Lambert’s penchant for ‘grudge’ matches is well known, and documented, and his three trips to Carrow Road in a claret and blue tie have been painfully successfully
Archive for February, 2014
Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the amount of money Norwich invested in him was the fact that then Canaries manager John Bond had never seen him play, relying instead on reports from other parties
Alex Tettey, Leroy Fer and the aforementioned Johnson were immense yesterday and were the springboard upon which City’s victory was based. Terrible cliches aside, there were thirteen heroes in yellow but said trio refused to take a backward step
Snodgrass delivers the perfect riposte to his doubters as City dig deep for a famous victory against SpursFebruary 23rd, 2014 by Rick Waghorn | 7 Comments »
Given the bad blood that flows routinely from Villa Park to Carrow Road and back again, next Sunday’s encounter promises to be a total thriller. On the back of today’s uplifting performance, can one manager finally lay to rest the ghost of another?
While it’s imperative that the issues in the final third are addressed if City are to give themselves even a chance of survival, Sunday’s game is going to be won and lost in the third inhabited by Messrs Ruddy, Olsson, Bassong, Yobo and Martin.
Ohh Ricky, Ricky: Will he finally produce? Or is he just another victim of the ‘best league in the world’?February 19th, 2014 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 8 Comments »
He has struggled this season. I can’t deny that. But what I will argue is that it is not because he has, or is, finding the standard of football played in the Premier League “too high” for a player of his now perceived limited ability.
Sochi 2014 reminds us that fortune indeed favours the brave. Now is surely time for City to go easy on the brakesFebruary 16th, 2014 by Gary Gowers | 9 Comments »
For the first time this season I looked at the league table, and remaining fixtures, and concluded that in City’s fight for Premier League survival we’re now in the the realms of 50/50. As encouraging as it has been to see the clean-sheet count rise, the only thing that’s getting us out of this mess is goals.
My biggest complaint all season has been that the team doesn’t appear to know what it’s doing when going forward. There’s been no clear plan of attack; even when we’ve enjoyed plenty of possession, t’s seemed that the players don’t know how to engineer real chances to score.
He might not have been able to do this – or that. He might more often than not plant the ball in Row Z when it came to that or a simple pass. But if the next three months in the life of Norwich City Football Club can be likened to a bar room brawl, I would put a pound to a penny that Andy Hughes would be one of the last men standing…
Two late goals signal more away-day heartbreak as the Canaries now teeter on the brink of the drop zoneFebruary 11th, 2014 by Gary Gowers | 19 Comments »
Much of the post-Man City talk was of that performance only being meaningful if it were to be followed up with a good result at Upton Park. And how true. To have drawn another blank when it was imperative to win has rendered futile much of the weekend’s good work.