November and Hillsborough, two words Norwich City fans aren’t too keen on, but David Freezer believes Daniel Farke’s in-form Canaries are in a good place to bring an end to some horrible recent records.
I may be a Johnny-come-lately to the great Norfolk Day party but there was one aspect of life in this wonderful county that wasn’t properly celebrated during the overdue pat on the back that we gave ourselves last week.
After this week’s mega-money sale of a previous Norwich City deadline day signing in James Maddison, David Freezer decided to make L for last orders please, in our alternative Canaries A-Z summer series.
They might not be remembered as the very best to ever pull on the shirt at Carrow Road. But they will never be forgotten. Paddy Davitt looks at G in our alternative Canaries’ A to Z alphabet... for the Ginger Pele.
As news of a new two-year contract for Alex Tettey is confirmed by Norwich City, David Freezer assesses just how important the midfielder has proved to be for the Canaries during the current Championship season.
As Norwich City winger Josh Murphy closes on a career landmark, David Freezer assesses the progress of the academy product as a first-team threat after his fine equalising strike at Barnsley in midweek.
It may be too early to put the current Norwich City squad into the same bracket as the famous 59’ers but having been so starved of FA Cup success in recent seasons it’s hard not to count taking Chelsea to a replay as a cup run.
He was the main man in the Premier League for Norwich City and Grant Holt is well aware he will be a big-name scalp in the Southern Premier Division – but tells DAVID FREEZER he’s as up for the fight as ever.
Football is increasingly becoming a contrived and convoluted numbers game, brought into sharp focus by the media’s clamour to provide fans with possession statistics, shots on goal counts or the amount of kilometres individual players have travelled during their 90 minutes on the pitch.
I suspect that many of us had to pinch ourselves when the final whistle blew at Deepdale after such a lacklustre showing against Fulham – but nevertheless it was good to see City record an away win, even if they suffered the customary wobble after Preston pulled a goal back, predictably enough from a free header at a set-piece.
Norwich City denied Chris Hughton’s Brighton a Championship title party at Carrow Road in bizarre fashion, with Seagulls’ keeper David Stockdale credited with two own goals in 2-0 league win for the Canaries.
In his very first interview after being appointed Norwich City sporting director, Stuart Webber was asked what he thought was the main reason for the club’s struggles and failings over the last couple of seasons.
With the Championship’s top six apparently riding off into the sunset, Norwich City supporters had begun to get used to the idea that we might be in for the rarest of seasons at Carrow Road; one that features nothing to play for from March onwards.
Alex Neil has gone back to square one. This wretched run of five straight Championship defeats has reset the goalposts at Norwich City to the extent that the task at hand is now precisely the one he was brought to the club to perform.
Promotion, promotion, promotion – Jez Moxey’s words echoed around Carrow Road at the AGM as the chief executive insisted the club’s aim of an immediate return to the Premier League hadn’t waned, despite an increasingly abysmal run of form.
Goals are the currency Norwich City must find to fire the club’s Premier League promotion push. Chief City correspondent Paddy Davitt has picked out the Championship’s proven strikers who could rifle Alex Neil’s squad back to the big time.
As Norwich City begin their preparations for life outside of the elite, sports reporter GAVIN CANEY looks at why there’s still plenty of reasons to be cheerful once the pain of Premier League relegation eases.
David McNally’s resignation has left the Canaries with some big shoes to fill. Our Fans Zone columnists give their views on his exit as the club approaches a crucial summer whatever division they are in.
“I wouldn’t say it’s been toxic, more nervous.” That was a glorious snippet of conversation I managed to catch between two stewards at The Emirates Stadium on Saturday as they discussed the state of the atmosphere at recent Arsenal home games.
Having had a chest infection, I thought the worst yellow and green stuff I’d see this week would have been something I’d coughed up, but the first half against Everton was just as bad and left a similarly unpleasant taste.
Anyone who has followed Norwich City for any length of time will be largely inured to disappointment. A club that lacks the financial resources of most of its competitors is always going to find existence at the top table of English football a struggle, writes Robin Sainty.
If someone had told me after conceding an injury-time equaliser at Upton Park that Norwich would fail to pick up a single point from home games against Leicester and West Brom and Newcastle away, it might have hurt a lot more than it did at the time.
The exuberance of the West Ham players’ celebrations at salvaging a point and the level of disappointment felt by City fans as we left Upton Park tell you all you need to know about how far the club has progressed under Alex Neil, writes Robin Sainty.
It will be good to get back into league action today after an international break that seems to have gone on for ever. We’ve all had way too much time to dwell on the events of the past fortnight, and a pall of doom and gloom seems to have descended over Carrow Road.
Rotherham boss Steve Evans believes the relegation-threatened Millers will find out if they are set for a points deduction after fielding an ineligible player prior to Norwich’s weekend Championship visit.
Norwich City boss Alex Neil is desperate to prove Chris Hughton right after revealing he got a glowing reference from the Brighton manager standing in the way of his old club’s Championship promotion ambitions.
Former Norwich City boss Chris Hughton bears no ill feeling towards the Canaries as he prepares for his first meeting since a Carrow Road exit when Brighton entertain his old club in the Championship on Good Friday.