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    OT: damien francis on channel 4

    [quote user="colneycanary"]He had an affair with Leon Mckenzie''s wife! Broke up their marriage! It was a real shame because they were a very happy family, kids and everything until Francis got his way. He is the biggest womanising pr*ck you will ever come accross in your life! And no that is not her in this TV show! Once Francis had broke up Leon''s marriage, he moved on too.[/quote]

    They couldn''t have been too happy if Mrs McKenzie started playing away...

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    Our greatest ever Import?

    From when I''ve been watching city (2001 onwards), can''t say there''s been too many worth mentioning!

    For me, Matt Svensson was a very good forward, as was David Nielsen (at least before we signed him on a permenant basis). The best one though was Steeno, a superb crosser of the ball, and remember that scorcher from 40 yards?

    As for the worst, there''s about a million candidates. Of those who actually got a chance and proved rubbish, Jurgen Colin was terrible IMO (yet went on to play for Ajax? Strange...). Never thought much of Libbra, but the award surely goes to Big Dave Strihavka. Oh dear Peter Grant!

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    The strange things people say....

    ''I''ve got a feeling we''ll do well this year''.


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    Jamie Cureton getting booed

    [quote user="Iwan is God"]I heard nothing but cheers for him![/quote]

    From the away fans?!

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    A decision after game tomorrow!

    [quote user="Canarydan82"]

    I think the best we could hope for is a proven manager at this level - Perhaps Curbishley? Jewell? Coppell, ?????


    No chance whatsoever. We missed our chance appointing Jewell when we sacked Worthy. All 3 could get jobs in higher divisions, when the vacancies arise, that is.

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    So, here we go again...

    Well, we''ve been here before haven''t we.

    The timing of the decision is shambolic, no matter how much a relief it is that Gunny won''t be in charge any more. Why give him pre-season, why let him bring in 12 players, etc, etc, to sack him just 2 matches in? And more importantly, why the day before a feckin'' match? Why wait for us to thrash Yeovil, why not do it on the sunday morning?

    For all these reasons, and so, so many more, I, along with thousands of others, am not expecting the board to appoint the right man. I don''t care how much percentage of wealth they''ve put into to this club, Delia, MWJ and co have made ridiculously poor decisions time and time again. Why should they do any different now?

    Thanks for trying Gunny, you just weren''t up to it, much like your former employers. Who still, somehow, ''run'' this club.

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    Footballers Facebook updates

    Mike Ashley joined the group ''I now realise sentimental managerial appointments don''t work''

    Delia Smith joined the group ''I now realise sentimental managerial appointments don''t work''

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    "This result will soon be forgotten"

    It will be forgotten. We''ll concede 10 at Yeovil.
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    Any match day rituals????

    Lay down without putting up a fight. Often allow the opposition to pass the ball at ease, whilst worrying how my parent club are doing (after all, they''ll be paying my wages next year).

    Okay, maybe not my match day ritual, although I''m pretty sure quite a few went along similar lines last year...

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    What went wrong with Norwich City - a NEW conspiracy theory

    [quote user="Barclay hero"]Behind them was wasteland - a foul, diseased bit of ground full of chemicals [/quote]

    Otherwise known as the town of Ipswich.


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    So where's all this rebate money?

    [quote user="Smudger"]

    [quote user="Hucks is Legend"]if gunn''s bringing in players who want to play for the club and are half decent whats the need to spend money, it''s always good to have some money to spend in the january window! however, i do think we will sign dickinson![/quote]

    Norwich City will not spend money in January while Delia Smith remains at our club... [:$]


    Darren Huckerby, Dean Ashton, Robert Earnshaw...

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    Doherty is Staying!

    Gary Doherty will never be that pleasing on the eye, and he''s bound to always have his critics for one reason or another.

    However, he''s a decent defender (he makes the odd mistake, that''s why he plays for Norwich not a premiership side), has been by no means our worst player in recent years, and wants to play for city. That''s good enough for me.

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    Carrow Road matchday playlist

    Surely this has to be the entrance music:

    Click Me

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    The Logic is Simples...

    I''ll pay League One prices for League One football...

    Just like when I paid Championship prices for (poor) Championship football, and same with Premiership football.

    Just one question though Mr Foulger, why now? Yep, nice gesture ''n all. But why now? Wouldn''t that money have, possibly, been the difference between lower mid-table and relegation last year?

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    Jon Otsemobor

    Hmm, that deadly combination of Otsemobor and Croft down the right...how on earth did we go down!
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    With the benefit of hindsight

    Mark Fotheringham...
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    Newcastle, Constants, and City

    [quote user="lappinitup"][quote user="The Voice of the Thorpe Area"]Southampton failed to re-invest and sacked manager after manager- the constant? Rupert Lowe.[/quote]Lowe was ousted by Michael Wilde, replaced by Leon Crouch who was replaced by, wait for it, Lowe and Wilde. Hardly constant is it?[/quote]

    Lowe was in charge of their relegation from the Premiership and the Championship.

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    Newcastle, Constants, and City

    So down went the toon. Watching MOTD last night, I couldn''t help thinking that the BBC were showing Norwich, except they were in Black and White shirts.

    The similarities between the 2 clubs have been pointed out by many over the past few days, so I shalln''t repeat the majority of them.

    However, the relegation of Newcastle, Middlesborough and that of ourselves, Southampton and Charlton points at a glaringly obvious fact- that no-one in football is ammune from relegation. The reason? It lies at boardroom level. All 4 clubs, along with many more who have suffered the same fate''s over the years, are guilty of long-term mis-management of football clubs. The squandaring of funds, the shocking managerial decisions (to either sack, not to sack, or who they appointed), lack of ambition, etc. All of these are common factors in the failures of these clubs.

    So how to fix these problems?

    There always tends to be a ''constant''- someone or something who, no matter what else changed, was always there, overseeing the failure.

    • Southampton failed to re-invest and sacked manager after manager- the constant? Rupert Lowe.
    • Newcastle wasted ridiculous amounts of money, made some shocking managerial decisons, had constant boardroom unrest- the constant? Mike Ashley. There are many, many more examples to name.

    So we come to Delia Smith and NCFC. Like Mike Ashley, no-one can accuse her of not investing vast sums of her own personal fortune into the football club. But the decisions that have been made have been made while she has been in charge- she is the constant.

    If yesterday''s events in the Premier League have taught us anything, it''s that leadership at boardroom level needs to be strong for a club to succeed. Newcastle are an inflated version of us in terms of their great fanbase. If both clubs are to make it back to where they should be- they both need to remove those responsible for these failings at boardroom level.


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    OT: Of all the teams that could be relegated from the prem today...

    Newcastle without a doubt. 3-0 Villa.
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    The Alternative Changes...

    [quote user="Huddy "]

    Due to our dire financial situation i believe it is critical we take a long hard look at the Mascot Staff.

    Is it prudent to have Captain Canary, Splat the Cat and Aviva Lemur in League One?


    What will happen to Razz?

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    The Alternative Changes...

    Okay, so at long last the board ar making some changes. However, it''s clear they''re making the wrong decisions again. Here are some changes I''d like to see imposed over the summer...

    1. A change to the entrance music. Beautiful Day has bought us nothing but bad luck, as did Club Foot. I say a potential promotion season needs promotion music, which I believe was One Vision by Queen back in the good old days of 2004.
    2. Change that rubbish half-time game. How about the stocks? I''m sure we could find (and kidnap) a few suitable victims. If not, how about a game of Delia''s Irregular Ranting Entertainment (DIRE)?
    3. A return to playing Daydream Believer by the Monkees before the match, surely we could adapt the words to fit Town''s new manager?
    4. Some new songs. Do we only have one song (or possibly two)? How about the board invest in the services of Andrew Lloyd Webber, or, more likely, Chico?

    These are the major changes that need making. Any other suggestions?

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    So who's waiving their season ticket refund?

    I''d be more than happy to wave my rebate.

    However, I don''t trust this board to invest in any meaningful way. So I shall be keeping mine!

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    Jason Price released by Doncaster!

    Good God, is this what it''s come to; Doncaster''s cast offs?


    In answer to the question incidently, yes!

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    Marshall sums up the players Delusions.

    Let''s hope their agents have been working hard.

    I feel sorry for any club who''s stupid enough to pay legal tender for the majority of our players- I mean who would want them?

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    Alan Pardew?

    Hope so, ''cos I heard that Glenn Roeder was being lined up for a return.


    That''s if Worthy says no again, anyway...