Life living behind enemy lines in the 70's & 80's
For eleven years (1974-85), I lived and worked in Bury St Edmunds and, in many respects, it was a vintage period: a lovely town in which to raise a young family; an opportunity to build a career in an environment that offered both stability and challenge; and it was only an hour’s drive for home m...Continue Reading
Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers Preview
My first thoughts that spring to mind regarding Bolton Wanderers are firstly Max and Paddy, the TV characters portrayed by Peter Kay and Paddy McGuinness who hail from the area and regularly made BWFC references, the main sketch remembered is when a minibus load of dwarf Bolton fans raided the club...Continue Reading
Wolves v Norwich City (aka Portugal vs Germany)
Two completely different football styles meet up again this Wednesday at Molinaex with the free flowing, direct, fast overlapping Portuguese taking on the processed, structured, passing and possession Germans who mascarade at Norwich City. Who will come out on top this time?
Unlike the large major...Continue Reading
Thoughts for Sunday from over the border
So, it’s here again, the East Anglian derby at Carrow Road (I refuse to call it ‘The old farm’, it’s naff). The 55th Norfolk instalment of which Norwich have won 25, Town 17 and 12 draws so far.
Kick off is at its now customary ridiculous time of noon on a Sunday. Why Suffolk and Norfolk rozzers...Continue Reading
Derby County v Norwich City Preview
My first recollections of the Rams go back to being a nine year old in 1972 when of course the Rams became Football League Champions under the reigns of the mighty Brian Clough.
Being a fledgling keeper it was great to see Colin Boulton flying about in the mud between the sticks and Kevin Hector...Continue Reading