The Wes Hoolahan show
Clare Williamson, NCISA It's amazing what a 4-0 win can do for your mood, especially when you walk into work the next day. I was willing to talk about our victory to anyone that would listen! Unfortunately not everyone in the office supports Norwich, so I was a bit out of luck!It's a result that's been coming for a while, if we'd had a bit more luck in previous games; it may have come a bit sooner.
Clare Williamson, NCISA
It's amazing what a 4-0 win can do for your mood, especially when you walk into work the next day. I was willing to talk about our victory to anyone that would listen! Unfortunately not everyone in the office supports Norwich, so I was a bit out of luck!
It's a result that's been coming for a while, if we'd had a bit more luck in previous games; it may have come a bit sooner. I was beginning to think referees didn't like us for some reason with the decisions that have gone against us!
The one big difference with Paul Lambert's side to a lot of the others we've watched over the last few years is the steely determination to get something out of the game. Too many times over the last few years, we've spent the last 10 minutes biting our nails and sitting on the edge of our seats, for all the wrong reasons, now we're doing it for the right reasons!
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Tuesday night's game up until the 75th minute was another one of those where you thought it wasn't going to be our day but the lads dug in and once one goal came, they were like buses, three more came along.
The game was the Wes Hoolahan show and it was a shame he couldn't cap it off with a goal but it wasn't for the want of trying. Leyton Orient just couldn't cope with him. He's been brilliant since he's been back in the team.
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It was also great to see Jamie Cureton score, hopefully that will give him some confidence to kick on score a few more.
Speaking of confidence, how cool was Declan Rudd? He looked like he'd been playing in the first team for years, not making his home debut. His distribution was exceptionally good - goal kicks and throws. I read a few days ago where he'd said he modelled himself on Robert Green. Well, it definitely showed. It would be great to see him get a run in the first team but we must not forget how young he is.
All of the credit in the upturn of results and performances has been directed at Paul Lambert but we can't forget assistant manager Ian Culverhouse. At the recent NCISA AGM Paul Lambert was quick to mention what a brilliant coach Ian is. Lambert tells him what he wants in training that day and Culverhouse goes out on the pitch and does it.
To me that shows a tremendous amount of trust between manager and assistant, which is brilliant for team spirit.
Hopefully we'll get 3 more points on Saturday, although it won't be easy but it's amazing what a couple of wins can do, it soon pushes you up the table.