Swansea City 3 Norwich City 0

Jonathan De Guzman opens the scoring in Swansea's 3-0 Premier League win over Norwich City. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Jonathan De Guzman opens the scoring in Swansea's 3-0 Premier League win over Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, March 29, 2014
4:49 PM

Norwich City slumped to a sixth consecutive Premier League away defeat after an abject 3-0 loss at Swansea City.

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Jonathan de Guzman struck twice in eight minutes at the Liberty Stadium before the interval and Wayne Routledge wrapped up a routine win in the final quarter to ease the Swans’ own relegation fears.

The Canaries’ carried only a sporadic attacking threat, with Ashley Williams hacking Robert Snodgrass’ half-volley off his goal line seconds after half-time, but it was another thoroughly depressing afternoon for the hardy away support who had made the long journey from Norfolk.

Chris Hughton was forced to make one change from the starting line up that beat Sunderland with Joseph Yobo picking up a calf injury on the eve of the trip to Wales. Ryan Bennett slotted into central defence alongside captain Seb Bassong but there was no place in the squad for fit-again defender Michael Turner.

Hughton opted to keep both Wes Hoolahan and Johan Elmander in the visitors’ line up along with Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Swansea interim coach Garry Monk also made one change from the midweek 2-2 Premier League draw at Arsenal with highly-rated left-back Ben Davies replacing Neil Taylor.

Michu started his first home game of 2014 after an ankle injury with the prolific Wilfried Bony spearheading the Swans’ attack.

Martin Olsson had to bail out captain Bassong inside the opening minute when the skipper’s decision to let Routledge’s cross bounce momentarily interested de Guzman. Elmander was hauled down at the other end but Snodgrass’ dipping free kick was headed clear by Bony.

Jonjo Shelvey’s superb raking diagonal pass picked out the unmarked Angel Rangel but the visitors were able to clear their lines.

Shelvey was then allowed to trigger another move that ended at Rangel’s feet but Michu dragged wide from 20 yards.

Snodgrass wriggled free to produce a cross collected by Michel Vorm in a rare counter from the Canaries with both Elmander and van Wolfswinkel in close attendance.

Bassong’s hesitancy triggered fresh alarm deep inside his own penalty box with a miscued clearance that ricocheted against the dangerous Bony but ran through to John Ruddy. The two Norwich players then exchanged quizzical looks when Bassong was forced to hack behind for a corner after expecting his keeper to claim Rangel’s throughball.

The visitors’ collective lack of urgency was underlined when Elmander hammered an inviting cross along the face of the six-yard box that was hacked behind by Chico with the Swede gesturing angrily at the lack of anticipation from his team mates.

Michu’s desperate lunge was inches from diverting Shelvey’s tempting centre but the ease with which Shelvey had again been allowed to roam into position on the edge of Norwich’s box was a constant theme of the opening quarter.

Hoolahan’s last ditch sliding challenge foiled de Guzman six yards out after Ruddy parried Routledge’s initial poke with the hosts now upping the intensity and Norwich failed to heed the warning minutes later – de Guzman lashing past Ruddy from 20 yards after Shelvey escaped detection to stand up a cross only partially cleared by Bassong and Howson under pressure from Bony and Michu.

Bony linked with Michu in the aftermath but the first time shot lacked the venom to trouble Ruddy but the England keeper was left exposed again in the 38th minute when the unmarked de Guzman raced onto the Ivorian’s clever back heel to guide a left-footed finish past the visiting keeper.

Russell Martin’s far post volley was claimed easily by Vorm from Olsson’s deep cross with Norwich striving to get back into the game that already looked beyond them before the interval.

Hughton made a double change at the break with Jonas Gutierrez and Bradley Johnson replacing Howson and Hoolahan.

Norwich were denied a lifeline seconds after the restart when Williams’ blocked Snodgrass’ half-volley on his own line after the Scot latched onto van Wolfswinkel’s head down. The Dutch striker than headed tamely at his compatriot Vorm in a belated sign of intent from the visitors.

Shelvey tried to redress the balance with a clever turn to lose Alex Tettey but he dragged wide from 18 yards with Ruddy fully-committed diving low to his left.

Johnson earned the first caution of the game for a lunging challenge on the effervescent Shelvey just before the hour mark and Tettey followed him for a crude attempt to halt Routledge in full flow.

Snodgrass’ teasing free kick clipped Chico and drifted behind but Johnson’s blocked strike from the edge of the area triggered a frantic counter from Swansea that ended with Bony’s rising strike threatening the electronic scoreboard.

Vorm needed to be alert to parry Elmander’s near post flick from Snodgrass’ cross and then earned a slice of luck when the rebound spiralled away from van Wolfswinkel six yards out. Bennett’s perfectly-timed sliding tackle kept Bony in check after Leon Osman and de Guzman had left three Norwich midfielders’ with embarrassing ease in the centre of the park.

Hughton made his final alteration with van Wolfswinkel hooked for Gary Hooper but it remained Swansea firmly in the ascendancy and Routledge slotted a third after Bennett dallied long enough for Bony to feed Shelvey who picked out the overlapping wide player to roll past Ruddy from 10 yards.

• Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Shelvey, de Guzman (Dyer 77), Michu (Hernandez 73), Routledge, Bony (Vazquez 87). Subs (not used): Tremmel, Amat, Taylor, Canas.

• Booking: Rangel (foul on Olsson, 62)

• Goals: de Guzman (30, 38), Routledge (76)

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, R Bennett, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Howson (Johnson 45), Tettey, Hoolahan (Gutierrez 45), Elmander, van Wolfswinkel (Hooper 73). Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Becchio, Redmond.

• Bookings: Johnson (foul on Shelvey, 57); Tettey (foul on Routledge, 59)

• Added on time: 1 minute / 3 minutes

• Referee: Jonathan Moss (West Yorkshire)

• Attendance: 20,371

80 comments

  • playing staff, management, directors - you should be ashamed - supports are the only one's who can hold their heads high

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    malmocanary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Even RVW scored against Everton so Fulham can't be much use. I can only see them gaining another 3 points this season.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • I think that everyone saw this one coming. No disgrace to loose to a very superior side.

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    NB

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • When I see a post with "Goldie" next to it, I think Christmas has come early. Just can't get enough of them. I mean how could anyone have a proper appreciation of the game if they didn't have the benefit of such insightful observations as "Swansea had double the shots" and "the players aren't trying hard enough" and "what a sad position the City are in" Sort out the spelling and punctuation, Goldie, and you could be in line for "Poster Boy \ Girl of the Year". Meanwhile, please enlighten us as to what purpose is served by telling someone (abusively) that you don't like their posts.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Err let's see what I can say about our managers inspirational qualities non existent comes to mind same poo different ground next week when hoots comes to the dug out the PA system should be playing the Moody Blues. GO NOW

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    Victor meldrew

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • i wonder what drivel we will hear from Snodgrass and Martin this week -' we are committed' we are fighting for each other' 'the spirit in the camp is great' - yawn yawn yawn

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    malmocanary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Cilla called the song "Our Lords are a lorra, lorra, lorra fun".

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Just back from Sainsbury's weekly shop and confronted by a whole array of songs. What a useful addition to the board Bogbog is.

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    Steely Dan

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Roll over lay down more like. God knows I'm miserable now (Smiths) empty words (Rich Kids) and all the madmen ( Bowie) come to mind. All performed by Blind Faith featuring Genesis' Chris "Can't" Hackett.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • For the umpteenth time this season the report about us sums up Hughton and his ridiculous assistants up. Abject says the headline, and abject is what they, and the players attitude are. For the loyal fans who have trekked all the way down to South Wales to be served up another pathetic non-show by all concerned with our beloved club is extracting the urine to say the least. We know now that we are stuck with these idiots till the end of the season and if we manage to stay in this league despite Hughton and his useless crew, then I sincerely hope they are out of here pronto, and from what I can see they might as well take the lily livered McNally with them

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    oldtimer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Do think the supporters who wants your Newcastle reject manager replaced may have a point Mr Shearer after your comments last week.

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • When the Wolf was on team sheet, it was game set and match.... Why? Why? Why? please Mr Hughton are you persisting in playing this clueless, weak, conference player, I know you want him to score so you feel justified in your buy, but please give Becchio a chance he can't be any worse.

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    OLDYELLA

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • jekyll & Hyde is nothing to this city side.Last week they worked together from the start,today it takes 45 minutes to wake up.When will the players and the management wake up and smell the roses,there are no roses in the championship only weeds and NO glory.Please please put your hearts on your sleeves and play as a team.After the match you can all go home and do what ever you do.You are all over paid prima donnas and that includes the management as well.Maybe it is the players or maybe the management.The city fans are getting frustrated with the lack of quality play.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Do think the supporters who wants your Newcastle reject manager replaced may have a point Mr Shearer after your comments last week.

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Another great game Mr Nick South !!! keep up the good work..

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Paddy got something right it was abject. Now again I invite S\O to tell me why Chrissy should be absolved from abuse for another no show from his team, set up his way and playing his tactics. It now means that the WBA game is our last chance, logically for 3 points. IF we conjure 2 from the last 5 games i will be happily suprised, so fail to beat the baggies and hello Hillsboro

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • LincsCan, how about "Heartbreak Hotel", "I`m all shook up" or, in honour of the wimpy slippers footy players wear these days, "(Please don`t step on my) Blue Suede Shoes". Elvis nicked that one from Carl Perkins. While I normally concur with Barking Wise, I cannot do so on the "goldie" issue. I find his\her comments enduringly inciteful. These outbreaks of malice from `the likes of` goldie + faux posters, like `Shimbo`, inevitably coincide with the eldritch proximity of Steady On. Cross-site scripting warnings also make a reappearance. I shall still be goldie`s most avid reader. PS, for LincsCan:- Roy Orbison also had a song in the `50s called "Go, Go, Go!". Jerry Lee Lewis annexed it and it morphed into "Down the Line".

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, March 31, 2014

  • Also from the Big `O` discography: "It`s Over", "Running Scared", "Crawling Back", "It`s A Mystery to Me", "In (your) Dreams", "Communication Breakdown" and "Life Fades Away". Perhaps a parody title "He cheats on us". Useless item.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • normal service resumed, now starting to rely on other teams results if we are fortunate to survive in this league next season will require a big shake up

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    Dave

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • The BBC commentator said it all in his halftime round-up, "Norwich are appalling!" Last week Sunderland were touted as relegation certainties. There is no doubt that after that embarrassingly bad display, Norwich city definitely deserve the title of relegation favourites. There was NOTHING to be proud of in that display. The BBC commentator actually said, "This game is 30 minutes old, and I havent actually mentioned Van Wolfwinkles name yet!" Another miserable game for RVW, but he was but one of 14 failures. I was ashamed to witness that humiliation!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • The Norwich team's that are managed by Chris Hughton are like the Luton Town and Coventry City team's of the 1980's and early 1990's whereby the football played is mediocre and stinks out the division, yet is on the borderline in regards to not getting relegated. Consequently, I believe that Norwich will be lucky and stay up this season, but we will run out of luck if changes in personnel are not made during the summer.

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    NYC-Canary

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Do think the supporters who wants your Newcastle reject manager replaced may have a point Mr Shearer after your comments last week.

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Abject! Dire! Appalling! It's all been said before and it's all been repeated again today. Norwich at the moment are largely unsupportable. There is not one facet of their performance which was admirable. No challenge,no tactics, no desire to win, just a lame 90 minutes jog around the park doing the bare minimum. They cannot defend, they cannot score, they did not even bother to compete! All inexcusable , indefensible and unsupportable. Hughton has dragged this Club into a slough of despond, we deserve to be relegated and I do not believe there are 3 more rubbish teams in the League. Shame on the Manager, the Team and the Board who should have acted and did not.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • The players are drawing their pay under false pretensions!

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    beverley

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Who was playing so badly that Jonas got on for the second half, did i miss one of our players lose a leg. He was abyssmal

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I`ve been tempted out of my Orbison bunker into suggesting The Pet Shop Boys` & the late Dusty Springfield`s "What have I done to deserve this?". Only we "Insiders" know this, but Chrissy, Troll-ope and Bewilderwood have cut a demo disc provisionally titled "Third Quality" under the alias " Riannha Dross and The Supines". A certainty for the bottom of the charts.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • When I see postings headed Mad Brewer I just skip straight over them. He has an insatiable appetite of polishing his own ego and a load of irrelevant self satisfying drivel which is very boring.

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    goldie

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Well knock me down with a white feather, I could not see that coming!

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • OK Lincs, how about "Crying in the Chapel", "It's now or never", "Way down", "Don't cry Daddy" and one for Steady On: "I just can't help believin"

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    waclor

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • I could be wrong, Gek, but I think you stole my "Great Pretender" off Archie's cutting room floor. However, the "bored burger boy Bassong" was an original piece of Hilairious Bellocs and the Big "O" discography will have Fagen rummaging around in the archives before the day is done. So, a hoog vijf from je agonising nephew to mijn agony uncle, Blaff.

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    User Removed

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Clueless CH. Easy meat for Swansea even though we have the same quality of players. The drop they we will go...

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    Jaszli Johari

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I would be better than Jonas with my legs tied over my head

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    citycanary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Paper tiger, hidden coward aka mad brewer continues to blow his trumpet as the titanic sinks.

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    Shimbo

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Yes Mad Brewer, here are a few more song titles: Rollin' Over (Small Faces) Anything Goes (ACDC) Turned to Ash (Aeon Zen) No Surprise and Something's Gotta Give (Aerosmith) Lament (Aphrodite's Child) Decline and Fall (Atomic Rooster) Down Down (Bachman Turner Overdrive) You Gotta Problem (Toni Basil) Help! and Misery (The Beatles) Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin) etc.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Can't wait to read the words of wisdom from The Hopeless One: "Fort we lacked a bit of quality in the final furd...unlucky...not much between the sides....they are a quality team and have players who can hurt you....our pies are better than theirs....two many seagulls at the ground....they scored more goals than we did....tomorrow's Sunday...still six games to go...etc etc".

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    waclor

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • C'um on city fans. Before the weekend comes to an end lets have a laugh and think of some more tunes that describe the hapless hughton and the mess he's made of running our club Dire straights Money for nothing ,Steve Miller The Joker,status quo Down Down ,Cathy's Clown,Everly Brothers. , HELP theBeatles ,and one for the board Silence is golden I'm sure you can think of some more

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    Victor meldrew

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Who cares - its only a game!

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    Norfolk John

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • same old c##p,manager not good enough,players not good enough.shows how poor sunderland were!men against boys.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • The comments do not reflect the Pink Uns ,at least the Pink lets us air our views,may it long continue.At least we have a GOOD FOOTBALL paper.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Another gloomy afternoon and as the run in from hell nears we rely ever more on other teams matching our poor form, or worse. One chink of light is that our lead over Fulham and Cardiff means we don't have to do much to stay above that pair. And I back us not to do much. We then need teams who might do worse than not much. WBA, Sunderland? That's it really.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Looks like one of S\O`s sycophants (or clones) is back in the guise of Shimbo this time. Come and have a pint with the paper tiger, kiddo. On footy, I agree with jops` sentiments. Relegation - what a careless waste of what was achieved in the Lambo years. I just hope the players can muster enough pride and courage to at least beat WBA and scramble a couple of points elsewhere. Crystal Pulis proved Chelsea are beatable.. but they played with guts and conviction. IF we survive, whoever remains in charge at Executive level must heed the lessons of a terrible two seasons. I wonder if that person will still be Machianalli?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Blaff - Jim Capaldi! I had to start cooking my Bitter & Twisted Old Person`s Freezer Food before the name tumbled. Planning to replace this steam-driven PC with a laptop soon, plus getting tuition on multiple e-mail addresses, so I can compete on a level playing field with S\O and his acolytes. Also I won`t need to kick start my 1956 2-stroke Villiers Stairlift to get up to the aforementioned PC - which actually has functioning wooden chips in it. I can carry the laptop around on my... lap, whilst seeking out my other sycophant, Fagen, riding my motability trolley. I`m so pleased there are only 4 Wetherspoon`s in Gotham City. Gercha!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Before the game the NBC commentators were saying that the NCFC side did not have the pace to contain Swansea and why wasn't Redmond being used becasue of his pace. It seems CH cannot pick a team or layout tactics to match opposition strengths. He may be a manager for lower divisions, but he is not an EPL manager.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Jonas ahead of Redmond??? what the hell is that all about?

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    citycanary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Malaga it left with Grant Holt.

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    waclor

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I do not even bother to switch the computer on to watch NCFC anymore, for I know what is going to happen beforehand. They will change the lineup and afterwards make excuses for a poor performance. or send on subs when they have no chance to make a difference. The Board made a mistake, the CEO made a mistake and the Manager is a mistake. The sooner this season is over the better, I just cannot stand to watch a team that cannot put two performances together..

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    canuk

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • All is not lost. Difficult as it may seem, Sunderland are actually more inept than NCFC, they are in my opinion the worst side in the Premiership, so they may keep Norwich up.

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    NB

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Anybody know how many goals we have conceded with Bassong and Bennett playing together?They were a bag of nerves yesterday,yet one of them is a seasoned international!

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    tonyb

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Same old away performance from a spineless team and tactically inept manager. I can't wait for this season to end.

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    andys

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Write off £8 Million quid and start selecting players who have confidence in their own ability. It is almost as if Hughton is determined to play his failed purchases week after week just to prove his judgement has been correct. Well Chris, week after week your judgement has been proved to be very poor. I felt that even if Wes Hoolahan started today, he would be substituted with Guitierez. I was proved correct. I cannot remember more than a couple of shots on target all game. But for fortune, this would have been another 4 or 5 nil. I would bring on Josh Murphy on the right, Redmund on the left and put Snodgrass alongside the only other potential goal threat Hooper. This season has so far been a failed experiment. Time to ring the changes.

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    Bally High

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Lincs Canary. How about Leaving On A Jet Plane. We wish!!

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    Victor meldrew

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Roll over lay down more like. God knows I'm miserable now (Smiths) empty words (Rich Kids) and all the madmen ( Bowie) come to mind. All performed by Blind Faith featuring Genesis' Chris "Can't" Hackett.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Thank you very much waclor\vm. And I still can't think of one.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, March 31, 2014

  • Well knock me down with a white feather, I could not see that coming!

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Swansea had double the shots at goal,double the shots on target,double the corners and gave away double the fouls which tells you everything, Norwich players are just not trying hard enough the stats.show this. Sad for the fans.

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    goldie

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Useless (Biffins Bridge) Down Again (BCC) Born to Lose and Walk Away (Black Sabbath) White Flags (Blue Oyster Cult) Don't Lay Down and Die (Budgie) What Have We Become? (d c Talk) Pain (Dio) Knife Edge (ELP) Facing Reality (Ethers Edge) Desolation Road (The Flower Kings) Back Against the Wall (The Groundhogs) Double the Pain (Heaven and Hell) Who Do Yer Think Yer Foolin'? (Hustler) etc.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • So, So - Same Old Same Old. Chrissy was brilliant post-match; "mmm, we didn`t press, mmmm, they had more quality in the final furd, mmm, we didn`t keep possesssion.. " all that old stuff. Our Captain sounded like a bored burger-flipper on Work Experience after a bad shift at Burger King. Then the cream of substitutions to retrieve a 2-0 deficit; the dynamic and creative pairing of Gutierrez and Bradders. Still, we only let in 3 and at least Crystal Pulis demonstrated that Chelsea are beatable. The match stats on Final Score told the same story as Radio Partridge`s commentary. Alan Shearer is brilliant - like others, he knows that Hughton knows where the bodies are buried. Hence the sycophancy. To think, I almost got `Dubaid` into thinking things could get better. Hughton is not the Great Survivor; he is the Great Pretender. `His need is such, he pretends too much - he`s wearing his heart as a Crown. Pretending we`re not going down`. I recommend the Roy Orbison version.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • But on a positive note... that's all really.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • How about Duffo's "Give me back me brain"?

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    waclor

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Cilla called the song "Our Lords are a lorra, lorra, lorra fun".

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • And here is the problem.... Most of the staff and players have not experienced almost 15 years back to back marooned in the Championship to be scared enough to fight for their premiership lives. I hate the Championship... cannot bear the thought of another 8 years of our club being overlooked by the media, seen as a mere irrelevance, when we actually do belong in the mid to lower reaches of the Premiership. Please don't sleepwalk back there for another term in purgatory... especially not when next season the financial gap will increase even further..... it is time for the board, players and management to be scared and FIGHT for their lives.

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    jops

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • And here is the problem.... Most of the staff and players have not experienced almost 15 years back to back marooned in the Championship to be scared enough to fight for their premiership lives. I hate the Championship... cannot bear the thought of another 8 years of our club being overlooked by the media, seen as a mere irrelevance, when we actually do belong in the mid to lower reaches of the Premiership. Please don't sleepwalk back there for another term in purgatory... especially not when next season the financial gap will increase even further..... it is time for the board, players and management to be scared and FIGHT for their lives.

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    jops

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • (shakes head) CH your doing a great job so far if your brief was waste all the transfer money and get us relegated! How did you manage to do so well at Newcastle? Or was it pure luck?

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    Patrick Grey

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Ride this shambles of a season out, we will have a better manager and staff here next no matter what. End of Exactly the result expected.

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    Burglecut

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I listened to Palace beating Chelsea, they were brilliant, every player worked his socks off and went off that pitch absolutely shattered. They gave everything for their club. Whilst their players are not as 'talented' as Chelseas, they blew them off the pitch with their work rate, enthusiasm and desire to win. Palace well deserved their win, it should have been more. If only the Norwich players had some of that attitude and spirit! We cant even string 2 wins together, terrible. RVW keeps getting picked, even though he never scores and misses sitters in front of open goals. I just hope we can survive this season.

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    Henry

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I turned off the TV in disgust at the final whistle and missed the post match interview with Hughton. What were his excuses for this week's failure?

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • West Ham won mid-week and their fans booed them off for lack of entertainment. They should try watching Norwich City away. Then they would truly know what lack of entertainment is really all about! Plus lack of commitment and desire. Hughton should have gone long ago so all we do is hobble on, unable to even muster a performance away from home, let alone win a game. We are beaten as soon as we take the pitch away. We have well and truly developed the losing habit. Some of this team is very average and certainly not up to Prem standard. However there is no excuse for lame, lazy and uncommitted performances. Even half-good players who show desire and passion can achieve some decent results. Under Hughton we just flounder and then capitulate away from home. No leadership on or off the pitch. Where has all that never say die attitude, so well instilled under PL, gone?

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I suppose if we get lucky, a burst of Jeff Beck might be appropriate: "Hi-ho Silver Lining". El dingo, I once attempted to offer a verse\lyric to Morrissey, based on a poem wot I wrote about the Holy Trinity (Wholly Ghosts). Rejected. Reason: Too miserable for Morrissey. Cilla Black snapped it up, but the published version was unrecognisable.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Just finished watching the frist 45 minutes from Craven Cottage. If the same Fulham turn up in 2 weeks time, then The Canaries are going to have to beat West Brom and either The Pool or The Gunners.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear - another inept display ! If we had played well and lost, so be it, but we were very much second best and again the game was pretty much lost by HT. What makes it even worse is that HAD WE WON today we would be pretty much home and dry. Supporting NCFC is very much like bungy jumping, lets hope we don't hit rock-bottom hard at the end of the season.........

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Team selection & tactics: Appalling. Players attitude & performance: Appalling. Entertainment value: Zero. Board's attitude to this season's performances: Appalling. They should have had Hughton out long before Christmas. Value for money over the season: Zero.

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    Honest Injun

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • jops, I agree the players don't know about life outside the prem (well some do) but the board does and they should be most scared of the demise that awaits. Problem if we survive is they will stick with the CH way and continue our drip drip route back to whence we came. Have an uneasy feeling too that they might not twist even if relegated. Remember Worthy?

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • I am so gutted that city have lost yet again, but on the other hand, I am LMAO just how clueless Hughton really is!!

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Blaff, I never deliberately plagiarise - I`m not a local hack journo! That`s bad copy. Or Bad Company? I happen to have the RO version of the song on a 45rpm vinyl thingy! Freddy Mercury`s version is good too. And that Scottish bloke with an Italianate name - Fagen will remember.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I am useless at these name a tune games VM. A bit like trying to think of something original to write on a birthday\retirement card. I always sit with the card in front of me for ages before signing "Happy birthday", which is not really apt when it's a retirement. Anyway, my favourite artist is Elvis but I'm blowed if I can think of anything appropriate from his lengthy songlist. So please please me and see if we can work it out.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • What a sad position the City are in, virtually every week a poor performance. Premiership players should be ashamed of their selves. surely professional premiership players should be intelligent enough to be able to sort the team out them selves without having to refer to their manager suely they can see what they are doing wrong and change things. Thick or what.

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    goldie

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Do think the supporters who wants your Newcastle reject manager replaced may have a point Mr Shearer after your comments last week.

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Do think the supporters who wants your Newcastle reject manager replaced may have a point Mr Shearer after your comments last week.

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Yet another spineless dispirited performance. We only managed a win last week because Sunderland didn't turn up.2-0 down and Mr. negative throws in the towel taking off 2 attacking midfielders for 2 defensive ones.Pathetic! As for the Winkle,as I have said all along he is simply not good enough at this level.He is lightweight ,easily knocked off the ball,Can't hold the ball up.and misses sitters.One goal and only 4 shots on target all season says it all.Hooper should be first choice although I am inclined to think he is a Championship player at best.What a shambles.I for one won't be travelling and paying good money again to watch this rubbish. ,

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    irongloves

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Yep … the ref was hell bent on penalising Swansea while ignoring every late challenge, body check, hand ball and pull backs by one of the niggliest bunch we've had at the Liberty for some months.

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    Dennis Downing

    Monday, March 31, 2014

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