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Hardhouse44

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  1. Forget all this he wasn't backed by the owners I'm not interested in all that at the moment. I am questioning his use of the players he has got! Rupp in for Emi! Really. Someone saying on another thread we're never happy and that the boss is making us hard to beat! Spare me. Should have done that the first time we played them and the subsequent games. Not now the horse is so far from the barn he needs a passport! Yet again he watches on as the opposition bring on fresh legs whilst from the 60th minute on Rupp and the camp town racetrack 5 miles long are blowing out of their un match fit ar$es. We had weathered the storm of livepool possession and with half an hour to go it was primed for the introductions of some pace from Hernandez and some creative guile from Emi. But no yet again through either fear of not scraping a pointless nil nil draw (which as we know in the end we didn't) or of just shear bloody mindedness we wait until 10 minutes from the end to throw on Emi who yes we were crying out for, but also the totally inept Demic. Ok fine if youre throwing on a blistering forward of match winner pedigree but not Demic. We needed to create things for the our actual goalscoring forward already out there constanly starved of good service. Sorry but what did it matter if after 60 minutes we lost 1 nil or 3 nil, or for that matter drew nil nil. We should have looked to win. Yes win against the worlds best. They were having an off night, the conditions were leveling the playing field a little and some pace and guile would have put there fullback under some pressure, which is the best way to get a liverpool. Poor management, poor tactics!
  2. The thing is to many on here and supporting Norwich he is. But remember when Lambert was just the same. Now look he’s a bust flush its about adding perspective to things, looking beyond the rose tints and questioning what alternative there are. not necessarily in manager but in style, selection, tactics, the ability to preempt situations, tweak things during games add another dimension to our game. we are alway attractive to watch but we are predictable, one dimensional at times and that’s what I’m challenging.
  3. This 35+ year plus season ticket holder wasn’t question the spending of money in fact the opening line of my post said I wasn’t interested in that. I was and still am questioning the ability of the current manager to take this team forwards. glory hunters don’t support Norwich city for 40 years plus and wanting better and more doesn’t immediately mean I want the club to risk its existence. my loyalty though lies with the club with Norwich City, not Farke, not Delia they will come and go. I honestly believe we could have done better this season with the resources we had.
  4. We have failed to be competitive within this league, we will be relegated with one of if not the lowest points tally we have ever achieved in this division and yet we cannot question the manager at all! Or the board or anything at all Norwich City! Everything is just dandy all the time and we’re all whistling zippity doo dah out of our ar$eholes all day long.
  5. I’m not questioning what he did for us last season in the championship and I sure he’ll do well again next season if he can find another 30 goal striker. But they don’t come along very often and not for buckshee. What I was questioning is his ability to manage a team on the pitch in play and affect a result. some people are in love with the guy I accept that, for me he’s a two edged sword. All managers go in the end either they get head hunted or they get the sack. Many of the one who get the sack were loved only a few seasons prior. Yes he is loved now but 15 games in to next season and sitting in mid table is he a bust flush. You tell me. the two sides of our manger for me are his clear ability to coach players, set up a playing style that is attractive and offensively very successful be that only proven at championship level. And his inability to adapt from the style and set up to combat opponents ability prematch and very much so during.
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    The Club

    Its not optimism from him though is it It’s blind faith without questioning the club and it ownership/running in any way.
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    Match thread - Newcastle

    May as well be none and none. Score line would be the same!
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    Match thread - Newcastle

    Get the forking subs on a draw is useless to us!!!
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    Salaries / Wages

    https://www.givemesport.com/1540613-the-premier-league-players-who-are-earning-10000-or-less-a-week ??????
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    What is the "five year plan"?

    But there we have a shining example of what will hold us back for the next 20 year. we don’t trust ourselves not to buy another Naismith. then you’ll never spend big ever again. What should be looked at is who bought Naismith and why did we buy Naismith. this current board allowed us to buy Naismith on the day so of people they employed to find people to improve our team. Why because we needed a goal scorer (18 goals in 108 appearances for the on premiership club he’d ever played for) not exactly prolific. The club also bought him to appease the restless fans. All in all Another PANIC BUY. that not what anyone want. What we want is people who find player who do have something to offer the club and enhance the club. That is an actual part of running a professional football club. Buying players that are able to improve your club straight away. If you don’t trust yourselves or any one else to do that for the club. I can’t see how you will ever ever remain in the premiership. Bad club management is rife and it comes from the top.
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    What is the "five year plan"?

    There is no 5 year plan. That's just corporate Bojjolks. There are the same what if factors that so many have thrown around about investing too much money in transfers this season. There are no guarantees and it the same with the 5 year plan. You either have ambition grab the chance when it comes along and have contingency plans in place should you fail. Or you play it safe. Thing is you still need contingency plan because 3 years in the champions and your back to square 1 skint and scraping the barrel. Oh and by the way, your Webbers and Farkes by then they're long gone. Pledging the undying life long love to another club prepared to pay them more!
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    Keith on Farke

    But you cant have it both ways that's my point. Admittedly over emphasised but that all you can do on here to get through the rhino hide and blinkers
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    Keith on Farke

    So delia out then. Chants and banners at every game. Marches in protest and contestant calling for new backers and investors. Fan going on local tv and radio condemning the way the club is run and demanding that the board actively put the club up for sale publicly and immediately
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    What makes Farke special then?

    Surely we’re missing the point. What was his remit for this season. If it wasn’t to retain premiership status. If the board didn’t at least make that his seasons goal then you should all want a new board ASAP and if that was his remit he’s failed. Trouble is so many on here want it both ways. That’s not business, that’s not progress, that’s not ambition and it’s certainly is professional football!
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    What makes Farke special then?

    But that’s all you can base it on. Even the greatest managers get sacked eventually because of what’s happening in the present despite the past. Who’d have though Pochettino who have gone this season after taking spurs to the champion league final! Yes we didn’t invest but that’s what everyone wants isn’t super super never in debt safety. Whilst you shudder at the thought of spending what villa have the sad thing is we didn’t need to spend anywhere near that much as we already had much better players than them in many positions. We needed to spend some money to compliment the good we had. We needed to address the defensive frailties and if Farke wasn’t pounding on Webber’s and Delia’s door every day between promotion and the close of the transfer window screaming those sentiments he is as culpable as them.
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    Are we a better team since promotion........?

    Jesus wept. We are rock bottom of the league and I'm being accused of being miserable and negative. You guys only live in the present when we scrape a win and only live in the future when any criticism is level as the current position of the club. Its mind boggling. It's only a flesh wound! All we have achieved is to put the few premiership quality players we have in the shop window ready for the clubs new season sales. You expect us to ever find another striker of Pukki's quality again ready for next season's championship campaign. Or am Emi. Sorry but those finds don't come round for the money we pay every decade let alone every year. Get your head out of the clubs a$re and smell the coffee.
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    Are we a better team since promotion........?

    The big problem in all this is we are unlikely to see the end of the learning process or even any of the improvement. Older and young alike are likely to be continuing it or showing what they have learned elsewhere next season. I'm convinced we wont kick off next season in the Champions with pukki up front or Emi in midfield. And the likelihood is at least 2 of the 3 youngsters at the back will be gone. Duda wont be within a thousand miles of the place and we will be reliant on our board buying good players again. Which will most likely need to go on another learning curve as they wont be experienced because we don't pay experienced money. So the question shouldn't really be are we a better team since promotion. It should be will we be a better team in next season's champions than we were last season. Answer from me is I very much doubt it. Especially if our recruitment luck runs out!!!
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    VAR...again

    Didn’t see enough of the other guy. However Duda looked very accomplished. But I’d be amazed if we take anything from the next two games and by then momentum will be lost again and it’s all too little too late.
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    VAR...again

    Well as long as you’re happy. But the very statement itself if we had the players proves as I say we don’t have the “squad” to stay in this league. VAR, injures the fact that the moon is in Uranus. It’s all blinkered hero worshiping but we are naive tactically we don’t score from enough of our chances we don’t have the ability to chase a game. There are many reasons we are going down. reality is we don’t have a squad of players good enough. The league table shows that clearly and although I’d love to be wrong I will bet you any money you like we will be relegated because of it.
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    VAR...again

    That’s assuming that teams wouldn’t change things raise their game ect. Ifs buts and maybes. Teams take a lead and defend. If the VAR hadn’t have awarded them a goal say or had awarded us one the teams may well have upped there game brought on different sub and still scored enough to beat us. It’s all pie in the sky and an excuse not to face up to reality. We’ve not got the squad to stay in this league!
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    VAR...again

    I think we need to get over this VAR thing. It’s here and here to stay. Yesterday it was spot on and that’s what we want from the decisions isn’t it! It won’t be scrapped I can assure you of that and if improvements like the Godfrey situation continue then you have to say at least the powers that be take the suggestion of fans, pundits ect in to account. VAR is not responsible for us being bottom of the league. Not being good enough is!
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    Why was the performance so bad??

    I thought we played alright. Thats the thing you need to win ugly when the occasion calls for it. I believe Godfrey is only the second player sent off under Farke in the last 2 seasons. And the first this season Now call me old fashioned but that isn’t a sign of a team getting stuck in. I am not advocating reckless challenges but firstly many of the sides who get out of trouble have a slight nasty side to them and many of the great sides from to past did. secondly pretty tippy tappy football nice as it is has us rooted firmly to the bottom of this league. I thought we showed a bit of bite yesterday and I for one want to see a whole lot more. i really don’t think it will detract from the nice stuff we do on the ball. What it will do is fire up the crowd and the players alike. OTBC
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    Godfrey as cdm

    Well at least he’d make less critical mistakes there!
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    Jordan Rhodes

    Let not get to carried away with the Idah game time thing. Yes he scored a hattrick against Preston reserves but he has mile to go before he’s a first team regular capable of leading the front line in a team pushing for promotion back to the premiership. This is a big part of our problem we put to much faith in people at this club too early and on very little evidence. We’re a professional “Top 26” team who will need a proven goal scorer at a level equal to that which we are in.
  25. Its interesting to see the diverse levels of expectation and willingness of acceptance that we have across the message board regarding our current plight and future. so without going on to much about the differences which have caused arguments aplenty recently what do you really want from the club what do you expect and what do you demand. For me it’s simple: I want us to be where I believe we belong as a established Premiership team. I expect competitiveness at which ever level we are at. For me we don’t have that at present. I demand that we make every effort to look for investment that will achieve parity with clubs I believe we should be in line with (Wolves, Sheff Utd, Brighton ect) and those efforts to do so should be clearly outlined and shown to the fans I genuinely would like others opinions. And everyone opinion from all sides of all fences without fear of provocation.
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