Dear MFW Readers, After 143 pieces and numerous hours of Norwich Talk content, my time at this fine establishment has sadly come to an end. The last 18 months have been up and down for most Norwich City fans, but for me it’s been an absolute joy thanks to the unbelievable opportunities I’ve been given to learn, […]
Dowell provides hope for the future as relegation looms for the Canaries
With a record sixth relegation on the horizon, City fans could be forgiven for thinking all hope was lost. Thankfully for those still looking for positives, a potential Championship star has emerged from the shadows. That man is Kieran Dowell who, once again, is taking to the end of a season far better than the […]
Five jobs that should be on Stuart Webber’s summer to-do list
Once again, Norwich City face a huge summer. For the third consecutive close season, there’s an emphasis on recruitment and after the underwhelming results of 2021, the pressure is on. Amidst his charitable efforts to climb several peaks including Mount Everest, Stuart Webber will be tasked with refreshing a downbeat squad and increasing City’s chances […]
Christos Tzolis – what’s the story?
After an electric debut and a promising showing against Arsenal, Norwich City’s record signing finds himself playing for the club’s Under-23s. In the summer of 2021, there was palpable excitement around the possibility of a variety of players signing for Norwich City. Considerable hype rose and died down around the potential arrivals of Kristofer Ajer […]
Idah injury a significant blow at the worst possible time for City
When Norwich City head coach Dean Smith took a seat at his press conference this morning he knew he’d be delivering news that nobody was ready for. Just as Smith’s press conferences had started to take a positive turn, with increasingly regular messages of hope and optimism around the Canaries’ fight to stay in the […]
Cantwell departure a sad end to a story that could’ve been so much more
Finally, the most dramatic and drawn-out transfer saga since Stuart Webber’s arrival at Norwich City is over. With minutes left of the January transfer window, Bournemouth confirmed the loan signing of Todd Cantwell from the Canaries, while City confirmed that the Cherries retain an option to make the deal permanent this summer. That Cantwell’s departure […]
Plenty of interest in Cantwell, loan departure expected
Todd Cantwell is expected to leave Norwich City on loan before the end of the January transfer window, although several details are still to be decided on the midfielder’s exit. As reported by The Telegraph’s John Percy, Bournemouth are in talks to sign Cantwell on loan, while Olympiakos have expressed an interest. MyFootballWriter understands there to be interest […]
Gunn and Sargent’s Watford performances epitomise the mentality needed for safety
1-1 against 10-man Newcastle. 2-1 to Leeds. 3-1 to Watford. 4-0 to West Ham. 2-1 to Watford. 5-1 to Aston Villa. 2-0 to Burnley. Norwich City have a comprehensive recent history of failure when the relegation battle chips are down, and yet on Friday night they ran out comprehensive winners of the biggest game of […]
Cantwell sale would offer Webber a chance at rebuild number two
When things are going well at Carrow Road, Stuart Webber’s quotes and soundbites can bookmark and epitomise the big moments, but when it all goes awry, they often come back to bite him. Perhaps the most quoted one-liner from Webber in recent times is his reference to how Daniel Farke was “sent to war without […]
Dire display leaves City in need of a great escape
There’s a way to lose a football match, and that was not it. City’s latest poor performance came in the midst of a Covid crisis, upcoming fixture congestion and injuries to key players, but there was little excuse for a showing as submissive and uninspiring as the one they produced in the 5-0 loss to […]
Sometimes 100% isn’t enough for City in the Premier League
If Cristiano Ronaldo asks for a penalty, he gets one. On an evening when Norwich City electrified Carrow Road and produced a performance that any team would be proud of, the sad truth about the dynamic of the Premier League was that this was the only conclusion worth drawing at the final whistle. If the […]
Have City filled their Skipp-shaped hole yet?
For most teams going up against a side spearheaded by Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane the threat would be clear, but City fans know that a strong performance tomorrow from a less-heralded Spurs player could render their attack impotent. When Oliver Skipp arrived at Carrow Road the City fanbase had no idea what an impact […]
NEWCASTLE V CITY PREVIEW
Just 14 games into Norwich City’s season, the Canaries’ first six-pointer has come, and few would have predicted that they’d be the favourites. It’s been a rocky start for both City and Newcastle United, but the difference between them is that Dean Smith’s side are on the way out of their rough patch, while the […]
What are Webber’s top priorities as he agrees to stay at City?
Stuart Webber has announced his signing of a new rolling contract with City, ensuring he’ll stay at the club beyond his original 2022 exit point. This means that, although the Canaries are currently in the midst of a fierce relegation battle, Webber’s in-tray continues to pile up and his mid-term planning for the club’s future […]
From Man City mishap to “iconic” solution: The full story behind the club’s new badge
When Norwich City scrapped their simple canary on a branch for a design incorporating a ball for the bird to sit on, a lion and a representation of Norwich Castle, very few imagined quite how many highs and lows the club would go through while represented by their new badge. While researching ahead of their […]
Will the extra flexibility make the difference for Dean Smith’s Canaries?
After years of stubbornness and unrelenting trust in the process under Daniel Farke, Dean Smith’s tactical flexibility gives the Canaries a new edge. There were few Norwich City fans who could calculate the required solution as Josh Sargent went through his introductory warm-up on Saturday afternoon. The American was preparing for a crucial second half, […]
City delay new badge announcement
City have postponed the announcement of their updated crest, after on-field results meant that the Canaries’ search for a new head coach stole the headlines. The badge, which is understood to be more of a subtle evolution of the current emblem than a total redesign, was originally scheduled to be revealed in November 2021, ahead […]
The new gaffer speaks ahead of taking his Carrow Road bow
“Analysing everything” will be the key to picking Dean Smith’s first City team, according to the Canaries’ new head coach. Smith’s first Colney training session came on Thursday, and with a crucial match against Southampton coming up tomorrow he’s been left with little time to draft a starting XI. He is comfortable in this scenario, […]
Smith brings much-needed positivity to the City head coach role
The ambition debate is not an unfamiliar one to Norwich City fans. From Premier League season to Premier League season, especially since Stuart Webber’s arrival at Carrow Road, the Canaries have been ridiculed nationally for failing to ‘have a go’. Little effort has been made to understand the nuances of City’s model, and it’s a […]
City may be seen as the unglamorous underdog, but is that all about to change?
Judging by the fact that three of the names linked with becoming City’s head coach are former Chelsea, Aston Villa and RB Leipzig managers, the club may not be quite as unfashionable as some would have us believe. That list omits Kjetil Knutsen, a relative hipster’s choice among the big names predictably attracting the most […]