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  1. 9 hours ago, Indy said:

    I don’t care who owns the club, it has no bearing on me or you. I agree with your principal and certainly question if they should ever be regarded as fit to own any club, but my question still stands.

    If in five years Norwich were in the champions league playing Barcelona I do wonder if everyone on principle wouldn’t attend.

    Pouring money into a football club is no guarantee of success.

    And yes, if people like that owned the Club i would seriously conisder whether i wanted to follow football anymore.


  2. Can anyone seriously see Champions league football being played over the winter months in Europe?

    Spain is already back in quarantine and in the middle of their hottest spell of weather for years.

    Players travelling across Europe to play football in the middle of the worst pandemic for over 100 years should not be allowed to happen.

    Hopefully Governments will put a stop to it and then financial reality will set in with the biggest clubs.

     

     


  3. Its an exhibition game without fans.

    Sadly football seems to think its immune from the economic fallout of covid and we hear of top clubs still willing to spend £xxx million on a single player. It just does not sit right with me and i think football at the top level is in danger of disappearing up its own ****.

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  4. Its hard to pick one manager but there have been some great seasons in recent times.

    I remember us being promoted back to then Divison 1 under Ken Brown after the Milk cup winning season. We played some fantastic free flowing football that year and looked a cut above in many games.

    Dave Stringer deserved to win something with his considered style of football. 2 FA Cup semis but couod never make that last win.

    Mike Walker's I guess was the best season of all. We really could and maybe should have won that very first Premier League. that is unlikely to ever happen again.

    Lambert, three promotions in three seasons, stuffing the scum twice in one season with a 9-2 aggregate. Shame he ruined his legacy by being a complete **** at the end of it all...and ever since.

    And then Farke last season. Some truly great football and a joy to watch. I really hope we can repeat that next year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  5. It would be interesting to see the stats on Hanley, Klose, Zimmerman and Godfrey all being available for selection at the start of each match. I doubt even three on them were fit on matchday very often. It has had a profound effect on our season tho that isn't to hide from the deficiences and errors elsewhere.

    I don't know whether that is bad planning, bad training regimes or just bad luck but it does need to be addressed.


  6. 4 hours ago, nutty nigel said:

    I wonder if this will be a permanent change in supporters attitudes about football being more about the money than the sport itself. Or will this concern quickly get consigned to history and the old values come back to the fore.

    I still can't see any fixtures published anywhere. I haven't followed this too closely so may have missed something?

    Think they have only published the first three games for now as they have no idea if this will work.


  7. The reality is football needs to have a wage cap. Its been introduced in many sports over the years with success.

    The problem in top level football is that the rewards are potentially huge for thsoe employed by the clubs, especially those actually running the club ( not the owners).


  8. Read this thread till about page 3 and then gave up.

    Let's be honest, until football is played in front of a full crowd again, it's not a football I would bother with and I know I am not alone.

    Unless something dramatic happens in the next couple of months, I thinks that is unlikely until 2021 at the earliest. Even the brightest of scientific minds have no idea what the rest of this year holds for any of us.

    Imagine Leeds in the Prem for the first time in years and the whole season is behind closed doors. ?


  9. If the PL season is not completed in the same way it started then it needs to be voided. Those are the only two fair options. Anything else is a fudge and NOT sport.

    Sky can forget about receiving any money from me in the future if it becomes a fabrication to suit the big clubs.


  10. 20 hours ago, Mr Gilbert said:

    you will have to go some to beat these for miserable away trips only 3 days apart... I seem to recall both our goals were 90th min consolations too

    18 December 1996           West Bromwich Albion  A             1–5         7,483     O'Neill

    21 December 1996           Port Vale A             1–6         6,278     Fleck

     

     

     

    This ^^. Two awful no shows. Mike Walker was manager in his second spell, IIRC.

     

     


  11. 54 minutes ago, TIL 1010 said:

    I miss going to games but not games on the tellybox.

    If i could pay to watch NCFC matches only on the TV i would do that.

    I often put the football on because there isn't a lot else I want to watch but i have to confess i have not missed it.

    I do understand though that would just make the bigger clubs wealthier still and the gap between us and them ever bigger.

     

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