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Largey24

Recent form, POTS, next season.

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I don''t really post much on is forum but I thought i''d share my views as I''m as passionate as you all about Norwich City, and I have opinions on this season just like everyone else, which I am always happy to debate.

I like the team ethos, I sense there is still a good buzz within the camp which we had throughout the last 3 seasons. This isn''t a sinking ship by any means and I think that''s great to see. I don''t sense a division amongst the players or a ''I''m better than you'' attitude like some teams have. The fight is still there on the pitch and each player goes out there to fight for their team and each other. Our away form has been poor this season, and I don''t think the tactics have been great. Everyone kows we play negatively and try to score from the counter or set pieces, but we are quick enough to score on the counter to we have to rely on set pieces, which served us well on the unbeaten run but haven''t reaped the rewards recently, hence we haven''t picked up many away points in 2013. If we can produce the positive displays that we see at Carrow Road away from home, I''m certain we would have more points in the bag. I''ve got no problem with our home form this season, we look solid and although it has been fairly dull at times, we''ve got the results which matter. I see us winning one of the final two home games which will see us safe.

Player of the season for me comes down to three standout performers. I feel sorry for Ruddy because he was playing fantastic before his injury and would have been in the running, and Turner too has been brilliant in his latest run in the side.but for consistency, improvement and talent, the top three for me should be Snodgrass, Bassong and Johnson. Snoddy for me is like a slow Huckerby, but with a bit more skill on the ball which makes up for it. Bassong is a rock at the back, and we look a lot worse without him. Johnson has really impressed me this season, not scared to fight for everything and has looked quality. A better final ball and he would be an all round quality midfielder.

Next season we have the star signing Van Wolfswinkel joining us. Whether we base the team around him is down to the manager, I think that''d be risky, but I wouldn''t want to see him deployed as a lone striker too many times, like Holt or Kamara have this season. We will make further signings in the summer, a central attacking creative midfielder, another winger, a permanent left back and another striker would do me fine. Kamara has an aerial threat and pace which although hasn''t brought many goals (something unfairly held against him I feel, because who else has scored them) I would like to see him back next season as he can offer us a great outlet up front with his presence and skill. He isn''t afraid to shoot, and will raise the crowd if necessary. His attitude is spot on. I hope we play with more attacking threat away from home, believe we can go and take the game to the opposition rather than soak up the pressure and rob them of three points. It hasn''t worked this season and makes us look a but soft. Home form again will be key and I think Hughton knows this, and I''m sure he will play with the right tactics to pick up the points consistently at home, like we have done this season. All in all, I''d like to see more self belief away from home, from the players and the management next season, and we can really push on and fight towards the middle of the table.

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You should post more Largey.

 

I agree with the togetherness of the club. It''s visible on match days as the whole squad celebrate the good and are frustrated by the bad as one. Subs congratulate players if they have done well both after the games and at half time. The owners are fully behind the board who are fully behind the manager.

 

I agree with your selections for POTS. Would prob give it to Snodgrass.

 

If we see it through and stay up it will be a massive achievement for the whole club. To suggest we should then sack the manager is crazy. Why destroy what we have. It''s the team ethic that seperates us from the QPRs of this world. It must be surreal if the players read this board and see that at least half the posters don''t appreciate what we have.

 

Every season we stay up we can get better players and a stronger squad. That might give us a platform and self belief to be more positive. But every season the first objective will be to stay in the league.

 

 

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Agree with all what you have said apart from Kei.

With RVW coming in hopefully a smaller striker to replace Jackons I can''t see the point of keeping KK espeicailly with Becchio and Holt still hanging around. Sure he has a great smile but we have to be more ruthless. The only exception to keeping KK would be if we sold Holt.

 

I don''t believe CH is going to change his tactics so the only way to improve is to sign players who are going to excell in his system. For me that means the defence along with Ruddy only really need strengthening in depth but are forward players need a complete overhaul, I can only see Tettey, Johnson and Snodgrass player a significant role next season so fully expect at least 3 new options brought in.

 

OTBC and lets hope we do over Villa.

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If we lost the team spirit, then I would be really worried. If players weren''t fighting for each other, I would be worried. But we have all this, we have the talent because we went on an amazing unbeaten run which has really defined our stay in this league, we just need to add on this in the summer and spend wisely, because we don''t have the money to make poor signings. Thankfully, we aren''t in a position to offer silly wages and drive a wedge in the team. Thankfully, the management staff are wise and clued up enough to bring in talent on good money, but what won''t blow this club away.

One interesting point for me this season has been Holt. I think a LOT of it has been a lack of confidence from a lack of goals. He has expressed his desire to play alongside a striker, because he will get more chances to score and his confidence will return when he scores more. I hope people don''t lose hope because this is a player who scored 15 last season and is a year wiser now. The crowd mustn''t turn on him, because we would be turning our backs on 3 magnificent years.

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