Made hard work of that in the second half but top of the table with all those injuries. I don’t think we can argue. Once those lads on the bench get fit then there will be much more scope for Farke to change things both with personnel and tactics 🔰
A belated report on my trip to Carrow Road last night as requested by YB but was hoping to do anyway, but as always work gets in the way.
Having secured 4 tickets at 9 am on first day available to fans having already been to one reduced attendance match ( I went to Preston ) I had to contact the other 3 to tell them we were going before asking about their availability.
Next task was to book up a pub for beers ( and a substantial meal ) which due to the good choice of excellent hostelries close to my house, was not difficult.
We booked for 3.45 and due to all being from different households had to sit outside but the selected pub had very good facilities and staff were obliging whilst sticking to the rules as always.
One of the group could not make the pub whilst another could but had to leave a bit earlier than myself and brother.
As YB and others I know will be aware of, there is seldom a game where our detailed organisation goes to plan, so as I dished out a ticket to the early departing member to get in earlier, I did not even consider that the ID check is linked to a specific ticket. I selected a ticket at random but luckily it was at least for the fourth person who was going direct so following refusal to ground he passed it on to him and waited for me and my brother to arrive.
The Ghostship and food went down very well.
Just before leaving for pub I received a text message to indicate that face masks were required for entire time within the ground so we at least all had brought them. The queue was short as we did not arrive 90 minutes early and check for temperature and ID was very quick.
We usually arrive 5 minutes before kick off so passing away 45 minutes waiting for kick off is difficult for us ( although better for the livers ).
The Preston game allowed 1000 fans and the extra 1000 last night did make a difference as there were less gaps but still more than enough to go in and out of
stand to crush areas and toilets.
The atmosphere did build up towards kick off and the masks did not appear to
stop legible singing and chanting.
The support was good and hopefully helped the City players. We were close to
Barclay end so saw the winning goal and celebrations clearly and celebrated ourselves in traditional style.
There are 2000 fans leaving over a short period of time but I consider this to be safe and totally different to a crowded Carrow Road as walking over bridge.
To our group it was as close to a usual home midweek game as possible under these exceptional times.
Out of the pub earlier, long wait for game to start and wearing a mask but none of these downsides ruined the experience of live football and celebrating City goals with close friends and family.
Did I enjoy it ? Well 3 of us have tickets for the Cardiff game.
Thanks Bears. Covid restrictions have messed up a family gathering at home and a trip to Norwich to see family but I have spent much of the day on Zoom. Many presents NCFC related...... Including a 3D Carrow Rd construction set 🤣 and one very special present.......a commemorative brick at Carrow Rd. It has been a wonderful day topped off with NCFC three points clear at the top of the table.