“I’ll take one performance like that in 19 or whatever it is,” said the Canary chief, speaking after Norwich made it a club record 11 home wins in a row. “You can’t play well every time and you’ve got to give Hartlepool credit.”
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“He’ll get up the pitch that’s for sure and he had a great upbringing at Manchester United,” said City chief Lambert on his new signing, Michael Rose. “But he’s done well at Stockport and was a big part of their promotion.”
“The pitch made it extremely difficult on our legs. You really have to concentrate the whole time and you’re having to smash the ball instead of pass it because it was difficult to play any football on it.”
“They were dead on their feet after Saturday on a pitch that was really heavy,” said the ecstatic Scot. “But it was a big, big effort and what a result that was.”
Given the volume of small, Norfolk businesses whose livelihood is in some way, shape or form entwined to the continuing fortunes of their local football club, taking them to the cleaners to the tune of two pence in the pound whilst the players’ wages are ring-fenced by Football League law would destroy any sense of Norwich City being a ‘community’ club.
“Grant has been absolutely terrific for us, really good. But we’re going to lose him for three games and, as I’ve said, whoever comes in will do fine.”
“It would be disappointing to leave after becoming part of such a winning team. It would be nice to stay and, hopefully, win the league. But we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”
“As far as the Club is concerned we consider the story is defamatory and accordingly we have placed the matter in the hands of our solicitors, and will be pursuing for damages,” said Canary chief executive David McNally.
“Have I got any complaints over the red card? Yes I have. If the referee had have done his job properly in the first instance, it would have been a free-kick for us,” said the Norwich manager, after City’s 10 men overcame Brentford in a pulsating Carrow Road clash.
“I was really apprehensive about moving so far from home but all the lads and staff have been great with me, helping me settle. It could not have gone better.”
“I always think, and it may be naivety, that we can win every game home and away,” said Canary boss Paul Lambert. “Whether we do, we will have to wait and see.”
“It’s going really well and the goals have been flying in,” said the City captain, looking for No 24 this Saturday. “I’ve got 23 goals and things have gone better than I thought they would.”
It wasn’t very gracious, perhaps. And I know I’ve spent a good few years extolling the virtues of Norwich being an upright, socially responsible club. But seeing our manager being a not-particularly-good winner was much more fun than all those seasons of trying to be a good loser.
“It seemed like a never-ending battle at one point but now we’re starting to see the fruits of our labour and we’re getting up that league now. There’s just one more team that we’ve got to try and chase.”
“He [Paul Lambert] didn’t really let it filter down to us. He obviously emphasised the importance of the three points though and we need to keep that run going now,” said Doherty.
“Today wasn’t difficult for me. I know what it’s like because I used to play up in Glasgow. It wasn’t about me but I knew what was going to happen with the crowd’s reaction. I’ve had it before.”
“The lads were brilliant, they really were – especially with everything going on. Considering the Colchester fans’ reaction, I thought they kept their heads, kept going and we were worthy winners.” TOM HAYLETT reports after a highly satisfying afternoon in north Essex.
“As I’ve said before he’s one of the best finishers I’ve seen for a long time,” Norwich boss Lambert said today. “He can shoot with both feet and I know he’s only 21 but I think he’s come back here from his loan spell and adapted really quickly.”
“I’m not going to be the most well-liked man in Colchester, that’s for sure,” said the City boss, sure to cop a fair bit of flak from the terraces tomorrow. “But this is a brilliant football club to be at,” he says ahead of tomorrow’s eagerly anticipated derby clash.
“Jon did really well for me and he moves on with our best wishes,” said Paul Lambert in a brief statement on the club’s official website. “Good luck to him.”