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Bournemouth 3 Norwich City 0

16:52 16 January 2016

Dan Gosling opened the sccoring for Bournemouth in a 3-0 Premier League defeat for Norwich City. 
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Dan Gosling opened the sccoring for Bournemouth in a 3-0 Premier League defeat for Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City crashed to a miserable 3-0 Premier League defeat at Bournemouth to cap a week to forget.

The Canaries’ followed up an FA Cup exit to Manchester City and a midweek top flight 3-1 loss at Stoke with a dire showing on the south-coast.

Dan Gosling was left unmarked to head home in the tenth minute, to set the depressing tone, with Charlie Daniels slotting an early second half penalty and Bournemouth’s club-record signing and former City transfer target Benik Afobe opening his account for his new club to move Eddie Howe’s men a point clear of the Canaries.

Alex Neil’s side did not have to face Lewis Grabban, who missed out through illness at the end of a week when he completed an £8m move return to his old club.

Matt Jarvis was back in the Norwich starting line up after making his comeback from a knee injury in the second half of the Canaries’ defeat in the Potteries. Jonny Howson switched into a central position vacated by the suspended Gary O’Neil with Vadis Odjidja continuing on the right of midfield.

Jarvis squared up Adam Smith inside the first few moments but his cross was too deep for Dieumerci Mbokani before Afobe rolled Ryan Bennett and cracked a rising shot over Declan Rudd’s bar.

Afobe then pounced on Seb Bassong’s miscued clearance to set up Junior Stainslas but his deflected shot was gathered by Rudd.

City conceded in sloppy fashion in the tenth minute when Marc Pugh picked out the late-arriving Gosling who rose unchallenged between Bassong and Robbie Brady to beat Rudd from barely five yards.

Bournemouth continued to dictate in the aftermath, with Norwich struggling to disrupt their flow across midfield. Goalscorer Gosling squared up Bassong but curled a left-footed shot well wide. Bournemouth were insistent they should have had a penalty in the 20th minute when Daniels burst inside Martin before tumbling in the City penalty area. Television replays showed a desperate Martin attempting to grasp Daniels around his waist before releasing his grip and the wide player then collapsing to the turf - referee Madley remained unconvinced.

Rudd’s clearance sparked a rare counter from the visitors with Odjidja cutting inside but his cross for Mbokani was headed away by Steve Cook.

City’s best moment to that point of testing opening half came in the 32nd minute when Jarvis forced a turnover before linking with Howson who fed the wide player back in to shoot at Artur Boruc on the angle.

Bournemouth responded with Harry Arter trying his luck from 25 yards but the strike dropped wide with Rudd at full stretch.

Mbokani was then clipped to present Brady with a free kick chance the Republic of Ireland international fired at Boruc.

Odjidja flicked the ball in the direction of Alex Tettey, who skied an attempted half-volley.

Norwich survived another scare in the final seconds of the first half when Rudd was forced to race from his area only to clean out Afobe who had burst beyond City’s two centre backs.

Referee Madley composed himself before opting to book the young keeper as the home fans bayed for a red card. Stanislas then clipped the free kick over from a yard outside the box.

Rudd then underlined his value to the Norwich cause seconds after the restart when he denied Pugh with his legs from close range after the wide player cut inside both Martin and a sliding Bassong.

Martin then headed Pugh’s goalbound looping header off his line but the reprieve was temporary when Odjijda hauled back the midfielder inside his box to concede a penalty.

Daniels stepped up to hammer a low strike that clipped the inside of Rudd’s left-hand post and went in.

Neil reacted immediately with Nathan Redmond and Cameron Jerome replacing Odjidja and Jarvis respectively.

Mbokani was crowded out inside the Cherries’ box after Howson delivered a teasing cross before Hoolahan over-hit his slip pass for the DR Congo international.

Jerome then tried to twist and strike in one motion but his shot clipped Daniels as City strived for a lifeline.

Bournemouth continued to carry a greater threat, however, and Rudd had to claw away Cook’s header before Howson kicked Afobe’s acrobatic kick clear.

Graham Dorrans replaced Hoolahan in Neil’s final change. Mbokani spurned two chances in the space a seconds when he first lobbed wide 22 yards out with Boruc to beat and then lashed an angled shot at the Polish keeper’s legs.

Bournemouth sealed the win in the 75th minute when Afobe crashed home Daniels’ cross eight yards out on the volley after the wide player had pounced on Bassong’s miscued clearance to embarrass Martin down the Cherries’ left.

Brady’s strike was blocked and then Howson’s cross was too high for Jerome as Norwich probed for a scant consolation.

• Bournemouth: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Gosling (Kermorgant 90), Surman, Pugh, Arter (O’Kane 80), Daniels, Smith, Stanislas, Afobe (Murray 84). Subs (not used): Federici, Iturbe, MacDonald, Distin.

• Booking: Arter (ungentlemanly conduct, 48)

• Goals: Gosling (10), Daniels (54), Afobe (75)

• Norwich City: Rudd, Martin, Bennett, Bassong, Brady, Odjidja (Redmond 56), Howson, Tettey, Jarvis (Jerome 56), Hoolahan (Dorrans 69), Mbokani. Subs (not used): Ruddy, Wisdom, Mulumbu, Olsson.

• Booking: Rudd (foul on Afobe, 42)

• Added on time: 2 minutes / 4 minutes

• Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorks)

• Attendance: 11,065

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  • Of topic! Its catching. I blame Citty Man for this crashing of stan dard's.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Wiv! If I'd meant "three to four gallons" that is what I would've said. What I did try to say, within the constraints of this communication platform is 3\4 (of a) gallon. Hows about 0.75 gallons? Bvgger it - 6 pints. Btw; three to four gallons is 24 - 32 pints. 8 pints to the gallon, or 4.54 litres. An 11 gallon keg\cask is 50 litres (near enough). Of topic, I'm delighted that City man has a Mercedes. That sort of thing must help compensate for other deficiencies. Does it have a personalised number plate? The likes of PEN 1S or B055 IAM? My favourite vehicle is my Royal Enfield Bullet. It may be 55 years old and only have a single cylinder but it's got a long stroke.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • But there again I could keep carrow rd and turn it to a concert and sports etc arena so many possabiletys if I was a rich mam Llllllllllla all day Long it I were a rich man . Lol.

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    City man

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • If I was a billionaire what would do with city well give the manager the money to buy queily players ,then there is the ground well I would look at the cost of a new stand and what is the ground worth as it is now if it was a worth lot more than the stand would cost . Then do I build the stand or sell the ground rent from developers until i build a new 40.000 seater ground at the Conley training complex then when finished let carrow road go to a new developer to do want they want with it ? . I wonder what insults I get know..?

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    City man

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Stew pyd . I have been there when I was younger own cars you never heard of but we all have to start there unless they come from a weathly back ground like the the Beckham kids they won't want for anything and will be rich one day the lucky ones . . My grandson will have to start the same way , you a normal level head you young guy who have respect for they elders .To get respect back.

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    City man

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • …..Morning City Man!..I only drive a 'Y' Reg Ford Focus, bought second hand for cash!…car spends most of it's time wrapped up in the garage...I don't seem to get overtaken too often, when on the go, unless some idiot breaks the speed limit!... I don't travel more than about 100 miles a week!….But I eat well!…very well!...I don't play a violin either!…never have done!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Barking wise , Nice of you to ark yes I do own my Mercedes and yes I bought it out right with no finance many thanks.

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    City man

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Have we actually won a match this season when the keeper has worn that ridiculous pink kit ?. Ditch that along with the rugby style design 3rd kit they wore at stoke, how any player can give there best whilst wearing outfits more suitable for the circus ring is beyond me. COYY.

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    "Bin here all me life"

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • When you say "run a Mercedes", City Man, I'm assuming that you own it as well, rather than just polishing it and topping up the oil on a Sunday afternoon for the rich geezer next door. To answer your question, my car is a Rolls Canardly. If you haven't come across one of them, ask Cutty. He's been in it. Or ask your wife. She sounds pretty clued up. And at the same time you can ask her to write Mr McNally's bonus payment in your next post, because after your second attempt (£500'000 [sic]), I'm afraid I'm none the barking wiser. Meanwhile, I wish you and your business a happy and prosperous new year.

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    Barking Wise

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Cheer up guys, 136 posts and only baguio, LittleYellowBirdie and urban seagull get close to the reasons for this defeat. Quite simply the seeds were sown 30 mins in to Wed's game against Stoke. Not only 24 hrs less between games, 700+ miles travelling but above all 60 mins with 10 v. 11! Add to that the loss of O'Neil in central midfield, and it's easy to understand why we were out-played by Bournemouth. The two teams have similar pedigree and, aside from Afobe, we had beaten them at our last two meetings. How some of you belittle our players, write about your 2 or 3 game weekend heroics, and fail to see the blatantly obvious is beyond me. Apart from the usual suspects berating the board, we now have more than Stew calling for AN's head. Given our 9 from 12 points at the turn of the year and how we were edging it at Stoke for the first 30 mins, AN had every right to expect 6 more by now. In which case we would be 13th and in relative safety, but that's how fine the edges are in the PL. I do question why he persists with RM when Wisdom is fit, and I think he should have started with CJ, given that Mbokani had run his heart out for 75 mins at Stoke; but I still believe we have every reason to expect survival under AN.

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    Reg Breeze

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Well said Derby Canary! Many fans agree with you even if they don't post on here.

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    Green man

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Barking wise, the pay out that that McNally got was a bonus payment of just over the £500'000 it was on the net and in local papers . If you check you will see I am right and the other board members no doubt had a payment to but it was kept quiet . Company's do that before for they release annual figure . You might be loyal but --------- .

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    City man

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • 61cararie . Who rattled my cage well most of you on here mainly some of you are only on here to give in sults to others because they don't like other fans views.

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    City man

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Barking W . Sorry I forgot I do run a Mercedes as well as my wife's car what do you run.

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    City man

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Barking wise . Thank you very much for asking my business is doing very well thanks didn't know you where concerned just because my spelling it's good don't mean I can't run a business I have my wife to do all letters regarding that thanks .

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    City man

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Brew are you advocating 6 pints of Robinsons or as I read it between 18 and 24 pints. hic

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Re Redmond, let the wingers do the winging and the full backs hold their station and do the defending. We are not good enough to have defenders overlapping into out of position positions so that the wingers end up having to position themselves in defensive positions vacated by the fullbacks winging their way into wing positions. Redmond has lost his confidence. He needs to feel he has someone solid behind him holding the line for the counter attack. Less of an issue on the right when Olssen and Brady play as they should be able to be interchangeable, but they still need to ensure the defensive cover is in place and not both wing their way up the pitch.

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Dreby Canary - Delia should've stuck to managing Cletic! ;-) Seriously though, DC, your comment prompted me to look at what I said, and it wasn't that "moany" really. I bit of mood-lightening (attempted) and whistful memories of that big bookie's beer voucher I got for the ManU result. Riches to rags. (That IS a bit moany!).

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • wow so many comments but to pick the theme Why don't the Board come clean and tell us where we stand re resignations signing policy etc. It is obvious to Blind Freddie , Deaf Dave and all the supporters we need a right back (Pinto ?) a Central Defender to support Bennett a class mid fielder and a miobile striker THEY COST MONEY 25% premium if you don't do it in August OR do we prefer to be around the promotion chase in the Championship. After 2 down Saturday I wondered what he had on the Bench the answer nothing CJ great worker but same as M Bokani, Redmond just dreadful this season and the rest same as he had on field. O'Neill stupid loss, Vadis has potential but he has to track back

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    TonyfromThailand

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • .....JLN....Could be that his head with the haircut and the beard, are fighting for dominance over his feet in those trainers!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • One comment, what the heck as happened to Redmond ?

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    John L Norton

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Before posting this I have taken a breath. I've slept on it. I've had a word with myself. ....And I'm still angry! I cannot believe our players were so lazy, uncommitted and wasteful. All that hope and expectation looking forward to the match ....and we didn't even bother to compete. There is something rotten at the heart of a Club that allows the worst player on the pitch to continue as Captain. Not only is he slow, out of position a lot , but also cannot inspire, lift or lead a team on the pitch. Again Bassong could not be bothered to put in a challenge and gave their striker a free header for their first goal. It was embarrassingly poor. Something needs to change or we WILL godown, no question.

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Over 120 comments.... not bothering to read but assume the following happen (1) bemoaning the fact we got gubbed (2) Martin and AN other blamed in full (3) "Sack AN" types (4) City man. So in response (1) yep we got gubbed. We gubbed them at our place. This is a tough league it'll happen. (2) Martin can be awesome as cover and has played a number of good games this season (Inc Liverpool, Aresenal& Both Manchester clubs) but he appears to be the scapegoat of choice. (3) you are wrong. (4) if you have been able to read this far I'm amazed but obviously it was Delia's poor defending that cost us today. I still believe. I always do and I'm missing the game next week too to umpire hockey. Sigh.

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    DerbyCanary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • It was very painful to watch in all shapes and forms ie A supporter at the ground, via the internet or suffer it all again on Match of the Day. Yes, we all need to believe in AN and hopefully he will get the same respect and desire to win from all the 1st team and squad players it did'nt seem like it yesterday though. So, its a long hard week ahead down on the training ground to try and get it right for next weekend.

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    canaryjack58

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • That was a fair bet, net. The odds couldn't have been too special though. I only got 7\1 when I put £20 on us to beat ManUre the other week. 3 weak performances later, it's hard to believe that even 3\4 gallon of Robinson's "Trooper" would've made me that optimistic.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Custards probably ckecking out the merc viano forensically for dna to see if his mystery man was in it. He will be back in top form as usual soon.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • …..to quote Axle!...'We must be ready and play a lot better than that'….Spot on Axle!!….Your small bit in that is to make sure they are ready !...In body and mind!….Followers of the performances have very little input at the sharp end, apart from yelling 'Who are you' and the first line of the chorus of 'On the Ball City'!….Armchair MOGs like myself can only comment upon what they witness by way of the Internet and TV and report their findings back to you by way of these columns…..Some of it is falling on fertile ground I perceive, but your reaction appears slow, and you seem adamant that only you have the answers to our current predicament!….Stand back and take another look before it becomes too late!…..please!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Just to clear this up, they are referring to custard. Just because Norwich lose a couple of games doesn't mean he is not right. I agree with him, you have to look at the bigger picture and it is realistic to expect a club our size to struggle the year after gaining promotion. They can still win big games as proved away at Man U !

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    Johny

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Quite right, City man. It is intolerable that the nasty, ascorbically acidic, Barking Wise so cruelly exposes your inarticulacy and arithmetic... Exam questions, to test that business cause (sic) wot you done (sic): 1) As you enter your office, are the debits by the window and the credits by the door, or vice versa? 2) Do you avoid looking out of the window in the morning, in order that you have something fresh to do in the afternoon? 3) Did you rip off the poor dupe who bought your season ticket? 4) What kind of joint is a "premiseship"? 5) Are you really comatose, as implied by Barking?

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Who the hell rattled your cage Cityman. If you bothered to read Stew Pydsodds posting you would see that he was referring to someone who had not appeared this morning so get off my case.

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    61canarie

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I am not blaming the board for the following reason. At the start of the season the 'football section' is given a transfer budget for the season. It can be increased by selling players such as Grabban and Johnson. Logic says there is plenty of money in said budget as incomings cancel out the outgoings and then some.[ wages will come out of the wages budget, closely related but seperate.] Thus the money is there to buy. We then look at our recruitment team and there be the potential problems.Its the so called football experts at that level, that persue, talk to and otherwise engage with the agents and players that Alex Neil puts forward on his like to have list.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • 61 canrie you really are such -------- I run my own business and I don't take a wage I have a share of profits one a year there are some very small mind trolls on here gor nothing to but insult others get a life or grow up.

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    City man

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I read the dribble of some and think probably some jealous Ipswich fans, hahahaha jumping on the bandwagon. We are going to struggle some games, we are not robots, every team blips from time to time. We ain't in the relegation places. I think we will get enough points. We can compete evident just recently, but Bournemouth expected a tougher game but luck to them, we just never turned up.

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    sWeEtCoRn&PEaS

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Could not resist adding to your posting Stew Pydsodd. We know who you mean and I think he is probably busy with his crayons and colouring book.

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    61canarie

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • We have a couple of players who let their heads drop as soon as we go a goal down, they both need replacing. Hopefully Pinto will be given a run out next week at right back and I pray that we also find a decent centre half. Given all the preseason hype about Mulumbo, can anybody explain why Howson was preferred as a holding midfielder when he cannot tackle, I actually thing he then gets in Tettey's way such that the latter also fails to perform at his best. Howson is seen as a must player by Alex but for me he is an attacking midfielder who can do a job to the right if you employ over lapping full backs. We can only move on from this but others below us, such as Newcastle are now starting to pick up form, the time to act Board is now, bring in a couple of players who can play immediately pronto.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Such a predictable result yesterday only good thing I had £100 on Bournemouth to win the game what a result no problem never in doubt

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    net

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Didn't see the game but by all accounts seems like one to forget. Reading the comments though Norwich fans appear to lack the understanding that AN is a young inexperienced manager. As such he will get it wrong. However he is very talented and does get it right more often than not. Given time he will build NCFC into a premier league force. Have faith, enjoy the good days and learn from the bad

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    Norwichtrev2311

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Didn't see the game but by all accounts seems like one to forget. Reading the comments though Norwich fans appear to lack the understanding that AN is a young inexperienced manager. As such he will get it wrong. However he is very talented and does get it right more often than not. Given time he will build NCFC into a premier league force. Have faith, enjoy the good days and learn from the bad

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    Norwichtrev2311

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • .....112 Comments so far!.....but there is one notable absentee!.....Don't tell me he has run out of steam, and squiggles!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • The modern footballer is a total waste of time they all go on about playing three games in nine days oh dear poor little pretty -boys they play for 90 minutes what would they do if they had to train for a real career that took real commitment to achieve a goal

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    net

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Let's get rid of this silly little pink goalkeeping outfit these pathetic looking little boots all different colours let's get this team pounded some sand , let's get cold let's get training forget the golf course and spending all day in the betting shop let's do some training and work out get fit

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    net

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Seen at least two comments on here about the resignation of Alan Bowkett and how no reasons have been forthcoming. I raised this point the other week and also added the departure of our head of marketing. The board still expects supporters to buy their season tickets, shirts,scarves,etc. and eat and drink at the ground.. Seems like a one way street. If they expect, why can we not expect for the board to be open with us on every thing happening at Carrow Road. Explain why these people left. This is supposed to be a family club and yet sometimes it is more like a dictatorship. Feeling to depressed to discuss the players.

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    61canarie

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • …..Adrian Bailey…..Your first sentence put our problem into a nutshell!….Your second compounded the reasoning!…..Whatever is happening at Colney, or on the bus, to make us put out such an unprepared string of individuals?….We must have got more than one bad apple in the barrel!….We decided to hand Man City a win without a fight...Suicide was committed against Stoke, and there was a no show yesterday….The manager is responsible for bringing his players together...but the exact opposite seems to be taking place!…..

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • We seem to go on about underperforming bad game funny and ironic how it's against Watford and Bournemouth team that we need to beat we may look pretty in our little pink goalkeeping kit and all the little pretty looking hair dos we don't have any defenders that look like Steve Bruce all busted up true looking defender committed to the course all we are is a bunch of pretty boys with no backbone no drive and no commitment when they get beat like that should lose a weeks pay minimum

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    net

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Urban seagull Ed Balls brother is senior director of one of the largest investment funds in the world . Ideal for finding a new owner. Didn't you Michigan that Bournmouth is owned by a Russian oligarch? Even so they don't seem to have a few hundred quid to spare for sticking numbers on the back of seats. Caused chaos for us fools that made the effort to travel to Bournmouth yesterday . Pass pass pass across the pitch then lose the ball and can't cope with the opposition' s athletic counter attacks.

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    Canterbury Tales

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • urban seagull. With regards to the AB resignation, my sources tell me it concerned something that happened behind the scenes at the Watford game. What I am led to believe is that a senior member of staff was completely out of of order and was asked to apologise for their actions. They wouldn't and so as a point of honour AB resigned.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Various comments on here about formation and personnel tell us what we already know - that we lack strength in depth. I'm not sure that changing anything would have altered the result, though it might have limited the damage. Given that we played on Wednesday and Bournemouth on Tuesday, and that we had to travel and they didn't, put us as a distinct disadvantage. Pub team players will sneer, but as this level, small margins make a big difference. The same thing happened to West Brom yesterday, losing 3-0 at Southampton after an away game on Wednesday. I'm expecting a much better performance next time. OTBC

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    urban seagull

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • We had to go 2 down before the team was adjusted to go for a win. We should have been going for a win from the start and, as I said elsewhere, only 1 striker on the bench for a must win game when the striker on the field had played the full 90 with a lot of running on Wednesday was ludicrous.

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Ok so this 1 upfront business was introduced to stop the flow of goals conceded at the cost of fluent attractive football...Hows that working out AN

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    AC Canary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Michigan, I completely agree. It isn't negative to try and identify what keeps going wrong at our club. Negativity is hiding your head in the sand. The idea that Ed Balls has been brought in to find new owners for the club is extremely far-fetched I'm sorry to say. Alan Bowkett's resignation a couple of weeks after the AGM clearly wasn't planned, and the absence of any explanation tells its own story. The only way for the fans to put any pressure on the board by boycotting season ticket renewals, and we all know that won't happen, given how far demand exceeds supply. As a result, the fans have unwittingly become part of the problem. Very sad, and the only lights at the end of the tunnel are those of the 'Relegation Express' heading towards us once again. But we can stay up, and I think we will.

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    urban seagull

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • The buck stops at AN for yesterdays performance according to me. He is the man motivator for every game, and if he can't fire them up then no one else can. We don't seem to do be able to complete transfers, or even start the same team twice on the trot. Whatever has happened to Redmond? At his age, and with the talent he has, should be tearing at fullbacks every chance he gets. He has reverted to a square ball player like so many others of late. Is RM the best we can field at right back? I'm sure that every team we play se this flank as one of the weakest in the premiership. If we cannot, or will not splash the cash this window then please bring back our loanees and give it a go. I would personally see us go down fighting than the dismal performances of late. 1969 I stood in the barclay and sung along withe rest of them " we'll support you evermore". That has not changed over the years but please NCFC give us something to be proud of not this latent, lacklustre bull.

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    Adrian Bailey

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Wow, just seen the attendance - 11,506??? They must have a billionaire owner to afford the players they are buying, and pay their wages. There are some strange posts on here - either deliberate wind-up merchants, or just happy with poor performances like today and therefore relegation. Doesn't everyone want their team to continually improve? If not, why not?

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Thank goodness for Pablo and Barking Wise excellent posts ,level headed and positive.As for City Man I think no comment is the best response .Yes it was a terrible performance but sh"t happens.New signing needed obviously but come on we can do this.COYY.

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    rikki nadir

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I've been following Norwich since the late 1940s and yesterday's game has to be the poorest in terms of effort I've seen. Is this the same group which beat Man Utd a few weeks ago? The team just didn't turn up . It was as though they'd never played football before and someone had gone through the general idea of the game with them - but not very well. They looked lost, there were countless pass-backs to Rudd often from the Bournemouth half and players were robbed of the ball far too frequently. We supporters are the one constant in the club, players, managers, even owners move on but we stay which ever league they're in. Because of this I do think we should not be kept in the dark on what is happening, for example I, like many, wish to know why Lafferty has not been given a start - there may be very good reasons and if so please tell us!

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    PerthCanary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I despair sometimes reading these forums. There appears to be a sizeable group out there desperate for us to fail so they can spout their views on here. We need a reality check. We are the poorest team by a longshot in this league, hence we struggle to compete for players. Bournemouth are bankrolled by a Russian billionaire hence they can afford to splash the cash in relative terms. We are punching above our weight. 17th has to be the aim this season and after that we should have finances to really strengthen. Don't get me wrong, a number of our players aren't good enough for this league but we can't afford wholesale changes yet. The transfer window has a couple of weeks to run. If no signings come in by the end then will be the time to hold the board to account but don't expect the local media sycophantic media to do so, they have their vested interests to protect. I for one will back the team and hope for the best. All this negativity is counter productive.

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    Canaryboy65

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • The display against Bounemouth was all down to poor management. AN sent out the wrong team with the wrong tactics, in the wrong frame of mind. He is showing his inexperience by constantly changing the line up and tactics. Norwich do not have the quality that they can hope to compete in open play by attacking the other teams. Time to stop the chopping and changing, park the bus, and grind out the points.

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    Indiabill

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I despair reading comments on this site sometime. It seems that there are a lot of keyboard warriors out there waiting for us to fail so they can slag all and sundry off I'm not enamoured with the boards transfer dealings however I recognise that we are the poorest team in this league by a longshot. If anyone can find a Russian billionaire Norwich fan out there then please do. The talk of the premiership money is irrelevant as every other team is financially stronger. The window still has a while to run, if after that time no signings come in then it will be time to question the board, not that I expect the local sycophantic media to do so as they've got their vested interests to protect. We just need to finish 17th this season and then push on. Our away form has always been dreadful, I remember the late 70s when we went 42 away games without winning! Get behind the team, that's what true fans do.

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    Canaryboy65

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • see capt russ is praising bournemouth rather than pinpoint his own inept display,herewith replay first goal,left winger gets the ball in space capt russ lays off 7 or 8 yards ,winger merely looks up ,waits put the ball in good position, centres,headed away ,played straight back to the winger ,this time capt russ still lays off ,winger looks up,does not fancy his left switches to right foot looks up centres goal,of course the winger could have walked by capt russ to the byline,but choose to that for the rest of the game,capt russ tried a rugger tackle on some one passing him ,but too slow to catch him,maybe why norwich have conceded more goals from crosses than anyone else {bbc },can understand why some people cant respect Neil as experienced,discerning as to players abilities or indeed a master tactician,only once in 9 games have city won when conceding first,,,rest my case ...off on a super seniors sabbatical for 2 weeks so any abuse toward me will fall on deaf and absent ears,off the ball city Need someone to put the ball in the net ?there is a lad at sheffield wed scored 5 goals in last 4 games ,scored goals everywhere ,Baguio,except of course Norwich....Neil you have to stop listening to jaemae ,swallow your ego ,he is a snip at 2.5m name sounds something like nohooper

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    dis dressed

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • I feel sorry for Alex N. He must be very frustrated that the board are either not capable or not willing to give him the tools to do his job properly. Yet teams that are struggling along with us such as Bournemouth, Newcastle and Sunderland are currently spending big on well known experienced players to try to buy themselves out of trouble. No wonder he's confused about what team to pick or tactics to use when his board are incapable of providing him with the players that he really needs in order to do his job. With our board it seems nothing but empty promises from them to the manager and to the fans.

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    Honest Injun

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Limp pathetic performance and no positives to draw. Worse still Brady was wearing a foot brace when he boarded the coach. Spoke to a few of the players and Russ summed it up when he said that Bournemouth worked harder. Poor match.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Worst 4 teams in prem are us, villa,Swansea & Sunderland. Very worrying as Sunderland always escape. Agree we need to try 2 striker system as single striker is not working and also is boring

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Pablo, I couldn't have put it better myself. City Man, I COULD have put it better myself.......but that's not saying much. I would like to be able to add numeracy and literacy to the long list of virtues which have doubtless made you and the business you run what they are today. So, could you please clarify something. This bonus of Mr McNally's of which you speak, was it £500 or £5,000 or £5,000,000 or 50p. I know it's tedious, but choosing whether to use a coma or a full stop and then deciding where to put them are quite important in the final reckoning.......as I'm sure your accountant will tell you when you float your business on the stock market.

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    Barking Wise

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • pablo. No-one is saying Delia and co haven't been great for NCFC over the years, but now they just do not have enough resources to own and maintain a PL team. Time to move forward with new owners who have the resources to maintain at least a mid-table PL team.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Afraid i must agree with those calling for nigel pearson, AN is out of his depth at prem level and is too stubborn to even give Laffs a start or even explain why he refuses to give him a chance even though our current bunch of so called strikers have failed miserably. We are no better off than under Hughton, and remember we left it fartoo late to replace him, we need prob 6 wins from16 to stay up, but as we always concede how can we hope toscore 2 plus to win with a negative lone striker with no service. Its not too late YET but time and games are fast running out!!!!

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    John Newson

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • I was ashamed to call us a premiseship team after this match some fans on here are being see what I've been saying . for a long time . This board only wants to get to the premiership to bag the millions spend very little and are happy to go back down and collect the payment for being relegated wich will keep them going for up to two years and then have another go to get promoted .Thats all they are interested in doing and don't what to be a established prem club it come at a to high cost that scares them and don't care a hoot about the fans , they don't want to learn from all the past mistakes in all the previous stays in the premiership as long as you turn up every game are making money and the interest on it . This will never change under this board and owners while 80% of the fans back Delia and co I've been following city since the seventy know I've had anuff I have sold my ticket and if anyone who followers Norwich and are not at all happy what the board and owners are doing with this club then do the same as I have done and let some other fool have your ticket rather than just moaning .

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    City man

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Pablo what rubbish of cause the board members get payed it it's called bonus payments at the end of the finace year the same as McNally got payed £ 500.000 bonus. I done a business cause and run my own .

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    City man

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Nobody played well but next game please drop Russ for Wisdom and put Olsson back in and move brady up in front of him. Why would we play our new Left sided player Brady at LB and then have Vadis who is a central midfielder in front of him ??. Easy to make comments after we lose but the majority see Russ as a liability and our midfield slow and non creative. Time for AN to stop his love in with certain players.

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    Jimhow

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • So much nonsense on here. Yes, it sounds like a very poor performance and we're now closer to the relegation mire; but why criticise Delia and the board? She and her husband saved the club from bankruptcy in 1996(?). As far as I'm aware she makes no money out of the club. As fans we put up with mediocrity for a while but we've had a number of great (and one not so great) seasons since Lambert became manager. We are the poorest club financially in the Premier League, in terms of our owners" wealth and the transfer market is a difficult place. WE don't know why X or Y haven't signed so all sorts of speculation goes on and it's largely pointless. As for getting new owners, well ultimately that's up to Delia and Michael, tho' I do occasionally worry about the succession. I certainly would not want to be owned my Middle Eastern royalty like Manchester City, whose owners carry out human rights abuse. We're one of the few 'locally' owned clubs left in the PL and there's some merit in that. As for AN - stick with him - when we win he's a tactical genius and when we lose we need to get shot of him. Do the people who make all these comments have any knowledge, indeed do they really think? I'm sure they love the club and I'm with them there. But be careful about what you wish for.

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    pablo

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • maybe pick Whittaker for the next game at least he can score.

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    Robin Sydney

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Ps Martin was C..p again today ! Got skinned all afternoon why is he selected??

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    dave123

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • If we do stay up this year,I think we will just! We need a bloody good clear out,also for gods sake try Laffs and bring back Hooper I don't suppose they will be given the chance because our usual faces up front are doing so well. I know we are only Norwich City in the same vein as probably 60 per cent of the premier league and we are what we are,but in a really important game as today we just weren't up for it the fans of this club deserve more,a lot more I'm afraid,for me a wasted,cheated,afternoon. Sorry

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    butty

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Interesting to hear so many people asking for the owners and directors heads. Delia and co have done great for NCFC right up until the time we went into the PL last time. However, being a PL club needs a rich owner, and it is time for the current regime to move on (with our thanks) and install someone who wants to use some of their fortune on boosting their ego with building and owning of a top football club. I am hoping Ed Balls has been installed as Chairman to find us a new owner. Not someone who just wants to use us as a tax write-off, but someone with a genuine interest in football and building and maintaining a solid PL team. In the past I have been slated for this, but I still live in hope. After today, if anyone is not convinced, then maybe Championship or lower football at Carrow Road will be the only way.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Robin Sydney, re. comparing us unfavourably with West Brom. Like us, they had an away game on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, and they also lost 3-0 at Southampton today. At this level, that sort of thing can be telling. Obviously there are deeper issues, but I wouldn't be surprised if fatigue was a factor. Bournemouth didn't have to travel over 700 miles like we did, and they also had an extra day to recover. I fully expect a much better performance next week.

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    urban seagull

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Well said.

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    Robin Sydney

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • the problem is when our players continually put in abstract performances the chances of being dropped are zero because the rest of the squad are either injured, out of favour and will never get picked or not match fit. Simple. There is zero competition for positions in the squad. Jerome knows if he is on the bench one week he will be picked the next as we will only swap players not drop them. Also Norwich do not look Fit enough to compete they are not strong and do not chase for 90 minutes teams like Watford, WBA, Stoke and other mid table teams do. The following players are either too inconsistent or just not good enough anymore Im sorry to say, Martin, Bassong, Redmond, Hoolahan, Mulumba, Dorrans, Olsson, Ruddy. We cannot blame one player its several, and Im sure today if we played Hull, Boro, Derby or even Burnley away we would have lost by the same margin. Bournemouth understand their situation they have a Manager who is realistic and gets the most out of their squad, unfortunately Norwich do not turn up in the first half, they do not fight to win, and rollover with ease. I fear it is too late to change until the deadwood is gone. Too old too slow. Finally tell us why AN Lafftery does not derserve a run of 3 to 4 games as our striker? We want to know as fans. He may not be the saviour but at least it gives us fans something to review and assess and talk about, his performances. At the moment we have the same old rubbish week in and week out from the same faces.

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    Robin Sydney

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • We're not joined up. No real linkage from back to front. How often has that been NCFC's problem in the PL? We beat Villa, 10 man Southampton and a painfully weak Man Utd., and thought we were on our way. We're not consistent enough. Something has happened to Redmond, lost his spark, fearful of running at the opposition (probably afraid someone will get the ball, run it down the wing past Martin and get a goal). He should have gone central when Hoolahan came off so he didn't have that worry. Mbokani would be tired after Wednesday's efforts. So we put one striker on the bench for a must win game. Lafferty should have been on the bench. Not to say he would have definitely made a difference, but it would have been an option when we finally went to two strikers.

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    Surrey Canary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Missed out "club", as most of the directors have

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    Yellowfirebird

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Have to ask what the directors of this football want to achieve? It explains the position we are in.

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    Yellowfirebird

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Andy Evans, I totally agree. Have our fans learnt nothing? Same pattern as under Worthington and Hughton could be repeating itself yet again - different manager, different players, same old board. The board see a season in the Prem purely as an opportunity to milk the parachute money - Delia herself has made it pretty clear that she prefers us to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond. Please don't fall for it again, City fans, and hang the manager out to dry instead of focusing on the real issue. Which is, that the club's No.1 priority is financial security, so that the majority shareholders can reject any and every offer of financial backing that could threaten their control of the club. Football comes a poor second. It's remarkable that Worthington, Hughton and Neil have achieved so much, under the circumstances. And btw, why did Alan Bowkett resign as Chairman a couple of weeks after the AGM. Someone must know.

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    urban seagull

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Hilarious. I got blasted about my rant about resting players against Man City and stating AN is just not that great. So a week later. Destroyed 3 times by 3 Prem Teams. Any side with R Martin as Captain will go down. Any side that continues with 1 up front will go down and finally not buying players..joke. absolute mess us fans know it. And when we do buy a player or have young talent they either get loaned out to perform or need their passports examined for 6 weeks before they are fit. Mess There are many defenders in Englands lower leagues better than ours..buy them..pay money..and show ambition and agree we got a Manager who now is losing control. Poor tactics..Weak squad and a changed team every week.. Why rest players when confident. MAN CITY FA Cup attitude has done this ....i rest my case.

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    Robin Sydney

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Good grief does Stew really want Neil Adams back? His reign was a disaster and leading us to League 1. As soon as AN came in we started moving in the right direction, he needs support and maybe he might not keep the momentum up but he is one of the best 3 managers we have had in the past 20 years.

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    JohnnyH

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • At the match today absolute drivel!! .And do you know the most embarrassing bit this afternoon is when the Bournmouth fans were singing Grabban left because your s@@t !!. I think they have a point don't you. We need a striker and quick the regulars we have ,have had their chance,under this system it's not working,today they didn't even look like scoring,mind you the rest looked rubbish as well,none of them seemed up for it,also we were lucky that Rudd wasn't sent off like he should have been because if he had have been God help us and at least somehow we kept it down to only 3 goals Please sort this Alex and quick because as the Bournmouth faithful were singing,we were s@@t. !!

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    butty

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Some of you idiots really need to get a damn grip Alex neil is doing all he can without the full backing of a board which claim they will back him in the market, if this doesn't change all I can see is us staying up and Paul lambert all over again where Alex has had enough and walks away! Yes today was shockingly awful no doubts but seriously calling for Alex's head have a word with yourselves

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    Andy Evans

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • We just don't seem to learn from the past , play dank miserable football , using sub-standard players with no drive or determination , end result will always be the same . Relegated . Kept my silence for a while but not now , Rudd is not the answer in goal , Martin has to go , Brady was signed because he was a decent winger so why the hell is he always played at left back . Why was Bradley Johnson allowed to go when we lack any bite in the midfield . What's the logic in buying a player that you don't trust to play in the premier league ( Pinto ) . Grabban allowed to leave but no replacement even close . To stay in this division we have to spend and spend now , everyone else either is or will . We won't and we all know it .

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    mjc75

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Utter nonsense, Trev. There are plenty of us on here (and elsewhere) who are realists . I've been saying that this squad simply is not good enough to survive for long in the PL since the summer, and we need serious money spent on strengthening irrespective of whether we've just been tonked by Newcastle, Watford and Spurs or beaten Bournemouth (h) Man U or Southampton. The thing that frustrates many of us , including me, is that here it is, Jan 16th, over halfway through the season and still the strengthening that has been done has been minimal at best . How much longer do we have to wait until some real action is taken ?

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    Rick

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Have City won this season with our 'keeper in 'striker friendly' bright pink?

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    GolfingCanary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Remember these words for NCFC Board " We will get our business done early" Absolute B...ks as usual from Delia. AN gave you a re list of targets but still you cannot get these over the line, so there needs to be changes on the board ASAP.Lets bin some of these carrot crunchers and employ somebody capable of moving this club forward. Spouting the same c..p about people not wanting to move here is false and an excuse not to spend money,the reason quality players don't want to move here is the deal on offer i.e. Championship wages.If you want to survive pay the going rate!!!

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    dave123

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • What a classic Norwich 0 pointer double. We played great at Stoke, but were let down by one big mistake. We then follow up by not turning up for the next game. At times it's like we're afraid of sucesss, just like in the cups. One of the big problems is that the club and board have no ambition, and this rubs off on the players, and effects who we can get. Look at Leicester. They said they wanted European football, and it looks like they could get it. Realistically they knew that survival would be the primary aim this year, but that didn't stop them dreaming high and pushing for more. The best we want is to be another West Brom, or a bottom half version of Arsenal.

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    Chris Mugglestone

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Norwich- no striker to put ball in net- no consistent quality in midfield- no defence- non ambitious board= the reason why Alex neil will eventually WALK away! No hope.

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    repsol

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Victor meldrew , it's the same old story is down to money money money that the board won't spend .as for all the players they had line up early to be the first one in sounds like it was utter rubbish by the board to keep fans quiet no doubt . The board will make a compleat mess up on transfers as they did in the summer.

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    City man

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • I don't know why half of you on here bother to comment, when city win its if we carry on like this we should be OK, when they draw its we should have won that one and when they lose, its championship club at best, no talent in the squad, managers useless, when are you going to wake up to the fact that Norwich are what they are, an above average championship club and below average premier club, they are just like around twenty other clubs who have good times and bad times, they most certainly are not up there with the higher echelon of the premier, they do the best with what they have and what they can get hold of.

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    trev57

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • They have spent money on goal scorers, we haven't. They scored we couldn't. They won we didn't!

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    midlandcanary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Robbo , I've said that before weeks about AN all I got back was insults .he's the board puppet and they are pulling all the strings in time AN will learn like Lambert did and get fed up with the clubs penny pinching .

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    City man

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Yet again another lack luster peformence I said 0-2 defeat it turned out 0-3 I was close city are not out of trouble falling back down again one step forward 2 backwards I said before we are championship team with mostly championship players with some exceptions . I why would any player who's any good would take a big drop in there salary maybe as much as 20k plus a week to come to a team that are struggerling near at the wronge end of the league that could get relegated nobody unles they are desperate for a move.

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    City man

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Pinto can't come in soon enough, the way they were hammering us in the wide areas. Beyond that, striking how much of a difference not having O'Neill makes.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • …..STOP!... Take a deep breath!….Give your head a chance to clear! ...Ask! Are we any better as a football team than we were 2 years ago?….We had Hughton as our manager then!….We were in similar trouble….Not enough was being put into the dressing room by those responsible!…. The board decided that Hughton was not up to the standard required….and eventually he was asked to leave with his assistants!…..They had left it too late!…..A similar pattern is before us again!...How long will they wait this time before they take action?….Whatever Alex Neil and his aides are putting into the symmetry and spirit of this club is not working! ….we now look like a disorganised bunch of decent players… no longer a team!….For goodness sake you fanatics...stop believing this man from Hamilton is the answer to our prayers….he is only moderate to say the least!…..Lets get Neil Adams back pronto, and not leave it too late this time!…..

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Oh come on guys. I'm a Hooper fan but he's playing in the Championship and yet, did he look like a world beater today? No he didn't. Would he have scored if he had played for us today? I very much doubt it!

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    baguio

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Let's face it, Norwich are not premiership material! Championship maybe.

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    beverley

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • There is one quality manager waiting for a job Nigel Pearson,get him in before its to late to readdress.AN clearly out of his depth.Hooper scoring for fun,can't do it for Norwich,with this one striker system.Bournemouth showed us the way today.

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    Robbo

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Watched it on the laptop and we looked awful. Makes you wonder if AN is out of his depth in this league, I rearly cant see us getting out of this mess. Least we will be the richest club in the Chumpionship as cant see the board the loosening purse strings . Great to see Gary Hooper banging them in.

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    Tone the moan

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Our players are clearly not fit enough which is very worrying. I used to play 2 games a day even at the age of 40, I just don't know what is wrong with our players. Too slow, too old and bloody useless. AN has not got a clue, get him out and Pearson in now. He has no idea what our best team in, constantly changing it, no wonder players can't find the right pass. Won't be able to sign players now as there is only one worse side in the EPL and we are doomed.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • I wish Lafferty all the best when he leaves this useless club and I hope he produces and is a great success just like Gary Hooper is doing at Sheffield Wednesday scoring goals

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    net

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Manager should give us an explanation as to why Lafferty has not being given a chance it's totally ridiculous with their other two moppets we have a give them chance after chance to produce and they produce nothing

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    net

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Hooper scored 4 goals in the last 2 games.. But AN couldn't care less. Never given a proper chance..Got dropped after scoring a hat trick. AN Scottish or maybe Irish?

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    AC Canary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Question to A N. What happened to ( we're going to get our transfer business done early to give the new players time to bed in and give them the the best chance of helping our performances well we are half way through January so far we ve signed a kid for later on and a right back who isn't ready yet . Where is the clubs ambition ?? Get the cheque book out and spend some of the cash your sitting don't care what it cost s we need 2 centre backs at least 1 striker and a change of system if you don't score goals in this league you will go down

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    Victor meldrew

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Still 3 worse teams than us. We will survive

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • A new C.H. has been the main talking point but the way the team is playing we seem to need more players than we can hope to get. Little invention in midfield, Redmond still stopping instead of skinning the defender and our isolated C.F failing to convert the few chances that might come his way. If a new C.H. comes in how can one man transform such a poorly performing team.

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    61canarie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • #PaulWho Pinto totally blameless. Its the ones claiming ' he's not ready for the prem yet. Still being integrated' that i was having a dig at

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Lazy play, lazy players, can't defend and no goal threat from any of them to compensate. It appeared from the outset that we were going to lose. The system that Alex Neil is using doesn't work and he seems inflexible when it comes to changing it. Redmond offers nothing when he comes on, Mkobani holds up to a degree (who for?) but generally lopes about, Odidja cant man mark, or cross it seems , Martin lets his guy keep making crosses until he gets right. Bennett and Bassong..what a pairing, nine goals against in three games. We hardly ever look like scoring even in the games we've won, it comes as a suprise most times. Hoolahoop who I normally thank a higher power for, today stood around pouting when he lost the ball.. And McNally seems to relish the opportunity of 'its worse than death' going down because he's not attracting players to the club for whatever reason, usually money. All the renewed optimism after the previous terrible run has evaporated. Rant over.

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    Gruff

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Well, that's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. The only bright spot is that I saw the (mis)match on a crackly feed as opposed to trailing down to Dorset. Can there really now be anyone connected with NCFC that seriously believes that we do not need to make at least 3 quality signings in this window ? It is a damn good job we got those points over Xmas, otherwise we'd be doomed now. as it is it's wide open , and we've proved we can put a decent show occasionally. For the moment, I'm staying positive, but if we do not get quality in in the next week or so that'll dissipate pretty rapidly.

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    Rick

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • The Club needs new owners and has done for many years,and a new board of directors,with a new attitude.If the club is not an attractive proposition to a new buyer then we are saddled with more of the same

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Very poor play from City and painfull to watch.

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    Radshenko

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Bournemouth investing to stay up along with Newcastle who many considered doomed but will be above us in a game or two . Southampton buy a player of Charlie Austin quality for 4 Million while Norwich count their Grabban money. Too tight to stay up unfortunately

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    justin opinion

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • To Norwich City Board and Directors - Please see definition of 'Sport'. sport spɔːt noun 1. an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. We are a football club primarily - Please remember this and prioritise.

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    Raisedeyebrows

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Just returned to premier inn after watching the match and I feel totally deflated! I'm lost for words as to how bad this performance was. 3-0 defeat to Man City (didn't turn up), 3-1 defeat to Stoke(Gary O'Neil loses his head), and now this pathetic defeat to Bournemouth. We were outclassed in every department and frankly it should have been 6 ! And after seeing Benik Afobe play, I can't believe we didn't buy him, but we are talking about the board of directors at Norwich though so it is believable.

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    Beachfarmpark

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • We weren't very good today but I have to laugh when I see Pinto getting some of the blame! Get a grip chaps.

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    PaulWho

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • With no right back, no centre halves and a winger for a left back what can we expect? Oh a three nil drubbing. Sorry, just not good enough.

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    Expat

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • The players should be absolutely ashamed of themselves pathetic performance yet again

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    net

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • For all you Norwich city fans that made the journey today the board should be ashamed of the self the players should dig in their own pockets and refund all of you your expenses absolute shower of rubbish embarrassment to the Premier league

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    net

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • The picture at the top of this article says quite a lot about today's effort.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Good news John. Your sort are not needed at Carrow Road anyway. Plenty of real supporters are waiting for your ticket! Where do people get these ridiculous comments from?

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    baguio

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • It is so frustrating being a Norwich supporter. There are so many things going wrong. The directors say they want to make us a PL club, but do not invest - they are not PL club directors or owners in terms of money or ability. We play a few good games and get clear of relegation, then take it easy - the players are lazy. Robbie Mustoe (sp?) on NBC called us lazy - especially the Voo defending that gave the penalty. Our players just do not cover the same amount of ground or put in the effort that Bournemouth did today - the stats support this. We need a captain on the field who is dynamic and can get the players to perform. If AN does not sort this out now, we will go down. The players, directors, coaches, etc need to earn their wages. They are not doing so at the moment. In a game that is so key to our survival, how can we perform like this?

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • No surprise at today's result and let's give credit Bournmouth. Fully deserved. We are half way through arguably one of the most important transfer windows in the clubs history and still nothing of note except a right back who apparently isn't ready yet for Premiership football. So we still have a Championship standard squad. Lets say it again. We need a minimum of a goalscorer, 2 defenders and a quality midfielder. And we need them quickly. Bournmouth recognised the strength of their squad and did something about it at the start of the season and again now. We didn't. Newcastle and Sunderland are buying. We aren't. Austin to Southampton for 4 million. It would be interesting to know if we made any kind of approach. It is plain and simple. If we don't buy what we need then we will go down and we will deserve it.

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    Carts

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • 6 goals conceded in 2 games against lower half teams..dreadful. Martin ? Need we say more. I think the midfield needs a kick up the backside too. Our passing has been shocking. Will we spend even half of the 120m windfall ? I doubt it. In fact we have received more than paid out. The board will once again get away with it. It stinks from top to bottom

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    AC Canary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • The tight-fisted board are not interested in building a decent team to stay in the premiership.All they want is to get to the premiership every now and again,grab the money from Sky and go back down again.Today was the final straw as I have just tore up my season ticket renewal form.

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    John Summers

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • The excuse for Pinto is he was in a country that had a mid season break, so how do players from every other place that have a mid winter break manage to be fit enough to play for the teams that sign them

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • I did say that I was worried about KO being unavailable for three games. This game just proved it! Well done Jimmy (canary call). Talked a lot of sense!

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    baguio

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Sheer embarrassment! Why can't so many of our senior professional players show up? It isn't the first time this season and at this rate won't be the last. I can't see anyone wanting to sign for us. In which case it would be pointless continuing with a number of the current squad. So why not bring in some of the youngsters? They can't be worse, would certainly show more passion and commitment and at least give us fans something to cheer. As soon as I saw the team sheet I knew and Martin was on it, I feared the worst. This is totally unacceptable. Losing is one thing. Capitulating lamely is quite another.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Total rubbish,shipped nine goals in three games,we are going from bad to worse.You cannot see where the next win is coming from,we are in big trouble.The players are champoinship at best,we haven't learnt a thing from the last time we were in the Premiership.

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    Robbo

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • I hope this explodes the myth that an early FA Cup exit is good for League form, never has been, never will be. We need Swansea to fail to beat Watford and then hope we can win enough points from the other games as I don't think we will finish above Newcastle or Bournemouth

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    JohnnyH

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • I'm jumping up and down in temper GRRRRR what is going on??? We came away with nothing because we deserved nothing, there were mistakes all over the pitch, including the board - see, that's what happens if you pull your finger out and buy a player that knows where the back of the net is!!!! If we carry on like this we're going down, I and all the other supporters will still be here but they really don't deserve this. There will be such a massive gap in the transfer market if we get relegated again and then have to compete against teams that have been getting the volume of TV money for two years running. There have been players that we should have bought but slipped through our fingers because the board are clearly being tight - you might think you're saving a few hundred thousand today but my oh my you're going to have to spend millions because of it if we get relegated.

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    David Evans

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • A few bright spots, lots of effort, but not consistent enough on the details to be consistently good, win or lose. Current squad not displaying the quality to bridge the gap from a group of desperate Champs' to a competitive Premier team. Depressing to see us, once again, play the savior to another struggling team. I just hope we can bring in some real quality soon, even if that won't be easy to do!

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    Seattlescion

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • just heard Rusty on Radio Norfolk trying to defend the players. They are indefensible. He says that they had two away games in a few days. How many on this site either play or have played two matches in a weekend and had to pay your match fees for both games. These players are payed what the rest of us can only dream about and yet they insult the supporters with their performance. Those supporters who travel to support the team should have their outlay refunded. Players who do not give 110% to make up for lack of ability should be kicked out of the club. This continued performance will see us down

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    61canarie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Listened to the Goreham commentary. Even a partisan commentator like him (and Darel Russell) said this was one of the poorest City performances for a long time. What frustrates me most is how useless the person (or people) who conduct our negotiations for new players are. Frankly, they're incapable of negotiating their way out of a paper bag! They were reported to be after Afobe in the last window and failed, then again this window they allow Bournemouth to gazump us and the guy played well overall and to add insult to injury scored against us. Add to that all of the messing around over Naismith in the summer and again now and it says it all. No doubt with this track record, there have been others. They needed to sign a good negotiator before a chairman or anyone else for that matter. They're just too slow off the mark, and it's costing us precious points on the field. Bournemouth proved by their success today how things need to be done. We're just too slow all round - off the field and by today's performance on :-(

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    Honest Injun

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • ~VictorM . Current manager did not buy Ollsen . He bought Brady and Jarvis. Cruel but ..

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Great advert for Norwich City Football Club for any prospective signings.

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    Raisedeyebrows

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Oh and if I was Klose , qand watched that today, I would be telling my agent 'any one else interested'

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Surely this will be Martins last game for us. Whatever state Pinto is in he surely can't be as slow as Martin and hopefully he will be able to defend properly. I hope the new centre back will also be in place before the next game and then perhaps our back line will have a bit of steel to it. And what has Olssen done wrong to get him dropped . I hope AN can get this lot sorted.

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    VictorM

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Another great advert for Norwich City FC for any prospective signings ! Well done Mr McNally, too little, too late (Not for the first time) - The Board and Directors need to remember that first and foremost that Norwich City Football Club, first and foremost is a 'FOOTBALL CLUB' and not a 'Private Equity Company' that they can use to practice their management skills on and see how much money they can make. Please also see definition of 'Sport'. sport spɔːt noun 1. an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

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    Raisedeyebrows

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • After making 7 changes against Man Cty in the FA cup, and basically binning the game, Alex Neil was quoted as saying the next two games are the ones you should judge me on after making these changes, as the next two league games are so much more important. OK Alex , I will make a judgement, we were unlucky against Stoke [GoN cost us] and today we did not turn up. From a team winning 3 games out of 4 we have now lost 3 in a row and I bet our confidence levels are going down. So cant wait for your explanation as to todays no show.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • After the last two games I cannot see now where on earth another 17 points are going to come from, These performances are rubbish and we would struggle in the championship now. ALL AT NCFC NEEDS A GOOD HEART TO HEART come Monday morning before its too late. But then again we left it too late last time so we haven't learned anything.

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    vmarshall

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Did not see the match only painfully listened to it , but I am going to put in my two pennies worth , I think this performance shows how by not bringing in new blood we are struggling , we had the golden opportunity which most Cham clubs wont get we got re- promoted to the Prem and we blown it , I can't see any light at the end of the tunnel , even if we buy 5 wonder players , by the time there bloodied in its will be to late, I think AN is out of his depth , when your loosing 2 nil why did he not play 2 up front you may as well loose by 4 than 2 but at least you have a chance , 2 of our better players in my opinion are not used KL and GH. I think we must expect Championship football next season cause my reckoning is we will finish on 35 points which won't be good enough , we need to rebuild next year with a injection of new players and possibly manager.

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    iMac

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Mbokani proably the only player that showed up well although he should have score at one point. Unfortunately, because of the way he plays, we need someone else for him to use that can score the goal. Jerome looked good when coming on. Poor defending. Martin rubbish as usual. Next to games against liverpool and spurs......what will the response be?? OTBC

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    CityCanary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Rubbish from back to front,no one player can say they are prem standard.perhaps the board might see that too now.If only we had paid wolves and Afobe what they wanted!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Well done Bournemouth, they were everything that we were not. They attacked in numbers, defended in numbers, were passionate, ran off the ball, ran on the ball, busted a gut, didn't make silly individual errors, knew where each other was, cleared the first man on crosses, didn't kick the ball too long and thoroughly deserved the win. I can only laugh at our performance. Re transfers, there are two ways to look at it, one, who in their right mind would want to join us and two, if you are worth your salt you can't fail to impress compared to some of our incumbent. Ha ha ha, ho ho ho, what a laugh it's been today.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Urgh. So so lackluster in attack. We seemed to keep getting in quite good positions on the wing and then dilly-dallying around, checking back and passing inside until we inevitably gave it away and Bournemouth could break. Kept finding myself yelling (in my head) at them to just cross the bloody ball in! Mbokani is pretty good in the air too. Really poor against a team we should definitely not be looking really poor against. What's most worrying is that I don't think there was one specific area that we looked bad in, it was just all over.

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    Canarywary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Well having watched this game online i am glad I didn't have to pay. Not one player deserved there wages today and should refund the fans who made that long journey to watch this rubbish. Championship here we come.

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    stewie57

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Job done - that should put a stop to anyone else wanting to play for Norwich - now the City players can feel safe from being ousted by transfers in..

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    Surrey Canary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Please sort out this appalling defence PLEASE !!!!!!!!!

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    pezza61

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Why did we not buy Byram if pinto aint usable, and will klose actually join after seeing the abysmal display

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

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