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  1. pliff

    Binner’s now scored four

    Doesn''t hurt me they are obviously better than us
  2. So I am an idiot he will get better and in the right formation has a sweet pass and dead ball potential, How many games have you seen this season Hoola not many i suspect
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    Maddison added to the list

    Lewis Grabban
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    Changes for Brentford?

    Franke for Zimmerman i think
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    So where do we go from here?

    [quote user="City 2nd"]Following the debacles at Villa and Millwall, this messageboard went into meltdown re our defensive frailties and the need to address the problem. It gets addressed, we play two defensive midfielders and keep two clean sheets, yes, likely at the expense of any creativity. Then this board goes into meltdown once again! Two clean sheets, we move to about halfway up the table, and still you moan. There has to be a balance, the coach is getting there, but patience is needed. Too many of you want instant success. That isn''t going to happen. A side has to be built to win, we don''t have money for the instant success so many crave, and never will have.[/quote]

    City I was at both of those games and agree Millwall was awful I left at 4th goal, however poor our defending was at Villa i was impressed with the way we kept going and tbh at 3-2 had we equalised our attacking display with Nelson on could have won that game. We must not get too many beatings, this team wont cope with that. I am convinced we will get there, it might take two seasons but lack of investment might make it longer.
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    Mario Vrancic

    [quote user="Baldyboy"]Looks an absolute waste of money and to think loads on here were raving about him before the season started![/quote]

    He also had one of our two shots on target last night albeit was deflected wide, so what would you say about the other 8 on the pitch?
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    Always good to see ex-players doing well

    [quote user="hogesar"]Its amazing what playing in a sub standard non physical league can do![/quote]Dont Switzerland have a higher world ranking tha England?
  8. [quote user="kingsway"]Very true Year of the Tiger!

    Pinto seems untouchable cause he foreign and goes on social media!

    In reality he has his weaknesses as you state!

    I seem to remember Garrido a few years ago being the darling of many fans and being completely shielded from criticism. He was competent but he wasn''t as wonderful as many made out![/quote]So would I be nervous playing beside Russell Martin and while we are on the subject of defending watch the hole he left for the first goal, and why have we let Ben Godfrey go on loan when he is a better option at RB cover than Martin beggars belief, unless we are signing more players.
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    Ben Godfrey Loan

    [quote user="Lessingham Canary"]He s still only 19, so not such bad news. Hope he does make it to our 1st team, have liked what have seen from so far.[/quote]

    Me too LC not sure its the right thing for us unless DF is lining up more experienced cover for RB. Saw him at Leeds in cup last year at RB thought he looked decent. Game time will be good for him
  10. [quote user="Jim Smith"]This would all be fine were it not for the fact that we will then be told we have to sell Maddison, Pritchard, Murphy and Oliveira in the summer because we''ve lost our parachute payments. We are being asked to be patient in the one season where we actually don''t really have the time to be patient.

    Delia and co have wasted every opportunity we''ve had and now I fear will preside over a slide to real mediocrity for years.[/quote]

    Jim not a fan of our owners but how do we get rid them are majority shareholders and wont sell!!! As for the panic posts, there was some poor defending on Saturday, Martin wont get a kick when Klose is fit, Wildschut could cover Pinto as well as being an impact player, Stoiperman can play left back I thought when he moved more central in the second half he looked a decent player. We played some decent probing football second half, and with more luck could have won the game. Steve Bruce said we were a decent sid, work on the defence and midfield so that when we play a high line the midfield keeps hold of it so then the defence is not immediately put on the back foot. Zimmerman needs more work done with him and imo Franke could become avery good defender. One more signing is required a pacey striker, thats all
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    My last ever Russell Martin post

    The second goal was he backed off and the guy curled it into the corner and the first was from his side too, we''re you There?
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    Hang on in there

    Great post Sony I thought we were good second half today just unlucky with deflected 3rd goal and possible hand ball for 4th. Too many people on here worried about Ipswich being 8 points ahead of us I will say now we will finish above them
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    Bonkers game at the Den

    Do you have a family or are you in a relationship because if you are I feel sorry for them all you seem such an arsenal and an angry deluded man
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    Bonkers game at the Den

    Who the fuck do you think you are you prick grow up and get a life
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    Bonkers game at the Den

    [quote user="Darth Canary1"]And the fourth, scum must be going crazy for this attractive football[/quote]

    Why do you call them scum you half-wit they are just another opposition football team, you are why I will not go to Ipswich away again after last season it was a vile experience and instigated by moronic City fans
  16. [quote user="Indy"]No he wasn''t but he did nothing to change the game either, how much better did we look when we went 4 at the back with Wes on? We actually looked a threat!

    So the question is do we like to pass the ball like Ray Wilkins, back, sideways and back again or do we pass and move forwards occasionally too?

    The pressure should be on Naismith he''s fronted the press conference and is a senior player, he must lead by example and be one of our best players in most games, IMO.[/quote]

    I would play him at No10 and make him captain
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    Yanic scores!

    [quote user="Darth Canary1"]Playing well, all very controlled[/quote]

    Better than Jacob Murphy in all respects , strength, pace and finishing give the guy a chance. Mark my word we won''t miss Jacob

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    Yanic scores!

    [quote user="Darth Canary1"]Playing well, all very controlled[/quote]

    Better than Jacob Murphy in all respects , strength, pace and finishing give the guy a chance. Mark my word we won''t miss Jacob

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    Wolves at it again..

    [quote user="Mervmeister"]Signed Diogo Jota on a season long loan from Athletico Madrid with option to buy. Their squad is becoming unreal, no way we can compete. I honestly believe Jota is a future top 10 in the world talent. Seen lots of him and am very jealous :(

    They now have 5 players who could be playing Champions League football instead of the Championship.

    Surely favourites for promotion, far better team than Newcastle were last season.[/quote]

    I couldn''t give a toss about Wolves far more interested in where our club is going we will take 6 points off them this season
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    Where are the British?

    [quote user="Big Vince"]I thought the boy Webber said they wanted to have a blend of British and German coaches on the bench so that the British ones can familiarise the German ones with the ins and outs of Championship football.

    With the departures of Kiely and FrankieFats there are no senior coaches with Championship experience. This is risky and flies in the face of what the boy Webber himself recommended. So where are they?

    An all-German coaching set-up with no Championship experience and with no British advice to listen to could mean that the team falls 10-15% short in matches. That could be telling come the end of the season.[/quote]All coaches from the country of the world champions is that a bad thing? Why do they need knowledge of the Championship ffs, surely all they need to do is pick a team to beat the opposition., and please name mer a current top successful British coach. We are in transition and for once pre-season I am excited and looking forward to it hopefully it will be both exciting and different.
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    Squad Review

    [quote user="AJ"]So, pre-season in full swing and it''s safe to say we''ve probably done most of our expected business in this window. So he''s roughly how we look;

    GK: Gunn (1st), McGovern (2nd) Matthews/Jones (3rd)

    LWB: Husband (1st), Lewis (2nd), Toffolo (3rd)

    CB: Klose (1st), Godfrey (2nd)

    CB: Franke (1st) Zimmermann (2nd)

    CB: R Martin (1st),

    RWB: Pinto (1st), R Martin (2nd), Godfrey (3rd)

    DM: Reed/Tettey, Vrancic (2nd), Godfrey (3rd)

    CM: Vrancic (1st), Tettey (2nd), Godfrey (3rd)

    LM: Pritchard (1st), Naismith (2nd), Wildschut (3rd)

    AM: Wes (1st), Naismith (2nd), Maddison (3rd)

    RM: Watkins (1st), Murphy (2nd), Wildschut (3rd)

    STK: Jerome (1st), Oliveira (2nd), Watkins (3rd)

    Thoughts so far? Obviously the 1st/2nd/3rd order is debatable, but that''s roughly what we''re working with.

    Personally I think we''ve done well without spending much at all. Gunn on loan could be a good coup, Franke and Zimmerman add some much needed height to the back-line and seem like sensible options, if yet not the finished articles. Husband is a great solid signing at LB, with Lewis impressing in pre-season meaning we shouldn''t need any more business here. Vrancic seems like a really good addition, and the glimpses I''ve seen of Reed also look good and potentially a much better passer than Tettey at times.

    Any areas you feel are weak? On paper, it''s look a pretty solid squad.[/quote]

    Martin starting every game?Really
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    [quote user="Mike "]£12.5m for Jacob... exciting times.... Nelson next... happy days[/quote]

    Josh will be better given the opportunity, more direct and pace imo
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    Who is in your back 4 ??

    [quote user="hampton canary"]Godfrey, Franke, Zimmerman, Husband if he plays back four. Franke, AZimmerman, Klose if he plays back three.[/quote]

    Any formotion as long as Martin is on the bench
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    New signing tomorrow

    [quote user="Captain Birdseye"]I wonder how many German Anglian combination players we will sign by the end of the window

    Stowmarket duo pocketing yet more cash by the sound of it[/quote]

    Didnt Martin, Bennett, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Bruce etc all come from the 3rd tier of English football and got us promoted at various points in time. Surely the second tier of german football is better, cos after all arent Germany world champions? I am excited by it all it will be different and hopefully successful.
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    The NCFC Sinking Ship

    [quote user="lharman7"]simmo_2 wrote the following post at 13/07/2017 8:04 PM:

    Can 2nd from last person to leave tell Captain Martin the ship is sinkin

    You are more than welcome to ''jump ship'' if you like simmo_2![/quote]

    I personally am feeling quite excited about it all to be honest, makes a change from the normal slow transfer window, if Jacob goes then Farke will have to work with Josh. There are still a few that we need to move on too.