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Andy G

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  1. He seems to be back to himself again! I think under Smith he just didn't have the inspiration or confidence. Its been nice seeing him covering every inch of the grass, mopping up at the back enabling the defence to push further forward. Still has his weaknesses, but he whilst his confidence is high he is definately an assett to the team!
  2. I'm lower Barclay in C block and its just about bareable. I had sat in E Block a couple of matches when it was just behind me, found it really intrusive and loud. I'm all for a better atmosphere but not sure this is the way forward, before we know it we're going full on brass band or those Vuvuaalas which I think ruined the SA world cup.
  3. I'm really not looking forward to it, so that should mean a nice win for us. I have the same feelings as we did against Hull, so i'll go for a 0-2 prediction as I did against them and hope for another repeat
  4. Still not overly impressed with him, for what we paid. That being said it can be difficult to get into the pace of Championship, Vrancic was a prime example of that and came out to say it. Doesn't seem to be the South American flair type player that I thought we were going for (emi replacement) he seems to sit futher back and unlock with clever passes much like Vrancic did which is no bad thing. I think he's OK now, but still growing with each game so excited to see how he turns out when completely up to speed.
  5. I did the Beta with Norwich, got Norwich promoted first season, 2nd behind Blackburn. From this I think that the defensive setups are too over powering as Blackburn should not be that good. Once promoted players like Ben Gibson went straight up to 90k a week, not sure it is well reasearched enough as surely we would never have that much written into contracts. It makes the prem really difficult as you have restricted wage budget and can't shift players like Gibbo as their wages are far too high. I wonder if some of this has been ironed out in the full release?
  6. Was watching our new siginings on YouTube, thinking we may have uncovered a couple of decent signings. YouTube then decided I wanted to watch this: I now question everything in life as that would be a striker I'd have gotten excited about due to this highlights of last season!
  7. I think there is a good player there somewhere, but he needs guidence and confidence. Last season there were far too many times he was in the right positions but was too indecisive not knowing whether to put his laces through it or to play it off to someone else, he then had the ball taken off him whilst deliberating. I think with a bit of confidence he'd have more shots and as such more goals. Or have someone training him onto making better decisions. To be fair he will have a bit more time this season to make decisions BUT he needs the confidence to make them. His running and pulling defenders out with him is great, but ultimetly they'll stop tracking him if they dont see him as a threat! I'd like to see him more moulded into a striker role rather than winger, and I can see him becoming a CamJam type player.
  8. Is anybody actually a poster? The question is what level of matrix is it, is there a forum at all?
  9. I think the important question is who is coming in with him. He will need an Assistant and whatever Chris Domogalla was "Head of Performance" - but some sort of coach. The Head Coach and the Assistant can make of break a manager. Look at Lambert when he moved and his assistant went his own way, ended up flushing his career all the way to ipswich. I wonder if he'll be able to choose his assistant or whether Webber has that in hand, maybe begging a more experienced out of work Manager to help out for a clash of styles and a learning experience...
  10. for me. Gunn Aarons Big Andy Kabak Gianoullis Mclean Lees-Malou Rashica Cantwell/Dowell Tzolis Sargeant then when we need more defensive line up Gunn Aarons Big Andy Kabak Gianoullis Sorenson/Normann Mclean Lees-Malou Rashica Tzolis Sargeant Dropped Gimour as he is a hard worker but not tough enough for the ugly style we need to start playing. Sorry Hanley and Gibson, you two are great at reading the match but not playing it, we can't afford that either! Krul & Pukki - rested for a few matches, Krul as he seems low in confidence and needs that shove to up his game, Pukki to be a sub on last 30minutes destroyer! I picked Rashica and Sargeant as they know each other's playing style and the same as Gianoullis and Tzolis, lets use those pre-existing relationships to our benefit.
  11. Is everyone forgetting that we had Kyle Naughton @ RB for a while........... Seriously though, tI think Culverhouse but Max is up there somewhere.
  12. The talk is that the NHS app itself could be used as proof of Vaccination, so would require another NHS app download (although i already have it). Not sure how this would work for those without smartphone, guess they would need to show a physical card or something. Just looking forward to life getting back to slightly more normal
  13. Last Season I honestly found Kenny really frustrating, when we extended his contract I was shocked and thought it a bad decision, I couldn't see how he'd fit into the squad this year as Leitner and Vrancic looked to have more class about them. That being said, when he isn't playing (FA CUP) we miss him, I don't think we appreciate how much he does until he's not there. He reminds me a bit of Howson, who never really wowed me, but I'd never willingly take him out the squad as he did a lot of mopping up and was a pest to the opposition. Do I think he is a leading Prem player, no, but he is probably one of the better midfielders we have at the moment
  14. I saw Klose Sunday...... @ CO-OP . I think he has been out so long, that he won't be an answer at all this season. Maybe a few minutes unless desperately required for more, but I guess he'll be reviewed for next season.
  15. Handy when they have conflicting information isn't it!! https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ104 Do I need a TV Licence to watch subscription services like Netflix, Amazon or Now TV? You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use these services to watch on demand or catch up programmes except if you’re watching BBC programmes on iPlayer. Remember, if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel or TV service, or download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer, you need to be covered by a TV Licence. Live TV means any programme you watch or record as it’s being shown on TV or live on an online TV service. It’s not just live events like sport, news and music. It also covers soaps, series, documentaries and even movies.
  16. Seems I'm the only one who wouldn't mind us going down. Don't get me wrong the riches and stability of the premier league is very welcomed, and I've enjoyed watching some of the brilliant football against arguably some of the best teams in the world! however, another season of VAR as it is currently I'd find frustrating. At least if we were down in the Champs we'd be able to celebrate goals again and not have "offside" goals given when onside (Pukki @ Tottenham)!! I really hope that VAR is sorted next year regardless of the league we're in as it is ruining the game! That being said, I'm going on the feelings of last year season to this years. A year of Euphoria compared to a year of frustration. It'd be naive of me to think we'd go down and walk the league due to the quality of some of the squads. I also try to forget the seasons of finishing mid table championship, or the pain of losing play offs. So two answers - Bournemouth, Villa and West Ham to go down Or Bournmouth, Villa and Us
  17. I have a lot of time for Mario, when he was first in the champs he really was off the boil, he even said so himself. To recognise this fact publically and to make changes takes a lot and he became a very influential player. I'm not sure how influential he'll be in the prem as he relies a lot on his passing due to his pace being a little lacking, I'm not sure he'll get the same space as he did in the Championship but I'm hopeful he proves me wrong. I'm excited to see him back from injury and lining up in the Prem. I honestly hope he is one of the missing pieces of this season. I think with him in Midfield alongside Tryball/Tettey/Tryball and behind Steips we'd have a good enforcer, distributor and target man throughout the spine. I'm also counting down the days for Zimbo to get back in the line up, I think, whilst being an OK CB himself, he was brilliant at organising the whole defense which brought the best out of Godfrey, Aarons & Lewis.
  18. I think Hernandez is due back in training, so opens up a bit more width if he gets some game time. For me and guaging who is and isn't likely available. Krul Aarons - Godfrey - Amadou - Lewis Leitner & Tettey/Steips Buendia Cantwell Hernandez Pukki Dropping Mclean as Leitner and Mclean just doesn't work Dropping Steips from CAM as he hasn't made the step up yet, although would be interested to see how Steips does as a CDM, maybe a good role for him especially as we have seen him cover defensive duties! - Sit him covering the back 4 and let Leitner push forward... Bit harsh on Roberts, but would look to bring him in at half time / 60mins dependant upon how affective Hernandez or Buendia are
  19. I'm torn on him. I don't think he has hit the ground running this season. By the end of last season, he was absolutely phenomenal. I ended up stating he doesn't look like a football player but shows others up! He is definitely not a traditional #10 but does have a good vision and does more for the team in his defensive duties and the like. I think he set the bar high last year by his performances and hasn't made the step up as quickly as some others. I don't think he is a scapegoat, I don't think there is anyone else currently more suited to do role but I hope to see him get up to speed as he was clinical last season!
  20. Wouldn't mind seeing Harrison Reed back for a bit of cover!
  21. The likes of Sheffield and Aston Villa may have spent more but I wouldn't say that relates to anything. We don't need to spend the money and still have a quality of squad higher than they have. If we valued our squad to AV or Sheff i'd say our team is valued more. We don't have to worry about the settling in process either!! They talk about buying Mings.... I'd say extending the contract of Aarons is better business. Far better player, who I think is worth more! Investing is only worth it if you're improving and to improve the Norwich squad would take fantastic scouting and finding hidden gems OR splashing the cash and taking the risk that a "known name" would improve but there isn't any guarantee and could ruin the team spirit we have. In short, if we don't get anyone else in I'm not too disappointed and quite pleased with the contract renewals and signings we've made (especially the youth) regardless of the league we have an exciting future!.
  22. Would be a good loan signing, I agree he's one of those players who always seemed to have "potential" but never seemed to make the grade for Man City (which is stupidly high admittedly) If we can get him on loan, 22 years old and we get him playing to his potential as we have with other players we are on a win/win, we get the benefit of him for a year, plus he's homegrown. It also puts us in good lights as a place to send other young talents! Fingers crossed we'd negotiate a buy clause that is reasonable (unlike Rhodes' reported 7million) but even if not this is a good option to challenge Buendia my only concern is whether this opens the door for Cantwell to go out on loan again. I will trust Webber and Farke to do the right thing as I am one of the doubters who said Pukki would never amount to anything when he signed. Just goes to show what I know!
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