Everything posted by ......and Smith must score.
We''ll be in big trouble ( with the authorities ) if McVeigh makes an appearance at Port Vale.......
Getting sent off against Cardiff for violent conduct means he has to serve a three match ban.
Getting a bit twitchy now as I can''t seem to find any '' yellow fever '' one-liner classics on the board as of late.
Has he been liquidated by the moderators ? ..........or just scuttled off down the A.140 ?
Anyone any ideas ?
......and Smith must score. replied to The Duke of Norfolk's topic in Main Discussion - Norwich City
Regarding Duke of Norfolk''s comments on Peter Grant''s appointment I agree that the Board are taking a big gamble here. But aren''t all managerial appointments something of a gamble ? If the board had gone for a really high profile '' name '' would that have been any guarantee of success ? Besides, such managers invariably demand that huge transfer pots are made available and Norwich City are not in a position to provide one.Then there''s the small matter of the hefty wages that the new man would almost certainly require.
There are numerous examples of clubs coming unstuck by the appointment of '' luxury '' managers. No, I think the NCFC Board have made their choice within a limited framework and will sink or swim by that decision. Personally I didn''t think that Peter Grant would be appointed, but, if and until things are clearly not working, then I would like to see him given time to show whether or not he will be good for our club. Should he not be the answer then the Board will need to act immediately to try to rectify the situation and not let matters drag on indefinitely. Clearly this happened last time.
One small crumb of comfort.......just think how many Carrow Road appointments have received, at best, only a lukewarm response, only to find that club successes following that change proved to be way in excess of peoples expectations.
We can only hope that the Board have picked the right man in Peter Grant.
City Angel asks, " who''s going and what''s your prediction ? "
I haven''t been to Loftus Road since the 70''s and only just got tickets for what looks a virtual City sell-out.
Will need a few pints as anaesthetic before the game but don''t intend to have a bet on the away team. Almost guarantees a City win then, don''t you think?
We''ll nick it 1-0
M@rtin suggests the vaccine Stamaril as a cure for this scourge of mankind. In my limited experience this, I fear, may only effect temporary relief
Yellow Fever is indeed an interesting disease.Treated promptly it''s chief symptom will remain at worst only mild irritation.
I suspect this poor unfortunate has advanced characteristics and may well be beyond the help of medical science. The wretched chap -- I assume he is male -- whilst probably not the holder of an Oxbridge 1st Class Honours degree in astro-physics does still, for the present at least, clearly possess more grey matter than a sea anenome, and may therefore yet be saved.
Crucially, and I think this is the crux of the problem, this patient displays a most abnormal fear of an institution set deep in the bowels of Suffolk -- Ipswich Town Football Club. It is interesting to note that should the subject of this otherwise insignificant place be brought into the message board arena Yellow Fever is so traumatised that he is unable to respond.
Yellow Fever --- Your only hope of a cure is to lay bare your soul here on this forum and post these simple words : " Ipswich Town mean nothing to me ". I know it will be difficult, no, nigh impossible, but the exorcism must be performed if you are to release the demons from your tortured soul.
Only them will you be truly cured.
Gazza the great wrote, " We have had many happy connections with W Ham in the past, Ken Brown for one, plus numerous players. I for one am happy to keep that connection.
Well said Gazza. If we have as much success as we did with Ken Brown and one of his predecessors, former Hammers team mate John Bond as our managers then let the good times roll......
Yellow Fever wrote, " the hope dies and the anger grows - even the the sleepy begin to wake ".
Blimey YF, were you Will Shakespeare in a previous life ?
No, I''ll bet you''ve been watching too many re-runs of that 1970''s David Carradine '' Kung-Fu '' TV series, eh, Grasshopper ?
I think that if a City player has applied it is likely to have been Dion Dublin.
No factual evidence but his name has appeared in the long odds section of some bookies lists at prices of at least 20/1.
Nothing against the guy but I''d be only marginally more surprised if Elvis Presley got the nod..........
Today''s '' Times '' reports that last night Kevin Bond signed as manager of Bournemouth AFC. The news will have been greeted with some relief by the majority of City fans
Although very much an outsider for the Carrow Road job the announcement may not have not been so well received by East Anglian press copy writers, some of whom still fondly remember the days of father John who provided many a corny headline.
All would not have been lost however had he taken charge of one of the Basildon teams.
That would have given us all something good to write on.......
Marty wrote, " you might upset yellow fever ".
Exactly. By my reckoning mine is the ninth post on this subject, but, as yet, not a peep from YF.
Anyone fancy a flutter on how many more posts on this thread will appear before YF puts finger to keyboard ?
Should be any second now.......
In the absence of an explanation from the original poster, Lord Montyjones, may I be so bold as to enlighten ........
Kevin Bond has got a father called John but he hasn''t got an older brother James. But if he did have he would be -- wait for it -- James Bond. Special agent 007, always on a tough mission to sort things out, save he world, that kind of stuff.
Hence the reference to cinemas, etc.
Hope that''s clarified matters chaps......
Do you despair sometimes Lord Montyjones ?
You wrote that, as our new manager, Kevin Bond might not be the answer. You suggested instead that for his older brother James this could be his toughest mission yet.
Yellow Fever wrote, " You mean his Dad - John ".
You must be quite young, Yellow Fever, but since 1962 more than twenty of these missions have been tackled at a cinema near you. Another will be this autumn. Geddit ?
Slight sidetrack..... Baldyboy, that wasn''t that clown in the white top who insisted on yelling, " who are ya " several times at the half dozen King''s Lynn kids standing behind him in the second half, was it ?
Web Team - Pete wrote, " Never go through Turnstile 13 but did on Sunday ". That''s funny but neither do I ...... but that may be because I''m in the Jarrold.
I used to wear a lucky green pair of underpants for various lengths of time, defeats or otherwise. Unfortunately by last Sunday the support had well and truly given out.....as our previous manager can testify.
Nice thought but if I''m not mistaken Dave must be at, or very close to, retirement age. He''s " been there, done that, got the T-shirt ". So why on earth would he want all the hassle coupled with the distinct possibility of a shortened life span due to all the stress involved ?
Let him enjoy his retirement in peace
Salopian wrote, " The simple fact is that the Board will not be able to please everyone, and some fans may be even aghast at the appointment ".
Quite true but I think we all know that our present slim chance of escaping this division -- in the right direction -- will evaporate if Robson gets the appointment.
For as sure as night follows day we''ll then be looking for a new leading goalscorer come January.
Nutty Nigel wrote, " I remember notices going up where the club had been warned because of the cushions raining down....."
From admittedly somewhat hazy memory whilst sitting there all those years ago I can recall this happening on a fairly regular basis with the poor old ref being the principle target. On one occasion at least fifty cushions were hurled like frisbees some distance onto the pitch. And this was from, in the main, supporters who were probably even older then than I am now.
Small wonder that the FA became involved,for, as Nutty Nigel and others can remember these were not '' fluffy-wuffy '' cushions as found on your average three-piece. No, and for the benefit of our younger posters, these were ''well hard ''green vinyl covered slabs with four sharp, pointed, corners. If spun properly, especially from way back in the stand, these objects became lethal '' Kung-Fu Star '' weapons, much feared by the unfortunates at pitch level.
You didn''t mess with the '' Main Stand Boys '' ........
PS Please excuse the drifting slightly off thread but all this wallowing in nostalgia has brought a little tear to my eye ......in much the same way as it did to anyone who came within range of a flying cushion or two.
Hooleyfan asked ........." should I take the kids to the zoo instead ". Why not push the boat out and do both ? .....I have a cunning plan as to how you can turn the day into a " money no object " razz-ma-tazz from dawn to dusk.
The reason for my confidence that you''ll be painting the town red is I have a suspicion that we''ll be seeing that rarest of sights....a Norwich away win. I haven''t the slightest shred of evidence to back up my outlandish claim but......
In fact I''m inclined to invest a few shillings myself.
I may well be wrong but I think it wasn''t there before the the Burnley game -- looks good on the telly and all that ? If I remember correctly there was a supporters vote some time ago as to what the lettering should say.
On one of Delia & Co''s visits to London for the Capital Canaries AGM Neil Doncaster said it had all been agreed with Norwich City Council that the work could take placebut that must be two or three years ago........
Have just returned from the match at The Walks.
For those that haven''t been there --- like me --- the ground is not bad for a non-League club. There is an old wooden Main Stand -- reminiscent of the old stand at Carrow Road -- with covered terrace opposite and an open terrace behind one goal. The open area behind the other goal is a curious ''D'' shape and, although concreted is very shallow. There is a good bar/clubroom under the Main Stand, and, for once, plenty of on-street parking.
The game itself was a typical friendly with nobody particularly keen to get stuck in. It looked as though Martin Hunter had brought just about all the first team and reserves to the game and most got a run out.In the first half Lewis and his defence had a few hairy moments but City, 2-0 up at the break, were on cruise control in the second period and could have easily added to the final 3-0 scoreline.
Difficult to attach much significance to this game. Lots of autograph signing, posing for photographs, Huckerby well heckled as the away team ''baddie'',etc,etc. It was nice to see Shaun Carey on his feet so soon after his injury as both he and another badly injured Linnets player managed to hobble on crutches onto the pitch before the game.
Nothing much can be read into the proceedings but it was a pleasant night out for a deserving cause