Excitement building at Carrow Road

Thomas Rooney still cannot contain his excitement about the Premier League show rolling into Norwich next month.

27 days. 27 days. 27 days. It is only (you guessed it) 27 days until the start of the new Premier League season and there is no doubt that everyone connected with Norwich City Football club is overwhelmingly excited at the prospect.

The season doesn’t begin in the most glamorous of locations with an away game at Wigan, but just to be involved in top-flight football again means the world to us.

It is perhaps clubs like Wigan that highlight how ambitious we should be when it comes to life in the Premier League too. No disrespect to the Latics (which probably means I’m about to be disrespectful), but if they can hold down a place in this league, so can Norwich. Continue reading

Canaries on song already?

Norwich City fan Thomas Rooney is happy with the Canaries transfer dealings already in preparation for their return to the Premier League.

Paul Lambert has achieved so much since becoming Norwich City manager that he has won the respect of every single fan of the club. In short, he is trusted to make the right decisions and help take us forward.

This includes his dealings in the transfer market. Quite simply, Norwich fans trust him to get the players we need and get the players that will give us a fighting chance of going against most sports bets and doing well in the Premier League next season.

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There’s only two Stuart Fullers

Many moons ago one of our heroes Alan Partridge decided to add a new feature to his show called “Knowing me Alan Partridge, Knowing you another Alan Patridge.”

As most people do from time to time at 5.25pm on a weekday to try and kill that final five minutes of work, I Google random things.  Sometimes I Google my own name just to see who comes up.  For a long time it had all been about a solicitor in Bristol, a Tattoist in Peterborough and a Partner in an Australian property firm.  But on my last search a new name came up, and it was slap bang in the same world I live in, working on a football blog that is as cynical about the Premier League as I am.

So never letting someone else’s idea get in the way of mine, I bring you “Knowing me Stuart Fuller, Knowing you another Stuart Fuller….part 1” Continue reading

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

Canaries lose their voice in Abertawe

Abi Davies can at last bring us some good news from the Swansea camp.

Norwich were in pole position to claim the highly sought after second automatic promotion spot going into Saturday’s game at The Liberty having won their previous nine Championship matches. The Canaries were undefeated on the road since February 5th while The Swans boast one of the best defensive records in the league, having only conceded 9 Championship goals at home all season.

It was the visitors who started the brighter, demonstrating their premier league credentials within the opening four minutes with loan signing Daniel Pacheco and Grant Holt forcing Swansea keeper Dorus De Vries into making an instinctive double save.

Despite this early onslaught, it was the home side who broke the deadlock moments later as a late challenge from Zac Whitbread on Fabio Borini presented the Swans with a free kick 25 yards from goal and after an impressive brace at The Liberty on his début, Italian Under 21 international Borini picked himself up to take the free kick, firing the ball into the top left hand corner- netting his third goal in Swansea City colours. Continue reading