front of us.
  18. As I wrote earlier - surely it is about supporting your club no matter the surrounding financial environments though I appreciate this could also be a generational thing as I''m only 33 and have no experience of the 70''s and little of the 80''s. I want the club to be competitive. But I also hate the monied up owners of Villa and Wolves. This is where I''m conflicted: on one hand I don''t want Norwich to become a faceless plaything of an egoist (think Mendes and Wolves) but on the other I would love for City to be competitive and push each season into the play offs or the Prem. I''d love to go to games without the feeling of absolute dread because deep down I know we lack the quality to play teams like Derby or Cardiff or whoever. In order for Norwich to be competitive it requires new ownership that''s the bottom line, we all see that. I do think it''s now we need a much needed injection in the ailing arm of City. I''m not adverse to foreign take over so long as the club keeps its character and I think that''s the important underlying factor a take over would need to address. I suppose in fairness to Villa, at least Dr Xia seems to live and breath the club. Unless all this debate is for nothing when post the Int. break Farke goes on a massive run and we smash it. Then I''ll eat a hat....
  19. In order to compete you need decent players/coaching staff which you can only buy with funds. Sounds like the obvious right? Well we''ve been competing in the middle of the Championship the last few seasons because that''s the level our assets reach and funds can buy. Norwich had the poorest owners in the Premier League last time round. We''re fast becoming one of the poorer clubs in the Championship. I have no idea what contingency plans are in place or have been formed taking into account the next 5 years or whatever but we''re struggling to be competitive even in this league. Personally, I want the club to be competitive and clearly in order to do so we need owners with more money. I''m not asking for Champions League football, but we''re now in an age of inflated prices and we''re sticking to this sustainable model which is out of touch with the modern game. What fan doesn''t want their team to be competitive? Otherwise, what''s the point of following a football club?
  20. Herman, was your original post on here La Tigre lyrics you little tinker?!
  21. Wolves have bought the title, what chance did we have? None. There''s a theme here if that money keeps on rolling in. I''m sick of it tbh.
  22. Woody I didn''t call you an idiot. Just not keen on Vrancic there but I appreciate your comments regarding not playing wingers. I wish we would make the attacking play wider though instead of trying to ''unlock'' the centre of the park. This is where I feel we could mix up our attacking play making us less predictable to play against and potentially score more. But hey ho.
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