“But I’m part of the club’s history now, I’ve had the highs and the lows, and, ultimately, I look back, learn, and move on…I can relate both sides of the game to people, doing well at the top of the Premier League and being at the bottom of League One.”
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One of the enduring myths about last season is that Chris Hughton didn’t play to RVW’s strengths. I am not trying to resurrect the Hughton argument. I lost that one and don’t want to be divisive ahead of a campaign when unity in the stands will be especially important.
“Fergie had said I was a top 6 keeper and I was. In my first season at Norwich we finished fifth in Division One, then, two seasons on from that, we finished fourth under Dave Stringer and then, of course, first season under Mike we ended up finishing third!
You have to give credit to Robert Chase for that.”
While the Lambert midfield would struggle to compete with the likes of Leroy Fer and Bradley Johnson in terms of athleticism and desire, only Surman comes close to David Fox if we’re talking quality of passing.
There is a great clip from the 1990 World Cup finals which features Robert wildly celebrating in the background after a Scotland goal – just as any member of the travelling Tartan Army would have done.
When we did meet up, Robert very much looked like the player I remembered from his on-pitch exploits. A common trait among ex-pros!
After last weekend’s gentle run-out at Dereham, things looked to have been stepped up a gear at Braintree with those Canary fans present being treated to the oddity of an avalanche of goals.
Take David Luiz for example: obscenely wealthy because someone, somewhere suddenly realised that emotions are big bucks and that any player who empathises with the fans is going to be a massive favourite.
Whether City’s quicksilver attacking options will include the talents of Nathan Redmond remains to be seen, with Southampton and Stoke reportedly lining up a move
Bond had, as per his remit, completely transformed the football club and it continued to show for the rest of the season with the club also reaching the League Cup Final for the second time in three years where promotion rivals, Aston Villa, now managed by Saunders, would be the opponents.
In the centre of defence one wonders if now is Ryan Bennett’s time. Since arriving in January 2012 the ex-Peterborough man has had a stop-start time in the Fine City, but when called upon has always played with a confidence and surety
Iwan had still scored more goals than one of his Canary colleagues that season. Robert Fleck had, in 27 league appearances, only scored two goals, a poor return by any standards, most of all his own and enough to see him depart for Reading