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  1. Personnally, I find Connor boring and self-righteous more interested in bashing the club and the reader over the head with his opinions than saying anything of interest.
  2. Whingers 0 Wagner 1 9 points out of 12 ! Never mind, Ipswich up soon - back to whinging ways
  3. Plenty of whinging from potential candidates for the manager┬┤s job. Interesting selection, why not just see how it pans out. Or is the real pleasure just in whinging.
  4. This is the first chance to see this ┬┤new┬┤ Norwich team in real action. Friendlies are friendlies and played with tired legs. It will be interesting to see how they play against a Hull team who in their last 10 games of last season only lost to Middlesborough away and Burnley at home. They will be well set up, motivated and no push-overs. I think the game will hinge on a) them not scoring first and shutting up shop, and b) us scoring and forcing them to open up. I go for the latter and a tough, hard-fought 2-0.
  5. Nach 6 Jahren bei YB - Fassnacht erf├╝llt sich Ausland-Wunsch und wechselt zu Norwich - Sport - SRF Maybe most importantly it says he was a leader, and one of the main pillars of YB┬┤s success. Werder Bremen were apparently at some point also interested. Sounds like a good catch.
  6. Anybody who ever ran the length of that pitch at Watford in the pouring rain has got to say Ron Saunders. He took us from nowhere and created the foundations for everything that followed. Wasn't exactly cuddly, but down to earth and to the point.
  7. Reading the German press all the news is prefaced with "according to media reports", i. e. Sports1. So all the current noise seems to be based on one journalist. Whether he or she is simply making an educated guess to grab the headlines, we don't know. But whether it's Wagner or not, I suspect so.
  8. Can you then explain the value of an opinion based on inaccurate and incorrect statements?
  9. An opinion based on meaningless speculation which bears no relation to reality is drivel.
  10. I'll be happy with 7. Teams are going to park the proverbial bus, be full of start-of-season energy and looking to catch us on the break. Have a feeling it will take us some time to gel and/or adapt to being a sought after scalp rather than underdogs. I expect things to settle down after 10 games or so, when class and squad strength become more of a factor. Can see us winning at Cardiff and losing at home to Wigan.
  11. Who would I not want playing against us: Hernandez.
  12. With the exception of midfield I'd say Norwich have an embarrassment of riches for the Championship. Expecting players like Sargent, Tzolis and even Rashica to settle instantly and tear up the PL was always pie in the sky. But in the Championship with the injection of confidence even a few victories will give I can see them developing. Rowe, Springett, Tomkinson are coming through, Josh Martin maybe, then there's what to do with Onel and Hugill. Will Placheta finally fulfil his potential. Lots of questions on top of a solid Championship defence, and proven Championship players. It's always nice to have a couple of new signings to get excited about, but I don't feel any need to panic.
  13. But what are the liabilities? And what are the assets? Remember sub-prime mortgages.
  14. Interesting article. Pundits etc. are always keen to focus on the superficial issues to divert attention away from the deep structural problems and keep the illusion going that it's all a matter of tactics and transfer policy. And the average fan just looking to let out emotion doesn't want to be bothered with the deeper issues. Unfortunately, they are increasingly difficult to ignore. So, maybe there is still a chance to bring football back home. Personally, I don't know why we still refer to the top 6+ as clubs. They've become franchises. Etihad franchise Vs Fenway franchise doesn't have quite the same romance, but it is no more than a historical anomaly that these franchises are located in Manchester and Liverpool, London and Newcastle. One day, when the time is right, they will simply up sticks and relocate where the money is. And Norwich just isn't a sexy place for a franchise, no matter how high the cathedral is. Something I'm quite happy about.
  15. Sutton is right. But the reasons... A young, sensitive man living the dream and finding it's not all it's cracked up to be. Struggling to deal with the pressure. Sounds like we could have a case of depression on our hands. Wouldn't be the first and won't be the last.
  16. Completely agree. The idea that Deano is suddenly going to unleash all that latent attacking talent and tear up the PL like we did the championship is unrealistic. First priority has to be a solid midfield balance. Normann and Gilmour playing together would be interesting.
  17. Can't understand why so many making a pantomime of the whole thing. As has already been said, not first choice Saturday evening, but first choice as soon as he becomes available. What's so difficult about that.
  18. I haven't missed the point. Succession planning doesn't involve slavish adherence to yesterday's plan, if a better candidate becomes available today. A plan is based on what is available at the time, not to adapt would be rather foolish. Your idea that FL was the prime candidate is based on bookies odds and hearsay, and is ultimately irrelevant. There is a obviously a plan: to get someone to give us a chance to avoid relegation and develop the club.
  19. So if I understand the logic of some posters on here correctly, if Pep had left Man City the day after we sacked Daniel, and Webber had thought how about trying to get him instead of the guy at the top of yesterday's list that would be interpreted as shambolic disorganisation and mismanagement. I always thought flexibility and the ability to change tactics to adapt was something we were looking for.
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