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  1. Apart from having the benefit of a proven goalscorer in Defoe, Sam A as manager put great influence on organising the team and its defensive qualities to keep clean sheets. I can''t help feeling that some of The wasted transfer fees that Norwich paid could have been spent on a quality defensive coach to do the same for us . Which brings me to another point, what qualities did the back up management team give? A pity that Michael Phelan could not have stayed.
  2. The initial post on this message board and the reply of Evil Monkey sum up the situation perfectly. No-one wants to see the club where it is at the moment but this endless list of negative and sometimes personal posts makes it a message board that is predictable and not as interesting as it was. I know my own posts have not been as many as others -  by far in some cases - but it is a message board that I no longer look forward to read as I did. More rational arguments please.  
  3. And so some have said its ridiculous Fleming going to Wolves and are blaming Peter Grant/The Board and probably even the tea lady at Carrow Road for this. Have those same people thought that perhaps a deal with Bournemouth was only thwarted (despite Norwich''s best hopes of any possible Hayter inclusion in the deal?) by the player himself or both Fleming and his agent once he/they got a sniff of interest from Wolves?   I am surprised that no posters have blamed NCFC for the fact that Matthew Spring''s wife was pregnant given the nature of some of the continued ''blame'' messages that keep appearing here, can we give Delia and Peter Grant a break please? Grant has got a goalkeeper, would apparantly have got a midfielder this week as well apart from that last minute change of mind, no doubt he has others on the horizon to make this team more like the one he would like to move things forward. Lets just try and appreciate he is trying to do things eh?    
  4. ......................he was active on one occasion this afternoon - in the first 10 mins when a header from him resulted in him losing his hair-band!  Says it all doesn''t it?  
  5. It was not easy to play there today but this is no excuse for Shackell especially to not make more use of the ball when clearing the ball. Can''t more time be spent with him at Colney to improve his distribution rather than either a hoof up field, a mis skewed pass that goes nowhere, or a pass that goes straight to the opposition. He has been guilty of this all season. A pity, because otherwise heis a solid defensive player, even if he and Doherty have been caught out at times. I also agree with a previous post expressing concern over our crosses. Too many of these are wasted on a regular basis. Surely its not too much to expect the likes of Colin and Drury as well to improve in this respect?     
  6. The standard of the reserve league and the frequency of games means that the fringe players at Carrow Road are sitting around bereft of games. Why shouldn''t they then go to Kings Lynn for a period to keep in reasonable match practice? If I was one of them I would rather do this than play occasional reserve games at places no better than the ground facilities at The Walks. As well as being a good standard of football the nature of that league and the competitive nature will help toughen up the players on loan.  It seems to me that whatever Peter Grant tries to do he will get slated by posters on this website. Why not try out things like this?     
  7. It says a lot about our current position re playing strength when we rely on a 37 year old to be man of the match again playing both at the back for the majority of the game and then to switch to an effective target man. Lets hope for value for money January additions as well as Chadwick/Croft etc. Other than that I wonder if Ted MacDougall and Phil Boyer still have their boots? (For you younger ones these were significant players from the John Bond days of the 1970''s.........................if only! 
  8. I take issue with the comment made by Smudger that ''''greedy Delia takes another £2 million or £3 million on her investment in the club...........'''' if Earnshaw is sold. Such a ridiculous comment is one that has not really been thought out beforehand - she is hardly this, quite the opposite in fact. Or would he rather have some foreign somebody who doesn''t care two hoots about the club to be there?    
  9. Perhaps they are feeding us all that fat - after all we are canary supporters - so that our reserves are built up for the winter months - I am sure Bill Oddie would recommend it (for the true bird population anyway)! Seriously, I tried a hot dog and chips from the independant stall outside the Jarrold Stand on tuesday and thought that this in comparison was pretty good. Food for thought as they say for the rest of the season..............      
  10. Good Post there Chicken, I agree with you and others that Colin has improved since Grant has been here - I think he has given Colin plenty of encouragement to go forward on overlaps etc. and will continue to impress this upon him. Under Worthy once he got over the half way line he seemed totally confused as to what to do with the ball and nothing resulted. If we can improve both his overlap play and also that of Drury''s then this will add another aspect to our game. Once they both get down the wing they have got to deliver the end product. As for Andy Hughes, I have said in an initial Post the other day that he did well when he played in Colin''s position saturday and believe the guy deserves a break (some fans seem to be doing this already). Yes his commitment is first class, a lot better than some of the others at times, and hopefully it is not too late for us to see what sort of player he really is. The pass for the goal at QPR for instance was excellent.  [:D]
  11. Two pretty average teams today and we scored from just about our only shot but............ Man Of The Match was fully deserved today for Dion Dublin. Not only did he have an excellent game, the way he was marshalling the defence and intelligently using the ball when clearing from defence deserves mention. How many times have others just got rid only for the ball to come straight back again. Yes he is 37 years old but the football brain is very much there which is invaluable. A special mention for Andy Hughes. I thought his brief display at right back to replace Colin was good, he seemed to fit in there well. Grant''s post match comments were interesting and ones that I agreed with. Mention of high balls up to Earnie and giving the ball away by players who should know better in the first half. Lets hope he can put this right in the weeks/months to come by actions on the training pitch and/or activity in the loan/transfer market.  
  12. Here we are, surprise surprise and some people are criticising the appointment of Peter Grant already - and he is not even in the hot seat yet! The special phone in on Radio Norfolk this evening was a programme worth listening to with interesting comments made by Jon Day - editor of Y''Army in between the calls. This programme was by no means critical of the appointment and my initial view is that it could well be a good one. Malky Mackay also spoke well of Grant in a separate article this week and how he approves of his approach to the players in all respects. As for people arguing that we should have gone for a ''''Big Name'''' - who is to say they would have been any better? If Peter Grant came through the Interview with enthusiasm and plenty of impressive ideas etc. then fine. Better him than one or two others I can mention who were also being mentioned for the job. Ian Crook? he might not have been interested in the job anyway when it came down to it because of his commitments etc. down under. So, give the Guy a chance, don''t pre judge and get behind both him and the team. It is what everyone wants to see - a united and hopefully succesfull NCFC!    
  13. Reading all these posts I think we are all in agreement on this one. A resounding No from us all. Didn''t he also have to have Terry Venables in to help him at one stage which again speaks volumes for his managerial non-ability!  
  14. With people like Yellow Fever still going on about this not being the ''''end of the mission'''', I wonder what planet they are on? Nigel Worthington has gone, we should all be looking to the future and pulling together, not continuing this sometimes ridiculous chirade. Perhaps a look into the Dictionary for the definition of ''''Supporter'''' would help.............................................. 
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