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East Rider

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  1. Agree with this. The behaviour of certain supporters from some teams in those days was an utter disgrace and people suffered terribly at a number of locations. Being a young supporter from the era, it was evident the innocent were going to suffer. As a result, being a non violent fanbase, we missed out and it was a real shame also for us and our club. It is right to remember these dates and those that suffered. It is wrong to jump feet first, when offered the slightest chance, on what is only a poorly worded comment.
  2. R.I.P Roy, a canary gent. Left at a high point.
  3. Wouldn't be surprised if it's a combination of a greedy agent and a massive ego. Toxic indeed.
  4. I suspect you are right here. DW is a man hugely confident in his own ability and knows when the time is right for him, he will move on. But right now at ManU it looks risky for DW. However, a month down the line with a change of strategical thinking there and including some chance of having a relevant role in direction (without the ex-player obstruction), he could be on his way. My thoughts are that he will be staying here this season as a minimum. For various reasons. Not least there are bigger fish out there for the likes of them.
  5. 'IN EVERYTHING he does, genial, secretive, tycoon Marcus Evans means business......... It's about getting Ipswich Town to where he believes the club should be - and then keeping it there .... He has certainly done that. They must be delighted. Bravo Sir. Bravo! '
  6. I think we have to be realistic here. He is a striker who knows the club, will not upset the dressing room and someone who DF trusts. Yes, it is true he is not a Pukki, but another Pukki will not just sit on the bench for most of the season a be part of a greater team. JR at the right price, is a good opportunity to secure a good player for the next two seasons, given our spending power. The cost of a striker who would score the same amount of goals in the championship as he has done is out of our range, even now it seems. Last season when needing a goal he was brought on and changed games for us, scoring and setting up others. Infact on one occasion the ref blew the whistle when I was convinced he was about to notch another one at the Barclay end. Whilst it would be a concern to see him as our main striker if an injury occurred, I'm not sure DF sees that as the final piece in the striking department. I hope we secure him for a snip then speculate on another Bellamy or Maddison type player.
  7. Welcome Jack. Just try to contradict yourself every few weeks, then regurgitate what everyone else says and you will be fine. Throw in an absolutely absurd comment every now and then and no one will realise you're probably sane and actually support City. You're not Waveney are you?
  8. Just to clarify. My feeling is that next season instead of accepting VAR, the commentators out there will see it as a 'punishment' to the bigger teams when a decision goes against them initially. However, VAR will be more beneficial to us than not in my opinion, especially to help combat the obvious big team bias, which does exist, and to which we have fallen foul of many times.
  9. Good news indeed. He is going to be invaluable next season. I recall his slightly stuttering start to his arrival here, but when he found his feet he was one of our best performers in a relegated team. Then he was injured I believe. Will he start the next season in the team?
  10. Quote from Graham Poll : "Let me guarantee you this: none of the penalties given to Wigan Athletic, Stoke City or West Bromwich would have been awarded against Manchester United and yet they were against Norwich City. So are match officials really biased, do they deliberately favour the big teams? " Are there any city supporters who really didn't believe that the majority of big decisions go the way of the big teams, and have done since probably the game was invented? VAR will be a friend to Norwich next season in the main and the ONLY teams it will be seen to 'punish' will be the traditional top 6.
  11. Nothing more than a cheap marketing ploy to attract a few thousand more gullible souls down there to part with some money. If it isn't the lure of expansive forward thinking football promised to them leveraging a few more season tickets out at rock bottom prices, its the polished turd of their team being used as a get rich quick scheme for others via a few dodgy betting companies. Any way they should be champions and nothing less next year. After all, 60 years ago they won the league. That should be enough to secure it surely?
  12. That was a horrific and deliberate stamp on their player (Andersson?). Early in the game so probably part of the tactics that evening. The penalty decision, looked about right. The offside was a disappointing decision but we have seen that many, many times. Leeds supporters who tend to get air time display zero respect for other teams and show no humility, until it is forced upon them by results. I was listening to one on the radio and felt embarrassed for him with the dribble he was spouting regarding their place back in the PL and how it would be more deserved than others.
  13. I too liked Nelson Oliveria when he first arrives and it is clear he has talent to burn...…………...if he is interested. The risk of him having a strop in the Premier league when we need everyone pulling in the same direction is too great a risk. He does not get into the same positions as TP and is no where near his level. Srbeny, in my opinion allows us an option B if we need one. However what we do need is another striker to support/boost what we have.
  14. Conceding from set pieces is a concern for us and something needs to be done in that area, whether it's another defensive midfielder or CB, or both. I would be disappointed if we came back in August and had 5-6 new players starting. So no large recruitment needed in my opinion just a ticking over in the right areas. Definitely need another striker, without TP we will be toast.
  15. I think the opposite. They have literally swallowed the whole PL public relations exercise and having built an understrength Leeds in the final game it has boosted their STs to 11 -12,000 odd. Despite them being dirt cheap. However, they have no money to spend and it will be a summer of discontent down there as far as transfers go. They would be better off actually supporting their team during the first 10 games at least and not (when the going gets tough) start bringing out the icons of the 60s and 70s, as is their default down there. Lambert to be gone by the new year is my predicament. However, who really gives two fu4k5 about them? Probably the most underperforming, boring and predictable long ball team in the top 3 leagues!
  16. For the surprise of it all from where we were at the start, definitely one of the best I've witnessed. The 92/93 though was superb for different reasons. We were in the era when there was not the ludicrous money swishing about and our team could compete with the best. Great time (like now) to be a city fan.
  17. He is one of a few that are going to be class next season for us
  18. Leeds were immense, but thought Sheff United were very good too. However, the best team I have seen at Carrow Road, without a doubt...……………...are the CHAMPIONS Well done Norwich Superb season
  19. A good, interesting point well made. We are vulnerable in defence but exhilarating in attack. A conundrum definitely.
  20. I certainly have not got your sentiment wrong and agree 100%. Rio 'the obvious talent spotter' Ferdinand, can sod off and leer elsewhere.
  21. Yes, must remember to thank him for the decent money on them, and the investment in the team it allowed afterwards. We must invite him to Colney for a specially arranged reserve game soon, see what gems he can unveil
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