There’s no point pretending it was anything other than awful – Hughton admitted as much in conversation with BBC Radio Norfolk’s Chris Goreham – and the fifteen minute interval was wholly insufficient to dissect all the wrongs…
Archive for January, 2014
Goal-shy City grind out another home point as Johnson’s head-to-head with Remy sees him depart the scene earlyJanuary 28th, 2014 by Rick Waghorn | 18 Comments »
For while a point against a side of Newcastle’s ilk – who would clip the woodwork three times in the course of the evening – is hardly to be sniffed at and still left City a good six points clear of the danger zone, it is the entertainment value that the punters are coming to question…
It must have broken John Bond’s cultured footballing heart to part with Paddon as part of the deal that took Ted MacDougall to Norwich from West Ham in November 1973. Yet it was only a means to an end. Bond needed MacDougall to score goals
Perhaps Dion Dublin’s pre-match speech on the pitch, in which he stated that the players owe the supporters, was a contributory factor in making us sit back and talk amongst ourselves while waiting to see what happened
The bad blood between Villa and City makes Wes’s desire to move to the second city ever more unlikelyJanuary 23rd, 2014 by Mick Dennis | 37 Comments »
I understand that the only circumstances in which they might be prepared to part with Hoolahan in this transfer window is if they could sign someone better at his sort of role – operating centrally just behind the main striker.
Ending the away-day blues: Back in those heady early nineties City away wins were par for the courseJanuary 22nd, 2014 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 10 Comments »
Walker’s team simply did not give up and would have headed to Goodison confident of another success, ever more so with media and bookies alike predicting a relatively straight forward three points pending for Everton.
In the aftermath of the Fulham debacle I questioned the technical ability of a few to deliver at the highest level and, while the question marks remain, there was no questioning the grit and determination on display yesterday from one to eleven when the chips were down.
Bennett’s late header pulls manager, club and his strike pals out of the fire as the Canaries nick a huge result against the TigersJanuary 18th, 2014 by Rick Waghorn | 3 Comments »
The critics would argue that the classic centre-half’s header from a deep corner merely papered over the cracks left by a woefully under-performing strike department. Others would suggest it is a results business; and Norwich got the result their overall performance deserved…
For the sake of balance – and in a week that has seen the clamour for change taken to a whole new level – another of our regular ‘commenters’, Russell Saunders, has provided us with some data that supports the opposite view of caution and restraint.
I wrote at the weekend of the need for a spark. Something or someone to re-ignite a season that is currently in freefall. After watching the latest chapter of ‘the Craven Cottage massacre’ I underestimated. A single spark, as things stand, looks unlikely to be sufficient.