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  1. Webbo118

    Steve Stone

    [quote user="Indy"]Who really cares? In all reality, this is the new set up, Stone is gone and reasons will never be given.

    The owners decide the structure and who they employ, it’s the way it is, as before if you don’t like it lump it.

    As long as the football is as good as it can be under the financial restrictions we have and the players give their all, just enjoy the day, enjoy the football and the crack with other supporters!

    Stop worrying about things you have absolutely no control over.

    It is as it is.[/quote]

    You have to care because it is OUR Club.They do not own the Club; they are majority shareholders and it is right that others at least have an opinion. Most things in life we have no control over but it shouldn''t stop anyone from saying what they think. Should it?
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    Steve Stone

    [quote user="Bury Yellow"]Purely a coincidence Webbo.[/quote]

    Purely a coincidence that keeps being repeated!
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    Steve Stone

    [quote user="4th floor"]
    Can someone explain how we got from McNally and Bowkett, to Jez Moxley, and to today''s situation? I can see several job titles, but I''m not sure who''s doing what. It all sound a bit like musical chairs to me.
    [/quote]

    It would appear that the majority shareholders have difficulty in maintaining relationships with "colleagues" in important positions who are working with/for them!
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    Naismith to Hearts (again)

    [quote user="Indy_Bones"]
    [quote user="JF"]He could have agreed a deal for a permanent move back to Scotland and played for Hearts next season earning about 75% less than we’re paying him. Or he could play in Scotland next season for Hearts and continue to earn the salary we agreed to pay him. Either way he will play in Scotland for Hearts next season. If you’re the player that’s a bit of a no brainier really isn’t it?[/quote]You''re still missing the point JF, if he simply wants the money, then why not be honest about it and say: "I would love to move to Hearts permamently, but Norwich are paying me daft money and it''s better for me to rip them off for another year AND play for Hearts, than actually live up to my ''I just want to play football'' claim and take a paycut to leave now and prove it"...
    [/quote]

    In which other industry would you get paid by your employer and work for someone else? He should remain at NCFC, playing or not, and if he doesn''t like it, he knows the answer. Why are we bending over backwards to facilitate him?
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    Tippy Tappy football

    [quote user="king canary"]Chicken and egg bethnal. My opinion was those shots came about because we weren''t creating any clear cut chances, not that we lacked patience.

    The issue for me was we often lacked the ability to change the tempo of our play to actually move defenders about. Instead when we did get someone dragged out of position we''d play another 3 passes and let them get back.[/quote]

    Football has always been, and still is, a relatively simple game. You win matches by scoring more goals than the opposition, not by having more possession than them!
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    Tippy Tappy football

    [quote user="KeiranShikari"]
    Parking the KV-2 is fine for the odd game (we did it at quite a few away games last year) but we all know from experience how tiring it gets week after week.
    I think the best team at the World Cup so far have been Uruguay. Very organised defensively, aggressively going after the ball high up the pitch (early on at least), nothing too flash but still have the cutting edge up top. Granted it probably helps that they are spearheaded by Cavani and Suarez.
    [/quote]

    Strikers hunting in pairs. Not a lone wolf in sight.
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    VAR doesn’t work

    [quote user="Jim Smith"]VAR does work if used correctly. They have not, however, yet worked out the best framework for its use and it also will not work correctly if applied ineptly (or perhaps even corruptly) as it was in the England game last night.

    I watched the Sweden game yesterday afternoon and VAR was used correctly to award Sweden a penalty following an intervention by the VAR. The same has happened in other games including the France game (although the pen there was a bit more 50/50). It is inexplicable that the VAR officials last night did not do the same for the 3 times Kane and Maguire were rugby tackled in the box at corners all of which were clear penalties. I hope I am wrong but it seems to me a huge coincidence that England were the victims of this.

    You can just tell that now there is going to be a clampdown on wrestling in the box which will see penalties given in similar situations in future games, probably with one against us in one of our remaining games.

    If VAR is going to work then the terms of reference need to be clear and consistent. Ironically, although the penalty given against us was soft, i think the fact it was not reversed by VAR was the correct outcome because there was contact and the matter then really becomes a subjective which means it wasn''t a clear and obvious error.

    The other thing that would help with VAR would be if like rugby you could hear the conversation between the officials or at least it was made available after the game so you could understand the rationale behind the decisions.[/quote]

    VAR does work if used correctly ???

    What does used correctly mean? No-one knows. It is smothered in confusion. The communication is hopeless.

    People in the stadium do not know what is happening. It is not being applied consistently but at the discretion of those sitting in the little boys room. In sort, a shambles.
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    VAR doesn’t work

    [quote user="kick it off"][quote user="Fiery Zac"]....In your opinion. I’ve got mine and it’s not ridiculous except, again, in your opinion.[/quote] and everybody else with eyes that aren''t blocked by St George glasses.[/quote]

    And I have an opinion too. Just wondering when you are next due to visit Specsavers!
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    VAR doesn’t work

    [quote user="JF"]king canary wrote the following post at 18/06/2018 8:00 PM:

    Worked really well for the Sweden game.

    That particular decision was ridiculous. The red shouldn’t have needed the var it was that clear but yes it sorted it in the end. I can’t see how they, having viewed the Kane incident haven’t given it. Unless they haven’t viewed from all angles. Either way it hasn’t worked in this game[/quote]

    It is turning referees into cowards who are reluctant to make decisions. They are becoming like bean counting umpires in cricket.
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    Josh Murphy

    [quote user="daly"][quote user="Nexus_Canary"]Good piece of business imho.

    Josh is inconsistent and frustrating as hell hes 23 so should be well past his immaturity.

    Time to thank him for his hard work and pocket the cash.[/quote]]

    If this sale goes through then this club has shown its true colours

    No Ambition and lower ranks of the Championship for the foreseeable future[/quote]

    I saw my first game in 1963 and Ron Davies was my hero. Two seasons later we sold him and we have been selling our best players ever since. That''s what we do.
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    Contracts

    [quote user="Liquidator"]There''s no way he will cancel without us paying, which is what annoyed me so much when he said he would ''play for free'' - effectively he''s just saying he''d play for someone else while Norwich pay his wages.[/quote]

    There is absolutely no way that should be allowed to happen. He should be working for the Club that is paying his wages.
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    Farke out

    [quote user="4-2-thefloor"][quote user="Capt. Pants"][quote user="4-2-thefloor"]If you can see what Farke is trying to do then we need to give him at least another season. He only need a few more players and to give the team a little tune up.[/quote]I''m not sure I really see what he''s trying to do to be honest. It might be suited to mid table Bundesliga, but as to getting promoted from the Championship then I don''t see with his tactics we will ever win enough games. He''s not a good fit for this league.[/quote]Farke is trying to get us to play similar to Swansea under Brendan Rogers, so all this talk of not being able to play a possession game and be promoted is wrong in my view.Trying to do it on a budget with half the team being new players is a real challenge. I appreciate some don''t like possession football and would prefer a direct game, but I''d say the dissatisfaction is more because we aren''t performing consistently than the style per se.[/quote]

    I have nothing at all against possession football as long as, on the odd occasion, we threaten the opposition box by passing the ball forward, getting players in the box and putting in some crosses. there is no point whatsoever in possession for the sake of possession. There has to be a reason and an end product, otherwise what''s the point. You don''t win anything by merely having more possession than the opposition.
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    Farke out

    [quote user="Yellowhammer"]Totally agree he must go before next season ,managing a reserve team in Germany is not good enough to step up to the championship apart from maddison and sometimes Gunn the rest of squad are not up to championship football. Wes and klose have been up and down .

    If we keep farke sell Maddison and Gunn returns to city we will be here next season mid table .the fans who were there today deserve much better[/quote]

    The way things are going, it will be an absolute miracle if we are mid table next season.
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    Well said, Iwan

    [quote user="Bethnal Yellow and Green"]Fulham put in about as many crosses as Norwich and are the 2nd highest scorers in the league. There is no correlation between teams that cross more and teams that score more.

    Variation in attack is important and Norwich have taken too many shots from stupid locations too often this season. Josh Murphy and Nelson being the leading culprits.[/quote]

    As well as putting in crosses, you have to have players in the box trying to get on the end of them. One is not enough. It is not always possible to score perfect goals which is what we seem to be trying to do.
  15. [quote user="wcorkcanary"]If it''s a foul, in the penalty area, then it''s penalty. Except if it''s a back pass, then it''s an indirect free kick. Keepers often delay picking up the ball unless necessary due to the six seconds rule.[/quote]

    The six seconds rule is universally ignored. It''s as if it no longer exists!
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    Did Alex leave too soon?

    Get your money on then, as long as you can afford to lose it!
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    Did Alex leave too soon?

    [quote user="Samwam27"]Feel sorry for him. Think he is worthy of a much better and bigger team than Hudds (not being disrespectful to them).

    They are in serious trouble now as other teams are picking up.

    Glad we got him, shame we sold him, but he only played four for us this season, and don''t think we''ll miss him (looking odds on we''ll see him again next season) but impressed that Farke/Webber are unearthing decent players for us[/quote]

    Feel sorry for him? He wanted to go and has increased his already heavy pay packet! You''ve got to be having a laugh!
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    Norwich traffic

    [quote user="Alan"]The traffic is getting worse everywhere. We live on a small overcrowded island on an overcrowded planet.Too many people, too many cars.[/quote]

    Thousands leave after 85 minutes!!
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    Srneby or Oliviera

    [quote user="keelansgrandad"]To be fair to Oliveira, the way we play at times, I doubt having Harry Kane in the side would make an overwhelming difference.

    We just are not a team, certainly at the moment, who support the main striker in numbers.[/quote]

    I wonder if a change of deodorant would help. None of our players seem to want to go anywhere near him!
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    Srneby or Oliviera

    [quote user="king canary"]So you want to throw out the formation that has worked so well of late? Why?

    Wasn''t at the game but in the first half the radio commentators were complimenting how hard Nelson was working but suggested he tailed off in the second.[/quote]

    The formation is NOT working at home!
  21. [quote user="Mason 47"]I have a sneaking suspicion that we might be looking long-term at downsizing the importance of a centre forward in our setup. Sort of like we saw against Chelsea; there has to be a cogent reason that we''re constantly looking at quick-thinking technical players in attacking-ish positions rather than forwards.That isn''t to say I think we won''t have them; I think the way the game is going just now, the traditional ''striker'' will become like a dead-ball specialist in that they will be a deployable asset for certain situations rather than a staple of formations.[/quote]

    I thought that particular project (downsizing the importance of strikers) had begun here some time ago! After all, who needs them if you''re aiming to keep possession of the ball in your own half for as long as possible?
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    Onel Hernandez - New Offer?

    [quote user="Dorset Canary"][quote user="Rogue Baboon"]

    As for Hernandez, his has to have a bigger impact that Wildschut, if not questions will be asked of Webber[/quote]

    That''s an interesting point and I see where you''re coming from Rogue Baboon.

    However maybe Onel Hernandez would be content on the bench but Wildschut wasn''t?

    My biggest concern is if he would be fit enough for the pace/hustle & bustle of the Championship... Maybe an impact sub this season with more to come next season.[/quote]

    If any player is content to just sit on the bench we don''t want them in our Club and they should be looking for an alternative career.
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    Super Marley Watkins

    [quote user="keelansgrandad"]Some players don''t fit in at certain clubs. It is still a bit of a lottery bringing in a player. His family might not like it for starters.

    A move might well suit both parties.[/quote]

    Is it just me seeing a bit of a common theme developing here? Watkins not rated - poor attitude. Wildschut not rated - farmed out on loan. Jerome - more than happy to jump ship with his bad back and immediately is fit to play. Oliveira - not even able to score in a brothel and at times looking rather disinterested. Naismith - injured for God knows how long (and on big wages) and starts to regularly play when he escapes. Just saying. Any ideas why this is?
  24. [quote user="Ray"]Webbo,

    When Farke was appointed I was underwhelmed but was prepared to accept he may have something about him and would learn. TBH I''ve yet to see it. I live in hope and would love him to come good but I have serious doubts.

    As I''ve said before, not his fault, he didn''t appoint himself, but from what I know he lacks man management skills and that is before we get onto his tactical awareness.[/quote]

    I have to say that I agree with all of that. I pray that there is some sort of master plan that is going to result in a successful, entertaining team but .............. ??
  25. [quote user="yoda"]He may actually be right I have seen today the details of two players heading our way from Germany one we know about the other one hasn''t been mentioned anywhere but my son tell me he''d be a cracking signing.I wasn''t told not to broadcast his name but maybe better if i didn''t.[/quote]

    Why?
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