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  1. [quote user="Hooleyfan"][quote user="kick it off"][quote user="Hooleyfan"]

    The main Pink''un site headline story earlier today suggested we...or rather Glen Roeder was to get a response from Man City today on whether Jed Evans would come back to us for the rest of the season.

    I suppose that now its too late for him to play in the Bury fixture there isn''t likely to be any further press releases on this subject before tomorrow...three deals in already secured today...mustn''t be greedy eh?

    Still I''d like some news on strikers before Barnsley game.

    [/quote]His name is CHED not Jed. Jeez you must have read it a thousand times in past 6 weeks.[/quote]

    Sorry Kack it orf...you are right ...a momentary aberration during all the excitement of the transfer window...but who cares anyway how i spell his name just as long as when he or another striker is signed he scores plenty of goles.

    By the way its spelt ''Jesus''...not Jeez....how many times have you seen that word spelt over the past umpteenth Christmases???

    [/quote]Hooleyfan - Genius. Loving your work on that one!! Apologies all round. I even got a talking Jesus action figure for Christmas so i REALLY should know better.

  2. Dont get me wrong, Gunn was certainly the best keeper i remember seeing at Norwich and is a proper city legend - Im twenty by the way. He is not however a businessman, he does not have the contacts to be transfer liason, and he is just far too unfit to be a GK coach. The only way i would keep him as GK coach is alongside someone else, and Why pay two wages for the same job? To the best of my knowledge, Gunn also does not have any coaching badges which also detracts from him being coach in my view. Giving him a job for life is ok, just as long as we have the job specificied and dont use him as a jack of all trades. If he is to be GK coach then the club must get him through his badges asap.

  3. [quote user="Hooleyfan"]

    The main Pink''un site headline story earlier today suggested we...or rather Glen Roeder was to get a response from Man City today on whether Jed Evans would come back to us for the rest of the season.

    I suppose that now its too late for him to play in the Bury fixture there isn''t likely to be any further press releases on this subject before tomorrow...three deals in already secured today...mustn''t be greedy eh?

    Still I''d like some news on strikers before Barnsley game.

    [/quote]His name is CHED not Jed. Jeez you must have read it a thousand times in past 6 weeks.

  4. [quote user="ipswichrscum"][quote user="we8wba"]

    hate to break it to you but camara isnt that good

    he useful for odd game or two i.e your loan but to keep him for the season you better hope this new guy is good

    camara will prove to you he isnt any good at defending and just a poor mans version of carlos

    [/quote]

     

    i have to agree, im not impressed with camara as much as everyone else seems to be... some of the things he does e.g crossing are so off target, I wouldn''t say hes much better than lappin as lappin is much more accurate and steady when on the ball, but camara defends better, making them about even.

    [/quote]Ummm - remind me is the primary objective of a left back defending or crossing? Personally i thought Camara delivered a better cross than Lappin, and not only that but Camara actually has enough pace to be interesting once in a while rather than Safety Simon....

  5. Why are so many people saying it is a great deal and the money could be used for Taylor? Are you guys incapable of listening?Roeder has said - quite clearly - he will not be offering more for Taylor.... What he didn''t say was "If we can sell one of our brightest prospects for a very low fee, i will consider adding to the Taylor fund."Aside from which, who says we cant afford £250k? Maybe the club is playing hardball as they are confident of getting their man due to "player power"?I know Doomcaster did his annual "we''re so poor" routine but i think that should be taken with a pinch of salt as that appears to be his contribution before every transfer window.Added to this - £400k for an england youth international, very highly rated by all and sundry? very poor deal in my opinion. We''d be better off giving him a run in the team and flogging him in the summer for a heftier price if it is our intention to sell him.Hopefully Roeder will offer him the backing the lad deserves and he will decide to stay, i would be very disappointed to see him go. ESPECIALLY at such an awful price.Why is it a great deal if we negotiate a sell on clause? Surely 100% of the money would be better than 15% or 20% of it?Gilks has already said he''s considering leaving. Which would make Lewis our number 2 keeper. With Marshall''s performances reportedly interesting other clubs, We could go from 3decent keepers, to none. Do you think we could sign another keeper of Lewis'' calibre and potential for £400k should Gilks and Marshall leave? and for those about to retort with no, but we could with the money from Gilks, Marshall and Lewis....That would effectively be swapping three good keepers for one. That does not sound like a good deal to me....

  6. Just thinking about Norwich Legends and how their careers had panned out.... wondered if anyone has any other updates?We all know Mike Walker opened a skip hire firm, but what is he doing now?Terry Allcock, who scored in that famous FA cup run semi-final.... is now an undertaker, he oversaw my gran''s funeral a few years back. He has pictures adorning the walls of his office of scoring that header past (I think it was?!) Gordon Banks?! Feel free to correct if im wrong on who the keeper was!!Anyone know what Ruel Fox is up to nowadays?

  7. Peterboro striker, scored 16 so far this season, potential target for us??Posh have agreed a £150 000 fee for Liam Hatch, a striker from Barnet. Added to this Mclean isn''t even in the Posh 16 today. I don''t know if he is injured or suspended?? Signs point to him being thru the posh exit door come Feb 1st.Would he do a job for us?? If so, what''s he worth?

  8. No, i''m just working on what Roeder has said and reading between the lines. i think we have between £1.5mill and £2mill plus whatever we can make out of player sales...Strihavka has secured a move to the Bundesliga according to cheepshot.co.uk so that''ll be around £500 000 as we wont want to sell at a massive loss....Not really a rosy view - just realistic. We know that we have a set budget, we know that Roeder wants to get 3 or 4 players in permanently and we know that Taylor is available for a mill but we are only willing to pay £750k. It also looks very likely we will pick Pattison up on the cheap as one of the permanents. He will cost the aforementioned £150-250k. Which leaves roughly a mill for two more players, if my figures are correct.In total, i think we''ll spend about £2.5mill plus a couple of loans. How much do you think we have Ricardo? and what are you basing your figures on?

  9. [quote user="buddhaboy"]hoolahan 250k?? u must be joking evans hopefully, camara maybe, i reckon pattison is 250k deal.smith will be bought, but only at the end of the window due to lamps being injured etc.and taylor...will get him for 750k, brum won''t want to pay his wages for 2 and 1/2 years whilst he negotiates a deal to come to us for free...[/quote]Hoolahan is out of contract at the end of the season and refusing to sign a new deal. £250 000 is a realistic price tag. Pattison will be between £150k and £250k as he is reserve team player and out of contract.Smith won''t come here permanently imo, i don''t really want him back on loan, id rather save his wages for a different player. Agree on Taylor - it''s a done deal, he''s using player power and refusing to sign elsewhere. Bham have little option but to sell to us at our price as it looks like we are playing hardball.I think we can afford the extra £250k. More to do with not needing to payit when it can be better spent elsewhere, and Taylor coming anyway.

  10. [quote user="JC"]

    To the people saying with bravado ''ah its part of football'' I ask:

     

    If you had a kid and knew your ten year old was snarling ''c***'' at someone and sticking their fingers up at a game due to seeing adults doing it and it being ''acceptable at football'' is that ok?

    [/quote]

    [quote user="JC"]

    To the people saying with bravado ''ah its part of football'' I ask:

     

    If you had a kid and knew your ten year old was snarling ''c***'' at someone

    and sticking their fingers up at a game due to seeing adults doing it and it

    being ''acceptable at football'' is that ok?

    [/quote]

    No, just the same as if i had a kid and he put a gun to someone''s head as he''d

    seen it in a film or video game. It is the parent''s responsibility to socialise

    the child effectively.

    There is plenty of stuff that is worse than swearing on TV currently. You let

    the kid watch hollyoaks, you have incest. Coronation St and you have pupils

    having sex with their teacher.. Eastenders and you have affairs with the

    boyfriend''s father. All of these are on before the 9 o clock watershed. Are they suitable viewing? debate for another time. Are they viewed by kids? most certainly. Do children immediately go out copying the actions they have seen? doubtful.

    If my child was taking drugs and said they were doing it because they''d seen it on TV i''d say it was a weak excuse and punish them. Same as if my kid was calling someone a C**t and said they did it because they heard it at football.

    Kids are not mindless drones who just copy everything they see or hear.

    I was going to games from the age of two, and i have a very good sense of

    pragmatism. I never swore in front of my parents, even at games, as i had proper socialisation and realised it was unacceptable and that my dad would punish me if i swore in his presence. However, at school, like the rest of my peers, i swore like a trooper. I heard swear words at school day in day out, i heard swearing at football for 90mins in the week. Should we just ban swearing altogether? Live in a very nice little community knitting each other jumpers?


  11. [quote user="JC"]

    I would LOVE to know how you make a ''conscious effort'' not to sit near kids?

    [/quote]

    I tend to go to away games which are often unreserved seating when you purchase a ticket on the day, or if we have not filled our allocation, there is option to pick where you sit. In cases of reserved seating, if i am sat near young kids or older people, particularly eldery ladies; i wait til the game has kicked off and then move if i see spare seat away from kids.


  12. Its always been a part of football, always will be. When i go, i make a conscious effort not to sit near anyone with young kids, if i have to do so i tone my language down but do sometimes lapse.You can''t stop people swearing at football and why should we all have to watch ourselves the whole time we''re at a game because you decided to take your kids? i''m not being argumentative, but people go to the football to relax and don''t want to have to watch what they say, and vent frustrations etc.The supporters passion is a massive part of football. If we were banned from swearing, we might as well sit there in silence for fear a slip of the tongue may get us ejected.I''m sorry but this is ludicrous. You know football fans swear, I went when i was a kid and people swore, and my dad went as a kid and people swore. It is no surprise, so why should thousands upon thousands of fans change their behaviour because you took your kids knowing full well thats what happens?If people around you are using language you find offensive then ask them if they can tone it down. Most City fans are reasonable enough to do so if you explain it''s due to your kids being there. If they carry on regardless, then they are a little rude, but i certainly wouldn''t blame them as they have paid there entrance money just like you and have certainly not gone in there expecting to be censored.

  13. Peterborough have agreed a deal for Barnet''s Liam Hatch. My Point? Peterboro have Aaron Maclean, possible target for us? Prolific this season, young, looks a good prospect, wouldn''t cost much.Having agreed a fee for the Barnet striker, i''d guess they are resigned to losing Mclean in the window....Thoughts?

  14. Gazza - hope you enjoy a much better year in 2008.My best present was off my girlfriend who''s just got back from the USA; She got me tickets to mighty boosh live, and somehow managed to get hold of the biggest selling toy in america this christmas... I may be 20, but you are never too old to enjoy a fully poseable Jesus action figure that spouts bible verses when you press a button on his back!! gotta love it!!

  15. YESSSSSS!!! 18points from top spot, on current form we can easily make this up - we''re going to win the league!!!! (Im joking btw)On a serious note - great win today, we may not have deserved it but any win away from Carra is a good win. we''re climbing towards mid-table obscurity/safety, slowly but surely. Give Glenn the funds in the summer and we can look forward to a good season next year hopefully.


  16. "I''m like a badger at the start of the pairing-up season."Plymouth manager Ian Holloway on reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals."Hopefully Gary Cahill will be in my stocking on Christmas morning."Sheffield

    United''s Matt Kilgallon reveals his desire to make Cahill''s move to

    Bramall Lane permanent, and what massive stockings he has.
    "Playing Joe Perry is about as easy as getting Marmite off the bedsheet when you''ve had it on toast the night before." Steve Davis at Snooker''s UK Championship. "It''s not often you see a referee with two red balls in his hand, Willie." Dennis Taylor to Willie Thorne commentating on Murphy v Maguire in the UK Snooker Championships.Richard Keys: "Well, Harry, do you think that you''ll have to finish above Manchester United to win the league?

    Harry Redknapp:
    "You have to finish above everyone to win the league, Richard."
    Most genius announcement of the year goes to... "There is no smoking at Layer Road - not even round the

    back of the stands. Anyone caught smoking will be taken to the top of

    one of the floodlights and dangled there until the next home match." Colchester''s announcer takes a softer line on smokers against Norwich than previously - Previous threats have included electrocution and being foced to listen to Will Young apparently!!
    "He has won an Olympic silver medal so you can''t do better than that."Graham Earl talking to 5 Live about Amir Khan."The Italians aren''t the youngest side and may not be able to keep it up for 90 minutes." Pat Nevin during AC Milan v Celtic."We cannot fail to win - even if we face 13 players."Russia striker Aleksandr Kerzhakov wins the ''me and my big mouth'' award for his comments ahead of the Israel game."Having one shot in 90 minutes isn''t good, especially when that''s in the 93rd minute." Curo following the Plymouth away game."We''ll never play you again." Arsenal fans to their Reading counterparts when winning at Madejski stadium.

    "You *******said that last year!"Reading fans reply.

  17. "It really p****d me off that a team-mate should poke

    his nose in and say I need to think more about the team - especially

    when it''s him who needs to think more about the group! We have the guy

    considered the best in the world but Samuel Eto''o is also the best in

    the world. I know he''s slagging me off but he should have the b******s

    to say things to my face instead of stabbing me in the back." Barcelona

    striker Samuel Eto''o after Frank Rijkaard claimed he refused to come on

    as a sub against Racing Santander and was backed by Ronaldinho.

    "People think that there is a time bomb in the dressing

    room, but that isn''t true. Rijkaard has got the team under control.

    Samuel Eto''o has a good relationship with the rest of the group and the

    atmosphere is good" Barcelona captain Carlos Puyol approximately two minutes later
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