1959... Manchester United awaits?
The story so far. Sixty years ago, in mid-November, the Canaries beat Ilford 3-1 in the first round of the FA Cup. At the time, it seemed unimportant and an away tie at Swindon in the second round suggested a pre-Christmas exit from the competition. A 1-1 draw forced a reply but. before this took...Continue Reading
Comebacks, Nelson's goodbye and the Trotters
Norwich City appear to have developed a patten this season and a hair biting but highly enjoyable trait.
They make a slow start and with quite a conservative approach in the first half of games this season. The opposition tends to chase the ball with City being a possession based side, the result...Continue Reading
Wet Tuesdays, Paul Warne and Argentinian playmakers
Thankfully not too many City fans were massively frustrated about Tuesday's result, of course there is growing expectation but also a sense of realism and appreciation of the run Norwich have been on. Let's not forget, Hull are fighting for survival and on paper had many talented and experienced pla...Continue Reading
November 1958 and the visit of Ilford
In early November 1958, there was only one topic of conversation: the hula hoop craze. This had swept through the Unites States, flown the Atlantic and even reached Norwich, a semi-forgotten outpost ‘somewhere north of London’. A gallery of photographs in the Eastern Evening News highlighted the...Continue Reading
Player... Canary Call... Manager... Happy Birthday Neil Adams
Happy Birthday Neil Adams, the Stoke born multi-talented midfielder/winger is 53 today.
Having kicked off his career at his home town club in 1985, his undoubted talents were spotted by Everton who picked him up the following year. Arsenal and Tottenham were also chasing after his signature at the...Continue Reading