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  • Everton v Norwich City Preview
    Everton v Norwich City Preview

    After a promising start to the season, based on two sublime victories against Newcastle United and Man City, that now seems a very long time ago as Norwich City sit at the bottom of the table with only a draw at Bournemouth to hang any hope on.

    Who possibly could have predicted the extent of injur...

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  • Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises
    Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises

    "Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises"

    Will of Stratford (Warks. not E11) usually hit the mark but he showed exceptional prescience in anticipating the autumn of 2019 over 400 years ago. If only he had been acquainted with but two of the flurry of twenty-first-century acronyms - VAR and WTO –...

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  • Luck of the Irish needed
    Luck of the Irish needed

    Daniel Farke's press conferences appear to have made a slight change.

    The level of information provided as to injuries have increased. In the past some injuries appear to have been kept quiet. Timm Klose’s knee operation being an example. This week we discovered Ben Godfrey has been subjected to h...

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  • Norwich City v Aston Villa Preview
    Norwich City v Aston Villa Preview

    Norwich City have had a tough start this season with Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea all faced in the first five games. Before the season started I had expected more than six points. The reality is much different as nobody expected the horrendous injury problems, Zimmerman and Hernandez out before we k...

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  • Crystal Palace v Norwich City Preview
    Crystal Palace v Norwich City Preview

    Arguably it was a perfect time last weekend for Burnley to play Norwich and the worst time for Watford to face Manchester City. Watford certainly experienced the sting on the tail from the niggled Citizens, the Canaries had to get themselves up for Burnley after the adrenaline-fuelled, energy-sappin...

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  • Burnley v Norwich City Preview
    Burnley v Norwich City Preview

    Well, where do we go from here? Last Saturday makes football worthwhile. Always expecting the unexpected whether Norwich City are the nailed on favourites or the rank outsiders.

    The two-season journey with Stuart Webber and Daniel Farke have been extraordinary on many levels. Removing the deadwood...

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  • Ben Stokes, Brexit and turning over the Citizens
    Ben Stokes, Brexit and turning over the Citizens

    Well, that’s another season over. Now, what was I saying five months ago?

    The CWC: what a competition and what a final. Given his past misdemeanours, Ben Stokes might have to wait for that knighthood but it will come in the end. Just ask Sir Geoffrey.

    The Ashes: despite Stokes at Headingley, it...

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  • Policing Carrow Road in the 1950s
    Policing Carrow Road in the 1950s

    I have had the pleasure to chat with an 83-year-old Norwich boy, life long City fan and City policeman to find out how matches were controlled 60 years ago.

    The ‘bobby’ who will remain anonymous was enlisted in November 1957 have served two years with the RAF Police whilst serving National Servic...

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  • Next bright young thing?
    Next bright young thing?

    Following on the heels of Todd Cantwell, Ben Godfrey, Jamal Lewis and Max Aaron, I was delighted to see Irish lad Adam Idah move up to the first-team squad. The Norwich City scouts have been busy this summer securing the next batch of youngsters who hope to have an impact on the future his...

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  • Norwich City v Newcastle United Preview
    Norwich City v Newcastle United Preview

    My preview for the Liverpool match predicted a 4-0 defeat whilst my heart hoped for a 2-2 draw. How long would Norwich City have held out had Grant Hanley not sliced the ball into the net? Had Marco Stiepermann taken either of his early chances or Teemu Pukki pulled the trigger a little earlier, h...

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  • Liverpool v Norwich City - Preview
    Liverpool v Norwich City - Preview

    Born in 1962, I was brought up on a diet of witnessing on the telly Liverpool win plenty of titles and cups via Shankly, Paisley and Fagan and watched many of the famous old stars at Carrow Road including names such as Smith, Keegan, Hanson, Dalglish and Hughes strut their stuff.

    In those days th...

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  • A look back at the Canaries last 10 opening results in the top flight
    A look back at the Canaries last 10 opening results in the top flight

    The last ten opening August fixtures played by Norwich City in the top tier of English football produced two wins, four draws and four defeats.

    The most famous game is the second half destruction of the League Champions Arsenal. Having walked down the tunnel at half time two down, Mark Robins cam...

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