The current squad, for all its undeniable faults, has an attacking edge that’s matched by very few in the Championship. To take a sledgehammer to that part of the squad threatens to throw a baby or two out with the bathwater.
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Canaries delay the Brighton champions’ party and offer the faithful more glimpses of what might have beenApril 22nd, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 16 Comments »
There was no taking away from Pritchard’s impact on proceedings and thanks to the cacophony of noise that accompanied his every flick, trick and dropped-shoulder his evening’s work was played out under the brightest of spotlights.
A Norwich City rarity of three points on the road but few lessons to be learned from this ‘friendly’ tourApril 18th, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 18 Comments »
The changes promised post-match by Irvine on Friday were duly delivered with Wes, Jacob Murphy and Nelson Oliveira, three of Friday’s strugglers, finding themselves rested in favour of Messrs Naismith, Jerome and Josh Murphy.
More pain inflicted on Canary from Cottager, and not just from Chris Martin’s flailing, wayward elbowApril 15th, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 19 Comments »
Too many within this group are able to excel when the planets are aligned and the going good but lack the wherewithal to impact on a game when the chips are down; their ability to come back from a losing position almost non-existent.
And the Webber revolution’s off to a flier – three out and more gaps to fill. Meanwhile the Cottagers awaitApril 13th, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 18 Comments »
City’s season has turned to mush. In the true tradition of sport the least they can now do is their best to scupper it for others and, given the unquestionably impressive home form, Fulham will be well aware that a yellow and green banana skin awaits.
As it transpired, those hoping for a window of opportunity to unleash their wrath were to be disappointed and the general mood as the folk filtered out at the end of the game was an odd mix of joy, mild amusement and bewilderment.
Troubled waters for City. More of the same on the road, live on Sky, and 2016/17 can’t end soon enoughApril 6th, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 30 Comments »
Most of the implosions have been revealed to the wider footballing public on a 30 second highlight reel. Not this one. Every missed tackle, every stray pass, every defensive lapse was played out in all its ‘glory’ for the delectation of anyone whose not part of the Canary Nation.
Roll on the summer. Villa Park just another reminder that this City crop is wholly unfit for purposeApril 2nd, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 19 Comments »
There is naturally risk associated with large scale turnovers but this is no time for a tweak here and a new face there; this needs the shedding of so much dead wood that if done properly Colney on 1st July could resemble the UEA’s Freshers’ Week.
In a week that has been blissfully light of Yellow Army bickering the one discussion that has strayed into ‘lively’ territory is that of how much urgency should be attached to appointing the new head coach, and whether it’s important to do it now or wait until end of the season.
A win, clean sheet and five points shy of the play-offs but it’s events off the pitch that take centre stageMarch 19th, 2017 by Gary Gowers | 16 Comments »
That Roy Hodgson is not to be part of the structure has come as something of a relief; not because of his age or ability to manage, which despite his England tenure is good at club level, but because of his proximity to the club’s owners.