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  1. Feedthewolf

    Godfrey to Spurs?

    Fixed for accuracy.
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    Godfrey to Spurs?

    It was a rhetorical question.
  3. Feedthewolf

    Godfrey to Spurs?

    Have you got your Christmas tree up yet, Vince? Or is there no point because it's already guaranteed that it's going to come straight back down again?
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    Genuine question

    Which manager/head coach do you think has the best chance of keeping Norwich in the PL this season (assuming the same board/finances/budget, with Webber continuing in his role)? a) Daniel Farke b) Other (please specify) I'm not being contrary here, and it's always a deflating and dispiriting experience being in a relegation battle, but do people think a change of manager would increase or decrease our chances of survival? Personally, I just can't see how any other manager could come in and take this squad, which is specifically drilled and educated to play this specific style of football, and take it up the table by implementing a completely different style with next to no transfer budget. If your answer is b) I'm all ears...
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    Genuine question

    Get off the internet, Mince.
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    Genuine question

    Have you ever done anything to change this perceived problem, other than the odd bit of casual mouth-farting on an internet forum?
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    Do you think we will stay up?

    Farke has shown us many times that he places a lot of stock in statistical analysis. He will be all too aware of the importance of these games; I think his comments in the media are to try to take the pressure off his players. We don't know what he's like in the dressing room, but even if he is calmness personified, it's a balancing act - people can be too fired up, just look what happened to Joe Hart's career. I think, if anything, he's going the right way about it if he's trying to get the players to 'shut out the noise' and keep playing their own game the way he's told them to. It took a while to get it right in the Championship, but once we did click it was brilliant. He's definitely learning, but ultimately we may run out of time this season.
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    Genuine question

    Great post.
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    Farke v Emi

    Good first post. After the creative no-show last night, I'd be surprised if either Emi or Vrancic didn't start on Sunday. Emi has been his own worst enemy at times, but I do feel sorry for Mario... he's long overdue a chance.
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    Do you think we will stay up?

    If we continue on our current trajectory (0.73 points per game), we'll get to 28 points by the end of the season. To get to 40 points, we'll need to improve that to 1.26 points per game over the remaining 23 games. That's a massive ask, even before you consider the likelihood of other teams strengthening their squads in January. However, if you look at our last three games since Zimbo came back, we've got 4 from 3 (1.33ppg), including two away games and a game against Arsenal. If we could beat Sheffield United and get a draw against Wolves (assuming a defeat at Leicester), we'd still be on track. If the team that played Everton and Arsenal turns up, rather than the team that turned up last night, it is still doable. On the balance of probability, though, we're more than likely to go down.
  11. No team can play at that 'decent tempo' for 90 minutes. The first season we were trying to play a style of football that the players weren't sufficiently drilled enough to play. In the second season, once Farke had found the right mix of personnel and taught them the intricacies of his tactics, we were great. He's now undergoing that learning process all over again, having to learn on the fly and teach these players how to adapt and survive at a ridiculously high level. It's bloody hard to watch it in progress (think Millwall 4-0 away early on, and this season the shockers at Burnley, Brighton and the first half tonight), but we've got a young manager and a young and inexperienced squad having to face quality teams every single week.
  12. Thanks for the heads-up. Everyone seems so serene and blissed-out tonight...
  13. Yep, I hear you. Making Plans made a similar point and I responded to that one. Increased tempo = increased risk = increased chance of being caught on the counter... it's all about balance, risk and reward. I sometimes find myself getting frustrated with the slow pace when I'm watching, but fitness levels and stamina over 90 minutes are very delicately balanced. No one can play aggressively for 90 minutes, not even Barca. You have to pace yourself, and I try to be mindful of that when I'm watching. Very difficult to do when you're a passionate, emotional animal with a few drinks in you, though!
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    Godfrey to Spurs?

    Winning headers from set pieces is a weakness of Godfrey's that has been a recurring issue, I agree. But because he's young, of course you have to make allowances and try to coach him out of it. If he had no weaknesses in his game at all, he wouldn't be playing for Norwich. He's an incredibly talented young footballer with immense potential, and we need to support him rather than blurting out stupid reactionary stuff when he makes mistakes (as any young player will). He's had three games with an experienced defender alongside him this season, and in the first two he's done well. I'm not suggesting he's beyond criticism, but can we not just go easy on him a bit?
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    Godfrey to Spurs?

    Might as well give him away on a free. Reactionary bullsh*t much?
  16. Yeah okay, fair comment. Truth is probably somewhere in the middle ground, as with everything. I want us to stick to our principles - as I'm sure you do - but sometimes we do tend to overplay a little bit. As long as you're not advocating we tear up our coaching manual and 'lump it up to Srbeny' I'm happy
  17. It's not beyond the realms of possibility that we can win a home game against a team who finished below us in the Championship last season. I just think it's really important not to see results in isolation. After the Villa game and after the Watford game I was much more concerned than I am now. We have an extra day's rest than Sheffield United, and there's no reason why we can't play on the front foot and win. Should we lose on Sunday, I'll be seriously concerned again considering we've got Leicester, Wolves, Villa and Spurs in our next four after that.
  18. I think that the reason for this is that if you just 'lump it up there', Southampton are poised and ready to counter-attack. They had Redmond and Adams on the pitch for precisely that reason. If you stay patient and keep the ball in their half, the pressure mounts and they sit deeper. You could see them getting drawn deeper and deeper, and hear the restlessness in the crowd. The way I see it, we would still be scrabbling around in the Championship if we didn't have Farkeball, so I'm prepared to take these results on the chin and let him learn on the job. He did a pretty good job of learning from his first season in the Championship, and if we can somehow stay up this season then I'd expect us to be much more competitive next. And if we do go down, at least we know he knows how to succeed in the Championship.
  19. It doesn't matter how we get to 40 points, as long as we get there. Not suggesting we look on course to do so at the moment, but there have been teams who have stayed up by virtue of performing better against the 'bigger' teams. If we win on Sunday we'll be back in the mix again.
  20. What one-eyed garbage. He's been the only recognised centre back for the majority of the season, with barely 12 months of first-team experience under his belt. He's already captained England U21s, and has all the technical abilities of a top modern centre-half. What more do you want from a young NCFC player, seriously? Flawless world-class performances week-in week-out?
  21. Decent response in the second half, at half time we looked like we might get buried. Still, we don't get any points for being alright-ish when we're already 2-0 down. A really poor result, especially given the last two results and performances against much better teams. Three points on Sunday and we'll be back in touching distance, lose on Sunday and things will be starting to look bleak.
  22. Me get over myself?! You just said "So Amadou isn’t the messiah we were waiting for to give us that in midfield then...." after 45 minutes of playing badly! Calm down sunshine!
  23. Each to their own mate... I thought he was the worst of a bad bunch. But collective responsibility and all that - assuming we don't pull off something remarkable tonight, we'll go again on Sunday and look for a reaction.
  24. He played well on Sunday against Arsenal over 90 minutes. If you're happy to write him off after 45 minutes of poor performance, never go into management of anything or anyone! He was dreadful, but the whole team was all over the place.
  25. Pro tip for Emi: looking like you give a sh*t will increase your chances of playing football.
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