Michael Bailey

Jos Hooiveld took only 90 minutes to throw himself into Norwich City's newly rediscovered rapport between players and its supporters. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

It’s the intoxicating return of a Norwich City side we all love to watch

The chant at Griffin Park said everything about the last seven days for the Canaries. What a week; the week many fans sang – and plenty more will feel – they got their Norwich back.

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I told you I'd score... Kyle Lafferty (left) making, possibly, his point to Lewis Grabban. 
Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images

Time to breathe a sigh of relief as Norwich City’s stars return from international duty

Apparently, as someone took the time to point out on Twitter, it was only two minnows doing battle – but still, it was almost surprising how entertaining it was to watch England’s win in Switzerland.

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Christijan Albers didn't get to spend very long on the Caterham pit wall.

Caterham’s team deserves a load more than the current farce at Leafield

The fact is, when Tony Fernandes decided to sell his Caterham Formula One operation, things were going to go one of two ways. Either there was going to be improvement, or the green, one-time Norfolk marque was going to stay where it was – at the bottom of the pile.

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Plenty would have expected to see the back of Nathan Redmond and Gary Hooper this summer, but both have stayed at Carrow Road.

Norwich City’s dreamy transfer window that provides the clear view of an instant return

It’s the close of August that we’re left to argue over the success of Norwich City’s transfer dealings from the summer window – put forward the good points, where things could have gone better, what was missed out on. Although this time, I’m not sure there much of a debate.

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Fernando Alonso celebrates on top of the Monza podium last year with a Twitter selfie.

Will Monza and its refined Parabolica still deliver another iconic Formula One battle?

There are a handful of special places that project the soul of Formula One every season. Without them, the sport would lose its entire and treasured romanticism.

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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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