Two games up North to catch-up on. The first game was against another ex-City manager Alex Neil and his Preston team, a manager who has some class about him. As has been the case in recent years after a Derby win the midweek game has resulted in defeat. Despite having most of the play particularly in the second half, City suffered only the second loss away from home this season. The squad stayed up North in preparation for the Bolton game. I and Chris Saddleton travelled up to the game as did Gary Wenn, Mark Peak and Paul Myhill alongside 1,500 other City fans who made the long journey to the North West. Many fans outside the NCFC family have remarked that the build-up play for our four goals was just like watching Brazil/Barca, not going to argue with that. They were chuffing works of art and some. At times it was like a pre-season friendly such was the possession City enjoyed (70% and 12 shots on target with four goals). Special mention to Tommy Trybull for his outstanding display and Mclean for coming into the team and doing very well. The only downside was the dreaded penalty curse that blights the team this season. Wish I had the answer.
Attendance: 14,006 (1,500 away fans)
F2C MOTM: Tom Trybull
Ref Watch: Ok at 6-7/10
NCFC VS Bristol City
Next to visit Fortress Carrow Road will be Bristol City and with it an unbeaten run stretching to 15 league games. That said if City plays as we have recently then it should be another 3 points closer to automatic promotion, which in my opinion should require 87 points for the top 2. Score prediction Saturday 2-1 home win. Meet up pre-match outside the Queen of Iceni around 1300 onwards. I will have Millwall and Rotherham tickets with me for those that have paid for them.
NCFC Games / Events coming up
20th NCFSC fans Forum at Carrow Road with Daniel Farke KO 1930
23rd NCFC v Bristol City KO 1500.
02nd Millwall v NCFC KO 1500 Sold out. (3200 City fans)
08th NCFC V Swansea KO 1945. Armed Forces Day Sky TV
13th NCFC V Hull KO 1945 Sky TV
14th Canaries Trust AGM Carrow Road 1930
16th Rotherham v NCFC KO 1500. Tickets go on sale 0900 Saturday 23rd Feb. Serving Forces discounted tickets at £13.
30th Middlesbrough v NCFC KO 1730 Sky TV
06th NCFC v QPR 1500 KO
09th NCFC v Reading 1945 KO
13th Wigan v NCFC KO 1500. (Possible F2C away day and stop over)
Our F2C Nest Stone fund stands at £340 many thanks to the 17 members who have donated so far. Our target is £500, so we have some way to go, If you would like to donate £20 you can via our account 30-98-97 51861360. Many thanks in advance.
Armed Forces Day at Carrow Road on Friday 8th March. So far I have 18 names (5 Serving 13 Veterans) from our membership which is a fantastic response. Let me know if you would like to take part in the half time parade. All those taking part who don’t have a Season Ticket or a ticket for the game will be entitled to a free match ticket. F2C will be the most prominent organisation taking part in the day. Also at this match, there will be a food bank collection organised by our friends at the Canaries Trust. Please bring what you can.
Whats App Group now stands at 27. Let me know if you would like to be added to the group.
Marc Betts at Archant firstname.lastname@example.org is creating a map for their website showing how much support NCFC has around the globe. What they are after is a photo of you and a few words on why you support the club. If any members would like to do this, please contact Marc directly.
Football tournament 8th June at the Nest. This event is being organised by our friends at the Canaries Trust. They have asked us to enter two teams of 6 players. The CT is hoping for 16 teams from various groups, and the event will last all day. Let me know if you would like to take part. Limited Accommodation will be available for those wishing to stop over at the Nest. Plus I have a few spare beds at Chez Nev and Deb. So far I have four names Myself, Number one Son, Chris Saddleton and Mark Boast so only another eight required.
Wigan away Saturday 13th April discussion took place on Saturday about having an F2C away day for that game. Along the lines of travelling up early on the Saturday stopover Saturday night in Manchester and maybe a beer or two to celebrate. Let me know if you are up for this.
Finally, our friends at NCFSC will be holding a fans forum at Carrow Road this evening, and our head coach Daniel Farke is the quest and will be taking questions from one and all. The evening starts at 1930 £3 admission; all proceeds go to the CSF and the Nest project.
Norwich VS Bolton Highlights