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Ken Aries

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  1. I dont blame Green for wanting out at this moment in time, but I just think he could have handled the situation better that''s all. As Wiz so eloquently put it, I only want players here who love the club, the rest can just F off!
  2. The entire system of league classification is crap. In my opinion there was nothing wrong with Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4. At least then when discussing teams in the various divisions everybody knew which league you were talking about. Now I find Im having to think hard to remember which division a particular team is in. Having done that, you wonder if the person you''re talking to can relate to what you mean.
  3. My thoughts exactly, Wiz. I cant see we need to bring another keeper in, though. We have 3 potentially good keepers at the club, so let''s give one of those a go. I have thought for some time that Greeno would be lucky to find a Premiership club interested in him. Perhaps he should have looked a bit more deeply into the situation before making his mouth work. He could find himself in limbo now, depending of course on how Nigel reacts to his disloyalty. If I was manager I might drop him and try one of the other keepers.
  4. I remember at a fan''s forum several years ago Worthy was asked what he thought of the policy of bringing in foreign players, and his reply was something along the lines of: it''s a load of crap. Maybe he''s changed his point of view slightly, maybe he hasn''t.
  5. Saw this in a tabloid this week and could only view it with extreme envy. Apparently the Hammers are £24 million in debt but are still looking to spend about £20 million to try to stay in the premiership. It doesnt add up does it? We were "only" about £18 million in the red and yet we could only afford to spend about £6 million on players. Is it a case of our board being too cautious, or prudent, or whatever you want to call it, or are West Ham being reckless and imprudent? Finally, in a similar vein, I believe Preston were considering lavish spending plans, if they''d been promoted. They had several million pounds ear-marked for team strengthening and to build a new stand.
  6. Im not goin to make any predictions, but i will say that I shall be extremely disappointed if we dont at least reach the play-off places. I think gaining promotion will be more and more difficult to achieve, as more teams are relegated with parachute payments. You can probably perm any 3 from 10 teams in next season''s promotion lottery. In the mix there has to be City, Palace, Southampton, Wolves, Preston, Reading, Hull, Leeds, Ipswich, Derby, Sheff U and Sheff Wed.
  7. Apologies all round for that last post. Having now followed the thread through, i see my point about Roman numerals has already been made. There''s a lesson to be learnt there.
  8. Worst Norwich 9? Sorry to be pedantic, but I always thought that IX represented 9 in Roman numerals. I think you meant XI.
  9. Their outlook is probably not too rosy at the moment. But we should be careful before becoming too triumphant at their failure to win promotion last season. We could find ourselves in the same predicament at the end of next season. It must be a pisser to lead the division for most of the season, only to find you miss out at the final hurdle. Ha!Ha!Ha!
  10. I hope he does go, provided we can gain something like 3 million pounds for him. That would represent excellent business in my opinion. The only thing I fear is that this: is Greeno going, or is he staying question, could turn into a long drawn out, boring saga.
  11. My classification of clubs was very much an approximation. But I thought Id list a few clubs to form some idea of the present standing of Norwich City Football Club. I think given a bigger stadium we would draw in similar sized crowds to the West Hams of this world, although our overall fanbase is possibly smaller. The main point I was trying to make, is that NCFC is not a small club as some people still insist on calling us, on the other hand it certainly isnt a big club either. I suppose our fanbase is somewhere around the 50,000 mark, whereas Chelski''s is something like 20 million and Man U''S 100 million. To sum up, West Ham are no more "back where they belong", than we will be if we manage to win our place back in the Premiership at the end of next season.
  12. No, fortunately i was spared that "pleasure". It would have been impossible for me to see Nigel''s dancing talents anyway, because i was standing outside enjoying a superb free concert along with 2 or 300 fellow tightwads. Obviously, the only thing missing was the visual side of things but the sound quality was still pretty good. I did slightly regret not buying a ticket and next time Carrow Rd hosts a concert featuring top talent I shall seriously consider going along to watch as well as listen. Best sight of the night for me was seeing 2 or 3 young couples dancing to Your Song on the Millennium Bridge.
  13. I would categorise City as a "medium" size club for want of a better term. In my opinion, typical medium size clubs would be: Norwich, Wolves, Notts Forest, Ipswich, Southampton, Derby and maybe a few more. Small clubs form the majority of the football league and typical clubs are:Southend, Walsall, Peterbro, Blackpool and many more. To my mind the big clubs are: Sunderland, Manure, Man C, Villa, Chelsea, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Spurs, Sheff Weds, Everton and maybe a couple or so ive forgotten. The borders between each category become somewhat blurred, but I class a big club as having a potential crowd of anything from 35,000 to 80,000( GIVEN THE STADIUM,OF COURSE).A medium club 20,000 to 35,000 and a small club 0 to 20,000 crowds.
  14. It is somewhat ironic isnt it ? Did Malky play at all yesterday? If he didnt what was the reason?
  15. i think im right in saying the canaries have been promoted as champs 3 times.they were champions in 71-72, 85-86, and how can we forget 2003-4.
  16. i would much rather play, but im far too old and fat now. id probably last all of 5 minutes on a football pitch, before collapsing in an exhausted heap!
  17. Great observation, mate. Weren''t City promoted in the following season as well or have I got my wires crossedsomewhere?
  18. [quote]Just like to point out that a report on Sky quotes Greeno as saying "I honestly have not thought about leaving," http://skysports.planetfootball.com/list.asp?hlid=280734&lid=2&cpid=8&ti...[/quote] This latest quote seems like a direct contradiction to what he told the EDP reporter. Is it a case of he can''t make his mind up, or is it simply that no suitable club has shown any interest in him?
  19. [quote]Interest waning perhaps ? Still there is 2000 on the waiting list ![/quote] The club are still almost certain to sell the full allocation of season tickets. Also, I think you will find that nearly every home match will be a total sell- out next season, so although some may have lost a little bit of interest since relegation, there are still plenty of loyal, enthusiastic followers of City.
  20. Wiz, are you saying you wont go to Carrow rd at all next season? I dont blame you if you do decide to stay away, given your problems with the old ticker. I think you should  steer clear of Mr Waller''s match commentaries as well, if anything they can be more stressful than watching the action through your own eyes.
  21. several posters have mentioned the fact, that we never seem to ask for a fee these days when releasing players. it seems to be a bit of a worthyism, and is probably done for the best of reasons to make for a speedy and less complicated transfer. but i dont see why there always has to be such a tremendous rush to bring transfer negotiations to a swift conclusion. surely we could have sought a transfer fee for some of the "talent" that has left the club. i shall be extremely angry if greeno or francis or ashton go for derisory sums of money.
  22. several posters have mentioned the fact, that we never seem to ask for a fee these days when releasing players. it seems to be a bit of a worthyism, and is probably done for the best of reasons to make for a speedy and less complicated transfer. but i dont see why there always has to be such a tremendous rush to bring transfer negotiations to a swift conclusion. surely we could have sought a transfer fee for some of the "talent" that has left the club. i shall be extremely angry if greeno or francis or ashton go for derisory sums of money.
  23. let''s just forget about letting are best players go for trifling transfer fees, shall we? if he must go, then we have to demand the biggest fee that is realistic. for dean ashton, 10 million pounds would not be at all unreasonable. i would rather have the player than the cash, though. i dont think he''s going anywhere just yet as he seems happy enough here. somebody who knows more about these technicalities than i do, suggested that he couldnt move on until the next january transfer window even if a club came in for him.
  24. [quote]I know many people on here may jump on me for this...but is Robert Green actually that good? The guy is obviously talented but I think he had a really bad season and let in more goals than anyone. He...[/quote] he''s good, but not as good as he''s starting to believe he is. i think some of the praise that''s been heaped upon him this season has started to go to his head. put it this way, i think we have 2, if not 3, more than adequate replacements in lewis, gallagher and ward. as others have said, good riddance to any player who no longer has the desire or commitment to play for norwich city football club. anyway, i always say there are something like 92 good or reasonable goalkeepers in the football league. if a keeper is not good enough at any level of  football, he is soon replaced. finally, in the premiership there are several keepers as good if not better than green in my opinion.
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