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Daniel Farke respects Marcelo Bielsa’s work, but Norwich City would never spy on a Championship rival.

Former Norwich City manager Alex Neil has criticised the ‘bizarre’ behaviour of Marcelo Bielsa, after the Leeds boss admitted he has had training sessions of every Championship club watched this season.

So it seems the end is near for former captain Ivo Pinto as a Norwich City player, as the remnants of the costly January transfer window of three years ago are dealt with.

In his weekly column, Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey looks at a pair of well-meaning issues the EFL should not simply leave alone.

Sometimes it pays to look at what is happening at Norwich City through the eyes of outsiders.

Ahead of a big FA Cup opportunity, David Freezer caught up with former Norwich City forward Jamar Loza, as Woking prepare to try and pull off a third round giant-killing against Premier League opposition.

Norwich City have scored more late goals than any of their Championship rivals so far this season.

Late drama and Norwich City have gone hand in hand this season, with the latest injury-time drama making it 20 points earned in the closing stages of Championship games so far.

Earlier this year it looked like Alex Tettey’s time at Norwich City was coming to an end – but instead the midfield lynchpin is on the verge of passing a major milestone.

Former Norwich City first team coach Mike Phelan has been named part of new Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom team at Old Trafford.

Are Norwich City the real deal? If they’re not already, they’re certainly getting close to it.

If there were three things that had to improve under Daniel Farke this season then more goals, sharper passing and home form were arguably right at the very top of his to-do list.

Daniel Farke is Championship manager-of-the-month for the first time in his Norwich City reign.

They’ve won just one of their last 16 matches before facing high-flying Norwich City – and Bolton will also be without two players on loan from the Canaries at Carrow Road.

Ahead of Saturday’s Carrow Road clash with battling Rotherham, David Freezer takes a look at the fine job Norfolk-born Paul Warne is doing in his first gig as a manager with the South Yorkshire side.

City’s extended sparkling run of form has rightly seen the likes of Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki receive the plaudits they deserve.

November and Hillsborough, two words Norwich City fans aren’t too keen on, but David Freezer believes Daniel Farke’s in-form Canaries are in a good place to bring an end to some horrible recent records.

Norwich City Hall of Famer Paul Lambert is the new Ipswich Town manager.

After showing Alex Neil what he’s capable of, Sergi Canos is setting his sights on doing the same at Carrow Road tomorrow.

Things may be clicking for Daniel Farke at Norwich City but south of the border Paul Hurst’s job as Ipswich Town manager already looks to be under threat.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank admitted his side must improve defensively after shipping four goals at Preston ahead of their weekend trip to Norwich.

With a quarter of the 2018-19 EFL Championship season already done and dusted, which clubs are improving their fortunes on last season and at which end? Michael Bailey crunches some numbers for Norwich City and beyond.

It was cruelly appropriate that Timm Klose should accidentally score Stoke City’s match winner at Carrow Road.

After a run of just one defeat in nine games – featuring a five-game winning streak – David Freezer takes a look back at how Norwich City’s resurgent form unfolded since the last international break.

An unbeaten return to frontline management has earned Norwich City favourite Gary Holt the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Manager of the Month award for September.

The game against Wigan last Saturday demonstrated how quickly football managers respond to successful tactics.

As Norwich City move into the Championship play-off positions with their fourth consecutive league victory, Canaries correspondent David Freezer looks at the key talking points from the 1-0 home win over Wigan.

Reading have lost all three of their Championship home games so far this season but manager Paul Clement is feeling rejuvenated ahead of Norwich City’s arrival at the Madejski Stadium.

After a morale-boosting win, David Freezer looks at six lessons learned from Norwich City’s 1-0 Championship victory over promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.

It’s time to summon some of that Wembley spirit, which Norwich City so memorably nailed in the play-off final three years ago.

Trust was the key to James Maddison’s rise to success under Daniel Farke at Norwich City, the Premier League new boy has revealed.

It’s been a week for looking back for me.

Sean Raggett is hoping the knee injury picked up while in action for loan club Rotherham ‘isn’t too serious’.

In his weekly column, Norwich City correspondent and PinkUn Show host Michael Bailey looks ahead to THAT match... the East Anglian derby

Norwich City will step out at Portman Road on Sunday with arguably one of the least experienced derby day squads in recent history.

How much time do you give a project to transition from the old way of working to the new one?

Sunshine and showers. If ever the mood matched the weather this was it in Norwich’s City Championship surrender to Leeds United.

Video Norwich City v Leeds United: The Lowdown

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Can Norwich City halt Marcelo Bielsa’s rampant Leeds United? Get in the mood with videos, quotes, team news and expected formations.

Fortune favours the brave, a phrase Daniel Farke should ask Moritz Leitner to write out 100 times on a blackboard in a Bart Simpson style.

Okay, blackboards may be a bit old school, so an interactive digital whiteboard instead, perhaps?

Daniel Farke will make a late call on Grant Hanley for the Championship visit of table topping Leeds United to Carrow Road, after the skipper suffered a shin injury in the midweek win over Preston.

Having lost to a last-minute goal against Sheffield United – thanks to Billy Sharp – the pressure really was on Daniel Farke’s men to win their first game of the season on Wednesday night when former manager Alex Neil bought his Preston team to Carrow Road.

When I first came to the Fine City to live back in spring 2016, I had no affiliation to Norwich City. I was just another fella who found himself in these parts for work.

Alex Neil felt his Preston team should have won at Carrow Road, had his players shown the same clinical edge as Teemu Pukki.

Alex Tettey’s stunning goal is sure to make the highlights this season – but the Norwich City midfielder knows the rest of his night’s work was a painful experience.

Alex Tettey grabbed a stunning memento of his ‘worst game in a Norwich City shirt’ after a thumping long range goal sealed Wednesday’s 2-0 Championship win over Alex Neil’s Preston.

Norwich City sunk Preston with a late double in a 2-0 Championship win that earned the Canaries their first three points of the new season on Wednesday night at Carrow Road.

Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey delivers his video verdict and analysis, as the Canaries pick up their first EFL Championship victory of the new season against Preston and their former boss Alex Neil at Carrow Road.

Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City’s 2018-19 EFL Championship visit from Alex Neil’s Preston North End, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.

Video Norwich City v Preston: The Lowdown

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Norwich City need a win. Alex Neil stands in the way - all you need from team news, quotes and video to expected formations.

Stick out your chest and stick together, is Daniel Farke’s rallying cry to get Norwich City’s season up and running.

Daniel Farke has had his say on transfer speculation around Timm Klose’s exit and a move for Dijon striker Julio Tavares.

As Norwich City prepare for a return to Carrow Road action against Preston North End, our correspondents have been discussing all the latest Canaries issues.

Ivo Pinto is winning his fitness battle to recover from a stomach bug for the Championship home test against Alex Neil’s Preston.

Alex Neil is looking at the green rather than the pink as he plots a colourful return to Carrow Road on Wednesday night.

Can you really have a must-win game so early in a new season? MICHAEL BAILEY contemplates the unpalatable for Norwich City ahead of visits from Preston and Leeds this week.

Declan Rudd says he can’t be a spy in the camp for manager Alex Neil when his Preston team head to Norwich on Wednesday night – because there are so few familiar faces in the Canaries squad.

Norwich City correspondents Michael Bailey and David Freezer answer your questions in our latest online debate.

A sucker punch in every way – PinkUn Show host and Norwich City correspondent MICHAEL BAILEY hits out with his six of the best as the Canaries come unstick against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Daniel Farke insisted he had no issue with Chris Wilder’s antics, after Norwich City slipped to a painful 2-1 stoppage-time Championship defeat at Sheffield United.

Jordan Rhodes plans to do some making up when Norwich City head for Carrow Road twice this week, with Preston and Leeds in their sights.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his verdict from Bramall Lane

Billy Sharp denied Norwich City a hard-earned point at Sheffield United in the third minute of injury-time, to condemn the Canaries to a second successive Championship defeat.

Well, we wanted more entertainment!

Here we bring you all the Championship transfer business for the 2018 summer transfer window.

Freshly cut grass, new kits, new players – but the same feelings of optimism tinged with trepidation.

Stoke City and Middlesbrough are favourites for promotion from the Championship this season, according to the reporters who cover the division’s 24 clubs across the country.

The battle to become Norwich City’s new number one is set to be blown wide open.

Leicester City have signed released Norwich City right-back Louis Ramsay.

Who should be Norwich City’s number one? It’s a question which has prompted plenty of debate among Canaries supporters during pre-season, as Remi Matthews and Michael McGovern have both been given chances to impress.

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has been impressed by the rapid progress of former Norwich City academy winger Glenn Middleton.

Our alternative Norwich City A-Z has brought us to W for the Wolf... and other transfer mysteries. CHRIS LAKEY looks at some of the players who just haven’t cut the mustard at Carrow Road

Wigan boss Paul Cook has suggested Norwich City winger Yanic Wildschut could return to the Latics, following reports of a loan deal being possible.

Football is a fast moving world, so that wonderful Wembley day of little more than three years ago already feels like ancient history for Norwich City.

Wigan are keen to re-sign Norwich City misfit Yanic Wildschut following their promotion to the Championship.

After this week’s mega-money sale of a previous Norwich City deadline day signing in James Maddison, David Freezer decided to make L for last orders please, in our alternative Canaries A-Z summer series.

James Maddison has gone from having to convince the doubters at Carrow Road to a Premier League star in the making.

Norwich City will begin their 2018/19 Championship campaign away at Birmingham City, it has been revealed this morning as the new season’s fixtures are released in full.

On the eve of the big reveal – the new season’s fixture list – it is appropriate that I is for Ipswich.

More glimpses of promise but limited end product. Another case of what might have been for Nelson Oliveira and Norwich City last season. Paddy Davitt assesses what next, in the latest of our report cards.

Glenn Middleton is a player that most Norwich City fans have never seen play live, so a high-profile game in France may well be of interest to Canaries fans tonight.

Yanic Wildschut was dealt a tough hand last season. Paddy Davitt assesses whether he can still convince those who matter, in the latest of our report card series

It’s three years since Norwich City beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley, a day never to be forgotten. But where are they now? CHRIS LAKEY takes a trip down memory lane...

Roy Hodgson joked he was not wanted by Norwich City before plotting Crystal Palace’s great escape from Premier League relegation certainties.

Ex-Norwich City boss Alex Neil has slammed the disgraceful way his one-time Canaries’ academy coach Graeme Murty was treated at Rangers.

You’re not really a Norwich City fan unless you’re feeling very worried.

Norwich City correspondents Paddy Davitt and Michael Bailey answered your questions in our latest online debate - which was dominated by news of Wes Hoolahan’s pending exit.

Nearly over, Norwich City fans. Then the real fun and games can begin.

Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey delivers his video verdict and analysis, as the Canaries hold Alex Neil’s EFL Championship play-off hopefuls Preston North End to a goalless draw at Deepdale.

Daniel Farke’s glass was firmly half full after Norwich City scrapped to a 0-0 Championship draw at Alex Neil’s play-off chasing Preston.

Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City’s EFL Championship trip to play-off hopefuls Preston North End, in our Matchday Live blog from Deepdale.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his verdict from Deepdale

Norwich City did enough to hang on for a point at play-off chasing Preston despite one of the sloppiest performances of their frustrating Championship season.

Daniel Farke has kept faith with the Norwich City starting XI which were cruelly beaten 2-0 late on by promotion chasing Cardiff last weekend for this afternoon’s match at Preston North End.

James Maddison will be the master of his own destiny this summer.

QJust how well has Alex Neil done in his first season at Deepdale?

At least we can now resolve the long-standing debate about how to improve the atmosphere at Carrow Road. If the EFL were to appoint Tim Robinson to referee all of City’s home games I’m convinced that we would have plenty of noise.

Onel Hernandez will be available for Norwich City’s Championship test at Alex Neil’s play-off chasing Preston after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Alex Neil harbours no grudge towards Norwich City but is desperate to beat his old club to keep Preston in the Championship play-off hunt.

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