“Norwich will probably play the same way no matter what team they pick. It could be we get a bit more of the ball than you’d normally expect against a Premier League side, but we will have to concentrate at all times because this level of opponent can turn defence into attack in an instant…
Archives for January 2013
Four straight defeats in some quarters have constituted a mini-disaster but, given that the middle two were against the current European and Premier League champions, things are not as bleak as some would have you believe. The two away games – West Brom and West Ham – were undoubtedly in Chris Hughton’s ‘possible win’ file, but we’ve come up just short on both occasions.
“There’s contact from Reid. His arm, forearm, his elbow – or whatever – was on his throat, against his chest so there’s a bit of each. But I accept that he’s got hold of his shirt. But if we’re going to give penalties for that, then we’re going to see an awful lot of penalties..
Confronted with the twice annual transfer window madness and inevitably fielding questions about who Norwich might be signing this month, Chris Hughton has been his usual calm, considered and thoroughly professional self. No prospects for any Sky news teams of intercepting, a’la Harry Redknapp, our Manager in his Range Rover, interviewing him about the latest Venezuelan striking sensation linked with the club.
Whilst some ponderous defending for West Ham’s second goal was a contributing factor, referee Clattenberg now finds himself in the esteemed company of Messrs D’Urso, Ilderton and Oliver as referees from whom the Canaries can rightly feel a sense of injustice.