Anxious times for Norwich City boss Neil Adams over the international break

Norwich City trio Russell Martin, Alex Tettey and Wes Hoolahan are all on international duty over the coming days. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City trio Russell Martin, Alex Tettey and Wes Hoolahan are all on international duty over the coming days. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
9:55 AM

Neil Adams is braced for a nervous few days as he waits to get a clean bill of health from Norwich City’s international brigade.

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The Canaries’ chief admitted he is not enjoying his first experience of losing so many of his key men, with nearly a full side departing for upcoming games spread around Europe and Jamar Loza scheduled to part of Jamaica’s squad for next week’s friendly trip to Canada.

Republic of Ireland international Wes Hoolahan sat out training for the Irish during the early part of the week as a precaution after his recent heavy workload with the Irish in action this evening against Oman in Dublin friendly. Alex Tettey could also be on duty for Norway at Wembley and Adams is well aware of the potential risks.

“I think its nine or 10 in total with the younger lads. I can remember thinking many times why do club managers moan so much about internationals? Now I know. I didn’t want any of them to go,” he said. “I can now see why managers are sat at home anxiously waiting for the phone call to say they are okay and on the way back. Ten is a lot for any team. On the one hand it shows you how well we are doing that these players and that number are now getting called up for countries. On the other, the phone will be glued to my ear waiting for them to come back. It’s not good for club managers, for players and supporters they probably think its great to have that many because it speaks volumes for what we have here, but I just want those games to be done and dusted and they come back fit and healthy.”

City do not play again until the trip to Cardiff City on September 13, but the early-season break will allow Norwich’s new signing Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe to get used to his new surroundings.

“We have got a very good player,” said Adams. “He is one we have been after all summer. He has been wanted by Premier League teams previously and he is a quality individual, an attacking player who can play anywhere central or wider or higher. He also scores goals and he is a very good all-round player.”

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  • Well, it does seem that my predictions rang true - well done the Irish and a fantastic display from Kyle ........... 1st away win in 4 years (now you know what it feels like to be a Norwich fan !) - OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Monday, September 8, 2014

  • I predict good times ahead for both Irish nations .......... c'mon Wes and Laffs. A win for both would be great for the home nations .......... a Lafferty strike would also be a huge boost to NCFC too. Good luck to the Irish - rootin for ya - OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • ... likenening never strikes twice... Oops, it just did ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • BoF; I had proffered "The River Rat" as a pub name. A local colloquialism. Also a bit of whimsy likenening The Brown Bure with The Blue Danube; and Wroxhov with Budapest.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Though I am reluctant to call upon an ethereal and ephemeral concept "the likes of" history, Ireland was once a single Nation, and was part of the UK. I believe the Rugger chappies still have an "British & Irish Lions" team or something similar. However; it has become clear that only one person is right, the rest are sycophants and fools. Just my sort of people, actually. BoF; ref a potential pub name, that is a decent and relevant suggestion. A bit hard to trip off the tongue, though. How about "The River Rat"? A popular bit of vernacular referring to boat type people and coypus. It could be a chain of themed venues for couples on first dates, all shy etc. Sheltered seating areas called `The Coy Pews`. Numbered with little spoons for the spooners. Though I`d hate to cause a stir... Btw, I think the Bure should be renamed "The Brown Danube" and straddled by Budap€st`s new twin town of Wroxhov. Roy`s of Hoveton would make a fortune with their Broadlarian Goula$h. And loads of imported Egri Bikaver with which to wash it down. Hussar!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Sorry cutty, hung up my badge last year.

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    tom the taxi

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • p.s. how much from Brundall to Norwich Airport Tom?

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    cutty

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Tom as a life long sufferer of Fartitist I am appalled at your lampooning people such as myself.

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    cutty

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • As far as I can see, SO, the person most guilty of trying to influence anyone else's opinion in this thread is you.

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    soulwaxer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • The ones that hang around lamposts!

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    tom the taxi

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • tom the taxi

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Must be the wrong time of the month for so, brew, hope your comment about Italy does not upset any fascits on here!

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    tom the taxi

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • When I did my early morning post we were at 48 posts, 37 off subject. We are now at 100 posts (does Steady On get a prize for being 100th?). I think I spotted a couple more on subject posts but there's no point in counting, the offs have it. Steely, I take your point that these boards are not always off subject, at least not to this extent, and I can be guilty at times. My reference to the Posh boards was to cite an example of how a different publisher controls input to avoid the hostility we have ended up with on this occasion. Not saying they are right, stifling debate makes for dull boards. However their boards ban trolling, variously defined as to sow discord, starting arguments or posting off topic messages to provoke emotional reponse. Do any comments on this board fit? Or is it all banter, ie the friendly exchange of teasing remarks? MB, the Cherry Tree is still successfully run by Ann and Gess Caprio and is popular with us Posh fans.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • That's your opinion. I'd ask if your opinion is being influenced or if it is truly the way you feel.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • But isn't that the point? As far as I can tell, nothing has actually occurred here. Or nothing of any significance anyway.

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    soulwaxer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • well...thanks...I guess... I've presented my Idee Fixee or whatever pretty well I'd say. It not only illuminates the fact that Brewer believes himself so untouchable on here he will make these types of links, really obvious links, but also that he has plenty of people that will back him up, regardless of what he types. Is that right? I'll let you all be the judge of that. You should all consider your place in what has occurred here.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • You could have Googled it, SO (or used any search engine of your choice). But to save you the bother: "An idée fixe is a preoccupation of mind held so firmly as to resist any attempt to modify it, a fixation. The name originates from the French [French : idée, idea + fixe, fixed]. Although not used technically to denote a particular disorder in psychology, idée fixe is used often in the description of disorders, and is employed widely in literature and everyday English"

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    soulwaxer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Apparently so... Do you speak English or are you trying your hardest to type in "Brew-ish"

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Idee Fixee plainly in sight . Someone else could do with some assistance with their psychology .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • So it would appear he keeps putting his foot in it and getting away with it? Republic of Ireland...Oman...Friendly...Omagh theres only one reason you would link Omagh in there, it's in Northern Ireland so no link to Ireland apart from the obvious. I can hear the beeping from Brew reversing from here but it doesn't change what he put on here. I'm satisfied that I've made my case pretty clear and I don't think it takes a huge leap of imagination to see my point of view. I theorise that many of you don't want to make the link in what Brew said through fear that you will be agreeing with me, and that's fine. I could care less if I'm well liked or respected on here. Brew is welcome to make any viewpoint he feels he likes on here but if he's going to put something like he did the other day on here I'm more than willing to flag it up. Linking Oman and Omagh for a Republic of Ireland friendly was naïve at best.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Steady - your reasoning re Brew has some big loopholes in it. If you remember last season a comment was made about McNally's tears at the end of the match for which Brew was pilloried by many. Not by me as I know and respect him. Some threatened to report his comments etc.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Brew tickles your belly so much you need moisturiser for the rash its given you. Baaaaaaaa... Baaaaaaa.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Now, if belly tickling is on offer put me down for some. I'm not a belly tickle-er, I'm a belly tickle-ers son, and if I'm not tickling bellies then it's probably your....

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Tim, to my knowledge no injuries so far.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Forgive me for the off-topic question but did anyone actually get injured last night? If not we can all leave this thread and move on.

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    canarytim

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Timbo here ! Welcome Homer + don't let a bit of conflict put you off. You're most welcome. SO is the resident Mr. Grumpy. We are all basically friends. Brewer is sort of an unofficial leader, but he's "first among equals". PS: Can I say that I particularly enjoyed your Iliad .? Are you doing a sequel..? You could set it in the middle of the City\1p5wich derby....

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    Timbo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • They are here to beggar belief , otherwise what point would there be in them . I found the Walter Mitty comment a trifle harsh , no worse than anyone else in that regard , je croix . Anyway I want to hear more about these Mammals from the river Bure . I have always said that " The Eradicated Coypu " would make a splendid name for a pub , any thoughts ? ( Dunno what it would sound like in CSE German though )

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    Bring on Foggo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • ... and off he goes again! Never knows when to stop. Meanwhile, on another board he alleges that he thinks. The things that some people write on these boards really do beggar belief.

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • ... Archie, with whom I agreee ...

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • For the record 3: I do not know what Brewer did to your posts Steady On. But, I reported them as inappropriate and clearly, whom I agree with for one, agreed with me that they were offensive and deleted them.

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • For the record 2: Steady On made the link between Omagh and Bombs. No one else.

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • For the record 1: Brewer made the connection between Oman and Omagh, a simple near-rhyming being the clear reason for all but the most warped.

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Apparently, it's called conflict addiction!

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    B Inners

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • au contraire. I looked on in disbelief yesterday and couldn't be bothered to comment on something so pathetic. I made one related comment this morning. Get real. Or even better, go away.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Come on Dingo, he tells you jump and you say "How high, sir". The connection is there, its clear, and I've shown Brewer up. End of, basically.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • The only person who made that "weird, slightly tasteless" connection, Steady On, would appear to you. And I am no pet of anybody's.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • None of my posts were offensive, I never made a pun or otherwise about Omagh\Oman I simply pointed out what a weird and slightly tasteless connection it was to make and as usual was painted as the bad guy. I just hope from all this two things can maybe be considered 1) Brewer maybe thinks before he posts a comment that he thinks will make him look clever but is in fact a little obtuse and bizzare bordering on insensitive 2) Others maybe think for themselves for a change before buying into the hive mindset Brewer has you in. Did you dive to he defence so quickly out of your love for him or your hatred of me? You don't have to be his pets, you have a choice.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • None of my posts were offensive, I never made a pun or otherwise about Omagh\Oman I simply pointed out what a weird and slightly tasteless connection it was to make and as usual was painted as the bad guy. I just hope from all this two things can maybe be considered 1) Brewer maybe thinks before he posts a comment that he thinks will make him look clever but is in fact a little obtuse and bizzare bordering on insensitive 2) Others maybe think for themselves for a change before buying into the hive mindset Brewer has you in. Did you dive to he defence so quickly out of your love for him or your hatred of me? You don't have to be his pets, you have a choice.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Lee O`Ding: My dad used to say that his lot originated from a town\village near Dublin. Then, my dad`s role model was Billy Bluelight. Mitty-gating factor...

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • 'Homer', this site is an excellent medium with which to, learn, engage and perhaps let off a bit of steam. We are a, mainly good crew, and to be fair even 'steady on' when he's not on something and is steady at the helm, has his good moments.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Anyone with any connection to Ireland - and let's face it, most of us have one way or another:) - would understand why no sane person would refer a weak pun on OmanOmagh to reference a secterian bombing. The one thing I have learned about Steady On is that he\she does NOT like it when his\her offensive posts are removed.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Homer, don`t be put off. It`s a periodic thing. Mostly it`s peaceful & humorous, with plenty of banter (and going off-topic!). Usually, if a poster inadvertantly `offends` another, peace breaks out fairly quickly. Give it the nod sometime, Homer. Try to remember that even the most gifted person occasionally makes mistakes. To my old Donegal lad, el dingo, henceforth I shall always see you as Lee O`Ding! As for Baldrick`s ersatz coffee; no thanks. Specially the cappuccino. It was invented by Monks with dirty habits ;-) My girlfriend`s family were from the countryside a couple of miles from Letterkenny, and their distant relatives\ancestors, from France, set up a colony in South America called French Letterkenny, but the Pope banned it. Where`s Timbo??

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Homer, Steady On is a weasel who patrols this site looking for confrontation. He disappears when he is proved wrong. Big man behind the keyboard but I suspect in reality he is a sad little man. Just ignore him. He does tend to go away.

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    B Inners

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • I'm so sorry I've upset some of you. Brew knows what he said and why he said it. Reversing out of it made him look all the more ridiculous. In the future I guess I should just report comments like Brew does. To try and bury the truth. Once more for the record, I never made any reference or joke about Omagh. It was Brewer that linked the entities of the republic of Ireland, Oman and Omagh (a town in Northern Ireland btw, no link at all to the republic of Ireland apart from one infamous act) and "Friendly". There was only one reason Brew linked these four elements together and that must be pretty obvious to you all. It may have been intended to be lighthearted but to me it was a weird and unnecessary connection made by someone who is clearly out of touch.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • I have followed these boards for a while now before venturing a post. Having read Steady On's vitriolic attacks on another poster over what appears to have been a common or garden pun I nearly didn't bother. Then I read SO's note thanking Brewer for getting his posts deleted. It's just a pity that he didn't manage to have them all deleted. I sincerely trust that the atmosphere in the Norwich City changing room is a little more cordial that that displayed by Steady On, look at your "nom de plume SO", perhaps an unfortunate choice! Final question, are these sort of attacks the norm on here? If so, it's not for me.

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    Homer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • My grandad was from Donegal, just like young McFadden. Was a Royal Engineers Gunner in WWI. Dunno if he met Baldrick.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Tettey was an unused sub. Wes played around an hour. Anyone for Baldrick's coffee?

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    el dingo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Irish Canary; how on earth did you get the `ar$e` word through?? You`re not usually allowed to even say "Ar$enal". Is it because you are fluent in Erse? You`re not a pal of Father Jack, are you...? F€ck. Drink. Guurrls. Erse. drink, Drink, DRINK.. ;-) I had a girlfriend with roots in County Donegal. Her family over there affectionately referred to me as "Patsy`s proddy". Her mum would say "He`s alright.. for a heretic". Happy days, and all in the best possible spirit.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Regarding your comment on postings Lincs ,it is not always the case that comments are mainly off subject. Eg. the column asking for our thoughts on the transfer window has 71 comments ,of which 55 are on comment (even one of mine was). Also it isn't only the NCFC boards where comments go off topic.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Good to see Archie is being vigilant. Waclor, agree but would use `spurious` rather than `dubious`. Did Tettey get to play for Norway? I forgot to watch the match. That Blackadder episode was on Channel #n at the weekend. Baaaah!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • PaulWho

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • I'd like to thank brewer for getting my posts deleted and therefore proving me right. Again.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • The comment "Wibble" must be made with a pencil up each nostril and a pair of 1914-18 issue army underpants on your head. See Blackadder Goes Forth for details.

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    waclor

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • A few points here: 1. The assumption that any mention of Omagh has to be a reference to the bombing tragedy is dubious, 2. Conversations do meander, so what? It is when the contents get unpleasant that is the problem not the fact that they are off subject and 3. Just to keep the stats right, I hope Wes feels ok this morning. Come on guys keep it away from being personal.

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    waclor

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Wes played 60 minutes last night by the way. Ireland won 2-0 over OMAN.

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • I actually like the "Wibble" if I may be so bold, very "Bo Selecta".

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    Steady On

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • If the news item has something worth commenting on then the majority of posting are on topic and lots of people make their views known. There's generally a wide range of opinions which is as it should be, the problem is that while some trolls are easy to spot, others just stir up trouble and cause upset. When the 'news' item is not news-worthy there's a lot more banter, most of it light hearted, and that's when the trouble makers do their damage. It's easy to twist someone's comments and changing the rules wont stop it. I also don't know anyone on here from Adam but I think it's safe to say there are only a couple of bad ones who I ignore, and the occasional troll who most of us jump on.OTBC.

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    cutty

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • BARMY, not bar my!

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Brewer, I'm your spelling is wrong. You don't spell wibble as L I B E L. The guy is clearly bonkers (and one of the major reasons I stop using this site on occasions) and wibble is the only sensible response to the majority of his bar my posts.

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • It was nothing to do with the bombing. I didn`t mention bombing and I was not thinking about the bombing. Capisci? It was a pun, using a quasi-h0monym. For amusement purposes only. Omagh has more to it that that terrible occurrence.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • I wouldn`t dare challenge your statistical acumen, LincsCan, but I reckon 6 of the first 7 posts were more or less "on-topic". Then something happened... Do you know the Cherry Tree pub in Peterborough? It used to be run by a charming Italian couple called Caprio. Signor Caprio loved to remind people that he was plain `Caprio` and not related to that film star lassie, Signorina Di Caprio. (That is definitely off-topic).

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Another good idea is offering a private message facility to keep down the off topic stuff Archie has our email addresses anyway and a recipient can reject without disclosing his-her email address. Seen in action on many a site. Showing time of posting would be useful too

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    el dingo

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Morning from Lincs, early to rise. Posts since I went to bed not conducive to peace in our time (you did try waclor). My connections with Peterborough have made Posh my "second" team and I often trawl their local publication's fan boards. One option provided by the publisher which is a useful guide to whether contributors are hitting the right note is readers can click a thumbs up\thumbs down icon to signify approval of posts, the votes are then recorded against the post. The publishers also have a self policing etiquette rule requiring individual contributors to limit the number of posts on one subject thus encouraging diversity of on subject debate. No trolling is a specific rule. Personal attacks are prohibited as is impersonating. The outcome is that although debates might become heated their boards are on subject and never get personal like what this one has (thankyou Ernie Wise, Peterborough's greatest citizen). Finally a stat. Assuming my post goes through this board will have had 48 comments, a mere 11 on subject, and 37 off subject.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • BoF - Walter Mitty ?

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • In response to your kind enquiry , I cant tell you what I am Brew , I suppose I am what others think me to be ( although the character Steiner in the film " Cross of Iron " remarks that a man is generally what he feels himself to be ) it's a conundrum . 40 years ago or so a lady tipped the contents of a babies plastic chamberpot over me as I lay couchant in the minimal cover afforded by the front garden of her terraced house in Belfast , in the rain , in my Willoughby+Dodsons broad-arrow-head-brand green suit clutching an SLR which they told us was being wielded in defence of people like her . I suppose that simply means that it all depends on the viewpoint of the observer .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • "Found" for "you".. obviously !

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Great..that got through ..Steady..any chance found could just f..k off?

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • I got ethered an hour or so ago..will this get through? I'm disgusted by Steady's comments. I don't know MB from Adam..agree with some of his posts..others I can't comprehend! As a human being, I abhor all mention of bombssuffering..as an Irishman, Omagh is close to my heart..and I have friends who have very personal scars ..will this get thru? ..why am I being moderated, whilst Steady pedals his filth??

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Wow had to change sour Gr...pes to sour grpes to finally get comment put through! Took me ages to find offending word..and because gr.pe contains the word r.... ,they wouldn't allow it!

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    alan clark

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Tolerance Gentlemen please. We share the same religion and have the same green and yellow dreams. Let's leave the infighting to those who know no better.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • FOGGO..Here is some advice mt on how to judge incoming players...1,Go on to the selling clubs forums 34 different ones,and read comments...here you will get a few "he wasn't all that" type comments which sometimes is sour grpes .and some will be positive or moaning at their own club for selling..But to get a real view,use their history,go back up to 6 months and then read their comments..With Swindon not only does the six month rule PRAISE THOMMO to the sky but EVEN THE LATEST COMMENTS ARE ALL!, POSITIVE! Not one "glad he is gone to be honest" Comments like "superb player who will go all the way ,but just get us promoted before you leave and start your climb to the top" 2,Read news sites pages comments and sometimes you will get other fans clubs saying "we should've gone in for him"Like A Cardiff fan wrote on a sports site. Mad Brewster..cannot out the trolls as my info I get Would lead to trouble for someone :)

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    alan clark

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • I don`t get offended Cornwall. But I do get a tad cross when an evil entity (not you) tries to imply that I make light of something as awful as what happened in NI. If you knew me, you`d know that. Next thing; I can`t say "Lowestoft" in case I offend people whose homes were flooded. You need to watch out for that gremlin, SO. Unpleasant.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • My apologies to you Brewer.I just get a bit sensitive over these things. Please don't take offence.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Are you no more than a mere smartar$e, BoF? I would be so disappointed. But not surprised. Tell me I`m wrong. Already.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • .. and, for the slow of mind, my comment was but a joke about Wes`s involvement in a seemingly pointless match vs Oman. Omagod. D`oh. Deerrh. Dense.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Why are people so easily misled? I suppose it`s how H!tler got in, and how Steady rouses rabble for nefarious motives. Archant clearly approves.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Ethered. There you are. Cornwall; you have it so wrong. I never even had the bomb thing in my mind. It is the Septic One you need to address.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Cornwall Canary; it was never in my thoughts that "Omagh" and "Oman" constituted anything more than a pun. "For amusement purposes only". Is Omagh only known for that outrage? To me, it`s a small town in Northern Ireland, with mostly decent people. Don`t let the Devil into your backyard. So sad that SO can so easily suck folk into its maw. I do not trivialize tragedy. Nor do I mislead people by outright misrepresentation. SO is probably not well. I try to make allowances. I should be offended, but I`m not. Nor am I disappointed. That is disappointing. Those that know me, and know where I come from, will confirm that I do not believe outrages and holocausts are in any way acceptable. Sorry for dumbed down and clichéd language. I`m trying to get through. Already.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Yes Lincs. Well done, back on subject. Probably my fault for getting off it.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • On subject (sorry) I have tried to work out our nine or ten on duty internationals (even Neil is unsure). Is it Whittaker, Martin (Scotland), Hoolahan (Ireland), Loza (Jamaica?) Tettey (Norway) and four or five others. Has Bassong joined Cameroon in Las Vegas for a friendly against Lowestoft? McGrandles and Redmond on under 21 duty? Does RVW count if called up for Holland? I assume Ruddy never got a call.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Sorry Brewer. 2 years as a Staff Nurse in Belfast in the 1970s taught me that there is nothing harmless about bombs. Makes football seem very trivial on comparison.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Best post on here is from Wivenhoe, although he might have one boom too many. Or maybe he threw that in because he wanted to be part of the hostilities. Be warned gents, when Baldrick said he could go on all night, the Captain replied "Not with a bayonet down your throat".

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Even I am surprised that the fool, SO, so completely missed the gist of a gentle jape. Then turned it into something nasty.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • "Omagh" and "Oman" were the 2 places mentioned..sensible people can understand the parody given the context of ROI playing the latter. No need for mention of bombs. I'm not up Brewers arse..wouldn't know him from Adam. I'll now post another response directly to you..don't think it will be posted

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • " Charlie Dont Surf ! " Do Jihadists play football though ?

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Hi , " Toenails " calling . ( so-named cos it's all you can see sticking out of Cher-Frere-Brew ) Good job I didn't cojoin Wrexham+Wroxham in another pensee amusant today , or the western horizon would be dark with smoke by now , rising among aggrieved welshmen warming themselves around holiday cottages . And getting back on-topic , yes I hope too that all our internationals return unharmed .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Brew - there is a nice bit of Norton vs Whipsnade jousting on the J!hadists for Norfolk and Suffolk news story.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Omagh, Oman, think you've missed the point so, lighten up.

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    tom the taxi

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • boom boom boom boom. boom boom boom boom.boom boom boom boom. boom boom boom. apologies to baldrick.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Posted this comment on the previous thread before I'd even read this one." 'So Obnoxious' I've only got to see your name and it irritates me. re. 'Bring on Foggo's post, just make your point without the sarcasm. You're such a spanner." Oh by the way, I think 'PaulWho' and So Obnoxious' are one and the same!

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Not a big fan of international football. Apart from the fact we're sh't at it, all that keep the ball, make lots of accurate passes (easy peasy side-ways 'n backwards) and run goodness knows how many miles, boring. I prefer the old idea, score more goals than the opposition.

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    cutty

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • umm, before you get outraged you should probably note that it was Brewer that made the Omagh reference and I was the one that called him out on it. I would never make a joke about Omagh or even a fleeting reference followed by an internet smiley face. How about you read next time?

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • A particularly sick comment steady on. How is it possible for some perfectly honest but direct comments to get ethered whilst people like Steady get away with insulting, cowardly and disgraceful antics like this? I have many friends from the Omagh area who were (and still are) touched by the tragedy. Where's the moderator?!

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Mr Hoolahan wishes to thank Steady On for his sage advice and assures him that he will be treating his personal wishes for the way he plays football with the respect they merit . Omagh does sound like Oman which is obviously ( for any reasonably balanced mind ) all that was meant by Brew . Good job the Welsh aren't as prickly or the western horizon would be dark now with the pyres of blazing holiday cottages , caused by my cojoining Wrexham and Wroxham in some throwaway pensee amusant .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • If you had seen the bits and pieces after the Omagh bomb you certainly would not make a joke about it. Stick to football.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Thanks, Scot & Steely. There`s something awry with the bomb person.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Obviously an inside job. Couldn't possibly be your IT based incompetence could it?

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • SOB, please do stop making these unpleasant jokes about Omagh and bombs.

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    ScotCan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • PaulWho

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Good to have the old original Steady back as the new Steady was a little too friendly. I didn't realise that if Brew mentions Birmingham City then he is referring to the pub bombings of 1974.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Oh crikey, Ben Foster's only gone and got injured. The Baggies thumb doctor is assessing the little fella ............ no replacement required at the mo !

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Mad Brewer, settle a bet, are you from the 15th or 16th century? I look forward to the forthcoming desperate attempt to make yourself appear more intelligent that starts boring, gets more boring and inevitably wildly changes subject for no apparent reason and before we know it we are all talking about flood defences of the 1940's or perhaps water based mammals of the river Bure. Save yourself some time fellow posters by simply going to Wikipedia and clicking "Random Article" it is essentially the same thing.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • `I want`. Goodness Ungracious. "I would like"... Good to see Neil`s bought into `moaning`. Perhaps ROI thought they`d got a friendly vs Omagh? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Hope Wes is okay and makes a sensible contribution to the Irish side. I want him to continue football in this break and keep the consistency but obviously don't tire yourself. Wes is a pro and will know "how much to give" in these games. I want him in top condition because he has been running the games recently. Seemed to tire second half against Bournemouth but he has been mostly awesome.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Neil, I find it hard to believe that you had not figured out why managers don't like internationals. I think that you are smart enough to work that one out ;-)

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • True Irish, you're probably spot on. Maybe Wes will end up with a nice little package holiday come the summer? Here's also hoping the England keepers come through unscathed, don't want Mr Ruddy distracted by unnecessary call-ups !

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • I'm sure there's a fair bit of oil money finding it's way into the FAI's coffers!

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • I'm wondering why Ireland are playing the Omani national team in the first place? I'd understand if it was over in the Persian Gulf .......... seems like a bizarre friendly to have been arranged.

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Ridiculous situation where we cram in two games a week for the first month, and then have a two week break. The top players earn fantastic salaries (from their clubs) so there is no motivation or incentive to go and play for their county and risk injury for peanuts. Another example of how paying stupid money to young footballers is ruining the game.

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • I shall be looking out for a man walking around with a 'phone glued to his ear. Bizarre!

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    la barbe

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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