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  1. Essexiled Canary

    Morrison Jackson Start

    Completely disagree - Holt is the first name on the team sheet for me. Not just based upon goals, but also all round contribution.
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    crystal palace and southend friendlys

    [quote user="Harry"]Follow the A127 to Southend. Continue towards the

    town centre, through the lights near to the Bell Pub. At the next

    roundabout turn right (3rd turning), continuing on the A127. The

    ground is on the right just past the next traffic lights. If

    you turn right as you reach the ground, this will put you behind the

    away end where there is plenty of street parking to be found.

    Otherwise there is a car park at the ground, behind the Main Stand

    which costs £5, or there is the Southend High

    School For Boys which also offers car parking for £5 per car (the

    school entrance is on Prittlewell Road).
    [/quote]The Bell pub is now a Toby''s Carvery. Just in case you were remotely interested (unlikely I know!).
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    Southend (A)

    yes, i''ll be going!
  4. "see you next year in the championship"

    We''re in the prem next year......
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    Sorry, uninspired and unimaginative

    [quote user="jamesg"]I have held my fire on our summer signings but the signing of Bradley Johnson is the last straw for me, whenever i have seen him he has misplaced passes and shots, and his tackling is not that great either. This is the 4th signing a top half Championship side would be happy with, not a team trying to establish in the Premership.

    If this is the best our Chief Scout can do then Chelsea can have him quite honestly. Can we not widen our ambit away from players in Championship?

    Surely we should be looking at players with some Prem experience?? Or a decent Bosman from abroad? Reo Coker, Cohen and Wendt all surely better purchases.

    Again we are improving squad depth but not the team, I am now worried[/quote]?? Take a deep breath and try to imagine having complete faith in the judgement of a top top manager until they give you a very good reason oherwise.
  6. [quote user="Webbo118"][quote user="Essexiled Canary"][quote user="mikewalker"]

    and the mad urgent need to sign ''out-and-out wingers, with pace''

    I may be a stubborn old fool but even I can see that 4-4-2 is dead. Everyone plays a variation on 4-5-1 (Think Everton with Cahill behind a striker), 4-3-3 (Chelsea under Mourinho), 4-2-3-1 (Germany and Spain in World Cup).

    The name of the modern game is possession, having some complicated haircutted tit bomb up and down the wing only to twot the ball behind for a goal kick or straight into a defenders mekon forehead/goalkeepers hands is no gameplan. Its Keegan-esque gung ho foolishness, was well out of date in 1996 and would see us get slaughtered, giving away possession way too easily.

    I get so much more joy out of seeing our midfielders do some one touch shenanigans with their fullback and create a 2 vs 1 than Lee Croft striding down the wing.

    Keep the ball, work up the pitch, overload midfield areas, have one striker come short/wide the other go long time, this is what we saw last season and simply put if there were any proper quality wingers out there (Pennant, Etherington, Jarvis or that Johnson at Man City) we won''t afford them or go and bin the Surman/Fox/Crofts/Hoolahan axis of doom to have Jimmy ''First Touch'' Kebe ping balls at the luminous crew behind the River End.

    Xabi''s not Sintons.

     

    [/quote]Seeing as you mentioned Kebe, I thought I would respond given my post on him yesterday.Going up to the Premier league means that we need to have lots of options and if we play one way it will be easier for teams to figure us out tactically (a la Blackpool). We need to have someone who can provide a different option - you have to consider that some of the teams we are going to come up against next year are going to have lots of possession and we may need to play on the break on occassion. This is why having someone like Kebe would be beneficial.[/quote]

     

    Who to? Us or the opposition?

    [/quote]I get it. You don''t think he would be a good addition. I disagree, but it will be interesting to see how and where he performs next season. I personally think he did enough yesterday for someone to take a chance on him in the Prem - I hope it is us, but I doubt it.
  7. [quote user="mikewalker"]

    and the mad urgent need to sign ''out-and-out wingers, with pace''

    I may be a stubborn old fool but even I can see that 4-4-2 is dead. Everyone plays a variation on 4-5-1 (Think Everton with Cahill behind a striker), 4-3-3 (Chelsea under Mourinho), 4-2-3-1 (Germany and Spain in World Cup).

    The name of the modern game is possession, having some complicated haircutted tit bomb up and down the wing only to twot the ball behind for a goal kick or straight into a defenders mekon forehead/goalkeepers hands is no gameplan. Its Keegan-esque gung ho foolishness, was well out of date in 1996 and would see us get slaughtered, giving away possession way too easily.

    I get so much more joy out of seeing our midfielders do some one touch shenanigans with their fullback and create a 2 vs 1 than Lee Croft striding down the wing.

    Keep the ball, work up the pitch, overload midfield areas, have one striker come short/wide the other go long time, this is what we saw last season and simply put if there were any proper quality wingers out there (Pennant, Etherington, Jarvis or that Johnson at Man City) we won''t afford them or go and bin the Surman/Fox/Crofts/Hoolahan axis of doom to have Jimmy ''First Touch'' Kebe ping balls at the luminous crew behind the River End.

    Xabi''s not Sintons.

     

    [/quote]Seeing as you mentioned Kebe, I thought I would respond given my post on him yesterday.Going up to the Premier league means that we need to have lots of options and if we play one way it will be easier for teams to figure us out tactically (a la Blackpool). We need to have someone who can provide a different option - you have to consider that some of the teams we are going to come up against next year are going to have lots of possession and we may need to play on the break on occassion. This is why having someone like Kebe would be beneficial.
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    Jimmy Kebe

    [quote user="Webbo118"]I think not![/quote]Care to elaborate?
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    Jimmy Kebe

    [quote user="Webbo118"]I think not![/quote]Care to elaborate?
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    Jimmy Kebe

    Saw him at Carrow Road this season and was brilliant. Even half fit today looks like would be a great addition.
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    Judgment on Ratio

    Interesting. Generally speaking, it''s difficult to really assess players on goals alone, as this doesn''t tell you how many misses, assists, tackles from the front, mistakes they have caused in opposition boxes, corners won at key times of the game, etc, etc. I think the point I''m making is that unless you watch/scout players regularly, you can''t really tell what they have to offer and you can''t assess players by one statistic, which is a bigger floor in people''s arguments - even though I note strikers are expected to score goals.
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    Building a Yo-yo team - West Brom

    [quote user="lincoln canary"]This is a very good post and it captures my thoughts too, signing the championships very best is the way to do it. Lambert is a genius at cleverly integrating new signings to a squad with high morale. Team is the key word and that is why we''ve enjoyed recent success - a team of average players working together will always beat a team full of individual big time charlies.[/quote]

    I''ve never heard the word average bandied about as much as I have this year. Whilst I agree with the sentiments of this post, I don''t in anyway think what we are building is an average team. I''ve seen average many times at Norwich throughout the years and what I have witnessed this year has not been average, neither at a team nor individual level.Would it be too much to ask to give them the credit they deserve and refer to them as good players?
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    Leroy Lita

    [quote user="Jim Smith"]Decent player but he''s a complete a**ehole who would definitely not fit in with the kind of group ethic we have now. Also not very complimentary about Norwich when asked about his time with us by a mate of mine a while back.

    Thanks but we can do better.[/quote]Uncomplimentary about City or about the 2008 "club circumstances"?
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    Leroy Lita

    Some might disagree, but I think he is worth a shout.Relatively young, prem experience, strong, quick, knows where the goal is, knows the club and shouldn''t take long to settle in.
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    England Goalkeepers

    What makes you say that?
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