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17:00 08 November 2014

Jonny Howson fires Norwich City ahead in Saturday

Jonny Howson fires Norwich City ahead in Saturday's Championship game at Nottingham Forest. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City crashed to a stoppage time 2-1 Championship defeat against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

The Canaries looked to have responded to a midweek mauling at Middlesbrough with Jonny Howson putting them in front before the interval but two goals in the final eight minutes rocked Neil Adams’ side.

Britt Assombalonga slotted Matty Fryatt’s cross after City had failed to clear a hanging ball forward before Michail Antonio rolled a strike underneath John Ruddy to complete the comeback for Stuart Pearce’s side and end his club’s run of 11 games without a win.

Adams made three changes to the starting line up that slumped to a 4-0 Championship defeat at Middlesbrough in midweek. Steven Whittaker dropped out with Carlos Cuellar coming in to partner Michael Turner for his Norwich league debut and captain Russell Martin switching to right-back.

Bradley Johnson came into a re-shaped midfield with Gary O’Neil and Alex Tettey forming a shield behind Howson and Nathan Redmond making way.

Lewis Grabban was back in from the start alongside Cameron Jerome. Pearce elected to restore Assombalonga to his starting line up but former Norwich loanee Henri Lansbury was only on the substitutes’ bench.

Both sets of players, coaching staff and supporters paused before kick-off for a minute’s silence to remember the fallen as a lone trumpeter led a moving tribute in the centre circle.

Martin earned a swift yellow card two minutes into the contest for hauling back Antonio but City cleared the danger.

Karl Darlow had to beat away Howson’s cross in a vibrant opening with the Forest fans responding to Pearce’s pre-match rallying cry to whip up the volume at the City Ground.

Jerome linked with Grabban to free Johnson but his drifting cross flew beyond O’Neil.

City survived a scare in the 11th minute when Martin Olsson was caught under the ball allowing Tom Ince to lift a curling left-footed shot onto the roof of Ruddy’s net.

Norwich broke through in the 16th minute when Howson drove into the Forest box to drill past Darlow from 14 yards to finish a flowing move down the City right.

Martin chipped a long pass into the overlapping Jerome but his cross intended for Grabban was hammered behind with City looking to profit on the counter at every opportunity in the aftermath of Howson’s strike.

Grabban spurned a chance to double Norwich’s lead in the 27th minute when he rose unmarked but planted a header wide seven yards out from Martin’s cross.

The former Bournemouth striker then sneaked in behind the Forest backline to collect Johnson’s pass but his deflected cross looped into the arms of Darlow.

The Forest fans were becoming increasingly agitated at City’s growing control with a chorus of boos greeting Michael Mancienne’s aimless pass after O’Neil had hunted the defender down on the edge of his own area.

Forest’s best bet looked from a set piece as the half developed, with Tettey hauling down Assombalonga but Ruddy was able to watch his 25-yard effort fly over his bar.

Ruddy then dropped on Antonio’s tame far post header after the wide player pulled off the shoulder of Cuellar to anticipate Jack Hunt’s raking cross.

Pearce made a half-time change with Jamie Paterson replacing the ineffectual Ince.

Olsson surged forward as City looked to carry on where they had left off and his burst earned a free kick for Assombalonga’s hand ball, but Jerome miscued in a crowded Forest box.

Cuellar then lifted a pass down the right channel for Grabban to exploit but Mancienne defended his near post as Howson closed in.

Darlow denied Grabban with a one-handed parry from an acute angle after Howson and O’Neil had triggered a flowing counter.

Martin’s errant pass triggered a momentary alarm but Assombalonga’s swinging hit embarrassingly swerved out of play for a throw-in.

Howson then picked out Grabban’s diagonal run but the initial trickery to lose his man was not matched by the tame shot.

Cuellar then dived out to confront Fryatt at the concession of a corner as the Trent End found its collective voice. Antonio was then allowed to advance but clubbed a 25-yard shot over.

Pearce went for broke approaching the final quarter with a double change which included Lansbury, who entered the fray to applause from the travelling contingent in recognition of his efforts in the Canaries’ Championship promotion success of 2011.

Johnson’s free kick looped wide after Grabban headed against a Forest defender but the Reds’ cleared the danger.

Assombalonga towered above Cuellar but directed his close range header the wrong side of Ruddy’s left-hand post from nine yards out as the aerial threat from Forest became increasingly evident.

Lansbury’s knockdown was cleared by the grounded Cuellar with City now pinned back and Adams responded to the growing pressure as Jerome made way for Lafferty.

Ruddy spilled a Forest corner before his miscued goal kick dropped straight to Ben Osborn who tried an ambitious long range shot with the Norwich keeper scrambling back towards his line.

Lafferty earned his latest yellow card for a lunging attempt designed to prevent Mancienne from getting Forest on the front foot.

Forest levelled in the 85th minute when Assombalonga swept home Fryatt’s cross after City failed to clear a hanging ball in an echo of the initial build up that had led to Middlesbrough’s second at the Riverside.

The powerful front man was then crowded out as Forest launched a swift counter in a bid to complete the comeback.

Johnson worked some space on the edge of the Forest area but lashed over. The City midfielder then burst past three Forest defenders but Jamaal Lascelles cleared at his far post as Lafferty closed in.

But City’s desperate search for a winner proved their undoing when from the corner Forest sprung a counter that ended with Antonio rolling the ball underneath Ruddy to spark wild scenes of celebration amongst the home fans and the pumped-up Pearce.

• Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Harding (Lansbury 66), Mancienne, Fryatt, Assombalonga, Lascelles, Hunt (Lichaj 66), Antonio, Ince (Paterson 45), Tesche, Osborn. Subs (not used): de Vries, Collins, Blackstock, Burke.

• Bookings: Tesche (foul on Lafferty, 88); Antonio (ungentlemanly conduct, 90)

• Goals: Assombalonga (85), Antonio (90)

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Cuellar, Turner, Olsson, O’Neil, Tettey, Johnson, Howson, Grabban, Jerome (Lafferty 75). Subs (not used): Rudd, Whittaker, Hooper, Hooiveld, Josh Murphy, Redmond.

• Bookings: Martin (foul on Antonio, 2); Tettey (foul on Antonio, 62); Lafferty (foul on Mancienne, 82)

• Goal: Howson (16)

• Added on time: 1 minute / 4 minutes

• Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorks)

• Attendance: 24,783 (2,002 away fans)

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112 comments

  • After reading all the letters this hoples board I think they will stick with Adams they never learn they think that every thing they do is right . But they are local business men who only know how to make money nothing about a football club.

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    DOBBY1970

    Monday, November 10, 2014

  • NA is still learning and needs a 'mentor'. Joe Royle was going to do that until he left. Maybe someone similar should be brought in?

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    blue tractor

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Go for Pulis who we know can deliver results. That is assuming the board actually wants to make a change which we know is unlikely to happen until we are almost relegated.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • What has changed in a year? Last year we had a manager with little sign of any tactical knowledge who bought players he then didn't play, stuck with players and tactics that were failing, continued to have faith in an expensive striker from whom the goals had dried up and consistently failed to make any impact with substitutions. I'll ask again: "What has changed in a year?".

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    waclor

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Sorry typo or Freudian slip there. I meant to say "Fit to play" but thinking about it, some don't look fit enough to earn their pay either.

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    waclor

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • I think it may be time for Neil to prove his love of Norwich City by admitting the manager's job is beyond him and resigning for the good of the club. Simply defined, the manager's job is to get the players he wants at the club, work out the tactics for each game, motivate the players, get them fit to pay and win matches. Working on tactics involves changing things as necessary when other managers' tactical plans cancel out any threat from our players. Not happening is it?

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    waclor

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Suffolk Canary. Nice to see that you have rightly acknowledged ITFC's glorious history, hard to ignor isn't it? So it was just simply luck that we landed Mick McCarthy as our manager, emmmm sounds like sour budgie grapes to me, you should be very used to sucking on those.

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    NB

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Us Canaries fans, like me, owe a lot to Delia and Michael for what they have done for NCFC and we should never forget that. Like all directors they have made good decisions and not so good ones, that's human nature. Whether Adams could be described as the cheap option, I don't know? But they obviously had faith that he could or can get us promotion, and he still can. having said that we have the players and a squad capable of being top of the league based on what we've seen so far of the opposition. Why are we not top of the league? Inevitably it has to be the manager's responsibility, consequence it may be time for Neil to step aside. Go for Malky.

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    Bruce87

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • It's all down to Delia and Mc Nutt and co. They whent for the cheap option to cut wages apart from their own no doubt.When will city fans realise that the Hopless board never lean they go from one mistake to the other. But when you have stupid fans that think Delia Smith is God and city saviour she had every pond back with interest even some fans don't learn .

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    DOBBY1970

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Here we go again, I dare say it will take the clueless Norwich Board 18 months to catch up with the fans, in the meantime Division 1 here we come

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • MickMac is the best thing that`s happened to 1p5wich in years. He`s a good ol` boy, despite being a Yorkshireman and a Plastic Paddy to boot. (A bit of gratuitous `regionalisticism` thrown in, just for a laaarrff). Similarly, the best thing that`s happened to Naaaridge was Lambo, coupled with Bryan Gunn`s one saving grace - Superholt. Take out that brief Lambo era and it`s been lean pickings for the last 10 years at Carra Rud.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • NB oh dear when did ITFC have a good reputation? Perhaps somewhere back in your glorious history we hear so much about. ITFC are a decent Championship team punching above their weight because they lucked into getting a decent Championship manager after several failed attempts. Even then McCarthy took the dog's abuse when we beat them. On the other hand we have a decent team but poor management and a board that seem to be more concerned with finances than what happens on the pitch. NA will go but probably when any chance of automatic promotion has gone.

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    suffolkcanary

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Well this is how it goes when you let the gay parade march in. Poor old Carra.

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    JDeehan

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • I counted a surprisingly low number of Trollposts; only 11\94, just 11.7%. Quite a few of those were echoes from the empty spaces of the Walkie`s Tosh cranium.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Johnny H. Oh dear when did I last witness people who resort to name calling when things go wrong. Oh yes, that was the school playground. It's very difficult to keep up with who has attempted to manage Norwich, after all, you have had so many haven't you? The vast majority of them failures though.

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    NB

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Suffolk Canary. You should be grateful for what you can get. Good managers tend to go to good clubs with a good reputation. Adams is ideal for Norwich, he is still cutting his teeth and as far as previous Norwich managers are concerned, he has absolutely nothing to beat.

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    NB

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Warkys tash, when we beat you I said to my binmen mates, who wanted McCarthy out that he had stopped the rot and that you were in a false position (19th), I think I've been proved right on that since then! Can't say who will go up but I think we are punching below our weight and could regret lost points at the end of the season. You got shot of Burley, Keane and Jewell before Xmas and it worked, we need to think bold too

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    JohnnyH

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • SuffolkCanary, you are exactly the sort of Deluded, Arrogant Budgie, I have been telling your fellow budgie posters about.. You obviously no very little about football, otherwise you would realise Mick McCarthy has assembled a v.good squad with some of the best players in the Champ. Apart from the easy ride we gave you, also the best home record in the Champ backs that theory. It's not luck.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • The problem we have is the defence is made up of Turner, Martin, Whittaker and Olson....They are Premiership class players but they are the same players that got us relegated and NA is doing a Houghton and standing by them which is a huge mistake..Also with five minutes to go NA should have brought on Redmond and Murphy to keep Forests defence busy.The players when in the final third should shoot not give hopeful crosses that will end up being headed out of defence.I am not convinced with the talk of NA not being the right manager etc...NA will get it right.

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    paul553

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • I suppose we will hear two weeks of determined macho talk from the players about how we will put things right against Brighton. Save the effort for the pitch lads we've had too many years of that sort of talk please move on

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    JohnnyH

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • No Brain tell me when did we have a manager called Houghton?

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    JohnnyH

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Dobber - hands up, I called it wrong but still not quite sure how we lost that one. Played some great passing football at times and looked rock solid at the back with CC standing out. We were robbed but still well in touch with the top. INIT. OTBC

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    Monkeys Thumbs

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Time to scour Europe again. NA has had a good run but he is not up to it, This is clear to a majority of NCFC fans. By the end of January even the board will realise this too. Wouldn't it be good if they could admit that their penny pinching appointment has failed and go out and find a proper manager. Can't see it though. Chances of automatic promotion are fading fast. Let's face it a half decent manager should be able to get this team promoted. Instead we are being outperformed by Bournemouth, Brentford and even our neighbours. The NCFC board are an embarrassment.

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    suffolkcanary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Got a good suggestion, Roy keane might be available

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    saxon

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • New to this site , what planet is Adams from.Tell my wife I love her very much she knows

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    Major tom

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Now where have I read comments like this before? Oh yes, it was when Houghton was Norwich manager and they subsequently got relegated. Deja vu everyone?

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    NB

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • derek mcdonald Laughing u bet we are

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    saxon

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • If we fail to take 4 points or more from our next 2 matches against Brighton and Reading(at home), our only option would probably be to replace NA with a more experienced manager.

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    NYC-Canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Neil you fcuked up !

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    Colby Army!

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • I suppose I'll be branded a happy clapper but whoever the board had brought in would not have necessarily guaranteed us a successful and trouble free season. As it is they appointed NA and we have to accept it. OK he is a rookie, an unknown quantity but with many years in the game both on the pitch, coaching and team management he is not short of experience. He and his assistants will make mistakes but hopefully learn from them and will make us a successful team. Being a supporter and season ticket holder I have my opinions and agree with a lot that is written on this board. Apart from the game on Tuesday we haven't been outplayed this season and have given good account of ourselves, granted sometimes we are laborious in build up and don't dominate teams as we should, also we are guilty of giving away silly goals, this is the players fault not the managers. Today, having their winner come from our corner is unforgivable, this said we should really have been out of sight if we had converted our chances, we have to be more clinical in front of goal. Who'd be a football manager, having world class players in your team doesn't guarantee success, look at Pellegrini. It's getting the right blend and attitude which will come, I'm sure.

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    Gibbo

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • got back from forest an hour ago needed a beer before reading the posts!!!!!! I have not been in the moaning at Adams camp before but when Forest took off a LB to go all out attack i was praying for redmond to come and use the acres of space left there..... but no we tried to hold on . Positive Note Carlos was good at centre half but playing with no wide men at all was NOT good

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    OhhhhHuckerrrrby

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • to Victor Meldrew he's not the messiah he's a very naughty boy.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Just list the managers McNally has overseen the appoinments of. Think about it , now where does the problem lie ?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • have you all noticed out plus goal diff has dropped hugely to + 6 !!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • The Adams Family.... well, something's Festering for sure.

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • After the defeat at Middleboro I did say that it would be foolish to expect Neil Adams to turn this squad around into a winning side! The quality is not there on the pitch. The motivation is not there in the dressing room . The will to succeed is not there in the Boardroom. Norwich's season was over halfway through the second half at Middlesboro. To expect the youth team coach to accept the challenge of obtaining promotion in his first season as a Manager is delusional, so if we stick with Adams we have to expect at least two seasons of mediocrity while he flounders as he learns the trade. IF he learns the trade. What, in the cold light of reality, where we all expecting of Adams? He does not have the experience or the tools to do the job. If the Club wanted success this season then the Board would have appointed a Manager with experience and a proven record at Championship or Premiership level, to believe Adams could step into the job and be a winner was naive wishful thinking by us all.

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Done my doom and gloom post on the Angry Neil board. How about a cheery stat. In 201011 the team on 26 points after 17 games finished in second place. To give you a clue, that team was managed by Paul Lambert. Um, I think I have just spotted the flaw in my analogy.

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Sorry Neil but you picked LG so you deserve to be sacked. Only a fool continues to make the same mistake week after week. Good bye NA

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    baguio

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • That made me chuckle CW

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    Gruff

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Such a shame. We have been down this road so many times and still Norwich City make the same mistake time after time after time. as I said at the begining of NA role. He is going to pull a Bryan Gunn and here we are again same ole Same ole. Exeption to the rule was lambert I'm pained to say. I don't think I can be bothered with it anymore.

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    Panic

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • DCL Town fans don't expect to get promoted & are not bragging. Just happy to finally see a proper football manager in charge, running the club as it should & bringing back the feel good factor. Agree there is a long way to go. But if you check on here as much as you claim then you will know 90% of City fans expect to win the league with the PL buying power. Our squad cost a mere £10k!

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Ipswich team cost £10,000 Nowich a few million get us Mick now and see us go.Adams have the guts and resign now you are out of your depth the whole set up including Mc Nalley is a shambles

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    El tel

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Hahahahahaha. The supporters who thought you'd walk the league, now blubbing. Priceless. Hahahahahaha

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    Heisenberg

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • What's your problem with Hooper Adams Go now And thanks we've got a good team but some how you don't seem to know how to use it! !!!

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    Mike Leeds

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Lets face it we have an average side and a management appointed because of the Old Boys network!!!! Its happened before and here we go again.................failure

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    dave123

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Face it. This will be a reverse of last season. The board will not sack the manager until promotion is a mathematical impossibility.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • This reminds me of Peter Grant's time in charge except Grant had not spent years writing in the local press showing us how clueless he was

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    JohnnyH

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Warkys_Tash - as you well know, 99% of City fans didn't and haven't predicated such a thing. I'm sure even some ipswich fans stupidly predict you'll go up but then we all have our idiots. I tend to ignore the ones on our side; I bet the other ipswich fans do the same to you on your own board - it's probably why you come on here so much... :) Let's see where we are come May my friend. Long way to go.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Just thinking some more, the b)llocks the board were cr@pping on about when they appointed Neil I see no change ahead !!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Mr Sensible Speaking here ... Neil Adams now needs to step aside on his own account and allow the board to appoint Tony Pullis to take control of the present squad. Enough said

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    Colby Army!

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Who's laughing right now? Roeder or Adams? Poor old Neil, give him a chance to cut his teeth..

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Spot on Jops.

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    Kent Anglian

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • OK so lets try to think... we get 50 minutes in and all is going well... we are 1-0 up and then forest start to pile the pressure on... defence was playing pretty well up to that point... all of them. the solutions was probably to go 451 bring on redmond and murphy for grabban and howson and get johnson and tettey to just sit deeper... stretch the game and catch them on the break.

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    jops

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Same ol same ol yeah but yeah but yeah, the scarecrow from the wizard of oz, has to go, brainless clueless, but at least we should have won.

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    john dab

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Where are all the City fans who arrogantly predicted a walk in the park. It's a tough league ladies and if your manager isn't up to it, you have no chance. Ipswich fans should know, after Jewell and Keane... Norwich board splashed the cash on players, but obviously we're not paying a managers salary..hence they employed their 4th choice.. Poor old Neil, give him time.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • What a miserable second half - I could have played in goal for Forest. It was plain to see that Forest were getting closer as the second half went on. We have two of England's best young wingers on the bench and what happens? Lafferty comes on and plays on the wing and picks up a yellow card as usual. I have been very quiet on these boards recently and I really want Neil to do well but the last few games have just not been anywhere near good enough. Totally unconvincing.

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    Kent Anglian

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Do we have any retired managers living in the area who could give the management team advice based on their own careers. NA does not have any experience at this level so needs someone to guide him. Either that or try a new manager, assuming someone who is good enough is available. And if they are available, why has no other club offered them a job?

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    sad canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Nothing succeeds loke success ! and City are not succeeding! itsnow time for the board to take action,and Neil a nice guy has to be replaced

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Same only situation as last season, hope for the best but know that disappointment's coming. We all know who'll score when Derby meet us.

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    Jockey

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • This is now getting silly. This former radio pundit talks a good talk and sounds very good - on paper...but of course, you don't play football on paper. Get him out NOW McNally and at the same time get out yourself and take the other board members with you who gambled our club's future on the appointment of a clueless rookie.

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    57charles

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • NB, couldn't agree more. IAWT!!

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • *Redmond or Murphy

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • with the way we play we have to aim for a midtable finish because we sure as hell are not going to win promotion

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    citycanary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Defence was much better today than Tuesday - they didn't lose us the game. We lost because NA didn't react to Forest uping their game in the early part of the 2nd half. Going to a 4-5-1 with Hooper and RedmondMurphy on would of enabled us to hit them with pace on the break. But instead we changed...nothing. Straight swap of forwards isn't a change. The pressure just built and built until...well you know the rest. I want NA to be given time but the last two games...just so poor.

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    DeanConeyLegend

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • I bow to your knowledge ET, then that was again a big mistake by Adams, Turner always look a lesser player on the left. I have never been his biggest fan and have always thought that Bennett would be a better choice to the right of a central partnership. Likewise he needs a left footed centre back alongside him. Instantly, I am not sure which side Cuellar tends to play but if he is right sided then I suggest we try one of the left footed players alongside him instead.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Neil Adams talking like a punter rather than a manager in his post-match interview. For god's sake man, pack your bags and get back to doing what you do best... working as a pundit on Canary Call!

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • To ask your Youth Team manager to achieve two of the toughest jobs in (world) football: 1) keep a club the size of Norwich in the Premiership, 2) win promotion from the Championship, well...do I need to go on?

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    Sean Kaye-Smith

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Maybe life down at Norwich for players is like a holiday camp hi de hi .

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    DOBBY1970

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Never mind lads. The usual fickle Canary fans will be back on the "we are a premiership team" track after just one win. The question is when will that be. The Addama Family (Diddle de dum) are not a happy family it seems.

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    What a Hoot

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • No Trevor. Turner played left side again. Cuellar was pretty solid apart from the first goal, when he lost the scorer. Howson's goal was a real gem. Eight or nine quick passes and then a brilliant finish into the far corner.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • you say that fella, but he done well for Celtic, and if we ain't gonna play him then we should do a deal with Bolton

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • What ho budgies! Dont panic not hear to mock, although the table makes for great reading tonight. Actually popped into say that every team will have a poor run in the chump but with the table so tight things can soon change, stability is needed ala town so give NA til xmas surely, could be top again this time next month. I did warn you about lafferty though, lock up your girlfriends!

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    TrueBlue

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Sorry Mr Adams, But unfortunately I think the Rodent was right in what he said

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Noggin, I'm a fan of Norwich not the fanbase who think people like Turner and Hooper are Championship quality. I'll give the Watford fan base the advantage cuz they'd realize how garbage players like that are.

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    jaemae2 .

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • What's the difference between Neil Adams and Bryan Gunn? Absolutely NONE. Both nice guys and Norwich legends with no management experience who have been sent over the top by a Board who deserve most of the blame for what is happening at the moment.

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Noggin, I'm a fan of Norwich not the fanbase who think people like Turner and Hooper are Championship quality or "best in the league at their position". I'll give the Watford fan base the advantage cuz they'd realize how garbage players like that are.

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    jaemae2 .

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • I don't agree with sack Adams, the players also have to accept responsibility, they are getting paid enough and know why they are on the pitch

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    Derek McDonald

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Show that is was a big mistake by the board again to give Adams the job the defence is bad but Adams will not change it get shot of now before we free fall further down.

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    DOBBY1970

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Come on Mr Adams, just look the TV camera straight in the middle and say "I don't know what else to do", you know you'll feel better for it. Go on, do it.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • When the going gets tough the tough don't appear to have a clue , maybe N A isn't the messiah after all !

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    Victor meldrew

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Told you so.

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    Panic

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Jaemae2 - aren't you the expert who posts on Watford site, can't be both and you don't sound like a City fan

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    NoggintheNog

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Why were Murphy and Redmond not used. If we are not careful we will dragged into a relegation battle. We are now 10th, Ipswich fans must be laughing at us

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    Derek McDonald

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • 6 points from the last 8 games. Relegation form. Adams is seriously failing in his job and must be sacked.

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    California Canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • bog bog, what's going wrong it's simple the board appointed Neil Adams nice guy but no experience in management and buying players and it's all down to this beloved Delia and her hoples board.

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    DOBBY1970

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • ET, I have not had the chance to see the goals but would presume that Turner was in fact able to play on his natural right side today. I have been calling for NA to play two centre backs instead of Martin but did state after the loss on Tuesday that we needed to make a change at half time on Tuesday as it take time to build a centre back understanding. I have never proclaimed Turner to be an outstanding centre back, I get the impression that Cuellar had a good game so once Bennett is back, perhaps they can form a better pairing only time will tell. At least we did not get stuffed today and had the strikers actually scored we would not have lost this game today.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Hughton would have seen that game out today... god dammit!

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Like most of you posters on here, I've had enough. Adams out, pulis in. At least he would get us organised and know when to stick or twist, Adams can do neither. Nice experiment but it is failing in front of our eyes. Act sooner rather than later as with hughton. Come on board, at least give us a chance this time.

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    lordbesty

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • I've said from the start that this team would be lucky not to get relegated with utter garbage like Turner in CD. But he's "so solid" and "One of the best defenders in this league" This club and fanbase deserve this fate if you are blind enough to think garbage like Turner should be on the field, or is a good defender. Sign him up for another 4 year on top of the 3 at the beg. of the year... Guaranteed to have success with him on the field....

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    jaemae2 .

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Sorry, NA, but that was a pathetic second half. Time for a new manager, coaching staff... it just gets worse and worse.

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    wallybrain

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Disappointed with result, but what a great match. Some excellent City football. Much more like it. Turner's mistake...well, what can you expect from a very right-footed player having to do stuff with his left.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • We are in free fall! I absolutely wanted Adams to do well but his inexperience is beginning to show and I fear that we will end up in mid table obscurity or worse if this continues. It isn't bad luck over the last 8 or so games, there are serious question marks about selection and tactics. Russell Martin at centre back mid week when we have brought in 3 new defenders baffles me. Why Hooper hasn't started I do not know. The championship was never our Devine right to win but with the talent in this squad and the right guidance we could have 'bounced back'. Alas I fear that with the reluctancy of our board to act we are resigned to the Chumpionship obscurity.

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    London_Canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • No defence and a naive manager. Been here before. How are Norwich United doing?

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    cutty

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • I was doubtful right from the beginning about this appointment but was prepared to give Adams a chance. This is all so depressing though - they must act now and get an experienced manager in - who that would be is the problem - they've missed Lennon - I've never been that keen on Pulis but I'd take him like a shot now or Phelan even - someone who knows what they are doing!

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    Boris

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Good comments from Darren Eadie on the radio: unable to get that killer second goal, needed to shut up shop with defenders to see the game out as Forest gathered momentum in the final ten minutes. Neil has to be clearing his desk on Monday morning.

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    NorwichAbs

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Agree with many comments on here... jerome substitution changed game... grabban should have scored... one turner mistake changed game... we have been vulnerable from our own corners for about 3 seasons now.... time for NA to step up his game.

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    jops

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • To the guy that asked why isn't he playing Hooper? Because Hooper IS a USELESS LUMP OF S--- who wouldn't be able to score in amateur football. Him not getting on the field is one of the biggest blessings of this season, because when he's not on the field we have at least a shot of scoring, which is the complete opposite if Hooper ever steps foot on the pitch.

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    jaemae2 .

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Lobbo, your comment says it all, we had 53% possession 9 shots with only 3 on target. How many more times will we concede when we have a corner. Forrest had 18 shots with 3 on yet scored two goals. Given we were playing two strikers, why was Hooper not given at least the last 15 minutes. Likewise, why did we not introduce either Redmond or preferably Murphy in the closing minutes at least to give them something else to think about.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • I like most thought after that good run and we were top things looked good ,promotion was a possibility , but after the last few performances forget it , McN has got to act now while there is a break, I am afraid NA is out of his depth , why no Hooper , Lafferty booked again, Brentford and Ipswich above us I am at a loss A severe shake up and change is required or we will start to slide again down to the depths of D1

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    iMac

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Monkey thumbs ,what did you say city would stuff Forrest and what did I say city wold loose again well who knows about football then certainly not you. As I've said before the start of the season . That city are not good enough for the premiership the apointed Adams with no experience no tranfer market experience what do you expect from this Borad of dim wits .

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    DOBBY1970

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • You can't keep blaming the manager. Norwich have appointed a man who is ideal for them as a club. He's a manager who needs to be able to cut his teeth in the managerial world and what better place for someone like him to do this. Come on, its that type of club, Norwich are not exactly going to attract a proven successful manager are they?

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    NB

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Let's hear something from the directors???

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Time for a rue!!!

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    Gruff

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • What a shower of the brown stuff!! why isn't he playing Hooper to start, and where this outstanding young Scottish talent we signed don't care what he's done, where's Malky Mackay

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Ha ha ha........lifes good.

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    KeithS

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Lafferty is a liability and Adams is tactically inept. Should have made changes to secure points and after their first breakaway from a corner he should have learned the lesson. But no. The Board now has a serious question to answer. They promised changes to the way the football was managed and they have not delivered. If I read anything from Adams about bad luck or not his fault then he has to be sacked immediately.

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    jigs69

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Ipswich beat Watord and Norwich lose to Forest. Not a happy Norfolk tonight. Has Adams got many friends left ?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Defenders again although Cuellar was immense. Put all the Spaniards in, perhaps they can communicate properly?

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • no idea,wheres Hooper,Laffertys a donkey,it needed pace the last twenty minutes but the three stooges could not see that,instead they take off Jerome and put on a non goal scoring forward who can only score without the ball!Times up for NA,GH and MR.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Very poor. Questions need to be asked of N A.

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    Tone the moan

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Typical, normally can't score but when we do can't defend. Really don't want to hear NA saying "with 10 minutes to go there was only one team in it, then two pieces of sloppy defending etc. etc. etc" I DON'T CARE !!!!. For me the sky reporter said it all when we were one up ", Norwich should be two up, great cross by Martin and an unmarked Grabban heads it wide!" If that went in it would have changed the game. NA OUT NOW ! , give us a chance whilst there is still plenty of season left.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • We were top of the league last month... for goodness sake, what has happened since then?

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    bogbog

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

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