Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Club still marches to Delia's tune

Club still marches to Delia's tune
So the march continues.

The last two games have yielded 4 points, and these were hardly against meek opposition. Bristol City now have 5 wins out of 6. Their only defeat was courtesy of the now familiar last-ditch yellow onslaught.

Keeping up this average of two points per game from the remaining eight games will leave us at the end of the season with 83 points. In four out of the last five Championship seasons, this would be enough to take the coveted second promotion spot. Cue delirium.

Now it's a dangerous game to start totting up the predicted scores for fixtures yet to be played, but the key point is that our destiny is in our own hands. Our home games (save for the Forest game) look very winnable. Win these and pick up some away points here and there and Lambert will have taken us taken us into the Promised Land of The Premiership; he will have achieved immortal status with Canary fans everywhere, I suspect he will be courted by some very attractive suitors indeed.

The man has the Midas touch. However, credit doesn't and shouldn't go just to him. Delia and Michael Wynn-Jones deserve as many if not more plaudits.

The last time I looked at the Clubs' Accounts (Jan this year) they didn't make great reading. Make no mistake. Football does not make money. The only reason we have a Holt, a Ruddy or a Lambert is the money that is pumped in each year to keep the club trading, and the ongoing tough negotiations with the banks.

In fact, if I remember correctly it was only a deferral of repayments on loans with AXA and RBS that has kept the wolf from the door over the last 12 months.

Now of course this isn't all down to the famed majority shareholders. They have made mistakes in the past (Grant, Roeder, Gunn, keeping Worthy too long etc.) but it just feels as though something has clicked.

Many Canary fans will point to David McNally as the man behind the Lambert appointment, the hard-nosed business brain behind the turnaround in general. His appetite for embracing social media seems to have gone down particularly well.

The swift and eloquent Twitter response to the Craig Mackail-Smith saga was illustrative of this. @davidmcnally62 is doing a cracking job. However, let's not forget who appointed him or who gave him the autonomy to make some tough decisions. Delia is nearly 70, Michael Wynn-Jones is older. 'We have enough money for what we need', says Delia. 'Everything else we put into the football'.

How many people, even fans, would really do that? Lambert and the players deserve their praise. But let's not forget who's helped get us into this enviable position, who kept the club in existence and taken a lot of flak during the bad times.

You can keep your Arab owners and stock market flotation's. This recipe still works for us. 83 points in May and cue Delia-rium.

We want to know what YOU think. Have your say by leaving a comment below, or click here to discuss this article in the forum.

Join The Vital Debate

Date:Monday March 28 2011
Time: 3:40PM


About the first time I've agreed with anything on this website, though I suspect most of your forum contributors will be spluttering their Sunny Delight all over their comics when they read such praise of the lovely Delia.
28/03/2011 16:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Norwich City Articles

Leeds v Norwich Team News

Here's the latest from Colney

Good Teams Keep Clean Sheets

Have City been getting away with it?

Match Day Officials v Leeds (25/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Leeds United this Tuesday.

Neil: The Goal Was Sloppy And Weak

City boss frustrated at defeat to Preston

Archived Vital Norwich Articles

Vital Norwich articles from

Site Journalists

The Tuckster
Editor email
no email
no email
Tom McHugh
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM versus Preston?
Suggested By: Tuckster
McGovern 36%
Bennett 15%
Tettey 3%
Dorrans 3%
Jacob Murphy 0%
Hoolahan 0%
Pritchard 30%
Oliveira 7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

2.Steve from Oz200
4.yellow belly131
5.screaming canary74
10.Bolshie Budgie12
Write for Vital Football