Comments for Holtamania Tearing the romance out of football Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:56:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Comment on Story of a Match: 12/13 Spurs (A) by David N /2012/09/03/story-of-a-match-1213-spurs-a/#comment-4688 David N Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:56:02 +0000 /?p=1898#comment-4688 I suppose that is where that old line about playing to the whistle only takes you so far...you have to play to the right whistle! I suppose that is where that old line about playing to the whistle only takes you so far…you have to play to the right whistle!

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Comment on I Hate You All by 1MC /2012/09/05/i-hate-you-all/#comment-4651 1MC Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:37:19 +0000 /?p=1914#comment-4651 People in the River End? Really? Thought they were cardboard cut outs! Agree with this article BTW, nice one. People in the River End? Really? Thought they were cardboard cut outs!

Agree with this article BTW, nice one.

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Comment on I Hate You All by Jerry /2012/09/05/i-hate-you-all/#comment-4650 Jerry Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:29:29 +0000 /?p=1914#comment-4650 Very good post. Have shared it on footyshare.com for you. Very good post. Have shared it on footyshare.com for you.

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Comment on I Hate You All by Andy P /2012/09/05/i-hate-you-all/#comment-4649 Andy P Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:12:46 +0000 /?p=1914#comment-4649 Oh how you have articulated what I have thought over several years!! It's what I have to regularly put up with behind me in the Jarrold Stand. It's also incredible just how the Pink Un message board etc have detriorated... Andy Oh how you have articulated what I have thought over several years!!

It’s what I have to regularly put up with behind me in the Jarrold Stand. It’s also incredible just how the Pink Un message board etc have detriorated…

Andy

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Comment on I Hate You All by EssexCanary /2012/09/05/i-hate-you-all/#comment-4648 EssexCanary Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:37:29 +0000 /?p=1914#comment-4648 Brilliant - spot on Holtamania. I always thought Upper Barclay was the worst for moaning! Brilliant – spot on Holtamania. I always thought Upper Barclay was the worst for moaning!

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Comment on I Hate You All by Stu /2012/09/05/i-hate-you-all/#comment-4644 Stu Wed, 05 Sep 2012 07:08:38 +0000 /?p=1914#comment-4644 I always love how as fans we all know more than professional managers, coaches, chief executives, physios, etc etc. They've only had top training and decades of experience, whereas we the casual fans watch the odd game at Carrow road and read the pinkun. SURELY we must know better about who should be upfront? These managers are useless, HUNT GOTTA CLOO. I always love how as fans we all know more than professional managers, coaches, chief executives, physios, etc etc. They’ve only had top training and decades of experience, whereas we the casual fans watch the odd game at Carrow road and read the pinkun. SURELY we must know better about who should be upfront? These managers are useless, HUNT GOTTA CLOO.

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Comment on I Hate You All by APB /2012/09/05/i-hate-you-all/#comment-4639 APB Wed, 05 Sep 2012 03:02:09 +0000 /?p=1914#comment-4639 Much agreed. All clubs do have these fans though, but you notice them much more when it's your own team, probably down to a combination of shame, embarrassment and misplaced pride, I guess. But that's probably just talking for me. I remember my early days in the River End. Can't remember who we were playing, but Dale Gordon scored in the last few minutes to equalise 2-2. He had had a frustrating game and missed a few chances, but kept on and got his reward. Two old guys behind me steadfastly refused to join in the celebrations, one saying to the other "There int no justice". It's been going on for years. Much agreed. All clubs do have these fans though, but you notice them much more when it’s your own team, probably down to a combination of shame, embarrassment and misplaced pride, I guess. But that’s probably just talking for me.

I remember my early days in the River End. Can’t remember who we were playing, but Dale Gordon scored in the last few minutes to equalise 2-2. He had had a frustrating game and missed a few chances, but kept on and got his reward. Two old guys behind me steadfastly refused to join in the celebrations, one saying to the other “There int no justice”. It’s been going on for years.

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Comment on Story of a Match: 12/13 Spurs (A) by Blake /2012/09/03/story-of-a-match-1213-spurs-a/#comment-4635 Blake Mon, 03 Sep 2012 22:04:15 +0000 /?p=1898#comment-4635 Hate to make excuses for Howson on the play where he dithered on the ball, but watching the highlights over here in the States on Premier League Review Show (I don't know if you guys have it in England, it's basically MOTD without the punditry), some Tottenham fan clearly blows a fake offsides whistle right as Norwich wins the header to Howson's feet. Howson looks to the ref as if he blew the whistle and then Dembele nips in. Frustrating to see Hate to make excuses for Howson on the play where he dithered on the ball, but watching the highlights over here in the States on Premier League Review Show (I don’t know if you guys have it in England, it’s basically MOTD without the punditry), some Tottenham fan clearly blows a fake offsides whistle right as Norwich wins the header to Howson’s feet. Howson looks to the ref as if he blew the whistle and then Dembele nips in. Frustrating to see

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Comment on Story of a Match: 12/13 QPR (H) by Peter /2012/08/26/story-of-a-match-1213-qpr-h/#comment-4617 Peter Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:18:10 +0000 /?p=1881#comment-4617 Wow, which Garrido were you watching?..He was good from start to end. Wow, which Garrido were you watching?..He was good from start to end.

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Comment on Story of a Match: 12/13 QPR (H) by Andy /2012/08/26/story-of-a-match-1213-qpr-h/#comment-4613 Andy Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:12:48 +0000 /?p=1881#comment-4613 Yes indeed, a really good performance from the team and every individual player. The only possible criticisms are that Garrido looked a little shakey in the first half, and Pilkington faded in the second, but these are both minor and understandable. I was really impressed with the midfield, and found myself shouting proudly 'Come on Leeds' on several occasions! I thought Johnson had his best home game yet, spurred on perhaps by increased competition from new signings. Howson was sheer class, and Snodgrass was excellent. It's hard to see where Fox fits in, which is a shame because he keeps the team ticking over. The only disappointment is that NCFC didn't actually win. I don't normally take too much notice of referees, but Clattenberg is hard to ignore for all the wrong reasons - wrong decisions, whistle happy and just too bloody involved. We don't go to football to watch the refereeing! And I've tried really hard to guard against Lambert-ostalgie - what the bloody hell did he go to Villa for? - but I have this sneaking feeling that he would have won that game, most obviously by earlier substitutions, including Wes. But all in all very encouraging - I'm now reasonably confident of staying up, and becoming 'just another midtable PL club', which is obviously Hughton's brief and no mean achievement, if a little boring after the thrills of the last 3 seasons. Yes indeed, a really good performance from the team and every individual player. The only possible criticisms are that Garrido looked a little shakey in the first half, and Pilkington faded in the second, but these are both minor and understandable. I was really impressed with the midfield, and found myself shouting proudly ‘Come on Leeds’ on several occasions! I thought Johnson had his best home game yet, spurred on perhaps by increased competition from new signings. Howson was sheer class, and Snodgrass was excellent. It’s hard to see where Fox fits in, which is a shame because he keeps the team ticking over.

The only disappointment is that NCFC didn’t actually win. I don’t normally take too much notice of referees, but Clattenberg is hard to ignore for all the wrong reasons – wrong decisions, whistle happy and just too bloody involved. We don’t go to football to watch the refereeing! And I’ve tried really hard to guard against Lambert-ostalgie – what the bloody hell did he go to Villa for? – but I have this sneaking feeling that he would have won that game, most obviously by earlier substitutions, including Wes.

But all in all very encouraging – I’m now reasonably confident of staying up, and becoming ‘just another midtable PL club’, which is obviously Hughton’s brief and no mean achievement, if a little boring after the thrills of the last 3 seasons.

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