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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by MasseyFerguson » Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:27 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:52 am
Gary, Norwood is a repeat offender that’s the problem…..he’s likely to kill someone one day.
^ This

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by Ricco » Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:13 pm

rossi wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:43 am
Now I don't know you at all, but I'm betting that you have not lived a pure blameless life, as nobody has. Bigot is a word that comes to mind here.

Point is, the man made a mistake - a mistake that hundreds of thousands have made - that doesn't necessarily make him or them scummy wasters.
I think you have your wording mixed up, if I'm a bigot against drink drivers, then I'm very very happy to be a bigot. People make mistakes sure, but drink driving is a choice and no, I have never risked other people's lives with a choice like that. So if you meant hypocrite instead of bigot, then no, I am not that.

He has been caught multiple times a long way over the limit, and f he has been caught multiple times, then I bet he has done it many more times without being caught. This is not someone having a pint or two with their lunch and blowing slightly over, this is someone doing something unforgivable and if you think it's a 'mistake' and something condonable, then you're as bad as he.

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by MasseyFerguson » Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:56 pm

Ricco wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:13 pm
rossi wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:43 am
Now I don't know you at all, but I'm betting that you have not lived a pure blameless life, as nobody has. Bigot is a word that comes to mind here.

Point is, the man made a mistake - a mistake that hundreds of thousands have made - that doesn't necessarily make him or them scummy wasters.
I think you have your wording mixed up, if I'm a bigot against drink drivers, then I'm very very happy to be a bigot. People make mistakes sure, but drink driving is a choice and no, I have never risked other people's lives with a choice like that. So if you meant hypocrite instead of bigot, then no, I am not that.

He has been caught multiple times a long way over the limit, and f he has been caught multiple times, then I bet he has done it many more times without being caught. This is not someone having a pint or two with their lunch and blowing slightly over, this is someone doing something unforgivable and if you think it's a 'mistake' and something condonable, then you're as bad as he.
Perfectly stated.

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by saint jude » Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:50 pm

In truth wasn't aware Norwood was a repeat offender regards driving while inebriated. Thought the incident discussed was an isolated one. Point being that alone should be largely enough to force him out the club or at least any one where he's employed.

Can't abide dangerous drivers whether they're effected by drink or any other sh*t they may consume. Unfortunately the number is greater than you would imagine. Think maybe Norwood does these things because of his say, "status" in that he earns a salary above the usual individual and believes he's something above the law. Sometimes it takes a critical mistake or incident to realize the enormity of your errors, hope it never comes to that but it's arguably the biggest wake-up call anyone can receive.

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by rossi » Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:15 pm

Ricco wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:13 pm
rossi wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:43 am
Now I don't know you at all, but I'm betting that you have not lived a pure blameless life, as nobody has. Bigot is a word that comes to mind here.

Point is, the man made a mistake - a mistake that hundreds of thousands have made - that doesn't necessarily make him or them scummy wasters.
I think you have your wording mixed up, if I'm a bigot against drink drivers, then I'm very very happy to be a bigot. People make mistakes sure, but drink driving is a choice and no, I have never risked other people's lives with a choice like that. So if you meant hypocrite instead of bigot, then no, I am not that.

He has been caught multiple times a long way over the limit, and f he has been caught multiple times, then I bet he has done it many more times without being caught. This is not someone having a pint or two with their lunch and blowing slightly over, this is someone doing something unforgivable and if you think it's a 'mistake' and something condonable, then you're as bad as he.
No, I chose my wording very carefully.

If you are seriously telling me that you personally have never ever driven on a morning following a heavy night then quite frankly you are a better man than any other I know. And being slightly over the limit is no worse than being 5 times over the limit, or drink driving once in a blue moon or daily - all should not happen. And if Norwood is a repeat offender then it's likely he has a problem and therefore needs help, not being trashed by puerile bigoted insults

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by Ricco » Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:39 pm

rossi wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:15 pm
No, I chose my wording very carefully.

If you are seriously telling me that you personally have never ever driven on a morning following a heavy night then quite frankly you are a better man than any other I know. And being slightly over the limit is no worse than being 5 times over the limit, or drink driving once in a blue moon or daily - all should not happen. And if Norwood is a repeat offender then it's likely he has a problem and therefore needs help, not being trashed by puerile bigoted insults
I can't believe you're throwing out hypotheticals to try and defend him. Both times he was caught for drink driving it was in the early hours, driving home after socialising. So forget about your next day rubbish and remember he is a proffesional footballer who could afford a taxi to follow him around all night if he really needed.

As for your other hypothetical that I should be sympathetic because he appears he could be an alcoholic in your eyes, well it doesn't appear to me that way, I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest that in the slightest. Besides, I have all the sympathy in the world for those who are struggling with alcohol or any other problem for that matter, but as soon as they put others in potential harms way then that sympathy pops instantly, that's a very solid line you never cross regardless of what is going on between your ears.

Aaaand if you really want to know, then no, I never drink heavily if I know I need to drive the next morning, it's called planning, that's what responsible people do, it's really not that tricky to work out.

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by MasseyFerguson » Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:14 pm

Ricco wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:39 pm
rossi wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:15 pm
No, I chose my wording very carefully.

If you are seriously telling me that you personally have never ever driven on a morning following a heavy night then quite frankly you are a better man than any other I know. And being slightly over the limit is no worse than being 5 times over the limit, or drink driving once in a blue moon or daily - all should not happen. And if Norwood is a repeat offender then it's likely he has a problem and therefore needs help, not being trashed by puerile bigoted insults
I can't believe you're throwing out hypotheticals to try and defend him. Both times he was caught for drink driving it was in the early hours, driving home after socialising. So forget about your next day rubbish and remember he is a proffesional footballer who could afford a taxi to follow him around all night if he really needed.

As for your other hypothetical that I should be sympathetic because he appears he could be an alcoholic in your eyes, well it doesn't appear to me that way, I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest that in the slightest. Besides, I have all the sympathy in the world for those who are struggling with alcohol or any other problem for that matter, but as soon as they put others in potential harms way then that sympathy pops instantly, that's a very solid line you never cross regardless of what is going on between your ears.

Aaaand if you really want to know, then no, I never drink heavily if I know I need to drive the next morning, it's called planning, that's what responsible people do, it's really not that tricky to work out.
Ricco, I really admire your patience with this guy. Looking at his contributions on this and other topics he is either not the sharpest knife in the drawer or he just enjoys being a troublemaker. Either way, he is best ignored.

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by rossi » Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:57 pm

MasseyFerguson wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:14 pm
Ricco wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:39 pm
rossi wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:15 pm
No, I chose my wording very carefully.

If you are seriously telling me that you personally have never ever driven on a morning following a heavy night then quite frankly you are a better man than any other I know. And being slightly over the limit is no worse than being 5 times over the limit, or drink driving once in a blue moon or daily - all should not happen. And if Norwood is a repeat offender then it's likely he has a problem and therefore needs help, not being trashed by puerile bigoted insults
I can't believe you're throwing out hypotheticals to try and defend him. Both times he was caught for drink driving it was in the early hours, driving home after socialising. So forget about your next day rubbish and remember he is a proffesional footballer who could afford a taxi to follow him around all night if he really needed.

As for your other hypothetical that I should be sympathetic because he appears he could be an alcoholic in your eyes, well it doesn't appear to me that way, I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest that in the slightest. Besides, I have all the sympathy in the world for those who are struggling with alcohol or any other problem for that matter, but as soon as they put others in potential harms way then that sympathy pops instantly, that's a very solid line you never cross regardless of what is going on between your ears.

Aaaand if you really want to know, then no, I never drink heavily if I know I need to drive the next morning, it's called planning, that's what responsible people do, it's really not that tricky to work out.
Ricco, I really admire your patience with this guy. Looking at his contributions on this and other topics he is either not the sharpest knife in the drawer or he just enjoys being a troublemaker. Either way, he is best ignored.
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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by Ricco » Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:11 am

MasseyFerguson wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:14 pm
Ricco, I really admire your patience with this guy. Looking at his contributions on this and other topics he is either not the sharpest knife in the drawer or he just enjoys being a troublemaker. Either way, he is best ignored.
You might be on to something there, goes to show that I have nothing better to during my tea breaks!

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by MasseyFerguson » Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:15 pm

Ricco wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:11 am
MasseyFerguson wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:14 pm
Ricco, I really admire your patience with this guy. Looking at his contributions on this and other topics he is either not the sharpest knife in the drawer or he just enjoys being a troublemaker. Either way, he is best ignored.
You might be on to something there, goes to show that I have nothing better to during my tea breaks!
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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by number 9 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:09 pm

One thing that hasn't really been talked about of late, is the so called 'Brentford' style of player recruitment that was promised by the new regime. Does anyone feel like the current squad is based on an analytical formula, or is the squad simply based on 'Cook's Chosen Ones'?

From what I've seen of this squad so far, there seems to be only one or two players who offer any significant skills and/or experience. Obviously Morsy and Burns are good catches, but what about the rest?

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by Ricco » Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:36 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:09 pm
One thing that hasn't really been talked about of late, is the so called 'Brentford' style of player recruitment that was promised by the new regime. Does anyone feel like the current squad is based on an analytical formula, or is the squad simply based on 'Cook's Chosen Ones'?

From what I've seen of this squad so far, there seems to be only one or two players who offer any significant skills and/or experience. Obviously Morsy and Burns are good catches, but what about the rest?
I can remember them mentioning in the summer that that recruitment window will be based on their opinions (which I imagine includes the scouts) as a new analytics driven recruitment department would take time to implement.

Presumably they had to knock down the stone age buildings and clear away the dinosaur dung that the previous 'team' had excreted. Embarrassing that a club like Ipswich in the super-competitive modern professional game could be so archaic in their approach, no wonder our recruitment has been truly woeful for so so many years.

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Re: Good squad or not ….

Post by number 9 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:09 pm

Ricco wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:36 pm
number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:09 pm
One thing that hasn't really been talked about of late, is the so called 'Brentford' style of player recruitment that was promised by the new regime. Does anyone feel like the current squad is based on an analytical formula, or is the squad simply based on 'Cook's Chosen Ones'?

From what I've seen of this squad so far, there seems to be only one or two players who offer any significant skills and/or experience. Obviously Morsy and Burns are good catches, but what about the rest?
I can remember them mentioning in the summer that that recruitment window will be based on their opinions (which I imagine includes the scouts) as a new analytics driven recruitment department would take time to implement.

Presumably they had to knock down the stone age buildings and clear away the dinosaur dung that the previous 'team' had excreted. Embarrassing that a club like Ipswich in the super-competitive modern professional game could be so archaic in their approach, no wonder our recruitment has been truly woeful for so so many years.
Yeah I agree. One thing MM and company did do well was recruitment, but even then we got a lot of dross. Obviously not including Mings in that assessment and some of the loans were useful to say the least.

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