Home pressure is building on Norwich City admits Chris Hughton

Norwich City's Ryan Bennett delivered in a vital 1-0 Premier League win over Hull City at home. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's Ryan Bennett delivered in a vital 1-0 Premier League win over Hull City at home. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, March 8, 2014
6:30 AM

Norwich’s fitful away form is heaping huge pressure on their Carrow Road output, admits Chris Hughton.

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City have claimed 20 of their 28 Premier League points in front of the home support, and the Norwich boss knows there is little margin for error ahead of a defining run which begins with Stoke’s visit.

“Yes, I think we are putting pressure on us. That goes without saying,” said Hughton. “We would prefer to be picking up away points and any you do eases a bit of that pressure on home performances and results. It is only us who can do something about it. Those are the inconsistencies that frustrate you. If you look at the number of clean sheets that tells you we are capable of getting points home and away. If we had that consistency we would be another three, four, five places up the division. These are the things that test us and we are working hard to focus on that.”

City have produced against the likes of Crystal Palace, West Ham and Hull at home but Hughton does not put Stoke’s visit in the ‘must-win’ bracket.

“In the context of the games we have to come that is a phrase I want to steer clear of,” he said. “We have 10 games left and this is one of those. We don’t underestimate the importance of this game. What we know is we have to pick up points against those around us and we have fallen short of that in recent weeks. We have to buck that trend. One thing we did learn last season is that you have to remain calm because a lot of pressure falls on everybody and up until the last three games there was seven teams who mathematically could still go down. We are now part of arguably 10 teams in the same situation so it is important we stick to our principles and keep calm.”

7 comments

  • You can but hope Trevor...My hope for today is Redmond on the right. OTBC

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    el dingo

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Our next games have been stated as mini cup final's if we have any hope of the play-offs. While your's must be World cup status if the premiership dream wishs to be a continuance realty...Stoke city our a hard team to beat at the moment.... Think a draw will be the best you will get today.. If not big trouble and a massive wage bill to pay isn't eazy in the championship as we found to our cost for the past 12yrs .. So a lot rideing on both today and next week i would say.

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    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • The pressure has been on CH for the last 18 months, that is why he is paid so well to deal with it. Now is the time to step up to the mark.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Oh, BP2, picking on poor ol` FINN `cos of a few grammatical\spelling bloopers. Not kind. Not like you at all! ( Aside - I wonder if Mattias is a realtor?). Good tip on investments though, BPbp. I`m going into the Privet Equity scene. Very poplar.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Our next games have been stated as mini cup final's if we have any hope of the play-offs. While your's must be World cup status if the premiership dream wishs to be a continuance realty...Stoke city our a hard team to beat at the moment.... Think a draw will be the best you will get today.. If not big trouble and a massive wage bill to pay isn't eazy in the championship as we found to our cost for the past 12yrs .. So a lot rideing on both today and next week i would say.

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    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Wigan could prove to be your bogeyman, FINN.BLUE, though Reading are faltering. After a slow start, and the replacement of Coyle as manager, they have finally got going. I suspect top 6 might just be out of reach for you now, but you never know. Wigan might be suckered by Cup involvement again. Trouble is, they have the Mighty Manqués tomorrow. I quite like Mick McCarthy. Apparently, he is a dead ringer for a cartoon character called `Burt`....

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Finn Blue: I'm not sure whether continuance realty is a strategy that would befit ailing Canaries, though if you are suggesting investment in an American Equity fund, I suggest that we might look to Suffolk for guidance. Personally, I would prefer to see my money be placed in a hedge fund, and therefore hope to return before three o'clock with a pair of shears.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

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