With the new Championship season looming, vital lessons can be learned not just by Alex Neil’s Norwich City but by all domestic sides. Be bold. Communicate. Provide leadership not just on the pitch but from the dugout as well. Take responsibility.
Archive for June, 2016
The NCFC striking conundrum (Part 2) – How to fill the Supermac void was John Bond’s biggest challengeJune 29th, 2016 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 1 Comment »
One forward gone, one rumoured to be going? Boyer eventually sign for Southampton albeit a year after Ted had gone the same way. He might have gone earlier had it not been for an injury that meant he missed half of Norwich’s 1976/77 season anyway, the 21 league appearances he did make seeing a return of just five goals.
Time to move on… forget the Stamford Bridge wallet-buster, this time round it’s the Pirelli that awaitsJune 27th, 2016 by Peter Rogers | 11 Comments »
The icing on the cake is we’ve not got to face any Carrow Road dates with Manchester United, Liverpool and the cockney mafia whose Norfolk-based followers still appear able to filter their way into home areas much to the understandable disgust of season ticket holders.
I was rather hopeful we’d get Newcastle away on the premise of losing and killing two birds with one stone but Blackburn it is and barring the miracle that would be victory if we can emerge with a point it’ll be an okay start to the campaign.
A ‘double bounce-back’ the goal as the tremors of last season subside and thoughts turn to new fixturesJune 25th, 2016 by Russell Saunders | 3 Comments »
I’m guessing that Mick McCarthy has one last shot at getting that club into the top flight. He surely won’t want to hang around any longer in the Championship working on a shoestring? He will be desperate to avenge the three defeats of 2014/15.
The NCFC striking conundrum (Part 1): City of the 1970s had a poacher who only thought of finding the netJune 24th, 2016 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 1 Comment »
The Canaries had reached the final of the League Cup in 1973 and 1975 and had only missed out on doing so in the same competition in 1974 by narrowly losing to Wolves in the two legged semi-final. A third Wembley visit in four seasons didn’t seem a particularly unreasonable or unrealistic expectation.
The riddle of the ugly yellow box, City’s Irish trio at the Euros and is it now finally time to have your say?June 19th, 2016 by Gary Gowers | 11 Comments »
Brady meanwhile continues to pull up trees and, as if it were needed, offered us another reminder of why his future is at the top table and not in the Championship. Olsson too was eye-catching in Sweden’s second game against the Italians and I do wonder…
Does expectation dull the fun? A look back suggests big money and big names equates to pain and angstJune 17th, 2016 by Edward Couzens-Lake | 13 Comments »
We all travelled down to witness the FA Cup tie at Paulton Rovers blissfully unaware that the club was as close to going out of existence as it had been at any time in its history.
Nothing to see here. News of agents, offers, exits and side-swipes from an ex insufficient reasons for panicJune 16th, 2016 by Robin Sainty | 7 Comments »
Two of them, Brady and Redmond, would hardly have required the use of a crystal ball given their international aspirations but the third was Cameron Jerome. Yes, that Cameron Jerome, the one who’s just signed a new three year deal.
More injury-time heartbreak, no more brain freeze, a need for calm, and the return of a familiar old faceJune 12th, 2016 by Gary Gowers | 4 Comments »
That Brady and Redmond were names mentioned came as no surprise. Both have ambition beyond which City can currently deliver and so in their own one-to-ones I suspect both made clear to Alex their wish to depart, hence them being touted to bigger clubs.