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  1. Carrow Road attendance on Wednesday night will be an amazing ........... 0 We go to St. Andrews not they come to Carrow Road!
  2. Basically its really complicated but believe me, we have qualified. Groups 1-3 have 7 teams each, Group 4-8  6 teams each. Now there are 8 automatic top spots and the 2 best runners up get automatic entry to Germany from Europe plus the 3 Play off winners. Because Groups 1-3 have 7 teams, to make it fair for the groups of 6 teams, the 2nd place teams of Groups 1-3 have their results against the 7th placed team removed. Czechs had 24 points, England 19pts before yesterdays game. But when considering Group 1 has 7 teams to be fairer for everyone, the Czechs lose their results against the 7th placed team who happen to be Armenia (and who the Czechs did the double over). So 6 points taken away and leaves them for this purpose on 18 points. England win took it to 22 points. The Czechs because of their unfair advantage are on 18 and lost to Holland. They need 4 points and only got one game. Romania now are 2nd in the group but they''ve completed their fixtures so can''t beat England who still have one. Czech''s also need to win their game on Wednesday to get a play off spot because a draw and they lose out to Romania based on the previous results thingy now in place between teams. Sweden are on 21pts in group 8 with the 3 points advantage over the Czech''s. 1 pt from them on Wednesday gives them 22 pts and whatever the Czech''s did would mean they couldn''t be caught.
  3. I have this feeling some of their fans are gunna try and sit in home areas of the ground!
  4. 2003-05 kit will always be legendary for me having seen Norwich win the 1st Division (and thus getting promoted) and playing in the Premiership and wearing the replica shirt of the team when in the Premiership (and the 1st time I''d ever watched Norwich in the Premiership after having gone for 8 years and seen Division 1 football). Granted we got relegated but it was the main shirt for the promotion season and the (and my 1st watching) Premiership season. That shirt I''ll probably treasure for the rest of my life (and hopefully more if there is better to come?).I also liked the design and agree that the yellow looked just right and the green blended in well I also think despite it being absolutely horrible the 92-94 kit is a classic after what we saw. The opening day at Highbury in 92, leading the Premiership, eventually finishing 3rd. Then wearing it the next season for the European adventure (well for 5 of the 6 games at least) and the memorable nights in Munich and back to Carrow Road against Bayern. Plus things like Goss''s goal against Leeds and the last goal in front of the old kop are one of the few highlights that make it quite a legendary and memorable  kit despite its ''yucky'' design.
  5. Sir Clive Woodward was actually a football fan when he was a kid and actually did say he wanted to be a footballer. But his parents sending him to private school and wanting him to be involved in Rugby is where he came into it. He is of course a big Chelsea fan (and it was before Mr A came in) and has attended in any spare time loads of Chelsea game. He said he probably knows the rules of football better than Rugby (well football ain''t hard to know the rules to compared to the technical rules names and everything involved in rugby which new audiences originally have trouble understanding like I did 5 years ago!). It may not have been excellent after that memorable night (day in the UK) in Sydney for him, but if you consider what he did and believed in before that WC win and what got them there then If he or anyone tries to use the technique (football style) then this could pay rich dividends for them. When I watched that documentary on the BBC about 3+ months after the WC win it showed exactly how everyone (Him, backroo staff, players in particular) had their part to play and how they prompt and certain strict rules set out and anyone breaking those in his eyes could'' cost England the World Cup''. He even took England down under during the summer break to New Zealand and Australia so the team could get used to playing there and amazingly they beat them both (and beat New Zealand in there back yard which ain''t easy). Grand Slam 6 nations, continuing world number 1 ranking, double down under, WC win all in one yr can''t be wrong. 
  6. I remember he scored that goal in that ''controversial'' (if your Italian) game of Sweden- Denmark at Euro 2004. Denmark were 2-1 up in the dying minutes and then he scored I remember and ironically the man marking him and who failed in preventing from scoring that goal was Thomas Helveg.
  7. This season C Palace- Barclay 1 Arsenal- N+P 1 Pompey- N+P 2 Everton- Barclay 2 (we changed ends that day so N+P 1st Half, Barclay 2nd) Blackburn- N+P 1 Southampton- 1 Barclay, 1 N+P Bolton- Barclay 1,  N+P 2 Liverpool- Barclay 1 (Changed ends) Middlesbrough- Barclay 1, N+P 3 WBA- Barclay 1, N+P 2 Man City- Barclay 2 Chelsea - N+P 2 Man Utd- N+P 2 Newcastle- N+P 2 Charlton- N+P 1 Brum- Barclay 1    
  8. Reading from what they said, the season ticket amount at CR is 20,250 and I think that when you present your ticket at the turnstile, the operator will of course press that clicker thing to say that you''ve gone through. Generally a ticket which is a stub and needs part of it removing will be kept over and when the attendance is totalled up this will be taken into account. Season Tickets go through the person presses the clicker, but with a ticket stub they''ll press the clicker and remove part of the stub and keep this over and so they know how many people haven''t gone through with a season ticket. This is probably how they work it out. Of course for cup games when its all ticket, the % amount can''t happen because their are no Season ticket holders using their ticket. e.g. Charlton. Their are 20,250 (approx) STH''s and with 97% this means that there were at least 19,642 season ticket holders in the ground.
  9. Good news as well that we don''t have to give away the trophy over to Ipswich because they can''t win the championship. God I have been dreading if we would of had to do that but at least they won''t be getting their mitts on it now. Sunderland will be worthy winners of it.
  10. I think the % thing has something to do with Season ticket holders in the ground on the match day.
  11. This is what I believe the capacity is. Barclay 6,125, N+P 5,799, GW City Stand 4,243 (that is definte amounts), Jarrold Stand 8,212= 24,379. Corner Infill 1,510= 25,889 and then the spaces for disabled which make capacity with them included at 26,034. Attendance does occur considering the amount of away fans, the segregation point (roughly 280 seats lost) and any possible empty seats from home fans and I did notice a very few yesterday where I sat.  Yesterday''s attendance was 25,459 and with roughly 430 seats (if my estimation on the Jarrold Stand and corner are correct) lost through those methods.
  12. I doubt it because he has lost a match and then can turn the odds against the manager. The only way he could would mean that every other team would have to lose a game this month.
  13. In a slight change from last nights brilliant, dramatic win, apparently a year ago tonight is when we clinched promotion to the Premiership after our 9 year wait. Anyone got any good memories of what they did that night, where they were etc? 
  14. Sorry If this has been mentioned allready and I haven''t noticed but has anyone noticed this about what I just found about our Queen of the club and ''that phrase''. From MSN News   18/4/2005 8:27:53 PM ( Source: PA)  Doves want Delia rant on new record   Delia Smith''s half-time rallying cry of "let''s be ''aving you" at a Norwich City match could be turned into a song by rock band Doves. The Manchester-based band has put in a request to sample Delia''s words with the aim of putting it on a new track. The band, who showed footage of the famous speech when they played the University of East Anglia in Norwich last month, told an internet entertainment site: "We''ve yet to get a reply from her office." Doves talk about Delia and their Norwich gig on their website. A message they have posted from Austin, Texas, in the US, said: "The last few UK dates went really well, especially Norwich. It was one of the best on tour! "The crowd were on top form and ... just before we came on for the encore, we ran that Delia Smith footage. Before we''d even shown the film, the crowd were chanting the Delia quote from the night ''Let''s be ''aving you'', so when the film started it went down very well! Nice one Delia!" If Delia declines their request for sampling, the band might get a soundalike to recreate the words. Delia''s "Where are you, let''s be ''aving you, we need a 12th man" cry hit the headlines after her outburst at Norwich City''s game against Manchester City at their Carrow Road ground in February.  
  15. I think thats a good thing because it shows all other clubs and particularly the selfish London Clubs that if they think they can do it to us when our fans actually do want tickets then they can be in line for the same treatment!
  16. I must admit I was carefully looking because immeadiately after the final whistle was blown it cut to Worthy where he congratulating the staff but their was loads of people in the way in front of him near the tunnel so I couldn''t work out where Fergie was. Then it cut away to a shot of Mckenzie and Ferdinand talking (which I must presume was about the Ferdinand''s shirt because from what I understood, Leon got Ferdinand''s shirt) then cut back to Worthy shaking hands with 3 of Man Utd''s coaches but by then Fergie had definetly gone. The question is did Sir Alex walk out immeadiately after the final whistle or did they shake hands when the camera had cut away from the bench to Leon and Ferdinand?  Did anyone in the bench area see what SAF did after the final whistle?
  17. I feel it would be nice to have a more fashionable kit sponsor. At minimum I would like Diadora or Puma or someone because I feel with Xara there''s no fashion. I must admit on Saturday feeling a bit strange that Man Utd had Nike compared to us having an unknown company called Xara. Guess the win did make up for everything. I feel Reebok and their kits they produce for teams look one of the best their are around. In ideal circumstances I would like them but doesn''t sound likely. If it were possible I''d like Addidas (again sounds unlikely altho we did have them in the 80''s in the classic era). Lately in the shops there have been yellow and green Addidas Classic light jackets with 3 (Addidas) green stripes on the shoulders which I think looks excellent and feel would look great for Norwich. Have a yellow shirt and stripes down the shoulders and on the side panels instead of something a bit bolder like currently (although I have no complaints with the current one) would look fun and 3 stripes down the sides of the shorts. If you look on the shoulders of the current kit (and any product which isn''t Addidas so can''t have 3 stripes!) theirs 2 stripes but with addidas there could be 3 and look more cool.
  18. Both players really did their job and it Safri Showed why he should take over Holt. I belief like others that Holt is just about running round the pitch like a headless chicken and can''t make the jump up to the Prem well. Shackell again looked really impressive and fully justified his Player of the month award and what a team to play well against in Man Utd.
  19. I think because generally that these goals do come in the 2nd half of games and we are Barclay1st, N+P 2nd half. Generally if we lose the toss then we we will change round. I have noticed from around the country of how you work out in stadiums which way the teams attack in both half. Generally the teams will attack each end depending on where the opposition fans are based either in an end, corner or half of the pitch. At Norwich the away end is on the Barclay side of the ground so the players will train on this end and providing they win the toss will shoot towards the Barclay attacking the half were the away fans are and the away team will attack were predominanently where the home fans are. In the 2nd half they will attack towards their own fans. From last season I know that a few people in the Barclay were annoyed because they didn''t see a home goal at their end for ages. I think it was between Cardiff and Stoke. Having watched the video of goals last season I noticed the pattern. Forest: 1st Half goal but had to change ends because they loss the toss so goal at N+P end. Sheff Utd: 2nd half goal with no change round West Ham: same as above Ipswich: All 3 in 2nd half in front of N+P Gillingham: same as above Stoke: Just in the nick of time of the 1st half but the goal finally came in front of the Barclay.  
  20. Try the penultimate row at Anfield in the away section. If you got claustrophobia you''d hate it. The roof obstructs you eyeline and you can barely see the Kop and its goal and when people stand up you see nothing and the idiot fans in front of us kept standing on a few occasions with no consideration for us who could then see nothing. Quite how these stands are allowed to be built like this or at all is beyond me. Amazingly I would rather sit at the temporary stands at Milton Keynes like I have done or the away section at Fratton Park than sit there and see bu**er all!
  21. I especially think most of the fans of London Clubs are bad plus Man Utd and also Wolves because they think they are so  brilliant'' and should be higher than they really should and their sheer arrogance about that Play-off semis. I particularly hated both the West Ham Fans from last season and the Spurs fans from this. The West Ham lot believed they had the right to sponsor the game and would get posh seats and loads of their fans thought it was acceptable to sit in our areas cos they couldn''t get a ticket in their own bit and thought they could take over the place and could mouth off about us and celebrate when they scored with no respect and considering in my mind they had no right to be there. A woman in front of me starting having a go at us and slagging us off when we scored although she got a full loud version of the goal music loud in here ear when we scored from me! and most of the people around made sure she got reminded of Mr Etherington getting sent off. From the stories afterwards from other fans it weren''t good either and the cheek of their fans 1st taking our seats that many of our fans wanted and then thinking they owned the place or expected to be in a friendly environment from the enemy was out of order. The Spurs fans again taking our seats was annoying and then those fews fans in the N+P I noticed practically getting our fans done and ejected for sitting in our areas instead of his own and them voicing their annoyance and making sure he wouldn''t have it easy. I also hated the woman who supported Spurs who came on Radio Norfolk afterwards moaning that she took her son and sat in the Barclay and both got abused about supporting Spurs and she thought it was disgraceful because she as well had a young child. Of all the places to sit as an opposition fan at CR that is the worst with passionate supporters and she knew the problems before hand and what grief she could expect and to take a young child and try blaming other ppl and use her child excuse is disgraceful. Perhaps if she tried getting a ticket in the away end or if failed didn''t bother at all then she would never of had to put up with those problems. I have no sympathy at all and just probably it was for her son and taking him to see his heroes doesn''t wash on me. It''s a tough world and we all have to live it. The cheek of some people! Generally as well there were Chelsea fans in the home areas at the game and generally London clubs in particular think they have a right to take our seats. Can''t bare fans of Many London clubs that do this or the other so called ''big'' teams and their fans. To me their trying to get rid of violence in football grounds and having fans mix in the stadium will cause problems like this and it seems our club just shrugs and gets on with it rather than ejecting the ones taking our seats and causing possible havoc and unrest. Unfortunately football isn''t polite as Rugby where fans can mix freely in the stadium and if it goes like this then it may be a long time before we ever reach that stage. Man Utd is something I think we all know about
  22. Genuine question,you aren''t be any chance Scottish are you with the upcoming World Cup Qualifier at the San Siro on Easter Saturday(13 days time)?
  23. I have visited 33 of the 92 leagues ground in the country (including Carrow Road) and plus as an extra, have also done the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. Worst: Selhurst Park:  Absolutely terrible to get to and awful facilities. Went their when Wimbledon played in that boycott season and Palace last year with nearly 8,000 strong support and lost and the weather that day was horrible. Millwall: Intimidation by the over zealous police and many Norwich fans nearly getting arrested for not getting into the Stadium quickly enough! Rotherham: Walking down that alley and the state of the ground was dreadful. National Hockey Stadium: Open stands, no atmosphere and typically we went their on a cold windy day but the win made up for it. Ninian Park: Thug fans and the stadium looking in a depressing state. Anfield: Purely because of the seat I got!!!! Best: City Of Manchester Stadium: Just loved the design and very similar to the Telstra Stadium in Sydney where England won the RWC. Amazing to believe that the commonwealth games were staged their now with the stadium like that looked very impressive illumniated at night. Old Trafford: Purely because of the size of the thing White Hart Lane: Very compact and quite neat
  24. Just been looking in that newsletter type thingy sent by the club and it says 6th March 1985. The 26/2 may of been the 1st leg in which I''m told we were terrible and lucky only to lose 1-0. We went to Wembley on Sunday 24/3/1985.
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