From the moment that he was appointed to the role, Ed Balls was always going to be a controversial choice as Norwich City chairman. As a former Labour Shadow Chancellor and Shadow Home Secretary he was always going to attract antipathy from those of a different political persuasion, while the fact that he was a […]
The safe standing debate seems to have rumbled on forever with little in the way of resolution but that could be about to change. As most of you will be aware various representatives of the Club and supporter groups went down to Westminster last week for a meeting with Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport, […]
Towards the end of City’s humiliating defeat at Hillsborough on the last day of the season, a group of lads in the away end attempted to start up a chant of “We want Webber out”. I’m pleased to say that no-one joined in and a number of people did take the trouble to point out […]
The Walks has changed quite a bit since my playing days. In the late 1980s it was getting pretty run down as the club struggled from one financial crisis to another, which would ultimately culminate in a coup de grace from HMRC in 2009 as a result of an unpaid tax bill. The pitch was […]
There’s still plenty of work to be done in this transfer window and without doubt we’ll all breathe easier when we see some strikers through the in-door, but there was one player in particular whose signature I felt was essential to the success of City’s campaign and that was Moritz Leitner. When he originally signed […]
While it’s inevitable that the current mess at Aston Villa has reignited the debate about foreign owners, I would suggest that there is actually a much deeper issue that should be debated more openly. Although it’s increasingly clear that Dr Tony Xia effectively decided to gamble the club’s future on promotion, that’s a question of […]
Football and music have always been constants in my life. Unfortunately, the arrival of my teens coincided with the musical desert of the early 1970s, full of novelty songs and glam rock. Growing up in Lynn there wasn’t much chance of seeing big names in concert either, although I did get to see the original […]
Once again, we find ourselves faced with an increasingly acrimonious debate about the issue of safe standing following the decision of the Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch, to reject West Bromwich Albion’s application to install a safe standing area at the Hawthorns. This is, of course, a major setback for club’s, like City, who were […]
On Thursday, I chaired an informative Q&A session after the Canaries Trust AGM at which Steve Stone and Stuart Webber spoke candidly about the Club’s financial position and transfer policy for the summer. No issue was off limits and only the most dedicated miserabilist would refuse to acknowledge and praise the level of transparency that […]
I can assure you there aren’t many benefits to being 60, but one of them is that it becomes much easier to cope with the rollercoaster ride that is the life of a City fan. My journey started way back in March 1967 when I was ten. City had just pulled off a major shock […]
Just about the last football club I would expect to appear in the national media in the context of a case of racism is Norwich City, yet, thanks to the efforts of one idiot at the Emirates who thought it okay to racially abuse boxer Anthony Ogogo, apparently on the grounds that he thought he […]
It’s all starting to get that little bit more real. With tickets for the opening Championship match not only going on sale but being snapped up – all 3000 of them – within three hours, it is clear that excitement and expectation are growing among the Yellow Army. Despite the disappointing injury updates on Alex […]
This week has certainly provided confirmation, if indeed any were needed, that the current version of Norwich City is very different to the one that we have become accustomed to in recent seasons. In the place of the reassuring statements at the start of transfer windows to the effect that the club was under no […]
While the summer so far has been marked by an almost unprecedented level of bonhomie amongst City fans, the announcement of the club’s new shirt sponsorship deal with gambling company LeoVegas has created the first significant ripples in what had been a peaceful pool. A number of fans have made it very clear that they disapprove of […]
We all knew that this summer was going to be radically different but looking at some of the reaction on social media it seems that the reality of that is only just starting to sink in. While the arrival of four new faces before the middle of June has been a breath of fresh air […]
I won’t spend too much time talking in depth about Daniel Farke because I’m not going to pretend I know very much about him at this point. However from what I gather he is a progressive coach who has done a good job with Dortmund’s under 23 team and knows how to build a solid […]
What we learnt from our previous visit to the Championship is that there is no such thing as an easy game, but whereas in 2014/15 City were dropping points when they weren’t at their best, this time around they are finding ways to win that are, while not always convincing or particularly comfortable, pretty effective.
The pricing issue in particular has shown us all that working together really can get results if there is co-ordination from a national body such as the FSF, and the £30 cap on away ticket prices in the Premier League is a credit to them and to everyone who took part in the campaign.
There is every sign that the Timm Klose is happy in Norwich and given his limited time in a City shirt so far I would hope that he would give it at least until January before reviewing his future.
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.