Norwich City reveal Italian trip as part of pre-season plans

Neil Adams will take his Norwich City side to Italy for three matches as part of their pre-season plans. Picture: Denise Bradley Neil Adams will take his Norwich City side to Italy for three matches as part of their pre-season plans. Picture: Denise Bradley

Monday, June 16, 2014
7:32 PM

Norwich City will gear up for their Championship campaign with a pre-season trip to Italy which includes a game against Serie A outfit Sampdoria.

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Neil Adams’ squad will open their summer schedule with a game at non league neighbours Dereham Town on July 12 after a five day training camp at the FA’s National Football Centre at St George’s Park.

A City XI will then travel to Skrill Conference Premier Braintree Town three days after the game at Aldiss Park on Tuesday July 15 before the squad fly to Turin on Friday July 18.

The Canaries will then take on Serie B side Novara (July 20) and Sampdoria (July 23) during a nine-day training camp in Italy from July 18 to July 26. The game against Sampdoria is due to take place at the Chatillon/Saint Vincent training venue. The mini-trip will conclude with a game against opponents yet to be named on July 25.

The Canaries will wrap up their pre-season plans at Carrow Road against French club OGC Nice on Monday July 28 and La Liga team Celta Vigo on Friday August 1, with the Championship season set to begin on Saturday August 9.

Tickets for the two home friendlies against OGC Nice and Celta Vigo will be available on general sale from 10am on Tuesday, June 17. Tickets for each game are priced at £15 for adults, £10 over-65s, £5 under-17s and £1 for under-12s. The upper tiers at Carrow Road will not be open for these matches.

For further ticket information contact the club’s usual outlets.

Norwich City’s Championship fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 18 (9am).

• Full details on ticket prices and access to the Italian matches, including confirmation of the venues, will be announced in due course.

• Pre-season schedule:

July 2-6 - training at St George’s Park (no public access)

July 12 - Dereham Town (3pm, Aldiss Park)

July 15 - Braintree Town (7.45pm, Amlin Stadium)

July 20 - v Novara (Kick-off TBC, Stadio Comunale Silvio Piola)

July 23 - v Sampdoria (Kick-off TBC, Chatillon/Saint Vincent – training venue)

July 25 - v TBC

July 28 - v OGC Nice (7.45pm, Carrow Road)

August 1 - v Celta Vigo (7.45pm, Carrow Road)

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28 comments

  • Forgetfully using forward slash produces some amusing results Malaga. I am certain things will be much clearer in the next 23 weeks. Hopefully by then we will be hurtling towards promotion.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Yes, I am perhaps being a bit over-concerned. One thing for sure - things have to become clear within the next 23 weeks.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Don't fret too much Malaga, other teams will leave it late. I seem to recall before last season began we were drooling about the activity during the summer and then look what happened. That said and maintaining a pessimistic streak how many winless games do we allow NA before the first calls for him to go? He starts at five without a win so it only takes a winless first five to make it ten. Is ten without a win a crisis? Well it would include not winning at Ipswich so I'd say at least a mini crisis. However, with a strike force of Grabban, Hooper, RVW, Assombolonga plus Benchio as back up I don't see us waiting that long for a first win.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • To be fair Malaga a lot of action regarding ins\out doesn't pick up until after 30th June. Most out of contract players deal official expire that day so the ball really gets moving once the free agents get moving etc.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Malaga, we dont know who is staying or going but I bet you Neil and the board have got it all pretty much sussed out behind the scenes.

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite and Georges Simenon was born in Liege.

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    la barbe

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • The Championship fixture list is out and in just a couple of weeks time we start our pre-season friendlies. Yet we still have no idea who is going, who is staying, who (apart from Grabban) is coming in. It's all getting very late and I wonder how Adams is going to get a team together, let alone in shape, in time for the Wolves game on 9 August. So much needs to be done to reshape the team and its style of play. It is not as though we will be starting the season in a "status quo" situation with a settled squad. I am finding this all very worrying.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • waclor, if you take sports people out of the equation, famous Belgians is a bit challenging. I normally go for J-C Van Damme, Adolphe Sax & Magritte although he pre-dated the country. Match of 2 halves yesterday. Cracking atmosphere in the local square with big screen, tons of beer, local mayor involved, no trouble.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • I'll give you Kevlar, Timbo invented by Stephanie Kwolek. I thought the syringe was invented independently by Charles Pravaz and Alexander Wood. Delia's most famous invention surely was The Halftime Cooking Sherry Rant.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Female inventions: 1. Kevlar- used in modern army hemets + (ironically) saved loads of bloke's lives was I believe, invented by a woman. 2. Syringes used in medicine were invented by Letitia Geer ( I think she was called) + 3. A certain Delia Smith invented the cake on the Rolling Sones "Let It Bleed" album cover ! Sorted.

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Try finding a bookie who will give u odds; he's coming home

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    A Fan

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • no news today - all quiet at the NCFC nerve-centre?

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • …..So! ..What's all this about Grant Holt coming back... (News Now) ...in some role or another?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Hi VictorM. To me, St Georges Park is a great idea. Good enough for England, so must be good enough for us. At least all the players are away from their home environment and hopefully we will have a few new players to bond in together. Same for Italy as well - playing Sampdoria is great and then followed by two home games against quality opposition. I would say that this is a pretty imaginative and interesting pre-season programme. Let's hope our football that follows is the same!!

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    Kent Anglian

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Why is there a need to go to St.Georges Park for a weeks training. We are lucky at Norwich to have a state of the art training complex which cost a lot of money to put in place, so why the need to ship the playing squad and management team across the country at great expense to experience something that we already have. If there is a need to try something different why don't they train at Eaton Park or Sloughbottom Park. And playing friendlies in Italy surely has little value.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • By the way Tin Tin and Paddington Bear do not count. They are fictional and neither does the patented Annie Williamson automatic clothes mangle as it never worked properly.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • I have to say that I have not been overly troubled with how well Belgium may do in the World Cup. DJ do you play that old dinner party game of naming three famous Belgians? As a tie breaker, try naming three famous Peruvians or even naming three worthwhile inventions made by women. That should get the PC vigilantes on their feet.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Exactly what I wondered this morning. Will Belgium live up to the extreme amount of hype we've all given them or will they struggle. In theory they should be capable of pushing Algeria aside.Fingers crossed for yet another quality game in this highly entertaining world cup!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • My Belgian neighbours are nervous - expectations and hype is huge here. It's going to be interesting to see if they can deliver.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Good lad! Belgium & NCFC has to be better mix than England & NCFC! I've not decided on my Belgium related bets for this evening but im on insane form so far this world cup. Certainly better than my NCFC related betting last season!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • M-Y, I would assume it would be turn up on the day. I guess more details would follow. Matt, my eldest son 6, after collecting the Belgian Panini set has decided to support Belgium over England (we live in Brussels) so we'll be at the big screen viewing tonight with full diables rouge kit. He;s 100% Canary though

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • How does one obtain tickets for the Sampdoria game?

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Know the feeling DJ_Fram! My missus at the age of 30 has purchased a world cup sticker book (I assumed for me as a piece of nostalgia) and filled the blooming thing in herself despite not really being bothered by football that much. She obsessed with the Italian page and keeps asking when they are playing again. Women and football psst!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Matt, I'm with you regarding reverse impact of friendlies - always hope we underachieve and then push on in the normal season. Am Norfolk bound for first half of July so may well get to one of the games as well as Italy. The missus loves all things Italian and speaks the lingo so would jump at the chance.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Dont read anything in friendlies lobbo. Trust me, I usually attend every home friendly and the away ones I can get to and they never EVER mean anything. 9 times out of 10 if we win all our pre season games, we go on to have a stinker of a season & likewise if we have a shocking pre-season we stun everyone. If you try and say performances are poor in pre-season, people shoot you down and say they dont matter. Notice the media touted friendly against Nantes isn't on the list. Training at st.Georges park sounds good and I suppose they've got to make use of it and we wont be the only ones using it. Must remember the head groundsman in charge of St.Georges park is the former long time Ipswich head groundsman who as you can imagine hates NCFC (remember the trouble with Iwan after a Derby win?). sure he will make our stay comfy. ;)

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • I note that Nice just avoided relegation last season, should be a good challenge.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Not a good start to the season. I go offshore to work from July 11th to August 1st. No pres season trips for me this year.

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    DaveG

    Monday, June 16, 2014

  • Tempted. Last pre-season I attended was in Holland. Nice to get up close to the players management.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, June 16, 2014

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