Calling all my 🔵⚪️ friends from Suffolk, I’ve found this signed print of Portman Rd during an office move and want it to go to a good home!! The 4 corner books are not part of the offer!! Quiz question - name the two NCFC players who scored OG’s at Portman Rd in the 90’s? #ITFCpic.twitter.com/gUjVz7IVnx
Mention of the 62 Charity Shield match elsewhere reminded me of this, again versus Spurs at Portman Road, but with an even more bizarre camera angle. It's in the North West corner for some reason. Which is fine when there are corners etc at Churchmans, but for everything else, especially when the play is at the North Stand end, it looks very peculiar on TV. Its the third game on here so you'll have to spin forward towards the end. Contains probably only surviving film record of a goal by Charlie Woods.
Wonder why this was? In 62 footage it's the traditional camera level with the half way line. The only other late sixties footage I think I've ever seen is the McGarry 68 D2 Championship team v Birmingham, and that was in the usual spot as well (albeit obviously lower than today). But this odd.
As an aside, I've heard it said that the TV companies in later years loved to come to Portman Road, as it was near enough one of the only top flight grounds that enabled them to get that overhead behind the goal shot, as they would use a camera on a crane parked behind Churchmans. Most other grounds either had stands that were too tall, or were too hemmed in by streets.
#ncfc fans not had anything to shout about yet. Charlton now replaying highlights of the game from 2009 that sent the Canaries down to League One on the big screen. Fun times. pic.twitter.com/7ce445FLCP
After much thinking I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t support Covid plan B. I just don’t think the justification is there and I fear that the mindset/logic that led to it could well lead to a gradual creep towards more and more draconian restrictions.
I'm surprised, I must admit. I'm surprised it wasn't a Monday morning sacking after a board meeting sort of scenario, but two hours after the match, boom.
The fact that Ashton has said they havent got anyone lined up or in mind makes me wonder if there's been a big bust up afterwards. Certainly the way Cook was talking in the post match interview seemed to indicate that he fully expected to be going to Charlton.
I liked Cook as a person a lot, wasn't overly convinced so far by his management skills, but favoured giving him the season at least (or until such point that it was mathematically impossible for us to go up and we were going to be miles off), but what's done is done, and so we move on.
Who's next then? Lampard doesn't feel right, and the media circus surrounding his appointment would give us Keane flashbacks. Personally, and I know it sounds mad, but I do think we should at least consider Farke. Presumably he still lives in the area, but I'm not sure if he'd see it as a betrayal of the Budgies. Besides which, we've been down the Ex-Nodge manager route before, and we all know how that turned out.
Of course, knowing our luck, Johnson will get the push at Sunderland, they'll appoint Cook, and his first game will be beating us 0-5 in a couple of weeks.
With all this talk that Cook should go one one side, and all the talk of giving him time on the other, I thought I'd compare Cook's record to the most obvious manager from our past where despite a poor start we did give him time, i.e. Sir Bob.
After 36 league games:
Cook: W11 D13 L12 Robson: W11 D11 L14
So Cook actually has slightly the better record, and if a couple of those losses for Sir Bob were draws, they'd be EXACTLY the same. Now, on one hand, you could say "Ha! That proves it pays to take time!" On the other, you could say that football in 2021 League One is vastly different from 1969 Division One, and so it's like comparing apples and pears. Plus you could argue that with the talent at his disposal, Cook should be doing better.
Personally, I offer no opinion either way, but it is an intriguing comparison.
Right, that's the blue touch paper lit, I'm running away.
Sat here watching the season highlights DVD for 2007/08 (Legwinski! Dan Harding! Colchester in the Championship!) and just saw Wilnis get sent off at Plymouth for basically leaping two footed at some poor bloke in green who near enough landed in Exeter.
Got me thinking, what is probably the worst tackle anyone has ever seen a Town player commit? Not talking here about accidental collisions like Wile/Talbot at Highbury or when Luc Nilis was unfortunately destroyed by Richard Wright, but the sort of tackle that results in a card, the opposing bench leap up in fury and you wincing in the stands.
The word "Thetis" coming to this thread in 5...4...3...