In our match previews on MFW we always try to provide something different and this time we have certainly succeeded. Martin Penney started the ball rolling by asking Nick Hart – of @CBL_magazine on Twitter and creator of the “Achtung! Millwall” podcast – one basic question and before he needed to ask anything further this is […]
It’s guest blog time again and a familiar ‘voice’ for MFW regulars. Dave Bowers’ thoughts from the other side of the Pond have become a regular feature, often his use of the stats making for an interesting read, and today he looks at some disturbing numbers that have nothing to do with possession and goals […]
Andy Pearmain has already popped on here a few times. As MFW’s Dulwich Hamlet correspondent (kind of) he’s kept us abreast of non-league events in south London, while passing comment on events in Norwich. And he’s back… ****** I can safely say that I’m enjoying my football more than you are. My adopted team Dulwich Hamlet […]
Don Harold, one of MFW’s regular commenters, was our ‘man on the inside’ when we needed a Wolverhampton voice recently and his ability to coherently string a few words together made him an obvious target for a guest blog. Luckily Martin P and I caught him at a weak moment and he agreed… ***** To say I […]
It’s guest blog time again and for the second time we hear from a product of the MFW academy – Daniel Defalco. All yours Daniel… ******* Despite recent results showing just how much City have improved both defensively and offensively since the first few weeks of the season, some fans – including myself – have […]
Dave Bowers (Dave B to regular readers of this site) has again offered us an intriguing insight into the Farke era based on his statistical comparison with the previous eras of Lambert, Adams and Neil. Take it away Dave… ***** With the international break coming to a close, now is a good time to reflect upon […]
It’s guest blog time and this time it’s the turn of Lewis Fuller, one of the 800+ who made the trip to Griffin Park on Tuesday night… *** It’s refreshing that Daniel Farke sees value in the cup competitions – “I like to have runs in the cup” – especially when you consider how it’s […]
It’s guest blog time, and today it’s the turn of another member of the MFW academy. Welcome aboard Daniel DeFalco… With the inclusion of both Alex Tettey and Tom Trybull against Birmingham, it’s fair to say that the Canaries looked far more solid in the centre of the park, as well as in defence. Was […]
She’s back! Prompted by something of a Villa Park disaster, MFW’s very own crowd pleaser, Anita Byrne-Phillips has put finger to iPad again and offered her thoughts on an afternoon that failed to deliver. Take it away ABP… 25 years without a win. Sutch with the winner. A Gunn in goal! Could, with another Gunn […]
Regular readers of MyFootballWriter will be familiar with a gent who comments regularly under the guise of Cyprus Canary. Well no longer just the commenter, Terry Wright (he does have a real name) has kindly committed his thoughts to 1000 words and sent them across to MFW. Take it away Tel… ‘Over the past season I […]
Will his usual sense of impeccable timing (I’m sure Stewart agrees), regular MFW ‘commenter’ Dave Bowers has popped up with a guest blog that portrays beautifully what it’s like to follow the mighty Canaries from somewhere that isn’t Carrow Road. Take it away Dave… _________________________________________________________________________ Over three thousand miles from Carrow Road, a small metal […]
As supporters begin to get dizzy with the inevitable merry-go-round of speculation that is churned up every close season, Webber begins to get busier. I’d be startled if he’s had a more overloaded summer than the one rapidly approaching.
I’m well aware that there are lots of young men who ’support’ their clubs with a semi-religious fanaticism (my NCFC-supporting son included), but they’re mostly online rather than terrace warriors. And getting this lot to pay is the biggest challenge of the information revolution.
Fans and journalists alike are now able to post and comment on games as they happen on social media and decisions made by officials can be instantly dissected by the armchair fans who are able to see snippets of controversial incidents (and goals) on the plethora of sports apps.
My own first game was fairly inauspicious. Aldershot at home, 1984, the start of the glorious Milk Cup run, and a tepid 0-0 draw that left me with not one memorable passage of play. But it didn’t stop me falling in love. 32 years of season tickets later I’m still here. Just.
It does not bode well for the future. We can’t keep up with the Jones’s while we have to live with the Smiths. The ambition factor is lower than the proverbial snake’s tummy and we are stuck with it. When the parachute payments disappear we will be well and truly sunk.
One thing I’m sure of is that we are lucky to be in the league position we are in; we have conceded when we should have closed games out, had moments of switching off, defended badly and missed clear chances at the other end.
Alan Bowkett quit, soon followed by David McNally. The questions are floating around still, but quite naturally confidentiality means there will be no answers. Two extremely astute characters who are unfortunately no longer with us – in the NCFC sense.
The fact is – and a fair few Canaries fans would do well to remember this, especially those calling on ‘the board’ to ‘show more ambition’ by ‘loosening the purse strings’ – that money has always been the overriding concern in professional football. Usually other people’s money and how to get hold of more of it for yourself.
More strikers would spoil the broth. We must give Alex time to strategise and coach Murphy-Murphy-Hoolahan-Pritchard-Canos-Brady-Naismith into exactly what is expected of them in each position in the three behind Jerome-Oliveira-Lafferty.