Our ‘One from the Archives’ series has already had one pearler from the boss, penned in the aftermath of that infamous 7-1 defeat to Colchester. Here’s another of Rick’s, one that was also penned in the aftermath of something infamous, namely Delia’s interview with Henry Winter in 2016. At the time, City were 16th in […]
FROM THE ARCHIVES: The one after those two blokes threw their tickets at poor Gunny
Our ‘From the Archives’ series wouldn’t be complete without one from the boss, and so, with his usual insight and foresight, here’s a piece that Rick wrote in August 2009. It was scribed the day after the Colchester game. You know the one… the one that titled the Canary world on its axis. As Rick […]
The Toon on the receiving end of a Pukki hat-trick and a Canary masterclass
Teemu Pukki’s first hat-trick in Norwich City colours gave the rampant Canaries a 3-1 win over Newcastle United at Carrow Road this afternoon and had his manager purring afterwards. “You can’t ask for more,” said a delighted Daniel Farke, after watching his team to a man deliver performances to match the occasion. There was no […]
City may just have had their Hollywood moment but it’s a story that’s already been told
Amid all the natural euphoria over the last few weeks, there were two lines that struck a chord with me. The first was delivered in a Mick Dennis look-back when he cited City’s sporting director Stuart Webber as saying that Emi Buendia first popped up on the radar via the club’s data analytics team. The […]
MFW: The next steps (and for the business owners out there, an offer of a freebie ad)
The more eagle-eyed of you will have noticed a new advert appearing on MyFootballWriter. Gone is the Christmas ad for Mick Dennis’ latest ‘Tales From The City’ tome, Gurgles Baby Shop now adorns the headerboard at the top of the site, as well as one of the square panels down the side. This is all […]
Ed Balls calls for standing areas in football grounds on BBC’s “Watchdog Live”
City’s position at the forefront of the nationwide debate about safe standing at football grounds will be further enhanced this week as club chairman Ed Balls stars in a Watchdog special tonight (BBC1 – 20:00) on the emotive issue. The debate – already aired of late here on MyFootballWriter – can divide opinion and has […]
LEGENDS: Sutchy reminisces about the Class of 93, and looks forward to gracing the Carra once more…
Stand-in City boss Mike Walker has his first injury headache of the week as Canary star Daryl Sutch revealed he has a tweaked hamstring ahead of next Sunday’s City Legends fund-raiser. The 46-year-old Norwich estate agent was fit and raring to go as the UEFA Cup Class of 93 prepare to play host to ‘Inter […]
LEGENDS: Eadie ready to put the knee on the line once more in the name of the CSF and The Nest
Long-time City favourite Darren Eadie is looking forward to rolling back the years next weekend as the Canaries prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their glorious UEFA Cup run in fitting style with a reunion match against their former foes, Inter Milan. The 42-year-old former Mustard TV presenter is one of 25 ex-City greats […]
LEGENDS: Holty back at the Carra alongside Hucks. What’s not to like…
Three-time Canary player of the season Grant Holt could not hide his excitement at making a Carrow Road return as the build-up to City’s clash with ‘Inter Forever’ on Sunday, May 20, continued. The 37-year-old striker – currently player-coach at Barrow back in his native Cumberland – is assured of a hero’s welcome as he joins […]
From a Cringleford Vets double to going toe-to-toe with Toldo – Hucks looking forward to gracing the Carra again
City favourite Darren Huckerby is hoping for a slightly easier ride the next time he graces a showpiece footballing event – namely Norwich’s Inter Milan reunion on Sunday, May 20. The 42-year-old winger was left battered and bruised as he inspired Cringleford Vets to a league and cup double in their recent Norfolk Veterans Cup […]
Time to remember: 25 years since the club’s finest journey and Gunny & co are set to re-engage with Inter
Norwich City will roll back the years next summer when Carrow Road celebrates the 25th anniversary of the club’s glorious UEFA Cup run with a charity match against ‘Inter Forever’. “At the moment it’s three v three – but we’re looking to add more players as we go,” laughed City hero Bryan Gunn, who returned […]
MyFootballWriter – the Next Steps
I don’t often write for MyFootballWriter these days. The site that I launched way back in 2006 has long since passed on to Gary and his own stable of great writers. They don’t need me anymore. And, besides, I barely get to see a City game these days. I’d end up talking out of my […]
New season. New site
New season. New site. And to borrow from one-time Norwich City chairman Robert Chase, “…what could be better than that?” We’ll get the Oscars-like thank yous over with early; to Neil who kept the old site vaguely together for all-too many years; to Stuart, Mel and the team at Brandex Group here in Norwich for […]
Questions linger of the ambition of the Smith ‘dynasty’ yet there’s a case for being careful what you wish for
Southampton might not have hit Leicester’s heights. But in the Liebherr family – first the father and now, on his death in 2010, the daughter Katharina – Saints found a foreign investor willing to not only take a punt, but equally happy enough to take a back seat.
The Amex awaits. For City it has ‘awkward’ stamped right through it and won’t be for the faint of heart
If you don’t ring changes with new players – particularly when results and performances are going awry – then why did you bring them in at all? If not to freshen up the place and offer genuine competition for places?
It’s all about perception. Under Lambo it felt like anything was possible. Is the sky still the limit?
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…
Why not open up match day experience to a wider fan base? Time to ponder reducing cap on season tickets?
That sense of entitlement to that seat there,my ear after year, can underpin the thought process of those that do nothing but moan. Which then devalues the experience for those that just want to kick back and enjoy their Saturday afternoon.
A protest? Really? Suck it up people, because a change of owners is not about to happen anytime soon
The Foxes have now set a ‘standard’ for what is possible – if a club gets the ownership structure right, the managerial staff spot on and the players playing with the kind of conviction and general elan that Leicester delivered last season.
Little room in the Champ for ‘tippy tappy’ but what it does need is a No 9 who will pull, prod and snap
Once of Nottingham Forest fame, the lad looks to be the part build-wise. More than RvW ever did. One look at the Dutchman’s physique suggested that he wasn’t tailor made for Burton (a) on a Tuesday night. “Tip tappy players don’t work in this division,” was the view from across the border.
For once reality matches theory, as Neil’s cup Canaries blast six past the hapless Sky Blues
Tonight Alex Neil fielded a completely new XI from the side that dug a derby point out of Suffolk on Sunday – and they delivered a result that suggests there is more by way of hunger than hangover left on the playing fields of Colney…