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Norwich City’s home clash with Watford switched to final week of Premier League season

15:20 15 March 2016

The recent visit of Chelsea was due to be the last midweek game of the current season at Carrow Road but Watford will now come to Carrow Road on the evening of Wednesday, May 11 - due to their involvement in the FA Cup. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The recent visit of Chelsea was due to be the last midweek game of the current season at Carrow Road but Watford will now come to Carrow Road on the evening of Wednesday, May 11 - due to their involvement in the FA Cup. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City’s home encounter with Watford has been moved to the final week of the Premier League season.

The Hornets have progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and will take on Crystal Palace at Wembley on the weekend of April 23-34.

That clashed with the Hertfordshire side’s scheduled trip to Carrow Road, which has now been switched to a 7.45pm kick-off on Wednesday, May 11.

The switch means that City’s final three games will now see them host Manchester United on Saturday, May 7 and Watford on Wednesday, May 11, before travelling to Everton on Sunday May 15.

Those dates are still subject to potential adjustments for television coverage.

The Canaries’ main rivals in the battle for top-flight survival, Sunderland and Newcastle, have also had some of their fixtures rearranged.

Newcastle will play their game in hand against Manchester City on Tuesday, April 19, which was postponed due to the Citizens reaching the Capital One Cup final.

Sunderland’s game in hand against Everton will now be played the same night that Norwich play Watford, on Wednesday, May 11, having been postponed due to the Toffees involvement in the FA Cup sixth round at the weekend.

• The fixture change means the date of the Norfolk Senior Cup final, between Dereham Town and Norwich United, at Carrow Road will now have to be rearranged.

FINAL FIXTURES

Sunderland

Chelsea (H) – Sat, May 7

Everton (H) – Weds, May 11

Watford (A) – Sun, May 15

Norwich City

Man Utd (H) – Sat, May 7

Watford (H) – Weds, May 11

Everton (A) – Sun, May 15

Newcastle

Palace (H) – Sat, April 30

Aston Villa (A) – Sat, May 7

Tottenham (H) – Sun, May 15

41 comments

  • The Creator will be coming for you way before me . . . . . shortly and stoutly no doubt. therE wE arE theN . . . . gorrit yet Hewitt Geezer? See you in The Vine, NOT. See you at Carra . . . . . N O T !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • Take a House Point Tommy - and hurry off to the toilet.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • Belhaven Bru, Belhaven. There we are then!

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • refresh doesn't work...

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • @LincsCan - The Kemps\Kemp's men said "I'm free" - in chorus. A bit of Mummery & Dancing Queens combined. If you don't mind whiskery old people waving hankies about, it's spot on. Not for belends though, Tommy. The current leader of Kemps\Kemp's men is an Irish fellow, oddly enough; Kory O'Graph. Give him a bel. In Bellfast. Or Belslow. Top Tenuous: Our Wee Alex is from Bellshill. Or Bel'shil. Oh, b'loxx.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • You are correct of course, Tommy. Funny thing is the subject of the missing apostrophe came up when I lunched with Harvey's\Harveys Joint MD & Head Brewer, last month. He'd kindly sent me a Harvey's\Harveys Calendar for Christmas. It celebrated, in print and photo, the last 25 years of their development. He rued the missing apostrophe but commented that, since the Marketing men are paid, he had to take some notice of their aberrant work. On a positive note, lunch was in a superb Harveys\Harvey's pub, The John Harvey, in Lewes. Could almost have been in Cromer or Sheringham, with its beautiful flinted walls. Branded as "Harvey & Son" - the old-fashioned way. Don't concern yourself with "revenge". It's not my way. I forgive most of your typos and will continue that way. The road to perdition is paved\coated with Tarmacadam\tarmacadam. Or Jack Adams??

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Well put Lincs. That sure is some sensible reasoning no doubt about it . . . . oh, and Bru, shouldn't that have been Belhaven with just the one "l" and Harveys without the apostrophe. It's a brand name now, The ' has gorn ! Oh well, I'm sure no one will point that out, but please feel free to scan ALL posts for the remainder of the day to get your SO much deserved revenge.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • At a cinema near you, Stat Wars, starring Rick and Irish. Can I have a cameo if I bring a couple of hobgoblins to liven things up? Thanks. Much respect to Irish for bringing a new dimension to "Stats? Certainly, what do you want to prove?" by including a team that has not even played a game. And how much easier that is than analyzing (my spell checker is American) the entire season. However I have put in a shift and here are some stats with a happy ending. Over the season we average 0.67 points per game against top half teams and 1.08 ppg v bottom half. Equivalent figures for Sunderland and Newcastle respectively are 0.56\1.23 and 0.88\0.77. Our split of remaining games is 6 v bottom half, 2 v top half. The others in our mini league of three both play 5 v bot, 4 v top. Apply the season's averages to those games and rounded to the nearest whole number we will gain a further 8 points (33pts), as will Sunderland (assuming they play) and Newcastle 7 points. So Newcastle go down with 31 points and we survive on goal difference virtue of a couple of thrashings handed out along the way. Cue the music and happy hobgoblins dancing around the Angel of the North. Steely can choose the music. Any volunteers to choreograph the dancing?

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Leland may be back, Steely. We are such needful things. Stephen King must be on THE list - he was a Tommyknocker.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Hi Rick. You are spot-on. Guinness is over-hyped 4% nitrokak keg. Greene King do a much better one at their Bellhaven subsidiary in Bonny Scotland .. Bellhaven Black. 4.2%. Tastes much better than Arthur's stuff. Usually about 40p a pint cheaper. Funny you should mention Harvey's of Lewes. Their Head Brewer and Joint Managing Director was my "Pupil" at Greene King back in the late '70s\early '80s. He taught me how to act. I taught him how to brew. He's a successful brewer, I failed at acting. That said, taking the positives and going all happy-clappy... I must've been the better teacher. Btw; he's still better at acting. Miles better. Respect. Great Guy.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Thanks guys. Been away from the fray for a little bit of late, not to mention the dire computer malfunctions this webpage seems to have whenever I use my Windows laptop. I'm just being a realist and not unduly pessimistic for the sake of it. There's positives to be had out of the situation but to move things forward in the next few years there needs to be a shake down from top to bottom and no amount of free placcy bags can distract us from it. I'll go back to typing my usual inane sh!te very soon.

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Supporters that have given up Irish ?? Really ?? I can't believe that . . . . . let me check THE list . . . . . oh, yeah, you were spot on. There ARE Norwich City supporters that have actually given up SUPPORTING !! Well done all of you. You're a credit to our, sorry, my wonderful club.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Thanks for the best wishes for tomorrow folks..I'll warm up with a few pints of Magners today and then hit the black stuff tomorrow.. My problem with statistics is that they can be massaged to suit whatever the messenger wants them to say. As I have said, our present form is dire..but why look at form over 5 or 10 games?..why not 12 or 13 (where presumably we would look slightly better) In my honest opinion, the only stat that matters is that after 30 games we have 25 pts (not enough) BUT what has gone has gone and can't be changed. The reality is we have shown enough (on occasions) this season to give me a glimmer of hope that we can find the 4 wins I believe we need. It's not going to be easy and i wouldn't say we're favourites go stay up..but we have to believe. Everyone's entitled to their opinion.. I just hope the players still believe and will continue to fight..rather than give up like some supporters.

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Will Leland Gaunt be returning in The LIST Brew ? I hope so, as he is even more macchiavelian than McInasty.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I'm glad you said that, Brewer. I thought I was alone, but I've never quite seen why so many English get all worked up about another country's Patron Saint's Day . TBH, I'm a bit the same about Guinness. It's OK, but hyped up to be more than it actually is . Was in a pub nr Portsmouth on Mar 17 a couple of years ago and was truly amazed at the number of people ordering keg Guinness, at full price, when there was the full range of Gales+ Fullers on offer, plus several, inc Harveys, guest beers.

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    Rick

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Rick's Pattern-Analysis beats Irish's Snapshot IMHO. LincsCan should analyse the relative statistical merits. Have a good St. Paddy's, Irish. I wonder why we ineffably urbane Englishmen eschew celebrating our own St. George? (23rd April, folks). Afterthought: I think it's all the free promotional Guinness that The Earl of Iveagh's mob distribute. English brewers regard that as bad form, don't y' know, my dear old things. Nothing to do with being tight.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Aha. I see now. How silly of me, Irish. We're being asked to put our faith on this mini league revival on the basis of ONE game (and in one case NO games) ? Sorry, mate, but I'd rather base mine on something more tangible....5 or 1O games seems a reasonable start-point ?

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    Rick

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Hot off the press! Stephen King's latest book is about to be released. Titled "THE List", it is a sequel to his allegorical tale "Lunch At The Gotham Café"; a Swiftian sketch about the glitterati gathered around Delia's dining table in the innermost catacombs of Castle Carra. "THE List" is the story not about the diners, but about the OTHER list. The Outsiders. The Enemy. Sinister stuff. It must get a Bram Stoker Award.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Rick..it's very simple. The "mini league of 3" concept became a reality after the Swansea game. Our first game therefore was Man City (we have 1 pt) Newcastles was Leicester (0pts) Sunderland haven't yet played.....simples

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • The Liverpool game really was a huge blow and season defining - from playing so well with our new team, to throwing it away - twice. It showed other teams that we were a push over and knocked the wind out of our sails before it even got going. Now, we seem to have pulled together a defensive strength (with Klose and O'Neil) we just need Mbokani, Naismith or Redmond to start smashing in the goals and we can go again for a final push. OTBC

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    Cedro

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Not sure how Irish works out this little gem of his that 'Sunderland and Newcastle have not started their revival yet, as opposed to us'. For your information , and based on form over the last 10 games, Newcastle have won 2 of theirs, and S'land have gone one better with Three. Just remind me of how many of those 10 NCFC have won, Irish ? That's right, a big fat ZERO . Which brings me to my main point. Until we actually start winning some football matches, then we are down...simple as. All the number crunching in the world will not alter that. Sorry if this is too negative for some peoples' tastes, but, I'm afraid its realistic. And fact-based.

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    Rick

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I just luuurv your typo (or was it...), G_F_U.... "manager with Pl experience to get up us"... :-) Seriously, I always read your contributions and I agree with what you meant to say. I think Machianalli was hoping to get lucky again, as he did with Lambo. Alex duly delivered promotion with a run of performances only slightly tarnished with a few poor displays, eg vs Middlesbrough and Wigan. He does seem to be isolated. How competent at this level is Frankie McEvoy? What happened to the much-trumpeted "Football Board"? Scouting staff?? Who. Alex hadn't even met Maddison until he'd been signed. Who's running this circus? Players the likes of Afobe, King & Wilson prefer the prospect of Bournemouth, with their 11,500 capacity stadium, to Graveyard Carra. This is not Alex's fault. It is Institutional Mediocrity. Starting at the very top. (I am not City Man). Alex should stay. Senior Board members should retire gracefully. As if... I feel presque vu coming. I'd like Jamai's vu, but will we ever see him again?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I can't disagree with anything G_F_U has written. I don't know if that's a good thing? I'm not even sure if that puts me with 1 foot in the realism camp. I'm definitely standing shoulder to shoulder with Irish though (Happy St Patricks Day for tomorrow . . . . assuming Irish is Rep Irish). Irish will never be on THE list. And neither will I !!

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • It's surprising how quickly the RMS Titanic can become the Good Ship Lollypop. It's like deja vu all over again.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I would put myself in the "optimistic" camp (although I prefer to call it "glass half full") However, this doesn't mean I accept defeat readily..it's just a fact of life sometimes when we're competing at the Top Table. I also don't believe the current set up \ infrastructure is beyond reproach. The fact is, if we had been able to see games out, we would be practically safe by now - and planning for another season in the Premiership. BUT..we are where we are..and we're still in there fighting. Yes..our current form is rubbish..but so is Sunderlands and Newcastles. We took our first step forward last Saturday..they haven't yet. We have some winnable games to come..and YES the first of those is this Saturday. Moving the Watford game will be positive..they will either put out a 2nd Team (which I'm not sure they have?) in preparation for a cup final..or they will already be subconsciously on their holidays. COYY..the large lady hasn't sung yet!

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    Irish canary

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I think we've left it too late. Had this been a month a go I'd say yes. But regardless of whether folk believe in Neil or not, I think he should stay. He needs time, he's had nothing but the thin end of the wedge since arriving at Carrow road. Given some flattering results, the overall time constraints and the uncompromising nature of the PL means he's been unfairly thrown into the deep end with weights tied to his ankles and expected to keep the whole thing afloat. Had the board any sense they would have appointed a manager with PL experience to get up us last season and survive. Not to mention such terrible transfer windows and yet again we cant score goals and yet again we're in the relegation zone because of it. 0-0 against Man city makes no difference. Whilst Alex is a bet for the future, what happens in the Champ with the integration of youth is crucial to the next 2-3 years of the club and I hope he turns his attention to this. Not sure on our current coaching and scouting staff though. It's a bit of a cluster f&&k right now. Summer clear out?

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Attaboy, DJ_F! The Bulldog Spirit. Actually it's quite strange how some of the top Happy-Clappers console themselves with thoughts the likes of "we've been relegated before and we'll be relegated again". They are SO complex. Failure is impossible, unimaginable. Yet they so readily accept defeat. It is the pessimists\MOGs who really care. Meantime, we must screw our courage to the sticking place - and we'll not fail. Exit stage left, to sound of violins playing "On The Ball City". Loyalty Oaths to be signed on departure. Over 65s to surrender their season tickets - and dentures, which will be painted yellow & green, if they're not already and converted into Clockwork Happy-Clappy Gadgets for proper fans (young people). Fact. On an optimistic note; I had a dream: Bamford goes all Roy of the Rovers and "does a Simeon". A goal-flourish to see us home.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Yeh but, no but, Dubya. In the previous 10 games it goes like this.. Dubya Predicts: 30 points.. MOGs Predict: 0 points.. Actual: 2 points. You gotta a whole lotta catching up to do, Dubbs. Seriously, though, your ineffably Sunni disposition has brightened what might have been a Shi'ite season. You are on my List of All-Time good guys. Any chance of a magnum of the olé Premier Cru Pollyanna Potion....

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I have been saying all season that I thought we would scrape survival but I now don't believe we will. This run has simply been disastrous and I have personally lost most of my confidence with AN. I thought he was a star in the making but stubborn refusal to see where he was going wrong particularly regarding square pegs in round defensive holes have left us clinging onto the hope that suddenly after the worst run in memory we will start winning games again. I so hope I'm wrong but I think we'll finish 2nd bottom a few points adrift. Anything is still possible of course and whatever happens, we go again.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I strongly believe that Palace will be in contention when Newcastle play them. Its nice to see that its totally in our hands, us and Sunderland both play Watford, who ever gets the better result deserves to stay up - fact. Similarly with our 6 pointers with the teams around us. otbc

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    Cedro

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • I think still losing to Swansea was the killer blow for us. But who knows. As it stands, you've still got to say Swansea and Palace aren't out of it. Certainly if we were in either of their positions, there'd be plenty on here predicting relegation. So we wait and see. All we can really ask is that if we do go down, we go down kicking (the team) and screaming (the fans). WBA in good form at the moment...

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    PutneyCanary

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Fixtures have been as kind to us as we could hope. Newcastle & Sunderland at home, four games against teams still in the cup!! Twelve points may be enough. OTBC

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    johnnyp

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • make comment press enter and all the comments disappear !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • It sounds like you are starting a game of spoof there Brew !!

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Prediction for final 8 games: Dubya-style - 24 points .. MOG-style - 0 points ,, Actual - ?? What the Hell; take the mean. 12 points. Survival awaits!! COYY. ITMIT. 0tBc. Etc.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Good for you iMac. Keep positive. I actually don't think this is bad news at all. It means that there's not that slump of 7 days between games. It'll be quick turnarounds. Good news we can play on the Wednesday too. One extra day recovery than the norm, then onto the last match day on Sunday. The players surely want to be playing rather than training. OTBC INIT

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    nevermindthedanger

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • The bottom line is , if we know we are in trouble through our own fortunes every game now is winnable , we could win them all , if we go out and give 110% we could do it , I've stopped being negative because that does not help me , think positive even if we lose a few points we could still make 20 points OAU

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    iMac

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • The concern there is Newcastle look to have a very good chance of six points from their last three, especially as Benitez might have got them into shape by then. We do not.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Looks like Watford and Everton could be the killers or the kingmakers.

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    lordbesty

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • …..as you say FC!... anything to help!….I've been saving my 'Brown Envelopes' if they can be put to good use!…..

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Hmmm. Not ideal. Could be under a huge amount of pressure by then depending on where Newcastle and Sunderland are. Let's hope Watford get through their semi-final cup tie and have other things on their mind when they come to Carrow Rd. We need any advantage we can get.

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    Flying Canary

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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