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ron obvious

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  1. ron obvious

    Rupp and Duda

    Onel still out & may require surgery. Looked terrific when he came back after injury - strong as a little ox, quick, agile, just what we'd been crying out for. The next game he'd changed completely, hesitant & unwilling to take players on. Been much the same ever since. Really worried he's got a serious problem that he never really recovered from.
  2. We didn't whimper against Liverpool. I think your basing your view on the last game, which was not typical. Probably in the worst four this season in terms of attitude. I do think you're right though, in a way. We're still trying to get results in a purely footballing way. I was hoping we might have realised there was nothing to lose & just piled in, to hell with defence (we can't defend) & relied on luck & heroic goalkeeping to keep the goals against down. It's actually what Lambert did very successfully - loads of times I remember seeing the opposition clean through, one on one with the goalie, only to be thwarted at the last moment or mess it up. It's amazing how often even exceptional strikers fail to score in those situations. But I think we're past that stage now.
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    Did you really expect us to do well

    The injuries to central defenders killed us. It was always going to be a weakness anyway, & losing Klose, Zimbo & Hanley for long periods of time was terminal, for our confidence as much as anything. I remember watching SheffU last season & thinking they looked physically like a rugby league team. That sheer strength (although not that alone) has stood them in good stead this year. I think a lot of our players have the footballing skills to play for a top 6 side, but they haven't got the muscularity required to go with it. It's a bit of a myth about the Champs. being tougher than the PL. Last season our superior football was able to overcome stronger teams. In the PL they're both stronger & more skilful - that's why they get paid so much. The players are simply the best in the world.
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    Wolves Match Thread.

    Strength, power, athleticism. We don't have them.
  5. Just heard a comment from a listener read out: " good away result for the yellows yesterday" which confused me a bit, then the announcer said "yes, always good to turn over the tractor boys"
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    Radio 3 dj - Norwich fan??

    True. But a Norwich fan would have reacted the same way. Still nice to know they're held in such high regard elsewhere
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    Radio 3 dj - Norwich fan??

    Looked him up (Martin Handley). He is in fact an Oxford fan. Still, I'm sure we can all echo his sentiments!
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    Bill/City1st

    I'm sure I remember his saying that his daughter supported Norwich. For myself I always found his perspective on the club interesting. RIP Cameldonum, you always seemed a decent chap to me. PS just read some stuff about him; I knew I'd heard the name before, but it was a more famous Welsh born journo I was thinking of. Our one had had a fascinating career & range of interests & (apparently) a big influence on the attitude to CJD, which would be a hugely important achievement. Quite a guy.
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    VAR again Chelsea Man Utd

    Burnley vs B'mth Total insanity. Not complaining mind
  10. ron obvious

    Webber interview

    https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/canaries-stuart-webber-transfer-window-updates-1-6522626 Pretty blunt, pretty realistic I'd say.
  11. ron obvious

    David Baddiel

    You cannot ban ideas. If someone once thought it, sooner or later someone else will think it again. The only way is to periodically call the idiots out & show their ridiculous arguments to be the nonsense they are. That way we never forget the terrible reality which actually happened.
  12. ron obvious

    Klose Getting Closer

    I have a suspicion he's never fully recovered from #stairgate. He was terrific in the first game he came back but didn't seem the same thereafter, appeared reluctant to take players on. I'm not convinced Teemu's fully recovered from the toe incident either.
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    David Baddiel

    Actually I think the deniers are a good thing, simply for periodically reminding us of the horrors mankind is capable of perpetrating. Their arguments are so easily demolished, the adherents so patently sad & deluded (like the man with the guitar) that no rational human being could ever be persuaded to join their ranks. There are always some people somewhere who will believe in explanations for events which are contrary to all evidence & logic. Social media now enable them to find like minded people to indulge in their own little shared fantasy.. All you can do is refute it with evidence & logic & put your faith in the inherent good sense of most of the population.
  14. ron obvious

    Team for Wolves

    I can't even begin to comprehend what you're trying to do with these players or this formation.
  15. I suspect the OP won't be happy until we sack Farke & replace him with Tony Pulis.
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    What y'all listening to?

    This might be even lovelier than the Faure
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    What y'all listening to?

    The little dissonance at the end gets me every time.
  18. ron obvious

    What y'all listening to?

    This will take you to another place. A better one:
  19. ron obvious

    Rupp and Duda

    That's a very detailed analysis, but I think it is flawed. I've just watched the replay again, frame by frame, & Gomez is slowing down & heading for Rupp. He almost seems to have given up - decided he can't catch Rupp & Alisson will have to save the shot. Teemu running a yard wider would not have significantly affected his beating Gomez, even if Gomez followed him, because his trajectory would have to match Pukki. It's tiny margins, decisions made in a split second, but a yard wider from Pukki & he'd have been running onto the path of a ball Rupp could have hit harder & avoided Alisson. If Alisson had tried to cover Pukki's run Rupp would have had a much easier shot. As for the offside, VAR would probably have disallowed it, but it would've been another Vrancic-Pukki moment a la Spurs.
  20. ron obvious

    Rupp and Duda

    Pukki's position meant he gave Alisson a chance to save it - unless Rupp hit it harder, pushing Teemu wide & allowing the defence to get back at him.
  21. ron obvious

    Rupp and Duda

    You've never seen a top class striker miss from there? You haven't watched must football then.
  22. ron obvious

    Rupp and Duda

    I've seen too many top class strikers fluff their lines in that situation. And Rupp is not even a striker. I'd have rated his chances as 50-50 at best. if Pukki had run wide he'd have had a 99.999... tap in - or created a tap in for Rupp.
  23. ron obvious

    Rupp and Duda

    I'd have backed Allison to save in his position from that far out. End of, Mr. Bell
  24. ron obvious

    Rupp and Duda

    My point was that Rupp's passing option would have been a whole lot easier if Teemu had run that little bit wider. Being so close meant Rupp had to weigh his pass absolutely perfectly.
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    Rupp and Duda

    Having just watched the highlights I'm going to say something a bit sacrilegious. I think Teemu should have done better when Rupp was played through by Kenny's excellent long ball. He stayed too central , rather than running a couple of yards to his left. Allison would then have had to make a decision, either to try & cover Teemu & Rupp by moving right, leaving a clear shot for Rupp, or closing him down, making for an easy pass to Pukki. As it was Rupp had to hit the pass softly otherwise, to be sure of clearing Alison, it would have forced Teemu out wide & the 'pool defenders would have recovered. Never mind. VAR would have disallowed it anyway
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