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  1. When he has a good game he has a really good game but most of the time he comes up a bit short. Also often fades badly in the second half. Bit more pace than some, wins some headers but do we play better football with him in the team? No.
  2. He can pass and he's good on the ball is something people say about Godfrey when making a case for him to play in midfield. But the list of Norwich players that can't pass and aren't good on the ball is a short one. And actually I would question whether he is good enough on the ball and whether he is a good enough passer. Then there's his awareness with and without the ball. How he takes the ball in, opening his body up, playing on the turn etc. Don't know if he's streetwise enough. You can see sometimes when he's playing as left centreback that when he's got the ball he's slightly limited with what he can do with it. If there's a big diagonal and he can hit it then all well and good and it's an eye-catching thing to do, but when that ball isn't on he can be a bit hesitant. So I don't really know if I can see him going into midfield and having enough in his locker.
  3. I just don't see the midfield thing, not at this level.
  4. Know what you're saying but... we lose these games anyway. At least with Vrancic on the pitch we've got a bit more style and more likely to create something. Same with Buendia.
  5. We play our best football with Vrancic and Buendia on the pitch.
  6. I would also add that the Wolves system has suited him, often with Coady one side of him and Doherty the other. His role is fairly limited.
  7. None of our centrebacks are that great with the ball (Klose probably has a few more ideas than the others) but neither is Bennett. No obvious gain.
  8. Unbelievably good. You're not seeing a more naturally talented player at this club.
  9. He's a great passer. He keeps the ball. He scores goals. He creates goals. He wins tackles. He wins headers. With him and Emi in the team at the same time we play some brilliant stuff and those two clearly have an understanding (great football brains).
  10. In the last 10, 20 even 30 years we've not had many better in goal. Maybe none.
  11. I think he could play in midfield. But not at this level.
  12. Would there not be benefit in training with better players and under better coaches? If they really want him it'll happen. And his people will know if the other big clubs are interested or not. If they advise him Spurs want him right now, they might not wait and there's no firm interest elsewhere then surely he's a goner. Only ifs though.
  13. He does track back but that's not what he's in the team for. He's in the team to hurt the opposition and he's become very good at that. Kane is obviously very good at sticking the ball in the net but Sterling is the one who brings it all together in the final third. Sancho is obviously a great prospect but Sterling delivers more.
  14. Absurd to describe Sterling as a luxury player. He also has an excellent understanding with Kane.
  15. Well generally teams do try to get the ball to their best/most dangerous player(s). And Sterling is one of the most dangerous players around.
  16. Had last night been a serious game against a serious team Sterling would have played.
  17. I don't think I've ever looked at the team sheet and thought "Ugh, Tettey". For me he's a name you look for and hope to see.
  18. Well exactly. Southgate has proven he will put talented young players in so there's no problem over that. And he's been putting JM in squads. To me it looks like he's saying to JM "You're this close, go that extra bit and show how much you want it." I don't really know how much Southgate cares about the casino thing but there is clearly something about JM that doesn't sit quite right with him and is perhaps at odds with the good guy image JM tries to project.
  19. I love Norwich but I love football generally. This is a great Norwich team so it's a joy to watch them. But I will also be looking forward to watching Kevin De Bruyne because he's the best midfielder in the world. Similarly Sterling is one of the most dangerous forwards and Aguero is one of the most deadly finishers. Etc. Overseen by the best coach in the game. Even those times when Suarez scored for fun against us, we may have made it easier for him than it should have been but you still knew the guy was on totally another level to anyone else.
  20. Yes. Though, maybe, AWB is not as good in attacking positions as Max but defensively he is better.
  21. Guardiola did ok at Barca. Zidane has had reasonable success too.
  22. Madness not starting Foden if he's fit and available.
  23. Playing for Celtic hasn't done Virgil van Dijk much harm.
  24. AWB is a very good defender, to say the least.
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