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  1. grefstad

    Timm Klose

    [quote user="TCCANARY"]That noise you can hear is you laughing on your own.[/quote]

    So, so, have you become the spokeperson of the cavemen?

    Chill down, in case you feel offended, and get back to topic.

    You are derailing. I also did, and apologised. Get your act together.
  2. grefstad

    Timm Klose

    Hehe, seeing the responses from the usual suspects is worthy of a good laugh.

    Now, back to topic, please.
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    Timm Klose

    [quote user="Chippy Minton"]You really are a lovely warm human being Grefsted![/quote]

    Possibly. Caught a nerve? Stick to the topic, please. Sorry for derailing it a bit. Could not help myself. Will not happen again...
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    Timm Klose

    Back to topic....

    This is taken from Vital Norwich today.

    http://www.norwich.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=430987

    View on Klose:

    Deutsche Welle''s Van Opdorp describes him as "a squad player with latent dependability." It seems he has been a solid defender in Germany although worryingly he is also described as "never been good in the air." However, Van Opdorp thinks he has something that Norwich City currently don`t have. He says that Klose "isn`t as physical as Sebastien Bassong or Russell Martin" but that he is "more crafty" and "able to contribute play from the back" and has ''gifted feet.'' He also "has excellent spatial awareness."

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    Hmm...as "physical as Russel Martin"? Surely a joke. If Russ coukld get half near a forward, he might be a bit rough, but he is alsways at least 3 yards away, backing off...

    I like the "spatial awareness" stuff though. Much needed in our defence.

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    Timm Klose

    Good stuff, Indy.

    In this forum, inhabited by far too many ignorants, eternal student losers, coffee drinking bearded hipsters, 1-bedroom inhabitants living on benefits, pint-loving gigabelly bellends with a wreck of a wife, keyboard warriors with a inferiority complex, etc, you will never be acknowledged for being knowledgable or predictive of the future.

    Most of the "know" in here is what people read on the backside of newspapers, and whatever dross Archant is producing/recycling, and ofcourse the subtexts scrolling on the bottom of Sky Sports.

    And if I am being patronising now, yes, I was, on purpose. Maybe it can kickstart a discussion on a dull Monday...
  6. True, Legend.

    Good read that article too.

    For us, playing deep will rarely work, because we have virtually no threat on the counter. Only Redmond, but he is off form, and not playing much.

    We lack pace in midfield, which many of the direct competitors have. A side like Newcastle have got a lot of pace in their team. Players like Sissokho can break with pace from midfield, among others.

    We sadly don''t have that, so imho, AN is trying to play a style not suited to our players.

    The way our team is set up, is to keep possession, boss the game, and pass our way to success. This has worked well in the Championship, not so well in the Premier because such a stryle requires a high back line, which we all know is death to us, given the lack of pace among our defenders.

    So, the options are:

    1. Play deep, but recruit quicker forward players to be a threat on the counter.

    2. Play "the Norwich way", attacking, possession, high back line, but we need quicker defenders for that.

    Pinto has arrives and may help for option 2. Klose is perhaps not the quickest, but surely not slower than the ones we got. Naismith, although not blistering quick, is equally suited to both styles of play, having operated in both styles at Everton.

    We do lack a pacy, Ighalo-type of forward to play on the counter when we are laying deep. Maybe why AN seemingly wants Gayle.

  7. We´ll see. Bassong may benefit from playing with another type of defender, more of a leader type, so Bassong can hide in his shell and do his thing.

    Bassong is not a leader himself, so may suit him.

    As for Bennett, not convinced AN thinks he is the real deal. Started very well, but has tailed off a bit recently.

    Depends on the expected match picture, I think.

    If we are to play a high line, I don´t expect Bennett to play as often. If we play deep, Bennett is more suited, as it invites more crosses which Bennett is decent at hacking away. Bennett is also more suited to the knuckling of deep defending, tight marking, little space behind for attackers to exploit, etc.

    Bennett would probably be a shoe in defender for Pulis at WBA, the way they play.

  8. Teams that successfully (more often than not) play a 4-5-1 high intensity defensive game are Palace, WBA, Leicester, to a certain extent Everton, among others.

    Infact, as westcoast says, most of the teams in the Premier try to play like that when on the defensive. It is the level of intensity that differs greatly.
  9. It is a fair point that tactics has something to do with the total km run during a game.

    A deep tactic would normally lead to less km, but indeed more sprints (on the breaks).

    Also, a common mistake in deep tactics is that the intensity levels drop, because the the team feels more secure, with two deep banks of 4-5-1.

    This was a huge discussion in Norway during the 1990´s when Norway did very well in the international scene, playing 4-5-1 with high intensity defensive work, compact lines, and quick counters.

    The system works very well, if you keep the intensity up.

    If intensity is not present, the system breeds even more passivity.
  10. grefstad

    A new Captain needed

    Certainly looks like Howson is being groomed for the captaincy, being pushed out to do most of the media talk, etc.

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    Russell Martin (Again)

    Ehat Martin has done in the past for this club counts for very little, I''m afraid. Football is a revolving business, and Russ has had his time.

    If Norwich ever is to become an established Premier side, we can not let sentimental stuff influence the team too much. In the case of Martin, sentimental stuff IS influencing, in addition to the terrible choice of having him as captain (makes him less likely to be dropped).
  12. Fair point, Legend.

    Norwich also had mote possession vs Bournemouth, 54% vs 46%.

    Blurnemouth did us on the break, but also on quicker, more direct attacks, which is always effective against our defenders. Howe did AN tactically, but AN was also massively let down by a lack of collective effort, and the usual no show from the likes of Martin (defensively VOO was shite too).

    Our entire right side needs to be overhauled imho. Not good enough defensively, virtually dead offensively.

  13. [quote user="Crabbycanary3"]and you will cherry pick which ones suit your agenda[/quote]

    But ofcourse. You can get your sorry a$$ out of the chair and find stats that prove me wrong. If you can find them.

    Then we can have a fruitful discussion for once.
  14. To my knowledge I have seen very few, if any, stats posted here before I did it recently. By all means, keep them coming...
  15. Last years stats means nothing, and besides, if you insist, the teams that went down were very low on those stats, if not in the last 3.

    This years stats are mote important.

    If you think it is boring, it is probably why such stats need to be told.

    To lift the knowledge of people like Squit (and his like).
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