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  1. Ian

    Farke's fortitude

    The only explanation is that he is an excellent, intelligent coach, and his team are doing a consistently impressive job.
  2. Ian

    Complete Bulls***

    I think that's right @Jim Smith - VAR not only seems to be poorly implemented - but it is really highlighting the inadequacies of some of the laws of the game when technology is available to apply these to the letter of the law. Taking aside the obvious technicality of the encroachment rule, it's difficult to fathom that Aarons boot-toe and chest encroaching within the 18-yard box a tenth of a second before the ball is kicked would actually have had a material impact on whether he would have cleared the ball or not, in much the same way it is difficult to understand how an attacker's knee being a centimetre ahead of a defender's leg would grant them a substantial advantage in terms of an offside call. I feel that not only is VAR taking away the referee's judgement and moving it to a faceless computer operator, but it is actually really underlining the poor nature of some of the laws of the game - there's no doubt that the game actually seems to be suffering (overall) as a spectator sport as a result of this. I often find that I don't fully celebrate a goal at Carrow Road these days because there's still a chance some sort of tenuous infringement may be discovered.
  3. I think our 3-1 victory will be the final nail...
  4. Your trolling seems to be getting more desperate.
  5. A few guys who sit behind me at the game like to single out someone for criticism, and whilst it was initially Vrancic last season, without question Todd is the scapegoat this term. From Krul's comments I'm assuming it's not just limited to Block D of the Barclay, and it really is an odd phenomenon as to why some players always seem to get unfairly slated by the crowd. However, if you actually look at Todd's end product this season he is one of our top performers, a young local lad, and from our academy. Just can't understand why he would be a boo boy. Envy?
  6. Ian

    Villa interested in Emi

    Big spending Villa, despite stuffing us sit only 1 point better off, albeit with a game in hand. I would certainly be sweating it if I was Dean Smith.
  7. Sir Bean! (ignoring the r and the y)
  8. Agreed, I genuinely don't understand the point - I think there's a massive misunderstanding of what Cantwell offers. Vrancic is a fantastic, languid midfielder, but almost the polar opposite of Cantwell as a player.
  9. How many goals has Emi scored this season? Did you see when he came on he gave the ball away on the edge of the penalty area AGAIN with just a few minutes to go, only we got away with it this time? Cantwell was arguably MoM today, well up there in our top 3 performers.
  10. Yeah, Hoolahan used to do similar things too. Yet he never really seemed to get the same level of criticism as our local lad from Dereham. I wonder why?
  11. He really wanted that goal, great story for him and Zimbo today. Incredible to think Christoph was considering quitting football for teaching not very long ago, and has now marshalled his team to a clean sheet away at one of England's biggest clubs. Love this club.
  12. Great away performance, and very well deserved 3 points. Should bring so much confidence after a torrid run too. So good to see us clear the ball and put in professional fouls rather than get caught on the break.
  13. Well done to all those who predicted Zimmermann wouldn't make much of a difference
  14. Ian

    The fabled academy

    Indeed, I couldn't really be bothered to type out the few words it would have taken to show the ridiculousness of his argument. Sad.