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  1. I can''t believe this post! Is it designed to open up old wounds?? I supported Worthy right up to the end and have fought to have his achievements recognised on here since he was sacked. But all this post has done is to invite a load more anti worthy posts when we should be getting behind Peter Grant.

     

  2. [quote user="cityangel"][quote user="St.John Cooper"]

    The thread says it all, one of them on their own would have been a better choice. Gutted

     

    OTBC

     

    St.John

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    Bowen didnt want it, Peter Grant did so lets get behind him!!

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    We all need to unite behind the new manager now!

    Some people were always gonna be disappointed whoever it was, more because of who it is, but that''s only because he is an unknown as far as management goes. There was disappointment when bothWalker and Worthington were appointed and they both gave us success. Peter Grant must have impressed in interviews, he must have come with good reports from the football people who advise the board. He knows the club and knows it''s limitations and as you say he wanted the job. Lets all give him a chance and see what he can do!

     

  3. What is this post all about Stan?

    Surely Keane is a bigger gamble than Grant? At least Grant already has some experience as a number two. Or am I missing something here? (Apart from a few marbles [:)] )

     

  4. nutty nigel

    Prudence with zero ambition!

    The Wiz is off on one already!!!!!

    KTS (Keep The Smiths!)

     

  5. nutty nigel

    Overrated or Underrated

    [quote user="jas the barclay king"]

    as for an underrated player, Jean Yves De-Blasiis, got injured after some excellent perofrmances for5 us and actually looked pretty good when he did play, he could pass, he could tackle and for a small player could jump well... Oned ofHamiltons only decent signings and a shame we let him go

    jas :)

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    I agree with you about Jean Yves De-Blasiis, I always rated him too! He got a cruciate knee injury when he was here and although he did play again he wasn''t given a new contract and I think he went back to France.

    I think it was Rioch who gave him a contract.

    I think the ''Blarneymeisters'' best signing was McVeigh.

     

  6. nutty nigel

    RED HERRINGS!

    [quote user="cluckin"]

    With regards to a ''second coming'' when you mention Mike Walker. He inherited a great set of players from Dave Stringer...who in my view is the best manager we have ever had. When Walker came back, he had to start again from scratch by bringing in his own players....and so got badly caught out.

    Dave Stringer was no bad ''second coming''.......and if Mark Bowen or Ian Crook were appointed....wouldn''t that be a first coming as a manager?........

    Former players can and do work well as managers as has been seen many times at different clubs. If we are going down the ''cheap'' route.....better the devil you know...........

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    My post was a feeble attempt to read Delia and Michaels minds about the appointments they had made previously not my views of things. You are right about Dave Stringer. I also think you are right about Mike Walker getting lucky with the squad he inherited but he certainly had the gift of making them play well. When he went to Everton and had money to spend he squandered most of it on Daniel Amokachi, anyone remember him?? He did however sign a half decent centre forward from Wolves when he came back for the second time!

    I have no doubt that Mark Bowen and Ian Crook could work for us. As I said, my post was not about who I would like to see here, just trying to second guess Delia!

     

  7. nutty nigel

    Overrated or Underrated

    Cracking post Ulf!

    There seems to be no reason why Safri can be so good on occasions but others so ineffective. If there was a thread on here for the ''most frustratingly inconsistant player ever'' I would vote for him!

    Gary Holt was an amazing player for us, he looked out of his depth sometimes in the Premiership but I always believed a lot of that was because he was fighting a lone battle when the rest of the midfield went hiding!

    Bruce Rioch was a good manager for us, he brought in a lot of good things to improve players fitness and you are right about the players he brought to the club and how many players improved while he was here. I believe he left because of lack of resources to bring players in and just selling players to balance the books. He was unlucky the season Bellamy did his knee, if that hadn''t happened I am sure we would have at least made the playoffs because Bellamy and Roberts were on course to score over 40 goals between them.

     

     

  8. nutty nigel

    RED HERRINGS!

    What will Delia and Michael want? What can we learn from their past appointments?

    Their first appointment was Mike Walker at a time the club was in total disarray, much worse than now. This appointment would unite the fans and be seen to be an attempt to return to the not long lost glory days of the top of the Premier League and European football.

    Sadly Walker didn''t work the second time out and in the summer of 1998 they appointed their ''Dream Team'' of Rioch and Hamilton. The club looked to be moving forward for a time, players fitness and dietary issues were addressed on a bigger scale than before, but ultimately Rioch left blaming a lack of resources. It was also rumoured that there was friction between himself and Hamilton.

    Hamilton took over the day before we visited Ipswich on the back of a poor run of results. Against all odds we won that match 2-0 and even though poor results followed that 2-0 win was probably enough to secure him the job on a permanent basis.

    They appointed Nigel Worthington on the back of an impressive run of results as caretaker manager, but apparently it was a close run thing between him and David Jones.

    So what could they have learned from previous appointments? From Mike Walker they could have learned that a ''second coming'' may not work. (Ian Crook, Mark Bowen, Peter Grant) From Bruce Rioch they could have learned that Managers from top clubs need a lot of resources (Alex McLeish, Graeme Souness etc.) From Hamilton they could have learned to take more time over the decision (Hunter). I would imagine they still regard Worthy''s appointment as the right one but I feel they are unlikely to follow suit with Hunter because he won''t have the opportunity to rack up a decent run of results.

    So, with Curbishly seeming a non starter and Blackwell caught up in legal stuff with Leeds that probably leaves Steve Tilson or Dave Penney. So I am going for one of those with Martin Hunter staying at the club as First Team Coach. If I have to say one then it’s Penney!

    So I will nail my colours next to Rudolf’s

     

  9. nutty nigel

    kevin bond

    I''m confused...

    The board have missed out here...

    Good managers like this are at a premium...

     

  10. I agree with what you say about Andy Hughes. When I met him he had time for everyone and is obviously a good ambassador for the club. I should imagine he is a popular player within the club too. The incident with the fan after the Burnley match seemed totally out of character to me and I just got a feeling there maybe more to that incident than we know. I certainly wouldn''t like to see him sacked over it. 

    I would love Andy Hughes to come good for us, maybe there''s still time!

     

  11. nutty nigel

    Thank You Nigel

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

    Before the mods let it die ....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A15820580

     

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    so what?? one mans poor opinion about Nigel being a nice guy...  whoopee bloody doo, he is still at best an average championship manager, 1st division and premiership failure.

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    Hi CJF [8-|]

    Just thought I would put this here with your poor opinions of him!

    So what to all of it cuz we''ll have a new manager soon!

     

  12. nutty nigel

    kevin bond

    [quote user="......and Smith must score."]

    Today''s '' Times '' reports that last night Kevin Bond signed as manager of Bournemouth AFC. The news will have been greeted with some relief by the majority of City fans

    Although very much an outsider for the Carrow Road job the announcement may not have not been so well received by East Anglian press copy writers, some of whom still fondly remember the days of father John who provided many a corny headline.

    All would not have been lost however had he taken charge of one of the Basildon teams.

    That would have given us all something good to write on.......

     

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    However we would have been stuck for something to write on if he had taken charge of one of the Uni teams ...

     

  13. [quote user="Kathy"][quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Kathy"]

    I despair sometimes when I read stuff like this on here. Nigel - Do you suffer from mild schizophrenia? Here is an excerpt from a post you put on another thread:

    Anyway, what would be wrong with a supporters group sponsoring Doug Livermore? A man who has served this club wll in the past as a player and part of the management team??

    One minute you sound like a balanced reasonable bloke, next minute you come out with cr*p like this.

    Exasperated of Reepham

     

     

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    Sorry Kathy [:$]

    I guess my mild schizophrenia is a bit like the NCISA''s where one minute they sponsor Doug Livermore and next minute its just a member of the management team.

    Doug Livermore is a top bloke who will leave this club without getting the recognition he deserves.

     

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    Nigel - I didnt realise it was an attempt at humour. Someone has take it seriously under another thread I''m afraid. NCISA have always sponsored the assistant managers position its just that the present incumbent is Doug Livermore. Who ever is appointed next will automatically get sponsored by us, thats how the sponsorship system works. If we had relinquished this agreement we would have gone back to the bottom of the ladder again and started off with someone like the tea lady (no disrespect. Very important job). By hanging onto what has at times in the past year, been a controversial sponsorship deal we get first shot at the next bloke. This is invaluable as a lever when getting speakers at NCISA forums. Doug managed to get the players we have had in the past and hopefully whoever is appointed will be able to do that for us too.

    Shall we call it quits?

     

     

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    Nothin'' to call quits over Kathy [:)]

    I bet Doug Livermore never let you down in the time you sponsored him

    Did you ever have Andy Hughes at one of your forums? If so, what did you think of him?

     

  14. [quote user="Kathy"]

    I despair sometimes when I read stuff like this on here. Nigel - Do you suffer from mild schizophrenia? Here is an excerpt from a post you put on another thread:

    Anyway, what would be wrong with a supporters group sponsoring Doug Livermore? A man who has served this club wll in the past as a player and part of the management team??

    One minute you sound like a balanced reasonable bloke, next minute you come out with cr*p like this.

    Exasperated of Reepham

    [/quote]

    Sorry Kathy [:$]

    I guess my mild schizophrenia is a bit like the NCISA''s where one minute they sponsor Doug Livermore and next minute its just a member of the management team.

    Doug Livermore is a top bloke who will leave this club without getting the recognition he deserves.

     

  15. [quote user="Huge Hairy Canary"]Yeah, Marbles, rumoured by you, you mean.
    You are nothing but a stirrer and one of the reasons this forum is going down hill fast.

    [/quote]

    Where as this post has dragged the forum out of the gutter right back up to where it used to be.

  16. It''s been rumoured that in a desperate attempt to unite the fans the board are seriously considering appointing Doug Livermore.

    I understand that the feeling in the boardroom is that this appointment would give them breathing space from the clubs critics as it would appease the NCISA who obviously rate him! [N]

     

  17. [8-)] Sorry Eastonpromise

    If they promote from within do you think Captain Canary and Splat The Cat are in front of Doug Livermore?

  18. Is this what you were laying the bait for Rudolf?????????????????????

     

  19. nutty nigel

    We may end up with a nobody

    [quote user="Yellow fever"][quote user="nutty nigel"]

    I bet over 50% of fans will be dissappointed in the choice of manager we end up with![/quote]

    yes and they will soon join are protests

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    Please don''t quote my posts cuz I can get into enough trouble on my own thankyou![:^)]

  20. nutty nigel

    Interviews TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [quote user="cityangel"][quote user="Chris Lewis"]

    I have from a very good source been told that NCFC are today interviewing Bowen, Tilson and Penney today and Crooky is tomorrow.

     

    Apparently they are not very impressed with Bowen as his  first question was "What does it pay?"

     

    I guarantee this info!!!!!! [:D]

    Any thoughts?

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    I doubt thats Crook will be here tomorrow because didn''t I read somewhere that his wife had come back at the weekend for a funeral and left Crooky at home to look after the kids.Isn''t he in Australia?

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    Maybe they are all going for a "Jolly Jaunt" over to the Land of Oz to interview him![ap] [ip]

    Flamin'' Galah''s!!! The lot of ya!!!!!!!!!!! [:D]

     

     

  21. nutty nigel

    Rossi Jarvis

    [quote user="Hump"]

      Do you think England U19s could beat champioship sides ???[/quote]

    No!

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

    [quote user="Canary02"]You couldn''t play all of them, and the attack in particular looks very weak. But Lewis, Cave-Brown, the Jarvis''s, Spillane and Eagle have all been blooded and could take the next step with a run in the team. Could Eagle have done any worse than McVeigh when Hucks was out? Is Spillane a worse midfielder than Hughes? I''d like to see them used more often, especially with the squad as paper thin as it is.[/quote]

    How on earth did they get blooded with Worthy in charge????  [;)]

     

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    I tell ya, 3 minutes at the end of a coca cola cup match aint exactly blooded to me!! [+o(]  lol

    To be fair, when given a go Spillane looked decent, Jarvis has impressed at times (and looked lightweight on other occasions) as for the others I don''t think I have seen them play having seen very few away games recently?? 

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    How did I know you would be here CJF?? [;)] [8-|]

    Jarvis has impressed at times but I always feel he is holding something back. Maybe the new manager will get more out of him. Eagle looked ok at Rotherham but looked nowhere near ready to step up.

     

  23. nutty nigel

    Thank You Nigel

    [quote user="Citizen Journalist Foghorn"]

    [quote user="nutty nigel"]

    We would all be interested to see how he gets on with his next club, but if all the stuff you have said about him is true then he will never get another club. Surely any decent Board would check him out and see through him the way you do CJF?  [8-|]

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    Newcastle Hired Graeme Souness.  But I guess they do not have a decent board. I''m sure he will get another club - maybe he will do a Robson and make it 3 relegations in 3.

     Lets hope he hasnt sent us nosediving into the first division.

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    We''ll see!

    We really should leave this alone now! But we can''t resaist... can we?? [8-|]

     

  24. [quote user="Canary02"]You couldn''t play all of them, and the attack in particular looks very weak. But Lewis, Cave-Brown, the Jarvis''s, Spillane and Eagle have all been blooded and could take the next step with a run in the team. Could Eagle have done any worse than McVeigh when Hucks was out? Is Spillane a worse midfielder than Hughes? I''d like to see them used more often, especially with the squad as paper thin as it is.[/quote]

    How on earth did they get blooded with Worthy in charge????  [;)]

     

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