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  1. nutty nigel

    Time for FORTRESS carrow road

    [quote user="Smudger"]Laughable...  despite having one of the biggest crowds week in week out... in recent weeks we have also had one of the quietest crowds in the league!!![/quote]

    How do you know?

     

  2. nutty nigel

    message to club

    [quote user="chipster"]

    where is the leader on the pitch? it seems very clicky with only dublin able to unite the players

     

    [/quote]

    This is the thing that worrys me most. There seems to be no collective team spirit. There is no togetherness like we had in 2004. Player for player we are possibly better than then but as a team we are light years away.

     

  3. Have you renewed?

    I have.

     

  4. nutty nigel

    Laughing Stock?

    [quote user="-.-. .-.. ..- -.-. -.-"]

    [quote user="Evil Monkey"]Apologies for thread starting bonanza, but something else has been on my mind recently.

    Another thing that is used to beat the board is "Norwich have become a laughing stock".

    I have to question this, and ask what evidence there is for this? Yes, people still laugh about the old "Letsby Avenue" episode, but this has previously not been too much of a problem for most Norwich fans as we thought it just showed how much Delia cared.  In fact, I remember being at Elland Road last season and the otherwise silent Leeds fans nearby deciding they''d bait us by bringing up that incident... only to find a few thousand Norwich Fans stand on their feet and chant "Come On, Let''s Be ''Aving You".  The look on their faces was priceless...

    But other than that, no one really says much about Norwich City Football Club.  Away fans may taunt, naturally, but when was the last time you saw something in the press slating Norwich?  If anything, Norwich could do with a bit MORE publicity!

    Leeds get plenty of laughs for their "Europe to League 1 in 5 easy years" antics.

    Chelsea are still worth a laugh, especially with their £30m flops.

    West Ham are a good bet for a bit of Red Nose Day mickey-taking.

    And good old Hearts, they still get a chuckle.

    These are just a few examples of clubs worse off than us in terms of public image, and it''s interesting to note that all four of them have recently had takeovers by wealthy benefactors with no previous links to the club...

    Just a thought...
    [/quote]

    Sorry EM...but I travel up and down the country....and Norwich City 2007 is very much a joke wherever I go. This may have been temperable had the teams'' form been worth talking about....but the truth is we are a poor outfit near to relegation....under the stewardship of a giggly tv cook. I can brush this off after 40+ years of support and join in the banter.....but the image of the club is a laughing stock and the team itself viewed as "camp". It can''t particularly help the players perform....and it doesn''t exactly scare the opposition. We need some steel and guts back around the place....and it ain''t gonna happen under DS.

    [/quote]

    I too travel up and down the country and discuss football with fans from other Championship Clubs regularly. Most of them say good things about our club and Delia Smith. We are not a laughing stock and neither is she. A large percentage of them do think she is Chairman but then a large percentage of our fans do too. This Club also made a lot of friends in the Premier League and even after what Rudolph described as the "halftime on pitch celebrity karaoke" we still weren''t a laughing stock in the way some posters on here would have us believe.

     

  5. nutty nigel

    Why I Think A Protest Is Wrong.....

    There is no chance of this demonstration taking place 1st Wizard. Can you not see that? Read the thread again and you will see that there are a handful who say they want to demonstrate, two of the loudest voices have already sent their apologies and another has already changed his mind.

    The only place this demo is happening is on this messageboard.

     

  6. nutty nigel

    Delia's Publicity Seeking?

    Delia sometimes sits with the fans at home matches and away matches. Many of her critics on here would obviously only see her if the match was on TV.

     

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    Derby at home-Tuesday 6th march.Demonstraion against the board

    [quote user="Mr.Carrow"]I would be very interested if the people on here lambasting others who feel moved to protest against the current regime supported or joined in with the protests against Chase? These,of course, had the direct result of ushering in the very group they are now defending to the hilt. Or back then was it the same old negative platitudes "there`s no-one who wants to take over" or "its not so bad,who needs a decent team when you`ve got a nice ground to look at and lovely carpets in the boardroom?". I think i already know the answer.[/quote]

    I don''t know if I have done any lambasting Mr. Carrow, but as I said on another thread I didn''t protest against Robert Chase and I won''t be protesting against the current board either.

    After Chase left Barry Lockwood became Chairman and it was another Board director by the name of Martin Armstrong who offered Delia and MWJ a place on the board in return for an investment into the club, half a million each I think. Geoffrey Watling had already saved the club by buying Robert Chases shares. It was only later that Watling sold his shares to Delia and MWJ. What we have now therefor wasn''t a direct result of Chase going.

     

  8. nutty nigel

    Derby at home-Tuesday 6th march.Demonstraion against the board

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="A load of squit"]

    You''re the one who can''t be bothered to protest, the blood of relegation will be on your hands.

    [/quote]

    you are one whom beleived worthy was doing a good job while he decimated the side.  The blood of failure is already on your hands.

    [/quote]

    That''s another one! Do you keep all the names in a book or something?

    Maybe Worthy wasnt so bad, it''s possible if the board were always to blame! Or did they only start being to blame after they sacked Worthy??

     

  9. nutty nigel

    5 things to improve IMMEDIATELY!

    [quote user="TheMarshmallowMan"][quote]

    1. Concentration. We always turn off! The zonal marking system (as used at set-pieces) requires 100% concentration from all 11 players at all times. This does not happen. During open play as well, certain defenders turn off far too often, and allow a striker a free run at goal. [/quote]

    This brings up an interesting discussion point. Zonal marking with set pieces. This is something Worthington advocated and Grant continues to do so. Surely someone should be seeing the sheer number of goals conceeded at set pieces and bring in someone to either help improve us against them or - better yet - switch to a man marking system which requires less from individuals to be successful?

    [/quote]

    I think the zonal marking was probably introduced by Hunter and he is still there. Grant may change it but maybe not until next season. Zonal marking at set pieces works ok but the goalkeeper plays a big part in it and crosses are not a strong point for our current keeper.

     

  10. nutty nigel

    Ashamed of you Barclay boys (and others)

    [quote user="cityangel"][quote user="Smudger"][quote user="-.-. .-.. ..- -.-. -.-"]

    Oh dear. Our team is s**t and here we are worrying about upsetting a knob who walked out on us to join Ipswich.

    He isn''t dead...so let''s get real eh? Nicey nicey Norwich strikes yet again.............[N]

    [/quote]

    Spot on once again Cluck!!!  [Y]

    [/quote]

     

    Are you two related or married and doing a double wind up or have you just fell in love?

    Guess you''ll be holding hands at your protest?

    [/quote]

    Think again Angel, you are nearly there now! [;)]

     

  11. nutty nigel

    Chris Brown

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

    From what I have seen so far Chris Brown looks to be a really good signing. He is the type of player Worthington was trying to sign in the summer. OK, he is not yet a Tim Howard or a Rob Hulse but he is young and I think has the potential to be as good as them. He impressed me at Preston, he works tirelessly for the team and those efforts will be rewarded when he has time to build up an understanding with his team mates. He had three different partners up front on Tuesday. I would imagine he will be up front with Hux tomorrow.

     

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    Do you go to games with those marbles in your eyes by any chance NUTTY???

    Thank god he isn''t a Tim Howard (he is a goalkeeper)...  I think you mean Steve Howard???

    [/quote]

    Yeah, I meant Steve Howard Smudger.

    What else is wrong witth my post? Oh I see, you don''t agree with it! Well I disagree with most of your posts too. For somebdy who claims to have played football at a decent level you don''t seem to have much of an understanding about the game. Maybe your playing career is as genuine as your mates season ticket (s)!

    One game at Plymouth and we have had to put up with months of this sh*t! Pathetic!

     

  12. nutty nigel

    The sad decline of this messageboard

    [quote user="Evil Monkey"][quote user="ricky knight"]

    lets all bury our heads in the sand, hail, queen delia and king grant any dissenters will be banned.

    [/quote]

    ... unfortunately I think it''s going to take even longer to get the Pinkun Message Boards back to the fun and interesting place it used to be.
    [/quote]

    When was that evil monkey? We had 18 months of W.O. and K.T.F. immediately prior to this. As soon as Worthington was sacked we went straight into a few posters personalised campaign against Delia, which has led to this.

    There is very little football discussion on here, I tried at the weekend to discuss the merits of Etuhu but there was no real discussion. Cluck ventured in to make a little joke at me but never takes part in any meaningful football discussion. Ever wondered why that is? Partly it''s because the two main protaginists of the way this messageboard has gone have maybe seen one match between them in the last 18 months. So the football related posts disappear off the front page as they get swamped by more W.O... KTF... Delia is helping herself to money... Chase was God... or whatever other attention seeking rubbish is in fashion for the day.

    But having said all that this is still a good messageboard with many interesting posters, people put up with my ramblings without getting too upset with me and I like being part of it.

     

  13. nutty nigel

    The Hux penalty appeal

    [quote user="JC"]

    I sit level with the incident.  Penalty in my opinion.

    I would say however that some refs would have given him a red card for him elbowing that guy in the face during the build up to our goal.  The ref looked at it but let it go, I suspect because he was not confident about the previous penalty decision and because he knew it would mean Huckerby walking.

    [/quote]

    That''s a scarey thought! I felt we got a lucky point on Saturday but a 1-0 defeat with Hux sent off would have been disasterous!

     

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    Derby at home-Tuesday 6th march.Demonstraion against the board

    I questioned the Board on this very messageboard early this season. I questioned their transfer policy in the summer. But nobody on these boards seemed bothered, all that seemed to matter was getting Worthy sacked and the only criticism of the board was for not sacking him.

    Our failure to sign players in the summer was laid at Worthy''s door. Posters said he went on holiday, posters said he didn''t try and sign anyone until it was too late and let other clubs get in first. Even when Worthington came out in the press and questioned the board (saying much the same things about the board as some of you posters are saying now) he was drowned out by the Worthy Out chants. Yes I agreed that in the end results on the pitch and our terrible away record meant that Worthy had to go, but if he had been backed by the board in the summer it could have been a very different story.

    Worthington failed badly in the transfer market in the summer of the previous season. Jarrett proved to be an awful signing that I can find no real excuse for. He was also unlucky with the injury to Dean Marney and to a lesser extent Thorne and MLJ. Many people assumed this was why he was not given money to spend in 2006, but of course that isn''t the case and wouldn''t have made any sense either. They had two choices. Back him or sack him. They did neither. They got away with it mainly because they could hide behind the manager letting him take the blame for everything, even things he had publicly spoken against.

    As I have posted on another thread, I will not be protesting and I don''t foresee any set of circumstances where I would be. This probably makes my views irrelevent but no more irrelevant than other posters views on players they have never seen play. In my view protesting to sack the board is pointless anyway. Nobody has the power to sack the board so the ultimate aim could only be to force them sell up and walk away. It would become very messy and I doubt enough fans have the stomach for a fight against honest people who are fans of the club and have always treated the other fans with so much respect.

    You may get more support by protesting against the current policies of the club. Surely this is the problem anyway? If Delia and MWJ sell up how will people know what policies the new owners would have? Surely it''s the way that the club is run that you are protesting against and not the people who run it?

     

  15. nutty nigel

    Worst 50 minutes in 50 years

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="sonnycityfan aka Ginger Pele"]it was not that bad, where you at the game?
    [/quote]

    how can anyone beleive the judgement of a fan whom supported worthy to the end?

    [/quote]

    How do you know he supported Worthy to the end CJF? And if he did what''s your problem with that? He is entitled to his opinion and at least it is his own opinion and not something that is being quoted off another messageboard or canarycall.

    You have said exactly the same thing about me in the past and it seems you like to brand posters worthyout and KTF even now! Other posters on here are suggesting that Worthy wasn''t even the problem and that the fault lies with the board for not spending money on players, if so then that''s a waste of 600,000!

    If you want to put me into one of your imaginary gangs then forget it. I''ll help you out now:-

    I like going to matches home and away. I like it better when we are succesful and when we are this bad it hurts. I still like going though and hate missing games. I vocally support the team and try not to be negative although sometimes my frustrations get the better of me, however I never boo or shout what a load of rubbish even though I am as disappointed as any other fan. I never marched or protested against Worthington, I never marched or protested against Robert Chase. I will always renew my season ticket for as long as my health and finances allow.

    Now that doesn''t mean I am a better fan than those that do the opposite, but it also doesn''t mean I am burying my head in the sand or being a sheep or a squeekie or any of the countless insults thrown around on here.

    So don''t doubt the judgement of a young fan on the basis that you don''t agree with him, you have been wrong about a lot of things in the past and will be again in the future. We all are!

     

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    Free bet for pink un posters

    [quote user="Matt Hudson"][quote user="ray ducker"]

    [quote user="Matt Hudson"]I am sorry everyone, Gretna win most games and against a lower league Clyde side i thought it would be easy. I''m sorry, i wont leave any tips in future!!![/quote]

    Matt my old sweet , i want you to leave tips in the future , because in my eyes and the boards you are a winner , its only a  bit of fun , there is no finger pointing  on my board , and i will be very disappointed in you if you don''t respond  next week , and i mean that , O K Matt ? you hear what i say ? anyhow i thought Gretna would win ,i would not have gone along with you otherwise , should i give it all up as well matt ?

     

    [/quote]

    ok, ok. thanks for the support.

    It''s a great idea. its a shame about yesterday, but there is always next week. I will offer tips again but just think twice before agreeing!!!

    [/quote]

    Matt

    If it hadn''t been for a late goal mine would have been wrong too. For sure someone will be wrong most weeks but just maybe some  weeks we will all get it right. Remember ray saying he had been let down by one all season and so are most people.

     

  17. nutty nigel

    transfer speculation

    [quote user="mystic megson"]

    Haven''t heard that rumour, but I''m 99% certain that if Earnie hadn''t been injured he would have moved on in January.

     

    [/quote]

    I have wondered that too. What''s your 1% doubt Mystic?

    Surely this rumour can''t be right. Earnshaw plus 1m??? yeah right!!!!

     

  18. nutty nigel

    The Hux penalty appeal

    [quote user="baldyboy"]as a qualified ref with a clear view it was a penalty. mr d''urso got it wrong as with a few things yesterday.[/quote]

    It''s impossible to say from where I was, they probably had a clearer view in the wireless! Interesting what you say baldyboy, someone else with a clear view told me the same. D''urso was very quick with the card though, so he was convinced otherwise.

    As to why it hasn''t been discussed on here, I should imagine that''s because in the greater scheme of things yesterdays poor performance and our inability yet again to produce a performance when it was needed, overshadows any injustice we may feel.

     

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    Grant tries out the 3-6-1 formation

    Not got a clue what it was all game!

     

  20. [quote user="Smudger"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Smudger"]

    [quote user="Jim Kent"]I don''t think any Norwich fan will agrue that we are in real danger.  We have to stay positive though and hopefully we can get a big point tally in the next three games.[/quote]

    Wake up... we will get 1 or 2 or 3 points tops from the next 3 games!!!

    As for this staying positive PR spin from the club...  shove it up your @. rse!!!!

    The only chance we have of staying up is protesting against the board starting with our next home match!!!

    [/quote]

    Everybody has accepted that we are in real danger Smudger. Some of us have stated we don''t think we will get relegated while accepting the danger is there.

    You have stated over and over again that you think we will be relegated. That being the case you shouldn''t be surprised by us slipping ever closer to the bottom three.

    Despite all of this I didn''t hear a single protest against the board today, so the chances of rallying enough support for a serious protest at our next home match are pretty slim.

    Maybe it''s because the people advocating protest on here don''t even go to the games.

     

    [/quote]

    Yeah you found it in you to have a go at the players though didn''t you?

    God you are a pathetic bunch... have you not realised yet that the majority of our squad does not have the ability to keep us in this division???

    Why instead of singing ''what a load of rubbish'' etc etc do you not start voicing your dissaproval at the people who are really to blame???

    [/quote]

    Did I say I had a go at the players? Did I say I was singing "what a load of rubbish"? I said it happened, which it did.

    I can''t believe I am carrying on with this charade by replying to you two seperately! I already answered you in the other post!

     

  21. [quote user="-.-. .-.. ..- -.-. -.-"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Smudger"]

    [quote user="Jim Kent"]I don''t think any Norwich fan will agrue that we are in real danger.  We have to stay positive though and hopefully we can get a big point tally in the next three games.[/quote]

    Wake up... we will get 1 or 2 or 3 points tops from the next 3 games!!!

    As for this staying positive PR spin from the club...  shove it up your @. rse!!!!

    The only chance we have of staying up is protesting against the board starting with our next home match!!!

    [/quote]

    Everybody has accepted that we are in real danger Smudger. Some of us have stated we don''t think we will get relegated while accepting the danger is there.

    You have stated over and over again that you think we will be relegated. That being the case you shouldn''t be surprised by us slipping ever closer to the bottom three.

    Despite all of this I didn''t hear a single protest against the board today, so the chances of rallying enough support for a serious protest at our next home match are pretty slim.

    Maybe it''s because the people advocating protest on here don''t even go to the games.

     

    [/quote]

    I''ve a feeling that quite a few posters on here supporting this shower of a board don''t "actually go to games"....so your point is?

    [/quote]

    My point was that despite everything that has happened at the club in the last 2 years, and despite the fact that we were losing to Coventry and finally got a fortunate point which meant we slipped closer to the bottom 3, I didn''t hear a single protest against the Board.

    I wasn''t supporting the Board or saying that people who support the Board go to games. I was just pointing out how difficult it would be to rally enough support by the next home game given these facts.

    At 1-0 to Coventry if someone had started protesting against the Board they would definitely have got support. People were looking around for someone to blame you could feel it in the atmosphere. But nobody did. But they do on here and that was my point.

    It''s no good protesting from 200 miles away, nobody can hear you.

     

  22. nutty nigel

    Chris Brown

    Here is another player who is going to divide the fans. Today Brown looked half the player he had looked on Tuesday night but the service he got today was apalling. Nobody can hold the ball up with their head and the quality of ball played meant at best all he could do was try and flick the ball on to non-existent support. I suppose people may blame the conditions but surely players are aware of conditions when they were aimlessly punting the ball somewhere in Browns general direction.

     

  23. nutty nigel

    Grant will lead us to divison two

    CJF

    Grant surprised me with his selection today. I thought he would play 442 with Etuhu and Fotheringham in the centre of a midfield four. Don''t ask me what he did play becuase I couldn''t work it out. Maybe a kind of lop-sided 433 but whatever it didn''t work. I heard that Grant said his selection was due to him playing the fittest players.

    You post the team you would have played after the game was over. I was under the impression Safri wasn''t fit enough to play 90 minutes and that''s why he was on the bench. That being the case I would have played this team:-

    Gallacher... Hughes Doherty Shackell Drury... Croft Fotheringham Etuhu Lappin.... Brown Huckerby. Which to be honest with you was the team I thought Grant would play.

    However, if everyone was fit I would play this team:-

    Marshall... Hughes Doherty Shackell Drury.... Chadwick Safri Etuhu Lappin... Dublin Huckerby. Subs : Gallacher Colin Croft Fotheringham Brown Martin McVeigh. (7 subs I know but it''s unlikely everyone would be fit at once!)

    Jetstream

    I did watch the match today and I didn''t think Etuhu was our worst player. I also don''t think he is lazy. I also don''t think he shirks challenges. I do think he is frustrating. I do think he switches off too often. But he isn''t the only one.

    I watch from the Barclay End. During the second half I saw him win a header in our box, follow it out, win a tackle, and start an attack and get forward to support. Trouble is he doesn''t do it enough. BUT... he is the only midfielder we have capable of that and I think that''s why Grant rates him so highly.

     

  24. [quote user="Smudger"]

    [quote user="Jim Kent"]I don''t think any Norwich fan will agrue that we are in real danger.  We have to stay positive though and hopefully we can get a big point tally in the next three games.[/quote]

    Wake up... we will get 1 or 2 or 3 points tops from the next 3 games!!!

    As for this staying positive PR spin from the club...  shove it up your @. rse!!!!

    The only chance we have of staying up is protesting against the board starting with our next home match!!!

    [/quote]

    Everybody has accepted that we are in real danger Smudger. Some of us have stated we don''t think we will get relegated while accepting the danger is there.

    You have stated over and over again that you think we will be relegated. That being the case you shouldn''t be surprised by us slipping ever closer to the bottom three.

    Despite all of this I didn''t hear a single protest against the board today, so the chances of rallying enough support for a serious protest at our next home match are pretty slim.

    Maybe it''s because the people advocating protest on here don''t even go to the games.

     

  25. nutty nigel

    why does no-one boo the board

    Reading this thread again and a lot of other threads. Watching us get a lucky point today. Halftime boos for the players, chants of what a load of rubbish in the second half (towards the players). Worthy is long gone. I guess Grant hasn''t quite been here long enough to be booed.

    But WHY does no one boo the board???

     

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