Norwich strikers | Morison v Holt

Norwich strikers | Morison v Holt

Perhaps the biggest selection issue for Norwich this season has been their dilemma up front. Last season’s top scorer Grant Holt has been far from assured a place in the team, largely eclipsed by summer signing Steve Morison. The two have started a game together just twice in eleven matches. Holt’s inability to get in the team has surprised many, and is somewhat supported by the numbers (click image below to enlarge). It’s still early days, but Holt has not …
Match Review Bolton 1 - 2 Norwich

Match Review Bolton 1 - 2 Norwich

It took five matches, but Norwich finally celebrated their first win of the season in the 2-1 victory over Bolton.  With goals from Anthony Pilkington and Bradley Johnson (and aided in part by an Ivan Klasnic red card before the half) the Canaries managed to stay on pace to avoid the drop with five points from the first five matches. Using the 4-5-1 formation that has become the standard tactics to start an away match, having been used in the most …
Norwich City Needs Wesley Hoolahan

Norwich City Needs Wesley Hoolahan

The Canaries have yet to enjoy a taste of victory in the English Premier League.  Handed a difficult opening set of fixtures, Norwich City has responded by showing a bit of inexperience at this level, conceding a penalty in each of the first three matches.  However, they've earned two draws and appear set with their tactics, playing their influential attacking midfielder, Wes Hoolahan in the center of the pitch pushed in behind the strikers.  Without Hoolahan in the lineup they've …
Norwich First XI, Who Wins a Shirt for Wigan?

Norwich First XI, Who Wins a Shirt for Wigan?

It's 2 from 6 for Lambert up top

It's 2 from 6 for Lambert up top

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Steve Morison"][/caption] Following the summer arrival of James Vaughan and Steve Morison City boss Paul Lambert has eight, yes eight strikers to choose from - Vaughan, Morison, Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson, Chris Martin, Aaron Wilbraham, Oli Johnson and Cody McDonald. It's likely that Lambert will go with either one or two up top for most matches, but which is the pairing most likely to do the business and keep the Canaries in the top-flight? With the …
EPL, No Experience Necessary?

EPL, No Experience Necessary?

With six new signings already in a very pro-active summer break, Canary fans are left wondering who if anyone will be added to make up the final places in Paul Lambert’s 25 man squad. With all the new signings being from the already well established ‘Lambert Mould’ of hungry young players, eager to test themselves, supporters may worry that Lambert will forgo the temptation to add the one thing to his squad that it seems would calm their worries, Premier …
Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Our statistical expert Ford Bohrmann analyses Premier League goal scoring patterns by looking at which areas of the goal teams score in. The article focuses on every Premier League side and then also covers their conversion percentages with the use of graphics. The original idea for this post came from a question from one of the readers of my blog. He was curious to know if there were any patterns to where clubs score in the plane of the goal. …
Norwich Tinkerman Lambert | Opta Stats

Norwich Tinkerman Lambert | Opta Stats

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