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  1. The franchise need to disappear as quickly as possible - when you are in the same division as them or drawn against them in a cup then you have to play them , however this time we have chosen to play the franchise in a friendly and even if I was not away on holiday , I would never give them my money . The way they acquired a league place was criminally wrong and no football fan should ever treat the franchise with anything other than total contempt MK should have done what Aldershot , Fleetwood and AFC Wimbledon  have done , start at the very bottom and get to the league by events on the pitch ,Wimbledon may well have died had they not been forcibly moved , but there are plenty of Conference clubs who would have taken their place It was one of the worst decisions that the FA have made  Franchise FC are a total abomination and the history belongs to Wimbledon -at least Franchise have accepted this - even if they do still refuse to drop the Dons part of their name  We should not be playing a friendly against this mob      be eI
  2. It seems to be one thing after another at the moment - car parking( notice is now operated by NCFC ) , concession season tickets , charge for open days ( are we having one this year ? ) - Programmes will no doubt go up this year , casual prices through the roof - the club needs to be careful , there is business like then there is cavalier
  3. seems a bit heavy handed to me - all season tickets last year were different colours depending on the bracket you were in - my 2 kids renewed in March - U12 paid in full at the time , 17 year old on d/d ( payments started in March / April ) so they have had the details of my two for this season since March , plus last season and the season before - they werre members before then - they got birthday cards etc - I live in Norwich and it was hard enough getting to the ground for me , let alone someone who lives away - it annoyed me that we had to do this - If someone is conning the system it is easy enough to root them out without having the genuine ones fall under suspicion
  4. And the price of our STs will double at least. Just get used to it. Bet you would find that we won;t have 20,000 plus season ticket holders if they did - £ 50 for an hour and a half is ridiculous - me , my 18 year old and my 11 year old - £ 100 before we do anything else - can;t ever afford or justify that
  5. Scottish season starts in July , Championship on 6 august So that last game will be a foreign team - possibly Italian or another Spanish team as their seasons start later than most - Won;t be German - season already started
  6. There are a few players at Cambridge who are from Norwich and Norfolk , both in and on the fringe of the first team - the thing is at Championship level there are not many players who come through from the youth ranks , even less in the Premier league - so I suspect a lot of academy players at Norwich get turned away then show up again lower down , look at Bloomfield at Wycombe for one example - we even turned down Zamora when he was younger
  7. [quote user="Big Slob"]Gary the reason there''s huckerby''s and a Gunn in the team is probably because they''re good? Gunn has played for his age at England level[/quote] I accept they are good players , but are they better than a lot of boys at the same age playing in local teams , I have seen them play and there are players who are just as good , who are not playing for NCFC , it certainly helps when you have the right surname
  8. [quote user="nutty nigel"][quote user="Armchair Follower"]I''ve also found Trevor Painter,Ron Hansell and Russell Laskey from Norwich. Expanding the search to Norfolk gives us Maurice Norman from Mulbarton, Clive Payne from Aylsham, Trevor Howard from Kings Lynn, Dave Stringer from Gt Yarmouth and Dale Gordon from Caister. There were more local lads in the early years of the club, but I doubt that people really travelled that far to be a poorly paid footballer in those days. Is the lack of Norwich born players down to lack of talent or deficencies in scouting?[/quote] I doubt it''s deficiencies in scouting armchair. Or poor coaching. Social scientists will probably come up with many theories but I have never seen anything that makes much sense to me. [/quote] Norwich only has about 6 Development Centres that feed into the academy system , Cambridge have 16 - I appreciate that half our area is in the sea , but I suggest that the reason is that we have just worked to the theory that because we are NCFC and the main team in Norfolk , people will want to play for us , rather than the - lets go and get them approach
  9. [quote user="Gingerpele"]Armchair follower. I think scouting isn''t an issue with local football, for a start, have you seen how much FITC do? There are loads of courses/days they do, from ages 2-16 (and possibly higher). And i would hope/assume that some of the Sunday league football is watched by NCFC in some way or another.[/quote] My son plays under 11 football in Norwich and is in the Cambridge PDC in Thetford , he has a season ticket at carrow Road , he has been on lots of holiday courses and plays for his school , I have never seen any scouts at any match he has ever played - Cambridge offered him a trial and took him on , Norwich seems a closed shop and if you know the right people you get in - look at the names Huckerby and Gunn in the squads
  10. [quote user="Muddy funster"]Really really good to watch that again thanks CR. If you put that game with the Sutton Utd game Roasario looks like a football genius! I''d love to see the Millwall v Norwich game (2-3 I believe) where Fleck gets a last minute cracker. Was it for his hattrick?[/quote] the other two goals were from Butterworth and Bowen in the first ten minutes , they got back to 2 -2 at half time and pummelled us in the second half - Gunn had a stormer , and we broke away for Flecky to score in the last minute for the win , Saint or Greavesie was the co commentator and gave MOM to Hurlock - to get out alive presumably Great game
  11. Lowestoft are about three levles higher than the new Lynn - the crowds they both get are 750 ish , Half of the Lowestoft team played for lynn previously , Lowestoft is also in Suffolk - so for me Lynn every time are bigger and should have the relationship with NCFC and the fans - I can see Lowestoft doing exactly what Lynn did and crashing down when wages etc mount up
  12. Centre Halfs Barnett - just missed 4 games through suspension Ward - injured Whitbread - excellent , but returning from injury Nelson - good defender but not a good enough footballer Askou - lambert does not rate him I can see Dion;s point
  13. any abandoned game is always replayed in full , any bookings or sendings off are counted but any suspensions will not include the abandoned game as a match where a suspension is served - Droylsden got kicked out of the FA cup for fieldinga suspended player a couple of years ago - He was not banned for the original games , not banned for a game that was abandoned , but suspended for the subsequent match
  14. [quote user="s10_yellow"][quote user="gary "]can I ask what your connection is to Leeds , as for anybody from Norwich to support a team they have no connection with seems strange , why did you not support your local team[/quote]He stated at the start of the thread that older generations of his family are from Yorkshire. Don''t think you can really criticise him for that - at least he''s a real fan who goes to games, not some Yarmouth Man Utd plastic.[/quote]apologies had not noticed that
  15. can I ask what your connection is to Leeds , as for anybody from Norwich to support a team they have no connection with seems strange , why did you not support your local team
  16. just the 100 ? Russell Osman Arnold Moron the other dutchman Mariner Butcher Burley Gates D''avray Zondervan Haynes Dozzle Kiywoma Fatty Cooper Laurie Snivell Andy Judas Marshall Haynes Wilnis the town of ipswich the county of suffolk the fact they keep trying to be a city and failing Rob chandler - singlehandedly caused me to switch radio stations their superiority complex Marcus Evans - will one day realise and leave them in the cart Roy Keane - hated him at Forest and Man Utd Magilton Mick Mills
  17. it is not the freebies that irritate me , it is the way they say - we have a solution to the concessions for 16 - 21 dilemma , when we meet Mcnally , we will say To me the NCISA is very self serving and nowhere near as important as it believes itself to be , you never hear the club say we have taken notice of the NCISA and as a result their suggestion of whatever will now be implemented Why should the members of the NCISA get freebies anywway , do the capital canaries , the northern Canaries - all as relevant as the NCISA are I am not a member of the NCISA never have been and don;t ever expect to be , they do not appeal to me at all. surely the purpose of the organisation is to be a voice between fans and club , not one where they want kickbacks to encourage memebership - once they do that is their position not compromised ? I have always been against the NCISA in principal and the reason is that it is far too individualistic - the same names appear all the time in dispatches , they are constantly asked for opinions as the voice of the fans - and come out with bland catch all statements so they don;t ruin their standing with the club and the cosiness they enjoy - i know a senior member of the NCISA was sitting beside MR chase when the protests against the early seating of the Barclay was going on - so how they can be in a position such as that ( against the majority of fans ) but then hope to be taken seriously as a fans representative beats me completely I would be interested to know what achievements the NCISA has - have they ever campaigned against anything and been successful , has the club ever taken on board anything they have suggested
  18. same old same old , aren''t we important , we know what to do woth 16 - 21 year old concessions , we want to block book away tickets , canary squares , yellows vouchers - I don''t know this bloke and have nothing against him personally , but the NCISA has a very lofted sense of its importance to the football club and its fans - all very well having incentives for members , but what if you don;t want to be a member , will the club run a raffle for people in my family - we are just as important as the NCISA
  19. the majority won;t even be regular premier league players let alone internationals - I saw Denmark under21''s at Carrow Road in the early 80''s - only remeber Woods and Watson playing rest just passed me by International football bores me
  20. don;t get out much then !!!! will not be great and those names don;t fill me with any enthusiasm at all , a good night out for kids , but adults not so much
  21. i just hope Tim Sherwood took his rubbish home
  22. if connor wickham plays - i am booing the overrated scummer
  23. of course he is a midfielder , but a really great midfielder has far more to his game , i accept he is a good passer and does his job well , but in 10 years time , don;t think you will look back at his career in the same way as someone like Hoddle or Gascoigne - both had more than Scholes
  24. [quote user="GJP"][quote user="gary "] I thought Wilshere was on the bench in the previous game - a good player , but until he learns to tackle he will have problems - [/quote] Firstly - I think "good" is selling Wilshere a bit short Secondly - look at Paul Scholes'' tackling, hasn''t stopped him being one of the best midfielders in football over the last 10-20 years. [/quote] Wilshere has potential but to describe him as anythimng other than good is a bit premature - Not in the same league as Fabregas at the moment If Paul Scholes played for any other team than Man Utd his disciplinary record would be horrendous , he is a good passer , but a midfielder is more than that
  25. that was a great goal and I remember it well , was always good to beat Liverpool then , I loved Drinkell as a player so the autobiography should be good , even if it concentrates on his Rangers career which looking at the cover it would look like it does
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