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  1. BlyBlyBabes

    Norwich fans not from Norwich?

    Well, I think it''s nice that we count amongst our Norfolk-born number converted ManU fans....................but whether or not they''ll ever be able to live that down is a moot point.

     

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  2. BlyBlyBabes

    Leon Barnett....

    Leon Barnett is a much better player than most on here give him credit for.

     

    Good luck to the lad.

     

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  3. [quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="BlyBlyBabes"]

    http://www.yourgrandadsfootball.co.uk/pre-war-the-posh.htm

     

    ''In the days before floodlighting (introduced in the1950’s) matches started earlier as the days grew shorter and in mid-winter a 2.15 kick-off was usual for league matches, with a 1.30 or 1.45 start for Cup replays. So prior to floodlights football was confined to Saturdays, except early autumn or late spring. Cup replays were midweek as were International matches.''

     

    I would imagine that it was much the same for all clubs prior to the arrival of floodlights.

     

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    There are far more football matches played on Saturday afternoons on pitches without floodlights than there are on those that have them. Surely you didn''t need to google this[*-)]

     

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    Good Lord. I thought you''d gone off on holiday with Tilly.

     

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  4. BlyBlyBabes

    Make Bassong captain.

    [quote user="Mungo Bumpkin"]

    But some people do revel in the status afforded by an armband, a high-vis tabbard, a clipboard or the facility to delete posts from internet forums. It makes them feel important. Power corrupts, especially  with the "senior jumped-up nobody" types.

    But I do think Sebastian would make a good captain.

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    I hear that you''ve always favoured a clipboard.......

     

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  5. BlyBlyBabes

    Van Wolfswinkel in our sights again?

    [quote user="ron obvious"]Well, what''s so clever about it? It was short & to the point. You obviously read it, so why not reply?[/quote]

     

    I saw it after being alerted by Lappy on this thread.

     

    It had dropped further than I checked before posting this thread - presumably partly because the thread title did not immediately connect with most people, hence my comment.

     

    In any event the matter would probably have just meandered  on without notice if Lappy hadd''t been on thre prowl looking for brownie points and stripes amonst his crew.

     

    Still. One love.

     

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  6. http://www.yourgrandadsfootball.co.uk/pre-war-the-posh.htm

     

    ''In the days before floodlighting (introduced in the1950’s) matches started earlier as the days grew shorter and in mid-winter a 2.15 kick-off was usual for league matches, with a 1.30 or 1.45 start for Cup replays. So prior to floodlights football was confined to Saturdays, except early autumn or late spring. Cup replays were midweek as were International matches.''

     

    I would imagine that it was much the same for all clubs prior to the arrival of floodlights.

     

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  7. BlyBlyBabes

    Van Wolfswinkel in our sights again?

    [quote user="BWs Cat "]Til to arrive in 3,2,1...[/quote]

     

    He''s off on holiday - well, so he said yesterday. Do keep up.

     

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  8. BlyBlyBabes

    Van Wolfswinkel in our sights again?

    [quote user="lappinitup"]There''s a thread with the same link furthur down the page entitled RVW.....

    Dear, oh dear, oh dear. [:''(]
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    You mean drifting near the bottom of the page with no input from you and sporting a headline that''s too clever by half.............

     

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. [:''(]

     

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  9. BlyBlyBabes

    Van Wolfswinkel in our sights again?

    [quote user="BWs Cat "]I think i''d believe "Dodgy rumours.com" over talkshite. But what about your spurs? Weren''t they interested in him as well?[/quote]

     

    OK/ maybe/if you say so - now. wouldn''t you prefer him to Hooper?

     

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  10. BlyBlyBabes

    Make Bassong captain.

    I agree.

     

    I''ve been far from impressed by Holt''s attitude recently, and if it''s infectious then...........

     

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  11. BlyBlyBabes

    Van Wolfswinkel in our sights again?

    According to Talksport. Sporting Lisbon hard up.

     

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/premier-league/transfer-rumours/130311/norwich-lining-%C2%A310m-swoop-sporting-lisbon-star-193426

     

    Well, I''d much rather have him than Hooper. What about you?

     

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  12. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    [quote user="canarygirl"][quote user="BlyBlyBabes"]

    CG

     

    It''s hard to imagine a driven and successful man like McNally being satisfied with marking time.

     

    To keep him the board will have to give him more challenging goals and objectives.

     

    If and when our place in the Prem next year becomes certain, I reckon that the first order of business for the board should be a SWOT exercise followed immediately by the development of a new 5/7 year plan.

     

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    [/quote] Bly We are still well ahead of our existing 5 year or 7 year plan,whatever it was, so a period of consolidation will be part of the process. McNally will not be bothered about the style of football unless it is such as to impinge on the business success of the club, that''s not likely to happen if we stay on the Prem.[/quote]

     

    But CG, a period of consolidation surely means marking time - and I just don''t think that marking time is up McNally''s street quite frankly.

     

    We need to give him a more ambitious challenge otherwise he''ll be off sharpish, I fear. Particularly if we mark time with rather dismal, stagnant - and dare I say boring, football whilst the crowd get increasingly restless.

     

    In the scheme of things, David McNally is of considerably more importance to us than Chris Hughton.

     

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  13. BlyBlyBabes

    Howson

    [quote user="Webbo118"][quote user="BlyBlyBabes"]

    [quote user="jedi"]FFS Howson is not a holding midfielder!! Hughton''s tactics don''t suit him granted but he''s clearly prem class. I really can''t see the Howson bashing, But then I didn''t agree with the morison bashing either.[/quote]

     

    Howson and Morison are at most Championship class; perhaps even biggish fish in that little pond. But that''s clearly their limit.

     

    Just clear facts; not bashing.

     

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    No, NOT clear facts. YOUR opinion.

     

    Actually it''s quite amazing how many of my opinions turn out to be facts when viewed in retrospect. [:)]

     

    Now please stop shouting at me, old chap.

     

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  14. BlyBlyBabes

    Best decision of the season?

    [quote user="Aggy"]I still think Ruddy will come straight back in once fully fit - Bunn has done a superb job and gotten better the more he has played, but Ruddy just seemed to have a bit more of an aura about him, both in terms of pulling out the odd world class save and controlling his box. But certainly getting Bunn in has proved to be a very important decision, as his recent performances and Ruddy''s injury show.[/quote]

     

    I more or less agree with you. But Ruddy will certainly have to be on his toes.

     

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  15. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    [quote user="TIL 1010"][quote user="BlyBlyBabes"]

    To keep him the board will have to give him more challenging goals and objectives.

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    McNally is a board member.

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    Yes, and the board employs him as the Chief Executive with a job desciption and pay plan.

     

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  16. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    CG

     

    It''s hard to imagine a driven and successful man like McNally being satisfied with marking time.

     

    To keep him the board will have to give him more challenging goals and objectives.

     

    If and when our place in the Prem next year becomes certain, I reckon that the first order of business for the board should be a SWOT exercise followed immediately by the development of a new 5/7 year plan.

     

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  17. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    [quote user="spudgfsh"]we''ll see come the signings that are made during the summer.[/quote]

     

    Now on that I can agree with you! [:)]

     

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  18. BlyBlyBabes

    Howson

    [quote user="jedi"]FFS Howson is not a holding midfielder!! Hughton''s tactics don''t suit him granted but he''s clearly prem class. I really can''t see the Howson bashing, But then I didn''t agree with the morison bashing either.[/quote]

     

    Howson and Morison are at most Championship class; perhaps even biggish fish in that little pond. But that''s clearly their limit.

     

    Just clear facts; not bashing.

     

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  19. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    [quote user="spudgfsh"]I have a realistic opinion of our board. They will be satisfied in the short to medium term to be a premier league club as it will allow the long term building of the youth system, ground and squad. our season so far has shown that they are happy with this and I can''t see it changing any time soon especially if the manager throws in a cup run or two[/quote]

     

    You mean they''d be happy with Stoke-style football and tactics rather than the Swansea approach?

     

    But will McNally be satisfied that that is the best way??

     

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  20. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    [quote user="spudgfsh"]One of my good friends is a Stoke City season ticket holder. For as long as I''ve known him he''s berated Tony Pulis (barring a gap in 2005/06 he''s been there since 2002) for the style of football they''ve played. They''ve been promoted to the premier league and become an established tea, got to their first ever FA cup final and played in the europa league. Despite all of that success he (and a not insignificant section of the stoke faithful) have continually berated the manager and his tactics. How has Tony Pulis survived this supporter backlash? simple, he''s been successful enough to satisfy the board. Chris Hughton is currently successful enough to satisfy the board and as long as we are not in danger of relegation he will continue to be so.[/quote]

     

    Evidently you don''t think too much of our board.

     

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  21. BlyBlyBabes

    Best decision of the season?

    My vote goes to Chris Hughton for his decision to bring in Mark Bunn.

     

    It is getting to the point where John Ruddy when fit again may have a stiff fight on his hands to regain his place.

     

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  22. BlyBlyBabes

    Howson

    My wife thinks he''s dreadful.

     

    And she''s usually right.

     

    Doesn''t like his ''hair style'' either, poor fella.

     

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  23. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    And Chris, try and recover as much as possible of our scarce money that Lambert wasted on the dreadfully over-hyped Johnny Howson and Ryan Bennett before it gets too late.

    You can surely make better use of it.

     

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  24. BlyBlyBabes

    Well played Bunn

    [quote user="Mister Chops"]Some brilliant saves today, worth highlighting amongst all the gloom and doom that he did a fine job today - especially with one exceptional first half save.
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    Agreed. [Y]

     

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  25. BlyBlyBabes

    This 'war of attrition' approach

    This war of attrition approach well may be tolerated by most for this season - and understood up to a point - because of our particular circumstances. But I think that Chis Hughton needs to understand that Norwich City Football Club has - ever since my first acqaintance at the exposed River End in 1958-59 - generally been associated with playing ''good football''. 

     

    Today was grim. Today was dismal. Today was about as far from the Norwich City way as it is possible to get. Ugh!

     

    Next season I will be very surprised if this same attritional approach by Chris Hughton and his staff will be accepted by most........and if we struggle in the same rather ugly manner the fund of goodwill established in recent years under the leadership of Bowkett and McNally will evaporate quickly and things could start to get somewhat unpleasant. People are starting to look, for example, at how Swansea have kicked on and say ''why not us''. Indeed why not?

     

    Of course, I may be worrying unnecessarily, but I don''t think so. Chris, you need to inject some style and pace (and goals) next season otherwise things will very likely get awkward for you. Take my advice.

     

    One love.

     

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