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  1. 16 minutes ago, Badger said:

    Thanks Googler, KIO.

    I'm inexperienced on this type of diagram - but with my negative head on, the defending quantity (for a CDM) and ball retention ability look poor - is there context that I am missing?

    If you click on the tweet and read the thread below it there is some explanation.

    It appears the Defending quantity refers to him being a screener, and the ball retention is whether the team kept hold of it after he played the pass (the context to that is he was playing in aa bottom of the league team)

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  2. 1 minute ago, Number9 said:

    Well written post, the propensity to concede goals from set pieces is one of our biggest challenges. 

    Obviously that's slightly different to the situation you described. 

    Having a 6'0 DM who is said to be good aerially is also probably helpful in that regard, compared to Tommy T

  3. Does seem strange though BYG that he still wouldn't know. If his agents have spoken to the club, it's not ambiguous whether he is staying here or not.

    I presume that he is surplus to requirements and will be allowed to leave but it's all very odd that he would not be clear on that.

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  4. 5 minutes ago, hps2031a said:

    Just excuses, and quoting they did OK, how many games did we win or not concede in January, considering we had a total of 3 clean sheets all season!!

    its all about what if, same old story.

    Here's a what if... What if we had a defensive midfielder who was aggressive and mobile, and could break play up a bit more effectively than Trybull, stopping the defence having the ball come straight back at them everytime they clear it.

    Would that:

    A) Benefit the defence and help them to concede fewer goals

    B) Harm the defence and lead to conceding more goals

    If you answered A, congratulations, you've totally undermined the entire thread you created.

    Nobody is saying the defence was good, they're just saying there were circumstances which made them look worse than they probably are. We all know there will be turnover defensively this season. It won't shock anyone when it happens (except apparently you as you don't seem to grasp that transfers don't happen in a vacuum and there can be multiple deals happening at once).

    Quite why you choose to focus only on tiny bits of the picture at a time, instead of seeing the bigger picture is bizarre.

  5. 1 minute ago, ged in the onion bag said:

    But what's the point of this thread though.      We have all been going on about the fact that Leitner, Vrancic, Steipermann, McLeann, Tettey etc... aren't good enough for the project so what's wrong with getting a prospect in (before someone else signs them) as a likely replacement.    Webber has already aluded to the likelihood of players leaving and when he did last week he was referring to those that hadn't made the EPL grade, not our best talent.   

    You also say Farke has accummulated them, not sure that's correct either.    Wasn't that our recruitment depts responsibility to find and sign players.   

    As for our total inability to defend.... the main reasons for that are ..... 1) no central midfield influence to screen the defence - being addressed by this signing..... 2) a group of young, inexperienced lads left to fend for themselves without sufficient experience and guidance due to injuries primarily.... 3) a philosophy to play from the back which puts them under even more pressure.   4) no forward outlet.... none of them can hold a ball up so it keeps coming back.    3 of those are nothing to do with signing defenders.     It's a team game, we haven't defended well as a team and too many on here haven't got a clue what they are talking about.    Rarely do posters articulate their points with rational and reasoned justification.

    If you could avoid sensible posts like this one full of logic and an actual grasp of football it would be appreciated. Common sense has no place on this forum, you and your kind are not welcome here.

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  6. 2 minutes ago, Number9 said:

    You'll know from a few minutes ago that I wasn't complaining that we hadn't addressed the problem yet, I merely offered an explanation as to why the poster had complained. 


    Fair enough - makes sense in that context - it read (to me at least) that you were agreeing with him

  7. Just now, TeemuVanBasten said:

    I'm fully aware that Tettey has one more year on his contract, Trybull has two years so what's your point?

    The point is Tettey said he would retire after the 2 years (now one year) and return home. Given the fact he's been at the club nearly 10 years and still gets in the first team whenever fit, I just find the probability that Trybull, who is clearly out of favour and has only been here a few years is leaving to be far more logical than Tettey cutting his contract short.

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  8. 4 minutes ago, Number9 said:

    Are you saying that ours have?

    I'd suggest you look at the League table first 

    So surely signing better ones who might be more helpful defensively is a signing aimed to address the exact problem you're complaining we are not addressing? Jesus.

    Not to mention the season isn't even over, and nobody has said we're happy with the defence and won't look to make some moves there, which I think most people with a brain can see is pretty likely.

    You're literally complaining that signing a defensive midfielder (that we expect to be effective I presume) to replace our ineffective defensive midfielders is not a good idea because we're not sorting out the defence....

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  9. Just now, Number9 said:

    He probably was just referring to the national collection of midfielders Farke has accumulated compared with our total inability to defend which keeps getting ignored.

    Too right - Defensive midfielders offer no help defensively. Can see the logic there. 🙄

  10. 6 minutes ago, yellow_belly said:

    godfrey West Ham

    I think if Ben goes it will potentially be United. Lindelhof is the clear weak link for them, and Godfrey's strengths are Maguire's weaknesses and vice versa - they'd make an excellent partnership..... Rio is involved with his agents (on the books as a mentor) and both he and Godfrey have publically praised each other. Maybe I'm making 5 from 2+2 but there's some logic there.

  11. Just now, Bethnal Yellow and Green said:

    Stats suggest he player at centre back twice last season. I don't think it is something that he has been signed for. Seems more an upgrade on Trybull and challenger for McLean (although probably not quite as good a passer as Kenny). He's good in the air, strong tackler and can dribble pretty well for a CDM. Will be a big transition from Danish league, but as Brentford have shown there is lots of joy to be had in bringing in players from there (also a certain Mr T Pukki).

    This seems a good signing, the analytics community are bigging it up as a good one for Norwich and seems there was a fair amount of interest in him. A good start to the new signings.

    Thanks Bethnal - when I commented on that, I obviously meant that he could play there in a pinch, not that we were signing him with a view to him playing CB.

  12. Just now, TeemuVanBasten said:

    Or Tettey could be off, his wife is homesick. 

    He's got one more year and then he's retiring to go home - that's been common knowledge for ages - Can't imagine he would go any earlier.... Presumably Sitti has been signed to develop for a year before becoming his replacement.

  13. 3 minutes ago, WD40 said:

    Someone needs to write a bot programme to identify these posts and then immediately reply “signings are not made in order of priority”. 

    Particularly when the incoming midfielders are comfortable playing at CB and have done so numerous times for their previous club.

  14. 1 hour ago, Indy said:

    So how about a prediction on the summer?

    I predict.......

    1, Aarons to Palace

    2, Lewis to Liverpool

    3, Cantwell to Liverpool or Newcastle

    4, McClean to Rangers

    5, Drmic to Leiston.

    6, Klose, free transfer

    7, Leitner free transfer 

    8, Trybull free transfer

    1. Aarons to Spurs

    2. Lewis - Stays at Norwich

    3. Cantwell to Liverpool or Newcastle (Maybe Leeds as an outside bet)

    4. McLean to Rangers (or anywhere else please)

    5. Drmic to Sunday league, doubtful Leiston though - Eadie is in charge there and has seen a fair bit of Drmic this season with Radio Norfolk duties. Can't imagine having seen that much of him he will be interested in signing him!

    6. Klose - Young boys or Sion - one of the better Swiss teams

    7. Leitner - Free transfer

    8. Trybull - Free transfer

    9. Emi to La Liga. Valencia or someone of that ilk.

  15. Just now, cambridgeshire canary said:

    Yet another youngester, can't complain.

    Still, given hes a midfielder pretty much confirms some level of Mclean/vrancic/Stepierman are off then

    He's a defensive midfielder so more likely related to Tettey retiring after next season and probably Trybull leaving. Don't see how it's related to Vrancic, Stiepi or Mclean.

    He's also not a "youngster". He's 22 and has over 100 appearances in the Danish top flight. Certainly not going anywhere but first team squad.

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  16. 2 hours ago, Herman said:

    He is one of the good guys KIO. 

    I fully understand your point too as the voters of this nonsense, especially the louder cheerleaders should take responsibility as well. 

    But as he suggests, millions of pounds was spent on well executed propaganda to con the people, most of whom know little to nothing about politics. In simple terms millions were groomed and brainwashed. We should feel a bit of sympathy for them surely? 

    For what? Being stupid enough not to be able to think for themselves? They've taken away freedoms and rights from my daughter, but I should feel sorry for them because they couldn't work it out? Because despite living in an age where all the answers are 0.0023 seconds away on google, they couldn't be arsed to check stuff out? 

    Nope, sorry, that **** doesn't fly with me. They've spent 4 years blaming everybody but themselves and now they need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and come to terms with what they did.

  17. On 19/07/2020 at 08:25, Herman said:

    Fair comment.


    I disagree. Why shouldn't they bear responsibility for not being competent enough to research such a major decision? The failure of Brexit is on the architects but the enabling of Brexit failure is on those who were stupid enough to not see through the transparent veil. Sorry, but that reads like an ex brexiteer who knows he ****ed up but won't take any responsibility for it. There's no trap there, just deflection.

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  18. 13 hours ago, Herman said:

    I remember you recommending this so I stuck it on last night. What a fabulously dark and brilliant film. Full of high end acting and some black humour in for good measure.

    Great film.

    I haven't seen anything for a while that has been much good if I'm honest.

  19. 3 minutes ago, Bethnal Yellow and Green said:

    Bradley Johnson couldn’t pass though.

    The £7.5m Norwich got for him was one of the best bits of business ever managed by the club.

    I’d take Kenny over Johnson every day of the week. 

    Each to their own, im taking Johnson every time. He might not have been able to pass, but he could tackle and shoot. Kenny offers neither of those regularly, all he can do is 5 yard passes and win headers on the halfway line. Johnno had fight and bottle, two qualities kenny sorely lacks

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