After being informed that MFW was becoming little more than a sea of #NCFC angst, I turned to Twitter to find some voices of a more positive hue. Luckily for some, my cry for help was heeded, and in the next few days, there will be some articles to offer a more optimistic view of […]
The new EFL TV deal has landed… and it’s not good news for all
Just when you think things can’t get any worse, the FSA has just informed the Canaries Trust of the details of the EFL broadcast deal for 2024 – 9. Inevitably, these show a significant increase in the number of games that will be shown, because why would you want to leave your comfy armchair and […]
Who stays and who goes? #NCFC
With the big summer discount sale apparently kicking off at Colney any day now, it seems like as good a time as any to have a bit of a speculate as to who will be gracing Carrow Road with Wagnerball next season, and who will be jettisoned to make funds available for Operation All-Eggs-In-One-Basket. Certain […]
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 […]
HEADTEACHER’S REPORT: Andy H’s Appraisal of the Class of 2022-23
I haven’t been as disappointed in a group of boys as this since Mr Roeder and Mr Gunn took us on an excursion to the underworld in 2009. I’m writing this year’s report an hour after the end of the school year, so keen am I to see an end to this wretched year. So […]
Good riddance 2022-23
And that just about summed it up. Even on a day when we all were saluting a Club legend, they still didn’t have it in them to produce a performance. Gutless and spineless to the bitter end. On a day when, for most of the time, Carrow Road opted to set aside its differences with […]
Teemu’s big day? Or a final chance for the Carra to tell the Board what it thinks?
I’ll not be heading to Carrow Road tomorrow for the final hurrah of 2022-23. Not through choice or because I’ve decided that a one-man protest will sock it to the owners and sporting director, but because poor health will prevent me from doing so, just as it has done since mid-December. The pandemic aside, it’s […]
The Pain. The Norwich City Family
It’s been a bad season; we all know that. Where we had so much hope, realistic or not, there is now a mixture of confusion, concern, and disappointment. A hero is preparing to exit the stage and there are very few waiting in the wings to step into those boots. In fact, there seem to […]
The end of the Pukki party…
It’s July 2022, about 11 pm, in the Spanish Quarter of Naples. I’m walking between the crowded bars, wearing my beautiful, new, pinstriped Norwich shirt for the first time. Out of nowhere, a man whizzes past on the back of a moped, punching the air in my general direction and yelling ‘PUKKI PUKKI PUKKI!’ in […]
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 […]
Being NCFC is tough and the maulings are no fun. Being smarter is the only way
The impala doesn’t really stand much of a chance in the African savannah, writes Dan Brigham. Living a life constantly in fear of bigger beasts, they are hunted by lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Not much of a chance for the little guy, right? Unfortunately, before we start to feel too sorry for them, the impala […]
Farewell to a City legend. Kiitos Teemu.
By today’s standards, Teemu Pukki’s arrival in Norfolk was given the lightest of light touches by the club’s social media team. Like the man himself, it was understated and modest. In 2023, even something as nondescript as an Isaac Hayden arriving on loan is met with a series of teasers building up to a massive, […]
GUEST BLOG: The winning is only part of being a City supporter
The first hand to shoot up when we tweeted out the offer of an end-of-season MFW guest blog, was Stuart Wilson – a City season ticket holder of over 25 years and someone who has made a 200-mile round trip to Carrow Road since 1997. Read on for Stuart’s take on the call for change […]
The club needs a McNally/Lambert-style reset, and it has to be ruthless
As we wait another week for the death rattles of this festering corpse of a season to gurgle its last, we increasingly look to the future. While a team relegated from the Premier League can lean on parachute payments to give itself a crack at returning immediately, as we did with the signings of Gabriel […]
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 […]
One win in ten. Problems at every turn with David Wagner too failing to deliver
Here endeth the lesson… the one that says don’t believe it when someone tells you there’s still a mathematical chance of City scraping into the top six. It was never going to happen because they were simply not good enough but while the maths (and Sky Sports) told us there was a chance we had […]
MATCH REPORT: WEST BROM 2, CITY 1
I’m not sure what the away pub was called near the Hawthorns, but for sure it should have been the Last Chance Saloon. An afternoon when City could finally cross the state boundary, away from the heady cocktail of a Premier League dream and back into the Championship land of prohibition. Team selection looked in part […]
The End Game
17th April 2021 – Norwich had been promoted to the Premier League without kicking a ball but for some, it was met with shrugged shoulders rather than excitement. Why? Because after the bruising experience of 2019-20, many (Including myself), couldn’t see how things would be better the second time around with the club still persisting […]
CITY v WEST BROM (A) – THE PREVIEW
As ridiculous as it seems, there remains a mathematical route by which City can still sneak into the top six. Even off the back of a terrible run of one win in nine games, it’s still vaguely there for them, and even though they haven’t scored a goal at Carrow Road since 25 February – […]
Stuart Webber – a busted flush, or our best hope?
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones” Julius Caesar, Act III Scene II. Actually, Mark Antony did come to praise Caesar, and to turn the crowd against his critics and […]