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

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

Daniel Swift Gibbs The visit to White Heart Lane in April was undoubtedly one of the highlights of last year’s amazing season – and it was always going to be difficult to replicate that performance – but yesterday we went and competed again, and looked like we’re another step on the way to forging a good side under Chris Hughton. Spurs have had a managerial change of their own in the summer of course, bringing in the...

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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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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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Story of a Match: Aston Villa (H)

Story of a Match: Aston Villa (H)

Daniel Swift Gibbs Amid the crazy excitement in the title race at the top of the table, Norwich hosted Aston Villa in a quiet and largely meaningless affair, but one that ended up fittingly capping off a great season for the canaries. Turgid Lambert lined up City in a typically unpredictable fashion by not making any changes; he kept the same eleven and formation that had excelled at Arsenal the previous week. In the away game at Villa Park...

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Story of a Match: Arsenal (A)

Story of a Match: Arsenal (A)

Three defeats in a row. About 2 wins in 12. The season appeared to be petering out as Norwich slipped into Charlton mode, mentally on their holidays when they knew safety was secured. They went to Arsenal, battling for third, and I wasn’t alone in wondering just how many they were going to score past us. I wasn’t confident. But as so often happens with this Norwich team, their ability to surprise everyone was clear and present, and...

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Story of a Match: Spurs (A)

Story of a Match: Spurs (A)

When Spurs came to Carrow Road in December we got a schooling. Probably the best team to visit so far, they dominated the game and ran out comfortable winners, inspired by Bale who just tore us apart. So how the chuff did we just go to White Hart Lane and emerge with a 2-1 win, a result which could have been more but for the moronic decisions of Michael Oliver? How did we join Man Utd and Man City as the only teams to beat Tottenham on their...

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