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Everything posted by Mr.Carrow

  1. The urban population of Norwich is approaching double that of Stockport, given that the "official" population of Norwich does not include most of the suburbs- Costessey, Hellesdon, Thorpe St Andrew, Drayton etc. Also, Norfolk's population is approaching 1 million with little competition from easily accessible footy clubs of a similar standing whilst the likes of Stockport are hemmed in by more glamorous clubs. Webber has made a similar point when comparing Norwich with Huddersfield.
  2. We always used to sell out that away end easily. In fact I remember one Charlton fan telling me we often brought more than London clubs.
  3. Well we've just deservedly beaten Southampton and outplayed Wolves. Both are very solid Prem outfits. From that evidence we can take points from anyone outside the top 6.
  4. It could be that the long rehab means they took everything ultra cautiously and made sure everything was perfect before making the next step. Best not get too excited but if he can come back fully fit and confident it would be one hell of a boost for the squad.
  5. Sargent is already better technically. He's very good with his feet and quite quick, but as others have pointed out he looks raw and easily loses confidence. He will become a very good player however.
  6. I don't really get the whole "finishing 16th every year must be so boring" argument. All of those seasons will include defeats of more glamorous teams, gutsy fightbacks, exciting new or youth players coming through, cup runs and upsets. 2 seasons ago was about as bad as you can get but the Man.City and Tottenham cup wins will never be forgotten.
  7. No. If you borrow to build something and the income from that is more than the cost of the loan then, obviously, you are making money. I think in the current climate our caution on this front is looking wise, however we clearly more seats if we can swing it in the next few years.
  8. Other than cup games (in which we often have amongst the highest attendance in the country) I'm not sure we've had a crowd that low since the League one season? For league games it's generally a few restricted view/single seats if there are any spare.
  9. Sargent's hold up play was far better than Idah's vs Liverpool, although it was patchy. I think there's the makings of a good player there.
  10. I've seen him play a few times. Really talented and fun music. Not sure he's still in the fine City though tbh as that was about 5 years ago.
  11. The squad is way stronger than the last two seasons but the doubt is whether the first 11 is stronger. Even if we go down, barring some unforeseen meltdown or mutiny the club is in an incredible position and I fully expect us to bounce back even stronger.
  12. It really isn't a huge surprise that two young lads just getting used to our intense training methods and off the back of an intense cup tie have some muscle issues.
  13. Well he said he should be back after the international break which I presume means no ligament damage. I agree about patellar instability though, it doesn't bode well although could be a one-off from the kind of impact maybe?
  14. So pleased for Mumba given that Farke was heavily hinting it was serious. Going to be a hell of a player.
  15. To foul someone you actually have to get near them, whichwe have barely done the last two games. I'd point out that most of our team either had Covid, had to isolate, are just back from long-term injuries, are newbies or had sod all preseason. I'm also interested in Webber's comments about avoiding injuries. Have we significantly turned down training intensity this season? Whatever, we really haven't been at the races yet but losing to the top two sides is obviously no disaster and i expect significant improvement. I also expect Sargent will be starting soon so we at least have a bit of physicality up top.
  16. Apparently our midfield three didn't make a single foul. Obviously I don't want players to go around randomly fouling people but in the Prem a tactical foul can be the difference between a win and a defeat.
  17. Horsie, language evolves through complex social negotiation, not by fiat. There is simply no logical connection between the fact that society has deemed certain words impermissible and the fact that you want to demand that a chant is directly linked to racist tweets when it's pretty obvious that the vast majority of society wouldn't agree with that connection. You really do sound like a spoilt, arrogant teenager used to getting his own way.
  18. Isn't it interesting that the same people who want to claim an "obvious" link between chanting that players who missed penalties "let their country down" and racist online messages, also want to claim that their is absolutely no link between taking the knee and the BLM movement- despite the months of banners, slogans and statements of support throughout football when all this started.
  19. The problem with that is that everyone would be sitting on different coloured seats which is clearly performatively exclusionary. The only solution would be for every seat to be rainbow coloured. Woe betide the club if they leave out any colours or any shade of any colour. It goes without saying that each seat must be fitted with a list of colours/shades included so that colourblind folks don't feel excluded.
  20. How on earth would they even settle on the colour of the seats? Every colour is problematic in some way.
  21. Yet again, all this was said about Brady, the Murphy's, Pritchard, Maddison, Lewis and Godfrey. We actually improved overall from pretty much all of those sales. Why can't people focus on the stunning work our recruitment team does rather than throwing a paddy every time we lose a player?
  22. Fair enough, I'll take your word for it. Yeah I love watching players like Hoolihan, Maddison and Buendia. The thing is the first had to step aside to make way for the second and the second for the third. I'm not claiming we should be happy to lose Buendia, but it's possible the money can bring three players in to significantly strengthen the squad overall.
  23. We can't compete on wages. We can compete on being a brilliant,honest, reliable path to the top for the best young talent in the world. How highly do you think Buendia would recommend City to his footballing mates in South America if he gets a big move as we promised him? How highly do you think he'd recommend us if we break that promise. Also, I seem to remember you saying similar things when we sold Godfrey and Lewis. How did that work out for you?
  24. On top of that all our young players and any thinking of joining us will see us as dishonest charlatans who say one thing and then opportunistically block a player when it suits us. Unfortunately there are no halfway measures with our approach other than to hold out for our top valuation every time. The simple fact is is that a big move for Buendia makes us more attractive to his replacements because they will be hoping to do the same.
  25. I think it comes down to weighing up the pride inherent in the "do different" way we've achieved what we have in recent years, against the frustration at the limitations of the model. I'm personally much more focused on the former and I question many of the assumptions behind the doom and gloom often connected to the latter. We've shown time and again that losing players (whilst it feels terrible in the moment) isn't a disaster and can even result in an overall stronger position. I see no reason to think that the next year will be any different.
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