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Everything posted by littleyellowbirdie

  1. I think this may be the source of our woes: we need sexier fans in the stadium to distract the opposing players at key moments in play.
  2. That's nothing to do with luck. Ineacho broke a rule so the goal didn't count. No luck involved, just proper application of the rules. No question that there's a lot of work, but Leicester are a poor side?
  3. Assuming we do go down, which seems a pretty safe bet to me (no complaints by the way: I respect the club's cautious fiscal approach given recent history with the likes of Naismith), my expectation is to go straight back up again and I'm very confident that will happen. I'm sure we'll lose some players in the Summer, but I don't think we'll lose anybody we can't do without and Farke and Webber have proved to me that they can pick good replacements. While the team has understandably lost its mojo somewhat after the battering it has taken this season, I don't think it will take much to get it back at Championship level. Once we're back up again, I think we'll be much better placed to invest to secure ourselves in the Premier League without the risk to the long term health of the club that we would have been taking this time around. Anyway, that's my opinion on it.
  4. There's one thing you can do to 'change things up' as it stands: get rid of the manager. In doing so you scrap any identity that has been built to get us to this standard on next to no investment for a vain hope that someone else can miraculously turn what is already a cohesive unit as evidenced by last year, into something that can miraculously grab 16th place this season. It would be a moronic move.
  5. The problem is that the Premier League is a law unto itself separate from the rest of English football. The Premier League schedules according to its interests and ultimately will not do anything to accomodate the rest of football in England. If the FA and Premier League were working together then the Premier League would reschedule to allow the Winter break, but the Premier League is too important, so Liverpool has been caught in the middle.
  6. I swear nobody who follows this club actually listens. We were told where we were before last season even finished: we were going to be doing this on a shoestring and if we could manage to survive then great, but if not then we'll go again a lot more financially stable. I'm getting really sick of people having hissy fits about 'no ambition' and so on. Really, if you want vicarious success every single week then just switch to supporting Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea or so on. There's no shame in not bothering with the fact that it's a local club linked to the community and just going for a feelgood glow from the success of something that has **** all to do with you. Better than that than making it a misery for the people who just want to see the club do the best it can within the resources it has.
  7. Everyone in the world has a long list of things they don't understand. The word for someone who doesn't realise they have a long list of things they don't understand is 'ignorant'.
  8. Not to worry. Pukki will take a clear lead soon enough.
  9. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I actually think tonight bodes pretty well: first night back in the Premier League against the European Champions and, after a drubbing in the first half, we keep them out all second half and claw a goal back. I really think we're going to do okay this season.
  10. Yup. Almost makes me wonder whether it's going to be out-sourced.
  11. Well it seems there was no option agreed and definitely no price agreed so I'm delighted to take back my earlier comments. Would still like Rhodes to come to us mind. Plenty of summer left for them to come to an agreement so you never know.
  12. Perfectly appropriate word when you attempt to renegotiate (note the difference in meaning in contrast to 'negotiate', which you have used here) a previously agreed figure.
  13. Not as sorry as I am about your poor communication skills.
  14. You have to be the most obnoxious so and so on here, you know that?
  15. I suppose he could, but why would he? To be honest, I think Norwich is in the wrong here. They entered into a loan deal with an agreed price of 7 million quid to buy at the end, and that was agreed when most people would have expected us to be starting next season in the Championship. Now we're saying we'd like him, but not at the price we'd already agreed to? I think it's shameful to be honest.
  16. New manager, new ideas. Good news for us that Brighton will be transitioning in style while still very vulnerable. That should work in our favour.
  17. From Pukki's recent comments I think the club knew exactly how Pukki would fit in before they ever spoke to him. That was what convinced him it was the right club for him in the first place.
  18. That's possible. I lived in Norfolk a large chunk of my life and in Norwich for a few years. Certainly if you experience hostility from someone/a group then you're more likely to feel it back. My general point though was that I get the feeling that a lot of these local rivalries seem to be rooted in a general idea that you're 'supposed' to be rivals if you're nearby. Like, for me, I find Fulham and Aston Villa a lot more irritating than Ipswich, possibly more so towards AV after the weekend, although hopefully not!
  19. Probably one of the biggest testaments to Tim Krul's innate ability is the fact that he rejoined Newcastle when they were in the championship in 2009 and contributed to getting them promoted. They stayed in the Premier League every season that he was first choice, then were relegated in 2016 after he went out of action early in the 2015/2016 season with a cruciate ligament injury. We're very lucky to have him.
  20. To be honest, I've never got the whole local rivalry thing at all: that you should feel an intense loathing for another club simply on the basis of something as arbitrary as a degree of geographic proximity has always struck me as a bit puerile. But whatever turns you on I guess.
  21. I think we're more likely to win the Premier League next season than that happening!
  22. I've no doubt that our players will be turning up in Birmingham fully intent on clinching the title in style. Knowing Villa, they will do their utmost to spoil that, regardless of their own requirements: worth remembering that they still relegated us from the Premier League some years back when we were desperate for points and they should have been on the beach in principle. Ultimately, if our players put on their best then Villa won't be able to stop them though.
  23. Easy to say all that, except generally the expectations of fans is to spend lots of money or you're 'lacking ambition'. Clubs that are financially prudent are a very rare breed and the number of clubs in the Championship that exist on the brink of financial disaster is huge. By and large, I think Webber has sold the fans on the prudent approach this season with some phenomenal bargains. Hopefully fans will keep their expectations in check in the Premier League next season, although I'm hopeful we have the quality to survive without going mad on spending.
  24. His retirement from politics in favour of football worked out well for everybody.
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