The Canaries prove too smooth for the Swans


Abi Davies travels up to Norfolk and the land of Partridge to see if there was any “Ah Ha” for the Swans.

Swansea went into Saturday’s match aiming to end their run of games on the road without picking up a point. Having faced mammoth challenges, coming up against 3 of the Premier Leagues highest calibre sides away from home so far this season, The Swans should have still felt optimistic that they could travel back to South Wales with more than just their pride in tact providing they gave a true account of themselves.

Swansea were bolstered by the return to full fitness of Leon Britton who came as the only change to the Swans side that beat Stoke a fortnight ago, having missed the fixture due to a recurrence of a back injury that plagued him in past campaigns.

Michel Vorm, Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams and Joe Allen all started for Swansea despite fears they may be a little jaded following their international excursions last week. Continue reading

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It’s not over until the Canaries stop singing


Die Hard Norwich City fan Thomas Rooney describes the emotional rollercoaster of life at Carrow Road at the moment.

Despite having ample time to calm down from Norwich’s dramatic last minute winner over Derby County on Monday, I think I am still shaking. What an incredible moment and what an incredible season.

The man of the moment

To recap, Simeon Jackson completed his hat-trick in the 96th minute against the Rams to secure a 3-2 victory that kept us in 2nd place with two games to go.

I have gone mental for some goals in my time, but a moment that sees your team secure three points, in the 96th minute, to remain in the driving seat for a Premier League place with just 180 minutes of football to play – you pull out all the stops to show your delight.  This is before I even consider that we were a League One team this time last year. When you take this into account, it almost defies logic that we are only five points behind a QPR team that is supposed to be running away with the league title. Not many football bets would have been placed on this happening, that’s for sure!

Last minute goals have been a common thing for Norwich fans in the last couple of seasons and this is a trend that delights us as much as it much infuriate our nearest rivals in the league.  Cardiff City and QPR fans in particular would have been cursing Jackon’s sixth goal in as many games on Monday. If we do end up going up, it is because of moments like this, of that there is no doubt.

To be honest, I’m at a loss of what to say with regards to how good the last two seasons have been and how amazing a job Paul Lambert has done. He has assembled a talented, hard-working, determined and honest group of players. Continue reading