“If we only had one game like that every three months, I’d probably take it – everybody has their off days,” the City chief said this morning. “I’m disappointed but I can’t forget what the lads have already done for me.”
Archives for November 2009
“We just never got going. All credit to Carlisle, they were better than us on the day. There’s a number of things you can put it down to – we got off to a poor start, and we didn’t do what we’ve been doing in previous weeks.”
“I then saw him again when I was at Colchester and he was quick, and he hasn’t lost that,” said the City boss tonight. “So I’m glad we have got him in and he gives us another option.”
In his man-management, his tactics, substitutions and preparation, Lambert looks the real deal. Crucially, his old-school pragmatism is not compromised by the challenges of the modern game. In Paul, we trust…
“We tried to get someone else in, but that didn’t happen,” revealed Lambert this morning, as the Canaries prepared for tomorrow’s long haul north and that FA Cup second round clash with Carlisle.
“As I said after the game, we could do with a little help and, hopefully, Russell [Martin] and Anthony [McNamee] can come in and do something for us.”
“We knew that it would be difficult and we knew that Norwich are playing well and scoring goals. And when you score a goal like the first one – whether it’s a shot, cross or miskick – you know things are going your way.”
I once spent nearly six hours in the back of a Bentley with David Sullivan’s partner, Eve, and that is why he probably won’t buy Norwich City. Perhaps I’d better explain.
“I worked under the gaffer and Ian for two years at Wycombe before so they know what I’m about. And I know how they work – and I really enjoyed it,” said City’s new arrival today. “I had two great years with them and to come and re-join them again at such a big club, it’s great.”
“We should give everybody credit for what they’re doing, not just one or two individuals,” said Paul Lambert. “The whole group as a team and as a unit have been terrific. I thought the lads were excellent against a good Brighton side.”
“We’ll set our stall out early,” said Seagulls defender Tommy Elphick. “We’ll probably have to soak up a lot of pressure at times and be disciplined and with the boys we have got up front we can hopefully nick a win.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“It’s never easy because of the finanaces and other teams want a lot of money. We don’t have a bundle of money so we’re going to have to do a bit of wheeling and dealing. But the current group have done terrific for us.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“They are a good side Southampton, they are only where they are by default and it could be a massive point. I am absolutely delighted with the way the lads played the game.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“At this minute, no, I wouldn’t be interested,” said the City boss. “When I’m 94 maybe! It’s not for me. I hear some people say that Paul Lambert would jump at the chance but listen; this is a brilliant football club.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“I have signed confidentiality agreements with a number of clubs. I am not in a position to comment about any club I might wish to buy,” said former Birmingham City owner David Sullivan, still on the hunt for a new project. TOM HAYLETT reports.
“I’ve just got to keep doing well with Norwich, playing well and getting us up a division and back in the Championship where we belong and you never know what happens after that,” said City forward Wes Hoolahan.
“I think we did very well. Obviously at times it wasn’t as pretty as we would have liked. We probably didn’t play as fluently as in other games but we’re dealing with most challenges that are being thrown our way,” said reborn Norwich front man Chrissy Martin.
“The fans that come in their droves expect us to win,” said Paul Lambert after the 2-0 success. “All we can do is try and beat what’s in front of us. But the level of performance and consistency level has been terrific.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“You can never rest. It’s another game and you’ve got to treat it the same as the others. You can’t think that can just turn up and win, if we do that we’ll end up getting beat. They have taken some beatings but I don’t think Tranmere are as bad as their league position suggests.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
There’s a belief in the City team that they are going to win, even when not at the top of their game. We can sense it in the stands – and you can bet that the opposition sense it…
“I’m just happy to save one. But the lads’ penalties were absolutely brilliant,” said goalkeeper Fraser Forster, speaking after his crucial penalty stop. “And it’s much easier if everyone scores, it takes the pressure right off.” TOM HAYLETT reports.