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Alex Neil is a relieved man after Norwich City’s 3-2 Championship win over Cardiff City

Alex Neil shows the strain in Norwich City's 3-2 Championship win over Cardiff City. 
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Alex Neil shows the strain in Norwich City's 3-2 Championship win over Cardiff City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City chief Alex Neil admitted his overriding emotion was relief after a hard-fought 3-2 Championship win over Cardiff City.

The Canaries were in total control when Gary Hooper, Kyle Lafferty and Cameron Jerome put the hosts into a 3-0 half-time lead on Neil’s first Carrow Road match in charge.

John Ruddy had also denied Peter Whittingham from the penalty spot but two goals in three second-half minutes from Alex Revell and Kadeem Harris dragged Cardiff back into the contest to set-up a tense finale.

“It was much more difficult than it should have been,” said Neil. I think my overriding emotion is relief to get into that 3-0 position at half-time you would expect us to see the game out and hopefully try and score more goals in the second half. We should have done because we had some good opportunities. We should have made better decisions to get that fourth goal.

“I don’t think we were that poor defensively. It wasn’t as if they were creating numerous chances but we switched off for two straight balls. The first one is a cross into our box and we switch off at the back post and the second one is just a lump up the park. In terms of defending it should have been bread and butter and clearing our lines.

“We didn’t win the first header and we didn’t switch on for the second ball and it cost us two goals. I thought in the game we controlled the match and up to 60 minutes we were by far the better side. Then a bit of fatigue crept in and out decision-making, particularly defensively, was not what it should have been.”

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  • Spelling mistake and that's what this board can't do

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    Obi- wan

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • I personally don't want to see this club a long team championship side you got to be in the premeirship with big money and stay thair and not be a yo yo club that's what this board can't do .

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    Obi- wan

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • I also beleave know the clubs dept free it would make this club a much better to sell to people who have the funds to take this club forward DS and co can't take this club any further we need that multi millionaire ect to do that .

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    Obi- wan

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • What's fans don't know is the Mr chase didn't put the club up for sale he wanted a quick sale of his shares and DS being their at the right time with the money that chase wanted so no body knows . who else's might have came in for city to say we would have gone out of business was scare mongering and rubbish nobody can see the future.

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    Obi- wan

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Swansea reported to have put in £4m bid for Ollsen . Norwich reported as having it under consideration

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Personally the photo is a snapshot of time and just as well AN was animated in this one! While body language can be analysed I very much doubt they were like this for the whole game. If they were then there is only likely result from AN! None of us know what exactly goes on behind the scenes but I cannot see MP taking the role if he had designs on managing since the AN appointment does not smack of knee-jerk response to NA resignation.

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    Mucking fuddle

    Monday, January 19, 2015

  • MP all-ways was a miserable b'gger, just like me, but unlike me he seems to know what he's doing.

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    cutty

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • If Phelan applied for and failed to get the manager's job it is understandable he is unhappy.. Probably more with the board than AN. However I hope we keep him.. Results have improved since he arrived.. How it shakes up with the new assistant is anybody's guess.. But one thing is for sure.. AN is an exciting young manager.

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    jops

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Just for you Obi, DS cook she do food on telly people like her food but to much fat giv yu hartatak she want name on telly when she no cook or rite book so she change color from blu n wite to yella gren so she pay mony keep club going get into prem then she get the loudspeeker and she make fool of her but ok cos she luv norwich and sherry she ok but no nothin about football like houghton no sack him she ok reely.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • I think it would be better if Phelan and Holt went,both totaly not interested.Neil would be better getting his own men in.

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    Robbo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • el dingo: the weather should be good by the time you get here, then! Nice for me to see three ex-Malaga players on the pitch this afternoon - Demechalis for Man City, and Monreal and Santi Carzola for the Arsenal - the latter must have been given MotM award. Incidentally, did anyone see Ed Balls on TV a few days ago in a press conference in the US, saying to the Americans "glad to hear that you have now managed to pronounce my football club's name correctly."!!!

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Your view is equally valid DJ_F. It wasn't there when I posted mine:)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Actually obi-wan makes a fair point with his final post. There are no Saints, believe me.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Obiwan, i guess wives are allowed to think for themselves sometime and as for delia, she was there when we needed her. Who knows what would happened otherwise. There weren't a big queue of oligarks waiting to rescue us. Better her than many owners out there whose egos are ruining clubs.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Neil finding out what the fans have been shouting for months and being totally ignored that the defence is rubbish and if the Board is serious about promotion need to spend money on some decent defenders. Adams spent some money on defenders but they were no better that those that were already in the squad.

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    goldie

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • I'd love to join the wife banter but I'm not brave enough. Mine looks on here sometimes!

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Warlor . It's just that I can stand DS and the board never have never will I know a lot about her before she came here.

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    Obi- wan

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Why managers these days don't bring their familys ? if I was to take job long way from home then I would move them as well make the job easier if your love ones are with you.maybe it's becauce their is no secrirty in football nowadays but it make sense to have my family with you.

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    Obi- wan

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Never understood giving Ayala away , always looked good ! Only seen Miguel at Shrewsbury so not the best game to judge , but thought he had gone somewhere .

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Waclor , I wish , but I'd have the phone disconnected ;-))

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Which one mjc, Dani Ayala or Ignasi Miquel? they are very similar in that neither has had a look in at a first team place in the championship for Norwich. I guess Dani having been given away, he has an excuse but I guess Miquel must look really bad in training.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • mjc75 you lucky man. If my wife wanted to move 130 miles away I would be delighted. I'd phone her now and again and see her at Christmas.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • What's that you say Obi? Alex can sing as well? you just keep coming up with them, don't you? For your information, a twelve month rolling contract means that the end of the contract is always twelve months away. That is the rolling bit. The only other kind of twelve month rolling contract is if for example you employ a contractor to keep your croquet lawn flat for a year. That would of course expose you to losing the guy after twelve months but I don't think it applies in Alex's case.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Have I gone mad or has our Spanish centre half gone out on loan somewhere ?

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • 'Bring on Foggo', you say that Norwich is a long way from anywhere else, spare a thought for Lowestoft Town playing the Conference North.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • A good win. Got away with two sloppy moments because of three well worked moments. A little more composure and we'd have had a couple more before we lapsed. After grinding out a win at Bournemouth and holding out against Cardiff xwe have begun to show that grittiness that can make the difference between overall success and failure. Redmond much improved, O'Neil motm, Howson had his most effective game so far this season

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Then maybe these people should live life with both eyes open , Norfolk is a special place and the only place that I really want to be . Sadly , she who must be obeyed decided that we should live in Worcestershire . A very poor choice in my humble opinion :-(

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • @mjc75 , Paul Lambert had family reasons to go to Villa , wife and 4 kids still in Glasgow . That's a few hours up the M6 from there , it's a day's marathon from here . YES you can fly to Edinburgh and then drive across , but with the check-in time it's still a marathon and not cheap , even on his salary . Plus he was camping out at Sprowston Hall , pleasant enough , but the chef there has never heard of 'Nips'n'Tatties . Ron Saunders trod the same path to Villa , and HE never had much happiness there either . There is a curse on Norwich Managers , those who go to Greener pastures seldom find them . On the other hand , for non-Norfolk-natives this place is a long long way from anywhere else . WE dont notice it ( cos we live hair ) but I suspect others find it quite socially isolating ( which MIGHT be one of the reasons so many players we buy fall so short of expectations )

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    Bring on Foggo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Food for thought, Doncaster Rovers were relegated last year with 44 points, we've only got 43! Joking aside I'm as optimistic as I've been for many moons.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • I think the next few months will be quite interesting to put it mildly. When (if) we beat Brentford we WILL be right in amongst them. Malaga it won't get above 5C here all week so I am particularly envious of you just now. We have a new puppy so can't get to Spain till about April.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Wise words and double chins too:)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • el dingo - yes it is all relative I guess. 9c is cold for here but a few degrees warmer than Norwich. Interesting what is happening at Villa and Paul Lambert. He is hero one minute, zero the next. I was at the game when Villa fans were chanting his name and remember thinking then....how long with the honeymoon last ? Sadly, typical of football eh?

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • How many times ? Think back to when Burnley came in for PL , the board told them to jog on , twice , PL told them quite publicly his contract allowed him to talk to any club that enquired about him . He also told them that if they knocked back any other enquiries he would leave . Villa came , got knocked back so PL walked . This is not rocket science , so why are people still bringing him up as some sort of anti-christ that abandoned us . Alex Neil is in charge because he fits the bill for what we need , he will know what he needs to do or change . The performance yesterday will have told him a great deal about the task ahead . But the most important thing was we have another 3 points on the board , as well as another extra goal for the GD . If we win every game 3-2 then the goal differance still goes up . Lets all relax and enjoy it for a while :-))

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • waclor; el dingo, re Ruddy, I do not know what the issue is or was, but he just did not look interested to me. He may want a move away, or it may be the injury he carries causing him gyp.

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    Soglio Star

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Poor you Malaga - we had snow in the City yesterday!

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • The main concern I have is ,if Alex turns out to be a fantastic singing and he work wonders all other clubs will be looking at him . And what does this useless board do put him on a one year rolling contract that means toward the end of each year a club could just come talk to and Alex then could go and walk away from us like PL did and couldn't stop him. No compensation this board are idiots.

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    Obi- wan

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Soglio I am directly behind the goal in the UB and Ruddy was bloody awful until the pen save - his first forus I think. No communication kicking poor and like Dracula scared of crosses. I really don't mind if he goes but it can't be easy playing behind our defence. Cafu however was top dollar imo.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Dissb Nelson was excellent for us at the level we were. Never a great ball player but courageous, strong and knew when to put this foot through the ball. A true pro.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Soglio are you thinking that JR eyes a move away? It has already been suggested that MO is looking westward. Perhaps if we miss promotion and have the rest of the season and the Summer to rebuild and adapt to Alex Neil, next season we will start with a "weaker" squad who make a brilliant team. Who knows but if promotion is the first prize, second prize as above could eb very interesting.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Hi all from a wet and cold Costa del Sol! Headline in today's Sunday Times Sports Section "Bewildered Hughton...." So no change there, then!

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Lambert 8hrs42mins without a Prem goal Obi so you have a point. Check out Birmingham Mail site and fan posts not pleasant reading for him. The same fans who once came to Carrow Rd all big time Charlie and chanted one Paul Lambert. Next year it could be "One Alex Neil". Or even Mick McCarthy.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • A very good point you make there Obi and one which should be forwarded to Randy Lerner. Does Paul Lambert regret leaving the City weather? This could explain everything and rescue Villa's season.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Relief all round at Carra Rud too. Very poor second half when chances in 45th-50th minute did not go in. AN changed to his preferred 4-1-4-1 formation at the end, and I expect to see more of that from next week. A positive SB is needed. Is Vladis anywhere near fit? Need AT back as BJ is not strong enough on his own. Do feel he could do a very good job at CB. Am I alone in thinking that JR looked fed up and uninterested, despite penalty save? No obvious communication with defenders.

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    Soglio Star

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • I see Michael Nelson is still helping Cambridge Utd keep clean sheets- perhaps we can borrow him for the rest of the season to show our inept central defenders how to do the job...

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    Diss man

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Thought turner looked composed in the first half and on his day is one of our best CB.Martin for me was unlucky not to get mom and must stay at RB.What we need in the team is a Roy keane or souness type of player in midfield to add some steel,any at the Accies?

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    tonyb

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Come on city fans we all know we don't like Ipswich give them some credit they still second they might fall but then they could surprise us and go up , I hope not but ?. Don't know why some fans keep going on about PL he had a bad time since he left city weather he has regret it we will never know it just matter of time before they sack him don't think he has achieved anything like he done for us before he walked out.

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    Obi- wan

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Two games two wins good start for Alex in control agast Cardiff apart from those 2 mistake they look howlers Alex has to do something about the defence need taken apart and rebuild. It ashame 2 wins but not moved anywhere the rest above us also keep winning something has got to break above us soon And some start loosing .well done Alex

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    Obi- wan

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • TK - Yes, I wonder if we'll ever see Bassong in Yellow and Green again. If AN's 'man management' skills are as good as he claims, then my answer would be "Yes!!"

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    Mr Ed

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Little doubt that our defence, including the keeper had a serious blip yesterday but I am still baffled as to why Turner started out on the left side of centre, he always looks a liability there as he cannot use his left foot. That showed when he managed to slice the ball over the stand when under no pressure. Cuellar meanwhile is very comfortable playing to the left. Olsson looked as though he really did not want to be here for most of the game so I wonder how much longer he will be a city player. Martin meanwhile looked very good at right back and made some telling runs forward delivering excellent balls into the box so I pray Alex will not move him back to centre back. Can we afford to give Bassong another go alongside Cuellar, not sure as neither are too quick, perhaps Miquel could provide the missing link, if not has Polston hung up his boot s yet!

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Spot on Lincs. I think Lamberts mentality was – “we don’t care if you score, we’ll score more!!” and it quite often worked!! Hughton just had no idea. I think we’ll see some changed to the starting 11 next week and either Seb coming back or a new CB being recruited before deadline day!!!!

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    Mr Ed

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Interesting stats Lincs. Yes, you can be sure Alex already knows, like the fans, where our main weaknesses are and will move quickly to address them. Strange that the previous two managers either couldn't or wouldn't see what was all too obvious as the problems have been with us for at least two seasons.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Current top two are averaging 1.96 and 1.92 points per game respectively. We are 1.65ppg. If top two dipped to 1.65 and we upped to 2ppg for last 20 games Bournemouth would end on 84 pts, and us equal 83pts with Ipswich. That means we need a record of w12 d4 L4. I think we can achieve those results, the problem is the top two losing enough form. We do however have Ips to play and Brentford to come when we could make top six and jangle a few nerves. If the goals keep coming we only need to sort the defence. Not enough clean sheets and you have to look to tenth place to find a team with fewer. After yesterday AN must realise what needs addressing.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • @Townman, from your 27993 attendance the other night can you please tell me what the average price paid per ticket please? Adults were £10 and kids £5 I believe? After paying out wages I wonder if your club even made a profit? LOL That's not going to clear the debts now is it? There's little point selling out the ground if you have to give those sorts of deals to persuade the fans to come to watch you. 'Sadly' I suspect that it was an own goal anyway because those extra 12000 are unlikely to come back after that pathetic performance are they? OTBC

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    baguio

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Did Phelan ever look happy on the Man Utd bench?

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Lafferty's goal was a cracker! I feel the entire season he was played out of position and looked like a donkey... More please Kyle and then I can eat my fedora.

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Cooney as I've said before to Dubai would you have 26000 every other week if you had 13 years in th the championship? I doubt it, but whatever, your highest attendance this year will not match ours! You've had successfull years let's see what happens when you have a period of unsuccessful years.

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    threenewknees

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Quite right, Vampire! Just watch this space! I expect us to sign a strong, dominating, centre back. Neil knows full well where our problems lie and won't hesitate to rectify them.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Coaching staff will be in for trouble, the players should be watching their backs! Behind the scenes AN will be furious. Got a feeling this guy doesn't mess around. I expect changes OTBC

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    Vampire Jon

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Townman - and yet you only got 15,323 at your first home game of the season. Haha! Tells you everything you need to know about ipswich 'fans' doesn't it. I used to think you came on this site as you secretly loved Norwich. But I think I've now worked out the real answer - there's so few real ipswich fans out there you've got no one else to talk too! Bless your blue and white cotton socks! Grab a chair my friend and join the circle of friendship - we'll even sing a song for you - that will be quite a novelty for someone supporting your club... OTBC.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Cant help but wonder how many would have been at Portaloo road if the prices had not been reduced to £10. my guess would be 13-14 thousand max

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Townman - a one off rare occurrence for a top premier league team in the FA cup. 26000 day-in, day-out is meanigful.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Paulwho 27993 there that's a crowd you can never get not even in the prem lol

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    Townman

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Like the Curate's egg , the Game was all right in parts . I suspect that the coaching staff have not been too active this week , afraid of treading on the new manager's toes , hence Mick Phelan looking less than active in the dugout . I suspect he and Gary Holt wont be here for very long after Alex Neil's assistant comes south , and perhaps they both realise that and are " gate-happy " as a result , coasting out their time here .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Comments about defence - clearly we need Bassong back in the mix. We have confidence going forward, that's clear from today. But when it comes to the back we shrink. We need a robust CB teaming and again Turner just doesn't cut it for me. Too close a call for me today. There's a lot to be said for being 3-0 up and half time and then be on the edge of your seat in the last 15. I'm sure AN hadn't failed to notice this. And ignore the photos, imagine you being photographed a hundred times in 40 mins - how many photos would show you looking bored or ill at ease. I'm confident in the team we've assembled.

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Blimey, we do have some amateur Columbos amongst our number tonight! "One more thing Mr Phelan. I must say I found you disappointing; I mean your incompetence. I know you hate Alex but that look gave the game away completely." Could I offer another view on the photo above? Alex is in fact fighting for his very life, wrestling with a 10 foot invisible grizzly bear. Gary Holt has risen off his seat as he doesn't want the leather making a noise when he lets off a sly one - his pensive look adds weight to this. Finally - poor old Mike. He'd like to show more of a reaction. But he's actually dead. Cardiff's 2nd finished him off. Taking a one second snapshot, out of a match lasting 5940 of them, as evidence of anything is a risky business... Bring on Brentford. OTBC.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Just listened to the full Alex Neil post game interview. I really feel good about him seeing the issues, and think we have a winning manager here.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • That picture does say a 1000 words. I believe our defense is mentally and physically unfit, and it sounds like AN sees this. His discipline can resolve both these areas, plus he can add key players - a leader in the defense who is mentally and physically fit will drag the others up.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Oh for a Duncan Forbes leader at the back. However 3 very important points and well done OTBC.

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    cutty

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • In a way conceding our usual sloppy goals will have been a good thing because Neil has now seen first hand how poor we are in central midfield. Seem unable to concentrate for 90 minutes. A strong leader on the pitch would probably have stopped much of this because he would always have his eyes on the players around him, be cajoling and making sure they retain their positions, composure and focus. I agree with those wanting to see a strong man in central defence, one who can bolt the door and boss the game in his sector of the pitch. I have no doubt Neil has already decided how many new players we wants to bring in and by and large those he fancies to do the job. Early doors but Neil is looking the part both in what he says and what he is doing.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • If Gary Holt is IC fitness and AN doesn't think that we're fit enough then I suspect that he's not doing a particularly good? Excess to requirements maybe?

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    baguio

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • I see that the Donkeys v Southampton game was mentioned below. Weren't they supposed to have a large crowd? Very quiet weren't they?

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    PaulWho

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • I can see that damage was done at Bournmouth, AN who was due credit but robbed it all, and in my 35 yrs working experience, the best managers in any business give credit first to those around them...everyone has to learn and I think AN has just learnt that from the photograph...

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    Watton Warrior

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • The two coaches look pi###d off probably because the players are not doing what they did in training!One wide player and a midfielder needed if we are to go up.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Ipswich are top 2 on merit but what counts is position come mid May. Enjoy it for now WT.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Today AN will have learnt plenty, will now be very interesting to see how he proceeds, I'm sure he will sort this vunerable defence out, otherwise we're going nowhere fast. He's a very valuable acquisition, onwards and upwards!

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    Sanjeev

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Well Warky's Lash, better at The Carra than the Portaloo Library Were you there for the Soton game. Your support was an absolute disgrace

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    Bury Yella Fella

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • I honestly don't know where Phelan fits in. We'll find out soon. As for Gary Holt the same. If the wotsit stops with Alex Neil he must decide.

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    el dingo

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Maybe MP's thinking ' what I am doing here?, one minute I coach of one of the top teams in Europe in front of 75,000 fans week in week out, the next down stuck down Carrot Rud, bored out of my mind?'

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • There's definitely a zen-like quality to MP.He exudes good kharma .OTBC

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • A lot or sour grapes on our bench it seems

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Can't argue with two wins from two but the picture shows a disturbing contrast between the manager's enthusiasm and that of his inherited coaching staff. Let's hope they can resolve any differences before it affects results.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • You took the words out of my mouth Canary Kid

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • At least MP managed a shave this week. Shall we see his sleeping bag next week?

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    whereareyou

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • AN is not the only one who is relieved. On the plus side, he picked a bold positive side with Lafferty, and for an hour we got a bold vibrant performance. I also like the way he went for another goal with his positive substitutions(though you can argue he had little choice as to bring on another defender would have just invited Cardiff forward). As others have said, AN will have learnt more than IJF the second half had been goalless. For me, I hope he learnt that Bassong must be restored, and we need a strong defensive midfielder. No surprise we started to struggle as O'neil tired. The other results, Derby aside, show how tough it is just to get back into the playoff positions, and we won't get away with the same lapses against Brentford, a really good footballing side. OTBC

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    Alan Black's Back

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • If pictures could talk,look at the body language,we were winning a game and two of coaches DONT give a damn.Least one of the management staff looked happy

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    canarykid

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Perfect. 3 points but plenty to improve on. Quality CH on the shopping list please. Huge game next week again.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Indeed an Excellent manager and we our lucky to have him, our team will get better in time. I take note Mike Phelan chilling behind!

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    21

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Excellent a manager who sees what we see each week. Our decision making, particularly defensively is not what it should be most weeks so welcome Alex to our world and hopefully you can get the boys sorted. Good victory for us, we cant win em all 5-0 and 6-1.

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    Jimhow

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

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