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Norwich City new boy Patrick Bamford has a top class pedigree. 
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Patrick Bamford has the stage to shine at Norwich City to fire the Canaries to Premier League safety.

Sebastien Bassong and Wes Hoolahan were both part of the Norwich City squad relegated from the Premier League in 2013. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is backing his Norwich City squad to handle the mind games over a fraught Premier League relegation run-in.

Alex Neil, Mike Walker and Paul Lambert. Photo: Archant

We’ve taken a look at how past Norwich City managers got on in their first Premier League season at Norwich after 25 games.

City fans can play their part in the clubs quest for Premier League survival. Picture: Focus Images

Let’s get one thing straight from the off, Norwich City do not have a divine right to be in the Premier League.

The Norwich City players after going 1-0 down at Aston Villa. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City face West Ham on Saturday and we want to know who you would pick to start for the Canaries.

Fans have voted for John Ruddy to return in goal for Norwich City.

Norwich City fans want John Ruddy to be recalled to the starting line-up this weekend – but does Alex Neil?

Mike Walker's third-placed finish looks a million miles away from being beaten at Norwich City right now. Picture: ADRIAN JUDD

Gavin Caney takes a look at how Alex Neil’s top-flight record compares with former Norwich City managers.

All eyes are on Alex Neil. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON

Dean Ashton insists Norwich City’s fans will achieve nothing positive if they turn against manager Alex Neil.

Former Norwich City striker Grant Holt has been linked with a move to League Two side Carlisle United, in his home county of Cumbria. Picture: Paul Chesterton

Carlisle manager Keith Curle has calmed talk about Norwich City legend Grant Holt signing for his hometown club.

Dieumerci Mbokani didnt get the service he needs at Villa Park. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The scale of the mourning for the loss of those three Premier League points for Norwich City at Aston Villa has been staggering.

West Ham striker Enner Valencia is a doubt ahead of Saturday's trip to Carrow Road.

West Ham are counting the cost of their FA Cup win over Liverpool with several players nursing knocks ahead of their trip to Carrow Road.

Jonny Howson celebrates scoring the winner in Norwich City's 1-0 win over Swansea at Carrow Road in November. 
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As the Premier League pressure builds David Freezer assesses Norwich City’s final 13 games

Harry Toffolo of Peterborough United in action on his debut. Picture: Joe Dent/Poshpics.com

Norwich City youngster Harry Toffolo is hoping to boost his profile in front of a national audience this evening, when his loan club Peterborough United take on West Brom in the FA Cup.

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has won the Professional Footballers Association Fans Championship player of the month award for January. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Recently departed Norwich City striker Gary Hooper has won the Professional Footballers Association Fans’ Championship player of the month award for January.

Ebou Adams of Norwich City U21s, in action against Manchester United U21s at Old Trafford. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix

Losing 7-0 at Old Trafford may have been a painful experience but for Norwich City new boy Ebou Adams it was still an ‘amazing’ experience.

Alex Neil is the best man to keep Norwich City up this season, says Jon Rogers. 
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I’ve read and heard a lot of comments after the Villa game about square pegs in round holes about our current team. I’m not so sure that’s right.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil will keep making the tough calls. 
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Alex Neil is pledging to do it his way in Norwich City’s Premier League survival battle.

Norwich City crashed to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat at Aston Villa. 
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Alex Neil is not losing any sleep over those predicting Norwich City’s Premier League decline is terminal.

Matthew Willock of Man Utd u21s with Ebou Adams of Norwich City u21s

Norwich City’s Under-21s were ruthlessly put to the sword by a strong Manchester United side at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Joleon Lescott scores Aston Villa's first goal against Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City writers Dave Freezer and Paddy Davitt are joined by pinkun.com editor Pete Raven to discuss the Canaries’ 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The Norwich City players after going 1-0 down at Aston Villa. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

What did you think of Norwich City’s performance against Aston Villa in their Premier League defeat at Villa Park? Let us know by rating the players out of 10 at www.pinkun.com/rate-the-players

Wes Hoolahan looks to start an attack as Declan Rudd collects the ball. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City writers Paddy Davitt and Dave Freezer answered your questions in today’s Norwich City debate at www.pinkun.com/debate

4  Its time for Youssouf Mulumbu to make an impact at City  before its too late. 
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Following a damaging loss at bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa for the Canaries, David Freezer assesses how Alex Neil and his players can bring an end to their shocking downturn in top-flight form

Carles Gil carves a free kick over the Norwich City wall in Aston Villa's 2-0 Premier League win. 
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Norwich slumped to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat in a desperate 2-0 loss at rock-bottom Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Aston Villa players celebrate their side’s 1st goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham
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“Norwich are up to their necks in smelly stuff” - here are the national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 2-0 defeat away at Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Norwich fans look dejected after their side concedes a 2nd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park. 
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Norwich City’s hopes of Premier League survival took a severe blow on Saturday with a 2:0 loss to bottom club Aston Villa.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil is up for the fight of keeping the Canaries in the Premier League.  
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Alex Neil is ready for the fight of his footballing life to haul Norwich City to Premier League safety.

Declan Rudd paid a high price for rushing from his line in Norwich City's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa. 
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Alex Neil insists he is a reluctant tinkerman after another selection shuffle failed to pay off at Villa Park.

Joleon Lescott rises above Norwich City's Dieumerci Mbokani to put Aston Villa ahead. 
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Alex Neil’s two-card trick against Aston Villa was scuppered by more charitable defending from Norwich City.

Gary ONeil of Norwich and Carles Gil of Aston Villa in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. 
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Experienced midfielder Gary O’Neil has challenged his Norwich City team-mates to prove they have the stomach for a relegation battle.

Sam Kelly, now of Port Vale, in action for Norwich City U21s against Manchester United last season. Picture: Matthew Usher

Jacob Murphy saw his glory stolen by a former Norwich City team-mate as his loan side Coventry City were held to a draw at Port Vale.

Kyle Lafferty featured as an over-age player for Norwich City U21s against Manchester United U21s in November, scoring in a 2-0 win at Carrow Road. Picture: Jasonpix

The Theatre of Dreams awaits for Norwich City’s academy prospects this evening.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil and first team coach Gary Holt strive for some answers at Villa Park. 
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That air of resignation and fatalism is no longer the preserve of the pessimists. Norwich City are stumbling towards the Championship.

Jordan Veretout of Aston Villa is fouled by Gary ONeil of Norwich during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. 
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Mountain climbing is a skill which Norwich City’s players are finding too much of a challenge this season, and one which midfielder Gary O’Neil has had quite enough of.

Norwich City crashed to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat in a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa. 
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Alex Neil challenged his under-performing Norwich City players to prove they are good enough for the Premier League after slipping into the bottom three following a 2-0 defeat at relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Joleon Lescott heads Aston Villa in front in a 2-0 Premier League win over Norwich City. 
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Norwich slumped to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat in a desperate 2-0 loss at rock-bottom Aston Villa on Saturday.

Brad Guzan is unable to stop Jonny Howson's shot giving Norwich City the lead when Aston VIlla came to Carrow Road earlier in the season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City face Aston Villa on Saturday (3pm) in their Premier League fixture.

The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend after conceding their side’s 3rd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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02/02/2016

City are quickly heading towards the unwanted statistic of conceding an average of two goals a games.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil  is up for the scrap at Villa Park. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire.

Alex Neil predicts fireworks in Norwich City’s high stakes Premier League tussle against Aston Villa.

Norwich City midfielder Gary ONeil paid a high price for a crude challenge at Stoke City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Gary O’Neil’s return from suspension could not be better timed with the loss of midfield enforcer Alex Tettey.

Norwich City's on-loan striker Dieumerci Mbokani sealed a 2-0 Premier League win against Aston Villa in December. 
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Alex Neil is warning Aston Villa’s precarious Premier League status makes them a dangerous animal.

Patrick Bamford is ready for a fight to the finish at Norwich City. 
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Patrick Bamford admitted Alex Neil’s refusal to take no for an answer is why Norwich City won the race for the Chelsea loan striker.

Dieumerci Mbokani celebrates making it 2-0 to Norwich City when Aston Villa came to Carrow Road earlier in the season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Aston Villa are next up in our Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw game where Canaries fans get to pit their wits against our writers, Norwich City legends Darren Eadie, Jeremy Goss and Iwan Roberts and presenters Jake Humphrey, Simon Thomas and Chris Goreham.

Norwich City's Robbie Brady is available for the Premier League trip to Aston Villa after a sickness bug. 
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Robbie Brady has handed Norwich City a fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa after returning to the fold following a sickness bug.

The traveling Norwich fans celebrate goal during Barclays Premier League match. Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City travel to Birmingham on Saturday to face Aston Villa at Villa Park at 3pm. Here is our guide for Canary fans on travel, food and drink.

Timm Klose is ready for Norwich City's crunch clash at Aston Villa. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Timm Klose is licking his lips at the prospect of being involved in Norwich City’s relegation showdown at Aston Villa.

Glenn Middleton of Norwich City U18s scores a goal to make it 3-4, action from Norwich City U18s against Middlesbrough U18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix

The dramatic success of Norwich City’s under-18s squad has thrilled coaches at the club’s academy, who had asked the youngsters to prove their desire to make it as professionals.

Wes Hoolahan will return for Norwich City's crucial Premier League trip to Aston Villa. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wes Hoolahan will be unleashed against Aston Villa as Alex Neil looks to spark Norwich City’s Premier League survival push back into life.

Todd Cantwell of Norwich City U18s ceelbrates after he scores the winning goal to put Norwich 5-4 up in extra-time, action from Norwich City U18s against Middlesbrough U18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix

Match-winner Todd Cantwell believes Norwich City Under-18s will be fully focused on trying to win the FA Youth Cup for the rest of the season.

Can you identify the Norwich City players in our photo quiz - with their faces missing?

How well do you know your Norwich City players when their faces are missing?

Will Steven Naismith and Wes Hoolahan be celebrating Premier League survival this season? Football Manager 2016 seems to think so.

Norwich City will avoid relegation from the Premier League this season - according to a simulation by Football Manager 2016.

The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Let’s get two things out of the way before I come on to talking about City.

Norwich Manager Alex Neil. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil hopes some stinging home truths can pull Norwich City out of a Premier League tailspin.

Louis Ramsey of Norwich City u18s with Todd Cantwell after he scores the equalising goal to make it 4-4. Picture: JASON DAWSON/JASONPIX

The FA Youth Cup dream is still alive for the young Canaries and the name on everyone’s lips this morning is Louis Ramsay, after the full-back stunned supporters with a 25-yard strike wonder goal.

Todd Cantwell scores from the penalty spot at the Stadium of Light in Norwich City Under-18s' 4-1 win at Sunderland in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix

Norwich City Under-18s take on Middlesbrough U18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road this evening (kick-off 7pm).

Todd Cantwell of Norwich City U18s is mobbed by his team-mates after he scores the winning goal to put Norwich 5-4 up in extra-time against Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup. Picture: JASON DAWSON/JASONPIX

The FA Youth Cup dream is still alive for Norwich City after a quite brilliant and dramatic fifth round battle with Middlesbrough at Carrow Road this evening.

Matt Jarvis takes on Mousa Dembele. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Here’s how our Norwich City chief writer Paddy Davitt rated the Canaries in their 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Referee Kevin Friend awarded a penalty for this challenge by Sebastien Bassong on Dele Alli. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

“The positional awareness of a lasagne” - here are the national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 3-0 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend after conceding their side’s 3rd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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02/02/2016

Norwich City supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration after a dismal night at Carrow Road.

Timm Klose wins a header during his Norwich City debut against Spurs. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Timm Klose is vowing to bounce back after enduring a disappointing Norwich City debut.

Joe Crowe will captain Norwich City Under-18s against Middlesbrough in the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road tonight. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Carrow Road is set for another big crowd tonight as Norwich City Under-18s look to extend their run in the FA Youth Cup when they take on Middlesbrough.

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Premier League table

Team Played Points
16. Swansea 25 27
17. Newcastle 25 24
18. Norwich City 25 23
19. Sunderland 25 20
20. Aston Villa 25 16

Fixtures and results

Opponent Date Result
Tottenham (H) Tue Feb 2 0-3
Aston Villa (A) Sat Feb 6 2-0
West Ham (H) Sat Feb 13
Leicester City (A) Sat Feb 27
Chelsea (H) Tue Mar 1
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