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Swansea City Season Review

05 Jun 2017 07:38:26
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07 May 2017 11:35:16
If Paul Lambert were to become available, would you take him back at Norwich City?

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26 Nov 2016 21:22:22
Manager happy he cannot be sacked. Players happy they get best the best pay in the champ with no pressure to win. Board happy they will sell out when the parachute payments expire. Moxey happy to run another club that pretends to want promotion but isn't bothered either way. Say promotion three times and the dumb saps will suck it up won't they - after all it worked with education education education didn't it. Just the fans who aren't happy. Can the fans transfer clubs? If only they could.

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16 Sep 2016 07:20:27
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27 Aug 2016 19:03:13
New manager rumours are doing the round especially after some peculiar decisions on team selection at Birmingham. Most relate to Neil's continuing habit of playing people out of position Naismith and Brady in particular. With CJ out surely Lafferty starts and Morris is on the bench but no. Then we come to Whittaker who is great going forwards but limited as a defensive player and we area away from home so surely Russell Martin is the more defensively minded option. opposing teams are wise to our passing game and won't give us space to get our heads up Canos and Murphy were good calls in this regard but the main failing was Naismith up front. Pure favouritism and a dumb call. We had possession and lots of shots but no goals. The manager got some big calls wrong and we paid for it. Steve Bruce is available.

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11 Aug 2016 10:26:31
We should stop messing about in regards striker options and bring back Chrissy Martin his link up play is good and can hit the back of the net. Sorry about bringing up the striker problem but let's get something sorted to back up Cameron. OTBC.

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28 Jul 2016 15:55:44
And to think you got poxy moxey comin your way to
Were all glad to get rid.

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23 Jul 2016 11:20:05
So McCormack is in a three way tussle between Villa, Newcastle and us. My guess is that the toon don't go for him due to the players age and fee. It is a 50/ 50 at best that we land him so hopefully the board have some other options lined up ie Bamford Kodjia or a revised bid for Assombalonga are possibilities. Plus what about a new CB. If we don't fill these two positions with quality players then the Board will have failed our manager again. If this is the case then he should resign and simply accept that his employers ambitions are far less lofty than his own. The board needs to Just pay the effin money even if these players are over priced. The cost of not having them and failing to win promotion will be far greater!

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28 Jun 2016 23:15:03
Strong rumours linking west brom striker victor anichebe in a cut price 1.5 million deal

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09 Jul 2016 17:51:56
Plausible if McCormack is 12m and this guy is 1.5m then he's possibly a bargain. He is also a big unit suited to Champ but injury prone. But here's the thing Anichebe hasn't ever cut it in the prem. McCormack however might plus he's a prodigious goal scorer in champ footy and time is running out for him. If he isn't hungry now he never will be. Anichebe is ok as a third or fourth striker but he's no better than CJ. If we sign him it will not be a disaster but it will be a clear sign that we lack ambition.

12 Jun 2016 14:45:20
Oh dear! Here we go again, show's the clubs desire and ambition for top flight football by getting Turner, Jerome etc to sign extended contracts. When it was obvious they were not Premier standard, it looks a case of they'll do for next season, no expense. Gary O'Neil has moved on, no big loss but a steady player, but I will be surprised if we reach the play off's with the clubs involved for Promotion, hope I'm proved wrong.

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06 Mar 2016 05:41:39
{Ed's Note - We have posted a new article entitled, Premier League Results Round Up

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05 Mar 2016 21:45:54
To the question on should Neil be sacked I really can't think who is out there to replace him this late in the season they should have done it earlier if they where going to do it.
who would anyone suggest is available to replace him go back to Adams who is at the club, No good manager would come in hoping to change it around as there isn't a transfer window available to bolster the squad his biggest mistake was buying Dorrans and selling Bradley who worked well with Howsen and scored goals also gave the opposition a hard time.

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05 Mar 2016 16:58:25
Hi All
I have supported NCFC since 1956 and with all the managers we have had in charge in this time I am disappointed with AN in his choice of players for the run in to the end of the season.
Why keep playing CJ he would miss an open net if he was playing by his self, RM has never been a centre half so why play him there rightback is his best position, give Bamford a full game along side Naismith or try some of the youth team at least they would put in some effort.
use bassong, Bennett and klose as a 3 man centre with pinto and olson then in midfield use howson and mulumbu at the front use bamford, molaki, brady and redman with ruddy in goal.

{Ed001's Note - do you think Neil needs to be replaced?}

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Chelsea Loanee Wants Return To Parent Club, Luck With Neville, Valverde Ends Real Madrid Speculation And More

03 Mar 2016 13:04:47
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03 Mar 2016 06:42:21
I see Neil has said the struggles are down to lack of quality. It really is difficult to disagree as Norwich clearly lack any real quality players, lots of hard work, but no real cutting edge.

However, is that not down to Neil? I mean he chooses the players, he is the one that went for a grafter in Naismith, rather than finding a quality forward under the radar like Leicester did, for instance.

Is he not mainly to blame for the Canaries being where they are, with a system that emphasises hard work over any kind of attacking flair? While hard work is essential, it needs an end product, in Neil's case that end product seems to be purely defensive minded.

He wants to stop the opponent, that is his sole focus. Surely in Norwich's position the focus should be on going at opponents and trying to get wins? Draws are no use to a club in relegation trouble. Wins are needed.

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01 May 2016 14:17:31
I agree in terms of results and tactics. The stats say that Norwich are the Prems lowest user of the through ball. This is significant. In other words we do not seek to use passing moves to get opposition defences out of position. The though ball is often a counter attacking side's main weapon.
The high press is an obsession for us however as a one trick pony with no counter attacking game we are easy to defend against. If you cut out our crossing we have nothing to offer but long shots which most prem sides can defend all day. The game stats flatter us too as we have shots a plenty mostly from range and decent possession and pass completion figures. We think we should win but we don't.
Mourihno would often talk about transitions being the key to winning prem games. It is very easy for opposition defenders to keep a good shape against us because we are too slow in the transition and totally lacking a counter attacking threat. We actually have got the players to play counter attacking football so instead of winning possession and playing a bunch of square balls as we gradually move up the field and the opposition get back Into shape as we do now we need to play the killer ball to runners into space. Leicester are the Prems top player of the through ball incidentally.

UEFA Consider Fan Free Euros, Referee Dazed And Confused At Bournemouth, FIFA Hang On To Brazil's Money While Refusing To Change Russia And Qatar As World Cup Venues Plus More

02 Mar 2016 03:33:30
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Bale's Move From Spurs To Madrid Under Investigation, Messi Scores Goal 300 And More

18 Feb 2016 19:28:18
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Woodward defends Manchester United Signings, Afobe Responds To Not Trying Criticism From Wolves And More

12 Feb 2016 04:28:49
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Pulis Joins Chorus Calling For Reduced Ticket Prices, Everton Rule Out China Sale And More

11 Feb 2016 15:52:50
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10 Feb 2016 11:43:56
Is it time for Alex Neil to stand down? !!!!!!!!!!!

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07 May 2016 13:35:54
Neil's man management skills are first rate his tactic nous less so.
He is still flummoxed by how to attack in this league and it is rare that you will ever see opposition defenders running back towards their goal because they are out of position.
Pass completion and shots make for a good squawka rating but they don't win games. The ball has to go into the goal for that.
Fast transitions running off the ball and playing the chuffing through ball will. Sadly this is not something Neil does. He has pace all over the field and players with passing skills so sadly the manager must take responsibility for our lack of goals.
He was surprised by the amount of counter attacking in this league. I am surprised that he has not done anything with this observation. Is he still arguing with reality? No goals in 9 starts is poor. Really poor. How many times has Redmond had the chance to get behind the full backs only to stop and play the square ball. Why does the manager have him do that ? Why aren't players running into the box when we break? That is all down to the manager. He is responsible for our lack of goals as much as the players are.

Bale And Zlatan To Face Off, Moravcik To Unearth Talents Not Good Enough For The Biggest Clubs For Celtic, Plus Crespo Is 'Almost Happy' Neville Is A Valencia Flop Plus More

10 Feb 2016 09:05:16
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Mahrez Warm Up Technique For Leicester City Matches, Leeds United Remove Number 17 From Matchday Programme And More

05 Feb 2016 08:22:42
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Wolfsburg Sign FIFA 16 Player, Evans Threatens To Quit Leeds And More

04 Feb 2016 20:13:23
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Brawl Bans Handed Out, Neville Refuses To Resign As His Valencia Player Receives Standing Ovation From Barcelona Fans Plus More

04 Feb 2016 10:53:33
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Deadline Day Moves, Inter Milan Boss Gets Ban, Arsenal Striker Makes Move And More

01 Feb 2016 21:53:10
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