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  1. Buendia has certainly proved a liability this season.
  2. It is a must win for both sides. A draw is of no consequence to either team. If City lose, then it will be hard to shake off the tag of ‘ PL whipping boys’.
  3. The biggest problem has been that Farke’s hands have been well and truly tied. The punitive injury list has forced him to play players out of position and unable to try out any ‘Plan B’. Maybe three central defenders and two of Amadou/Tettey/Trybull would have allowed Lewis and Aarons more freedom to attack, which was a key element to our success last season. Sheffield United have started well. But if Farke had been able to start all eleven games with the same seven defensive players, losing the first one to an injury after 78minutes yesterday, then I’m sure they would have built up a better understanding, gained confidence, and shipped fewer goals. And if they hadn’t, we would know for sure that the current group of players are not good enough for the PL.
  4. Sheffield United’s 7 defensive players have started every game this season. 5 have played every minute of every game. Lundstram has been subbed off twice, Basham four times. Both players have missed a little over 30 minutes over the first ten games. Playing the same defensive unit for 10 consecutive games has given them a massive advantage compared to Norwich’s miserable run of defensive injuries..
  5. Pukki is the key to our survival. Our success last season was built around Pukki playing as a single striker. I’m not sure the runs he makes and the positions he gets into would be helped by having another striker alongside him. I haven’t a clue what the stats are but Pukki seems to be the ‘ least caught offside ‘ striker ever to wear the Norwich shirt, which is testament to his effectiveness as a single striker.
  6. Norwich have three goalkeepers, four central defenders and three defensive midfielders in their squad. Seven out of ten were missing yesterday. Of the three who played, one was making his PL debut, one is about to undergo a hernia operation, and the third is clearly having to play OOP. Although the passing and general play was not good enough, there are not many PL teams that would not struggle were they to encounter such an injury crisis. It’s all very well saying that injuries don’t come into it, but if everybody was fit I’m not sure either Godfrey or Amadou would currently be selected.
  7. Look on the bright side - we can all avoid MOTD tonight..........
  8. Total humiliation. This is as bad as it will get, right?
  9. The Man City game seems a long, long time ago......0 goals scored and 8 conceded ago..... Has it had a bad effect on the players’ mentality?
  10. Fair to say a tad disappointing so far? Is the PL a step too far for him, or can he come good?
  11. 1) Danny Drinkwater 2) Nobody 3)4)5)6)7)8)9) Nobody That’s it. Just the one injured player. Let’s see what happens at Carrow Road if the injury situation is reversed......
  12. Unfortunately today’s result was called correctly by all the pundits, which sadly means we were all too predictable.
  13. Six games into the season I would say that just Pukki, Buendia and Lewis (no genuine replacement) have proved themselves an automatic selection for the season. Cantwell will no doubt suffer burn out, Godfrey is still learning, and Zimmermann is still unproven in the Pl, but apart from P, B & L, the rest of the squad seem very much interchangeable.
  14. If nothing else, then today has underlined to the players that a great win one week does not necessarily merit an ‘unchanged’ side the following week. It should be ‘horses for courses’, although injuries obviously limited potential changes today. The argument for keeping an unchanged side from week to week has been lost.
  15. “We really aren’t very good” ”Wesley was awful” ”Wes is rubbish” ”We look dull” ”We lack pace....Passing was awful all game” ”I cannot believe how bad our passing was and everybody was culpable” ” There are very few goals in this team as things stand” ”Dull and slow. So slow” Just some of the negative comments from Villa fans after their recent home match against West Ham. At least one supporter recognises that “It is early days...” , however, he continues...” but I think we will need to be spending big money in the January window to keep us up” !! There’s doing it ‘the Fulham way’, and then there’s doing a Fulham x2! It would appear that the expectations of many Villa fans that they would be challenging for European places are evaporating fast.
  16. Let’s not forget that Aarons was injured after giving a MOM performance for the England U21s. Lewis and Aarons have the heaviest workload in the team, and have both embraced the PL impressively. Aarons is our number one right-back, and Byram is shaping up to be a terrific deputy.
  17. Has there ever been such a vast differential in the cost of two teams playing against each other since the inception of the PL?
  18. These injuries suck. Byram is no substitute for Aarons.
  19. This is the sort of game that is crying out for Hernandez and Roberts on the bench. Our bench doesn’t’ look ‘game-changing’.
  20. That tackle from Freeman looked little different to Buendia’s last season.
  21. Shearer isn’t a premier league quality pundit. Not sure why the BBC keep employing him on MOTD. He would be better served on CBBC.....and even that is debatable.....
  22. It would have been nice to have remained ‘ under the radar ‘ for a little while longer. I guess Pukki’s hat-trick has put paid to that.
  23. “ We were like a thunderstorm........we created many lightenings, but only had one lightening strike. “ Will our manager fast become a media darling?
  24. Cantwell would appear to have taken full advantage of training daily with players that ooze quality. He has started the season brilliantly, and Onel’s absence should give him a good run in the team. His confidence must be sky high.
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