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Norwich City v CITY Official Matchday Thread

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Just now, Slippin cider said:

I agree , it has , but it’s non stop Norwich sucking 

Not really - it’s been pretty accurate. They are top and with good reason so it’s always going to be the case that they say Norwich are looking a good side. 

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6 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:


I don't agree with all the posts saying we are poor or clueless. We just aren't getting enough of the ball. 

We are defending pretty well, but I think Palmer and Adelekun are leaving us too lightweight in midfield. 

Can't really blame the strikers when we are so rarely getting to that end of the pitch. 

I'd like to see Bakinson and possibly Massengo (based on Saturdays improvement) 

We need to get in their faces, at least disrupt their flow, even if they overcome that, then let's stop making it so easy for them. 

Lucky to only be 1 down. Norwich look quality, but we are still in it, if we can stuck into them more and push them further up the pitch. 

We didn’t do it in the home fixture and they sprayed the ball all over the pitch , tonight we’ve sat extremely deep and allowed them space - Kalas has made several last minute interceptions. Why aren’t we physical against teams like this? 

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HT 0-1

Norwich dominant as expected but City defending well generally and not playing badly.

Hunt and Rowe suffering with not a lot of cover in front of them, Adelakun leaving his runner too often in particular. But we do need to push up from the back and condense the midfield a bit more.

Nagy is on his own in the centre with Vyner not contributing too much - we need either Bakinson or Massengo on the pitch to get on the ball.

This game isn't lost yet as long as its just the one goal behind.




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Would protbably have worked better having 2 mobile strikers against Norwich. Semenyo and Wells pressing and covering wide areas better too. Norwich defenders been bringing it out far too easily and massive gaps in wide areas first half.

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Poor tactics, if they have followed their instructions? Poor formation choice against a good Norwich team who dominate the ball, yes football is fluid etc etc, but 4-4-2 against this lot is madness. Not being able to keep hold of the ball, no movement, no courage on the ball & a total lack of pace or sharpness all over the pitch. So that’s the bad stuff, Bentley has looked good thou. COYR 

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Tbh any games like this where we need to create any chance I don't know why we don't use Zak's long throws where Hunt had that throw or here to try and create with Martin and Famara upfront

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4 minutes ago, sh1t_ref_again said:

Palmer Martin Adeluken off

Semenyo Bakinson massengo on

Need to start winning a bit of the midfield battle and get up the pitch


Honestly don't get this Bakinson thing he's a liability give the ball away more than any player and has such a languid uninterested playing style...

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Been watching this shower of sh1te for 55 years. Can count on one hand the number of sides I've watched that can keep and pass the ball. Alan Dicks' side, GJ's, Cotts and LJ briefly. We just can't seem to do it. Beggars belief. 

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2 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

I think you can put any system against them and they’ll pass around you.

If you go 352, they’ll go 2v1 out wide and if you push a CB wide to back up, they’ll exploit you in behind / more central.  They are a joy to watch, their midfielders run forward off of the ball with speed and purpose....not necessarily to receive the ball, but distraction minimum..

Essentially we need to be more aggressive and work harder.

Im pleased that we’ve tried to play a higher line.

If we are gonna chip balls into Martin and Diedhiou then the midfield need to commit to getting around them.

We need to keep the ball better, as Norwich are easily dragged out of position, suck the full-backs forward then channel for runner.  Might be better suited to Wells off of Fam.

Lots of work to do.

Catching up, this MDT is a fun read!!!

Absolutely this.

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1 minute ago, pillred said:

There were four in a short posting though, bad punctuation I can live with but it was pretty poor.

Haha fair enough! Be surprised when on mobile, how bad autocorrect can get.

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Just now, BCFC Richard said:

Not the best half - not really pressing them when in possession. Some ok moments, but definitely need to show more energy and intent. 

I don't think the performance was  good enough this half, but to those who are being all out doom and gloom - just remember this is one of the best teams in the league and looking elsewhere (non BCFC bias views) we haven't been quite as bad as some are making out.

BBC Live text feed:

"Bristol City have had to get through some periods of Norwich pressure but they've certainly shown enough to suggest they can trouble the hosts. Famara Diedhiou has held the ball up nicely at times but he does often look a tad isolated."

"They soaked up the early pressure but Bristol City have grown into this now. Kasey Palmer is putting himself about in midfield and the visitors are pressing Norwich relatively high up the pitch."

Norwich Forum:

"Quite a big an' brawny bustling side are Brizzle"

"Not sure whether Dhiedeou has signed a new contract at Brizzle but he'd be the kind of centre forward I'd like to see us get, real handful"

Not saying we have been great or even at our best, but not the disaster some are making out. 

We’ve been awful 

A couple of decent individual efforts but as a side we look like a L1 side against a Prem side

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Just now, Alex_BCFC said:

You’ve been lucky not to have seen it 

No I don't see it unless it on a stream like hesgoal, I usually, and don't ask me how he does it, get a commentary from RB, through his link.  If for some reason it's not working, I usually pay for the audio, which is from RB on the OS.  Still from reading the forum, it doesn't sound as if we are playing well.

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