Norwich City’s season to remember ended with a title win and a place in the Premier League. In the first of our report card series Paddy Davitt looks back at Tim Krul’s massive impact at the title-winning Canaries.
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.
After the Norwich City penalty woes continued at Preston, David Freezer takes a closer look at the spot-kick issues which are becoming a costly problem amid the pressure of a Championship promotion push.