Graham Dorrans

Context is everything in football. Two years ago Norwich City had been top of the table and clearly among the promotion pace-setters under Alex Neil – but all was not well, a feeling of unease undermined a very positive start to the season.

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...

Canaries’ midfielder Kenny McLean’s 11th goal of the season earned Aberdeen a point against Rangers on Tuesday night in the battle for a Europa League spot behind Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.

Wes Hoolahan could be part of a Rangers revolution when he officially becomes a free agent following his Norwich City exit.

There were a host of Norwich City connections on either side as Rangers beat Hearts 2-1 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

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

Daniel Farke insists Norwich City are on the right track after a rocky start to his Carrow Road career.

The key to Norwich City developing a ruthless edge for Daniel Farke lies in his decision to go back to basics.

Norwich City youngster Glenn Middleton has joined Rangers.

As the Canaries enjoy a break from Championship action, DAVID FREEZER looks back on the predictions of City fans in our survey ahead of the season’s kick-off.

As a very busy transfer window comes to a close for Norwich City, DAVID FREEZER takes a look back at the many deals completed since the start of July.

All the rumours, all the confirmed deals. This is the only place for Norwich City fans to follow live coverage of the 2017 Summer Transfer Deadline Day, with the latest from Carrow Road plus major transfer news from around the Championship and beyond.

Birmingham City have had a £3.5m offer for reported Norwich City target Aden Flint rejected.

Fulham v Norwich City

I am being realistic when I say, after we got Stuart Webber from Huddersfield Town, that what we are going to achieve this season will be the Terriers’ model.

I’m excited for the new season, it’s been very encouraging to see Stuart Webber and the board interact and be so open with the supporters.

The sound of a new broom sweeping the corridors of power at Norwich City was audible across Norfolk from the moment Stuart Webber arrived at Carrow Road.

How are Norwich City going to do this season?

Rejoice! Pre-season is over. Everything is normal again.

Former Werdern Bremen midfielder Tom Trybull is reportedly on trial with the Canaries.

Graham Dorrans could have been lining up against Norwich City in the Championship this season if Owls’ chief Carlos Carvalhal had got his way.

Daniel Farke is preparing for a red letter day at Carrow Road against Brighton. Paddy Davitt assesses how the German’s Norwich City squad is shaping up.

Steven Naismith admitted he is loving life under Norwich City’s head coach Daniel Farke after scoring in Friday’s 3-1 German tour finale against DSC Arminia Bielefeld.

Norwich City supporters have snapped up all of the available tickets for the Canaries’ first game of the Championship season, away at Fulham.

Norwich City have agreed a £12.5m deal with Newcastle for winger Jacob Murphy according to reports.

Jacob Murphy is ready to tell Norwich City he wants to leave the club and pursue a move to Newcastle United, according to reports.

Michael McGovern is not a target for Hearts’ coach Ian Cathro, after the Northern Ireland international had been touted with a return to Scotland.

Norwich City stepped up their pre-season preparations with a first friendly against professional opposition, as they visited League Two Stevenage.

Daniel Farke has full faith in Stuart Webber to plug the gaps in Norwich City’s squad ahead of the Championship kick-off.

Norwich City writers Paddy Davitt and Mark Armstrong answered your questions on Monday lunchtime in our latest Norwich City online debate – at

Jonny Howson was made to train on his own because of his “unprofessional” manner during Norwich City’s training camp, according to sporting director Stuart Webber.

Jonny Howson has completed his summer move to Norwich City’s Championship rivals Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

Louis Thompson is set to be ruled out for at least six months after suffering a re-occurrence of his Achilles injury.

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans has completed his protracted move to Glasgow Rangers.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his verdict from St Colman’s Park

Daniel Farke insisted after his successful first outing as Norwich City boss he has no wish to push the absent Jonny Howson out of Carrow Road.

Cobh’s compact St Colman’s Park tucked in a picturesque corner of southern Ireland on a sun-kissed summer’s evening is a world away from the cut and thrust of Championship combat.

Norwich City began their pre-season fixtures tonight when they won 5-0 at Cobh Ramblers in a friendly as part of a five-day training camp in Ireland.

Norwich City fans were growing concerned amid the imminent departures of Graham Dorrans and Jonny Howson.

Norwich City have signed Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed on a season-long loan.

Graham Dorrans is expected to complete his move to boyhood club Rangers within the next 48 hours for a fee in the region of £800,000.

The long-running saga of Graham Dorrans’ potential move from Norwich City to Rangers has again come to the boil overnight.

Steven Naismith wants to finish his career in his native Scotland – but not before he settles some unfinished business with Norwich City.

Norwich City have made an enquiry for Rangers’ young midfielder Jamie Barjonas.

Rangers will have to up the ante if they want to prise Graham Dorrans out of Norwich City after tabling a derisory offer believed to be under £500,000.

The Canaries have reportedly accepted Rangers latest offer for midfielder Graham Dorrans.

Steven Naismith can understand how big a pull Rangers is for Norwich City team mate Graham Dorrans.

Pre-season work has begun at Colney for Norwich City’s players as new head coach Daniel Farke begins his preparations with the club’s revamped squad.

Scottish Premiership giants Glasgow Rangers are refusing to take no for an answer in their pursuit of Graham Dorrans - with fresh reports of a third improved offer for the City midfielder on Thursday.

Graham Dorrans is an ‘outstanding’ player who Kenny Miller hopes will be joining him at Rangers next season.

Norwich City fans have been digesting the fixtures for the new Championship season.

Norwich City’s brave new world will allow the club’s youngsters to make their mark next season, according to Russell Martin.

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and David Freezer answer your questions in our latest Norwich City online debate – at

Rangers are hopeful of concluding the signing of midfielder Graham Dorrans from Norwich City in the next 48 hours, for a fee of £1.3million.

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans may be one of the club’s “sacrifices” this summer, according to team-mate Steven Naismith.

It’s been a busy week at Carrow Road, so there was plenty for our correspondents Michael Bailey and David Freezer to discuss in our latest video Q&A session.

Premier League side Burnley have entered the race for Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson, as speculation about a summer exit for the 29-year-old persists.

Norwich City fans can get excited about signing Mario Vrancic, according to a man who knows all about Bundesliga football.

Middlesbrough have reportedly joined the race to sign Graham Dorrans.

Norwich City are reportedly in the race to sign Angus Gunn on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

Rangers have tested Norwich City’s resolve to hold onto Graham Dorrans with a bid of ‘just under £1m’, according to Skysports Scotland on Friday afternoon.

Graham Dorrans would ‘relish’ a move to boyhood club Rangers.

Every club is looking for a bargain this summer and Norwich City are no different. Mark Armstrong looks at the free agents available this summer

Norwich City and QPR have nothing to play for in a Championship finale at Carrow Road - but there are plenty of sub-plots.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin has delivered a brutally honest verdict on the Canaries’ failure to get into the Championship promotion mix.

Which Norwich City player performed best in the 3-3 Championship thriller at Leeds United? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Norwich City denied Chris Hughton’s Brighton a Championship title party at Carrow Road in bizarre fashion, with Seagulls’ keeper David Stockdale credited with two own goals in 2-0 league win for the Canaries.

Scottish giants Rangers are reportedly ready to offer Graham Dorrans an escape route from Carrow Road this summer.

Plenty of sub-plots ahead of Chris Hughton’s first competitive return to Carrow Road, but the big question is can Norwich City halt Brighton’s bid to clinch the Championship title?

Norwich City want Alan Irvine to stay on beyond his interim stint – and that would be absolutely fine by Graham Dorrans.

Anyone else think it seems like the end of term at school down at Carrow Road at the moment?

Graham Dorrans believes a goal-scoring league debut is just the start for James Maddison at Norwich City.

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Paddy Davitt discuss a rare away day success for Norwich City, as they pick up a 3-1 win at Preston North End.

Norwich City supporters are enjoying the warm glow of a rare away win after seeing the Canaries pick up just their fifth victory outside of Norfolk this season.

It’s been the toughest season of his career – but Graham Dorrans is still hoping for some good to come of it before the summer arrives.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 3-1 win at Preston.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 3-1 Championship win at Preston? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Pink Un Matchday takes to the road, with Michael Bailey bringing you a selection of videos from Deepdale as Norwich City travel to Preston North End.

Alan Irvine is urging James Maddison to kick on after his goalscoring Championship debut in Norwich City’s 3-1 win at Preston.

James Maddison struck on his Norwich City league debut to seal a first Championship away victory since February 4.

Norwich City crashed to a 3-1 Championship home defeat against 10-man Fulham, who played the entire second half with a player less after Chris Martin’s red card against his old club.

Norwich City’s horrendous away record against Fulham may still be standing strong but it was the Canaries who came out on top the last time the team’s met at Carrow Road.

After Norwich City’s unpredictable season hit new levels in the stylish thrashing of Reading, DAVID FREEZER looks at five highs and PADDY DAVITT at five lows in a campaign of Jekyll & Hyde proportions

Irish playmaker Wes Hoolahan is fit to return when Norwich City welcome Reading to Carrow Road tomorrow.

There were a few moments in the second half at Villa Park on Saturday during which it felt like even Mother Nature was satirising Norwich City’s season.

Norwich City fans have seen it all before, especially at Villa Park – but it doesn’t get any easier. Michael Bailey delivers his six learnings from Saturday.

Alan Irvine insists he is due a slice of good luck after Norwich City’s Championship play-off bid stalled at Aston Villa.

Pink Un Matchday takes to the road, with Michael Bailey bringing you a selection of videos from Villa Park as Norwich City travel to Aston Villa.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 2-0 Championship loss against Aston Villa? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Alan Irvine rued Norwich City’s lack of punch in a 2-0 Championship defeat at Aston Villa.

Norwich City endured more Championship away day misery with Ivo Pinto sent off in a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa.

Ten players are surplus to requirements at Norwich City this summer, according to our latest poll.

I bet I wasn’t the only City fan who spent the international break on Saturday lapping up the sun and catching up on spring garden jobs.

Norwich City finally tasted that winning feeling again, but it was far from plain sailing against Barnsley – Michael Bailey dishes out his six of the best from Carrow Road.

Wes Hoolahan could be set to miss Norwich City’s Championship run-in after Republic of Ireland chief Martin O’Neill delivered a gloomy injury bulletin when he ruled the midfielder out of this week’s World Cup qualifier against Wales.

Norwich City managed a 2-0 win against Barnsley to keep their faint play-off hopes alive at Carrow Road.

Norwich City 2 Barnsley 0

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Norwich City ground out a 2-0 Championship win against Barnsley to keep alive their faint play-off hopes at Carrow Road.

Fit-again Norwich City duo Nelson Oliveira and Graham Dorrans are in contention for Barnsley’s Championship visit.

With the Championship’s top six apparently riding off into the sunset, Norwich City supporters had begun to get used to the idea that we might be in for the rarest of seasons at Carrow Road; one that features nothing to play for from March onwards.

Tony Mowbray aims to make life uncomfortable for Alex Neil’s Norwich City in Saturday’s Championship clash at Carrow Road.

Alex Neil rejects out of hand Norwich City’s fitness has been found wanting in the Championship.

Bullish Alex Neil denied he is in charge of a toxic dressing room at Norwich City.

Nelson Oliveira faces a make-or-break spell in his recovery from a foot injury to feature in Norwich City’s Championship run-in.

Mitchell Dijks will be a key weapon in Norwich City’s Championship showdown at Sheffield Wednesday.

Steven Naismith and Ivo Pinto are poised to hand Norwich City a pre-derby boost with the pair winning their fitness battles to feature against Ipswich Town on Sunday.

Alex Neil revealed he has fresh injury doubts ahead of Norwich City’s Championship trip to Burton on Saturday.

Alex Neil will have no choice but to send a patched-up Norwich City into battle against Burton.

Norwich City hung on for a hard-earned Championship point against Newcastle in a frenetic 2-2 draw at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

Alex Neil faces a number of late selections calls with Norwich City’s gruelling Championship run taking a toll on his squad.

Here’s how Norwich City’s emphatic 5-1 Championship win over 10-man Nottingham Forest unfolded.

Norwich City turned on the style to hammer 10-man Nottingham Forest and keep up the heat on the Championship top six at Carrow Road.

Steven Naismith is still ruled with a hamstring injury out for Norwich City’s Championship test against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Live coverage of Norwich City’s pre-match press conference ahead of their fixture at Wigan Athletic.

Norwich City fans knew it was coming.

Steven Naismith is the main injury worry for Norwich City ahead of tomorrow’s Championship clash at Cardiff City.

Youssouf Mulumbu will soon be available for Norwich City selection again, after Democratic Republic of Congo were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations.

Alex Neil conceded Robbie Brady may have played his last game for Norwich City after a key role in the 2-0 Championship win over Birmingham, ahead of the climax of the transfer window next week.

Louis Thompson could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines, amid fears he has suffered an Achilles injury.

Youssouf Mulumbu will not be available for Norwich City’s home clash with Birmingham City on Saturday, after helping Democratic Republic of Congo seal qualification for the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

It’s no secret Norwich City have got their problems in central midfield.

Former Reading midfielder Jem Karacan was given a chance to impress as Norwich City’s Under-23s took on their Portsmouth counterparts in the Premier League Cup.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has a host of injury problems to contend with at Southampton in the FA Cup tomorrow, when he will give precedence to Saturday’s league clash with Wolves when making his team selection.

Martin Olsson says new Swansea City manager Paul Clement was a key motivation for his switch from Norwich City.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has admitted Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury is a player he admires but suggested a deal is not in the offing.

Steven Naismith is happy to be Norwich City’s ‘Mr Nasty’.

Defensive midfield options are already stretched for Norwich City this month and things could be about to get worse for manager Alex Neil.

French midfielder Guessouma Fofana is the latest player to be linked with Norwich City as the January transfer window rumour mill continues to pick up speed.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 0-0 Championship draw against Brentford? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Brentford 0 Norwich City 0

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Norwich City had a man sent off for the second consecutive Championship game but hung on for a 0-0 New Year’s Eve draw at Brentford.

Alex Neil has more to worry about than a Brentford backlash in a New Year’s Eve Championship trip to Griffin Park.

James Maddison will ring in the new year at Norwich City.

Graham Dorrans’ freak injury exit at Reading was a ‘ridiculous’ incident for Norwich City boss Alex Neil.

Carly Simon’s ‘Nobody does it better’ reverberated around the Madejski at the final whistle. They got that right after Norwich City underlined they retain the exclusive rights on calamitous Championship implosions.

Is Alex Neil on the verge of an exit from the Norwich City hot seat – again – or did referee Andy Davies give him a “helping hand”?

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from the Madejski Stadium

Reading 3 Norwich City 1

Monday, December 26, 2016

Alex Neil was berated again by Norwich City’s travelling support after the 10-man Canaries slumped to an eighth Championship defeat in 10 games on Boxing Day at promotion hopefuls Reading.

Alex Neil was barracked by sections of the Carrow Road support after Norwich City slumped to a seventh Championship defeat in the last nine against a well-drilled Huddersfield.

John Ruddy wants Norwich City’s support to bring the noise again at Carrow Road - even if there is one downside for the Canaries’ number one.

The curious Norwich City career of Youssouf Mulumbu hit a rare high this week as the midfielder gave the Canaries a welcome harder edge in their vital win over Aston Villa – raising hopes that he can kick on and finally become the player Alex Neil had hoped for.

Carrow Road erupted at the final whistle in an outpouring of relief, tinged perhaps with a sense Norwich City should never be in such a Championship tight spot.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 1-0 Championship win against Aston Villa? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil speaks to Mustard sports editor Michael Bailey at their Colney pre-match press conference, ahead of Aston Villa’s midweek trip to Carrow Road.

Fresh from Norwich City’s pre-match press conference ahead of their EFL Championship clash with Aston Villa at Carow Road, Mustard sports editor Michael Bailey and Eastern Daily Press chief writer Paddy Davitt give their views from Colney.

Alex Neil had roared himself hoarse by the end but how many are still listening is debatable after another miserable Championship road trip.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 2-1 Championship defeat at Barnsley? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from Oakwell

Barnsley 2 Norwich City 1

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Norwich City paid for a dire first-half offering in slumping to another Championship away defeat in a 2-1 loss at Barnsley.

Jacob Murphy’s stunning impact in Norwich City’s Championship promotion push is seeing him touted with Premier League trio Tottenham, Everton and Southampton ahead of next month’s transfer window.

Norwich City hammered Brentford at Carrow Road to return to winning ways in the Championship - if you missed the game then you can watch the highlights here.

Norwich City 5 Brentford 0

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Norwich City hammered Brentford at Carrow Road to end a five-game losing run in the Championship.

Jonny Howson is back and desperate to help haul Norwich City out of a Championship slump.

It was a better display, but the same old result. Michael Bailey picks six bones out of the latest Canaries carcass

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 1-0 Championship defeat at Derby County? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from the iPro Stadium

Derby County 1 Norwich City 0

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bradley Johnson returned to haunt Norwich City with a second-half strike inflicting a fifth straight Championship defeat on Alex Neil’s side.

Norwich City’s losing streak is forcing Alex Neil to deflect some uncomfortable lines of enquiry. Notable among them that too many of his players have now given up on the Scot and his methods.

Jonny Howson will again be sorely missed in Norwich City’s midfield against Derby County.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ fourth straight league defeat.

Free football returns to Carrow Road tonight as the youngsters of Scottish giants Celtic take on Norwich City’s under-23 squad in the Premier League International Cup (7pm kick-off).

Graham Dorrans knows there is added competition in Norwich City’s midfield after joining the Louis Thompson fan club.

The required reaction never came – but Graham Dorrans remains adamant sticking together is the best way forward for Alex Neil’s stalling Canaries.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ third straight league defeat.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 3-2 Championship loss to Leeds United? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from Carrow Road

Bouncing back from a beating at Brighton is the mission for Norwich City manager Alex Neil – and Canaries supporters clearly feel he has the tools to do just that.

Norwich City duo Russell Martin and Steven Naismith have been called up to the Scotland squad, ahead of next week’s World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley.

After seeing Norwich City’s season slide on to thin ice at Brighton, David Freezer searches for answers amongst the wreckage of a damaging 5-0 defeat.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ sorry surrender on the south-coast

Losing to Preston at Carrow Road, then getting dumped out of the EFL Cup to a 10-man Leeds, isn’t pretty – even for an eternal optimist, or, as some people say, ‘happy clapper’ like me.

Louis Thompson is now a frontline Championship option for Alex Neil.

Norwich City bowed out of the EFL Cup in dramatic fashion after losing a penalty shoot-out to Leeds United at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

It’s amazing how quickly that feeling in the pit of the stomach returns after a home defeat.

‘Yellow’ may well be the chant from the Canaries faithful in the EFL Cup at Leeds this evening – but it is a colour that Alex Neil will be wary of.

Picking a starting line-up for tomorrow’s EFL Cup fourth round tie at Leeds United will be far from straight forward for Norwich City manager Alex Neil.

Far more troubling than a first Championship home defeat is the growing sense Norwich City have been found out.

Much as I hate the way that international breaks interrupt the flow of the Championship season, the knock-on effect of three games in eight days when the programme resumes is just as frustrating.

Norwich City’s soft centre is turning into a pain for Alex Neil with his Canaries failing to keep a clean sheet for 900 minutes in the Championship.

Norwich City’s winless run at Fulham continued after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage - here are the best images from the game.

Norwich City slipped to second in the Championship table with a 2-2 at Fulham - if you missed the game then you can watch the highlights here.

A strange evening left Graham Dorrans scratching his head as Norwich City threw away victory at Craven Cottage.

A second-half fightback by Fulham denied Norwich City a first Craven Cottage win since 1986 and here is how some City fans reacted on Twitter.

Alex Neil admitted Norwich City’s bid for a first win at Fulham since 1986 was wrecked by 15-minutes of madness.

Fulham 2 Norwich City 2

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Norwich City old boy Chris Martin came back to haunt his former club by inspiring a second-half fightback that denied the Canaries a first Craven Cottage win since 1986.

Norwich City moved back to the top of the Championship table with a 3-1 win over plucky Rotherham United at Carrow Road.

Norwich City defender Timm Klose has recovered from his ankle injury suffered on World Cup duty and is in the Canaries’ squad for Saturday’s Championship game against Rotherham United at Carrow Road.

Norwich City return to Championship action against Rotherham this weekend striving to stay ahead of Alex Neil’s promotion target.

There will be fans who have followed Norwich City their entire life, through thick, thin and thinner – and who won’t have experienced a night like Wednesday at St James’ Park.

How the Chronicle and The Northern Echo reported Norwich’s dramatic 4-3 defeat to Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Norwich City slipped to a heart-breaking stoppage time defeat in a breathless 4-3 Championship loss at Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

The games cannot come quickly enough for Graham Dorrans, as he continues to play catch-up at Norwich City.

Dull is not a word you would associate with Alex Neil’s Norwich City tenure.

Alex Neil insists the rest of the Championship should be wary of a resurgent Norwich City after beating Burton 3-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday to go top of the early standings.

Norwich City 3 Burton Albion 1

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Norwich City moved top of the Championship with a 3-1 win against 10-man Burton Albion at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The problem with having an embarrassment of riches is that it can be hard to find the combination that produces the best result, writes Robin Sainty.

Two weeks is certainly a long time in football.

The City Ground lived up to its name on Saturday – Michael Bailey takes a look at some of the key talking points from the Canaries’ fifth Championship win of the fledgling season…

Graham Dorrans was the main man for Alex Neil in Norwich City’s 2-1 Championship fightback at Nottingham Forest.

It was lift-off for Norwich City’s Championship promotion bid at Nottingham Forest - but Alex Neil’s next trick is getting his players’ feet firmly back on the ground.

Fittingly, given Nottingham Forest’s stadium backs onto the River Trent, this was a sink or swim moment for Norwich City.

The promotion memories came flooding back from Graham Dorrans after he sealed Norwich City’s stirring comeback win at the City Ground.

Norwich City made it three wins in a week with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest - if you missed the game then you can watch the highlights here.

Alex Neil’s stirring half-time team talk had the desired effect in Norwich City’s comeback 2-1 Championship win at Nottingham Forest.

Norwich City moved up to second in the Championship table with a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest - the Canaries’ third consecutive league win.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from the City Ground

Norwich City staged a second-half fightback to end Nottingham Forest’s 100pc Championship home record in a 2-1 win at the City Ground.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 2-1 Championship win at Nottingham Forest? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

You do not have to look beyond the Championship grind for the primary factor behind Norwich City’s injury woes, according to Alex Neil.

Alex Neil insisted Norwich City’s bottle is never in doubt after grinding out a nervy 2-1 Championship win against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night at Carrow Road.

An unfortunate start to the season will not curb the ambitions of Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans.

Alex Neil has no fresh injury concerns ahead of tomorrow night’s Championship encounter with Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road – and may even have Robbie Brady available.

Norwich City did exactly what was required to ensure their bid to bounce back from relegation did not continue in reverse.

Which Norwich City player performed the best in their 3-2 Championship victory against Cardiff City? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Sports reporter Gavin Caney, filling in for our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt, delivers his snap verdict from Carrow Road.

The Canaries returned to winning ways by edging a tight encounter against the Bluebirds.

The international break has allowed Norwich City’s injury problems to clear significantly ahead of tomorrow’s Championship encounter with Cardiff City at Carrow Road.

Victory over Valencia has continued an upturn in fortunes for Norwich City Under-23s, as increasing game-time alongside senior players continues to benefit the Canaries’ youngsters.

Summer signing Alex Pritchard looks set for a return to first-team duty with Norwich City, after a sparkling showing for the Canaries’ under-23s.

Norwich City Under-23s have made a winning start to their Premier League International Cup campaign, beating the development side of Spanish giants Valencia.

Alex Neil aims to get to the bottom of Norwich City’s early season injury jinx.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has included two Norwich City players in his squad for an upcoming World Cup qualifier against Malta.

After another East Anglian derby was dealt with, Michael Bailey takes a look at the fall-out from the Canaries’ latest Portman Road jaunt to take on the arch enemy…

Norwich City battled to a hard-fought point to remain unbeaten in the East Anglian derby since 2009 after a 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Norwich City captain Jonny Howson sealed the Canaries first Championship home win of the season to warm up perfectly for this weekend’s East Anglian derby trip to Ipswich.

Norwich City will be without John Ruddy and Martin Olsson for Tuesday’s Championship home test against Bristol City.

Epic mood swings, elation one moment, abject gloom the next. Gold medal contenders or just flattering to deceive. The Rio Olympics seemingly has nothing on Norwich City’s early forays in the Championship.

Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson is reportedly a target for Norwich City, following the midfielder’s impressive summer at Euro 2016.

Norwich City’s first opening-day win for 14 years has left me with a severe case of number blindness.

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome will prove his critics wrong in the Championship.

Norwich City mean business this season insisted Alex Neil after hammering Blackburn 4-1 on their Championship return.

Norwich City stormed to a 4-1 win on their return to the Championship against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Alex Neil accepts a winning start to Championship life for Norwich City at Blackburn is about more than three points.

Graham Dorrans intends to prove his Premier League class to help Norwich City secure Championship promotion this season.

Alex Pritchard certainly made a lasting impression on Alex Neil.

An early reminder of the standards expected by manager Alex Neil has ensured Norwich City’s players are ready for the start of the Championship season.

A dose of shock treatment may be the final ingredient in Norwich City’s pre-season planning for the Championship kick-off at Blackburn.

Video Norwich City 2 Hannover 96 3

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wes Hoolahan’s second half double failed to prevent a 3-2 defeat in Norwich City’s final pre-season warm-up against Hannover 96 on Saturday at Carrow Road.

Video Norwich City 3 Coventry City 0

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Alex Neil may be trying to add an injection of youth into Norwich City’s ranks but it was an old favourite who marked his return in style on Tuesday night at Carrow Road.

Focus on your football is Alex Neil’s message to a clutch of his Norwich City senior stars coming to the end of current Carrow Road deals.

Tony Andreu will always hold a special place in Alex Neil’s City story. Paddy Davitt assesses his chances of a bigger role on the pitch.

Norwich City’s pursuit of Liverpool starlet Sergi Canos could end up costing the Canaries £4.5m.

Graham Dorrans is the latest Norwich City player to pledge his future to the club after extending his stay for another two years.

Head of sport Chis Lakey takes a look at the appointment of Alan Irvine as coach at Norwich City

Youssouf Mulumbu’s brief City career so far has been a story of unfulfilled expectations. Paddy Davitt argues the midfielder can still make his mark.

Can Graham Dorrans revive his Norwich City career? Chief Canaries’ writer Paddy Davitt assesses his chances in the latest part of a summer series.

Jonny Howson is highly valued at Carrow Road with good reason, argues chief Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt, in the latest part of a summer series.

New Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo could target a reunion with Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans for his first signing at Villa Park.

Sports reporter David Freezer turns the clock back just six months to the night he first saw England’s newest star in action

The early off-season of transfer rumour and speculation is slipping smoothly into second gear, with Norwich City being linked to Saint Etienne midfielder Fabien Lemoine.

Alex Neil insists Norwich City will call the shots in any Premier League chase for Nathan Redmond.

When considering where to strengthen ahead of City’s assault on the Championship, nothing has really changed from this time last year.

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans is a key part of the Canaries’ Championship fight back, with Alex Neil set to reject any summer interest in his fellow Scot.

Here’s how the players rated as Norwich City slumped to a tame 3-0 Premier League exit at Everton on Sunday afternoon at Goodison Park.

Norwich City’s final-day trek to Everton matters for a million and more reasons.

As Norwich City get ready for a return to life in the Championship David Freezer takes a look at which players are likely to stay and which players have let the Canaries down this season.

There was a cruel irony about Saturday.

Norwich City slumped to a 1-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester United at Carrow Road on Saturday to suffer a fresh blow to their fading survival hopes.

Late drama saw a remarkable comeback from Norwich City Under-21s go to waste against Reading at Carrow Road this evening.

Norwich City senior trio Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu and Liverpool loanee Andre Wisdom are all scheduled to feature for the Canaries in Monday night’s development outing against Reading’s Under-21s at Carrow Road. (KO 7pm).

Carrow Road found its voice on a day when Norwich City’s players delivered a Premier League statement of intent.

Alex Neil respects the threat posed by West Ham but the Norwich City boss wants his side to prove they are also Premier League quality at Carrow Road.

Aston Villa 2 Norwich City 0

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Norwich slumped to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat in a desperate 2-0 loss at rock-bottom Aston Villa on Saturday.

Robbie Brady has handed Norwich City a fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa after returning to the fold following a sickness bug.

Alex Neil insists it is full steam ahead in the battle for Premier League survival after sealing an audacious deadline night deal for Coventry City’s highly-rated teenage prospect James Maddison, for a fee understood to be £2.5m plus add-ons, to cap a record January transfer window spree.

Familiar faces are helping Steven Naismith to hit the ground running with Norwich City.

As the disappointment from one of the most dramatic Carrow Road defeats begins to ease for Norwich City fans, David Freezer assesses how Alex Neil’s team can get their fight for top-flight survival back on track.

Alex Neil met the inevitable flak over his decision to hold back Timm Klose head on following his big-money move from Wolfsburg.

Witch hunts and a thirst for scapegoats will not keep Norwich City in the Premier League. But changes are inevitable after the epic scale of the Canaries’ collapse.

Alex Neil does not share Sam Allardyce’s concerns a congested Premier League spell is putting the health of his Norwich City players at risk.

Alex Neil is desperate to avoid another Jack Butland wonder show as Norwich City prepare to lock horns with Stoke.

There should be no mourning period for another brief flirtation with the FA Cup. Premier League survival is the only gauge to assess a successful season for Alex Neil and his Norwich City squad.

Southampton’s visit to Carrow Road is a chance to prove how far Norwich City have come in the Premier League.

Norwich City review of 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Chief Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt looks back at a remarkable journey which took the Canaries and its supporters out of the doldrums and into the Premier League.

There have been plenty of highs and lows for Norwich City’s fledgling youngsters already this season but U21s coach Dmitri Halajko has been pleased with the progress of his players.

Children at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices met some of the city’s top sportsman.

Alex Neil has praised the attitude of his senior Norwich City players who have stepped in at development level over recent times.

Former EDP journalist and 45-years a Watford fan John Lawson watches every game live on TV at his new home in Dallas, Texas.

The curious career of Kyle Lafferty continues at Carrow Road, after Northern Ireland’s hero blasted a brilliant goal to help Norwich City Under-21s beat the youngsters of Manchester United.

Kyle Lafferty provided a spectacular reminder of his ability to Norwich City boss Alex Neil this evening, helping the club’s under-21s beat Manchester United 2-0.

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans is being touted with Championship clubs QPR and Burnley ahead of the January transfer window.

West Brom must be wary of Norwich City being shocked into action by their 6-2 humbling at Newcastle, former Baggies and Canaries midfielder Andy Johnson has warned.

The fatalists among Norwich City’s support knew Newcastle United’s hunt for a first Premier League win this season spelt trouble. But few can have expected such a pummelling in a Tyneside rout.

Norwich City pair Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan had a disappointing night as the Republic of Ireland missed out on automatic qualification for the finals of the European Championships in Finland.

Graham Dorrans has been called into the Scotland squad for European Championship qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar.

Norwich City beat West Brom 3-0 in the third round of the Capital One Cup at Carrow Road.

Norwich City 3, West Brom 0

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Norwich City cruised into the Capital One Cup fourth round with an emphatic 3-0 win over Premier League rivals West Brom at Carrow Road on Wednesday night.

Alex Neil was not going to come between expectant father Russell Martin and the defender leading Norwich City into battle against Liverpool at Anfield.

Norwich City striker Gary Hooper is set to miss a ‘number of weeks’ with ankle ligament damage.

If I could condense my verdict on Norwich City’s start to the season in one word it would undoubtedly be, ’impressive’.

It will be good to get back into league action today after an international break that seems to have gone on for ever. We’ve all had way too much time to dwell on the events of the past fortnight, and a pall of doom and gloom seems to have descended over Carrow Road.

Well that was a week to forget. At Southampton a performance that was already sloppy and lacking in energy even before Steven Whittaker’s five minutes of madness, and further signs of defensive frailty thereafter, ensured that all the pre-game optimism amongst the Yellow Army congealed into that horrible feeling in the pit of the stomach that we’ve rarely experienced in Alex Neil’s tenure.

Fifteen players out, seven players in. A total of £10m spent and £6m put in the coffers – if you count every single deal done, from senior to younger, fringe players.

After the long unbeaten record of Norwich City manager Alex Neil was brought to an end at St Mary’s, David Freezer assesses what can be learned from a disappointing loss against a strong top-flight side.

There will be times this season when taking a point from a game will feel like all three. Saturday’s draw with Stoke was at the other end of the scale.

Sports reporter GAVIN CANEY casts his eye over what we discovered during Norwich City’s latest top-flight encounter.

Norwich City’s support delivered their verdict at the final whistle after a pulsating Premier League contest where Alex Neil’s men had defied intolerable heat and Stoke’s expensively-assembled squad.

Midfield maestro Graham Dorrans knows what it takes to stay in the Premier League.

Stoke City hero Jack Butland didn’t need long to select his favourite save from a super showing in Norfolk.

All the faint praise from the national media this week highlighting Sunderland’s shortcomings shouldn’t be allowed to mask one of the most dominant away performances from City I’ve seen in years.

After an excellent away performance kickstarted Norwich City’s Premier League season at the Stadium of Light, David Freezer assesses how Alex Neil can keep his improving team in the winning habit.

Norwich City powered to an impressive 3-1 Premier League win at Sunderland to continue Alex Neil’s flawless away record since taking charge of the Canaries.

The Canaries endured a disappointing return to the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat. Gavin Caney looks at what we discovered in the setback.

Norwich City have released their Premier League squad numbers ahead of this weekend’s kick-off against Crystal Palace - and the prized number nine shirt has been left vacant ahead of the closing weeks of the summer transfer window.

The increase of West Brom links at Carrow Road this summer has been scoffed at by some – but the Baggies are preparing for their sixth successive season in the Premier League.

It’s a new obstacle Norwich City manager Alex Neil must deal with – Michael Bailey looks at the rules that will shape the Canaries’ Premier League squad.

Youssouf Mulumbu’s second half injury proved a sour footnote to Norwich City’s friendly win against Brentford in their pre-season finale ahead of the Premier League kick-off.

Norwich City have confirmed the signing of former Blackburn keeper Jake Kean, who arrives on a two-year deal to become Alex Neil’s fifth summer addition.

Norwich City boss Alex Neil is still looking to add two new signings before the start of the Premier League season.

Alex Neil has no qualms adding a touch of continental flair to his final transfer business to equip Norwich City for the Premier League.

Robbie Brady is finally a Norwich City player after his protracted transfer from Hull City was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

Norwich City have dismissed reports in the Irish media on Tuesday afternoon Robbie Brady is set to be unveiled at this evening’s Carrow Road friendly against West Ham.

Alex Neil has a simple mantra for the final phase of Norwich City’s pre-season preparations – he wants to retain the winning feeling.

Robbie Brady’s capture could trigger a busy transfer spell for Norwich City ahead of the Premier League kick-off.

Alex Neil confirmed Norwich is pulling out all the stops to try and complete a deal for Hull City’s Robbie Brady.

Graham Dorrans is fully-briefed on the threat posed by German side FC Augsburg in Saturday’s final tour friendly.

Graham Dorrans is braced for an epic fight to nail down his place in Norwich City’s Premier League line-up.

Retired hitman Dean Ashton is urging Norwich City to increase their firepower before the big kick-off.

Alex Neil admits Norwich’s transfer strategy has become a game of patience.

It would appear never too early in the court of Alex to dispense some instant justice towards his under-performing Norwich City players.

Norwich City slipped to their first pre-season defeat with a 1-0 friendly loss against Maccabi Haifa on Monday night in the opening game of the club’s Alpine tour.

The wife of Norwich City star Graham Dorrans has spoken of her sorrow after having a stillborn daughter.

Norwich City have returned with a fifth bid for Hull City’s Robbie Brady, believed to be £6m.

After a brief one-year sabbatical away from England’s highest tier, Norwich City FC are back in the big time, gearing up for their return to the Premier League, but what can we expect for this season?

Norwich City were ruthless again on Hitchin’s big night with Tony Andreu producing an eye-catching second half cameo in the visitors’ latest pre-season romp.

Alex Neil insists Norwich must leave no stone unturned in their Premier League transfer quest.

Graham Dorrans has offered Norwich City’s new summer signing Youssouf Mulumbu a glowing reference.

It tells you much about Alex Neil’s mindset and by definition his Norwich City that in the midst of an early goal barrage at Gorleston the Canaries’ chief was demanding even more from his Premier League side.

Norwich City eased to a gentle pre-season opener in a 7-0 cruise at Thurlow Nunn Premier Division neighbours Gorleston.

Norwich City refuse to give up in their protracted transfer chase for Hull City’s Robbie Brady, with reports on Friday afternoon of an improved fourth offer in the region of £6m.

Norwich City goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely provided boss Alex Neil with a glowing character reference for his latest signing.

Speculation is growing that Norwich City are set to confirm the signature of former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu.

Norwich City have targeted West Brom’s former midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu following his release from the Premier League club.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally wants the best of British to boost the Canaries’ Premier League squad.

It’s fantasy football time again. That period when many football fans will be making mental wish-lists of those their team should sign and those they should ditch.

Norwich City have already started their summer business. So reporter Gavin Caney looks at who else Alex Neil could entice to Carrow Road.

Graham Dorrans’ permanent arrival will spark a summer battle to land a key place in Norwich City’s engine room.

Norwich City have moved quickly to make their first signing of the summer, completing the permanent signing of loan midfielder Graham Dorrans from West Brom.

David McNally is quick to dispel the notion the Canaries’ thrilling Championship play-off final win against Middlesbrough at Wembley puts then at a disadvantage for their latest crack at the Premier League.

The one downside to Norwich City’s Championship promotion success is the secret is now out about Alex Neil.

Norwich City surged back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after a magnificent 2-0 Championship play-off final win over Middlesbrough at Wembley.

Alex Neil was delighted with Norwich City’s competitive streak at Ipswich but finding a cutting edge will decide the Canaries’ Championship play-off fate against their rivals.

Numerous Championship rivals have made great play of the depth within Norwich City’s ranks, and Alex Neil’s starting line up against Ipswich underlined the point.

Nathan Redmond can be Norwich City’s Championship play-off wildcard.

Bathed in sunshine Carrow Road was the backdrop to a carnival on a landmark occasion against Fulham. The next time Norwich City’s players and fans reconvene it will be a seething cauldron.

Fridays haven’t been too kind to Norwich City of late. First we witnessed Brighton totally outplay Bournemouth but fail to get anything from the game. Then, a week on, well none of us need reminding of the events of the following Friday!

Alex Neil admits he is counting the hours to a titanic Championship promotion shoot-out with title rivals Middlesbrough at Carrow Road.

Norwich City boss Alex Neil insists the pressure is now firmly on Championship promotion rivals Watford ahead of their Wednesday night trip to Nottingham Forest.

Alex Neil expects Norwich City to reap the benefits of their northern training camp when they embark on the next stage in their Championship promotion odyssey at Leeds.

Lewis Grabban will play a massive part in Norwich City’s final Championship promotion assault.

Easter always tends to be an important point in the football season and City couldn’t have had a much better holiday weekend, with only Bradley Johnson’s 10th booking providing any ammunition for the pessimists.

There is a meanness to the way Norwich City are attacking the pursuit of Premier League football now that is a joy to behold.

The scale of City’s celebrations at the final whistle underlined just how big a peak Alex Neil’s men had scaled on the south coast.

Martin Olsson admits the collapse of his dramatic deadline day move to West Brom may be a blessing in disguise with Norwich City closing in on the Premier League.

Regular readers will know that I’m not a fan of international breaks and the way that they interrupt the flow of a season.

Norwich City boss Alex Neil has hailed the capture of Graham Dorrans after the Canaries confirmed the loan extension of the Scottish international ahead of Thursday afternoon’s emergency loan deadline.

Thursday is now or never for Norwich City, if they want to boost their squad for the race to return to the Premier League next season.

Norwich City have begun their search for a new leader of their player recruitment, after Barry Simmonds left the club on Tuesday – eight months into the job.

Alex Neil expects Graham Dorrans to return for the club’s Championship promotion push on the eve of Saturday’s final match of his initial loan spell – but the hunt for fresh firepower may prove more elusive.

Graham Dorrans knows what it takes to get out of the Championship and the on-loan midfielder is confident Norwich City have the qualities to scramble back to the Premier League.

Loan midfielder Graham Dorrans is proving himself to be a key player for Norwich City manager Alex Neil.

When this season is wrapped up and Norwich fans look back over the last nine months, our form at Carrow Road is likely to be a sticking point.

The Den is hardly the most welcoming of venues; a steel-fenced corridor leading directly from South Bermondsey station to the entrance to the visitors’ enclosure, a significant police presence and a lock-in at the final whistle while the area was cleared of home fans.

Norwich City intruded on Millwall’s private grief just long enough to underline their Championship promotion credentials.

Norwich City inflicted a fourth straight derby defeat on bitter rivals Ipswich Town and powered upto third in the Championship on a memorable Sunday afternoon at Carrow Road.

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