Norwich City boss Chris Hughton will treat Bury with plenty of respect

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton will treat Bury with the utmost respect in Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against the Shakers. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City boss Chris Hughton will treat Bury with the utmost respect in Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against the Shakers. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
7:15 AM

Chris Hughton has pledged not to take Bury lightly in tonight’s Capital One Cup second round tie as the Canaries bid to avoid any repeat of last season’s Luton FA Cup exit (7:45pm).

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City’s embarrassing defeat to the non-league side brought unwanted side effects during a prolonged Premier League downturn, and Hughton will pick a line up to guard against another upset.

“We realise you can’t take these teams lightly. It is a big occasion for them as well and we certainly have to give them a lot of respect,” he said. “Bury will come and enjoy the experience. If I look at that division you know they will be a club who are used to the battle because they are always competitive games at that level. We have seen teams come to Premier League grounds, raise their game, and play with no fear. They have got nothing to lose. We have to make sure we make it as comfortable a game as we can. I think it is fair to say that the Luton game did carry over into our league campaign and it shows that if you are not right on the day and you do not do the right things on the day you can lose these games.”

Hughton views a cup test against the Shakers as the perfect way to bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 Premier League reverse at Hull.

“I think after a defeat like Hull you want it to come round as quick as possible,” he said. “Make no mistake it is a game we want to win and we want to get through to the next round. We’ll certainly use the game to give lads in the squad a chance to get some minutes under their belt but I stress we want to get through and to do that we realise we have to put a strong enough team out to achieve that. We experienced something similar last year with tough games against Doncaster and Scunthorpe at this stage.”

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78 comments

  • Bet they won't worry about respecting Norwich - they'll just come down and give it a go - would love to see the Murphy's given a run out with Becchio to aim at...

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Hi Moonshine. We'll see what happens. I have my doubts about CH and I'm big fan of Martin O'Neill.

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    JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I like the idea of using Howson in the "spine " of the system but for me, now it would be Fer due to his height and that I would want plenty of support to get the crosses in. Also Redmond has to start listening to his manager. Its all about opinions. Just hoping our luck and play changes soon. I am worried

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    sharky

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Lets go out there today and Bury 'em ! 5-0 would be a good response. OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • "some people`s criticisms of Hughton go far deeper than his ability to run a football club". An interesting sub-agenda there. Hoots does not run the club, he runs the playing side of it, and is doing OK so far. Essential cog in the corporate machine. I think he`s getting there, and is with us for a good while yet. Good, decent, intelligent man, no doubt. But what does that oft repeated, snide innuendo mean? Denial? Ooops! Just forgotten that good advice. Pathetic - a good standby word for pathetic people. Avoids thinking.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Norwich will lose to Bury today and Southampton will smash the canaries on saturday. On monday it will be announced that Mr Hughtons 4-5-1 is no good for a team in PL and he will be released. On tuesday Mr Hughton is officially the new manager of high flying North Korea.

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    JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • The moment Hughton stops showing inferior (and even superior) clubs respect is the moment Norwich will start winning again. His pragmatism has become ill-disguised negativity and ill-effectiveness - and its rubbing off on the players' confidence. I have stuck with Hoots from day one - but I'm wobbling after a poor pre-season and that toothless Hull performance. Anything less than a 3 goal win against Bury would be utterly unacceptable.

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    Yellow Shark

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Is this the same Hooley 14 who told me to support the team when I criticised some aspects of the Real Sociedad game? I said then that it would take the Dutch contingent some time to adapt. that night Olsson and Redmond looked good individually and playing together. I don't think they have been picked together since. Crab whereas it is true that a win against Man U and a loss against Stoke wins the same points for Norwich as losing to Man U and beating Stoke, beating the fellow relegation contenders adversely affects their points total.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • JDeehan, that`s a Doomwatch scenario you paint there! I`m just hoping that player pride will ensure a decent performance against Bury and the threat of a much-strengthened and lively Soton team will cause us to raise our game. If not, your scenario could come to pass. There`s a thought for our players - when you come onto the field, come to pass! (And shoot\score). Sounds like a sequel to Lynn Truss`s "Eats shoots & leaves" - "Comes, shoots & scores".

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Come on now, toddlers. The dementer is still out there, waiting to ScOld you. Scary or what? Not.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • …..L.Y.B. You are spot on ! Same points as at this time last year—4goals better off....Just cost £25,000,000 more though! …..That's progress!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Ether`s almost impenetrable today.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • typo. 'their'

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Hughton talks of getting through a tough fixture to the next round, Malky Mackay talks about winning the Cup, that's a different mindset, can Hughton not see his teams are defeated before they even take to the pitch. The club doesn't need any new players it needs an interpreter to tell the players, ignore everything Hoots tells you

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Maybe you would like to attack tonight Mr hughton i know you may be scared of Bury's very potent attacking threat but just maybe if we attack we may just be able to score against a very solid Bury defense, and maybe against Hull you din't want to play 4 ball winners in midfield who can't pass, and let's face it Wes should of been on as soon as their player got sent off but no you give him 10mins to get a draw, I think that result has really disillusioned a lot of supporters and to some degree the board as you cleary said to the board you were going to change the style of play you played for them to back you with all this Money i don't see any change so far, and giving Vanwolfwinkel 1 chance in the Everton game and 1 in the hull game to score well that is really poor, you have to let our players attack, that is what they know from the past 4 years or so, Now come on look you know the facts to stay in the premier league you have to score goals you know this that is why you spent 15million on strikers now let them do their job for us and score goals, and maybe think about playing fox instead of tettey if you didn't want to play Wes if he's to attacking for you because least he can pass and he is are best passer of the ball in our squad, I feel really sorry for Fox he has never let us down and every time he has played for us statistics say we have won the majority of the time, does anyone else feel fox has been forgotten and how well he does when he plays and his passing always made us tick if you think back, and drop garrido and play Olsson please, and lastly please win tonight's game and not by a silly little 1-0 lets go and hammer Bury and attack, i will welcome peoples thoughts on my comments i'm sure you'll agree lol,

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    hooley14

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Honestly, it doesn't matter now I think. When we play well those that don't like Hughton now don like him and when we play well it will be a fluke or "the other team were on the beach" or whatever. Some people's criticisms or Hughton go far deeper than his ability to run a football club. Then you have those that don't think he's forceful enough, I think that maybe points towards "what they want" outside football... Chris Hughton is no wuss, he would have layed into those players after the game, on Monday and will demand a reaction tonight. Just because you don't see what he does dont imagine he is resting on his laurels or meekly asking the players to do better. We will be better, but for some that doesn't matter now, their own opinions coming to fruition are more important and we'll do much better under Poyet. It's all pathetic.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I'll write the post match comments now. "It's difficult to break down a well organised team when they have 11 men behind the ball and then there was that contentious penalty that they were awarded. Their league position belies they true ability. We'll learn from our mistakes". Can't wait.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Need to get the side firing ! I'd like to see a full strength team and fire-power on the bench. Good if Becchio, Pilks and Bassong were given a run too !

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I'm still here I'm just letting you guys get it all out of your system. Cry it out like a toddler in a supermarket not allowed a toy.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • .....That was a damned good try S.O.....Just because you got your fingers mixed up with your tongue doesn't mean you are all bad.... I was in love once....or twice, or more, and strange things can happen.....keep taking the tablets, and who knows what could happen...just think of that Panda!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • What was it Swiss Canary said about a bit of advice his Dad once gave him? If you fight a fool in public, the public will not be able to tell who is the fool. Apologies to Swiss for the poor paraphrase - and thanks for the wisdom.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • 'We want to win, we want to go through' - we hang onto your every word MrHughton. However, actions speak louder than words - we will have to wait and see.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • JDeehan - RvW and Hoops were on the same pitch together for a short period in the Panathinaikos match - only to be separated again by a disastrous injury to Hoops. Who knows what would have happened subsequently if Hoops had remained uninjured? We now have sufficient depth to use "horses for courses", and I'm sure we will see that pairing again when the time is right. Meanwhile, Hull wasn't as bad as all that. We were beaten - yet again - by a dubious penalty against us, and a far better shout denied for us; let alone some magnificent goalkeeping and a very unlucky miss. It simply wasn't our day. Well play worse and win. Onwards and upwards. OTBC.

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    The Crab

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • The ball is with CH right now, all he has to do is win the next two games and supporters will be behind him. The best way to win games is to attack, that is also the best way to defend or it was when I played and then coached, nothing has changed as far as I can tell.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • JDeehan, I'm sure we all hope you're right and that CH "won't take us nowhere" sic

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    Canary on the moon

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • We all know Hughton is too much of a thinker and is clueless about the plan B when it comes to change the game. How many times has the midfield run around in circles? How long will RvW stand alone in the box without any passes? Will mr Hughton ever play 13.5 million RvW and Hooper in the same game? My point of view is that Hughton won't take us nowhere.

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    JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • You`re after a tirade there, waclor! Once we`d cruised into a 3-0 lead, the players could play a bit more freely. They may have actually enjoyed themselves. That`s good therapy. Pilks is back, Elmander looks good, Bass is fit. Hooper soon? Let`s hope all the positives gel on Saturday and we get 3 points vs Soton. I know it`s a bit dull after the Bury goalfest, but I`d happily take 1-0. The first win is better not too long in the waiting - 8th game last season.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Would that be the same amount of respect you gave Luton last year Hoots?

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    waclor

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • There's nothing lucky about any placing in a League Table. It is compiled over a series of games - in the case of the Premier League, 38 of them, where every team plays every other tem twice. If our 10-match unbeaten run (the second best record in Europe at the time) had occurred as the last 10 matches of the season, instead of the middle, and we'd finished up with the same final record, we would have been hailed as heroes!

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    The Crab

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • TrevK, the most successful way to win at anything - sport, deadly conflict - is to recognise your opponents strength, and deny him such. That can manifest in various ways. I still maintain, have maintained, ad nauseum, City must pose a constant, POTENT attacking threat, RvW as a lone striker is a TOKEN threat, easily marshalled by two quality CBs. Our opponents merely push up, deploying more men to close us down, denying supply to whatever, little chance RvW had in the first place.

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    Dissaster

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Maybe Hughton will play all 4 centre backs we don't want to be too positive do we!!!

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    leslie cater

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Hoots really needs a convincing performance here. Even some reasonable folk are getting restless now.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Lobbo & others, I think I`ve been guilty of over-compensating in the other direction, thereby becoming something of an apologist. I still believe Hoots will emerge from this as one of the best managers the club has had. If it turns out I`m wrong, so be it. Who better could we have realistically got in at the time? Colin, Olly, Brucie, Di Carnivore, Coyle, McDermott.... MALKY? There`s just one realistic contender there IMHO. Guess who.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Well said Crab

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    Canary on the moon

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Football doesn't have logic Crab. I want both - to win the games against the mediocre sides AND to turn up a few surprises - just like Hull did on Saturday. We SHOULD take points of the lower order and COULD take points off the to six

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I'm sorry but we have been here loads of times since Hughtons arrival and he usually comes out with the same stories every time. He's had enough chances now to get this team performing to the required level but he continues to fail.look at his team selections - he doesn't know where best to play some players - they are chopped and changed game by game with no consistency. Where's Ryan Bennett gone. He finished last season well and looked to be making good progress. Now we are short of serious defenders he is a forgotten man. Where's the logic. He's probably gone to meet up with Ayala, Fox and Becchio at the bottom of the black hole. I think the only people looking forward to tonight's game will be the Bury team.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Hi, JDeehan. I`ve often wondered whether O`Neill`s `disappearance` was connected with his wife`s health. I hope things work out for them both. I wonder if he would be up for a new challenge just now? Anyway, we`ve got to try and keep faith with Hoots. It`d be crazy to drop him just now. I think he`ll be OK, eventually.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • All the doom merchants want to remember when City lost to Colchester 1-7 and two persons who would no doubt wish to remain nameless threw their season tickets at the manager so were unable to see City go on to get promotion. I must keep a record of the panic fans and check with them at the end of this season.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I suggest you treat the supporters with respect, we were here well before you and will still be here after you have gone. Likewise, pick a team tonight where each player is selected in his natural position, I do not want to see Howson for example playing as a winger or as a defending midfielder. Likewise, if both Pilks and Snodgrass were fit last weekend why not start with at least one of our best wingers, and at least put the other on the bench just in case. What is next, Ruddy as a target man!

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Well are the pessimists happy yet? We scored 6. Was that enough? Oh, yes, it was "only Bury". I saw the match - superb entertainment. Bury's third, deep into injury time was an absolute cracker - went like a bullet from over 40 yards, and if Bunn had touched it, it would probably have taken him into the net with it! Listened to Canary Call on the way home. First caller on: "Well, I was impressed with Elmander. But I am rather concerned about the goals we let in" ! Idiotic whinger.

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    The Crab

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • …...I don't give a damn how many goals we have scored against us, as long as we score one more than they do. Regrettably we have a manager who, in trying to cut out the goals against, shuts off the goals for!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Great to have that top `lateral thinker`, The Crab, back! It`s also a pleasure to be in accord with Canary on the Moon! Good point from Crab about a Hooper\Winkel combination. It`s just not been possible to try it. That was not Hoots`s fault, just a very unfortunate injury. Give the man a chance; he`s worked his bollox off getting good players in and he`s still working hard to meld them into a team. I am not an apologist for CH, but please don`t bury him while he`s still striving for success.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Last season's results against Utd, Ars, Spurs and Everton put us in midtable. We can not rely on such a batch of results. Points dropped to the likes of Wigan, Stokers Arms, West spam etc nearlyl tipped the balance. They treat games against us as "winnable".We need to not lose those games at least to shift the stats our way. A convincing win agaisnt lesser opposition tonight might start the momentum.

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • What's to get restless about? After two games last season we had one point, like this season. The big difference was this time last season we had a -5 goal difference. This year we have a goal difference of minus one down to a soft penalty. We also have plenty of new talented players who aren't properly bedded in yet. We're seeing improved possession stats. We're also getting a lot more shots and I've no doubt the ratio of them on target will improve as the new lads settle in. Stop being so hysterical.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Anyone ever heard of James Troisi before...?

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    PutneyCanary

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • There does seem to be more than a little bit of hysteria creeping in here! Calm down dears!! we do need to see some improvement but also recognise that we have been without several players who we could have expected to see playing, I look forward to seeing some of the comments after tonight's game where which we are currently winning 4-1. Also note that Liverpool are only drawing 2-2 at home. Rodgers to go???

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    andy

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • It's not so much about 'showing Bury respect' - it's more about sending out a team to attack the opposition and score goals, therefor we don't need 2 defensive midfielders this evening. If we're busy attacking, then they have to attend and so can't attack us. SIMPLE!!!!

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    Mr Ed

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • His team selection on Saturday suggests he showed Hull plenty of 'respect too. Hughton needs to stop showing other teams respect and get out there and into 'em!

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    Arbee

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Moonshine it was a lucky 11th place.

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    JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I agree with the words, now let's do it.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I do not believe that you never doubt Hughton. Come on be honest, Steady On, Now's your chance......

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    waclor

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Glad to see some positive posts here. I've watched extended highlights of the Hull game and it was not ALL bad. Yes silly me. Someone here is saying Howson was on the wing. Maybe for five minutes. I admit that I'm a bit worried and disappointed, but to call for the managers head already is just plain daft. Having said that we are all allowed our opinion. For me it should be the three, five, two system. Enough said. Good luck tonight. OTBC

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    sharky

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Canaryinslovenia, why don't you give the same level of support to Man Utd instead? Then you can be happy at the end of the week and STILL have money in your wallet.

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    Canary on the moon

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I feel sorry for all the canary fans who pay to watch the rubbish Hoots serves up. At least when I am in despair at the end of the weekend I can look in my wallet and see the money I have saved by not wasting it at Carrow Road or on Sky Sports

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Great that you want both, not alternatives Pondy. Glad you've cleared that up. But look at it from both sides - just as we have a higher motivation to beat the "top" sides, so the "poorer" sides have a higher motivation to beat us. Norwich have always allowed the poorer sides to drag us down to their level, while performing well against class opposition - this is not just a characteristic of the current management. And waclor - I fully agree with your point that 3 points to us means no points to our opponents - but let's not forget that 9 teams finished with a worse record than we did, and only one of my examples bettered it - and then by only 2 points. . hooley14 - here's some full stops (..............), and some capital letters (L-O-N-D-O-N). Use them when you write, especially when you write so much - it makes it so much easier to read when you punctuate!

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    The Crab

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • LYB. Ryan Giggs & John tery will be asking for a transfer to us if you start suggesting new players get bedded in at Norwich

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Lobbo ol` buddy, I wasn`t getting at you specifically. I really meant that there really must be something amiss if even reasonable people (like you) are expressing disquiet. Nevertheless, you`re a proper gent for what you said there. I bet you even feel sympathy for l`il Benno! ;-) More BeebGossip: Joe Hart in danger of losing his No.1 slot at ManC but not the No.1 slot for England, as Ben Foster has got an ankle ligament injury. So, who IS John Ruddy anyway?? :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • CH needs to show some winning attitude. Have you lateral thinkers seen any possible signs of that? Well I certainly have not. New players but same tactics as last season. Boring 4-5-1 and whole midfield out of place. CH will not change. I hope I'm wrong and we'll get a successfull season but I can't really see that happen. But OTBC

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    JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • And hopefully Martin O'Neill makes a wonder comeback despites his wifes illness and reported lack of motivation and takes Canaries right back to the track. A FA-cup glory and a honourable 7th league place will make him cry at the parade through Norwich.

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    JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • ......There's something missing!.....Oh No it's Not!.... It's just changed it's Name......Who can spot the new clothes S.O.is wearing?.... A leopard can't change it's SpOts, and a SpOtted cow will just keep on Moaning.....Could be a decent game tonight...Two well matched sides!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • JDeehan

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • My earlier submission has not got through - maybe it was too long - so apologies if I'm repeating myself. Mad Brewer, Dissaster and a few others, thank goodness for your sense of perspective in all this The panic and levels of abuse aimed at the man who guided us to 11th place last year is completely unacceptable in my view. Yes, it was much tighter than 11th place suggests and West Brom and Man City may not have been up for it in those last 2 games, but we outplayed Viila at Villa Park and only came away with a draw and would have won at the Emirates but for some bad refereeing decisions - and we beat Arsenal and Man Utd at home. Hull was a dire performance, we all accept that, but we need the calm mature reaction that I'm sure we'll get from CH and David McNally. OTBC

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    Canary on the moon

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Point taken Brew. unreserved apologies everyone, I'm finding it difficult to get over the non show at Hull.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I'm sure all of us city supporters are hugely disappointed with both the performance and the result at Hull but the panic and levels of abuse aimed at Chris Hughton are quite ridiculous. I've not always agreed with Mad Brewer and Dissaster in the past but thank goodness for their maturity and sense of perspective in all this (along with a few others). We've had one bad performance this season and I'm sure we'll have others but we finished 11th last season under CH. I know it wasn't very attractive at times - I'm a season ticket holder and saw most of the home games and a few away - and accept that it was far less comfortable than the 11th place finish suggests, but we beat Man Utd and Arsenal at home and although West Brom and Man City may have lost interest for those last 2 games, we outplayed Villa at their place and only got a draw and would have won at The Emirates but for some dreadful refereeing. Give CH credit where it's due. I think and hope he'll be here for some time and that he'll give us the Premier League stability we all want. And by the way Graham Hemmings, I don't know how much you know about Italian tanks but your racial stereotyping is as embarrassing as your liberal use of the word clown and your inability to use the word lose rather than loose.

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    Canary on the moon

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • There`s no need to get too steamed up about `lateral thinkers`, JD. Honestly, it`s just an old bit of whimsy for The Crab because Crabs move forward..... sideways. Also he does contribute a lot of wisdom on his rare visits to these forums. I wonder if the same whimsy would work had he chosen "Sidewinder" as his nom de plume? A rattling good wheeze, what!? We all want Norwich to do well.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Come on CH, they're 16th in the bottom division, we're premier league, a walk in the park then?

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • That seems a rather puzzling comment Stew, the morning after CH's team bang in six?

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    Pierre

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Oh ye of little faith - what a lot you are. We lose 1-0, to a dubious penalty at that, we weren't over-threatened in open play. Yes, we came up against a dogged 10 man team, who would not be penetrated - I seem to remember a certain NCFC, doing something similar in very recent times. The 10 man shut-out is a regular phenomenon. I am no CH apologist - see my posts - just be a little patient. More is learnt from mistakes, than successes. Cue 'smart' remarks?????

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    Dissaster

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Maybe Hughton will play all 4 centre backs we don't want to be too positive do we!!!

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    leslie cater

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • victor.i think the reason hoots didnt play bennet was because whits had a reasonable game against everton and he didnt want to drop his captain martin so he was bu------.also i hope he will send city out to-night with the same mindset to play as he thinks bury will.otbc

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    bluelight

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • So it will all right then will it, Pondy, if we lose to ManUre, Ar**nal, Spurs and Toffees, as long as we win against the likes of Wigan, Hammers and Stoke. What on earth is the difference? 3 points is 3 points no matter where they come from. If we had lost to ManUre, Ar**nal and Toffees last year, and beat West Brom, West Ham and Newcastle instead, we would still have had 44 points and still have finished 11th! So I don't see your logic!

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    The Crab

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Pondy & Crab; you are both my heroes on these boards. Don`t let the S\O virus spoil it!! I`ve just received another vile abuse-krieg from one of its doppelgaengers. Last season, most folk assumed we would lose to ManU, Everton and Ar$enal. Those 9 points were a bonus. There is no doubt that all points are equal, but some are more equal than others? OTBC

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • The moment Hughton stops showing inferior (and even superior) clubs respect is the moment Norwich will start winning again. His pragmatism has become ill-disguised negativity and ill-effectiveness - and its rubbing off on the players' confidence. I have stuck with Hoots from day one - but I'm wobbling after a poor pre-season and that toothless Hull performance. Anything less than a 3 goal win against Bury would be utterly unacceptable.

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    Yellow Shark

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Sharky, I too have previously stated we should consider a 3,5,2 formation, especially at home. I have to admit that I did not go to Hull on Saturday so took the comment by Radio Norfolk that Howson was playing right wing. I did notice he had a couple of good strikes at goal on MOTD and that is why I constantly say he should be used in the hole when Wes is not selected.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Victor, You are so right Bennett and Bassong looked a very good partnership at the end of last season as Bennett is fleet of foot so covered Bassong very well. For me, that was the best centre back partnership as Turner is a tad too slow at the best of times although he is good in the air. Anyway, lets all now be positive, at least until the team is named and look forward to scoring a few goals against Bury. Yes they are all professional players but they are in League Two for a reason. The word respect does not need to be mentioned as it is taken for granted by all who play football.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • I don't believe you never have doubts about Hughton's tactical astuteness and motivational skills. Come on be honest, Steady On now's your chance.................

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    waclor

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • 6 v 3. I bet Paddy's headline has Hughton Rueing Defensive Lapses. "I told them not to go near the halfway line" says a tearful Hughton, "It's dangerous, now look what's happened".

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    waclor

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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