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Mason 47

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  1. 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.
  3. 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.
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    New Kit???

    On Tettey's Insta story Found Here
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    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.
  10. 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!
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    Sheff Utd v Binners

    For 23 minutes or so there, that was fun. When do we kick off again?
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    Dare we support Sheffield United?

    Ipswich getting anything out of this game would be the result of the season.
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    Norwich v Blackburn

    I don't think Farke will do anything off-the-wall. It'll be one of Vrancic or Leitner, probably the latter as he is more inclined to sit deeper
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    Countdown to kick off

    Working til late looking after a bunch of American veterans over for a reunion. Doing the same tomorrow just a lot hotter as it'll have to be the old 'Norwich shirt under the suit' routine
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    Brentford v Leeds

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    Wee Alex

    Alex Neil works best getting the most out of more limited, hardworking players. It was when we went up and he was given the freedom of the chequebook that he then showed his inexperience that things went backwards. I'd argue he would suit our current set-up a lot better, as a Head Coach and not a Manager so that Webber could keep an eye on him. Must also be noted that when it comes to dealing with ego, he packed a soon-to-be £22-million rated midfielder off to Aberdeen because he wasn't a fan of his attitude; take that whichever way you choose.
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    Time to shake it up at Wigan

    I think Stiepermann was kept on for his height, personally. It's odd how we all see things differently. In my view, there were 30 seconds left in a vital title-chasing game and the ball bobbles out to their left back with probably 18/19 players in our attacking third. If I'm Jordan Rhodes in that situation I put the guy on the floor and tank a booking to let us get set and waste some more seconds. Instead, he attempts for the ball but pulls out from the foul; long ball, bobble bobble, sidefoot mi**** and it's 2-2. As people have said though, these games happen near the end of the season à la Wolves and us last year. All we have to do is win 3 games. Bring on Sunday.
  21. Personally I'm just upset that using LeoVegas so rampantly hasn't paid for the travel insurance I got from Aviva to keep me safe on my many flights with Flybe.
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    Krull Footwork

    I think Tim just ****ed up his touch. These things just happen and we can probably count ourselves lucky that conceding from that maybe brought us back down to earth without losing points. You wouldn't now expect any silly passing errors like that before the end of this season.
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    McLean, Stiepermann and Buendia

    My take on it is that Leitner generally plays at a constant 7.5/8 out of 10 but without many standout moments. McLean plays at around a 5 or 6 standard but will then pop up with one of those moment Our style has seen us control games for the most part this year, which is why we have a tendency to clamour for Mo. Personally, I do think McLean is riding a wave at the moment and if it wasn't for winning 5 in a row he would have more heat on him.
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    Tonight’s games

    Leeds aren't even having to break a sweat here. Shame really, as it would be nice to hear something else from the commentary than how lucky we are to be watching a team as big as Leeds.
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    Today's games

    For the squad they have, all I've seen of WBA recently has been really, really poor. Come on Bristol, let's have something!