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  1. Yellow Wal

    Amadou

    The Amadou situation is nothing new. I remember as long ago as Andy Townsend when he was a very big signing for us from Southampton. Signed in August, made his debut as sub in September but did not start a game until late October. We had only lost one game in the first eight of the season. He then established himself and went on to be a very good player for us. If it aint broke, don't mend it.
  2. will be interesting to see Joelinton and Andy Carroll together ....... if he ever does that!
  3. But that is the whole point. Before RvW came to us his qualities had been well noted, he had been linked with some very big clubs, and had played for the then fifth best international team in the world. His qualities were never utilised at all, and to say he had no plusses to his game is ridiculous. His movement was excellent, as was that of Leroy Fer, but both players suffered by being played in completely the wrong way, and the longer they played for Hughton the worse their games became. In fact for the way Hughton wanted to 'play' the game, neither of them should ever have been bought by the club, they were never suited to his 'style'. Check out what Celtic supporters thought of Teemu Pukki.
  4. Yellow Wal

    Sin bins introduced at grassroots level

    Dissent is the easiest offence for a referee to recognise. There are already adequate punishments in place to deal with it so why change anything? The only thing needing change is that referees should implement the laws of the game.
  5. Yellow Wal

    Fer to Sheffield United

    The arguement isn't whether the player is good enough or not, it's whether they could have been. Both Fer and RvW came to Norwich with good reputations, both had broken into the international team which was rated 4th or 5th in the world or were on the fringe of the team. The question is, how much could their careers have developed in a different team with different instructions? As far as Snodgrass is concerned, I think he did quite well for Scotland as a No 10. Anything must have been better than being an inverted winger under Hughton. As far as Hughton is concerned ..... any Championship team wanting promotion should appoint him now. As long as they remember to sack him when they are promoted.
  6. Yellow Wal

    Fer to Sheffield United

    Fer was a far better player than we ever saw at Norwich City. He came as an attacking midfielder who could break into the box and score goals. We rarely saw that. Playing in a system with inverted wingers that Hughton employed, the space in the box was always squeezed shut, leaving him with nowhere to go. He was then 'converted' into a more defensive player, something that he did not do well and something our supporters remember that he did not do well! We bought him for over £4M which was less than half of what Everton were prepared to pay prior to a knee problem being discovered. He was another good player that was ruined by Hughton.
  7. Yellow Wal

    Non-Football threads

    I think VAR should have a look at it. Perhaps the yellow jersey makes the cycling a Norwich City thread but then again perhaps not! The cricket thread is different. I know the Australian team play in yellow and green .... but they're Australian. Theo was Australian wasn't he? The Brexit thread is another matter. VAR should definitely review this one .... several times.
  8. Yellow Wal

    Women’s World Cup

    But how can this be streamlined if the ball is still live? I can see situations of referees giving penalties that quite obviously are not 'just in case' and than changing their minds after consulting the VAR. At least this would mean the game would not have a decision given a minute or two after the offence. This is going to change the game as we know it. Is it really that bad?
  9. Yellow Wal

    Women’s World Cup

    In many other sports the use of VAR for all decisions is relevant because the game is always stopping and then re-starting, notably with cricket and tennis but also with games like rugby which do not have long periods of play without stops. We have not had a situation yet where a penalty has not been given and play continues for another couple of minutes without a natural stop. That play could result in a goal at the opposite end. Jordan Rhodes' goal against Villa was after 18 passes. Imagine a goal like that being ruled out and a penalty being given against us! The referee must be solely responsible for some decisions. Just as we continually say, whilst watching games, "He should have scored then", we must also accept that referees make mistakes and we merely say, "He should have given that." Good players score goals, good referees give correct decisions. The players don't get a second chance, why should referees? As long as the decisions are unbiased the decisions should be accepted.
  10. Yellow Wal

    Women’s World Cup

    It's going to be a long and difficult season. This is only the start of the problems with VAR. It will get worse. As well as the interpretation of some replays referred to VAR (handballs, penalties, red/yellow cards) we will also have the argument of whether an incident should have been referred or not. VAR is fine for offsides and goal line technology is a must, but apart from that it should be left to the referee. All they have to do is get it right!
  11. Yellow Wal

    New signing?

    Nice to see Wiki has been changed back to 'Galatasaray!
  12. Why, why, why do the powers that be always try to justify their existance my making changes that do not need to be made? I think last year it was kick off, where the ball can be kicked backwards ...... did that improve anything or was it change for change's sake, just as some of these changes are.
  13. Yellow Wal

    Swansea

    ........ so after all that is Leroy Fer a journeyman or not ......... or have I said enough. Shall I just keep quiet?
  14. Yellow Wal

    Swansea

    Hardly a journeyman. From us to QPR to Swansea.in five years.
  15. Yellow Wal

    Swansea

    When Fer joined us he was a good player. An attacking midfielder who loved to break into the opposition box. Playing under Hughton the opportunities to break into the opposition box were limited because with the inverted winger style Hughton loves closes the space for midfield players to break into. As a result most of Fer's better points were negated and he became an average midfield player, being forced to play more in his own half. He was a good player spoiled and wasted by us.
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