Neil Adams rues Norwich City’s lack of killer instinct in Fulham Premier League defeat

Neil Adams was left to rue Norwich City's lack of a killer instinct. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Neil Adams was left to rue Norwich City's lack of a killer instinct. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, April 12, 2014
6:11 PM

Neil Adams admits Norwich City’s lack of killer instinct cost them dearly again in a 1-0 Premier League defeat to relegation rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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Hugo Rodallega’s predatory instincts proved the difference on another frustrating day for Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who was denied by a brilliant one-handed parry from David Stockdale before Rodallega opened the scoring in the 40th minute. Robert Snodgrass struck the top of the bar with a first half free kick and City carved out a number of other clear openings either side of the interval.

Norwich’s seventh consecutive away defeat in the league in 2014 kept them mired fourth from bottom and saw the side directly below them, Fulham, cut the deficit to just two points. Cardiff’s away win at Southampton further tightened things up and Adams is well aware Norwich’s lack of productivity threatens their top flight survival ahead of a daunting run-in which starts next week with the visit of title-challenging Liverpool.

“We have not scored enough goals all season. That is quite clear. What makes it galling after a performance like that you feel you deserve something,” he said. “We were confident of winning the game. We came out in the second half with that same positive approach. We nearly got caught at the end but that was when we were chasing it.

“Ricky needs a goal. He scored the first game of the season, he came with a hefty price tag and he works his socks off. He gives you everything you want from a centre forward but they are paid to get goals and he knows that.”

Adams admitted the mood inside the away dressing room was one of despondency after another fruitless trip to Craven Cottage.

“It’s hard to take. Very hard to take with what we’ve done all week with them and what we’ve asked the players,” he said. “I couldn’t ask any more. I thought they were first class with the desire and the commitment they realised the situation they were in. I thought we got it tactically spot on. We dominated for long spells and we had chances and we haven’t taken them. That is what has ultimately cost us; all the good play but we have to score goals.

“We created five or six very good chances and the keeper has made one fantastic save from Ricky. We defended well, apart from the goal itself which was a costly mistake at this end of the table, but I can’t fault them. We have a dressing room of desperately sad people but if we can stick with that level of commitment, yes, we have four very tough fixtures but we have something to fight for.”

Adams made six changes to his starting line up from the last game of Chris Hughton’s era against West Brom. The Norwich boss confirmed afterwards team captain Seb Bassong had been left out purely for tactical reasons after training most of the build up following a knock against the Baggies.

124 comments

  • Hi, BP2! Perhaps another pub conference is needed? Fagen`s in charge of such gigs. I don`t think I`d have the stamina to get daan ter ver smaowk. Anyway, Crocodile Putnee wants to beat me up in Barnes, though we did agree about something recently. BTW, where`s Blaffen Wijs? The boards aren`t the same without his curmudgeonly brand of smartar$edness. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • What city lack is a Holt type player had he been playing Saturday we would have scored it's about time RVW started to justify his price tag.

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    leslie cater

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Well said Whiley Boy! May I ask what school you went to?

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • I'll have to wait until Matt gets back to work at 9am, before the flood gates get opened and almost anything will be passed as Adult comment!

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Oh and my prediction, before you all ask, is 4-1 Norwich. Warm Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • I belive that with Norwich's new attacking approach that they will be a direct title threat to Liverpool's title challenge. There is no way that the team from Anfield will be able to withold Adam's attacking approach. To get all three points at Carrow Rd against Liverpool, I'd recommend a full on attacking approach, as a 'good defense is a good offense'. They simply won't be able to cope and neither will they get in behind the defence, as the pace that they claim to have, does not match that of our defenders. I'm happy that we Liverpool next, they don't stand a chance against the yellow army! OTBC!

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    Whiley Boy

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • It's amazing how this nothing contribution gets published, but anything else I try to say is discarded!

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Comment No 112 disallowed!

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • I'm still optimistic, I'm sure we can get something from Arsenal, Fulham will need 2 wins from 4.... and yesterday they were lucky. I also think WBA and Swansea are still in this. Sunderland need every point they can get, as do Cardiff... I'm not sure we can beat Pool, Chelsea or United away, but Im sure we can have a good crack at it. the team knows the score now, under hughton we were gone, Adams can install belief, remember beating United 2-0 home when we needed it, beating United and Arsenal again last year at home when we needed it, Beating Spurs 1-0 home this season when we needed it, drawing with Man City at home this season when we needed it, we were never going to turn around our shocking away form in 5 days, but we can surely give any team a game at Carrow Road, our losses at home this season to Villa, (very unlucky), Chelsea, United (very unlucky), Fulham who we never beat and WBA our worst performance goes to say we were only EVER going to stay up by getting points at home.... so get behind the team, sometimes playing complacent top of the division teams is better psychologically than bottom teams as we our expected to lose,,, so with nothing to lose lets do it. 3 points should be enough as i think 35 or 36 will be the 3rd team down this season.

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    Robin Sydney

    Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Breameo - that' s because strikers cost more than strickers! Strickers are about 14 million a pair. Strikers are 20 million each!

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    letsbavinu

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • was at the game yesterday. Just about recovered enough to post. We were the better team in the main. Should have at least had a point. Snoddy ran himself into the ground for the cause and deserves a special mention in dispatches. With the example of his spirit (not having been a big fan of his before), the cause is not lost. Lady Luck just needs to get her act together.

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    letsbavinu

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Tell me why we spend all them millions on two strickers and we still don't put them on the pitch at the same time some one at norwich city wake up

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    Breameo

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • No Ken, I disagree, you are not irrational. The United States of America is irrational for being the only country of any size in the Western hemisphere which does not have the beautiful game as its most dominant sport. I too, as I’m sure most of us do, feel that sense of fierce loyalty that goes with being a true supporter to your team. Living as I have done for many years, in London, I find this experience to be at its most intense at away games, and particularly if it is one of the bigger teams. Steve Morrison’s equaliser at the Emirates, or Elliot Bennett’s piledriver at White Hart Lane are memories indelibly etched in the minds of those who were fortunate enough to witness those events. They are the very essence of Norfolk pride. Why else would we be so committed to following what ostensibly boils down to a bunch of blokes kicking a ball about? Whether it has anything to do with Norfolk’s isolation, the possibility that the rest of the country thinks that we are not entirely the full shilling, as in ‘mad for Norfolk’, is hard to judge. I would go so far as to say that we don’t care if they think us mad, because we knew we weren’t when we finally got rid of Hughton. Heck it’s going to take something of a miracle now though isn’t it? If it’s rationality you’re after, I can’t imagine that there are many of us that think we can survive this particular campaign, but what I do know is that every living being with yellow and green blood will be giving it their all next weekend, and that is something that we should all feel proud of. At the risk of sounding ambivalent, I may even turn up for the event. Lord above Brew, my reputation is in tatters.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Er, are you really being kind bristan or so acutely ironic that you deserve the "Troll of the Day" accolade? Two points and some luck will see us safe? No, that's irony, surely. Well, for what it's worth I think 4 points needed. Where from? I've always fancied Arsenal might be three points, leaving one required from the other games. The luck comes in to play as regards other results.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • When you've tackled the lack of a killer instinct up front, don't forget the suicide instinct at the back, Neil.

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    waclor

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I dont understand all the negativity, or the pathetic comments from some of my fellow ITFC followers, as I think you will get at LEAST 2 points from your last 4 games. I think that will be enough and good luck, you will need some.

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    bristan

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • BP2, "Liverpool dessimate Man city". MB, "Liverpool decimate Man City". LC "Liverpool defecate Man City". (Warkytosh, spot the difference). Next week, "Norwich decaffeinate Liverpool.".

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • First comment for ages....disallowed!

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    Pa Snipps

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Had a break and when I got back, I find that every Tom,Dick and Harry has decided to put their 4p in. Not only that, but someone called Jethro, maybe from Cornwall has decided to use my name. There's only one Pa Snipps! ' The Pleasant Pheasant Plucker' from Sprowston. I thought I was in line for a consultancy role when Hoots was finally Hoofed! Alas! it was not to be! Never mind,I'll keep my Plucking Fingers well exercised just in case!. Be in touch!.

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    Pa Snipps

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • IMO I thought NA had done an excellent job motivating the players into an attacking force after nearly 2 seasons of having attacking football trained out of them. Had he been IC alot earlier I am sure City wouldn't be in the position that they find themselves in now. If NA can train the forwards and midfield into putting the ball into the back of the net I am sure we can still survive.

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    goldie

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Just seen image at the top of this article. I thought CH had been fired? CH claims to devastated and shocked. Amazing. If I was him I would have expected the sack every day since Xmas and done something about it. Like changing tactics and doing earlier substitutions. But his real failure was having poor back room staff and making a daft decision by signing Rvw for £8.5 million. A club the size of Norwich can't take that risk. And now it's relegation- get real, there are no more points to be won. 0-4 next Sunday, 0-3 the following two weeks and 1-2 against Arsenal ( arsenal scoring twice in the last ten minutes).

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    Canterbury Tales

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Being relegated is not worse than death (or whatever overblown similar statement McNally made), but it certainly feels like huge depressing disappointment. Not just talking about the loss of income that McNally rattle on and on about (because football is a business and not a sport) but thinking about the loss of prestige and what it means to the Community to have a Premier side in the county. When I watch the Canaries put on a good show I feel an enormous pride that they are representing my home city. I know that is irrational, as most of the players are just foreign journeymen and do not give a hoot about Norwich , the place. But pride is what I feel. I think I will miss that most of all when we slip down into the Championship.

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Half agree with you Johny. I think the board should have kept Hoots although disagree he would have kept us up. However, making the change on the eve of our horrendous finale is plain wrong. The board toughed it out after various debacles during the season so they should have allowed CH to see it through and take credit for whatever he ultimately delivered. They way the club choses managers(as Suffolk mentions - Suffolk, you mentioned a lot!) is something the board needs to reflect on. Perhaps a football man on the inside who can advise. I would elaborate on this some more but reasoned it out this morning on another board and was thrown out by the moderator for being offensive. Having read my contribution through again I have no idea why (sorry kenf, not to be) . In fact I've just caught sight of Tom Taxi's post and need to ask how do you get away with that mate? Factually correct I agree but surely poor old warkytosh must be offended?

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I'd defo have started Beccs yesterday. A striker with a point to prove. Dangerous. I do feel vindicated re: RVW. I never liked him. He's not got the physical game a City front-man needs.The sooner we admit we bought a pig in a poke the better. Just get rid of him ASAP. The glaring omission from yesterday was firepower upfront. That game was @ least drawable. Other teams have now cottoned on that we don't carry much threat in the final third. Beccio + Hooper to start next game please Neil.

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    Timbo

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Whoever said the Chantry dwellers were lucky to be missed by the Luftwaffe made me laugh. Precious little else to grin about.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Btw, I think Neil would be well advised to get out of that Hughtonesque suit and into a `trackie`. At least he`s not wearing a Premier Man pullover.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Could you be more specific, ttt? In pubelic? Still waiting for BP2 to highlight the mistaken identity du jour.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I think that warkystash might be positioned about six inches below his navel because he talks like a complete pr!ck.

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    tom the taxi

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • With a bit of luck Liverpool will have an of day next week. They may come with the attitude that we will be an easy 3pts, and get turned over.

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    alan

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • BP2, - shame on you - a bit too late, - it`s `decimate`. Liverpool beat ManC 3-2, but they had Johnson sent off. Easy 3 points for us there. ;-) FINN.BLUE, it`s `boring`, not `boreing`. Sorry to be boorish, but I did `worn` you....

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Having just watched Liverpool beat Man City, it will be a very tough game next week, and with out fire power we will struggle, why not bring in the Murphy twins and let them have a go, I know one is on loan at Southend, but they can't be as bad as RVW and Hooper

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Agree Canary girl, some encouraging signs yesterday, shame that the wolf in sheeps' clothing couldn't have done the deed. Probably should have been two nil, but that would have been harsh. Trying to be entirely neutral, think Fulham just edged it. Just watching Liverpool dessimate Man City. Could be tricky next week. A voice inside my head says play Bassong up front, and I tell him to head south along the A140, in no uncertain terms. To be fair, I think he's as desperate as I am. Its no use complaining about the past anymore. There's hardly time for analytical debate. All we can do is hope that Neil Adams is a tactical genius, who just happens to have a magic wand, and a touch of the William Wallace about him. Always remember, it isn't over until the fat lady sings. Just keep Delia out of the bar

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I shout meself horse evry weak for them bois but Daphne reckens that I shoudnt bother an that football int really are thing in Norfolk sew maybe I shoud consertrate on the cribbage an the birds. But Ill be blewed if Im gon ter listen to the ol trout speshly when were moving back to Attleburgh next month. Well be back where we belong an Ill keep going down Carrow Road an booing with the rest of you.

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    Mr Jethro Parsnip

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I support Neil Adams now he is in charge but as a humble supporter I have concluded that after 21 hours without hitting the net, RVW should be 4th choice striker and should never have started such a vital game. To all those who say he hasn't had the service, I offer this alternative theory - he is a donkey. A big opportunity missed, in my opinion Becchio andor Hooper should be starting. To be fair on Adams, if the board were going to make the change, they should have given him more time but of course, they should never have taken the weak decision of giving Hoot the boot in the first place. I believe Hughton would have kept us up but now we look doomed. I used to be a happy clapper but it ain't over until the fat lady sings.

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    Johny

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Suffolk Canary after that post you should try for a run in politics..Boreing.Bla Bla .

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    FINN.BLUE

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Rue the lack of chances taken, well he did play the worst centre forward in all 4 divisions, what do you expect.

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    OLDYELLA

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Thas a bloomun cheek. I bin GOING DOWN cARROW Road evry saturdy since i were a boi when the birds int layin anyways. My boi just got me this Calculater an shewed me how to right the letters. Jethro is me real name but Parsnip int thas Bullfinch but Cyril said Id got to have a alien so as folk dont recognise me. Cyrils a good boi. He does the pianos in Hunstanton. We int dun yet. Thas four games what we can win an whatever happens at least we can be prewd of are boys all them luvly parades weave had.

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    Mr Jethro Parsnip

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • performance improved.spirit better. what will be will be, but what have been if the board had had the 'cojones' to act earlier -we will never know. 4 tough games yet but hope springs eternal.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I agree with most of the recent posts. Some promising signs yesterday that we are playing as a team again. Whatever happens in my view we have to address the following.. 1. The appointment of a manager is all important. A bad one can cost you. A good one is priceless. McCarthy down the road is currently proving you CAN polish one. Even Pulis has instilled belief in an ordinary team. 2.Bassong is never going to be a captain. Get rid of the deadwood, the mercenaries, the non triers. 3.Whoever scouted van Wolfswinkel should be replaced with a subscription to 'World Soccer'. 4.Start integrating the best of our successful youth team, the Murphys, Loza, McGeehan, Morris etc. 5. We need to develop a swift, counter attacking style. If we go down we will have to win at places like Wolves, Leeds, Forest, Watford. Too many of our players lack pace and our build up play is too ponderous. Learn how to pass and cross a football to someone in the same colour shirt. 6. We lack leaders and winners all over the pitch. Sign some. If Grant Holt comes up on a free, sign him. If we go down sign the best players from other teams in that league. 7. We need to have at least two 20 goal a season strikers. QPR have one in Austin. He got injured and QPR have wilted. 8. The team is not fit enough. We no longer score late goals. Successful teams win games with late goals. 9. Keep players out of the media. Do your talking on the pitch or shut up. 10.The board must learn from their mistakes. You sometimes have to speculate to accumulate. The transfer window was a disaster. The board is half Machiavelli, half Tufty club. Sort it out. Someone remind me what Stephen Fry is there for? 11.I never want to see another inverted winger at Carrow Road. 12. Sort out the set pieces. Defend them and maybe even score from some. 13. We still lack a clever player who can unlock packed defences. Have a back up as this type of player will be kicked in the air if we go down and may get injured, 14.To Neil Adams, only compliment the opposition when we have beaten them. 15. Long term we need to find a buyer to put serious cash into the club. While we lack one we will always be taking long shots on players and hanging round the bottom of the table. 16. Appoint a penalty taker. With Hughton gone there is a real chance we may get a penalty. 17.Nice doesn't win anything. Neither did Roeder of course but a good copbad cop would work. We are not Little Norwich. 18. We are where we deserve to be. Let's work together and sort it out. 19. The club belongs to the fans. Even the most distinguished members of the board are just custodians. We care. My nephew is 7. He goes to school surrounded by fans of bigger teams, Some of our performances this year have reduced him to tears. As the players sit in their 4x4s just consider that. He is the future of the club. Why would he pass up Chelsea, Liverpool etc for us??? 20. Good luck Neil. You care as we do. Now go on and make us proud.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Hew can them beggars from Ipswich, take the Micky out of are good ol boys. They int got nothing to crew about. What have they ever won?

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    Mr Jethro Parsnip

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I really liked Swiss`s piece on schadenfreude. The Archanters are determined to prevent me replying. They are probably hoping it makes me miserable. As long as they`re happy... (Swiss, the attempted theme was `The Politics of Envy\Reverse Schadenfreude.) Another day, maybe?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Well I for one am very encouraged by yesterdays effort. I think NA did a sterling job getting the team to play for each other and pose a credible threat on the Fulham goal. Yes we were unlucky to lose; but we saw the first shoots of the Norwich we are all used to. I still firmly believe we can avoid relegation. As others have said its not over until it is mathematically impossible! We can beat the big boys and with NA having another week to get his ideas across; we stand a very good chance of pulling off a shock win. So lets give the lads and NA our full support and shout our great club across the finishing line!! On the Ball City and Never Mind the Danger. We the fans are with you every step of the way!!!!

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    Canarygirl

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Brilliant analysis of trolling Swiss. It so enraged warkys-tosh he completed four full sentences in response. (Probably bit through his tongue while concentrating so hard).

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • That`s weird. The post I sent, once, to el dingo arrived twice. The one I sent, twice, to Swiss Canary didn`t arrive at all. I hope nobody takes any pleasure in the agony this has caused me.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Hi, el dingo. No, I only pick on syntax & spelling when it`s done by abusers, trolls or smart ar$es! Anyway, to be perfectly honest (as always) I didn`t understand your bit of bibliography! Same Old Testament to tell the truth.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Completely agree with LYB. Not the end of the world. Fresh starts and all that. Admittedly it's been a joke to away fans who probably won't see any of that posi sentiment and to an extent, understandably so. Alas, dems the breaks.I say let's get behind team Norwich smack it to the last four games. If we stay up we can offload the jetsam and if we go down the same. OTBC!!!

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Hi, el dingo. No, I only pick on syntax & spelling when it`s done by abusers, trolls or smart ar$es! Anyway, to be perfectly honest (as always) I didn`t understand your bit of bibliography! Same Old Testament to tell the truth. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I like your half-full glass LYB

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Finn.Blue you are just nit picking

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Poor Neil Adams should have never taken the job as he will loose it at the end of the season i feel very sorry for him when the blam lies with Delia and her board

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    DOBBY1970

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Brew I remember reading some time ago David Cuffley left Archie to do something more marginal but probably more interesting. Surprised you didn't react to my misspelled Biblical quote:)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Id the board o be leave that Neil Adams had more time things would have been different but as we know he has not got time on his side. because the board din't sack Hughton was not sacked in January .Sorry to say that Norwich are going down and are hanging over the trap door that no body can stop the rot has set in because of the board they have them self to partly blame for not acting sooner and we know that Hughton bought £ 8.5 million on a unone striker and others he panicked and brought in a loan striker that couldn't score goals when he played for Bolton .I just hope know the board has a plan for the drop or can they get that wrong as well of cause that can thats what they duo the board should have been sacked as well they don't have a clue .All the last 3 years gone down the drain well done Deliaand here board.

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    DOBBY1970

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Maybe we should turn it on it's head, if we take the attitude that we're already relegated then we could consider the next four games as a promotion opportunity. If we do get relegated then in many respects it's not the end of the world. The club is debt free, and on the back of yesterdays showing I think we could bounce back in a season under Adams. The end of the world is not yet nye.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • the damage was done in november december when the board should have acted to dismiss hughton and co, so many people could see it alas they could not the comments about Bassong over the last few months have been numerous and no surprise he never even made the squad yesterday, now lets look on the bright side, a different team turned out yesterday with a more positive approach and can count themselves as being somewhat unlucky not to come away with something, however play like that in the last four games and anything is possible, but please dont blame mr adams, the fault lies clearly at the feet of the board

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    Dave

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • FINN.BLUE - there was a server malfunction, or something, at Archant Towers yesterday, which prevented people posting messages. That might explain it? Up to 68 comments and rising now - including 15 by those of the troll tendency.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Now there was a proper striker - Grant Holt. Spot on, SwissCan! David Cuffley had a letter in yesterday`s EDP, pondering on how well Derby`s Chris Martin might`ve done had he stayed. He has scored 21 goals for Derby so far this season. He was let go for no fee by our Club. A 20+ goal Championship striker for free! The `Carra Charity Bazaar`. Bizarre. Does Mr. Cuffley no longer write for this rag?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • So true. Not like when The Horse seemed to able to sneak a goal from anywhere at the most unlikely angle.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Ok .. Come on all NCFC supporters stop all this doom and gloom, I f we go down it's not the end of the earth, disappointing yes but we can bounce back so lets get behing the team and Neil until the end! To all our Ipswich Town Supporters we welcome you. You can relish the thought of NCFC being relegated but remember what comes around goes around in one form or another? What would be worse for you our religation or you townies losing the double next season to NCFC .. OTBC

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    Keep it Low

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • The main problem yesterday is the same as it has been all season in the strikers when their striker got the ball they looked dangerous and when our striker got the ball we didn't .

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    leslie cater

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Of course there is no merit in `knocking` Neil Adams. The man has accepted the poisoned chalice and is to be commended for that. I think I`ve seen the most nonsensical posting ever today - Warky`s Tash suggesting that dear ol` Dubai Canary is `Bitter`! Dubai Canary, of the eternal optimism, sunny disposition, luxury residences worldwide and lashings of `Yabba Abba Abu Dhabi Dubai Euphoria Elixir`. (Marketed in the UK as `Premier Pollyanna Potion`). Dubai bitter? Never! Warky`s Tash? - a fashion faux pas from the distant past. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • El Dingo, you are correct, unfortunately until Delia goes you really can't expect the Board to make good decisions on football matters , she should stick to cooking

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • After his marking at the free kick Fulham scored from I doubt whether RVW will play for Norwich again, unfortunately I doubt we are even going to get 5p in the pound for him as we try and offload him. The players that HUGHTON brought in are just not good enough for EPL and as many as HUGHTONS players we can offload in the summer the better.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Mene mene tekel upharson And it has been since Christmas. If only our Board knew a bit about football..

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    el dingo

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • That word "rues" has come back out again... Whenever I use it in future I'll always think of EDP24. Suffolk Canary spot on, IF Norwich get relegated that's the crack of the whip. Little Yellow Canary, I concur, we have to dig deep and not be unlucky. If this had been a game near the start of the year people would be like "oh well, we played hard and it's just one of those days." Unfortunately, because it was deemed so precious it's being highlighted to be the clincher that would have stopped being relegated. We've got some matches to play and we can win. Just got to try like they did yesterday. If we go down at least we went down swinging and not lethargically. I really don't see much point in concentrating on what CH has supposedly ruined. He's gone now. People should be behind the boys as it stands and concentrate more on pushing the team and the club forward to whatever's next.

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I see Fry turned up in London well done.

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    PaulH

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Totally unfair to knock Neil Adams. It was Hughton and his coaches who did the damage and got us into this mess. Neil cannot be expected to right the wrongs of the past 20 months. However much I respect what they have done for the club, the Board and CEO must hold their hands up and also take blame for failing to act and sack a long time ago when it was clear to most of us that Hughton was never going to get us anywhere. Their apparent faith in and support for Hughton was misguided. The third failing was our summer signings. And as regards to this I ask the same question as I did when we were making silly, inflated, offers for Hooper: is our scouting system really up to it? In spending all that money there was also a failure to get the right balance. Yes, we needed fire power. But we failed to invest in a proven playmaker and we also needed better quality on the flanks and a better central defender. As it turned out much of the money has been wasted because our goals tally says it all: it is frankly pathetic. Yesterday was just another example of our inability to finish. Goals win games. Yes, the performance level was far better overall. We stopped moving the ball sidewards and slowly and started to make more penetrating use of it. But we didn't have the guile to unlock Fulham's defence when they decided to sit on their lead. Much as I would dearly like to see it, being honest I don't see us getting points from our remaining games. Some say we play better against the better teams. Yes on occasions. But more often we have been totally overrun by the likes of Liverpool and Man City. My heart says otherwise, but my head and logic says we are heading for the Championship. Our dreadful form and the fact that teams around us are managing to pick up points, marks us down for the drop.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Yesterday I was very hopeful that we would get the 3 points and were it not for a decent display from Stockdale , then we would have had them . Today I am accepting of our position , we are where we are because we simply have not been good enough in front of goal , as well as good enough in our own penalty area . Yes we have four very difficult games left , but let's not forget everybody has to play everybody twice . We are just unfortunate that we got these games one after the other . We need to have a real go at the " big boys " , points are on offer and we want them . Whether we stay up or go down will determine which players stay and which ones go , but either way I'll still be a City fan so come on lads give it your best shot and see where it takes you :-)) OTBC

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    mjc75

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Poor old Ipswich Late paying the Creditors again and the real prospect of Administration.........Not all bad then!

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    dave123

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Pointers to the present situation appeared the previous season!! The wins over WBA and Man City [ both teams had nothing to play for] covered up for a poor season! Take six pts off and we would have been very low. The close seasons signing of the Dutch lad was crazy. He lacks physical strength and an excellent first touch for an 8 million player. Those who made the decision on him should have been able to see those weaknesses. Playing him as a target man was never going to succeed. Hooper has had a very raw deal as he sat on the bench having to watch another player fail week after week. My biggest criticism of Chris Hughton is use of the players he had available. By Christmas he knew he needed 23 quality players.Who ever was responsible for not making the decision to buy has brought us to this situation.The cost if the club goes down will far exceed the purchase of those players!!! I am a season ticket holder but Norwich is not my club.I do feel sorry for the supporters who have been let down by the leadership of the club. Relegation if it comes could have been avoided

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    AGT

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • One or two knocking the manager totally without reason. The passion was there for all to see and we should appreciate this fact. The error lies with the board who were excessively kind to CH (in a very human way) but should have axed him in January giving NA a real chance to change the teams attitudes. There may still be a surprising turn of events despite the daunting task ahead. "Wonders still the world shall witness...... OTBC NMTD

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    mardler

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Derek McDonald. We are Guaranteed 6 points off then Suffolk muppets. Sorry to point out poor spelling. Not Just me then ..............

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    FINN.BLUE

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • What a way to treat a new manager, its not his fault where we are, he was asked to do the job, so give him a chance. The only problem at Fulham was we had no one to score as we have had to put up with all seasons. Only consolation is if we gone down, we are guaranteed 6 points off then Suffolk Muppets

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • To all you p-ss takeing posters. About my grammar & spelling i hope that your self consumeing anger will not make you ..............Who care's anyway. At least there are a few that aren't so BITTER .. To them i wish you all well. Never took the p-ss only made point's. So try to get a Life..... ((((( Canary West--Suffolk Canary--Michican Canary ))))).

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    FINN.BLUE

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • This game showed for me what could be done with the players, but the change should have been made many weeks ago, sadly we cannot turn the clock back. Although Neil Adams will show what can be done, the choice for me many many weeks ago would have been Mike Phelan. The cost of replacement would have been negligible to the cost of relegation. Money talks here, and it says everything about what is wrong.

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    Beady

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I'm glad there are Blues fans on here as well as Norwich because there are such similarities in your last Prem adventure. George Burley took you up and got to sixth position with I believe virtually the same players. Then the inevitable happens, he replaces the team players who have the will to win, play for each other and care what happens to their club with a load of old foreign journey-men pro's who are only there for the money. You went down and so will we. That is what the Premier League is now, six good teams and 14 rag-bag groups of matchday fodder. Putting loads of money into football has had as much beneficial effect as adding a pile of coins to a cheese sandwich.

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    waclor

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • We get 1 point Fulham still have to win 2 out of 4: Palace playing well: Its not over yet: Points on the board are better than having to get them. Fulham were lucky today, should have been a draw. We still have two home games. We are better against the big boys at home generally as we are expected to lose. Forget the trips to United and Chelsea, our goal difference although bad could save us....remember 2 wins out of 4.. also WBA and Swansea ahead by a point....its not over yet someone has to beat Liverpool

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    Robin Sydney

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • I saw a completely different approach from the Canaries today. They were a better side than Fulham for much of this game and were unlucky to come away with nothing. Gone were the boring side to side and back passes we witnessed under Hughton. The back four were far more assured and there was a purpose to our play. Keep battling like that and something will come right. Why is it that on the rare occasion Ricky gets it right, the opposition goalie turns into Superman. unlucky Ricky, but what the hell were you thinking about when totally on your own in the opposition penalty area only to make a pass to a shadow?. I like Fer, but again today, he got himself booked for a stupid free kick infringement. Seems like a loose canon at times. Neil has work to do here. I wish him well. He and the lads did everything right today except put the ball in the back of Fulhams net. OTBC

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    Bally High

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Personally, I'm tearing my hair out over the goal situation, but at the end of the day we have good players who work hard and just seem to be horrifically unlucky. They gave it everything today. Can't ask for more. Pick yourself up lads and go again. It's not over until final whistle in the final game. Best of luck as it's about time you had some.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Just hoping that over these last games we somehow catch one or two of the bigs napping, a bit sluggish and disinterested after feasting on the lower orders all season. That, and some really bad luck for those around us. Otherwise it will soon be time to regroup during a, hopefully short, stay in the Championship.

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    Seattlescion

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Hilarious, he just keeps proving the point.

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Pug, does your face, match your name?

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Warky's Tush or whatever your name is. Grow up and get a girlfriend

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    pug

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Swiss Canary, but your club didn't remain loyal to your manager & neither did your so called fans, or have you just woken up? SuffolkCanary, don't you think your name is a contradiction? All, jealousy is something that no Town fan will ever suffer over your football club or your trophy cabinet. Enjoy the remainder of the season.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • I don't mean to be pesimistic, but I just can't see us winning the remaing games. Championship next season, and for that I would like to thank the board. I refuse to accept that they only doubted Hughton after the West Brom game. Just like in the past their gutless approach has ruined everything. Please grow some balls or go.

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    pug

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • wow more Ipswich supporters on here than at Portman Rd

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • What is interesting about the troll-tirade on this page is that recent research has shown that schadenfreude, the taking of pleasure in the pain of others, is most acute when the pain is suffered by a group that are viewed with jealousy and envy by a the group that are expressing it. The intensity of the insults being inversely related to the emotional capacity of the insulters. So the more those donkeys bray, the more they expose their feelings of inferiority. It also makes me proud to support a club who are prepared to operate within their means and to remain loyal to their manager, giving him every chance despite the chorus of disapproval, because they felt that it was the right thing to do. This is a club with strong core values which is finally getting its playing house in order, as shown by the improvement on the pitch. We may not survive this season because of the damage done but the honour is being restored as proven by those asinine responses.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Do younknow what one game under Adams and I feel more confident now than I have all season , we had a go and that's all I've ever wanted , we actually took the game to them ,I think we will be ok because I believe we will beat Arsenal last game to stay up , Thanks Neil enjoyed today's commentry much better than the defensive negative tactics of the last nuggets reign

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    Victor meldrew

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • RVW. The worst Norwich striker in recent years. Reason were getting relegated is not 1 goal scorer in the first team. Like spurs we didn't spend wisely in the summer. Fingers crossed somehow we can get 4 points from the remaining fixtures!

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    STK123

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Use some of the young talent Neil, they would work their buts off for you!!

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • In all seriousness I still think Man U offers a glimmer of hope for you, 4 points would do it IMO and I would rather play you in the prem than the chump. There is always a twist

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    TrueBlue

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • 1p5w1ch fans have come their duff early in the excitement of our defeat and their scraped late win and look at getting off again by trolling on this site!!! OTBC!

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • 1p5w1ch.................row of terraced houses missed by the Luftwaffe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Yes we were better but in the second half I thought they looked more likely to score than we did.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Shame the Board didn't act sooner. A much better away performance, but I'm afraid we were doomed long ago.

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    jigs69

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Suffolk higher education? There's an oxymoron. Do they even have lower education? I would actually like to see Ipswich in the EPL with us. Great to resurrect the derby games in the premier league.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • what has changed nothing,it should be the players get the sack not the manager.

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    DAVE

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Yawn. Are there any NCFC supporters on here tonight? The place is full Ippo supporters with the collective IQ of a peanut. One win against Doncaster and suddenly they are world beaters. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic. For what it's worth I think the situation will bring the club together. Whatever happens we will give it our best shot in the remaining games and probably Malky will get the job. He is not perhaps 1st choice but he knows how to get teams promoted from the Chump. We integrate the best of the youth team, sign some decent replacements and come back up. Parachute payments mean we can sign the best players in that league. The standard is OK but not great as evidenced by ITFC being somewhere near the top. Galling that the likes of Palace and Hull stay up but we are where we are and we move on.

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    suffolkcanary

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Ha, ha what is it with those Norfolk Folk that makes them think it's the people from Suffolk who lack higher education? #potcallingthekettleblack #hoveringoverthetrapdoor

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Listening to the radio, it sounded as though we actually played relatively well considering we were away from home. Just a shame the board left it too late to get rid of the previous manager. However, as has been said before, it is not over until the fat lay sings so lets give it a go. On the other hand there are some good teams in the Championship and far more English players to watch so it is not such a bad prospect in any case.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Owen Coyle, I hear you say? This is getting better.. What a great weekend..

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • I see the under-educated Ipswich lot are out in force tonight. Do schools there cover spelling and grammar? Maybe NA's strategy is to bring in Becchio and Eliott Bennett full of confidence after Friday night to cause upsets.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Better to have done nothing this century than to have done nothing at all. Remind me cousin lovers you have worn what exactly? Milk means f*** all cup you say? I believe if you check my fingers have typed the words dead cat and splat quite accurately. I did warn some bloke called Ged at the start of the season we would pop up to see him once Delias goose was cooked this year, but having seen you lot lose this vitaly important 6 pointer we felt compelled to come and see you a little earlier and let you know just how much we have enjoyed this years capitulation. Micks mighty warriers await with a fearless stare and a never say die attitude, better hope you can offload the over paid dross. I hear Owen Coyle has just been installed as favourite for the job. Malky better get his lawyers out quick or the mighty appointers of Grant, Roeder and Gunn might go and do something stupid. Still you do have a fine sugarbeat and chicken plucking industry so thats good

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    TrueBlue

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Can we have a spell check please for our six fingered cousins? Bad enough that they support a tin pot team that hasn't done anything this century but the standard of education is obviously poor too. If and when we go down we will have 60m parachute payment, top youth players coming back from loan and probably a decent manager. We must stand a decent chance of going back up. As for Ippo, be careful what you wish for. You do not have any Premiership standard players. If you went up 20 odd points behind the top teams you would get hammered every week in the Prem and stink the place out. We will probably go down this year but at least we don't live in Chantry...

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    suffolkcanary

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Forgive me, I wrote shortly after hearing Fulham had beaten Norwich 1-0, hence my excitement. I'll re write: YOU'RE DOOMED YOU MUPPETS!

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    Chalkyblue

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Okay please bear in mind Neil has only had since sunday monday to get the squad to play HIS game.Nobody elses way, his style and to see six changes in the line up just show he has a new game, however will our 8.5 mill player ever get on the score sheet again this season ????

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    yarco

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Chalkyblue, I'm still waiting for you to finish your sentence, Your doomed what?

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    Letsby Avenue

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • FINN.BLUE laern to splel yuo dipshti.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Chalkyblue You can't spell. Ha ha ha!

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    mike walker's hat

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Oh no, not more ruing. I can't take it.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Hi all you different shades of blue. Whilst you're here can I ask you something? How did the big ticket give away go? Manage to fill your ground today? If you did get promoted do you think you'd be able to fill it then? And what would happen when you get relegated, back to average crowd sizes of 15K?

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    Disco Dale's step-over

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • PS. Not many posters on here i understand that after today.. But it hasn't stop you passionate fans before.

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    FINN.BLUE

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • O'Dear O'Dear seems like Neil Adams is makeing the same remarks as C.H. used to ...I fear that is Good night for you all now...Unless you can pull off sum type of miracle.. But not over yet untill the fat lady sings. Town had a good win that good mean alot never know...

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    FINN.BLUE

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Dubai Canary, you sound bitter?

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Your doomed! Ha ha ha!

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    Chalkyblue

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • I wrote last week that football clubs always sack the manager, not the 11 overpaid wasters on the field. Now Norwich lose again. I don't suppose anyone will give Adams a hard time yet, because he's only just arrived, but I bet they will sack him before they sack any players. (And Hughton should be laughing his socks off)! As for the excuses about luck, they are supposed to be professionals - for the most part, luck should not come into it. If I relied on luck in my job there could be a lot of dead people and I don't get paid anything like as much as a footballer.

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    Labratone

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • SACK THE MANAGER,!! haha I'm just joking

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    Rottsrool

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Different manager,same excuses.If Norwich 'should' have won,then they jolly well would have done so.You can't blame an opposing goalkeeper for doing their job better than the Norwich strikers.Good players score goals when chances come along.This season has been light on goal scoring of historic proportions,and it doesn't matter who the manager is.Nobody can compensate for a bunch of lightweights in front of the goal.Yes,Hughton was a muppet.Yes,Adams is inexperienced and was practically thrown to the lions by the spineless NCFC boardroom.But the club's position is fully down to the players,and they should stand up and accept the blame.

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    Nexus_6

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • come on guys! yes we lost again! But we can still stay up? Lady luck will fall on us soon. No time for worrying about losing lets concentarte on winning. If we go down the so be it, we can also bounce back the next season that I am sure! so come lets be having u!! We lost this battle we have not yet lost the war! OTBC

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • TrueBlue

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • I thought we were very unlucky today not to get something. Then I came on here and read Warky's delusional nonsense posting which at least made me smile and cheered me up. It may be tough supporting Norwich this season, but at least we are a PL team and don't have to entertain the likes of the mighty Donny Rovers & Yeovil every week. Tough run in but still can't see us going down. OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Need a big target man. Much more sparky performance overall. Defo right decision getting rid of Clueless ! NA needs more games than he's been given but nowt we can do about that !OTBC.

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    Timbo

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Please, please, please -no more 'rue-ing'! Buy a thesaurus.

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    la barbe

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • He'll be rueing it like Gunn did... Roeder was right, under 10's at best. Still look on the bright side he is an inexpensive stop gap, until City find a proper manager. Funny thing is, lots of a City fans were gloating about Ipswich having signed McCarthy. They would swap him for Adams right now.. #asgoodasrelegated

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Much more better performance showed when CH was in charge. The ball just did not want to go into Fulham's net. Norwich could have won 3-1 with snograss getting two and wolfswinkel one. Well, luck was not on their side. I really hope Canaries can overcome all odds against the big four.

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    Jaszli Johari

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

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