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  1. lake district canary

    Positivity!

    [quote user="Peak District Canary"]Positivity means being positive. It means looking on the up side not the down side. We need to do this more as supporters. If we win we will get three points, and if we draw we will get one point. Losing gets us no points but I don''t want to talk about losing games because it isn''t positive. So if each game has three outcomes - win, draw, or the other one - we have a two in three chance of getting at least one point.

    Sometimes we don''t score goals. We do not go out and try to not score goals, sometimes it just doesn''t happen and that is when we need to be positive.

    Sometimes we let in goals. We do not go out and try to let in goals, sometimes it just happens, and that is when we need to be positive.

    Players are human beings too, they make mistakes and get things wrong and that is also when we need to be positive.

    This is why we should be positive - we can still pick up points and climb up the table. We have a positive manager, and a positive squad of players at the club. It is better to be in the Premier League than to not be in it. Truly these are halcyon days that we will look back upon in years and decades to come and say "thank you Paul Lambert, thank you Chris Hughton, thank you Delia Smith, Michael Wynn-Jones, thank you that bloke with the chicken factory" - we should never forget we are batting above our average, punching above our weight and rubbing shoulders with the best that English football has to offer. We have left the dark days of League One, crossed the Championship divide, and arrived in the land of Milk and Honey that is the Barclays Premier League and I for one say let''s get behind the team and not belittle or criticise them for they do their best and try their hardest and everything is marvellous if you ask me.[/quote]

    Ha!  Epic failure.  3 out of 10 for effort.   If the board gets too negative, I''ll be backCheerio - again.  

  2. lake district canary

    Positivity!

    [quote user="Peak District Canary"]Positivity means being positive. It means looking on the up side not the down side. We need to do this more as supporters. If we win we will get three points, and if we draw we will get one point. Losing gets us no points but I don''t want to talk about losing games because it isn''t positive. So if each game has three outcomes - win, draw, or the other one - we have a two in three chance of getting at least one point.

    Sometimes we don''t score goals. We do not go out and try to not score goals, sometimes it just doesn''t happen and that is when we need to be positive.

    Sometimes we let in goals. We do not go out and try to let in goals, sometimes it just happens, and that is when we need to be positive.

    Players are human beings too, they make mistakes and get things wrong and that is also when we need to be positive.

    This is why we should be positive - we can still pick up points and climb up the table. We have a positive manager, and a positive squad of players at the club. It is better to be in the Premier League than to not be in it. Truly these are halcyon days that we will look back upon in years and decades to come and say "thank you Paul Lambert, thank you Chris Hughton, thank you Delia Smith, Michael Wynn-Jones, thank you that bloke with the chicken factory" - we should never forget we are batting above our average, punching above our weight and rubbing shoulders with the best that English football has to offer. We have left the dark days of League One, crossed the Championship divide, and arrived in the land of Milk and Honey that is the Barclays Premier League and I for one say let''s get behind the team and not belittle or criticise them for they do their best and try their hardest and everything is marvellous if you ask me.[/quote]

    Ha!  Epic failure.  3 out of 10 for effort.   If the board gets too negative, I''ll be backCheerio - again.  

  3. lake district canary

    DANGER OF COMPLACENCY?

    Anyone that thinks we''re safe needs their head examined..........

  4. lake district canary

    For the attn odf SDP

    [quote user="......and Smith must score."][quote user="lake district canary"][quote user="refjezdavies"]BORE OFF LDC

    It was funny at first but now your whining is getting pathetic[/quote]

    No, its a fair point.  Two other posters - for the fun of it - have changed their name to the one I use.   That should not happen on any forum.    Duplicate names should not be possible. 

    [/quote]Instead of taking all this unnecessary flak on here when something like this crops up why not e-mail SDP on his Archant address ?Just a thought....[:|][/quote]

    Yes, I''d thought of that - but thought, no, I''ll be open about it.    

    Oh, well,   it was fun while it lasted.    I''m off.

  5. lake district canary

    For the attn odf SDP

    [quote user="refjezdavies"]BORE OFF LDC

    It was funny at first but now your whining is getting pathetic[/quote]

    No, its a fair point.  Two other posters - for the fun of it - have changed their name to the one I use.   That should not happen on any forum.    Duplicate names should not be possible. 

  6. lake district canary

    For the attn odf SDP

    Pete, how is it possible for people to change their user name to someone''s that already exists?     People are copying my user name now.  Surely that shouldn''t happen? If someone tries to use the same name isn''t that stopped at source?       If you try and use a name that already exists on most forum''s you are told to change it to a unique one.  

  7. lake district canary

    New striker in January?

    [quote user="Nexus_Canary"]None of our current players can do what Holt does. [/quote]

    Agreed.   Holt is the real deal.  Morison and Jackson simply don''t have the all round ability that Holt has.  Kane may be a key player - we simply don''t know yet.    The amount of work Holt gets through is fantastic - all over the pitch - in defence too.   A big gap to fill if he is out for a game or two. 

  8. lake district canary

    Hmmm...Lawro again!

    [quote user="Making Plans"][quote user="FourFourTwo"]The BBC don''t like us, no idea why[/quote]Because we don''t match their perceived, and blinkered, view of what a Premier League Club is, or should be. We don''t have "big stars", we don''t have a team full of foreigners, we don''t spend loads of money, we don''t pay huge wages.Their expectation of us is therefore low and even now, after 10 games unbeaten, they cannot understand how we have gotten where we are or how we have achieved it.And because they don''t understand it, even though they are supposed to be football experts, they dismiss it.  And it''s not just MOTD or the BBC, it''s the media in general. Week after week, the same old stastics of our climb from League One to the PL are trolled out simply to remind everyone that we shouldn''t be where we are - our players all come from League One or the Championship, Holty is "an old fashioned centre forward", our players only cost £x etc - inferring that sooner or later we''ll be going back from whence we came.

    [/quote]

    I remember when in the 70''s and 80''s it was a similar thing.   We were always little Norwich, punching above our weight - although  as the years went by things did improve.    It was the European cup run that they really went overboard.  We became the media darlings that year.  Flashy adverts and "prequels" to our matches.     But it was still condescending, even then.     

    Statisticians and media pundits like to pigeon hole everything.  We are labelled as a small country club without enough resources to stay in the big time.   We will always struggle to beat that label - but we are going the right way about it - gradually building the club up over a period of years.   If Hughton can keep us going on the track we are on, we - and I hope one or two other smaller clubs - will make the media and statisticians eat their words and figures.     Football, thankfully, is still a sport - and anything can happen -  but the more people believe in the media and the statistics - the less likely it is that smaller clubs will break through.    Its about what you believe, not what you hear from biased pundits and numbers on a page.

  9. lake district canary

    Hate to be picky, but...

    [quote user="paul moy"][quote user="lake district canary"][quote user="paul moy"]

    [quote user="a1canary"]I might have said the same earlier in the season crispy but having seen the game today completely blew away the idea that we don''t play to win or that we''re ''conservative.'' We absolutely bossed that first half and Hughton was constantly waving them up the pitch. He was been irritated a few times now by us not taking bigger leads when we''re in command and but for Al Habsi and a bit more luck it would have been just like Swansea and a 3-0 half time lead. Playing like that i expect us to have some bigger winning margins in the second half of the season.[/quote]

    We were negative earlier in the season and were settling for draws and the management were rightly criticised after 8 games without a win, but it appears that Hughton eventually realised that relying on draws is a dangerous philosophy. We now have a good balance between attack and defence and I don''t give a toss about clean sheets. Winning is what counts.   

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    We were not negative earlier in the season - we were trying to win games.  We were just getting used to a new manager.   Simples. 

    [/quote]

    We were trying to get points with negative tactics. QPR, West Ham and Newcastle were prime examples. Even Hughton himself said he didn''t want to make a change to attack QPR for fear of losing the game. We have lost the fear, the balance between attack and defence has definitely changed, and are getting results. Simples. We will have to agree to disagree LDC.

    [/quote]

    The real reason we have improved is that the team  have learned to stick with the way Hughton wants to run things.   The team has simply improved. No real changes in tactics, imo, the same things apply as they have all season.  Hughton doesn''t change - he is consistent - that is the secret of his success.   Everyone knows what they are doing because of that and it breeds confidence. We haven''t lost the fear, we are simply expressing ourselves better as a team.  The first few weeks were simply a learning process - for us fans as well as the hughton and the team.  

  10. lake district canary

    Hate to be picky, but...

    [quote user="paul moy"]

    [quote user="a1canary"]I might have said the same earlier in the season crispy but having seen the game today completely blew away the idea that we don''t play to win or that we''re ''conservative.'' We absolutely bossed that first half and Hughton was constantly waving them up the pitch. He was been irritated a few times now by us not taking bigger leads when we''re in command and but for Al Habsi and a bit more luck it would have been just like Swansea and a 3-0 half time lead. Playing like that i expect us to have some bigger winning margins in the second half of the season.[/quote]

    We were negative earlier in the season and were settling for draws and the management were rightly criticised after 8 games without a win, but it appears that Hughton eventually realised that relying on draws is a dangerous philosophy. We now have a good balance between attack and defence and I don''t give a toss about clean sheets. Winning is what counts.   

    [/quote]

    We were not negative earlier in the season - we were trying to win games.  We were just getting used to a new manager.   Simples. 

  11. lake district canary

    7th

    [quote user="Dubai Mark"]

    LDC, well being 100% honest my expections* and many others I''m sure. Regardless of how we have done to date, it would I''m sure in many peoples eyes be an amazing achievement to sustain this league position until the end of the season, not sure why you feel the need to shoot me down on this opinion, simply just give yours and I will respect it.

    I question just how many people can genuinely say that they would have predicted us to be in seventh after trhe run of games we have just had and to sustain it until the end of the season.

     * for the record, my expectations at the beginning of the season were......Full confidence in CH and despite having a stronger squad and playing better than last season, expected expected us to finish perhaps a little lower than last season due to this seasons league being stronger (Thought that at the time, but dont see the league any stronger than last now). 

    [/quote]

    I wasn''t shooting you down, DM, just wanting to check whose expectations you were talking about.   If you''re talking about your own expectatons, that''s fine, but too many people imo think that we should expect to be near the bottom of the table and fighting for survival.   It has been clear that we have been a team/club on the up since McNasty/Paul Lambert came in.    Hughton was the ideal candidate to take that on further.  

    Why do people have such low expectations?  Because the media says so?  Because statisticians so?   I prefer to look at the evidence of what actually is happening on the pitch - and even at the beginning of the season there were clear signs that things were changing for the better - despite two poor results - Fulham/Liverpool.  Two poor results!!  In the whole season to date.   I don''t count Chelsea as they were just much better on the day.  Yet people were shouting for Hughton''s head a few weeks ago.   

    I''m back on my hobby horse so I''d better get off again, but the words "above expectations"  gets me going....................................

  12. lake district canary

    7th

    [quote user="Dubai Mark"]An amazing achievement particularly when considering how the season started, down to brilliant management and a group of players who give 100% and actually play for the shirt! Let''s enjoy this while it lasts, as to maintain it will be way beyond expectations and like climbing Everest after reaching base camp.[/quote]

    Whose expectations are you talking about?     Hughton''s history was of getting teams to play good football all over the park and in the process getting the players to play at their best level consistently.    It actually isn''t a surprise that he is doing that at Norwich.   He inherited a good squad and has built on it.   Also, maintaining the way we are playing at the moment is, I believe, not going to be beyond expectations - Hughton''s consistent approach  gives the players confidence and will encourage them to continue in the same vein for as long as he is manager.  

      
  13. lake district canary

    Come on, Wes...

    [quote user="Monty13"]Assist and a goal (with his head to boot!).....everybody happy now?? Deserves that new contract top player![/quote]

    Can see the headlines now - "Pilkington puts in a low cross and Hoolahan jumps to head in"  [:D]  

  14. lake district canary

    Weird Question

    It looks to me like the work of a commissioned artist - therefore could be unique.  

      

  15. lake district canary

    Help please, i'm an idiot

    You shouldn''t have any problem, they''ll just print another one off from your details.

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