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  • What's the point of being a fringe player at Norwich City?
    What's the point of being a fringe player at Norwich City?

    Watching the Barnsley game on Tuesday and if my memory serves me correctly, it was around the 61st minute when the Norwich City defence had just tracked back to clear another purposeful Tykes attack. In the 18 yard box stood Christoph Zimmerman leaning forward with his hands on his knees and attem...

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  • Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!
    Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!

    Yes, of course Norwich City fans want success, another promotion, another trip to Wembley. The final embers, IMO, have now gone out for this season and I realise and understand why some of you gave up weeks ago. Daniel Farke talked in this weeks programme notes on the nature of footy compared to m...

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  • Nelson Oliveira - No more heroes anymore more?
    Nelson Oliveira - No more heroes anymore more?

    Ok, so I've tried to shoehorn the tenuous link with 'one of our own' Horatio Nelson and the the great post punk single from the Stranglers. It would however seem that the attacking edge to the Canaries this season has well and truly been strangled?

    Has Nelson Oliveria been meeting expectations thi...

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  • Life living behind enemy lines in the 70's & 80's
    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...

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  • Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers Preview
    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...

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  • Wolves v Norwich City (aka Portugal vs Germany)
    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...

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  • Thoughts for Sunday from over the border
    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...

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  • Derby County v Norwich City Preview
    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...

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  • Gary Doherty - A poster boy for a  side labouring in mid-table mediocrity
    Gary Doherty - A poster boy for a side labouring in mid-table mediocrity

    Gary Doherty was far from Spurs' or indeed Norwich's best player during his four and six years respectively with the both clubs – but he certainly had a claim for being one of the most popular. What must not be forgotten was that Gary was named Norwich City player of the season in 2005-6 in what w...

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  • So, what's the contract?
    So, what's the contract?

    In many respects I am no different to many other supporters of Norwich City or any other football club although I can lay claim to a five-generation family C.V. which stretches back 110 years: Granddad (first game 1908); Dad (1934); Self (1958); Children (1982); Grandchild (2014).

    I wouldn’t arg...

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  • Brentford v Norwich City - Opposition Preview
    Brentford v Norwich City - Opposition Preview

    Brentford go into this weekend’s game against Norwich City in confident mood following a well-earned victory at Reading last Saturday, and a sequence of five wins in the last six matches.

    I doubt Canaries supporters will need many clues to work out when Brentford’s pre-Christmas run started –...

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  • The best thing to happen this season...so far?
    The best thing to happen this season...so far?

    Having won four player of the month awards, picking out the creativity and finishing power of James Maddison would be a no brainer.

    However the most warming experience as a City fan for me so far this season is seeing a youth player come through the ranks from apparently nowhere to then instantly...

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