C is for clappers. Once again their presence failed to save us. In the hands of Leicester fans, they are seen as a wonderful expression of passionate fandom; in our hands, a source of great mirth to radio/TV commentators and pundits. Please let’s consign them to the bin of history.
Archive for May, 2016
Empty seats at Wembley, Twitter payback, hopes and fears for the Euros, and a new date for the diaryMay 29th, 2016 by Gary Gowers | 9 Comments »
The Murphys have proved relatively successful in Leagues One and Two but neither were ready to cut it in the Champ last time round and it’s hard to see Carlton Morris’s spell at Hamilton Accies being sufficient to fast-track him into City’s forward line of one.
The drop to the second tier is rotten but imagine the pain of having to apply for re-election to the Football LeagueMay 27th, 2016 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 2 Comments »
One thing is for certain and that is, unlike the season just gone, you couldn’t necessarily point a finger at deficiencies in the Canaries defence. We conceded just 76 goals in that campaign.
The bonus ball going into our Championship campaign is that things have changed at the top. The staff at Norwich City can now enjoy a club run on purely on yellow and green passion as opposed to fear. This should create a real feel good factor.
Almost a year since Wembley glory but now the club finds itself at a crossroads. The next turn is crucialMay 22nd, 2016 by Gary Gowers | 11 Comments »
Behind the scenes there were problems brewing, even as we partied at Wembley, but they were so far in the background it was impossible to tell. And besides, in moments of elation no-one cares a jot if everything isn’t perfect.
Tsunamis of optimism nothing new. One swept through the City back in 1930 after club’s biggest ever winMay 20th, 2016 by Edward Couzens-Lake | Comments Off
Britain was still a nation where the notion of ‘Derring-do’ was still in vogue, and, having talked the talk, Pilch set about walking the not inconsiderable walk required to make things happen.
Miss a good chance; make a mistake; concede a goal. Minus an unlikely fairytale, is the Holy Grail really all that?May 19th, 2016 by Steve Cook | 10 Comments »
Miss a good chance; make a mistake; concede a goal; and watch the opponents play keep ball until you ultimately go home feeling deflated. No Leicester fairy tale for us; just week after week of hard grind and ultimate disappointment.
Forget the Euros and Olympics – it’s City’s transfer business that will keep us occupied this summerMay 18th, 2016 by Stewart Lewis | 9 Comments »
I’ve seen suggestions from fans about our summer business, including some who want to keep all our top earners and most valuable assets, then add some. Unless Bournemouth’s billionaire suddenly feels an irresistible urge to relocate to Norfolk, that’s not happening.
The club’s DNA is currently entwined with a self-funding model, a seemingly old fashioned model of simply spending what we can afford. Many are questioning, as commendable though that is, whether it is actually now sufficient to survive in the Premier League beyond the odd season or three? Whatever your view, it raises two recurring themes, which seem to be “in vogue” throughout football at the moment: club ownership and additional investment.
Time for us to remember we’re all on the same side and are all valued members of the Norwich City familyMay 16th, 2016 by Guest blogger | 4 Comments »
I think we know we have got what it takes to be a bigger club. Colney will be undergoing a refurbishment in the summer and we have now appointed a head of recruitment, which I feel is where our failure to strengthen lies.