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  1. In the last couple of days I received an £85 charge for parking in the Harvester at Stoke, having been charged £5 on entry. I'm pretty certain i wasn't the only one as the place was full of Norwich fans, having wrote to the parking company and the Harvester, they have since agreed to wipe the fine, so worth contesting if you received one too....
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    Well done Newport County

    I only live 20 minutes away, and my lad plays for Newport's Academy U7's so have watched a few games this season (including the FA Cup game the day after travelling to Norwich for the Portsmouth game..) with him, they're our second team or third after England, not sure many can say that. I thought Mansfield looked good to be fair to them, but Newport looked and are very limited, with no plan B... The manager Flyn has done an amazing job though, they were almost relegated in 2017 ago.
  3. 3 goals and 6 assists in 22 for Grealish, 14 goals 8 assists in 42 for Maddison. I think Maddison is less of a risk if you are spending the money.

    I think Maddison also has better set piece quality, and I like the fact that he seems to be looking after his career always progressing where Grealish seems to have come in, stuttered, but picked himself up again towards tin the 2nd half of this season.
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    Liverpool or Real Madrid?

    Not that friendly, I once got ambushed by about 7 people following a cup replay in the late 80''s. To be fair another 4-5 guys looked after us. Higher proportion of scum than a lot of places in the UK but also a lot of great people and a few friends from there.....

    I hope they win, English team after all, fantastic club generally, though I have no particular love for their fans. Ps: the authorities banned us, not the club, scandalous decision.
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    Aden Flint

    that was meant to be "wasn''t able" in the last pargraph....
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    Aden Flint

    I watched the game at Ashton Gate last season and thought that Aden Flint was exactly what we needed, I may even have commented on it. He attacked (and won), everything in the air that came close to him. I remember thinking at the time he would improve our defence by 50% on his own, just because we would half the number of goals conceded at corners etc. He''ll also get a few at the other end.

    He tried to play football on the deck, and also looked like their leader. I''d never seen him before so checked him out when I got home, I think Newcastle were interested in him at some point and I think he had some other premiership teams keeping tabs on him.

    My view is based on one game, but yes I think he is exaclty what we need. I think he is better than anything we have!

    Oliviera is my favourite player, my lad prefers Jerome :-)

    But actually, I would consider Oliveira leaving for this lad, we need some immediate surgery at the back and some leadership in the team, otherwise any remaining jewels will be off whether we like it or not!! Think about it, on Saturday I believe this lad would of helped us, Oliveira will win us points in other games (if confidence doesn''t evaporate), but he was able to change the course of Saturday''s fixture. Hope it doesn''t come to that though, I don''t think it will. It will be dipping in to the Murphy money (or window war chest).
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    Rule changes up for debate

    If a player is injured, then he should be allowed to call a physio on to the pitch, and the physio should also be allowed to tend to the player if he sees fit (maybe within agreement of the 4th official). Treatment carried out on the pitch, but the game keeps rolling (player is safe, but no time wasted).

    No need to stop the game to make a substitution, there is a fourth official.

    I agree with the introduction of the sin bin too (do away with the yellow, let the team offended against gain the benefit).

    I''d have a video replay for any red or sin bin.

    My real pet hate is shielding the ball from an opposing player to let it run out of play. The rule should be ''you can only shield the ball you are in possession of, to be in possession you must have touched the ball. Otherwise it is obstruction!! i.e. you have no intent to play the ball, only the man.
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    Vicious Norwich fans?

    I suspect the word he was looking for (used & misquoted) was ''vociferous''......
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    Pinkun Football Match

    Happy to add my 100Kg or so to the mix, count me in :-)
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    Well, one of them is going

    Oh yes, and for those that don''t remember http://that1980ssportsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/198485-coventry-citys-great-escape.html
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    David Wagner

    What about if Leicester want a higher profile name than Craig Shakespeare, he would fit the structure here and may find it tricky to get another role as a number 2 (I mean a manager could be hiring his replacement!!) and probably won''t get an immediate premiership offer......

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    Some targets for next season?

    i think the first priority has to be centre backs, when we played Bristol City the other week, I thought Aden Flint would do us nicely, he will improve our ability to clear set pieces and negate goals like the 2nd one at Villa, as well as bringing a bit of leadership. WBA were also interested in Klose, if that means we could bring the likes of Jonas Olsson this way, that''d be great business.

    With stronger centre backs in place, I think we could have one defensive midfielder instead of 2, then what we have and need changes slightly (i.e. Thompson and Tettey would be good enough, Tettey may move on but he is less key now than he once was).
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    Managerial Recruitment Approach

    Given that the top brass will have realised that giving a manager a 10 Year contract is not feasible in modern football , it seems quite likely that we will now get the next best thing to that... a Director of Football. Personally, I would be happy with Hodgson, maybe if the club has more to invest Ranieri? We live in hope.

    Given you have a Director of Football I think we will only likely be able to attract a newish manager, who would consider a DoF as a positive. I think that Culverhouse could be the target, but other potential targets could be Neville (who has worked with Hodgson before) or I wouldn''t be opposed to Scholes.

    It''s not really saying what I want, but just what I think is what the club would like to happen....
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    Away Form

    We probably need about 10 points from those games listed, may be 12 (max) to make the 75 point target, it doesn''t look too bad, and if we can''t then we probably don''t deserve to be in the play offs.
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    Grabban

    His brother is called Hugh.
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