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Northern Yella

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  1. Found this on the BBC website, Hucks will be in trouble after this one! http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/gossip_and_transfers/default.stm (See bottom of the page under the "And Finally"Section "New San Jose Earthquakes signing Darren Huckerby''s dinner might have been with the dog when he returned from an interview on American TV. " When asked: "Do you have a famous girlfriend - anybody we can help promote?" The former Norwich and Coventry striker replied: "I am married but is a bit late for her - she is too old." (Daily Mail)
  2. To be fair mate I think Beckford would do well at this level, and if we have got as little to spend on transfers as we think and at least 8 players to bring in, spending 2-3 mill on the likes of Ameobi seems unrealistic. Anyway if you''re happy calling everyone who posts on hear a muppet fair play fella, but I really hope Beckford gets signed by a Championship club and if by Jan he''s banging in the goals, guess what I''ll be digging out this email for your viewing!
  3. Have any of you come across this site before? http://www.footballtransferleague.co.uk/football_club.aspx?football_club=Norwich Latest rumours has us linked with Jermaine Beckford of Leeds and Andrew Carroll of Newcastle. Jermaine Beckford would certainly be an excellent signing if it happened, not so sure about Andrew Carroll, very unproven!
  4. I have to say some of you lot are unbelievable and the reason I haven''t been on this fanzine message board for a while! Roeder describes keeping us up as his biggest achievement in football and some fans on here seem upset we didn''t make the playoffs or something! We had a tiny squad of crap players when Roeder came and 9 points, our performance at QPR when we lost when Grant was manager was shocking and appalling. After that Plymouth game he installed belief, determination and a quality of football for 13 or so games which given the players at his disposal was phenomenal. Yes we went on a poor run, and performance level dropped, but we stayed up on a year when Leicester went down and Southampton (both big clubs) nearly joined them. The Championship is a tough league full of teams who think they belong in the Premiership and with more clubs coming down from the big league with a huge financial advantage, and clubs coming up from League 1 more than capable of a promotion challenge next year it isn''t going to get any easier. A top 10 finish next year would in my opinion be a success and I believe we should applaud Roeder if he does this. If any of you think this is failure I suggest you become a Manchester City fan and join their owner in his deluded wonderland. Sorry to be so blunt, but I think it needed to be said. Come on you Yellows
  5. Have to say I watched Scunthorpe play Forest on Sat and was very impressed, they ended up winning 4-0 at the City Ground and played some great football. He has been there for 10 years one of the league''s longest serving managers and has turned prem and championship cast offs into very useful players on a shoe string budget. They have a front two in Keogh and Sharp who are worth a heck of a lot of money, scoring goals and have some of the best link up play I have ever seen. They also play good passing football and made Forest look a very average side. Okay they had a very poor start to the season (but now sit second in the table) , but I feel he would be a very good appointment and also is one of those who played under Brian Clough which in my opinion is always a massive bonus.
  6.  http://www.corriere.it/Primo_Piano/Sport/2006/07_Luglio/10/pop_zidane.shtmllol!
  7. Okay I understand this will fly in the face of the views of many of you members on here, but at the end of the day I am not overly concerned we have not bought anyone yet. At the end of the day we bought so many players last year that didn''t improve our team or even really the squad so for us to have not bought anyone for the sake of buying someone I think is a positive thing.I am also convinced that the new coach will be quite persuasive in the case for bringing in the younger players such as Henderson, Rossi and Ryan Jarvis and if these lads can come in and do a job whats the point of buying anyone? Okay yes the right signings at the right place would certainly help, but buying much of the same just won''t do. One or two quality signings will make a difference, but buying another Andy Hughes or Peter Thorne would be a waste of money and also stunt the growth of the younger players, look what Danny Crow did when he was given a chance.As for the manager I''m prepared to give him some time, maybe till Christmas, but I think we need to be realistic we had a very poor season last year and now teams of more quality have been added to the division. Playoffs should be the aim, but certainly not a given. However, if we fuse a team and add some young enthusiasm then their is no reason why we can''t do as well as Watford or even Reading did last year. If we are below mid table at Christmas though I think even Delia and Co will know its time for Mr Worthington to say his goodbyes.
  8. Yeah no problems Rossi. I clapped because I appreciated the quality shown by the two QPR wide players in their well taken goals. I have never clapped or appluaded an away goal before, but we were playing so badly that I think I and a number of fans wanted to show that they were displaying the skill and ability we, as the promotion favourites at the beginning of the season, should have been showing. This also happened at the Bernabeu earlier in the season when Real Madrid fans stood up and clapped Ronaldinho''s goal (Norm they throw pigs heads at opposition players) because they were so fed up of their supposed galacticos performing like a bunch of pampered losers. I still can''t quite believe we won, but it goes to show that with Earnshaw and Huckerby we have two very talented players, who with the right service and the right tactics could fire us to promotion next year.
  9. Just wanted to say that we need to make sure we guard against becoming apathetic as that is exactly what the board would like. If we continue to be proactive and demonstrating to them that we are not happy, and keep builing momentum and pressure, eventually they will be forced into making some changes. And I completely agree with a previous poster, the protesting needs to enter the ground itself. Lets not have a quiet Carrow Road, lets create a proper atmosphere where we show we are backing the team, but certainly not the management. Lets not become dis-illusioned, but lets show that we should and will be listened to, as we have a right to exercise our views, especially as many of you went deep into your pockets to buy the shares that helped the Board and Manager purchase certain players. They owe us some answers, and lets not stop asking until the appropriate one is given.
  10. Okay, if we have 2 million to spend next year, would you: (a) Give it to Worthington to spend (B) Get Aidy Boothroyd and give him just under a million to spend (baring in mind thats how much Worthy paid for Hughes and Etuhu and how much Boothroyd has spent this season in the transfer market)  
  11. To be honest, he might come back because we are a bigger club than Watford, we could also offer him Im sure a bigger transfer budget, more chance of promotion, and he would probably get paid more. We''re a bigger club with more potential than you realise and we are only bout two players short (notably centre mids) offf automatic promotion. Yes if a Prem club came in we would have no chance, but at the moment I believe we could still make a move for him. If we didn''t get someone like Boothroyd we might as well stick with Worthy, forget it. If we show no ambition, then okay fine lets just forget about where we could be and settle for second class performances. Does Simon Jordan think Andrew Johnson is too good for Crystal Palace, so why should Boothroyd be too good for Norwich?
  12. This is nothing new, and I''m sure this is exactly what a lot of you are thinking, but when Watford fail in the Playoffs (Which I believe they will, Palace look very good to win it where I am standing) we need to act and start the Aidy Boothroyd campaign. Not only has he done an absolutely stunning job at Watford, he is a brilliant coach, man manager and motivator, Watford also play some of the best football in the division. In short we should keep hassling the board until they eventually decide to act. Unfortunately I feel like always the board will act too late and he''ll become a Premiership manager.    
  13. I went and saw Leeds play Palace last week at Elland Road with my house mate who is a Leeds fan and I have to say I wasn''t overly impressed. Leeds had very little creativity in the final third and just didn''t have the players to break Palace down. As for Palace they defended well, looked solid and very sharp on the break. So why are Norwich not up there with Leeds and Palace? Well it seems to me Leed''s season has been built upon a very good solid unit that is difficult to beat and very difficult to score against, the same can hardly be said about our defence and midfield! As for Palace on their day they are one of the best teams in the division, and they also have a far better home record than we do. Against Leeds they were solid at the back, and very quick and creative on the break. We still are not far off being a good team, but we are so poor in central midfield that we leak so many goals, and fail to control and stamp our authority on games. This needs to be addressed if we have any hope of sorting ourselves out next season. 
  14. If Preston beat Crewe in the week, that''s it, chance gone! If they don''t however, I think we can certainly make their life uncomfortable if we finally get our act together. Problem is our midfield is just nowhere near good enough!
  15.     Okay, what I''m going to right is what I''m feeling at the moment....Yesterday''s performance was an utter disgrace, we were playing Ipswich Town our most bitter rivals and we showed no attac king ambition, we sat off their pretty midfielders and let them play and ball watched. We then proceded to try and play an ill fated counter attacking style which meant we constantly gave the ball away, and consequently sunk deeper and deeper. And then Worthington has the nerve to say we didn''t pass the ball well enough, it was his tactics that caused this, not the players! Utter rubbish, Royle got his tactics just right, Worthy hasn''t got a clue. I mean I think most of us could have done a better team talk, and showed better tactical knowledge than he did yesterday. What did we need to do? Get stuck into their midfielders, push their defensive line back so they couldn''t play the offside, and ourselves control the game and set the tempo from the midfield. We did none of the sort, in the second half we watched them. If we had showed some ambition we could have won quite easily, but to be honest Worthy has bought some absolutely shocking centre mids in the last couple of months!He has to go, we have to stand up as Norwich fans and say enough is enough! We have gone from a very promising footballing side, to a distinctly average one. The situation is by no means terminal, but we have to act now. When was the last time I could say honestly that Ipswich deserved to beat Norwich? And that is what I had to say, Very Sad day against, make no mistake about it, a very average, ordinary Ipswich side, in fact the worst for many a year, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT!
  16. Amarillo, all very well to applaud Worthy for signing Ashton, but really we all knew he was a good player, it wasn''t rocket science was it?! We don''t have a team of scouts to help us find those bargin or quality buys. As for Saf, quite often Worthy was playin Holt ahead of him which I and many others found strange. Thorne, fair enough he was free, but from what I heard Svensson wud have stayed if we were ready to offer him a further two years, but Worthy said he was too old, enter Peter Thorne. As for the contract, yep I knew he was on a rolling contract for me to offer him another year wud be renewing it, but don''t want to get into technicalities. Good to have someone addressing the points, and taking what I had written seriously. As for me contradicting myself, yeah I''m aware sayin Steve Bruce wud be available may well upset a few, but IMO he is a better manager and wud be great for the club.   Good discussion people. Have a good Christmas and let''s hope for three points on Boxing Day
  17. Yeah we shud tell Warnock to dream on! And use that as an incentive for Ashton and Hucks to show what they can really do. Pin it up on the wall and hopefully Worthy can do a good post match (quirky) interview for once!
  18. I''m sure thus has been written many times already, I just have to get this off my chest because quite frankly it is doing my head in. Worthy''s performance in the transfer market has been absolutely terrible for quite some time. This summer what on earth was he thinking! At the time I was quite pleased we had signed Hughes, but having watched him a few times I firmly believe we might as well have kept Gary Holt and saved the money. Yes, he was out of his depth in the Premiership, but he would have done a job for us in the Championship for one more year at least. As for getting rid of Mark Edworthy, why?!?! I mean he is far better than Louis Jean or Colin and again he would have saved us money. And then there is Thorne why did we waste money on him when we could have just kept Svennson, who although often injured would have been a very good player at this level, valuable especially when Leon was injured. And do we really need to say anything about a player that Worthy then lets out on loan just a few months into the season?! So, do I want Worthy to go? Well, I will give him a bit of time but if we don''t make the playoffs I certainly don''t think we should renew his contract, who knows maybe Steve Bruce will be available by then? I just hope that if we sell Ashton he doesn''t go and waste a lot of money. I was watching Sean Thornton play for Doncaster last night and I have to say he would walk into our midfield at the moment. Worthy quite simply needs a good New Year, and to employ some good scouts to get us out of this hole we are in. Mid season report: NOT GOOD ENOUGH. 
  19. We simply have to sign Koumas, should have got him in the summer, utterly ridiculous we didn''t considering the massive need we have for a player such as him. As for Trundle, why does he get on soccer AM because of Show boat?! Tricks don''t win matches, goals do. A signing like Trundle is no way to replace Ashton (like replacing Francis with Hughes!) We need to sign a genuine goalscorer like Rob Earnshaw or someone in the lower leagues that can have the same impact as Leroy Lita at Reading. We still need to think like a big club otherwise we will condemn ourselves to years of Championship mid-table obscurity. Any chance of getting David Nugent from Preston? I know Everton are after him but they were after Etuhu as well and weren''t ready to take the gamble, and a club like us should be! Ashton was worth it wasn''t he?!
  20. I can''t see Worthy not playin Hughes if he is fit. Therefore I reckon we might play the following:                                                                Green           Wright                     Davenport                  Doherty                   Drury                                                                          Safri                                           Hughes                        Etuhu                           McVeigh                                                    Huckerby                                                               Ashton Maybe I''m wrong, and personally I do prefer the four four two, but since we have these players available, think it is the best line up we can put out. Lets hope for a win and a clean sheet                                                                                                             
  21. Not sure if this player has been mentioned, but from his goalscoring record he looks a quality player and well worth going after in January.http://www.wycombewanderers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Squad/Detail/0,,10430~12153,00.htmlAlso Chris Brunt, he has one of the best long range shots I have ever seen!http://www.swfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Squad/ProfilesDetail/0,,10304~29897,00.htmlThoughts?Personally I want to keep hold of Ashton, get ourselves in the top four come Jan, sign a few players and push on for those automatic positions, I still believe we can get one of those two top places.
  22. Not a good day for Brentford and Mr Allen, lol!http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/4232488.stmLets stop worrying about replacements for Worthy and get behind the team tomorrow, if we lose then obviously his departure will be imminent.For argument sake my top three would be Mike Newell, Peter Taylor and Peter Reid, but for the moment Worthy has my support, although that could change by this time tommorrow.
  23. After losing for the fourth time already this season, it is time for the players and management to stand up and be counted! Enough is most certainly enough, we either turn the corner now and learn the lessons, or changes simply have to be made. If we dare to go out without passion on Sun against our bitter rivals, Worthy has to go as he obviously has lost the ability to motivate the players and get them to play to their potential. However, its not as if Worthy does not say consistent things, so they are either ignoring him, or far worse thinking they know better. If we lose on Sun I think we are out of the automatic promotion race already and that might sound drastic, but how would Chelsea or Man Utd react to a start like us, and we are the Chelsea and Man Utd of this league. It is time to stand up and be counted, simple as that!
  24. Completely agree, its all very nice saving some money for the January sales but by then we could be stuck in mid table with no chance of automatic promotion. It is worth noting that the parachute payments run out after two years and by that time we will have to shred out wage bill and sell our best players. By that period we will have about as much chance as Ipswich have of automatic promotion this season which is slim at best. So lets make the most of this competitive advantage by signing a centre mid quickly! I still can''t understand where all the money has gone though, I mean when West Brom got relegated after one season they had quite a lot of money to re-invest, all seems a lot bit strange and worrying to me. I mean if the money is there, why on earth is Worthy not spending it?!
  25. Deal with your situation! Pompey as always are playing games, Charlton and Fulham are not interested, and a move to Wigan won''t progress your career. Get on playing for Norwich, play your heart out, get us promoted and so earn yourself a starting place at a Premiership club. If you really have your heart set on joining a London club, prove yourself at Norwich to be worth a premiership club taking a gamble on you! Get on with some hard work and be successful! In short get on with what needs to be done, working hard for your employer and winning back the support  of the fans.
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