I’ve played at St Andrew’s many times and you have to earn whatever you come away from there with as it’s a tough place to go especially in the opening game of the season when their players and fans are right up for the game.
Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey delivers his video verdict and analysis, as the Canaries progress into the second round of the Carabao Cup with victory over League Two Stevenage at Carrow Road.
The League Cup may be a staple in the English footballing calendar, but since Norwich City lifted it at Wembley 33 years ago there’s little doubt its stature in the game has dwindled, along with its attendances.
In the 13-week period that Norwich City’s fortunes did not pre-occupy supporters’ minds this summer, those of us who followed every kick of England’s exploits in Russia were reminded how special this game can be when hope far outweighs expectation.
I may be a Johnny-come-lately to the great Norfolk Day party but there was one aspect of life in this wonderful county that wasn’t properly celebrated during the overdue pat on the back that we gave ourselves last week.