Norwich City confirm Livorno friendly cancelled on Italian pre-season tour

Norwich City boss Neil Adams' side will not now face Livorno on Wednesday night in a second alteration to their Italian tour. 
Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City boss Neil Adams' side will not now face Livorno on Wednesday night in a second alteration to their Italian tour. Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd

Monday, July 21, 2014
5:50 PM

Norwich City officials have confirmed on Monday afternoon City’s scheduled second Italian tour match against Serie B Livorno has been cancelled to be replaced by an open training session on Wednesday evening at their Chatillon Saint Vincent training base.

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The Italians, who are currently based in a pre-season training camp at San Remo on the Mediterranean coast, released a statement on their site over the weekend outlining the proposed friendly was cancelled and the Canaries will now hold an open work-out ahead of Friday’s finale against French Ligue One side SC Bastia before returning to Norwich for home friendlies with Nice and La Liga’s Celta Vigo.

City’s statement confirms any fans in the region are welcome to attend the training session at the Piergiorgio Perucca Stadium, which will start at approximately 5.45pm (CET).

Norwich’s game against Bastia at the Stade d’Honneur in Sallanches, is scheduled for Friday (6 pm kick-off CET). Admission prices: Euros for adults and 3 Euros for under-12s.

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  • That's it! Finally got it all through. I don't understand what was wrong with the original version of the penultimate fragment, as I had to change quite a bit of the original wording, and consequently lost the impact that I wanted. It may have been a reference to Norwich having a heaIthy Bank account, or being free of d-e-b-t, but if so Archie is playing very silly games, and removing the freedom of speech, of which as pressmen they are firm advocates!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • We do not have to sell players unless we want to, so if we do it will be on our terms and at our price. At least you finally have a half decent manager who is capable of improving your team to a decent level after all the years in the wilderness since Bobby Robson left.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Redmond’s ambition would no doubt be to play in the Prem, and he can achieve that in one of two ways. He could help a Championship side to promotion at the earliest opportunity, in which case why move? Or he could get a transfer to a PL club for a very high transfer fee.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Redmond’s ambition would no doubt be to play in the Prem, and he can achieve that in one of two ways. He could help a Championship side to promotion at the earliest opportunity, in which case he has as good a chance with his present club as anywhere else; or he could get a transfer to a PL club. As we have said, this is not an option unless the transfer fee is ridiculously high - because Norwich is financially stable, with NO debts.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • ( To continue):- As for the value of players like Redmond - I don't think anyone has said he was worth £12m to a championship club. The point being made is that (a) he should not be allowed to leave Norwich for anything but silly money and (b) he wouldn't leave here anyway for another championship club - why would he?

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • ( I don't believe it ! - The offending word was SKlLL - the only word I disguised, and it's got through, after being twice ethered!!!. Obviously Archie's very clever censorship engine took exception to the last 4 letters! )

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • It will no doubt be a difficult season, but if skiII is allowed to prevail over the cloggers, of course we expect to do well.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • It is true that we are better off financially, we have a bigger fan base, and a better team; but you are wrong about us thinking the championship is going to be a doddle.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • I'll try it with the CFT. - @ threenewknees - you are a self-confessed Ipswich fan, posting wind-up stuff on a Norwich fans' board. You therefore by definition a Troll - albeit an elderly one, if what you say is true.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Come on Archie - for goodness' sake. What on earth was wrong with that? A perfectly calm and reasonable answer to threenewknees. As a ITFC troll, he's allowed to put up a wind-up message on our board, but my quite reasonable answer is ethered. WHY????

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Crab, no clever point just went on your site as many norwich fans do the Ipswich ones, threw a bit of bait in there and you bit it'. I'm not a troll, too old for that but I do enjoy reading the blogs. Whilst you are better placed than us financially and fan based at he moment I feel You, as in norwich fans, are really getting carried away with how easy you think it will be in the championship and the value of your players etc ie Redmond was, what 3 mil or so as a championship player now he is one again so why would he be worth 12 mil as some are saying? I will agree though he is a good un. Coyb

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    threenewknees

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Sorry threenewknees - don't understand. I dare say you think you have made some clever point - but you'll need to explain what it is if you want others to admire your wit. What point are you making?

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    The Crab

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • threenewknees

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • We still have virtually no facts on what happened and why so lots of guesswork so far. My 6p worth is that NA was not responsible for fixture planning - he would have probably suggested the quality of opposition required. Why have the club not clarified what is going on? Are they all over there on holiday? My Brussels club run a European tour every year and have never had an opponent pull out in 20 years (we played Bayern Munich vets this year). As someone stated earlier, normally at this level I would have expected a documented contract detailing arrangements.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Fans most definitely have a right to be disgruntled at the cancellations and I think that the club could have done considerably better I their communications with fans. Nothing wrong with that at all. What I do find very funny are the usual moans and demands for sackings from the usual suspects. There seems to be a knee jerk reaction that, whatever happens, it's the club to blame. Someone offers £5 for Redmond, the board should be sacked for letting him go cheap etc etc.

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    PaulWho

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • That photo of Neil Adams simply must have been taken at the very moment a guy in a NCFC suit told him about the second cancellation. Matt333, it's prepAration. Only mention it because my chemistry teacher had a thing about its spelling. Anyone got it wrong and he pinched your hair tight, moved your head in a circle and made you recite the letters. Fifty years ago teachers could do that. Perhaps NA could do something similar to the fixtures secretary.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I can understand with preparations all being a little rushed with everything that’s happened internally. I just thought with this being NA's shot at the big time he'd of wanted everything to run smoothly, to plan, this happening just creates doubt in my eyes. If preseason is going wrong what next? Let’s see what happens, looking forward to the home game friendlies. Hopefully we will get an insight to what NA has planned.

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    Sitruc

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Completely agree Mattias333. Voicing concerns is important. If more fans had voiced their concerns about Hughton earlier, we might just have had a chance of staying up. I have been positive about everything so far. Signing have been great and i think NA will do a fantastic job for us. Not so pleased about the shambles that is the NCFC media team. Like with football if you have a bad game fair enough, but if you start getting on a bad run of games, then something has to be asked. Common NCFC media...sort it out and talk to your fans!!!

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    James Dunthorne

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Personally I dont blame Adams at all. My thoughts were nothing by 'tiny' concerns to preperation that ironically another user had 'over reacted' to ;). Only my opinion but the whole tours been a bit shambolic purely because we'd had a busy summer internally. New manager then decision to appoint a football management team delayed everything. Im assuming the club then had to rush round, find and book venues and opponents and its all a bit rushed and muddled at last minute. Thats my take on it either way. cant really blame Adams, just have to hope this doesn't hurt our important season thats rapidly approaching. I didnt realise but the training camp is actually located about an hour away from where I regularly go skiing. Beautiful area of Italy and very peaceful so atleast the lads will have gotten a decent weeks training in with no outside distractions.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • That's one mean stare that Neil has. Reminds me of a P.E. teacher many years ago at the Hewett, his name was Adams.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • On another note, do you think this will affect the player’s viewsthoughts on NA? Although this isn’t entirely his fault, I assume he had a say where to go and who NCFC would be playing against etc They say poor planning leads to pi** poor performance….

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    Sitruc

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Now now lads let's play nicely and set a good example, remember we are NCFC supporters. Save the rough stuff for the I'swich trolls.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • So my friends who've gone out to Italy like they do every tour regardless whether its in malaysia, america, italy or blooming cromer are stupid for being a little bit annoyed? Obviously forget the fact they booked tickets and then found out the game was switched to the clubs training base with minimal details from the club of how to get there and now they've heard the 2nd game wont even happen, they are idiots for daring to to say the same things said on here by some users? Neil Adams is an Idiot by the same theory for being annoyed by the call offs then I take it? Someone is clearly on a wind up today. Ive been positive about the signings, positive about the performances, positive about the staff set up taking place. Yet voice a concern over preperation by these games keep getting called off and the super happy, everything is sunshine and lollipops patrol decide to get high and mighty and start telling people what exactly they are. Its only the EDP website.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • " If fans start getting disgruntled, so will the team" The only fans that got disgruntled over this are the stupid fans. Sorry, had to be said.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • As for the comment that we are a football club and therefore don't need to have a good media team...lol! You should stop taking advice off your children mate, it could get you into trouble one day! Unfortunately what your child didn't realise is that the performance of the media team will have long term effects on the team morale. Keep the fans happy and the team will stay happy. If fans start getting disgruntled, so will the team, and expect the performances to start slipping. If you want to be in the Premier League, you have to be good at everything :)

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    James Dunthorne

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • As for the comment that we are a football club and therefore don't need to have a good media team...lol! You should stop taking advice off your children mate, it could get you into trouble one day! Unfortunately what your child didn't realise is that the performance of the media team will have long term effects on the team morale. Keep the fans happy and the team will stay happy. If fans start getting disgruntled, so will the team, and expect the performances to start slipping. If you want to be in the Premier League, you have to be good at everything :)

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    James Dunthorne

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Just because it has been identified that the media team is lacking experience and judgement, it doesn't mean some of you "positive people" can lay into us "real supporters". We are concerned about the lack of clear media coverage on important news. This isn't the first time it has happened either. Let me guess PaulWho, you were one of the "positive fans" who thought Hughton should have been given to the end of the season!

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    James Dunthorne

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • You'll have to try a lot harder

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Surely these matches are legal contracts. If that is not the norm then city have been unlucky. The explanation that Livorno cancelled the match to play other opponents says it all really. Ok SO and NMTD now your wish for mediocrity has been granted. Third rate Italian teams don't rate Norwich City FC as being worthy of courtesy nor respect. Little ow naarrich, here we are where we're happy. Bring on Leyton Orient and a nice pie.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Chill out chap! christ. When I visited their website after NCFC broke the story there was NOTHING. Just because Captain Perfect (you) checked it and its there now no need to get high and mighty. No1-never claimed to be 'in the know' as you put it, just a hard working fan who spends A LOT of money on this club. No2 No doom and gloom pedal going on here, in fact ive been quite positive but the fact 2 friendlies have now been made a right pigs ear out of is rather concerning dont you think? Our preperations are important in such a key season dont you know? Its hardly an over reaction. 1 cancel, fair enough. Twice is taking the pee slightly! Many apologies for not being a perfect as you. I will try harder.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Whilst I have every sympathy with the fan who made the trip to Italy; maybe Neil should buy them a glass or two of vino, seriously, it wouldn't break the bank; some of the moaning on here is OTT.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • If we all get this stressed out over a couple of meaningless pre season friendlies I dread to think what will happen during next season if we have any sort of set back.

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    Sumo27

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Looked at a lot of articles and found no mention of Norwich did you Mattias? The story on Livornos official website mentions the Norwich game being called off so you obviously looked pretty hard. "In the know" indeed.... Also mentions that they called it off so they could compete in another game. Keep peddling the doom and gloom. The way people have overreacted to this, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • ~bit more than that to be fair. First it was arranged extremely late. Then some of the initial games were switched to behind closed doors upsetting fans who'd booked hotels etc. Then it was agreed fans could attend at the behind closed door games but 1 turn had been switched. Then the 1st game opponents dropped out. Now the 2nd game as well. The odd thing in it all is I went on a few different social media outlets for Livorno and despite being in italian I could see any mentions of NCFC, Norwich, Norwichio Cityio anywhere. While I understand the club 'cant help it'.....it does seem extremely shambolic.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I hope news of our prowess doesn't cause Wolves to cancel. Nice one PaulWho.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Oh dear, 2 Italian teams have reneged on a promise. This means the club's in a terrible state. Sack the board, sack the manager, sack the players (except Becchio and Wes), sack all the back room staff. Life is terrible and we're all doomed Cap'n Mainwaring.

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    PaulWho

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I hear NCFC are also releasing the new away kit today? Of course im sure this will get canceled too and replaced with a coffee morning with Delia

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Excellent penultimate post from James Dunthorne. I and several others are quick to blame our illustrious regional newspaper when things are out of kilter, but this lack of information seems to be down to the club and is probably symptomatic of something deeper. No we cannot blame NCFC for the cancellations, but the dissemination of information seems to be very poor.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I would agree that explanations are needed, but it is the opposition teams that pulled out that should be giving explanations, not Norwich.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Can someone explain to me in what way anybody at Norwich City can be considered culpable when the other party (parties in this case) fails to live up to an agreed commitment?

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • A few years ago, oldtimer, my daughter showed me some geography homework where her teacher had given her top marks and added a praiseworthy note. When I pointed out teacher had missed three three very obvious spelling mistakes daughter replied, "Dad, hello, it's geography". Maybe the same logic applies to football.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Second attempt to comment down the plughole. "No need to resubmit". Yeah. This will get through.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Livorno are an established club and it seems odd that they should cancel without good reason. Frustrating for the players and their coaches but still enough games left to work on tactics and formations. Agree that NCFC poor on communications on this matter but what's new. Final point - did the pre-season build up start so early in years gone by? It feels like it has been going on most of the summer.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • ...Needless to say i cancelled my £5\month subscription!

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    James Dunthorne

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I think the issue here is not the fact 2 friendlies have been cancelled, but more the lack of an explanation from the club. The media team need a shake up. I emailed them complaining about the lack of content on canary player (the paid subscription service). It had been over a month since any videos had been posted. Their answer was down the lines of..."we are no longer going to be offering exclusive content on canary player, but will be posting them on Facebook for free". I was over the moon that i had been paying for the subscription when others were getting it for free. I bet you one of the managers in the media team has left or resigned. They seem to be a shambles

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    James Dunthorne

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Shouldda gone to specsavers...i meant Germany. In life i always say, if you are not the best, copy the best and then get better. The Germans are a force and we need to learn from them! Would show our players what hard work and playing as a team does for your fortunes :)

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    James Dunthorne

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Early hours of morning and "may be a delay, no need to resubmit". Not only Italians failing to turn up

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I understand supporters bemoaning what has happened but Livorno are a long established professional club so there was no reason to suspect they might not honour this fixture. Must be a sickener for NA and his coaching staff who want to work on tactics and formations but they still have a few games to try things out. One final thought - are pre-season preparations more prolonged than years ago? It is almost like the "pre-season season" with people getting worked up about meaningless results and cancelled fixtures. Before too long we'll have managers sacked for poor pre-season results. Never mind a winter break, how about a summer one.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • One cancelled match is unfortunate, two is incompetent. I thought Adams went out there to 'prepare the ground' for this tour? I can see us being 'under-done' for the Wolves match.

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    canarydownunder

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • @ threenewknees - I think most of us wish you lot WOULD wait and see, instead of sticking your noses in where they're not needed. If you didn't keep trolling on our boards, we wouldn't be able to keep reminding you of the recent past. You just keep on living with your ancient history, and consoling yourselves with what you were able to win when you had decent managers and reasonable players. We'll let the football do the talking when the time comes. Roll on 23 August. OTBC - NMTD.

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    The Crab

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Mr Clark if you want to talk about the past have your 9-2 and 13 years in the chump we will just stick with the FA cup EUFA cup football league etc but that's gone, next year will tell, you lot keep sprouting we will wait and see.

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    threenewknees

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Strewth, is it just me who getrs really irritated by our so called illustrious fans getting the names of staff and players wrong. Thought we had got rid of that malarkey with HOughton, but no. Now we have Addams, Royal, Parkes etc. Please, if you wanna make comments about players and staff, and you really are a true supporter, at least get their bl00dy names right

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    oldtimer

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • It is ignorant to put the blame on the board when the cancellation wasn't on our part! People saying we should've stayed home?! Why a trip abroad can also work as a team bonding exercise n I'm sure holt isn't let them off the hook when it comes to fitness ... A shambles being out of the Prem for 13 years and losing 9.2 over 2 matches to your superiors ..(roll on this year!)

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    alan clark

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • I really do think it is time McNally stopped sulking and came out and discussed the obvious problems NCFC have. How can 2 pre season games be cancelled at the whim of some Italian 3rd Div Team there must be contracts in place !!! Come on Davis admit we are no longer a PL club but if we all pulled together we could be this time next year. As a life long supporter l suggest you act now or we could well be back to pre Lambert days.

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    Scottboy

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • All that money and stil a shambles, just like the 28 mil you spent last year got you no where but hey still keep dreaming. The chump as you call it will be a walk over! As long as you remember to turn up for the games.

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    threenewknees

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • " if that does not matter to some of you then why do you follow a football team at all?" ........... you're a blithering nidiot .......... what a ludicrous comment ! We watch from afar, that's all we can do. At CR we ALL get behind our boys, some even travel AWAY and get behind them despite the poor form over the last few years .......... OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Either preseason friendlies are an essential part of planning for the new season or they are not. If not why organise them at all? If they are, then why not organise them efficiently? I agree somebody has messed up here and if that does not matter to some of you then why do you follow a football team at all? I am told getting involved in the plots of soap operas is a very interesting pastime and slightly more believable than what happens at Carrow Road.

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    waclor

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • .......... ok, so not ideal, but what's the point having a witch hunt demanding the head of an NCFC official who organised the tour .......... it aint their fault nor anyone associated with NCFC .......... cowdung happens, live with it. Hows about us fans be POSITIVE the team are bonding while we while away our 8 hours a day earning the pennies to support our boys ! My champagne glass is half full .......... OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Perhaps those 13 goals put the fear of C----t up Serie B Livorno

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    Adelaide Canary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • I had that prob till I was given an ipad Kev..Now I have to just check n recheck every word as it has a tendency to suggest n place alternatives!

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    alan clark

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • I notice the cost of the Bastia game is just Euros?! Presumably some sort of voluntary contribution with only the currency specified.

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    Rosario

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • EL Tell get back to your glory team (hate fake fans who can't support local side) ...Ol yella ain't sure you are allowed to call Italians ahem ahem now...

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    alan clark

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Italians are historically unreliable. This shambles just confirms it. On the bright side there's been plenty of time for the team to bond before the league starts in earnest. Next year stick to the UK, where the opposition can be relied upon not to whimp out at the last minute. OTBC!

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    Honest Injun

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Highland Canary - some of the comments below are way out of order. Without knowledge how can you blame NA or other members of the board,? You consider yourselves Canary fans but all you seem to do at any chance you get is to put the knife in. This seems to be an "English" disease (and yes I'm English and thank god I do not live in England anymore). Instead of keep knocking the team and the board get behind them and give NA and the team the support they deserve

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    Tj

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • @Alan Clark, no I'm not Scottish, I just have fat fingers!! :)

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    kevin

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • If a friendly has been arranged and confirmed then they should stick to it. It's an extremely poor reflection on Italian clubs that they should do this.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Fred Karno's Circus.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • regarding the comments from alwaysutd heshe misses the point - yes we do not know the facts that is the problem the club should issue a statement then speculation will not happen.

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    BT

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • I apologise if I have not seen it but I have seen no statement from the club explaining what the problem was. This is a continuing theme from the club of not making statements when things happen and leaving the fans steaming. In the long term this will cost the club fans. The club should respond to events within hours not hoping for the best or releasing statements days afterwards, in these days of fast communication the club needs to get out of the 20th century and wake up. It slept last January as the club slipped into the depth of despair and did nothing.

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    BT

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • same old so called norwich "supporters" always moaning. who really cares if they have had two friendlies cancelled. for everyone blaming Norwich for these so called "errors" how do you know it was their fault? there's two parties involved in arranging friendlies but i don't see you blaming the Italian teams.

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    alwaysutd

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • What is Mr Paddy Davitt actually doing in Italy? I think we should be told...

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    el dingo

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Steady On you take the Garibaldi.

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    el dingo

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Is this what we can expect going forward from a committee running things, as opposed to individual responsibility and accountability. Head(s) should roll over the organization and execution of this Italian trip. I do not see how it can raise morale in the squad.

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    MichiganCanary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Well, it would appear that pre-season is certainly getting to some of you. I'm not sure we have enough dummies in Norfolk for you to all spit out is the main problem. Maybe take a look at your reaction again and see if it's justified. Very, very childish from most of you on here.

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    Steady On

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Did McNally organise these pre season match's like he left it to long to get rid of CH ?

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    Colby Army!

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Colby Army!

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Get a life moaners, these things happen, the I'ties don't know what side there on, they see we gave a pub side a drubbing so there running scared, drub the frogs, an get back to carra rud

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    OLDYELLA

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • If it is a b@lls-up from our side, then someone needs to get fired.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • No need to reserve judgment djf. This is a c0ck up whatever the facts. Does not bode well for the season ahead.

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    Cecil

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • I have just read about Wolves preseason so far. Last week they spent a week in Ireland training and played two friendlies against Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers which t hey both won,they came back at the weekend and have another friendly against Peterborough tomorrow night. Sort of dovetails into our preseason so far although they haven't played any Italian pub teams yet. On that evidence we can see whose going to be better prepared come the beginning of the season.

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    VictorM

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Really feel sorry for all the fans who paid good money to go out to basically watch a pub team thus far. City balls it up yet again!

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    KC Canary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • As I stated earlier the board and Adams are a joke,the way everything is going they will end up selling half of last years better players ,and who would want to come to a shambles of a club that cannot organise a good pre season against good opposition.

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    El tel

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Apparently Chris Hughtons in charge of Pre-Season Fixtures! Ooops

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    dave123

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Club need an urgent communication after this second cancellation regardless of the reasons. Glad I didn't go in the end. My pre-season was King's Lynn away, a bit closer. Good memories of Livorno.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • The Italians, who are currently based in a pre-season training camp at San Remo on the Mediterranean coast, released a statement on their site over the weekend outlining the proposed friendly was cancelled and the Canaries will now hold an open work-out ahead of Friday’s finale against French Ligue One side SC Bastia before returning to Norwich for home friendlies with Nice and La Liga’s Celta Vigo. The way I read that it seems that the Italians are announcing the plans for Norwich City. Just as well as Norwich City have not managed to carry out the plan so far. Paddy, did they teach you to write very long sentences with very few commas? I thought journalists were supposed to be more literate than their readers. Or maybe there are no proof readers any more.

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    sad canary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Sorry - why is everyone angry with City for this? They're not the ones cancelling the games. Why aren't we slagging off shoddy little Serie C Italian clubs and their notorious lack of professionalism here? I really don't get our fans sometimes. So much hate for people running the club.

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    MancCanary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • JB, really amazed to see a second game cancelled. I however will reserve judgement until the facts come out which they will and they need to quickly. This is not the pre-season we need.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Niel Adams manager guided by Joe Royal at the end of a phone, 1-0 against Dereham two games cancelled, is this just a bad dream and i will wake up soon?

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    diggerman

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • This is NOT inspiring confidence. Get a grip NCFC.

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    Peter Jones

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • This is as joke indeed - the Italian Pre-Season tour dates are capitulating faster than City's defence did in the last five or six games of last season. So who is responsible ? You can't blame NA, I am sure he is fuming, but administratively this is a major on-going blunder - heads should roll for this fiasco !

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • It does all seem a little bit of a mess, and a better explanation from the club would help diffuse things. Fair play to last nights opponents for at least turning up at short notice, and giving us something to weave around on our route to the goal. With Holt leading the fitness training, I can't see us being short of fitness come the start of the season, but sharpness is something else entirely. I guess this will force Adams to define his preferred 11 sooner, and get them match time in the fewer fixtures ahead. In short less time to fiddle about with things, which might not be a bad thing? Ok, I know I'm looking very much on the bright side here!

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Just a thought here, but maybe news of the lads 13-0 performance last night put the wind up em! Now they've bottled it and cancelled. Can't blame them really. What are the odds on more cancellations before the end of the tour? 13 to 1 perhaps!

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    i8allthepies

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • To have one fixture cancelled may be regarded as a misfortune; to have two cancelled looks like carelessness.

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    MartinL

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • I've never known anything like it. One cancelled game might be considered bad luck, but two is a shambles of monumental proportion.

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    jigs69

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • An absolute joke. Whoever organised this shambles. Comes back to my initial comment - why leave a state of the art training facility in Norwich, that has been built at some expense, to travel across Europe for what is turning out to be a totally futile exercise.i thought these type of trips now fall within the scope of the technical director.

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    VictorM

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Pathetic planning. Framboise take note!

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    JB

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • What a joke. Whoever organised this tour needs to find another job. Presumably there are contractual obligations requiring compensation - not. Would have been better off staying in the UK and keeping the whole squad together. Games against any league 2 sides would have meant more than this shambles, surely?

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    Surrey Canary

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • The german camp was a team bonding exercise not a tour.. PL saw that was important....The team gellling will not really happen until the competitive matches start! Are you Scottish Kev?

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    alan clark

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Why has no explanation been given as to why the fixture was cancelled? These are important games for our team to gel together. We would be better off in the UK playing our local counterparts. We should be getting ourselves over to Germany. Those guys have shown the world what team work can do, and Paul Lambert recognised their excellence many years ago. Why not a tour of Germany?? They could certainly teach us a thing or two!

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    James Dunthorne

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • This is a bl00dy joke! what kins of preparation is this for the first league game?

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    kevin

    Monday, July 21, 2014

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