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General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 04:21:10 PM »
All good to have in place, KES, but not money spinners.  And, to be honest, I don’t think they should be priorities, apart from trained stewards, because most people who attend games at the moment live fairly close by - why not have a bite or a cuppa before they come ?  Beer won’t sell much, if people have to drive home.  I see you made a point or two on the “thread” today, so presume you watched the game.  Any impressions of the team or players ?

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 03:39:14 PM »
Firstly, I think SC has been superb for this club.  His outlay must have been huge, and his ambition and determination to progress has been second to none, in the history of the club, imho.  But one thing hasn’t changed, and I think gs50 hit the nail on the head.  We have always thought small, and internally.  I’ve said on many occasions over the years that we only “sell” to the people in the ground.  I don’t believe food and drink bring in much income, so isn’t the hub of the problem.  Commercial Manager, yes, though at present we can’t expect to attract a really good one, and then either devise a competition that can sell outside the club, or join forces with other ( non-football included) initiatives trying to attract “paying punters” as well.  And again, my party-piece, more cover and terraces, plus, advertising of the club, and games, to attract the thousands of fans of the game in this area, who are not attracted by the facilities at the moment.

General Discussion / Re: Norwich under 23s
« on: July 30, 2021, 09:09:53 AM »
How on earth can our pitch host more games ?  Unless something radical has happened to it that we don’t know about, it will look good for a few weeks, then start to go downhill (!!! - re-phrase) deteriorate.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 30, 2021, 08:59:58 AM »
I think Blueboy is right.  But, imho, we have never had a CM at the club who gave me any optimism that they would have an impact.  Quite often we’ve heard, over the years, of a new appointment, followed by optimism from fans that the ensuing silence is due to plans being formulated, and soon to be put in place, then an announcement that a new CM has been appointed.  Then a new one, again, ad infinitum !  It is hard to sell the ambition of a club that has never made progress, apart from the last 2 or 3 years, of course.

General Discussion / Re: New YouTube Channel
« on: July 27, 2021, 01:53:45 PM »
I’m a little concerned we haven’t “nicked” any players that other NL clubs wanted.  Could be wrong on that, and hope I am.  Still need a couple of “major” players, if possible.  I appreciate how difficult it is, but we have to be more fluent and potent than last season, very unfortunate though it was.  Was anyone impressive against Chelmsford ?

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 25, 2021, 05:00:18 PM »
Marriott did start to lose potency last season, but he played in a very unbalanced team, hit by Covid, too many ( understandable) loanees,  and a team that was often top-heavy with defenders and centre-halves, which made it difficult to cross the half-way line and create chances.  To my recollection, Fox was only found out defensively in one game, that being against the little Chester winger who was man of the match.  He was excellent going forward, which, in the Dilly coaching manual, is defending too !  Anyway, people seem to like the look of one or two of the new attack-minded players, so we shall see…..

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 24, 2021, 07:58:26 PM »
I see Adam Marriott has started well at Barnet.  Last season was all Covid and loans related, so judgements couldn’t really be made about regulars from previous season at the ne level.  I suspect Marriott will show he can comfortably adapt to NL level, and leave us rueing our haste.  I’m searching for Nathan Fox now !

General Discussion / Re: Incoming?
« on: July 24, 2021, 11:22:06 AM »
I like the sound of this “Junior”.  Sounds like a nipster !  Haven’t seen him yet.  One or two more, please, we need one in midfield, and another just outside their penalty area, and itching to nip into it !

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:32:16 PM »
I still believe, even though necking poking out too far from the passenger window, that we were far too hasty in moving out Pedro, Marriott, Southwell, Kelly, and, particularly, Nathan Fox.  Some of those didn’t look sharp last season, admittedly, but I think they would have done in a settled side.  Neck available for chopping off.

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:01:27 PM »
Speaking from a position of ignorance, as I haven’t seen any of the newcomers.  Still, that position doesn’t often harm some big-noises in some workplaces, so I’ll continue….  I’m still a bit concerned.  From what I’ve read, I can’t be confident that we have pulled in the category of player that will make us a much improved team from last season. It is a much improved team that we shall need, to survive this term.  I also have a nagging feeling that we demolished our last successful team a little too hastily. as I recall a team with Marriott, Fox and Pedro still included, that beat Maidenhead away.  Fingers remain crossed that improvements still to come, essentially in the attacking half of the team.  And, is it safe to go to the game ?  No one can answer that with confidence.

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 20, 2021, 04:50:33 PM »
I don’t believe the “protecting” role actually exists.  And, Mall, of course I don’t expect players to be the data card of Premier players, but the game at our level still has the same differentials, so we do need the Foden of this world, albeit not as good, but nor are the defenders they will be up against.  Even village teams have the odd player who rounds the lunks quite easily…..  Getting closer, but, so, I suspect, is the dreaded virus…..

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 18, 2021, 11:49:56 PM »
I’ve heard the figure of 1,600 for the Norwich game, Loughbro’. I do hope our team can compete well this season, because I genuinely think we could be amongst the very best attended teams.  Big crowds are easily imaginable, as long as we’re competitive.  Then we would really take off, because money talks alright !

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 18, 2021, 08:18:43 PM »
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TIME THE PANDEMIC ENDS, TOMORROW ?…….  OK, that was tongue in cheek !  I am completely at a loss to understand how anyone can defend Johnson on ANY aspect of National policy.  He holds almost the world record for deaths, and is looking like he might still be lining up to get a Personal. Best, yet again.  He agreed, signed, cheered, boasted, hurried through Parliament, and won an election by saying it was “DONE”.  Then he welched on it, and blamed the EU in absolutely insulting fashion, criticising them for carrying it out “ properly”.  How anyone can feel anything less than shame for being represented by him, is completely beyond me.  Rant over…..  shame and anger , not…..

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 18, 2021, 10:26:10 AM »
Sounds promising, but I don’t need Junior to be a strong lad, he needs to be elusive, imo, the. It doesn’t matter how tough is the challenger to him.  After all, Foden isn’t strong, Messi isn’t strong, but they make the tackler tackle thin air !

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 18, 2021, 09:51:54 AM »
Mall - I believe there will be a real need for another lockdown, but I think the Govt will somehow come up with a reason not to invoke one, because they think more of their image than winning this battle.  I may be wrong, hope I am, but I suspect they believe some people are expendable.

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