One goal will do for now, says in-form Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban following win over Ipswich Town

Lewis Grabban (left) celebrates with Kyle Lafferty having given Norwich City the lead in Saturday's East Anglian derby at Portman Road. Lewis Grabban (left) celebrates with Kyle Lafferty having given Norwich City the lead in Saturday's East Anglian derby at Portman Road.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
8:20 PM

Norwich City supporters were in danger of growing cynical of new strikers – that was, until Lewis Grabban came along. After a few fundamental issues that made the 2013 potential summer outlay of almost £15m appear a disaster, the £3m-plus portion of this close-season’s outlay on Bournemouth’s top scorer last term is already reaping rewards.

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Lewis Grabban heads Norwich City's match-winner to sink Ipswich Town at Portman Road. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesLewis Grabban heads Norwich City's match-winner to sink Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Rewards like an East Anglian derby victory, four goals in Grabban’s last three games and all the momentum that brings a previously relegated side, in their bid to avoid any hangover and push for a Premier League return.

And yes, don’t think the missed chances haven’t registered with him either.

“I’m happy with my start here but I did have other chances and hopefully I can improve and score more goals – and make it more easier for us,” said the striker.

“Obviously you get more chances and I probably should’ve taken a couple more after I scored. But at the end of the day we’ve taken the win as a team, and that’s all that matter really.

“Me personally, I can go away and analyse my own game and hopefully if I get some more chances in the next few games, I can take more of them. Scoring the winner in the derby feels good – more importantly to get the win for the team and obviously for the fans, it’s good they get a win over their local rivals; so it’s a good day,” said Grabban.

“If you score goals then generally the fans will like you, and you can build on that and put in good performances.

“So hopefully I am doing a good job for the fans.

“I won’t say it was a slow start as it was only one game, but since Wolves we’ve won every game and the lads have been buzzing from the moment I came in. There’s good morale.”

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13 comments

  • BoF; you`ll never save the Archant hacks. Young Bailey`s relatively good. Prolix Paddy is the real criminal. The rest are waiting for dead dead men`s shoes. All they need to do is turn up at the prime venue in St. Giles Street.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Cor. Phew. How about a nice game of cricket? That woman, Phyllis Stein, has a lot to answer for, BoF. No doubt.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Oh dear , " growing cynical OF new strikers " , hey ? Remedial English Lang. session indicated there , it's " ABOUT new strikers " dear . B minus and see me afterwards . Mr Grabban seems to have hit the ground running as it were , I'm very pleased , how lovely to have a striker who scores some goals for a change . Please please keep it up . As for the Borg Bot censors for these boards , they have absolutely no culture . I created a lovely thing yesterday , all about the romantic massed flickering of matches and lighters as seen during winter evening games on the old open River End terraces , and the way the colour there would change from pallid white to dark as the sullen masses there would swing in unison to gaze over their left shoulders , at urgent chants from the Barclay of " THE BRIDGE IS UP ! ! ! " . Like the massed Olive trees of Corfu flashing from green to silver as the leaves toss in a spring breeze . And it got the chop . Philistines !

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • LincsCan; you have erred!! Grabbs has made 4 appearances and has scored 4 goals. That`s 1.0000000 goals per game. Nobody scored vs Wolves - it`s selective statistics to omit that game. Also; there is a 100.000% chance I didn`t come up with that 76.28% stat. Though I do know where you`re coming from, probably. I`m stepping away from stats now, to take over Dubya`s Demesne. I`m almost certain about that. Perhaps we`ll have a normal distribution of duties then? I`m only Gaussing...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Grabban's 1.333rec goals per game is good. Chances converted against Ipswich about 20% not so good. Marks for being in a scoring position 9\10. My advice to Lewis is don't over analyse, do what comes naturally. To NA, the boy needs a goalscoring partner to make us favourites alongside Forest. Tell the Head of Recruitment. Chances of this going through? 76.28% according to our stats expert MB.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • cutty; the best love letters from Archie are the ones that say - Rejected: Reason, "Duplicate" when nothing at all got through! "Other" is annoying, because it`s their get-out for censoring something they don`t like (just obeying orders, no doubt). "Offensive" is the one I find offensive. That one is usually the result of something they don`t like that`s also a bit too close to a truth...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • It is good he has taken 4 chances - but many have not been taken. Have we still got to learn from our experiences in the PL that you HAVE to take goal-scoring chances. In the PL we created few and took a small % of them. In the Championship we are creating many, but what % are being taken? I am positive about the season so far but there is a thin line between confidence and over-confidence. It has to be managed...

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    Surrey Canary

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Well Lincs you've got an email from archie to look forward to, that always gets through.

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    cutty

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • LincsCan; according to my analysis of the data, there is a 23.72% chance of that happening on a Bank Holiday Monday. Grabbs `rues` missing some chances, but he always seems to be in the right place at the right time. A proper Fox in the Box type, but physical with it. I see he plans to `analyse his own game`. Why don`t you give him a hand, LincsCan? It`ll help fill the void created by your being persistently ethered by Evil Archie. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Great, "may be a delay, no need to resubmit". Well, the one saying nothing always gets through.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Successful strikers don't dwell on missed chances, they just keep getting in scoring positions knowing some will go in. Lewis promises to be good for twenty plus goals and we don't have the worry of him being snatched away before the window shuts. I know many posts are about the need to sign defenders but I still have a concern about the strikeforce because we cannot be too reliant on Grabban. Before the window closes I would like to see us sign a proven goalscorer, perhaps from a lower league. That's unless Hooper can show in a short space of time the commitment that seems lacking. Becchio of course is proven at this level but clearly does not fit. Loza perhaps too raw. Goals win titles. Come on Head of Recruitment, do your thing.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • 20+ goals this season please Lewis. 31 is the target to go down in NCFC history. Already though you're in our folklore .......... wait til Movember, there'll be goatee's a plenty at Carra !

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    nevermindthedanger

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • A win is a win - nothing else matters. Good job Crabs.

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    JDeehan

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

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