We all owe Holty big time
The Man In The Stands Playing Stockport on Monday was a bit like waiting for a bus you know isn't going to turn up for three games.That horrible mix of needing to win and ticking the fixtures off.
The Man In The Stands
Playing Stockport on Monday was a bit like waiting for a bus you know isn't going to turn up for three games.
That horrible mix of needing to win and ticking the fixtures off.
Stockport were rubbish but mildly better that The Man expected and we seemed to spend 90 minutes trying to see how little we could get away with to win.
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But what the game did produce was a fitting landmark for Holty.
The Horse now sits proudly alongside such a City great as Ron Davies.
- 1 Paddy's Pointers: Five observations from the Premier League-bound Canaries' 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth
- 2 “It was high on Ben and it was a red card' - Giannoulis bang to rights for Woodgate
- 3 Paddy Davitt: Player ratings after Canaries' 3-1 Bournemouth defeat
- 4 PROMOTION LIVE: Cherries and red card ruin City's party
- 5 City players and fans celebrate promotion on social media
- 6 Farke savours sweet Premier League promotion after rollercoaster ride
- 7 'Amazing' - Buendia hails City's special promotion achievement
- 8 WATCH: Delighted Delia Smith leads Canaries fans in Emi Buendia sing song
- 9 Paddy Davitt verdict: I'll have a P please City
- 10 Norwich City fans gather at Carrow Road to celebrate promotion
Number 30 up for the season from the one player we owe most this season.
That's for scoring goals, making goals, working stupid amounts and occasionally assaulting the opposition.
But most importantly, for being the first hero for years anyone and everyone at Carrow Road can revel in.
And in a successful side too.
That's why we… er… love Grant Holt.
t The Norwich City Kitty thing has seemingly died on its backside.
Shame, because there is clearly a niche.
Ignore signing new players. They're cheap now anyway.
Instead, scrape together five figures. Then, whenever the Sky guys come calling with their patronising 'let us stick that rubbish midweek away trek on telly for a pittance' plea, offer the club more to turn it down.
It'd probably see us nine points better off this season and we'd already by up.
The problem with us at the moment is that Lambo is good value.
He'll sink to his knees if we muck up, even run on the pitch and join in if the tempo's not high enough.
So if having him in charge to build up massive leads so we can afford to lose our odd game on Sky is the way it works now, The Man will take that.
t It's Franchise MK at our place on Saturday.
The defeat on the telly - there's a surprise - earlier in the season still rankles.
They still think they're good, yet all they did was kick us off the pitch. Even Luke Chadwick, who barely a) made a tackle, or indeed b) found enough fitness to make it onto the pitch down here.
We owe them one, so that should make the next part of our bus wait more enjoyable.
At least we know the bus is worth it.
t A word for the visiting fans on Monday - top class, despite there being enough to make it along the A17 on the proverbial skateboard.
They are in serious danger of having no club to support come next season, let alone certain relegation this.
Yet they actually added to the atmosphere. Not hard on the day admittedly, but more than most clubs in this godforsaken league manage.
The Man hopes County get themselves sorted.