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Norwich City is ready for Premier League survival scrap, insists Robbie Brady

09:20 18 February 2016

Robbie Brady was on target in Norwich City

Robbie Brady was on target in Norwich City's 2-2 Premier League draw against West Ham United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Robbie Brady is warning Norwich City must buck up their ideas to survive in the Premier League.

The Republic of Ireland international’s stunning long range strike put the Canaries in front against West Ham last time out but after Wes Hoolahan added a second, the Hammers roared back to earn a point.

Brady admitted coming so soon after Liverpool had staged a remarkable comeback to win 5-4 at Carrow Road Alex Neil’s squad must change the script - despite ending a run of five straight league defeats.

“It was a tough spell. When you don’t get a result for that length of time people start to talk about negative things and it can get on top of you so hopefully that result puts an end to it, albeit it wasn’t the one we were after,” he said. “Of course we are confident we can still stay up. We know exactly what we have to do, it is about going and carrying that out. There’ll be a lot of twists and turns between now and the end of the season, you hope more in our favour, but really it is just making sure we are the right side of the line.

“It seems to be the same story. Even if we do take the lead and look comfortable we are conceding late goals and shooting ourselves in the foot. We have 12 games to go, we have put another point on the board and hopefully we can pick up enough.”

Brady’s sublime long range hit against West Ham was a bittersweet moment after City failed to hang on to all three points.

“I nicked it high up the pitch and the way the defender then shaped up it made it a little bit harder for me to run him, so I tried to used his body to put a bit of shape on it and it went in,” he said. “I think just the way it fell I decided to hit it and luckily enough for me it went in. I was happy that it counted for us to get something. We need to pick up a few more between now and the end of the season as well.”

16 comments

  • Why does everyone keep on about Brady being played higher up the pitch?! Yes, that is his best position but who would play at LB? It is ludicrous to suggest that Ollson should start because he is awful, a lot worse at LB than Martin is at RB. Remember Tottenham's third goal when Brady was absent due to sickness? Remember how we v. nearly conceded a third due to Ollson's huge errors when he came on as a sub against West Ham? Just drop the debate because their are no options, Brady is the only player we have that can play at LB. Have to say I disagree with that line-up OTFBC. Why play Martin at CB? Why play Redmond as a wing-back? I though we had all decided that Redmond's defensive capabilities are poor so why play him as a wing-back where he would be needed to defend more. Mulumbu has been awful whenever he has played this season and statistics show that Norwich win the most games when O'neil is on the pitch so surely he should play alongside Tettey as a holding midfielder. I think we should trust AN in whatever he does because if you analyse it, he has a good reason for everything he does. INWT

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    CityCanary

    Friday, February 19, 2016

  • Tried to respond to you earlier, Surrey, but it must have contained something that Archie didn't like! Essentially, I would be happy to RB further up the pitch be it LM or LW as he seems to have the drive and vision to make things happen and terrify the opposition defenders.

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • David Stringer believes we need a Captain!! Does anybody in power agree with David? Custardivott need not reply. Anyway he\they are out basking in the Abu Dhabi rain. They\he wouldn't disagree with top quality commonsense from DS anyway.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Would like to see Bamford at some point soon..having tried Mbokani and seen his errors. Just wish the squad good training in Abu Dabi if thats what they are doing must be surely. Twelve games to go only twenty four points ouchh..Time to pull out the rabbit from hat.

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    johnty

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Keep a settled side and get them to constantly work on defence during this break. Realise that Vardy has obtained the most penalties in the Premier League this season and don't even breathe near him in the penalty area. Resist bringing Tettey and Mbokani back into the side for their inept errors at crucial moments: Tettey giving away a needless free-kick in time added on at West Ham which allowed the ball to be pumped into our box for the equaliser, and Mbokani's reckless half-time challenge at Villa and failure to pick up Lescott for the opener. Overall the team can be resolute and then we get a moment of madness undoing it all. OTBC.

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    NorwichAbs

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Russ Martin's comments yesterday, Brady today, who will it be tomorrow? Lots more days to fill Paddy and colleagues before Leicester. You've got your work cut out to make the articles interesting and not the same old....... OTBC

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    JB

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • I'm not worried about Brady's "scrapping" abilities as long as it isn't at LB. It's all the others ............Naismith excepted.

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    Diss man

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • I'd settle for just further forward (on the left) for Brady Surrey. Not sure that it makes too much difference in reality if he is playing left-wing or left-mid when we are going forward as he has that killer instinct to get in the right positions and make the right moves.

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Well Mr Brady, the power is in your hands. Just tell Mr Neil to "Foxtrot Oscar" when he next announces the team sheet with you at left back again, and others in strange positions, hence the need for you players having to keep coming out with "cheer the fans up" sound bites!

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    JOROBIT

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Pound to a penny says there's no comments similar to "F﹐ ᴏғғ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴛᴀʟᴋɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘɪᴛᴄʜ. Sᴇᴀsᴏɴ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ sᴇᴀsᴏɴ ɪ ɢᴇᴛ sɪᴄᴋ ᴏғ ᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀs ʟɪᴘ sᴇʀᴠɪᴄᴇ. JUST DO IT ON THE PITCH ﹗﹗﹗﹗﹗"

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Aaah . . . . ☆☆☆ ᕼOᑌᒪIᕼᗩᑎ'ᔕ ☆☆☆, that famous American Diner. Brings back the memories from my trip to new York last year. Cranberry Jack's and Black and Bleu burgers. No freebies in the US, just ma-hoo-sive portions (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • It would be interesting if we try 3 at the back at Leicester. I felt at Man City earlier in the season it worked pretty well and Leicester do play quite narrow. With Redmond and Brady as wing backs and then Mulumbu & Tettey holding midfielders. I would start without Wes - he saves his best for CR and actually you need him when you are in the game at 70 mins to come on and retain the ball. This has been one of AN's failure's that Wes comes off when we are ahead and in fact you want your best players who can retain possession. I think as underdogs and the pressure on Leicester we can get something if we keep it tight for an hour. My side would be along these lines: Ruddy, Martin, Klose, Bennett, Redmond, Mulumbu, Tettey, Howson, Brady, Naismith, Jerome.

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    OTFBC

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Mbokani,Jerome,Naismith and Bamford are predators who need feeding.Brady,Redmond,Jarvis and Pinto need to be feeding them with crosses.Houlihan is still their best assistant but he needs help.There's enough firepower in the team with a bit of old fashioned wing play.Keep it simple.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • He needs to be central left midfield, not on the wing in my view - as per Johnson.

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    Surrey Canary

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Robbie needs to be insistent on playing further up the pitch (left wing)!

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    ScotCan

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • At least they've given poor ole Russ a bit of respite. Good to see Robbie being insistent.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

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