Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong has insisted that he is certain the Canaries will NOT be relegated this season.

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After a run of nine games without a Premier League win the Canaries are six points clear of the relegation zone – and Bassong is convinced they will still be in the top flight next season.

“We’ve had a great season so far at Norwich and I think we’ll be OK,” the Cameroon defender told Sky Sports’ Soccer AM programme.

“We’ve got a really good team and a squad of good quality. We haven’t been on a great run for 10 games now and we’re having a tough time, but we’ll bounce back and we’ll be safe.”

Bassong has not only helped beef up the Canaries defence this season, he has also weighed in with three goals – and he admits he just loves scoring.

“I’ve scored a couple of goals this season and it feels great to score because, you know, sometimes it’s a bit boring at the back,” he joked.

“When you get up front and you score goals, you’re happy about it.

“If I was asked to play up front, I would do it. I’d get tired quick as you have to make different runs, but if I could score I’d be so delighted and tell the boss you’ve got to put me up front every week!”

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24 comments

  • At least you are allowed to comment, Lobbo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • PADDY SAYS: My mate down the Lodge (cheers MB I still think you're wrong on that one) is positive Ian Crook will be our next manager. Fact.

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    el dingo

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • ….There's a bloke going spare at the moment, ..I think his name is Di Cannio or something like that,...then theres another one called Di Matteao or something similar,....Di seems a funny name for a bloke!.... But getting them sitting in the stands, could concentrarte the minds of others

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • FACT we are more likely to stay up than go down FACT

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • I recall it now, Doc. Ian had a brief spell as 1st Team Coach under Bryan Gunn`s régime and I think he`s now back in Australia. Like you (I suspect), I don`t think it is a great idea to go back to past heroes for a manager. Dave Stringer did very well indeed. Gunn was dire, sadly. He was ill-advised to take on that task; it spoiled much of what he achieved as a player, which was a lot. I think Hughton is doing a decent holding job at the expense of sacrificing entertainment. If we stay up (surely that`s achievable?) I hope he`ll move on to the next phase of establishing City as a mid-table Prem club. It maybe won`t be spectacular, but it`ll be reliable. And fans get to see the Superstars of the "Real" Premiership vs our own heroes.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Aha, ged stereo gives reason for ethering or as he calls it moderation, so is he doing AAR chants job or just writing what his paymasters tell him. either way he's rumbled himself. agree with Seb Bassong City will not go down , worse teams than us in this league

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • I assume you refer to Stooge, Doc? In which case a), b) and c) ALL apply.... el dingo, original reply ethered. Précis; Ian Crook would probably make a great manager. What`s he doing at the moment?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Oh well we shall be ok then !!!!!!!!!!

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    yarco

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • I really wish footballers and sportsmen in general would leave predictions to us experienced hacks. I cringe every time I hear this kind of comment from Bassong. Such comments have about much basis as Holt, Howson, and Johnson suggesting they have ambitions of playing for England. Do your talking on the pitch and score some goal please!

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Hi, ScotCan. Yes it`s a pity that Di Canio seemed to have fascist tendencies. Otherwise, he seems a decent bloke, with a passion for footy. And, of course, publicity. That`s the Growth Market; self promotion. Not new.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Is he, a) a staff trainee, b) son of the chairman or c) the latest journalist caught too drunk to work? I think we should be told.

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • I hope Bassong's predictions are better than his defensive decision making! Warm regards, your pal - Ged

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    Ged Steroo

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • Btw, I`d imagine Ian Crook would make a great manager, el dingo. What`s he doing at the moment? Dream team would be Bewilderwood, Steve Bruce and Colin `Widow` Twanky. With `Kojak` Theoklitos as G\K Coach. Colin`s pal, Lily Savage, could take over marketing development matters, like `Project KK`. Or is that a nightmare I`ve had??

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Yes Brewer you're right. I have to say I'm dumbfounded, at least I can see a point of 1p5wich trolls. His type of trolling leaves me absolutely brim full of indifference! Re Ian Crook, he did really well last time he was here, perhaps he should get in a team of ex Norwich players, say Bryan Gunn?

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

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    Lobbo

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • A number of posters do have to have their comments moderated due to the general poor quality of their input. If you wish to have every one of your comments published please up your game. Many thanks to you all for helping to make this website the great success that it is. Ged x

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    Ged Steroo

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • Next in line is Steve Bruce

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    Bruce87

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • This sort of comment I believe is known as the kiss of death. Bassong may prove to be the biggest prophet since General Custer said "We'll surround the Indians"

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    Matt Kuala Lumpur

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

  • Red stooge, I guess you don't watch many of our games? Bassong is likely to be our player of the season and should be our captain.

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    Bruce87

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • Twice ethered, Doc. Give up on this one. Agree, it`s not a great idea going back to former playing heroes for a manager. Stringer was fine, Gunny was out of his depth. Hughton`s OK. We should stay up. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Have you been having a bit of trouble too Brew? I tried this about an our ago!....You've said it all Lobbo in that one word. You should have had another couple of exclamation marks though!!!!!.... ….BUT if we don't stay up, the players and management will move on for the fattest pay day. We will be left with the remains........Next exciting story quickly please!! .

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • Bit like the Lone Ranger saying to Tonto "it looks like we`re surrounded old chum". Tonto replies "what you mean `we` ke-mo sahbee". Pathetic phonetic. Sorry! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

  • Hopefully Di Canio wouldn't be tempted to offer the type of unsavoury salute that he did (frequently) to the Lazio fans when he played in Rome!

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    ScotCan

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Hi, el dingo. The Funny handshake\Lodge thing is really meant as a metaphor for universal manifestations of cliquery, in-crowd-ism and self-interest. I suppose I could use `Ivy League` as the metaphor, but there is at least a little merit in that clique. Not so in the Beaver Brigade, which remains the purest example of the pursuit of self-interest, thinly veiled by the illusion of `charity`. Scoundrels resort to patriotism and `charity` a lot. Think `Sir` J. SA Vile. On footy, it is remarkable that Reading have been on a good run while we`ve had a dreadful one - and we are still 6 points clear of them. It`ll take serial blundering on an epic scale to get City relegated now. Fingers crossed.......

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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