Saturday, February 19, 2011



I have had to censor some of my thoughts about this game and the two teams, as I do not want to post certain things on a open forum at the moment, so just basic notes.....

It is rare that I oppose United, being impressed by their quality and never say die attitude, but when games come down to a battle, which this surely will, you do not want to oppose City, who under the very impressive Paul Lambert, are probably the hardest team in the Football League to finish off. Last season I lost count of the number of games they turned on it's head to win in the second half, or with very late winners and this season is going the same way, with 16 points earned from losing positions and in the last month alone, they have notched 94th minute winners against both Millwall and Reading and an injury time equaliser when playing Cardiff, three of the better Championship teams. They did lose 2-1 at Burnley, but were all over the home side at 1-1, but for once condeded on the break, they are outplaying a lot of teams, creating plenty of chances, averaging over 13 attempts per game, the second highest in the division and will thump someone soon.

The whole club is geared up for success and is typified by the winning goal against Reading, time was all but up and the ball booted by a visiting player high up into the directors box, the City Chief Executive raced to get the ball and threw it immediately back and from the quickly taken throw in, the Canaries scored, with executive David McNally getting an assist ! They are relentless and from top to bottom the club has become used to winning, they expect these late goals to come and so they do. Like I often say, so much sport is played between the ears.

Norwich City +0.25 2.03

Good Luck.

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