Norwich City to reimburse fans that travelled to Swansea

The City fans that travelled to Swansea last weekend will receive a full refund, it has been announced. The City fans that travelled to Swansea last weekend will receive a full refund, it has been announced.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
5:45 PM

Norwich City’s players will reimburse the Canaries fans that travelled to watch their side’s dismal performance at Swansea City last weekend.

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Club skipper Russell Martin revealed the squad had felt a great deal of sympathy for the supporters that travelled to South Wales and wanted to make a special one-off gesture to show their gratitude.

A total of 899 paying City fans were at the Liberty Stadium to watch their side slump to a 3-0 defeat and those that travelled will receive the full refund of £20 (adult ticket) or £10 (concessions).

Martin said: “Our fans have been brilliant home and away this season and the numbers we get on the road are really impressive when you consider how far they have to travel up and down the country from Norfolk.

“All the lads really felt for the fans at the end of Saturday’s game, with most of them facing something like a six-hour drive home. Hopefully this will help them with the cost of travelling to our next away game at Fulham.”

It has certainly been hard going for the Norwich travelling contingent this season with only Cardiff showing a worse record than the Canaries away from home.

Manager Chris Hughton has admitted his side will have to turn to their home form to get the job done in their bid for survival and Martin hopes the Yellow Army will once again be in full voice for the visit of West Brom on Saturday.

“These next few games are obviously vital and the support and the atmosphere at our recent win over Sunderland at Carrow Road made a massive difference,” Martin told the club’s official website. “So hopefully they’ll get right behind us again this Saturday when we play West Brom, at Fulham and in all of our remaining games, to help us finish as high up the table as possible.”

Fans who bought tickets from the club for the Swansea match via credit or debit card will be automatically reimbursed on to their card. Those fans who purchased from the Club via cash or cheque will be sent their refund by cheque.

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46 comments

  • Sounds like a dangerous precedent to me. Perhaps we can have refunds on a sliding scale according to how dreadful the performance is. Of course City are always excellent at Fulham . . .

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    Outside The Box

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • No prob, Blaffen. As I was about to board the bus back to Billy-Bob land, I realised that my bladder would never survive the ordeal of our bumpy bye-ways. So I took a comfort break and caught a later bus. Excretion became the better part of valour. Alfie.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • They may lack guts or backbone but at least they have conscience.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • What about refunds for the whole season?

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    Keep it Low

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Same problem, Gek. Must be that time of life. Had to stop at the Coop on Earlham Road and pretend to buy a sandwich.

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Good to see the fan base is not limited to ageing old men with beer guts and rampant alopecia.

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Nice one from the players how much did the so called management shower contribute. ?

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Barn Doors and Moving Goalposts by RVW, Stuck in the Middle with You by JY......and, top of the best-seller list, Gullibles Travels (Memoires of a Canary Away Supporter).

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • None taken, Alfie. Sore head this morning?

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Best April fool joke yet, players and managers giving a hoot about how fans are feeling right now!

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Fantastic gesture by the lads and should be applauded. Never heard of a team doing this before, unless someone out there knows otherwise. Beginning to wonder if we should have two management teams. One for home and one for away. Only kidding, but something is not right and substitutions and team selection almost defy belief. Maybe Ricky will suddenly come good and score the goals to keep us in this division, but so far, sadly, he does not look anywhere near a Premier League striker. We need confident players Mr Hughton. If necessary, include Josh Murphy in the squad, he may inspire others to play without fear.

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    Bally High

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • As one of the City supporters who got up at stupid o'clock and travelled for a total of 12 hours and 625 miles it is a welcome gesture. A token gesture I might add, but welcome all the same. Obviously I'd have been happier had we put in at least a half-decent performance. Still doesn't account for the £140 in fuel, food, drink....nor compensation towards 'her indoors' for my foul temper that she had to suffer all day Sunday.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Agree with Disco Dale, Mills and BP2. Good gesture. Should ensure a good travelling contingent for the perennial last hurrah at Craven Cottage.

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • can they refund me for the drivel i watched at man city, newcastle, southampton and worst of all the man utd league cup when hughton thought he would make no attmept at all to even try to field a decent team that was a 2am return for another pathetic attempt at football.

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    citizen

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Citizen , I was thinking exactly the same thing. This lot would be coughing up an awful lot of cash if this gesture applied to every no show.

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    DistantCanary

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Any chance of a refund for 86 minutes of the Southampton game. Basically I just want to pay for the pudding because the starter, main and coffee afterwards were godawful and to top it off I had all these idiots taking the mickey out of me for stomaching it

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    Gruff

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Nice gesture from the players. I'm going to guess you three previous posters haven't been to a game all season and sit at your keyboards looking at ways to criticse the club.

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    Disco Dale's step-over

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • At last the players admitting it was there fault, not Hoots

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • I increasingly despair of my fellow city fans who can be so mean spirited and negative in response to a genuine gesture from the club. Cue the trolls I guess

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    llamaman

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • While its a great gesture (forced one of course by the club) by the players, what about the rest of us? Lost count of the numerous long distance games ive been to that we not only lost but lost heavily and simply no showed? how about as recently as southampton away??? Oh hang on we scored 2 goals in 2 minutes and played dire for the other 88minutes so that counts as good value I suppose? Can I claim my refund for the Fulham game early as im a bit short this month and its costing over £100 as it is!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • oh thats not sounding right. good gesture but its only part of the cost.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • A nice gesture from the players, it shows they care, they didn't have to do anything. now why would someone knock this gesture ? morons, sad lives I guess. Well done the players. Not for performing that way but for the gesture.

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    Mills is even worse than Brazil

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Well, for some reason my comment was `offensive`. Not a single `rude` word. Every single one selected carefully from the Oxford English Dictionary. Clearly, one is not allowed to be disdainful of this shallow gesture.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Credit where it's due, this is a decent act from the Club and team. It doesn't change the fact that we've wasted a whole season watching terrible performances up and down the country, but I think this shows great courtesy and respect to the fans who traveled to Swansea. Well done Norwich. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • I wasn't at the game but think it is a nice gesture by the team. It shows also they are aware of how their away performances are not up to standard. Let's hope they can give the travelling fans something to cheer at Fulham.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Crikey, give them a break, its at least something in the right direction, whilst they continue to shoot us all in the foot

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • This is a good gesture from the players. It does show caring. I do hope the manager and coaches are contributing, and not sure non-playing bench should be.

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    MichiganCanary

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Unfortunately, my mother and I couldn't make the trip to Swansea. Are we still entitled to making a claim, however? Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Hey, guys it's April 1st

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • LYB I hope you have not just cursed us with your dream! If that happens now im coming for you pal! ;)

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • You might be on to something ballyhigh with your idea of home and away management teams. Director of football puts squad together for home and away managers to pick teams from. We could half sack Hughton and bring in an away boss. England cricket team does something similar in having different captains for different forms of the game although the obvious weakness in that comparison is it's not working. Still its an interesting hypothesis and stops us getting bored while we wait for WBA game.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • so £20 for the ticket and what about the £100 or so cost for the journey there and back. My Astra only does 30 to the gallon

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • In the event of relegation Mr Hughton will refund all season tickets, travel costs incurred, and merchandise costs. Send your 2014 kit to the Castle Mall and receive a cheque for £40. If you have "van Wolfswinkel" on the back, you get a £100 bonus.

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    goldone

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • I'm sure 'she who must be obeyed', as a caterer, must understand..

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    Gruff

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • We travelled down to Swansea and were stunned by our lack of show. This is a fair gesture and one that shows the players and fans are in the same place. We should be content to accept this positive gesture and be more than positive in our support this Saturday. We can only achieve what we all want, together. OTBC.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • You might be disappointed, Derek, when their memoires are published. Eg My Life on the Bench by LB, Out of Place by RS, Two Left Feet by JH, Fast 'n Furious by NR, Puddings by DS etc etc.

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • You've all been had. This is an April fools day joke by the club.

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    goldone

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Wow what a gesture,it is almost admitting that the team cannot do its job.How about paying for the travelling costs as well.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Reply `Archied`, Blaff. They are getting worse. If I find any `Offensives` in my in-box, there`s a risk I may become ... offensive. Btw, you are a cheapskate. I bought a beer in the `Champion` in order to access their convenience. A bit counterproductive, I suppose. What I encountered back here in BillyBob Land is another story.. horrendous.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • I think most fans would rather they put in a good performance, which they'res absolutely no good reason they can't do, but the fans that actually went will appreciate. I've really got to stop reading these comments on the pinkun though. They seem to be deeply affecting me. I dreamt last night that we were playing West Brom at home and were 2-1 up at half time, then went on to lose 3-2 after a deciding goal in extra time where the ref had run on for an extra minute over the extra time he'd specified.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Feel your pain Mellow. The women never understand why we are so unhappy or angry after yet another NCFC no show! My missus made me laugh the other day though. Her interest and even more vital her knowledge of football is minimal but after I got home from yet another loss the other week she commented "god that manager of yours is awful!". So its even dawned on her how bad Hughton is. Anyway I need to crack on and finish my letter to NCFC asking for them to reimburse my Fulham ticket now to save time after another 4-0 loss to them (who also cant buy a win at the minute).

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Sore head this morning, Alfie?

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Disco Dale, Just because you steal the name of an ex player it does not make you a good guesser I am afraid. I have been a season ticket holder since Ken Brown days and still pay through the nose, expecting to be entertained. This may well have been a genuine offer by the players but the sum is a drop in the ocean compared to the over inflated salaries they now get. However, the sum is probably being offered by the club not the players and this is probably a smoke screen. I have to admit that I have stopped going to away matches these days, mainly because we have become a joke on the road. I applaud all those fans that still dig deep in the hope that we will finally turn the corner but I would much rather see real effort out on the pitch, Bay Munich last night showed how the game should be played, when attacking they often managed to get 5 or 6 players into the opposition box but as soon as they lost the ball, they have 8 players back defending. Just watch our team and you will soon realise that many players lack the enthusiasm or drive to get back and do their job.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Btw, I do not regard those who disagree with my view as `sad` or `moronic`. That might give offence.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Perhaps Russell wont take his wages this week! None of the 11 deserve them....

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    dave123

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Citizen , I was thinking exactly the same thing. This lot would be coughing up an awful lot of cash if this gesture applied to every no show.

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    DistantCanary

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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