Norwich City 0 West Brom 1

Jonny Howson of Norwich looks dejected after a 1-0 Premier League home defeat to West Brom. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Jonny Howson of Norwich looks dejected after a 1-0 Premier League home defeat to West Brom. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, April 5, 2014
4:53 PM

Norwich City’s Premier League survival hopes suffered a major blow after losing 1-0 to relegation rivals West Brom at Carrow Road.

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Baggies’ midfielder Morgan Amalfitano rifled home in the 16th minute to consign Chris Hughton’s side to a first Carrow Road home league defeat this year.

City did strike the woodwork twice in the space of two minutes around the hour mark through Gary Hooper and Robert Snodgrass but the Canaries only carried a sporadic threat.

Norwich’s home fans vented their frustration at the final whistle with a small pocket demanding Hughton’s departure on a fractious afternoon.

Hughton made two changes to the starting line up that lost 3-0 at Swansea City. Joseph Yobo was passed fit after missing the trip to the Liberty Stadium with a calf injury to resume his partnership with Seb Bassong. Ryan Bennett dropped out of the match day squad and there was no place either for the fit-again Michael Turner.

Hooper returned up front in place of Ricky van Wolfswinkel with Johan Elmander offering chief support.

Albion boss Pepe Mel brought Jonas Olsson back in after his two-game suspension, but Saido Berahino was kept on the substitutes’ bench after the fallout from his costly error in the Baggies’ 3-3 Premier League draw against Cardiff at the Hawthorns last weekend.

Albion had an early scare when Gareth McAuley’s weak touch momentarily interested Hooper but Ben Foster was sweeping up on the edge of his penalty area. Wes Hoolahan was then hauled down 20 yards out but Snodgrass’ free kick was dragged behind the stretching Elmander.

Alex Tettey tried to reprise his wonder strike against Sunderland last time out at Carrow Road but a bouncing half-volley flew into the Lower Barclay.

Graham Dorrans tested John Ruddy at the opposite end, but the England keeper gathered low at his right-hand post. Amalfitano then struck Ruddy’s side netting with an angled strike after excellent movement from Stephane Sessegnon to lose Yobo.

Hooper and Jonny Howson worked a decent opening on the edge of the Albion area in the 10th minute but Hoolahan’s lifted chip was easily cleared by Jonas Olsson. Hooper’s speculative effort clipped Jonas Olsson shortly after but spiralled towards Foster.

Elmander blazed over seconds later after Snodgrass had squared for the unmarked Swede 18 yards out. That proved a costly mistake when Amalfitano capitalised on Martin Olsson’s slip to rifle through Bassong’s legs and into Ruddy’s bottom right-hand corner from 20 yards.

City’s immediate work in the aftermath was laboured and lacking in any confidence. Albion could have extended their lead when Jonas Olsson rose above both Norwich centre backs but was just unable to get a touch on Dorrans’ teasing free kick six yards out.

Howson surged onto Snodgrass’ cross but slipped in trying to test Foster from 25 yards. The Scot then lined up James Morrison before standing up a cross Steven Reid headed behind under pressure from Russell Martin.

Ruddy denied Matej Vydra after Hoolahan’s wayward pass sprang a swift visiting counter. Martin’s overlapping run produced a low cross that was arrowing towards Hooper, but the diving Jonas Olsson managed to intervene at his near post.

Ruddy gathered Dorrans’ swinging hit at the second attempt with Albion continuing to look threatening from quick turnovers.

Foster was belatedly pressed into action six minutes from the interval to claw out Elmander’s diving header from Hooper’s initial flick.

Tettey earned the first caution of the game for a crude lunge to halt Sessegnon, but Reid’s free kick slammed the home wall. The Norwegian’s errant pass intended for Bassong shortly after rolled over his own goal line for a corner which triggered a chorus of home disapproval, but Hooper cleared at the near post to trigger a flowing move that ended with Snodgrass’ curling effort collected by Foster.

Hughton opted to retain the same starting line up during at the interval and Elmander was a yard from connecting with Hoolahan’s drifted cross eight yards out.

Tettey, however, had to make a desperate clearance after Hoolahan was again caught in possession to set Vydra free down the Albion left.

McAuley then threw himself in the way of Snodgrass’ hit from Elmander’s cross with the game already stretched inside the opening five minutes of the restart.

City struck the woodwork twice inside the space of two minutes just before the hour mark. Hooper slammed against the bar from seven yards out after Albion were unable to clear Snodgrass’ free kick before Tettey poked the ball into the striker’s path and Foster diverted the Scot’s follow up free kick onto the top of his bar.

Hoolahan made way for Nathan Redmond but it was Snodgrass on the opposite flank who burst through again in the 66th minute after exchanging passes with Hooper but the intended curler veered wide from 16 yards.

Luciano Becchio was then introduced for Elmander to a huge ovation with Albion pinned inside their own final third for the first time in the contest.

Mel turned to Berahino in a bid to stretch City and the England Under-21 starlet had a chance to cap an eventful week when he lined up Bassong but pulled a shot wide on his left foot.

City’s urgency around the hour mark had receded alarmingly with the changes as Albion dug in on the edge of their own area. Becchio’s header slid wide under pressure from Jonas Olsson but it was now only an intermittent sight of Foster’s goal.

Berahino was only denied by Ruddy deep in stoppage time with a sharp near post stop as the home fans headed towards the exits before those who remained made their feelings known on the final whistle.

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson (Gutierrez 80), Snodgrass, Howson, Tettey, Hoolahan (Redmond 64), Elmander (Becchio 70), Hooper. Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Johnson, van Wolfswinkel.

• Booking: Tettey (foul on Sessegnon, 44)

• West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Amalfitano, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans (Gera 77, O’Neil 83), Sessegnon, Vydra (Berahino 70). Subs (not used): Myhill, Thievy, Dawson, Anichebe.

• Goal: Amalfitano (16)

• Added on time: 3 minutes / 4 minutes

• Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Durham)

• Attendance: 26,859

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126 comments

  • I formally invite Steady On to explain this home defeat and why Chrissy should stay.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Dire. Why? All that money. All that talent!

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    Cornwall Canary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • What a bloody shower!! cant defend, cant attack, have no idea how to score, I give up, I can only think the board wants the parachute payments rather than pay the tax on the TV money, they sure don't want the club in the premiership...

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    canuk

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Hard to maintain any hope at all from here on. Can only wish for a miracle win or two coupled with the collapse of some around us. Grim. A truly unpleasant way to have to follow the team. What ever happens, the current lot has clear demonstrated an inability to respectably in the top flight. There's apparently something cancerous going on. The offseason will should see a new management to rework the squad, its attitude, and its tactics. At the very least, NCFC might have some attraction for an effective manager because it has shown that it will allow him a huge margin of error before he's sent off.

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    Seattlescion

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Don`t give me that bollox, CISlovenia. You are a very unpleasant character. You and S\O should get a room together. Flipside of the same rancid cowpat.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Oh Dear what next,we lose to fulham next week and CH says its still in our hands.Its in the hands of the GODs not us.The management must hold up there hands and admit they are not good enough.After watching the under 21s last night at anfield,I felt even the under 21s dont want to play either.Our best player last night was J Murphy.Thankfully we still have one or three players who care about city.OTBC.Sack CH after the last match of the season not before as it is too late to sack him now.

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    canarykid

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • are the directors watching these games,or are they pi---- all the time?

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    bluelight

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • An average leftback, a second rate central defender, a third rate midfielder and not a single forward. Team and ManagementCoaches on the same page at every step and not a single leader among all of them.

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    Floodlight

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • It`s amazing that it is impossible to get a friendly message through, when Archie is happy to print the bilious output of the usual suspect.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • When people say we are punching above our weight, it really refers to the ownership and management being in the EPL. Most of the squad has performed elswhere and stll could with the right coaching and management. Must have a major shake up this summer whatever division we are in if we want a good future.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Only hope is Man U and Chelsea stay in the Euro Cup and play weakened teams against NCFC. There is no other hope. Ant odds on 6-0 next week?

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    Surrey Canary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • A loss today was the worst possible result. Not being at the game I cannot comment on the manner in which City lost. Fulham next week is going to be very tough. They seemed to have found some form. In their run in ,they have to face one team in the top ten. N City have to face four teams in the top six. What are out chances? Even Sunderland have three games in hand. Championship beckons and with this useless bunch City could drop like a stone through the divisions. We deserve better. Wonder what pearls of wisdom CH will come out with.

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    norman hall

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • If not Mallky as caretaker then what about Roy Keane.. Or Paul Ince.. someone to frighten these clueless idiots into performing when it matters. Really as a 5 match deal what has anyone got to lose. Hughton will not get more than 2 points from these 5 matches tops that is guaranteed. Look how bad the last two performances have been against fellow strugglers. There is nothing to lose from short term gambling now.

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    jops

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • An average leftback, a second rate central defender, a third rate midfielder and not a single forward. Team and ManagementCoaches on the same page at every step and not a single leader among all of them.

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    Floodlight

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • It looks very much like we are going down with Sunderland and Cardiff. I think Fulham will escape - their last 5 games are all winnable. Of our last 5 games, only Fulham and maybe Arsenal are winnable.

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    Henry

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • How can the board justify keeping Hughton and his clowns in post? Look at the teams around us. Much as I dislike him, Pulis is keeping what is essentially a Championship team in the Premier through something we have lacked for a long time now, good management. Hughton is a clueless loser. As for McNally, he bottled it big time earlier this season. The board has been a disgrace this season, complacent and ineffectual. They have taken their eye off the ball big time. This has been coming for a long time but they chose not to see it. This was totally avoidable.

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    suffolkcanary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Yeah but, really. Who would have known? Unless that uninspiring trio at Citadel Carra unleash a major miracle, Lambo will still be a Prem manager next season and Hughton will not. Have you tried Dullard`s Bitter, sharky?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Not allowed to reply, canaryinslovenia. Précis: We are of an accord. Don`t let S\O and the like drag you down. You were always polite in the early days. Time for a refreshing pivo! Pax Canaria.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Major shake up equals rich football dmart owner.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Our only chance is to sack Hughton and put someone in charge for the last 5 games who can fire up the players to try hard and show passion.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • NB....is clearly not a sporting type otherwise he would not be uttering this tripe. I fear he does not comprehend the nature of sporting endeavour so perhaps he should go off and support Ipswich. Let's face a few facts here.... i.)there is no mileage in getting rid of the management team at this late stage as it would be unfair on any incomer to be tainted by the deeds of this shower. We have collectively made our bed, right or wrong, now it's time to lie on it. ii.)the team have not become bad players overnight it has taken a lot of hard work by the management team to create a shower from a reasonable squad. iii.)we are not going to beat Fulham next week because the management team do not believe we can and will be transmitting this notion to the players all next week. Our only hope is that the team collectively grow a pair and go out and play their own game, ignoring CH instructions. In these circumstances we don't need a manager as arguably he is holding us back. iv.)on todays performance we are one of the worst three teams in the Premiership. End of!!

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    NICEONE

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Im aghast at these comments, this is a small club but the fans here appear to have big club expectations. Come on, get real, 4th from bottom is a sterling achievement for this club.

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    NB

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Dreadful performance, "couldn't-care-less" attitude. How on earth was Basong our Man of the Season last year? A shambles from start to finish. This is it, the end of hope for this season. If we do as well as other relegated sides in recent years we can look forward to a new Dark Ages.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Russell Martin on Canary Call what a joke.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Hughton has to go!!! FFS.

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    suffolkcanary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I hope to hear there's an emergency board meeting this evening. Action has to be taken now, the manager and coaches have to go. Bring in someone that can motivate and bring back the passion for 5 matches. Malky could be useful on a short term contract and it wouldn't affect his compensation claim with Cardiff and back him with old boys Adams & Huckerby until May then look at where we are and plan again in the summer.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Just a thought --Grant Holt scores again !!!

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    codger8

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Oh Brew is Canary in Slovenia as bad as S|O, . S\O has no arguements or anything approaching sense: Canary in Slovenia might be over the top but I think he cares. ON a more favourable theme have you tried Colchester Breweries no 1 ale, its rather good.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Sorry , but I cannot see a way forward. especially with Hoots ,Calderclott and Trollose in charge . McNally must consider falling on his pay off also

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Don`t get too excited, codger - that was Holty`s 1st for AV! What a terrific character he is. Further to earlier - you didn`t upset me, canaryinslovenia, and Dubai seems immune to being offended, bless him. You just seemed to be letting yourself down - by engaging with the Dullards on their own terms. You`re better than that.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • That would be your players, your substitutions, your team and your fault Mr Hughton. Why did he take off Hoolahan, why not Howson or Snodgrass? Whatever happens, I will have a drink when him and his colleagues leave this club..

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    Gruff

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Dreadful performance, "couldn't-care-less" attitude. How on earth was Basong our Man of the Season last year? A shambles from start to finish. This is it, the end of hope for this season. If we do as well as other relegated sides in recent years we can look forward to a new Dark Ages.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Manager's team selection & tactics: Rubbish Team performance: Rubbish Board's performance all season: Rubbish. Never mind refunding the poor souls who travelled all that way last week, I want a refund of my season ticket for having to watch such awful dross all season!!!

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    Honest Injun

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • NB your multi comments give you away. At least the City ,as bad as they are ,are in the Premiership. An achievement far out of reach of your tractor boys

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    norman hall

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • NICEONE... I disagree, on that performance we are not one of the worst three teams in the Premier Divn.... We are the worst!!!

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    canuk

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Team next week: Bunn Whittaker Turner Garrido Pilkigton Becchio Redmond - have we anyone else with any senblance of hunger to play?

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    Surrey Canary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I take no pleasure in being proved right. I have told you lot all season that Hughton will relegate us. I was only trying to get Brewer to admit that for a large part of the season he had defended Hughton. Had more NCFC fans shown more passion to get rid of Hughton earlier we might have got rid of him.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The most surprising thing about this season is that City are not all but relegated already. A lower than normal points total will be needed to finish 17th. Why is Hughton still the manager? Who can come in and turn the current squad with a few additions, into a team which can get 40 points? Not sure there is anyone. West Brom lucky to stay up with a low points total during the Worthington PL season. Did not do them much good - the Baggies went down with only 30 points the following season. If City, against the odds, beat either Fulham, or even a weakened Arsenal team on the final day survival may be achieved. The Canaries would probably then spend most of next season in the bottom three.

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    Capri

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Clueless manager, passionless players. We only beat teams that don't turn up. Even at this stage get rid of Hughton and his entourage of idiots. Adams and Huckerby NOW - can't do any worse.

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    jigs69

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I don't know how many times this has been mentioned but Malky cannot come here. He's still under contract. If they sack Hughton now the only people who can take over realistically are the same idiots that have caused this on our coaching team. No team has ever stayed up sacking a manager at this stage. Only thing to do is to prey Man city win their games in hand, win the league ASAP, prey we beat Fulham and prey that the remaining teams go for an early holiday.

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    Dan

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • It is unavoidable to conclude that something is seriously wrong in the structure of this Club. Week after week of poor, unbothered performances, as if nothing is wrong. And yet from the stands it is obvious that something is deeply wrong. It should be also be obvious to the Board. We have a Manager who is unable to muster a barely adequate performance and most weeks an appalling performance out of his players. And yet the Club continue to accept this failing team? I cannot for the life of me understand why? Something seriously wrong and nobody cares, not the Manager, not the Captain, not the team and not the Board. Shame on them all.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • An average leftback, a second rate central defender, a third rate midfielder and not a single forward. Team and ManagementCoaches on the same page at every step and not a single leader among all of them.

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    Floodlight

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • How many times do I have to respectfully request that Mr McNally packs his bags and go NOW (and by the way, refund his 7 figure wages for this season) - oh, and take the Chairman with you as well - he laughably predicted we would be pushing for a high finish in the top half of the Premier League - what a joke! So, both of you go NOW - leave Carrow Road - you've both done enough damage for one season.

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    57charles

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • A week before the Fulham game. Adequate time for players to indulge in a little introspection and conclude that their performances have just not been good enough. Ample time to decide what to do about it. I have a very small amount of sympathy for them in that I really believe that they have been let down by poor coaching and appalling preparation for fixtures by the clearly inadequate Manager and coaching staff. Having said that, they are PROFESSIONAL soccer players and must realise the very bare minimum that supporters expect is that they give 100 per cent effort. Not the lame , weak showings that they consistently serve up. Anyway, I was going to watch the Fulham game, but now really cannot be bothered. If they are not going to compete, I see no reason to support them any more. Enough!

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Surely Hughton must realise that he has lost the terraces and lost the dressing room as nobody seems to want to play for him? Surely he must realise that his position is untenable and so if he has any integrity he must resign?

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Dreadful performance, we're in a very dodgy position now.

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    lordbesty

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I can't take this anymore!!!

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    Powers1902

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Sans content=no problem, Archie.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • only the brave and most passionate will want to play next week.Five a side it will have to be then!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Welcome back to the chumpionship chumps

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    Townman

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • An average leftback, a second rate central defender, a third rate midfielder and not a single forward. Team and ManagementCoaches on the same page at every step and not a single leader among all of them.

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    Floodlight

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • MCWally is a complete imbecile and has to resign if not I will lobby for an EGM to sack the baffoon

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Oh we'll at least we have a half decent championship squad!!, and hopefully Malky McKay to replace the FOOL!!

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • It has been obvious all season we would be relegated with this useless management team, the only question is which position of the bottom three? I go for 19th just above Cardiff who look even worse than us if that is possible.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Slovenia, you are not wrong.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Come on, be realistic, always going to struggle in this one. When you are punching above your weight, you will always struggle.

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    NB

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Surely he has to go after this. Even though it's too late.

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    Cecil

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • This is the worst I have ever seen. Hughton out? Of course! This display was beyond rubbish tactics, this was the worst attitude I've seen from Norwich players for a long time! Half of the players didn't bother to show up! Ditch the idiots, play the youngsters that deserve the chance!!

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    Norwegian Canary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Is there anyone who watched this effort who believes that Norwich deserve to be relegated? Such a weak performance. Against WBA, not Manchester or Liverpool! This was against a team that had only won 2 times away from home this season!

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Man up MB and just admit I have been right all along

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Tried to reply, Brew, but the Moron is blocking everything tonight. Sorry!

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    User Removed

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Hughton out. After next week when we lose at Fulham we will have 32 points they will have 30 and 4 games to go. Prefer their games to ours . Disaster. Its been coming for eighteen months so why be suprised, the coaching team are not fit for purpose.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • An average leftback, a second rate central defender, a third rate midfielder and not a single forward. Team and ManagementCoaches on the same page at every step and not a single leader among all of them.

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    Floodlight

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I welcomed CH's appointment but changed my mind by the end of last season when we ended in a deceptively high position . The board, one assumed, were relieved to have survived and my guess was they would wait to see if the summer signings brought an improvement in results and performance and change manager if needed. So one has to ask what have they seen this season that's convinced them to make no change? We have only had the one meaningful January announcement from McN about CH meeting his brief (if we are out of bottom 3). Well, even after Saturday, CH is still meeting his brief. Because of the cushion we have on the bottom three he will still be meeting his brief even if we ship another six at Fulham. IF we survive do the board let him have the summer spending money? If we fail will the board accept their share of the blame and look for buyers who are ruthless in the quest for progress?

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Scathing comments on the BBC about Norwich's lack of motivation and the obviously poor way that they have been prepared for this fixture. No kidding.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I travel to Fulham next week in the hope that Hughton and co have fallen on their swords and gone. This fixture will give the winner the impetus to kick on but not with these clueless cretins masquerading as a management team at Carrow Road. Lose at Fulham and we've given them a Willy Wonka golden ticket to escape relegation.

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    NorwichAbs

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • How many times do I have to respectfully request that Mr McNally packs his bags and go NOW (and by the way, refund his 7 figure wages for this season) - oh, and take the Chairman with you as well - he laughably predicted we would be pushing for a high finish in the top half of the Premier League - what a joke! So, both of you go NOW - leave Carrow Road - you've both done enough damage for one season.

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    57charles

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Fair shout, Wiv. Though we shouldn`t excuse bad manners just because slovo is `on our side`. I have, in the past, defended his comments until they grew ever more unpleasant. I`m not familiar with that Brewery. I have a rather sceptical view of microbreweries. Many are based on a poor little rich-kid`s need for a new toy, or people who have made a pile in Finance or IT. What next? I`ll be a "Master Brewer". Often, without the hype of their buddies in the meeja, their products would be seen for what they are - large scale home-brews. Awful. Emperor`s New Clothes again. Protztitution.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I can put up with the defensive tactics (it's his game), I can cope with being minnows in a big league, I can cope with relegation battles every year but I CANNOT cope with Hughton failing to acknowledge that his and his colleagues do not have any attacking knowledge and that he's done nothing about it. That is his job, that is what he is paid to do. Hughton has let the players, fans, club and himself down.

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    Dan

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • The manager and players couldnt give a s##t,if they did do you think they would be so lack lustre?Their heads were down as soon as they went behind.A lazy bunch of of overpaid prima donnas!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Kenfoggo, you forgot same Board, until we get rid of the inept Board this club will never progress. Thanks Delia, but time to go.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • If we can get 3 points against Fulham we may be ok.... We will never get them with hughton.... time to gamble on a new caretaker manager now... May as well be Malky as he knows the league.

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    jops

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • We are a little family business that cannot hack it in the big time. Need a new owner with epl money and football business sense to sort this mess out. Likely too late to stay in EPL.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • To turn up and not compete at this stage of the season? At home? Against WBA? UNFORGIVABLE ! ! ! !

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I keep getting blocked by Archie. Is canaryinslovenia S\O in reverse?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • poor martins not happy with some fan who told him what he thought after the game.If i got paid thousands a week they could say what they like to me!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Truly awful, and even though Wes gave the ball away at least seven or eight times, I would not have taken him off. Throughout the second half, West Brom kept us near the half way line for the most part, and really should have had a couple more. If we lose to Fulham they should start packing their bags to leave for the coast on the day the music died

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia; please do not project your `values` onto me. I have my own; one of them is honesty. Many times on these pages I have stated that I originally believed that Hughton was a good appointment and was here `for the long haul`. I used the analogy of `tortoise and hare`, and `sticker or twister` when comparing his personality with that of his predecessor. But, like most other Norwich fans, I have looked on in despair at what he has done to our team. It`s all been said before. So, yes, based on what has been happening, I have indeed changed my mind. Somebody who never changes his mind, never changes anything. (Gratuitous cliché du jour). Then, you see CIS, that presumes there is a mind to be changed. OK? Simple enough? The way you go on reduces you to the standard of S\O`s "flipside". Shame on you. :-( PS, I have long teased\lampooned Dubai Canary about his eternal optimism, but I hope in a `good humoured banter` fashion. For his part, he has been unerringly good natured and polite. Respect. Instead of insulting this fellow, use him as a role model.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Well, another typical lack lustre performance which will be followed by the usual p*ss poor excuses from all concerned. Frankly the overpaid team of powder puffs would have been out played by an average 1st division team. Very disappointing to say the least. Im afraid its time for the club to have a complete rethink for next season. If not a new Manager then certainly a new team.... Championship here we come....no more than we deserve....

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    Tootyfrooty

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • The most surprising thing about this season is that City are not all but relegated already. A lower than normal points total will be needed to finish 17th. Why is Hughton still the manager? Who can come in and turn the current squad with a few additions, into a team which can get 40 points? Not sure there is anyone. West Brom lucky to stay up with a low points total during the Worthington PL season. Did not do them much good - the Baggies went down with only 30 points the following season. If City, against the odds, beat either Fulham, or even a weakened Arsenal team on the final day survival may be achieved. The Canaries would probably then spend most of next season in the bottom three.

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    Capri

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Surely there can't be any complaints. Beaten by a much better side again. Should be happy that the score was kept down to just 1. Thats not a bad effort against West Brom, fans should be please with that.

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    NB

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I hate to admit it Ken, but along with Cardiff and Sunderland we are the cr&p form teams, and are beginning to look like the most likely candidates. Fulham, for example, have a much easier run in than we do, and must be licking their lips at the prospect of picking up three points in their next fixture

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Nobody on the pitch in yellow nor in the Norwich dug out seemed to care about whether we lost. Beyond inexcusable, almost as if the game was deliberately thrown. Justifiable demands for Hughtons' head on a platter, but expect the normal Board inaction . The head long dive too mediocrity and relegation continues. Did we really expect anything different? With the same manager , same team, same ineffective tactics, same ineffective substitutions, same lack of motivation and same lack of leadership on or off the pitch?

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Yeah but Villa lost. LAMBERT OUT. ;-)

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    sharky

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • If we can get 3 points against Fulham we may be ok.... We will never get them with hughton.... time to gamble on a new caretaker manager now... May as well be Malky as he knows the league.

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    jops

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Apologies to you MB if I have upset u or Dubai I have suffered enough rudeness and vilification on here for my posts earlier in the season pointing out that Hughton was not up to the Job. My frustration is that not enough canary fans saw the light early enough and not enough pressure was put on the Board early enough to make a change. Any Board can sack a manager who has led them into the bottom 3, it takes A Board with vision to make the change early enough to have a good effect. Stoke, Southampton, and possibly even WBA are evidence of pro active Boards with vision. Unfortunately not at NCFC, McNally must go.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • This has had all the hallmarks of our last EPL relegation campaign, where we dropped like stone through the trapdoor while the BOard fiddled. SACK the BOARD

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I seem to recall mr McNally sayıng a fate worse than death ıt comıng mr mcnally

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    Dave

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Totally and utterly shocking. We were poor from 1 to 11 not a single player is fit to wear the shirt. I want Hughton sacked now and McWally's letter of resignation on my desk before the morning.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • On current form we all know Norwich will not get another point this season therefore there is no reason to keep Hughton and his clowns in charge any longer, He has to go Tonight

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Love the picture caption ' Howson looks dejected' well most NCFC fans are really ****** off with that performance

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Expectations are far to high here folks. The lads are punching above their weight week in and week out. Its a bit like expecting a 5 stone weakling to knock out Lenox Lewis, come on, give them a break.

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    NB

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Doomed! I tell you

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    Patrick Grey

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Plenty of non fans making non comments on here today. Go onto your own clubs chat sites, great to support a conference team isnt it. Leave the premier chat to premier fans

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • What I don't understand is that we've all seen this coming for more than a year. How in god's name is this management team still in charge (if that's what you can call it)? Shocking, absolutely ******* shocking.

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    aeleven

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Apologies, the stress of watching Norwich has made me delusional! Obviously Hughton will not resign, why should he, just keep on taking the money and wait for a monster pay out when eventually he does get sacked.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • MB - you are too kind to the happy clappers like Dubai, but then you have form for sitting on the fence when I told you relegation was inevitable with Hughton in charge

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • There`s usually an NB comment by now. I trust there`s something wrong? I also feel the need for a tirade of abuse from S\O. Missing. I won`t say anything bad about Dubai Canary `cos he`s unfailiingly good natured in his eternal optimism (and I appreciate the complimentary crates of Pollyanna Potion he sent me). That game was over and done with once The Baggies had scored. Now WBA can start thinking about the beach. No freebie this time around, Chrissy. Let`s beat a Club Record - a 6-0 loss at Fulham? Dire, drab, dreadful, inexcusable performance again. The idea of exporting home form into away games has happened in reverse, as you might expect from King Sidam. Holly unacceptable.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Another great day at Carrow Road. its 4.45pm and the black clouds are overhead and the vultures are circling !!!! lol..

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • poor martins not happy with some fan who told him what he thought after the game.If i got paid thousands a week they could say what they like to me!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • You only reap what you sow. Alas for NCFC we are now reaping what was sown earlier this year when the management and coaching set up wasn't changed when it was apparent to all supporters that change was needed. To the board, it's too late now, why not issue more cardboard clappers? They can be used to shower on the shower in command.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • How much longer can NCFC keep CH. £23M for a load of rubbish.Get rid

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    Norfolkman

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Lost the dressing room, of course not ,Hoots knows where he left it , its just that he cant do anything with it .

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Oh well, @ least we didn't get thumped by Blackburn in the Chumpionship...OTBC !

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    Timbo

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • I would have made a comment earlier but have been too busy happy clapping. Talking of clappers, a shower of cardboard clappers descended onto the pitch in the last few minutes and let's hope that's the last we see of them. The Norwich faithful yet again show that they only support the team when they are winning (which isn't really supporting your team). Norwich dominated the possession, on another day it would have been a different result. I think the fans have over reacted yet again. But Bassong and Wolfswinkel just havent been up to the job, there is no way Bassong is captain material and he and RVW just arnt up to it. Becchio still hasn't had a fair chance, I believe he will deliver if given the opportunity.

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    Johny

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • 4th from bottom, come on give the lads a chance. This is a good achievement for this club.

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    NB

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Besides, if the players can't be bothered to play, why should I bother to comment? I'll just defer to NiceOne and KenFoggo who said it all really. I can feel their pain, but having resigned myself to relegation a long time ago, I no longer share it. Just numb and despondent now.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I can't believe the negative comments here. Look at the positives. This is NCFC, not Manchester United, 4th from bottom, who could have expected this at this point in the season? Well done lads.

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    NB

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • No surprise to me that we lost.I was one of the 17% who gave WBA a win by 1 goal.The way we play is predictably the same every week and every club knows it. He changes the personnel but it is the same old dross.A snail like approach to halfway passing back and forth.Because there is no one who can hold the ball up it is played wide. Nothing wrong there except it is to wide players on the wrong side who can't deliver a good cross and generally cut inside and lose the ball.The whole dreary process then starts over again.He seems to have no other way of playing despite all the thinking he says he does! He manages with fear, fear of conceding a goal,fear of setting out to attack in case this makes it more vulnerable at the back.As a result his players are playing with fear and the effect of that is a loss of confidence which is what we now see in most of them.It's too late now for a change of Manager.If we go down it's the Board who must shoulder the blame for not doing that at the end of last season. The Buck stops at the top as always.This is not speaking with hind sight as most of us have been saying this for months.

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    irongloves

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia, you `have form` for being a very discourteous person, but I try to make allowances. I`ve even been known to try and defend your views. Substitute "tried".

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • As useless as tits on a bull

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    BrisbaneCanary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I hope to hear there's an emergency board meeting this evening. Action has to be taken now, the manager and coaches have to go. Bring in someone that can motivate and bring back the passion for 5 matches. Malky could be useful on a short term contract and it wouldn't affect his compensation claim with Cardiff and back him with old boys Adams & Huckerby until May then look at where we are and plan again in the summer.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Attempts to reply repeatedly blocked, Wiv. I`ve had enough for one day. Maybe Barking Wise will explain his stance on unneeded rudeness. I largely concur with that. I have tried to be pleasant to both CIS and\or S\O.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Words escape me. FFS why is that Cnut still getting a payslip and not a P45. We're Fcuked now. Adams in as caretaker for last 5 games. It simply can't be any worse than this. HUGHTON OUT.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • No ambition from the board, no passion from the players (snodgrass excluded) and a management team that couldn't set up tactics to beat an egg, let alone a football team.

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    ncfcchristof

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Watching NCFC vs West Brom on NBC match of the day. No one tried very hard. Just stopped too many times looking for the foul vs playing until the whistle and backed off or didn't try for 50 50 balls. Terrible to watch.

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Could not beat there way out of a paper bag.

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    Panic

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Just a thought --Grant Holt scores again !!!

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    codger8

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Never mind it is only a game you lot.No one died.or maybe they did ? Off you go to Fulham.

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    PaulH

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Btw, on the whole, I have scant respect for microbreweries. Charlatans\amateurs\rich boys` toys\awful beer.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Sadim! C`mon, Blaff. Where are ya??!! Queryquerybangbang.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Tactically inept. I have nothing more to say on the matter !

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    Turkish Martin

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • When people say we are punching above our weight, it really refers to the ownership and management being in the EPL. Most of the squad has performed elswhere and stll could with the right coaching and management. Must have a major shake up this summer whatever division we are in if we want a good future.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Did anybody else hear Russell martins interview? He said the players had given "everything they had" ... If that's all they have got were doomed. Nice easy 3 points next week! (Although maybe not for us)

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    ncfcchristof

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • I have to say that from where I was sitting, there was plenty of support and happy clapping right up to extra time, when many decided to call it a day. Once again all the talk coming out of the club during the week was simply paper talk, Snodgrass and Ruddy were the only two that seemed bothered to put any effort.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • 3 points at Fulham and we may well still stay up. How, god knows but not with CH there. HUGHTON OUT NOW. OTBC.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

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