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  1. According to Wikipedia he''s 6ft 6.5 inches tall!
  2. Going down to L1 will not bring about any good change. The Smith''s are surely not going to want to sell NCFC as a L1 club and make a massive loss on their investment. They''ll hang around as long as they can in the hope that we can climb back up the slippery pole to the Championship. We won''t be able to afford a decent manager next season so team Gunn will stay on. Half our squad are loan players the likes of which will not want to return to a L1 club on loan or sign permanent deals. We''ll not resign Shakell or keep hold of Croft and a handful senior players will be sold to balance our books. All this leaves us with a cash strapped board, an inexperienced management team, a load of youngsters and no transfer budget. Gunn will bring in a load of free agents and have to play the kids in a league which is even more physical than the Championship. So in conclusion I can''t see anything good about going down. Let''s just hope Plymouth do us a favor and our boys can muster up one last final push over the top.
  3. In the press conference picture who''s the big man on the end of the row in a cream suit. At first I thought it was Ian Crook, but surely that''s not the physique of a high performance manager.
  4. Roeder out! After this he has to go. I can''t believe the players have any belief in him or themselves. What does it take for him to get the sack? if it''s defeats against Barnsley, Southampton and Doncaster then we may as well kiss goodbye to the Championship.
  5. Oh thank goodness, I''ll sleep easy tonight...
  6. Oh S**t the bed. Please tell me he''s cup-tied and can''t potentially knock us out of the FA cup. Lots of ifs buts and maybes I realise but usually these things come back to haunt us. I wonder what Jamie''s up to. Probably sobbing into his norwich city duvet and pillow set. The club he loves just don''t want him and to add insult to injury we have a feather weight Italian and a little chap with low batteries playing up front tonight, steady with those kicks Marshy. But hold your horses! Rusty''s available again to play up front and not score again but that doesn''t matter cos he got physical presence, why didn''t we just keep Chris Brown, it suddenly all makes so much sense, doesn''t it? Loosing the will...
  7. [quote user="Sing up the river end "][quote user="WeAreYellows49"]If some of us fans can see it, and outsiders can see it, why can''t the rest of our fans see it? [:^)][/quote]It''s yellow and green blinkers.Don''t forget Delia saved our club,she would never lie to us or stop any investors.She ment well and has the club at heart ,but sadly she has no idea how a football club should be run.[/quote] Did anyone else see the BBC documentary on Alan Sugar on sunday night? He admitted that becoming chairman of spurs was a huge mistake (10 years wasted) and he found himself in a business environment and circle of people he had very little knowledge of. Rupert Lowe at Southampton is another example of someone meddling where he shouldn''t. These people want to be involved in running football clubs but have no idea what they''re doing. Yes we need investment and Delia has done a lot for the club but it''s time she went back to what she does best, cooking.
  8. "Simon knows that long-term he hasn''t got a future here" "And he accepts that. But I would have to say that I have to give him a lot of credit because he is a model professional." "He''s a really, really honest lad; he''s working hard and he deservedly came back into the squad. I wouldn''t be worried about playing him if I had to." So what is Roeder''s problem with Lappin? The quotes above contradict each other. It either means he doesn''t rate him or he''s being stubborn because he slated the guy after the Plymouth game and is his little reminder to everyone about how bad the club was under Grant. If it''s because he doesn''t rate him,  he''s not a good judge of players. I always thought Lappin was one of our more technically gifted players and there''s really not much between him and Patterson, except that Roeder signed Patterson. If it''s his stubborness (which is my suspicion) then this man is not fit to be manger of anything let alone our football club, yes our football club not his. There''s been alot said about his treatment of players (Huckerby, Cureton, Hoolahan, Lupoli etc) but the whole Lappin thing stinks of a stubborn idiot who has zero man management skills and is dragging the morale of players and fans to new depths. The only reason we won against Ipswitch is because it was a local derby the players knew they could not afford to loose. They (the players) got themsleves up for that game, not Roeder. The exact same team played against Forrest and look what happened, apathy. I think Roeder is loosing the dressing room and the more he puts his foot in it with these kind of personal comments in the press the sooner he''ll be gone. I''ve been on the keep the faith side for a long time and I''d hate to see us change our manger yet again but this man is too much for me to bear.
  9. You couldn''t be more wrong. Helguson is a target man, despite being 5''10" he''s got a great leap and is very good in the air. He''s very strong, ultra competative and a real handful for defenders. He''s tech is good, he''ll hold the ball up, scored plenty of goals when he played for Watford in the Championship and he''s excellent at tacking penalties. The only negative I can see with this signing is that he''s struggled with injuries and not had a lot of first team football, but then this was true of Kennedy and he''s proving to be a great signing. I say sign him and make sure we can return him if he gets injured. [quote user="4-4-2"]Never fit, and not a out and out goal scorer, correct in what your saying not a target man. The only thing that links him with Roeders comments is that hes a man not a boy. I''d be really dissappointed if this is true. What would be the point in having three loans as forwards?, It looks as tho he is going to spend his money on a defender who will nver play and waste money on a loan for the most important player in the team. Sorry Glen, if the papers are right, wrong move I''d say. Loan and CB and buy a decent forward, GAMBLE for once Norwich, dare you!!! [/quote]
  10. Phew! I was sat here in a right panic wondering if David Marshall was prepared for the match on Saturday. Thankfully the official site has put my mind at rest.
  11. So Cardiff sign yet another striker (Eddie Johnson), probably with the money they''ve saved by off-loading Fowler and JFH. I really hope we don''t sign the latter, we''ve signed young players with good experience so far. It''s frustrating not to get instant results but I still believe Roeder is building a quality side. It may not bear fruit this season but keep this lot together, make some of the loans (Kennedy, Lupoli) permanent and we''ll be a serious contender for promotion.
  12. Good, now drop fozzy, and play Russell, he''ll drive the midfield forwards as opposed to sideways!
  13. Now I don''t like to see any player get injured but if Russell plays instead it could be a blessing in disguise. Last season we won games when Rusty played and lost games when he didn''t. Perhaps Clingan and Fozzy are too similar? what do you folks think?
  14. Is it just me or is the official NCFC website completely pointless. I would certainly hope that Fozzy has been doing some preparation for this match and I would assume that he was preparing for all games this season. If there''s no news then don''t waste your fingers. Instead, use those fingers to get on the phones and find a god damn striker who can hold the ball up, that would be good preparation for the Bluebirds.
  15. [quote user="Larry David"]Every week I sit in the Barclay baffled by some of the comments I hear from people in the crowd. Gems such as:"Hoolahan you''re spoosed to be on the left wing""Don''t pass to Pattison he''ll lose it""Why aren''t we goin forward?"Yesterday for example, people were getting on Wes'' back when he was looking after the ball, looking around to find his man - now you''d think after years of people praying for a creative midfielder who can make things happen, the crowd would be delighted to see this. But no, he should have got rid of it even though there was no pass on. I guarantee the same people who were complaining, would have moaned if he''d tried something quick and lost it.Pattison was getting slated yesterday whilst playing on the right which I admit was a strange decision, but it was one of his best; if not his best performance in a city shirt and his killer pass to Cureton should have resulted in a goal. So obviously Matty gets applauded? No, not by our fans.Which brings me to the point above, do any of you watch football outside of Carrow Road? Do you watch enough football to be able to make an informed opinion? Do you think singing the name of an ex player is really going to inspire the players out there that you''re moaning about?It''s going to be a long season..[/quote] I couldn''t agree more. I was at the Coventry game and the MK game and people were shouting idiotic things. Attack, attack, attack, attack (about 20 times), it was demented. Loads of people shouting "play it long", then when we lost the ball "don''t hoof it"! I''m all for singing OTBC and shouting Yellows ect etc but you''re spot on, singing about Huckerby is just stupid and childish. In any case do you really think Adam Drury can hear you when you shout "run adam, run"! he''s not Forest Gump! All I can say is sing up and sing loud, sing our club song, get behind the team and the manager and try to enjoy the football, even if it is crap;-)
  16. If you want to moan and attribute blame for the dire state of our football club and the unwatchable spectacle that is a current NCFC match, think about what television has done to the game. The ITV digital fiasco was one nail in the coffin but sky sports are hammering in the remainder. There will be about 10 clubs in the Prem who according to their fans will underperform this season and many of these clubs will sack their managers. The big 4 will fight it out for the top 4 places and a handful of teams will play for a UEFA cup spot, whoopie! Without a significant redistribution of wealth the situation will not get any better. This leaves a club like norwich city to pick up the scraps in the transfer market and then be expected to entertain a crowd who also gorge themselves on class A football in their living rooms. Of course the football in the Championship will be crap, of course it will be hoofball in comparisome to Man U and Arsenal. On top of this we''re expected to pay £25 a game when this money would pay a sky subscription for a month, what would you rather have? I know what many of the next generation of supporters would choose. So don''t blame our Board for not sending us into a spiral of debt and a 30 points reduction before we''ve even started the season. Don''t blame our manger (arguably the best and highest profile manager since Martin O''Neil) for tearing his hair out when players aren''t able do what he asks. Don''t even blame the players, they''re just not as good as Ronaldo or Rooney. Instead, blame whoever sold football''s soul to the television stations.
  17. Some positives and negatives. 1. Marshall threw the ball out a lot more, but we still play it long to a pint-sized striker. 2. Stefanovic can play a bit (more than JS and GD), but he looks a little slow and should have made a tackle for the second goal. 2. Pattison was dreadful in midfield, but he improved slightly at left back. I hope GR won''t be stubborn over this one, he signed him but he can drop him. 3. Hoolahan looks good and will shine against lesser opposition, but he needs to play wide and cut in. 4. Croft looked a little one dimensional going forward, but he tracked back well. 5. Curo took his goal well, but he desperately needs support. 6. Semi was one of the quickest player on the field, but will not drive on with the ball or overlap Croft. Not a good score line but GR has a great video to show them about how to keep the ball. Spurs are an average side and they made us look silly. I guess that''s what happens when you play a few tin-pot sides as your preparation. Let''s hope for a good responce against Colchester, Curo will be up for it!
  18. [quote user="The Goddess Delia "][quote user="Stevie Wonder"] What absolute tosh! Was Dion Dublin not a big powerful striker then? I would hardly call Evans small either! Yes Cureton dyed his hair green and he tries very hard that doesn''t make him good enough to b 1st choice in a side looking to challenge for promotion to the premiership. Cureton missed countless sitters last season - real proper on a plate, with garnish and a full set cutlery to hand sitters. Most of them from inside the 6 yd box! As I have said on the thread about JC looking out of condition in the EDP, despite all of the above I do feel there is a role for him this season as the striker coming off the bench to try and nick a goal. I am hoping that if we get in another couple of strikers in addition to Lupoli that the pressure will be off him and he can relax and take more of the chances that come his way. [/quote] Dion Dublin was a great player but far from his prime and not very mobile. JC needed and needs someone who is not only big and strong but who is athltetic enough to panic defences with JC feeding off him. [/quote] Spot on. Perhaps Dublin would have been an ideal partner for Cureton in his prime but you can''t play two strikers who lack genuine pace. Dublin and Ched, Dublin and Huckerby (should have been tried more often IMO), yes both of these worked – Hucks last goal against Wednesday was a classic example. But Curo is different, he''s a 6 yard box player and yes the guy missed some sitters but he also scored some some great goals (against Town). Pace scares all centre backs, makes them play deeper than they should and generally makes the right space for Curo to play in. We have probably the best winger in the league now (Hoolahan) but it will pointless if he''s firing in crosses to 2 strikers under 6 foot.
  19. Couldn''t agree more, I''ve just said the same thing on the Lupoli thread. ________________________________ Good signing but the guy is only 5'' 8". I hope there a big man coming as well. Lupoli and Curo upfront isn''t going to strike fear into many Championship sides. Throughout his career Curo has got his goals playing alongside the likes of Jason Roberts and Chris Iwelumo, strong, quick, athletic strikers. Ameobi aside (will sound great in a norfolk accent) I would love to see someone in the same mould as Helguson or Lita come to the club, then I''d start getting excited.
  20. Good signing but the guy is only 5'' 8". I hope there a big man coming as well. Lupoli and Curo upfront isn''t going to strike fear into many Championship sides. Throughout his career Curo has got his goals playing alongside the likes of Jason Roberts and Chris Iwelumo, strong, quick, athletic strikers. Ameobi aside (will sound great in a norfolk accent) I would love to see someone in the same mould as Helguson or Lita come to the club, then I''d start getting excited.
  21. [quote user="astrodyne"]Hmmm...a crap old car then.......[:D][/quote]not old but definitely crap ;-)
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