Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is proud of his fighters after holding Manchester City in a goalless Premier League draw

Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington went close in the final seconds of a 0-0 Premier League draw against Manchester City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington went close in the final seconds of a 0-0 Premier League draw against Manchester City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, February 8, 2014
6:04 PM

Chris Hughton admitted Norwich City could well have pulled off a famous Premier League win in a late flourish to a spirited 0-0 top flight draw against Manchester City.

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The Canaries had to dig in for dear life during large parts of the second half but broke out in the final moments with Ricky van Wolfswinkel unable to connect with Nathan Redmond’s driven low cross and Anthony Pilkington rifling over from an acute angle. Norwich’s home support showed their appreciation at the final whistle for a committed rearguard action from Hughton’s side.

“We have a support here that know the game and they know how good Manchester City are,” he said. “To keep them out was probably why they reacted like they did at the final whistle but it was more than that. They also saw us trying to win it at the end. You know you will have to defend for large parts of the game against a team like Manchester City but we had some opportunities as well towards the end. It is difficult to play a normal game against City because they have so many good players. We knew we had to work on the defensive shape and that is what we worked on most of the week, but we also had to be a threat. We had to be disciplined and a threat on the ball.

“Okay, we didn’t put the ball in the back of the net but I felt we did most things right today. It has been a difficult area of our game. We have got clean sheets against good opposition which shows our organisation and resilience but we have fallen short at the other end and we know we have to address it. We should have won the game at Cardiff with the amount of chances we created and here we had three good chances. Nathan Redmond goes through in the first half on the right-hand side and Anthony Pilkington as well and we need to make more of those moments.”

Hughton was unable to offer a view on a stoppage time flashpoint that sparked an angry reaction from van Wolfswinkel with television replays appearing to show Manchester City’s powerful midfielder Yaya Toure kicking the back of the Dutchman.

“I must admit I haven’t seen that incident,” said Hughton. “What I would say is Ricky is a strong character and he would not react if he didn’t feel something had happened. I have spoken to him. I am not aware of that. I’m sure if that is the case enough people will have seen it.”

Hughton confirmed after the game Robert Snodgrass suffered a groin injury at the start of the week. The Scottish international could have played but Hughton opted not to risk the midfielder ahead of the upcoming trip to West Ham. Jonas Gutierrez damaged his calf in the final training session ahead of Manchester City’s visit. Ryan Bennett was ruled out with the thigh injury that saw him unable to train since last weekend’s Cardiff City defeat.

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  • Good performance all round against Man City. Can't grumble at that but it means nothing if it cannot be reproduced again on Tuesday night as I think we are only as good as our next game. What is the betting that CH changes the team for Tuesday night so beware the return of Snodgrass who cannot sustain the kind of pace that we had throughout the team on Saturday. All his checking inside only serves to slow everything down when we attack down the right and his falling over, which doesn't fool many refs, doesn't bring many free kicks. There was none of that nonsense on Saturday.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Bradley Johnson showed he can pass - if there`s somebody actually moving to pass to. He was excellent all round. Although it was essentially a defensive performance, there was some threat from Redmond and Pilkington. We seemed to get it forward much quicker too, instead of holding on to the ball and running into bunches of defenders. Robert, take note. Hoots too. I really cannot fathom the RvW thing. He does not look a happy person. Tantrums, air shot, lying about in the back of the net (I think it was him). Surely Becchio could do no worse. Somebody suggested giving him a run of games for the U-21s. It might get him started. That was so encouraging - but will it continue, or will we revert to the cack-footed `wingers` and slow, negative passing? The players showed what they can do, so let them do it again, Hoots! Yobo looked excellent and no doubt he does look well match-fit. Interesting burst of spite from Dame Melba Toast.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Hard cheese

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • These first 20 comments make Norwich fans look like complete idiots! From 6 months of crying and whining, now we can win the league. Ha. Just shut up and support your team no matter what! If there's a reason norwich deserve to go down its you fans- you deserve nothing!

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    EdamOnToast

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • That was a great perfomance by the players and it's why they got the reception at the end,we looked like a team that wanted to win but we need to continue this level of performance on Tuesday.Just one question will RVW score again this season?

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    leslie cater

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • That was more like it! Gritty, feisty display and at times we did move the ball about far better. The team looked better balanced as well. Seen in isolation a very creditable display to say the least. However in the context of the bigger picture it has made no difference in our league standing and unless we can find a way to convert chances into goals it will be that which will sink the ship. If we play with that intensity at West Ham it will be satrisfying. But if we can't score goals we won't win games and even the winnable ones will continue to slip past us. Draws alone cannot sustain us. We simply have to win games and unless we score that is not going to happen. Too obvious, I know. But a fact. Our goalscoring record this year is simply abysmal.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • A very good performance and a massive result almost gave them the sucker punch at the end, proud of the players today and to get a momentum going we need a win on tuesday. Yobo looked very calm and had a very good game

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    citycanary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Proud he should be, as should we all be. That was so very nearly 3 points. First time in some time that we passed with fluidity and looked like a team in a long time. it gives you a little hoe that with the same tactics we might get a couple of points in the 4 game run in. being optimistic we might just scrape survival, every team from 10th down keep tripping up over each other, its going to be a nail biter.

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    MBA Marine

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • THE midfeild play well as the back but as rvw looks like a prem misfit,

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    Obi-wan

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • It looks now as if Fulham, Cardiff, and West Brom are the prime candidates for demotion. Still we are only 2 points off the drop zone - it's vital we don't lose on Tuesday.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Great performance.Yobo looked very steady.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • His name is Yobo, Spark and he is not a yobbo, at least as far as I am aware

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • I expect Hughton stopped reading these posts months ago (assuming he ever read them). Shame because he might take heart from some of the plaudits on here today. More importantly, he might adopt some of the very sound advice on the board ref how to set up the team and who to play on Tuesday. Even BP's talk of inflatable ladies' bowls was enlightening. Talking of which, sorry BP, rarely get to away games these days due to carer's commitments. Otherwise, I would have enjoyed an elbow raiser with you at Upton Park. Did you used to manage Yarmouth Town? If so do you know a former striker called Mike Forsdyke (aka "Tog"). He knows you and says hello.

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    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • My view before the game was that it was all about whether we were going to be up for it or roll over. Clearly they were up for it, now that momentum needs to go on.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Brew see the 0-0 thread

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    el dingo

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Good result, they showed a fighting spirit, where has that been this season, on the down side, other results went against Norwich, must win at West Ham on Tuesday

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • I saw that, el dingo, but the Monty Python clue doesn`t help! I can see that it may just be a generically Pythonesque remark, but is there something more concrete, like a sketch or something? So much food for thought, I feel stuffed.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • I`ll lend you my Little Latin Dictionary if you`d like, BWise. I know nothing about Quantum electrodynamics. Quod erat demonstrandum? Je vriend. Gek. X.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Yep - I was proud of the lads today as well. And we could so easily have nicked it. Makes a huge difference when Ruddy and Bassong have good games!

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    Cape Town Canary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • I said before the game on another post - 4 man defence, Tettey and Johnson holding position ahead of them and 4 players given freedom to run at the opposition every chance they get. Have to keep that pattern going now. RVW has to play deeper, he's not strong enough for a target man...

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • We'll worth the trip from Canterbury today. For the first time this season I thought that CH got it right. Yobo was solid, Ruddy outstanding and we played with intelligence and determination. Just a thought- was the absence of Snodgrass a reason for abetter performance? Without doubt Olsson's corner kicks were much better. How do we sustain it on Tuesday?

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    Canterbury Tales

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Good result,well done the lads, though one game don't make a season, new manager still required!

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Hi Malaga, I think I'm right in saying that we went down a place, so technically it has made a difference, but the real difference is that we saw the team play a proper game of football, instead of looking like eleven Montgomery Burns wearing the emperor's new clothes. In truth, many of us were just waiting for the sledgehammer to crack the nut with this one, but in my humble estimation, we have been given one last chance, and look how the crowd responded at the end, I genuinely think Pellengrini was shell shocked, and Canarygirl is quite right, it did feel like a victory, and actually it was. It was a moral victory. We have to hope that the manager was listening. Listening to what he saw, listening to the crowd, and dare I say it, with caution, listening to his own decision making and while Jesus Navas was firing blanks, we were witnessing something of a miracle. Yes we must score goals, but we were playing Man City, and had we done so, who's to say that that wouldn't have set the cat amongst the pigeons, and see them get five, though I grant you, those chances at the death really would have been icing on Delia's cake. Personally, I can't wait for tuesday, but I'm over the moon with a point tucked under my arm at the moment. And as for you Putney, no wonder we can't get anything in Fulham, for heaven's sake move back to Norwich you're jinxing the whole thing.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Brew I was about 150 yards away in the Barclay but I guess he stayed in the net to keep onside.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • I'm not sure the other results were that bad. Sunderland, WBA and Cardiff all lost. Stoke drew. Hopefully Fulham lose today. They're all right in the frame. Villa aren't safe either (though would've preferred if they beat West Ham). Yobo (whether or not he's a yobbo) looked really assured (and lean and in shape). Perhaps an inspired short term signing... So nice to see some positivity back. Makes the weekend as a whole feel better! Also, perhaps this result goes to show our last 4 games are not dead rubbers (for those saying we need to be safe after 34 games). I think 2 of our last 4 are at home. The weird thing is, I'd feel more confident of getting something out of those than our 34th game - away against Fulham. Never been a happy place for us (stretching way back before hughton's time with us).

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    PutneyCanary

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Heavens, Yobbos, Lobbos when will it end With Kenny Foggo dear old friend? He used to play a mean pinball A wizard skipping past fullbacks big and small While knocking down defensive walls. Care in the community Laced with impunity End of story Far from glory. Hard cheese and fleas Not blue vein please All that saturated fat Enough to stuff the Portman cat Like the man who mistook his wife for a hat As the cat fell asleep upon the mat. Johnson and Tettey played very well So did Hooper till he fell Gave dim Charlie, merry h’ll Ricky did his usual thing Pilkington also showed some spring But Pellengrini just looks thin He’s biting his nails for a win No wind in his sails, not even a grin Scratching his elbows , with Kompany’s bling. He’s growing whiskers on his chin, he knows Russell Martin’s too good for him.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Tru dat, BP, as my daughter would say. Do you know Scott McIntosh or Michael Forsdyke (aka Tog) from Yarmouth Town days? Tog remembers you fondly and says hi. I will be with you in spirit at Upton Park on Tuesday and, if the scoreline so demands, several measures of spirits and a glass of Wincarnis. Rarely get to away games nowadays due to carer commitments. Shame on me, mea culpa etc etc.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • These first 20 comments make Norwich fans look like complete idiots! From 6 months of crying and whining, now we can win the league. Ha. Just shut up and support your team no matter what! If there's a reason norwich deserve to go down its you fans- you deserve nothing!

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    EdamOnToast

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Agree,stick Rvw in the u 21's for a game or two might do him some good,becchio to come on off the bench if needed,could not do any worse at the moment!

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    tonyb

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • What a fantastic performance from the lads yesterday. We were a toepoke away from winning but the result still feels like a victory to me. I am so proud of how the team played; they worked their socks off. More of this and we will be okay. Hoots may not be the way forward for the club but lets get behind him and the lads. They need our support more than ever now. So On The Ball City and Never Mind The Danger!! Let's build on this. Onwards and upwards.

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    Canarygirl

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • If Snoddy were in a synchronised swimming team, everyone would crash into each other. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see him fit in and excel, but I don't see it happening. We played out of our skins against the top side yesterday, and although there are probably several reasons for that, one of the major one's has to be his absence. His over complicated style would have had Man City's wolves hunting him down in packs. One of the reasons for yesterday's success was the refreshing simplicity of our approach, straightforward, and alarmingly effective, skills that are normally associated with the team we drew against. Watch out though, Fulham should have been two nil up at half time, sublime through ball from Holtby for the goal

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Norwich looked stronger in defence with a Yobbo back there. We certainly have the resilience to stay up but some of our players seriously need some shooting practice .

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    spark

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Best performance for a while but we're got to get better at putting our chances away. We should have scored at least 3 more goals in the last 3 games. That's worrying.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • For me Tettey should have been MoM however Fer also had an excellent game. On an unrelated point I see Holtie was in the Telegraph complaining about players going down easily. Glad to see irony isn't dead!

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    PaulWho

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • I tried Edam on toast once: boring, bland, rubbery + pointless....Oh did someone say something..?

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    Timbo

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • How on earth did Toure & Milner NOT GET RED CARDED???

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    superfan59

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Yes, Bill, I agree - it was the way we played yesterday that was refreshing. Seems for once football broke out at Carrow Road! I do hope and pray we are able to maintain that level of commitment and quality of play and quicker build-up on Tuesday night. While I can't criticse Snodgrass for his commitment, he definitely slows play down and because he's left-footed always wants to cut inside and then runs into brick walls, so falls over and moans in frustration! Having pace on both flanks is very important. Having for once seemingly got the team selection and balance right, I just hope Hughton doesn't revert to type and bring Snodgrass back on Tuesday but keeps faith in the more enterprising game. What we then need is someone to start converting chances into goals. Do both those things are I feel we have enough to just about see us past the post. But if Hughton goes all defensive and negative again we will be in deep dodo!

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Yer ser bors, u cann git at em ifn yer waana OTBC

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    Yellowfirebird

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • There's essentially two possibilities that mirror this thesis, Barking: 1] They're bored and have nothing better to do than be vindictive. 2] Articles of literary prowess andor significacnce make them jealous, because they worry that their employers might spot someone better at doing their job than they are. £] Or possibly, Mary Whitehouse has been reborn. That's three isn't it? Well there you go then, point proved

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Survival is very much in our own hands:- With 13 games to go we have only 5 games left against the top 7 teams. Compare that to some of the other teams around us:- Sunderland have 7 of these tricky matches to play and West Ham and Fulham have 6 each.... of the bottom teams only Hull, Swansea, Villa, Cardiff and Stoke have one less game against the top 7 than us. @ madbrewer yes we need to put Becchio, Hoolahan and RVW into the under 21s ... as they are all suffering from lack of reserve team football, since it doesn't exist any more.... all strikers need to find their confidence and match sharpness.... currently RVW is going through the painful experience of rebuilding his confidence in front of 27,000 people... at least he showed some fight on saturday and got in the box, but his natural rhythm of timing his runs is entirely shot... poor guy.. and poor us, it cost us 2 extra points yesterday.

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    jops

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Bradley Johnson showed he can pass - if there`s somebody actually moving to pass to. He was excellent all round. Although it was essentially a defensive performance, there was some threat from Redmond and Pilkington. We seemed to get it forward much quicker too, instead of holding on to the ball and running into bunches of defenders. Robert, take note. Hoots too. I really cannot fathom the RvW thing. He does not look a happy person. Tantrums, air shot, lying about in the back of the net (I think it was him). Surely Becchio could do no worse. Somebody suggested giving him a run of games for the U-21s. It might get him started. That was so encouraging - but will it continue, or will we revert to the cack-footed `wingers` and slow, negative passing? The players showed what they can do, so let them do it again, Hoots! Yobo looked excellent and no doubt he does look well match-fit. Interesting burst of spite from Dame Melba Toast.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • I am feeling the best I have felt all season after today's performance, we must build on it Tuesday. Disappointed we could not connect with one of the last few minutes crosses, and annoyed with the ref for letting Milner off earlier booking offences, and for Toure's kick out at RVB.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • That was a superb result against a team valued @ 10 times more than our players are worth on the transfer market. That was back to the old Lambert days, when the whole team added up to more than the sum of it's parts. It's annoying to think that on that sort of performance ( + with a greater attacking threat than the Dutch male model offers) we'd have cruised past the Cardiffs + Hulls of this world 2 or 3 nil. We simply must sustain that level of performance for the rest of the season to beat relegation.- OTBC !!!

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    Timbo

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • These first 20 comments make Norwich fans look like complete idiots! From 6 months of crying and whining, now we can win the league. Ha. Just shut up and support your team no matter what! If there's a reason norwich deserve to go down its you fans- you deserve nothing!

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    EdamOnToast

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Some worthy points, Gek, even if you rather "over Melba-ed" it at the end. Yes, it was Twinke-Toes all tangled up in blue in the net. A £9 million striker (or was it 7 - forget now) in the under 21s. How very Man City. Stof tot nadenken.

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    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Makes a change that one of the big teams managers says we played well,Not that man city had an off day.Refreshing change,respect to him for that. !

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    nelly

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Regarding the recent abandonment of reserve team football and our use of the Under 21s this season... since Mark Robson took over as Under 21 coach in October 2013 only Bunn and Nash have had one game each at this level, despite the fact we can field up to 3 over age outfield players per game. We know Robson is a quality youth coach but right now we need the under 21s team for another purpose, to get our fringe players sharper so we can stay up, particularly the likes of RVW, Becchio, Elmander, Howson (when fit) and Hoolahan who need their confidence boosted. In fact all season, only Fox, Ayala and Nash have had 3 appearances in the under 21s. 5 other players have had 1 appearance each and that is it.... this is a pitiful return from 20 matches that out of a possible 80 run outs for fringe first team players only 14 have been used... I rest my case

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    jops

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Cockney.canary - no, new manager not required, but more patient fans would be desirable. Maybe some might even give him some grudging credit? The fact remains he is delivering on McNally's demands - Norwich are still not in the bottom three and are quite capable of finishing mid table again.

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    Johny

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • I heard Pellegrini lamenting his injury problems and saying this is why they did not do well today, but I think we are in a far worse state. If Hooper had been on in the end, we may have had all three points.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Listened to Radio N......K walking back from match on Saturday and I was amazed how many people, including the presenters, were intimating that we had no right to be critical of CH after this draw. Get a grip folks in the over all view of the season CH still comes up wanting and we did in fact drop 1 place in the table whilst not getting any further away from the relegation zone. Lots more work to do CH but if Saturday's play and aggression is a pointer to the rest of our season then......good. All we really want is a good honest performance with bags of passion each game and at the moment your account is in debit.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Yes, I suppose that was it, el dingo. When are you going to enlighten me on Spanish Barrel Organs? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Expected nothing from the game and came away feeling like we had won. Great performance and a valuable point that seems like a bonus. Need to make it count against West Ham on Tuesday now.They're on a mini roll having won two and drawn one in their last three. Play like we did today though and we'll be ok. Best atmosphere in the ground for a while - Carrow Rd was rocking!

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    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Overall, our defensive unit, including the two midfielders worked very well yesterday but we created very little going forward until the last couple of minutes. I was surprised to see Fer given MOTM as he was overshaddowed by Tettey and Johnson. Pilks had one good shot late on but did not look completely match fit for periods in the game. I am disappointed to see fans once again having a go at Snodgrass as he scored a brilliant goal for us last Saturday, shame the defensive unit then went to sleep and let us down. I wonder if Bennett should be tried at right back on Tuesday night. Other than that I would keep the basic same team but we need to create more goal scoring chances to take all three points.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Excellent team spirit yesterday, one of our four better team performances of the season, cardiff home and away man utd and city yesterday, but.... 2 pts only, the problems are still there, no goals for again and without goals theres only one way we are going, we simply have to beat west ham tues a draw isnt good enough, if we show the same desire tues a goal or two will surely come but i fear we cannot string two performances together. Nice to have tettey back, one of the better signings and yobo looked reasonably assured.

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    marcohendy

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • First time I've been proud of City in a while, well done, great effort, great team spirit, great result! Replicate that going forward we will be fine ....

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    SussexYellow

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Q.E.D. or quod est demonstrandum. Sorry, Brewer, I don't know what it is in Dutch and Google translate doesn't do Latin.

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    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Totally agree, NICEONE. I wanted to say that but was scared of being labelled anti-Snodgrass! Coward, I am. What struck me most was how much quicker we moved the ball at times, and how much more movement there was. The much-maligned Bradley Johnson was picking out decent passes - to players that were moving! Snods tends to keep possession and make slow, mazy runs into a pack of defenders, prior to falling over, shouting at the ref and berating his colleagues. Time for a rest, Robert?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • On another board, I bemoaned being censored by that cretin Archie. However, when is posted my moan including the fact that Archie was a cretin and how much I loathed him, he printed it! That being the case, I'll repeat it again here......I hated you yesterday, Archie (reason: "other"), and I hate you again today (reason: "duplicate"). If he prints this, it will just go show that Archie is mad, bad and, yes, rather sad.

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    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Brew I was about 150 yards away in the Barclay but I guess he stayed in the net to keep onside.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Good to get a point off Man City but our league position and our remaining fixtures remain a concern still. A win at West Ham would be a real tonic - a tough ask but you have to believe that City have the players to 'come right' and that a good result is coming our way soon ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • well done to Houghton and the boys. ON THE BALL CITY

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    DAVE

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Niceone. You have got it spot on, Citys build ups are far too slow often because Snoddy has to make a display of beating players or falling over and slowing the build up right down allowing the oposition to get back into defense. Redmond was right to the point going past defenders and getting a cross in. leading to a much quicker build up. Referee didn't help allowing Man.City to get away with some diabolical tackles. He was certainly star struck!

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    goldie

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • next 4 games are winnable - but the goal scoring has to be sorted... team going to be tired after yesterday so not sure who plays on Tuesday but an unchanged team worth trying...

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • To much focus on other lower half teams. We only need 15 points, so lets get them or more. We have seen it all before.

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    willb

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Brew, I tend to agree with just about everything you say and am certainly not a Snodgrass man come hell or high water, it just seems to me that many fans have chosen to get on his back whereas he does try to give his all for the team. Yes he is relatively slow, goes down toeasily at times, moans one hell of a lot and that is compounded by the fact that he is one footed but played on the wrong wing, However, I thought he played well against Newcastle and scored a great goal against Cardiff. I also recognise that Redmond is a young lad with loads of potential, but speed is not the be all and too often there is no end product. Whoever the manager decides to play on the right wing on Tuesday , it is not the players fault as it is down to the manager to select the team. We simply need to support all players that try their best.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • West Ham are on their uppers. It will not be easy.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Why is Hughton to pround i don.t know yes they where much better at the back but as for up front Norwich woud have never scored if the game weant on for another 90mins well done CH you brought in stikers that you said would get the goals this season . How wrong you were about that you would not know what a top class striker looks like .

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    Obi-wan

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • As a leading Hughton dissenter I freely admit I thoroughly enjoyed the game. Dead proud of our boys today. Yobo was excellent. Please don't throw it all away on Tuesday!

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    el dingo

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Talking of serious needs, Spark, have you thought about extra spelling practise or diversity awareness training....or even both? "And tomatoes", most of my daft posts can be rectified by a bottle in front of me, but I suspect yours may require major surgery, perhaps even a frontal lobotomy.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Excellent points about Snods, Malaga, he does work hard, and perhaps I've been a bit unkind to him. Maybe the fault is with the manager. Let me illustrate: That Tottenham fellow, Adebayor, what a prima donna he used to be. Up steps the Sheriff of Nottingham, and he says to him, 'Ok, you're good at this that and the other, and what I want you to do is...and score goals. I'll give you a run of half a dozen games, and if you can get me , I dunno, say three goals, you can stay on the books and I'll give you a game of football most weeks, and if you don't achieve this, you can borrow the team bike that's in the shed'. Adebayor scratches his beard, and after a few minutes , says all right gaff, and hasn't looked back since. So to cut a monologue short, Snods needs some boundaries, proper coaching and a set of targets. My memory's bad these days because of all the merlot that Stew keeps sending, but I seem to remember he played quite well for a while. We must keep on our toes, even Fulham are looking sharper now, and the only dead cert for relegation is Cardiff. As always, the dogfight is going to be tougher than the ladies bowls match in the penthouse suite [sorry ladies], and we must emerge with our inflatable canaries unscathed.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • If Snoddy were in a synchronised swimming team, everyone would crash into each other. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see him fit in and excel, but I don't see it happening. We played out of our skins against the top side yesterday, and although there are probably several reasons for that, one of the major one's has to be his absence. His over complicated style would have had Man City's wolves hunting him down in packs. One of the reasons for yesterday's success was th refreshing simplicity of our approach, straightforward, and alarmingly effective, skills that are normally associated with the team we drew against. Watch out though, Fulham should have been two nil up at half time, sublime through ball from Holtby for the goal

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • I'm eating humble pie after expecting a big defeat and a management vacancy. The team were up for this game and up for the manager. Time for the 12th man to keep Carrow Road buzzing through to the end of the season- we've made a big difference already. Big question for me is how to get£12m of strike force scoring? I'm sticking with Hughton and the lads - it's the only realistic strategy. OTBC.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • A great performance generally and we really should have snatched the three points at the end. I suspect Hooper and indeed Becchio will look at that and think, if only that chance had fell to me. I am disappointed that some fans were crowing because Snodgrass was not playing, he scored a great goal last weekend. Redmond look ok on the right but wasted a couple of good chances. Pilks did not look fully match fit and I for one would put Snodgrass on the left wing Tuesday night if he is fit to play. One thing is for sure we must get something out of the WHU game.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Michigan - same feeling here! Good result, we played well and could have won it! Onwards and hopefully upwards form here on in. OTBC

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    FXT Canary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Your point is Edam? I have my doubts about care in the community. Have you taken your medication Edam?

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    waclor

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Great Effort, pity I can't say that to Wolf Van Winkle.... got a few games left He'll come good... well, so they say

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    OLDYELLA

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • As I am `je vriend`, Barking Wise, I had a little delve for you. "WMBW; wat moest bewezen worden". What must become known, approx. I hope this is not ethered as `inaccurate`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Just heard CH say on the Beeb that you can't get a result against teams like Man C by sitting back and defending. Maybe we have turned the corner?

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Norwich supporters are a bit like the English and our weather. You see it is a nice morning this morning with a bit of sunshine and already you can hear people talking of summer, sunshine and happy holidays. So with 1 point (again) and a more upbeat performance against a team so obviously playing well below their normal standard I can almost hear Norwich supporters now saying Hughton must stay and talking about mid table positions or possibly better. Fickle is n't it? The weather is a bit variable as well!!! p.s. I have looked at the papers and there are more storms on their way and Norwich are actually 1 place lower in the table than they were at the start of Saturday.

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    What a Hoot

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

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