Norwich City boss Chris Hughton set for a nervous wait over internationals

Sebastien Bassong (left) and Kei Kamara have been handed call-ups for Cameroon and Sierra Leone respectively. Sebastien Bassong (left) and Kei Kamara have been handed call-ups for Cameroon and Sierra Leone respectively.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
10:12 AM

International recognition at Carrow Road continues to blossom – but it could make for a nervy fortnight as Norwich City fight to guarantee their Premier League status.

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Key defender Sebastien Bassong and impact striker Kei Kamara will have long trips ahead of them before the month is out, as the pair return to the international arena – sandwiched by two top-flight fixtures.

Norwich travel to Sunderland on Sunday, with Fifa’s 2014 World Cup qualification taking another step forward from the following weekend.

And a total of seven from Chris Hughton’s professional ranks will do their duty before City return to action with a vital trip to relegation-threatened Wigan on March 30.

Bassong, who played for Cameroon at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has been recalled to action for their home qualifier with Togo in Yaounde on Saturday, March 23 – a game Cameroon need to win to make an appearance in Brazil a realistic possibility.

As for Kamara, the Sierra Leone and on-loan City striker will hope to add to his two goals in 14 appearances when they visit Tunisia on the same day for their Group B qualifier.

And Norwich fans will simply be concerning themselves that two of Hughton’s key men return in full fitness and able to see out the rest of the season.

Russell Martin and Robert Snodgrass have made Gordon Stachan’s Scotland squad for qualifiers against Wales and in Serbia. The City duo will meet up with the squad following the game in Sunderland.

Simeon Jackson will rack up the miles again as Canada play friendlies with Japan and Belarus in Qatar on March 21 and 24 respectively, while starlets Josh and Jacob Murphy will complete the absentees list for England Under-19 against Turkey in Telford, on March 21.

67 comments

  • It'll take more than the pope to sort Platini out ;-)

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Is it because you type rubbish like your drunk or been hit hard in the head? Guess we'll never know!

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Optimistic as ever, I have my modest bet on for a 1-2 win for Naaridge.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

  • mjc, but I`m Jewish! ...What`s the salary? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • pt 2..So why are we skr aping our b i tt i ms along the runway? c for k - o for i..

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ...BLUE....Something has just said we will beat Sunderland...I hope so to!....Question is HOW?...

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Basically everything you said there is why I hate negative fans mjc. You've effectively said "I think we'll be rubbish but if we win I'll celebrate with everyone else. Being negative is not having the courage to back the team and instead focussing on self satisfaction of predicting doom or celebrating with everyone else when things go right. All the while focussing more on worrying than vocal support.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I dont think the Pope or Jews would use the f word lol

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Yawn, the speil of someone thats been found out. I'd love it if you prove me wrong though eh mjc!

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ...BLUE-PURPLE-BLACK...Come on Men Lets talk Football......Norwich City have 7 international footballers available for selection...I feel sure that with the right encouragement from everyone who wants to see the side do well, this can happen..... Supporters who turn up at Carrow for up to19 league games, and the odd one or two cup fixtures,(All 20.000 of them ), coupled with those that pay Sky and others and watch from the comfort of their armchairs,(maybe 40,000) should rcognise that we have a manager with vast experience, and ability,with a support team of brilliant talent to assist him should that be necessary...... At what stage should he take his head out of the bucket, and bring into line the slime that shouts his praises, and get down to the task of organising those seven internationals along with Bunn and Holt and two more into a workman like force...... He now has 9 matches to show us what he is capable of!... Otherwise he could be keeping company with Brian McDermott and Mark Hughes in the line outside the Bank.....In case any one is wondering what the Black is for.....It's what the Learned Judge would wear when passing sentence!.... i

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • You literally will find any excuse to bash the manager, won't you? My team and My management is going to prove you wrong, yet again, and when they do I am going to be there. Mocking you. And add a white after the "blue" thing for gods sake, makes it easier for others to see your true alleigence.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ...BLUE...So am I Doc...Problem though is we have to get into the opponents half first, and then prey for someone to foul Holt...We need to practice inter-passing a bit morein addition to just Dead Ball tactics.....Sharky, we dont have much control over the results of teams below us.....We met one last Saturday, and had to hang on for dear life!.... The thing should try using the letter 'a ' more often!...Our present manager is the 'Doom-monger, in our midst. Yes he hopes for the best, but has his excuses presented before each game. And from my clear and elevated position, doesn't seem to offer much encouragement during the game!....Hard to do with Gum stuck in your mouth!....As for bgetting behind the team....Most of the comments on here have been POSITIVE....mjc. 100% AGREMENT...

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Seeing a new article and not a regurgitated or recycled one I ventured on to have a look. WOW! It has not improved on the comments but deteriorated to a level where my abstinance has seen to be justified. Oh, come on lads, do we need all this slagging off?

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • pt3...Answers please, but not necessarily from the only 'guy' who predicted a win against Everton!.....a for u...

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ....'Hic'!!!...

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I still fancy the purple robes & the salary though, already.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • As for the Jewish thing , I'm sure they won't mind . Times they are a changing . I'm not religious myself but it is a fascinating spectacle to watch .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Agreed about the f word. Not required. Why do you want to stupe so low. I think that proves were we are here. Its a shame

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Now we have a person accusing a contributor as being drunk,having a manic ego trip ,then it gets silly.Steady On its NOT your team, its OUR team[all of us].Back to football ,foolish me , i hope for a win against Sunderland but MartinONiell will have his team wound up to beat us. plus a hostile crowd. but what will be will be. I would like to see 4=4=2 at the start of that game,but given 'our 'prefered away formation' I am a little concerned

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ....BLUE....what's all this about 'My team and My management'...only Delia could lay claim to that. She's a Chef extranordinaire, not some one who empties the waste bins!....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Simple minded fools are those who stumble blindly , never having the moral courage to disagree even when the problem is obvious . We need to score goals FACT . We are playing and not scoring goals FACT I am unhappy about this FACT . Because I am capable of being wrong I can accept it , if it happens . Will we beat Sunderland , I don't think so , but because I'm capable of being wrong and able to take it with good grace if it should happen , then yes by all means prove me wrong boys . I'm man enough to offer my opinion Steady On , shame you don't seem able to do anything other than bleat the party line of Chrissy and Colin :-D

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I think SO did have an opinion, that we would win, which was followed by abuse. Shame on all of you. Why blame someone for being positive while 3 of you are being negative and abusive. What do you expect to get in return

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I wonder who has the most experience. Hughton or Stew ;-) And why use the word "slime " in the middle. Not neccesary.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Does the chief rabbi get a nice house and a nice hat ? Hard to beat Rome when it comes to culture , not the football fans obviously .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Found out , what pray tell have you found out sheep .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • .....BLUE.....We have 7 internationals available when fit......Blimey!.. Thats nearly a Full team. Add to that BUNN, who seems to be our best player, and Holt..... We should be Flying!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • .....BLUE.....We have 7 internationals available when fit......Blimey!.. Thats nearly a Full team. Add to that BUNN, who seems to be our best player, and Holt. We should be Flying! So why are we scraping our bottoms along the runway? ...Answers please, but not necessarily from the only gay who predicted a win against Everton!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Tried to voice an opinion on the level of comment but vanished up the pipe of the ethering machine!

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ...BLUE....That's exactly what we have to do Doc! ...But the attitude of all concerned has got to be reviewed urgently... It's no good Snodgrass practising 'Free Kicks' and Corners' all the time. Only a positive TEAM approach will bring us success!....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Brew , type it in any language you feel like . Never conform like the binner sheep . I'm also inclined to go with the PURPLE option , can't reasonably go with blue as it feels dirty . Stew come over to the PURPLE side mate , it's great and clean ;-D

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I have to wonder if you are ever going to offer an opinion . You seem capable of only insults and arguments , only talking football briefly when you leap to the defence of Hoots or Colin . You are a sheep , whose sole purpose is to conform . Scared of anything that differs and offering only hostility in response . Quite frankly you are not worthy of my time , unlike a whole host of people who present an opinion and welcome lighthearted debate and banter on this site . Please pay attention to the third option of one of my previous posts , and enjoy portaloo road . You'll fit right in I'm sure :-)

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • We Will Beat Sunderland

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • My opinion is good times are just around the corner. Coming from the only guy to predict the win against Everton that should give you some comfort, surely?

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Brewer, I'm sure you'd look good in a purple frock!

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • It hasn't found much out by the looks of it . As for having internationals , it's a good thing until they get injured , or suffer jet lag in some cases .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Brew have you just been elected Pope ;-D

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ...BLUE...Crumbs, I go out for an hour, and that bird is still pecking away, dropping it's usual krapp all over the place. It then tries to say that it's male, extremely doubtful, more halfway house at best!....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Wow hit the jackpot with that one. I think you'll find I'm bang on. If everyone doesn't believe me, go back and look at previous posts from mjc. He says "I hope I'm proved wrong" all the time. Simple and effective eh. Have it both ways!

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • PURPLE. That`s the colour of the c**p that birds drop on your car, etc, when there are dark fruits available for them to ingest. Only in jest. No diatribe, please, Oberhaupt. Auch, "spiel", nicht "speil". Just playing mit Worten. Sieg Bile!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • The black smoke will turn to white soon. Then you can arrange everything. Even European football ;-)

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • You know nothing you boring little creature , the day you post something worthy of a crumb of respect is still very far off . Concentrate on your own attitude and inability to accept differing opinions and then maybe people would be more inclined to converse with you . Until then go and watch your binner mates you fool .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • They`re still in the office. Woolpack.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Seems Archant have switched to 3D..or maybe they have gone home for the night...Amazing really ! A couple of words gets sent into space, and an epistle gets double billing!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I`m aiming for Chief Rabbi - then I can fix anything. I always take a cut......

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • So you don't think we will bet Sunderland?

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Okay. "We won't win against Sunderland, but i'd love to be proved wrong" see the difference now?

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • You followed it with "boring little creature". "simple mind".. binner sheep" how much lower will you go. Not neccesary

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • It doesn't matter what language you type in Brewer. You still don't know f*ck all about Norwich city.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • As low as is required to stop the bile that flows nonstop from SO . You are of course entitled to your opinion , but do make sure you are seeing it from all angles . You make no mention of it telling Brewer that he knew F-all about NCFC , or many other previous posts just as delightful .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • It wasn't followed by abuse until it started to come our way , as for shame Sharky I have nothing to be ashamed of ! Many times SO has been asked to cut out the constant insults and many times it's been ignored , we reap what we sew Sharky . I would much rather talk football but that's not possible with SO , sorry no shame here .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • sharky, I was lampooning what your pal S\O said about me, in an ironic way. Tautology. These message boards have been dragged into the gutter by SO. I NEVER use that word, either in private or public. Some locals think I`m eccentric because I don`t swear. Anyway, the whole issue is probably an ecumenical matter. I don`t think `ecumenical` is a bad word? The f**k it is. All black & white smoke and mirrors.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Now ethered twice in quik succession

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Our situation is different now. We cant afford to let teams below us win. Now it a matter of survival. Simple really.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ...BLUE-PURPLE-BLACK...Come on Men Lets talk Football......Norwich City have 7 international footballers available for selection...I feel sure that with the right encouragement from everyone who wants to see the side do well, this can happen..... Supporters who turn up at Carrow for up to19 league games, and the odd one or two cup fixtures,(All 20.000 of them ), coupled with those that pay Sky and others and watch from the comfort of their armchairs,(maybe 40,000) should rcognise that we have a manager with vast experience, and ability,with a support team of brilliant talent to assist him should that be necessary...... At what stage should he take his head out of the bucket, and bring into line the slime that shouts his praises, and get down to the task of organising those seven internationals along with Bunn and Holt and two more into a workman like force...... He now has 9 matches to show us what he is capable of!... Otherwise he could be keeping company with Brian McDermott and Mark Hughes in the line outside the Bank.....In case any one is wondering what the Black is for.....It's what the Learned Judge would wear when passing sentence!.... i

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I liked your original post and hope you are right. However we must not lose OTBC

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Not sure on the salary , you get a nice house and a nice hat though , and you can give father Mulryne a job ;-D

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Is that another point you want to be proved wrong on mjc or do you mean that one?

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Btw, S\O, I just love the double negative. Class Crass. Almost a litote.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • ...BLUE....Must be a nightmare for the manager, all these international footballers! Perhaps he should think about recalling some of his discards - Chris Martin - Butterfield - Ayala- etc. and play with 'substandards' instead !.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Given the quality of service in recent weeks I'd suggest that practicing corners and free kicks isn't a bad idea! I have to say I'm viewing the game more with hope than confidence.

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • There is a saying among soldiers the world over .. Lead , Follow or get the f*#k out of the way . Might I suggest you do the third option :-D

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • by scoring more goals than Sunderland?

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • It shows how far we've come really , having these players in the squad . As long as they don't get injured ! Steady On give us your opinion or go and bother the binners , you are starting to get really boring !!

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Belying the notion that S\O was the only person to predict our 2-1 win over Everton, I have a bookie`s ticket that shows I got the score right, and our scorers, in order. Imagine the odds that`ll happen again. But there is only one source of absolute truth; we must submit to the jackboot philosophy of S\O.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Ditto, mjc. O\C has, in effect, only one opinion: that he\she is always right. As a result, these message boards have been despoiled. But, then, I know f*ck all about Norwich City. Steady On said so - so it must be true. Sorry to be so abusive.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Given how the boys have played in recent games I'm not holding out much hope of anything but a negative goalless draw , I have no problem with being proved wrong but Hoot's will doubtless be happy with the point .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • I`ve supported Norwich in all my previous incarnations. I remember them playing a Cup game against Mesopotamia, when Duncan Forbes was just a twinkle in God`s eye. Ended up as a 0-0 draw, but both teams got their just deserts.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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