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  1. I think it should be Darren Huckerby. If Earnie had stayed fit and got close to 30 goals I think it should have been him. But player of the season, for  me, is consistency over the whole season and that has to be Hucks.

    I think Fleming probably was voted POS in 2004 because Hucks wasn''t there the whole season. Likewise Iwan ove Bellamy after injury struck.

     

  2. nutty nigel

    Earnie's Hummer

    EM

    I find this whole thread interesting and am not yet convinced by either side of the argument. I must admit, and I''m a little ashamed to say, I spend more time worrying about whether Norwich will win on Saturday or what will win the Gold Cup than I do about serious issues like this.

    My age has  made me a bit cynical about being able to do anything about it either way. Which brings me to your point about older people being perhaps more set in their ways. I can understand why you may think that but I don''t agree. I think there are free thinkers of all ages. I have often wondered if its down to peoples upbringing. Many people go through their lives not ever questioning the opinions and values they were taught by their parents or in some cases tutors (school or otherwise). We all know people like that from all age groups. They steadfastly refuse to question anything new or different from what they have always been taught to believe. There are just as many people from all age groups who are happy to question and make their own minds up independently from pre-conceived beliefs. From what I can learn from this thread, you and cluck are both free thinkers who have come to different conclusions. I don''t think that has anything to do with your respective ages.

    I often see it as an advantage now that I was so thick as a kid that I never took anything in. (Some people would say I still am!) [;)]

     

  3. [quote user="Cluck "][quote user="nutty nigel"]

    Thanks for the kind words.

    I don''t go out of my way to have digs, I used to sometimes, but found all it does is spoil the threads. In fact sometimes I go the other way and try not to even though it can be hard. Sometimes I still "just have to" though!

    My comments when first posting this was to try and show there are good things about being seen as a "nice club".

    Truth is, I have found posters are not what they maybe first seem on here. First impressions of someone can often be wrong, especially if they are posting after a bad defeat. Bad defeats hurt us all. Most of us are united by a love of the same football club. Different opinions are the lifeblood of this community, I try never to have a problem with opposite opinions but I have never made any secret of the fact that I don''t like it when stuff is made up to show our club in a bad light.

    I like posting on here and enjoy being in the company of city fans both on here and at matches, home and away.

     

     

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    NN...you''ve been involved in more digs than Time Team...so please don''t come the wounded soldier here. If you dish it out (as you regularly do)....then don''t be surprised when it comes back. That''s the way adult banter works.

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    I was sincere in what I posted, I''m not a wounded soldier because, like yourself, I will continue to post whatever I think is appropriate, digs or not. It may seem to you that I have more digs than Time Team because, like I have consistently said, I don''t like it when stuff is made up to show the club in a bad light. You make it plain that in your eyes it''s a vrtual forum so the truth doesn''t matter. I disagree.

     

  4. [quote user="Cluck "][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Cluck "][quote user="Matt Juler"]

    Would Norwich really allow scouts in the directors box? I know we''re an odd club at times, but I really don''t think so!

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    With our Directors taking up seats in the stands (allegedly)...there should be plenty of space for them there.

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    With our season ticket holders not renewing their seats (alledgedly).... there should be plenty more space for the Directors.

     

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    Let''s have less of the "allegedly" NN.            [:)]

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    Spelling was never my strong point, but I do know that you have to already have a season ticket to renew it [;)]

     

  5. Thanks for the kind words.

    I don''t go out of my way to have digs, I used to sometimes, but found all it does is spoil the threads. In fact sometimes I go the other way and try not to even though it can be hard. Sometimes I still "just have to" though!

    My comments when first posting this was to try and show there are good things about being seen as a "nice club".

    Truth is, I have found posters are not what they maybe first seem on here. First impressions of someone can often be wrong, especially if they are posting after a bad defeat. Bad defeats hurt us all. Most of us are united by a love of the same football club. Different opinions are the lifeblood of this community, I try never to have a problem with opposite opinions but I have never made any secret of the fact that I don''t like it when stuff is made up to show our club in a bad light.

    I like posting on here and enjoy being in the company of city fans both on here and at matches, home and away.

     

     

  6. nutty nigel

    lack of birmingham support

    Birmingham fans are the exact opposite of ours. On another thread I said that I was proud of the way our fans supported the team last night and how they have remained loyal despite the poor couple of seasons we just had. In contrast Brum fans jumped ship after relegation and I heard the club lost 40% (8,000) season ticket holders.

    Steve Bruces glowing praise of our fans last night was I''m sure a backhanded swipe at his own, who although hold every chance of a quick return to the Premier League, have never really got behind the team this season.

     

  7. [quote user="Cluck "][quote user="Matt Juler"]

    Would Norwich really allow scouts in the directors box? I know we''re an odd club at times, but I really don''t think so!

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    With our Directors taking up seats in the stands (allegedly)...there should be plenty of space for them there.

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    With our season ticket holders not renewing their seats (alledgedly).... there should be plenty more space for the Directors.

     

  8. nutty nigel

    Huckerby

    [quote user="Evil Monkey"]That''s the best part of being a monkey... provided I find the right species of missus, there''s no thumb to be under... [;)]
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    trust me EM... whatever species of missus you find there will always be a thumb to be under.. and a mother-in-law! [;)]

     

  9. nutty nigel

    should he start on saturday?

    He looked tired but he was still causing them more problems than Dion did when he came on. I would keep Dion on the bench and rest martin when Brown is fit.

     

  10. nutty nigel

    Season ticket sales on the rise

    This thread is proof, as if anyone ever needed it, that cluck, smudger and jjohnny can''t see good in anything. How can they talk about spin from the club and then post this drivel?? Pathetic!

     

  11. nutty nigel

    man of the match?

    [quote user="Sons of Boadicea"]Would not disagree. It must have been a hard call to make because there were a number of candidates for the award last night[/quote]

    The whole team played well and it would have been hard to select just one.

    The keeper had little to do.

    The back four were more solid than I can remember since..... probably Birmingham away! The Doc won his usual headers but cut out the mistakes but Shackell was just as good.

    Etuhu and Safri were excellent in the centre of midfield. We are loads more balanced with Lappin on the left. He is comfortable on the ball and for me Hucks has to stay up front.

    Croft worked really hard and covered so much ground getting back. I think his job is probably the most gruelling in the whole team. It''s good to have Chadwick fit because they can share that position during games now.

    Martin worked tirelessly up front and he has the ability to get between defenders and the ball even when it doesn''t look possible. I bet he is a nightmare to play against.

    Huckerby is a legend.

     

  12. nutty nigel

    I Think We are Safe Now...

    I never doubted we would be safe! Well...... maybe for a few seconds when the goalkeeping jinx struck again with Marshall!

    But seriously, we have never been in this so called relegation scrap we have only ever been on the edge looking like we could be dragged in.

    It''s important now to try and finish well in order to set out a marker for next season.

     

  13. [quote user="Cluck "][quote user="hogesar"]

    No, strangely enough.

    Nutty Nigel has always appeared a very level-headed poster.

    So, jjohnny, SHUTUP.

    :)

    hogesarr

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    Ha ha ha ha ha Hoggy. You do make me laugh sometimes.

    Well spotted jjohnny.....I import nits specially for him to pick.

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    Here was your chance to prove to people you can see good in the club that you claim to have so much affection for. But you used it to try and score personal points against me. I take it you lost the argument on the other thread.

    There are many things today for fans like me to feel proud of. The clubs actions in this issue, our performance last night, Huckerby''s wonder goal, and our fans tremendous support last night and the 15,000 odd season ticket renewals.

    Cluck and jjohnny  take note!

     

  14. nutty nigel

    Season ticket sales on the rise

    [quote user="jjohnny"]

    If the dross we have watched this season has created an increase in season ticket sales the current board will never have to step up the effort to get back in the premiership.I think they have just processed them quicker so they can announce this,hence people who have not renewed yet will think "well everyone else has renewed so i might as well" .Imho this clubs board has got more spin than the labour party

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    Football??

  15. [quote user="jjohnny"]

    Thats got a lot to do with the football side of things ,are all your posts veiled digs at other posters

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    No, but it seems yours are digs at me.

    I am quite proud of the fact we have a "nice" image.

    It maybe that I just don''t remember but I can''t recall a post where you discussed football any more than I do.

    I can do personal insults and I can do football.

     

  16. nutty nigel

    Predictions for tonight?

    I think we can win tonight but do the players?

    Norwich only one home league win since December. Fortress Carrow Road?

    Brum only one away league win since December. Promotion form?

    I''ll go for 2-1 home win.

     

     

  17. Cluck

    Point one.. was an attempt to show to you and others that your assumption that Delia Smith only sits with the fans for publicity. You changed your tack yet again because the facts don''t suit your argument.

    Point two.. the board make the money available to the football management and the board appoint the manager. As I don''t get an invite to these occasions I couldn''t possibly say how much input Delia Smith has in these matters. It suits my argument to point out that David Stringer was consulted over the appointment of Grant. It suits yours to voice your opinion that the club is Delia''s train set.

    Our meeting was quite profitable thankyou. Some of us are going to be much better off with the news that many toilets are going to show Sky TV above the urinals. The resultant mess will bring many of us over the £500 per week bracket! And we are looking forward to being able to pi...........

    ok mods!

     

  18. nutty nigel

    free bet this weekend

    Let''s bump this back up the board!

    There''s lots of us post tips each week. What Ray is asking for is the resposibility of finalizing them to be shared. Ray himself went first, then it was me and last week 7Rew.

    There is a bit of pressure but nobody is going to be blamed if they mess up. We all want the same thing afterall.

     

  19. [quote user="Cluck "][quote user="Putney Canary"]

    Cluck,

    Sorry, I''m confused about a couple of your points. What ''blatent celebrity showboating'' are you talking about? Also, I didn''t think the squad HAD been starved of financial input, haven''t we got one of the most expensive squads in the league in terms of wages paid? Aren''t the likes of Thorne, Hughes, Etuhu, Earnshaw, Safri, Huckerby etc on big wages?

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    Point one....Cast your mind back to the glamourous days of the Prem campaign when DS was the "pin-up" of the club and media...but the all important team was hopelessly underfunded and basically laughable. Cast your mind back also the the MacDonald''s Childrens tea party that was when we played Chelsea in the FA Cup. Blateant "showboating" and grabbing the limelight as the fan''s "favourite"....That''s that one.

    Point two....if I have to explain this one we don''t co-exist on the same planet. I could decise to pay my toilet cleaner £500 per week...but have no-one else in the building to generate income. That wouldn''t equal financial input...but it would indicate ridiculously poor business and a complete misuse of funds. A poor squad grossly over-paid is not "funding"...it''s plain bad management.....enter our "showboating" saviour!

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    Point one.... Cast your mind back to the dark days of Brian Hamilton. Delia did nothing different at Stockport away on a Tuesday night to Chelsea away in the FA Cup. The only difference was that the Cup game was on TV. You can have "blatant showboating" for both if that is what you believe, but you can''t just single out the cup game to put spin on the point you are trying to make.

    Point two a)... We obviously don''t exist on the same planet because the board did make that money available for our squad. For various reasons the money was wasted by the people charged with making the decisions on how it was spent and mis-used the funds. The board then sacked the guy who made those decisions and his replacement is at present trying to sort the resultant mess.

    Point 2 b)... If you paid your toilet cleaner £500 per week he would probably do a good job. I am off to a "high powered business meeting" with other toilet cleaners at Costessey Pits this afternoon. I should be back in time for tea and I will be at the game tonight.

     

  20. nutty nigel

    Very poor Norwich City side

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    I disagree, Remember when we stuck away a last minute Paul McVeigh goal at Bradford in our play-off season, our first shot of the game.  [/quote]

    You are so right CJF. We were cr@p that day, probably worse than at Cardiff on Saturday. But we sneaked that result and that was when we really started to believe. It was a great atmosphere walking out of that ground. At this stage in the season it''s all on results for the playoff contenders.

     

  21. nutty nigel

    Season ticket sales on the rise

    [quote user="1st Wizard"]

    [quote user="I. Shurmer"]Anyone would think you were upset at the news Wiz!


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    Yes, I am upset Shurmer, because in the board eyes, this just endorses their damn prudence policy. Until they start to see a reduction in supporter numbers, the shambles we are seeing now will just continue for many years to come.

    I don''t know if I admire the fans loyalty or despise it, as the actions of the termily strupid!.

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    This is strange news for sure. I too am upset Wiz but for different reasons to you. I honestly don''t see where anyone gains by having 20,000 season ticket holders. But now they let this situation happen it seems its going to take something extaordinary happening before the numbers fall again.

    It does however make me wonder if the posters on this board are representative of the fan base as a whole. Afterall, for the last few months so many have posted that they will not renew or haven''t yet renewed. Maybe they don''t actually have season tickets or are telling little porkies??? Heaven forbid! [;)]

     

  22. nutty nigel

    eastwood or earnshaw

    [quote user="BarclayMan "][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="BarclayMan "][quote user="nutty nigel"]

    But could it be the better balance in the squad since January has helped made the difference.

    Everybody was so against selling Earnshaw before the Jan window. What has happened to change your minds?

    Earnshaw is a proven goalscorer at all levels. Is this a case of short memories? Out of sight is out of mind?

    I would hate to see this club sell Earnshaw while he still wants to play for us.

     

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    Chris Martin happened......
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    So how does that make Eastwood better than Earnshaw?

     

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    It doesnt Eastwood would be an adequate replacement at half the price, leaving plenty to strengthen the rest of the team.

    Personally id like to see Jermaine Beckford here as well as Eastwood, or Billy Sharp. Then we would have Dublin, Martin, Beckford and Eastwood/Sharp. Thats a good enough strike quartet, and hopefully £2-3m left over for another CB and CM

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    So let me get this right. You want to sell Eanshaw, Brown and Jarvis. Release Thorne and McVeigh. Play Huckerby in midfield and go into the season with Dublin, Martin, Beckford and Eastwood/Sharp.

    Good call! [^o)]

     

  23. nutty nigel

    Birmingham tomorrow night

    [quote user="norfolkbroadslim"]Tomorrow night will be very significant for us, as anything other than a victory for us will mean we are right back in the relegation scrap.[/quote]

    I agree with people who point out that we only have to drop into the bottom three on the last day in order to be relegated. But.... at no stage in this sorry season have we been in a relegation scrap.

     

  24. nutty nigel

    The Earnshaw conundrum

    At present we have: Brown, Dublin, Earnshaw, Huckerby, Jarvis, Martin, McVeigh and Thorne.

    It looks increasingly likely that Thorne and McVeigh will be gone. That would leave six options to play up front and could be enough to go into next season. Selling Earnshaw would be crazy for me. Unless we want to weaken our squad it would probably cost more to replace him. Or we could gamble on untried players at this level.

    We can have no realistic ambitions of getting out of this league if we sell our only 20 goal a season striker. While Earnie wants to play for us I don''t think we should consider selling him.

    If we have to get rid of players to reduce wages it''s a very brave person that would argue to keep a 38 year old in front of Earnshaw. I would like to keep both.

     

     

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