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  1. http://odds.bestbetting.com/football/england/coca-cola-championship/relegation Looks like the bookies are beginning to agree with you Wiz. 16/1 at the weekend has turned into 8/1 now. 8/1 is still huge for those of you who are so sure. What about Mandarics ambitious millions at Leicester?? Bookies make them nearly even money now. That grass still isn''t greener.  
  2. [quote user="silver fox"] The prospect of Russell, Fotheringham and Pattison being the nucleus of our midfield next season suggests it will another year in the Championship. [/quote] Well that would be progress for most on here.  
  3. The problem is we create so few chances that we can''t afford to miss any. All season our problem has been creating and scoring goals, despite everyone crying out for a centre half.  
  4. [quote user="silver fox"][quote user="nutty nigel"] So from the way you edited my post am I right to assume that you get frustrated by Doherty consistently performing badly even though you feel he has improved under Glen Roeder. He is appreciated by a large number of fans, in fact being considered for player of the season but not many of those think he is our best defender.  I have definitely seen an improvement in Doherty, especially as Roeder seems to have stopped him wrestling his opponent to the ground as often.  Doherty is not the only player that frustrates me, our midfield duo of Fotheringham and Pattison were classic examples last night.  Could I ask what other defenders the ''Posh Canaries'' are considering for Player of the Season?  Marshall, although he was partly to blame for the goal last night.  Pearce hasn''t been here long enough or otherwise he would be in with a shout. I never thought you did boo players silver fox and the donkey references on this thread are because of 1st Wiz continually changing his name to Donkerty. The back four did reasonably well last night against the giants from Stoke and Pearce was the man of the match in my opinion.  It will be interesting to see whether Roeder puts Doherty straight back in on Saturday. As usual we will have to agree to disagree over Doherty being our best defender, but I watched Pearce last night and he was in a different class.  He was good in the air, strong in the tackle, composed, and his distribution out of defence was first class.  At 19 he looks to have a bright future in front of him and I can see why Coppell has said he is not for sale. [/quote][/quote] It''s ok to disagree you know Silver Fox, because it can only be opinion. I didn''t include Marshall when I said Doc was our best defender. So let''s rephrase it to ''I think Doc is our most effective outfield defender''. A lot of posters think Marshall is rubbish though! I thought Gallacher was rubbish and I put our better defensive record this season down to Marshall. I agree with you about Pearce although he struggled at Watford last week. But I would suggest to you that as Doherty is the only outfield defender your friends are considering for POS then I am not so much alone in my opinion as you like to make out.  
  5. [quote user="7rew"][quote user="nutty nigel"] No.. it wasn''t him, I can''t even remember him! This player played for both clubs. [/quote] This is bugging me.  I can''t remember his name.  IIRC  he didn''t quite make it onto the pitch, the half-time tombola was on the touchline. [/quote] Yeah, he only made it to the touchline! He won player of the year for us in our promotion season of ''82 and won the FA Cup with Coventry in ''87 when he crossed the ball for their first equalizing goal.  
  6. [quote user="silver fox"][quote user="nutty nigel"] Unfortunately I am unable to go tonight Silver Fox. I have to miss tonight, and Saturday. But I''m looking on the bright side because it will give me the chance to watch it on the wireless and judge the players on goal highlights. I''m sure I will feel more at home on here tomorrow [;)] If I was there tonight I would look forward to seeing whatever side the manager picked. I tend to get behind all the players who play for our club.  I will be getting behind whatever players the manager picks tonight, but probably like most supporters I do get frustrated when they consistently perform badly.  I will let you know tomorrow how our central defenders get on against Stoke. It will be interesting to see whether Doc gets another contract this summer. If he is ditched I will wish him well and hope he finds a club where the fans appreciate him.  I think he is appreciated here by a large number of fans, in fact the ''Posh Canaries'' are considering him for Player of the Season.  There is no doubt that he has improved under Glen Roeder.  I will also start a thread on here stating that Roeder agrees with you that he is not good enough. I think you will find that there are several who don''t think he is good enough.  I don''t think there are many like you who think he is our best defender.  If he signs a new contract will you start a thread saying you still know best and 3 successive Norwich managers offer contracts to donkeys??  Whether he signs a new contract or not will not change my personal opinion that he is not good enough if we are looking to get into the Premiership.  You might be surprised to know that I applaud all our players when they are doing well, including Doherty, and I have never booed any player. Finally,  I may have mentioned Doherty as being slow and sometimes a liability, but I have never referred to him as a donkey.   [/quote][/quote] So from the way you edited my post am I right to assume that you get frustrated by Doherty consistently performing badly even though you feel he has improved under Glen Roeder. He is appreciated by a large number of fans, in fact being considered for player of the season but not many of those think he is our best defender. Could I ask what other defenders the ''Posh Canaries'' are considering for Player of the Season? I never thought you did boo players silver fox and the donkey references on this thread are because of 1st Wiz continually changing his name to Donkerty.  
  7. [quote user="Shack Attack"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="shyster"] Working-class plebs won''t even watch it ''cause they''re either down the social club or gambling their kids giro money/Tax Credits on computer bingo, and the few that viewed the programme will still live off fish & chips, Macdonalds or bung Tescos own ready-made meals into a microwave. Middle-class folk will continue the strive to impress their bosses & middle-class guests by cooking fancy dishes the conventional way, whilst the higher classes will remain dining in the likes of Galton Blackiston''s Morston Hall, like she & Michael do. [/quote] Well if we all have to be in one of those groups I''m gonna have MacDonalds for tea and then go to the social club after I''ve had a few games of bingo! Is that really how you see people??? [/quote] I''m going to go to McDonalds for breakfast, make a fancy sandwich to impress my boss at lunch and hang around outside Morston Hall to see if there are any leftovers at tea time. Then I''ll meet you down the social club and we''ll share my Galton Blackiston doggy bag over a few pints and a game of bingo [:D] . [/quote] See you there Shacks! You''ll easy recognise me as I''ll be eating fish & chips wrapped in the Cromer Crab Line [Y]  
  8. [quote user="silver fox"][quote user="nutty nigel"] I also felt the original formation was an attempt to fit Russell back into the midfield while keeping Pattison and Fotheringham who didn''t deserve to be dropped. Russell should have had to wait for his chance rather than change the system to accommodate him. I believe Roeder actually said he played three across the middle to match the Coventry line up, having watched them midweek against QPR, not just to accommodate Russell. I don''t blame Roeder for picking Velasco, but when he was struggling we should never have taken our best central defender out of position to replace him.  Surely if Doherty is as you put it our best defender he should be able to play in either of the right sided positions.  Why disrupt two positions. I would have brought on Evans and gone 442 with Russell at right back.  I know what you mean as Russell has played there before.  We missed Evan''s running and workrate up front beside Dublin yesterday.  I agree with Evans up front, but I still think Dublin, with his reading of the game, would be better off in the centre of defence.     [/quote][/quote] This post is a mess now. What I was trying to say was that I thought that Roeder wanted to fit the three central midfielders he had available into a team. He may well have done it to match the Coventry line up after what he saw against QPR. But for whatever reason it didn''t work. When it was obvious it wasn''t working and that the right back needed replacing I would have brought on Evans, moved Russell to right back and gone 442. My point about Russell moving to right back was that as we already had two other central midfielders on the pitch it wouldn''t have compromised two positions. Although Russell has played right back before I would never play him there to fit him in the team. We did that against Bury the last time we tried to play the three together and that didn''t work either. But needs must, and with no right back on the bench I thought putting Russell there was the best option. For me: Dublin is our best centreforward so keep him there. Doherty is our best centre back so keep him there. I always think when changes our forced they should be made with the least disruption to the rest of the team possible. This is not criticism of Roeder, he knows more than I ever will (as did Worthington and Grant) it''s just my opinion of the way I see things.  
  9. I''m quite sure we won''t reach the play offs, there are too many teams above us with a better chance - but here''s a happy thought. If we win tonight (possible) and Barnsley beat ipswich (possible) that would leave us just 4 points behind them and give us a realistic target to aim for by the end of the season. With our penultimate away game being at portman road if we could close the gap a bit more by then it would become interesting. I know it''s more complictated than that, especially as they have a game in hand, but it''s better to look upwards for a target than over your shoulder with fear. Always look on the bright side of life [8][Y]  
  10. [quote user="shyster"] Working-class plebs won''t even watch it ''cause they''re either down the social club or gambling their kids giro money/Tax Credits on computer bingo, and the few that viewed the programme will still live off fish & chips, Macdonalds or bung Tescos own ready-made meals into a microwave. Middle-class folk will continue the strive to impress their bosses & middle-class guests by cooking fancy dishes the conventional way, whilst the higher classes will remain dining in the likes of Galton Blackiston''s Morston Hall, like she & Michael do. [/quote] Well if we all have to be in one of those groups I''m gonna have MacDonalds for tea and then go to the social club after I''ve had a few games of bingo! Is that really how you see people???  
  11. [quote user="silver fox"] Unfortunately it is the Doc''s ability to keep kicking opponents that has seen him banned for the second time this season.  I can see how you would think this makes him our best defender, but personally I feel it just leaves his colleagues with even more work to do.  I am sure the Doc will be back and hopefully playing for his beloved Luton Town.  I hope you are going tonight Nutty as you may well get a chance to see two decent central defenders playing in our defence. [/quote] Unfortunately I am unable to go tonight Silver Fox. I have to miss tonight, and Saturday. But I''m looking on the bright side because it will give me the chance to watch it on the wireless and judge the players on goal highlights. I''m sure I will feel more at home on here tomorrow [;)] If I was there tonight I would look forward to seeing whatever side the manager picked. I tend to get behind all the players who play for our club. It will be interesting to see whether Doc gets another contract this summer. If he is ditched I will wish him well and hope he finds a club where the fans appreciate him. I will also start a thread on here stating that Roeder agrees with you that he is not good enough. If he signs a new contract will you start a thread saying you still know best and 3 successive Norwich managers offer contracts to donkeys??  
  12. [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="BlyBlyBabes"][ ''fraid that''s before nutty''s time Ricardo. Annoys the devil out of him that he wasn''t there. Accounts for summat I s''pose! [;)][:)] OTBC [/quote] That''s exactly why I put from 1967 on my post. Others put the years they began supporting on theirs too. What did you put? 1956-1960?? Two of the players from my list were on the pitch at The Ricoh on Saturday. Dion was one, do you know the other Babes? [/quote] oooooooooooooooo........I say. Itchy knickers syndrome?   [*-)] OTBC [/quote] No.. it wasn''t him, I can''t even remember him! This player played for both clubs.  
  13. [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"][ ''fraid that''s before nutty''s time Ricardo. Annoys the devil out of him that he wasn''t there. Accounts for summat I s''pose! [;)][:)] OTBC   [/quote] That''s exactly why I put from 1967 on my post. Others put the years they began supporting on theirs too. What did you put? 1956-1960?? Two of the players from my list were on the pitch at The Ricoh on Saturday. Dion was one, do you know the other Babes?  
  14. [quote user="Web Team - Pete"] FA Cup winner gets a place in the UEFA Cup, unless Cardiff win it as Uefa regulations prevent the Welsh side from playing in European competition as England''s representative. [/quote] And I think that''s right. It will make up for all those times they got into Europe through winning the Welsh Cup after getting knocked out of ours. I used to think we could win the Welsh Cup and get into Europe but we weren''t allowed to enter. I also agree with Boyo. You can''t help but think what might have been. I remember back in 1976 we beat Rochdale (finally) and then Luton before losing at home to 4th Division Bradford in the 5th round. Bradford then lost to 2nd Division Southampton in the quarters who in turn went on to beat 3rd division Palace in the semi''s and famously Man. Utd. in the final. I remember feeling so strongly that we had missed out on a very good chance that year.  
  15. Yep.. nail hit firmly on the head there! We picked up points because we scored some goals and the defenders and keeper stopped some. While I agree it''s a long time since we dominated a game before Roeder arrived it had been a long time since we were even in a game.  
  16. One day a wizard''s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the wizard tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was useless, and the well needed to be covered up anyway. It just wasn''t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his friends to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realised what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone''s amazement he quietened down. A few shovel loads later, the wizard finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the wizard''s pals continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off, kicking the silver fox all the way to the east side as he went! Fear not…. The Doc will be back! [;)]    
  17. [quote user="Mr.Carrow"] Comparing us and ipswich is a totally pointless waste of time. [/quote] There Babes! Even Mr. Carrow[8-|][*] thinks your thread is a pointless waste of time [:|]  
  18. [quote user="1st Wizard"]After a good start, Roeder''s losing it big time with me, the baby loanees will relegate us...........and who brought them here?.[/quote] 16/1 at Corals if you want some Wiz. Shame you didn''t have the foresight to double up with Duffy for manager! 10 points off play-offs and 7 points off relegation suggests to me mid-table is the most likely outcome..... AGAIN!  
  19. I also felt the original formation was an attempt to fit Russell back into the midfield while keeping Pattison and Fotheringham who didn''t deserve to be dropped. Russell should have had to wait for his chance rather than change the system to accommodate him. I don''t blame Roeder for picking Velasco, but when he was struggling we should never have taken our best central defender out of position to replace him. Why disrupt two positions. I would have brought on Evans and gone 442 with Russell at right back. We missed Evan''s running and workrate up front beside Dublin yesterday.    
  20. [quote user="jas the barclay king"] are the odds betfair are offering on Relegation.... [/quote] Don''t go to Betfair! All you who think we are going to get relegated need to get to Corals quick smart!!! At Corals we are 16/1! Now just think about that for a moment, £25 quid at those odds will buy your League One season ticket. http://www.coral.co.uk/sbuk.go?page=grouppage&groupid=137143 I recommend this bet especially for those poor fools who got their fingers burned betting on Jim Duffy to be manager. Surely the same poor fools wouldn''t get their fingers burned twice would they??? [*-)]    
  21. [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"] I think perhaps your main challenge is your narrow focus - some people call it tunnel vision. You should get out and about a bit more, a little more TV, a trip or two into Europe - and how about a nice treat to Brazil, Mexico and Argentina? Get you out & about a bit more. Good for the soul. Surely wifey would let you go?. No woman no cry! Let nutty rove a little - as well as ramble! One luv. OTBC  [/quote] Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, don''t you complicate your mind: Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy! Don''t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality, yeah! I''m away to the Ricoh now, wifey said it was ok [Y] You got Man U V Pompey [:^)] Maybe I''ll check out the player ratings for that in the Sunday papers tomorrow[8-|] so we can have a "deep and meaningful" about the game on here.[Y] What about the One Heart?  
  22. [quote user="NCFCnutty"] Two mates and I are going.  I brought my tickets on Wednesday and over the phone and tickets still not arrived.  Spoke to the ticket office today and explained that tickets had not arrived and the postman out were I live does not deliver until lunch time on Saturday.  Anyway lady at the ticket office said they would call Coventry Saturday morning who would re print the tickets and I could collect them at the Coventry ground.  Has this happened to anyone else before and if so were tickets there? [/quote] It''s happened to me before, Palace away last season, and yes the tickets were there. It must be a nutty thing nutty! [;)]  
  23. [quote user="BlyBlyBabes"] nuttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look what walfy said.[:^)] [;)] OTBC   [/quote] If you flick through enough channels I bet somewhere there''s a game on TV just for you right now Bly [~][:P] Have City kicked off yet??[:^)] Damn! I missed it [:$] Nevermind[:|] The Arse won [<:o)]    
  24. [quote user="ncfcfaithful"] ''On the Ball City'' even though i love it is a crap song and the fans haven''t come up with a decent song since the Saffri song so thought i''d look for some inspiration guess i''ll look elsewhere!! [/quote] The inspiration is in our great anthem. The motto should be Never mind the danger.    
  25. [quote user="jas the barclay king"] obviously fans of an "older generation" are going to have an advantage having seen the greats of yesteryear...   [/quote] It''s not really an advantage Jas when you consider how many the OG''s have to choose from. It makes it more difficult really. I pick from 1967 onwards and choose from: - GK: Keelan, Woods, Gunn, Green. RB: Machin, Culverhouse, Nedergaard. LB: Sullivan, Downes, Bowen. CB: Stringer, Forbes, Jones, Powell, Hareide, Watson, Bruce, Butterworth, Linnighan, Polston, Newsome, Fleming, Mackay. MF: Bryceland, Anderson, Paddon, Livermore, Suggett, Peters, O''Neill, Phelan, Williams, Crook, Townsend, Phillips, Safri. Wingers: Foggo, Neighbour, Barham, Gordon, Fox, Adams, Eadie, Huckerby. Forwards: Curran, Cross, Bone, MacDougall, Boyer, Reeves, Fashanu, Royle, Deehan, Channon, Drinkell, Fleck, Sutton, Ekoku, Robins, Bellamy, Roberts, Ashton, Svensson, Earnshaw, Dublin. So... I always start with Keelan and include Peters but otherwise choose a different eleven everytime. Tell you what though... it''s great being an old git and seeing that lot play for City [;)][Y]  
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