As the analysis delves deeper into Norwich City’s stunning Championship success, Canaries correspondent Michael Bailey throws up a new theme that helped lead an unfancied side back to the Premier League.
Last week I talked about City’s discipline, and they needed every ounce of it at the New York Stadium in a windy and apparently post-apocalyptic Rotherham judging by the almost universal absence of people or functioning shops in the town centre. It is indeed grim up north.
Emi Buendia is either a gem of a footballer plucked from relative obscurity to light up what has turned into one of Norwich City’s most remarkable seasons or he’s a cheating little so and so. It depends which set of supporters you listen to.
A lot of words have been used to describe City’s football this season; fluid, flowing, sexy, exhilarating to name but a few, but one which isn’t often mentioned is perhaps the most important; disciplined.
Daniel Farke joked he might put his feet up on the sofa on Saturday but only to watch Norwich City’s next opponents, not their title rivals, after Friday night’s 1-0 Championship win over Swansea City moved them five points clear.
Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey delivers his video verdict and analysis, as the Canaries kick off the Championship weekend with a huge home win over Swansea – thanks to the magic of Emi Buendia.
Daniel Farke is maintaining the rhetoric that City were touted for a mid-table finish, so everything thereafter is a bonus as part of his strategy to keep the players focused and the pressure off, and quite rightly so.