Norwich City 1 Stoke City 1

Stoke's Jonathan Walters is red-carded for his challenge on Norwich City's Alex Tettey. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Stoke's Jonathan Walters is red-carded for his challenge on Norwich City's Alex Tettey. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, March 8, 2014
5:00 PM

Norwich City were forced to settle for a Premier League point in a frustrating 1-1 draw against ten-man Stoke City at Carrow Road.

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Bradley Johnson headed home just before the hour mark in a game of sporadic attacking intent but Jonathan Walters levelled from the penalty spot after Seb Bassong upended John Guidetti. Walters’ joy was short-lived when he was dismissed five minutes later for a studs-up challenge on Alex Tettey but the Canaries never remotely threatened to make the most of their numerical advantage for the final stages.

Chris Hughton made one change to the starting line up that crashed 4-1 in the Premier League at Aston Villa - Ricky van Wolfswinkel returned after missing the trip to Villa Park with a knee injury for Gary Hooper. Wes Hoolahan retained his place after a build up dominated by the fallout from his understated goal celebration in the West Midlands last weekend against the club who tried to sign him in January.

Jonny Howson had to settle for a place on the bench but Joseph Yobo and Martin Olsson were included in the Norwich backline after missing out on international duty in midweek for their respective countries. Hughton elected not to draft centre back Ryan Bennett into his matchday squad.

Prior to kick-off Janette Forbes movingly thanked the club and the fans for their support of ‘Duncan’s Day’ with all profits from the matchday programme and collection buckets outside the ground raising funds for her husband and the Canary legend’s on-going battle with Alzheimer’s.

Robert Snodgrass drew an early free kick from Erik Pieters but the Potters’ defence dealt comfortably with the Scot’s deep delivery. Snodgrass fared little better in the sixth minute from the opposite flank after Geoff Cameron conceded a needless free kick with a blatant shove on the midfielder.

Peter Crouch dragged tamely at John Ruddy 16 yards out in the first moment of alarm for the hosts after the ball had ricocheted into the one-time Norwich trainee’s path.

Hughton’s side then enjoyed another escape when Pieters picked out the unmarked Marko Arnautovic but his one-touch control was not matched by a wayward half-volley over Ruddy’s bar from inside the home penalty area.

Crouch then fended off Yobo to feed Peter Odemwingie who picked out Walters to test Ruddy from long range. Stoke continued to dictate the flow of the opening quarter, much to the growing frustration of the home fans, but Hoolahan led a counter which saw Olsson screw wide from 20 yards after Alex Tettey had recycled the ball.

Redmond then slalomed his way past three back-pedalling Stoke defenders before rolling in Snodgrass but the midfielder tamely clipped the side netting. Bassong bailed out his side when Crouch dropped deep yet again to pick out Steven Nzonzi’s overlapping run with a sliding challenge to earn a home goal kick.

Asmir Begovic denied Snodgrass in the 29th minute with a parry to keep out his angled shot following a wonderful piece of invention from Hoolahan to clip a pass in behind Stoke’s rearguard.

Van Wolfswinkel cleverly re-directed Snodgrass’ near post corner seconds later but none of his team mates were on the same wavelength as the ball rolled across the face of Begovic’s six yard box before Bassong climbed above Ryan Shawcross to power a header over.

Arnautovic dragged a 20-yard free kick wide of Ruddy’s far post five minutes before the break after Bassong flicked out a leg to halt Odemwingie’s dribble. Hoolahan unleashed a 25-yard strike Begovic gathered under his own bar in the final seconds of the opening period.

Snodgrass attempted to get the hosts on the front foot in the early skirmishes after the interval but Norwich survived half-hearted Stoke penalty appeals when Odemwingie tumbled under Tettey’s attentions. Potters’ boss Mark Hughes led the chorus from the away technical area but referee Marriner was unmoved.

Begovic spilled Hoolahan’s long range strike in the 53rd minute but recovered his composure to claw behind as the ball spiralled towards his goal line.

Johnson rose above Shawcross to despatch Snodgrass’ 57th minute free kick to power Norwich in front in a reprise of the double act that secure a Premier League home win over the Potters last season.

Redmond almost repeated his midweek goalscoring exploits for England’s Under-21s in the 61st minute when he cut inside Cameron and hammered a rising shot Begovic went full length to save.

Howson replaced Hoolahan in the 67th minute with the Irishman departing to warm applause from the home fans.

Snodgrass backed Pieters into his own box but an attempted curler brushed Shawcross and Stoke cleared their lines. Cameron deserved his yellow card for crudely cutting down Redmond in full flight with Norwich now looking to threaten on the counter.

Stoke were handed a lifeline in the 72nd minute when Bassong rashly cleaned out Guidetti inside the home penalty area. Walters stepped up to fire a confident spot kick past Ruddy but the former Ipswich striker was dismissed for a straight red card five minutes later for catching Tettey with a studs up challenge that caught the Norwegian on the right knee.

Tettey was unable to continue in a flurry of substitutes with Hooper and Johan Elmander replacing the injured midfielder and van Wolfswinkel while Hughes reacted to Walters’ dismissal by hooking second half arrival Guidetti.

Elmander linked with Hooper immediately but the former Celt’s first time hit spiralled into the terracing. Bassong robbed Crouch but Johnson was unable to double his tally with a wayward left-footed shot from long range. Norwich tried to pin the Potters inside their own half for the final few minutes but the Canaries’ laboured efforts failed to make the most of their numerical advantage.

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Tettey (Elmander 81), Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan (Howson 67), van Wolfswinkel (Hooper 80). Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Pilkington, Becchio.

• Goal: Johnson (57)

• Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Odemwingie (Guidetti 63, Ireland 80), Whelan, Nzonzi, Arnautovic (Etherington 74), Walters, Crouch. Subs (not used): Sorensen, Muniesa, Palacios, Wilkinson.

• Bookings: Wilson (foul on Snodgrass, 56); Cameron (foul on Redmond, 69);

• Sending off: Walters (foul on Tettey, 78)

• Goal: Walters (73)

• Added on time: 0 minutes / 5 minutes

• Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

• Attendance: 26,646

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83 comments

  • Acornlake didn't the goalkeeper you refer to sign Grant Holt? so he couldn't have been that bad

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    kevin473

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Perhaps it is a case of Strachan getting more out of the player on a one off basis, I have seen Martin have a couple of very good games for us, against Man Utd being one such game but there has also been a number where he has been sadly caught out for pace and positional sense. If I was scouting for the opposition, I would certainly suggest that pressure was put on that side of our defence. Do you see it differently.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • We've dropped 2 points against a team who got 3 points against Arsenal last week and are in our relegation dog fight - so how can we stay up if we don't beat our rivals in the bottom half who pick up points against big teams. Thanks for nothing Mr McNally - you've sent us down to the Championship - please refund your wages for this season (£1,000,000) so that this can be put towards the fighting fund to get us out of the Championship next season oh, and hand in your resignation at the same time.

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    57charles

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Oh dear the excellent hoolahan off after 60 odd mins smacked of negativity. Another classic it of managerial work. Deserves every bit of critisism he gets. And we were playing half decent football until he went and spoilt things.

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    Burglecut

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • The only missed opportunity worth discussing is the many opportunities the board have squandered to sack this pathetic, inadequate, apology of a manager.

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    waclor

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Blimey!!! Jim you want Redfmond to play at right back. We dont have anyone better that Martin. I said on Friday that Bennett should be playing. I,m a Wes fan and of course he should have been playing more. He was tiring and had played during the week . I would always start with Hooper, But remember he and RVW played with a target man at their previous clubs. That problem has never been addressed.

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • I don`t know where the `need` came from. Maybe I meened `neat`?? I blame it on all the repeed typing and submitting required to get past Archie`s IT System.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • If I were producing MOTD, I'd put the Norwich game on first, show the tribute to Duncan Forbes and move straight on to another game. What happened after the tribute was truly awful. Mattias is going to be spitting nails on Monday morning. Neither team deserves to be in the PL. TK has said it all about team selection and substitutions. Bennett wasn't even on the bench, for Heaven's sake. The ones that did play looked like they had never met each other, never mind trained with each other. Passing was woeful, shots off target, no fluency or ideas. What do they do at Colney from Monday to Friday? Listen to lectures from nutritionists and psychologists, watch videos and then consult with their tattoo artists, that's my guess. In that silly poll of pundits a few weeks back, I think I'm right in saying that every single pundit (even the straight-talking Chris Lakey) had this game down as a 3 pointer. I wouldn't put ANY game down as a 3 pointer any more.The lid on our PL coffin was fairly secure 2 months ago. From now on each game played just represents another unnecessary nail in the lid of the coffin. I think Algarve makes a good point: if it takes relegation to rid the club of CH and start rebuilding an exciting team, then so be it. I'm pleased for Duncan Forbes and his family. They got the reception they deserved. But I'm quite glad that Duncan himself didn't see what has become of the team and the club he devoted himself to for so many years.

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    User Removed

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Another precious two points dropped. Same old story. Hughton goes defensive at a critical time when we ought to have been pressing home our advantage. He will never learn. One dimensional. Interesting comments from Darren Eadie on BBC Radio Norfolk before the game - criticism of our lack of decent balls in from the wings where most goals are created. No wonder we have three front men who can't do a job for us! Haven';t many of us been complaining about Hughton's stupid set-up all season? Snodgrass can't cross a ball with his left foot and against Villa who does Hughton play wide in the second half - yes of course a striker!!! No hope!

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Bassong loves the taste of relegation! He's had it at newcastle. He's had it at wolves. Now he's doing his hardest to get his fix again with norwich! I can't believe I actually voted for him for player of the season last time around. Drop this clown now and save us from any more of his ineptitude!

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    JOROBIT

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • ON Snodgrass , and should he play left or right, I too noted he crossed from the right today ,Sharky, but it was from a dead ball situation, and it lead to our goal. I would expect a decent cross from a right or left footed player in that situation. Where it goes wrong is the lack of crosses from the overlapping winger because he has to cut inside for his favourite foot.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Pellegrini or Ferguson ;-)

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • An extremely woeful performance.It seems only five minutes ago that the knowledgable football journalists from Archant were saying how the acquisition of Yobo had revitalised Bassong.Well judging by the last two matches it seems to have worn off

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    Trevor Sadd

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Sharky, I'm sure you saw the game, but perhaps forgot where the goal came from. It wasn't a left foot cross from the right, it was a left foot free kick from the right. There wasn't one decent cross from our wrong sided wingers all game. Two Snodgrass opportunities in the first half where a right footer would have made something of the position, but on his weaker foot he failed to. Numerous opportunities for Redmond to cross, but again, he didn't have the confidence to on his weaker foot. Compare that to the Man City game where Redmond's crosses on the run almost won us the game. Same tactics all season and consistently struggling to perform. For goodness sake CH, try something different.

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    Double D

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Excellent performance from Norwich today, against 10 man Stoke. Yea ok, Stoke should have put the game firmly to bed in first half, but Norwich played a much better side today and scraped a point.

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    NB

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • TK, that`s just the sort of scenario I was pondering on\worrying about. `Twould be a bit vindictive, if not fully Roederesque, to do that. Especially for a nice man like Hoots. Maybe Ryan will be heading to Brum (the Villa bit) come the end of the season? Obviously Lambert rated him. The acquisition of Turner, and the determined preference for Bassong, indicate that Hughton does not rate him so highly? Would Barnett be any worse than Bassong on this season`s form? What has happened to Big Bass? He was immense last season. CH does not seem to be truly interested in developing young players like Ryan Bennett, Jed Steer and Daniel Ayala. OK, we now have Nathan Redmond, but he`s not being developed, he`s being Hughtoned. Not enough, yet, to damage his resale value though.... Let`s hope all is not yet lost for MurphyX2.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Can't believe CH started Ricky van goal shy over Hooper! CH team selection technique must be throwing darts at the squad photo, while blindfolded?

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    mattc1

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Bassong is the best player the opposition has

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    citycanary

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • 1-0 up, and playing well, we have to fix this says Hughton to the trollope, and pratwood we will take off our best player, just like we got rid of the horse. that should make it a draw

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Sharky, what planet are you on? planet hughton?, the midfield was lost when hooolan was took off, and an attacking midfielder was put on to defend a slender lead

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Why bother with strikers - midfielders get the odd goals these days. Maybe NCFC will limp over the line, maybe not. But 1 point today isn't good enough...

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    Surrey Canary

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • In the current situation, that was as bad as a defeat. ANOTHER 6 POINTER SQUANDERED!!!! Our goal coming from a defensive midfielder, our attack through the middle of the park, absolutely no where! On the surface the numbers dont look too bad. We are still on a point a game and on target for the 40 safety net. Until you remember, "We dont have 10 games left to get those 10 points....we have 6. Our run in this season is as difficult as it can be.Another Hughton press conference "Ruing missed opportunities"....ALL we can count on now is the teams below us being even more awful than we are!! If we stay up, McNally says "Job done"!! We need a new manager with a philosophy that is about winning, not like this one who is content just not to be beaten too often!! Norwich has always prided itself on fielding skilful, entertaining teams to enjoy. Not anymore!

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    Algarve Canary

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • No team has a divine right to win any game in the EPL. Ask Spurs.

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Sorry below should have read would NOT agree with that. 3 Cardiff goals all very lucky.

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Against a robust Stoke, Hughton chooses to play lightweight RvW! The link up between Hooper and Hoolahan looked good at Villa, but CH obviously didn't see it that way. He then takes off our most creative player, but then he would say that he had to in order to play Howson, CH only makes like for like changes if there is more than 10 minutes left. Bassong looks more of a liability each week ( yet another top of the head effort on the Stoke goal and a needless penalty), but CH made him the inspirational captain - go figure! RvW doesn't get service because he hasn't worked out where he needs to position himself to succeed in the Premiership. How many more excuses before they admit that he is out of his depth at this level?

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    Larry Rowe

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • We've dropped 2 points against a team who got 3 points against Arsenal last week and are in our relegation dog fight - so how can we stay up if we don't beat our rivals in the bottom half who pick up points against big teams. Thanks for nothing Mr McNally - you've sent us down to the Championship - please refund your wages for this season (£1,000,000) so that this can be put towards the fighting fund to get us out of the Championship next season oh, and hand in your resignation at the same time.

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    57charles

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • As much as I'd like to see Mr H out he surely isn't the worst manager ever? I mean have we forgotten Rodent and Grant? Bassong should be dropped immediately he cost Norwich 3 points with his hapless challenge. Also yet again Hoolahoops is our best player and what happens he gets taken off. I'm lost for words I really am...

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    nobbly1

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Totally agree with you acornlake, but the board ain't got the grit to let him go, Hughton ain't got the decentsey to leave

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Btw, I hope Tettey isn`t too badly injured. The replay on MOTD appeared to show the thug that is Walters catch Tetts on the side of his knee. Evil little challenge that and totally in character. Maybe it`s fair return for the need studwork Alex left on a Villa player`s chest last week? That said, his challenge did not look vicious and premeditated like that of Jon Wallyters. With Fer already out, we`re getting a bit thin on the ground for midfielders again. I hope Fox hasn`t given his boots away.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • why dont redmond and snodgrass swap wings from time to time?Both should be having extra training sessions with adams and hucks on how to cross a ball and why cant they cross with their weaker foot?,theyre only playing with beach balls these days!

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    tonyb

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • kevin473, Gunn did sign Holt, but there were several other clubs after him too - including Lambo`s Colchester. Trouble was, Colchester didn`t have the massive £400k required, while Mr. Foulger & our fans did. But Lambo always gets his man. He`s even done it again at Villa! I doubt that Holty, or anyone else, would have flourished under Gunn. Many of his signings were woeful; Theoklitos, Simon Whaley and sicknote extaordinaire, Tudur-Jones, etc. Michael Nelson wasn`t a bad ol` boy & he did quite well for Lambert. Cody McDonald eventually found his level and Rhoys Wiggins is doing OK in the Championship. Holt-Lambert was a Captain\Manager partnership made in Heaven for us. To think, Holt would never have `happened` had he not been forced to escape the clammy clutches of Calderwood at Forest. That`s another little bit of history repeating....

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Hoolihan's substitution sums up the manager's judgement.Just when we were up for the crucial second goal,all the positive energy created by the goal just dissipated and as usual we then retreated to our own 18 yard line.Such negativity will be Hughton's downfall.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Don't really care what your illustrious past was, the use of EPL speaks volumes for you.

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    Chris69

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Redmond looked very tired today so I doubt that he would have faired much better on the right. However, as I have said many times before, one of the reasons why Snodgrass is preferred on the right wing is because he covers the right back who is not quiet up to this level. CH tried to replace him in the summer with Whittaker but the latter has failed to impress, partly I suspect because Scottish football is not really up the Premiership lever these days. That does not excuse the management team for not going out and bringing in a decent target man and another right back in the January transfer window.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • I´M SO ANGRY!!!!! My old favorites of the last few weeks still get to come on and destroy anything that looked like a football match. (read second half) How any coach could continue with such a under achieving bunch like Boobong, Elmander and RVW is beyond belief. Dont ever let the Swede or the Dutchman put on a city shirt for the rest of the season. I´d rather watch this team go down fighting without these lame ducks.

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    Yellowfirebird

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • A precious point, to be sure, but this pattern of leaving our final fate up to others is not at all the sort of suspense I want to see in a season.

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    Seattlescion

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Better point for Stoke than us. Man U did us a favour + we should've capitalised on it. The Country Vicar carries on !

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    Timbo

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • yet again a Bassong mistake costs us. Every week he is the week link, yet picked again and again, Ryan Bennett not even on the bench. Terrible decision to take Hoolahan off - and we paid for it completely uncreative after his exit. Get rid of Hughton now before its too late.

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    Rob

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • I wonder where Ryan Bennett was, TrevorS? Is he injured again? Out of sorts? Out of favour? That seems to happen under Hughton:- Becchio. Hoolahan. Garrido. Fox. Pilkington. Whittaker... Robert. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Maybe Bassong should play up front every game we might defend better and he can't score less than our strikers

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    Burglecut

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Just another typical Hughton game really no surprises. Is there really much more to add? I'm sure everything said has been said many times this season. Same every week.

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    Drossel

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • 72 substitutions and no assists or goals. Doesn't look good on your tactical CV. Really need to drop Bassong next game.

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    Dan

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Martin is an International player. Is Gordon Strachan wrong?

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Mcnally dally, we have 9 games left and 11 points to get, that aint going to happen under Hughton change now to give us at least a chance

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • No confidence is right Sharky, but for me their confidence is low because they go game after game without any decent service.

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    Double D

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • thanks Dan , 72 and counting, it really is an unreal statistic.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Excellent performance from Norwich today, against 10 man Stoke. Yea ok, Stoke should have put the game firmly to bed in first half, but Norwich played a much better side today and scraped a point.

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    NB

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • CH on tv blames the ref for a soft pen.He was the one who changed the players on the pitch,not the ref.Blame your self hughton not the ref

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • If someone can tell me why? CH continue to play Wolfnuts and what he brings to the game, I'll listen, because I've said from the first time I saw him, he's hopeless, a weak tame footballer, and Why? has he not played in the under 21's as the overage player to show his worth is beyond me, I'm agast at the hopelessness of CH... we look a poor side with no direction and no idea how to change the game plan... end of.

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    OLDYELLA

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Sharky, you are very entitled to your own opinion, and as an Ex Professional, could you please offer me your thoughts on Russ Martins lack of being able to defend against a winger, Robert being constantly selected when Redmond seems to offer more in that position, and Bassong not being dropped after a poor season in general. Oh and also how come our forwards dont score, and finally give me an insight into CHs substitution thoughts ?

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    Jimhow

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • no pressure on the stoke defence for the last ten minutes,we tried to pass through them instead of pumping the ball into the box.At the moment we cant beat an egg!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • As you know TK football is all about opinions. Snodgrass would always be in my team and play where he plays. Very few here would agree with that. The problem is at times he leaves Martin exposed. I agree that position needs addressing as we dont have cover IMHO

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Can you blame Bassong, no you can not, now where did i get that from?, Listen, if hoolan was still on the pitch, the defense would not be under so much pressure, nope Hughton out, and now

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • No sharky I want redmond on the right wing as he was used against Man City and done very well but CH put Snodgrass straight back there when IMO after a performance like the man city game we should have left the same. As for we have nobody better than Martin, why not ?, thats down to manager and scouts, And of course if we got rid of him who would they be able to wheel out to punt the party line of the squad is behind CH.

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    Jimhow

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • I am with you Sharky as far as playing Snodgrass is concerned as I think he has the right attitude plus works his socks off. However, I think he helps the right back out far more than either Pilks or Redmond does the left back but for me Olsson is a far better full back. I am not knocking Martin as I think he has played very well for the club considering he was brought in at division one level. He probably does edge Whittaker right now but in my opinion he struggles at time at this level. Mind you I still remember Darrell Sutch, now that was a lad who worked his socks off for the club.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • How can McNally sack the Manager without incriminating himself in the reckless Pre season spending spree ? The only way out for them both is to hang on in there and hope for the best while true City supporters suffer for their mistakes and the boards misplaced loyalty .

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    Expat

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Come on, its March and Norwich are still outside the relegation zone. The fans surely couldn't ask for anything more could they? Certain penalty, no doubts about that. Just think what would have happened if Stoke had converted the numerous chances that they should have scored. A good result against 10 men.

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    NB

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • This was a game where we were in complete control until that muppet took Hoolie off. No more creativity...just negative, negative, negative. Once we gave away the penalty we were never going to create anything. Sickening..

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    Clueless

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • 1-0 up , playing ok , take off the creative one, and hold what you have. 5 mins later a stupid penalty and just after that the opposition down to 10 men. More subs by Hoots and a 1-1 draw .Just how many subs is that that have not produced anything. And if I have it right the manager said its so hard to play against 10 men after our trip to Hull, so he has learnt nothing since then. Next week we can always beat Southampton.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • A message for most of you who obviously didnt see the game. A brilliant header by Johnson from a great cross by Snodgrass, with his left foot from the right. A shame about the injury to Tettey as we had to make changes to the midfield. Yes 2points lost but we made Stoke look very poor. OTBC

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Martin is an International player. Is Gordon Strachan wrong?

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • the game was lost by bassong again!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • 4,45pm every Saturday makes my weekend complete.. lol.. what a shower...keep it up lads..

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • ON Snodgrass , and should he play left or right, I too noted he crossed from the right today ,Sharky, but it was from a dead ball situation, and it lead to our goal. I would expect a decent cross from a right or left footed player in that situation. Where it goes wrong is the lack of crosses from the overlapping winger because he has to cut inside for his favourite foot.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Youre entitiled to your opinion. As a professional in the game for many years I would be doing the same. Many teams in the EPL do it. Statistics dont lie we created more chances than them. Problem is our forwards have no confidence.

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Yes I know Mr Sutch. He now works for a cr@p company that likes to rob people And continually gets away with it. Off subject.. sorry.

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    sharky

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • I am sure Hoots meant to send on Becchio, but because of a surreal belief in himself he pronounces it Elmander.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Oh sharky... ex pro, manager, and I am sure you are a nice guy too. Who do you remind me of?

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    el dingo

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Just another typical Hughton game really no surprises. Is there really much more to add? I'm sure everything said has been said many times this season. Same every week.

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    Drossel

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • I have sussed hughton out,he wants to be sacked so he can earn millions in compo.He doesnt care about our team he is a ip****h spy in reality.Today he finally opened his mouth to have a rant.A bit late really,he takes Wes off and every thing went down hill.Stoke City as always are animals when they play.They should look in the mirror the way they kick players consantly.Maybe that is the stoke way but that is not football.WE need to get rid of ch and bring in Malky Mckay.He is ready willing and waiting.CH has NO idea of a good player or bad and his idea of positions is nil.Get gone hughton and bring back Big Duncan Forbes.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • BANG, BANG, BANG. That's the sound of Chris Hughton knocking another nail into our coffin.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • We've just dropped a 2 priceless points against a team who got 3 points against Arsenal last week and more importantly, a team who, like us, are in a relegation dog fight. I hope you're satisfied, Mr McNally - taking us down to the Championship - I require that you refund us (our club) your wages this season (£1,000,000) so that we can at least put it to-wards a fighting fund to get us back out of the Championship. Once again, thanks for nothing and good-bye.

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    57charles

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Typical Norwich can't finish of 10 men with relegation threatening! Why did he bring on elmander again bunn would have been a better option.

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    mattc1

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • If someone can tell me why? CH continue to play Wolfnuts and what he brings to the game, I'll listen, because I've said from the first time I saw him, he's hopeless, a weak tame footballer, and Why? has he not played in the under 21's as the overage player to show his worth is beyond me, I'm agast at the hopelessness of CH... we look a poor side with no direction and no idea how to change the game plan... end of.

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    OLDYELLA

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Don't really care what your illustrious past was, the use of EPL speaks volumes for you.

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    Chris69

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Dubai, ol` pal, Ryan was not even on the bench for this match! Does anybody know why? Has he picked up an `injury in training`, as seems to be de rigueur these days? Or has he been banished to the detention room for arguing with `Sir`? I wouldn`t mind betting this young man might have to look elsewhere to progress his career. Lambo obviously rates him...

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Mc nally please dont dilly dally any more, Hughton out, and before Monday

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • That thought had also crossed my mind Brew but I suspectfear he probably asked the manager why he is not in the team ahead of our No 5 given his woeful performance against Villa, so has been banished to training with the youth side.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • 52 years i have been bleeding yellow and green, never have i seen a worser Manager, much much worser than the rat, and dare i say the second best goal keeper we have ever had, who tried to be a manager.

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • 52 years i have been bleeding yellow and green, never have i seen a worser Manager, much much worser than the rat, and dare i say the second best goal keeper we have ever had, who tried to be a manager.

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • CH, any chance of us ever scoring two goals in a game? Like Middlesborough.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • How many more nightmares has Bassong got to have before he is dropped ? West Ham, Villa & now Stoke he has been at the center of our capitulation - surely time to give Ryan Bennett the nod against Southampton ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • That game was lost by Hughtons substitution, hoolan was on fire and should have stayed on. please Hughton go, and now

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    acornlake

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

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