I Hate You All

I Hate You All

Hey Mona! Ooo Mona! Ever since I first came to FCR and stood on the River End with my Dad I’ve noticed the existence of a particular kind of Norwich fan, that fan is the moaner.  It’s quite possible that other clubs have them as well, I wouldn’t know, but if they do I doubt they’re as whingey as our version. Or as ill informed. When I got a bit older and started going to games with my mates one of the old paper Norwich fanzines, either...

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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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The Paul Lambert Years: Complete

The Paul Lambert Years: Complete

ay 20th 2008; three days after Wycombe fell in the League Two Playoffs to a Stockport team featuring Anthony Pilkington and, on the bench, John Ruddy. Paul Lambert walks into the Chairboys’ training ground on Marlow Road early in the morning, gathers his things, says some goodbyes and leaves. In two years he had taken Wycombe to the Semi-Final of the League Cup before reaching the playoffs, but feeling he has done all he can at a club with...

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The Paul Lambert Years: Part Three

The Paul Lambert Years: Part Three

he champagne was still fizzy, the players still hungover from their Vegas celebration and the summer barely begun before a familiar fight approached; the battle to keep Paul Lambert. The man who led the club to back-to-back promotions was in familiar territory, holding a straight bat to speculation linking him elsewhere. And it wasn’t without merit. West Ham, recently relegated, were reported interested, to the bafflement of Norwich fans...

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The Norwich City Manager Flowchart

The Norwich City Manager Flowchart

So, rumour has it that we’ll be announcing our new boss within 48 hours. To help you figure out who this mystery man could be, I have put together a handy flowchart which you can see below. Start in the middle and find your path to your ideal Norwich City FC...

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The Paul Lambert Years: Part Two

The Paul Lambert Years: Part Two

ver the summer of 2010 the word on everyone’s lips was safety. There was a palpable sense of managing expectations around Carrow Road after the roaring success of the League One campaign, but as the weeks rolled on it was hard to contain. Season ticket numbers grew yet again leading to the introduction of new seats to the stadium, raising the capacity by around a thousand. The board promised to back Lambert in the transfer market and over...

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