11/12 Review: 11. Andrew Surman

11/12 Review: 11. Andrew Surman

This is hard to do. You have to realise I’m writing this in the midst of the tragedy that has befallen our club. It’s not pleasant or easy trying to find positives where there only seem to be negatives. When talented and trusted managers profess to be planning for the next season and not to be planning an exit strategy in which they move to the club that the media claim to be the next step up on the ladder. Human nature. Football: bloody...

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11/12 Review: 10. Simeon Jackson

11/12 Review: 10. Simeon Jackson

Everyone’s favourite former McDonalds employee, Simeon Jackson, had a quiet start to his first Premier League campaign. After a euphoric end to the promotion season, many wondered what part Simeon would have to play in the top flight. With his key role in getting us here, eyebrows were raised in the first few games when Chris Martin got the nod ahead of Jacko. As the season developed, Lambert clearly established he wanted to play with a...

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11/12 Review: 9. Grant Holt

11/12 Review: 9. Grant Holt

It all seemed so easy, when I volunteered to write this thing. Then, that murky Friday afternoon, not a week after the season ended, things changed. Grant Holt had put in a transfer request. I sat at work, wide-eyed, unblinking, unspeaking. My boss even said ‘you can go home, Zoë, if you need to.’ Eventually I mustered the strength to whisper, ‘but I love him…’ Since that day I have been trying to summon the strength to write a...

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11/12 Review: 8. James Vaughan

11/12 Review: 8. James Vaughan

James Vaughan’s 2011/12 Season in a Graph So that’s 1 start, 4 sub appearances, 0 goals, 5 shots and 5 fouls. And a yellow card. It is not a complicated graph. James Vaughan in What He Did While on the Pitch for Norwich City in the 2011/12 Season Well, not much, obviously. He was injured when the season began, and proceeded to get injured again soon after. Then he got injured again, and then, without properly recovering from the previous...

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11/12 Review: 7. Andrew Crofts

11/12 Review: 7. Andrew Crofts

Andrew Crofts has received many, many plaudits for his efforts this year, rightly so in my opinion. Here are just a few notable ones. “One of British literature’s best kept secrets… ” – Matt Allwright, The One Show, BBC1 “One of our currently eminent ghostwriters, Andrew Crofts …” – John Sutherland, Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at UCL, The Spectator “The jolly successful...

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11/12 Review: 6. Zak Whitbread

11/12 Review: 6. Zak Whitbread

It’s 17 May 2012 and Zak Whitbread is released by Norwich City. My heart nearly breaks. A tear forms in my eye. A cruel twist of fate as I come close to finishing my Whitbread wordings. However, with a heavy heart, what follows is my review of the strawberry blonde defensive lynchpin’s final season at Carrow Road. Back in August with the sun shining, City started their first Premier League season since 2004/05. After a shaky...

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