Southampton 4 Norwich City 2

Norwich City's players can only look on after Southampton's Jay Rodriguez makes it 3-0 in a 4-2 Premier League defeat at St Mary's. 
Picture by Daniel Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's players can only look on after Southampton's Jay Rodriguez makes it 3-0 in a 4-2 Premier League defeat at St Mary's. Picture by Daniel Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, March 15, 2014
4:58 PM

Norwich City’s late fightback proved in vain in a 4-2 Premier League defeat at Southampton that plunged them further into relegation trouble.

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The Canaries looked to be heading to an embarrassing defeat when Morgan Schneiderlin, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez rifled the Saints into a comfortable lead, but Johan Elmander slotted his first for Norwich in the 85th minute before Robert Snodgrass slammed home a second a minute later.

City surged forward in a desperate search for an equaliser only for Alex Tettey’s calamitous slip on the half way line triggering a rapid counter which endd with Sam Gallagher lifting over John Ruddy.

Norwich remained four points clear of the bottom three but wins for West Brom and Fulham and a goalless draw between Sunderland and Crystal Palace turned up the heat on the Canaries.

Chris Hughton made five changes from the starting line up that drew 1-1 against Stoke City at Carrow Road. Ryan Bennett and Steven Whittaker were preferred in defence for team captain Seb Bassong and club captain Russell Martin. Jonny Howson’s return to the first XI came at the expense of Wes Hoolahan with Gary Hooper spearheading the attack in favour of Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Anthony Pilkington was also recalled for Nathan Redmond on the left flank. Saints’ chief Mauricio Pochettino kept Lambert in reserve with James Ward-Prowse replacing the injured Jack Cork (ankle) alongside Schneiderlin.

Howson appeared to be deployed as chief support to Hooper when Norwich were in possession, but it was the Saints who threatened first when the unmarked Gaston Ramirez headed over Ward-Prowse’s corner.

Whittaker’s counter-attacking foray ended frustratingly for the Scot and the Saints took the lead in the fifth minute when Schneiderlin raced free to clip beyond the advancing Ruddy after Adam Lallana and Ramirez had cut the visitors’ open.

England international Luke Shaw was then hauled back by Snodgrass but Steven Davis’ glancing header drifted wide. Lallana’s pinpoint diagonal pass dropped at the feet of Ramirez in the 16th minute but the experienced Joseph Yobo did enough to hold up the Uruguayan.

City’s best form of defence in the opening quarter looked to be sporadic attacking incursions, with Hooper sensing a half-chance inside the Saints’ box before Dejan Lovren capitalised on a heavy first touch from the Norwich striker.

Southampton looked collectively quicker and sharper in the sunshine at St Mary’s with Davis anticipating the flight of Lallana’s cross ahead of Martin Olsson but the Northern Irishman dragged a left-foot strike wide.

Referee Friend summoned captain Ruddy 40 yards from his goal for a lecture after apparent back chat from Bradley Johnson seconds after Hughton aired his grievances towards the fourth official after what he felt was a series of questionable decisions.

Hooper dragged wide 12 yards out on the angle after Snodgrass’ slip pass freed the former Celtic striker before Davis was the first player cautioned for a sliding challenge that caught Olsson on the knee. Pilkington’s goalbound lash from Snodgrass’ deep free kick struck a home defender with the City midfielder thrusting his hands to his head in frustration.

Bennett was then inches from connecting with the Scot’s inswinging free kick three minutes from the interval but Lovren did enough in a muscular duel six yards out.

Ruddy went full length to deny Ward-Prowse 25-yards out five minutes after the restart when City allowed the Saints to advance through midfield. The England keeper deserved his slice of fortune shortly afterwards when he got nowhere near a Ward-Prowse corner but Lallana’s flick dropped wide.

That respite proved temporary when Lambert marked his arrival from the bench by turning inside Yobo to slot past Ruddy from eight yards after Bennett was attracted to the initial ball won in the air by Ramirez.

Hughton made a triple change in response but the arrival of Elmander met with an angry reaction from large sections of the travelling support who vented their frustration towards Hughton.

Southampton continued to probe with apparent freedom and Lambert screwed wide from the edge after Guly Do Prado burst through the City midfield.

Rodriguez lashed home a third in the 72nd minute which spoke volumes for the fragility in the visiting ranks after Do Prado reacted quickest to slam at Ruddy before Lambert picked out his fellow substitute to lash home from eight yards.

Rodriguez then hammered against the top of the bar in the 82nd minute from fully 25 yards with Ruddy beaten but the City number one denied Lambert a fourth when he kicked away with his right foot after the striker was picked out yet again by the Saints’ dominant midfield.

But Norwich produced a stunning riposte with two goals inside a minute. Elmander barrelled his way through to roll underneath Artur Boruc following Jose Fonte’s weak pass before Snodgrass slotted after the Pole could only parry van Wolfswinkel’s initial strike.

City pushed forward in search of an unlikely equaliser spurred on by the away support with Snodgrass’ slip pass just evading Nathan Redmond. Lovren was forced to depart through injury with Southampton having made their three substitutions deep in five minutes of additional time, but it was the hosts who settled the game when Tettey’s slip on halfway allowed the Saints to race clear and Gallagher cooly applied the final touch.

• Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Ward-Prowse, Lallana (Lambert 56), Ramírez (Guly 61), Rodriguez (Gallagher 90). Subs (not used): Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Chambers, Hooiveld.

• Booking: Davis (foul on Olsson, 35)

• Goals: Schneiderlin (5), Lambert (57), Rodriguez (73), Gallagher (90)

• Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Yobo, Bennett, Olsson, Tettey, Johnson (van Wolfswinkel 64), Howson, Snodgrass, Pilkington (Elmander 65), Hooper (Redmond 65). Subs (not used): Bunn, Martin, Bassong, Hoolahan.

• Bookings: Pilkington (handball 44); Snodgrass (foul on Shaw, 60);

• Goals: Elmander (85), Snodgrass (86)

• Added on time: 2 minutes / 5 minutes

• Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

• Attendance: 29,828 (2,294)

122 comments

  • gt, I hope youre wrong, but you might well be right. I suppose McNally is the culprit because he appointed Hughton and has failed to acknowledge and correct that mistake. It is inevitable that Hughton will be sacked; it is only a question of when. CH must know that too so his heart is not in the job (whatever difference that would make) and really he might as well go now.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Well, well, truth and reconciliation is not dead after all, Bad Form. Who knows, in the fullness of time you might become my Bad Form Forever.......or BFF. You may even join my gang, The Dire Tribe. Meanwhile, wrap up warm.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Afternoon Steely: 'Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth, Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, their morals disappear'. Clue: I disagree, it was a dreadful disgrace.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Whilst I don't 'warm' to Barking Wise's overly long diatribe on this occasion I find myself in total agreement with him about the need to replace Hughton.

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    Bad Form

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • I completely agree with you BirdCage... Houghton has completely shown how much he knows about the Game.... Absolutely NOTHING... How can Wes not be played.... If City Go down to Div1.. I see a linching at the last game of the season coming... OTBC

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    Canadian Canary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Drivel forecast: "Well we knew they had quality and players who can hurt you. I fort we was unlucky and I rue our lack of quality in the final furd. By the way has anybody seen a seagull wiv my big mac?".

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    waclor

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • 57charlea, you are spot on, McNally is the real criminal here as it is been obvious for 18 months that Hughton is way out of his depth, and I agree with on your comments on rebuilding Carrow road.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Jeez -Albert Camus would struggle with you lot. HUGHTON GO NOW -no ref to the Moody Blues. I think. Therefore I. ..........want Hughton out.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Why wait until the end of the season, that tw.at McNally, followed closely by Hughton have got to go now. I agree with Bill Punton's hairpiece, put Adams in charge now!

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    Cuthbert J. Twillie

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Club Cat for manager!!!

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    la barbe

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • All down to the players, once they are on the field they are the ones resposible for the poor performance. 10 minutes of effort out of 90+ is pathetic from lazy overpaid young men who should be able to run for hours at their ages. Disgusting lack of effort with obviously no shame.

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    goldie

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Dont let the 2 late goals kid you.....we were appalling today!! Southampton humiliated us, then took their eye of the game....we got 2 undeserved goals. Everybody around us made up ground on us today. Sunderland have 3 games in hand. The bottom line is simple now.....We face WBA, Swansea, Sunderland and Fulham. We need to win at least 3 of those games, whilst the other teams will see the Norwich fixture as THEIR banker for survival!! There was nothing today to give a Norwich fan any hope for survival. Now let's watch out for Hughtons usual upbeat excuses.....

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    Algarve Canary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • not long back from the game and we were dreadful until the 85th minute - watched match of the day did not sum up our ineptitude and woeful passing and just hoofing it up to hooper who was on his own felt sorry for Delia who was sitting in the away end but then she should have sacked hiughton a long time ago.

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    citizen

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Just how much more of this pathetic rubbish does the board need to see before they realise that Hughton is absolutely clueless? It is not that the players let him down. When a player plays as well as Wes has and then gets dropped, the manager is to blame for the ensuing defeat. For heavens sake sack this idiot and do it now or pretend you are the Board of the NHS and promote the three so that Adams can handle team matters

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    waclor

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Blimey - Fagen has just returned from church (synagogue). Homework set but not really testing for a man of my knowledge, Especially as I have both records. Yes - Yours is no disgrace and secondly Genesis - Suppers Ready (the narcissus reference). I have the live version on Seconds Out. Catch it on yotube. Next one BP.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Correct BW

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • pathetic,useless,no fighting spirit,always second best,i could go on!HUGHTON OUT NOW!Take pilks and whitaker with you along with deadwood and tripe!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • No not Malky. He would be just as bad. We have just had two years of a manager who was widely thought to have been treated unfairly by a previous club. Now we know exactly why he was sacked by Newcastle and I suspect there were very good reasons why Mackay was sacked by Cardiff.

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    waclor

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • The fans today were quite magnificent. To traipse down to Southampton, to know in your brain, if not your heart, that you're going to be beaten by a better side, to endure 90 minutes of truly dreadful football by a team that has lost both the will and the ability to play, to suffer the jibes and laughter of opposing fans, and then to traipse all the way back again.......that takes some doing. You are truly the one thing (and right now the ONLY thing) which makes Norwich a great club. As sure as night follows day, I think Norwich are going to be relegated and a change of manager at this late stage will not change that. But the Board owes it to loyal fans to give them what they want: a change of manager NOW. At least we then return to the Championship with a little pride in ourselves and the respect of others. It is mathematically possible that 3 other clubs might be relegated. If that happens, they will return to the Championship commanding more respect than this Norwich team. That will be another humiliating first for this club, and its loyal fans deserve better.....much better.

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    User Removed

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Anybody remember Dullard`s Bitter? `Destroys parts of the brain other beers cannot reach`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • "Southampton were better than us", talk about stating the obvious Hughton. Wroxham Reserves are better than us thanks to your inept tactics, non ability, and two of the worst "coaches" ????? in the whole football world. I for one cannot believe your arrogance, stubborness and downright pathetic belief in yourself. I, and thousands of fans knew last season that you were out of your depth, nor can I believe that McNally has sat on his hands and watched this idiot humiliate us and make us certainties for relegation. The really frustrating thing is that he has been paid a lot of money to fail to reach his own miserably low standards, and undoubtedly will get more when McNally and co. finally get off their collective rear ends and get rid of the three stooges

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    oldtimer

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • .....or even Russ Martin!!.....must be the numbing effect of the medicine!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • I saw that prog too, Fagen. There`s some good stuff on BBC4 if you are an insomniac. This weekend, they featured 70s California stuff and had Randy Newman, Graham Nash & Bonnie Raitt among others. Lots of steel guitars\bottle neck stuff. One guy (forgotten who) used a spark plug socket spanner rather than a `bottle neck`. Interesting sound.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • We needed to rest Bassong but a crazy move to also drop Martin at the same time and why not play Wes behind Hooper as they at least appeared to offer something against Villa.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Wes wanted out.... No wonder why! It must be awful for him to sit on the bench as the longest serving player, watching Hughton defying logic in his team and strategy selection! We have nine left and we need a leader that can make a badly cooked meal taste pallatable when it is served... Hughton unfortunately has no sense of taste! Delia its your Canary pie recipie, so sort it out before we all get food posioning,

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    TheBirdCage

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • some players must read this site and I plead with them do not take any notice what your boss (if that is what you call him ) says anymore you must know better than him put your own tactics together you all know your best positions and go and show us all what your maid of keep us up

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    box 29

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • I must have read a post like this at least 10 times recently, "Next weeks game is a must win"! Home to Sunderland, that'll be a home win banker then. 3-0 to Norwich job done., and CH goes marching on. Utterly clueless, get rid now and give the new man 4 relatively easy games to turn it round.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • OTBC. We are not relegated YET. But our next home match is a 'must win' game. COYY.

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    Bruce87

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • el dingo, that guy Albert was always a rebel. Kierkegaard has a lot to answer for, too. Did they really exist?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • goldie---don't blame the players----they can't help it if they are useless---blame the man who brought them to Carrow Road

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    superfan59

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • We must sack the manager and coaches, and at least try and put up a fight for the rest of the season. I cannot see any supporting reasons why Hoolahan was on the bench and not brought on at half-time. CH just cannot pick a team or read a game

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • It is far too late to get rid of CH. That time is long past. It would appear that the owners of the club having reaped the financial rewards of three years in the Premiership, plus the relgation millions, are quite prepared to accept Championship football next season. The fact that CH was not considered worth giving any money for the January transfer window was a pointer. The very fact that CHs remit was to just keep City out of the bottom three tells how little belief and ambition that they had. CH could not even manage to keep that remit. His players are well below Premiership standard. Young Redmond being the only spark and he will be snapped in the end of season scramble. A bl......dy disgarceful seasons performance by so called football professionals. The real losers are the loyal fans.

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    norman hall

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • NB , The problem is the 4 teams below dont keep losing though. And in 14 days they wont be below us. No Becchio today, No Hoolahan today. Chris the one good thing you did today was drop Bassong..

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    Robin Sydney

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • CH should only be in charge of a subbureo team ,then he can play 1 upfront and the rest in defence

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Morning, mijn gek vriend. Any joy rod dangling last night? Be careful, apparently we've entered the close season now, so if you must go fishing, at least throw them back. I'd hate to see you persecuted by those nice people at Angular Water. Hey guess what? City lost again and Hughton's not popular. If that wasn't bad enough, Kanye West has posted. At the end of his long and and perceptive observations on the St Mary's debacle, he concluded that you are some sort of daffodil. Worse than that, he thinks I'm some kind of frog. So HE won't be getting an invitation to the Plasterers any time soon. Gek as a box of blaffen frogs if you ask me. I need a glass of fizzy lemonade before bed....problem is I'm sick o' fanta.

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    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Cecil, everyone is better than us right now... another four goals shipped away from home - hopeless. I think we've had our chances and failed to take them so it's goodbye Premier League and I dare say goodbye Hughton too!

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    green tiger

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Fagen, I'd hate to see what you write when you really DO want be nasty. Btw, "dullard" is a great word. Shame it doesn't make more appearances on this site. Equally shameful that Wes doesn't make more appearances on the pitch, but that's another matter.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • BW, is Gary Kennon related to Sandy Kennon, the goalie who stood in for Ken Nethercott in the 59 cup semi against Luton? I have also drawn a blank with Joan Jett and my lawyers have advised me to leave her alone and seek treatment. The video however is not hard to find on youtube if you fancy a dabble.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Luck will only get you so far you also need quality and confidence, and tactics, and comitmment.

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    Burglecut

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • …..I tried to get on to Michael Baileys commentary on the 'pink un'... without success....There was no way they were having a stewpydsodd on there!.....My first comment was ' Funny old names picked out of the hat today'...and second was ' Introductions have been made'..... Have we ever presented such a bunch of individuals to represent this club?....Very Doubtful!....Most of them are decent quality players, but are so un-co-ordinated, and un-prepared to play as a unit... however did we get into this mess?....Mr McNally you must act NOW! Give every one RELIEF..... Sack the manager and his advisers....Tell Chris Martin to hand over to the players and let them sort it out....IT CAN BE NO WORSE!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • AC, my mum and the WI choir could do a better job than this twerp, at least they'd all be singing from the same hymn sheet. The point is, we don't have time to fanny about, and even if the whole thing went ppear shaped, we could at least say we'd tried to do something. Who would be your choice if not Adams?

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Surely you were aware that we were relegated weeks ago - Mr McNally gambled (and lost) in attempting to invest in the team rather than rebuilding the toytown City stand - you see, my friends, Premier League income far outways the income generated by the turnstiles - so they gambled £28,000,000 on unproven players rather than invest in extending the City stand so that we can have extra 8000 paying supporters who would dearly love to see their team but can't because games are full. Watch next season when we are in the Championship and the club will go cap in hand to supporters because they will have to rely on turnstile income - except that they will be 8000 paying supporters down on the deal - you see, even in the Championship they could sell an extra 8000 seats. I require Mr McNally to resign forthwith and refund his wages that he's been paid so far this season so it goes towards a fighting fund to get us out of the Championship. Disgraceful mismanagement of resources from a bunch of Looneytunes.

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    57charles

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • watched most of the game online and as always CH has no emotions,he only gets excited when we are a couple down.And then he puts his hands in his pockets or folds his arms.CH OUT Malky in

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Sorry about the sycophantic nonsense, West. You must admit that MB is rather unique, but probably more of a carnation than a daffodil. As for the "nonsense", if your punctuation reflects your general level of education, I suspect that you may be confusing that which you don't like with that which you don't understand. Anyway, the close season for anglers has arrived, so you and your fiancé, Kim the Kardashian, will be able to devote more time to the arrangements for your forthcoming wedding, and, when that's been taken care of, you can spend more time enjoying these posts. See? Everyone's a winner.

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    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • 57charlea, you are spot on, McNally is the real criminal here as it is been obvious for 18 months that Hughton is way out of his depth, and I agree with on your comments on rebuilding Carrow road.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • These items were a kind of special in a pub in Newport where I occasionally went for work. They had more guts than some football folks I can think of. I want my club back but they don't want to give it to me - or the vast majority of us proper supporters. They only want our money and it stinks.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • All these good folks fishing for compliments. .. hook CH line up a new manager and the sinker might yet not be our beloved club. ..

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    el dingo

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • NB. A good result??? If by that you mean we should have lost by another couple, technically, yes. I have to disagree, not only was the result poor, the spirit was non existent till the eighty fifth minute, and for the other eighty five, we kept giving the ball away. What was it, seventy minutes before we got an effort on target. If we don't take some urgent and drastic action, then the writing really is on the wall, and even if we do, the chances are slim. Maybe Elmander will have a 'Road to Damascus conversion.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • We look pathetic,we play pathetic and we are pathetic.What happened to the new blood that was promised early season.Get the Murphy boys in and get the players out whoo have no heart.The squad is only good as its manager and our manager is NO GOOD.Please Delia read some off these comments.Like you delia we support City til we die.CH is only here for a meal ticket.The sooner the board understands that the quicker things will turn around.Sack CH Now or loose the fan base.If like all city fans we all feel frustrated in lack of positives,all we see s players playing out of positions and quality players either on the bench or not in the squad.What Happened to The Twins.Has CH made them negative as well.We all feel negative.The bookies must love us cos they now we never win.Sack CH now or loose the fan base.OTBC never mind the manager,steady on we have a new one......PLEASE>>>>>

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • BP2, in an attempt to redeem myself following the flippant response to your first quiz, here's a serious stab at your second: "Show me the Way" was written and performed by Peter Frampton. Steely is bang on the money: MOR from 1975. No idea why Neil Adams is a clue. But then, I'm not fussed about the bonus point. It's not like I'm trying to get into Europe next season. If I can avoid relegation, I'll be happy. Fat chance.

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    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • TK, I too only listened on Radio Partridge and watched MOTD lowlights. There was some woeful `back-turning` defending going on, specially from Yobo. The MOTD team didn`t even see fit to talk about Norwich, the time was devoted to the relative merits of Ricky Lambert and Jay Rodriguez. What a wonderfully intelligent and unselfish player Ricky L is. Reminds me a bit of Grant Holt with a little more pace. I hope Woy takes both of them to Brazil. Did you notice, Robert scored with his RIGHT foot? After the goalie had parried an effort from...... club-record signing, Ricky van Wolfswinkel. I think poor Ryan Bennett needs to leave before his career is terminally damaged. Hughton has moved on from mismanaging attacking players, and is trying to achieve balance by mismanaging defensive players. Carrow Road: Graveyard of Ambition. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • No passion. No drive. No determination. No desire. Players, manager, board and chief exec alike must take the blame. What a load of rubbish. Unfortunately there is only one way now.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • It may be too late but McNally and the board must stand up and be counted - they need to sack this idiot now together with his wonderful coaches. It may not do much good but at least Hughton and his crew would get their just deserts and the fans would at least have something to be thankful for. Get rid of him.

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    VictorM

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Both, I think, Fagen. Plus varicose other stuff, like William Burroughs and Hedgehoppers Anonymous - that line about `wrapping brains in metal trays to keep them from the heat`. I think that was for Kanye`s mate Steady On, who had a thing about tinfoil hats and incontinence. When you say `cloak` do you mean that in the faux Chinese `cloak` or was it a ty-phoo for `croak`? Riveting stuff.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Wow Brew - Julie Driscoll - gorgeous. Saw her last week on one of those old Sounds of the Sixties. How I would like to have been Brian Auger. As a schoolboy in 68 she was one of the first women whom I fantasised over. We were talking about dullards earlier and I wonder if anyone saw Doug Dillard the other night on the Gene Clark special. Our old mate Barry McGuire was on as well. He looks about 100 years old these days.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Not quite the answer I was after Barking, but keep trying.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • The truth wil come out CH is rubbish

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Told you.........Btw, that was intended as an answer to a plea for help from the Brewer, not a response to BP2's Sunday sermon about riddles and pipelines. My response to the latter is: put water with it, Vicar.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Stuart Pearce till the end of season and if we survive Have Lennon in.

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    AC Canary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Adams?? What experience does he have? Just coz he is ex norwich..blimey lets look out of norfolk for once..but yes sack hughton but i have been saying that for 14 months now

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    AC Canary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Reverend James? Stephen Fry?? To Fagen\Event Organiser, I say this wheel`s on fire. If only I had a `face` like Julie Driscoll`s, I could entrance Olly G in Taffland. Brave new world. BPbp has set homework even harder than that once handed out by Fagen. Blaff has taught me how to use profanity as a means of getting Archie`s seal of approval. All is good. God is in his Heaven. Such fun, too. BPbp still has me bamboozled, though ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Motivation- Ah yes. As former Scunthorpe manager Alan Latchley once said " Motivation, Motivation, Motivation. The 3 M's". See Peter Cook on the Clive Anderson show for details...

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    Timbo

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Well, there you go Blaff. I spent but a few hours in private grief and you`ve already assumed the role of main target for CWest`s vitriol - and are scorned as a sycophant, to boot. Fagen used to be my designated sycophant in the good old days. I guess, like me, you don`t show a fig for what he thinks. Yes, river fishing is closed now until the Glorious 16th June, but I`m not sure if the rule is applied to private lakes and pits etc. Anyway, I gave up fishing many years ago. I found myself falling in love with the reflection I saw in the limpid waters of Taverham pits. Now, as you say, the object of my affection has shifted to the Nordic Adonis of the Taff, Olly G. When Wroxham\Hoveton is twinned with Budapest, the Bure will be renamed the `Brown Danube` in readiness for the fact-finding missions from our new friends at Ferencvaros. They`re particularly interested in the area as a venue for Magyar Stag parties. Perhaps your new admirer Kanye West and his comely bride to be, Kim, could have their respective stag & hen nights there; one in Hoveton, the other in Wroxham. Such an abundance of Nite Life to enjoy. Mostly ducks and swans. Football:- That was a dire performance. Gek.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • El Dingo, don't underestimate Albert Camus. Having penned "The Fall" and "The Plague", I think you'll find he knows all about relegation and lousy football managers respectively. He was also a fairly useful left midfielder for Yeovil before his career was cut shirt by injury.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Dont dispare ...... This was a good result against a better side who finished with 10 men. Take courage from the fact that there are 4 clubs below who are just as bad as Norwich. As long as they keep losing, Norwich will still have a slight chance of survival. In other words, its not up to Norwich, but its up to the clubs below them.

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    NB

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Show me the way - sounds like a middle of the road record from the late seventies ?

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • 2-0 down.... What do you do...mmmm.... take off the highest goal scorer as part of a 3 subsitution salvage and expect the replacements who have totalled 2 goals between them for the season so far, to double their whole season goals in the last 20 minutes... Time to go Chris! A simpler mathematical equation than the one you applied today!

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    TheBirdCage

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Lincs - there is of course a link up between Ken Nethercott and the sometimes off beat conversations on here. In the '90's he was featured in the match programme under the 'where are they now' feature. He never attended football ,said he hated modern day footballers. He said his only enjoyment was found in visiting second hand record shops.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • The great fagggotttten question will never be resolved.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Open letter To Delia Smith,Please sack CH now before its too late,lets be av ving you

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Lack of chemistry on the playing field just now leaves me in despair but talk of Julie Driscoll cheers me up. Sight of anything Debbie Harry has me (well I can't say). And talking of chemistry check out youtube for duet Suzi Quatro and Smokie's Chris Norman, song called "Stumblin In" (must be a NCFC ironic connection there) . Oh, and there is the ultimate girlie turn on vid, "I love rock n roll" - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. By the way, I've got an old cassette, if I can find it, of something like "Doing the Canary Rock n Roll." Anyone?

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Pablo, CH is the operations manager and nothing more,,,, the passion from the people who have little space to voice their opinion and recommendations are limited to this space.... This is the place that the stakeholders and governence can read the pulse of the club. As fans, thats what we do.... The decisions are not with us but we can influence our strategy by sharing our experience... It is up to the owners and Mcnally to do what they need to do to keep up as football fans....

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    TheBirdCage

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • CH statement will say,we played well for 3 minutes but we didnt get the run of the green over the rest of the match.what really happened was the players are fed up with his lack of management skills

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Yep! Ta, el dingo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • I have a theory happy clappers et al if you still exist: Get Hughton out and the fans really will get behind the team. Its our best chance in a stormy sea

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • goldie---don't blame the players----they can't help it if they are useless---blame the man who brought them to Carrow Road

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    superfan59

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Good grief. The dictionary word for ` a baked ball of chopped and seasoned liver` is forbidden by Archie! What should I do next, Blaff? Blasffeme?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Wes wanted out.... No wonder why! It must be awful for him to sit on the bench as the longest serving player, watching Hughton defying logic in his team and strategy selection! We have nine left and we need a leader that can make a badly cooked meal taste pallatable when it is served... Hughton unfortunately has no sense of taste! Delia its your Canary pie recipie, so sort it out before we all get food posioning,

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    TheBirdCage

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • No team in the Premier has scored less goals at Home or conceded more goals Away. That statistic alone should have the Manager removed, because the League is a numbers game and the numbers do not lie. Consistently useless and absolutely NO hope that the team will improve under this Management . What is the point of repeating the same clueless tactics and expecting a different outcome? Inaction by the Board is madness !

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Clueless, passionless and bewildering team selection. No Wes or Redmond against a team renowned for playing open attacking football. 4-2 was daylight robbery Saints were generous gifting the two City goals. Hughton has completely lost it, a draw against Stoke and he makes 5 changes, I think he thought I'll need my strongest team next week and the most we will get against Saints is a point. It is three points for a win, now Canaries need three wins and a draw from the next four games, pigs will fly!

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    Simon Thetford

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Sad to say but I watched the game today and following the starting 11, and the substitutions, wished we had conceded another ten just to get shot of him. NCFC supporter since watching Ron Saunders run them up the hill on Mousehold Heath every day!

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • The thing is Goldie, you could build the Golden Hind, but if you forgot to put a rudder on it, you'd end up in Timbuktu instead of the Carribean if you get my drift. Ow! sorry for the pun.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Invisibilty cloak Brew. You're memory serves you well. On the day that RVW signed for NCFC you made the comment that it was 'Good news week'. I made mention that at the same time that ditty was in the charts, there was also 'Eve of Destruction' by Mr Barry McGuire. Seems like Barry knew what was in store for our season ahead.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Barking and Brewer: 'We watch in reverence, as Narcissus is turned to a flower' Clue: It wasn't written for the reverend. Offer: Anyone who can come up with the answers to the two riddles, just let me know. I'll have a word with the cook to see if there isn't a vacancy in the pipeline. Make sure to include on your cv, not only a perfunctory knowledge of soccer, but also considerable flair as regards the creative arts, which are so lacking in the beautiful game that once graced our field.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Brew, I understand our management team drink it all the time, as does most of the players and therein lies our problem. On the basis the all all now due to alcohol poisoning, is it possible to sign 25 emergency players so that we can finally filed a team that actually seems to care I wonder.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • When you going to grow a pair McNally and get rid of this buffoon!!

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Or even "cut short".

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • I am now going to watch Chelsea play a team that attacks the opposition,must be something to do with the manager.Oh by the by Holty is playing today.Why did he ever leave us .OH YES I know.CH said we dont attack to opposition we just try and defend so we dont need strikers.That is our problem we have no strikers who are allowed to be strikers.CH OUT

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Another Brilliant weekend and a great 4.45pm final score. may it continue well done.. makes may weekend every weekend .....

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Archie won't let me give you a full answer BP2, so I'm just going to say Peter Frampton.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • 06.28.2014 Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI, with The Doobie Brothers. Unfortunately, RI stands for Rhode Island, otherwise I'd have been up for that one

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • fagggot. Just testing

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • TK, I suppose we could suggest substituting Dullard`s Bitter with Brain`s Best? I could pop across to Cardiff to set up the deal, and spend some quality time with Olly G while I`m there. Also Delia could get in some Brain`s fa99ots. Food for thought.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • bitterly dissapointed with our 2 late goals , 3-0 might have been enough to get houghton sacked, pathetic performance which was over after 5mins, southamptons' defence was bad and any other team would have taken advantage.We're doomed thanks to houghton.OTBC

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Hughton out. Another limp routine defeat. Pathetic.

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    suffolkcanary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Once again the much disliked Snodgrass dared to score his third in about five games whereas the much liked RVW missed a relatively easy chance, but I am sure he will once again take all the blame off CH's shoulders and RVW will start against Sunderlad. Yobo looked uninterested and far too slow yesterday so I suspect Bennett will get dropped again for Bassong, such is the magical management of our club. CH will probably be given an extension to his contract, most because Chris Powell got sacked for daring to take Charlton to the bottom of their league. All this and still the stadium will be full next season with other hopefuls on a waiting list, paying for the privilege.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Just call him a useless c***. That usually works.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • I completely agree with you BirdCage... Houghton has completely shown how much he knows about the Game.... Absolutely NOTHING... How can Wes not be played.... If City Go down to Div1.. I see a linching at the last game of the season coming... OTBC

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    Canadian Canary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Hughton, Bassong and others have been saying recently that we just need a little luck, well we've had our luck today, we scorched two!!

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Shockingly bad. I used to think the teams below us were worse, but I wouldn't be surprised if we finish bottom at this rate, and let's be honest, the scoreline should have been more emphatic. To stand any chance of staying up, we need four straight wins, and the only way I can see that happening is if we get Neil Adams to do the job, because Chris Hughton does not have a clue. The only reason we looked half decent at the end, was because Southampton got the collywobbles. Team morale must be dreadful.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Brew you stole my thunder. Indeed I did wear the sycophant toad cloak with honour last year. KanyeWest started to get a bit snappy when we got around to talking Leonard Cohen, or was it Barry McGuire. Without being nasty to him he is a bit of a dullard .

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • What experience does Adams Have? Is it all about experience? Shouldn't it be about the ability to motivate, coupled with good man management? something that seems to be sadly lacking in CH. Why would we want another experienced plonk.er here?

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    Cuthbert J. Twillie

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Texas, this is Hughton, we have lift off: Hats off to the man as he ascends into orbit, disappearing over the horizon while desperately hanging on to Bill Haley’s comet. The point is this, Mr Whatever...[that one is a little obscure Steely, but a man of your encyclopaedic knowledge should get it, given that its in your name], we need to be able to laugh in creative ways, because if the team aren't on their toes, we have to be, and let's face it, there isn't an awful to laugh about at the moment is there? So a little good feeling goes a long way. Furthermore, Stew should be well into his tea by now, and I still don't know what he's eating. All I do know is that it will taste much better than that bilge we had to swallow yesterday. So, who wrote 'Show me the way'? Clue: Neil Adams.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Archie won't let me give you a full answer BP2, so I'm just going to say Peter Frampton.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Lincs, I'm more a fan of Julie Christie than Julie Driscoll, and you'll find that Brewer is more a fan of Julie Andrews than both of the other two.......don't let him tell you otherwise. As for your "Canary Rock 'n Roll" question, that would be Gary Kennon. Will never forget the chorus when Gary kept singing the refrain "Doing, doing the Canary; doing, doing the Canary". He's probably on a list now and banned by the RSPCA from keeping caged animals. I'm afraid I've drawn a blank with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, but if you come along to the Plasterers, you can sing some of Joan's stuff on the origami machine. Failing that, we'll need a good stato to keep tabs on the tab, so bring your calculator. If you ply me with enough "Dutch Courage" (one of MB's old breweries, I think), I'll sing you a medley from Sandy and the Deck Chairs' Greatest Hits or maybe "The Green Green Grass of Home" as sung by Snotty and the Nose Pickers. What fun.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Been saying it all season that we will be relegated I made a forecast in January that we would end up with 32 points don't think I will be far off. The board must say in the morning enough is enough of this totally boring and negative tactics called football and get shot of this useless leader and the two clowns.

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    Essex yellow

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • So much misery and despair. Why is the comforting arm of Mad Brewer not wrapped around his desperate followers as they weep into their Saturday night take-always? My guess is that he's still dangling his rod on some river bank where radio and mobile phone reception is mercifully non-existent and wishing, against all the odds, that the Bure and Wensum were as well stocked as the Itchen and the Test. Come home, Brew. Your disciples are grieving. They need you.

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    User Removed

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Barking, I do wish you would not write such nonsense. Its because of toadies like you that we have to put up with his constant and irrelevant narcissistic material on here. Oh and for the uneducated...the fishing close season started today :-

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Just watch that team sheet next week ELMANDER will be first on the sheet. Ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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    goldie

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Agree TK,dropping bassong yes but not martin as well,whitaker is not a prem defender and it showed today.pilks a waste of space and should have been substituted at half time.wes should have started in place of johnson.poor team selection,time for a change mcnally!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Commentator summed it up "Norwich City have nothing to offer in the final third". Of course with 6 minutes to go and big hoofs up the pitch and with some extremely poor defending we get two. Perhaps we should play the whole game like that. For me the really sad thing is that CH has had the whole week to think of a game plan and choose a side to win. WHAT AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF THOUGHT PROCESS !!!!!!

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Despite all the talk by various players, it really did sound as though the players have given up trying for CH. Even when lady luck gave us a couple of late goals we still managed to crumble and let them score a 4th. I can understand the late changes but bringing on RVW seems like accepting defeat, why not give Becchio a chance for a change or even put Bassong on up front.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • has the cat got a licence to train footballers ,if so sign it up Miaow

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • That is the kind of appalling performance that you will only get from a demoralised squad of players who are given no direction by the Manager. Please end this humiliating farce NOW!

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Okay we lot, but Elmander scored a goal! Hang out the flags. A hatrick next time please.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • It has been obvious all season that Chris Hughton is not up to the job. The football management team should be replaced now..

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    NorCas

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • I keep trying Steely, but the ethering wicker person is pursuing the Spanish line of enquiry. Well done btw

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Southampton are a better team than we are, and it was not surprising to lose to them at St Mary's. I still think Hughton should go, but then I always have. And he should go now because it's vital we win at least 3 of the next 4 games, and under Hughton I can't see that we shall.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • What is needed on the Board is a Director of football,a retired Manager with a respected and proven pedigree in the game because the present members knowledge of how the game should be played is a blank page.If Hughton goes ,and even his most ardent supporter (probably just his Wife now) would oppose that, how do we know that his successor will not be equally inept? PL apart look at their track record of Managerial appointments over the last few years.Woeful to say the least.The buck has to stop with them.

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    irongloves

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Kick it off, concede a goal, play a load of rubbish, Loose the ball, fluff the shot, fall over, blame the ref; On the ball, City, never mind the danger, Steady on, we’re nearly down, Good God! Elmander scored a goal.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Fightvack is misleading we were handed to goals that made it look slightly respectable truth is we were awful throughout! Terrible performance lack of spirit, commitment, quality, confidence, lacking everything. If he stays or goes we are in deep dodo

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    Burglecut

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Whilst I can accept that most people on this message board want the best for Norwich, I hate the vitriol and rudeness towards Hughton and as for saying that they're bitterly disappointed that we scored two late goals - that's just ridiculous. I didn't see the game and only listened to the first half commentary, which sounded bad, but from the comments I read on here anyone would think we were propping up the table and hadn't won all season. Lighten up, analyse with reason, but don't hate.

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    Saturday, March 15, 2014

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