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…
Archives for October 2016
On opening day he said we’d cause opponents a lot of problems. The constant question from fans during the transfer window – “where will the goals come from?” – has been emphatically answered with 21 in the first 11 games.
There’s no City match at the weekend, but there is a big fixture at Carrow Road on Sunday (9 Oct): the launch of Tales From The City volume 2.
It was last season where the problems lie. Again, we are beginning to see how the transfer market is a more complex area to navigate than we perhaps thought but when we failed to breathe new life into a squad that had already been relegated two seasons previous we were setting up to fail.
It was a performance that, typical of a side that’s yet to really ‘click’, was not without errors and indecision but equally was one that had a couple of first-half chances been taken would have taken the game out of the reach of the Old Gold.
Wednesday night’s damaging affair in the north started just as badly as it had ended. Newcastle were dominant in the first half, being profligate with opportunities and seeing Michael McGovern make a series of terrific close range saves. We deserved to go behind through the menacing Gayle.