The 18/19 Season

The 18/19 Season

Norwich City's 2018/19 season was a remarkable and memorable one for the club and its supporters. Under the guidance of manager Daniel Farke, the Canaries achieved great success, defying expectations and ultimately securing promotion back to the Premier League. Let's delve into the key highlights of Norwich City's 2018/19 season:

  1. Style of Play and Philosophy: Daniel Farke implemented an attractive and possession-based style of play, emphasizing quick passing, fluid movement, and attacking football. Norwich City's commitment to an attacking philosophy won the hearts of fans and garnered praise throughout the season.

  2. Early Season Challenges: The campaign began with mixed results, as the team adjusted to Farke's tactical approach. However, the players showcased resilience and gradually found their rhythm, embarking on an impressive unbeaten run.

  3. The Pukki Party: One of the standout stories of Norwich City's 2018/19 season was the emergence of Finnish striker Teemu Pukki. Signed on a free transfer, Pukki quickly established himself as a prolific goal scorer and a talisman for the team. He scored crucial goals throughout the season, finishing as the Championship's top scorer with an impressive tally of 29 goals.

  4.  Football Heaven: As soon as Emi Buendia found his feet in Daniel Farke's system, it was curtains for the rest of the Championship. His partnership with Teemu Pukki quickly became a handful for pretty much every opponent, and his tenacity and work rate set the standard for the rest of the squad. Without Buendia in the side, who knows where this team would have finished.
  5. Unbeaten Run and Title Push: From early December 2018 to late January 2019, Norwich City embarked on an extraordinary 14-game unbeaten run. The team displayed resilience, consistency, and an unwavering belief in their style of play, solidifying their position as serious promotion contenders.

  6. Securing Promotion: On April 27, 2019, Norwich City secured promotion to the Premier League with three games remaining, following a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers. The achievement marked an incredible turnaround for the club, which had finished 14th in the Championship the previous season.

  7. Championship Title: In the final matchday of the season, Norwich City clinched the Championship title with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. The team finished the season with an impressive 94 points, five points clear of second-placed Sheffield United.

The 2018/19 season will be forever etched in Norwich City's history as a season of triumph and memorable performances. The team's commitment to an attacking style, the heroics of Teemu Pukki, the unbeaten run, and ultimately securing promotion and the Championship title showcased the club's resilience, teamwork, and ambition. The season laid the foundation for Norwich City's return to the Premier League and provided fans with memories to cherish for years to come.

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