Norwich City finding different ways of winning
Clare Williamson, NCISA What a week for the Canaries! Scoring two goals in the last 11 minutes at Brighton to win the game, Charlton losing on Monday night, Leeds and Ipswich losing on Tuesday and to cap off a brilliant week, Reading won on Wednesday!! Joking aside, it has been a great week for us and for the first time we can say we're top of the league by rights and not have to worry about Leeds' games in hand.
Clare Williamson, NCISA
What a week for the Canaries! Scoring two goals in the last 11 minutes at Brighton to win the game, Charlton losing on Monday night, Leeds and Ipswich losing on Tuesday and to cap off a brilliant week, Reading won on Wednesday!!
Joking aside, it has been a great week for us and for the first time we can say we're top of the league by rights and not have to worry about Leeds' games in hand.
I have to admit, I was feeling a bit fed up last Saturday afternoon, thinking we were going to lose and maybe our bubble had burst but I shouldn't have been so hasty! I think, as Norwich fans, we're naturally pessimistic and can't get used to us grabbing a victory out of the jaws of defeat. It's probably because we've had so much disappointment over the last few years.
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It's hard to think we've only got 15 games left before the Southampton game. The season seems to have flown by so far and who'd have thought that back in August.
I know Paul Lambert keeps saying all of the credit must go the players but it's him and his coaching staff that have given those players the confidence to go out and perform.
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After a recent home game I was listening to Canary Call on the drive back home and one of the callers said, last season we found different ways of losing, now this season we're finding different ways of winning. How true is that? We can play free flowing football on a great Carrow Road pitch or grind out results on dodgy pitches like Walsall and Colchester. Well, we didn't so much as grind a result out at Colchester, more like play them off the park.
I hope I'm not going to put the kiss of the death on us but I can't see us being caught now. We really have got the momentum with us, apart from Millwall but that was just a blip. We don't need to fear any other team in this league, as we have a much better squad than all the rest.
The Southampton game might be a bit tricky and it's already been billed as the Grant Holt v Rickie Lambert show. I know who my money's on to come out on top and it isn't the Southampton striker.
Although it was a great shame to lose Holt for three games, it could a blessing in disguise as it's given him a chance to get over his aches and pains and kick on for the rest of the season.
With another Carrow Road sell out for Saturday, it's all set to be a great game and hopefully we'll have six points out of six by 10pm next Tuesday night. The difference between now and previous seasons is it's more out of expectation than hope!