Growing up on the edges of London’s East End, the Underground, or Tube as we indigenes would refer to it, was like a magic carpet for teenagers across the capital and those who lived in the SE boroughs where the supporters of Charlton and Millwall lurk were the unlucky ones as they were forced to […]
Messrs Pelach and Duffy soon to be in the house?
Has your memory foam mattress forgotten you? Will your willow no longer weep? Or maybe your Mister Muscle has developed atrophy? Or are you, like me, slightly less than excited by the news trickling out from the Norwich City media, both internal and external, this week? While the outside world of journalism has come up with more […]
The Week That Was: The one where Webber emerged from the shadows
Last week could end up being buried in the oubliette of the Norwich City archives dungeon with the headstone inscription May 14-20 2023 – the very eventful week in which very little actually happened. It was the week when Stuart Webber finally decided he would speak with the local media once again after spending several months […]
Remember those days when the bargains would turn into key City players?
One of what I would guess to be the few things Paul Lambert and Daniel Farke had in common is that when it came to identifying and landing transfer targets while at the helm of HMS Canary, they both had a wonderful ability to make the best out of what often, on paper at least, seemed to […]
How effective can the Grand Reset be when there are so many obstacles?
“We know [it] is not the finish you [the fans] wanted, but rest assured we will do everything we can over the summer to make the necessary improvements. “We’ll sit down and reflect. We’ll get our head around and adapt, get some ideas on board. I want every player to know what I expect for […]
CITY v BLACKPOOL (H) – THE PREVIEW
If MFW did short straws… Our preview rota dictates that responsibility for “celebrating” Norwich City’s final EFL Championship match of the season has fallen to me. And I reckon I have drawn the shortest straw of them all since poor Owen Coffin on the Nantucket whaling ship Essex in 1821, who was “put to sleep” by his […]
A seismic change is clearly needed at NCFC, but what are the chances?
“I don‘t know how City will fare today but that old feeling of Saturday dread has returned. My mindset now is that of only two more games to endure and then I can relax and look to other things to brighten my week. “Will a few months away from the Carrow Road fiasco rekindle my […]
Not a game but, “uncontested passing practice for Swansea”
“For me, two things are important. The first is that everyone should know – even if not everyone likes to hear it – how much Stuart Webber cares about this football club – there is not one person on the planet who cares more. “The second thing is that it is always easy to finger-point […]
Halcyon days… Lambo 2009… ‘damaged and fragile’… & still 20,000 season tickets
Can you remember a time when you were happy? I mean truly happy with bugger all to worry about in those halcyon days before acquiring children or career-based employment and you felt the world was your crustacean of choice? I’ve only really enjoyed one period like that in my life which turned out to be […]
The hardy 600 deserved so much more than a Teesside no-show
Nightmare disorder is referred to by doctors as a parasomnia – a type of sleep disorder that involves undesirable experiences that occur while you’re falling asleep, during sleep or when you’re waking up. Nightmares usually occur during the stage of sleep known as rapid eye movement (REM).*** But nowhere is there any mention of it being […]
Where there’s a manager there’s usually an excuse, but Wagner had a point
Some stand elegantly besuited and booted with a look as inscrutable as that of Confucius sipping a squat cup of his favourite 龙井** on a balmy day back when Beijing was just plain old Peking and the Giant Panda was yet to appear in a Disney. Others patrol the technical area in the manner of a would-be whirling […]
This Yellow and Green beast of ours simply refuses to die
What do Easter on terrestrial television and the early holiday period at Norwich City Football Club have in common? More than we might think would be my answer and we must surely start with the small screen in order to gain some perspective. Easter has become the traditional time for BBC #Channel27 to fight with […]
The maths says it’s do-able, but do we believe City have top six finish in them?
I detested mathematics at school, basically because I didn’t really understand it or [I know, I know] see the purpose of it. I have always been reasonably good at mental arithmetic, my skills honed by spending a final school Easter holiday taking the bets and doing some primitive settling at a bookies in the East […]
Motty… ‘Primrose’ Wilson… and a night in The Greyhound with George
As the original Jack of all journalistic trades and master of erm, none, over the last four and a half decades I can safely say that at least one old adage is true: Every Picture Tells a Story.*** Reading swiftly through the red top on Saturday morning my attention was quickly grabbed by the traditional-style photograph […]
So many unanswered questions right now for City fans (and others)…
The fourth international break of the season is with us and, as ever, fans all over the country will have different hopes of what the period will bring for their clubs and equally for their personal supporting aspirations. Burnley fans might well use the fortnight to add some new apparel to their collection, or in […]
Remember those new shares? When should we expect the white smoke?
Our older readers will know exactly what a B Movie was/is. It has now gained the title of “straight to video” and both are appropriate articulations of a cheap film with a virtually unknown cast, no penny knowingly overspent on scenery and “on location” entailing a short trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Brighton beach depending […]
Credit due to the Black Cats? Or a display lacking in fortitude and guile?
It’s a fine old line to tread. The difficult one of deciding whether to give credit where it is due to a pretty average side – and promotion rival, in this craziest of EFL seasons – for doing a job on us, or to charge in with all available weaponry and rip our own side […]
Wellington’s Redcoats … a goal of the season? … and some set-piece heaven!
I am starting to take this David Wagner geezer just a little bit seriously. Since arriving in early January his record stands at: Played 9: Won 6: Drawn 1: Lost 2: Goals for 19: Goals against 10: GD +9: Points 19. But that record is not the only reason I am ever-warming to our new […]
CITY v MILLWALL (A) – THE PREVIEW
In MFW’s latest encounter with Nick Hart – creator of the brilliant Achtung! Millwall podcast – we have sensibly put the ball entirely in his court and asked him to give us the lowdown on how things are going down at the New Den. What follows is enlightening enough for us to allow Nick’s opening remarks about the […]
Two Brasileiros on the scoresheet and some words of wisdom from the Mayor
Correct me if I’m wrong – and I know somebody will if I am – but I’m pretty goddam sure that Norwich City created a record at Carrow Road on Saturday when they comfortably put Cardiff City to the sword, albeit after a stuttering start. Whether it’s an all-inclusive UK footballing record or just an […]