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  1. nutty nigel

    Not very clever, eh Roger.

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="nutty nigel"]

    Of course he had a choice! We went 3-0 down and then he put Spillane at the back and Dublin up front. Wasn''t that option available from the start? The game finished 3-2 so surely the evidence is in the final score.

    There''s no way Sheffield were ever three goals better than us. Please note I am not saying we were unlucky though. That''s why it''s so frustrating! This team is better than people give them credit for BUT they just seem to have to self destruct.

    [/quote]

    Grant explains his decision on Waghorn''s site:

    It is, you always sensed, where Mother Nature always intended the 38-year-old to play, but given Grant''s sorry lack of alternatives at centre-half, once either Gary Doherty or Jason Shackell gets injured so his only other viable option was to play teenager Michael Spillane in there - which is where the Republic of Ireland Under-19 international found himself for the last half-hour.

    “That''s ideally where I''d like to be playing him (Dion),” admitted Grant. “But I can''t take the chance of putting the young midfield player back and playing centre-half for us earlier in the game against good players. Burton, Tudgay and MacLean when he comes on.

    “But once we did that, there''s only one team in it.”

    http://www.rickwaghorn.co.uk/full_article.asp?i=1279&w=0&a=0&part=1

    Grant seems to blame the ever worsening Captain Drury in the article as apparantly he had a poor game.  Not a great way to celebrate your new 4 year deal...

    [/quote]

    But after he did take the chance it could be said we won 2-0.

     

  2. nutty nigel

    how far have we slumped???

    [quote user="Mr.Carrow"]

    This argument is basically going up a pointless blind alley. Blyblybabes asked initially what the evidence was of a profit at Delias restaurant after i had stated that we had "a few 100k to look forward to" (ie. in the future). The fact is that there is no evidence of profit. End of. If it does make a profit i would be pleased-and then fully anticipate the profit to be ploughed into yet another non-football venture. Who would have reported that the restaurant was making a loss? Archant? Dont make laugh.

    As you now appear to have become a bit of an expert on the accounts Nutty,maybe you would like to have a look at my evidence of major off-field expenditure in the last few years on another thread,you know buying land for millions and suchlike whilst the team struggle on the pitch. Or can you only understand the facts which back up your own argument?

    [/quote]

    Instead of being so patronising maybe you could show me the facts that show the returaunt doesn''t make a profit. Maybe you could point me towards the facts that back up your claim that any profit would not be put into the playing side. Maybe you could go back to the other thread and show me where the club have accounted for agents fees twice.

    In my opinion the two bar charts show a small profit on catering. As far as I am aware that''s the only information available to either of us. If so then any other "facts" can only be opinions. If you know different then please feel free to show me.

     

     

  3. [quote user="ZippersLeftFoot"]

    As a footballer he is not strong but he knows where the back of the net is.

    The biggest question is whether we as a team play better with or without him.  Both our results and performances were better once he was out injured and hux went up front,  his prodigious number of goals simply werent missed...

    On that basis a reluctant sale - but what price those goals IF we can get the rest of the team up to a promotion chasing standard? 

    [/quote]

    The biggest disappointment for me is that on the evidence of the last few games Hucks and Earnie are no real threat together up front. For me this means that we either play 433 or Hucks has to go wide left in a 442 or they don''t both start.

    I agree our performances looked better, even against Wolves with Thorne and Hucks than they have with Earnie and Hucks. But I still think we played some of our best football of the season in the first few games with Earnie in the side.

    Huckerby''s best position is up front free to drift wide either side and cause havoc. So maybe a conventional 433 is the way forward with Hucks Earnie and Brown. This wouldn''t be the 451 we played early this season though so could the midfield be strong enough? Maybe Croft Safri Etuhu? Not sure it would work!

    Alternatively it''s 442 with one of Hucks or Earnie on the bench!

     

  4. nutty nigel

    Where are the surprises from Grant?

    Was the surprise that he was keeping Doherty when everybody assumed he would release him .......

     

  5. nutty nigel

    Not very clever, eh Roger.

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="nutty nigel"]

    Of course yet again you  choose to ignore the most ridiculous decision of all. Why play our best centreforward in defence, wait until we go 3-0 down and move him up front where he should have been in the first place!

     

    [/quote]

    Well, we won''t have to worry about that one anymore will we. 

    [/quote]

    Why not? The principal is still the same!

    And you can''t blame Doherty for the two first half goals that helped put the game out of reach. Having Safri in midfield wouldn''t have made any difference either. I am convinced you never watch matches to see where the mistakes are made but just have a ready made list of scapegoats.

    Having Dublin in defence has not made our defence better and I defy anyone to produce evidence that it has. Putting him up front when we are 3-0 down is a clear case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. Surely the evidence is the final score.

    [/quote]

    I was implying that Dion Dublin won''t be here next year.

     

    Anyway I thought massive wages Doherty was injured, Halliday not good enough for Torquay so Grant had no choice??

    You are right though, the side picked

    Warner, Hughes, Dublin, Shackell, Drury, Fotheringham, Etuhu, Spillane, Lappin, Earnshaw, Huckerby.

    has no balance or shape to it, players not good enough at this level, little variation up front relying on passing football, not the long balls the rest of the squad are masters of.  I didnt see the game, and havent seen the goals, but get the impression we well deserved to be 3 nil down from the radio commentary.

    [/quote]

    Of course he had a choice! We went 3-0 down and then he put Spillane at the back and Dublin up front. Wasn''t that option available from the start? The game finished 3-2 so surely the evidence is in the final score.

    There''s no way Sheffield were ever three goals better than us. Please note I am not saying we were unlucky though. That''s why it''s so frustrating! This team is better than people give them credit for BUT they just seem to have to self destruct.

     

  6. nutty nigel

    Big Hint #4 - To the NCFC board

    [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="nutty nigel"]

    Howabout starting a thread about who''s not going to renew the season after next! Surely we have too many season ticket holders if they are wishing they hadn''t renewed 3 months before the season starts. What is so hard about not renewing?????

     

    [/quote]

    for some stupid reason I thought our club was set on climbing this league, I have never been a great Board Basher, although I have had my doubts about their ability and ambition.  Roger Munby has confirmed all my worst fears.  I support this club and (altho not much this season) have enjoyed going to the football. 

    Unfortunatly we are goiong nowhere, next season will be worse than this one, barring miracles in the transfer market.  its great...

    [/quote]

    Absolute rubbish!

    You have had nothing good to say about the Board, either manager or most of the players since I joined this messageboard!

    This is the clearest case of £356 wasted I have ever come across!

    Talk about a fool and his money soon parted!!!

    [/quote]

    So Nutty, dealing with a side issue again instaed of addressing the substance of the initial post.

    Classic spinning tactics,

    OTBC

     

    [/quote]

    Because the substance of the thread was ignored by all the replies and not just mine.

    Wonder why that was [:^)]

     

  7. nutty nigel

    how far have we slumped???

    [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"]

    Quite frankly, if the darned thing was making  even a half-decent profit they would have been boasting about it instead of rabbiting on about catering income showing good growth.

    Maybe Nutty you can tell us where the catering consultancy fees are booked.

    OTBC

    [/quote]

    I have no idea what the catering consultancy fees are or where they are booked.

    Have you noticed that I answer every question you ask me as honestly and accurately as I can?  When are you going to reciprocate??

     

     

  8. nutty nigel

    Big Hint #1 - To Peter Grant

    So.

    I gather you are referring to the whole season now.

    Grants quote was about Sundays match.

    What part of what he said about Sundays match officials wasn''t true?

     

  9. [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="BlyBlyBabes"]

    Or can''t you figure it out? [:$]

    COYB

     

    [/quote]

    I had you figured out a long time ago BBB [;)]

    [/quote]

    Ok Nutty, well done indeed, you''ve figured me out - in your mind - regardless of the apparent continuing absence of your marbles.[:)] Who took them up?[:''(]

    I was merely wondering earlier if the missive from your Ms. Smith was Sealed With A Loving Kiss (SWALK) - or merely a mundane junk mail letter about recipes normally mainly of interest to the fairer sex?[W]

    In my youth it is the sort of thing that boys and girls used to seal their romantic missives with - especially on Valentine''s Day. If she didn''t put it there, then............. [U]

    Bet you won''t let us know.

    OTBC

     

      

    [/quote]

    No BBB it wasn''t on Saint Valentines Day [U] But I do treasure it and keep it safely tucked away in my copy of ''Mrs Beaton''s Book Of Household Management'' Where I also keep all the recipes we have exchanged [^] I make no secret of the fact I have lost so many of my marbles, well actually I don''t really think I had a full set in the first place [*-)] ... some one must have got extra but sure as boiled eggs are sardines it wasn''t you.[W]

    Bet you never answer the question I asked you though [:P]

     

  10. nutty nigel

    Doc Out!!!!!!!!

    [quote user="Quiltz"]

    ''Will he please see sense and get rid of the main problem with our team for the past few seasons''

    i swear he was our player of the season not so long ago. But i do agree this season he has been a shambells and must go or at best be a sub.

    [/quote]

    So how do we explain Sundays shambles while The Doc was recovering from his hernia op??

     

  11. nutty nigel

    Sunderland's fanatical support!

    [quote user="The artist formally known as Bruces Header"]

    Firstly, congratulations to Sunderland on winning the Championship.

    On Sky Sports News they have just been talking about Sunderland''s fanatical supporters going back to the big time. Is it just me who can see they are fair weather fans? When things are going wrong on the pitch their ''fanatical fan base'' seems somewhat depleated!

    Oh well, the premiership is full of plastic!

    [/quote]

    Spot on Bruces Header!

    BTW, whats the deal with the avatar mate?

     

  12. nutty nigel

    Big Hint #1 - To Peter Grant

    [quote user="Konstantin Pobedonostsev"][quote user="nutty nigel"]

    Did any of you posters on this thread think the officials had a good game yesterday then?

    Was Grant wrong?

    Which of the referees decisions did you all think were particularly good ones?

    Just askin'' ........ [N]

     

    [/quote]

     

    I''m afraid that being in the Championship results in having sub-standard referees at times. The decisions usually balance themselves out over time and if you spend all of your energy pointing fingers at officials rather than taking it on the chin and dealing with what everyone has to put up with then you are doing yourself no favours at all. Grant did not lose the game because of some refereeing errors.

    [/quote]

    I agree with most of your post except that there are many sub-standard referess in the premiership too. But basically I think you are correct in your alalysis.

    However you replied to my three questions without addressing any of them. Would you liike another go?

     

  13. nutty nigel

    Introducing myself

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

    Surely themarshmallowman has always posted on this site with weblog button on his posts linking to these articles?

     

    [/quote]

    Does that mean he''s a moron too then, like the rest of us?

    [/quote]

    LOL

    I reckon it does Alex!

     

  14. nutty nigel

    Big Hint #1 - To Peter Grant

    [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"]

    The point is that he too frequently criticises the referee after matches..

    It''s not a one off. Check it out.

    OTBC

     

    [/quote]

    That''s the trouble with watching it on the wireless, you only analyse the stats and comments but not the game itself.

     

  15. nutty nigel

    how far have we slumped???

    [quote user="Mr.Carrow"]

    So your "evidence" of profit is two bar charts in which income and expenditure look pretty much the same? If there had been a profit surely they would have mentioned this rather than just income growth? I should remind you also that we were discussing Delia`s restaurant not the overall catering. Did you ever get a school report from Mrs.Percival using the phrase "must try harder"?

    To be honest branding someone a Chase supporter when they in fact went to great lengths to aid his removal is about the most offensive thing you can come up with. But then i think you`ve worked all that out already....

    [/quote]

    I was a Chase supporter for many years, he brought good times to this club. Don''t be such a drama queen!

    If those two bar charts were showing a loss I rather think somebody would have reported it by now don''t you? Of course if you want to seperate out Delia''s resturaunt then you are guessing what the outcome is. How would you feel if it was actually subsidising other catering ventures?

    I was crap at school and got a lot worse than that on my reports, but I do know that Mrs Percival only teaches in Bobsville and not Delia lalaland.

     

     

  16. nutty nigel

    Agents fees...

    [quote user="Mr.Carrow"]Just came across a Doncaster column "Sweet simplicity seals Martin deal". It seems that a good number of the agents fees which have supposedly eaten away at the tens of millions recieved by the club in recent years are actually payed out of the players wages. So when you hear our high wage bill and agents fees used as excuses for where the money has gone, remember that in many cases they are,in effect, counting the same outlay twice. Yet another example of spin and double-speak by our lovely board.[/quote]

    Interesting points Mr Carrow. Looks like you have the board "banged to rights" this time. Could you verify this by pointing me to where the same outlay has been counted twice?

     

  17. nutty nigel

    Big Hint #4 - To the NCFC board

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="nutty nigel"]

    Howabout starting a thread about who''s not going to renew the season after next! Surely we have too many season ticket holders if they are wishing they hadn''t renewed 3 months before the season starts. What is so hard about not renewing?????

     

    [/quote]

    for some stupid reason I thought our club was set on climbing this league, I have never been a great Board Basher, although I have had my doubts about their ability and ambition.  Roger Munby has confirmed all my worst fears.  I support this club and (altho not much this season) have enjoyed going to the football. 

    Unfortunatly we are goiong nowhere, next season will be worse than this one, barring miracles in the transfer market.  its great...

    [/quote]

    Absolute rubbish!

    You have had nothing good to say about the Board, either manager or most of the players since I joined this messageboard!

    This is the clearest case of £356 wasted I have ever come across!

    Talk about a fool and his money soon parted!!!

     

  18. nutty nigel

    Not very clever, eh Roger.

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="nutty nigel"]

    Of course yet again you  choose to ignore the most ridiculous decision of all. Why play our best centreforward in defence, wait until we go 3-0 down and move him up front where he should have been in the first place!

     

    [/quote]

    Well, we won''t have to worry about that one anymore will we. 

    [/quote]

    Why not? The principal is still the same!

    And you can''t blame Doherty for the two first half goals that helped put the game out of reach. Having Safri in midfield wouldn''t have made any difference either. I am convinced you never watch matches to see where the mistakes are made but just have a ready made list of scapegoats.

    Having Dublin in defence has not made our defence better and I defy anyone to produce evidence that it has. Putting him up front when we are 3-0 down is a clear case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. Surely the evidence is the final score.

     

     

  19. nutty nigel

    Roger Munmby details future plans!

    [quote user="Mr.Carrow"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Mr.Carrow"][

    Seems like you have been through something very similar to me Mystic. I supported the board and defended them several times on this site until i started to have misgivings when we blatently looked a gift-horse in the mouth in not signing Crouch early in the Prem season. Even then i felt that the board were hoarding a good deal of the cash for a real attempt to bounce back the following season. That close season really showed the board in their true light, losing big wage earners in Helveg,Svensson,Jonsson and Francis raking in £3million in the process and then spending a grand total of £700,000 on replacements-Hughes,Colin,Jarrett and Thorne. What an absolute joke. Since then its been the same old story, losing players for millions and spending as little as possible at the last possible minute on replacements (or not bothering to replace at all-still no target man).

    I and my group of friends used to run one of the more long-lived fanzines and have had season-tickets for 15 years. I gave mine up for this season and the rest are doing the same for next. It seems the long battle to remove Chase was in vain as the same policies are still in place at the club. It seems it is fine to throw money at corner infills, new pitches,undersoil heating, new offices, stand refits, a new box office,land deals, two subsiduary companies,the TAXMAN etc. and as long as you occasionally come out with some empty emotional waffle people will still keep turning up and clapping along like performing seals. Unfortunately i have come to the conclusion that in this particular part of the world (to slightly twist a famous phrase) "you can fool most of the people all of the time...."

    [/quote]

    Utter bilge from yet another Bob the Builder follower living in Bobsville lalaland!

    We couldn''t have signed Crouch when you state because he had already signed for Southampton and however many times you try and add 1.5m + .7m + .135m + .1m you can never reach over 3m even if you did learn sums in Mrs Percivals class sitting next to Spud!

    Yet another of the few hundred performing seals watching it on the wireless reminiscing about the good old days!

     

    [/quote]

    Are you losing the plot Nutty? Crouch signed for Southampton AFTER coming out and saying "if i leave Aston Villa for any other club i want it to be Norwich City". Worthington made inquiries ("I would like to sign the player") and after a period (i believe the season had already kicked off by then) came out and said "at this moment in time the overall package for Crouch is too much for this football club". He then moved to Southampton.

    As for me being a Chase supporter i dont think you could be wider of the mark if you tried. The fanzine i helped run was about as anti-Chase as it was possible to be and some of the things we did to hasten his departure cant be repeated on here. For a couple of years i believed that under the new regime we were at last heading in the right direction. Boy was i wrong. But at the end of the day if you want to live and learn in life you have to base your opinions on real facts and events and adapt them accordingly. The alternative is to delude yourself into believing a myth which has been debunked and then proceed to dig a hole for yourself when others point this out to you......

    [/quote]

    I have always tried to back up my opinions with facts. Thats how surely how opinions are formed in the first place. If you read my posting history on here you would see that whenever possible I quote or link to articles to try to back up the opinions I have formed. Likewise I don''t jump in quickly criticising other posters opinions without at least checking my facts first.

    Over the past few days we had been having, what I thought was a reasonable debate and although I disagreed with you I thought I had shown respect for your point of view. But then you go and spoil it all by sayin'' somethin'' stupid like your performing seal jibe. So now I debate back on your level happy to give it back in the same way as I can take it.

    I am not a performing seal, I don''t live in Delia lalaland, I am not an apologist for the board and my posts criticise them as well as defend them.

    For the record, I believe Peter Crouch signed for Southampton on 10th July 2004.

     

  20. [quote user="GazzaTCC"][quote user="Truthseeker"]

    You can carry out personal attacks if you want to, but the fact remains that this was something that could have been addressed weeks ago.

    The massive coverage of the departure of Roy Blower in the EDP over the weekend also demonstates the cosy relationship between the paper and NCISA.

    Adam Aiken, I notice, also joined in the self-serving backslapping. I have thought for a long time that there was something slightly concerning about the relatinship between NISA and the columnists. This has only confirmed my suspicions.

    [/quote]

    Truthseeker, whilst I can agree in part with your first point, NCISA could have clarified the postion weeks ago, I''m not sure I follow the logic of the remainder of your post.

    I believe NCISA, as one of the largest supporters groups, has every right to promote their cause with regular articles by various members within their group in the likes of the Pink Un newspaper. Where my confusion arises with your suggestion is how this constitutes a cosy relationship with the newspaper?

    [/quote]

    Anybody know how many paid up members they have then? Kathy??

     

  21. nutty nigel

    Big Hint #1 - To Peter Grant

    Did any of you posters on this thread think the officials had a good game yesterday then?

    Was Grant wrong?

    Which of the referees decisions did you all think were particularly good ones?

    Just askin'' ........ [N]

     

  22. nutty nigel

    Introducing myself

    Surely themarshmallowman has always posted on this site with weblog button on his posts linking to these articles?

     

  23. [quote user="ricardo"]

    [quote user="JohnoBono"]I have not posted for ages, BUT I have been told by someone that I trust a lot and who has connections with the club that we are close to announcing a major investor. The investor is into land/property. It is not a take over of the club but (they) will be wanting a say in the running of the club. Delia is safe. The investment is in veiw of team strenghtening. The Club wants this sorted soon as possible to enable Grant to have possible chance in the transfer market.  [/quote]

    I''ll beleive it when it happens Bono. Until then I remain highly sceptical.

    [/quote]

    Utter bilge!

    Why would anyone want to invest money into the club and leave this board and Delia in place?? They obviously weren''t brought up in Bobsville lalaland!

     

  24. nutty nigel

    how far have we slumped???

    [quote user="Mr.Carrow"]

    Jeez, talk about not knowing when you are beaten......My initial post included the phrase ".....to look forward to", ie. we may well make a profit in the future but as there is none stated at the moment (certainly not on the pages you have pointed out) we dont know do we? INCOME is not the same as PROFIT! Have you mislaid your accounts Nutty or do you have a set of imaginary ones?

    [/quote]

    Jeez, talk about being to idle to look yourself.... on page 6 is income and on page 7 is expenditure. Then you have to remember what you learned in Mrs Percivals class in Bobsville lalaland and do a few simple sums.

     

  25. nutty nigel

    Doc Out!!!!!!!!

    Yeah Snakepit! Cuz we have been doing so well without him these last few weeks.

    We managed to go 3-0 down yesterday with most posters first choice CD partnership in place and yet when Dublin went up front we didn''t concede any more goals and scored two!

    Doherty is no where near being the weakest defensive link this season as any stats or the evidence of your own eyes will show. If we do get shot of Doherty we will need to invest in two quality central defenders instead of just one.

     

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