Norwich City 0 Newcastle United 0

Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson is red carded in Tuesday's 0-0 Premier League draw against Newcastle United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson is red carded in Tuesday's 0-0 Premier League draw against Newcastle United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
9:40 PM

Norwich City ground out a Premier League point in a fractious goalless draw against Newcastle at Carrow Road on Tuesday night that saw both sides have a man sent off in the closing stages.

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Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson were both dismissed by referee Chris Foy after an ugly altercation that sparked a minor melee which sucked in players from both sides before order was restored.

Foy dismissed Remy first for an apparent head butt gesture towards Johnson after the midfielder had raised his hands into the Frenchman’s chest.

City were fortunate to escape with a point on a night when the visitors dominated for long spells and struck the woodwork three times although Gary Hooper also slammed a second half effort against the top of Tim Krul’s bar.

Hughton made one change to his starting line up from the side that beat Hull 1-0 in the Premier League last time out with Anthony Pilkington replacing Jonas Gutierrez, who was ineligible to face his parent club. Wes Hoolahan was also omitted from the Canaries’ matchday squad after a fortnight dominated by the Irishman’s future following a rejected transfer request and an initial enquiry from Aston Villa earlier in the transfer window.

Newcastle’s influential midfielder Yohan Cabaye was similarly absent with the Frenchman poised to tie up a big-money transfer to Paris St Germain.

Pilkington was making his first Norwich start since damaging his hamstring in the corresponding league fixture and the wide player was straight into the action with a burst past Mathieu Debuchy before carving his intended cross into the Lower Barclay, The dangerous Remy twisted onto his left at the opposite end but his curling effort drifted wide of John Ruddy’s far post. Robert Snodgrass clipped Remy on the edge of the Canaries’ own penalty box in the ninth minute, but Davide Santon hammered a free kick against the home wall before Debuchy rifled the follow up behind.

Martin Olsson conceded a cheap corner with Newcastle continuing to dictate proceedings but Ryan Bennett bailed out Ruddy with a far post headed clearance after the England keeper had been caught under the flight of the cross.

City were seemingly unable to counter-act Newcastle’s extra man in midfield in the early skirmishes as Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita patrolled in front of the Magpies’ back four and the likes of Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa and Moussa Sissoko powered forward in support of the mobile Remy.

Gary Hooper sparked the home crowd into life when he won a battling duel against Debuchy before feeding Ricky van Wolfswinkel who invited Leroy Fer to advance and thump a 25-yard strike that brushed Steven Taylor for a home corner, but van Wolfswinkel miscued his glancing header from Snodgrass’ set piece.

Ruddy foiled Remy in the 19th minute after Olsson was over-run on halfway which resulted in a rapier counter allowing Sissoko to burst free and pick out his countryman. Johnson then hacked off his own line after Ruddy’s low parry in diverting Remy’s initial cross struck the retreating midfielder and clipped the base of a post from close range before Johnson completed the clearance.

Hooper again tried to drag City onto the front foot but his cut back intended for van Wolfswinkel merely sparked another visiting raid with Remy predictably the outlet as the Frenchman curled against Ruddy’s opposite post from 20 yards. The over-worked England keeper then superbly parried Ben Arfa’s deflected strike which brushed Seb Bassong. City’s struggles to establish parity with the slick visitors was typified by Pilkington’s mis-control in the 28th minute with Norwich threatening to make a rare incursion into the visitors’ half.

Remy required treatment after losing a muscular aerial challenge with Bennett just past the half-hour mark which did enable Hughton to engage Hooper in a lengthy discussion during the ensuing stoppage as the Canaries’ boss strived to check Newcastle’s momentum. But there was precious little evidence of any sea change following those touchline talks with Pardew’s men still totally dominant.

Ben Arfa side footed over 12 yards out after Sammy Ameobi had picked out the unmarked wide player before Hooper finally pressed Krul into action in the 43rd minute with a low right-footed strike the Dutchman pushed around his post.

The scale of home frustration, however, was underlined from the corner when Snodgrass and a pocket of home fans became embroiled in an ugly verbal spat after the Scot’s centre was easily cleared at the near post. Ben Arfa slammed a free kick against Norwich’s wall in the immediate aftermath of that strange fracas before the home fans voiced their displeasure en masse on the half-time whistle.

Hughton opted not to change his personnel at the break and Snodgrass dragged the first shot in anger wide on the restart after Hooper and Pilkington had combined to get Norwich further up the pitch than the majority of their first half labours. Van Wolfswinkel then hammered against the body of Taylor in another positive sign of intent.

City survived sustained penalty appeals from Newcastle towards referee Foy in the 52nd minute when Ben Arfa went to ground after an attempted challenge from Bennett. Van Wolfswinkel was not so fortunate when he crudely hauled down the Frenchman a yard outside the Norwich penalty area – Remy slamming the woodwork for the third time for the visitors with Ruddy beaten. Fer was cautioned for bringing down Ben Arfa but this time Remy’s radar proved less precise before the unmarked French striker’s follow up header lacked the power to trouble Ruddy.

Hughton made his move with a double change at the start of the final quarter as Johan Elmander and Nathan Redmond replaced van Wolfswinkel and Pilkington respectively. Elmander forced a corner in his first meaningful act after Ben Arfa was forced off with cramp, which brought Norwich’s best chance of the game, when Hooper’s swivelling volley from Redmond’s cut-back slammed the top of Krul’s bar from 12 yards.

The game erupted in the 80th minute with a flashpoint between Remy and Johnson ending with both red carded by Foy once order had been restored following a melee involving players from both sides. Johnson appeared to shove Remy in the chest to spark the original altercation before Remy made an apparent head butt gesture in the direction of the Norwich midfielder. Hughton reacted by withdrawing Hooper for Alex Tettey.

Snodgrass was superbly denied by Krul with a stooping header in the first of six additional minutes, but Newcastle had their moments in the final seconds when second half substitute Shola Ameobi unleashed a wicked cross that flashed across Ruddy’s six-yard box.

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Pilkington (Redmond 71), van Wolfswinkel (Elmander 71), Hooper (Tettey 84). Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Garrido, Becchio.

• Booking: Fer (foul on Ben Arfa, 65)

• Sending off: Johnson (foul on Remy, 82)

• Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Tiote, Sissoko, Anita, Ben Arfa (Shola Ameobi 75), Remy, Sammy Ameobi (Haidara 87). Subs (not used): Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett, Gosling, Armstrong.

• Booking: Sissoko (foul on Ruddy, 58)

• Sending off: Remy (foul on Johnson, 81)

• Added on time: 2 minutes / 6 minutes

• Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

• Attendance: 26,752

163 comments

  • Hughton simply HAS to go. We were at home !!! No idea until Redmond came on . Snodgrass would still be in the team with two broken legs!!! Perhaps he should take out his aggression with the ball instead of fans in the snake pit. Wolfie the biggest waste of money ever, A man on the phone is saying he doesn't know what is wrong isn't it obvious HUGHTON OUT now please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • What makes it so annoying Brew is that it wasn't a rant or offensive,it was what I would call a reasoned post.It just makes me a little reticent at posting in the future

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    Trevor Sadd

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Unfortunately our Board are stuffed with fools, this torment will go on until Delia sells the club to people who actually know about football

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Welcome BondstheMan. I agree, Carrow Road was a much more exciting place when Lambert was there. The Hoot is a very dull man and he has made us a very dull team. He is not getting the best out of the players he's bought. We are, that is, less than the sum of our parts and it's his doing.

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    Cecil

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Sell RVW now, in January sales might get 50p in the pound for him, use the money as a sweetener for another club to take Hughton and his staff off our hands now.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Not only are we seemingly lumbered with Hughton, Northampton didn't want his sidekick. The season will surely end in heartache if the Board are not brave enough to make a change and quick!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Look at this way, chaps. We're another point clear of the dead zone. Even we hoot out-ers must now accept he's with us for the duration. I think we'll stay up too. And then what?

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • No doubt the most boring awful team in the EPL will be last of MoD tonight thanks Hoots you useless excuse of a football manager

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Agree CCanary. Yes it wasnt good. Give credit to Newcastle. Thats the best first half display I,ve seen this season. How we survived I will never know.

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    sharky

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Unfortunately our Board are stuffed with fools, this torment will go on until Delia sells the club to people who actually know about football

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • thanks Waclor, I just thought he had settled for the draw rather than having the balls to go for the win, you said it so much better

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • It reads on here as if Hoots is a numpty but some NUFC fans should have a reality check (although that seems very shortvin Norfolk). Level with Aston Villa and miles clear of relegation which is nailed on for 3 of the bottom 6 teams. Just be careful what you wish for Norwich fans and instead of all the vitriol get behind your team and do NOT boo at half time because Hoots will keep you up. Together you can achieve divided you will get what you think will happen. ITFC fan for 50 years.

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    bristan

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Make no mistake, as I'm sure you won't, this was a lucky point. Had we lost by three goals, no one would have been surprised. Our position looks more than respectable, but let's not forget those final five games, we have to get our noses well up there. more than happy with a point, but Lord knows how we did it. Snods should have scored, and frankly, Wolfie is an embarrassment

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • When you field a £4.3m average value starting squad against one with an average value of £7.1m I think it's reasonable to expect that the £7.1m team is likely to dominate and also that getting a point out of it for the £4.3m team is a pretty good achievement.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • First time on here, but so fed up with all the poor games last season and again this season, I have watch from 1972 till 1992 without missing a home game, we were some very hard times but there was always commitment by the team and management, since 1992 I have only managed game when possible but found the slide down to Division 1 was not nice to watch, but to find a manager Mr Lambert with great entertaining football, Mr Lambert move on as was expected Since that time city seem going head long down a dead end road look like back Division One, I see no leadership from any of the management team have very little idea how to change things, seem to buy player that does not fit the way that they play claims to 3 up front but plays 2 winger in mid field and at end of match talks to media, (how ever poor they played) smiling without a care in the world. Please can we go back to quick forward passing I wonder if our manager has any idea how that done very upsetting to watch I think it time for him on move on now PLEASE

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    BondstheMan

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • To say that Snodgrass had an abysmal game is the most positive thing I can say he should have been replaced after 10 minutes

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    citycanary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Looking forward to a Norwich game is getting almost impossible..

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    Gruff

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • McNally you are a f**king idiot! get lost and take you poodles Hughton and Co with u

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I think some of you should learn how to use a computer keyboard. The amount of multiple posts is laughable. I can only assume that some of you had had a tipple before posting. How about actually watching the game guys? Hooper was subbed because he was injured, he was having problems running. Snodgrass, while not being at his best this season was still the most effective City player (after Ruddy). He did have a few dud crosses in the first half but in the second, he played much better and almost nicked it for us at the end with that header. Don't know why the desire to pick on Snodgrass this season has turned into an almost bullying attitude by some fans. I support him for his reaction when the idiots jeered him, it shows he cares. He could have been forgiven for hiding after that ,but he didn't and thankfully got a great reception at the end.

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    Abraham

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Multiple postings- if you make a post and it doesn't show up, DO NOT hit the refresh key - that will load the post again. Only way to stop it being posted again and again is to close down the page completely and then reload it to see if your post has gone through.

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    Cape Town Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Because the manager is a timid snivelling imbecile, Wivenhoe.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Sell RVW now, in January sales might get 50p in the pound for him, use the money as a sweetener for another club to take Hughton and his staff off our hands now.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • After watching our first half pummeling, it was clear that changes needed to be made at half time. As our midfield was getting overrun, tettey needed to come on in place of woolfie to tighten up alongside Johnson with fer playing in front of them and behind hooper. In spite of not making those changes, we did seem to get to grips with the game second half, only to see hooper substituted. Hooper pulled up midway through and looked like he was struggling thereafter so had to go off. As for our captaincy issue, having bassong as captain is totally wasted! Doesn't talk to players, doesn't shape things, no fire in his belly! I would give it to snodgrass , at least he's fired up and passionate enough to care what's going on around him! You need someone who is not afraid to hand out a few expletives to under par players! Sadly, this is where we miss grant Holt!

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    JOROBIT

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Totally clueless.......Subs..????.....The posts had the best game!

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    tom the taxi

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Cecil, even if by some fluke we are still 5 or 6 points clear of 18th place going into our last six games (now only 8 games awAy) we are going to stay up?

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Frankly we are out of our depth all over the pitch. We have no midfield and our play is sloppy, disjointed and dysfunctional. Cannot hold on to the ball when we get it. Can't string two meaningful passes together. What on earth do all these players do on the training pitch all week? Cannot see the slightest sign of improvement. Our goalscoring record is abysmal, which isn't surprising given the lack of quality we show in all departments.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Apart from Redmond we have no pace in the team and he doesnt seem to play too much. Nobody in midfield can pass a ball. It doesnt look good.

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    Henry

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Multiple postings- if you make a post and it doesn't show up, DO NOT hit the refresh key - that will load the post again. Only way to stop it being posted again and again is to close down the page completely and then reload it to see if your post has gone through.

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    Cape Town Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Algarve hits the nail on the head. Newcastle were much the better side for the large part and we were very lucky to escape with a point. In the first half we had trouble keeping possession and Newcastle were always very physical - a quality that needs to come more into City's game. Three times they hit the woodwork and a very good penalty shout denied. RVW & Hooper again had little to work with and it increasingly looks like RVW is not well suited to NCFC's PL style. In the last 20 minutes Redmond & Elmander livened things up a bit and City actually finished the better side looking more likely to score. Anyway, we ground out another valuable PL point and sit 12th on 24 points and importantly 6 points above the danger zone. Despite all the moaning and whining about the manager, team selection, playing style etc - City continue to plod forwards and there are eight teams below us at the moment. Good time to meet Cardiff !

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • We still get the mantra from sections of the media that the PL is the best in the world. Try telling that to fans at Carrow Road these days!

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Bang on the button mawther07 it is obvious the players are not playing for him and as for snodgrass if he keeps delivering balls like that he deserves to get stick he has been throwing his toys out of his pram all season ,shrugging his shoulders and blaming everyone else

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    Howesy

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Shoot the hoot

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Shocking team performance our players were clueless at times ...Hooper was the only positive for me, I didn't think it could get any worse after Bennett spoke out after Fulham Game. FFS lets get rid !!

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    Colby Army!

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • So, another hard won point towards Premier League safety. Congratulations to CH and the squad. As a passionate Canary supporter, I apologise to NCFC's board for the woeful comments from so-called 'fans' on this site. They're a huge embarrassment to true supporters.

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    Kernow Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Bristan I would rather take a chance on Neil Adams with 3 days to go, We would then show up in Cardiff set up toWIN . okay late for transfers but play Redmond instead of Snodgrass Becchio for Rip van Winkle and Wes to weave his magic with the Murphy twins in reserve. The best transfer coup would be the three musketeers to the job centre!!!!! We are already divided but the fans would unite behind a manager with passion and flair. He who dares WINS

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Get your facts right and learn how to post. Multi-posting clueless.

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    sharky

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I try to be positive. We got a point and kept a clean sheet. BUT ..... that is it, nothing else. Everything else was a turgid, insipid display of dysfunctional ideas and play. It was NOT entertainment. It was dour rubbish and the Board, the Manager and the Players should be ashamed of taking the money from the fans.

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    kenfoggo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I read what you say, Cape Town Canary. I think there must be ways multiple postings happen other than the one you describe. For instance, often a post does not appear straight away and, despite `assurances` to the contrary, the poster sends it again. This is because so often posts do just disappear altogether - sometimes without trace, sometimes followed a few days later by a Moderators e-mail saying they had been deleted as `duplicate`, often without appearing at all! The other day one of mine was not only duplicated, but within each duplicate the message was in duplicate. A kind of "double-yolk blog"! And I only sent it `wernce`, honest!Multiple postings seem to be on an epidemic scale today. How`s the old False Bay Shiraz?!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • bristan NUFC refers to Newcastle United. Typical ITFC fan cant get it right

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Briston, living in wivenhoe I have a number of friends who support the team 'up the road' and its 45\55 whether you make the playoffs. I for one would like the E anglian derby back in the premier.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Its the same week in week out..has been for a year now. Board should have sacked him when we played cardiff. Its too late now..damage is done..no harmony, no class, no tactics. Cant pass. Good thing Johnson got sent off, at least Hughton cant pick him for a while. Still not sure why snod has to take every set piece? 1 assist all season. Martin lazy at the back, was cut to pieces again. Hughton has destroyed every area of good we had 2 years ago. And now we are stuck with him till May when we will get relegated and he will be sacked

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    AC Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Sharky will you keep your nasty childish comments to yourself. Please comment on our pathetic clueless manager weak Board of directors not on how many presses are needed to get a post registered.This happens many many times no one else thinks it necessary to whine about it. Our club is in deep crisis how to escape this season is all that matters.

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hughton please please walk away. you are a very nice man but you are destroying our club with your clueless selections and substitutions. WHY bring on Redmond and take off Hooper ? can anyone understand his thinking.We were at home for crying out loud.Pathetic embarrassing and very sad

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia. Spot on. Our boards silence is deafening. Perhaps its time for another Delia rant.It would have had more effect than Hughtons half time team talk that's for sure. The board have simply got to stop measuring success in keeping little old Norwich out of the bottom three. A dangerous negative game much like Hughtons outlookTonights shmbles has made Cardiff on Saturday a MUST WIN game, How will we manage that if Cardiff score cos we will never score 2. PLS Mr Mac give us some good news but not holding my breath with our bunch of clueless directors.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Aside from the Snake Pit incident, Snodgrass played a woeful ball to Wolfwinkle which even Suarez wouldnt of got and then proceded to have a go at him !!, He needs sitting down and being told, he is not as good as he thinks he is.

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    Jimhow

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • At least the Parra Alta was ok as was the cheese.Hoots boys performance almost spoiled the experience.No it did spoil it. At least credit Martin Ollson he must have knicked at least 10 yards at every throw in !!!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • RvW cannot really justify a place in the team.He went from invisible to near liability when he gave away a foul on the edge of his own penalty area.He does not appear to be the goalscorer we hoped for on last night's performance.Hooper,though,remains a goal threat.Let's hope he keeps fit because there is nothing much coming from elsewhere.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Sharky grow up please. multiple posts are a fault of the system. Check out how many others there are. Why get personal what don't you like? Whats your take on the current situation?

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Sharky. How we survived the first half? Probably the first bit of luck Hughton has had in months! Let's hope we don't need a load more in Cardiff.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Its the same week in week out..has been for a year now. Board should have sacked him when we played cardiff. Its too late now..damage is done..no harmony, no class, no tactics. Cant pass. Good thing Johnson got sent off, at least Hughton cant pick him for a while. Still not sure why snod has to take every set piece? 1 assist all season. Martin lazy at the back, was cut to pieces again. Hughton has destroyed every area of good we had 2 years ago. And now we are stuck with him till May when we will get relegated and he will be sacked

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    AC Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Newcastle fans had a banner saying we support the team not the regime mmmmmmm may be it should have been ours

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    Howesy

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • JOROBIT - spot on ref. Captaincy. Hoots gave the impression, when he arrived, that he didn`t see captaincy as a particularly important issue. Then he prevaricated over whether Holt should continue in that role. I bet Holty was mightily underwhelmed by that vote of confidence, after 3 years of doing the job so well. Perhaps there was a leetle voice of maladvice in Hoots`s shell-like? When Holty escaped the eldritch attentions of Bewilderwood and decamped to rejoin Lambo at Villa (via Wigan), Hoots then became decisive and gave the Captaincy to two players, neither of whom asserts himself. This, in turn, allows `Robert` to run riot, rule the roost and decide who takes penalties. So if `Robert` is ipso facto Captain, why not send him on an `Unselfishness Course` prior to making it official? Should be no threat to our manager, as Robert is so clearly `his man`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Unfortunately our Board are stuffed with fools, this torment will go on until Delia sells the club to people who actually know about football

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Any point,however gained is welcome but we were an embarrassment and had a season full of luck in one game.As for Wolfswinkel who looks more like a winkle than a wolf I stuck my neck out weeks ago saying he was out of his depth at this level.Also, he doesn't appear to like the physical side of the game and any centre forward who doesn't enjoy a bit of that is as much use as a chocolate frying pan.A colossal waste of money.

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    irongloves

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Briston , Norwich will stay up this year, but what realy pi**es off most of us is that after flirting with the drop last year we have spent a shed load of money to flirt with the drop again, and play awful football in too many games

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I can see why the fans are upset with RVW. Do I feel sorry for him, yes. Is he the right kind of striker for NCFC, no. Look at Newcastle last night, they got in behind our full backs so many times, an RVW would lap up those sort of chances created like that. We simply dont do. 90% of the game (tongue in cheek stat but likely not far off the legit one) we lump it forward and lose the ball. The other 10% we lose it through Bradley Johnson but thats another story I wont get started on through fear of posting something beyond 3 sentences. The Snodgrass incident happened right in front of me (I sit Lower Barclay - A Block). While ill admit I have not been so stunned at something at Carrow Road in a long time, fair play to Snoddy he came over and apologised at the end and let that be the end of it. Everyone was very frustrated and if anything it certainly pumped him up as he improved after the incident with the Snake Pit. In terms of the game, for me it was for me one of the worst NCFC displays ive seen in a long time, but ultimately would we have taken a point if offered at the start. I certainly would have before, and seeing how well NUFC played I would have certainly taken it during as it just felt like we were waiting for them to score. Credit the back line they came through it despite a few shakey moments. NUFC really hit jackpot during the game, hit both posts, crossbar, Ruddy made a few superb saves, missed sitters, should have had a penalty (ive not seen the replay but it was right in front of me and looked a pen). Ill take another draw at Cardiff right now but in the home games against sides who are not the big 4-6 we must start looking to create clear cut chances rather than the odd half chance. Sure the management know that, im not trying to say there thick and dont realise that, but its getting to that stage where we have to start turning our home games into wins. OTBC

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hughton is absolutely clueless, sack him, McNally, Elmander absolutely abysmal display apart from Hooper who he subbed anyway which just about sums Hughtons tactics up.

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    citizen

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Wolfswinkle is not pants, there isn't a striker in the world who could look good playing under these negative tactics. Get in an attack-minded manager and watch our team come to life. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Newcastle fans had a banner saying we support the team not the regime mmmmmmm may be it should have been ours

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    Howesy

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Where do you want to be next season then Howsey next season. Sack Hoots with 3 days left for transfers and get a new manager (assuming anyone would want the job). It' s not your money they spent and RVW was supposed to be someone who was going to take you to Europe. Just all the negativity breeds more negativity on the pitch if you are not careful. Together you will be OK divided you will fail.

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    bristan

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Bristan don't make me laugh u are a Ipswich fan we don't ask for a lot just a team that gets better after spending 30 million £ not worse and worse and worse

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    Howesy

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • LYB - Can't argue with your post in that a £4.3m team has no divine right to be beat a £7.1m one, however as Goss Volley alluded to, you would expect a £4.3m team to at least make a fist of it and show some ability! Lobbo - Agree about Snods - great fighting spirit, but a lack of other leadership qualities.

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    Smudger75

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Last year we did relatively well defensively (just struggled to score) for the first part of the season and nose dived straight after Xmas. This season we've totally struggled for first half and im praying some kind of miracle comes our way 2nd half of the season to save us. Like you sad Mad the stats dont look good. Only thing that can save us is we avoid quite as horrific run as we did in 2nd half of last year. 3 Home games that must literally be wins not draws are Stoke, Sunderland & WBA. Drop points there and its looking like we will be visiting all the big empty stadiums of the championship. My motto has always been win at home and get what you can away, if anything at all. Can we take anything from Liverpool, Man C, Spurs and Afc at home? Cant count on it. Playing how we have against Hull & Newcastle I can only see us getting destroyed by 3 of those 4. Like previously mentioned it does feel very much like were counting on others being worse than us. Sad way of looking at it as I want to be saying "we can do this easy, will beat them, and beat them etc...". Fingers crossed we can find a way to grind results out or get some seriously big luck come our way. Just a couple of grinded out wins will ease the pressure.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I watched the match and cringed everytime the toon boys got the ball,we were inept.OTBC. Some good news,er trouble is cant remember what it was

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • wow..what a performance!!...where did that come from??...2nd best all night and how we didn't lose i'll never know. I watched on a strem and just some of the comments coming from Efan Ekoku: 1: We look like relegation candidates. 2: Team shape is wrong 3: No pace in the team 4: Don't create enough 5: Substitutes were stunning 6: Replacing like for like no formation change 7: Players don't look like they are enjoying their football 8: RVW looks disillusioned with no chances 9: Hughton looks lost on the sidelines There were more i just can't be bothered......I am grateful rather than happy with a point but we were lucky. I supported the team as always despite me wanting a new leader (note i said leader not a person with the word manager after their name). We are steadily declining under Hughton which is fact. 2011-12 47pts. F52 A66 = -14 2012-13 44pts F41 A58 = -17 2013-14 on target for 39-40pts !! I support the team whether they are top bottom or non-league, happy with a win and moody with a loss!...but surely doesnt take a genius to take a step back and realise what is actually being served up is shocking. trying to convince my 7 yo nephew to support them is proving difficult as he says they are boring!

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    kpg24uk

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Celebrations are bit premature. And why, KC, this oft-repeated and asinine assertion that you are a true supporter and others like me are not? Don't you realise youve got it the wrong way round? With your brown-nose backing of our useless manager YOU are the false supporter.

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    Cecil

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • FACTS, FACTS, FACTS. Your league position doesn't lie! The cries when relegated? We are 12th, and a small club with limited resourses. Live in the REAL world??? Fact, you cannot compete with those around, that are mega flushed with ££££'s. You do what you have to . . . to survive!

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    Dissaster

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Ha Lobbo! I wont pretend my grammar doesn't resemble a bumbling 19 year old school kids at certain times! While I dont agree with people regarding RVW not being any kid, I do agree that he simply isnt what NCFC need at the moment. Doesn't fit our style which is why people are complaining. Dont get me wrong hes trying but its banging a square peg in a round hole. Does beg the question of why did we sign him then, knowing he wont fit our system. The amount of hype the club put on him with offers on shirt printing deals despite most people never seeing how he plays in a real footballing side didnt help. I mean its not like the club dont remind us every two seconds hes our record transfer. We were utterly swamped in central midfield last night which isnt ideal when you have Bradley Johnson in there. Hopefully Tettey steps up to the plate and keeps fit now.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Sell RVW now, in January sales might get 50p in the pound for him, use the money as a sweetener for another club to take Hughton and his staff off our hands now.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I thought Chris Hughton was brilliant last night, he only took 69mins to realise Van Wolfnuts was pants.. not the normal 86mins, he must be learning.

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    OLDYELLA

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • The man is an idiot. I think his only motivation is to get fired, take his compensation and go on holiday. He should be transferred to turnstile duties ASAP.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • bristan NUFC refers to Newcastle United. Typical ITFC fan cant get it right

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I get 1000's of similar emails regarding post being delete for being a duplicate when the original hasnt been posted at all. Usually only way I get round it is hit back and find the word they dont like. A popular London football club who wear red for example is a favourite for getting flagged up. Change the errored word and click submit and Usually it only gets posted once that way.Hopefully that helps guys.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Lets clear something up! Multi Posts Repeating of posts Its not how many times you click the submit button its this..... When you submit your text most of you then scroll down and read any further posts that may have been left... after a couple of mins you HIT the REFRESH button to which it resubmits the text you put in 2 mins ago because you are then viewing for the submitting page. Once you have left a post click back to home page then come back to the page you was viewing from there... Problem solved. SACK THE HOOTS!

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    Chowman

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • You cant be pressing once. Move the curser away from the submit button.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Last year we did relatively well defensively (just struggled to score) for the first part of the season and nose dived straight after Xmas. This season we've totally struggled for first half and im praying some kind of miracle comes our way 2nd half of the season to save us. Like you sad Mad the stats dont look good. Only thing that can save us is we avoid quite as horrific run as we did in 2nd half of last year. 3 Home games that must literally be wins not draws are Stoke, Sunderland & WBA. Drop points there and its looking like we will be visiting all the big empty stadiums of the championship. My motto has always been win at home and get what you can away, if anything at all. Can we take anything from Liverpool, Man C, Spurs and Arsenal at home? Cant count on it. Playing how we have against Hull & Newcastle I can only see us getting destroyed by 3 of those 4. Like previously mentioned it does feel very much like were counting on others being worse than us. Sad way of looking at it as I want to be saying "we can do this easy, will beat them, and beat them etc...". Fingers crossed we can find a way to grind results out or get some seriously big luck come our way. Just a couple of grinded out wins will ease the pressure.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hughton simply HAS to go. We were at home !!! No idea until Redmond came on . Snodgrass would still be in the team with two broken legs!!! Perhaps he should take out his aggression with the ball instead of fans in the snake pit. Wolfie the biggest waste of money ever, A man on the phone is saying he doesn't know what is wrong isn't it obvious HUGHTON OUT now please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I do apologise winenhoe but you get my point dont you? I am only on here because your negativity cheers me up and you useless rag always reports on our club about 24 hours after the event.

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    bristan

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • One bright piece of news is that the Board will not give Hoots any more money to waste before he is evicted at the end of the season.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Spot on Lobbo and AC Canary. The RVW experiment has failed. Bye bye time. Surely Becchio will get his chance now. The Hooper Tettey substitution says everything you need to know about CH. Other managers would have left alone and gone for the win, but CH just couldn't bear to be without a full compliment of beloved defenders. Newcastle were made to look better than they really are. This fixture demanded 3 points to avoid the drop. As for CH's interview on Radio Partridge........beggars belief. There's no bright side to look on, so I'm turning in. Nightie night.

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    User Removed

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia. Spot on. Our boards silence is deafening. Perhaps its time for another Delia rant.It would have had more effect than Hughtons half time team talk that's for sure. The board have simply got to stop measuring success in keeping little old Norwich out of the bottom three. A dangerous negative game much like Hughtons outlookTonights shmbles has made Cardiff on Saturday a MUST WIN game, How will we manage that if Cardiff score cos we will never score 2. PLS Mr Mac give us some good news but not holding my breath with our bunch of clueless directors.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Hughton simply HAS to go. We were at home !!! No idea until Redmond came on . Snodgrass would still be in the team with two broken legs!!! Perhaps he should take out his aggression with the ball instead of fans in the snake pit. Wolfie the biggest waste of money ever, A man on the phone is saying he doesn't know what is wrong isn't it obvious HUGHTON OUT now please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • el dingo, I`ve had 9 removed today. 5 for duplicate ( = twice `two and a half``), then 4 for `offensive`, despite scrupulously avoiding `rude` words. I could think of no other way of describing Ted MacDougall`s exchange with ManU fans @ Carrow Road in yesteryear - way before the juveniles now running Archant were born. Also erred in calling into doubt the journalistic credentials of this bunch of Little England hacks. `Credentials` is an anagram of `Cretin Deals`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Good point Malaga, we had 10 days to prepare for this game and it looked as if we had only had 2. What do the coaching team do- whatever it is it aint working too well.[if at all]

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Congratulations to the players involved in the fracas. I havent seen that much commitment and energy all evening! Joke aside, and he was on the side-line, when are we going to see some leadership, a well thought out strategy of play, a real targetmanforward who can partner Hooper, a midfield that can hold the ball more than 2 seconds, pass the ball with some kind of accuracy, a defence that looks a bit stronger than tissue paper, etc.etc. Houghtons comments were to say the least pathetic, admits we were rubbish in the first half, and then does nothing about it. Shamefull, dissapointing experience to watch. And they call themselves professionals. By the body langauage alone you could see that half of the team dont care, wont care, and are not coached in anything more than jogging down to the bank to cash in the next check. VW---seen better forwards on a sunday morning down eaton park. Lets face it, he´s never going to come good, is clueless of how to react at this level, and the lad is definately not getting any coaching advice apart from "stay away from the ball". What a wonderfull lesson in football NUFC gave the canaries in the first half. I reacon that Pardew cried himself to sleep last night, as did many of our own supporters - not for the same reasons though. Give us a REAL captain to start off with, someone with leadership qualities. We´ll probably have to buy one because its a quality thats painfully lacking in this beloved club at the moment.

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    Yellowfirebird

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Awful inept terrrible performance.

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    andys

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Hughton please please walk away. you are a very nice man but you are destroying our club with your clueless selections and substitutions. WHY bring on Redmond and take off Hooper ? can anyone understand his thinking.We were at home for crying out loud.Pathetic embarrassing and very sad

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Bristan I would rather take a chance on Neil Adams with 3 days to go, We would then show up in Cardiff set up toWIN . okay late for transfers but play Redmond instead of Snodgrass Becchio for Rip van Winkle and Wes to weave his magic with the Murphy twins in reserve. The best transfer coup would be the three musketeers to the job centre!!!!! We are already divided but the fans would unite behind a manager with passion and flair. He who dares WINS

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Hughton please please walk away. you are a very nice man but you are destroying our club with your clueless selections and substitutions. WHY bring on Redmond and take off Hooper ? can anyone understand his thinking.We were at home for crying out loud.Pathetic embarrassing and very sad

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • …..It's all getting a bit confusing at the moment!.....I think the trouble started when women were brought into the reckoning as members of the team....we now have Miss Fitts in the team, Miss Takes in management, and our best player has gone 'missing'. What with the occasional missus in front of goal, what chance does anyone have of scoring, and how we keep clean sheets is anybody's guess!.....As Chrissy say's.. “ It's the Final Tird were the problem is”...Just waiting for The Tyneside Tea Lady to bring us all a nice cup of Tea!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well, cis, I understand your doubt. We cannot expect to get any points at all from our last four games. Still there are currently three or more teams worse than we are. If that changes then of course we're for the drop.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • If n cstl. had a bit more luck we could have lost 4-0. and the substitutions??? what is going on with this manager We have got to let CH go now I have been waiting for something to click for 23 games now and it is NOT going to happen we were completely clueless

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    citycanary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I was really suprised to see Newcastle selected a team with a goalkeeper tonight which was strange to say the least . We were better in the second period but generally seemed off the pace. I always feel uncomfortable hearing supporters boo their own players but can understand fans frustrations.

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    spark

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • To say that Snodgrass had an abysmal game is the most positive thing I can say he should have been replaced after 10 minutes

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    citycanary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • One bright piece of news is that the Board will not give Hoots any more money to waste before he is evicted at the end of the season.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • perhaps you could also aim your comments at Canaryinslovenia Wivenhoe budgie AC canary and others whos post have appeared more than once. what exactly is your problem? What are your views apart from whinging about tiresome multiple posts? PS I AM PRESSING THE BUTTON ONCE!!!

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • yet another NIL how can we win with no goals. take off Hooper and bring on Tettey what an idiot this man is. a spineless clueless pathetic display.Must we put up with this rubbish any more?

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I reckon that lot, plus the bench and the "manager" cost between £200,000 and £300,000 this week.......happy days!!!

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    tom the taxi

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Trevor Sadd, ironic that you typo-d `surly`. That`s how I feel too, after repeated, unjustfiable etherings. It seems to be a pandemic today. Maybe the hacks are harvesting for future articles?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Wolfie was about as effective as his namesake in citizen smith ( power to the people ) . We have to get shot of CH & the clowns now , otherwise it really will be too late . Waiting for our players to " gel " appears to be taking a very long time , these are decent players and they look like s@£t against every other team in the league . If that's not enough of a reason to replace the management , then sit through that cra# again . Sick of it .

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I just had a post removed for using the words f#t and g$ t to describe the idiot who wound up Snoddy last night. Hey ho

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • At least the Parra Alta was ok as was the cheese.Hoots boys performance almost spoiled the experience.No it did spoil it. At least credit Martin Ollsenn he must have knicked at least 10 yards at every throw in !!!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Bristan I would rather take a chance on Neil Adams with 3 days to go, We would then show up in Cardiff set up toWIN . okay late for transfers but play Redmond instead of Snodgrass Becchio for Rip van Winkle and Wes to weave his magic with the Murphy twins in reserve. The best transfer coup would be the three musketeers to the job centre!!!!! We are already divided but the fans would unite behind a manager with passion and flair. He who dares WINS

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia. Spot on. Our boards silence is deafening. Perhaps its time for another Delia rant.It would have had more effect than Hughtons half time team talk that's for sure. The board have simply got to stop measuring success in keeping little old Norwich out of the bottom three. A dangerous negative game much like Hughtons outlookTonights shmbles has made Cardiff on Saturday a MUST WIN game, How will we manage that if Cardiff score cos we will never score 2. PLS Mr Mac give us some good news but not holding my breath with our bunch of clueless directors.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Come on Archant.With all your technology expertise surly you can find it

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    Trevor Sadd

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Wolfie was about as effective as his namesake in citizen smith ( power to the people ) . We have to get shot of CH & the clowns now , otherwise it really will be too late . Waiting for our players to " gel " appears to be taking a very long time , these are decent players and they look like s@£t against every other team in the league . If that's not enough of a reason to replace the management , then sit through that cra# again . Sick of it .

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • A result and performance only matched in dull predictability by Chris Hughton himself

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I will post this only wernce... Factoid; we are just 2 points behind the total we had at 23 games last season. Then we have that final 5 games... Our only hopes are 1) a miracle improvement in performances (no sign yet). 2) There are 3 teams even worse than us.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Another match with out a leader at the helm,CH is his usual negative self,most managers,rant rave,wave their arms about ,shout encouragement,advise.All our manager does is stands like a lemon,arms either folded or in his pockets,tonight I think he took his hands out of his pockets and that was to blow his nose.I want to know he hasnt gone yet,Has he got some dirty on the board.Can 20,000 plus be wrong and one man right.Again Van sheep was absolutely useless,he looks like he is 3rd division quality and that is being disrespectful to that league.As a manager he has no idea what is happening in the real world.Outside of football managemnt he might be a great guy but great guys dont always make good managers.Please sack him.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I agree entirely, Trevor Sadd. I`ve had stuff rejected as `offensive` when it just IS NOT! I find that really offensive. More frustrating is when they disappear and you get the standard `Duplicate` cop-out. Worse still is when you see the core of your lost efforts later appearing in a published article in the EDP. Don`t give up, Trevor. It`s more likely down to stupidity than malice. Hang in!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hello, BondstheMan. I'm a "new boy" too. Can we be friends? That way, there's less chance of getting bullied by the sixth formers. You'll find that the regulars on this site are a bit like the Norwich team. There are some creative midfielders who don't appear enough; there are some who keep hitting the posts because they can't use the "net"; some like to get into slanging matches with the snake pit; some show real commitment but their trying becomes very trying; some employ such ponderous build-ups that there is no end product; some make the same mistakes week in week out; some are just trolls who come here on loan from places without a decent football club; some are young with bags of potential but still learning their trade while others are a bit long in the tooth but provide a good influence in the dressing room.But they all have one thing in common: they are managed by a man who doesn't know what he's doing.........the only difference is that one is called Chris and the other is called Archie. Oh yeah, and one other thing you should know: OTBC stands for On The Bounce from the Championship. Hope you find a way to hit the mark between the posts, BondstheMan. God knows, we need somebody who can.

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    User Removed

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • and lets punish Hoolahoop by not even having him in the match day squad. IF Hoots wants to keep him[and his words say yes] his actions have said NO

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Nice one Canaryinslovenia!!!!!The boards silence is deafening. Maybe its time for another Delia lets be aving you rant!! How can they be satisfied with such spineless performances week after week.Having said that it is very dangerous to gauge success in terms of keeping us out of the bottom 3. Cardiff on Saturday has now become a MUST WIN game after tonights result. We were lucky to get nil apart from Hughtons favourite missing a golden chance near the end.Please Mr MAC give us some good news!!!

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Ok, that was pretty turgid and I'm not going to say it wasn't, but this season is going to be hard work, a real grind, whether we like it or not. Some of the signings haven't worked out, but another manager isn't going to see us flying up the table, so we've got to take the positives where we can. Tonight we got a point, played pretty badly I admit, but we got a point. That is more than our relegation rivals West Ham. Villa, Cardiff or Palace got against Newcastle at home, and for that matter more than Man Utd and Spurs got as well. What ever your feelings, getting at the players won't help at this stage - nor at the manager for that matter. Please calm down, it's not healthy to be this angry all the time. Life really is too short.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • That should read why did the board NOT recognise. As for RVW, yes he is lightweight, but I defy Ngredo, Djecko,Suarez or Ronaldo to score goals under the system that these three wasters who are employed to manage and coach. I keep on saying it, if they all fell into a vat full of whiskey, they couldn't manage to get drunk, I bet they struggle to run a bath never mind a football team..

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    oldtimer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Apart from the last 5 minutes we were comprehensively out played. Our sk ill levels are not good enough for the premier league. 10 against 10 CH takes off the only player the looked like scoring. RVW :- a waste of £8.5m. Snodgrass should have scored, strikers don't get many chances in a match. Poor..Poor...Poor. He knows he should have scored. Every game I wait, hoping that something will click. Poor passing, poor challenging, poor running off the ball and poor everything. I have had enough. I can't get no sleep.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Bristan I would rather take a chance on Neil Adams with 3 days to go, We would then show up in Cardiff set up toWIN . okay late for transfers but play Redmond instead of Snodgrass Becchio for Rip van Winkle and Wes to weave his magic with the Murphy twins in reserve. The best transfer coup would be the three musketeers to the job centre!!!!! We are already divided but the fans would unite behind a manager with passion and flair. He who dares WINS

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Yes we got lucky tonight.A very poor performance in the first half against a very good Newcastle side that put our passing game to shame.The lack of good passing movements and incomplete passes is down to the players not Hughton,thank goodness there was a slight improvement in the second half.When Johnson went off there was a need to bring on Tetty otherwise I am sure we would have conceeded a goal and the obvious player to come of was Hooper,who appeared to be injured.RVW really does seem to be struggling with the style of play we are employing and is burdened with a price tag that seems to be weighing heavily on his shoulders.Fer,a player who I feel has tremendous potential,is having a poor spell of indifferent performances which hasn't been helped by the injuries to Tettey and Howson and the unsettling effect that seems to have had on the team.As for Hughton and the coaching staff,I think we have them until the end of the season while the league position remains stable but a couple of bad results may provoke a knee jerk reaction and then its anyones guess as to the eventual outcome.If we do survive I feel that the board will act quickly and dispense with the services of Hughton and Co

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    Trevor Sadd

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Unfortunately our Board are stuffed with fools, this torment will go on until Delia sells the club to people who actually know about football

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • No suprises, no shocks, typical performance under Hughton, no clue no ideas, useless. I give up , we are stuck with this cluessless loser abd his equally inept cronnies until we are relegated, nice work by the board. Enjoy the rest of this painful intolerable season, all those with hoot blind ness

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Matt, YFB and many others make very valid comments but once again we will be left with no action taken to remedy the current problem. This manager is here to stay I fear. I sit river end of the Jarrold stand and it was obvious from the kick off that NUFC had identified our right back as the weakness in defence, he was left for dead time after time. The thing that stood out the most was when we had the ball, their players were into at lightning pace, when they had the ball none of our players were prepared to make a challenge. RVW looks scared to challenge the keeper for any ball in the air and simply stands and admires their work. I am disappointed that so many fans are on the back of Snodgrass as he was the only player putting effort in throughout the game, I agree that many things are not going right for him but he did put a few balls into the box that any decent target man would have been busting a gut to get on the end of. RVW does Snodgrass no favours with his lack of battling talent, he surely needs to return to Europe, where his style of football works and we desperately need to find a decent target man similar to the Holt of old plus a captain, as one was surely needed to lead the team last night.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Taking Hooper off when down to 10 men says everything the about hughtons tactics. the man must be the most boring man on the planet coaching all skill out of our players, the sooner he is gone the better

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Mawther run away and play please. We are fed up with your pathetic multiple posts.

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    sharky

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • My take on the situation is thats its embarrassing here. I wanted change but theres no need for the pointless posts here. We were outplayed by a far better team. Give credit we didnt give up and got a point.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I just had a post removed for using the words f#t and g$ t to describe the idiot who wound up Snoddy last night. Hey ho

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • 'would love the derby back as well. Although I get a bit jittery on those weekends.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Another clean sheet. 12th in the PL. Little ol Norwich six points clear of the relegation zone. Shouldn't fans be celebrating? I am..

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    Kernow Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Indeed, M333. Forms like `Ar$enal`, `Ar$ene Wenger`, `S(unthorpe`, D!ck` , Charles D!ckens` and even `ra-cist` have been necessary. Tried to converse with wivenhoe budgie once, digressing onto the subject of a prehistoric site called Gryme`s D*ke in his neck of the woods. There`s an `offensive` word in there, as there seemed to be in `F!ingr!nghoe`!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I like the sentiment LYB but it's reasonable to expect the 4.3m team to be able to string two or three passes together

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • All that time and effort and my post doesn't see the light of day.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Fantastic. Johnson has consigned himself to the sidelines. Let's hope Tettey keeps him out forever.

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    jigs69

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Hughton simply HAS to go. We were at home !!! No idea until Redmond came on . Snodgrass would still be in the team with two broken legs!!! Perhaps he should take out his aggression with the ball instead of fans in the snake pit. Wolfie the biggest waste of money ever, A man on the phone is saying he doesn't know what is wrong isn't it obvious HUGHTON OUT now please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Sorry Sharky , multiple postings due to the line dropping off, and when it comes back I seem to have sent it more than once.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Unfortunately our Board are stuffed with fools, this torment will go on until Delia sells the club to people who actually know about football

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Mad, you beat me to that one! Drat, maybe I need to view the board more ;) How ironic was that double post!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well Wivenhoe it's just that we have a load of negative supporters at ITFC and that just p1sse $ me off even though we have made a little progress this year. But boos etc do not help especially when you are struggling. Keep up if poss this season and it will be a good season even if you are not playing well. There are a lot of teams who are playing worse.

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    bristan

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • We definitely got out of goal that time! Thank God for our defence, because the service to the front, and the effectiveness of the front two, was totally stifled.Ok, we are 12th with 24 points, but we flatter to deceive, we were poor for 80% of that game. Thank God Newcastle couldn't score. They should have buried us tonight!,

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    Algarve Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • He had to take Hooper off, he was having problems running.

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    Abraham

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Snodgrass for captain. No Chance. He gobs off so much during each game, most of it to himself, that the rest of the team mentally shut him out. Does anyone really think the rest of the team will pay a blind bit of notice to him. Except of course when he says he's taking the penalty, and then misses. I will say, however, that he is one of the few that plays with passion and "fire in his belly".

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I think questions need to be asked of our scouting system. We do not seem to identify transfer targets early enough and rely too much on recruiting players Hughton has previously worked with. Scott Dann? There must be better centre backs available and to pin our hopes on him looks like laziness.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • 'Mattias333' I'm not nit picking but I'll tell you before someone else does,its "they're thick' not 'there thick'. I enjoy your posts though. lol

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I just had a post removed for using the words f#t and g$ t to describe the idiot who wound up Snoddy last night. Hey ho

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Its the same week in week out..has been for a year now. Board should have sacked him when we played cardiff. Its too late now..damage is done..no harmony, no class, no tactics. Cant pass. Good thing Johnson got sent off, at least Hughton cant pick him for a while. Still not sure why snod has to take every set piece? 1 assist all season. Martin lazy at the back, was cut to pieces again. Hughton has destroyed every area of good we had 2 years ago. And now we are stuck with him till May when we will get relegated and he will be sacked

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    AC Canary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Hughton please please walk away. you are a very nice man but you are destroying our club with your clueless selections and substitutions. WHY bring on Redmond and take off Hooper ? can anyone understand his thinking.We were at home for crying out loud.Pathetic embarrassing and very sad

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Unfortunately our Board are stuffed with fools, this torment will go on until Delia sells the club to people who actually know about football

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Hughton please please walk away. you are a very nice man but you are destroying our club with your clueless selections and substitutions. WHY bring on Redmond and take off Hooper ? can anyone understand his thinking.We were at home for crying out loud.Pathetic embarrassing and very sad

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Powers agree with your comments however Wolf does look a bit lightweight. I keep saying if we cant score we wont win. Cardiff is now MUST WIN just cant see it under hopeless Hughton We just don't pour forward as we did under Lambert.He who dares WINS but sorry change is the only option now.

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Click the submit button once and WAIT. WAIT AND THEN WAIT AGAIN

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Afraid to say my patience with RVW has just about run out. I don't think he is going to make it, and could well turn out to be the most expensive flop in the club's history (he cost more than Dean Coney, who did score his only goal with his arse - legend). I've given him the benefit of the doubt until now, but he shows little signs of being able to cut it. Very light-weight.On the other hand, you think he has to have something about him to have made the Dutch national squad, scored so many goals for Sporting Lisbon and to have attracted an £8.5m price tag. Perhaps another club or manager would get a tune out of him??? Overall I thought Ruddy, Hooper and Tettey were the only players to come away with any real credit. Would have liked to see Tettey replace Johnson earlier in the game, and Hooper stay on the pitch. I would rather he had taken Elmander back off than sacrafice Hooper who was our only real threat all game. Snodgrass has to expect a bit of stick if he is going to continuously hit the first man with his crosses, or launch them 10 feet behind the far post. These people are highly paid professionals for crying out loud! Some of the passing was shocking. The team as a whole look so disjointed and on another wavelength to each other. Still, we appear to have started our 10 game unbeaten run, and that's two clean sheets in two! How it's happening I'll never know!

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    Smudger75

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Yeah, congratulations CH on another winless, goalless, clueless home game.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Hi, Cape Town Canary. Any idea how your duplicate could`ve happened?? It`s a mystery to me. I mentioned False Bay Shiraz as another poster once referred to it. Cape wines are very good. Fascinating name, False Bay. Is there a Real Bay? Or is that too close to the Danger Point? Perhaps, in the style of Harry Potter, our manager should start wearing a Cape of Good Hope! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • At least its a point towards survival. Hapless in the first half , not much better in the second . Stupid sending off for both players. and why did he take Hooper off for Tettey ???

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • The one thing I will give CH credit for last night is that he managed to change our player’s attitude at half time and we actually put some pressure on them in the second half. I was even amazed when he actually made two changes around the 70th minute mark and that must be a first for him. Yes we were lucky to get a point but could have had all three if he had kept Hooper on the park, I would probably then have taken Redmond back off as he is a bit lightweight for a central midfield set up. Disappointing for him, yes but these things happen in football and it would not have been a reflection on the way he was playing, simply a means to an end to try to win the game, rather than settle for the draw.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Just when you think it cannot get any worse, we get a performance like that. Newcastle could and should have been 4-0 up at half time and to say that the team I love were absolutely pathetic would be a vast understatement. I love this club with a passion, and to see us dragged down to this level by Hughton and co. makes me so frustrated and angry. Why, oh why did McNally and the board recognise last season that these three idiots were way out of their depth here, and to persevere with them for this long against 90% of fans wishes shows a total disregard for us The pot of goldthat is TV money has ensured that we fans are now secondary to the club administrators, but beware Delia and co. because that will come to an end all quickly if you persist with the imbecile we laughingly call our manager, and as for his quite pathetic coaching staff, well don't even get me started. We will be here long after Mr. Dopey and co. are long gone and I only hope he hasn't completely wrecked the rapport between team themselves, and fans before he goes, because there were shades of both of that happening last night. I fear for us against Man. City, because if we put in a performance like last night, not only will it be humiliating and embarrassing, but they could beat the other Man. teams record high score against ITFC

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    oldtimer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • DISASTER, we all know from your name that you are the 1p5wich troll, go back to your own post boards and leave us in our own misery.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Lol - just happened with my duplicate post as well!!! And MB - re the FB red stuff - as good as ever - but just one of many!

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    Cape Town Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Nice one Canaryinslovenia!!!!!The boards silence is deafening. Maybe its time for another Delia lets be aving you rant!! How can they be satisfied with such spineless performances week after week.Having said that it is very dangerous to gauge success in terms of keeping us out of the bottom 3. Cardiff on Saturday has now become a MUST WIN game after tonights result. We were lucky to get nil apart from Hughtons favourite missing a golden chance near the end.Please Mr MAC give us some good news!!!

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • First time on here, but so fed up with all the poor games last season and again this season, I have watch from 1972 till 1992 without missing a home game, we were some very hard times but there was always commitment by the team and management, since 1992 I have only managed game when possible but found the slide down to Division 1 was not nice to watch, but to find a manager Mr Lambert with great entertaining football, Mr Lambert move on as was expected Since that time city seem going head long down a dead end road look like back Division One, I see no leadership from any of the management team have very little idea how to change things, seem to buy player that does not fit the way that they play claims to 3 up front but plays 2 winger in mid field and at end of match talks to media, (how ever poor they played) smiling without a care in the world. Please can we go back to quick forward passing I wonder if our manager has any idea how that done very upsetting to watch I think it time for him on move on now PLEASE

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    BondstheMan

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • bristan NUFC refers to Newcastle United. Typical ITFC fan cant get it right

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • MB - I think what happened was i tried a shortcut - hit the Back button and then the Forward button instead of closing down the page a reloading it! And LYB, I can't understand why you are always so upbeat about our setup - are you CH's daughter? If not, and if you are indeed a City supporter, surely you can't be enjoying the terrible stuff we get dished up each week to watch. How we managed a point last night is beyond me.

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    Cape Town Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • To say that Snodgrass had an abysmal game is the most positive thing I can say he should have been replaced after 10 minutes

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    citycanary

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • When the Phantom Toe-Stubber Of Old Amsterdam returned to Premiership action after his life-threatening injury, the Happy Clappers boasted that he would be presenting the fans with black bin liners full of goals. Perhaps one of them could now explain to the rest of us the logic underlying that conclusion...?

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • At least the Parra Alta was ok as was the cheese.Hoots boys performance almost spoiled the experience.No it did spoil it. At least credit Martin Ollson he must have knicked at least 10 yards at every throw in !!!

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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