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  1. Fact is that most of the best players (at least in more recent history before someone starts giving back in the day examples!) has some form of arrogance about them.

    Its that air of self confidence which means they are willing to try things that others arent,

    In my opinion this streak just needs to be harnessed in the right way but not surpressed (our own Chris Martin is a good example of the need and difficulty in doing this)

  2. Through work I went to the Leicester v Milwall game today and have to admit Yakubu looked very good.

    Heard rumours he was over weight and not match fit. Fact is he just has an air of quality about him and is clearly too good for the championship.

    Appears to be just one of those players who will scare the defence and score goals.

    Basically made what was a decent ish Leicester team look very good.

    Can definitely see them moving up the league with him leading the line.

    Must admit it did make me think the final piece of our jigsaw would be a similar player who can give us that ability to kill a game off with one goal (although were not exactly doing too bad at the moment!!!)

  3. By co incidence I was at the Leicester game today (invited via work)

    I therefore spent a lot of the time watching Askou

    Couple of points for me

    Sending off was a bit unlucky, it was a poor challenge but not really a straight red- that was more the case of ref trying to balance out having awarded two penalties for Milwall and failing to give Leicester a clear penalty.

    In terms of Askous performance for me he just flatters to deceive. He didnt really do anyhting wrong and was not at fault really for any of the goals. In many ways that is the point - he really doesnt get involved in the game. He just tends to " hover" around taking the right sort of positions but not actually getting stuck in.

    I suppose it could be argued that this is just due to lack of games and therefore he is not up to match speed but I wasnt at all convinced by him (and I wanted to support him today)

    On the whole it is quite clear that he is rightly down the pecking order against our other centre backs

    On a final issue - Leicester looked ok but more worryingly Yakubu looked like the bit of class that could make an average team get some very good results. He has a quality above most other championship players and will score some goals

  4. As much as I would love us to "go for it" but we have to be realistic - we just dont have the money

    I know that with 2 or 3 real quality signings we have a real chance of winning this league BUT sadly we dont have the £2/3m + that would cost

    We have to just build on the team spirit and fight which just might be enough

  5. Amazing result today given players out - also strange that Nelson and Whitbread keep clean sheet unlike the "messiahs" Barnett and Ward have done -thoughts?

    Like most would rate the latter pair as the classier/reliable players but this is now up to debate.

    Only listened on radio but appears excellent performance from Nelson and Whitbread today especially when you consider lack of match practice.

    I say these two to continue until it ''goes wrong''

  6. I think the best thing about this post is that we actually have a choice!!

    Going back a couple of years ago we just about had 5 players we actually owned on the pitch and most of them werent favourites!

    For me its

    1) C Martin -home grown and Quality (and I like his arogance!)

    2) Grant Holt - a battler and goal scorer

    3) Hoolahan -bit of class

    4) K Smith- 100%

    5) Croft - way he has risen to challenge of Championship and contributed to our great start

  7. Sorry for those who defended the N &P in this thread earlier but must admit the atmosphere (or lack of) was appaling on Saturday

    I know the dire game and performance wouldnt of helped but even at the start and during the post match celebrations it was so flat.

    Made even more dissapointing by having to sit and watch all the fun in the Barclay opposite.

    Must admit will only ever sit their again if I cant find anywhere else in the ground

  8. Must admit I agree with OP

    I know we were already champions but the game meant a lot to me.

    Was the first time I took my son to a game and involved a 6 hour round trip.

    Given my son is 4 and had been looking forward to seeing his first football it would have been nice to at least see the players make an effort.

    Never mind guess it will just prepare my son for the joys of being a norwich fan

  9. Unfortunately I only go to the occasional game and must admit I normally opt for the Barclay

    However this Saturday I''ll be in the N &P stand and will be singing. Its a monumental day for me -not because of promotion but will be the first time I take my 4 year old son to a game

    So what ever the rest of the stand is doing I''ll be cheering as a proud dad!!