Sunday, 30 October 2011

Norwich Vs Blackburn response

Well now the dust has settled slightly to what was a frenetic ending. If you didn't see, Blackburn were leading 3-1 with 8 minutes to go before a major deflection on a 25 yard shot caused norwich to pull a goal back but the real controversy was to come in stoppage time. A free kick was taken by Bradley Johnson to the customary huge numbers of players in the box all pushing and shoving, when Nzonzi was sandwiched between Steve Morison and Grant Holt. The force on him caused him to appeal by raising his arms and look at the ref, at which point the ball hit him on his outstretched arms and a penalty awarded. In my opinion this was an extremely lucky penalty and I feel a bit sorry for Nzonzi, regardless Grant Holt stepped up and put away the penalty extremely well and under huge pressure.

So Norwich got a point where we possibly didn't deserve one, but come the end of the season points like this and taking 2 points away from Blackburn could be extremely important. I personally am extremely pleased with a point in the circumstances although many fans will have seen this as a game we could win. In the end Blackburn played very well and brought the game to Norwich and although they have not been getting the results their improved performance levels were seen in the game and they dominated us in the second half especially before an extremely defensive couple of substitutions changed the impetus in Norwich's favour. This negative thinking from Steve Kean was odd but understandable as he is under immense pressure every game from the fans and to get 3 points away from home would have been brilliant for him as well as the team.

Overall I am not too concerned for Norwich as I think our performance levels have been extremely high and I am pleased as to how we have started the season. Before the season if you had offered me the chance for Norwich to be 8th in the league and 7 points above relegation I would have bitten your hand off for it.

Moving forward we have a tough game next week against an inconsistent Aston Villa away which could be tricky as well as Grant Holt pushing for a starting place with 2 goals in 2 with great composure shown after a few off the pace performances in the beginning of the season. I'm not sure how he would fit into a team who are playing well with a good system at the minute, but only time will tell and fortunately its not up to me. Final point what a goal Steve Morison lovely strike that will do his confidence wonders.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog mate, hope you're finding time to study around this!