Lewis Grabban admits chips were the order of the day for Norwich City in Watford win

Norwich City's Lewis Grabban scored his first Championship goal for the club in the 3-0 win over Watford.  Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's Lewis Grabban scored his first Championship goal for the club in the 3-0 win over Watford. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sunday, August 17, 2014
2:09 PM

It’s fair to say Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes saw the ball float over his head a lot at Carrow Road on Saturday. And it wasn’t by accident either.

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Lewis Grabban, City’s £3m-plus summer signing from Bournemouth, got his tally up and running with a delightful – if deflected – chip, Bradley Johnson having lobbed the opener.

“It’s a good moment for me, to get off the mark and also get our first win – it’s been a positive day,” said Grabban. “We’d done a little bit of work and Gomes likes to come out, so that was in my mind. And he was off his line again, so I just tried to go for it. We hadn’t really worked on it in the week, but it was something that was out there and something you can try to take advantage of. So we tried to do that.”

No doubt it worked too, as City recovered from their opening day defeat at Wolves. That result had stirred some painful memories of last season – especially of strikers. That’s part of the reason why Grabban is now at Carrow Road.

“I mean, last season is pretty irrelevant now – especially for me,” he added. “In terms of coming into the club and getting my first goal, it’s important and I’m happy to do that.

“But it’s a long season and I’ve got to get a lot more goals before it’s considered a success. There’s no target – it’s just trying to get as high a ratio of goals from the chances I get as I can, and go from there.

“When we get over the halfway line, the manager gives us the freedom to rotate. When we’re more defensive, we have the shape. But in terms of when we go attacking, you can go wherever.

“If Laffs (Kyle Lafferty) wants to come in the middle, he can and I’ll drift out wide. We just try to rotate and cause problems with our movement.

“The gaffer asked him to do a job today out there on the wing and I thought he did very well.

“He created some chances and played with high energy, and you need that in this league. He caused a lot of problems.”

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12 comments

  • ...now it`s arrived twice... Sorry.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • If only Laffs had scored in that manner. "Chips Lafferty with everything". Apologies to the late Mr. Goffage & Australians everywhere.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Btw; LincsCan, should Kyle ever score goals with `chips`, would a journo somewhere come up with the headline "Chips Lafferty with everything". Apologies to the late Mr. Goffage and Australians everywhere...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • I`ve joined in your Cliff-Fest on the `relish` board, LincsCan. Saucy stuff! NMTD; is Gerken really only 1.83cm?? Really hardly rates even as a cornichon. Johnstonpickle may have more insight on this topic.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • 'Laffs' on the wing on Adams instructions?

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    borderman

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • It will be good to see Gerken picking the ball out of the old Onion bag 7 or 8 times next Saturday ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Let's have a go at chipping Gerken next week .......... the cheeky wiki page has him at 1.93cm but I notice he's actually only 1.83cm .......... c'mon Grabbs what better way to go down in NCFC folklore

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    nevermindthedanger

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Oh dear, MB, and I was about to be really silly about chips, crisp und lightly brun (Dads Army). I'll just have to settle for overboard about Cliff on "Russell Martin relishes".

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Good to see our two new strikers striking up a friendship. Congrats to young Michael Bailey for not overdoing the chips business. Unlike the ignoramus Butler on Partridge Radio yesterday.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Sounds good. Nothing defenders hate more than intelligent strikers. Keep moving, keep them guessing. Opens up holes for midfielders to exploit. Step by step.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • This starting to sound good. So much better that the "Coulda, woulda, shoulda" that we had last season.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Well spoken and well done. You obviously like Laff as a strike partner.

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    cutty

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

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