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East Rider

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    It is a fair question. However, for my part he never hides away from the action and always puts himself as a willing receiver of the ball. I think he is superb, but as has been mentioned he is probably a confidence type player who will improve as the season unfolds. We certainly have not seen his best yet (Man city apart) and it would be great for him to stamp his authority over the pitch on Saturday. Can't wait
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    20 points

    Our position injury wise is almost unprecedented as a club and doesn't appear to be getting any better any time soon. However, I feel if we can amass at least 20 points by Christmas/the new year, we will see premiership football next season. Are any of our team season long injuries? A number of key personnel will be back by the turn of the year if not before If this set of current team members can push on and hold on, we will be fine. Looking forward to Aston Villa and a hard earned 3 points. Support needs to stay strong and loud over this period of strife. 20 points and we will be fine.
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    It’s not just injuries

    We had injuries in this league, in defence before the season started. A fit back line to choose from (bearing in mind how effective Klosse was in the PL last time around) with Amadou, would have helped massively.
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    It’s not just injuries

    Spot on, 100% agreed. A full NCFC squad would have far more points on the board by now. Just look how Zimmermann was playing before he was deliberately taken out of the game! Vrancic would have found his rhythm and Hernandez would have scared teams home and away, and will still do this season. It is a massive shame we have this problem but get behind the team against Villa and who knows.
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    20 points

    I was aware Klose was probably out of contention but thought Onel was likely to be back with time to get back into the team. Once we have most of the team back things will turn rapidly for us for the better.
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    The Norwich Messi?

    Loved his style and whole hearted commitment from the start. His passing and awareness is superb and watching that montage just reaffirms what a player he is. When he has possession of that ball, Pukki just starts running straight for a shooting opportunity knowing it is coming his way. The strength and work rate he exhibits will certainly propel him to greater things, hopefully with us. And finally, seeing Onel H doing his thing gives you the impression that when he returns to the fray, we are really going to be hitting teams harder and quicker than now. Value: Absolutely no idea!
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    Points Target for Next 4 Games

    5 Points : Draw Burnley and Villa, beat Bournemouth. However, would love to get a result against palace
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    Todd Cantwell

    Different players, different teams. Hoollahan was someone who would move play forward for us and was often the most gifted in a number of ‘good’ city teams. TC is dynamic, young, hungry and naturally talented in a team which includes other superb talent. This is our best squad I can remember and TC has been given the floor, I’m delighted for him. However players such as Hoolahan had the ability to adapt and it would not be beyond the realms of probablity to believe he could push his way into this team, when at his best. Who would I rate higher? No idea!
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    I can't cope...

    He probably explained what most of us felt. Looking back, we were possibly on a much more level playing field (financially wise) against Bayern M and their superstars than against a squad worth a reported near billion. It is utterly ludicrous to have this disparity in the PL, but it makes our victory even sweeter.
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    Buendia's Transfer fee

    Spot on JC. In fact I feel we could probably replace every member of our team (not at the same time and poss not including Pukki) will little effect to our play, except EB such is his influence on the type of game we play. I enjoyed watching Madison in his first team season but this chap is on a whole new level. You could see a scenario that if we are still going well come January a major team here or abroad will come sniffing. Enjoy his game whilst he is still here I say.
  11. I think that was the loudest I've ever heard the Riverend. Infact at times I couldn't even hear the Barclay, it was that noisy,. Well done those who kept up the chanting and support, I even saw one lady with her hands over her ears! OTBC
  12. He is funny, quirky, oddly lovable and on his day extremely effective footballer. The type of player you love to watch as you have no idea what he may come up with. He looked back to his best, against the best. It's all about the timing!
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    Loudest I've ever heard the riverend

    Ha ha, yes very true, though I do like those flags and banners. If people mane the effort with support, others will follow.
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    Handicap Match

    If todays match had a horse racing style handicap applied to it, what would it look like? Reduced player numbers or smaller goal at one end for example?
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    Ratings v Man City

    Amadou was superb considering this was his first start. Buendia is back to his best and during the first half found his mojo and then he really turned it all on! Mark my words MOTD in the up coming weeks will highlight him more and more. Stepermann was something like we know he can be and a thorn in their side with his awkward style and play. He adds a dimension we need. He and EB for me are back to where we would like them to be performance wise, it could be a good season. Byram was that good I honestly thought Max Aarons had started. The rest of the team were just immense.
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    TWTD of the day

    Who cares
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    Alex Tettey

    When he is on song, Norwich do well. And today was one of his best performances. He was immense all match.
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    Bring on MOTD. Can't wait......

    I hear this as well, he definitely said 'Wagner'. However, to be fair he was quite complimentary about us. The Man city fan who sounded like he was on his way home to Yarmouth was saying how unfair it was that they had a defender out and could only replace him with £50m Stones! Hard fu9%ing life isn't it?
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    Handicap Match

    I'm not a betting man TL although I have had a flutter on this game, the Asian handicap table looks complicated to my inexperienced eye, but appreciate the knew knowledge just the same. I was thinking more 'agricultural type handicaps' than that. Such as delivering a dead leg to every Man City player before each half?
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    Feeling even more positive now

    I hear what you are saying MY, and you never know we may have a resolve that will last tomorrow. infact I have a small wager on us winning 1-0 with the player of the month scoring, plus another with us winning and one of a draw. I never usually bet so fingers crossed. However, we are against a world class team and will need every advantage.
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    Raheem Sterling

    I hear what you are saying LDC and to be honest if it's not Norwich playing I can lose interest quickly. However, I can remember clearly watching Peter Beardsley when he came here and thinking 'what is all the fuss about,' and then suddenly he rips our defence to bits and smashes in a goal at the Barclay end where I was, stunning display. The same for Denis Berkamp and his wonder displays here. And others who have graced our ground. Sometimes you can not help it being mesmerised by certain extremely skilful players in live football and I believe it is a privilege to have seen them play live.
  22. Interesting piece on the front of the Pink un regarding ideas on match days. Particularly liked the suggestion of streamers coming for the upper tier of the Barclay however, unfortunately the club have dismissed that idea for now. Being an organiser myself I can appreciate that the organisation of this is impressive and well planned. looking forward to the upper tier being involved and possibly the River End. There's a thought.
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    Them down the road are loving it !

    It would not surprise me to hear they have messed it up, not sure how they are doing really. However, if the last decade or so is anything to go by I seriously doubt they will protest. They seem to accept some dire dross down there without complaint, not sure why.
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    Pukki for Finland

    That man is on fire and it's great news for us. His confidence must be sky high, just keep injury free please.
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    Agreed also. The referee should have got a grip of the game earlier and it may have prevented the poor foul on CZ. He was beginning to look back to his immense best. However, they had a game plan and had Pukki in their pockets the whole game, and it worked. Again a few of our players appear off their game even possible 'start struck' with the experience at times. As a result those who we know can destroy teams are playing within themselves, time will change this.....hopefully