“I wouldn’t expect to come here and get straight into the team – everyone’s starting from scratch and whoever is performing will get the shirt. And I think everyone is fighting against eachother, to be honest.”
Archive for July, 2011
Lambert grooming a particular horse for a particular course? I think so; if you can’t win a game, just don’t lose it…July 30th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 5 Comments »
With that in mind, sling one up top – and see what level of mobility Steve Morison gives you in that role. See how much the balls sticks to him; or does it ping straight back? Keep it compact and solid immediately in front of your back-four; so sling a Johnson and a Fox in there; stop little balls into the channels between the back four.
Results, for now, of no concern to Lambert as new-boy Morison backs City’s team ethic to deliver the top flight goodsJuly 27th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“Competition for places is what you need,” Morison confirmed. “At the end of the day, everyone’s looking over their shoulders; everyone’s having the conversations with themselves at home: ‘Is it me? Is it someone else?’ And, yes, it keeps everyone on their toes.
Togetherness is an under-rated virtue. And it has to extend beyond the dressing room. Colin and Bernie need to get on…July 26th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 1 Comment »
It’s why – even before a ball is kicked in anger this season – I’d fancy Norwich to more than last the course. Togetherness is a wholly under-rated virtue and it is all too easy to forget that such unity has to extend to the relationship between owners and supporters for clubs to really work…
The power of song and the art of thinking differently continues to underpin City’s preparations for the big timeJuly 26th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“When you’re on tour, you’re stuck in a way – you can’t get away after training. So you get to meet the lads, see their characters and get to see what they’re like. It worked well last year and you could see that they were a good bunch of lads.”
Lambert gives Holt the skipper’s nod as the Canaries prepare to step up their Premier League preparations this weekJuly 25th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“I think people asked questions of him last year – could he do it in the Championship? And he did fantastically well. And this is another step up for him as it is for everybody. And he’ll be up against world class footballers. So it will be a test – but it’ll be a test for everybody.”
“We said we were looking for six or seven lads to come in and lend a hand in various positions – and it’s pleasing that we’ve now managed to do so,” said Lambert today, as the club formally confirmed Naughton’s imminent arrival.
Free-scoring City continue on their merry summer way this evening as another name pops up on the transfer radarJuly 20th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 1 Comment »
“We have worked hard to establish a fair pricing structure,” the club said, as it announced the new ticket prices. “[We] believe the prices for the games in each category represent excellent value for money for what promises to be another exciting season at Carrow Road.”
Lambert’s die looks all-but cast; no change – young, hungry and mean it is. Only now with added Adeyemi…July 17th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | 1 Comment »
“I don’t think you ever stop looking,” the City chief told the Press afterwards. “And I think I said that the other day, that we had to try and keep improving but the squad I’ve got at the minute I’m delighted with.”
Could Henri be the one to make it a magnificent seven for the summer as the speculation mounts of a returnJuly 13th, 2011 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“Paul Lambert gave me my chance to do that and I thank him a lot,” he added. “It was great, obviously, getting first-team experience again and playing week in, week out was great. Promotion’s massive and to get that at 20 years of age was great.”