Steve Morison is convinced Norwich’s strike force will prove their worth over the course of the Premier League campaign.

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"All you hear is people being negative about us and not scoring but you have to bear in mind, what do we get? One chance a game? Two chances as a forward? I think Ronaldo had 10 shots on goal the other night and scored one out of 10. It’s amazing the criticism people get sometimes."

Steve Morison

City’s relative lack of goals in the opening month of the new season has focused attention on the men at the sharp end of the pitch. Morison is well aware of the criticism from certain quarters directed at Norwich’s forward line, but the Welsh international yesterday sought to offer some mitigation.

“All you hear is people being negative about us and not scoring but you have to bear in mind, what do we get? One chance a game? Two chances as a forward?,” he said. “I think Ronaldo had 10 shots on goal the other night and scored one out of 10. It’s amazing the criticism people get sometimes.

“You have to realise where we are, the company we keep and we’re not going to score two, three or four every game. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve tightened it up at the back and we’re not conceding as many goals. You don’t forget how to score goals. You know it’s going to happen and while we’re not, we’re not losing the games, so that’s a positive. We’re a goal way from a win, aren’t we? We’re doing okay, we’re not losing games, I think that’s the important thing. We’re keeping clean sheets and only letting in one rather than twos and threes. It’s something we’ve worked on and it’s working.”

Morison scored nine Premier League goals in his debut campaign and the striker is happy for outsiders to write off the Canaries’ chances of a successful repeat.

“We didn’t defy any expectations in our eyes,” he said. “We did exactly what we planned to do, what we set out to do at the start of the season. We went about our job and did it and it’s exactly what we plan to do this season. For me personally, you come back, you want to be as fit as you can and you want to get in the manager’s plans and I’ve tried to do as much as I can in the minutes I’ve had on the pitch so far this season. I’d like to have maybe nicked a goal, but it hasn’t happened.”

Morison featured in both league games against Newcastle last season – scoring in the Carrow Road 4-2 win - and he knows exactly what lies in store in front of another 50,000 crowd this weekend.

“Yes, it’s fantastic to play at these places,” he said. “You don’t want it to keep being a fascination, you don’t want to think ‘Wow, I’m here!’ You have to realise this is your workplace now and hopefully you can stay for the foreseeable future doing the job. They’re a fantastic team, they’ve got fantastic players. They didn’t do too well when they came to our place but when we went up there their strikers were the difference. There isn’t an easy away game or an easy game in this league. They’re all very, very tough games. You’ve seen any team can lose against anyone in this league so there’s no reason why we can’t go up there and get a result.”

Chris Hughton’s return to his old club will provide a genuine sub-plot to proceedings, but Morison has detected no change in the manager’s demeanour during the build-up.

“He did a fantastic job but it’s what these big clubs do,” he said. “They use people for a little bit and then try to find someone else and sometimes the grass isn’t greener. But (Alan) Pardew has done a fantastic job there.”

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28 comments

  • You mean like what we did at home to them last season, Dubai? It certainly worked it's just we don't have out and out wingers like we did that time last season to be really positive down those wings and get good crosses in, I have a feeling Hughton might try it though, and I'm expecting a feisty clash in all honesty.

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    Billy

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

  • Lambert's approach was completely different. He ran the club from top to bottom whereas Chris is just a really good coach. ...... I suppose if you are up in Glasgow most of the time and running a club in Norwich, geographically speaking, that could be running the club from top to bottom !

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Unless Mark Lawrenson Esq., has the 'inside track' on matters beyond the comprehension of all of The Custard Bowl faithful, he is woefully wide of the 'mark'. That's what you pay for, with your licence fee folks, ill informed, biased punditry, seemingly a prerequisite of the MOTD team. Isn't the 'mute button' on the remote, a useful function?

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Steve is spot on ! Norwich supporters winge and wine like spoilt kids....The team deserve better support than the stupid comments posted by armchair fans...

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    dave123

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • CH should have bought Becchio when he was signing Snodgrass.

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    paddycanary

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • If I was CH, I'd put out a big,tall, physical, muscley team team today and go out and bully and intimidate Newcastle. They won't be expecting that - but - that is what Stoke City have been doing effectively for the last few years ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

  • Always watch MOTD, we always get our 5 minutes at the end. I always record it so that I can get more annoyed on Sunday morning. Notice that the Scouser is keeping his trap shut at the moment. Lowro......planet Lowro......Shearer.......hope we beat them on Sunday, then it can be "Newcastle" had a bad day!....OTBC.

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • I think Lawro's record against the guests on his prediction game shows his ineptitude: P4 W1 D0 L3

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    Johnny Bedini

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • I went to read what you suggested, Dissaster. That man is a complete law unto himself. My response to that is 'Lee Dixon is a fantastic pundit, whereas Lawro is just a really good.. err... a really good.. bongo player?!'

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    wisemanthree

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Without further ado, go to the BBC webpage - Football - Lawro's Premier League Predictions. An 'interesting' piece, especially his final paragraph!!!**?*!##

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Unless Mark Lawrenson Esq., has the 'inside track' on matters beyond the comprehension of all of The Custard Bowl faithful, he is woefully wide of the 'mark'. That's what you pay for, with your licence fee folks, ill informed, biased punditry, seemingly a prerequisite of the MOTD team. Isn't the 'mute button' on the remote, a useful function?

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • No dave123, Steve . . er, Morison, is not 'spot-on', leastways, not on the pitch. I only wish he were. As with the rest of the forward line, they are wayward, not putting away their chances. Lacking composure when pulling the trigger - chances going missing. Goodness knows, over recent days I have clashed with a number on this board, regarding the relative values of attack v defence, but I've never doubted their support of NCFC. As for armchair fans, I'm one, have I missed you on the squad list? Do you defy age?

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • I have made a comment on this page!....It may appearlater

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    Pa Snipps

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Interesting fact, "Norwich are the only team in the Premier League yet to pick up a yellow card this season and the first since Blackburn in 1992-93 to finish the first four games of the season without a booking." Perhaps they need to try harder.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

  • cannot see anything "interesting"-or intelligent, in anything he ever says. the man is a complete loser.

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    goldeneadie

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • I can only imagine what MotD will be like when Norwich play Reading. I can see Lineker saying "our final game see's newly promoted Reading taking on the canaries at Carrow Road... but obviously none of you are interested in that so we'll cut straight to the credits. Good night."

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    wisemanthree

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Forget 'where's Wally', where's Brewer. I miss him

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

  • This story should be about Steve Morison, but has digressed to other topics … mainly criticism of those nearly men on MOD..... Steve Morison could be and should be an excellent striker, if he could switch off from other things on his mind and put his heart into Norwich City....Turning to another missed opportunity...Jordan Rhodes. If anyone who saw his contribution to the Blackburn v Middlesborough game can still be hoping he could grace our side in the future, I would be surprised if doubt had not crept in.

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    Pa Snipps

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • I do think Morison is down to earth and talks sense, I think he can see as well as us that the creativity and attacking play will be more limited, just hope rather than seeing him in writing, he can let what he does on the field do the talking, i.e start this season like he started the last.

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    Billy

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Looks like Paul Jewell may be getting his CV updated after today's fiasco. All is not well within the blue and white donkey camp....

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Are Aston Vanilla going to be the team to lick? Their result , for me, is every bit as bad as our opening-day fiasco, possibly worse. Back down to earth at B6 6HE? Need to firm up your defence PL . . . . . . . . . br.r.r.r.r.r.r . . . feel the cold chilling, eerie draft? Would it be the ghost of times past, Paul? Onwards. Should City's opponents tomorrow be out of toon, due to mid-week exploits, and we return not empty-handed, it will prove an array of results, in September, can see dramatic changes. Fingers crossed.

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Poor aston (martin) vanilla, and Ippy porta-loo rd! If we can win tomorrow perfect weekend. COYY.

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    MBA Marine

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Successive posts indidate, if only on the subject of Messrs Hansen, Lawrenson & Shearer and their abysmal punditry, we're singing from the same hymnsheet. Just wish Auntie would replace them. As others have said, there are numerous footballing folk out there, who would freshen up MOTD, and not before time. That's not a Norwich bias, I genuinely find them smug, irritating and utterly predictable. Yuk!

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • I know that we have seen what looks like a bit of bad attitude or lack of enthusiasm from Morison on the pitch in the past, but we all know that he can be a tremendous player and a real asset to our side. His 9 goals last season are not to be sniffed at. I think this season he's looked like he really wants it and given a lot when he's been played. I think it is perhaps time we stopped hammering Morison and gave him a bit more support. If he puts in a complacent performance again then we can start to grumble, but for now I am backing him like any other canary. OTBC!

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    NrflkM

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Dave I take it that you are not an armchair supporter. If you attend Carrow Road on a regular basis, you will have a seat somewhere in the ground where it is possible to see much of the action. If it's in the Barclay or N&P stands ,then the views are somewhat restricted when play is at the other end. On the other hand your armchair supporters viewing on modern technology can see all of the game, all of the time, and in closer detail just what is happening. In my opinion that's what managers should be taking advantage of. ... Lobbo, I don't think you have far to look for the brewer, He's just changed his coat.

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    Pa Snipps

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

  • I don't think this MOTD lot are as bad as we all make out. Right now we're fuelling their thoughts of us experiencing 2nd season syndrome, as let's face it, we've been uninspiring at times and they can easily look at the manager change and link the 2. Hopefully we do it again, they write us off at the start of the season, we don't start brilliantly but grow and learn as a team and really kick into our stride. Much like Grant Holt if you will.

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    Billy

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

  • As I mentioned before, I think the only un-biased punditry on MotD is by Lee Dixon. I always used to think he was a great player and it's good to see he has followed this up with great inside knowledge. For Hansen and Lawro to be paid as much as they are is utterly incomprehensible. Alan Shearer offers very little other than 'Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle'. It's a shame that our license fee isn't used more wisely and the BBC recruit pundits with something worthy to offer. Believe me, they do exist!

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    wisemanthree

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

  • Thanks for highlighting that one Dissaster. "Lambert ran the club from top to bottom"- I don't think so ! He delegated a lot of the coaching to Culvers from what I hear.

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    Timbo

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

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