West Ham 2 Norwich City 0

Norwich City's players look dejected after West Ham struck late to secure a vital 2-0 Premier League win at Upton Park. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's players look dejected after West Ham struck late to secure a vital 2-0 Premier League win at Upton Park. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
9:38 PM

Norwich crashed to a painful 2-0 Premier League defeat against West Ham on Tuesday night at Upton Park after yet again spurning numerous chances to ease their own relegation worries.

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James Collins glanced home Mohamed Diame’s 84th minute cross after City keeper John Ruddy failed to cut out the midfielder’s teasing centre before Diame sealed the win deep in stoppage time with a deflected finish past the City keeper.

Norwich created four clear-cut chances either side of the interval but could find no way past the inspired Adrian. The Canaries are now just one point clear of the bottom three after West Brom grabbed a late lifeline in a 1-1 home draw against Chelsea, but this was another missed opportunity that merely highlighted their recurring problems in front of goal.

Hughton made one change to the starting line up which drew 0-0 with Manchester City in a stirring Premier League clash at Carrow Road on Saturday. Fit-again Robert Snodgrass replaced Anthony Pilkington with the Republic of Ireland international dropping to the bench after Snodgrass was passed fit following a groin problem which ruled him out against the Blues.

Hughton elected to retain the same formation which worked so well against Manuel Pellegrini’s side - Alex Tettey and Bradley Johnson patrolling in front a back four and Leroy Fer pushed further forward in support of Gary Hooper.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel again started on the bench alongside Wes Hoolahan and the recalled Johan Elmander. West Ham named an unchanged line up from the weekend’s 2-0 Premier League win at Aston Villa with Kevin Nolan bidding to add to his four goals in two outings to ease the Hammers further away from the Premier League’s bottom three.

Mark Noble looked to set the tempo in the early sparring with the homegrown product demanding the ball from Adrian to try and get the hosts on the front foot.

Fer left an early calling card on the midfielder 30 yards out but City cleared their lines at the third attempt after Seb Bassong and Johnson could only partially deal with Noble’s hanging set piece. The dangerous Nolan was subdued by Bassong after Noble’s flick freed the prolific attacking midfielder but Snodgrass ran down a cul de sac in Norwich’s attempts to launch a sharp counter.

City did open up the hosts in the ninth minute when Johnson picked out Nathan Redmond who drove at Guy Demel before lifting towards Hooper, but Adrian was able to scramble across his goal line to push the striker’s flick header behind.

Sam Allardyce made his first foray to the edge of the home technical area in the aftermath to berate his central midfielders for allowing Johnson time to trigger a probing incursion before Fer was penalised for what looked a genuine attempt to hack the ball away in front of Matt Taylor. Bassong’s positioning proved sound to deal with Stewart Downing’s set piece.

City should have taken the lead in the 18th minute when Redmond cut inside his marker and picked out Snodgrass’ superb run but with just Adrian to beat the Norwich midfielder’s attempted lift eight yards out struck the home keeper.

Ruddy’s handling was secure at the opposite end to foil Matt Jarvis with West Ham stung into an instant riposte.

James Tomkins’ last ditch intervention denied the late-arriving Johnson who looked favourite to despatch Snodgrass’ cut back after Ruddy’s accurate kick initially freed Hooper. Back came the hosts with Carlton Cole swivelling 16 yards out but drilling straight at Ruddy and Noble was the latest to test City’s England man in the 26th minute with a first time right footed shot guided towards his top corner which Ruddy comfortably gathered.

Downing’s swinging effort from distance underlined West Ham’s relative inability to threaten around the vicinity of Ruddy’s goalmouth during the opening 30 minutes with Norwich undeniably carving out the two best chances through Hooper and Snodgrass.

City survived a trademark set piece barrage from Allardyce’s men when Bassong’s far post intervention alleviated the growing danger after Norwich failed to clear Jarvis’ corner. Hughton’s side now found themselves pinned back for arguably the first concerted spell in a game where they had carried the greater attacking threat. Dangerman Nolan wriggled free, but his near post header bounced up at Ruddy.

Martin Olsson needlessly earned the first caution of the match following his decision to slam in a shot seconds away after referee Oliver had blown for an earlier infringement. Fer’s slip invited Noble forward, but the cute turn to lose Bassong was the precursor to a wayward finish.

Tettey and Nolan then had a frank discussion seconds later when the Norwegian international berated Oliver for not evening up the crime count after Cole held him back. Tettey surged forward once play resumed to bring another fine stop out of Adrian after latching onto Hooper’s slip pass to unleash a right footed shot beaten away by the Hammers’ keeper.

Hughton kept faith with the same starters on the restart with Norwich forcing two early corners that provoked few real alarms in the home ranks. Olsson required treatment after a clash of heads with Matt Taylor but the Hammers’ fans displayed precious little sympathy towards the dazed Swedish international.

Redmond led the breakout before feeding Tettey who dragged a shot straight at Hooper but the former Celt’s first time finish 20 yards out lacked any venom. Olsson further incurred the home supporters’ wrath when he neatly turned Demel before a swerving strike on his left veered away from Adrian’s far post. Snodgrass rifled into the terraces just past the hour mark after a prolonged lull in the action with both sides increasingly cancelling each other out in a congested midfield before Ruddy collected yet another cross much to the chagrin of the frustrated home supporters.

Adrian denied Hooper with his legs in the 68th minute after City carved out a fourth clear-cut chance through Johnson’s accurate pass in behind Collins. Redmond was the latest Norwich player to try his luck with the visitors re-establishing the dominance of the opening period but this time Adrian could watch his right foot finish slide wide.

Hooper was withdrawn for Elmander for the final 15 minutes, but Norwich were indebted to Ruddy who denied Diame 10 yards out after Nolan freed the unmarked substitute.

Joseph Yobo then volleyed onto the roof of the Hammers’ net at the opposite end from seven yards after Snodgrass’ corner caused mayhem inside the home penalty area. But City were undone in the 84th minute when Collins crashed home a header six yards out after Ruddy attempted to come for Diame’s cross after the Hammers’ took a quick free kick. City tried to respond with van Wolfswinkel thrown into the fray and Bassong headed at Adrian from Snodgrass’ free kick but Diame sealed the win when he broke the length of the field and rolled a deflected right foot strike beyond the wrong-footed Ruddy.

• West Ham: Adrian, McCartney, Nolan, Tomkins, Jarvis (Diame 61), Taylor, Noble, Collins, Demel, Downing, C Cole (Borriello 45). Subs (not used): Jaaskelainen, Reid, Armero, Collison, Nocerino.

• Booking: Nocerino (foul on Pilkington, 90)

• Goals: Collins (84), Diame (90)

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Tettey (van Wolfswinkel 86), Johnson, Snodgrass, Fer, Redmond (Pilkington 81), Hooper (Elmander 76). Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Hoolahan, Garrido.

• Bookings: Johnson (foul on Borriello, 60); Pilkington (dissent, 90)

• Added on time: 1 minute / 4 minutes

• Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

• Attendance: 31,153

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158 comments

  • Not vital but have the EDP given up on listing the player ratings each game?

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Steely, Perhaps you are right but personally I think Neil Adams would be a good fit for the vital last third of the season. 3 months or so wouldn't leave him jobless at the end of the season rather rewarded with a first team coaching position having saved the club from disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Given the chance I reckon he would jump at it and results and performances on the pitch would surely dramatically benefit from his passion vision and flair. Surely the point here though is HUGHTON cannot be allowed to continue , I went along with the nice man take but on second thoughts nice men don't treat players like he has Becchio and Hoolahan systematically trying to destroy their careers while Snodgrass plays every game sneering diving and offering little to the side. Of the hundreds of posts on here how can we almost all lay the blame at Hughtons door. PLEASE GO NOW

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • My frustration has now turned to full on anger, no surprise results, no drama, rightly the last team on motd every week, three aged players on loan who offer nothing to the club. We've gone full circle back to the dark times.

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    Norfolk boy in Hackney

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Just want to talk about the AWW BUT HE IS SUCH A NICE MAN syndrome. Brian Gunn is genuine nice man also way out of his depth. Hughton on the other hand has systematically set about destroying the careers of Becchio and Hoolahan to nameAGO AND NOT PLAY HIM just a couple. Why oh why did he by Beccs over a yearago and not play him how can he possibly being any worse than Elmander. When we simply cant why not give the man a chance. ? He obviously doesn't like him or our precious Wes who he has treated disgracefully. Unlike his pet Snodgrass who can do no wrong and who upsets the balance of the side week after week. snarling diving and paying for himself.PLEASE PLEASE Board break your silence and give your loyal supporters some breaking news today. The hippodrome is the place for clowns please send him and his sidekicks there while there is just enough time to save us. the posts on here are now sinking into desperation the silence is deafening PLEASE TALK TO THE FANS

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • nearly 60 years of watching city,this is the first time i feel like throwing my colours away.We now have a person(cant say a manager)he is not good enough to run a club.His body language tonight was the same as always.Hands in pockets or arms folded.If he is not sacked we might as well say com division 1 again.Please sack him or lose our fan base.otbc

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • .....That's all very well Brew...but did you read and digest the Master Plan...you could make a small mention...or are you in the same mould as Sharky with his boot it over the top and let our striker battle for it... This is the Premiership...We are no longer in Div 3 South, and making Ginger Johnson or Ron Ashman chase everything.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Mystified why Redmond was subbed sorry.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Well at last that nice Mr Hughton has proved that he CAN make game-changing substitutions.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • The ability of our strikers is woeful. Chances like they have you give the keeper no chance. CH bought these strikers - whether their ability is lacking or the tactics are wrong, it is the manager who is responsible. We have to have a change now to try and galvanize some player improvement for the remainder of the season. One good performance followed by chucking away points cannot be allowed to continue. As Brighton said CH has made 63 substitutions this year, and not one of them has led to a goal. That has to say the man cannot read the game.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • West Brom get a late equaliser and it's looking bad for us; what with our atrocious goal difference and all. We shouldve beaten this very ordinary West Ham team and to have lost 2-0 is just not acceptable. Someone's gotta carry the can and it has to be Hughton. He has to go. Shouldve gone ages ago.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Commentator, " Norwich city left to rue all those missed opportunities". In each of the last four matches we would have probably won with a little more sk ill and composure by our forwards. Utterly useless.!!!! Commentator, " Look at Ruddy, he comes and then just stops, poor goal keeping. What has happened to the FORMER England No.2 . West Ham were awful and there for the taking. I can't believe that Snodgrass gets into the team just on enthusiasm alone. He can't cross for toffee, he can't score for toffee and he can't beat his man for toffee. How many times can CH stand there and say I don't understand how we didn't get anything from that game. My head hurts from banging it against the wall. Pack your shorts NC are going south!

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Dear Mr Hughton, When you took over our club we had reasonable hopes of you keeping us up. However, fast forward 18 months our team has gone from playing a neat passing game and taking teams on and beating them to headless, clueless chickens who've no idea how to win. How have they come to this? Your tactics for starters, you turned our team into one that defends, one that can't win, can't break teams down I could go on. Your substitutions are a joke tonight's game being a prime example. Taking our 2 best players off who were in full control for 2 players who haven't a clue which resulted in 2 goals being scored late on. You are quite clearly out of your depth in the Premiership, please do the decent thing and resign tomorrow. Love the Norwich City Fans Dear Mr McNally please show some initiative and call CH in tomorrow and hand him his P45. Don't wait until he has "failed to meet his brief" and Norwich drop into the bottom 3 then relegation. Lots of love Norwich City fans

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    nobbly1

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Cecil, The fat lady is clearing her throat,lets hope Hughton is clearing his desk tomorrow!!!!! It really is now last chance saloon PLEASE ACT NOW BOARD WE DESERVE BETTER. Finally sparky the end of my post was missed off. yes I too feel sorry for our manager . It must have been hell over the last 18 months racking up well over a million in wages. GO

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • McNally OUT houghton OUT!. Nothing else needs to said!

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    Keep it Low

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Peeing in the wind!

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    Chris Butcher

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • It's a results business. Look at the ****** results!!! Man up McNally you spineless wimp.

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    suffolkcanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Not true Stew. As you know like you, I am a Hoolahan fan. By the way I would have started with the Man C team at W Ham so......

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Dear Mr Hughton. Please resign. You have ruined this club. I'm sure there is a nice championship club somewhere you can manage. Just get out of my sight, I'm sick of your excuses, your useless substitutions, even your post match interviews, It is beyond you, Be man enough to admit it.

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    suffolkcanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Another dismal display, how can we not be displeased?

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    FIGGIS

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Mawther - or you could select from Cliff Adams, Gerry Adams, The Adams Family, Adam Ant, Any would do, but Neil Adams is about right. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Nobby1 I loved those Lambert days it was more exciting (at least in the memory) and I do think Hughton is often too cautious. But last night we were by far the better team, carving open their defence - we just didn't take the chances we made and then gave away a poor goal. I do think that as fans we've almost become jaded about the premier league in our third season. We're battling it out with 11 others and the margins are incredibly fine. Yes, Hughton is manager but is it his fault that our goalie makes an error or that 3 very good chances are not taken? Yes, we all have the right to criticise, but hatred and vitriol are not part of rational analysis. We draw on Saturday against MCFC and comments are positive...we lose against WHU and it's all negative. If we had won it would have been oh so different. The margins are incredibly fine. maybe we just need a bit of luck.

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    pablo

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Dear Mr Hughton, When you took over our club we had reasonable hopes of you keeping us up. However, fast forward 18 months our team has gone from playing a neat passing game and taking teams on and beating them to headless, clueless chickens who've no idea how to win. How have they come to this? Your tactics for starters, you turned our team into one that defends, one that can't win, can't break teams down I could go on. Your substitutions are a joke tonight's game being a prime example. Taking our 2 best players off who were in full control for 2 players who haven't a clue which resulted in 2 goals being scored late on. You are quite clearly out of your depth in the Premiership, please do the decent thing and resign tomorrow. Love the Norwich City Fans Dear Mr McNally please show some initiative and call CH in tomorrow and hand him his P45. Don't wait until he has "failed to meet his brief" and Norwich drop into the bottom 3 then relegation. Lots of love Norwich City fans

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    nobbly1

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • PB 100... ruining, no ruined...and Deliah was watching, surely by now they can see this man is out of his depth.. Oh well just have to transfer my allegance to another club that will stay up... Unless they (the Board) gets another manager in real quick!!!

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    canuk

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Swansea sacked Laudrup after losing 2-0 at West Ham, please please can we do the same with Hughton

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    Henry

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I could easily type out a long drawn out essay on everything wrong with NCFC (and the few things that are right...or average should I say). But id be wasting my time as for the large part it would just be 101 things a huge majority of us already knew and have been saying for months. Of course there is a (tiny) % who would disagree and say "dont worry there is worse teams than us" or "we are about to turn that corner" or "we need time to gel" etc.....anyway I wont waste my time with the 1000 things wrong as theres a few people that get very angry with me typing more than 20 words as it is. What I will say it, us NCFC fans may all have different views on what is required, how we should play, who should play etc....but one thing we can all (well at least 99.9% of us) agree on is something isn't right at NCFC. While I do think we missed the boat on ultimately addressing the problems months ago do we just sit here hoping for a miracle that clearly isnt going to come or do we try do something about it? Risky but certainly less risky than sitting here waiting for relegation.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • If Hughton is staying? IF Hughton is staying? It can't be. Spare us please.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Just like you, DoubleD, I knew we were sunk the moment I saw the team sheet. I doubt there is any manager in the English football League, let alone the Premiership, who would be so clueless as to continue to play a left footed player on the right wing. Especially when it produces nothing except misery and moans every game. At the moment this lot wouldn't even show in the Championship. Let's face it, we couldn't even beat (let alone score) against a non-League club last season and since then under Hughton we have gone backwards even further - hardly seems possible but it is a fact. Can't score a goal, can't defend. Hughton had his chance after the Man City game to retain and exploit the advantages of a better balanced, quiker and more decisive display. But no. He didn't. He just reverted to his usual failed system and methods. I am afraid it is all too late. The board has failed to act. Sat on its hands and watched while this has descended into an embarrassing farce. In over 60 years watching football I have never seen such a mess. I have seen better performances from Div 2 sides or even non-league.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • There are 68 posts on here so far. How can 99 pc of us be wrong in our opinion of Hughton? WHERE is our Board, Delia sat there tonight as usual could she bear to see her beloved canaries to drop out of the Prem back into the lottery that is the Championship. Please give us swift action tomorrow.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Cant wait for his thrilling interview on Radio Norfolk.Too much to hope he will resign!!!!! Just have the decency to admit you are a total failure and waste of space

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Wes didn't get a run out because Hughton is an arrogant, useless, pathetic waste of space. Why change the team who played well on Saturday. Talk about clutching defeat from the jaws of victory. But will Hughton or McNally have to endure Championship football next season? No they will have moved on, both too stupid and arrogant for the thought even to cross their tiny minds that they are in some way to blame. Delia for heavens sake get a grip woman. If you are a true supporter, act and act now.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • We've been unlucky not to score more goals in the first 70 minutes of games, but after that Hughton always decides to gut the side and try and play out a draw and how many points have we thrown away (as well as give other teams 3) because of this? Whilst he seems to have his tactics somewhat right of late the substitutions show both fear and an inability to judge a game. Redmond and Hooper off after 75 minutes of domination? Seriously. Agreed that Snodgrass must have some excessive dirt on Hughton to still be running around out there.

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    Melbourne Canary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • We have looked like a poor Championship side all season. With no changes either in the squad, management or tactics how did anyone think there would be an improvement in form? Lunacy to continue with the same tactics and the same formation week after week and expect the outcome to change. The Club and the Supporters have been sorely let down and short changed by this Management team.

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    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • A few are quick to put the blame on Hooper tonight. But i thought his second half chance was tougher than snods and the others. He had a defender goal side and a keeper rushing and it was split second shot..the midfield seem more often than not to shoot from impossible positions instead of playing the obvious ball. They must be on high goal scoring bonuses or just craving the limelight. I am sick to death of snodgrass. We are so weak down our right hand side with him and martin

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    AC Canary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Oh dear West Brom have just equalised, given that we can't score a goal, I guess the bookies won't even we taking odds on us going down. Thanks McNally the clueless

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    BrightonCanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • McNally destroyed our club when he appointed Hughton he has to go too

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    BrightonCanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Surely the fans were chanting "Hughton Out" at the end? Stand up and defend this club and make McNally see the wood from the trees.

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    Colin

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I'm not sure how that makes me 'wrong' as such, Cecil, given that I'd already pointed out about not putting any of the chances away. You do have strange logic.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Pilkington off for Snodgrass !,has he got blackmail material on hughton ? total disgrace and we bring on elmander,Board is just as much to blame as the idiots who are supposed to train these once good players !

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    nelly

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • suffolkcanary. He is already managing a Championship club lol

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    NB

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Don't worry Matt, they are all too arrogant to listen to anyone.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • No ruddy hope, but we can only hoop that we do not becchio on staying up as I think we should have a cup of of tettey and sing a bassong about the Dutch whilst snoddinggrass. Save our souls!

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    TheBirdCage

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • 2 points from last 12, could have won 3 of those games, should have beaten Cardiff and West Ham.This is one unlucky manager. Oh dont you make your own luck , his subs are always 2 little 2 late.Hoof the hoot, but it may be too late

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • we all know he has to go even the board but do you want to see the muppet go with a large bag of our cash if we all want him out its time to act before kick off at the Tottenham game half time and end GET THE MUPPET OUT SHOUT IT LOUD

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    box 29

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • The man has to change, or the man has to be changed! No sign of the former after 26 games this season and half of last season.

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    Double D

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Brad Johnson gives nothing to the team.

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    Gazza

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • The board are a joke, the manager I cant even look at anymore.. Tottenham soon for 'no goals narrich ' to crush.. Snodgrass? Johnson? Substitutions, what a kn*b.

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    Gruff

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • It was clear as the nose on your face that Snodgrass should not have started this game. He certainly shouldn't have finished it. Meanwhile, 3 of our so called strikers showed they couldn't hit a barn door. All the substitutions he made were wrong. The one substitution he should have made (B-E-C-C-H-I-O) he didn't make. Ruddy is a spent force. If he was motivated, inspired and confident, he would have got to that cross before Collins put it in the net. He's been ruined by Hughton, the club's been ruined by Hughton. It breaks my heart to see the heart being torn out of this club. It's too late to avoid relegation and none of the candidates being put forward could rescue the club now. But I still want Hughton out and out right now, because as long as this clueless idiot is associated with my club, I'm getting angrier and angrier and it's killing me. If Roy Orbison was a Norwich supporter, he would only be able to enjoy his football "in dreams". Him and me both.

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    User Removed

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • My thoughts are lying on Archie's cutting room floor, so this time I'm going to say it in one word: W-A-C-L-O-R.

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    User Removed

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • There are 68 posts on here so far. How can 99 pc of us be wrong in our opinion of Hughton? WHERE is our Board, Delia sat there tonight as usual could she bear to see her beloved canaries to drop out of the Prem back into the lottery that is the Championship. Please give us swift action tomorrow.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Mattias, Bewilderwood has been schmoozing about in the Directors` Box, on and off, ever since he`s been here. Sometimes Hughton`s reactions put me in mind of Father Dougall McGuire when Father Ted is counselling him. He does exactly what he`s told but still gets it wrong. It`s the total absence of comprehension. For my sins, I served as either Safety Officer or Chairman of the Safety Committee for almost 24 years. Nobody else would do it. Risk Assessments were such fun - actually did one on a stapler. COSHH could be funnier still - even did `Tip-Ex`! The height of stacks of goods was hilarious too. To overcome the perceived Manual Handling problems, somebody suggested we move all short people out of the department!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Wivenhoe 4 miles south of Colchester. A couple of my Ipswshonet supporting friends are saying keep hughton-he's doing a good job. HOOF THE HOOT

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • 'Stew' my fine fellow, you're up late tonight, is it Cognac night. I've already made my feeling clear on Snodgrass,(2nd post). I'm off now to put my shorts on, NC are heading south

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Assuming Hughton stays here is what needs to happen IMMEDIATELY- 1. New attacking coach 2. Play 3 of our forwards in the under 21s every match, Wes, Becchio, RVW for example, so they can get match sharp 3. Build the team around the Tettey, Fer, Johnson center, until Howson returns 4. Give substitute forwards at least 20 minutes to change a match 5. Encourage FerHowson to push into the box as soon as the wingers break. 6. We need at least 4 wins to stay up from 8 winnable games... no point in playing for draws apart from against the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal 7. The players we need to find their form now are Hooper and RVW... club should bend over backwards to help them find their mojo

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    jops

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • No friendly e-mails yet, either. Anyway, I must find a way of blocking them; I find them offensive and inaccurate.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Mattias; a Nottingham Forest fan tells the tale of that pair`s love affair when Calderwood `managed` the Club. He converted Holt from top goalscorer, and fans` Player of the Season, into a sort of winger\workhorse hybrid prior to selling him to Shrewsbury for a loss (sound familiar?). Before that, they had an `uneasy truce`. Our gain, we got Holt a year later for what amounted to loose change. What a dynamic synergy there was between him and Gorbalschev. I`d imagine Grant was hot-foot up the M6 to Carlisle`s top Estate Agent when he learned of Bewilderwood`s imminent arrival at the Carra. (As predicted by pubmandave). There`s an old adage\cliché about judging a person by the company he keeps. Chris seems to love having Colin around... Our Club should have done a COSHH Assessment - `Calderwood On-board Serially Hamstrings Harmony`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Just look at the stats of Hughtons reign! There can be no justification, in my mind, for him retaining his job. We may as well have NO manager!

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    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Early morning post strewn with errors, sorry but I think you get the gist. HUGHTON OUT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • HUGHTON OUT ,WHO IN? If our dreams come true and the Board finally bite the bullet. Answers on a postcard!!!!!!! seriously we need saviour NOW, There is just about time but none to lose.The nightmare has to end. To drop back into the CHUMPIONSHIP is unthinkable but staring us in the face. There ar around a dozen ex prem teams stagnating there and we would be far from favourites for a swift return. Please MR MAC clear out the dead wood and give us a fighting chance to stay up. My moneys on ADAMS who agrees?

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • 63 substitutions this season. Not one assist or goal from any of them, never in football history has their been such a useless manager

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    BrightonCanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • on a total side note, it scares me that there is a very real chance Hughton listens to suggestions on Canary Call. Ok thats very much tongue in cheek, but hear me out. Fans rang and rang and rang asking for Becchio....he suddenly brought Becchio on as a sub. People rang & rang asking for 2 up front, the next gaame he did that very thing. I could go on and on about other examples but the big one is after the Man City game a caller suggested someone from Hughtons technical (use that term extremely loosely) team should sit in the directors box to gain a different vantage point on the game.....what happened last night? Calderwood sat up in the directors box next to Delia using a Walkie Talkie. If they are infact listening to Canary Call for ideas how to save NCFC we really are in trouble.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Well, that's game over - we're relegated - thank you, Mr McNally for NOTHING. Do you still want me to send you my 'I told you so' letter that I promised or will you do the right thing and resign immediately and refund the club the wages they have paid you this season. Disgraceful.

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    57charles

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Simple answer to board, stay away,don't go.hop on the bus.But you won't so while you pay the club is happy Simple

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    PaulH

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • One point out of last nine how much longer must we suffer dump the clown NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Victor meldrew

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • When will Hughton realise that the spirit the boys had against Man City was taken away the moment he put Snodgrass into the team....The players had lost heart....We had little or no shape for most of the game and as the minutes ticked by, the more the heads went down ….Pilkington looked so 'pleased' when he came on and had that couldn't care less approach after being dropped to accommodate Snodgrass...and those substitution s were something else....Question???...Is he all the ticket????

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Have just noticed a post on another heading calling for Neil Adams to be given the job for the rest of the season. I have beenbanging on about this for weeks and at this so so late stage I really think it is worth a shot. His lack of experience would be more than made up for in sheer grit determination passion and flair. How can we get less points or score less goals. HE WHO DARES WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Short term solution for long term gain, SIMPLES

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Cecil. The Hammers beat Norwich, and it was Norwich who were made to look less than ordinary. The better side won.

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    NB

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Well what did we expect? Am I surprised? No. As soon as I saw the team I knew we were done for. Back to the same useless permutation, same pathetic tactics. It was a safe bet we wouldn't score a goal so as ever once the opposition scores we have had it. I don't think I can take any more of Hughton's rubbish! I am sure I am not alone!!! He should have gone months ago. The Board has sat on its hands and let this get past the point of no return. Such a sad day for Norwich City and us fans. I can take losing. But what I cannot stomach any longer are Hughton's pathetic excuse for tactics which lead us from one painful performance to another. he had the chance after the Man City game to exploit the pluses which emerged from the game. But what does he do? He reverts back to the tactics that have made us totally impotent all season. I give up................!

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Sorry for error in the middle of that post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS NEIL ADAMS for the rest of the season please!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Hughton out!!! now!!! will the board sack this idiot in the morning??!! I'm not watching another game until this fool is gone.

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    yeeelllowsss

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Robbie Savage recently had a short video clip on the BBC website in which he assessed all the teams in the bottom half of the Premiership as to their relegation prospects. By the use of simple logic he put City firmly in the frame. I've been following City for over sixty years and it was as clear as crystal three months ago that if Hughton stayed, relegation was a near certainty. Don't the Chairman and Board members actually watch the matches? Are they all in suspended animation stored somewhere in liquid nitrogen because they don't seem to be living in the world the rest of us occupy? It's almost certainly too late to prevent the drop now but let us start in the Championship next August with a total clear out at the top. Hughton must be gone within 24 hours but please don't replace him with a another has been from waxworks of failures. You might as well just pick a likely looking lad off the street to be manager for the rest of the season and start taking advice NOW from those who actually know football as to who is going to guide us back to the top tier. I've lived through relegation, re-election to the Footbal League, many missed opportunities and a few, just a few, good times with this club over 60 years but I've never in that time seen a good team so wantonly destroyed. No one in authority at the club deserves to survive this.

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    David Mitchell

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • This is not funny anymore, I have been pissed off for weeks, now Im absolutely vicious. What the hell is going on? The whole situation is a complete joke. A rubbish 23rds of last season, hope and optimism of big summer signings and a fresh start, WRONG we are worse than ever. I have had enough.If he hasn't gone by tomorrow, Im going to get CH SHAMBLES 762012- printed on my shirt.

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    Canaries007

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Totally mystified by the substitutions. Pilkington yes, but not in favour of Redmond - instead it should have been Snodgrass, who on returning from injury misses a sitter of a chance, can't beat the first defender from a set-piece, but amazingly still gets to play a full game. The Hooper Elmander substitution was equally as baffling. What was he expecting Elmander to do - score? The frutrating thing is that we have a very good team, but its almost as if CH does his best to undermine any chance of winning a match.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Cant wait for his thrilling interview on Radio Norfolk.Too much to hope he will resign!!!!! Just have the decency to admit you are a total failure and waste of space

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I watched live in Canada, hopefully when I check the pinkun tommorow morning Hughton is history. The goal was coming and he subbed the 2 best performers, what a thick thing to do.

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    Cuttlefishpie

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Hughton will go down with HMS Canary unless the Board make him walk the plank. Oh no, sorry, he is the plank, so I guess he'll be staying.

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    wallybrain

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Just Feck off Hughton. Pathetic, cowardly and inept all season. Not renewing. End of.

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    Chris69

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • I`m not in sharky`s mould, Stew, though I`m sure he is a perfectly nice fellow. I concur on Robert; his presence distorts the team and, despite all his huffing and puffing, weakens it. That`s the manager`s problem to solve. Anyway, I`m off to Wroxham Barns to start the planning of the upcoming Eurovision Scone Contest. Norfolk is hot favourite this year with the new creation, a mustard, lavender and samphire scone. Deeelish, Delia!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • I am agreeing with Pablo.The reason we are in this position is because the four strikers that CH bought to the club are just not up to the job.The biggest disappointment for me is Hooper,At the time I thought his strike partner Commons was a better bet and his goal tally up to now is proving that he might have been the better of the two.To have converted just one chance of the many created over the last three games alone is why we are in this mess and that goal was scored by Snodgrass and not one of our 'strikers'.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • That's it. If Elmander is a professional footballers thenI am going to be one. Watch him on the first goal. The Centre Half scores and he just lets him go. Been on the pitch 2 minutes so shouldn't be tired. Once again best player taken off. I just do not see why you would do that. We should have won comfortably.

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    Gazza

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • The subs were odd, as soon as he made them I feared the worse. Should have won tonight, had the chances and then tried to lock it up with predictable results. Could have kept the pressure on with VW or Wes, and got the win ourselves. Gutted.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • There are 68 posts on here so far. How can 99 pc of us be wrong in our opinion of Hughton? WHERE is our Board, Delia sat there tonight as usual could she bear to see her beloved canaries to drop out of the Prem back into the lottery that is the Championship. Please give us swift action tomorrow.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Leroy Fer is convinced his fellow Dutch import Ricky van Wolfswinkel will weigh in with goals for Norwich City. WELL HE BETTER HURRY UP !!!!!!!

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    Rottsrool

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Darel Russel is saying on the radio it is too late to change the manager, So we just throw the towel in now? Or give it the Del Boy he who dares wins with a fresh face in charge IMMEDIATELY. His interview is now on the radio and I have just nodded off at the laptop.

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • It's rare for me to criticise the manager, but I really believe that loss was purely down to the substitution of Hooper and Redmond. I think Hooper should have put one of his chances away, but the fact is that we lost purely down to those substitutions.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • The commentator summed up Houghtons Brilliant substitutions, 60 "odd"changes have not led to 1 goal all season. Please go Mr. Houghton we are sick of playing for 0-0 draws when the game could be won.OTBC

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Seems every club has a brilliant goalkeeper except for us and he was given a 4.5 year contract not many months ago.

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    goldie

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Do we really have to wait until we are in the bottom 3 before they sack CH. Act NOW, although its probably already too late.

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    Essex canary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Early morning post strewn with errors, sorry but I think you get the gist. HUGHTON OUT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Why oh why do we continue to play with one up front? When Matt Le Tiss said Norwich were going two up front as Hughton was making a substitution we all knew Hooper would be coming off and a like for like player would come on. I'm really starting to fall out of love with Norwich - the football this season has been the dullest I can remember for a long time...

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    Captaincanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • So long as Hughton goes and we start playing exciting attacking football and scoring goals again, ill accept the championship. Got to be better than another dire season of Hughtons no hopers.

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    Henry

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • The only bottom team that is not gaining any points is Norwich, is that not an indicator of where the club should be heading?

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    FIGGIS

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Stew, I forgot scones! How could I forget Scones - here in Norfolk, the epicentre of the Scone culture, home of the Scone Olympics, Scone Museums (aka most local Scone dispensaries, dust obligatory), Scone Educational Centres, Scone flunking Championships. The use of Scones as paperweights, door-stops or weapons of Mass Ingestion (unlike the much more subtle wafer). Stew, there`s the making of a business enterprise here. I hope Delia`s not reading this. I`m thinking of setting up a scheme at Wroxham Barns, incorporating a faux brewery for the tourists called Stone`s of Scone.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • This time last year there were many of us saying that Hughton was a rubbish manager. The Hughton die-hards (where are you Steady On by the way) tried to suggest we had ulterior motive for our criticism whilst some more moderate fans were saying: "If he keeps us up then give him until Christmas". Well Christmas has come and gone for us but for our fellow strugglers it's Christmas when they play us. We have given Fulham and now West Ham three points they didn't deserve with West Brom looking forward to getting theirs soon. Hughton you are a disgrace, a pathetic inadequate disgrace. the only person in recent history as incompetent at his job as you are was the recently deposed Chairman of the Co Op Bank.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Lets hope Everton beat Palace & Liverpool beat Fulham tonight - come on the Scousers !

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Archie has certainly marshalled his doormen well today.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Nothing to disagree with there, Stew. Also nothing new! Go pinch Pa Snipps` Rioja, whatever, but keep your hands off Ma Snipps` dumplings, crumpet, muffins and Pa`s cobblers. Hoots will never leave out Robert while there`s an Eton Boy in Government, Harrowing as it may be to accept.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • we all know he has to go even the board but do you want to see the muppet go with a large bag of our cash if we all want him out its time to act before kick off at the Tottenham game half time and end GET THE MUPPET OUT SHOUT IT LOUD

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    box 29

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Cant wait for his thrilling interview on Radio Norfolk.Too much to hope he will resign!!!!! Just have the decency to admit you are a total failure and waste of space

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Your Risk Assessment is about right, Mattias333. The main risk of `letting him go` would be if his No.2 and No.3 remained. They must go too. Then I believe the pro & con risks swing heavily in favour of throwing everything behind Neil adams - IF Neil is truly up to it and up for it. Surely the inscrutable McGnarly is on the case - not just out selecting his best method of ending it all from Suicides.R.Us? (Proprietor; W. Shankley). Relegation a fate worse than death? We`ll see. PS; Matt, I like your lengthy, well thought out stuff. Don`t let the Short Attention Spanners (SAPS) throw anything into your works. Are you an `Elfin Safety` Executive??

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • and West Brom have just equalised it has just got worse!! could be just one point off bottom three

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    OhhhhHuckerrrrby

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I can't really think that Neil Adams would want the job of manager .If he was appointed tomorrow I doubt he would be able to keep us up. Then what happens at the end of the season. He could soon turn into a Gunny with everyone saying that he should not have been appointed in the first place. On top of that he may well find himself without a job at NCFC and back on R.Norfolk. Difficult decisions will have to be made close season about which players we can afford to keep on. A major restructure of the team will be needed.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • We are definitely in trouble because there are no longer three teams in the league worse than we are. But the fat lady hasnt sung yet; it is still possible to get out of this. Not with Hughton as manager though. He absolutely must go or we really havent a hope.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Why oh why don't the board listen to the fans and put us out of our misery by getting rid of Hughton? I've been saying for a season and a half now that he, and his so called coaches are not fit to manage and coach a Sunday League team, much less our beloved Canaries. He has successfully ruined our good reputation within the footballing fraternity, and is surely taking us back to the Championship whilst McNally and co. sit there and watch it happen. Beware MNally, for the pot of gold that comes with being in the Premiership is certain to come to an end if you do not remove Hughton immediately, and it won't come easily to get straight back up.Managers like Lambert who did it for us before don't come along too often, so swallow your pride, admit you were wrong and GET RID of him.

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    oldtimer

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I am still available for emergency consultations. Yes! we have one hell of an emergency!. A more detailed analysis I will give upon request. In the mean time a profound 'Andrews Liver Salts' treatment is required. The Club needs a good clear out!

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    Pa Snipps

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • 130214…..Brew let me put the words onto paper as you requested, after consultation with Pa, who I have discussed matters via the internet! ......Firstly the club has to put Hughton, Calderwood, and Trollope on 'Gardening Leave' with instructions to keep well away from the training ground. the players, and anything else football related..... Now we rebuild the team with the excellent players we have on the books.... They will tell the new man in charge - who will be 'interim manager' and his team of coaching personnel where they are best suited on the field of play.... He will prepare a team using the strengths of these individuals.... He will adopt a positive outlook and tell them, how good they are!... Not bigging up the opposition!... Generally speaking the defence is pretty sound, and therefore our problems are with the players in front of them. The remaining six will be deployed in two lines of three. The midfield would have 2 wing half backs (Tettey OR Fer) ( Johnson OR Garrido),and with a Centre Circle Hugger (Hoolahan) who would work from the 'D' in defence to the 'D' in attack. The right sided winger would be Redmond, and the left sided Pilkington and their task would be to supply the Central Striker (from a choice of 4). ...He would work in opposition half ONLY between Hoolahan and the opposition goal...no longer having to adopt a defensive position in our half.. The side would have a balanced look about it ….every one concerned would know their role, playing in triangles and required to support each other. the ball when in our possession, would be played along the ground, and No longer would we have Every player trying to do Everything!...These are the plans to get us out of this mess. ... Snodgrass would be surplus to requirements!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Agree with you there Mawther. It isn`t a good position to be in, dumping a manager in the `final third` but, since Hughton admits to lacking a bit of quality in that final third, he`d be better gone from this place. An interim manager is all Neil Adams would be, a bit like Gary Monk at Swansea and, to some extent, Tim Sherwood at Spurs(?). As long as we don`t make the same mistake as with Gunn. He had a caretaker role, clearly failed and got the job anyway. That was truly crass of the Board and they must have learned from it. It is important that Adams WANTS the job, understands the deal and doesn`t mind the temporary status irrespective of the outcome. Then, he might be a spectacular success and merit the job `permanently` (What IS `permanency` in football terms, anyway??). Importantly, NA should not be punished for trying, in the way Gunn was awarded a poisoned chalice for failing. In any case, Grizzly Adams would do a better job than Hugh Trollderwood. See our Happy Lotus Eater is hanging his hopes on the failure of others. If he wasn`t so happy he`d be sad.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Delia let's be having you, clear the lot out starting in the Boardroom

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    BrightonCanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Why o why o why keep playing the wingers on the wrong side. Redmond was excellent ON THE RIGHT on Saturday so why change the team and play him on the left to fit a left footer (Snodgrass) back into the side. It really does not make any sense at all. As soon as I heard the team tonight I knew what the result would be, because we've seen it all season. If you play a winger on the wrong side you are expecting hi to cut inside and shoot. How many times has that worked for NCFC this season. Once! Redmond against Southampton. If Hughton is staying, he has to wake up to this or we are down!

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    Double D

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Had to read the text commentary, wow did Snodgrass really get 1 cross pass that resulted in a shot! He should be shot!

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    EdamOnToast

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Talk is cheap. Affirmative action is the only way if you really care NCFC supporters.

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    Nutster

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Yet another defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. We have seen far too many of them this season. Chance after chance . The lions share of possession, and NOTHING!!! Norwich lose again, and continue the slide towards relegation. Once again, inexplicable tactical failure. Pilkington should have started, Redmond should have been the fresh legged impact player. Then he takes hooper off and brings on pedestrian Elmander. Well done Hughton, you have now taken us down to 17th. I think you used up your last get out of jail card tonight. I'm sure he'll make his standard gracious loser speech. Why not indeed?.....HE IS A LOSER!!! Even this late in a rapidly disappearing and increasingly disastrous season....Hughton must go!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I have just watched that match and am gutted that in the end they snatched two goals.The first was a keeper error but the second was always on the cards because we committed all men foreward.Cant say I agree with the substitutions but I guess we needed fresh legs somewhere.but I cant blame the team as a whole.they sure as hell didnt play for a draw.We had opportunities but good goalkeeping combined with poor finishing was our downfall.I cannot be bothered to join the Pink-Un live match report because it is so negative.The posters are so biased against the present team and management that common sense just doesn't come in to play.The Newcastle match was a real lowpoint but Norwich have worked at their game and the games since then have shown a marked improvement.Many have said that all they want is a fighting spirit and committment regardless of the result.What utter tosh!! I don't care what they say I think they couldn't have done much more tonight apart from score.I think I shall have to stop watching the live streams though,because the tension is just getting a bit too much now.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • CH does not know how to win,he cannot find the notes inhis pockets,thats why he always has his hands in his pockets.tonight even CC was copying him arms folded and head down and that was when we were still level.I used to be proud to say I support city,now it is an embarrassment.When will Deia see what he is doing.We want someone with spirit.If a manage(cH) is negative it rubs onto all players and fans alike.be brave Delia cook something up tonight and give him a send off breakfast tomorrow

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    canarykid

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Well, that's game over - we're relegated - thank you, Mr McNally for NOTHING. Do you still want me to send you my 'I told you so' letter that I promised or will you do the right thing and resign immediately and refund the club the wages they have paid you this season. Disgraceful.

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    57charles

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Both Hughton and Mcnally have got to walk.

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    John L Norton

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Hmmm, you are angry people..! It's pretty much all been said but I do wonder why Wes didn't get a run out as he can't possibly do any worse than the inept strikers we already have. Sorry, did I say strikers, ooops, silly me!

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    green tiger

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • The only bottom team that is not gaining any points is Norwich, is that not an indicator of where the club should be heading?

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    FIGGIS

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Despite two edits, Archie has excluded my last offering. Maybe `synergy` is on the Verboten list. I couldn`t find any accidental `offensive` words, so it must be `inaccurate` or `other`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • If you introduced your sister to Chris Hughton, perhaps they could elope together to Siberia, apparently its lovely at this time of year.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Cant sub Snodgrass, its in his contract.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Again we were the better team for most of the match but if we can't score and keep falling apart like that we've had it. Hughton has to go - it's our only chance. Slim but we have to take it.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Spark how the hell can you feel sorry for Hughton. His tactics use of subs and general all round lack of motivation has brought our club to its knees. Maybe you are right though

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I saw the game in a pub. Hughton didn't miss the chances and give some credit to the WHU keeper. Hughton wasn't in goal, Ruddy was and was also mainly to blame for their goal. I didn't agree with the subs. I hate this vitriol towards the manager. 3 out of 11 clubs could go down. We created chances but didn't take them - it's the story of our season. If it doesn't change, we could go down too, but it won't be totally Hughton's fault, which is what people here are saying. There's such a lot of rubbish on here and hate on here.

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    pablo

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • HUGHTON FOR GODS SAKE GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW THE HELL CAN YOU WIN SCORING NIL. TONIGHT WE WOULDNT HAVE BEATEN A SUBBUTEO KEEPER. CLUELESS EMOTIONLESS REDMOND OFF VAN WINKLE 4N MINUTES ELMANDER THE PROLIFIC STRIKER ????? WHERE WAS BECCHIO WES ????? IF OUR BOARD DONT ACT TOMORROW WE ARE DOWN DOWN DOWN . MACNALLY WHERE ARE YOU PLEASEPLEASE ACT TOMORROW .

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • C`mon Stew, enlighten me! I`m a fan of Pa Snipp`s Chevron, but am open to persuasion.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Dear Mr Hughton, When you took over our club we had reasonable hopes of you keeping us up. However, fast forward 18 months our team has gone from playing a neat passing game and taking teams on and beating them to headless, clueless chickens who've no idea how to win. How have they come to this? Your tactics for starters, you turned our team into one that defends, one that can't win, can't break teams down I could go on. Your substitutions are a joke tonight's game being a prime example. Taking our 2 best players off who were in full control for 2 players who haven't a clue which resulted in 2 goals being scored late on. You are quite clearly out of your depth in the Premiership, please do the decent thing and resign tomorrow. Love the Norwich City Fans Dear Mr McNally please show some initiative and call CH in tomorrow and hand him his P45. Don't wait until he has "failed to meet his brief" and Norwich drop into the bottom 3 then relegation. Lots of love Norwich City fans

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    nobbly1

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • BOYCOTT the matches till McNally and that fool Hughton go. Norwich on top all match and he takes off Hooper and Redmond who were a huge problem to W Ham and puts on Elmander to play for a draw and we lose again. Cant believe we are paying him thousand per week to destroy the club and take the carthorse Elmander with him - my 3 legged dog could score more than him! Our only chance is to get a new manager now who is not afraid to try to win no keep playing for a draw.

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    citizen

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Should have had 9 points from the last 3 in retrospect, instead we have 1. Is it down to poor defending? Partly. Is it down to not taking our chances? Yes. It bewilders me how we cannot put the ball away when we have these chances. Makes you wonder WOT GOORSS ON IN TRAYNUN NEYAL

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    Mr. Livers

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • So we offered hope after Saturday and yet again the clown took it away by putting his useless baby Snodgrass straight back in to walk around mouthing at other players- Team morale destroyed in one movement. Why is he still here, the board are a disgrace

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    Jimhow

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Can we all stop being daft by calling Hooper one of our 2 best players. That's just moronicism.

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    jaemae2 .

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • The reason we lost was simple....we have an incompetent board and an incompetent manager! Having not scored in 80 mins CH opts to play safe for a draw - off goes a striker (sort of striker these days) on comes a lump of Swedish cheese! Off goes Redmond the most creative player we have...they then score two goals and we lose a game we should have easily won... I used to get upset - now I am resigned to us being relegated for the reasons I stated...pointless holding out any more hope - CH is a runaway train wreck waiting to happen - at least next season we might score some goals in the championship!!!

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    kevin rymell

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Hugton went for the 1 point with 20 minutes to go of the match with his useless substitutions we lost that point also. For heavens sake sack him.

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    citycanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • So the strategy of survival by playing out a 0-0 draw every game is now in tatters. I will never understand why Hughton is still in a job. This is the most disgusting excuse of a manager I have ever come across

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    BrightonCanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Please just resign Hughton, you are ruining this club,

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    PB 100

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Brew! You disappoint me! I fully expected you of all people to ask me to enlighten yourself and interested others to my detailed plan of how to get us out of this hole!.

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • West Ham were there to be taken , for a spell in the second half we had them penned in their own half and the home fans were turning against the home side. So super Hoots takes off our 2 best forward players , and we go one down.Without Hooper and Redmond on the field we throw on RVW for 4; yes 4; minutes. Why take off Redmond and not Snodgrass, see my earlier message.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Dear Mr Hughton. Please resign. You have ruined this club. I'm sure there is a nice championship club somewhere you can manage. Just get out of my sight, I'm sick of your excuses, your useless substitutions, even your post match interviews, It is beyond you, Be man enough to admit it.

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    suffolkcanary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Couldn't believe my ears when he took off Redmond and Hooper and puts Elmander on. What parallel universe is Hughton living in.

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    goldie

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Could say im a dab hand at risk assessment. I had zero faith in anything Calderwood related straight off the bat when he walked through the door in those stupid blue Nike trainers. Calderwood systematically leaves a path of destruction in his wake where ever he goes.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • The local Peterborough fan just popped in and informed me the internet radio station 'Canary Radio' has gone down and added the jibe "bit like the football team are aaaaah har har ha.".....he then added "it wouldnt be so funny if you didnt have such a hard run in but you do so its extremely funny aaaaah har har ha". He kinda has a point though, just like all outsiders & non NCFC fans can see, were in trouble. Deep trouble.Far too many dropped points against rivals or teams who couldnt buy a win at the time.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • We are now into the "Final Third" of the season. Since Hughton has repeatedly bemoaned the lack of that "bit of quality in the final third" we are surely doomed. Yesterday, I was given hope by the notion that the right team selection would result from Snodgrass not being fit. He was fit. So he was selected. Of course he was. So all the lessons learned from the admirable performance against ManC were spurned. Plus the usual limp, late substitutions. He is TRYING to get the sack! He must be, nobody can be that inept by accident. Or perhaps Stew has it right - is our manager "all the ticket"? Hughton`s post match interview on Radio Partridge was almost a Rory Bremneresque parody of himself. How did this happen? The warning sirens have been wailing for 18 months.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Well, that's game over - we're relegated - thank you, Mr McNally for NOTHING. Do you still want me to send you my 'I told you so' letter that I promised or will you do the right thing and resign immediately and refund the club the wages they have paid you this season. Disgraceful.

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    57charles

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • We need to buy a striker! What's that... we have some! Have we really, oh go on, you're pulling my leg - you're not pulling my leg! Well, stick me in a barrel of cats and cover me in chocolate... I never knew! Does CH know?

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    green tiger

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I feel sorry for our manager yes our manager alongside our hard working midfielders and defence. We should have deservedly won that game same as last week. Our strikers are pants either too slow predictable or lightweight they are the ones who have let us and our manager down.

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    spark

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • One point out of last nine how much longer must we suffer dump the clown NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Victor meldrew

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Why o why o why keep playing the wingers on the wrong side. Redmond was excellent ON THE RIGHT on Saturday so why change the team and play him on the left to fit a left footer (Snodgrass) back into the side. It really does not make any sense at all. As soon as I heard the team tonight I knew what the result would be, because we've seen it all season. If you play a winger on the wrong side you are expecting hi to cut inside and shoot. How many times has that worked for NCFC this season. Once! Redmond against Southampton. If Hughton is staying, he has to wake up to this or we are down!

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    Double D

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • He should have been sacked after the Fulham game on Boxing Day. End of discussion.

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    The Gaffer

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Steely, Perhaps you are right but personally I think Neil Adams would be a good fit for the vital last third of the season. 3 months or so wouldn't leave him jobless at the end of the season rather rewarded with a first team coaching position having saved the club from disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Given the chance I reckon he would jump at it and results and performances on the pitch would surely dramatically benefit from his passion vision and flair. Surely the point here though is HUGHTON cannot be allowed to continue , I went along with the nice man take but on second thoughts nice men don't treat players like he has Becchio and Hoolahan systematically trying to destroy their careers while Snodgrass plays every game sneering diving and offering little to the side. Of the hundreds of posts on here how can we almost all lay the blame at Hughtons door. PLEASE GO NOW

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Well, that's game over - we're relegated - thank you, Mr McNally for NOTHING. Do you still want me to send you my 'I told you so' letter that I promised or will you do the right thing and resign immediately and refund the club the wages they have paid you this season. Disgraceful.

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    57charles

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Pablo, You must be the only one on here that isn't complaining about Chris Hughton. The Norwich City fans are entitled to vent their anger at the manager. He has systematically destroyed our club. From a club that played attractive football and took on teams and beat them to a team who doesn't know it's left foot from it's right. His tactics, if you can call them that are horrendous why take our 2 best players off when you're on top of the game in hope of a draw? Surely 3 points is better than 1? Obviously not in CH eyes it isn't. His substitutions have been in-affective as well... What is the point of bringing them on with 5 10 mins to go? You're not going to change the game then. Nope he has to go i'm afraid and sooner rather than later. Otherwise Mr R Savage who predicted Norwich, Cardiff, Fulham to go down could well be right, and we can't have that now.

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    nobbly1

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • We should have finished some of those chances in the first half. For their part service to Hooper was much better and he should have made more of his chances. Redmond was outstanding and I'm mystified as to why he came on. No harm in subbing Hooper, buy why for Elmander for goodness sake?

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Same old stuff for the past 18 months. Snodgrass was awful. I thought Pilks was our best player at the weekend and he gets dropped for that. Crazy substitutions again. Elmander? please....We should have sacked Hughton in December..far too late now..we will just wither away now

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    AC Canary

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Why did the clown take off Hooper and Redmond? Any threat then dissolved.Archant PLEASE give us a poll tomorrow asking if he should go. Radio Norfolk have just aired Mc Nallys !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO COULD DO WORSE?

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    Mawther07

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • .....good to hear that reply sharky.....give me comment of the on field action that I described...it has merit, and must be worth a try....Yes I too am a fan of Wes thinking he is cut above the rest, and should be the first name on the sheet....I am NOT a fan of Snodgrass and believes the team looks more able if he is not playing...The rest look far happier when that 'bully' is absent....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Spot on, Henry!

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    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Steely, Perhaps you are right but personally I think Neil Adams would be a good fit for the vital last third of the season. 3 months or so wouldn't leave him jobless at the end of the season rather rewarded with a first team coaching position having saved the club from disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Given the chance I reckon he would jump at it and results and performances on the pitch would surely dramatically benefit from his passion vision and flair. Surely the point here though is HUGHTON cannot be allowed to continue , I went along with the nice man take but on second thoughts nice men don't treat players like he has Becchio and Hoolahan systematically trying to destroy their careers while Snodgrass plays every game sneering diving and offering little to the side. Of the hundreds of posts on here how can we almost all lay the blame at Hughtons door. PLEASE GO NOW

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    Mawther07

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • No plan B as usual, if only we had gone out and purchased a goal scoring striker. Will we get a reduced season ticket next year now we are Championship bound. Over to you McNally.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Yes, lyb, it is rare for you to criticise the manager but in one respect nothing has changed - you are still wrong. We lost because we couldnt score.

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    Cecil

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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