2014/15 Championship fixture list released - Norwich City travel to Wolves on opening weekend

Norwich City boss Neil Adams now knows the path ahead to a Premier League return. Picture: PA Norwich City boss Neil Adams now knows the path ahead to a Premier League return. Picture: PA

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
9:12 AM

Norwich City will travel to newly-promoted Wolves in a televised fixture on the first weekend of the new Championship season on Sunday August 10. (Kick off 4pm)

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Neil Adams’ squad have been handed a difficult trip to the Black Country before hosting Watford at Carrow Road in their first league game on August 16.

City supporters only have to wait until August 23 for the first derby tussle with a trip to Portman Road before Ipswich make the return journey on February 28 next year.

The Canaries’ complete their regular season programme at home to fellow relegated side Fulham on May 2. Adams knows City can not afford a sluggish start in their bid for an instant top flight return.

“Some people will say they are quite tough opening fixtures but I expect all of the games to be tough,” he told the club’s official site. “What we’re about is getting people to look at when they are playing us and saying ‘that will be a tough one’. We are certainly looking forward to it and we’ll be approaching every game with confidence.

“Molineux is always a tough place to go and of course the local derby comes pretty early on as well. It’s up to us to be on our toes and ready for those games and all of the rest. The fact that the game has been chosen for live TV coverage shows what an exciting match it is for us to start our season. It’s a good game and an opportunity for us to showcase what we are about.

“Once again our fantastic fans will have their part to play and with their help we want to make Carrow Road a very difficult place to come to, as it has been in previous seasons.”

In other notable opening day Championship fixtures, Ipswich will host the Cottagers in another televised fixture on Saturday August 9 with Cardiff City travelling to Blackburn. Losing Championship play-off finalists Derby County start at home to newly-promoted Rotherham United and Wigan tackle Reading.

• Buy Thursday’s EDP and Evening News for an eight-page fixtures supplement with everything you need to know on Norwich City’s 2014/15 Championship season and a special focus on the return of the Ipswich derby.

• Norwich City’s 2014/15 Championship fixture list

SUN 10 AUG Wolverhampton Wanderers A (KO 4pm)

SAT 16 AUG Watford H

TUE 19 AUG Blackburn Rovers H

SAT 23 AUG Ipswich Town A

SAT 30 AUG Bournemouth H

SAT 13 SEP Cardiff City A

TUE 16 SEP Brentford A

SAT 20 SEP Birmingham City H

SAT 27 SEP Blackpool A

TUE 30 SEP Charlton Athletic H

SAT 04 OCT Rotherham United H

SAT 18 OCT Fulham A

TUE 21 OCT Leeds United H

SAT 25 OCT Sheffield Wednesday A

SAT 01 NOV Bolton Wanderers H

TUE 04 NOV Middlesbrough A

SAT 08 NOV Nottingham Forest A

SAT 22 NOV Brighton and Hove Albion H

SAT 29 NOV Reading H

SAT 06 DEC Wigan Athletic A

SAT 13 DEC Huddersfield Town H

SAT 20 DEC Derby County A

FRI 26 DEC Millwall H

SUN 28 DEC Reading A

SAT 10 JAN Bournemouth A

SAT 17 JAN Cardiff City H

SAT 24 JAN Brentford H

SAT 31 JAN Birmingham City A

SAT 07 FEB Blackpool H

TUE 10 FEB Charlton Athletic A

SAT 14 FEB Wolverhampton Wanderers H

SAT 21 FEB Watford A

TUE 24 FEB Blackburn Rovers A

SAT 28 FEB Ipswich Town H

TUE 03 MAR Wigan Athletic H

SAT 07 MAR Millwall A

SAT 14 MAR Derby County H

TUE 17 MAR Huddersfield Town A

SAT 21 MAR Nottingham Forest H

SAT 04 APR Brighton and Hove Albion A

MON 06 APR Sheffield Wednesday H

SAT 11 APR Bolton Wanderers A

TUE 14 APR Leeds United A

SAT 18 APR Middlesbrough H

SAT 25 APR Rotherham United A

SAT 02 MAY Fulham H

• All fixtures subject to change

47 comments

  • Tough start at Wolves . . . so that's two consecutive away defeats in August ;)

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    blue tractor

    Friday, June 20, 2014

  • Another thing is the amount of cheating that goes on, to be kicked by someone wearing carpet slippers and then to go down as though poleaxed is unbelievable. Also time wasting at free kicks, penalty kicks and goal kicks is unacceptable they are giving us the paying customers poor value. It's about time, 90 minutes playing time. When the ref blows his whistle the clock should stop and restart when play commences, as in Grid-iron football. Perhaps we could learn a thing or two from them as I believe the lower clubs get the pick of the rookie players which then leads to more of a rotation of dominant clubs, something that won't happen in the Premier at the moment but who knows one day we could be champions league again. Football in general is slowly evolving, what with goal line technology (how long did that take to get through, though it was obviously needed) , the fourth official, just another hanger on. With the current crowd of FIFA officials it will be even slower unless more money is injected into their accounts. Maybe there is a good call for even more officials as it is too much for the ref to see all the cheating. Tennis has loads of officials and it seems to work even though they have to resort to technology sometimes.

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    Gibbo

    Friday, June 20, 2014

  • While we're at it another burr that pricks my butt is the amount of cheating that goes on, to be kicked by someone wearing carpet slippers while you're wearing padding then falling over as though you've been poleaxed should have time added on if you lay down for more than 10 seconds, get up and run it off, be a man. Should the ref have the power to stop the clock, at no time do the paying customers get value for money, I watched the Greece v Japan and the amount of time added on no way reflected the time wasted by the Grecians, there should have been at least 15 minutes extra to compensate for the loss of playing time. When you watch other games such as Rugby, both codes, players put their bodies on the line for a lot less money, they play for pride which was sadly lacking last night. Look at American grid-iron football, play stops and the clock stops, this means the spectator gets value for money, also every year the lower clubs get the pick of the rookies which means there is a constant rotation of dominant clubs, not how the premier league is panning out.

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    Gibbo

    Friday, June 20, 2014

  • Spent all night saying that Gibbo ha! Even Woy's post game interview sounded like a Chris Hughton effort! Only difference was England got the ball to the striker in the penalty area marginally more than Hughton ever could for Hooper or RVW. Still ultimately similar depressing effort tactically though. We may have had 99.9% possession but it means stuff all if you can't do anything with it. Henderson while not overly doing anything wrong is just a number. Hes just there to recieve the ball pass to Gerrard. Just my personal opinion but Rooney is a no9, end off in my eyes.Only problem is Sturridge is playing better in that role. Playing Rooney anywhere else isn't helping the team. Phil Jagielka isnt Tony Adams, John Terry etc....hes Phil Jagielka. Glen Johnson makes Jon Otsemobor look a world beater. When ever England had the ball they had 3 pitbulls bitting at Gerrard and co's ankles. We stood off and gave even there average players the freedom of the pitch. I know after a loss we all become expert managers but just saying it how I see it. Sometimes the offense chucked at Welbeck is harsh but last night he was basically a left winger rather than a left sided striker and he simply isnt a winger. Despite not sending their captain off I thought the ref was superb. It was our own fault for not exploiting that yellow carded player Godin more (plus the 19year old centre back with him) more.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, June 20, 2014

  • Matt just to change the subject, just watched the England game and had a sense of de-ja-vous. it felt as though I had been time shifted to watching Norwich again in our bad old days namely the last two seasons. Lack of penetration and being over cautious, slow build up, giving Uruguay, who seemed to want to win more, time to organise themselves and repel our attacks. Is it symptomatic of too many foreign players in our leagues not giving our home grown players the chance to develop, you could count on your fingers how many alien players we had in the top league last time we won the World Cup. The national team has gone down hill since the floodgates opened, the excuse that the foreigners would bring on the youngsters and make us more skilful and technically adept has not worked, they are basically mercenaries and just playing for the money, for which you cannot blame them, the people to blame are the governing bodies who have presided over this sad state of affairs. Was it Platini who tried to bring in the rule restricting the ratio of foreign to home grown players, don't know what happened to it but it seems the way to go. Let's hope that next season Norwich can surprise everyone and like a phoenix rise from the ashes and return to the prem.

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    Gibbo

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • PaulWho - I can tell you Theoklitos moved back to Oz and changed his name by deed poll to just Michael Theo!!!! (true story). Otsemobor was released by MK Dons I believe. Gill recently moved to Tranmere as player\coach. Tudur-Jones is likely getting injured and playing golf in scotland somewhere (cant be bothered to check). Simon Whalley was getting drunk with Michael Spillane and fighting people on Prince of Wales road last time I actually saw him. Read an article about depression within football as well following him move from club to club unable to hold a job down at a team.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • What is it with every club appointing a Head coach instead of manager these days? Leeds have just appointed Dave Hockaday (???) who has been out of the game since leaving Conference Premier side Forest Green by mutual consent in October 2013. Makes appointing Neil Adams are head coach a no brainer and not even up for debate. I understand having a football management team, made up of coaches, heads of recruitment, technical directors etc...has worked for other clubs recently like WBA but I just dont understand whats wrong with getting a 'Manager'. When I was in management (obviously on a much smaller scale) I couldn't have worked with someone telling me who we were signing etc....I wanted to be the 'manager' controlling everything from player recruitment (final decisions) to tactics to man managing the players off the field and getting the best out of them. All these clubs appointing people like Hockaday, Alan Irvine etc....has made me feel a lot better about appointing Neil Adams.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • The last time I commented on the new season fixture list was just before the Colchester game. Whatever happened to Whalley, Theoklitos, Otsemoboor,Gill and Tudor-Jones?

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Technically most clubs transfer business doesn't all kick off until after the 30th June. This is when 99% of players with contracts running out officially become free agents. While I agree its a little worrying how this football management structure isn't fully together yet, im not overly concerned with the lack of transfers. Most clubs in our league or lower are in the same boat. Most days you only see 3-4 officially completed deals and they are in the much lower leagues. Yesterday for example only 1 official deal was completed and that was by West Ham. The day before there was 4 deals done (17-6-14) and they were Lee Gregory to Millwall from Halifax, Joe Murphy who was a free agent to huddersfield, Josh Pritchard from Fulham to Gillingham on a free & Mat Sadler from Crawley to Rotherham. Nothing substantial.If we get well into July and nothing has moved on and we are still waiting for a head of recruitment, technical director yada yada, then ill worry.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • I wonder what colour we will be playing in.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • For reassurance Malaga remember we had no idea about Grabban until the signing was unveiled. I also recall Joe Royle talking of a wish list. No doubt the manager is aware of who he can depend upon to stay, those he wants sold (if any) and the players he wants to sign. That is what we have to believe NA and his assistants are working towards with a view to producing the style of play they have in mind. I know the clock is ticking but, for now, we need to be patient.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Lets get this Mickey Mouse stuff in Brazil out of the way then we can get down to serious stuff. Remeber Portsmouth? This time round it could be at Rotherham.

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    Pondlife

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Doesn't matter who we play first or last, we have to SCORE GOALS, they are no good on last years performance

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    JB

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Actually I meant we are only a few weeks away from our friendlies....

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Ok,the fixtures are out and we are just a couple of weeks away from the start of our friendlies schedule. Yet we still have no idea about the squad. Who is staying. Who is going. Who is coming in (except for Grabban). Yet Neil Adams has to get a squad assembled, through fitness training and then onto setting up and practising a playing system! It is not as though we are in a "status quo" situation with little changes likely. The Wolves game is not that far off, either. I am getting increasingly worried about the time factor and whether Adams has enough of it to get us to the required state of preparedness by 10 August. We really should be a lot further ahead in our planning by now.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Do I92wich still play at Portaloo Road. Went past the ground last season when they were supposed to be at home and it seemed to be so quiet.

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    Pondlife

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Be nice to go all season winning all home games, add a few away wins and some draws and it's prem time. otbc.

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    Randy

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • That is not an easy first 6 matches. If we are well placed after the first 6, then it should bode well for the overall season.

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    MichiganCanary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Looks good to me - should have 66 points by Christmas ...

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    Mel Lacey

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Palace has a similar run in. check them out!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Just had a look at the WBA fixtures Goss mentioned. The finish is remarkably similar to ours last season. Another similarity is prior to those matches Albion face much easier opponents where they can give themselves a cushion. A word of advice Baggies, it'll need to be more than five points.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • good point ;) ! When ever a premier league team is on its worst run in history who are they going to suddenly face now? certainly wont be NCFC anymore!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Matt, it's not only Suarez will be missing us. Lambert's Villa will need to fill a six point void. BYE the way, our season is up and running. We are already in the second round of Capital One cup. OTBC.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Yes- fair point Knutt. Fulham are a quality team.

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    Timbo

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • I see what you're saying PepperJ17, in theory that should be the case but I when the pressure was on last season who wouldn't have preferred an easier run in? Incidentally I see on the Prem fixtures that WBA have got a similar run in to ours last season, it will be interesting to see how they get on!

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • well thats that cleared up. Can everyone stop commenting and debating anything remotely related to it now. ;)

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • We have to play everyone twice, once at home and once away. The dates and order are irrelevant.

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    PepperJ17

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Yes, Surrey Canary we need to have a positive attitude to this coming season. I have already had people saying to me that the last game against has already been lost! I had to smile when I saw it.

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    Egyptian canary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • However its still concerning that this football management team isnt in place yet? I accept that the management game as I use to know it has gone and what NCFC are doing this summer isnt exactly 'new' and other clubs like WBA have been doing it a fair bit of time. Just going to take some getting use to having a head coach as such rathar than just the 1 head honcho, figure head type.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Last day of the season - Home to Fulham - well that would be a nice way to put an old ghost to rest....

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    WiltsCanary1972

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Lets hope we get some more positive news playing staff wise. Now we know the fixtures, who, whats and whens.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • I'd love to hear a very simple affirmative comment - 'yes, it's a tough game, they all will be, but we will win this one and many more during the season. We have quality players and a quality team and we are only planning a 1 year stay in the Championship'. OK, so some may say this would be arrogance but I think NCFC needs to set out its stall for the players and fans to hear...

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    Surrey Canary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Good news for our friends down the road, they have a chance to be ahead of us in the table for 24 hours. Enjoy it while you can.

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    DaveG

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Wolves away confirmed moved to sunday at 4pm on official site due to TV. Sit back down Liz.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Ha ha I think not. sky have decided to show some quality teams instead. Town vs Fulham 5.15pm

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    Liz Knott

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • kevin "Our game against Wolves must be on the shortlist for live coverage!" - It was almost guaranteed 4pm Sun!!!!

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    Mr Ed

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Am I right in thinking we've drawn Wolves a few times recently on the first day of the season, and not all that successfully?

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    alfredo

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Ian S, FA Cup 3rd round normally first weekend on Jan.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Nobody tell Luis Suarez we got relegated. Hes going to spend hours looking for when Liverpool play NCFC!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • No game between Dec 28 and Jan 10??

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    Ian S

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Same for everyone but bit disappointed with the fixtures. Away at a newly promoted side, (especially Wolves!) is no easy task. Valentines day game wont please the missus, especially when I stumble in following a few pints of celebration. I've got this horrid feeling because of the silly ticket system the club now has in place i'll miss my first away ITFC game because a friend in our group has a low points tally. Away at Brentford & Charlton on tuesday nights isnt helpful either as its 2 of the closest away days. Thats 2 off the list straight away :(

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Our game against Wolves must be on the shortlist for live coverage!

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    kevin

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Better hope we've got the points we need before May 2nd hey ? On the plus side at least NA gets an away game to start.

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    Graham Last

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Radio Norfolk called it a tough start and a tough finish, talking rubbish as usual, Norwich should be able to take care of most of these teams if they can find the net

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • time to start planning a few weekends visiting old friends - trips to Bournemouth, Cardiff & Nottingham fit and maybe a weekend in London. So looking forward to this season. Lots of famous teams in C'ship but nothing to be afraid of. I think we'll start slowly and build as the season goes on. Something like 85-86 would be good.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Wolves away first up. Hmm is anyone surprised after our last 4 fixtures last season? Anyone remember when the fixture list was generated randomly?

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    Bedford Canary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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