It’s been a while since the pages of MFW were graced with a guest blog, but they’re back and back with a bang! City fan and MFW reader Trev ‘Demo’ has let forth on his view of the modern game. All yours, Trev… ______________ This article has been at the back of my mind for […]
GUEST BLOG: Any chance of movement at NCFC before battle recommences?
It’s a big MFW welcome back to guest blogger, Alex Bain as he voices some thoughts on how and why team selection is what it is at the moment and ponders a few problems that might add to or detract from the very essence of Norwich City FC in the future. Over to you, Alex: […]
So many questions to be answered, but none will be asked at tonight’s AGM
On guest blog duty today is Mr Tim Ball – who some on MFW may recognise as one of our regular commenters. On the eve of a #NCFC AGM like no other, he asks some very pertinent questions… *** Tonight is the Norwich City AGM. There will be no local media there for the simple […]
GUEST BLOG: Is it a lack of NCFC identity? Or simply a new identity?
It’s guest blog time again, and today it’s the turn of Duncan Kendal (@dkendal on Twitter) who offers a poignant insight into the events of last night and a positive outlook moving forward. All yours Duncan… *** Why doesn’t it feel like it should? On the morning of last night’s match, I learned that the […]
GUEST BLOG: All the midfielders, so many midfielders…
The football gods have decreed that there will be extra time in MFW regular Alex Bain‘s silly season series on his favourite Norwich City players of the past and in this final instalment, he recalls some of his favourite midfielders. We’ve had some crackers over the years, so let’s have a shufti at Alex’s choices – he […]
GUEST BLOG: From Barry Butler through to Omobamidele and all those in between
Following on from sharing his thoughts on NCFC keepers, full backs, managers and strikers over the summer, MFW regular Alex Bain turns his attention to recollections of his favourite centre backs who have sported the Yellow shirt over the years. So without further preamble, off you go Alex. *** I have seen several centre-backs come […]
GUEST BLOG: The men in the NCFC dugout since 1957…
As Dean Smith begins his first full season in charge at Norwich City, MFW regular Alex Bain thought this would be a fine time to cast his eye over all the managers he can personally recall at Carrow Road, a journey which recollects some 60 years! *** So, take it from the top, Alex. Archie Macaulay: 1957-61. […]
GUEST BLOG: Promise or Pragmatism? A summer of change at Norwich City
The latest City fan to grasp the MFW guest blog baton is Ben Hodges, or @Loafingstone as he’s known on Twitter, who looks at a potential summer of change at the Club. All yours Ben… *** This is, without doubt, one of my favourite times of the football season. The breathless build-up to a brand […]
GUEST BLOG – A Matter of Pride
In response to an offer of an MFW guest blog, Dublin-based City fan Carl Hood was first to put his hand up. Below he eloquently explains what a tough gig it has been to be a Norwich supporter in the Irish capital over the last 10 months. *** As a child of Norwich and a […]
GUEST BLOG – Poor comms maybe but the club’s message came from a good place
It’s guest blog time again and today it’s the return of Justin Davis, who gives us his personal view on the thorny issue of the Club’s media comms over the last few days… … Norwich City is, in my view, one of the best-run football clubs in the UK and Europe. From the training ground […]
GUEST BLOG: Even by Championship standards, City remain the have nots
The relative wealth of football club owners up and down the country has never been a hotter topic than right now, especially given possible developments at Carrow Road regarding Milwaukee Brewers’ head honcho Mark Attanasio and his colleagues from across the pond. Guest blogger Alex Bain has taken it upon himself to detail exactly how Delia and […]
GUEST BLOG – From the land of make-believe to appalling in just nine months
It’s guest blog time again on MFW, and back for her third visit – this time to summarise the horror of the last nine months – is Debbie Hewitt. Al yours Debbie… *** Woeful, pathetic, shambolic, appalling, diabolical and horrendous, just some of the more polite words that have been used to describe the latest […]
GUEST BLOG: Is this the beginning of the end of the Stuart Webber era?
Today’s guest blogger is Rory Clarke, who asks the question that is on everyone’s lips. All yours Rory… *** Following relegation from the Premier League in 2020, Stuart Webber shouldered much of the blame, insisting that he was responsible. Quote… “We sent Daniel Farke to war without a gun, and guess what? … We got […]
GUEST BLOG: City’s 2012-13 FA Youth Cup Winners – Where Are They Now?
During one of the lockdowns, one of our regular guests, Alex Bain, had a look at the career progression, or otherwise, of our FA Youth Cup-winning team. With months and years having passed since that piece, Jamie Lauder updates us on where they are now. All yours Jamie. *** The best part of a decade […]
GUEST BLOG: A whistlestop tour of the greatest strikers to ever grace Carrow Road
It’s guest blog time again and today is the return of a familiar voice to all those who frequent MFW – Mr Alex Bain. I’ll let him explain… *** As the curtain descends on another all-too-predictable failure to establish ourselves in the Premier League I thought I’d take a personal journey back over my years […]
GUEST BLOG: To bang the drum or not bang the drum…
It’s guest blog time again and today we see the return of Samantha Palmer who tackles the thorny issue of drums at football, and whether one should be permitted inside Carrow Road. ****** The hot topic among City supporters at the moment, away from the non-event of the transfer window, is the idea of introducing […]
GUEST BLOG: The evolution of transfers and the ever infuriating transfer window
MFW regular Alex Bain is on guest blog duties today and has a look at the machinations of the transfer process of yesteryear and how the whole process 2022-style could be improved. ****** As the transfer window has closed until the early summer, I thought this might be an appropriate time to cast my mind […]
GUEST BLOG – ‘A dose of reality…’
It’s guest blog time again and today is the turn of Joseph Smyth, who questions the validity and worthiness of ‘self-financing’. All yours, Joseph… ****** It’s the big question… Can Norwich’s self-funding work model work in the Premier League? At time of writing (pre-Everton), since promotion in the 2018-19 season, City’s Premier League stats are […]
GUEST BLOG: Those were the days…
It’s pre-Christmas guest blog time and the return of a regular voice, Alex Bain, who takes us back to football in the 1950s and 1960s. He compares then to now and, I should warn you… it’s not pretty. *** Having watched football since the late 1950s up to the present time, so much has changed […]
GUEST BLOG: What makes a true fan?
It’s guest blog time again and today is the turn of Glasgow-based City fan Robin Ireland, who takes us on a UK-wide journey in an attempt to answer the question above… *** I moved to Scotland in 2018 (and met up again with my pal and another Norwich supporter, David, who I first met at […]