For some City fans this afternoon’s result came as a crushing blow. No sooner have Adams’ men has rediscovered what it feels like to win again, than some of our number appear to have already forgotten how it feels not to win. There were even a few boos ringing around the River End at the final whistle.
Archive for August, 2014
And the stock of Neil Adams continues to rise. Four wins in a row is impressive by any standards, but with the fourth of those being achieved by an XI that comprised youth with a smattering of experience was doubly pleasing.
A good day south of the border and the Adams stock rises as City make it three good wins on the bounceAugust 24th, 2014 by Gary Gowers | 20 Comments »
For their part the home side were a huge disappointment. The passing principles of years gone by have been abandoned in favour of an approach that is more Wimbledon Crazy Gang than Barcelona’esque tiki-taka.
‘Top of the league at Portman Road’ as Grabban’s first-half strike seals the deal in feisty Old Farm derbyAugust 23rd, 2014 by Gary Gowers | 2 Comments »
His inswinging corner was initially headed clear from the Ipswich six-yard box but Tettey’s header back into the danger area was met by the unmarked Grabban, who steered his close range header beyond keeper Dean Gerken.
Seeing John Ruddy launch the ball to Josh Murphy and then watch him hare towards the goal was more Roy of the Rovers than Blackburn Rovers. And that’s exactly why most of us go and watch football – sheer entertainment!
Many City fans will already know that we are the proud owners of the first football chant ever recorded in the form of ‘On the Ball City’, and whilst far from perfect (more of which later), I think we can rightly claim to be some of the better fans in terms of number, volume and inventiveness when it comes to chanting.
City hit three for the second game running as Carrow Road rocks and the fun slowly starts to returnsAugust 20th, 2014 by Gary Gowers | 9 Comments »
The half-time arrival of Ryan Bennett helped to shore things up at the back, even though it was a forced change – due to Javier Garrido’s injury – as opposed to the managerial masterstroke I hailed it at the time. But it will have been duly noted by those who matter.
Good Ship Adams prepares to sail south with real wind in her sails as Grabban despatches Rovers at the doubleAugust 19th, 2014 by Rick Waghorn | Comments Off
“After the first 15 minutes, I couldn’t fault the performance of the players,” said Adams afterwards. “They were outstanding.”
Finally a good day for the Y’Army faithful as the ten-man Hornets are put in the sword in a clinical mannerAugust 17th, 2014 by Gary Gowers | 8 Comments »
As ever, the trick when playing with an extra man is to shift the ball at pace and to make the pitch as big as possible. City did both well, and at the heart of it was the unlikely figure of Bradley Johnson.
Adams breathes a sigh of relief as City rediscover their attacking ways en route to his first win as Canary chiefAugust 16th, 2014 by Rick Waghorn | 1 Comment »
“We needed to get the first win on the board as quickly as possible,” he told BBC Radio Norfolk. “We needed to come here and put on a show and we more than did that.”