A lump in the throat quickly became a tear in the eye as those lads – off the back of 94 gruelling minutes – somehow managed to edge themselves ahead in the most thrilling of circumstances; McGeehan’s badge thumping summing up the mood to perfection.
Archive for April, 2013
A dearth of quality in the attacking third goes ignored as the ‘Hughton out’ brigade again find its voiceApril 29th, 2013 by Gary Gowers | 23 Comments »
Typically, the resulting inquest has pretty much laid the blame squarely on the shoulders of Chris Hughton; his pragmatic approach – especially away from home – again coming under intense scrutiny. But, while it’s normal for those at the top of the pyramid to take the wrap when things go belly-up, it seems a little bizarre that the players have been almost absolved of any responsibility.
Canary Faithful faced with yet another anxious week ahead of Lambert’s return as the Toon Army hit full relegation panic modeApril 28th, 2013 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“Even if that’s a draw – a draw here is always a very tough ask. But we knew we had to impose ourselves, but what we came up against was a Stoke side back to their most direct.”
City’s no-show at the Britannia brings into even sharper focus next week’s six-pointer with the VillaApril 27th, 2013 by Gary Gowers | 2 Comments »
The league table would have looked even worse for City but for Emerson Boyce’s 90th minute own-goal at the DW Stadium, one that saw Tottenham earn a point from a game that looked to be heading the way of the Latics. In short, that late twist at the DW may have a greater bearing on the final outcome than events – or non-events – at the Britannia.
Under-fire Pulis reveals the same ambition as City boss Hughton – to get across that 40-point finishing line as soon as possibleApril 26th, 2013 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“I personally think we will be safe with 40, and our goal difference is good, so that’s almost an extra point for us. The sooner we get to that then the more relaxed we will be, and with a lot more smiles on people’s faces. The pressure comes off.”
As Ryan Bennett awaits trial by the FA over Twitter comments, the question now is… to tweet, or not to tweetApril 25th, 2013 by Gary Gowers | 2 Comments »
All in all a little bit of a mess for a young man who, on Saturday, turned in a tremendous Man-of-the-Match performance that included notching the all-important first goal; such is the life of a professional footballer. From hero to zero in the space of four days.
“Norwich have always had that reputation. With respect to that, Gordon Bennett was brilliant. I think his title was Youth Development Officer. He helped me a great deal, and not just with regard to the football – he even helped me set up my first bank account, and that’s the one I still use today!”
David Conn’s latest tome on the madness of Premier League finances merely confirms the level of achievement at Carrow RoadApril 21st, 2013 by Rick Waghorn | 2 Comments »
The point about taking in all that his research offers is just how important Premier League survival remains to a host of clubs; for whom relegation to the Championship is all-but a kiss of death given the extent to which their finances rest on sloughing about in that Premier League trough.
Love it or loathe it, an afternoon of happy-clapping takes City to the brink of Premier League safetyApril 21st, 2013 by Gary Gowers | 9 Comments »
The Club, in their own attempt to fire up the atmosphere, were handed a trump card in the form of the Under-18s, and even minus the clappers their pre-match ovation would have been of the rousing variety. As it happened the lads played their part in proceedings perfectly and were ably by a trio of legends – Messrs Eadie, Dublin and Huckerby all still proving capable of playing a Carrow Road blinder.
Bennetts R and E push City to within touching distance of the finishing line courtesy of a nerve-shredding 2-1 win over the doomed RoyalsApril 20th, 2013 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
Norwich have that all-important momentum; wind back in their sails; three, huge points nailed on the door. Premiership survival could, of course, be guaranteed in the home game against Aston Villa…