Neil Adams’ backs Norwich City’s Martin Olsson to learn from Wolves red card fallout

Norwich City boss Neil Adams wants Martin Olsson to learn from his Wolves' red card reaction. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Norwich City boss Neil Adams wants Martin Olsson to learn from his Wolves' red card reaction. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Friday, August 15, 2014
7:15 AM

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson must learn from his red card reaction that earned him an FA charge for putting his hand on the chest of referee Simon Hooper.

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Olsson had until Thursday evening to respond to the FA, following his response to a second booking during Sunday’s 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves.

The Swedish international is suspended for this weekend’s home league game against Watford and Norwich chief Neil Adams confirmed the left-back will be disciplined by the club, over and above any further FA sanctions.

“I have spoken to him and the lad is genuinely gutted. He is disappointed in himself. He knows he made a mistake there,” said the City boss. “The only thing we can look at it in his defence is that there was no aggression. I remember the Paolo Di Canio incident, we all do, and he didn’t mean to do that. It was just the disappointment and frustration of getting the red card.

“Of course, you can’t do that. You can’t touch the referee. It is simple as that. We know it and more importantly he knows it as well. I’ve said to him you can not do that, regardless of circumstances, but he is not that type of player. He has a good disciplinary record and he is a great lad. He will be disciplined by the club. If he misses games unnecessarily, and by that I mean extra bans, then he knows what the policy is.”

9 comments

  • Neil, which bookie is offering odds that he will learn from Wolves red card fall out? Did you back him each way?

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    waclor

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Well said by the Norwich Manager! Go for it Neil!

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    kenfoggo

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Is there something in the background? Didn't he go back to Sweden recently for personal reasons? Was my player of season. Could do the Midfield role in front of Garrido. Garrido would benefit from watching videos of Drury's posional play.

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    Pondlife

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Is there something in the background? Didn't he go back to Sweden recently for personal reasons? Was my player of season. Could do the Midfield role in front of Garrido. Garrido would benefit from watching videos of Drury's posional play.

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    Pondlife

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Agree with Dubai Canary. I'm not sure Turner, Whittaker, Martin (certainly as a centre-back) and even Garrido have the quality for the Championship. Also irritates me we are playing Martin out of position (although clearly by squad no's Adams thinks centre half is his position), rather than picking Ryan Bennett. A decent young centre-half who could get better.

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    Colin

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • I cannot help but think the media coverage of this has a lot to answer for. Had the TV not highlighted the event, I suspect the Ref would have let it drop in the first place. Hopefully his previous record will be taken into account and they will see fit to only give him a fine or one extra match ban, however, as he plays for a so called smaller club they might get silly. Such a shame as he was arguably our best player last season, certainly our best defender by a country mile.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • I agree Swiss. Can't ever remember him picking up a yellow card before this. Just think his frustration boiled over. He knew we weren't playing well and he himself was subject to 'close attention' from one or two Wolves players, which the referee chose to turn a blind eye to.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Not a worry about Olssen, but are Martin, Turner & Whittaker good enough at the back ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Can we not make this whole thing bigger than it needs to be. He is not guy with discipline issues, he had some bad luck, got carried away for a second and has taken the consequences. I am sure that he has learned his lesson.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

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