Norwich City 0, Luton Town 1

Scott Rendell scores Luton Town's winning goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Scott Rendell scores Luton Town's winning goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Saturday, January 26, 2013
5:06 PM

Norwich City became the first top-flight club for 27 years to go out of the FA Cup on their own ground against non-league opposition when they crashed out to Conference side Luton Town in front of a Carrow Road full house.

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Scott Rendell struck the decisive goal 10 minutes from time when he turned in a cross from fellow substitute J J O’Donnell.

Premier League Norwich are 85 places above the Blue Square Premier team in the English football ladder, and it was a humiliating result for Chris Hughton and his team.

It made the Hatters the first non-league team to record an away win against a top-flight team in the FA Cup since Altrincham won at Birmingham in 1986, and the first to win home or away since Sutton beat Coventry in 1989.

It was also City’s first exit against a non-league side since they lost to Bedford Town in 1956.

Norwich-born goalkeeper Mark Tyler made vital saves from Simeon Jackson and Grant Holt, while defender Leon Barnett struck the post in the first half, and City might have had a penalty in stoppage time when Lathaniel Rowe-Turner handled in his own area, but the Canaries just did not do enough – and in the end even a replay proved beyond them.

City boss Chris Hughton made six changes after the 5-0 Premier League defeat at Liverpool.

Into the side came goalkeeper Declan Rudd, defender Leon Barnett, midfielders Jonny Howson and Andrew Surman and strikers Simeon Jackson and Harry Kane.

Mark Bunn, Michael Turner, Alex Tettey and Grant Holt dropped to the bench, while Bradley Johnson and Robert Snodgrass were rested completely.

Surman was making his first appearance for three months after recovering from a knee injury, while defender Steven Whittaker was back on the bench five weeks after his last appearance at West Bromwich Albion, when he suffered a hip injury.

The Hatters, backed by 4,000 travelling fans, fielded 10 of the side that beat Wolves 1-0 in the third round, with Jake Howells coming into the left side of midfield in preference to J J O’Donnell.

The Luton side included Norwich-born goalkeeper Mark Tyler, released by the Canaries as a youngster before spending 15 years with Peterborough.

In the opening seconds Barnett needed treatment after a bang on the head, but he was back on his feet and conceding the first corner in the fourth minute, Kane clearing at the near post from Howells’ kick.

The Hatters forced another corner on 12 minutes when Taylor’s shot was deflected wide, and the kick by Lawless was again cleared by Kane.

Luton continued to look bright and Lawless got the better of Garrido, but his cross was cut out by Ryan Bennett.

There was a bit more urgency from Norwich as Howson broke and found Surman on the left, but Jackson was unable to make anything of an indifferent cross.

Ryan Bennett had to be alert once again, heading clear after Shaw headed a cross from Howells into the danger area.

A foul by Smith on Kane gave City a welcome free-kick midway into the Luton half, but Fox’s kick gave Ryan Bennett little hope of making anything of it and Luton were able to clear.

City’s best chance yet came in the 28th minute when Elliott Bennett put Jackson away and Tyler made a fine save from the striker, with Surman’s follow-up effort blocked by Henry.

Norwich went close again on 32 minutes when Garrido sent Surman clear on the left and Kane met his cross with a low shot that Taylor managed to divert wide.

A Fox corner almost provided the opening goal as Barnett headed against the post and Lawless cleared off the line, and as Luton counter-attacked, Gray was claiming a penalty when he tangled with Howson, but rather optimistically with the initial contact outside the penalty area.

Things had certainly livened up and after Rowe-Turner blocked a shot by Kane, Russell Martin lobbed a follow-up effort just past the post.

• Half-time: Norwich City 0, Luton Town 0

From the restart, Holt replaced Kane for City, not a complete surprise as they looked for a bit more presence in attack.

But it was Luton who were first to show as Howells headed over from a Lawless cross.

Gray then brought Rudd into action with a shot from 20 yards but it lacked real power.

A touch from Holt set up Jackson for an overhead kick, with Tyler right behind it.

Elliott Bennett forced a corner but Fox’s kick was easily cleared, then Barnett was just unable to get on the end of a Surman cross.

Tyler made a great save from Holt’s header on 55 minutes to keep his side on terms as Jackson played the perfect cross into his skipper, with Rowe-Turner hammering the loose ball clear.

Kovacs volleyed a cross from Martin over his own bar as City stepped up the pressure.

Barnett denied Shaw with an important challenge as Luton continued to try to pose problems, then Tyler saved a curling effort from Surman.

Shaw floated a shot just off target as the Hatters threatened again.

With 68 minutes gone, Luton made a change with O’Donnell replacing Mendy.

Gray hooked a shot over the top following a free-kick as City stood flat-footed and Rudd had to remonstrate with his defenders.

Holt seemed lucky to get away with swinging his arm in the face of Kovacs, but City made two more changes as Hoolahan and Pilkington came on for Elliott Bennett and Surman.

Luton then swapped both strikers, with Rendell and Fleetwood replacing Shaw and Gray.

Pilkington headed over from a Garrido cross, but it was a poor effort, and Luton went closer when Lawless, whose goal knocked out Wolves, volleyed wide from a touch by Rendell.

But with 10 minutes left, a shock was on the cards as two of Luton’s substitutes combined to give them the lead and send 4,000 fans wild.

O’Donnell raced away on the left and crossed to the near post, where Rendell got ahead of Ryan Bennett to poke the ball home.

Russell Martin headed just wide from Holt’s cross as City looked for an equaliser.

Garrido blocked a drive from Lawless as the Hatters looked for a second.

City were desperate and Hoolahan was unable to turn a bobbling effort from Fox goalwards.

In stoppage time, Tyler punched away a Fox free-kick, and Luton had a lucky escape when Rowe-Turner clearly handled inside the penalty area but referee Marriner did not spot it.

• Norwich City: Rudd; Russell Martin, Barnett, Ryan Bennett, Garrido; Elliott Bennett (Hoolahan, 73), Fox, Howson, Surman (Pilkington, 73); Jackson, Kane (Holt, 45). Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Turner, Tettey.

• Luton Town: Tyler; Henry, Kovacs, Rowe-Turner, Taylor; Lawless, Smith, Mendy (O’Donnell, 68), Howells; Shaw (Rendell, 75). Gray (Fleetwood, 75). Subs (not used): Brill, Watkins, Dance, Robinson.

• Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

• Attendance: 26,521

• Goal: Luton: Rendell (80)

125 comments

  • There are a number of signs of a bad manager whether it be of a business, shop or football club. Check how many apply to the present Norwich manager. 1. Talks up the task in hand and the difficulties involved because he is not confident of succeeding. 2. Surrounds himself with sub standard assistants to reduce the threat to him and to make him look bigger. 3 Lacks confidence so frequently fails to take action when he should, his thinking being that if he does nothing, it is not his fault. 4. Constantly tries to lower the expectations of the organisation he is managing - the lower the target, easier to hit. 5. Often repeats his mistakes. 6. Demotivates staff. If they see no pride and optimism in their manager, they lose self belief. How many out of six then?

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Bl****n Rubbish. I feel a new manager coming on. We mess aout passing the ball around and forget to attack. Out of the League Cup, Out of the FA Cup, out of the Premiership?

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    NchNthMan

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • we can't play harry kane against spurs.. shame about that. could this result mean a new face or two by wednesday?

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    vintage633

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I like waclor`s 6-point analysis - 6\6.. Last Monday was "Blue Monday"; allegedly the most depressing day of the year - glad this game didn`t take place last Saturday. Congratulations to Luton - nothing should be said to detract from what they deservedly achieved. There is no escaping tha fact that the Norwich XI was dire. Players once deemed pretty good are now being condemned out of hand. What has gone wrong?? Coaching must be the prime suspect; I wish we could have persuaded Culverhouse to stay(OR TRIED TO??). This energetic motivator has been replaced by that serial mediocrity and goalkeeper collector, Bewilderwood. The only way is NOT up, sadly. We need 12-14 points. Survive & regroup. Easier said than done. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • EDP please no more polls on which fantasy striker we will never sign, Just need a poll on Hughton out?

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Right now I am ashamed to call myself a ncfc supporter, who is up for a protest

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    johnboy69

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hmm, wasn't there but my bro over from NYC was. I understand they were pathetic. Full house and they serve up that. What the hell is going?

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    andys

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I also dont think the players have any respect for Hughton and are definitely not playing for him. I think its the end of the road for him. Goodbye.

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well done to the Luton team! Good luck from now on.........You may have done Norwich City a big favour... People on here keep cracking on about us needing a new striker...What we really need is a new MANAGER! ….He is no better than Lambert! All his 'know how' is a Big Bluff ….We have now been reduced to a SHAMBLES......Get Pa SNIPPS in quick!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Norwich have now become a complete laughing stock and a disgrace under Hughton. We are 100% nailed on for relegation unless the manager and Bewilderwood are sacked today. No more lame excuses. McNally sort it out now

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Simply pathetic. Hoot's clearly has no motivational skills at all. What a loser in fact what a team of losers. Forget a new striker, who on earth would want to be associated with this shower of rubbish now. Also seeeing that Hoots rates Harry Kane, who would trust him to spend 75p on a striker anyway. Hoots you are a joke in fact are you Worthy in disguise?

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    waclor

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well said MJG, I agree with all of that you wrote.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hughton bye bye? Adkins sign here!

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Canaryinslovenia dont be offfended by people calling each others morons on here. Sadly, reverting to name calling actually shows their own lack of intelligence more than anything else. They are just as frustrated as the rest of us but lack the ability to express it in a civil manner.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • So where do we go from here?

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    JMH

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The warning signs have been there for a while..negative tactics, barnett and martin awful defenders. I saw the line up and said to a friend "we have had it". Final ball was non existent again so not been worked on..I am thinking Hughton is too stubborn to change his tactics now..should sack him but i fear its too late now. Hoots and the board are destroying our club.

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    AC Canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Canaryinslovenia 'tis okay! Looked over my comment and can see why you took offence but it wasn't meant with malice, so again apologies! I agree that 12 points may be enough, and we do need to be more clinical. But we have home games against Fulham, Swansea, Reading, Southampton, Villa and West Brom at home which will be tough but all are winable. Away games at the likes of Wigan and QPR are the chance to get the odd point or 3, so it's in our own hands really!

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Never mind at least you'll be first on the highlights

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    caleb

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Apparently one of the Norwich players said to a Luton player after the game, I don't know about you but I'm shattered. he apparently replied, just think yourself lucky, Iv'e got to ride my bicycle home.

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • What a shambles! Luton had done their homework and knew exactly how to contain us. We had no plan B. I think if we'd played for a week we wouldn't have scored.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The problem now is that, in sheer panic and desperation, we go and throw money at below average players. All the club seems to have done is chase rainbows in Scotland. A player like Hooper is never going to come here and we don't seem able or willing to make even sensible offers. So why was all this time wasted? Now we are five days from the closing of the transfer window and we have nobody....except another goalkeeper. Swansea should have shown us the way ahead for smaller Prem teams - look overseas. They have brought in three Spanish players and look where it has got them. We are supposed to have a good scouting system...but it seems to stop at Leeds!

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Stew Pydsodd you can't be serious about grant holt being player manager have you been drinking or smoking strange substances houghton will turn this arround otbc

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    johnny 4 fingers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Ok we lost to a team who on paper should have been buried by half time this could be a blessing no extra games to play so we can concentrate on staying in prem leauge starting against spurs not impossible after that defeat they wont relesh coming here agree we need a striker wont get one so just have to go with what we have got good luck to luton town hope you get a good draw next round and do to them what you did to us so come on city forget today and beat spurs on wednesday otbc

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    pete22

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The last comment was for CanaryinSlovenia! Pinkun have a message board that allows you to comment on peoples comments (i.e an option for your message to link in and appear next to the message you want to comment on)

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    MontrealYella

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hoot'n needs shoot'n

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    waclor

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I've missed all the trolls and morons commenting on this site. Now they're back, and my Saturday night is complete. Thank you to all who have felt the need to type utterly pathetic nonsense, saying they'll burn their shirts or dis-own their children because of today. Upsets happen, get over it. Yes we were toothless but you cannot compare today to the Premier League in the slightest. As cliched as it is, get behind the team and they will produce. How do I know this? Look at the last 3 seasons. OTBC.

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hughton clearly has zero motivational skills. At Anfield two-nil down at half time, he built them up so well in the interval that they improved to the point where they let in two more goals in the next ten minutes. Just to look at his you can see he is no leader. He spends more time praising the opposition than plotting their defeat. I have a theory that he is so insecure due to his recognition of his lack of talent that he only has rubbish coaching staff so they don't push him out of the door.

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    waclor

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I have now seen the local news on both channels and not a word from the manager or board about this latest disaster at Carrow Road. I hope the chief executive has been on the phone to Nigel Adkins.

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    VictorM

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Get in touch with Pa Snipps quickly....he should be near the end of the of his pheasant plucking season.

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • BRUCE87, It has been clear to me since I saw our pre season game against Berlin that Hoots and Bewilderwood have no tactical nouse to influence a game once it has started

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hughton is on a 3 year contract so no way we sack him. Hopefully he does the decent thing and quits. Lets give Luton Town much credit but boy werent we gutless. Things will get worse before they get better me thinks.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • we were poor and we have to take our medicine however bad it tastes otbc

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    johnny 4 fingers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • grow up, what good will it do burning your shirts and scarves, be honest team has over achieved last couple of seasons. Too many Norwich Supporters have their heads in the clouds. Why blame Chris Hughton, was down to the so called over paid professionals on the pitch to do their job, and today they did not, simple as that.

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    norfolko

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Bl****n Rubbish. I feel a new manager coming on. We mess aout passing the ball around and forget to attack. Out of the League Cup, Out of the FA Cup, out of the Premiership?

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    NchNthMan

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Come on, restricting Luton to just scoring one goal has got to be to the credit of our boys. Well done the Canaries.

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Just when I thought I couldn't feel any more humiliated than when Norwich capitulated to Lambert and Villa in the League Cup, along come non-league Luton. There was a point this afternoon when I thought heads must roll for this, beginning with Chris Hughton. After all how could any self respecting manager stay in a premiership job with this result on his CV? However, I don't care anymore......the only reason for going to watch Norwich and Spurs on Wednesday will be to see whether the number of goals scored by Gareth Bale in the first 10 minutes exceeds the number of season tickets torn up in front of the Directors Box and the home dug-out. Well played you Hatters; as for Norwich....OYBC (on yer bike City).

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    Barking Wise

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I've missed all the trolls and morons commenting on this site. Now they're back, and my Saturday night is complete. Thank you to all who have felt the need to type utterly pathetic nonsense, saying they'll burn their shirts or dis-own their children because of today. Upsets happen, get over it. Yes we were toothless but you cannot compare today to the Premier League in the slightest. As cliched as it is, get behind the team and they will produce. How do I know this? Look at the last 3 seasons. OTBC.

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • ....perhaps if we signed another couple of goalies, the rest could be made redundant..that would save a bit on the wages

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I also dont think the players have any respect for Hughton and are definitely not playing for him. I think its the end of the road for him. Goodbye.

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I say we need to start voting with our feet

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    johnboy69

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • In Hughton we trust..........to do the Honorable thing and resign. Norwich City shirt for sale,suitable for a duster as its yellow. Offers between 1p & 5p (don't want to rob anyone)

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    stewie57

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Interesting reading Harry's honest comments on QPR s performance, same can be applied to Norwich, I don't think any of the 8 reserve players who came into the team yesterday should play again for NCFC

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Nigel Adkins Anyone?

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    caleb

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • If Ged really does have any influence over the decision-making process at NCFC then we really are in trouble. Ged is a tw@t!

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    ScotCan

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Is there a moderator on this site, how can people call others morons for expressing their point of view, just shows the weakness in their own arguments Mr Livers

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Johnboy69 I agree with you, but there is no time for protest with only one week of transfer window left, McNally must act now! Get Adkins in

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I am not happy with the style of play of us under Hughton, negative football, lack lustre and downright boring. The club is looking like it was pre Lambert. I dont think I want to watch another match with Hughton in charge and I would love to see an attacking manager like Ian Holloway come in. These performances all year have been dire.

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well that's going to do nothing for our confidence. I don't know what CH's plan was but passing the ball around at the back and hoping for something to happen is just simply CLUELESS. Our running off the ball is virtually non existent, how many times do we see a player with the ball just looking for someone to make a run. I despair.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • God! Theres a hell of a lot of action on here for a Saturday Nite. Pubman Dave You say in your comments much that City fans will d be in agreement with.... However I believe that Grant Holt has more to offer Norwich City in the future. I am not taken in by the Hughton Hype, and have no hesitation in saying sack him, something that I felt was inevitable from the word go. I suggest honestly that we make Grant Holt PLAYER MANAGER..He will find plenty of able assistants at Colney with a desire to join him in making this a Great Club.

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • GED we all know you are an 1p5wich fan but for once you have made a correct statement. THIS IS THE WORST RESULT IN PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY, and is a stain on NCFC forever. MCNALLY we want action now, Hoots OUT OUT OUT

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • You lot make me sick. I've been telling you for months that we are utterly hopeless and that our so called manager is the most clueless individual in history and yet it takes the worst result in the history of Premier League football for you to all agree with me. I knew you'd all come round to my way of thinking eventually. Ged was right. Ged was correct. Ged knows best. Ged is the most informed individual on here. Ged is a legend. Ged is a true leader of men. I know it and you know it. I'm going to consider the next move we can make over the next couple of days. I was in the Directors box today and strong words were exchanged with DS, MW-J and DM. I have agreed to meet them to discuss the future, if the club even has one. I'll be in touch comrades. Warm Regards, Ged - Your Leader.

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    Ged Steroo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The problem for any premier league side with rubbish players is off loading them as they are on fat contracts that no Lower Division side is going to take on, and certainly no premier league side would want any of our players with a couple of exceptions, maybe Ruddy and Bassong, Whitaker

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The only Premier league club to be beaten by non league club in 24 years, thrashed by Liverpool twice, thrashed by the inept Villa at home when we could now be in the league cup final, it is the most embarrassing season in NCFC history. After 50 years of supporting NCFC I am burning all my shirts hats and scarves tomorrow

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • What a shambles! Luton had done their homework and knew exactly how to contain us. We had no plan B. I think if we'd played for a week we wouldn't have scored.

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    bogbog

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Oh, and Hughton seems to have added some needed Prem experience to our team, and to a point stabled the ship (until recent weeks of course). I just think we need to be a bit more ruthless infront of goal, and once they start going in that should hopefully open the floodgates! We just need a goal-scorer but sadly, they ain't cheap!

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Thank you Mr Livers for your apology. I have supported NCFC for fifty years and don't want to see the great work of the last 3 years thrown away. We probably need another 12pts for pemier league survival and I have not seen any suggestions of where they are going to come from from the those supporters who think Hughtom should stay

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Note to Mr Livers, at least some of the contributors are letting their emotions show which is no bad thing. If only the players and management had

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Seriously, we really and I mean really need not just one but two descent forwards (by descent I mean of premier league standard).

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Monteal ??? "a couple of bad games" you say - fact is you havent won for 8 games and the only side with a worse record is villa managed by who ????

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    pubmandave

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hughton should not go on the back of his reserves letting him down. Apart from Garrido and Kane how many Hughton signings were on the pitch? The Sainted Fox was a complete disaster, Howson has NEVER been good enough, Jacko was a very willing headless chicken, I have to say he goes into the "not good enough" category along with Howson. As for Surman, the least said the better. Hughton has inherited an extremely inadequate squad and needs to change a lot of the fringe players but it won't happen overnight.

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    DocOhNo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Canaryinslovenia, apologies if you took offence from my point, but what good is burning your shirts etc? Sure, you're showing your passion for the team which is great but perhaps you're doing it the wrong way? The team needs support. Although I understand we can give them it to a point, surely we need to get behind them? Completely agree that today wasn't good enough and we have a right to be upset, and the performance side of things need to be addressed by everyone at the club. But, we can't talk of relegation after this because we all know that Premier League games are approached differently, even if they shouldn't be.

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well done Luton...they came and outfought us today. Sack the manager...get a grip guys...a couple of bad results and you call for his head - take your 'support' elsewhere thanks. The players are to blame. I was Holts biggest fan last season but now I cringe everytime he plays. Those who say he still puts the effort in are kidding themselves. Luton's goal led directly from Holt not challenging again for a header. All too often he doesn't challenge in the hope of somehow winning a freekick. Not to mention how many times he's been caught offside when we've won the ball back but he's still strolling back instead of wanting to get into the play. If you don't want to work Holt clear off and take your over-inflated salary with you. That's Hughtons biggest mistake as he keeps playing him. Lets hope we get this guy from Sporting. Fox and Howson were shocking today too. Worried for Howsons future cos he looked like the conference player today.

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    MontrealYella

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Those fans who point to our success over the last 3 years must realise that was under Lambert who did brilliantly to get performances out of very average players, like Redknapp at QPR. At the end of the day if the players are not performing it is down to the manager.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I thought that the boy's did well. Luton let us off the hook a bit and I thought that we did well to keep it at 1 0. Come on you Canaries.

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Last comment was submitted twice? Three times? Sorry guys!

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Agree, Howson played like a schoolboy.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The board must act now

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    johnboy69

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Good point Wivenhoe. With only 4 days left in the transfer window it is imperative that we get rid of as much of the dross we have in our squad as possible. We don't want to be carrying our ridiculous wage bill in the Championship. Warm Regards - Ged

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • It is interesting seeing Harry complain about the depth of his squad when his second team could only field 7 internationals. Hughton sent completely the wrong message to Luton by fielding our second team, that tactic is an insult to the FA Cup . Luton and NCFC fans, so all the blame is on Hughton, I wouldn't give him another chance McNally,

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • as a season ticket holder and fan for over 40 years yesterday was the most disgusting inept performance i have ever seen hughton has to go and sadly holt ghe is not the player he was we need to sign a striker or we will be dragged down in to a relegation fight board has to act now before its to late.

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    gav1961

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • grow up, what good will it do burning your shirts and scarves, be honest team has over achieved last couple of seasons. Too many Norwich Supporters have their heads in the clouds. Why blame Chris Hughton, was down to the so called over paid professionals on the pitch to do their job, and today they did not, simple as that.

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    norfolko

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Things aren't that bad, apparently the Luton players are full of praise, saying, I thought that they gave us a good game.

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Yes please and after today ENOUGH is ENOUGH.

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    johnboy69

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I also dont think the players have any respect for Hughton and are definitely not playing for him. I think its the end of the road for him. Goodbye.

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Diabolical. I don't like being negative as an NCFC supporter, but the players need to actually look back and see where we were 3 seasons ago and realise how stupid it would be to give up. These were the players that gave us B to B promotions for goodness sake! They should know we have to improve and bl@@dy fast because we need to be Premier League next season otherwise those fantasy previous 3 years that landed us where we are now will have faded, and it will have all been for nothing. Even though it was only a cup match it was a pretty damn huge sign that Hughton has to bring in decent players now, and I mean now! Bringing Kane in was desparate and needless. You simply cannot expect someone of his age to come in and set the world on fire with a mass of goals. We will probably never understand why Hughton has take so long to sign someone. January only be a short amount of time to bring someone in but if you are going to bring someone in or 'enquire' about them then do it earlier, then you save your brain the trouble of headache by doing it right at the last minute! I hope the players will pick them selves up after this, because even though there were players that came into the squad with no game time today, they all need to start fighting otherwise they are only going to make things worse for themselves. Personally I think Barnett, Surman, Martin, Ward, Smith and Francomb will be heading out later as the year goea on. Morison as well. Possibly Jackson. Come on you Yellows, we have to improve, or we are going to be a championship side again, and I don't want you to be , neither should we deserve to be. OTBC.

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    Grant Wright

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • CH will probably be out tomorrow looking for yet another GOALKEEPER!

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    johnboy69

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Last comment was submitted twice? Three times? Sorry guys!

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Totally agree Billy.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Canaryinslovenia - Come on, don't get too downhearted, I know that we are the only Premier League Club to loose to a Non League side, but we can only play as well as we are capable of playing and I thought that we were at our best today. We just came up against a better side. Never mind, Come On You Canaries

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Mr Livers, you are right we can't compare today with last week, last week we lost 5-0 before Liverpool declared. WE don't need your personal abuse on here, please respect other people's opinions and if you can give one reason why the manager should stay they let's here it

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Sounds like a very deadbeat and defeated Chris Hughton in the post-match conference, need something to inspire us and a performance to build on, this loss only harms our confidence.

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    Billy

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Last comment was submitted twice? Three times? Sorry guys!

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Even if we did put out possibly the weakest team possible (which I don't agree with and think it as an insult to Luton, the Cup and the fans) we still should have had enough to beat them. Also, all these "fans" calling for hughtons head - get a grip. It seems that 10 game unbeaten run is easily forgotten by some. BUT I do agree that we MUST splash some cash on quality players if we are to stay in the PL. We as NCFC fans have stumped up hundreds of pounds each year, understanding the fact that we could not afford to splash the cash. But now I feel we are being taken for a ride and the board need to stump up the cash that we can now afford! OTBC!

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    Canarylem

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Ged was right. Ged is right. Ged will always be right. I'm working on it pals. Ged - The Right Stuff

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Four days left in the transfer window

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • bassong I mean not basing damm predictive text

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I've missed all the trolls and morons commenting on this site. Now they're back, and my Saturday night is complete. Thank you to all who have felt the need to type utterly pathetic nonsense, saying they'll burn their shirts or dis-own their children because of today. Upsets happen, get over it. Yes we were toothless but you cannot compare today to the Premier League in the slightest. As cliched as it is, get behind the team and they will produce. How do I know this? Look at the last 3 seasons. OTBC.

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • That was DISGUSTING the players should be made to pay us fans our ticket money back out of their wages. Luton wanted it more than that shower who were a disgrace their shirt today

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    leslie cater

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I keep logging in in but see Hughton still not gone, why is it taking so long? when is ruddy back ? its all gone pear shaped since he has been out

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Worrying thing is even against such poor opposition we never created and never looked threatening, we have no style of play and method of attack, that's why I don't like Hughton much, he has a preferred formation but no style of play, no moves going forward and no ideas in attack for the players to take from the training ground into games.

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    Billy

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I was laid up in bed with the so called Man Flu,but listened to the game on Radio Norfolk,I was not to happy about the result obviously but then if like most of us you have followed the city for many years regardless of who has been manager we always seem to have our bad runs and games to forget but so do other teams,i for one would like to see us have a good run in the cup comps but for now we must stay in the prem,and if we have to have a day like yesterday then so be it,if we are going to be able to build on what we have achived over the past two-three yrs then the money is gonna come from the Prem not cup runs, the money next season is gonna be pretty obscene by all accounts and for a club like ours thats not something we can afford to miss out on,i think the way managers are sacked these days at a drop of a hat is wrong but that's football these days,CH cant do it over night and i think we need to give him a chance, OTBC

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    ncfcforever

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • well hughton again learnt something today,that is his fringe players are simply not good enough!Barnett and R.bennet are pub team players,the rest who started are maybe championship standard and way out of their depth.Do they really want to play week in week out for a prem team or are they just happy to be a bench warmer?If new players are not brought in then i fear the worst.A very big shake up is needed and fast from top to bottom.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well said pubmandave. Hats off to The Hatters on a mighty fine performance, Luton belong back in the league. However, oh, dear oh dear, what a clown show from the boys in yellow. Inept, toothless, passionless. Hughton must be a worried man having lost many of the fans backing and confidence. It seems as though the players confidence is at rock bottom too.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Even at the darkest hour (eg 5 pm yesterday) I took consolation from the fact I neither support nor live in Ipswich. This will be my only response to the very obvious trolls appearing here.

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    DocOhNo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I've been a supporter of CH till now but after today there were no directions or passion from the sideline, it was obvious during the 1st half that things werent working but simply to put Holt on at half time was not going to solve these problems, he should have been on from the start. In the 2nd half Howson just kept passing the ball sideways or backwards and it would end up with Martin on the right who is a full back and not a winger. Our only winger Bennett on the left was never given the ball all that time. It was only Holt who had the sense to try and get Bennett to swap to the right wing so that he could get the ball instead of Martin, why couldnt CH see this? Very worrying times now.

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    Bruce87

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Quite simply - disgraceful. A word I rarely use in the same sentence as Norwich City Football Club.

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    The Crab

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Deja vu 1. Last year at the same stage in the same competition City put out a weakened team, got turned over by a championship team and went on a bad run in the league.If this shambles is followed by the same league run , we really are in deep doodoo. Deja vu 2. after the first 7 games this season i questioned Hoots by saying wrong man in the wrong job.After the last 7 games the same applies.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I thought that Luton played well, iv'e got a friend who lives in Luton, going to ask if he will pop into Tesco's next week and get some of their players signatures.

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • What matters now and it was the same before kick off is the league. Survive or crash into the Championship. One scenario is to survive,this year, but only just and go down next season. The fans on these boards and on the street wanted Rudd in goal and Fox in midfield......

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    Capri

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well The Luton players have got a plan A, they are all back to work on Monday.

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hey 'Pubman Dave' go have another beer buddy. You have nothing to offer this site nor true NCFC fans. We will move on to the next game and be loyal true supporters (unlike you who are clearly lost)!!! It is not for you to comment on our Team so run along and enjoy your beer......

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    JJE

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Anyone seen CHs rather lame post match press conference, new thread developing on this other EDP story

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Getting new players in is fine & dandy - but what has happened to the motivational levels of the ones we already have? Will new recruits be dragged down too? All of a sudden, seemingly decent players like Howson, Fox, Surman, Jackson, both Bennetts & Barnett etc are being seen as no good at all. We paid £3mill for R. Bennett - an as yet unproven player from the Championship. His development seems to have stalled under this management régime and he now looks like an out-of-his-depth Greenhorn. Perhaps wishing he were somewhere else? Something is wrong.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • It has to change now, otherwise championship here we come

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    johnboy69

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Montrealyella It is not a couple of results, it is now every game from the West Brom match, excepting Peterborough. Norwichs problem in the past was always sacking managers too late, and then we get relegated. Are there honestly any teams, apart from possibly Villa worse than us in the PL

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • This was a good performance for us, Luton looked a cut above our boys. I was relieved that it was just 1 0. Come on you canaries

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    NB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • All I can say is, thank god it was only £10 for a ticket.

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    cornwallcanary

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Don't worry son, we don't miss guys like you. In 3 seasons we went from bottom of Div 1 to Premier League, a lot of success in a short amount of time but the first hint of trouble and you say you've had enough...you're a class act fella!!

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    MontrealYella

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • norwich fans, you are sooooooo fickle!! How's it go? "Premier League?...YER AVIN A LAUGH" Altogether now.....

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    Liz Knott

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Didn't let us down did you Hoots? You are useless. Your motivational skills must be the worst in the league and your ability to get a striker is laughable. May I suggest you swap Harry Kane for Eden Kane. Still won't score goals but could sing at half time. Sorry silly idea, forgot you don't waste any effort on entertaining fans do you?

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    waclor

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Usual defensive tactics and a pathetic performance from a team who looked like they dont give a sh*t. Ryan Bennet worst defender to pull on a city shirt in years, to blame for the goal and several other defensive mistakes. FFS, they are a NON LEAGUE team !!! With one or two exceptions, CITY TEAM GROW SOME BALLS, STAND UP AND BE COUNTED. I can pass a ball better than you lot and I know which way their goal is !! You should be ashamed of taking your wages. Hoots, sort it out or we have a serious problem. Dont know what you tell them in training but the team needs 2 fu*ks thrown in to them and they need to start performing to their salary levels. Rant over. ( Well done Luton, you wanted it more than we did !! )

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    Turkish Martin

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Admiration for all you Norwich boys, who else would pay good money to watch a premiership team who has'nt won for 8 games, whose directors all draw 30k per week, their star centre forward looks asthough he'd be better employed selling kebabs and now a NON league team have just stuffed you ? I get stick on here for being anti Norwich city, I am not a supporter but a newbie to this 'damn fine city', but surely one day you supporters will wake up and realise Norwich City Football Club is treating its supporters as mugs. They harp on about "we are paying our debts" yet think nothing of robbing you the working man, yet whilst you scrimp and save for a season ticket, they sit back and draw 30k a week - Wake up Norwich fans, Delia and her mates are pulling youre pants down. On a lighter note, if anyone wants to meet Chris Hughton this week, he'll sign booksprogrames etc, he'll be at Norwich Job Centre along with fatty-holt whose applying for a social fund grant so as to buy a burger van !!!

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    pubmandave

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • We dont seem to have a plan A yet alone a plan B. People should relaise its not jsut this game we are unhappy about. Its the clueless performances for half the season. Hand on heart can ANY of you say you are confident about the last 15 games of this season?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • 10 shots all game, only 4 on target!! this is against a pub team!! You'd think the fringe players that were given the oppertunity to impress today would be chomping at the bit to try and gain a starting place for a prem game but clearly the desire isn't there and quality is lacking big time. Howson - 2 bob, bennett - 2 shocking. Time to spalsh the cash on a new spine of the team ( 1 defender, 1 centre midfield and a striker of £6-10mil quality). I really fear if we lose on Wednesday and next saturday to QPR we are doomed

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    Dave.B

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Agree, Howson played like a schoolboy.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Canaryinslovenia, apologies if you took offence from my point, but what good is burning your shirts etc? Sure, you're showing your passion for the team which is great but perhaps you're doing it the wrong way? The team needs support. Although I understand we can give them it to a point, surely we need to get behind them? Completely agree that today wasn't good enough and we have a right to be upset, and the performance side of things need to be addressed by everyone at the club. But, we can't talk of relegation after this because we all know that Premier League games are approached differently, even if they shouldn't be.

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    Mr. Livers

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Mr Livers, those homes are only winnable if we are at he top of our game. Reading and Swansea are in good form, Villa are better away than at home, already beaten us at Carrow Road. We need a tremendous performance against Tottenham, hopefully with Whittaker and basing back that will encourage any potential new strikers to sign for us.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • 2 Norwich City shirts for sale , postage only, from Slovenia,

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Will someone explain to me why a club would let Martin and Vaughan go out on loan and then rely on a youth team player from spurs and Jackson? Makes no sense at all to me?

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    dave123

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I am a canary living in Watford, tend to go the the away matches in and around london, Fulham, Reading etc. Been to 2 home games this year, Newcastle and Luton, hows my luck? I think Russell Martin is cursed.

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    Dave.B

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Even if we did put out possibly the weakest team possible (which I don't agree with and think it as an insult to Luton, the Cup and the fans) we still should have had enough to beat them. Also, all these "fans" calling for hughtons head - get a grip. It seems that 10 game unbeaten run is easily forgotten by some. BUT I do agree that we MUST splash some cash on quality players if we are to stay in the PL. We as NCFC fans have stumped up hundreds of pounds each year, understanding the fact that we could not afford to splash the cash. But now I feel we are being taken for a ride and the board need to stump up the cash that we can now afford! OTBC!

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    Canarylem

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Games such is this happen. The FA cup is what it is. The worrying thing is that this defeat followed on from the most inept ,amateurish display against Liverpool. The players must improve. Schoolboy errors are simply not acceptable at Premiership level. Blame Hughton for the tactics but he is not to blame for players who mark each other rather than opponents , do not tackle and have no fight. Once on that pitch they have to perform as the highly paid professionals they are.

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    norman hall

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Another inept display from a team lead by a clueless manager. Putting out a weak team against a side who had nothing to lose and all credit to Luton who deserved the victory. Too many second rate players who seemed devoid of any ideas other than to hoof the ball up field - what happened to PL football get the ball down and pass it? After a thrashing from Liverpool this should have been a confidence booster win - instead it is a crushing blow to further erode the confidence of the players and I blame CH for this!!

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    kevin rymell

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Great day for Luton fans and really happy for them after all they have been through over the last few years. saw some of my first games at Kenilworth road. Relegation out of the league can happen to almost any club unless you are backed by Oligarchs or Sheiks

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well done to Luton Town.Humiliation for club,fans but above all the players.There are City players today who should never wear a yellow shirt again.Come on Chris Hughton,get rid of the dross now.OTBC

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

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