It’s been a subdued start to Wildschut’s City career and I’m certain we’ve not seen the best of him. There’s a dangerous player at this level in there somewhere but it’s not working for whatever reason. However he must stay.
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Season is deader than a dead thing in a dead place. And now plenty of scope for a cull of some dead woodApril 16th, 2017 by Martin Penney | 10 Comments »
It must be said that Fulham employed every trick in the book to knock us out of our stride, but apart from a four-corner burst after Cameron Jerome’s goal, we didn’t really hit a stride of any particular note. But that counts for nothing in the grand scheme of things.
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.
It can’t be denied that the demands of a 46 game Championship season, playing Saturdays and Tuesdays, (while still playing for the Republic of Ireland in every international break) are catching up with the wee man. As much as we may want him to, he can’t go on forever.
Is our Norwich City debate all about opinions? Well, mostly – but truth and untruth are out there tooApril 11th, 2017 by Stewart Lewis | 29 Comments »
We often agree that most of our football discussion comes down to opinion. Should City start with Jerome or Oliveira? How many games should Wes be asked to play? Who is our worst central defender? We can debate all those and more.
Reading on the beach? City playing with no pressure? Either way, a chink of light at the end of the NCFC tunnelApril 10th, 2017 by Martin Penney | 12 Comments »
Russell Martin has had so much stick – some warranted, some not – this season, but the Barclay could see how much his goal meant to him. I really feel we should retain him in some capacity. More importantly, it’s simply not true.
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.
We have McGovern with two years left of his contract who inspires zero confidence from the City fan base and seemingly little confidence from what currently passes for our defence, as they have no clue where he is or whether he’s coming to collect the ball at any given time.
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.