While the performance failed to reach any of the heady heights seen recently at Carrow Road, it was still composed, solid and controlled… just how Hughton likes it. Two banks of four with the full-backs tucked in has proved a hit on the road of late, and last night was no exception.
Archive for November, 2012
Saints keeper Gazzaniga helps City claim another big point on their travels as Bunn settles in for a lengthy stint in Ruddy’s absenceNovember 28th, 2012 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“Just to update everyone on my injury, unfortunately I have torn my thigh and will be having surgery on Saturday and out for up to three months,” Ruddy told his legions of Twitter followers tonight…
Bunn all set for his opening Premier League start as a fit-again Martin returns to the fold for the trip to St Mary’sNovember 28th, 2012 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“Mark’s a good goalkeeper Hughton told resporters as all eyes now turn to the South Coast this evening. “If it’s a case that he comes in for whatever period of time then we have no fears about that.”
If we’re seeing the end of “Little Old Norwich” then it’s thanks to the boys at the top, McNally and BowkettNovember 27th, 2012 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 1 Comment »
Some of the games noisier pundits even claimed a moral victory as the season opened and the first few rounds of matches were played, with someone called Adrian Durham stating on TalkSport that Norwich City were the “worse side in Premier League history.”
Saints suddenly find their attacking flair again as the Canaries prepare to put their proud unbeaten run back on the lineNovember 26th, 2012 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“They all contribute in a massive way and they’re exciting,” added Adkins. “They get supporters off their seat, there’s a flair about them, a fluidity of movement and there’s goals about them. Some of the attacking football was really, really good.”
Hughton hoping that Ruddy’s exit was no more than a precautionary measure as City roll on with another big pointNovember 25th, 2012 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“He just felt his thigh – that’s why he couldn’t kick a ball – and we just thought that it was the right thing to bring him off,” Hughton told the BBC afterwards…
Bassong’s late-show ticks another box for Team Hughton; and confines a dismal first half showing to annals of historyNovember 25th, 2012 by Gary Gowers | Comments Off
For those of us who’ve watched and played the game, the first half showing – coming as it did off the back of the Manchester United spine-tingler – didn’t come as a complete surprise. I’ll avoid the Lord Mayor cliché, but to produce such a lack-lustre 45 after previously scaling the heights isn’t unusual.
Bassong opens his City account with a perfect sense of timing to earn another big, Premier League draw for CityNovember 24th, 2012 by Rick Waghorn | 3 Comments »
To their credit the spirit that Hughton has clearly instilled in his squad of late rode to City’s rescue and in the finest traditions of his managerial predecessor, so Bassong picked the perfect moment to grab his first goal in Norwich colours as Everton complained bitterly about the free-kick’s original award…
Football remains such a beautiful game; its beauty, however, is always in the eye of the individual beholder. Millions of us…November 23rd, 2012 by Kevin Baldwin | Comments Off
The point is, since football is such a fantastic game that it has near-universal appeal, it cannot help but attract less desirable elements. It’s a broad church (broader than the Church, if this week’s events are anything to go by…) and there are inevitably sinners and reprobates within it. But as in life, it’s the unpleasant minority which attracts the attention…
If the rumour mill is to be believed, Robbie Keane could be a short-term fix in our quest for more firepowerNovember 21st, 2012 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 5 Comments »
Grant Holt is just nine months younger than Keane-is anyone going to face up to Holty and tell him his legs have gone? It’s all a moot point of course. The prospect of Keane coming here may be entirely academic and there have never been any plans to sign him. But what if he did?