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  1. [quote user="QueensHills Canary"][quote user="Henry"][quote user="QueensHills Canary"]where you sitting RVW, i''m in the snake pit and am up for singing it.... Also what is the tune of the st paulll song to?[/quote]Snakepit too ... definately going to try and get this Surman song going. The St.Pauli song here[/quote] Loving the St.Pauli song, found this version of it looks good..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpXLhSFZGKw&feature=related [/quote]St Pauli = My second team if I moved to Germany! Such a good ethic, awesome kits, rockin'' crowd.....what more could you want?? [:D]
  2. Yep, Surman has definitely played his entire career in a more central midfield position. He''s not that quick either, so certainly couldn''t ever be described as an old fashioned winger. I think the way we''ve started the season has been brilliant. Our side looks balanced and assured. I can''t believe the comment about Korey not knowing what to do in the final third either. He regularly takes up good positions on the edge of the opponents box and regularly gets shots away. They''re not the best shots, granted, but I''m sure he''ll be working on his finishing in training. We have creativity with Wes and Surman and determination and grit with Crofts and Korey. I reckon a lot of teams would love to be in our position right now.Also, to all the "defence" bashers on here; We''ve conceded ONE goal in the last three games, and that was from a penalty.Sort it out will yer??!!! [;)]
  3. Cor blimey guv''nor, the Swansea game was great wasn''t it??! Didn''t really look in the game after an impressive opening 20 minutes, then John Ruddy made that fabulous penalty save and the tide turned! Great finish by Jackson, that''ll get his confidence up....etc. etc. Oh hang on. That was last week [;)]
  4. [quote user="morty"][quote user="CashCasinoCrane"][quote user="morty"][quote user="cityislife"]Anyone tell me whats wrong with Askou??? And when whitbread finally gets fit he can slot in ot am i being stupid.........................[/quote]Let me explain :-Whitbread is only really coming to full fitness, and he has greatly benefited from having a fully match ready Michael Nelson beside him. Askou although fit is very short of match sharpness, so to put him in with Ward I think would be unwise. He needs someone fully up to speed next to him.Thats my take on it anyway. [/quote]Who''s to say that Askou won''t start against Forest? Listening on the radio last night, it seems like he shone against Blackburn. Ok, the side wasn''t our strongest by any stretch of the imagination, but it sounded like he had a solid game. I was hugely impressed with his start to the season last year and think he was unfortunate really.I''m pretty sure the article on this very site said Barnett would go straight into the "squad". So, we shouldn''t assume Barnett will start, if you catch my drift.We need another CB, that''s a given, and I trust Lambert to get the best out of a player (even though LB''s diciplinary record looks shocking!)[/quote]No idea, we''re all guessing here really, and won''t know till it happens. Like I said, that was my best guess.[/quote]Ahh, sorry Morty. That wasn''t directed like a ''snipe'' at your comment. Nor to anyone''s! I was replying to cityislife''s question and trying to form my own assumption, much in the same vein as yours I guess!I think we''re all agreed, a new CB is definitely needed. Credit to Nelson for making that position his own in the past few games and creating the need for us to rush out and sign a defender on loan.I''m still unsure as to whether Whitbread will ever make an appearance for us! Recurring injuries are a total nightmare. For everyone involved!
  5. [quote user="morty"][quote user="cityislife"]Anyone tell me whats wrong with Askou??? And when whitbread finally gets fit he can slot in ot am i being stupid.........................[/quote]Let me explain :-Whitbread is only really coming to full fitness, and he has greatly benefited from having a fully match ready Michael Nelson beside him. Askou although fit is very short of match sharpness, so to put him in with Ward I think would be unwise. He needs someone fully up to speed next to him.Thats my take on it anyway. [/quote]Who''s to say that Askou won''t start against Forest? Listening on the radio last night, it seems like he shone against Blackburn. Ok, the side wasn''t our strongest by any stretch of the imagination, but it sounded like he had a solid game. I was hugely impressed with his start to the season last year and think he was unfortunate really.I''m pretty sure the article on this very site said Barnett would go straight into the "squad". So, we shouldn''t assume Barnett will start, if you catch my drift.We need another CB, that''s a given, and I trust Lambert to get the best out of a player (even though LB''s diciplinary record looks shocking!)
  6. [quote user="book end"]Can''t fault Holts workrate, he was up against some very good defenders and tried to knock them about. The real disappointment was Wes, he had a shocker. But then, we knew Swansea would boss the midfield, all in all I can''t believe we won it and that''s just down to the spirit in the side.[/quote]I totally agree with this. Wes has been asked to provide more cover defensively in this league, which IS the way it should be. The problem is, when he was playing further up the pitch last year his tendency to give the ball away wasn''t punished so much. In this league it will be and he won''t be giving it away in the opponents half but ours! I am a huge Hoola-fan and he can really make us tick on his day, but I thought he had a bit of a shocker yesterday. Holt worked like mad and you can always see him trying to organise and making his feelings known. I think that shows his passion. I do agree that he had an off day and didn''t look right however.Although he won''t score as many in this league, he''ll get through a hell of a lot of ground and make important contributions. We need him in the side!
  7. Well, TFA, it would be difficult I''m sure! They wouldn''t be able to attend meetings! Ha ha. But I''d hope, in time, the increasing profile of the club would help to attract new investment. Plus, it''s not entirely strange to look overseas for different sources of revenue (increased merchandise sales etc.)I don''t profess to knowing anything about running a football club though! I''m just looking at it from the PR angle, for that''s undoubtedly what it is. A good bit of PR.
  8. [quote user="Mister Chops"]I still don''t get all the Roeder hate on this board.  Yes he was clearly a pretty unpleasant character but he did a great job to keep us up after Peter Grant basically f*cked our club up, and I think we''d have fared better under him than Gunn the following season as we were out of the relegation zone when Gunn took over.In my view, not enough is made of Peter Grant''s disastrous tenure and too much blame is heaped on Roeder.  Probably because Peter Grant was a "nice guy" who walked away, but by Christ the state he left us in was nothing to thank him for.[/quote]Yeah. I heard it was Roeder''s idea to appoint Peter Grant. [;)]
  9. I don''t agree with the way Cluck put his/her post, as it just seems a little too offensive. Not to me, I might add, as I actually thought it was mildly comical. Although, I doubt it was supposed to be satirical. However, I kind of agree with the sentiment. While it annoys me that we haven''t even registered on the national media radar in the past, I quite liked the feeling of being an underdog. Like it was us against them, you know? This can sometimes galvanise the players and staff, bringing them closer together and allowing them to go about their business out of the spotlight. It''s worked for other clubs and worked for us to some extent last year. Paul Lambert has often alluded to not enjoying the glare of the media after all.I think this decision to bring Stephen Fry (for whom I have huge admiration) on board is one with the long term future of the club in mind. His undoubted passion for the club will rub off on people and help to increase our worldwide fan base. He has a wealth of contacts and I''m sure this will help in years to come.The riches and fame won''t appear overnight though and I reckon we can look forward to more media obscurity- for now at least! [;)]
  10. [quote user="Cluck"]Does it matter for Christ''s sake?Once again the celebrity obsessed numb nuts are concerning themselves with a private matter which hurt no-one. He scored a goal for you all against Scunthorpe.... so why not grow up and leave it alone?[/quote]Ever heard of a slow news day? There are plenty of them in Norwich.
  11. Brendo, you''re on here more than me and I''m sure this has been discussed countless times before!! [:)]From what I can gather, Holt kisses his wrist when he scores because he has a tattoo with the name of his wife and kids there.I prefer the knee slide ala Marty McFly in Back to The Future.
  12. Ooh. ''nana, you posted just before me. I didn''t see it!But yes, I agree with the Martin Taylor idea.
  13. Well, I was up for having Martin Cranie here when that was mentioned. It could just be a blatant ego trip on my part though as his surname sounds a bit like my own!! Ha ha.I''d still like that one to materialise.From what I saw tonight, we need another new centre back! Martin Taylor anyone??Ps. I don''t know what the evident obsession with the name ''Martin'' is all about either, but it appears to be an ongoing theme.
  14. [quote user="I am a Banana"]Can''t believe people are still living in the past [:P][/quote]I can''t believe this deja vu ''nana! [:P]You little legend!
  15. ...I bought the 2009-10 season review on DVD today.So......In order to get over the bitter taste of defeat I have left in my mouth after this evening, I''m going to watch that! Should be utterly splendid.(I may fast forward the opening game [;)])
  16. [quote user="GJP"][quote user="Largey"] Fox - 6.5 - Looked like a solid replacement for Clingan. Does not pull out of a challenge, and provided a good range of crossfield passing. Crofts - 7.5 - Great finish, good distrbution, good awareness, great tackling. A hard worker and looks like he could be a new fans favourite. Surman - 6.5 - Glad we have him in the side, I believe he will provide an alternative attacking source along with Hoolahan. Solid if unspectacular. Hoolahan - 6.5 - Some great control and turning on the ball, but then takes too many touches and loses it. Frustratingly has a habit of over-hitting a throughball, but he scared the defence as they were backing off him. .[/quote] I actually think you''re being kind on Surman to rate him the same as Fox and Hoolahan. For me that was a disappointing performance from Surman. Just didn''t do enough, no urgency, a weak performance. You would have to say, based on that performance, Simon Lappin was unlucky to be out of the team because he would have put more into the game. [/quote]I agree with you GJP, re Surman. For a player who has been hyped among us fans as much as he has, he really didn''t set the game alight hey? He can pick a peach of an intricate pass when he has a player bursting into the box in front of him, but i didn''t see any beautiful crosses or a single tackle!Lappin would try and whip the ball in a lot more often and would also provide a hell of a lot more competitiveness in our midfield. Still, I don''t see him breaking into the side that often this season.
  17. [quote user="newyorkcanary"]The ref missed a call or two but no one can say that the better team didn''t win tonight.  Nelson was much more shocking than the ref.[/quote]Really?? Nelsinho?? [:)] Were you watching the same game as me because I thought he did ok. He also scored- with his feet. Which is pretty good/rare. I''ve been his biggest critic in the past, but I thought Ward looked the shakier of the two tonight.Not really any stand out performances to shout about, but Crofts and Hoolahan should get a mention for at least trying something a bit different and competing.
  18. Is it just me, or does anyone else think that if Nelson had a bald head he''d look like a thumb?!There is simply no distinction between his head and neck!Weird.
  19. How about we just play ''Money'' by Pink Floyd and be done with it! [;)]
  20. [quote user="Ooh Ahh Lee Power"]I could sky plus it but this will be purely for the fact of seeing how good we played. There is absolutely no way I can go without not knowing the score. And yeah its a well paid gig, although money isn''t everything. I cant even hope its a drab game because I really want us to start off with a nice big win to completely forget about last seasons opening day![/quote]I should think it is well paid for a three hour set! That''s just over too much! Do you guys have some sort of elaborate stage show too? A la Spinal Tap? [;)]I''m guessing you''re predominantly a covers band? There isn''t a single band I can think of in Norwich who could play three hours of their own stuff.Hmm.....maybe someone like Egypt. My dad is a big Groundhogs fan, who were quite prolific, so it''s possible a band of that magnitude could do three hours. Are you from that particular beat combo??!Anyway. I reckon you should go and rock out and enjoy the gig. You''ll have plenty of time to watch City after the summer festival season is done. It''s just a pain it got moved to the Friday in your case!
  21. [quote user="I am a Banana"]"Whatever happens, we''re going to score goals so let''s not worry too much about the defence hey?"   but its much easier to conceede a goal than it is to score 1. [/quote]Yeah, that was kinda tongue in cheek Nana (hence the wink!)
  22. Ward has looked a bit dodgy so far for us, but I think he''ll come good. Been there and done the business before, so I''m not worried about him. Whitbread and Steven Smith are different altogether. These two worry me. Whitbread is a total sick note and I have not seen a thing from him that makes me get what all the hype is about. Weak and easily shrugged off the ball in the games I''ve seen him play. Milwall fans rated him massively, and I also remember seeing some Leeds fans saying they wanted him, but I really can''t believe the hype. I hope that he comes good as we probably haven''t seen the best of him. Steven Smith has suffered from injuries his entire career. Here we have somebody who has played at champs league level, which must mean he has some good qualities, but from what I''ve heard he hasn''t played a competitive game of football in a LONG time. This obviously takes its toll. I spoke to someone from Scotland not long ago, who played with him at youth level. This guy reckoned he was a good player, spread the ball about well and liked to get forward. But went on to say how he felt that SS was always injury prone. He also said he wasn''t the same player after his first big injury. We don''t have much cover at LB and if Drury gets hurt (which he invariably will) we''ll be well and truly buggered. (As much as I like Lapps, he''s not that great at LB)I personally think it''ll be Nelson and Ward at the back on Friday. Nelson has looked strong in pre-season so far, and looks like he''s up for the challenge. I was a critic of his at the beginning of last season, but I can''t help but like the passion and commitment of the guy. We know we''re going to lack pace at the back this year, so hopefully the CB''s continue to read the games well and develop a better understanding.Askou has only been left out because his wife just sprogged a new baby. I''m an admirer of his and it would be good to see him get some more games this season.Whatever happens, we''re going to score goals so let''s not worry too much about the defence hey? [;)]
  23. [quote user="I am a Banana"][quote user="Legend Iwan"]The club would have put forwards a lot of money for Forster this year, especially if we got him for the whole season - there would also be some if not all of his wage to pay for as well.[/quote] rusty, curo and the doc have all left who were on the big bucks. We could have got both i think. [/quote]I think we were completely priced out of even a loan move for Fraser. If you look back a few weeks, there was a quote from McNally (or Bowkett) stating that his loan fee was more than the combined fee we''d paid for something like 3 of our new signings. I would have loved to have seen him back here but, as has been mentioned countless times before, he would have never been "our" keeper. At least we have a decent prospect in Ruddy who actually belongs to us, has the stature and is of a young age. Plenty of time to progress with us, or be sold on for a bigger fee than we paid out. Good bit of business in my book. [:D]
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