Big respect and fair play to Daniel Farke for his team selection against Chelsea – it was a strong starting XI and I’m so pleased he gave the FA Cup the respect the competition deserves... unlike many other managers last weekend.
Having had the disappointing performance and result against Brentford just before Christmas the lads certainly bounced back winning seven points from a possible nine on offer from the three games over the festive period.
You’d better watch out (especially if you’re a Norwich player in the opposition’s box from a set piece). You’d better not cry (not easy if you’re a City fan at the moment). You’d better not stand (yes I know I’ve changed the words - but don’t stand in Barclay Block A).
The week leading up to the game at Bristol was a difficult one for everyone connected with Norwich City Football Club, with Alex Pritchard jumping ship for the greener grass of Huddersfield and Daniel Farke’s plans for the game disrupted by a late training ground injury to Tom Trybull.
It was the one Norwich City really didn’t want to lose – MICHAEL BAILEY delivers his six things learned as Sheffield United turn the tables on Daniel Farke’s side, and almost manage to hide their delight about it.
It may be too early to put the current Norwich City squad into the same bracket as the famous 59’ers but having been so starved of FA Cup success in recent seasons it’s hard not to count taking Chelsea to a replay as a cup run.