Norwich City 1, Crystal Palace 0

Norwich City striker Gary Hooper slots the winner in the 1-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City striker Gary Hooper slots the winner in the 1-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, November 30, 2013
4:56 PM

Norwich City ground out a priceless 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace to edge the Canaries further away from the bottom three after a tense afternoon at Carrow Road.

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Gary Hooper pounced in the 30th minute from Wes Hoolahan’s clever cut back to seal the points but Chris Hughton’s men were indebted to two excellent saving blocks from Martin Olsson in the first period and a collective will to resist when Palace pounded away in the closing stages before inflicting a maiden defeat on new Eagles’ boss Tony Pulis.

Hughton made two changes to the starting line up that lost 2-1 at Newcastle. Captain Sebastien Bassong returned in place of Michael Turner to partner Ryan Bennett with Hoolahan given the chance to stake his claim in the absence of three injured wide midfielders. The Irishman was nominally deployed on the left-hand side at the outset with Nathan Redmond operating on the opposite flank and Johan Elmander chief support to Hooper.

The recalled Bassong was immediately into the action, but the defender was unable to direct Redmond’s corner on target under pressure six yards out. Jonny Howson then advanced with an air of menace 25 yards out but his powerful shot struck Eagles’ captain Mile Jedanik. Barry Bannan picked out Cameron Jerome’s angled run who fed Jason Puncheon with a clever reverse pass but the strike lacked the power to test John Ruddy. Bennett’s raking crossfield ball dropped at Redmond’s feet who switched the play instantly to Hoolahan in a sign of the hosts’ growing confidence, but Palace cleared their lines with City firmly on the front foot in the opening skirmishes. Elmander came within a coat of paint of breaking the deadlock in the 10th minute when he acrobatically diverted Redmond’s free kick against the underside of the bar before Palace scrambled it away with Leroy Fer in close attendance.

Referee Foy made it abundantly clear to both sets of players and fans the ball had not crossed the line after receiving a signal to his wrist watch utilising the goal line technology now installed at every Premier League ground. Redmond cut inside Dean Moxey but Julian Speroni pushed his angled strike up and over at his near post. Palace were carrying a sporadic threat on the counter at this stage but Bassong and Bennett were keeping a tight rein on Jerome and Marouane Chamakh.

Fer produced a trademark surge after robbing Jedinak before serving the ever-willing Redmond who lined up Moxey only to see his low cross hacked behind at the near post for a corner that failed to reap dividends. Swedish international Olsson superbly hisensed the impending danger in the 27th minute when he threw himself in front of Puncheon’s goalbound hit after Jerome cleverly nut-megged Russell Martin. Puncheon continued to be a productive attacking outlet for the Eagles with one drifting run taking him away from Fer only for Jerome to glance his intended header off-target.

City forced the breakthrough their opening 30 minute burst fully deserved when Hooper tucked away seven yards out from Hoolahan’s cool square pass after Redmond’s initial run and pass was shovelled on by the falling Elmander. Palace responded in ferocious fashion and the Canaries were indebted to Olsson who yet again saved his side with a clearing header against the underside of his own bar from Bannan’s goalbound 16-yard hit after Ruddy parried Jerome’s initial angled strike. Bannan’s protests the ball had crossed the line were again ended with a wave of Foy’s wrist watch. Martin’s overlapping run and link-up with Howson produced a cross that Hoolahan was barely a yard from connecting with after Elmander had provided a near post decoy run.

City managed to re-gain their early composure in the final moments of the opening period with an off-balance Elmander scuffing his shot at the near post after a patient bout of possession that spanned the width of the field triggered by Olsson and Fer.

Hooper brought Howson’s skied clearance under his spell before back-heeling in Elmander who switched the play to Redmond but the young man clubbed his strike from the edge of the area well over in a positive resumption from the hosts after the interval.

Palace were keen to up the ante with a smooth interplay down the right involving Puncheon and Joel Ward forcing Ruddy to gather under intense pressure from Chamakh. Bannan’s probing free kick was cleared with a hint of desperation as Jerome sensed another opportunity.

City earned some respite when Olsson set Redmond free before the youngster curled a cross to the far post that evaded everyone including a momentarily anxious Speroni.

Howson’s burst the centre of the pitch brought the home crowd into life before Hoolahan spun away from Hooper’s wall pass to drag at Speroni from 25 yards. City survived a major scare in the 64th minute with Bassong’s sliding clearance from under his own bar four yards out somehow cleared Ruddy’s bar in a desperate attempt to divert Moxey’s low cross. Damien Delaney headed the corner over from inside the Norwich six yard box after legally climbing above the grounded Ruddy. City were now the ones operating on the counter with Hooper powering away from Danny Gabbidon before rolling in Redmond who again failed to trouble Speroni. A clearly-tiring Hoolahan made way for Bradley Johnson in the 78th minute but the Irishman’s standing ovation was topped by the response that greeted Luciano Becchio’s introduction for Elmander two minutes later, following the Argentine’s public criticism at his lack of first team opportunities during the build-up. Pulis followed suit with a trio of second half arrivals and it was Jimmy Kebe who forced Ruddy into a precautionary dive to watch a swivelling strike brush the England keeper’s side netting. Becchio’s first meaningful contribution came inside his own six-yard box with a vital flicked clearance to divert Jonathan Williams free kick which was trvelling towards Jerome. Ruddy gratefully dropped on Jerome’s miscue in the 87 minute after the former Stoke striker attempted to re-direct Kebe’s initial scuffed strike. Steven Whittaker was then adjudged to have fouled Bannan deep into four minutes of stoppage time to present Palace with a free kick 30 yards out but City again threw their bodies on the line to hack the bouncing ball clear to huge relief from the home fans.

• Norwich: Ruddy Martin, Bassong, Bennett, Olsson, Redmond, Fer, Howson, Hoolahan (Johnson 78), Elmander (Becchio 80), Hooper (Whittaker 90). Subs (not used): Nash, Turner, Garrido, Josh Murphy.

• Booking: Martin (foul on Jedinak, 82)

• Goal: Hooper (30)

• Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dikgacoi, Puncheon (Kebe 76), Jedinak, Gabbidon, Moxey, Delaney, Chamakh (Gayle 80), Jerome, Bannan (Williams 73). Subs (not used): Price, Mariappa, Phillips, O’Keefe.

• Bookings: Jedinak (foul on Olsson, 63), Gayle (dissent 86)

• Added on time: 1 minute / 4 minutes

• Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

• Attendance: 26,851

57 comments

  • I really envy the child-like happiness you enjoy, Putney. You have a long way to go to catch up with Dubai Canary though. It`s probably the relative dearth of gold & sunshine in Putney. I`ll be as happy as you, temporarily at least, if we pull off two decent performances at Anfield and The Hawthorns next week. Not results - performances. Though a point or three would be nice. Adrian Forbes does a nice line in happy-clapping on Canary Call, combined with an imperious eagerness to shout down those that dare to disagree with him. On a good little retainer, maybe?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • A win is a win but I was totally baffled as to why Hoolahan was played as a right winger and Redmond as a left when we had two strikers on the park. The one time the wingers did swap over, Redmond actually got a decent cross in from the right and it ended up a goal. CH obviously did not like that so swapped then around once again. To top it off we take off a winger to bring on a defensive midfielder then take off a striker to bring a second left back on, just what formation did we end up.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • So you are including the Stoke board. Hull, Fulham. Palace.Sunderland. West Ham. No doubt more by the end of the season. If you carry on Lobbo you might get a job.

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    sharky

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Oh + finally...I know I have a go @ CH + City but Palace look down already + they are more than welcome to Pullis. At least that's one relegation berth we don't have to worry about occupying !

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    Timbo

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • 3 points thats all you can say.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Becchio certainly deserves a chance. He did almost as much in 10 minutes and without midfield support, as Elmander did for 80 minutes and loads of mid field help.

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    theanchovy

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Can't believe it's taken this long to play are most influential player and let me just say this he wouldn't be playing if we didn't have these injuries which makes me even more angry, WES HOOLAHAN should be in the team every single week no matter what, certain away games maybe not, but more often than not has to be in the team end of, And i stick to what i said when lambert left Mr hughton was the right man to come in and steady everything because that's the type of manager he is, but he isn't one to take a club on with 25million having been spent in the summer, i thank him a lot for keeping us up again but sounds like people want him to depart now, it's just hard to know who would come in for him, we would obviously want someone young and fresh who attacks, throw some names out their,

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    hooley14

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • I hope for the happy-clappers` sakes that we don`t get two severe spankings at Anfield and the Hawthorns. Optimists cannot cope with disappointment as well as we realists do. Lovely 3 points. Pity about the performance. If we couldn`t beat a Pulis Palace surely we`re doomed? Even the eternally sensible TK is not immune from the sniping of the apologists.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • is wes the answer

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    harry mcardle

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • CanaryinSlovenia, I'm really not sure what Becchio offers. In Top Gear terms he'd be called Captain Slow. He was clearly signed as a 4th choice striker. I know that by some he's viewed as the Messiah but my view is that he's a very naughty boy. I also know enough about economics to suspect that Slovenia will be the next Greece, is that why you've scuttled back?

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    PaulWho

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • theanchovy. Completely agree re Becchio looking way more effective than Elmander. That said, credit to Hughton for not being churlish about it in the face of a little bit of an awkward public moment and giving him a chance. Hooper's goal was in no way scrambled. Amazing composure I thought with players nearly on top of him. I don't agree it was overly defensive apart from the last ten minutes, but I guess the players aren't above a little bit of nerves with one goal between them. The criticisms over being somewhat static are fair though. It's good seeing the passing game improving, but it won't help without players actually moving.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • OK...I hold my hands up...I predicted a Palace victory. I was wrong. We scrambled a very unconvincing victory, secured no doubt in Hughtons eyes by effectively shutting up shop in the 2nd half, and protecting a tenuous 1 goal lead. If in doubt......defend, and be prepared to accept the draw, if the opposition accept the invitation to attack. A totally unconvincing victory against the bottom team. Hughton lives to labour on. I remain a doubter.

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    Algarve Canary

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • chirpy

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • I have always felt that Hoolahan is an important player for us. Not only does he have the imagination to open up a defence, but he actually used to hold the ball up at least as well as Holt (as long as it was played into his feet). He always wants the ball and doesn't hide and that is a valuable thing. Capri, maybe the more negative detractors do live further away because they go to more away games than home. I have been to both Hull and Newcastle this season. Hull was woeful and at Newcastle we were poor defensively as a team in the first half, and poor as an attacking force for much of it. The least that I expect is to see players closing down and making it difficult for the opposition. Away from home we have not done that.

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    Preston Canary

    Monday, December 2, 2013

  • Good Win,we made it hard work as usual,when we use the width we look good.Another problem we had today our main man hooper was never in the centre of the pitch near the goal area.It is no good if the centre forward is in the wingers position.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • With City winning the most negative posters live further away that Suffolk, it would appear!! Mind you their concerns that we are amongst the strugglers rather than safe in mid-table are understandable. Not sure about Hughton as manager in the long run. Please play Redmond on the right! Elmander picked because of his physical presence but Becchio could have gone on a bit earlier. Hughton a bit too cautious but he is not the only manager to think that way in the PL.

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    Capri

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • An unconvincing win and an unconvincing manager. Hopefully the Board will realise this before it is too late. There is nothing enjoyable either with our style of play, or lack of it.

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    Hurdy Gurdy Man

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Norwich still plays like championship quality. CH you Suck still. Only one goal against a bottom team is not enough. Can't they score more goals???

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    Jaszli Johari

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • C.H. No Vision! No Tactics ! No Way ! except OUT

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    Albert Cooper

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • We won. Against CP. Triff.

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    Les Lee

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • as just like all other games, nice approach play until they reach the 18 yard line, then after that no idea the ball is played back, a win yes, but to be fair not good enough against a palace team with little idea, and to to be fair they could have snatched a point with some of their chances, ch is a nice guy, no doubt but you could see the crowd screaming for bechio to come on and the man seemed to have no concept of what was need or what was going on 3 points welcome, god help us at liverpool , we may well survive just, but do we want to watch this brand of football, michael ashley at newcastle didnt and neither did the toon, thats why they got shot

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    Dave

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Well Stew, what do you think? Agreed, the first half was workman like, and hard to fault the effort, but both Mrs Punton and myself would have liked to have seen a little more attacking verve in the second half. We both thought that Ellmander was a bit like a dollup of school dinner blancmange, that is, far too wobbly, and without any real teeth, but it might have been worse, that Cameron Jerome chappie at the end, Tony will be pulling out the few hairs he has left. We liked the look of young Redmond, and like a decent cheese, he should mature with age, the only thing is, he seems to suffer from the Snodgrass disease, the one that insists on cutting in from the wings instead of getting round the defender and getting a menacing cross in. I hadn’t realized Hooper was playing until about twenty minutes in, I would like to see him make a bit more of a nuisance of himself, after all, he’s a good bit bulkier than Wesley, who is always getting in there and rattling the tea cups. I assume that the introduction of Becchio was not intended to be ironic, although with a massive ten minutes to stake his claim to the throne, you never know. Not sure what’s going on with Ruddy though, rarely under pressure, but still doing his best to give us the screaming heeby jeebies. Bassong, yes, looking more the finished article, though he did manage to give the ball back to the opposition on a couple of occasions, and had he scored what would have been a spectacular own goal, we would not have been so forgiving. In summary then, a more convincing performance, but one that would have benefitted from sharper knives, going forward more incisively, and not sitting in the cellar for the last twenty minutes. What’s for supper tonight then, merlot and ice cream? Me, I fancy a bit of pinot noir

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Wow 3 shots on target against the bottom team. No doubt the Hughton apologists will be out in force despite this lame performance.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • A shaky win at home against the worst team in the PL. Are we confident, or what?

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    la barbe

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • I was hoping they would lose, as all this does is prolongs the agony and makes us more likely to go down. There can be no one out there who can honestly say that both Palace and ourselves look no better than the average championship side and that is fact.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Good point Pierre, there is no real pattern yet this season. Our movement worries me when we have the ball. I was at Newcastle last week and our movement, and consequently our passing was ponderous. However, I am also concerned about our closing players down. I watched Fer for a couple of minutes today and on one occasion Palace were attacking and he was jogging back and not trying to track the midfield runners, as if it was someone else's job. Where is the responsibility and the leadership?? Now I like Fer, and think he is one of our better players, but I think that is endemic of a few of the players. You don't concede goals like that 2nd one at Newcastle if everyone is closing down and doing their jobs. As for Hughton, I want him to succeed, but I remain unconvinced. We are not as good defensively as we were last year and he still hasn't managed to get the team playing effectively going forward. I also feel that he has always been too slow to learn as a manager and change things around. As well as this, he doesn't seem to understand the mental side of the game. I believe that ifyou send a team out to defend, you instill a belief that they are not good enough to win.

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    Preston Canary

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Spot on Tim in C, all those sitting around me were saying exactly the same so why can't CH see it. Simply play Redmond on the right and be done with it, then Wes can play on the left whereby he can put a half decent cross in. I will give a special mention to Martin today as I have been critical of his defending of late, today he was back to his best, both defending, especially firt half and attacking second have when some decent balls were played into the box. I agree that Elmander was not brilliant but neither was Becchio when he finally came on. Hopefully the Big Toe alias RVW will be fit to play very soon then we can see what he and Hooper can do together. If we can keep the score line respectable against Liverpool then I see no reason why we cannot get at least a point out of WBA the following game. OTBC.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • It must be awful living in Slovenia with their terrible financial problems. It would turn me into a terribly whingeing bore.

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    PaulWho

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Is your nick called mellow yellow or mushy fellow? Mushy fellow sounds more positive. You must have been a good English teacher.

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    Jaszli Johari

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • I think that the theory of playing wingers on the wrong flank is that it opens space for the full backs to overlap. That way you get a varied delivery into the box. Unfortunately, when we play this way the full backs don't really get to the by line and our delivery is definitely variable. The other problem with it is that the strikers don't know when to make their run.

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    Preston Canary

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • thought becchio should have been given 20 mins at least to show what he can or cant do.Elmander was tiring at that point and was not playing well.At least LB got on the pitch and can be no worse than JE.

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    tonyb

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • I,m surprised at you TK. I thought you knew better.

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    sharky

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • The 3 points were welcome, even if the overall performance wasn't. But the really good news (and I have this on fairy sound authority...on the inside as it were) is that Hughton will be shown the door if he doesn't get 4 points from the palace and West Brom games. Can't see us getting a point a West Brom, can you?

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    User Removed

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • Spot on Lobbo. That should've been 3 or 4-0 to us. When you get a weak team like Palace in your sights, you have to score as many goals as poss to offset the Man C type results. That was a ponderous result. It'll keep the Rev.Hughton in gainful employment for another week though. Bless you all till Liverpool put 5 past us my children...

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    Timbo

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Pretty much the perfect result all round this, isn't it. We get the three points, the Hughton "apologists" get to continue to have faith in what he's trying to build, and the "negatrons"\"negatrolls" get to continue to criticise on the basis that we should have won more comfortably and played better. Marvellous.

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    PutneyCanary

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Hooley14, you would learn from my nick that I agree with you... I think CH can try different things, though, but when the lack of goals is one of our main problems, Wes should of course have been played more often. And when is not there from the start, he should have come on after 60 minutes - and not 85 minutes. Still, it is vital that the other players helps out - it is no use playing Wes if there is no movement from the other players around him.

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    norwaysbiggesthoolahanfan

    Monday, December 2, 2013

  • MB, if we come out against Liverpool with less than a 3 goal deficit from it then I'll consider that progress with our recent record against Liverpool.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Paulwhoever you are, I am living in the UK at the moment, and I suspect you know nothing about economics or football so s*d off. I will give Hughton 25 today which is two more than usual. Firstly he got a result and in doing so he made substitutions at a proper time. Especially good considering a manager can always look silly changing a winning team and then losing. Secondly he gave Becchio a change but given Elmanders form surely he deserves more than 9 minutes. Now next match Hughton listen to the supporters for tip number 2 Play Redmond on the right wing. Minus points well not going to repeat everything that has already been said as it is obvious. Still want a new manager.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • …..Really is nice to have a true Wes Hoolahan fan commenting on here hooley14...He isn't perfect, but few are....His name should be the FIRST on the team sheet, and the others added around him....Sadly our manager and his advisers are unable to see that, mainly because in their playing careers they were told not to venture beyond the half way line....There is so much more going on in the oppositions half that they were unable to take on board, and therefore cannot put into practice now!....I think it was more down to Holt and Hoolahan that we got the points we needed last season rather than Hughton and his sidekicks! ....As a matter of interest....What school did you go to?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • Massively relieved at getting those 3 points. But what a dog`s dinner. Wessi starts on the right wing to best use his only (left) foot. Redmond on the left when he loves being on the right. Becchio`s recent whinge at least startled the `Management` into giving him a huge 10 minutes on the pitch. More worrying is seeing Curtseying Colin on the touchline, instead of ingratiating himself to the Directors. Will he be the next manager? Help!! Canary Call on Radio Partridge had a sinister element. Not only did Adrian Forbes shout down any detractors and dissenters, he was as Sunni-ly optimistic as the Guy from Dubai complete with an amplified happy-clappy gadget in his buccal cavity. So after all that happy clap-trap and discourtesy, I wonder if Forbsie`s a new hybrid keyboard warrior in disguise. Dubai Dom, perhaps? Hughton`s lucky he has so much skin on his teeth. Dubai; you`re the happy, but courteous, bit of the beast. Keep counting the gold.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Weeks ago on here I made the point that wingers should be played on their correct side,only then can decent early crosses be made to give the service that our strikers have lacked.Redmond today proved me right, but then I knew I was right anyway.The other positive today was Wes.He has the craft in the last third that has been missing which more than makes up for the times he loses possession .We need to play the diamond with Wes and Howson supporting what has to be one up front.Red mond on the right and Snods on the left and the goals will start to flow and CH all will be forgiven.

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    irongloves

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Norwich still plays like championship quality. CH you Suck still. Only one goal against a bottom team is not enough. Can't they score more goals???

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    Jaszli Johari

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Our forward looking board, will I'm sure, look beyond the 3 points. Jerome had a very good chance to equalise towards the end. Our smart men at the top know we are a 'dead team walking'. The problem is, who is out there to replace him.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • A welcome three points. Hooper prooves his championship potential by scoring against a championship team in all but league position.Becchio looked ok in his 9 mins and better than Elmander did in his 81. Next 2 games are all about performance, the 3 after that are all about results.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Not sure if there's a real pattern yet but this season seems to have more no-shows against the stronger teams but more good results against those below us, compared to last season. Also not sure if that is good or bad, but at least the table is looking less sickly this evening for City supporters...

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    Pierre

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Unconvincing performance. I'm fed up with the commentators saying "Norwich are too static, no running off the ball, the ball carrier has no options". This is all down to the manager. With the transfer window approaching it is the best interest of NC for CH to leave. We will go down playing like this.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Ethered. Hughton is God.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Nice to see Beccs get on the pitch but we've just never replaced Holty. Without a big target man there's almost no upfront threat from City @ all. Bit of magic from Hooper to send their defence the wrong way was the only real difference between the 2 teams. They actually had more shots than us, though we had more of the ball. Bring on Liverpool + WBA. Judging by that game we'll beat them both easily......A-HEM..

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    Timbo

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Paulwho, Slovenia has problems but they are nothing compared with the UK. A nice current account surplus, most people own their own homes without a mortgage. UK is just a basket case of debt. Agree the jury is out on becchio but like Vaughan was never given a chance. The UK can pump up its economy by printing money but will all come to a sticky end, mark my words

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • We should have wrapped this game up by scoring at least one more goal but again looked very nervous towards the end. Certainly not helped by silly substitutions. 4,4,2 looks to be the better formation by us but we must play wingers on their correct side to enable more crosses to be put in.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • The usual boo boys here who cant wait to put the boot in.

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    sharky

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Nice finish from Gary Hooper and a well needed 3 Points. Pity that we are not getting PL games live at the moment. The reason we are given is that - "We have become aware that live broadcasts of Premier League football intended for certain overseas territories are, in a small number of cases, being re-transmitted in the U.K," the Premier League said in an emailed statement. "We are working with some of our international broadcast partners to address this." So we - who have PAID to watch EPL games ar not getting them because people in the UK might watch them - how giid is that ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • NC's best spell was when Redmond switched to the right wing after about 25 minutes until half time. Come the second half, what happened, he played back on the left wing. It seems that we cannot change a game plan. It's all too predictable.

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    TiminCarlisle

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • not convinced, a win yes great, but the approach play to the 18 yard line is great and then they have nod idea the ball is played back, why dont they just press on, the crowd were screaming for bechio to come on and clueless just stood there, elmander lazy lots of running i grant you, but little else, a record crowd deserves better, yes its nice to be 14th in the table, but it is also nice to see more attacking football, that is sadly lacking,

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    Dave

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • The negativity from some of you is becoming somewhat tedious to say the least.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • CanaryinSlovenia, I suggest you Google "Slovenia economy'", you may note that several august bodies, including The Economist disagree with your analysis. Regarding Becchio, perhaps he hasn't been given a chance as he isn't considered good enough. Poor old Carlo Nash must be really frustrated at not getting a chance, should we drop Ruddy?

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    PaulWho

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • What has poor ol Becciho got to do to get a game, and another defensive game, Mr Hughton, your an embarrassment

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    Cockney.canary

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

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