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Norwich City boss Neil Adams insists the tide will turn after Sheffield Wednesday stalemate

18:09 25 October 2014

Lewis Grabban missed an early chance in Norwich City

Lewis Grabban missed an early chance in Norwich City's 0-0 Championship draw at Sheffield Wednesday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City boss Neil Adams insisted the tide will turn despite another winless Championship outing in a 0-0 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Canaries dropped down to sixth in the table, although cut the gap to leaders Derby to three points following the Rams’ home defeat to Wigan, after finding Owls’ keeper Keiren Westwood in inspired form at Hillsborough.

The Republic of Ireland international pulled off four fantastic stops to deny Lewis Grabban, Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond, with the unmarked Russell Martin powering a header wide in the closing stages, as City pushed for a winner to end a run of one league victory in the last six.

“That is how it has been but we are confident if we keeping playing like this we will be fine,” said Adams. “I was disappointed with the start. I thought we were too slow and predictable in our play. We didn’t pass it quickly enough. I thought we were very good in the second half. At Fulham we didn’t look creative enough in the final third. Today we were very good and we ran into a keeper in outstanding form unfortunately. It looked like the goal was coming to win the game.

“Our crossing was good, the movement in the box was good and we were getting shots away on target but the keeper was excellent. The manner of the performance was a positive. We have deserved a lot more in the last four or five games.

“The second half was as good as we have been of late and everyone in the ground would agree we probably deserved to win. We restricted Sheffield to very little and created five or six, not just half chances, but very good chances.”

Owls’ boss Stuart Gray hailed Westwood’s brilliance.

“It became the Keiren Westwood show in the second half, with save after save after save he was pulling off,” he said. “Norwich is a good side and were worried because they looked taller than us at set plays but Keiren showed what a top quality keeper he is with a man of the match performance.

That is the best I have seen him play since I was here. It shows the character of the man because he a shocker here last time for Watford’s second goal. It shows the mark of the man for me and the pride he has in his work and performance.”

80 comments

  • Sorry for boring you NMTD - I will stick to speedway in future.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Sorry nmtd, I'm still not an INIT, and I hope after you've bought Steely his half + your purse strings are loose enough for another guest. My optimist side btw still says we have the players to succeed. The pessimist in me worries it is reminiscent of last season when we believed all that was holding us back was the manager. Current form is a point per game. Goals dried up, one clean sheet. Also, be sure to watch FA Cup first round draw tonight, our third round conquerers are probably lurking in the bowl.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • What do they do at Conley all week they obviously don't learn much Of late it's been Oh he's given the ball away. Oh it's a poor final ball. Oh he should have scored By now we should be well out in front but we seem to lack the killer instinct , the defence splitting pass it seems playing Norwich all you have to do is put 9 men behind the ball and sit tight We don't know how to break teams down we need another dimension to our play come on N A buck them up or kick some butt were throwing too many points away already and come the end of the season I fear it will come back to haunt us the first season is the best chance to get back to the prem so let's be getting on with it

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    Victor meldrew

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Boring boring Steely, yawn. How'd ya think our accounts will be ......... fine and dandy. Do you have a pint glass I can fill just that bit over half full, my shout! INIT

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    nevermindthedanger

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Lobbo - you have been commenting on here long enough to know that you cannot get away with describing John Smith's Smooth as beer. As you are one of our more measured contributor's I am also worried with your comments on Quo Vadis. Another £4m down the drain. How will our accounts be looking this time next year.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Disregarding football for a moment, my attention was drawn to Burtie and your comment NFN. Obviously you are public school educated one can only assume, but with comments like that your not going to endear yourself to anyone on this site with your snobbery. So with that may I suggest you watch another sport, ie tennis and drink Pimms with the rest of your ilk.

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    Bald Canary

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Been defending NA to a Spurs fan, one from West Ham and a couple of ipsoops supporters . To cut a long chat short the view was that NCFC have the best squad in the championship and should be p***ing it. The only thing holding Norwich back is an inexperienced manager.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Having spent twenty minutes ploughing through the comments, is it unreasonable to request that the contributors attempt to write the Queens English? A few commas, colons or semi colons would be very welcome. Or is this NFN? With regard to the football, we have to give Neil time to develop this team. Grabban was a prolific scorer for Bournemouth and will surely be the same for us in time; Redmond is slowly progressing and Murphy is a star in the making. Hold your nerve.

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    Burtie

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • 'Brew', Sheffield Wed hospitality was excellent. The staff were magnificent, the food wonderful, (we're talking an excellent menu), most chose mini shepherds pies as a starter, double chicken ( one chopped with smoked ham in filo pastry) the other in tarragon sauce) and either cheese and biscuits or sticky toffee sponge to finish. Beer was John Smiths smooth. Box had a door with 8 super comfy padded seats in their own enclosure. They've moved on from tripe and there wasn't even anywhere to tie up your whippet before going in!

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • I share your concerns Bald canary. Current form is one point per game average. Last season that was our average after 14 games and it did not end well. Suddenly the fixtures to come look harder than they might a few weeks back. In fact, as Canary Girl astutely points out, since NA decided cup matches don't matter. Oh yes they do. Progress provides momentum, belief and fosters a winning habit. That was all lost at Shrewsbury as well as pride. Now we have a team cursing its luck and a manager believing it will all come right in the end. I hope so. As regards ownership, always contentious. I know Delia and co said long time ago they were open to offers. That however was during much harder times. Now the club is in profit I think they intend to stay awhile longer in the hope we will stumble back in to the PL but without a clue how to survive. Even Robert Chase had a plan.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Have noticed a few posts on here saying we are sixth and only 3 points off the top, quite right. But like us other clubs are also underachieving, but I think its only a matter of time before a couple of clubs click into gear and move away from the rest of the pack, and I fear under NA we wont be one of them. There is some good managers in this league, in NA hes ordinary, seems devoid or frightened of making that cutting edge decision in a match which can turn it in our favour. The board have to listen to the fans and learn from last season, because if results dont start to change in the next 6 matches, and we stick with the same, then we can forget promotion this season and will lose our best players.

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    Bald Canary

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • The only good thing to come out of the game was a clean sheet. Are the defence improving? Was Ruddy also inspired? Is the Adams honeymoon over already.? Seems to be lots of questions but very few answers.

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    goldie

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Hi, Lobbo. I hope you enjoyed your tripe, tatties & Shiraz! Is there some sort of sinister (£s) agenda with buying useless players from the Low Countries?? You can Winkel one out. Two is Fer enough. But is this a bridge Voo far??

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Why is Lambert now working for Fisher Investments and advertising in the Pinkun?

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    goldie

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • BigO, I admit to being a Roy Orbison geek! Golden Days before they end, In (your) Dreams, Running Scared, Penny Arcade. Two for Delia:- She Cheats on Me (not true) and She`s a Mystery to Me. All too soon, It`s Over. Am I The Only One? I`d rather have St.Dee than some dodgy potentate with an eye on property development. Though, the demolition of Carra Rud could open up a Southbound Jericho Parkway... On a serious note, I agree with Canarygirl. NCFC is a work in progress. So is Neil. He`s just a soul whose intentions are good, oh Lord please don`t let him be misunderstood. Good to see Steroid back after his incarceration in the padded cell.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • 'Brew', V O-O was an embassment, I really hope that he is just rusty and can improve. His ball control, school boys are better, his running, not good, his reading of the game, extremely poor and constantly pulling back the opposition with hands. I must admit that I am one of the those questioning NA s tactical ability but give him credit even he saw that V O-O was out of his depth. We seem to have more than one player who must do really well in training!

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • And Dobby you are quite right about Saint Delia, until she goes the Club will never be a premiership Club, be happy with Chumpionship football

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Abject first half display improved considerably in the second half and should have won the game comfortably. We are still far too slow and predictable going forward. We have no goal scoring midfield players and not one prepared to get into the box therefore the onus of scoring is always reliant on Jerome and Grabban . This is our big weakness. Martin has to play right back as Wittaker is far too pedestrian. Bring in a natural centre back to play alongside Turner. Don't think NA knows what his best team is and that is a major worry. Too many changes each game never a settled line up. worrying times a mid table berth is the best we can hope for. Nowhere near good enough.

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    Essex yellow

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • CanaryGirl you speak a lot of good sense in your analogy with the Luton defeat and the effect on the team, I would add not just the team but the confidence of the supporters too, that's why Adams mistake in team selection was so awfully unforgiveabke

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • She knows sweat f a about football in it to make money she had ever penny back with interest will a long list of board c---ks ups and will never learn.

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    DOBBY1970

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Norman Hall sorry about that I hate pre text as I said this club would have survived with out Delia Smith and their are always buyers for football clubs from all over the world and always will be even thou Delia said their wasn't any one . This club would be a prim target now this club is dept free and has money in the bank, she is not God just a fallen to cook nothing else or are you related to her.

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    DOBBY1970

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Panto season's started early I see ............. INIT "Oh yes I do !"

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    nevermindthedanger

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • This is what happens when a football club employs a local radio DJ as 1st team manager. He's a totally uninspiring individual with the tactical knowledge of a gerbil. #adamsout. Cheers friends! Your pal and inspiration, Ged x

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Canarygirl for manager(ess) ! ..........support and encouragement, patient and getting behind the lads all the way ..........will come good but it will take time .......... fabulous cinematic screen you have there, so wide and resonating loud and clear in the INIT camp OTBC !

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    nevermindthedanger

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • The one thing that strikes me is that this is a squad that has come down from the PL completely traumatised by the bad management of Hughton and Co. Neil Adams is having to reverse that and believe you me it doesn't happen overnight. Any one who has been traumatised can verify that! This work is going to take along time; perhaps even longer than this current season. What I will say is that this present run of poor form or lack of winning seems to have coincided with our defeat at Shrewsbury in the League Cup. Up until then we were beginning to play well and get the results. Since then its as if all confidence has been knocked out of the squad. And interestingly it happened to Lambert after Leicester and I believe Hughton after Luton. So there is a pattern there that bad cup defeats do have an effect on the team! That isn't said as an excuse by the way. But the effect can be long lasting and even Lambert had difficulty dealing with it. Many of these players need our support and encouragement as well as Adams and his staff as well. So lets be patient and get behind the lads all the way. It will come good but it will take time. And as others have said, we are in 6th place just 3 points from the top 2. And that to me is pretty good!! otbc

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    Canarygirl

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Mad brewer I'm "crying"! I'm not being a clap happy optimist who thinks all is rosey but I do think a little bit of perspective is required. Is there a single game where we haven't been in with a chance or looked like winning the game? As for the Redmond criticism, the boy is a real talent and 20 years old, if he was the finished article he wouldn't be with us. Is Adams an experienced manager, obviously not but I like the cut of his jib and his positive approach. Keep the faith OTBC.

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    BigO

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • I actually saw some light from the end of this dark tunnel. Yes, the first half was abject at best, but for Westwood making some amazing saves, we would of been out of sight and everyone would be happy again. Martins header was an even bigger miss than Grabban's effort. More square pegs in round holes, but as soon as O'Neill came on, not only did the tempo increase and the ball moved forwards, but we looked balanced. Redmond despite all his inconstancies, showed why we can't leave him out. Concerned about double zero. He got a knock on the knee in the first half, but I thought he didn't show anything we haven't already got. Huge three games coming up now. This will show where we are really at.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • I just Canute believe it! California Canary beat me to the tide-turning jest. Is `BigO` a fellow Roy Orbison afficionado? How about a rendition of "California Blue" to cheer up CalCan? Or "Windsurfer", in a tenuous connection with the maritime theme...or a bit of Duane "Eddy". I see you eschewed the trad, rustic Yorkshire fare in your posh box, Lobbo. Thought you`d have stuck with tripe, `taters & Tetley Bitter. Do you really think VO-O was that bad? A bit worrying. Bring back Elliott Bennett! More realistically, is Gary O`Neil due a run of games, specially with Wessi missing? I still believe the team is a work in progress. On one hand, Neil has players he may want to bring in, at the same time as maintaining a bit of continuity. I really am concerned at Lobbo`s assessment of VO-O, as Lobbo does talk sense. Vadis was being hyped up by Archie as our "powerhouse" the other day. Based on what evidence, though? I hope we haven`t revisited `Winkel territory` there...

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Nine games without scoring a first half goal against some of the poorest teams in the division. Are we to believe this is just luck, good goalkeeping? In any other year we would be well off the pace. Somehow we are still in touch. Why are we drawinglosing to teams even Ipswich beat easily? There is no such thing as a home banker for us even with our squad. You have to conclude it is the manager who makes the difference. Sorry NA. Sort it out quickly or make way for someone who can, Less talk more action.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Trevor, you ask is CJ any better? Be serious. He's ten times the player. We can get anyone in who can run about a lot but cannot finish a can of coke. LG's form hasn't changed one little bit. His luck has changed that's all!

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    baguio

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Indiabil for manager. His analysis is spot on. It's no good firing the ball willy nilly to the goal and not be on target . Opposition keepers are not brilliant . Our slow build ups allow them to position themselves. Do we have any coaches at the club that earn their pay. I can't see that Redmond has learnt a thing since he joined us. We are a championship set up from top to bottom. Let's all get used to it.

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    Canterbury Tales

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Baguio, I have long since known that Martin is not the ideal full back but he is worse at centre back plus I fear Whittaker is even less able to assist the right winger, if only we were playing one for much of the game yesterday. I made my earlier comments in the vein hope that the management would finally revert to playing two decent centre backs with Turner to the right rather than left. I note you really do not like Grabban but is Jerome looking any better. I still think the problem is Grabban has been forced to vacate his preferred position and has hence lost form but I still think his movement is better than Jerome's. Part of our problem lays with the fact that none of the central midfielders are able to have a decent shot on target, nor can they deliver telling passes forward. Right now we are playing relegation football with so few points from our recent games so things must change quickly.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Despite some shortcomings, it is better to have the current Board of Directors in charge of the club, as they remain guardians rather outside buyers whose motives are not always that pure! But this is a separate issue from the playing side, where a remedy has to be found to our current malaise. That is in the hands of Adams and I feel that he maybe needs some help, advice and support from a more experienced football mind. No panic as such about this but we must learn from last season where we were told it was always going to be OK as time ran out. So now is the time to sort our deficiencies which are leading us the wrong way and into a predictably non-productive phase.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • A little bit of twitching needed maybe. NOT major surgery. I think we have the right man in place to put that in order!

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    Pa Snipps

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • .....D.J.F!...Forgive him!...He is an idiot!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Seems like Mr Roeder could be right about you after all, Neil. At least McCarthy has an excuse for not winning in 5, with a squad that cost a measley £10k, what's yours?

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    Warkys_Tash

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Well at least we got another away point. It's not all bad!

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    Parsnip

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • DOBBY, it's you who are sprouting rubbish. We were in grave danger when Delia (and the 1000's of others amongst us) who stepped in when she did. I was so concerned at the time, I dolled out a big lump too. And as for rich sugardaddies, look at Leeds, Pompey amongst others. Ownership is critical and the wrong move can be fatal. The grass is always greener to many on here. History tells us otherwise. At least we have owners who care even if not the most football astute. That's what the board changes this season were supposed to address. Ride out this storm and sail forward. Got my copy of the club accounts yesterday and AGM invite. Looking forward to hearing what the bosses say next month.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Pretty much sums it up, indiabill. We are far, far, too slow in our build-ups, lacking decent delivery from either wing and as for Grabban, yes, he wants to blast the ball every time he has a chance. I can think offhand of three opportunities recently where he could have stroked the balls home but every time tried to break the net and ended up hitting it high and wide. Frustration may be to blame but he must get a grip and calm down. Overall it is now crystal clear that our bad run is not due to bad luck but down to poor, slow,sloppy, and predictable play. Howson apart still nobody midfield able to act as playmaker or willing to drive on and support the front men. Unless Adams changes his pattern of play, gets the ball into the opponents penalty area quickly, gets support from midfield and decent crosses from the byline, we will continue to flounder. Our recent form is more relegation than promotion.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • The negativity on here is really depressing. Last year we were so dull to watch and cried out for entertainment. This year the games I've been to or listened to have been far far better. Are we the finished article? Far from, have we made a decent start? Yes!. I would like NA to make some adjustments in January as I personally look at the squad and struggle to see who will score us goals from midfield as Redmond,hoolahan,Johnson,tettey,howson,oneill are all good players but none of them score goals.... We need to create that extra threatdimension from there and we will be right in the mix. The fans have a huge role to play because if they continue booing etc then this could head south quickly. Now is the time for the NCFC fans to really support their side, not start calling for heads. By all means assess it at xmas if really bad but otherwise cm the doomsayers please show some patience!!

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    BigO

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • It's beginning to feel a bit like Hughton! Wonder if the board will wait till 5 games before end of season before doing anything. New manager inherits impossible situation. Favourites for promotion out of League 1next season.

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    midlandcanary

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Norwich are playing like a mid table team because though they have technically superior players they do not play with the directness, urgency and tempo that all league winning teams have. The problem is not individual players but the style of play. It is a continuation of last season when Norwich were continually off the pace of the game. Against Championship players this means that though Norwich get a lot more possession and create more "chances", the opposing defence have time enough to adjust and close down. Converting the "chances" is harder because the striker has to rush it or is blocked. Opposing goalies look good because they have longer to align themselves with the shot. Lambert had the team in front of goal in 5 or less passes. NA has Norwich sauntering up the field to a packed defence and a positioned keeper. Against packed defences Lambert had the team scoring from corners. (That is the reason why they scored so many headed goals). NA has Redmond (!) floating in the corners and no really effective set piece plays. Too many players are simply going through the motions and NA needs to learn from Lambert how to change his tactics and formations to create the element of surprise.. As for individual players. Redmond is far too predictable and his crossing is poor. The strike balance is not right. Grabban needs a confidence injection, Jerome should be playing further forward RM needs to go to Right defence. NA will not last the season unless he rectifies what is obviously wrong with the team. To do this he requires the trust and respect of the players..... So it could well be bye bye...

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    Indiabill

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • 'The tide will turn.' Who does this guy think he is? King Canute?

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    California Canary

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • DOBBY ,in English please.

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    norman hall

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • At least some sensible comments from Pennsylvannia Canary and D J Framboise. As for some of the other comments regards to Delia and the board etc I think I will just be thankful I don't own a football club.

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    NoggintheNog

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • I'm fed up with managers bemoaning our luck and telling us the tide will turn. The tide won't turn until Adams does something to change it. DON'T play Johnson who has made a habit of giving the ball away for as long as he has been here. DON'T play Whittaker at RB as he is simply not good enough. DON'T play Grabban and Jerome up front together as they have clearly lost the plot. Get on with your job Adams, get the team playing for 90 minutes and stop trotting out excuse after excuse. You really are beginning to get on my wick and starting to sound like your witless predecessor.

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    jigs69

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Norman Hall, what a load of rubbish you say that if it wasn't for Delia S this club would not have existed there are alway buyers out thair and always will she a fallen to cook and nothing else she is God maybe she is related to you.

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    DOBBY1970

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • NA What if the tide turns and it goes out instead of coming in, yes there is some anxiety creeping in from recent comments on here, even though there is a long way to go.

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    Adelaide Canary

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • 'Definitely'! Previous was some Shiraz talking!

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • 'Lincs', today's performance was definetly cause for concern. Our previous 4 or 5 games just made think we are going in the right direction but haven't had the rub of the green. Today was different. Photo shows Grabban in space and blasting straight at the keeper, no composure, no sk I'll, no class and no goal. A quality player would have tickled the ball left or right. Makes a big difference don't you know.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • CH or NA the rhetoric is the same. It is a results driven business. NAs record is poor and the board must not repeat the mistake of last season and leave necessary changes too late. With the club having oodles of cash in the bank , it is questionable if the board have the will or ambition to take the club out of the championship. The prospct of a full house whichever division City find themselves in, sitting on a fortune suits the board better.Having said that Delia is welcome as without her it is doubtful if the N City would even exist.

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    norman hall

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Dear Neil, stop spouting and change things around a bit for your own sake. Oh and please dont wheel out Bradders or Russ for any "we are trying" "it will change soon" stuff or it will be getting like last season. Dont be afraid to change it around, fans will see and forgive that, but carry on as we are and the tide will turn.

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    Jimhow

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Russ at RB or CB is completely irrelevant in any of the arguments citing possession to shots ratio. Until Whitts is dropped or Hooieveld installed as Turners partner Russ will carry on doing his job as required and a good job he's doing too ............ Lambert, Adams and Stachan clearly saw the ability, bovvered, not me, Hopps not getting game time, yes I am bovvered ............ OTBC INIT

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    nevermindthedanger

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails ............. land ahoy Neil, take me to my paradise! INIT

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    nevermindthedanger

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Um hello Trevor, it was all going so well until you came out with playing Martin at right back so that he can overlap the winger. There is a reason why Martin no longer likes playing at right back and that is because he can't get up and down the wing anymore. Have you really not noticed that? OTBC

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    baguio

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Stats say it all, we had 57% possession, 9 shots with 5 on target against Sheffield's 7 shots with only 1 on target. Just as well that failed to follow the pattern of other recent games or we would have lost this 1 nil. I agree with Lobbo, the formation needs to be changed to a 4,5,1 and we must play Martin at right back so that he can overlap the winger.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • I am just frustrated with the same old rhetoric game after game, and now season after season from manager(s) and players, but nothing changes. Our current and last managers must have a very different crystal ball.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Lincs - I thought the current owners had indicated an interest in selling? Of course we need the right buyer, but don't see us having any far reaching plans or goals under the current ones, who are one of the poorest moneywise in the 4 football leagues.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Actually 3 points off 1st place does matter. It was never about 100 points and 100 goals but where we finish against the rest. With everyone dropping points, we're there or thereabouts and have played 3 of the top 4 as it stands today. I'm really disappointed and frustrated with performances and results but still believe we will do OK. And for what it's worth INIT. OTBC.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Lobbo spot on baguio? Heaven help us if he is. Nobody an INIT tonight then?

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Changing owners needs the current owners to want out Michigan and I don't think they do. Doesn't always work out anyway but it has bought Man C\Chelsea success. And look at Southampton flying high. We could change manager but on last seasons experience the current bad run needs to extend many more games before they will act. By then Pulis will again have slipped through our fingers, probably guiding Leeds to success.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • If Lobbo is spot on baguio I really am worried. I mean "no understanding\skill\formation\VOO worst player in Champ (worse than Grabban?)\Johnson fat\Jerome whinger". Ok, I wont repeat the entire post but with that analysis Lobbo how on earth do you conclude we are going to finish as high as mid table? Notice nobody signed off as an INIT tonight, although MB is an INIA (?).

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • I firmly believe we have a board who are looking for an easy and cheap life - hence the Neil Adams appointment and total silence now. If we are to become any more than a mediocre championship team, then new owners and board, and a tough manager. Into the third season of "it will be better next game" is more than I can take take.

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • After Wolves I was getting used to watching for the results, it was such a lift after last season, but now we have slipped back into our inferiority complex. John in Exile in Leeds is right on the money with NA. If he does not have something to say other than the nonsense of the last seven games. Currently NCFC is destined for a mid table finish, loss of its best players next summer and permanent Championship mediocrity. Football is a simple game, you have to score goals, good attempts and shots on target do not count, you have to put the ball into the net.

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    CrichtonCanary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Never mind the pink boots MB, Grabban would be better if he stayed at home!

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    baguio

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Spot on Lobbo! OTBC

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    baguio

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • I would like to see Gary Hooper get 90 minutes

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    Watton Warrior

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Its a long season and every team in the championship will have a dry spell at some time or other. We do need to turn things around quickly tho because Merrill is right that dropped points will and do come back to haunt teams at the end. I am skeptical though of the short fuse so many fans have with Neil. Besides the fact we aren't far down the table, his job tactically is to put the players in a position to score. Its on them to actually put it in the back of the net rather than kick it to the keeper or head it "just wide," both which seem to be their forte.

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    Pennsylvania Canary

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • One win in eight and just two points taken off the team with the worst away record, Leeds, and the team with the worst home record, Wednesday. Same shocking players such as Whittaker guaranteed a game every week despite being inept. The board need to get someone experienced to help out NA as the guy is floundering and may make Bryan Gunn look like Sir Alex Ferguson if he continues like this.

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    NorwichAbs

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Agree entirely with your comments lobbo.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • when all the players are off form it makes it harder to score!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • All this talk of; "we're only 3 points off of 3 place" - it doesn't matter how many points we're off of first place it's about picking points up in 'must win' games - we're dropping an alarming amount of points and it'll will come to hurt us at the end of the season.

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    Michael Merrill

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Just back from the game. First half we were P poor. No understanding, no awareness, no sk ill and useless formation. Grabban (only 5 yards out and unmarked) could have looked the keeper in the eyes and rolled the ball over the line either side, but no he blasts it straight at him!!! VOO was awful, no ability was so ever, simply the worst player in the championship. Wednesday became inept in the second half and we although still poor had numerous great chances. Don't anyone tell me their keeper had a great game, the shots had to be near him for him to save. Either side they're goals. I want like to be reading "their keeper had no chance" but the fact is he had every chance because of where the shots were placed. Whittaker poor, Johnson, fat, slow and poor,Jerome, whinge, whinge, whinge. NC no formation and no idea. Redmond should have started and well as Murphy. Our best player was O'Neil in my opinion, only player that looked class. Seriously doubting NA's tactical ability. Playing like this mid table for sure. Wednesday fans were telling that Watford were 10 times better than Norwich. Oh dear. Can't believe were only 3 points off the top!

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • I am sick and tired of hearing the same thing from NA game after game. Please shut up and find a formula which gets us scoring goals - surely we have the players to do that - it's up to the coaches to sort it out ! Possession and shots count for nothing; goals win games, and that gets you points ! So, keep quiet, and get on with your job, before we need to find a man who can ( and it would be a shame to have to do that ).Please find an answer - move the ball quicker, get some creativity, practice getting crosses into the box where we need them, rest Grabban for a while until he regains his form........

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    john in exile in Leeds

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Goals win matches and we are not taking our limited. chances. Sick of all the panic on here. FFS we are 3 points off 1st place. We all want and expect better and NA is in place for the long haul. Get used to it.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • You can always count on Norwich to inspire a Man of the Match performance from the opposition keeper.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • The first half was awful,not enough width and poor passing and lost possession(mostly BJ).Olsson was guilty of two or three awful crosses and wonder if its time for him to have a rest along with whitaker.Time for someone to make a name for themselves,over to you lil benno and Garrido.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Amazingly, we are only 3 points behind the leaders. I think we just need some fine tuning in the penalty area. Perhaps more quality early balls into the box, coupled with 2 or 3 players anticipating this and running into the area. We are allowing the opposition to defend in numbers too often.

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    NorthStarRaven

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Encouragigng words indeed ! But when ? nothing succeeds like success and we see none of this in the past few games.Dear Neil hurry up before its too late !

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Encyst as much as you like, Neil. The fans are Adamant that things must change. For starters, Grabban might be better without those babyish pink bootees. I am NOT Baguio in disguise. INIA. Still.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

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