Match Day Thread Nottingham Forest Vs Norwich City, Wed 17th Mar @19:00

Discussion in 'Norwich City' started by zogean_king, Mar 15, 2021.

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Who will win?

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  3. Canary

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  4. Reading

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  1. zogean_king

    zogean_king Well-Known Member

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    I think it goes to show you can have one (maximum 2) inexperienced defenders when we went into the prem season with 3 under 21 followed by the injury crisis (in some games Godfrey was taking pain killing injections and paired with a central midfielder) you can see how and why we struggled!
     
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  2. robbieBB

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    There was never the remotest chance of DF being sacked at the end of last season. And equally little chance that he would choose to go in the manner of the first Messiah. Next summer, however, is a completely different matter, with both SW and DF coming to the end of their contracts.
     
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  3. Golden Eadie 2

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    You really are a glass half empty type of guy aren't you, or you would be if your glass hadn't dropped on the floor and smashed.
     
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  4. Hairy Mary Quite Canary

    Hairy Mary Quite Canary Well-Known Member

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    ??? I think old 50s is one of our more balanced contributors <laugh> Good to have someone navigate the accounts now and then too.
     
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  5. zogean_king

    zogean_king Well-Known Member

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    I always have nasty feelings about games, because I have seen Norwich far too often beat good sides and then lose to the teams down the bottom!
     
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  6. RiverEndRick

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    Like ZK, when things are going so well I begin to have doubts that it can't last forever. Brentford were on a great unbeaten run a while back but then hit a wall and suddenly struggled for results. I said back then that good runs don't go on forever and the same is true for us now. Like Hairy, I also value 1950's financial insights which keep us from getting carried away with how much the club has to spend.
     
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  7. carrowcanario

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    Brentford's troubles started with some injuries to key players, which coincided with some some tough games, they started to lose games and loss of confidence followed. Fortunately we had greater strength in squad depth, so injuries didn't hurt us as much.
     
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  8. RiverEndRick

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    Brentford 1-1 Forest
    Well done Hughton & co! :1980_boogie_down:
     
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  9. ThaiCanary

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    Every little helps <ok>
     
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  10. Farked19

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    It's a measure of how far we have progressed that being held to a draw is regarded as a shock result by all and sundry. It's worth keeping in mind that we are 11 points clear of the next auto spot, Swansea and twelve ahead of Brentford, both of those assuming that those teams win their games in hand, we also have a big GD advantage over Swans.

    In addition to that Swansea have taken four points from their last six games and Brentford five. Were one of those teams to score full points from their remaining games we would need fourteen points from eight games, and that assumes that it is Swansea and that they eradicate our GD margin, currently +13.
     
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  11. RiverEndRick

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    Given that "Swansea have taken four points from their last six games and Brentford five", both must have fears that they could be 'doing a Leeds' during the run in. My rule of thumb is us averaging 1.5 points per game which would yield 12 points from the remaining 8 games and 95 points at the end. Swansea and Brentford would need 26/27 points to match that which would mean them winning all 9 of their remaining games, given Swansea's inferior goal difference. Yesterday, in spite of our draw, really was a turning point.

    Now we can concentrate on finishing ahead of Watford to finish top. To reach 95 points they would need 20 points from the last 8 games, or 2.5 points per game. Given that their remaining games include Boro away, Reading, Luton away, us away, Brentford away and Swansea, that looks to be a big ask.
     
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  12. Farked19

    Farked19 Well-Known Member

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    I got accused of being arrogant on the Watford forum for daring to suggest that finishing above Swansea and Brentford was a more realistic aspiration than overhauling us. We will see.
     
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  13. RiverEndRick

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    It's not being arrogant, it's being what DF calls 'greedy'! <laugh>
     
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  14. carrowcanario

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    How many of those calling you arrogant would bet against you ? It is not arrogant to be confident. In terms of next season it doesn't mean jack sh1t if you finish 1st or 2nd, although it would be nice to win the league in the grand scheme of things it really doesn't matter, not if you're playing the infinite game.
     
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  15. robbieBB

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    Chill out people

    'Thoughts and feelings are like leaves; learning to watch them wave is much better than being carried away with every breeze.‘
    Being Champions matters to the players.
     
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  16. Farked19

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    That was my response. I suggested that he took a tenner bet on Norwich NOT getting promoted. Currently on offer at 100/1.
     
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