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Norwich City v Wolves - Paddy’s prediction

15:49 23 March 2012

Jonny Howson can be the catalyst for Norwich City.

Jonny Howson can be the catalyst for Norwich City.

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Wolves arrive at Carrow Road propping up the Premier League. Just like Wigan did earlier this month. The difference being Wanderers do not have the personnel or the inclination to come and dominate possession. To starve City of the ball and in so doing heighten any sense of frustration on the terraces. Wolves have also shipped 12 goals in their past three league games. The distress signals under Terry Connor’s stewardship are deafeningly loud. Wanderers look a club increasingly resigned to their fate.

Which is why Norwich have to be ruthless. Bold in approach - both from those on the field to the collective mindset shown. The enduring struggles afflicting clubs like Wolves towards the bottom will ensure Norwich have a reasonably comfortable passage to the finish line this season.

City’s recent downturn in terms of results should not mask what ultimately will be packaged as a stellar campaign. Norwich have defied many predictions. Newcastle was a line in the sand. No points, but plenty of endeavour. Jonny Howson can be the catalyst again. Grant Holt, rested for all bar the final reckoning in the north-east, should be restored to probe a porous Wolves’ backline. City’s strikers will need service. Elliott Bennett need only maintain his form from seven days hence against his first club. The statistical evidence suggests Norwich have struggled in front of goal recently. You could not hand pick a better opponent to get back on the trail. Norwich’s defence, in front of the excellent John Ruddy, have looked secure despite the recent downturn in points. Wolves will clearly attempt to muster a reaction to fresh travails.

City may have to endure stubborn early resistance, but the Canaries have enough in their attacking armoury to shatter brittle confidence.

• Norwich City 2, Wolves 1

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4 comments

  • What's occuring Ged? That's what I say, anything less than 6 is embarrasing but in your case one would have been nice. Sort it out Mr. This-doesn't-usually-happen-to-me!

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    Sian

    Saturday, March 24, 2012

  • We should win this by about 6. Anything less will be embarrassing.

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    Ged Steroo

    Friday, March 23, 2012

  • I agree with Soglio. Horse and Voldemort should give the Wolves defence a good battering. I do not subscribe to the "Moro out" clamour either. He did fine for us as a lone front man and has scored 9 League goals this season. He is not perfect but who is? I do not see him, as some do, as the laziest player ever to play for NCFC. That`s got to be Paul Dalglish! In fact, I don`t think Morison is a lazy player at all. Get him into harness with Wonderhorse and get him galvanized (that word again). Jacko to replace either of the big men later on if it seems a good idea to Gorbalschev. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 24, 2012

  • I think there will be more goals than predicted here, as long as the Horse plays, even with Morison.

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    Soglio Star

    Friday, March 23, 2012

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