Norwich City’s little master bids us farewell on Saturday, and the Little Yellow Bird is leading the Wesbutes. Zoë Whitford takes a look at the sadness of the occasion and the Hoolahan state of mind.
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, he writes - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game. From Alumnus football by Grantland Rice
Funeral Yellows (With apologies to WH Auden)
Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Till Cardiff come to Carrow Road, who hopefully we’ll defeat. Colin’s Cardiff Crew are up next at nFCR. What the bejesus will happen though? We don’t have a clue, but we have a guess.
Well, that was fun wasn’t it? The sun shone, the only rain was the torrent of goals, everyone was happy and Ipswich lost. The Villains were arrested and the good guys won for a change. Great success. But what happened and what did Zoë Whitford and Rich Jeffery learn from it?
The Aston Villa Ex-Canary Globetrotters roll into town this weekend for 90 minutes (plus time added on) of association football. Whatever happens we will finally get an answer to the burning question of whether Timm Klose or Steve Bruce has the bentest nose as those Canary CBs of past and present have a proper schnozz off.
Well, it wasn’t quite a magnificent seven again, but we did do another win against Reading. Another double to the season’s tally too. It was cold though eh? Really, really cold. But what else did we learn? Hmmmm?
Reading are the visitors to what will be a chilly nFCR on Saturday. Hopefully they will meet the full force of Grant ‘The Beast From The East’ Hanley, or will they get a right Royal welcome courtesy of our obliging home form? Who knows? We certainly don’t, but that’s not stopped us writing about it anyway.
Well, Hull (a) was a disaster, wasn’t it? City travel to Oakwell tonight for the rearranged fixture, looking to warm everyone’s cockles with a victory. There is sickness, injury, disappointment galore, but can Farke’s men respond well?