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  1. 1 hour ago, Ken Hairy said:

    I'd long gone by then. 

    Before this season I'd only ever left a game early once, Ipswich when for some reason they were housed in the Upper Barclay and they'd gone 2 up in the 90th minute, I've now done it 4 times. 

    Without doubt, the least enjoyable season in our history where I've never felt such a disconnect with the club and yes I'm including that Championship relegation before anyone pipes up. 

    Can't  remember them being housed in the upper Barclay. Coventry were once but it didn't work out very well if I recall .


  2. 43 minutes ago, Pockthorpe said:

    I remember him ! He used to sit at the end of our row when my lads were little and we had season tickets in the River End Lower. He was a lovely chap to talk to, huge Wes Hoolahan fan. He was well known for his perfectly timed outbursts “ taxi for Hughton “ one of his popular ones. My favourite was one he directed at Peter Thorne at a corner “ join in Peter , join in “ . Peter Thorne even nodded 😂. Brilliant. 
    Marvellous to see he still goes to Carrow Road .

    Great story. Hope he sees a better season soon

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  3. 23 minutes ago, essex canary said:

    Indeed so it was much better when spectators could just turn up and pay on the day. Contract culture promotes laziness and lack of commitment.

    Indeed it does. Supply and demand.

    The size of our ground means season tickets will probably always sell out in the champs or PL now and that leaves a scramble for the remaining few. Add a few more thousand seats in and I suspect the attendance would drop like a stone considering our utter pathetic performances this season. 


  4. 4 minutes ago, Jimthechip said:

    If I was to write an example of confirmation bias, this would be a pefect example to give.

    Why thank you very much for comments and approval. May I humbly point out you had a spelling mistake in your sentence?😉  


  5. I was at the game and watched him quite closely. I would say he was our best player today, hardly put a pass wrong and was calm under pressure. Very, very unlucky with the penalty

    At half time I posed the question to a few friends also at the game and they all felt he was our top performer. I accept the standard was not set too high. Rupp looked good when he came on as well

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  6. 3 hours ago, Thirsty Lizard said:

    We finished bottom with 21 points! 

    Last time in the PL we started the campaign with only 3 fit CBs and soon ran out of them. Our defence was decimated from the start and AT was at the end of his career with us.

    An AT 'type' character who continually help to steady the ship and provide some steel is something we are missing, not AT himself.

    You are right about it not being that simple, I'm certainly not suggesting it is. 

    Men against boys


  7. 13 hours ago, Thirsty Lizard said:

    Unfortunately three of the players in our squad who would have offered us a lot more height and physicality to contest crosses into the box were out injured - Idah, Omobomadele and Sargent. 

    That's the issue there in a sentence.

    Two untried young teenagers and an un tested forward/winger/midfielder/?

    From the start of this season we have seen virtually every team other than the supremely skilful ones, dominate us on the pitch and we have yet again done sod all to deal with this. 

    I'm specifically thinking of having a proven Tetey type character to win the odd tackle and provide a robust cover when we are under pressure. 

    Normann for example, was targeted yesterday purely because he alone tried to put himself about a bit yet when you look at Newcastle/Crystal palace and numerous team like them in this league, they have a balance. 

    Not a teenage trio of untested talent. 


  8. At the end of the last campaign it was widely accepted that to go with our more skilful players we needed a raft of players with a bit more physicality about them. 

    Today, we are losing and being bullied off the ball and winning zero in attack or defence when the crosses come in. Three subs are made and we bring on 3  players who offer nothing physically challenging to Newcastle and just allowed them to fully control the game.

    Bizarre

     

     

     

     


  9. 1 hour ago, cambridgeshire canary said:

    And to think they were in the Championship a decade ago and yet here they are now relegated to the National League.. Yet another reminder that things could always be worse for us, much as we can moan about Delia..

     

    Shame, I hoped they would survive. 

    S****horpe, an excellent club and a credit to the footballing world.

     

     


  10. 22 hours ago, jaberry2 said:

    Hi all.

    Sorry to ask on  a football forum, but looking at a house just outside of Dereham and would like some of yours opinions on that part of the world. People seem to have strong opinions of Dereham, but no doubt we'll be spending most our time in Norwich anyways. Thanks in advance 

    Where are you moving from Jaberry?

    Personally, I feel if you are moving south of Dereham it gives you a short journey to Wymondham which is also very nice. Not being a native to Norfolk though, having lived here for most of my life, off and on, I can say without fear of contradiction that this is a superb county to live in and there are some places which are absolute gems.

    Good luck


  11. 3 hours ago, king canary said:

    I'm not sure why Norwich fans resent Brentford so much.

    If anything the fact they've managed to stay up (yeah I'm happy to call that now) without huge spending after promotion and working on a 'sustainable' model in the Championship should at least give us some hope that it can be done, even if just for one season. 

    Good on them I say. Certainly don't hate them at all. Bit of a breath of fresh air and wish we could have matched them results wise this season


  12. 7 hours ago, Channon’s Windmill said:

    If the first team sheet in August has a Hanley/Gibson centre back pairing and you know who still in midfield I really will despair

    If the first team sheet back in the championship has a Hanley/Gibson centre back pairing and you know who still in midfield, we will probably win the league again


  13. Norwich City have a 1pc chance of staying in the Premier League, according to one football think tank.

    FiveThirtyEight's latest statistical modelling paints a gloomy picture with Dean Smith and his squad heading back to the Championship.

    It hardly needs the number crunchers to tell any City fan what they have seen unfold this season is a continuation of a depressing theme from the last time they were in amongst the high rollers.

     

    Albeit the predicted 24 point finishing haul in that analysis would be three more than the abject offering in the 'Project Restart' period under Daniel Farke.

    Are they right? How many points do you see City harvesting from the final nine league games that start with a trip to Brighton on April 2?


  14. 5 hours ago, For the future said:

    If I was the manager of Norwich City I would interview every first team player and find out if they wanted to stay at the club or be sold .

     

    I like it.

    Question 2: Where do you see yourself in 5 games time?

    Question 3: If 3 people were waiting for a kidney transplant and one became available, pick from these 3 who would receive it and why.........

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