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  1. Nothing wrong with getting the signings in early, but to be honest these two seem to be happening in double quick time! In Lambert We Trust etc. etc. ........but it appears that Palace and Millwall supporters deem the fees bandied about as being way too high for the players we will be getting. Would still prefer a gamble on CMS with his work-rate and goal-scoring/assists record - but that could prove a wrong move once he played in the Premiership. Didn''t think we''d be splashing the cash quite so early - just so long as it isn''t knee-jerk....
  2. Turn on SSN, wait for the Premier Lge subtitle to come up...and what comes on......West Ham this....Blackpool that......Birmingham the other..... Then the Champ''ship subtitle comes up and it''s all the Norwich news..... As far as I and every other Norwich fan are concerned, Norwich are a Premiership club.....so what the hell are SSN dragging their heels over?.......surely we''re not having to wait for the play-off final before Norwich are officially recognised as Premier League???
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1385319/Liverpools-Dani-Pacheco-keen-Norwich-return.html ......he could have just said he was going back to Liverpool to fight for a first team place......but he didn''t........
  4. I haven''t read anything in the press quoting anything Culverhouse has said - he seems to keep an even lower profile than Lambert. It would be interesting to read his views on being back at Norwich and the changes he has seen in the club compared to when he was originally here.
  5. Mark Bowen has frequently been linked with the club whenever a new post needs to be filled, so it is somewhat ironic that Ian Culverhouse is the coach as Norwich gain promotion. The two former full-backs were an integral part of what was possibly the best footballing team NCFC have ever produced. So it is somewhat fitting that Culverhouse is a link with the current team, which contains two dynamic full-backs that have played a massive part in Norwich''s promotion. Culverhouse''s history with Norwich City could play an important part in the future if PL is tempted with other managerial offers, as I''m sure the two of them have formed a strong team that PL would be reluctant to break up.
  6. Not sure about him showing jealousy - just thought he was incredibly generous with his praise of Norwich, to the point where I hope QPR earn promotion with us.
  7. Sean Derry (QPR) was in the studio and was extremely complimentary throughout the night. Top man, top pundit. Cotterill was magnanimous as well.
  8. ....is there a tiny part of anyone else out there who would love to see the EDP or the Pink''un interviewing a Croft, a Russell, a Clingan or a Bell, who all went off for ''bigger and better'' things, on their take on Norwich''s current position? I would even like to read an interview with Roeder or Gunn to see what part they feel they played in the reincarnation of NCFC...........
  9. Nearly 23 yrs old, and has failed to live up to early promise. Not overly prolific, and seems to have added ill-discipline to his game. No thanks.
  10. Despite the decision to move the local derby fixture to the Thursday evening belonging solely to the police, NCFC are considering making a protest to the football league. Derby County, Cardiff, and several of their rivals gained a considerable advantage by playing in the warm sunshine on Saturday afternoon, conditions that were replicated on Monday. Having been forced to play on the Thursday evening, the Norwich City players were completely unused to playing in such high temperatures, giving a distinct advantage to their immediate rivals, Cardiff City....... It had been hoped that at this stage of the season everybody would be playing from a level playing field, but it would appear, in this instance, that is not the case....
  11. ..is at it again...... http://www.walesonline.co.uk/footballnation/football-news/2011/04/25/dave-jones-rues-norwich-rest-advantage-after-late-goal-91466-28581663
  12. Regardless of how results go in the next three matches, Norwich fans musn''t lose sight of the fact that the team has surpassed all expectation this season by at least reaching the playoffs. Winning back to back promotions is undoubtedly one of THE greatest achievements possible in football, surpassed only by winning the Premiership or Champions League. Paul Lambert and his squad have guaranteed the playoffs with three games to go. They are showing a togetherness, desire and an ability confirming that the dreams of every Norwich City supporter are in good hands. Go to Carrow Road today in good heart. Enjoy every single moment of this run-in, as moments like this don''t come round too frequently. The celebration of this season''s achievements should start today....so, no nerves..... stay 100% positive, just like the management and the players, and help push this fantastic squad of players over the line......
  13. Underlines the massive advantage Norwich have with PL at the helm.........you wouldn''t want the welsh whingeing moaner Dave Jones leading your team into the last three games........
  14. Delia was adamant that she didn''t want to ''count chickens'', but it is almost impossible to contemplate anything other than a Norwich City win against Derby tomorrow afternoon..... Norwich played Thursday night....Derby played in the considerable heat of Saturday afternoon....and frequently back-pedalling. The Norwich City players are playing with a supreme confidence, a high level of fitness, and a goal threat from a good number of players. Norwich have undoubtedly the coolest, shrewdest,most tactically astute manager in the Championship, with a desire to win only matched by the players themselves. A coaching staff that are providing excellent support to the manager. Everything stands in Norwich''s favour for a win tomorrow - this isn''t a case of over-confidence...just being realistic.It almost seems wrong to feel like this....but I guess we''ve only got Paul Lambert and the players to blame for this,,,,,,,,,,
  15. With Norwich banging goals in for fun against Ipswich, I couldn''t help thinking how refreshing it was to see Norwich players celebrating the goals in the ''old-fashioned'' way, and not in the stupidly contrived, pre-meditated manner of many of today''s football teams.....no messages on vests, no rocking baby mimes, etc, etc........
  16. Nobody ''HAS'' to start in my book anymore. We finally have a manager in whom we can trust 100%, and far as I am concerned, whatever team PL decides to put out is the best team, in his opinion, to win three points in that particular game. Why can''t all the fans leave it that way?
  17. ....to read pieces by the players these days, compared to the drivel that used to come out under the leaderships of Grant and Roeder. Russell Martin is absolutely spot on with everything he says in the pink-un article today. There is every hint that Swansea may not have helped their cause on Saturday evening by over celebrating their win. It suggests that the Norwich players have not only been greatly disappointed by the final scoreline, but perhaps more importantly, they have been considerably offended by Swansea''s over-exuberant celebrations in the dressing room afterwards. It would appear to me that on Saturday night the Swansea City players saved PL any need to motivate his players for the next two games,and indeed, may have inadvertantly enhanced Norwich City''s chances of promotion this season.....
  18. to be playing Norwich last night with Hoolahan out of the team. Yes, they scored two good goals and an annoying third, but Norwich must have matched them shot for shot, without the same cutting edge. I suspect PL set the team up for Lansbury to lead the diamond and for Pacheco to play off Holt. Apart from the first ten minutes or so, this didn''t happen. Whether it was the exuberance of youth, or the inbred desire of a player brought up at Barcelona, Pacheco spent the rest of his time on the pitch going deep to receive the ball, thereby negating the system and causing Lansbury to have one of his most ineffective games so far. Holt, Pacheco and Lansbury were, after all, an untried combination, and even if Hoolahan remains unfit, I will be very surprised if PL starts the game with the same formation. Norwich needed Pacheco to play in and around Swansea''s box far more than he did, as it is I can only remember one attempt on goal. In fact it''s fair to say that Korey Smith had more attempts on target than Pacheco and Lansbury combined. We are undoubtedly weaker in defence than several of the teams around us, but I don''t doubt for one minute that no other pair of fullbacks in the Championship put in a shift like Tierney and Martin. Norwich, when all is said and done, remain in the driving seat. They would have given most teams a good game yesterday, Swansea, at home, have been a force to be reckoned with. Norwich were not overawed, but I''m sure, judging by Ward''s reaction towards the end of the match, they didn''t enjoy the taste of defeat. It also underlined why PL has been downplaying promotion the last month or so. Watford aren''t the team thet were in the early part of the season and Forest are in freefall and without Earnshaw, so fully expect this Norwich team to return to winning ways.....
  19. ''Over the last decade, only one side in the automatic promotion places at this stage of the season with a lead of 4 or more points from 3rd has failed to go on and win promotion.'' Picked up from a Cardiff website. Not sure how many teams have found themselves in this position, but believe Swansea may be the ''one side''.
  20. I wonder which side of the fence former Norwich City manager Nigel Worthington will be sitting on the fight for promotion to the Premiership? As the last manager to take Norwich to the top flight, he will undoubtedly be taking more than a passing interest in the final weeks of the season, but as cousin to the Swansea City manager, Brendan Rodgers, there will be a part of him that will be hoping that Swansea are successful.....
  21. Not discounting the need and expectancy of three points against Scunthorpe, the game against Swansea City is shaping up to be THE most important game for Norwich since that last game travesty at Craven Cottage all those years ago. On that infamous day, many Norwich City players failed to turn up. Under Paul Lambert, we know that won''t happen again.This squad is a different breed altogether, a breath of fresh air to supporters far and wide. Swansea away will be the biggest test so far this season. The potential ultimate prize for the winner is, as we know, far greater than winning an FA Cup/League Cup double. Swansea looked a potent force against Forest. Sinclair looked unplayable, scoring a goal that will surely be a contender for Goal of the Season. Borini fitted in like a glove - just as we were hoping CMS would be doing until Friday''s disappointment. Dyer was flying on the wing. They played fast flowing football which blew Forest away. A defeat will not be disastrous, a draw will be most welcome. A win will be epic, and will send a powerful message to all the other promotion rivals. Norwich have 67 points after 38 games - last season, Blackpool had 51 points after 38 games - nothing can be taken for granted. However the winner of this game will be going a long way towards avoiding the lottery of the play-offs, and the prospect of having to win two ''Cup Finals''.
  22. Trawl the internet fan forums of the teams challenging at the top of the Championship and, QPR apart, you''ll find a wave of pessimism infesting the hopes and beliefs of a good number of those fans. Norwich are increasingly being seen as the ''form'' team, and the biggest threat to the automatic promotion spot. Safe to say that Norwich fans are the only supporters 100% behind their manager. Paul Lambert is undoubtedly a winner, who has instilled a winning mentality into the squad of players he has assembled.His tactical nous, and his understanding that a win and a loss is unarguably preferable to two draws, has propelled Norwich City into an attack minded team, easy on the eye, and with a never-say-die attitude that has produced numerous invaluable late goals this season. When Lambert sends a team on to the pitch, there is little doubt that the players will be giving 100%, something that was certainly not the case in recent years. Norwich City are on the cusp of a truly immense footballing achievement which cannot be understated. Winning the FA Cup, League Cup or Europa Cup pales into insignificance if compared to back to back promotions - especially from League 1 to the Premiership. With the amount of money awash in many clubs, and the competitiveness of each and every league, were Norwich to win promotion this season, it would elevate Lambert and his squad of players to cult status in the annuls of the history of Norwich City FC. There will have been, of course, substantial contributions throughout the football club.Delia''s lower profile has been most welcome, but she will deserve any plaudits that come her way. The appointment of McInally has proved a masterstroke, and the installation of Lambert as manager obviously wouldn''t have happened without this key appointment. But for now it is all about Bristol City at home in front of the tv cameras. There will be very few from the West Country at Carrow Road tonight, but rest assured there will be fans from Wales, the Midlands and the North, anxiously watching,fearing the worst,hoping that their own teams'' failings at the weekend are reciprocated by Norwich City. Win, lose or draw, Norwich fans should be relishing the position they find their team in. With Lambert at the helm, we have THE best manager out of all the challenging clubs. The Norwich City players are showing the best spirit, the most determination, and quite possibly the most skill, compared to Swansea, Cardiff, Leeds, Forest and Burnley. This season has surpassed all expectation, and whatever happens between now and the end of May, Paul Lambert and his players should be afforded the utmost thanks and appreciation.
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