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  1. Mason 47

    Ratings v Newcastle

    Good to see Lewis getting some plaudits. Due to 'world class centre half in waiting' Godfrey, '£40 million' Aarons and 'Football Heaven' Buendia, it's easy to forget we have a 21-year-old academy graduate who also starts for his national side.
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    Team for Newcastle (h)...

    Think Leitner showed how much he wanted a start when he came on against Liverpool. Difficult to drop McLean who didn't really do anything wrong, but I can remember what Mo did and can't recall seeing Kenny at all. Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann showed enough to persevere for at least another game, and if neither of our specialist CB's are available then stick with the same back 5. It isn't a must-win at this stage of the season, but as Farke would say we need to be 'greedy' with opponents like this. Only 3 teams in the last 10 years have gone down having won 10 games- this should be a great chance to only need 9 more.
  3. Looks like someone has swiped the release from the club tomorrow morning. Not for me personally. The shade of red makes it look cheap.
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    In school I often played for the year above, once or twice starting in front of a player that has gone on to play and score in the Premier League. This makes me feel like the whole 'Sunday League' metric is a bit off because I never thought he was that special, either.
  5. There's no going back with society as it is now. Speaking as someone who was only allowed my first mobile phone at 16, in my line of work I've seen more than one infant who could operate a tablet much more effectively than walk. For me that sums it up.
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    Huddersfield’s kit 😳

    It's a no- lose marketing stunt. Those involved know that the logo won't be allowed to pass regulations and by the time people can buy it on Saturday I'm sure some governing body will have 'had a word' and the logo will be normalised. Lots of publicity for Paddy Power and probably places Huddersfield quite high up the 'Banter Club' rankings with Bristol City and their memey goal gifs.
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    Villa have already dropped over £70 million on transfer fees this window, so I guess this will be an interesting case study season as to whether it is better to go cash-crazy when promoted or go with our more cohesion-kind approach. £26.5 million for a player who has played 17 Premier League games in 3 years is absolutely bonkers, whatever way you look at it.
  8. Mason 47

    New Kit???

    On Tettey's Insta story Found Here
  9. Mason 47

    New Kit???

    Tettey has just posted a training video and the shirt he's wearing would suggest the zigzag theory is correct. Looks pretty nice.
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    New Kit???

    From a moral standpoint I have no issue with having a betting company on the shirt- on an average trip to the city you'll probably be subject to offers from Coral, you'll see ads for William Hill in the pub, watch the TV and Ray Winston will be bloking you into betting on the next goalscorer, and a host of others. There are greater forces at work than Norwich City's football shirts. From an objective design perspective, the Dafabet logo is slim can be made to work with club colours which almost always results in a better look. Errea have been throwing almost entirely bespoke designs at us for a few years now, so where we would usually try and guess what it will be, it feels a little futile this year. But for fun, these are what I have my Football Manager side playing in:
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    New Kits - Why did you...?

    It's usually around this time I'll have a look at what Errea has released so far and try and dream up what we might look like this year. However, for the last 2 years we've had sets of completely bespoke designs which makes guessing pretty useless. Personally I think it might be pinstripes/ stripes this year. They haven't been used since the 80's a la Adidas and Hummel, and the market vibe this year is a retro feel.
  12. The arrogant attitude a lot of them seem to be taking is a very slippery slope to find yourself on. Self-marketing as 'being on tour' in League One can breed complacency and will make life quite difficult if the first few games don't go so well. Plus, I hardly think the rest of the teams in the league will have a lot of time for a 'we're better than this' attitude and will seek to prove that wrong.
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    I think it's more that Fer has failed to establish himself anywhere as his potential suggested he might. Compare him to Gini Wjinaldum, who came to a mid-range Prem club from Holland at around the same time. One is approaching his second Champions League final in 2 years, and one just got released by Swansea; while I don't think HughtonBall helped him massively, there's a reason he didn't kick on.
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    Webber Comments

    I could never imagine Zimmermann coming out and saying the things Russ said. It's clear to see the team was fractured and ultimately an underperforming captain criticising an overpaid and unbothered squad shows that. I love Cam Jerome and Russ for their time with us but they didn't exactly go on to long and fruitful careers at this level.
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    Norwich v Blackburn

    I certainly wouldn't say no to a link Disco!