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  1. 65Vintage

    Alex Tettey

    Didn't he have one of the highest successful pass rates last season, if you look, when he played?
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    Grim Injury News

    I can't ever recall having four CB's out injured since 1976 - no doubt someone will correct me! But it is a highly unusual situation if it happens. With a permitted squad of 25 few teams would have more then four CB's so it's not a case of not a case of lack of investment, just a case of extremely bad luck! Truly scary though facing the in form Champions with an extremely makeshift defence, and potentially a bit of a makeshift midfield. Hope they go easy on us!
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    Name your worst ever actual Norwich XI

    Kane never scored for us - a bit tongue in cheek! I should have chosen Mike Sheron maybe in hindsight. Elliot Ward made some huge howlers - to be fair it's hard to choose bad CB's, as did Bassong & Docherty at time, but they both won player of the season once each so hard to pick them! Some people chose Fleming who was awesome with Malky - so not an easy choice. Had a nice chat with Ward at Whittlingham Country Park where he was walking his dog - nice bloke - very honest about NCFC questions - maybe too honest!
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    Name your worst ever actual Norwich XI

    Theoklitos Hughes Ward Omozuzi Louis-Jean Muzinic Fotheringham Brellier De-Waard Kane Coney
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    What y'all listening to?

    Dodie Clark Human - just booked tickets to see her at the UEA
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    Russ Martin goes to Walsall

    Glad he''s found somewhere to continue his career - I would think he will be pleased with a first role like this - good luck to him - top bloke and pro.
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    Unless we are a regular top 6 Prem Club we could never have kept him Surfer.

    To be a regular top 6 Prem Club is so unlikely to happen as there have only ever been 6 ever present teams in the Prem since it started!

    He will be Champions League/England standard.

    Hardly any clubs are therefore likely to have the money, and potential to hold on to Maddison so his leaving really does have nothing to do with the ownership of our Club

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    Kevin Beattie Dies Aged 64.

    A top player for them in his day, and no age RIP
  9. Will be at home with a load of family and friends sundhine, bbq, beer and a World Cup semi-final - does it get any better than that - apart from the same for a World Cup final and winning!
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    Squad Investment

    So realistically if we sell Maddison for 20M and Josh for £10M how much do you think will be made available to lessen our weakened squad?

    We so need some proven attacking options - can we afford any?

    We need some proven uk players in my opinion - but not sure we can afford them!

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    Josh Murphy

    We may get transfer fees in stage payments- but that''s a cr@p and stupid excuse from someone supposedly in the know!

    So do we pay everyone the full price up front, and everyone else pays us in instalments - if we do we are complete mugs! I don''t think even we lack that much business sense!

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    Farke out survey

    You can''t please all supporters, all the time. I personally think our style of football has improved, generally, over the course of the season - the Villa game at home as an example.

    But fans nowadays demand instant success, so if there is any perceived under performance for 6 months to a year, a change in manager is needed.

    This ignores the cost of that change, and weakening the purchasing power for buying players.

    The custodians of our Club have to take account of these aspects - fans don''t!

    But look at Leeds how many managers - no real success.

    I am not naive, and our current model may well be uncompetitive, and we may need to look for a new owner and outside investment, but this also has risks.

    I personally think we should therefore wait and see what happens until about December and, perhaps then, it might be time to review the situation with the Coach, set up and ownership.

    The fans are the only constant in a Club and, as a result, can drive that process. I think early next season though is too soon to start that process.
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    Wes off

    Wes has been a fantastic player for the Club, but the time is right to part ways.

    I''ve supported Norwich since 1976, and I don''t think I''ve seen a player quite in the mould of Wes, and I''m not sure, bearing our current circumstances, that I ever will do again.

    Hard to believe we managed to buy such a player for just £250,000 what an absolute bargain!

    Somehow can''t see us replacing him with anyone half as good for a lot more than that!

    Wishing him all the best for his future, wherever that lies.
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    Ref on Saturday..

    Ref''s have a tough job and, are often criticised, but we should not need to be the talking about them after the game.

    I don''t like to criticise refs, but...... this was possibly the most inept performance by a referee I have ever seen in some 40 years.

    No one decision cost us the game, but if the correct bookings were delivered, then Cardiff would have had to have been more cautious in their approach, and could have maybe had a player sent off!

    The stats show Cardiff committed 23 fouls, and Norwich 8, Cardiff bookings 2 Norwich 1 - and that ignores all the fouls against us that the ref missed, and also some other bizarre decisions.

    Add these to his unfathomable penalty decision against Hull away, then surely the FA must have huge question marks about this guys ability to referee at this level - or perhaps any level!
  15. 65Vintage

    Season Ticket Sales 2018/19.

    I''ve renewed, but at least four around me, I know of, haven''t!
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    Brilliant Farke Interview

    I think he needs another deal - yes things aren''t perfect, but he is a clever coach, who has come in at a very tough time, with huge player turnover.

    If we are going to build on this model, it needs time - constantly changing your coach would not allow his vision to develop - he could also get poached by another club!
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    Flakesnow Generation Confirmed

    Yep - different world then, people worked closer to home, less traffic too and we now have a sue culture, so if little Jimmy falls over and gets hurt in the playground, the parents sue the school, or if he gets knocked over walking there, then the school shouldn''t have been open - likewise for teachers.

    Not good, but it is where we are in today''s society!

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    Villa game now 5.30 kick off

    Annoys me - football is a Saturday afternoon game - already booked to go out elsewhere on that Saturday night - are season ticket holders just meant to keep every Friday and Saturday night free, just in case TV companies might want to change a fixture.

    Football is no longer about the supporters, just TV, but if there are no supporters TV wouldn''t have a product - no-one wants to watch games with totally empty football grounds!
  19. The rise of Maddison begs the question - he wanted to not go out on loan again to prove himself last season following his loan move. Lewis - a very accomplished left back too.

    Should they, and others, maybe have been given more of a chance last season - surely if Maddison is to be commanding a £20M transfer at the end of this season, he could have done a more than reasonable job for us last season - could we have been promoted if we gave youth a chance?

    We are not doing much worse in the league for all the sales of our multi million pound players - team spirit also seems to be back - the synergy that brings must be welcome!
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    Best and Worst game you've ever seen?

    Norwich v Liverpool 3-5 loss was the best game of football I have ever seen live. Yes derby wins are brilliant, and obviously hugely enjoyable, but even though we lost that Liverpool game it was just fantastic, with Justin Fashanu''s goal of the season - I was only 15 when I watched that one, but it still sticks in my mind! Anybody else on here think it was the best game they have ever seen?

    Worst game is tougher - losing to Luton in the Cup at Carrow Road, was pretty bad - struggled to stay awake - so boring, but that 1-7 Colchester game must be the worst!
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    The Irony!

    Norwich and Ipswich have the same points in the League.

    Many of our Club''s Fans want a rich buyer to take over, to boost it''s chances of promotion, and the big time, as our current supporter/supporter owner/sponsorship model seems outdated, and perhaps unlikely to succeed.

    Ipswich have a rich owner, who invests little in the squad, and who has put them massively into debt but also produced total stagnation.

    Totally different models, yet Ipswich have so far come off worse over recent years - but are now level with us.

    For me our model is maybe outdated and the current incarnation of this model is the last chance to prove it might work. It still needs more time though.

    But the Ipswich model shows we have to be so careful to find the right investor, should our owners decide to sell - otherwise we could end up in exactly the same position as Ipswich, in the same League for a long while, but just with Ipswich just having been here longer than us - and with more debt!

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    Will it be a Happy Christmas?

    A few wins and we climb the league, and in all honesty we do have some very winnable games! A few losses and....... oh dear! Lower league could be a real issue.

    The trouble, as we all know, is that if there is a hint of promotion it is so much easier to hold on to our best players.

    A few losses, and they suddenly get itchy feet! Too many itchy feet and we could be in for a roller coaster end of the season - for the wrong reasons.

    I''ve supported Norwich since 1977, and mostly been a season ticket holder ever since - I''m sure loads out there have supported the team for longer - but for me, this Christmas period is perhaps one of the most important in our Clubs history.

    Lets hope it''s a productive Christmas we can all enjoy.

    Just wondered what peoples thoughts are for the Christmas, games, the rest of the season and the future?

    Will we reach top six (by a fluke) will January stuff us and start a relegation battle, will failure result in new owners and why do we still have (in my opinion) some of the best players in the league, but still find it hard to win a game?

    Would love to hear peoples thoughts.