Pride of Anglia

I grew up in East Anglia. From a young age I was a supporter of Norwich City. The local derby game between Norwich and Ipswich is thus a very big deal. To my pleasure, the game was shown on US television, albeit with a time delay. I was able to watch the game for the first time in several years. I approached the experience with some trepidation. I have seen four Norwich games televised in their entirety since moving to US and all but one ended in ignominious defeat; the one exception being a third round FA cup win against non league opposition.

The game was time delayed, so it started at 7:30am on Sunday morning. There is much to be said for a DVR. It was a surprise to see sporting coverage not in HD. The initial nerves did not last long, as Norwich took the late within fifteen minutes and took control of the game. The lead was wiped out around the half hour mark, and shortly thereafter restored. The key moment was a when a reckless Ipswich challenge on Norwich’s captain and scorer, Grant Holt, resulted in a dismissal.

The second half was mainly Norwich and the pressure paid off when Grant Holt completed his hat trick and Wes made it 4-1.

My joy at this large win is somewhat tempered by the knowledge that it owed as much to Ipswich’s shortcoming as Norwich’s ability. Only somewhat of course, for beating Ipswich is always great and long after the details fade, Canary fans can sing “We beat the scum 4-1”

Published in: on 28 November, 2010 at 21:13  Comments (1)  

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  1. Nice post 🙂 will check back for more comments later seen as it’s a slow day..heh

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