No knee jerk rection from Norwich City boss Neil Adams over Martin Olsson’s red card frustrations

Norwich boss Neil Adams did not see Martin Olsson's altercation with the official after his second yellow card in the 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich boss Neil Adams did not see Martin Olsson's altercation with the official after his second yellow card in the 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Monday, August 11, 2014
7:01 AM

Neil Adams is prepared to take whatever action is necessary over the events that followed Martin Olsson’s dismissal at Wolves, after the left-back appeared to confront referee Simon Hooper.

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The City chief planned to speak to his Swedish international and view footage of the second half incident, with television pictures indicating Olsson tried to prevent the official from brandishing a second yellow card following his tug-back on Rajiv Van La Parra in the 1-0 Championship defeat. Olsson’s misery was compounded when Dave Edwards pounced to rifle home a header four minutes after his exit, but Adams admitted he had not seen the incident in real-time.

“You always get upset when decisions go against you but the officials have certainly said nothing to me about any alleged hands on them, but I will review the footage,” he said. “I haven’t spoken to Martin about any hands on but will do. I’ve just been told. I have not seen that because as soon as he got a red card you are turning around to the bench to get substitutes ready. Hopefully there is nothing in it but when we have a look back if there are any consequences we will take it from there. Like I say I will speak to the player and we will review the incident. As soon as the foul was given and he reaches for the cards you turn away and you are thinking about what next to do.”

Adams had no complaints with Olsson’s second offence but felt there was justifiable grounds over the build-up to the opening yellow card.

“The second one was a stronger one for me than the first. I was really disappointed with the first. I didn’t think the game should have got to that stage. I think we should have had a foul prior to that,” he said.

“It’s disappointing when you lose a player for two innocuous incidents just at a point when I thought we were controlling the game, looking good, looking strong and pinning Wolves back.

“Then after the red we get caught before we can get Javier Garrido bedded in. It came at a bad time for us because we looked strong and sharp and that tilted the balance back in their favour. Martin is an excellent defender, an international, and on the second incident maybe you think could he have shown him down the line or made a better decision. They have to make those calls on the spur of the moment and he got it wrong. With him on a yellow card you fear the worst.”

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22 comments

  • Great to see that NCFC are still deluded: The reason we got relegated was a lack of quality at the back & a lack of quality on the wings width, wide players that can actually cross a ball, an area Adams should know all about? So you can buy who like upfront if they don't get the ammunition that won't score goals. Snodgrass out Pilkington out. No width replacements & Redmond who Iam told has potential come on the guys been playing 1st team football since 16 he can't cross & can't shoot, oh no he can just not on target. Take the money & run & let's have some width back again. Lack of activity for back four replacements is a worry. Why did Bennett not play Sunday, Martin is a stop Gap centre half should be right bk or perhaps playing lower down. We have not addressed the problems of A) shipping goals last season & B) creating them. Everyone knows the championship is won with a tight bk four winning games 1-0 Away when you've not dominated. Let's get our head out of the sand we are a championship side now! Doesn't matter how gd your stadium is your fan base or whether you have just got relegated. You have to dig in grind out results not rest on the fact u are an ex prem side. West ham & QPR got promoted via playoffs because they didn't take on the mentality of the championship every game is a cup Game no team is better than any other be it Blackpool, Bournamouth, Blackburn or anyone else! Pull your socks up NCFC we've been here before it's not pretty but league one is not an option!

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    Rich s

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • tonyb; Fulham went down the "big clear-out" route. It may be the best thing in the longer run, but a new-look team will take time to settle. The trouble with an old-look team is that they may be too settled already - ie complacent. I was intending to make my maiden call to "Canary Call" on Saturday to raise the topic, but that Butler chappie frightened me off... I so hate being shouted at. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Saw a bit on the news earlier which reminded me of our best chance yesterday. Grabbab was put through but as his path was blocked by their goalkeeper, he played a square pass. There was not another Norwich player in their penalty area. It looks like either Hughton's drilling into the midfield players that their main job is defending is too ingrained to move or the midfield players are too lazy or unfit to be bothered to get into goal scoring areas. Far too many strollers out there on Sunday. The close season is over boys even if you haven't had a proper preseason warm up. Time to get running.

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    waclor

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Need some more new faces neil as the old ones don't know how to win.

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    tonyb

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • I`m giving up on Norwich. Just signed on as a hyper-special, super-duper, privileged `insider` member at Stalham FC. At last I`m a big cog in a small wheel, like Mattias & TK. The football is free, subject to donation. There is a little bar with limited choice, similar to Carra Rud but not at rip-off prices. Nice folks, no butlerian thugs. Players who play because they enjoy it. Not on £15k a week etc. Just a Wetherspoon`s voucher in their boot (subject to availability) and loadsa free garden produce. This is pure Stew\Pa Snipps territory! ;-) OTBS.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • NCFC have huge problems. They have relied on players who failed last season to come good this. Only one new signing started. I think O'Neil will improve the midfield but many more changes are required. We have four or five players who by my 'back of a fag packet' calculation are pocketing over £200k per week who are not going to feature. We must get rid ,even if we have to give 'em away. If 'arry wants Fer and Southampton want Redmond let them go.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Adams get a grip of your team, lets have some discipline and team play or put your hands up and say you can't handle the job. How many shots on target did the team take in 90 minutes. Defence still poor, what has improved in the closed season. Adams must be too much of a nice boy, the team needs a manager who gets a grip of the players.

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    goldie

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • You're absolutely right, Mellow Yellow. What positives did you take from the game please?

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    waclor

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Indeed not, Fagen. More akin to the Glitter Domes of Prisoner of War Road. (Good book that, by Joseph Wambaugh). Must see if I still have it somewhere & read it again. The Tete du Roi is interesting. I`ve had a pint in there while bus-waiting. There is a clietele of professional protest marchers gets in there. You`d like them a lot ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • nothing has changed.redmond still cant shoot or pass.martin is not a centreback.johnson is not a footballer,adams is not a manager (as i warned when he was appointed) and garrido is a better fullback than olsson,as he proved yesterday.

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    bluelight

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • You got it Brew. You can actually google it and see. It looks like a nightmare in red and black plastic. Not a bit like our Plasterers.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Is the Velocity Bar "the" place for British types to legally imbibe alcoholic beverages in the Unified Arabian Expats, Fagen? Back on topic. We must heed M_Y and not get too despondent after only one game, as poor as the performance was. Plus some strange, Hughtonesque, team selections. Weaknesses in our defence have not been addressed, and there is still no real leadership on the field of play. Other than that, it was a pretty underwhelming event. `Things can only get better`. It must be true; that nice Tony Blair chappie once used it as his election anthem. And he never told a lie; a bit like Pinocchio.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Clutching at straws Neil when you complain about the build up to the first foul. A defeat I can accept but it was the manner of this maiden outing after so much hype of us banging in goals for fun in pre-season against pub teams. We were lethargic, devoid of pace and ideas and we had no cutting edge - we looke dlike a side who hadn't had a proper pre-season and some could argue we didn't. Where was the attractive attacking football you have bleated on about all summer? If you don't get this sorted before the derby match then I am afraid a defeat to Ipswich would bring unbeleivable pressure on the Board to not repeat last seasons mistake of clinging onto an 'out of his depth' manager too long.

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    Lucioperca

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Don't morph into Dubya please Brew. He used to be a solid and reliable poster but for the last few days has been going on a tiresome ,pointless, tirade against Ipswich. He needs to be spending more,or less time at the Velocity Bar.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • One game in and nothing but the same boring negatives spouted by the same old names. How very predictable.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Really can't see us troubling the main contenders for promotion on this showing. No flair, no bite and no cohesion. It all looked too cosy and had the feeling about it of a team that felt it was too good to have to try. They need a kick up the botty place!

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    la barbe

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • He didn't "appear to confront referee Simon Hooper". He gave a petulant push. The sort you see Jack Wilshere do most games and no-one bats an eyelid.

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    Colin

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • cornwall canary; since you are out to usurp my position as proofreader and nitpicker-in-chief, it`s just as well I`m invading LincsCan`s statistical demesne. To paraphrase the Great Number-Cruncher`s own recent observation; that`s a `statment` of intent. Trouble is, LC has declared his intention to defend his position, so I may, instead, have to overthrow Dubya Canary as Primo Pollyanna. Such fun. Unlike yesterday`s footy drabfest. I fear Liverpool Canary`s concerns are well founded. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Same book ---different cover

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    superfan59

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Agreed lincs Canary. I'm worried that fundamentally nothing has changed. I think the damage that has been done under the previous regime runs deeper than any of us imagined.

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    Liverpool canary

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Steady on Paddy, should that be reaction, or erection. Ooer missus. Wake up for god's sake!

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    cornwallcanary

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Olssons hands on is the least of your worries Neil.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, August 11, 2014

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