December 20 2014 Latest news:
If Norwich City ever needed to grind out a 1-0 result it was against Wigan – and that is exactly what the lads did.
You may well have got longer odds on Nigel Adkins departing before Neil Adams when Reading left Carrow Road with three Championship points just 19 days ago.
There are now probably several examples of when things got very real for Norwich City’s promotion challenge this season – but the night of November 4 sticks out.
Huddersfield defender Murray Wallace should not have been sent off for that ultimately game-changing foul on Cameron Jerome on Saturday, which left the away team down to 10 men with just 22 minutes on the scoreboard.
If I was a betting man, I’d put a few pennies on the Barclay Boys trotting out the annual festive classic “On the first day of Christmas, Delia gave to me a Darr-en Huc-ker-by....” (and if you’ve not heard it, yes it does go for all 12 days).
It’s not every day you get told off by a footballer, but that’s what happened to me at Norwich City’s training ground last week.
Apparently it was the 33rd anniversary of the day that Wigan Casino closed its doors for the last time on Saturday.
For the Carrow Road pessimists, the return of local hero Grant Holt might have signalled the writing was on the wall for City following the angry scenes of a fortnight ago.