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Jonny 5

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  1. The problem with looking for players outside of the UK and EU are the very strict work permit regulations. Having to play 75% of games for one of the higher ranked countries in the world.

    Also an international scouting network would cost a significant amount of money and there is also the reoccurring problems that foreign players can have adapting to the English game.

    Many of the foreign players that come over to the English leagues are extremely well know in footballing circles, Manucho was being touted as the next big thing for at least 5 years, as was Valencia and Palacios, it is a matter of a team taking a gamble on them. Also Valencia was pretty horrendous at the beginning of his time in the Premier League but Wigan were prepared to stick by him. But neither came particularly cheap in the first place.

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    Bit Of Everything

    Think it was to deal with Knightly, and after he went off injured Gunny made a early move to add a more attacking option in Carney. Was a pretty shrewd move all in all. Although it might be that Berty was injured and Gunny was forced into the change, doesn''t really matter, a good manager is a lucky one.
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    Can we build on this?

    This season has been littered with "false dawns", including another fantastic performance against Wolves earlier in the season. If Gunn can keep the momentum going he we be capable of doing what Roeder never did.We showed great spirit today, and Carney looked very impressive (I wonder where this leaves Hoolihan?).Here is to another good performance and a win against Bristol on Saturday. On the ball city!
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    Played for both.

    Darren Kenton
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    I admire Ian Crook very much !!

    The only leagues they need worry about work permits is the English Leagues and Scotland, there are no such restrictions in the rest of Europe. Hence the large amount of South Americans in Spain and Italy (although there are often a restriction on the amount of non-EU players allowed in the squad). I had a feeling a lot of players might have a European passport hidden under their mattress somewhere.
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    ched evans - have we a chance?

    The SPL is a good place for a young player like Ched to gain a bit of a reputation for himself though. However, if he ends up warming the bench for Celtic his career could die there - where ever he goes he needs first time football week in week out otherwise he might become one of those players who promised much, but never delivered.
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    I admire Ian Crook very much !!

    Unless they have EU passports, or have played a lot of games for Australia, they won''t be getting a work permit.
  8. [quote user="The Walking Man"] Seems he was highly rated. Although I suspect his appointment is only for commercial reasons, we need to sell more shirts in the Far East and Down Under! [/quote]I know he was highly rated by those in the know in Japan, although no one really remembers his playing time for Hiroshima as he just blended in with the rest of the "hired guns" that flooded the J-League.Avispa Fukuoka are a very small team in Japan so not really a great amount of noticed was paid towards his time there.It''s a shame most of the players he will know of from Australia and Japan will never be able to play in England due to work permit regulations. I can''t speak for Australia, but I know there are a lot of very talented young Japanese players coming through the leagues after most clubs ran out of money and stopped paying fading international players huge wages.
  9. Chippy was a great player, but I don''t think he should become our manager - not yet anyway.He has no management experience in England, or anywhere else. Would love to see him as a coach or assistant and work up to manager from there. Also one of the comments on Radio Narfolk annoyed me, the guy said "if Crook came, a couple of weeks after a big strapping Aussie lad would follow who nobody has heard of but Crook knows from the Australian League" in theory lovely, in practice how is an unknown Aussie ever gonna get a work permit?
  10. Would not be too pleased if a manager was appointed without at least being interviewed once. Anyway, Delia isn''t even on the interview panel, well she wasn''t for Glenn Roeder.
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    Which manager don't you want?

    [quote user="Mutley"]

    It has always mystified me why any chairman in their right mind would employ any of the following:

    Bryan Robson

    Graham Souness

    Kevin Keegan

    Peter Grant

    Bruce Rioch

    Glenn Roeder

    Paul Jewell (latterly)

    Steve Mclaren

    So knowing our board as we do, I fully expect one of the above to be in place shortly!! If it is Keegan I most certainly wouldn`t Love it!!!

    [/quote]

    Mclaren is doing really well at the moment in Holland. Twente are sitting 3rd in the League. It made me realise how unrealistic some Norwich fans are about who we can attract to the club when managers like Mclaren are see as a bad option for the club. Not the above post in particular but just conversations I have had recently.
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    Worthy

    [quote user="Jonny 5"]The report and what Worthy says don''t seem to add up.He says  "that any offer from Norwich be rejected", which is future tense not "the offer from Norwich should be rejected", as in we made an offer and they turned it down. There has been a lot of speculation about Worthy and it seems the Northern Ireland FA are getting in just in case we make an approach, and the BBC have taken this quote and taken it out of context. I''m still sure Boothroyd will be manager and either Gunny or Wright will take charge on Saturday.The sooner this is all sorted the better, we need to get some more loanees in.

    [/quote]Aw S##t, just say the official statement, thought it was someone jumping to conclusions.Hmm, this is a very strange decision, and not one I am entirely happy with. I know the board like Worthington, but seriously?? Backwards step surely.Still seems strange that Boothroyd is the one manager we have been seriously linked with not to have said anything to the media.
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    Worthy

    The report and what Worthy says don''t seem to add up.He says  "that any offer from Norwich be rejected", which is future tense not "the offer from Norwich should be rejected", as in we made an offer and they turned it down. There has been a lot of speculation about Worthy and it seems the Northern Ireland FA are getting in just in case we make an approach, and the BBC have taken this quote and taken it out of context. I''m still sure Boothroyd will be manager and either Gunny or Wright will take charge on Saturday.The sooner this is all sorted the better, we need to get some more loanees in.

  14. Would really doubt it.If we haven''t got a manager in by then I''m pretty sure Tommy Wright would take charge given he has management experience so all the relevant qualifications.
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    Roeder should not have been sacked

    In a perfect world a good idea. There has been a fairly low percentage of out right failures in the young players he has brought in. Henry obviously wasn''t good enough, neither was Henville and Komora isn''t looking all that sharp (although that is a little harsh given the amount of time he has spent injured). A lot of people will say Gibbs was a failure, and although he didn''t reach the heights of Ched, he wasn''t bad and is now often in the Arsenal squad.I think Roeder''s future lies in youth development, or being Director of Football somewhere, Wenger was thinking about this before Glenn came to Norwich. It would of been impossible to move Roeder upstairs and bring in another manager. Which manager would want to come to a club knowing the previous manager was still around?I wish Roeder luck, despite his arrogance (which I personally feel is a good trait in a manager), he has the right idea about how to get teams playing and suffered from not having the money to get the players he really wanted. I doubt Sibi was his first choice, hence waiting until the last day of the transfer window. The timing was right for him to go, but we now have to get an instant reaction, the next three games are so vital. The decision of who to make next manager, which I think has already been made, is probably the biggest decision in the clubs recent history and a poor choice will mean League 1 football for at least a couple of seasons.Good luck to the next guy, whomever he may be (personally I want an Aidy/Malky good guy/nice guy team)
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