Michael Bailey

City fans and players should follow West Broms Carrow Road lead at Craven Cottage. 
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It’s Craven Cottage again – only this time, without the Norwich City vultures

It is basically three months since Norwich City’s squad and management team rocked up at Craven Cottage for their FA Cup third round replay against Fulham – off the back of a routine 2-0 defeat in the Premier League at Everton.

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Mercedes' (from left) Lewis Hamilton, Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff and Nico Rosberg.

Mercedes get to prove their true racing class in Formula One 2014 at Bahrain

We’ve been treated to a few excellent F1 races over recent seasons, but I’m not sure anyone anticipated Sunday’s grand prix in Bahrain would join them.

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Fortunately, Norwich City have been a team for the relatively big occasion this season.

Saturday for Norwich City – the kind of games any player should be looking forward to

It was always hard to imagine any side struggling to score goals with Robert Earnshaw in its line-up. The Wales striker was the epitome of a natural born goalscorer, and while he seemed to absorb a little too much of the scoring burden at times, he usually delivered too.

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Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Saturday 29 March 2014.
Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, lining up for qualifying.
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Caterham start to show signs of Formula One life in time for Bahrain

It was two races in, at last season’s Malaysian Grand Prix, that Caterham’s Formula One dream arguably found its lowest ebb. Not because of the Hingham marque’s own efforts – but because Jules Bianchi took a superb 13th place finish among the early season squabbling.

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Swansea City manger Garry Monk is probably still getting used to being on the touchline.

Norwich City need to get their heads right for what awaits them in Swansea

And now it’s your turn – that would work as a pretty good tag line for what Swansea fancy will happen when Norwich City come to town on Saturday afternoon.

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Romain Grosjean will be hoping Lotus can start to turn things around in Malaysia.

A Formula One race late, but Lotus are keen to really get going

And so Lotus can begin its season – because that wasn’t really what they managed when the rest of the Formula One grid assembled down under a fortnight ago.

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John Deehan with the Milk Cup, following Norwich Citys Wembley final victory over Sunderland in 1985 - it remains the last time City tasted an actual cup final.

Like a cup final? Either way, Norwich City have to win it

It’s been a worthy discussion in the office this week – and I’m sure it has seeped outside as well; out of this Saturday’s Premier League game, the 1992 FA Cup semi-final and 1985 League Cup final, which would be the game you’d most want Norwich City to beat Sunderland in?

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Daniel Ricciardo, before the smile was wiped off his face - metaphorically, at least.

Red Bull’s sensor-ship attitude doesn’t befit Formula One champions

It had always been hard to imagine Daniel Ricciardo without a smile on his face – until a few hours after the chequered flag on Sunday. That said, even after his epic podium had been scratched from history, the Aussie still emerged with a grin. Maybe it’s the only facial expression he has.

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Norwich City back to face the manager all clubs want to accommodate

It’s probably the case I’ve seen Ken Brown as much as Chris Hughton in recent weeks – mostly because Norwich City’s longest serving manager has been effectively on his grand 80th birthday tour. And that meant cake at Carrow Road and the Boleyn Ground.

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Twin tusks, anteaters and a bull without horns - 2014 promises to be a brave, strange new world. This is Lotus' striking E22 at winter testing in Bahrain.

All change as Formula One’s class of 2014 gets ready to rumble

Here it comes then – Formula One. Just not quite as we know it, and off the back for a winter that saw the sport occupy plenty of media outlets through what were supposed to be quiet months.

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Solving the reason for Norwich Citys decline  it would be nice to think there was an app for that. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Michael Bailey: Time is running out for Chris Hughton to solve his Norwich City riddle

It would be nice – but almost certainly remiss of me – to write this column on something other than the only discussion point in the fine city: The future of Chris Hughton. One of – and close to being the – longest serving Premier League manager City have ever had.

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