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Saturday, June 15, 2019

This is going to sound like the biggest case of sour grapes this side of the Rhine - but get used to it.

Players are no different to supporters when the fixtures for the upcoming season are announced in the middle of June - it's something that we looked forward to with excitement for weeks, especially having won promotion to the Premier League.

It's a significant change to how supporters will follow Norwich City in the Premier League next season - Michael Bailey assesses the Canaries' new membership plans.

It was, said Ryan Walsh, a relaxing day down at the gym. The Cromer boxer was due to spar on Friday, but 24 hours earlier he was just ticking over.

While potential new faces grab the headlines, it's the group waiting for them that shows how healthy things at Norwich City really are - MICHAEL BAILEY looks into the Canaries' current contract state of affairs within their squad.

Journalists are supposed to be hard-nosed. It's part of the character that has been built up over the years but which, frankly, isn't true, and probably never has been.

The man, the legend, the GOAT. Teemu Pukki's goals told only part of a spell-binding story for the decorated striker. Paddy Davitt tries to assess how the Finn took the Championship by storm, in the latest of our City report card series.

The latest in our Norwich City EFL Championship report card series sees Michael Bailey give a thumbs up to the sort of loan signing that provides the best value - striker Jordan Rhodes.

Next up in our Norwich City report card series, Michael Bailey wraps a 2018-19 Championship season that would have been completely different for Norwich City without the whirlwind that was Onel Hernandez.

Todd Cantwell is a poster boy for Norwich City's academy. The lad from Dereham made his real first team breakthrough for the Canaries in a memorable campaign. Group football editor Paddy Davitt reflects on his progress, in our latest City report card.

Mario Vrancic was at the sharp end when it came to Norwich City earning promotion to the Premier League and the Championship title. Paddy Davitt reflects on a story that jumped off the page, in the latest of our report card series.

When Cameron Norman left King's Lynn Town last year many thought it would do irreparable harm to the team.

The latest in our 2018-19 season report cards sees Michael Bailey assess the impact of a man who led Norwich City at their best - and may be even more valuable come the Premier League. Here's to you, Moritz Leitner.

Alex Tettey has seen it and done it in Norwich City colours. But a title win and a return to the Premier League was something extra special. Paddy Davitt reflects on his long and winding road.

Next up in our report card series from the 2018-19 EFL Championship , MICHAEL BAILEY takes a look at Tom Trybull - the man who had to wait patiently before proving a top Norwich City asset, while still making sure he never gave the ball away.

Timm Klose may have been edged out of top billing during the Canaries' promotion run-in. But there is no doubt he can be a Premier League asset. Paddy Davitt looks at an eventful campaign.

Portugal has been blessed by the presence of King's Lynn Town players for their promotion celebrations in recent days - but for some of, er, more mature (in years) people at the club, it's been a week of planning for the new season.

Ben Godfrey came to the party in a big way. Paddy Davitt assesses a season to remember for the defender, in the latest of our City report cards.

In our latest report card from Norwich City's supreme season, MICHAEL BAILEY hails Christoph Zimmermann - a young leader who truly came of Championship age.

The Canaries were worthy Championship title winners. But Daniel Farke's key role has again been overlooked. Paddy Davitt reflects on the latest snub.

In our latest report card from Norwich City's stunning 2018-19 season, MICHAEL BAILEY gives a nod to Jamal Lewis - A man who built so successfully on his debut season and in the process, became one of the EFL Championship's best.

In our latest Norwich City report card reviewing the 2018-19 Championship season, MICHAEL BAILEY looks at a man who went from potential to the EFL's best: Max Aarons.

Norwich City's season to remember ended with a title win and a place in the Premier League. In the first of our report card series Paddy Davitt looks back at Tim Krul's massive impact at the title-winning Canaries.

Norwich City are returning to the Premier League - Michael Bailey posts his half-dozen preparations for the Canaries and for us all, ahead of next season.

The game of football has had so much bad press of late that this week has provided some excellent respite.

For the second time in 15 years Norwich City have been crowned champions of the Championship.

How far have Norwich City come in the past nine months?

Champions! That's what we really learned from Villa Park - but Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey had a go at finding six more lessons from the Canaries' Aston Villa victory.

Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey delivers his video verdict and analysis from the celebrations, as the Canaries claim the Championship in style with victory at Aston Villa.

Norwich City never do it the easy way. In spite of utterly dominating Blackburn last Saturday, the fact that they were never able to kill the game off meant that there was no chance to relax and enjoy the experience until Andy Madley blew that final whistle.

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