Josh Murphy left beaming again at another productive night on Norwich City duty

Norwich City's Josh Murphy celebrates his second goal and the Canaries' third in their League Cup win over Crawley Town. 
Picture by Richard Calver/Focus Images Norwich City's Josh Murphy celebrates his second goal and the Canaries' third in their League Cup win over Crawley Town. Picture by Richard Calver/Focus Images

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1:17 AM

Josh Murphy has already had a lot to smile about as a Norwich City player – but Tuesday night’s efforts against Crawley were as good as it gets for the 19-year-old.

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The winger’s brace played a major part in the Canaries’ Capital One League Cup second round win over Crawley Town – albeit with the odd scare.

“That’s one of my best nights, yes – to come off the pitch with a man of the match performance and getting two goals… it’s unbelievable,” said Murphy.

“All credit to the boys. It was a hard game. They had a lot of possession and we were a relatively young side. So we did really well under the circumstances.

“Neil has got a lot of trust in us and having worked with him for a long time, he knows what he’s doing. He knows when it’s the right time to play people and like with Kyle (McFadden) – he hasn’t featured at all, but the gaffer wouldn’t have put him in if he hadn’t thought he was ready or capable. He showed what he’s got and had a solid game today. And then there was Jacob (Murphy), Jamar (Loza), and Reece (Hall-Johnson)came on as well.

“It just shows the academy has come a long way and all credit to the whole team. There were two debuts as well with Carlos (Cuellar) and Cameron (Jerome), so overall it was a good team performance all round.”

And equally fun for the Murphy twins to finally start a senior game together.

“It was a good moment for us and the family, and one we’ll cherish,” Josh added. “We said to each other before we went out that this is what it’s all about – we need to be starting week in, week out.

“It’s not going to happen any time soon, but we’ve got to keep training well, playing well, getting into the manager’s head – and then hopefully come the end of the season we are starting together because it’s unbelievable being out there on the pitch together.

“He assisted me for the first goal and it was just like old times.”

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31 comments

  • So true, BoF. Why shouldn`t our youngsters be as good, if not better, than those of other clubs? I agree with VictorM, too. Looks like there`s a fair chance that our football is going to be worth watching again, win or lose.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Happy to say " I told you so " , the Academy raised local youngsters may lack experience but put them in the shirt out on Carrow road , and , knowing their family , friends and aquaintances will all be watching they will play at 110% . They may not have 90 minutes in them , they may not have a regular place , and you have to allow for mistakes due to youthfulness and inexperience , and try not to put them at risk of serious injuries , but they ARE something to deploy against other teams , no point in leaving them to idle about and get stale or sent out on loan to Romford . Murphy brothers as the new Foggo + Ruel Fox ? I hope so , two wingers is the way to pull defences apart .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • I think we have discarded good young players in the past after nurturing them through the academy, when all that is required is for someone to believe in them and give them an opportunity in a lot of cases. It seems that Adams us that person - he has got to know these young players and is filtering them into senior football. Keep up the good work.

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    VictorM

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • It took guts to name that line-up and it paid off. Well done Neil and well done Josh, who surely must start on Saturday ahead of Redmond on that performance.

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    jigs69

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • It`s the company you keep, Dubya. Better no company than bad company. I feel a few music-related items coming along...

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Now I've been ethered too......

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • I do remember 'back in the day' being called out on an expenses claim - after a particularly boozy trip to Bahrain - by our dodgy Lebanese Finance Manager who wanted to know what PIMMS was and if it contained alcohol. I explained to him that there was no alcohol involved, but it was pretty hot over there and we drank quite a lot of this cocktail that they prepared from Pineapple, Ice, Mango, Melon & Sugar ! I think he must have bought it, as the subject was never mentioned again.......

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • One thing is for sure - Josh should now be an accepted part of our first team squad now and not there just to make the numbers up and keep the bench warm. He's proven he can cope in the mans game.

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    VictorM

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Blimey! The attempt to use a humorously intended link to previous banter with my ol` pal Dubya was blocked because of a "rude word". Cush!tic is a group of languages found in Eritrea. Then, for Archie, Estonia is in The Balkans & English is a foreign language.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Only for the arch-Insiders, Dubya. Pinot Grigio by the bucketful. Chardonnay sometimes. Chablis when the boss is not watching, or is involved. Only the `Senior Writers` get on this Grigio Train. Padster and... maybe just Padster? For special occasions, eg the end of a curtailed lunch at 4pm, there is Eritrean Parsnip Wine. Cush!tic.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Josh has to start ahead of Nathan - his shooting seems more accurate - risk is it will unsettle Nathan and he might want away. Good test to see if Nathan is a squad player.,,

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    Surrey Canary

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Brew & Dingo - I thought they had an 'open tab' running behind the bar at the Woolpack ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • There were only 6 Dubya! Perhaps Archie retro-ethered one? Now it is up to (subject to others in the pipeline) 7\19 = 36.8421%. To dingo, I always buy my own refreshments. Not being a freeloader immediately debars me (sic) from journalism. That and a nodding acquaintance with English. I have `O` Level English (Hons). ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • I don't think they would much care for Brewer's "refreshments" expenses claim, Dubai.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • If Nathan Josh and Jacob did the 60 metre dash I couldn't pick a winner. Happy days.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Talking about averages Brew, before this there were 14 posts on here and 7 of them were yours ! That makes your average 50%, which is very impressive, maybe you are going to get promoted to Chief Football Writer at the EDP next ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • I think Murphy is ahead of Redmond in the selection stakes because he offers more. They are about the same on pace but the end product is there with Josh - he scores goals.

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    VictorM

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Let's hope the Chelsea's man u arsenal don't come calling for young Josh if they do we have to put a price of £25mill at least that boy is going to b awsome that goes for any of our young lads otbc

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    pete22

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • typos and sticky "R"s abound...

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • RichardGarratt: Agree, that "out on a limb" tag is one we need to lose. Perhaps the dualling of the A11 will help a bit! Anyway, we have a reasonable rail link and an International Airport, what more do potentail recruits want. In addition, there are the cultural charms of Prisoner of War Road. There are theatres, cinemas, restaurants, country pusuits, a superb library, a beautiful City, Delia`s dumplings and lots lots more. It would be great to see Adams "do a Stringer". Early days, but at last some cause for cautious optimism. Keep the belief, but never stop doubting. When that happens, it`s "flat-line time". OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Btw; No doubting = No thinking.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Dubya; LincsCan has warned me off his Statistics Territory. I explained that you`d ejected me from my Cynic Demesne so I intended to take over your Pollyanna Patch. Now you`ve gone and invaded LincsCanland as well!! Plus you`ve reoccupied your Jolly Plot. May I move back in to Miserable old Gitsville? You`ll be throwing beach towels on the best seats at Carra soon... Lebensraum, indeed. Perhaps you are an evil despot, after all ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • This is what supporting a club should be all about - seeing a large squad of players used enabling the manager to pick the best team to play the opposition. In Adams we seem to have a manager like Brown, Stringer or Walker who understands the club, the supporters and most importantly the players on the books. The board has come in for legitimate criticism for their lack decisiveness in handling the Hughton situation but unjustified criticism for the sale of players such as Snodgrass and Fer. The "Norwich way" used to be to buy players, develop them and sell for a profit having identified the next player for the position, What we didn't do so well was to bring through enough players through the Youth Team (honourable exceptions of course being the Fashanus, Goss, Mendham etc.) but maybe this will change with Class 1 status and Norwich being seen as less 'out on a limb'. So pleased for Adams and Robson and wouldn't it be fabulous to see a team and squad packed with NCFC-developed players with some quality players signed as and when needed. Last thought is that Manchester United were so exciting when the Class of 92 broke through together. They are now spending massively and cannot beat or even match League 1 opposition!

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    RichardGarratt

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Signs look pretty good, and well done to the youngsters last night. NA put his faith in them and they certainly delivered ! Obviously a big game Saturday and Bournemouth have shown that they are one of the pace setters, so we need an impressive and complete performance to keep the ball rolling. Remember 100 Points & Goals this season ! This season 46 games provides 138 points - to achieve 100 points we will need to average 2.17 Points per game. So far our average is 2.25 Points per game - we are on target - but we must keep that going, so 3 points at home on Saturday is a must ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Was there ever any doubt? Think for a moment about some of the things that have been said about Neil Adams for no reason whatsoever. Well done to him and well done to the team that are really performing. So good to see the youth coming to fruition.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • I have been saying it for weeks now that Josh should be starting. I know he has Redmond in front of him but Josh knows where the goal is and makes the goalie work. Redmond is as fast but his shooting is wild. Would love NA to give Josh a start on Saturday. If he's good enough he's old enough!

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    Bogaz John

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Was at the game last night and Josh looked the business on the left wing. Unlucky not to have got the hat trick. Crawley were no push over and their striker was very quick to say the least. Cuellar did look slightly unfit but showed signs of class and can certainly play to the left of a centre back pairing. Without doubt a better option than playing Martin at centre back. Likewise, Whittaker looks far more comfortable at left back than right. Last night was a very good run out for the reserve players, Surman did not shine as a centre midfielder and I expect to see him gone after Saturdays match, but time will tell. Jerome also looked very quick and I though was more than capable of staying on for the whole of the game. We now have another decent target man on our books and Neil will have a headache keeping them all happy, a great place for the club to be in.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • A good experience for the younger players. It was a captains' game from Russ. From the commentary and video, Crawley seemed to have a decent attack and really kept the pressure on. Cuellar sounded off the pace quite a bit, I hope that it is just a lack of match practice. From the commentary, Surs did not seem to be asserting himself. It really looks like Josh Murphy is ready for a starting place, that boy can finish.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • I got that wrong! Robson`s not been with NCFC that long. Anyway; same point. It was good to see Kyle McFadden play. I wonder if he`ll be `fast-tracked` a bit, in view of our CB shortage? I`m assuming Bassong will not be rehabilitated.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • So true, nmtd. Adams knows these young players better than anyone, except possibly Mark Robson - then he`s on board too! So this could be the dawning of a new era of realising the potential of our own talent. Encouraging signs. Adams shows belief in his players, giving them belief in themselves. What a breath of fresh air. I`m almost "dedoubterficated"! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • All credit to NA and the youth set up, how long have we waited for fresh blood to come through the ranks .......... exactly the reason why we applied for the top development set up, long may it continue - OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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