Date: 20th November 2018 at 8:22am
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It’s just over a week ago now and Canary eyes are turning to this Saturday’s trip to Swansea as the Sky Bet Championship returns but have you got over that Millwall win yet?

No, me neither.

The manner of victory was everything as Norwich completed a fantastic, out of this world, sensational win courtesy of a 97th minute Teemu Pukki winner.

Since then, the squad have flown out to Tampa Bay, Florida for some warm weather training, which was very good if Dave Freezer’s Pink ‘Un copy is your benchmark and England gave us another late victory, although nobody does it quite like Norwich, do they?

From what we can make out, Teemu Pukki, Jamal Lewis and Timm Klose will return unscathed from international duties and I shall be keeping my fingers crossed for Max Aarons tonight.

Timm Klose played the whole 90 minutes as his Switzerland side pulled off a rather eyebrow-raising 5-2 win over Belgium, having been 0-2 down on 17 minutes. The Swiss lads had pulled it round to 3-2 at halftime, and this was against a side that contained both Hazard brothers, Mertens, Witsel, Chadli, Kompany, Alderweireld and Courtois.

Not too shabby at all. Both teams qualified for next Summer’s Nations League finals, having beaten each other with poor old Iceland getting nil points in that group.

England will of course also be at next summer’s finals after a late comeback against Croatia at Wembley.

It was just desserts for the English, who had been beaten in the World Cup semi-finals by the Croatians. Despite having the best of this game, spurning a number of first-half chances, Croatia took the lead through Kramaric on 57 minutes.

England then got back in the game on 78 minutes through a peach from Jesse Lingard and then won it on 85 minutes via a poacher’s goal from Captain Harry Kane.

Hilariously, Sam Allardyce thinks that England are too reliant on set-pieces to score goals and it’s a real concern for him. Deary me.

Big Sam’s concerned about being too direct!

We all remember Harry Kane’s short tenure at Norwich City and the five games that he played for us and that he scored no goals.

I fully agree with Chris Goreham when he recently said in a Pink ‘Un app article that Norwich City fans would do well to keep their powder dry when judging players after only a short period of time.

Marco Stiepermann, Moritz Leitner and Mario Vrancic are living proof of that, having suffered to varying degrees at the hands of the Carrow Road “boo boys” in the last 12 months.

Now though, just like Harry Kane, those players have turned into something completely different from their first sighting assessments.

Regular followers of Vital Norwich will also know that we often carry the Coop & Duck Podcast and that the boys have flirted with video podcasts over the last year or so.

To my mind, the video podcasts are the best, Chris. They really capture the emotions, whether that be good or bad, and you really do need to watch this Millwall one.

Scenes.

Just like Harry Hill, I notice that Duck also always has a pen handy, just in case, you know?!

OTBC

 

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