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Mapperleyfox

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  1. Notts County basically sold Dean Yates and Craig Short which paid for almost all the redevelopment. Bargain.
  2. My old man's all time favourite. Pure talent, and what a character. Broke the mould - RIP Frankie Wortho.
  3. Other results yesterday and the fixtures today mean that 3 points is absolutely vital to put a bit of daylight between us and West Ha, Everton, Spurs etc.
  4. Massive win. Performance improved in the 2nd half, more forward passes, more aggressive. Not vintage by any means but Brighton offered very little apart from Lallana's chance after Ndidi's bad touch.
  5. Our 3 centre backs only have Maupay to mark between them and he's got the freedom of Brighton, all of them daydreaming. Brighton are very ordinary but our performance so far has been appalling. How many second balls have we won?
  6. No tips but i'm planning Texas, Louisiana and New Orleans about the same time, but haven't booked yet because of the uncertainty. I can't be doing with changing travel goalposts every 5 minutes like last year.
  7. Decent point with a team decimated by injuries against a team that can be strong at home and are notoriously stubborn, physical and direct, the type of style we often struggle against. Games against Burnley are never pretty, their MO is to spoil the game, keep the ball in the air and win 2nd balls. Hopefully look back on it as a vital point come the end of the season.
  8. As good as Ndidi has been this season, he was appalling today. Not just his touch either - he looked well off the pace, almost appeared to give up at times.
  9. He's either not fit or he's finished, simple as that. I hope it's the former. Why the club hasn't brought in someone who can effectively deputise is a disgrace really. We are so light up front it's untrue.
  10. Wouldn't mind a bit of hunger and pressing, show the fans we're still trying even if we're going to lose the game. This one is on Rodgers, i'd like him to explain why in the last two game the opposition have been more hungry and first to second balls etc. The very least i expect is attitude and application, and there's been nothing in the last 180 minutes.
  11. This may be knee jerk, but with the last two performances and this run of injuries, we look like falling apart again. Take Barnes and Maddison's goals and influence away and we have nothing up front.
  12. Goal aside this has been shocking, on the back foot, no aggression, basically carried on from the Slavia Prague match. Not good enough.
  13. What I meant was I'm not expecting us to capitulate like last season, but our form could dip slightly and someone like Chelsea could win 10 in a row for example.
  14. I think we've learnt a lot from last season and are tougher mentally but also more flexible tactically. Yesterday's game a case in point where first half we pressed hard and played our football and then sat back and dug in for the result in the second half. Plus we have players like Barnes in excellent form, plus a fit Ndidi and the return of Castagne and Ricardo. If we fall out of the top 4 I believe it'll be because others put an incredible run together, not because of our own form.
  15. DEYA 'Dust My Broom' pale ale. Very nice.
  16. A brilliant day but I have to say the Cambridge play off game eclipses it in terms of atmosphere, or even the Atletico Madrid game in the UEFA Cup....certainly in my lifetime anyway
  17. After years of watching players who didn't give a shit, I'll take players like Amartey any day who can step in, be 100% committed and give everything. He's not the most talented or dynamic player on the books but always gives everything in every game.
  18. Incredible performance today, with composure and calmness added to his undoubted defensive and ball winning qualities. When he's in the team we're so much better.
  19. Just goes to show I know absolutely **** all about football. Happy days! Crack the beers open folks!
  20. Far too passive, getting bullied all over the pitch, poor passing, no movement.... A replay of last season's home game so far.
  21. He has a LOT of developing to do in my opinion. Plenty of time for him to improve. He's good, and has potential but is nowhere near ready for the first team right now at this level. If we can, i'd send him on loan next season to the championship and he may benefit in the way Harvey Barnes did.
  22. It is in isolation but is also utterly meaningless if it doesn't lead to us getting our lives back. Too much fixation on the number and not the outcome.
  23. I'm more or less feeling the same.... Another couple of months at the most and i'm done. What's the point of just existing?
  24. I seem to remember the kop singing "**** off Willis" at one point, so he did well to turn his form around from that.
  25. Totally agree. A beer in a pub, or a meal out, or going to watch the game are not luxuries, they are part of most people's normal lives and should be again as soon as it's safe to do so. I do not want to wait until Chris Whitty & Co dance on the grave of the very last Covid victim to be able to do this. The vaccine rollout numbers look great, but they're only a measurement of a means to an end, and many people, including me, are getting impatient to learn when and how things are gonna get back to normal, because we've been locked away for the best part of 12 months, struggling
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