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  1. I wasn''t trying to martyr myself, just telling it how i see it. If they''ve done these long years of apprenticeships and gathering knowledge in their skilled trades, how come Eastern Europeans can apparently just hop in and get the jobs as they do it at £1.50 less per hour? that doesn''t make sense to me. Surely if it took that much graft to learn the trade, then regardless of price, quality would be paramount? Don''t get me wrong Ricky, whilst i don''t neccessarily agree with your views, i respect them and i understand why you would hold them.I''m just trying to offer it from the other side. somewhere in the middle, as ever lies the truth.Hypothetically, If there was a Pole who was technically better, and more skilled and efficient in his trade, would you hire him or the Englishman who was less skilled? Would price have any bearing if the skills ratio stayed the same? eg if the pole was cheaper, same price etcI don''t want to pass judgement, i am genuinely interested to know.
  2. Do you realise the distance between Norwich and Scunthorpe? on the sat before christmas? and we''re not loyal for going? some of us have family commitments at this time of year. Do you think wolves will sell-out their support on that sat regardless of who they have, home or away? NOI know being a wolvo you may find this hard to believe - but most of our support is there through thick and thin.We sell out nearly every week, have second best attendance in the division, better than three prem clubs and a damn sight better than yours and your having a go as we didnt sell out Colchester as quick as Sunderland did last year?speaking of which... What relevance does Sunderland selling out Colchester have? we sold out Colchester, so what? Its not even wolves that did it in 25mins.We have better attendances than you both home and away. who are you to criticise?Normally I''m quite happy to have you post on here, but sometimes you make stupid, stupid posts.
  3. ''Strip the assets......up in a canary kit and see how bloody useful they are on the pitch!''how''s that?
  4. But the problem is Ricky, you don''t seem to even contemplate the point that maybe the immigrants ARE being hired for their ability, not their price. I don''t recall anyone saying English people are lazy and wont do the work. I think what you are doing is twisting and skewing my comments to suit your argument. What I actually said was in response to you saying your mates were undercut by Poles and couldnt find work, that there were plenty of menial jobs out there and maybe they should take one whilst looking for something more suitable. That is not racist, I have just been unemployed and I went and got a menial job while i am (still) looking for something more suitable. I take a pride in paying my own way.I certainly never insinuated the English nation was lazy as that is simply not my belief. I am disappointed that you are trying to stir up an argument by misleading people about my comments.
  5. The silence from Smudger is deafening, maybe he''s at the dentists?
  6. Welcome to the forum Jon!I think you may struggle in London as the Setanta game scheduled at the same time is Fulham vs Newcastle.I''m afraid I don''t know the solution, I live in the country in the midlands so will watch it at a country pub, where likely we''ll be the only ones there so will have control of the football. If it''s feasible for you, maybe take a train up to Norwich or into Colchester??Good luck whatever you decide to do, hope this helps - even slightly.
  7. "Haynes, Garvan and Clarke would all walk into your team, Haynes is a class act on his day, in fact Holloway said he was one of the best young players he had ever seen! As for training, I seem to remember Grunt got you lot back early to train to, shame that didn''t make any difference!!   We will love spending our £12m and who really cares about those creditors, thats in the past, the future is very much BLUE AND WHITE!!   6-1 ha ha ha ha ha ha" This is hilarious - "Haynes is a class act on his day" - So how often do his days come around? clearly not often enough to gain a place in your starting XI. Despite the fact you can''t win away. What''s your form been like these past 6games then CLBlue? We''ve won 4, drawn one, lost one. How have your cheating inbred lot done? And as for your takeover, you clearly don''t have any business knowledge, or any knowledge of Marcus Evans. Marcus Evans facts: He attempted to sidestep fortress Wimbledon by serving champagne lunches and strawberry teas in his garden overlooking the club – much to the annoyance of neighbours. At a subsequent inquiry, his solicitor defended “this talented and able young man”. A neighbour took a different view, describing Evans as someone who believed “every man has his price”. His spokesman, Richard Constant, said: "We prefer to call it selling tickets on the secondary market, which is entirely legal, rather than the black market." For more on the mercurial man - http://news.homesandproperty.co.uk/pages/live/articles/columnists/columnists.html?in_article_id=491021&in_page_id=1951 I think it will be amusing when he finds a whole bunch of tickets he can''t sell!! You still don''t get crowds of over 20 000 in your COUNCIL OWNED shed of a ground do you CL?
  8. According to the daily mirror - QPR have beaten us to Fitz Hall and are just tying up a £1.2million deal.In light of this i feel it is even more urgent to get Taylor in, if we possibly can, as Fitz Hall would have been the next best thing.
  9. Bigfish - I would not want to go up with the current squad, we are not ready yet! (to quote the beer advert!) I think give Roeder some time for a proper clearout and in 18months time we could be prepared for the prem, hopefully having achieved promotion next season!
  10. I just though i would say seeing as no-one else has mentioned it today, that it was a magnificent fight, with both competitors giving 100%. There were some dodgy refereeing decisions and a big psychological one, was the point Hatton had deducted for punching the rope with Mayweather leaning out the ring.  The ref was far too quick to jump on Hatton for in-fighting and with a much shorter reach that disadvantaged Hatton immediately.  That said, I dont think it changed the result. Hatton didn''t seemed focussed and let his heart rule his head, this played right into FM''s hands. He seemed to be fighting with emotions and this was demonstrated in his almost 100% attack on the head, and not his customary body shots. Mayweather, whether you like him or hate him, fought intelligently last night, and whilst his style maybe somewhat unorthodox, you cannot deny he really proved his worth last night as the greatest fighter of his generation. He was also unexpectedly gracious in winning, and said Hatton was a champion despite his defeat and was very complimentary towards RH. Overall I think it was a great advert for boxing and Ricky Hatton certainly gained some respect from myself. He may have lost but he really showed what he is all about, and he has risen in my estimation, he showed heart passion and desire, He was gracious in defeat and he really cared deeply, and you could see that. There was also no trashtalking last night with both fighters giving each other total respect and i don''t think you could fault anyone in that ring on the night. except of course the referee.  
  11. The Guardian had the line "The canarie''s title winning form...." That''s the everest of optimism isn''t it?!?! This season i''m happy with 21st - would be delighted with a mid-table. Next season however, I expect a top 6 finish and i think Roeder has already proven he is capable of leading us there if the cash is splashed. So far he has not been able to sign players he really wants. He has only signed players he needed to plug the holes in the team Grant left. In Jan when he is able to start making the team his own we should see a little more quality added when Roeder can sign as a luxury rather than a neccessity. With the team playing the way they are and Roeder given the opportunity to make some additions, we could well be in for an exciting couple of years, as long as the board are right behind GR like the fans are!    
  12. Can you really Mr C? if this is true then that would save me at least 30quid per game from my girlfrends - il check it out later, thanks for the tip!!
  13. It is a supporters info desk - so take a leaf out of jimmy carr''s book. Airport info office - he asked "how many airports are there in the world?" Replace the word airports with ''supporters of every team'' "How many supporters are there of every team in the world" - i think that should confuse the poor lad! Alternatively, you could ask him ''what is the average wind speed in norfolk on city home matchdays over the past 30years''  I think you should get a fairly blank look using either of these!
  14. I was just pointing out that you were making unbased claims. Mcleod has pace and that is an unteachable asset. i thought he scored quite a few for MK dons when they were in this division? i might be wrong however - i don''t really remember. I wasn''t saying he had come on in the 89th for 13games in a row, was just pointing out you don''t know! after all Ian Henderson scored 4 in 4 for us in promotion season didnt he? or something similar. but i wouldn''t say that was representative of him as a player. Akinbiyi did nothing for us but has been prolific for other clubs. Peter Crouch was in the reserves for a year at Villa before coming to us on loan. I think your making a bold statement on so little time on the pitch. and everyone has clubs they don''t fit at. Earnshaw can''t get a game at Derby who are bottom of prem and struggling for goals, does that make him a poor player too? He also scored quite a lot in league two, and league one before that. I also said in my original post, if you had read it properly, "how do you know all his sub appearances haven''t been in the 89th min, not saying they were, just a possibility." i wasn''t trying to found an argument against you, just saying maybe you should check the facts before saying a player is crap. I apologise if i''ve caused you any offence, I just don''t think that can judge a player on 90mins and a few sub appearances when i doubt you have seen?
  15. [quote user="we8wba"][quote user="inch_high"] I have lived in both London and Manchester(born and bred in Norfolk)and believe me Norwich is no different to either of them on Saturday afternoon. If you like shopping with the wife(big girlie) then there is no difference between all three or so she assures me. The city is no longer a backwater, infact I am assured by my ever shopping wife,sisters,mum that it is a great place. My sister who has lived in London most of her life(it''s a Thetford thing) travels here on a regular basis as apposed to her native London to shop. Luckily(just not this season) just off the city centre is this little fooball club known as Norwich City FC.  [/quote] oh yes i did hear mourinho say the other day he wanted to come back to do xmas shopping, it was a hard choice but he choose london over norwich. i never been shopping in norwich so all i know it could be the best shopping ever, but believe me there is a difference between london and anywhere else in the country [/quote]   Right so you have never been to norwich, and for all you know it could be the best shopping ever. but its not as good as London. logically that does not make sense. If you have never it could be as good as London for all you know so you should stop making stupid comments when you have no evidence to back them up whatsoever. That said, it''s not as good as London for choice of shops. :) Of course in Norwich you don''t have to walk a million miles to get to a specific shop. so it probably is best for shopping if you know what you are looking for and where to get it. or if you want to be quick in the shops and not spend hours there. or if you don''t like walking. if you are window shopping London is clearly better. And i certainly did hear Mourinho saying " Take me to that black country shanty town, you know the one with the arrogant, abusive fans who think they have a god-given right to compete with the big teams but have neither the team, nor the fanbase to support it, so have to settle for living in the Albion''s shadow and re-living their glory years from before most of them were born." It was a hard choice but he decided never to mix with such people and chose London.
  16. Not to pick faults, as i couldn''t make the game today - but all reports from radio norfolk and every other report i have seen said that it was a hucks cross, nodded down by Jimmy Smith to set Ched up?! Curo did nothing except miss two sitters. again. from what i understand.
  17. It has to do with the fact we were second in the table around christmas time or maybe a bit later - i dont remember, with Bellamy just broken thru and on a streak of form and Iwan providing an excellent foil for Bellers, and Muscat went thru Bellamy and broke his leg and we didn''t even get a free kick for it, but it left our promotion hopes shattered. Plus the fact they are scum. Fans are awful - arrogant, abusive, attempt to intimidate outside the ground etc etc. They always hark back to their glory days and cannot accept that they are now a small team - probably the smallest from the area - WBA, brum and villa are all bigger, better supported teams, - coventry are the only localish team smaller than them.
  18. "say hello to smudger who is an ipswich fan listening at home" or words to that effect!
  19. Vern text into canarycall - and just asked neil adams to "say hello to smudger, who is an ipswich fan listening at home"
  20. Just heard Neil Adams on radio Norfolk - absolute genius. well done!
  21. i wasnt aware i was laying into Roeder? i said i thought it was a bizarre starting line up. and i did. It proved to a great lineup and i am happy about that and pleased we have got Glenn at the heln. as i have been since the scum game.
  22. i prefer   5 - 0 breaker!! Happy with one today though!! the scum lost, we won - we''re out of bottom three - ipswich sliding down the table. 12 points out of 15. We are staying up!
  23. well we did concede late - as we have for the past 2 games - luckily the linesman saw him offside!! Brave linesman - but who cares, we won it - 4wins in 5 and we are out of the bottom three!!!
  24. and maybe i didnt!! colchester losing means we are still out of the bottom three!!! i overlooked this fact when using the live league on sky sports!! E I, EI, E I O....
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