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« Reply #9175 on: May 16, 2024, 10:04:46 PM »
Leeds played a high press with such intensity first half that Norwich struggled get over half way line. I trust Carlos was watching and had his notebook out, as we would need to put in our best performance of the season were we to get to Wembley.
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« Reply #9176 on: May 16, 2024, 10:42:55 PM »
Leeds played a high press with such intensity first half that Norwich struggled get over half way line. I trust Carlos was watching and had his notebook out, as we would need to put in our best performance of the season were we to get to Wembley.

One way to look at is that if we play as well as we can for the next two - just two - games, then we'll most likely be in the Prem next year!

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« Reply #9177 on: May 17, 2024, 10:16:34 AM »
Wagner sacked hours after Norwich lose to Leeds!!
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« Reply #9178 on: May 17, 2024, 10:24:55 AM »
The early goal destroyed whatever game plan Norwich seemed to have and after that it was pretty dire. Leeds have won it without even getting out of 2nd gear.

According to some comments on BBC earlier in the week Norwich's plan was to 0-0 their way to the Prem on pens

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« Reply #9179 on: May 17, 2024, 10:30:14 AM »
Wagner sacked hours after Norwich lose to Leeds!!

Can't blame them really, never rated him as a manager and was fearful when we were linked with him a few years back

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« Reply #9180 on: May 17, 2024, 12:08:23 PM »
The Norwich keeper was all at sea for the first 2 goals from the highlight's i've just seen. Everything thrown away in the frist 20 mins.

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« Reply #9181 on: May 17, 2024, 12:35:06 PM »
The Norwich keeper was all at sea for the first 2 goals from the highlight's i've just seen. Everything thrown away in the frist 20 mins.
Norwich tried to play out from the back but Leeds just rolled over them. They got in behind the passive Norwich defenders time after time.  I think the Leeds crowd played a role also from all sides of the stadium. I didn't hear anything from Norwich fans all evening. I hope our fans make some noise this evening. If Leeds play anything like that in the final, they will take some stopping. 
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« Reply #9182 on: May 17, 2024, 12:38:07 PM »
Norwich tried to play out from the back but Leeds just rolled over them. They got in behind the passive Norwich defenders time after time.  I think the Leeds crowd played a role also from all sides of the stadium. I didn't hear anything from Norwich fans all evening. I hope our fans make some noise this evening. If Leeds play anything like that in the final, they will take some stopping.

Why does that make the Norwich keeper make those mistakes though? I'm not disagreeing with your statement as i was at work and not seen the game but the keeper is sleeping for the first one and indecisive for the 2nd which is almost criminal in keeper terms.

20 mins in the game is done after those 2 things.

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« Reply #9183 on: May 17, 2024, 12:40:45 PM »
Wagner sacked hours after Norwich lose to Leeds!!
not surprised at all, he was on the verge pretty much the entire season even before the new Technical Director came in.

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« Reply #9184 on: May 17, 2024, 01:10:53 PM »
Why does that make the Norwich keeper make those mistakes though? I'm not disagreeing with your statement as i was at work and not seen the game but the keeper is sleeping for the first one and indecisive for the 2nd which is almost criminal in keeper terms.

20 mins in the game is done after those 2 things.

Maybe the keeper takes some of the blame, but the whole Leeds team were up for it from the start, whereas half the Norwich players were passive on the back foot and let themselves get boxed into their own half.
I actually thought the first goal was an excellent free kick. Reminded me of the Fulham back who shot one in at the near post in a Play Off game. The keeper was expecting a high cross towards the far post. 
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« Reply #9185 on: May 17, 2024, 03:25:55 PM »
Norwich seem to have lost their Midas touch of late. They fired Smith when they were in touching distance of the play-offs which was probably rightly seen as an under performance and appointed Wagner, who made them worse on the face of it. Yet they backed him in the summer with 4 or 5 experienced and expensive free agents (the thought here being they could add some nous to a young squad).

Given who had been relegated and as it turned out who got promoted the League was tougher and the best outcome they could reasonably expect was a top 6 finish. They have now saddled themselves with the back end of the veteran contracts they gave out last summer are out of parachute payments and it all looks a bit of a mess. Although they have players they can sell for decent money. 
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« Reply #9186 on: May 18, 2024, 12:54:24 PM »

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« Reply #9187 on: May 18, 2024, 07:32:20 PM »
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« Reply #9188 on: May 18, 2024, 07:57:56 PM »
Welcome Oxford Utd 2-0 winners over Bolton in the L1 p/o final

Oooh new team to play! Was hoping they'd win over Bolton

Been a while since we played Pompey too

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« Reply #9189 on: May 18, 2024, 08:51:47 PM »
5th placed team wins the play offs.

I only it was us.

The 2 goal hero for them was linked with us recently.

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« Reply #9190 on: May 19, 2024, 10:25:29 AM »
Stoke sign Victor Johansson

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« Reply #9191 on: May 19, 2024, 10:26:33 AM »
Who do we want to stay down? Leeds or Soton

I personally want Soton, Leeds I think sill be really strong next season & Soton will lose Adams & I still don't think they're that good tbh

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« Reply #9192 on: May 19, 2024, 10:45:32 AM »
I just want Southampton to lose because Russell Martin is an awful human being and their fans proved to be a bunch of sad gimps

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« Reply #9193 on: May 19, 2024, 10:51:19 AM »
I just want Southampton to lose because Russell Martin is an awful human being and their fans proved to be a bunch of sad gimps

If ever a managerial appointment reflected a club's support base.

What a bunch of Russell Martin's  ;D .
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« Reply #9194 on: May 19, 2024, 10:52:47 AM »
I just want Southampton to lose because Russell Martin is an awful human being and their fans proved to be a bunch of sad gimps

That's even more of a fair enough reason!

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« Reply #9195 on: May 19, 2024, 02:46:50 PM »
I want the scummy Martin and Southampton to lose and then him to get the boot, if he hasn't already eaten himself.

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« Reply #9196 on: May 19, 2024, 02:49:41 PM »
Stoke sign Victor Johansson

Unfortunately, I think Stoke are going to be challenging for promotion and relegation next season.

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« Reply #9197 on: May 19, 2024, 04:53:16 PM »
I hope Southampton finish the job at Wembley. Just prefer them as a club to Leeds. 
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« Reply #9198 on: May 19, 2024, 07:01:00 PM »
Unfortunately, I think Stoke are going to be challenging for promotion and relegation next season.
How do I bet on this ??
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« Reply #9199 on: May 19, 2024, 07:02:07 PM »
Unfortunately, I think Stoke are going to be challenging for promotion and relegation next season.


I'm a bit confused bud!  ;D