City’s position at the forefront of the nationwide debate about safe standing at football grounds will be further enhanced this week as club chairman Ed Balls stars in a Watchdog special tonight (BBC1 – 20:00) on the emotive issue. The debate – already aired of late here on MyFootballWriter – can divide opinion and has […]
Stand-in City boss Mike Walker has his first injury headache of the week as Canary star Daryl Sutch revealed he has a tweaked hamstring ahead of next Sunday’s City Legends fund-raiser. The 46-year-old Norwich estate agent was fit and raring to go as the UEFA Cup Class of 93 prepare to play host to ‘Inter […]
Long-time City favourite Darren Eadie is looking forward to rolling back the years next weekend as the Canaries prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their glorious UEFA Cup run in fitting style with a reunion match against their former foes, Inter Milan. The 42-year-old former Mustard TV presenter is one of 25 ex-City greats […]
Three-time Canary player of the season Grant Holt could not hide his excitement at making a Carrow Road return as the build-up to City’s clash with ‘Inter Forever’ on Sunday, May 20, continued. The 37-year-old striker – currently player-coach at Barrow back in his native Cumberland – is assured of a hero’s welcome as he joins […]
City favourite Darren Huckerby is hoping for a slightly easier ride the next time he graces a showpiece footballing event – namely Norwich’s Inter Milan reunion on Sunday, May 20. The 42-year-old winger was left battered and bruised as he inspired Cringleford Vets to a league and cup double in their recent Norfolk Veterans Cup […]
Norwich City will roll back the years next summer when Carrow Road celebrates the 25th anniversary of the club’s glorious UEFA Cup run with a charity match against ‘Inter Forever’. “At the moment it’s three v three – but we’re looking to add more players as we go,” laughed City hero Bryan Gunn, who returned […]
I don’t often write for MyFootballWriter these days. The site that I launched way back in 2006 has long since passed on to Gary and his own stable of great writers. They don’t need me anymore. And, besides, I barely get to see a City game these days. I’d end up talking out of my […]
New season. New site. And to borrow from one-time Norwich City chairman Robert Chase, “…what could be better than that?” We’ll get the Oscars-like thank yous over with early; to Neil who kept the old site vaguely together for all-too many years; to Stuart, Mel and the team at Brandex Group here in Norwich for […]
Southampton might not have hit Leicester’s heights. But in the Liebherr family – first the father and now, on his death in 2010, the daughter Katharina – Saints found a foreign investor willing to not only take a punt, but equally happy enough to take a back seat.
If you don’t ring changes with new players – particularly when results and performances are going awry – then why did you bring them in at all? If not to freshen up the place and offer genuine competition for places?
Lambert, however, was the one who – the theory went – could have taken Norwich on; because his playing record would have commanded the respect of the next level of player and his agent. The people you need to impress to recruit that top ten performer. Of course, there will be issues as to whether Lambert’s ambition was matched by Norwich’s; his fraught relationship with the then chairman etc etc…
That sense of entitlement to that seat there,my ear after year, can underpin the thought process of those that do nothing but moan. Which then devalues the experience for those that just want to kick back and enjoy their Saturday afternoon.
The Foxes have now set a ‘standard’ for what is possible – if a club gets the ownership structure right, the managerial staff spot on and the players playing with the kind of conviction and general elan that Leicester delivered last season.
Once of Nottingham Forest fame, the lad looks to be the part build-wise. More than RvW ever did. One look at the Dutchman’s physique suggested that he wasn’t tailor made for Burton (a) on a Tuesday night. “Tip tappy players don’t work in this division,” was the view from across the border.
Tonight Alex Neil fielded a completely new XI from the side that dug a derby point out of Suffolk on Sunday – and they delivered a result that suggests there is more by way of hunger than hangover left on the playing fields of Colney…
More importantly, he gives a side a focal point. Something strappy and stroppy to punt at in true Championship-style. As importantly, he must already live relatively local; his Mrs probably shops in Norwich…
“We need to bring in a striker to give Cameron [Jerome] a hand,” said the City chief afterwards, speaking to Canaries TV. “That’s not news to anybody, we just need to try and get that work done as quickly as we can…
Those that travel to Ewood Park on a Saturday in August will not be the first to grumble. They might be the reverse – they might be the last to grumble if events don’t go quite to the Neil plan…
What intrigues me is what flashed through Josh’s mind the moment his bro let fly. Or, indeed, the moment when Alex Neil pinned the team-sheet to the door of the changing room. And it wasn’t the J Murphy he had hoped for.
David McNally’s rise to fame and considerable fortune came on the back of a spell as Commercial Director at Celtic. Where, one presumes, his awareness of Paul Lambert started. Celtic Park and Glasgow’s tribal divides is a School of Hard Knocks.