Teemu Pukki – Norwich’s Talisman

Teemu Pukki – Norwich’s Talisman

Of all the teams that got promoted this season to the English Premier League, Norwich City is looking like the one most likely to stay up. Aston Villa have a good squad but they are yet to produce a result that makes one sit up. Yes, they did beat Everton by 2-0 at Villa Park but given the Toffees’ form, I do not believe that is too significant. Sheffield United have won but only against the currently underwhelming Crystal Palace. …
Finnish-er Pukki bringing the good times back to Carrow Road

Finnish-er Pukki bringing the good times back to Carrow Road

After Norwich's first-half defensive performance against Liverpool, you could be forgiven for thinking that yesterday's game against Newcastle would be a tough test for Daniel Farke's men. But the Canaries have one of those rare qualities of promoted sides - they are fearless. They showed against Liverpool they weren't afraid to take the game to even the highest quality opposition. Norwich continuously stretched Liverpool's backline with the searing pace of Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis. Marco Stiepermann found himself in …
Liverpool Vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

“Ready to go!” tweeted Mohammed Salah a few hours ago. He could be speaking for the bulk of football fans who have been impatiently waiting for club football to start again in the earnest. And indeed, they do not have to wait for long as Liverpool will kick-off the season on Friday night when they welcome Norwich City to Anfield for the first matchday of the 2019-20 Premier League season. Liverpool and Norwich might seem a few worlds apart, given …
VAR and the Law

VAR and the Law

In the aftermath of VAR’s shambolic outing in Tottenham’s FA Cup meeting with Rochdale in February, Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) penned a thought-provoking piece on the need to look at the laws of the game in the same way as the laws of the land. It argued that the rules laid down by the FA are open-textured, and that different valid interpretations are possible within the broad ‘statutory’ limits. This is perfectly true – as the famous professor of jurisprudence H.L.A …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to Premier League - 1: Eredivisie

When I was writing about Davy Klaassen’s transfer to Everton from Ajax, someone suggested that I should also see whether his transfer is going to be a hit like Suarez or a flop like Janssen.  I thought it was a good idea and decided to look at the transfers in detail. While predicting whether Klaassen will be a Suarez or a Janssen is not possible for me but we can look at the trends and characteristics of transfers from different …
Nathan Redmond to Southampton - Compared to Sadio Mane

Nathan Redmond to Southampton - Compared to Sadio Mane

Southampton have completed the singing of Norwich winger Nathan Redmond for a fee of around £10m, according to BBC Sport.  After three years at Norwich, the 22 year old decided to leave Carrow Road after the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League for the second time in three seasons. In recent days the Saints confirmed the sale of winger Sadio Mane.  The Senegalese winger completed his move to Liverpool for a fee reported to be around £30m-£35m. With the winger's …
Crucial Juan-Nil Win For Manchester United At Carrow Road

Crucial Juan-Nil Win For Manchester United At Carrow Road

Manchester United laboured to a rare away win, this time at relegation-threatened Norwich City thanks to a good finish from Juan Mata. The win took Louis Van Gaal's side closer to their rivals Manchester City, now only one behind with the latter set to play third placed Arsenal this weekend. It was another dire, uninspiring performance from the Red Devils where the stale nature of the way United played overshadowed what was, in context of the league, a hugely vital …
Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

The dreaded Premier League trap door is wide open and as the season draws to a close, we get that bit nearer to discovering who will join Aston Villa in falling through it to the Football League Championship. It’s been a season of twists and turns and, as is often the case, the battle for survival could still hold a surprise or two in store. Just a few weeks ago, Newcastle looked favourites to follow relegated Villa, but new manager …
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