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  1. [quote user="Saint Canary"][quote user="nutty nigel"] How many posters have selected a team this season with Rossi Jarvis and Spillane in the same midfield. I''ve not seen many posts where they have been selected other than to replace our new captain. How many posters stated that we shouldn''t have signed Brellier because we already had Spillane and Jarvis at the club. On a normal week most suggestions are that the squad is too small and we should sign more players. Would this not put Spillane and Jarvis further down the pecking order? Last night Spillane and Jarvis played well, they took their chance well and deserve another, not sure if they will get it though, we shall see.   [/quote] You must understand peoples frustration though Nutty?  The two young boys played well and Grant is already talking like he is ready to drop them like a hot brick.  Maybe it is cruel to play them in an underperforming team but dropping them to the bench after playing well is even crueller surely?  [/quote] You get no argument from me on that score saint. As my post says I believe they deserve another chance after Tuesday. But a week ago Chris Brown didn''t deserve to be dropped after Charlton. The outcome was plain to see on Saturday at Wolves.  
  2. They were both Carling cup matches which we lost to premiership opposition. That''s where the similarity ends. Last nights performance was much better than the Birmingham game. Having said that the outcome was the same and neither have any bearing on the next league game. If we beat Sheffield Wed this time then people will start to believe a corner may have been turned. If we lose then the protests will certainly gather pace.  
  3. How many posters have selected a team this season with Rossi Jarvis and Spillane in the same midfield. I''ve not seen many posts where they have been selected other than to replace our new captain. How many posters stated that we shouldn''t have signed Brellier because we already had Spillane and Jarvis at the club. On a normal week most suggestions are that the squad is too small and we should sign more players. Would this not put Spillane and Jarvis further down the pecking order? Last night Spillane and Jarvis played well, they took their chance well and deserve another, not sure if they will get it though, we shall see.  
  4. [quote user="cityangel"] [quote user="Baron Bludgeon"]........ with both sides so poor that the commenator for Sky Sports said several times during and after the match that there were only lowlights to reprt on ! Now, I don''t know how accurate that is because it seems in complete contrast to the reports in the Pink Un and on the NCFC websites. Who actually went last night and what was your take on the City performance ? Was it dire ? It does sound as though Spillane and Jarvis perfomed well for Grant - a bit like MaClaren stumbling on a successful team only because of injuries to otherwise permanent fixtures such as Rooney and Lampard[/quote]   Strange because my hubby was watching Sky Sports and they were singing our praises and said we were the better team!!   Plus I was there and I know we were the better team [:)] [/quote] I was there too CA and I thought we played well and I enjoyed it. However I was also at Wolves which was worse than dire, worse even than Kieran Dyer! But I was also at Charlton and I quite enjoyed that, we played quite well there too. But the thing is we didn''t score a goal at any of them. Oh for a goal! If you enjoyed it thats all that matters because it was your money you spent to go. I certainly don''t care what people saw or heard on the wireless, why should that matter to any of us that went. I tried watching it on the wireless when I cant go and to be honest I had no idea what was happening. But maybe the picture was blurred looking through someone elses tinted specs [8-|] Good that you still enjoyed it without Hucks, could be we have to start getting used to it.  
  5. [quote user="1st Wizard"] Amazing init? Another defeat and some fans celebrate like its a win!. Smell the coffee peeps, whilst you loyality is highly commendable (especially those who went) perhaps a session in rehab might do you better. You''re so high on the footy drug called NCFC that your sence of reality has quite simply gone to pot!. Under that Celtic loser Grant and his Tonto Duffey, we lost yet again, don''t bother trying to argue or dress it up, we did.............just as we will against the Owls on Saturday, only this time, the whole nation will witness what we enlightened ones already know.. Grant is a 100%, fully paid up loser. Now accept it...........and weep!. [/quote] And another thing.. he still persisted in playing Donkerty! Even when he was injured he didn''t sub him! It''s not like he has to, when we had all 4 centrebacks available Donkerty was still first choice! And another thing.. he played no goals Chris Brown on the lefthand side... after the voice of the fans has made it clear these two players epitomise the failings at our great club. Grant Out[:@][:''(] Donk Out[:@][:''(] Duffy Out[:@][:''(] Smith Out[:@][:''(] Jones Out[:@][:''(] Doomcaster Out[:@][:''(]MumblesOut [:@][:''(] Turners Out[:@][:''(]Gunn Out[:@][:''(]One Out[:@][:''(] All Out[:@][:''(] Everybody Out [:@][:''(] Sell Out [:@][:''(] Buy Out[:@][:''(] Worthy Out[:@][:''(] Chase Out[:@][:''(] Sun Out[:@][H] Log Out[:@][co] Get your Brolly Out[:@][um] Clock Out[:@][O] Drive them all Out [:@][au] Eat Out [:@][pi] Lights Out[:@][I] Take the dog Out[:@][&] That feels better [;)]  
  6. [quote user="silver fox"][quote user="Graham Humphrey"] I think yes, we should start with the same team but I bet Grant won''t do it. It says a lot that our supposed "better" players can''t turn in displays like this. As I''ve said before, I''m very pleased with our performance tonight but if we don''t carry it on it won''t count for anything. [/quote] I for one will be very disappointed if Spillane and Jarvis don''t keep their place as by all accounts they both had a very good game.  This will be a test for Grant because if he subsequently drops them then what message will it send out to the youngsters?  In my opinion they have earned the right to at least start against Shef Wed.  I''m sure we will get the usual posters spouting the same old B******s that you can''t throw them into such a big game.  If they are good enough then they are old enough, and from tonight''s reports they are good enough.[/quote] So should Doherty remain captain too?  
  7. [quote user="gazzathegreat"]Sorry Mook, while I agree it''s not good to question your fellow colleagues, he''s after all not saying anything most of us (including the players concerned) can''t already now. We have had too many years of spin and a we are a wonderful football club mantra from on high. Good on Hucks for saying it like it is. At last someone has the guts to understand what a lot of us are feeling. Team morale is not low as a result of Hucks saying the team isn''t as good as it was. Morale is low because of how badly the team are playing. That is not down to Hucks alone. He''s been injured for some of that period anyhow.[/quote] Well it''s just a shame that he sulked for 90 mins before he had the guts to tell it how it is. Darren Huckerby is a special talent and when he is on form he is probably the most exciting player we ever had but Dion Dublin is the one with the guts and it would be interesting to know his opinion. It''s now obvious why Grant needed Dublin to sign another season but it''s not so obvious why Dublin chose to do so.  
  8. Who knows if he has lost the dressing room! On Saturdays evidence he could have, on Tuesdays he hadn''t. We can only speculate but it just seems strange that Dublin signed for him for another year if things were so bad. I would suggest there is unrest in the dressing room, it could be Grant, but it could be at player level.  
  9. [quote user="topcat"] It''s not the Board killing us (although they certainly dont seem have a grasp on the seriousness of the situation) and it''s certainly not NCISA that needs to act -  it is solely the players that have that responsibility. These gutless wonders need to display some heart and hunger for winning. So far those with any fight in them are in a distinct minority (of these few Dublin really stands out) - the majority are an embarrasment to the club and themselves.  Topcat [/quote] Whatever failings we may have at board level can never excuse senior players not giving 100%. There is no doubt we don''t compete with the big spenders in this league. There is also no doubt that those who spend less repeatedly out perform us. Last season fans gave gutless players a hiding place as they focussed on hounding out the manager. Lets not make the same mistake this time. For sure draw attention to the failings of the board if you feel they are screwing up. For sure draw attention to a failing manager if you feel he is taking us down. But none of this is an excuse for players hiding and sulking.    
  10. [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"][quote user="nutty nigel"] Well Happyhammer/Andy, let me remind you how your lot crept into 6th place on the last day of your second season down with a pathetic 73 points. And only then because Reading managed to somehow lose their last 3 games of the season. But thanks for the World Cup [:|] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcUQRicPfQM [/quote] Indifferent to the World Cup, eh Nutty. Explains a lot. OTBC   [/quote] I''m just indifferent to west ham bly. Still, any stick will do hey! I''m off to Man. City now although it''s probably a waste of time according to some of the big characters that play for our team. You like to talk about the old days, tell me, did Crossan and Bly go out expecting to lose?    
  11. Well Happyhammer/Andy, let me remind you how your lot crept into 6th place on the last day of your second season down with a pathetic 73 points. And only then because Reading managed to somehow lose their last 3 games of the season. But thanks for the World Cup [:|] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcUQRicPfQM  
  12. But it will all be ok if we can just bring in a centrehalf [:|] Or so we have been repeatedly told. The problem is being unable to pass the ball through midfield, being unable to keep posession of the football for long enough to put pressure oin the opposition. I''m sure that Fotheringham would have made some difference in this and I havent got a clue what Jimmy Smith could do because I have never seen him. It''s been pointed out to me that we havent replaced Safri and although I wasn''t his biggest fan I believe it to be true. Maybe either of the two players who are injured could have replaced him but they are injured and we have done nothing to replace THEM. Now all I read about is loaning a centreback. All the names under the sun, some really good players who would cost fortunes. But I still don''t believe that should be a priority. We have Doherty, Shackell, Dublin and Murray  thats 4 players for 2 places, for sure they could be improved upon but any combination of those four would not be the worst pairing in this league. But we have no ball playing midfield player and haven''t had since August 18th. Surely this is the purpose of the emergency loan system and surely having no fit passing midfield player is an emergency. 5 weeks have passed and there has been no sign of this being addressed. I have no idea who to "blame" for this. Is it the board or Grant? How would I know. What I do know is that it''s not a case of there not being anything out there better than what we have. Because we have nothing! Nobody!! And Fotheringham is not due back until Nov/Dec so we have nobody for the next couple months unless Jimmy Smith gets fit and can do that job.      
  13. [quote user="ipswichrscum"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="BlyBlyBabes"] Keep on hoping Nutty. We don''t have much else left. By the way, who were the 2 players who in your opinion were missing from the beginning? (The same 2 who were sulking and hiding?) OTBC [/quote] I bet you can guess which two players I was referring to. If I mention them on here I will get shedloads of abuse and I''m not in the mood for it. Those who were there MUST have seen it even if they have welding goggles for those players as thick as my yellow and green ones. It''s becoming obvious that no senior player has learned anything from Dublins example which says more about them than I can. [/quote] im guessing cureton and huckerby as u they are many peoples fave players, and also classed as 2 of the ''senior'' players ... ? am i right? [/quote] All I will say is that as it''s been stated that this is the weakest Norwich side since Hucks joined the club, and Saturday was the worst performance that Peter Grant has witnessed since he was manager or coach, it should be pointed out that Huckerby and Cureton are a part of that weakest team and contributed? to that worst performance. Just as Grant is ultimately responsible for the team that was sent out and the resulting performance. It''s all very well paying lip service to the fans but at the end of the day the very least the fans deserve is effort and commitment from whatever quality has been assembled by the club. It''s ironic in this respect that the players booed before the game are the same players who put in a shift. It''s about character and mental strength, Dublin has it in spades but you have to wonder about some of them.  
  14. [quote user="charlies dad"]Russell has done ok. The frenchman is crap. And he is also very stupid. He clearly didnt want to be out there, and engineered his sending off. Strangely enough we sounded more solid with 9 men. Perhaps beacuse Martin and Spillane give a toss. Many of these wastes of skin clearly dont.  [/quote] This is so not true CD. I''m sorry but you see what you want to see. However, I''m not going to stick up for Brellier, I said elsewhere that his actions in getting booked and then sent off were inexcusable but he certainly was not one of those who didn''t want to be out there. Did you seriously think Martin looked as though he cared or gave a toss? I don''t want to say too much about how he looked because he is a young player who has a big talent but something has obviously tempararily gone wrong. Let me tell you that the player who came on who played like he cared or gave a toss was Chris Brown. A player who has always given everything for our club despite the way he has been treated by the press and the fans. Brown showed he cared and for once the fans actually appreciated it because I think he was the only player who was applauded during the entire shamnolic 90 minutes and that was when he won us our only corner on his own surrounded by Wolves players. Now all this does not mean I am happy to settle for Chris Brown to be our centreforward and score no goals or I am happy with what I paid good money to endure yesterday. But for goodness sake say it for what it was and if that means criticising favourites then do it.  
  15. [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"] Keep on hoping Nutty. We don''t have much else left. By the way, who were the 2 players who in your opinion were missing from the beginning? (The same 2 who were sulking and hiding?) OTBC [/quote] We can only hope Bly. We can all have our own ideas, whose right and whose wrong. Should we turn up and let those feelings be known (ala Wiz) or should we stay away and let the empty seats shout (ala RH). Me? I''ll go and support the team because it''s what I do through my extra thick yellow and green welding goggles. I bet you can guess which two players I was referring to. If I mention them on here I will get shedloads of abuse and I''m not in the mood for it. Those who were there MUST have seen it even if they have welding goggles for those players as thick as my yellow and green ones. It''s becoming obvious that no senior player has learned anything from Dublins example which says more about them than I can.  
  16. HH44 - I suggested that our inability to control the midfield through passing the ball was the problem back in August but the so called "blinkered brigade" assured me that if we got a new centreback everything would be fine. I have seen Fotheringham make the difference in that way for us at Preston last season and then against Southampton this season. I am not sure whether Jimmy Smith could make a difference in the same way because I have never seen him play for us. But without the player who can pass the ball out of trouble our only option is to play Chris Brown up front and hit long balls to him ala Russell. No passing midfield + no Brown = Wolves away.  
  17. [quote user="FilletTheFishWife ."] agree   1) doherty was possibly the best player today 2) how depressing 1) is ! [/quote] It''s depressing because Doherty played to his usual level. He was reliable, defended well but was probably guilty of backing off too much for the goals. After today nobody will say that if we just get another centrehalf in everything is ok. Yes we still need to improve that area but suddenly central defence is looking the strongest part of our team? On Tuesday we weren''t great but we were strong.. the players did everything that was asked of them by their manager and they put in a performance full of  effort, passion and commitment for him. They got in Charltons faces, they tackled, they blocked and although I agree they didn''t create much they only lost to two dubious penalties in the last five minutes. So what was different today?  The effort, passion and commitment was missing. We were not a team in any sense of the word. We started with 9 and finished with 7. Leadership on the pitch? There was none! Yes we missed Dublin but we had our captain back in his place. Missing Dublin doesn''t excuse lack of effort. It doesn''t excuse senior players sulking and hiding. Maybe it''s the manager? Maybe having put in that performance on Tuesday they saw it rewarded by yet another change in system and personnel. What was Chris Browns reward for doing everything asked of him on Tuesday? Yep, to be replaced by everyones favoured two strikers who didn''t manage a shot on goal between them. Was Brellier rubbish yeasterday? Well, thats debateable. He certainly showed an inexcusable lack of discipline in the incident where he was sent off but prior to that he kept being noticed because he never hid and at times was the only visible presence in our midfield. When the going is tough it''s the players that are not noticed that should be questioned. Comparisons have been made to the games against Plymouth and Burnley last season and today did have that same sort of feel about it. The thing I remember about those games however was how Huckerby and Earnshaw battled to the end for a manager they obviously felt some loyalty towards. The players who battled to the end today were, I''m afraid, not of the same quality. Peter Grant has a problem and not much time to sort it out. We can all perhaps make a guess as to what is the cause but this performance has to be a one off. I will defend the team and the players when they lose in the manner they did on Tuesday but not after a debacle like today.  
  18. [quote user="FilletTheFishWife ."] agree   1) doherty was possibly the best player today 2) how depressing 1) is ! [/quote] It''s depressing because Doherty played to his usual level. He was reliable, defended well but was probably guilty of backing off too much for the goals. After today nobody will say that if we just get another centrehalf in everything is ok. Yes we still need to improve that area but suddenly central defence is looking the strongest part of our team? On Tuesday we weren''t great but we were strong.. the players did everything that was asked of them by their manager and they put in a performance full of  effort, passion and commitment for him. They got in Charltons faces, they tackled, they blocked and although I agree they didn''t create much they only lost to two dubious penalties in the last five minutes. So what was different today?  The effort, passion and commitment was missing. We were not a team in any sense of the word. We started with 9 and finished with 7. Leadership on the pitch? There was none! Yes we missed Dublin but we had our captain back in his place. Missing Dublin doesn''t excuse lack of effort. It doesn''t excuse senior players sulking and hiding. Maybe it''s the manager? Maybe having put in that performance on Tuesday they saw it rewarded by yet another change in system and personnel. What was Chris Browns reward for doing everything asked of him on Tuesday? Yep, to be replaced by everyones favoured two strikers who didn''t manage a shot on goal between them. Was Brellier rubbish yeasterday? Well, thats debateable. He certainly showed an inexcusable lack of discipline in the incident where he was sent off but prior to that he kept being noticed because he never hid and at times was the only visible presence in our midfield. When the going is tough it''s the players that are not noticed that should be questioned. Comparisons have been made to the games against Plymouth and Burnley last season and today did have that same sort of feel about it. The thing I remember about those games however was how Huckerby and Earnshaw battled to the end for a manager they obviously felt some loyalty towards. The players who battled to the end today were, I''m afraid, not of the same quality. Peter Grant has a problem and not much time to sort it out. We can all perhaps make a guess as to what is the cause but this performance has to be a one off. I will defend the team and the players when they lose in the manner they did on Tuesday but not after a debacle like today.  
  19. Grants plan is to get promotion this season. You may not think it is possible or he is capable but thats his stated objective. Three teams are going to be promoted this year, could any poster on this board confidently name them? Laddies awaits your cash! My plan is to support him and see where it goes. I''m not going to jump ship after 6 games. I just saw there is a poll on this site with two pathetic pussy options about waiting til November or the New Year. If you want him out now say so now, there is no point waiting til November and then changing your mind. Or should we wait til November before we support the team?  
  20. [quote user="lobster catcher"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="lobster catcher"][quote user="nutty nigel"] This team have more passion and spirit than I have seen for a couple of years, it obviously doesn''t come across too well on the wireless. Maybe just a change of commentator would make a difference to this messageboard? [:^)]   [/quote]By the look of most of your posts nutty i can only assume you are happy watching the complete rubbish grant is making his TEAM(it is his team now isn''t it) play.As for me i was full of hope preseason,quite happy after preston,positive after southampton,slightly worried after cardiff and hull,very concerned at his team selection for palace and absolutley gob smacked at his team tuesday night.Then to read his lame excuses for why he picked a team for a nil nil draw it  dawned upon me that he is not up to the job.I just hope you have a spare couple of years to watch some terrible football cos that is all we are going to get i am afraid, we all know how long it takes norwich to sack a manager[/quote] You can assume what you like lobster catcher. I was just saying that this team is not devoid of spirit and passion which was said in the original post. I will make an assumption about you now - I assume you are happy to accept anything thats posted about Norwich City Football Club, regardless of whether it''s true, just as long as it''s critical. I wouldn''t normally make such an assumtion but you started it and my dads bigger than yours![:|]       [/quote]You know my dad,god man tell me more my mum told me he died in the war,jokes aside if you read my early posts i was very positive about this season,problem is i didn''t expect grant to play such negitive boring football with the talent he has avalible[/quote] Thats fair enough, many people wanted to see a different formation on Tuesday night, me included. I posted on this board before I left for the game that I would prefer 442 with the 2 being Strihavka and Huckerby. Grant picked the team and went with what he did, thats his choice. Negative? possibly! But the players he put on the pitch played with more passion and commitment than I had seen for a couple of years from a Norwich side away from home. So when the original poster of this thread stated that we don''t have passion or spirit I posted what I did. Even the messageboard hero Richard Balls said there was no doubting our passion and commitment in his much lauded column last night.  
  21. So there''s absolutely no doubt that Leicester will finish above us this season then...    
  22. Totally agree Ricky [Y] I would never call you a binner for your views. The only people I have called binners on here are those who admit it themselves or those who do Rory Bremner quality impersonations of ipswich fans. Ricky not wanting Peter Grant does not make him a binner.  
  23. Murray 5, Brellier 2. I''m intrigued now.. what have you seen from Murray to make him two and a half times the player that Brellier is? Now I''m trying lads.. honest. Is this the sort of thing I need to post in order to become accepted as not being happy with mediocrity?  
  24. [quote user="Mello Yello"][quote user="nutty nigel"] Not for me.   [/quote] Is it because there wasn''t any pictures for you to look at?    [/quote] Pictures always help, when there are no pictures I imagine them in my head... helps with me being crazy.. you should see some of the things I can see [:|] Anyway.. I thought the first bit of the article was ok. The summing up of the Palace game was as I remembered it, including the passion and commitment of the manager and players alike. But then nothing about Tuesdays game except to slate team selection and a dig at Doherty over the pen. Seemed to me that he wasn''t there and wrote that straight off the messageboard. Team selection was wrong on Tuesday. I was among the majority of people who stated that before the game that their preferred team would include Strihavka. But where I am at odds with what seems to be this entire messageboard and Richard Balls is that the eleven players that played on Tuesday put in a good performance which deserves to be recognised.  
  25. [quote user="Mello Yello"] Turn the wireless off, and do your own commentary then........And make sure you have a large cake slice and a bowl of thick sugary icing with you - to smooth over the exposed cracks and poor quality, in the tasteless and bland layer cake made with prudent ingredients served from the Carra kitchen. Yup! Blame the commentator, the fans, the weather, Danny Mills, Mrs Mills (and her out of tune piano), Tiny Tim, Scrooge, The British showjumping team, The Red Arrows, Idi Amin, Me, First Buses, Rasputin, 18 years of Tory rule, the neighbour''s leylandii trees, dog fouled pavements, misalignment of the planets, New World Order, Bank of England, Big Brother, Sooty (and Sweep)........etc, etc...... But - don''t ever blame those who aren''t responsible and never will be..........whoever they are?  [/quote] Don''t blame it on sunshine[H] Don''t blame it on moonlight[S] Don''t blame it on good times[<:o)] Blame it on the boogie[:''(] [:|]  
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