Sport Columnists

Friday, July 13, 2018

As the dust settles on England’s World Cup campaign, it’s perhaps time to ponder what happens next.


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Maybe it wasn’t all bad at Norwich City, for the man now leading England in Russia – Michael Bailey toys with Canaries’ history and that man, Harry Kane.

Chris Hughton

The Canaries’ second signing of the summer is primed to be a familiar face – but with a very different opportunity. Michael Bailey assess what Moritz Leitner’s pending permanent arrival could deliver

Alex Pritchard

Cleopatra, sinking stadiums built on swampland, slumping Patrice Evra and Robbie Savage’s mum.

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Another star bites the dust as Norwich City rake in more than £10m from one more of their own, Josh Murphy. MICHAEL BAILEY considers the sale’s Canaries implications – on the pitch as well as off it.

Alex Pritchard

Our final Norwich City end of season report card covers the ones that got away. MICHAEL BAILEY wonders who of the forgotten four will have a better 2018-19 season?

Matt Jarvis

His first toes dipped in the Championship water will have given Dennis Srbeny a decent idea just how deep it is. Our penultimate Norwich City end of season report card has MICHAEL BAILEY wondering what the striker now needs to deliver.

Dennis Srbeny

Have you renewed? Will you be hopeful? Have you got doubts? Michael Bailey paints a Norwich City picture, as the rest of the Championship figures itself out – and some of it falls apart.

Yanic Wildschut

Norwich City and Aston Villa have had similar tasks in recent EFL Championship seasons – and gone about them very differently.

James Maddison

With the 2017-18 EFL Championship packed away, Michael Bailey rounds up an entire campaign of ratings to see how Norwich City’s players and head coach – even the referees – fared.

Daniel Farke

You imagine Marley Watkins hoped for a very different 2017-18 season to the one that took place. MICHAEL BAILEY assesses the Norwich City winger and the tricky game that now awaits, in our latest end of season report card.

Few things in football are as fluid as the loan market – as we are all about to find out at Norwich City over the forthcoming weeks.

At times maligned, at others a match-winner. Josh Murphy split from his twin and proved he could step out on his own – with the there is still more to come. MICHAEL BAILEY gives the winger our end-of-season report card treatment.

I can hardly keep up. The domestic season has finally ended, but the managerial merry-go-round is already putting its players’ equivalent to shame.


It’s all change at Ipswich Town – and Norwich City fans will cast a keen eye on what happens now. Fresh from covering Paul Hurst’s final Shrewsbury Town game at Wembley, MICHAEL BAILEY looks at what it means for a fierce derby rivalry.

After a season that veered from one extreme to the other – much like his hair colour – MICHAEL BAILEY gives Mario Vrancic’s debut Norwich City campaign the once-over, in our latest end of term report card

He started the season watching from the sidelines, and ended it with renewed faith from his boss and a new contract. MICHAEL BAILEY surveys the continuing Norwich City party for midfielder Alex Tettey

It was agony and ecstasy for a host of Norwich City connections at Wembley on Sunday, as Rotherham United beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 in the League One play-off final. MICHAEL BAILEY assesses all the drama.

So, this is it. The weekend that signals the end of the football season. Sort of.

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In our latest Norwich City end of season report card, Michael Bailey reflects on a genuine success story at the heart of their defence – and their new direction. Here’s to Christoph Zimmermann.

In our latest Norwich City end of season report card, MICHAEL BAILEY reflects on one of the Canaries’ true unsung heroes of the 2017-18 EFL Championship campaign – Timm Klose.

Don’t forget your heroes – it isn’t worth it.


Continuing our end of season report cards on Daniel Farke’s Norwich City squad, MICHAEL BAILEY wonders about the future for a rather undervalued James Husband.

As we assess the performances of Daniel Farke’s Norwich City squad, MICHAEL BAILEY reviews a year of extremes for their sole senior right-back.

Our Six Things Summer Special turns its attentions to sporting director Stuart Webber – Paddy Davitt looks at the key issue now facing the Canaries’ chief.


Continuing our Six Things Summer Special, we look at Norwich City’s summer switches. Three years ago, play-off success delayed their summer work – but the Canaries will have to work even quicker this time around, MICHAEL BAILEY believes.

As I walked out of the away end at Hillsborough last week, I was glad to see the back end of what has been such a dismal season.

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