Story of a Match: 12/13 QPR (H)

Story of a Match: 12/13 QPR (H)

After last week’s horror show, it was important that Norwich responded well in the first home game of the season; if not with a result, then at the very least a performance of note – and against the cash-splashers of QPR we certainly saw a lot to be encouraged by. Clattenburgled Just to get it out of the way – it probably wasn’t a penalty. Cisse and Bassong are battling for the ball and there is a coming together....

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Adel Gafaiti

Adel Gafaiti

Yes, it is true. But you might be disappointed if it was a veteran, experienced leader of men you were hoping had signed for the green and yellow. In fact, Norwich have signed teenager Adel Gafaiti to terms after he impressed during a couple of friendlies over the summer. No, I’ve never heard of him either, but here’s what I’ve been able to find out. Adel is an 18 year old (or 17. or 19) centre-back of Algerian heritage who...

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Story of a Match: 12/13 Fulham (A)

Story of a Match: 12/13 Fulham (A)

Daniel Swift Gibbs 7 years ago, on a scorching hot day in West London, Norwich’s Premier League dream unfolded around them with a dismal 6-0 defeat to Fulham on the last day of the season. Chris Hughton’s first game in charge, on the first day of this season had an unfortunate parallel. Coming in with a mandate to strengthen our leaky defense of last year, we clearly didn’t get off to the best of starts. Unlike that game, of course,...

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Why the Olympian/Footballer debate is a Red Herring

Why the Olympian/Footballer debate is a Red Herring

There’s a certain amount of navel gazing going on in football right now, a bit of introspection brought on by the stunning success of the British athletes at the Olympics as well as the success of the games themselves. It would have been hard not to get completely carried away with it all, success after success for humble athletes a world away from the overpaid, diving prima donnas we see on a weekly basis. But it went beyond that. The...

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