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 […]
GUEST BLOG: Can Norwich Stay Up? – An Outsider’s Perspective on Farke’s Canaries
Guest blog time again and today it’s Kelan Sarson – a Norfolk-residing Peterborough fan who writes about the game and who has offered us an outsider’s perspective on City’s chances. All yours Kelan… *** Living in Norfolk my entire life, Norwich City is the football club on most people’s lips. Vivid memories of Paul Lambert’s […]
GUEST BLOG – Does Gilmour’s arrival change the dynamic of how City set up?
It’s blog time again, and this time the turn of one of the young ‘uns, sixth-form student Jack Lincoln, who looks at how Billy Gilmour’s arrival may trigger a change in City’s approach… *** Billy Gilmour’s season-long loan deal to City from the current European Champions, Chelsea, followed hot on the heels of the 20-year-old’s […]
GUEST BLOG: Things finally starting to click for City? Or, we far too easily pleased?
It’s guest blog time again, and while most of the Canary Nation has been lifted as a result of the announcement of the last couple of days, John Green has removed his yellow and green-tinted specs and sees events in a rather more sobering light. All yours Victor Meldrew… *** The last couple of days […]
GUEST BLOG – The evolution of the laws of football over the ages
It’s guest blog time again and it’s Jim Davies time again. Today, by way of a very pleasant diversion from the Euro and NCFC transfer rumours, he looks at how football has evolved over the years through the eyes of Michael Oliver (well, not just him – other referees are available). All yours Jim… *** […]
GUEST BLOG: The root of all evil strikes yet again…
It’s Guest Blog Friday (I just made that up) and with the stripes today is a friend of MyFootballWriter, Shan Henderson, who looks back over the last few, traumatic days in the increasingly wacky world of #NCFC and what was at the root of it. You can probably guess. All yours, Shan… *** It’s been […]
GUEST BLOG: Must we accept that our club is just a stepping stone for our best players?
It’s guest blog time again, and it’s the return of Anna Say who takes a look at what the pending Emi transfer says about where we are as a club, and if that needs to change… *** As I sit here reeling from the news that Norwich have sold one of the best players fans have seen […]
GUEST BLOG: You can take the boy out of the city, but can’t take City out of the boy
The honour of first-guest-blog-of-the-close-season goes to Madrid-based City supporter, Charlie Birchall. All yours, Charlie… *** It’s been a season of pure paradox. Sheer brilliance on the pitch, yet off it possibly one of the hardest many have ever had to navigate. Our champions creating the magic, the storylines and everything that goes with a title-winning […]
GUEST BLOG: A not so alternative view of Norwich City’s incredible 2020-21 season
It’s guest blog time and the floor is once again Debbie Hewitt’s, who follows up last summer’s debut blog with her own take on the wonderful season that was 2020-21… *** Last summer I was so pleased to get my ‘Alternative view of the season’ published here on MyFootballWriter. This gave me a much-needed boost during […]
GUEST BLOG: Off to ‘The Promised Land’
It’s guest blog time again but it’s a familiar voice you’re about to hear. Colin Michael has been kind enough to help MFW this season with some of the match previews and as a regular commenter, has more than earned his stripes. Here he takes us to the *inverted commas* Promised Land. Take it away […]
GUEST BLOG: Daniel Farke’s #10 dilemma
Taking on guest blog duties today is season-ticket holder Mike Taylor who looks at what needs to change in order for the promotion push to be sustained… *** We aren’t top by a fluke: The performances against Boro and Millwall are inconsequential; take the two points and clean sheets and look forward. However, don’t be […]
GUEST BLOG: Absent Minds
Taking up the guest blog mantle today is tweeter extraordinaire Dave Cole, who sums up perfectly the pain of not being there to witness this promotion charge … *** The benefit of an early evening kick-off and win was the chance to relax before bedtime with a cuppa as the waves of social media satisfaction […]
GUEST BLOG… It’s a numbers game
Today it’s the turn of Jim Davies, a friend of MyFootballWriter and one of our gang of regular commenters, who takes us on a little journey back to 1959. Take it way Jim… *** When I first starting watching Norwich in the mid 1950s, they played in yellow shirts and black shorts and socks, and […]
GUEST BLOG: Silly Season Part II… Brexit… Aarons… Emi… and Duncan Whatmore?
A new year and a new guest blog to welcome it in. The floor is handed over to regular commenter and occasional guest blogger Alex Bain, who looks at the changes brought about by Brexit and some of the transfers rumours already emanating… *** Well. we are now officially entering Silly Season, or at least […]