“The referee said that it was his opinion but in my opinion, he got the penalty decision wrong,” said Norwich chief Paul Lambert, speaking shortly after today’s reverse in south Wales. “Sometimes you get them and sometimes you don’t.”
Archive for October, 2010
Why the Boro victory owed little to Lady Luck; offside or not, that lone goal was evidence of a shrewd mind at workOctober 28th, 2010 by Rick Waghorn | 2 Comments »
But the victory and the ‘luck’ that accompanied that single strike was one of those that, for me, was earned… And earned the hard way. Earned by the team-sheet. For that was a big call; ousting both Wes Hoolahan and Korey Smith from the start and switching to a flat, midfield four; dropping the diamond that had – by and large – sparkled so brightly this autumn.
Drinkell urges to his old club to keep that winning feeling. With that on City’s side, the sky’s their limit…October 27th, 2010 by Tom Haylett | Comments Off
“Success breeds success and when you’ve got that mentality in the dressing room, you believe you can turn anything around,” said the former Norwich favourite. “Even if it’s 1-0 or 2-0 to the other team, you still think you’ve got a chance to get back into it.”
“You do get confidence from scoring goals,” said Jackson. “I’ll definitely try and keep that up and, hopefully, that should keep us up towards the top end of the table come the end of the season.”
“That’s the only reason I’ve done it – to give lads who we thought could win a game a chance; to give Wes [Hoolahan] a break and to give Korey [Smith] a break because they’ve played every single game for me. For the best part of 14-15 months.
“When you get beat you’ve got to try your best to win the next one and the lads have responded terrifically again,” added Lambert, still looking over his shoulder. “And that’s another three points; another three points to keeping us safe.”
“I saw – and I don’t know how true it is – that Middlesbrough have spent £11 million in a year. We’ve spent 11p! There are loads of teams that are miles ahead of us on the budget side of things.”
Tuesday night and once again you sensed that the athletes will rule; that Mr Barnett needs a full-time deal.October 22nd, 2010 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
It was all credit to Smith (S), that he, by and large, kept the boy under wraps; particularly given the fact that he became a father some 36 hours or whatever before. That was no mean performance from Mr Drury’s understudy on a night not big on performances from the home side.
“We can’t defend set-pieces like that and to concede those two goals from set-pieces was disappointing. But we’ve got a chance on Saturday to put it right.”
Drury a doubt for tomorrow’s clash with struggling Palace, as Lambert prepares to shuffle his defensive packOctober 18th, 2010 by Tom Haylett | Comments Off
“Steven Smith is only really just coming back from injury and I threw him in at the deep end [at Bristol City] when he probably did not expect it. But he has done well in the last two games.”