Manchester United 4 Norwich City 0

Russell Martin and Michael Turner sum up the air of resignation after Norwich City's 4-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Russell Martin and Michael Turner sum up the air of resignation after Norwich City's 4-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:20 PM

Norwich City crashed to a 4-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford that kept them firmly mired in relegation trouble.

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Neil Adams’ side were briefly in the bottom three before closest rivals Fulham were pegged back to draw 2-2 with Hull at Craven Cottage prior to City’s latest heavy away defeat on Saturday evening in the north-west.

Wayne Rooney struck either side of the interval before second half substitute Juan Mata notched a 10-minute brace to earn interim boss Ryan Giggs the perfect start to his reign after replacing David Moyes.

Norwich’s gap to the bottom three was cut to just one point following their defeat at the Theatre of Dreams coupled with the Cottagers’ home draw ahead of Sunday’s league meeting between Sunderland and Cardiff City.

City managed to hold out until the 40th minute when Steven Whittaker manhandled Danny Welbeck to concede a penalty despatched by Rooney to open the floodgates.

Adams made one change to his starting line up from the 3-2 Premier League defeat against Liverpool with Ricky van Wolfswinkel preferred to goalscorer Gary Hooper. Johan Elmander was named among the substitutes along with Jonas Gutierrez. Giggs opted not to name himself in the match day squad, but there were recalls for Rio Ferdinand, Welbeck and Tom Cleverley. Mata made way with the expensive Spanish import on the bench.

The suited Giggs entered to a tumultuous reception from the home fans before he was greeted by City counterpart Adams at the front of the technical areas. Phil Jones signalled the hosts’ intent with an early burst but his cross rolled through to John Ruddy.

Adams opted to alter the diamond formation he had unveiled in his first two matches with Leroy Fer and Bradley Johnson screening in the opening moments and Jonny Howson tasked with operating behind van Wolfswinkel in central areas.

Howson slammed home in the ninth minute from close range but the away fans celebrations were cut short by the assistant referee’s flag for a shove from van Wolfswinkel at the far post on Jones as he strived to re-direct Robert Snodgrass’ deep cross.

Ruddy parried behind Welbeck’s hit after Nathan Redmond neglected his defensive duties to leave the England man free at the far post to control Martin Olsson’s miscued header from a flowing counter triggered by Michael Carrick.

Olsson then tracked Antonio Valencia after the pacy wide player looked to drive into the Norwich box following a sharp exchange with Rooney.

Michael Turner sensed danger when Shinji Kagawa twisted into a pocket of space seven yards out with United now dominating territory and possession after those early counter-attacking flurries from Adams’ side. Rooney’s miscued volley brushed Whittaker when Jones had been afforded the space to whip in a cross.

Howson did relieve the growing siege after good retrieval work from Fer but Redmond over-clubbed his intended centre for van Wolfswinkel.

Cleverley’s air shot bailed out the Canaries in the 32nd minute when Rooney’s exquisite lift picked out Valencia to roll in the England midfielder 18 yards out.

Whittaker’s timely intervention held up Kigawa with Rooney again the instigator with a deft flick before the midfielder poked Jones’ deep cross wide from an acute angle.

Ruddy then saved superbly to claw out Valencia’s vicious angled low strike and City earned a slice of luck when Turner hacked the rebound clear eight yards out.

But Norwich’s resolute defensive display was undone five minutes before the interval when Whittaker’s attempted grab on Welbeck’s arm was spotted by the officials inside the Norwich area after Valencia’s initial cross had evaded Turner, Fer and Martin. Rooney calmly stepped up to send Ruddy the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Things got even worse three minutes after the interval when Rooney collected Kigawa’s pass before drifting in front of three Norwich shirts and guiding a right foot strike past Ruddy from 20 yards.

Snodgrass tricked his way around Patrice Evra to cut a ball back from the byline but van Wolfswinkel had made a near post run to anticipate the Scot’s delivery.

Ruddy tipped over Welbeck’s stinging hit with United now looking set to score with every attacking burst before Nemanja Vidic headed over under pressure from Turner at the far post.

Rooney was again afforded the freedom of Norwich’s final third but his latest curler was this time was collected by Ruddy.

Elmander was introduced for the ineffective van Wolfswinkel in the 56th minute just seconds before Howson’s near post flick from Snodgrass’ dipping free kick was gathered by David De Gea. The Spaniard then punched Snodgrass’ second free kick in quick succession away from under his bar with City suggesting they had cleared their collective heads after the early second half setback.

But Juan Mata took barely three minutes to mark his arrival with a side foot finish to despatch Jones’ driven cross from close range after Ruddy had acrobatically denied Rooney in his on-going personal duel.

Hooper replaced Redmond for the final 20 minutes but it was United who continued to toy with the visitors – Rooney again allowed to advance to the edge of the Norwich area before testing Ruddy.

Mata grabbed his second in the 73rd minute with another point blank finish after escaping detection from Norwich’s weary backline to glance home Valencia’s half-volley following Evra’s deep cross. Ashley Young was a yard from a fifth when his swinging hit drifted the wrong side of Ruddy’s far post.

Elmander veered past Ferdinand in the 80th minute but his left foot strike slipped wide of De Gea’s left-hand upright before the keeper parried Johnson’s 20-yard piledriver.

Olsson’s deflected strike against Jones clipped the top of De Gea’s bar and Johnson skied a sharp chance over from the resulting corner in a belated riposte from the visitors with the result long since beyond them, but there could have been more misery for Norwich deep in stoppage time when Javier Hernandez broke clear only to drag wide.

• Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley (Hernandez 71), Kagawa (Young 65), Welbeck (Mata 60), Rooney. Subs (not used): Lindegaard, Smalling, Nani, Fletcher.

• Booking: Evra (foul on Snodgrass, 65)

• Goals: Rooney (41, 48), Mata (63, 73)

• Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Johnson, Fer (Tettey 79), Howson, Snodgrass, Redmond (Hooper 69), van Wolfswinkel (Elmander 56). Subs (not used): Bunn, Gutierrez, R Bennett, Josh Murphy.

• Booking: Howson (foul on Carrick, 29)

• Added on time: 1 minute / 3 minutes

• Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

• Attendance: 75,208

104 comments

  • I'd take Eddie Howe if we could get the ok from Bournemouth

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    NorthCity

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Niceone - agree with your comments. Lets find a young dynamic manager from the lower leagues who can go places. Put him on a one or two year contract to build a squad to get us back in the Premier League, with possible extension clauses to build a name for himself in the EPL. We need another "Lambert type" but not Lambert again.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Townman, what are you on about? AFC's comment was about a game 3 years ago because we have had bigger fish to fry than you wretches in that time. Why don't you bother about how Evans has pumped all that money in and you've mucked it up? Do you realise why we and other clubs laugh at you? Look at YOUR comments, ITFC fans are judged on them! PS did you win a game 5-0 once? Is that what you mean? Did it mean anything? Was it this century? Probably not

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    JohnnyH

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • There are many supporters and one or two trolls on this board who all have their views on who or who isn't the answer to the problem at our beloved NCFC but I believe that the problems are structural and endemic. I don't believe that any particular team line up would have made a difference at any point this season as we have at different times tried them all. It is purely the fact that as a collective we have not been capable of functioning at this level. There is, additionally, nobody specifically to blame as all concerned have to take their share of any blame that is floating around. From this position we have to keep our heads up and maintain our pride in our club and go on with the journey. It's not as if we have not been here before. We lost the battle against West Ham, Fulham (twice) and West Brom. I shall be there next season which ever division we are in to follow the next chapter in the NCFC story safe in the knowledge that they cannot keep us down forever. We have also been there before. We now need a manager that can build a Premiership team from the remnants of this team plus others that we may sign. This may be NA, I hope, but it is not my decision to make!!! OTBC.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Well Townman and Tractorboy have gone all hyperactive now. At least we are sure of 6 points before we kick a ball next season!!!

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • So its back to the under tens then for Adams....

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    caleb

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • NCFC new sponsors "Kleenex tissues" sniff sniff.. best regards THFC

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    Footyboy16

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Unlike last season we have no giveaway games to land us in a false position and tonight the bottom three looks cast in stone. Once relegation becomes fact the board needs to shed its image as ditherers and act fast on appointing a manager. Having made that decision the man in charge will have to oversee a player cull and then bring some in. It is a complex task and why immediate returns to the PL are not that common. At least we are debt free and will not need to prioritise meeting FFP (Financial fair play rules). We will leave the trolls to worry about that.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Firstly may I suggest that you change your username "stayingup! as i kind of think that's not really appropriate anymore,actually i kind of think it is rather a bit silly if you ask me,secondly a Norwich city supporter with a username "wallybrain" sums you all up, laughable...

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    1961tractorboy

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • 1961 tractor boy... we may be coming down to meet you at Portaloo Road again, but at least we have tasted Premiership delight for three years, and will be dropping with a good bank balance. Meanwhile, all you can do is dream and dream again of play off success and hope that your tattered club and its mealy mouthed supporters in your two bit town don' go bankrupt...

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Dream on.... we will stay in the Championship where we belong until this backward looking Board ship out. Let's be 'avin you!

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • I think Norwich season is pretty much summed up by wasting 28 million & the fact that arguably there best most gifted player (Wes Hoolahan) doesn't even want to be @ the club & is desperate to leave! He said some pretty horrible things about Norwich in January! On the plus side if relegation is confirmed and Norwich manage to hold on to The Leeds players they have, a Becchio Hooper strike force should see Norwich easily promoted next season!

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    Stat-Matt

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • ''Dan, clearly my comments are too intelligent for you to understand, you just don't want to here the truth..blah blah..'' Mr canaryinslovenia, clearly your comments are so intelligent that you have invented a new way of spelling.

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    Johny

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Pathetic shambolic and utterly useless but with that defence and those prolific strikers "not" a real masterstroke by CH by the way what eles do you expect now in the bottom three and soon to propping up the entire league what was it that private james frazer from dads army say oh yes "were doomed" laughing stock on sky tv by a country mile see you all at carrot road soonoh happy days tick tock tick tock...

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    1961tractorboy

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • We were always going to lose at old Trafford and about to drop into bottom 3. Time to focus on the next two matches.. Hopefully against teams with little to play for in the league and cup finals on their minds, providing a lot of results go our way of course. RVW must not play again this season.. I would play Fer up front as he is the only big strong man with touch in the squad.. He should be setting up snodgrass and hooper who are the only two players who can finish. DItch the wingers and play Tettey, Johnson and Howson in midfield. Olssen and Whittaker can both overlap if we need width.. In my mind these are our best fit players.. Although arguably Bennett could swap with Whittaker and play Martin at RB...

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    jops

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • We were relegated weeks ago -after the West Brom game, in fact. We've blown £28,000,000 on powder puff players who are responsible for the club being relegated with a whimper. It will take between 10-15 years before we have a realistic chance of promotion back to the top flight. What a fantastic board we have at this club - well done to all!

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    57charles

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • We were relegated weeks ago - after the West Brom game in fact. We've blown £28,000,000 on powder puff players who are responsible for this club being relegated from The Premier League with a whimper. It will take between 10-15 before we hace a realistic chance of returning.

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    57charles

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • We were always going to struggle in the "Final Four", and yesterday was no exception, the damage was done by our previous manager, and an inept board, who did, or refused to recognize our plight early enough... I'm gutted to the bone, that yet again we have been so badly let down, by a Club that says the fans are the 12th man, but they refused to listen, I feel so sad for all the people who scrape a living, one way or the other by Norwich being in the top division, we've all been let down... AGAIN

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    OLDYELLA

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Our team were completely inept yesterday, it looked as though we were safe from relegation, they need a good kicking as a team today, Staying up I fully agree with your comments they too (the trolls) are completely inept, both from a footballing sense and using the English language they have no reason to be in this site. Their time would be much better spent looking at threir navels asking why they are not good enough to make the play offs!

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    JB

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • To the Ipswich trolls on here who by the look of it have difficulty in stringing two coherent words together...a guaranteed 6 pts for Norwich next season!

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    stayingup

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • That was an awesome performance by Manchester United even with CLEVERLEY in the team, it could have really been double figures? However Mr Giggs don't go thinking that this management lark is a breeze. Norwich turned up hoping for the best but never believing it and are being lead by a man who a few weeks ago was managing the kids in the kiddies league but by some miracle now finds himself a Premiership manager! I do feel sorry for Norwich fans having to watch that kind of performance every week! As for that clown McNally is it? Seeing him cry @ the end of the Game you beat Spurs on Sky because it meant he didn't have to sack Houghton. By heck how self obsessed was he, making it all about him, look at me!!!! Then he needed more attention so he ended up sacking Houghton & putting in the the guy Adams for which he says in news conference that they aren't really confident in the man but they feel they need to GAMBLE! GAMBLE? With a Clubs future???? That guy shouldn't be aloud to attend matches let alone run a club! However Norwich were lucky to stay up this season & I expect that luck to continue. Chelsea away isn't that bad as they will be concentrating on a possible champions league final while Arsenal will field a much weakened team @ your place as Champions lge qualification will be sewn up by then & they will be resting players for FA Cup final!

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    Stat-Matt

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Why did we start with WolfWinkle I believe he along with Fer cost us the game... Start with Emander and Hooper and replace Fer with hoolahan

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    Colby Army!

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • From what I saw of the 90 mins yesterday it looked like Chris Hughton team all over again, defend contain and breakaway as an when, then ....capitulate embarrassingly. On that performance the canaries will need a miracle to stay up !

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    Colby Army!

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Much admiration for NA... he can talk a good talk, but can't walk the walk. Team selection very suspect yesterday. Why Hooper and Tettey didn't start beats me. We could also have done with a bit of weaving magic from the likes of Hoolahan. I couldn't believe that RvW started! There was one moment when he received the ball outside the area, but rather than run through the gap left by two defenders, he paused, looked over his shoulder and passed it wide! And why replace him with Elmander, for flip's sake? Should have been a straight swap for Hooper. Hate to say it, but we would have had more chance of picking up points with Hughton at the helm. Before you all shoot me down in flames, I wanted the Hoots out at Christmas, then when the Board missed their chance I was banking on him leaving at the end of the season whether or not we survived. I still believe that for all his negative tactics, Hughton would have grinded out the points that we so desperately need. Now we have Neil Adams as the fall guy, playing gung ho football, that may please the supporters with the associated spin of pride and passion, but it's all window dressing designed to take the heat off an old and incompetent Board who should really take the blame for the hopeless situation in which we find ourselves.

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • As NCFC fans we don't start from objective positions. And the insults flying around this forum are all part of the fun.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • I don't think ANYONE here is burying anything in the sand. I'm just saying that you would do well to respect the views and opinions of everyone else and try to be a LOT less insulting to everyone. Although if you're employed as NCFC Manager next season I'll happily apologise to you.

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    Dan

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Dan, clearly my comments are too intelligent for you to understand, you just don't want to here the truth and like all the other happy clappers just want to bury your head in the sand.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Bassong has been a liability this season so I can see why he's been dropped. But Wes I'm not sure about. Apart from lack of physical presence he can't be worse than Fer or Gutierrez.

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    Dan

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Bring back Billy Punton !!!!

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    Roots

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • So, where are Basson and Hooley ????

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia, some people put quite intelligent and objective comments on here. You should try it sometime. Everyone here supports the same team and wants the same thing - whether they agree on the hows or whys is another thing, but all you do is insult and hurl bile at everyone and anyone connected to the club, any supporters that don't share your opinions. Find a Slovenian team and spew bile all over them.

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    Dan

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Not quite sure why Hooper was dropped today, especially after he scored against Liverpool. How can RVW be preferred??? Also wouldn't play Redmond again this season, his passing is terrible and it goes straight to the opposition - as do Ruddys goal kicks.

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    Henry

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Jimhow, you are correct Russel Martin is just not EPL quality, the problem is the alternatives are either worse or just not interested in playing anymore. Bassong is presumably sulking his Daddy has gone, and hope he never plays for Norwich again

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • For the first forty minutes we did okay but even then I thought it was only a matter of time until Man U scored and that after they did we'd be done for. We're just not in the same league. Figuratively and soon literally.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • We have all seen some poor performances this year and im sure many will disagree but Russ Martin is a fraud to call himself a defender, as soon as someone comes near him he runs away and lets them have all the time on the ball they want and as for RvW, I thought he was lacking confidence but had a chance to run at the defence and just passed sideways to nobody and lost possession. Still 2 games, still hope, very small but it aint over yet

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    Jimhow

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Very good Timbo, no doubt the happy clappers like Johny and Dubai even in J une when we are relegated will be hoping 3 other clubs will be relegated instead on rules infringements or maybe the EPL will suddenly be expanded to 24 teams. They just don't get how much damage Hughton and McNally have done to our great Club

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • If you really think we'd be better with Hughton back "Johny" then I wish your Dad had used one....!

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    Timbo

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Johny, you are a complete deluded fool like the Norwich board,

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Same tone we've come to hear from canaryinslovenia + rottsrool, they clamoured for Hughton to get ditched but if fans had backed him, we may be in a better position than after the board hit the panic button. Adams has a thankless task,good luck to him, but it would have been a strong but correct decision to have stuck with Hoots. Ironically, all those who called him clueless for leaving Hoolahan out, are now left wondering if he may have featured under Hughton along with the likes of Jonas Gutierrez. To have a chance in big games, surely creative players are needed in the side. Ricky VW, should be fourth choice and Becchio still waits for someone to give him a chance. But it has to be said, Gary Lineker was right, it was a crazy decision to sack the manager at this stage.

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    Johny

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • That was pretty damn awful.United seemed to have the freedom of the pitch.We must surely have the three worst strikers that the club has employed.I have no sympathy whatsoever with RVW,a truly shocking season

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    Trevor Sadd

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Sad to see the prancing donkey fans from Portaloo Road have surfaced like a bad smell from the sewer but sadly most of their remarks take some reading let alone understanding. They have nought to sing about anyhow, missed the playoffs, hopelessly in debt and own nothing of great note but despite relegation they are obviously somewhat green at what we have got up here. The pleasing thing is that no one took any note of them and dismissed them for what they are but at least it will ensure us of six easy points next season.

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • If we are splitting hairs ROTTSROOL, it was his third game, or have you conveniently forgotten one. Read my post FOOL, honeymoon over means we dont get carried away by the fantasy of Adams being able to keep us up, lets get down to business and play the right way, not Hoots way.

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    barnsleycanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Forty three minutes till MOTD. Please don't let us be first

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Delia can't sing, and she certainly isn't fat. Therefore it is not over yet, despite what the Trolls belch. Kick it off, and keep your chins up, you never know

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Townman, living in the past? Are you Jethro Tull?

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Never in the field of footballing endeavour has so much money been wasted on such an ineffectual player as Van Wolfswinkel!

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Unfortunately it is a huge rebuilding job, about 15 to 20 players in the squad have come to the end of their careers and need to be shipped out. Off loading them isn't easy and once again we could easily end up in Div 1 before the club is sorted out. Hughton has left one hell of a mess to clear up and McClueless should take half the blame as well. He has to go not worth a penny of his overflated salary

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Gutlessly Hughtonesque!

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Yeah- I called for " Hughton Out " after the Man City debacle. For once McNasty's razor judgement has let him down, mainly cos he appointed Clueless in the 1st place + didn't want to admit he'd made a mistake. NA is trying his best, but all options do need to be considered re: long-term managerial appointment. I don't think Lambo would come but yes I'd take him. I don't even like the man on a personal level, but I'd still have him as manager again- OTBC !

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    Timbo

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • A fine city that's a typical comment from you lot is that all you do is live in the past that was 4 years ago we can all go on about 5 yes 5 -0 but we don't get over it or is that all you have still can't wait to watch dids stick a 20 minute hat trick past you

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    Townman

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Yeah...not good but like Forsby on canary call still a half chance of staying up....what has NA done with Hooley and Bassong??

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Relegation need not be "worse than death" but a chance for rebirth and renewal as a new,young team can emerge and this time the bankers wouldn't be banging on the door threatening administration.The bookies make us favourite to come bottom.Otherwise,anyone got any spare miracles available?

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • I'd accept the devil himself if he could get us playing football, get us scoring goals, get us winning games.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • yep, we're down... alas. two more thrashings, five years in the Championship - maybe one in League One - then back to the Prem for more of the same.... heartbroken

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Super fan, would you be the same majority of fans who backed Hughton for 18 months. Clueless

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • It was always a big ask. So many regrets this season. Hughton not going when everyone but the board could see it. The pathetic transfer window signing two old has beens instead of someone to score us goals. We don't deserve to stay up. There are not many of this team I would want to keep. It would be great to see us produce a Sunderland type performance at Chelsea but I think we all know it won't happen. The future is Loza, McGeehan, The Murphys, Morris with some of this team and a couple of top Championship strikers thrown in managed by Malky probably.Time to regroup and come back stronger. Long term we need investment in the club or we will end up bitter and twisted like our neighbours down the road.

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    suffolkcanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • I have nothing against Snod, he has his moments, however, as our league position shows..we don't win very often. Perhaps if he were somewhere else and Ruddy stopped bangin' it up to where he used to be we might score.. Would've thought Neil might have spotted that..bein a bona fide football expert an all.

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    Gruff

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia----forget it----he will never be accepted back here &i think i speak for the majority of Norwich fan's

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    superfan59

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • pathetic....bring on the Championship!

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Iamlovingit you talk utter rubbish why would you watch a team that you don't like who's the deluded one derrrrrrrr

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    Howesy

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Lambert can name his terms and if that includes sacking every member of the board so be it!

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • BARNSLEY CANARY! Are you serious !!( Honeymoon is over for Adams,) This is his second game in charge FOOL It's going to take time to undo the damage that clown Hughton did.

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    Rottsrool

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • A manager turns up in league one and beats us 7-1, McUseless signs him up, well saves scouting doesn't it, the rest his history, rubbish decision after rubbish decision by a Board that knows nothing about football, THe Board must go and that includes Saint Delia. Clearing up debts has purely arisen from TV money from Lambert keeping us in the EPL. We got lucky at the end of last season when we were already probably the worst team in the EPL now our luck has run out, so stop moaning about luck and get real you happy clappers, start singing " sack the board"

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • I have been optimistic, and still am for points from the last two games - if Chelsea are Champions league focused or downhearted and Arsenal are save for 4th place, then we may salvage something. However, the board has a lot to answer for - allowing Hughton to spend what he did on poor strikers and then hanging on to him far too long. NCFC need a richer and tougher board, who expect success.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • imlovingit Your comments are vacuous as they are asinine. You hate NCFC we all gather that, keep your thoughts to yourself, we are not interested in them especially from a toxic source as yourself.

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    NorthStarRaven

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Poor again from City. It looks like it's over now. As for the trolls, at least we have a few quid in the bank thanks to Sky. Mr Evans must hope that he can rip off a few One Direction fans on there next tour.

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    Tone the moan

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • We love you Burnley we do, We love you Burnley we do

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    spark

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Couldn't agree more with everything you've said. Manager should have gone after we lost 7-0 to man city. As for the players, most are not fit to wear the jersey. I would have lambert back in a heart beat after we get rid McNally.

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    Liverpool canary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Burnley 1 Ipsic 0 - sweet

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    A fine city

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • I wish I could honestly have the same optimism as some Norwich fans who think we can get 4 points from our last 2 games. We have lost 5 in a row, we cant score and cant defend. We are relying on other teams to drop points. So if we cant keep ourselves up and we're praying for others to drop points, then we are just not good enough and don't deserve to stay up.

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    Henry

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • 9-2, that's NINE-TWO. 5-1 away and 4-1 at home.

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    A fine city

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • For some reason we failed to get out of the starting blocks today, few players came out with any credit apart from Snodgrass, Ruddy and Olsson. Ruddy does have one weak point and that is dealing with hard hit shots from outside the box, therefore the defence and midfield must make sure they close players down, today we failed miserably I am afraid. We all knew it was going to be a tough ask going into the last four games and can only hope that luck turns our way in one of the two games remaining but I will not hold my breathe. However, I will still be there next season, I wonder how many of the players will be?

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • And little yellow birdie. or steady on.. or all your other faces I've half interacted with throughout this season.. apologist,zealot...employee? Either way you have a turn of phrase that grates on me.

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    Gruff

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Predictable result but Man U can't take a lot of credit from that performance as Norwich have little premiership quality . The league needs to be made smaller as we are are embarrassing to watch with the gulf in class. If England have to face the likes of RVW & Fer in the world cup then we will have no problems. Back to the under 10s for Adams,our only hope is to bring back Lambert who will surely get the sack from Villa. We are terrible & deserve to get relegated but at least Ipswich will stay down so we do have something to smile about.

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    spark

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Never thought I would hear myself saying that I look forward to being relegated so that we can rebuild and get rid of the deadwood. So many players aren't fit to wear the jersey. I am fed up watching what has been for the most part of this season, clueless, passionless and boring football. We fans deserve better. The Board got it wrong too and through their arrogance ignored the fans call to get rid of CH before Christmas. We don't deserve to be playing in the EPL.

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    Hurdy Gurdy Man

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Hilarious!! Welcome to the championship!!... guaranteed you'll be getting a battering next year as well!!.... Hahaha hahaha hahaha! On the ball city never mind the danger!!!.... danger?... what danger? ... your playing football... or should I say your standing there, chasing shadows, while everyone else plays football around you!!! Hahaha hahaha hahaha! Anyone nicknamed the canaries & play in green & yellow deserve to be relegated!

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    imlovingit

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • imlovingit, bore off you inadequate fool.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Lambert? Whats he got to do with how awful we are? When he was in charge most of our performance were inspirational, we only lost because the other team were better.. Since he left, we've lost regardless... You, I'm afraid clapped us all the way..

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    Gruff

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • When all's said and done, if we're down, we're going down with a club in way better shape than when we arrived in the Premiership three seasons ago. We'll still get prize money at the end of this season way bigger than what we got last season, plus parachute payments. Damn the Glazers to hell for doing this just before our game. No doubt Chelsea will now beat Liverpool and they'll be going all guns blazing for the title when they visit us. Oh well.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Brilliant result. Norwich have been poor ever since they were promoted. I have watched a lot of their games as I live local and they have been lucky for a couple of seasons now. It's great to see that their luck has run out at last!! Ncfc are the worst team in the prem by far & this season but this time crowned as the laughing stock of the league!! It's a shame in one way that they are going to be relegated as who are we all going to laugh at now you have gone?? Clueless owners.. deluded fans... and league 1 players ... as for RVW. .. who's afraid of the big bad wolf?? .... no one!!.... good luck with trying to of load him next season!! Hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha!

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    imlovingit

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Trevor - you may recall RvW doing exactly the same thing when he had an opening in front of goal in a recent home game. He can't decide whether to go forward, sidewards or even backwards. His contribution to our season has been one goal - quite an expensive one, eh?! Quite how he found his way into the Prem League beats me. Surely we must have bought the wrong RvW?!!! Is the real one still out there somewhere, scoring goals?!

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Footyboy16

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Ha ha! Told you you were doomed!!

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    Chalkyblue

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • A bunch of over payed let downs no passion no heart no spirt we really are in a bad way, but I love the shirt not the ,let downs in it the board don't deserve the fans that they have and that will still be there in the championship

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    Howesy

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • McNasty's head should be on a pike? Who set up for getting us here from League one in the first place? What are you, a goldfish?

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • No good hoping for other teams to keep us up. We are where we are and where we will be come May because we haven't been even half good enough. The table doesn't lie. We can cling to belief but realistically I can't see us winning either of the two remaining games so 32 points just wouldn;t suffice.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Just seen Lambert's press conference after the 4-1 defeat to Swansea. I've never seen PL so down in the mouth and back-peddling in an interview - I can't see his romance in the villa has much more mileage left on the sundial !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Talk about Deja Vue, can't believe i have witnessed a clone of Hughton. Adams had the perfect opportunity to play expansive football against a united team as fragile as us, but what does he do? He read the Hughton book of football and went for an ultra defensive"lets not concede" approach. Honeymoon over Mr Adams.

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    barnsleycanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Cannot understand why NA started with RVW, who has looked awful all season, or that Howson remained on the pitch for 90 minutes. RVW was given a peach of a ball first half with nobody within ten yards, I would expect any striker to take in on and run at their slow central defender but he simply dithered on the ball and even failed to lay the ball off. We got exactly what we deserved today I am afraid.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Adams looks like a rabbit in the headlights, stuck on the bench totally clueless. City had little chance of staying up with Hughton, but even less once they had made the change. As for leaving out the only player capable of passing to another yellow shirt in the opponents' half, it's a total joke. The only consolation is City's "highest paid director" won't be getting his £900,000 performance-related bonus this year - perhaps he ought to give the club a refund.

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    Outside The Box

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Just look at the Norwich City stories mentioned above these posts. There are five. The first four show all the baseless optimism that football is famous for. It's all talk. The only headline that matters is 4-0. I suppose we've just got to grin and bear it when twits like Townman gloat( although I don't know what any Town fans have got to gloat about) the EADT has also been full of empty rhetoric ( look it up Townman) about the playoffs and with just as much effect. Looks like the old farm derbies are on for next year. Adams was handed a poison chalice by an incompetent board and shouldn't carry the can but there's got to be a wholesale shakeout of players in the close season. What we need is a wholesale shake out of the board but thatll never happen. How much does it cost to get to Darlington?

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    rjukancanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Presume we will see Macnasty floating down the Wensum soon.

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    superfan59

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Well well well, different week, same outcome.. so whats changed? oh yeah nothing. well "Townsman" total agree although not an Ipswich supporter I think your team will be playing a bunch of chimps next season.... Ryan Giggs manager for 1 game ,won 1 game. Neil Adam 100% record might as well kept Chris Hughton.. Arsenal and Chelsea next Oh dear me... that sinking feeling is coming and the vultures are over head. the grim reaper is at the door....

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Depressing stuff. There is now no escape! Next season we need only players who want to give their all for NCFC; all mercenaries can jog on.

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    la barbe

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Looks like we are going to be Stoke and Palace supporters in the next 2 weeks. As they will be the only players we can rely on to keep us up!

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    pug

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Frankly we were hopeless! Yes it was Man U but they weren't exactly cutting edge. Just that we made them look so good. Our defending was appalling. Just how three players could have let a ball trickle through, resulting in their penalty I will never know. Nobody went near to Rooney when he scored the second. We just stood off him and that has been a recurring feature of our dreadful defending all season. We had chances in the first half to break on them but we had no pace and our passing was woeful. Much of our play revolved round tactics that went out with the Ark - slow square passes, followed by a back pass to Ruddy, who just hoofed it aimlessly upfield. It was simply beyond belief and embarrassing to think just how many people on tv witnessed this witless display. What Neil Adams made of it I shudder to think. Might have been better fielding his youth team. Sadly, I feel this team isn't even good enough for the Championship. As for RvW, words fail me. At least Elmander when he came on was prepared to have a go. Good job we're not playing Luton Town next week, only Chelsea!!!!!

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • McNasty's head should be on a pike

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    Gruff

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Spineless performance.. passing bck to Ruddy so that he can kick it to the right wing doesn't work, the supporters know it and every opposition we play knows it. But still you carry on doing it. The passing in the final third was rare and when attempted it was lazy and poor. How any of you think you earnt your wage beggars belief. Pathetic performance coming on top of two other fruitless endeavours. Why is it we only develop an attacking potency once two nil down. The same goes for referee and linesman's decisions, starstruck and sycophantic, we only get the rub when there is little chance of us gaining advantage, seasonus orriblus an' no mistake

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    Gruff

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • In this season of bad days this wasnt quite our worst.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • pretty awfu,l our downfall is worse than I was afraid of.

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    citycanary

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • where`s your lot playing next season ????? cant wait , every cloud and all that !

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    marcohendy

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • where`s your lot playing next season ????? cant wait , every cloud and all that !

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    marcohendy

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Despite some awful teams in the EPL this year Norwich will finish the bottom, frankly I don't think this team will survive a season in the championship, will be back to league one pretty soon. Much will depend on how much of the junk we can get rid off in the close season, on their contracts they are going to be difficult to offload.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Now that's how you play for your new manager not like 100% Adams still I got to look at what 25 30 mil of total utter rubbish looks like lmfao see you in the championship CHUMPS ha ha ha ha ha

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    Townman

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

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