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  1. 2-2 now, cracking game. However, all completely pointless. No relegation (but still promotion) from the National League this year.
  2. There will be at least some fans allowed by the time of the Play-off final if everything goes according to plan.
  3. Leeds have also spent massively in order to get that extra quality needed: Rodrigo = £27m Llorente = £18m Raphinia = £16m Costa = £16m Koch = £11m Meslier = £6m That's £94m before you even think about wages.
  4. We joined the waiting list in June 2020 (2 x Adult tickets) and were duly offered tickets end of July 2020. They only had 2 together in the castle lounges, all others were separate in the corners or top rows of upper stands at the time. We declined then but are still on the waiting list.
  5. The players selected in the video below (to avoid you watching Eddie Hearn jnr.) up until and including Norwich: Barnsley: Cauley Woodrow Birmingham: Max Collins Blackburn: Harvey Elliott Bournemouth: David Brooks Brentford: Josh Dasilva Bristol City: Adam Nagy Cardiff City: Kiefer Moore Coventry: Fankaty Dabo Derby County: Wayne Rooney Huddersfield Town: Josh Koroma Luton Town: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall Middlesborough: Paddy Mcnair Millwall: Jed Wallace Norwich: Emi Buendia
  6. It's not nonsense otherwise they wouldn't be on the verge of signing another LB. Clearly he's an ok player, absolutely fine at this level, but Farke/Webber don't trust him enough to pay the obligation fee upon promotion, the 'trust' incorporating a mix of his ability, especially defensively, and his fitness. He's a good player but not great, and that's all there is too it. I imagine he goes back to Villareal in the summer without him making enough league appearances for us to be legally obliged to buy (should we be promoted).
  7. Ideal scenario now is to sign an experience keeper as a back up to Krul until the end of the season and then in current window send Barden out on loan to a ball-playing League One or Two side to get him regular games. If he performs well and has a good season, he can then be full-time back up to Krul.
  8. I think we can forget about Byram, definitely in the short-term. I don't think he'll be back before March at the earliest. The last quotes on him a week or so ago from Farke were along the lines of 'he's not back running yet, we'll take our time with him, no rush' and no time scales were provided. Great to have Mumba back though after that superb debut against Swansea. He looked like Max Aarons V.2. I believe he starts.
  9. @Nuff Said Here is the article noting the obligation to buy due to appearances made. Article from Sky Sports also states it, but presume they took the info from one another. https://www.pinkun.com/sport/norwich-city/norwich-hoping-to-avoid-january-transfer-window-dramas-6878626 https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11709/12166395/xavi-qunitilla-fitness-concerns-may-see-norwich-sign-january-replacement "His situation is complicated further by an obligation to buy - reportedly for a fee of £2.7m - if he has made a significant amount of appearances in a promotion season and by both Sam Byram and Bali Mumba hoping to return to fitness this month. Left-back Xavi Quintilla has returned to City's matchday squads recently - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Sam McCallum could return from Coventry if needed but it's understood sporting director Stuart Webber and Farke would prefer the 20-year-old to keep developing as he is playing regularly, so a Premier League loan could be considered if things don't work out with Quintilla, Byram and Mumba."
  10. This is just a theory as to why he is not playing, so no inside information, although the obligation to pay £2.7m after making so many appearances is fact, as reported by Pink'Un when he signed. It was just so odd how he didn't come on against Watford when that was the perfect scenario for him, even more so when Martin come on right at the end, something definitely didn't add up that night. He's now been back on the bench for two weeks (three games) and all the other injured players that have been eased back in, had at least a few minutes on the pitch if not in their first game back then their second. I don't think Quintilla covered himself in glory defensively, he was good going forward, and so lived up to the reports about his strengths and weaknesses when he signed. I think Farke/Webber, like majority of us, have also been pleasantly surprised at just what a good job Sorenson has been able to do at this level. I think they are stalling time with him, hoping they have enough to go the whole season with Sorenson as Number One there and then re-assess in the summer depending what league we are in.
  11. For those wondering why Quintilla is not starting / coming on the pitch. As part of the loan deal, Norwich have an obligatory £2.7m purchase fee if Quintilla makes a certain amount of appearances. Therefore Farke is more than likely under instructions only to play him if absolutely necessary. Farke/Webber obviously don't see Quintilla as a significant enough upgrade on Sorenson, or rather not £2.7m worth of upgrade. I imagine therefore we will continue to see Sorenson play and only see Quintilla if Sorenson get's injured/absolutely necessary and also hence why we strangely didn't see him come on in the last 10 minutes against Watford when it seemed bizarre to see Skipp play left-wingback rather than bring in Quintilla and play to his number one strength. With the above in mind it's likely Farke and Webber haven't seen enough of him to make them think he'll be good enough in the Premiership if we get promoted and instead looking at different options.
  12. Had we been in the play-off positions or especially outside of them, I’d be worried but top of the league 6 points clear of 3rd and having played the vast majority of tough games away, I’m not worried at all. As a poster above said, when was the last time the league leaders lost a player in January? They all stay.
  13. Anyone notice that Zimmermann appeared to remain standing whilst everyone else took a knee?
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