December 9 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Norwich City fans will be hoping their team can take a huge step towards staving off the threat of relegation today without any need of divine intervention.
But don’t be surprised to see some nervous supporters at Carrow Road putting their hands together to utter a little prayer for the Canaries to overcome West Brom.
And the Bishop of Norwich has revealed the Canaries will be in his thoughts today, even if he will not be at Carrow Road adding his voice to the Yell Army.
The Rt Revd Graham James said: “There will be a lot of anxious Canaries supporters longing for a home win on Sunday. I’m one of them.
“I’ll be in the Cathedral for a big service at the time and praying especially that the game is fair and our players use their skills to best effect.
“Loyalty and affection for the Canaries lifts the spirits of city and county alike. On the ball, City.”
Meanwhile, Reverend Deb Cousins, a curate in the parish of Earlham, which includes St Mary’s, St Elizabeth’s and St Anne’s, also wished the Canaries well.
She added a Norwich City scarf to her dog collar and said she hoped the team would play to the best of their ability and not fear relegation.
Today’s final home game of the season could make or break the club’s Premier League campaign.
Defeat against the Baggies could plunge the Canaries deeper into relegation trouble, while victory could lift them away from the dreaded dropzone.
The Yell Army is set to be in fine voice to cheer Chris Hughton’s team on. More than 24,000 clap-banners will be distributed at the game, helping Norwich City fans to get behind their team and raise the roof.
Throughout the week, the Norwich Evening News has been encouraging fans to get behind the team today. After today’s Carrow Road clash the only game left is a tough looking away trip to last year’s champions Manchester City.
So three points from Steve Clarke’s Midlands outfit are crucial if the Canaries are to beat the dreaded drop.
• Visit www.pinkun.com and get the Norwich Evening News on Monday for full report and reaction to Sunday’s must-win match.
Chris Hughton admitted Norwich’s soft centre again contributed to their downfall as Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a 5-1 Premier League win on Wednesday night at Anfield.