I see he is leaving Huddersfield. Didn't realise he is still only 31. Really solid centre back. If we can't or don't get De Wijs he is the kind of experienced player that would fit in well here and bring the younger defensive players along. That is if he isn't returning to Germany... and Jordy doesn't come here.
Glad Warburton acknowledged how influential he is off the pitch as well as on it. I don't know if there are any stats people out there but considering Albert has played so few minutes this season it would be interesting to see how many assists he's provided per minutes. I'd have a bet that he's our top assist king compared to minutes played. He's changed a lot of matches for us from the subs bench this season. Hope he will be kept on as he is a big part of why we have got so much better this season and he appears to be a brilliant mentor for the younger players as well.
Well done Albert. 30 inch screamer to seal the game yesterday and a big part of a very good season.
Our government refusing to fund recladding of buildings and pretty much voting to leave it to residents and owners to self fund the works for up to £50,000 a property while they either worry about burning to death in their own homes or actually burn to death. MPs just a few weeks ago once again voted down an amendment to prevent fire safety costs being passed on to leaseholders. 5 million people are effected by this and could end up either homeless or dead. The fire this morning attended by 125 firefighters just goes to prove that the incredible passed on costs of waking watch (which is useless) and flat owners who bought properties deemed safe and in good faith are being blanked and ignored (save a few decent MPs) and that the potential deaths of more home owners in these poorly clad buildings will fall on the consciences, or lack of it of our government and MPs who look up to these lethal buildings from their privileged lives and think, meh! Time for the government to stop hiding and put its hand in its pocket to make sure that people that live in their homes won't burn to death. Grenfell was nearly 4 years ago and the government has dragged its feet to do anything of consequence.
How many more people have to be burnt to death before they act? Seemingly all these buildings can burn as far as the majority in power are concerned. I don't usually get involved in these arguments but this government clearly haven't learned the lessons and continue to avoid taking responsibility.
Enough is enough. Pay up now and keep these buildings safe for these residents.
After the Austin goal you just really want him and Dykes to be a front two next season. There is obviously a brilliant relationship between those two and you feel that Dykes could grow to be immense playing alongside Austin next season. All we have to do is rob a bank!
Backline seems solid and recovers from mistakes De Wijs if he can keep remotely fit is a monster at the back Kakay is growing in confidence game by game Roberto Wallace seems to have real pace going forward Johansen, some of his movement and play is Faurlin'esque with the odd Wilkins moment. He really is a class midfielder Dickie leaving players on their backsides Willock terrifying defenders Dykes chasing down everything And Charlie!!!
If we can keep this squad together somehow and carry on this type of form early doors next season we could seriously be at risk of a play-off position. Obviously seemingly financially impossible but we can dream. This is now a very very good squad.
Obviously until we f*ck it up against Luton and then everyone's got to go!
Oh well. I wonder if Dieng's spacial awareness was compromised by the mask? I also wonder given that he broke his nose to pieces only last week if he really should have been playing? We'll probably find out.
Dykes just didn't get the elevation on the penalty I think he intended and of course Krul has this extraordinary ability to save most penalties he faces.
Good goal to make it 2-1 and good to see Dykes and Charlie still celebrate that. I wonder if we should play them both up top for the last two matches and see if that partnership does work, unless the decision has already been made that we can't afford Charlie. Glad Dykes didn't let the penalty miss get to him.
Sloppy third goal to give away but the difference between the two teams was how ruthless and clinical Norwich were.
No disgrace and it could have gone differently if that penalty went in but we were just beaten by a team that are clearly too good for this league and possibly not quite good enough for the Prem.
Having watched the game back this ref is one of the best I've seen (or not seen) in ages. He has authority, he's right up with play, he both commands respect of the players and has a bit of banter with them as well. It feels like teams can just get on and play football and he doesn't seem to attract or tolerate any of the 'running Rooney in the ear' bollox either. Plus a lot of the time you forget he's there, which is the mark of a very good ref.