“We have got to get our serious heads on now, be professional about it and do the job in hand,” said Canary midfielder Simon Lappin. “It will be a difficult game and Bristol will want to go out and win it. As I said before, we just need to approach it in the right manner.”
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“There were times in training when he would hurt himself and you thought ‘oh my god’. But he just battled on and got on with it; we knew we had to get him through the games,” said Canary chief Paul Lambert this morning.
“It would be really good if both me and Korey could be involved next year and form a partnership similar to what we had in the youth team,” said likeable City youngster Tom Adeyemi. “He has done really well this year and that is something I’m looking to do next year.”
“We couldn’t have imagined this would happen and that opening day was surreal. It took our breath away and I don’t know how we got through it really,” said Delia Smith. “But with the way it has turned out, I’m so pleased for our supporters – they absolutely deserve it.”
As the years go by, I’m not sure that I wholly buy into this idea that you must have this fantastic team spirit; this sudden chemistry within the dressing room – a ‘Band Of Brothers’ ethos that sees 22 grown men as one together at three o’clock on a Saturday afternoon and again – some ten, befuddled hours later – at 1am on a Sunday morning.
“We’ve had games where we were 1-0 down at half-time and he [Paul Lambert] came in and said ‘we’re going to win this’ and we often did. As players, you take on that belief and confidence. It gives us strength of character and team spirit and it’s helped us push on.”
“It doesn’t matter what league you are in, there are not many times that you lift a trophy so you may as well cherish it because before you know it, football will kick you,” said the delighted Norwich manager. “While it’s here, you may as well enjoy it.”
“It’s what we’ve been working hard to do all year, get promotion,” said 30-goal striker Grant Holt yesterday, speaking to the media at Colney. “It seems like it’s been dragging on for weeks and weeks but we’ve got it now – and now we’ve got the added job of going on and winning the league.”
“I don’t just want to look for the point to get us there. I want to win the last three games, get as many points as we can and, more importantly, win the league,” said a chirpy Paul Lambert today. “That’s my main aim.”
The magnitude of what City have achieved over the last nine months is truly extraordinary. First, there’s the simple fact that we’ve gone straight back up automatically. It happens a lot less often than you’d think – and I know, because I’ve checked.