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  1. Last season I didn't think he was great either, but he seemed to contribute better and scored some important goals, but I'd still rather have had Leitner, Vrancic, Tettey or Trubyll selected ahead of him, just like I do now.
  2. That's because he's done virtually nothing in almost every game. Been totally anonymous most of the time IMHO.
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    Match thread

    Yes, but Tettey rarely played last season, Vrancic has been in and out of the side for months, although we are missing Trybull in the middle. I don't think Cantwell is doing much wrong and not sure Hernandez would be in ahead of him at present.
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    Match thread

    Klose and Zimmermann both out, along with Hanley, Godfrey carrying a Hernia problem and Amadou doing the best he can in a CB role, with McGovern behind - there's no f**king wonder we're struggling defensively ffs. What is worse for me however has been our non-existent midfield presence and composure, never seen Leitner misplace so many passes, McLean anonymous as usual, and yet again Steipermann struggling for about the 5th game in a row. Injuries are killing us at the back, but we need to be so much better in midfield as well. Man City seems like years ago.
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    Probably akin to the disbelief I get regarding my views on RvW!
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    Match Thread V ManC

    What a phenomenal performance from the lads! Nobody saw it coming (unless you count LDC ofc :D), but we played our own game, didn't give a damn who they were, and that's probably the most well-deserved points against ANY top club we'll see all season, just outstanding. To think we had ELEVEN players out injured as well, our defence with just incredible, the work rate unbelievable, just what a result!!!
  7. Has be to Darren Eadie for me, his pace and attacking threat in this team would be incredible.
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    Zimbo back in Training!

    Of course it's the point. The TEAM performance was excellent, Hanley's was one of the weakest displays in that TEAM, and as BYG pointed out, was at fault for the goal, and didn't mark Joelinton for their best chance. It's not unfair to point this out and say we think Zimbo or Klose would be a better choice.
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    Norwich pride

    Because some people only visit the site to look at City related conversations and then unwittingly open an off-topic thread and get drawn into commenting, whereas others are just too lazy to open an extra tab rather than having everything on 1 visible page. I used to be a lot more active across a number of different forums, but time constraints and changing interests have reduced this steadily over the past few years, so I'm personally more inclined to comment on off-topic threads on sites I regularly visit rather than doing this across a number of others, and surely the opposite can be true of many posters as well?
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    Jamal Lewis

    Since when did pointing out that you feel a player could have done better in a situation suddenly become 'bashing'???
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    Which Number 22 would you rather have?

    Sutton was an excellent goal scorer and incredibly strong in the air, but Pukki's all-round game, work rate and clinical finishing take it for me.
  12. An extremely decent and honest individual who came at one of our worst periods in recent years, and who I have a lot of time for despite whatever else can be said about that season. I really hope he makes a full and speedy recovery. All the best Ricky.
  13. You rang? I think most posters on here know my views regarding RvW, and I really don't want to get into yet another pointless debate about the whole thing, as some people will only ever look at his poor scoring record after coming to us, or indeed the infamous 'ghost pass' and claim he's the worst striker ever known at the club which is clearly nonsense. In short, he had ZERO supply, ZERO support, was asked to play a totally unfamiliar role, and was badly affected by both the injury and a confidence crisis caused by the Hughton approach and teammates who simply weren't on his wavelength. Just watch his movement from the first part of the season before the injury and you'll see he was making runs and looking for balls to get onto and the rest of the team simply weren't providing them. Most of our play was focused through Snoddy on the wing, who'd spend 3 minutes trying to beat the same man 15 times and then finally provide a ball that was either 3 feet above RvW, 4 feet behind him, or he'd simply shoot himself or pass to a different teammate. What can your striker do with absolutely no supply unless he's someone like Ibrahimovic or similar who has that all-round game to compensate for the poor supply, and can drop back a bit more etc? RvW HAS to be played in a specific way to get goals, and there's absolutely no denying that he's a very limited striker in this respect, but you don't sign a player like Crouch and tell him to rely on speed and technique, you don't sign Zola and then sling in constant high balls for him to challenge the 6ft+ monster CB's like Van Dijk, and you don't sign RvW and ask him to play like Andy Carroll and then wonder why he's not doing anything. The most frustrating part is that Hughton had scouted RvW well before coming to Norwich, almost everyone in football knew what type of player he was and how he'd need to be used to have a chance in the Premier League, and yet instead he played him as a lone target man in a highly defensive and restricted tactic, and somehow we still have fans blaming the player rather than the idiot who totally mismanaged the guy...
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    Team for Newcastle (h)...

    Sorry, but which McLean were YOU watching??? Utterly anonymous for most of the game, and when he did appear he was either giving the ball away or making weak passes. That was probably his worst game since joining us and you think he did ok???? The fact that you've removed him from next weeks suggested side tells me you don't think he did ok either...
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    Krul 8.5 (MOTM) Aarons 7.5 Hanley 4 Godfrey 8 Lewis 7 Trybull 5 McLean 2 Buendia 6 Cantwell 7 Stiepermann 5 Pukki 8 Leitner 7 Hernandez 6 Drmic 5 Talking points: Krul was great throughout, I know it's hard to justify a high score when you've conceded 4, but he had pretty much no chance with any of them and his other stops prevented a possible cricket score, with the save from the freekick by TAA a real standout. Was a tough call between him and Godfrey for MOTM as Godfrey was strong throughout (having to cover Hanley half the time) and he improved even further 2nd half, a real superstar in the making. Hanley was unlucky with the own goal, but his overall defending was pretty poor. Bad marking, far too static and although he won a few strong headers towards the end of the match, I'd argue that he's the reason we conceded at least 2 of the goals. As a backup against weaker opponents he's fine, but boy did we need Klose or Zimm there last night, and boy do we need one of the back ASAP. Trybull struggled to contain them, which was not helped by the utterly useless/anonymous performance from McLean either. I think Amadou will likely take the spot when he's up to speed, but considering the situation, I don't think TT was anywhere near as bad as some made him out to be, and he was still a 100 times better than McLean who I struggled to even see on the pitch most of the game, and when I did see him, he was either giving the ball away or playing a weak pass. One of McLean's worst games since joining and he should have been subbed were it not for Trybull's cramping issue forcing Farke's hand. Buendia was quieter than usual, Cantwell did nothing to suggest he deserves to be dropped and was probably the best of the 3 behind Pukki, Stiepermann really struggled to get into the game for some reason. Pukki was Pukki, endless energy, some great runs and movement, and was unlucky to only get 1 on the scoresheet. Leitner the best of the 3 subs and made me wish we'd had him from the start instead of McLean, with Drmic barely getting a touch, but some good play from Onel in his short time on. Considering the quality of the opposition, especially away at a place like Anfield, I think we did ok. Without the defensive blunders and a bit more control in the middle and we'd have given them a real game, as at times we looked as good attacking as they did. No shame in losing to a side like Liverpool in this scenario, and gives me real belief we can go out next week and spank Newcastle.
  16. 1st goal is just unlucky from Hanley, most times that would be hoofed clear. 2nd goal they got lucky with the pinball effect and of course when Salah is the recipient you're in trouble. 3rd and 4th were just poor marking. We can't forget that Liverpool were fantastic last season, have world class players and that it was ALWAYS going to be a bloody tough start to the season. We just need to keep the score respectable and maybe get 1-2 back if vaguely possible and not hammer the players for struggling against a side of this quality.
  17. At least he's actually done something, I'm struggling to see McLean do ANYTHING, at first I thought the teamsheet was incorrect because he's been THAT absent I wasn't aware he was on the pitch ffs...
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    Alexis Claude-Maurice

    I do think it says something about the player, in that he'd rather stick at Lorient in Ligue 2 than play for us in the Prem, even if we were to go down, he'd have had the chance to showcase his ability and prove he can perform at the top level. Think he'd rather impress against much weaker opposition than test himself against genuinely good players...
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    10 years ago today

    What's even funnier is the memory that popped up on my Facebook today: "I think Colchester are going to get battered by the 'new look' Canaries today." Oh, how my friends list laughed at that one afterwards...
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    New Shirt Sizing

    Sizing of the shirts is a complete joke for me, and I'm pleased to see that it's not just people who are well oversized like I am that are complaining. I mentioned the poor sizing on a previous thread with comparisons to a couple of other retailers (Cotton Traders and Jacamo), and it was pointed out to me that those particular places cater more to larger people anyway, so in the interest of fairness I've quickly looked at places like Next and Burton to see how they compare (they don't ever go up to my size, so it's a more sensible comparison for the average sized person). Next - 2XL = 122-127cm Burton - 2XL = 127-132cm Errea - 2XL = 120cm So already you have a minimum of 2cm smaller from Errea than you do at 2 major retailers, with them being a maximum of 12cm smaller than some of Burton's stuff (and 7cm than some Next items). That's just 2 retailers off the top of my head (I'm really not a fashionista tbh). Also just checked River Island - 2XL = 119-124cm, so potentially 1cm smaller than even the Errea, but also potentially up to 4cm larger in some cases. Very much seems that Errea is on the smaller end of the scale, which I'd understand totally for 'player fit' shirts, but not 'normal' ones...
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    There is a reason we have a non-football section of the board, but it appears that it's just far too much effort for many to post non-city threads in there rather than in the NCFC section. I personally don't mind tenuous links that are somewhat City related per se, but the sheer amount of stuff that clearly should be in the non-football section recently is a bit much IMHO. I kind of get the point that some people don't have a lot of spare time and that when logging in to a football forum, they may not have the inclination to have to wade through ambiguously titled threads that turn out to have nothing to do with the club with said limited time. Is it worth making a song and dance about - not really, but is pointing out that a number of threads really belong in the other section actually making a big deal about it anyway?
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    Grant Holt Interview

    I was also very frustrated that he didn't get the England call up that season, but I think they were genuinely concerned that he'd be too 'rough' for International football and be too likely to get carded for the way he played the game.
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    Fer to Sheffield United

    Thanks for the info BYG, I do appreciate it. I wouldn't disagree that there was no need to serve the coffee THAT hot, but even 'normal' temp coffee is going to burn, the woman caused it by opening the top and spilling it (which would have burnt her regardless, but clearly not as severely), and between your legs is hardly the appropriate place to be messing around with a hot drink (again, regardless of just how hot it is). The point is however, that if you order a 'hot' drink, then you should expect it to be 'hot' (again, I'm not talking about extreme temps), and thusly it's somewhat bizarre to need to have a 'caution, contents hot' warning on the cup of a hot drink, as apparently, even after that was introduced, it hasn't stopped people carrying them in idiotic ways and burning themselves and then blaming the vendor.
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    That’s your lot!

    I know you're an optimist LDC, but that's overreaching by some margin!
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    Fer to Sheffield United

    I'd argue that it would fall under the category of "Loss of chance", with the argument being that the player was utilised in a negligent way, resulting in loss of performance and thus interest from other bigger clubs, and therefore he has lost both significant income and stature in the game because of said negligence and should be able to claim damages for the loss of that chance. Don't get me wrong Cornish, the whole idea is somewhat tongue in cheek, but when I see people suing over packets of nuts that didn't have the label "May contain nuts", or the woman who sued McDonalds after burning herself on a coffee - because it didn't say that her coffee would be hot on the outside of the packaging (even though she hadn't ordered an iced or even cold coffee), it makes me wonder how much other spurious nonsense can actually get past a judge at times. I'd certainly argue that a player who has always performed a certain role in a certain way and who is then asked to play completely differently which is thereby affecting their performance and saleability and future career earnings, is far more valid an argument than the "I tripped on a paving stone because I was too busy looking at my phone, and got 5k compo from the council" brigade...