Michael Bailey

Keeping Alex Tettey as part of the furniture is as good as it gets for Norwich City this summer.

All hail the midfield man Norwich City need, to fire them back to the Premier League

This column was pencilled in on Monday, I promise – before it was known Alex Tettey would be wheeled out for Thursday’s pre-match press conference ahead of Bournemouth’s visit on Saturday.

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Ah& the Spanish Grand Prix - back in the day when Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg could share a podium.

It’s now more than just a Formula One war of words at Mercedes

Clearly this column will need to be taken in the context of sport – there are more serious problems across the world than a Formula One team having to manage a couple of multi-million pound egos.

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Fans and players bouncing off each other (where have I heard that before?) - with the help of a bit of patience and momentum. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Two virtues strong enough to take Norwich City all the way to the top – long beyond the East Anglian derby

Two words struck a chord as Norwich City’s weekend and midweek reinvigorated a club still trying to work out if there’s going to be a marauding, moaning hangover from Premier League relegation this season, or repeatedly joyous Championship abandon.

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You can't see it - but in-form Red Bull racer Daniel Ricciardo is probably smiling under there.

Formula One refreshed for its race to the crown

For some people, it will have felt like a very long mid-season break. And not necessarily for the same reasons or emotions.

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Elliott Bennett gives Nathan Redmond the 'arms in air' treatment. Both players will be desperate for a successful Championship campaign at Norwich City.

High-flying reputations won’t do much for Norwich City’s promotion chase

As the season previews across the country came and went, you couldn’t move for people saying how good Norwich City’s squad looked for a Championship battle, and the fact it should be enough to propel them to a successful season.

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While Robert Snodgrass is one of the few to leave this summer, both Norwich and Cardiff will be desperate for Premier League returns at the first attempt this season. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Not so much a lottery, as a riddle wrapped in a footballing enigma for Norwich City

It’s something of a footballing mystery, the most inexact of sciences: making a success of bouncing back to the “thrills and spills”® of the Premier League in your first season following relegation from it.

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While Robert Snodgrass is one of the few to leave this summer, both Norwich and Cardiff will be desperate for Premier League returns at the first attempt this season.

Maybe Norwich City can upset history and help bring the yo-yo back into fashion

It’s something of a footballing mystery, the most inexact of sciences: making a success of bouncing back to the “thrills and spills”® of the Premier League in your first season following relegation from it.

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A perfectly timed picture - and a pair of interesting expressions - on the Hockenheim podium at the weekend.

Lewis Hamilton will need to keep it all crossed over Formula One championship gap

The controversy nightmare surrounding Fric was avoided at Hockenheim – which meant the racing could do the talking. Therefore, it’s probably worth sitting down for a moment and reflecting on exactly what Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes said to him and the rest of us over the course of this year’s German Grand Prix.

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When front and back combines  others will surely protest? In Formula One at least.

It’s between a Fric and a hard place for Formula One teams as Hockenheim awaits

There’s a good chance a fair few Formula One fans will be wondering what the Fric is going on at this weekend’s German Grand Prix. The answer? Another one of the sport’s technical tussles that could see things get pretty messy at Hockenheim if the nightmare scenario plays out.

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Lewis Hamilton enjoys the Silverstone sun after his British Grand Prix win.

Staggering Lewis Hamilton can build on turning his fortunes around at Silverstone

Britain’s summer of sport before the race at Silverstone had been a bit of a shocker. And in all honesty, over the course of that Saturday night, it looked like it was getting worse too.

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Brazil versus Germany in their World Cup semi-final. An iconic match - and a clash of footballing personalities we will talk about for years to come.

World Cup personality clashes reminded exactly why we love football

It was expected that by now, the football fatigue would be in full flow. If memory serves, that’s usually the case in a World Cup or European Championships summer off the back of the domestic season.

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