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Top Tips

Top Tips for Football Bloggers

In the four-and-a-half years since I started this blog (including the three-year hiatus running Vital Norwich I like to think I have picked up quite a bit of knowledge about what makes a good and interesting article – or at the very least, what doesn’t…

Lionel Messi

Not only is Lionel Messi the world’s greatest footballer, he’s minted

France Football have released their annual rich list, and perhaps not surprisingly Lionel Messi tops the list based on annual earnings from wages and sponsorship deals…

Carrow Road corner flag

Top 3 Corner Flags in English football

Don’t let it ever be said that I shirk the important issues in English football. We all love a good corner flag, and here are a few of my personal favourites…

Kyle Naughton

January Window – Defenders

What does Paul Lambert need to do with his defence in the January transfer window? I have a few suggestions…

John Ruddy

January Window – Goalkeepers

In just a few short days the January transfer window will slide open, the only time between now and the summer where clubs can sign players on permanent deals (apart from free agents of course). Speculation and gossip will, as always, be at fever pitch but in reality not a great deal will happen as […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I’m not one of those people that are “too cool” to get excited about Christmas or to celebrate it. Fact is, I bloody love Christmas, and not just because my birthday is at the same time (22nd, since you asked). It’s the one time of year when people are nice to each other for no […]


Back in business

You probably noticed that until pretty recently there hadn’t been any posts on this ‘ere blog for just over two years, and nothing from me in even longer than that. As you may know I also edit the Vital Norwich site, but there are some things I can’t really write about on Vital, particularly about […]

Not convinced City will miss Clingan

So, after much speculation throughout the summer, Sammy Clingan’s move to Coventry City appears to be going ahead. It was being reported this morning that after fresh talks over the weekend, the midfielder is on the verge of joining the Sky Blues for a fee of around £650,000. There have been a number of complications with […]

NCFC on the Web Awards 2009

Last year I thought it might be fun to recognize some of these great men and women that spend countless hours each week updating the world with the goings on in and around our favourite football club, and so kicked off what I called the “NCFC on the Web” awards. It was more successful than […]

Paul McVeigh – is this for real?

I had to check the date when I saw that Paul McVeigh was training with Norwich City again. It seems a safe football bet that the former canary – who struggled to hold down a place in the Luton Town squad last season – is by all accounts doing all he can to earn a […]

Nothing much to report

Even by Norwich’s standards, the opening part to the summer has been extremely quiet. There has been no player / manager interviews for weeks, nobody has joined the club, barely anyone has left it and talk of financial investments is nowhere to be seen. There has been the odd rumour here and there, but nothing […]

Gunn’s (reported) transfer targets

It is that time of year again. For the next couple of months, transfer speculation will be the main headline maker when it comes to football in England. It is what keeps Sky Sports News in business over the summer and it is what keeps interest in football high. Even though Norwich City’s transfer activity […]

Fed up of talking about it

Now that Norwich City’s horrendous season is over, it is now officially the cricket season for me. Instead of worrying about who Norwich are going to lose to each week, I will either be playing or watching the wonderful sport of cricket. I say it is wonderful, because it doesn’t come with half as much […]

Who stays and who goes in Carrow Road shake up?

Much talk since Norwich City’s relegation to League One has been about whether Bryan Gunn will stay on as manager next season. In fact, the whole coaching set-up is far from certain at this moment in time. While we are on that subject, what on earth is taking so long? The way I see it […]

The Mark Fotheringham Story

Ever since Mark Fotheringham joined Norwich City in January 2007, the Scottish midfielder has gone on a rather unpredictable journey. It is one that has ended (probably) with some suggesting that he has been the worst Norwich City captain of all time. With this in mind, I refer you back to the ‘unpredictable journey’ remark. […]