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  1. He''ll get back to scoring hatfuls like he has everywhere else in his career before Chris Hughton got hold of him.
  2. [quote user="Iwans Big Toe"]Sorry James, but this infuriates me! Are you unable to count to one? Is mathematics a particular weak point of yours? Let me help you. There is only ONE Real Madrid, ONE Manchester City and ONE Bayern Munich. Plural would only be acceptable if you were talking about your Murphy''s.[/quote][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=entup0bSYjw[/url]
  3. If we''re going for a Huddersfield midfielder I''d rather we signed the guy who''s name I''ve just forgotten, takes the corners and does a bit of passing and that you know the one
  4. We''ve known for a while that he wanted to leave because of Hughton''s awful tactics. He essentially said as much in an interview shortly after leaving.
  5. [quote user="Reggie Strayshun"]Purple answers that point in his posting above.......[/quote]Costa Rica: never got to a semi finalChile: 1 semi final, in 1962Croatia: 1 semi final, in 1998Belgium: 1 semi final, in 1986Holland: 3 finals (1974, 1978, 2010). 2 semi finals (1998, 2014).England: 2 world wars, 1 world cup, 1 semi final.
  6. [quote user="Reggie Strayshun"]That proves that you can do anything with statistics, AGS. I think what most of us are interested in  is RECENT records...not trading on past glories. I think that there''s even an element of that with the Brazilians tbh.We also need to take Euro Championships/Copa America stats into account  too, and apart from Euro 96, we''ve been woeful at them too ![/quote]What time period is acceptable to you? Unless your answer is "in the last 2 months" I''m reasonably sure our record will be better than all the teams you mentioned except maybe Holland.
  7. [quote user="Reggie Strayshun"]Unfortunately that little part of your idea comes a bit unstuck when you look at countries like Holland, Belgium and Croatia .And in S America,  Chile , Costa Rica etc.Much smaller populations than England, but far more successful national football team wise........[/quote]They aren''t though. None of those teams have won a world cup (let alone a world war) and in terms of overall world cup record ours is better than all of them.[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-25233859]All Time World Cup League Table[/url]
  8. Instead of emulating Germany we should go for Italy and just call up loads of random south americans and pretend they are English, or appoint a fascist leader and threaten refs and their familes to win a couple of world cups, or be like Spain and just systematically pump our players full of performance enhancing drugs.Those options seem easier than the German route.
  9. [quote user="Parma Hams gone mouldy"]Forgive me for reposting: Oh TGMD, you are so right, but you don''t go far enough. Germany can be proud tonight regardless of the result. They have a system that prizes intelligence, system and education over our pathetic need for working class heroes with god-given gifts. We wait for them to be born, while they make them. Other countries recognise the value of tactics, structure, patterns of play and fluidity because the players and managers that they have are from all strata of society. I am afraid our most intelligent sportsmen play other sports, where a pathway exist from higher education. We have a working class structure, inordinate amounts of money and a commensurate unwillingness (and subsequently structural ability) to open the playing field. This is to the great detriment of our football and leaves us 50 years behind. Tactics do matter. Education does matter. Brighter people make better decisions more often. Streetwise urchins make wonderful Disney stories, but German education and coaching structures creates footballers, it doesn''t wait for them to be born.[/quote]You seem confused, class and intelligence aren''t the same thing hope this helps
  10. [quote user="Phillip J Fry"]More disciplined and better coached defenders means that you don''t get the mistakes that poachers thrive on anymore.[/quote]Someone should inform our defence about that
  11. I think its highly unlikely that we''ve appointed a 65 year old who''s been out of the game for years to be our long term footballing strategist.
  12. [quote user="PurpleCanary"]Because if anyone is going to do that, to provide long-term continuity, it is Joe Royle, the football consultant. As soon as that post was created (probably at Adams'' request), with Royle as the occupant (ditto), it was clear that was how the various responsibilities were being apportioned. With the technical director mainly involved in day to day matters.[/quote]If Royle was appointed at Adams behest, its unlikely he''ll still be in the job when Adams has gone.
  13. What happened to the idea that the technical director was going to impliment a ''Norwich way'', a style of football that would transcend the tenures of individual managers? There''s no mention of anything like that in the press release, or even of Martin having any input on signings and coaching beyond fitness work.
  14. Ricky Martin as technical director is very underwhelming. Once again the world has been scoured only to find the best candidate is coincidently already in Norfolk.
  15. I don''t think its fair to judge the performances of any striker playing in a Chris Hughton team tbh. Lets see how Hooper (and RVW) get on this season, whoever they may be playing for.
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