Make no mistake about it. Allcock was hot property; a must have; a 1950s version of Wayne Rooney; a powerful, athletic all-rounder with as a good an eye for a pass or goal as he had for a tackle. A genuine contender – a man, no, a boy, in demand.
Archive for October, 2015
I believe we should have been proud of our club’s performance in those two years. What I saw though was a dramatic rise in expectations that still haven’t abated. While we were justifiably disappointed with the relegation season, some of our wider expectations seem, to me, to be less than reasonable.
A night of Toffees and hobnobs as Canaries fall just short in the cup on a hectic night of penalty shootoutsOctober 28th, 2015 by Russell Saunders | 6 Comments »
On the back of three increasingly poor league defeats – and yes I do rate the West Brom loss below the Newcastle one – last night was a chance for some light relief with a no pressure run out at Goodison in the latest instalment of the Capital One Cup.
Three defeats on the bounce and the Etihad up next; things about to get hairy on the good ship CanaryOctober 25th, 2015 by Gary Gowers | 25 Comments »
We’re quickly learning, the Premier League 2015-style is, alongside the top-level technique, all about pace, power and dynamism. It’s about soaking up pressure when needed and to then explode on the break and exploit the wide open spaces. It’s about gobbling up chances when the present themselves.
I felt for Worthington at the time; a manager who, in this recent era of Lambert and Alex Neil, has seen much of what he did and achieved at Norwich pushed into the shadows of long forgotten footballing rooms.
A sense of place: how Norfolk gets into the soul of our heroes, and never ever leaves those of us born thereOctober 22nd, 2015 by Stewart Lewis | 10 Comments »
If Sunday reminded us that our 34-year-old manager is still learning, maybe that’s not a bad thing. I believe Alex Neil has star quality and hope he’s with us for a very long time. But he’s learning his trade at the top level. The good news is that – as our two games against Middlesbrough in the spring showed – he’s a very quick learner.
Sunday was a car crash without doubt, and also a timely reminder of the brutal world that is the PremOctober 20th, 2015 by Steve Cook | 7 Comments »
City have now conceded more than any other team. Twenty in just nine. Much has been made of our inability to defend set-pieces but in the last two matches we’ve repeatedly been exposed to pacey counter-attacks and as we’re all aware there are sterner tests around the corner.
Time to lick those wounds, learn the lessons and move on after Sunday’s shocking and brutal shellackingOctober 20th, 2015 by Russell Saunders | 28 Comments »
It did bring to mind the gung-ho accusations of early last season when Neil Adams had the “as long as we score more than the opposition” philosophy. That was quickly exposed then and is even more of a dangerous game to be playing when the quality and stakes are so much greater in the top tier.
The City striker dilemma – who should be leading the line as they head into battle with the Magpies?October 17th, 2015 by Chris Reeve | 8 Comments »
Any Norwich striker this season will have an extremely difficult job, purely because of our formation, tactics and opposition we’re up against; most of the time playing one up top, which relies massively on our wingers getting those crosses in.
Fans such as myself and, I am sure, thousands of others who remember Gunny’s tenure as both a player and manager will mostly choose to reflect on his time on the pitch rather than off it, time which proved, beyond all reasonable doubt, that he turned out to be one of the best signings the club ever made.