December 21 2014 Latest news:
It may not be on too many radars, but Corton FC are no more. After a century, the Anglian Combination Division One club has been forced to lock up.
City travel to Derby tomorrow and I’ve got to admit I used to love playing against the Rams during my career.
It’s not every day you get told off by a footballer, but that’s what happened to me at Norwich City’s training ground last week.
Huddersfield defender Murray Wallace should not have been sent off for that ultimately game-changing foul on Cameron Jerome on Saturday, which left the away team down to 10 men with just 22 minutes on the scoreboard.
You may well have got longer odds on Nigel Adkins departing before Neil Adams when Reading left Carrow Road with three Championship points just 19 days ago.
There are now probably several examples of when things got very real for Norwich City’s promotion challenge this season – but the night of November 4 sticks out.
If I was a betting man, I’d put a few pennies on the Barclay Boys trotting out the annual festive classic “On the first day of Christmas, Delia gave to me a Darr-en Huc-ker-by....” (and if you’ve not heard it, yes it does go for all 12 days).
There was definitely a Christmas feeling at Carrow Road, with the Huddersfield net bulging like an over-stuffed turkey and a pantomime linesman in front of the Jarrold Stand complete with 25,000 people regularly shouting “Oh no it wasn’t!” at him.
For the Carrow Road pessimists, the return of local hero Grant Holt might have signalled the writing was on the wall for City following the angry scenes of a fortnight ago.