The Canaries go into tonight’s game with Hull City on the back of a twelve game unbeaten run and can now boast one of the best defensive records in the division.
Hull are currently just a single point outside the play-off places – three ahead of the Yellows and Glenn Roeder spoke pretty highly of the Tigers and their manager Phil Brown yesterday:
Phil Brown has done really well. I can remember talking to him a couple of years ago in Cyprus on a four-day golfing trip and he was very down because of his bad experience at Derby. He was forever asking ‘do you think I’ll ever get another chance?’ And I said ‘you wont if you don’t try.’
I said I thought he needed to go back in and prove to himself he can manage. He had to wait for an opportunity at Hull and he kept the team up last year and they’ve kicked on from there. But they are a team that are sitting just above us, and it’s a massive scalp if we can get it. To gain three points on them would be huge and would be a big blow for them to lose the game.
A few facts…
League Position: Norwich 13th, Hull 8th.
Last Meeting: 25th September 2007 – Hull 2 Norwich 1.
Last Meeting at Carrow Road: 25th November 2006 – Norwich 1 Hull 1.
Top Goalscorer: Norwich – Cureton (8), Hull – Dean Windass (12).
Fascinating Fact: Hull’s first competitive game was in the FA Cup, but they were eliminated after a replay in the preliminary round against Stockton 7-4 on aggregate.
My Prediction: 2-0 Norwich.