Never stop believing that Canaries can do it
Ian Russell, Capital Canaries We all have our own ways of relaxing. One of mine is to stick on an Only Fools and Horses DVD - so much so that I seem to know almost every line from every episode.
Ian Russell, Capital Canaries
We all have our own ways of relaxing. One of mine is to stick on an Only Fools and Horses DVD - so much so that I seem to know almost every line from every episode.
I know that relaxing is something very important for the players to do leading up to any big game - Monday night will certainly be no exception - the lads need to be focussed, prepared and 'up for it'.
We all know the maths. When there are only two games left, the margin of error is so small it's not funny. No 'ifs', 'buts' or 'what might have beens' will give us points; this is about 'win or bust'.
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What happened today is important but there are six points still to play for and we need them like nothing else.
It's not as though we haven't been here before, but somehow this time round feels gut wrenchingly tough.
- 1 MATCHDAY RECAP: Dowell stunner puts City on cusp of promotion
- 2 Paddy's Pointers: Five observations from the Canaries' spirited 1-0 Championship win against Derby County
- 3 EFL announce revised schedule to avoid Prince Philip funeral clash
- 4 Premier League here we come for City chief Farke
- 5 Farke on Canaries records, Rooney and respecting the Rams
- 6 'Our only concern' - Farke reveals City's promotion roadmap
- 7 Farke makes a pact with City squad
- 8 Paddy Davitt: Player ratings after Canaries' 1-0 Derby County win
- 9 Spud Thornhill: Early days, but can City break that promotion record?
- 10 Dowell the difference at Derby as City close on promotion
I sense that emotions are going to run high on Monday evening, so I suggest an early night Sunday, save your voice box as much as is possible during the day and try any remedy you know to resist biting your nails down to quick come 7:45pm.
I fancy that everyone connected with the club is, almost subconsciously, holding any season analysis and post-mortem until after the final whistle blows at the Valley in eight days time.
For me it's very very simple: we will deserve to finish where we finish. No arguments, no complaints. For the moment though, we remain united and as one behind the players and management. We're the twelfth man and can still play our part in the final push away from the drop zone.
From the chairman down, our football club is currently being shrouded with a blanket of optimism and belief.
All very necessary in this predicament I grant you, but we must be mindful not to overdose as we did 'down the road' last week when it appeared almost everyone connected with Norwich City (the press included) felt we only had to turn up to win the derby game.
Yes, we can sit down tonight with our calculators and prediction sheets (trust me, that's very possibly what I'll be doing) but when all is said and done six points for Norwich City is what we all hope for. Call it two cup finals or whatever you wish, when the eleven picked step over the white line they must be prepared and strong enough to sweat some blood for this football club. If they do that they can be assured of the support from thousands clad in yellow and green.
Let's continue to do our part. “Never stop believing, Rodney. Never stop believing”. On the Ball City, Never mind the danger!