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  1. Just because Norwich have got promoted again under the same manager doesn't change that sacking Karanka was the right call that, if anything, was made too late. The atmosphere Farke has had throughout the past couple of years hasn't been negative from what I've seen, even in facing relegation. Karanka had lost the plot though, there's nothing about how those final few months had gone that would have in any way lead me to believe we were going to come straight back up under his tenure. Gibson rightly took the job from him, he wasn't the right man for it any more. It's a shame he still hasn
    5 points
  2. My question is: Should a manager who is on the verge of retirement and who, despite being backed in the transfer market, has led us to an anonymous league finish, be backed for a promotion charge? I’m veering towards no. It’s hardly a stunning revelation but Warnock being here is a symptom of the deeper issues at the club: lack of long term vision/complete inability to adapt to football’s changing landscape etc etc
    5 points
  3. The thing is though the way we played that first 30.mins was we chased worked hard to win the ball back then kicked it long for them to pass around us. We won it back tried a quick break by kicking it long down the channels lose it again. Spend another 3 mins trying to win it back to only kick it long again. We have got to learn how to keep the ball better
    4 points
  4. That's how you do it stick with the same players who have done nothing and let us down in recent weeks, the players should have come out to Chris Rea's On the Beach rather than Pig Bag.
    4 points
  5. I'm not so fussed about the keeper, I think we've still got things to learn about him in a real-game environment and he's done alright with the things he's actually had to do today. He's still under our contract and we need 2 keepers next season as things stand so if he can stay and fill one of those gaps for us, gives us less to do this summer. But we've just thrown on a nothing player, somebody we know for sure is leaving this summer, vs. giving a young lad who tactically seems to make more sense than any of the other options we have. Or even Akpom, at least he's here next season and ha
    4 points
  6. 4 points
  7. Sod this I am off, why did Warnock do that play a defensive formation and put no kids in the team who actually have something to play as its their chance to prove their abilities? This was warnocks chance to entertain the fans, give them a spectacle but played decent football then nobody would complain. In other words end the season on a high and see what hes got for fringe players for next season, that he could introduce if they performed. I have just lost so much respect for him now, his plan was to grind out a 1-0 that certainly wasn't qpr intention they set out to attack and press see
    4 points
  8. What a sad state of play this season has ended, a team that gave us a glimmer of hope regressing into a disjointed and un organised bunch of individuals whose only fortee is to pass backwards or hoof in hope. This would have been relegation form and sorry NW must take a huge slice of blame. Massive clear out needed and I acknowledge that we have our best players unavailable but this lot is a sorry shower representing MFC. Goodness knows what another season of NW will bring
    3 points
  9. Those in defence of Warnock believe that he'll be backed this summer, and if he is, he'll take us up. I believe he should have put this team in the play-offs this season but then I know generally those that continue to back him now aren't of the same mind, they think he's done the best he can and that mid-table was best we could hope for. But he's now saying the job in the summer is even bigger than he first mentioned, spreading our resources even thinner across the board. After the last few years, who on here is convinced that Warnock gets the entire squad he wants this summer? If he doe
    3 points
  10. My point is: We've known about Britt's lack of professional integrity for some time now. It's been painfully evident in the performances he's turned in. Unless Warnock is deaf and blind he must have noticed it too. With that in mind, what competent manager would even put him on the bench, let alone use him as a sub? In that scenario you have to question the manager's competence over the player's attitude IMO.
    3 points
  11. Well I've said it before and I'll say it again. My thinking is that Gibson simply sees Warnock as a reasonably safe pair of hands, to keep us mid-table in the Championship, until such time as he can find a new manager who he's prepared to back for a promotion push. I wouldn't get your hopes up for next season...I reckon it'll just be a repeat of this one.
    3 points
  12. We've improved but it's unforgivable how we start every single game on the back foot regardless of opposition
    3 points
  13. Betinelli would'a saved that.....
    3 points
  14. He certainly hasn't minced his words after today. I'd go so far as to say in his press conference, he's making a point to call out people who don't want to be here. I really have to ask who he means though. He's mentioned quite a lot of people by name in a relatively positive manner. He's very happy with Hall, McNair, Howson and Watmore, says they'll enjoy next season when he's got the squad he wants. Archer he's said has been working hard and from as much as 10 days ago, he'd promised him he'd be in for this one and for a couple of games. Spence, he's dragged through the mud today for th
    2 points
  15. Its a real shame about Aitor. I think he has a great footballing brain and judging from his time with us, he's also a half-decent coach. What lets him down is he just doesn't have the man management skills to keep a disparate bunch of personalities functioning as a harmonious group. He had to go when he did. Farke on the other hand seems to be able to juggle the competing interests / demands of his squad very well.
    2 points
  16. I think it's a lot simpler than that. He doesn't need money and I really get the feeling he's not been thinking about the salary at all whilst he's been here. I think he likes managing more than perhaps he let himself believe back when he first decided he was going to retire. I think he likes working with Gibson, someone he always has and continues to respect as an owner and as a person. And I think he genuinely believes he can take us up and is trying to do that. I don't think he'd still be in the game if he didn't think he could offer us anything. The question is whether he ca
    2 points
  17. Just back from the park, and read the entire thread to see how we got on today. God, it's depressing. The biggest concern I have about Warnock is his ongoing inability to motivate the players. They chucked it weeks ago, and he seems either unable or unwilling to inspire them beyond mediocrity. There's enough of his signings in the squad to negate the excuse of having to work with anyone else's players, so what's going to be different next season?
    2 points
  18. Oh and to take a moment to be a little positive about today, we did create enough chances to win the game despite the general crap game that it was. Bolasie should score from Watmore's pull-back, Lumley made two incredible saves from Saville and what looked like a nick off Barbet and I'm not overly sure about the law but I think it's daft that Bolasie isn't given his goal from when their keeper got sent off. There's surely still an advantage whilst there's an open goal to put the ball into.
    2 points
  19. Very disappointing result. We should have got at least a draw from the amount of chances we had. We need to stop starting games so poorly and only starting to play when we go one or two down.
    2 points
  20. Well that was atrocious. They may aswell have kept there man on the field, it'd of made no difference. The future is bleak! Gibson giving NW a contract extension without merit sums up how poorly run this club is from top to bottom.
    2 points
  21. I'm at the stage where I couldn't give a *** anymore.
    2 points
  22. I wouldn't be aiming your anger at him, it should be at the man who decided to bring him on for absolutely no reason
    2 points
  23. Why hasn't coburn got any minutes after being talked up by the manager so much? Like what better game with them down to 10 men and nothing riding on it?
    2 points
  24. Remember it's much harder to play v 10 men ... ©JW
    2 points
  25. Pretty much, yeah. Don't blame anyone, to be honest. Things opening up again here, nothing to play for and we're playing like it most the time, seems like a nice day today in the North East today so plenty will be making the most of that right now!
    2 points
  26. What a surprise that as soon as we actually start trying to play football Watmore suddenly looks dangerous again. Just play like this all the time ffs.
    2 points
  27. Randolph would'a caught it.... Dimi would'a used telekinesis to prevent the ball from moving towards the goal...
    2 points
  28. Wish Warnock would **** off. Can’t take another season of the same shocking ‘football’. We haven’t even had a kick for 15 minutes at home to QPR and it’s the same story every week.
    2 points
  29. Adomah is still better than anything we have had since we got rid of him
    2 points
  30. Bettinelli has been dropped! 40 games too late
    2 points
  31. As a fan I want to finish as high up the table as possible would have preferred 7th spot so to be the best of the rest so to speak but that needs progression and not regression as 2021 has shown so far! In answer to your questions the "players" who Warnock will sign before start of season will not be bothered whatsoever because we will only get what we will get!
    2 points
  32. Does anyone think we'd be a more appealing proposition to a prospective signing if we finished 8th rather than 12th? I know it's a low priority compared to wages, contract length, etc, but I do wonder if missing out on the playoffs by a smaller amount infers a greater prospect of getting into them next season.
    2 points
  33. Massive 6 pointer to see who gets to finish in the coveted top of mid table spot! Hate games like this where the season has fizzled out early. If we play really well, I'll be annoyed we didn't play like that when we had a chance, and if we play poorly, I'll be annoyed that we played poorly... Id certainly like to see some of the young lads given a chance. Brynn in goal and Coulson in no 10 if Warnock thinks he might work there.
    2 points
  34. How I would love Derby to get relegated. Shame I think Rotherham got too much to do in such a short space of time On a side note. What an awful signing Ayala has proven to be for Blackburn. He has barely played for them and they somehow offered him a 3yr deal despite his bad injury record here.
    2 points
  35. @SmogDane Sonni please do the Rotherham thread for what it is worth
    1 point
  36. Norwich and Delia showing Gibson how to smash the league through keeping faith in the process and manager. She didn't sack Farke we shouldn't of sacked Karanka. If we didn't sack Aitor I believe he'd still be here and we'd be top half premiership side. But Gibson is too short term minded
    1 point
  37. Congratulations Norwich...
    1 point
  38. I hope Warnock still reads these forums to see what his football does to people.
    1 point
  39. I would sell Spence for a bag of crisps
    1 point
  40. The skills he showed there were as silky smooth as Sean Dyche's voice after a knockout game that went all the way to sudden death penalties.
    1 point
  41. We're still only 4 points better off than we finished last season, unanimously thought of as our worst season in 30 years.
    1 point
  42. I genuinely don't think we win another game this season and I'm not 100% convinced we don't just lose all of them.
    1 point
  43. Well. Is it too soon to ask for a refund, it's been 2 minutes since I paid.
    1 point
  44. But hopefully Coburn comes off the bench and scores.
    1 point
  45. Have to agree with you BU now the pressure is off from really trying to push on we can now relax in the knowledge that nothing really matters so I expect a good Boro win today. Battle for top ten position come end of season is now on! If we were not still weak in defence I would be tempted to use Bola in a strikers role or as far forward as possible
    1 point
  46. Game day .... woohoo yeah!
    1 point
  47. Harry Kane went off injured for Spurs tonight, for ***'s sake. That is a massive, massive blow if he's not fit for the Euros.
    1 point
  48. Has there ever been a better throw in, better than Barragan's at Swansea away. 😂
    1 point

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