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  1. It would be so much simpler if we reverted back to the basic Offside is Offside - that then cuts out any interpretation of Interfering with play or affecting the outcome. Unfortunately that means that Cantwell's goal would be ruled out for offside but would also mean that Everton's goal wouldn't stand. However, it also means that we reduce the number of times needed by VAR to get out the microscope!
  2. Sorry shefcanary, I didn't see your comment before I started a new post - "Still little old Norwich" - picking up precisely on what you were saying about Lianne Sanderson's blurb and the way to use it to our advantage.
  3. Amazing how Sky pundits still consider us without much credibility. Today, Lianne Sanderson had the gall to say on Sky that Newcastle, should be beating the likes of Norwich and despite Brentford's loss to Spurs last night, she doesn't consider Brentford to be a relegation candidate, unlike the Norwich's of the world - caveating that with "no disrespect to Norwich"! However, we can use those stereo-typical type of observations to stay under the radar, by picking up points gradually, draw with the more fancied teams, and the odd "heroic" efforts at home then we should achieve a "top 17" finish ๐Ÿ‘
  4. Thanks Ricardo, it was almost as if I was there ๐Ÿคฉ
  5. I knew this feel good factor couldn't last for ever, but this is a particularly nasty blow to the "you know whats". ๐Ÿ‘€
  6. Cannonball for a football - luxury! We used to dream about pitches made of broken glass bottles! Footballers today don't know how hard it was - and we paid for the privilege! And as for uphill pitches, Ron Saunders exercising the team up Mousehold Heath is enough to make one reconsider their career choice! So, whilst accepting that Kevin Keelan was actually the GOAT, I think the question should be around who can hold a candle to him! Also, please remember the KK was one of the original contributors to the famous Canaries song ๐ŸŽถ and that alone puts him on a different level!
  7. ....and Pete's assertion has been confirmed in the Guardian and the Sun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  8. Interesting post and a fairly accurate assessment. However, I don't think our model is all gloom and doom - we've pretty much always had a self funding model. Now that our once precarious financial position has been brought under control, I don't see why we cannot emulate a Leicester or a Wolves of the world. As for the Brightons and Crystal Palaces of the world they will typically have survival as their over-riding priority. I can see that bottom tier probably being on par with the top tier for excitement and will probably contain around a dozen teams. The middle tier will be so boring!
  9. Would certainly show our credentials in Woke world (whatever that means)
  10. Just because there was contact, that's no excuse to give a penalty - it has to be a foul to get a penalty awarded. If penalties are given for "contact", then every corner would be rife with penalty claims!
  11. Having read Ricardo's report, actually yes, as his opinion over the years has been fair and insightful without any histrionics. So a fair reflection from one attendee vs the ramblings of those paid to be contentious. Also, disappointed with Sue Smith. Initially she reported that it didn't look like a penalty but after Stelling's rantings, she saw which side her bread was buttered on and changed her tune in the summary after the game.
  12. Just finished watching the Brentford Chelsea game and wow - Chelsea were hanging on by their fingernails and Brentford looked like they were an established premier league club. Something our chaps should take note of - full on attack! As for Chelsea, they seemed delighted to hang on to that 1-0 scoreline, so with our attack force, there's plenty to look forward to next weekend - ๐Ÿคช
  13. I have read many posts on here (and elsewhere) and they mainly seem to be of the doom and gloom variety. As I didn't attend today's match, I'm waiting for the authoritative report from Ricardo before I add my tuppence worth. What I will say however, is that the "mob" with Jeff Stelling and including have become poor value for the amount one spends on the subscription fees. They appeared as arrogant know-it-alls even before kick off, all saying that Gilmour should never have come to us - and the worst culprit was that failed ex Spurs manager, Tim Sherwood, who seems to forget that Norwich gave him his chance of getting into the "big time" clubs (are the likes of him and Andy Townsend trying to erase their Carrow Road tenure from their CV's?).
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