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Steve Sanders, from the excellent Twitter account @NCFCnumbers, comes up trumps ahead of the weekend’s East Anglian derby...

Boxing Day has had mixed reviews for Norwich City.

Norwich City head to Derby County in the Championship on Wednesday evening when they will be coming up against a number of familiar faces.

It was back in 2004, with Norwich City heading to the Premier League, that the new Desso pitch was installed at Carrow Road – it’s seen plenty of ups and downs since then but is currently being ripped up and replaced. CHRIS LAKEY looks at some of its best and worst moments...in no particular order

It was one year ago today that Norwich City’s new regime gave the club’s revamp a kick-start.

As another of the experienced Norwich City players heads for the Carrow Road exit door, David Freezer takes a look at the continuing evolution of the playing squad as the Canaries search for a brighter future.

Goalkeepers have a special place in the hearts of Norwich City fans – mostly for the right reasons.

Grant Hanley has retained his place in Gordon Strachan’s squad for Scotland’s crunch upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and Slovenia - but there is no place for either Russell Martin or Steven Naismith.

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.

Russell Martin and Steven Naismith have both been included in the Scotland squad to face Lithuania and Malta next month.

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.

Well the Stuart Webber/Daniel Farke revolution has begun!

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

Hibs have handed Steven Whittaker a three-year deal following his release by Norwich City.

The left-back position had been one of strength for a long while for Norwich City but a battle for the vacant berth is set to heat up in the coming weeks.

Steven Whittaker is “close” to joining Hibernian, according to head coach Neil Lennon.

Have boots, will travel could be Kyle Lafferty’s motto this summer following his Norwich City exit.

Stuart Webber wasted little time in taking his scalpel to Norwich City’s backline. Paddy Davitt assesses what is left and what is required to fill the holes left behind.

Steven Whittaker is being targeted by old club Rangers following his Norwich City release.

John Ruddy got the farewell he wanted with Norwich City romping to an emphatic 4-0 Championship win against QPR on the final day of the season.

John Ruddy has been handed the captain’s armband for his final match as a Norwich City player, as interim head coach Alan Irvine makes two changes for today’s final match of the season against QPR.

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

John Ruddy deserves a fitting reception for his Norwich City swansong, insists Alan Irvine.

Every year around this time, Darren Huckerby comes to mind. A man who proved season upon season, to be the difference at Carrow Road.

Norwich City’s pre-match press conference ahead of the Canaries’ final fixture of the season at home to QPR proved a notable affair.

So it’s been another quiet couple of weeks at Carrow Road since my last column then!

Moves to stabilise Norwich City’s finances and bring a fresh approach to the Canaries’ on-field quality have kicked off early – removing around £5m a season from the club’s wage bill.

As seven senior players head for the Norwich City exit door David Freezer looks back on the Canaries careers of the out-of-contract group

Norwich City fans have had plenty to discuss this afternoon after it was announced that seven senior players will not be having their contracts renewed this summer.

Norwich City columnists Lee Payne and Matt Howman give their opinion on Norwich City’s decision to release seven senior players on Tuesday afternoon.

Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has wielded his axe with seven players being told their contracts won’t be renewed this summer.

Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber promised there would be changes to the Canaries’ squad this summer and it has begun early with seven players being told their contracts won’t be renewed.

Norwich City have announced that goalkeeper John Ruddy and centre-back Ryan Bennett are among seven senior players who are being allowed to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Left-back Harry Toffolo and goalkeeper Declan Rudd will remain with Norwich City next season, after having one-year options in their contracts activated.

Scottish international Steven Whittaker is being touted with a return to Hibs when he is released by Norwich City.

Stuart Webber faces a major task to overhaul Norwich City’s squad this summer, warns Alan Irvine.

Kyle Lafferty is planning his Norwich City exit and the striker admits he would love a return to Rangers.

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

I will be relieved to see the back of this season. The Canaries have three games to go but nothing to play for. It’s all about what will happen in the summer to make the next season a better one.

Norwich City dismantled Reading with a 7-1 Championship hammering at Carrow Road.

Gallery Huddersfield 3 Norwich City 0

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Norwich City crashed to a pathetic 3-0 Championship defeat at promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.

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.

Don’t tell Steven Whittaker that individual errors cost Norwich City – it misses the entire point of where they find themselves.

Norwich City’s character is being tested to the limit – but Steven Whittaker still hopes good will come from it.

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.

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 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.

Norwich City may have ditched Alex Neil to give their new appointment more time – but as Michael Bailey reflects, the contracts to-do list won’t wait too long.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin and Steven Naismith are in the Scotland squad for upcoming games against Canada and Slovenia, with club mate Wes Hoolahan in the Republic of Ireland’s provisional squad.

Cameron Jerome’s brace earned 10-man Norwich City a point in a 2-2 Championship draw to start the post-Alex Neil era at Carrow Road.

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

Jacob Murphy’s hammer strike beat inspired Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski to stretch Norwich City’s unbeaten run in the East Anglian derby to eight games.

Derby day can inspire Norwich City to salvage their flagging Championship promotion hopes, so says Steven Whittaker.

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Paddy Davitt discuss the Canaries’ Championship defeat at lowly Burton Albion with pinkun.com editor Pete Raven and our undercover agent David Freezer.

Consistency remains the euphemism of choice for being good at football.

There were no shocks or surprises for Norwich City to deal with at Burton – and sadly not many in the end result either.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ latest away defeat.

Norwich City’s fading Championship play-off hopes suffered a major blow with a 2-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Burton on their first ever trip to the Pirelli Stadium.

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.

This week’s rants include cyclists, people who urinate on pub floors and buskers - the ‘worst things since sliced bread.’

With goals that will live long in the memory, Michael Bailey takes on the big talking points from Norwich City’s victory over Nottingham Forest – and volleys six of them home.

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

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ latest Carrow Road win.

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. Here’s what the fans made of it...

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.

Is the struggle to dodge the Norwich roadworks sending you into a rage? Are you pushed to the edge by the ever-shrinking Toblerone? Is Steven Whittaker REALLY the answer at left back?

Tension can often affect the enjoyment of supporters at big occasions like a play-off final - but that certainly wasn’t the case for City followers a little under two years ago when their side took on Middlesbrough at Wembley.

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

Louis Thompson’s season-ending Achilles injury is ‘devastating’ news admits Alex Neil.

Robbie Brady is in Norwich City’s squad for the Championship game against Birmingham after Alex Neil played down reports the Irishman is Burnley-bound.

Norwich City 3 Wolves 1

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Norwich City hit back to inflict a first defeat on Paul Lambert against his old club as 10-man Wolves slipped to a 3-1 Championship reverse at Carrow Road.

Southampton 1 Norwich City 0

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Shane Long’s stoppage time winner turfed Norwich City out of the FA Cup in Wednesday’s third round replay at Southampton.

Resilience is not an attribute Norwich City have shown they have in their armoury on many occasions this season but manager Alex Neil is hoping to see more of it against Southampton tonight.

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.

Interest in the January signing of Robbie Brady has continued but manager Alex Neil insists no deal is close to being agreed.

‘Neil Out’ was the chant from Norwich City fans at Rotherham but the Canaries’ boss has an ally in Millers’ interim chief and City fan Paul Warne.

Norwich City reek of failure. In the short-term a fading Championship force, in the longer term a club at a crossroads.

Martin Olsson is poised to complete a reported £4.5m move to Premier League Swansea City on Monday.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ sorry defeat

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from the New York stadium

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

You can just imagine Robbie Brady’s reaction to the reports Norwich City had accepted a £5m bid from Swansea City for Martin Olsson.

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Paddy Davitt, plus pinkun.com editor Peter Raven discuss the Canaries’ festive period and their FA Cup third round draw with Southampton.

Sergi Canos has been a victim of Jacob Murphy’s stellar impact at Norwich City this season.

Norwich City’s FA Cup adventure is not over for 2017 just yet. Michael Bailey delivers his six learnings from a sparse Carrow Road experience.

Norwich City’s ill-judged FA Cup pricing policy did nothing to build bridges but Alex Neil’s squad salvaged another depressing Carrow Road affair.

Steven Whittaker knows as much as anyone – getting a goal can only help your cause.

There was no doubt in Steven Whittaker’s mind – Norwich City earning an FA Cup replay was good news.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ late cup comeback

Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 2-2 FA Cup third round draw against the Saints? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.

Many Canaries regulars stayed away for today’s FA Cup clash with Southampton, but the attendance was swelled by two new faces at Carrow Road.

Norwich City boss Alex Neil labelled Timm Klose’s decision to leave the field of play for treatment on an Achilles injury as ‘naïve’ just prior to Southampton’s second goal in a 2-2 FA Cup third round draw at Carrow Road.

Steven Naismith’s stoppage time header sealed an FA Cup third round replay for Norwich City after a 2-2 draw against Premier League Southampton.

It has been a while coming, but I think you’ll all agree with me that Norwich City’s first win since October 15 was certainly worth the wait with that comprehensive 5-0 demolition of Brentford.

Norwich City youngster Ben Godfrey was sent-off as the Canaries slipped out of the EFL Trophy against Swansea City’s Under-21s on Tuesday at Carrow Road.

Dmitri Halajko is warning his Norwich City youngsters there are no second chances in Tuesday’s EFL Trophy last-32 tie against Swansea City’s U21s at Carrow Road.

Alex Neil knows it is imperative to keep the good news rolling with a long overdue Championship win against Brentford.

Surprises have been in pretty short supply in recent weeks at Norwich City – and when they have popped up, they’ve tended to be more towards the negative end of the spectrum.

It says everything about the scale of the decline that a fifth Championship defeat in a row for Norwich City was seen as a step forward.

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

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.

When Leeds’ spectacularly named midfielder Ronaldo Vieira found himself in acres of space bearing down on the Norwich goal having just put his side 3-2 up in stoppage time, there was one player busting a gut to track back and put a tackle in.

Norwich City’s U23s cruised into the knock-out stages of the EFL Trophy with a 4-1 win over League One MK Dons to top their Southern Group F with a 100pc winning record.

Injured defender Ivo Pinto is out of Norwich City’s Championship home game against Leeds United on Saturday.

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.

‘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.

Everton 0 Norwich City 2

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Norwich City dumped Premier League Everton out of the EFL Cup to book their place in the fourth round on Tuesday night at Goodison Park.

Canaries columnist Jon Punt hopes Lady Luck can smile on Norwich City at the crucial times this season after earning three very important points against the stubborn Bluebirds.

Player reputations will count for little in Norwich City’s pursuit of promotion back to the Premier League this season.

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.

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

Norwich City youngster Harry Toffolo has joined Scunthorpe United on loan until January 3, 2017.

The trip to Birmingham always felt like the first crossroads in Norwich City’s season.

After a desperate 3-0 Championship defeat for Norwich City at St Andrew’s, Michael Bailey looks at the lessons learnt…

Norwich City served up a woeful display in a 3-0 defeat at Birmingham City that ended the Canaries’ unbeaten start to the season.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ abysmal 3-0 Championship loss against Birmingham City

Angry Alex Neil admitted Norwich City have to get back to basics and quickly after a landmark 3-0 Championship away defeat at Birmingham City.

Alex Neil suffered his first away defeat in the Championship as Norwich City manager after his side lost 3-0 at Birmingham City.

Steven Whittaker aims to make the most of his second chance at Norwich City.

Norwich City cruised into the EFL Cup third round with an emphatic 6-1 win over League One Coventry City at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

Win, lose or draw, derby days are always draining experiences.

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.

Norwich City are yet to hit top gear – but derby goal-scorer Cameron Jerome is confident it will come, and soon.

Alex Neil’s expression after the final whistle summed up how far short Norwich City were and how big the gulf is in expectations between two bitter rivals.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ frustrating 1-1 Championship derby stalemate against Ipswich Town

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

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.

Two years ago I walked away from City’s opening Championship game at Molineux totally dejected after City had struggled to come to terms with the home side’s pressing game and failed to create a single chance of note themselves.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ impressive 4-1 opening-day Championship win at Blackburn

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict on the final whistle at Ewood Park

Alex Pritchard certainly made a lasting impression on Alex Neil.

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.

Norwich City signed off their Austrian tour with a 2-1 win against Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan on Saturday in a feisty friendly marred by Michael Turner’s red card.

Russell Martin faces a race to be fit for the beginning of the Championship season after leaving Norwich City’s tour of Austria early for treatment on a back injury.

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.

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

Martin Olsson tried to do his bit for greater Euro co-operation this summer. Chief City writer Paddy Davitt assesses the chances of another exit.

Chief Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt cautions Ivo Pinto faces another crash course in English football, in the latest part of a summer series.

Life at Norwich City is never dull for Seb Bassong, but chief Norwich writer Paddy Davitt assesses the merits of a possible divorce, in the latest part of a summer series

Scottish international Steven Whittaker has to make the most of his reprieve argues chief Norwich writer Paddy Davitt, in the latest part of a summer series.

Chief Norwich writer Paddy Davitt gives his verdict on Cameron Jerome’s new City contract, in the latest part of a summer series.

Cameron Jerome is up for the challenge of spearheading Norwich City’s Championship promotion push after agreeing a new, longer term deal to stay at Carrow Road.

Chief Norwich writer Paddy Davitt assesses whether Russell Martin can win over his detractors, in the latest part of a summer series.

Norwich City announced on Friday morning they had extended the contracts of Wes Hoolahan, Alex Tettey and Michael Turner until 2017, while releasing nine players.

We’ve been here before. Another summer, another chance at Carrow Road? Michael Bailey mulls over the future for City’s record signing…

Contract talks will be high on Norwich City’s summer priorities, as almost three-quarters of their first-team squad approach the final year of their stays.

With a crucial summer ahead, Michael Bailey spoke to Norwich City chairman Ed Balls on the key issues surrounding the Canaries short and long-term future…

Steven Whittaker is hoping to resurrect his Norwich City career by playing a part in another promotion campaign.

Alex Neil is confident Norwich City have the interim structure to kick on with plans for next season – and proved the point with his first summer re-signing.

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.

Canaries columnist Lee Payne lays out what City must do if they are to have any chance of a swift return to the Premier League.

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.

Norwich City’s out-of-favour defender Steven Whittaker is resigned to moving on from Carrow Road in the summer.

Norwich City’s Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker have withdrawn from Scotland’s squad for upcoming friendlies against the Czech Republic and Denmark.

Norwich City duo Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan are the latest Canaries called up for international duty, with the pair set to feature in upcoming Republic of Ireland friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia ahead of their country’s Euro 2016 build-up.

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.

Alex Neil is targeting a final flourish to cap a productive January transfer window for Norwich City.

Alex Neil is convinced Ivo Pinto will prove the real deal at Norwich City.

To put Norwich City’s festive growth spurt into context look well beyond the headline figures to City’s corresponding early season Premier League trip to the south-coast.

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

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

Norwich City’s Premier League trip to Watford should have been a watershed moment. It felt more like a crossroads.

Alex Neil wants fresh blood in the January transfer window, but the Norwich City boss is challenging his men to make that recruitment drive even tougher.

After seeing Norwich City rally to rescue a deserved draw at home against title hopefuls Arsenal, David Freezer assesses how the Canaries can build on encouraging signs shown in recent performances.

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.

After seeing Norwich City go back to basics to beat Swansea at Carrow Road, David Freezer assesses how Canaries boss Alex Neil can start to build on an encouraging return to winning ways in the top flight.

More evidence of defensive vulnerability against West Brom has got Fans Zone writer Lee Payne worried that there are dark times ahead for Norwich City in the Premier League.

Alex Neil has warned Norwich City’s under-performing players he will keep on tinkering to get the right formula.

Alex Neil has launched the case for the defence amid a growing clamour to shake up Norwich City’s backline.

‘In Alex we Trust’ is the motto Norwich City’s players will adopt for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United.

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.

Norwich City pair Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady helped the Republic of Ireland to a memorable win over world champions Germany that kept their dreams of playing in next year’s European Championship finals very much alive.

Scottish international Steven Whittaker aims to return from Euro 2016 duty with the bragging rights in the Norwich City dressing room.

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

After seeing the Canaries make too many sloppy mistakes in defeat to the Foxes at Carrow Road David Freezer assesses where Alex Neil’s side need to improve after the international break.

Victory at Carrow Road lifted Leicester to fourth place in the Premier League standings and continued an excellent start to life under Claudio Ranieri.

Norwich City knew it already but this was a painful reminder the Canaries will be punished if they drop their guard in the Premier League.

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond is the latest member of Alex Neil’s squad to get a call-up for international duty later this month as part of the England Under-21s squad for a Uefa U21 qualifier against Kazakhstan.

With the Canaries getting back to winning ways in the Premier League with an impressive performance, David Freezer assesses how Alex Neil’s team can build on a strong start to their top-flight campaign.

Alex Neil’s feet only momentarily left the ground but it will take more than the Scot’s caution not to get genuinely excited by the dismissive manner Norwich City swatted aside Bournemouth at Carrow Road.

Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey has helped Norway to spark their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back into life.

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.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty’s sixth goal of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign helped Northern Ireland to a 3-1 victory over the Faroe Islands and moved them to the verge of a place in European Championship Finals in France next summer.

Norwich City wideman Nathan Redmond played for 61 minutes as England Under-21s beat USA Under-23s 1-0 in a friendly at Deepdale last night.

Russell Martin has revealed the part he and Steven Whittaker played as City attempted to pull off a transfer deadline day coup.

For all the talk of a winless Southampton being weary after their Thursday jaunt to Denmark, it was Norwich City who looked like they’d been clocking up the air miles at St Mary’s.

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.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin and club mate Steven Whittaker have both been called into Scotland’s squad for upcoming Euro2016 qualifiers against Georgia and World Champions Germany.

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.

Regular readers of this column will know that I like the odd random fact about the Canaries.

Alex Neil revealed his special relationship with Wes Hoolahan can bring the best out of the Norwich City midfielder.

Equilibrium, defined in the dictionary as a state of mental or emotional composure, is an attribute Canaries skipper Russell Martin intends to encourage this season.

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.

The sight of Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady laughing at the final whistle while a stony-faced Dick Advocaat stared mournfully into space said everything about the balance of power at the Stadium of Light.

Alex Neil savoured Norwich City’s ruthless edge in a 3-1 Premier League win at Sunderland.

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.

Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker is confident there will be no inferiority complex from the Canaries now they are back in the Premier League.

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.

Alex Neil insists there will be no prima donnas on his watch as he looks to establish Norwich City 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 capped off their tour of Austria and Germany in style with Youssouf Mulumbu and Lewis Grabban sealing a second half comeback to beat top Bundesliga club FC Augsburg in Prien on Saturday afternoon.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel made a successful return to Norwich City action, with a goal and an assist in the Canaries’ 3-1 victory over Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium.

Norwich City smashed 10 goals past plucky Hitchin on Tuesday night in their latest pre-season stroll – but Alex Neil is still in the market for fresh firepower.

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 confirmed he wants to add Hull City’s Robbie Brady to his Premier League plans after watching Norwich City ease to a 7-0 friendly win at non league neighbours Gorleston.

Norwich City have insisted Martin Olsson is not poised to miss the opening two months of the Premier League season after undergoing successful shoulder surgery.

Alex Neil insists Norwich City’s five-day trip to St George’s Park is a vital part of their Premier League planning.

Barely one month on from the greatest of days, Norwich City are back to work for their pre-season preparations.

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

Steven Whittaker admitted the Norwich City squad was “taken aback” by Alex Neil’s no-nonsense approach upon his arrival at Carrow Road.

James McArthur is backing his old Hamilton mentor Alex Neil to be a Premier League success at Norwich.

Former Norwich City manager Paul Lambert is urging Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker to join him in an exclusive club of Scottish legends by reaching the Euro 2016 finals.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin insists the Canaries’ epic Championship play-off semi-final tussles against derby rivals Ipswich were the perfect preparation for this weekend’s Euro 2016 qualifying trip to Dublin.

Wes Hoolahan has rubbished claims Norwich City tried to prevent him joining up with the Republic of Ireland for a crucial Euro2016 qualifier against Scotland.

Norwich Sunday League secretary issues plea to clubs over late call-offs

Wes Hoolahan is out to spoil Norwich team mates Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker’s summer by inspiring the Republic of Ireland to beat Scotland in a vital Euro2016 qualifier.

Russell Martin is still smiling after his memorable promotion with Norwich City – and he plans to make that pay for Scotland.

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 midfielder Nathan Redmond aims to cap a stellar season by spearheading the England Under-21s’ bid for European Championship glory.

Steven Whittaker and John Ruddy earned Norwich City a crack at the Premier League, but the club mates are on opposite sides of the play-off divide in Scotland.

Keeper John Ruddy insists a play-off final shut-out reinforced Norwich City’s growing defensive solidity under Alex Neil.

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.

There will be no civic parade for the triumphant Norwich City play-off winning side, after it proved impossible to organise it before players jetted off on holiday and international duty.

Returning to the Premier League has not been easy for Norwich City but full-back Steven Whittaker never stopped believing that promotion was achievable this season.

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.

Wembley will not be unfamiliar ground for all of Norwich City’s players on Monday.

As the club looked through the annals of seasons past to summon former derby goal heroes onto the pitch before kick off on Saturday, a ploy that added brilliantly to the atmosphere at an already electric Carrow Road, City fans had been hoping recent history would play a bigger part in the make-or-break derby.

Norwich City duo Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker have been included in the Scotland squad for upcoming games against Qatar and a Euro2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland that could pitch them up against Canaries’ team mate Wes Hoolahan.

Alex Neil challenged Nathan Redmond to step up and prove his class to bolster Norwich City’s Championship promotion bid.

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.

Alex Neil is ready to unleash key midfielder Alex Tettey on rivals Ipswich Town in Saturday’s Championship play-off semi-final, first leg tie, with the Norwegian on course to win his fitness battle.

Alex Neil was adamant Norwich City’s 4-2 league stroll against Fulham proved a worthwhile exercise in his play-off preparations.

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 Tettey and Steven Whittaker will be back in contention for Fulham’s final day Championship visit after missing the Rotherham draw through injury.

Even Steven Whittaker found it difficult to sum up Bradley Johnson’s season so far – all he hopes now is that Norwich City can cope in his absence.

Norwich City’s Scottish international defender Steven Whittaker insists the Canaries must be ruthless against Sheffield Wednesday on Easter Monday to maintain their Championship promotion charge.

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.

Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker has made an online video appeal to help raise funds for a charity set up in memory of a youngster who died of a rare cancer.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty elected to praise his Northern Ireland team mates rather than claim all the glory after a starring two-goal role in a crucial 2-1 Euro 2016 victory over Finland at Windsor Park.

Alex Neil’s appointment as Norwich City manager was portrayed by many as a gamble. PADDY DAVITT argues City’s board have backed a winner.

Norwich City and Scotland defender Steven Whittaker has plenty of practice this season dealing with the unique challenge posed by Euro 2016 minnows Gibraltar on Sunday at Hampden Park.

Norwich City defenders Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker both started for Scotland in a deserved 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in their Vauxhall International Challenge match tonight.

Martin Olsson played through the pain barrier to bolster Norwich City’s Championship promotion push but Alex Neil does not want the Swedish international to take any chances on Euro2016 duty.

Alex Neil has already experienced the unpredictable nature of the Championship beast and is confident his team will not be lured into a false sense of security at Huddersfield tonight.

There has been a telling theme running through Norwich City press conferences of late and it’s possibly as much of a sideswipe at the previous regime, as it is praise of the work so far of Alex Neil.

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