Chris Hughton expects both him and his players will have to face the music after Conference play-off hopefuls Luton stunned the Canaries 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth round at Carrow Road.

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Scott Rendell’s late close range finish embarrassed the Premier League hosts on a day when City became the first top flight club since Coventry City in 1989 to slump to non-league opposition in the world-famous competition.

Hughton insisted his players had let him and the supporters down after a lacklustre display was punished by a club more than 80 places below them in the current pecking order.

“Yes we were rightly expected to beat them and this will be a tough few days. How much of a shock is it? It is a big shock,” said Hughton. “We have to give Luton credit. They came with a gameplan and they relied on a few things happening to get the result. We found it very difficult to break them down. The good chances we had we could not put them away and that would have changed the game. Even in the second half period when we pushed and pushed they caught us on the classic counter-attack. That was a poor goal for us to concede and it was one thing we said at half-time. Yes, we wanted to push but we knew these were a fit side. Perhaps that one opportunity they had they scored in the second half.”

Hatters’ counterpart Paul Buckle admitted his side’s latest giant-killing act will take some time to savour.

“I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet,” said Buckle. “It is an incredible effort by the players. Against Wolves in the last round we didn’t feel we were lucky when we went through. I know Norwich had a couple of good chances in the game and you expect that, but Mark (Tyler) has pulled off two good saves. Other than that the most pleasing thing for me is we defended so well and carried a threat going the other way. I am absolutely delighted for the players and the fans were out of this world. We probably couldn’t have done it without those 4,000 travelling fans.”

210 comments

  • I was at Carrow Rd today and I am dreading what will happen against Spurs this week. I ass ume we will not sign a couple of 'top' players before this next game or indeed sign a couple of ';top' players before the window closes, I can only hope by some means that we do, otherwise the performance I saw from 90 mins today will not keep us in the Prem thats for sure.. OTBC.

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    Bruce87

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • David McNally.....this is your team. Your problem. you have a massive reputation. Now is the time to justify it more than ever before. Norwich city is at one of it's lowest points ever. We need 2 strikers......we need belief. Provide that belief. The alternative is freefall right back to the championship, and the massive revenue losses that means. Invest....have courage. Make things happen. That is the role of the Chief Executive.

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    Algarve Canary

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I agree with PUG city need big money to stay in the premiership and to stay here long team . The present owners can't do any more its time for them to move over and let get new owners who can take Norwich City further in the premiership.

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    DOBBY1970

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Could have a whole team of goal keepers, and they wont save the day for city, but they might have a few more shots at goal!

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Listening to Hughton post match interview you would have thought that we were up against Man.U not Luton .The truth is that with the exception of Holt the players on the pitch shew about as much passion as Hughton on the sideline and that was NIL.On that showing we look dead certs to go down.

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    leslie cater

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • It will be interesting to see how City approach the game on Wednesday. Presumably Hughton will spend the next three days on his usual per match routine of telling everyone how wonderful the opponents are, what fabulous qualities they have and how difficult it is going to be. That approach seems to be working wonders at the moment - kill the confidence of our players and scare the life out of them before they even go on the pitch.

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    VictorM

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • We all know plan A and plan B. Plan A is to stuff as many players in your own penalty area as you can to stop the opposition scoring. Plan B is to accept a thrashing. Simples

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Curious posts here about our finances. We are in the richest league in the world. Yet we have no money and must pay off our debts. In which case why were we wasting our time chasing Hooper, who we could never afford and will never get, anyway. Why would he want to "further his career" by coming to Norwich? It is ridiculous. If we were sensible we would have gone down the Swansea route and looked overseas, where good, technically able player abound, especially in Spain. The Spanish trio cost Swansea relatively little. But look at the rewards it has brought them. Goals, points and a very healthy league position. The other point is that we have lost the very thing that drove us to double promotions: commitment, desire and fighting spirit. After the run of eight games without loss the players seemed to think they just need to turn up to win.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Lets hope the people who think Ryan Bennett and Fox should be in the starting 11 think again. I haven't been this dejected and disheartened sine the Roeder days. Those who think otherwise clearly weren't at the game today, or any other recent fixture.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Thanks CanaryGirl, the first hopeful sign today, ADKINS in by any chance.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Damm it according to Hughton, they came with a Gameplan, how dare they. What's ours then Hoots? Please tell us and if you have heard of MR Gameplan before how many have we got?

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • sorry---34

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    superfan59

    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 yesterday 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......Last week I predicted 18th place in the PL this season. Maybe I was a tad optimistic .OYBC (on yer bike City) It's downhill all the way to the Championship.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Hughtom has made some good signings to his credit, much better than Lamberts, all of which we would willingly give away on free transfers now! But we really need a good manager to lift the team. Lets hope he gets a couple more good signings in this week if he survives the axe

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Paul, believe me when I tell you that we'd like nothing more than to eat our own words!

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Generally poor with flashes of mediocrity.. We seem to have the knack of turning gilt edged chances into half chances. Holt Pilkington and Martin al should have done better, Sad to see the demise of Surman - the lad Lappin could not have done worse. actually Captain Canary could not have done worse. Howson busy and pretty passing but totally ineffective.Staretd (and finished) the game like we were taking on Man City. Ranks alongside the Colchester game and we recovered from that - there is hope! .

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    Pondlife

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I did not see the Luton game, but watched the Liverpool game last week on Fox Soccer in the U.S.A. - many players do not seem motivated; in fact I would go as far to say they seem lazy, and don't have their minds fully on the game. This has to be down to the manager getting them focused and fired up. What has gone wrong at NCFC?

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    MichiganCanary

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Have been lurking here for a while, finally decided to post. Watched the game today with my lad, 12. Yes its dreadful. We were turned over by a team with heart. But a team who had 4000 fans who wanted to be there. Where is the support at Carrow Road? The only game I've been to this season where there was some heart and support from the fans was the carling win over spurs. Quick to blame the team, quick to blame the manager, but a team thrives on the atmosphere - the players lift their game with support. Luton had it. We didn't. Yes we need some strikers to start scoring again, we need ruddy back - but the support needs to be fit again. :)

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    ---//

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Lobbo.... I got in early on that podcast thing, had it published and then quickly withdrawn,. It read 'Who brought you back from the dead, there has been about 300 comments already'...... Someone must have nipped out for a cuppa.

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Completely agree with Dubai Canary. Of course we were all gutted about yesterday's performance - a day all Canary fans will want to forget. But it's in the past now and we have to get behind the team and the manager to help lift them for Wednesday's game. I don't think you can overestimate how important it is that the fans stay on side. Negativity from the crowd always affects the match. We've got a part to play too.

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    Flying Canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I've given Howson the benefit of the doubt until today.He seems to follow the maxim of why only have one touch when 5 will do.He's simply not good enough and he is not on his own.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • stumbling blindly into the night

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Upwards and onwards lads. We all have bad days at the office.

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    paddycanary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Agree with you, Dave. After the Liverpool debacle, CH should have played his strongest team (maybe except for Bassong) to get some match practice and maybe a confidence boosting win. We played our subs bench today, thought it was a 'walk in the park', got caught out and now confidence must be rock bottom. It is good that the Spurs game is in midweek. Less time to dwell on this abysmal performance. Show us your mettle on Wednesday, guys.

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    Kent Anglian

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • What a shambles and the manager is to blame. Howson looks a shadow of what he was since Hoots tried (unsuccessfully) to make him a defensive midfield player. Ryan Bennett looked to be terrified to block that cross for fear of scoring another own goal but why play the two most jittery central defenders together? This is just abject failure by a manager and coaching team who are totally out of their depth.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Well I don't see much of a plan for the future from Hughton, has he been sacked? At least Lambert would come out with some fighting talk, we are all in this together etc

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • My God how you lot have changed your tune. A few weeks ago Houghton was doing a brilliant job after beating United,Spurs, Arsenal. Now look at the comments.....Pathetic bunch

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    Millsey

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • What a disgrace this season is becoming. Doubt that anyone cares less about any cup competition although I know what they mean to others. The league is where it is and as an Australian Canary, I have had enough of this garbage that the team dishes up these days. We have become a flat footed, lethargic and lazy team that do not put in for each other. Lacking ideas up front we can not even defend like early on. Time for some arse kicking and I think it needs to start with CH as his game plans, selections and substitute decisions are woeful.

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    steveyoshi

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • and how much more difficult will this make getting new recruits. Join a team who got beat by a conference team. Really

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The result was embarrassing and unacceptable wuthout a doubt,even considering it was mostly a Norwich reserve team.But for teams in Norwich's position,where relegation is a serious threat in their current freefall,they are better off out of the cup than in it.At least they now have no distraction from the only thing worth playing for,which is their premier league status and all the benefits it brings.This was Luton's cup final and jolly good for them.They aren't going to win the cup and quite frankly,neither were Norwich.If Norwich were ten points better off,a cup run would be fun.But every game from now on is way more significant than this game.I'm sure they will have street parties in Luton,(and probably Ipswich) to celebrate the result but if Norwich can regroup and and focus on what is really important,which is survival,then they will have had a successful season and this result will become insignificant in the overall picture.If they do stay up,then the team and mangement may want some sorting out.But now is not the time to dwell on a freak result,it is time to galvanise this club in every department and battle for every point available.

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    Nexus_6

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Whether or not Hughton was the right man for the job, as manager he must carry the can for this woeful, abject display. But not alone: the team as a whole should hang their heads in shame. To be beaten by a non-league side is dreadful. And the fact that, as usual, we couldn't even score a goal just reflects how bad we are now. What do we do on the training ground all week?

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • We were awful , true . But not really surprising the managers and players of today are not interested in the FA Cup . Well played Luton pride and passion in abundance backed up by a fantastic travelling support . City need to wake up and show why they are in the premier league . Oh and Ged whatever your name is , b#$*+r off . A decent performance against Spurs is required .

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Mel, it is actually worse than that, the last set of accounts predicted a deficit and the need for some short term borrowing to pay off that debt. So I have no idea how any transfers would be financed? A cup run would have helped, oh dear, didn't anyone tell Hughton or the players?

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Yes Michael, I completely agree. But I doubt even he could do that and replace them with more worthy players in a week

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • This is a low point, no question about it, but nothing compared to our last day performance against charlton which relegated us to league one and of course the Colchester game. I agree with Dubai canary. This was practically a reserve team against a side who were bound to be more up for it than us. In reality a cup run is the last thing we need. The next two games will show if we have the right stuff to stay in the premier league. These players are virtually the same as we had last year so it's more about desire and fight than quality. If we dwell on this result for too long then we will go down. Come on you yellows, lets do Spurs and QPR!!

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    Liverpool canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Perhaps we should try Lee Camp as lone striker! (;

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Just to add.... I think all you who are crying out for this apparent lack of plan B, saw plan B in action today!!!

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    Johnstonpickle

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • At the start of the season I purchased the infant sized home kit for my 2 year old including name and number. She's recently mastered the art of kicking the ball forwards even though she still insists on picking it up with her hands. If anyone at Norwich FC reads this, I'll be waiting by my phone tonight, but you better hurry before QPR goes in for her!

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Lobbo; Plus they`ve had the lucid offerings from Canary Call, on Radio Partridge. Was your comment a line from a Traveling Wilburys (Vol 3) song "Inside Out"? Don`t know why I keep thinking of lyrics - maybe trying to block out reality? OTBC (Ode To Blundering Calderdash).

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • An idea for next season instead of the season ticket academy contribution, how about a supporters cup run sponsorship. The further they go round by round the more we sponsor.

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    essex canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Dreadful result for sure but now we must look forward. Let's take the positives. We are still in 13th place in PL - how many of us fans would have taken that at the beginning of the season? That means that over the season so far, there are 7 worse performing teams than us. Let's have Bassong and Turner back on Wednesday, a fit Holt up front with a terrorising Hoolihan behind him and let's have a real go at Spurs - similar to Gooners and Man U games. As for calls for Adkins to replace CH, get real guys. Where are Southampton in the League? Oh yes, they are below us!!

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    Kent Anglian

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Lets hope the people who think Ryan Bennett and Fox should be in the starting 11 think again. I haven't been this dejected and disheartened sine the Roeder days. Those who think otherwise clearly weren't at the game today, or any other recent fixture.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Ivan - I largely agree with your comments on McNally, Amd in hindsight it was probably the wrong decision to give Holt a new contract, would have been a good time to have cashed him in, but it is not easy buying good strikers either in January or the summer. McNally has some big decisions to make this week lets hope he gets them right

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • When appointed CH was widely seen as a 'players man' and respected for what he had done at Newcastle and Birmingham. The main task of the manager is to get the best out of the players at his disposal. The question now is why is he failing at this game after game? If there is no improvement in the next two games then a change is needed.

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    mj50

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I really feel there is a lack of integrity not playing the best 11 when you get to the 4th round of the FA Cup. The fans came with excited expectation and rightly so, they left despondent with a feeling of being cheated! This idea of resting players for the more important league match backfires when you end up losing and creating a lack of confidence in the squad. Winning creates confidence and confidence breads winning! Supporters pay to see their team win!

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    Chinamouse

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • In Ruddy we trust, in Bassong we trust, in Holty we used to trust, in Snodgrass we trust free kicks, in Russ Martin we trust passion, but as for the rest of the squad, couldnt believe how quiet Carrow Road was from home supporters all game, but no "we want Hughton out" chanting

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    BlackBlake

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • A good manager would never let 34 of those guy's ever wear the shirt again BUT-------say no more.

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    superfan59

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • If we are keeping out of the transfer market and have no money why and how are we putting in bids for players worth a reported £10m??

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    John Wade

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Stew, I note they have removed the pod cast article altogether now. Just a suggestion but can the powers that be put this comment box at the top of the article. Tired of scrolling down through nearly 200 postings .

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Good to see we were not the only ones with egg on our faces QPR, Liverpool, Spurs, how much have they spent? All lost. Chelsea only kept in by the skin of their teeth, even Villa lost. What an interesting week coming up!

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    blackdog2

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I'll be ringing up to cancel our £19 each extra towards the season ticket price. Well done the players!!!!!!!!!!!! Money needs to go towards the academy. I think 22000 x £19 should be covered by the over paid (some overweight) premos that showed up against Luton today!

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The NCFC-Argent parallel: spend as little as possible. Enjoy a local monopoly. Disrespect your customers. Produce eye-aching rubbish. God these are sad times.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Re NEXUS post. I have to say against your argument. 1. Would one more cup game make so much difference 2. How is such a pathetic performance going to attract quality new signings 3 Hardly a confidence booster for the team or fans after a string of horrible results HOOTS OUT NOW

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Well DocohNo shows how much you know about NCFC advocating Fox to play - eight terrible results and performances on the trot, how much more clear does it have to get - HOOTS OUT NOW

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Depressing at the moment but as a couple of the posters have stated, some decent improvements in the squad particularly Bassong, Snodgrass and Whittaker. Jury out on a few but goal is to stay up this year and build for next year. Now is not the time for panic buys - leave that to QPR. I just hope we can get enough from our several winnable home games to creap over the finishing line. Hughton not impressing many at the moment but we need to give him more time. I'm extremely angrt over yesterday selection, performance and result. 100% unacceptable. Several managers have done same this weekend and let down the fans.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Hughton inherited an incredibly mediocre squad of players. This was shown yesterday by the performance of the fringe team. What a disappointment the likes of Fox, Howson, Surman and Barnett were. I genuinely do not believe the players were taking the FA Cup seriously which is an insult to the paying fans. The quicker Hughton gets rid of some of the time servers the better. Should have kept Lappin and dumped Surman, the attitude would have been better.

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    DocOhNo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Yesterday can't just be dismissed as a bad day at the office paddy canary as Norwich have a bad day at the office pretty much every weekend at the moment... it's already been touched on below re CH and his 'nice' approach. I really want him to succeed at Norwich but he's got to be more ruthless with his players as they are letting him down badly at the moment week in and week out!

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    green tiger

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • canuck-canary, our manager did not `stand by` Battenberg; it was pure Uriah Heepery. Ever so `umble. And it didn`t work. Good!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • You would have thought that these fringe players would be fully charged up having been given the rare chance to actually play football, impress the manager and fans and get themselves into contention for a start in teh premiership. Perhaps they know Hughton is so stuck in his ways and incapable of wider thinking that whatever they do he will not select them so don't care. That's what it looked like. I wonder how many of the players signed in the last two years bitterly regret coming here.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • “We have to give Luton credit. They came with a gameplan" . I'd say that was normal. What was our game plan CH?

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • We were terrible today, no question, but i'm amazed at the negativity for the rest of the season. We're 7 points clear of the bottom 3 and, Spurs aside, have a good run in of home games. Please keep the faith, 3 or 4 wins and the odd draw and we'll be fine. We WILL turn it around!!! OTBC

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    Voice of reason

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Having seen the replays it was the officials that lost us the game, a ball definitely over the line and a penalty that we should have had. Should have been 2-1.

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    Lindag

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • That Marriner has form against NCFC doesn't he? Sure it is not a certain 1p5wich Paul Mariner in disguise, another nasty piece of work

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • *3 and a half seasons ago

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    John Wade

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • We need ten points from our next five games. Or we will be in trouble. That how long i give CH. After that show with luton its clear we have a lot of dead wood in our club. We need a clear out. We are faceing a relegation battle already. We will see in the spurs game who wants to play for this club and who dont.

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    chimney sweep

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Forget any top class striker coming to this miserable excuse of a club. Credit to Luton, the better side. Taxi for Hoots and the entire starting 11. Total embarrassment and humiliation. Shocking gutless display.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I disagree. I dont think Hughton is the right man for our club. He has been playing boring negative football all season. He has been lucky to get a few 1-0 wins, mainly down to Ruddy. The fans dont like him and the players are not playing for him. We scored tons of goals last season, which a similar forward line and midfiled, yet this season we havent a clue where the net is. Hughton doesnt bring out the best in the players, we need someone who does. Ian Holloway.

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • It was Malcolm Allen who got 4!

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    Liverpool canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • *3 and a half seasons ago

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    John Wade

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Look here you lot, as I write Prem teams falling like a tarts knickers. No one wants FA Cup, League Cup etc Money Money Money you know how it works,but not for the misguided fans .you are just a number on the spread sheet, sorry grumpy no hard feelings

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    PaulH

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • fox, surman, barnett, jackson, kane and both bennetts should never be selected again.

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    clever canary

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Lets see what happens interesting week ahead to say the least. Footballs a funny animal, if we turn spurs over 1-0 I wouldn't be totally shocked.

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    Dave.B

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well in near on sixty years of supporting a very low point. David McNally should not sack CH, that would be a recipe for relegation, CH signings have been above average and most of players he has inherited are pretty average. In hindsight Holt should have been allowed to go in the summer, who would want him at present!! We need to pull together now, be positve, strengthen the squad and keep in the Premier League. In the summer we need a good clear out,a lot of these players are good championship level and no more. So rally round and OTBC.

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    johnnyp

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • To think we paid compo to Birmingham for Hughton. They should've paid us to take him ! Holloway anyone? Adkins? What's that Scottish bloke with the glasses doing nowadays? ..You know the one? .......Ronnie Corbett ...

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    Timbo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • How many times have we seen this happen with penny pinching City over the years. They are to scared to take a gamble on shelling out for a couple of decent players and hence get relegated. If they haven't got the money to spend having spent two seasons in the Premiership with full houses every week then I would point a finger to the accountants as well. They weren't even worth the £10 entrance fee yesterday. Overpaid and under played.

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    Mr. B

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Hi Stew - under 10 left and the only difference is L'Pool are making a fight of it, he he. I told 'em Oldham. Roll on Spurs. Here's to Archant going bust. On The Cheap City

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • GED, you & your alter ego Rob Stereo? Don't make us all laugh!

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    Warkys_Tash

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • "Football is the greatest game on the planet but produces some of the best and worst moments! This wk has been abysmal. Gutted understatement" - from E. Bennetts twitter account. If this is anything to go by, something lacking, other than a quality striker, is confidence! Massive contrast to the Lambert era?

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    Canarylem

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • So you and your buds breathalysed him then?

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Well well how come none of norwich supporters did not see this result coming after the results and team efforts over the past few weeks .You all keep suggesting we need two new strikers have none of you not noticed just how bad we defend ?none existing .Hughton has caused the probloms and now dont know where to turn too many mid fielders where signed and none of them now know if they are surplus to requirments, howson , pilkington ,surman , fox.When todays defence was announced Bennett, Barnett .and the keeper .no more need to be said.I suggest the most point city will get out of remaining games is 9 check this yourselves.Once again its all being allowed to go wrong by the directors of the club as they could see the downturn in performances lately but as per normal have not spent and possibly left it too late.Turn on sky tv next weekend and notice how much better the teams below us are now playing.

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    burtonr57

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • BBC radio 5 live have just said we are the only premier league side to lose in the FA cupo by a non league side. what an accolade that is? Delia if i were you have a couple of glasses of the old bravery juice and get to that training ground on Monday and give them what for!! oh o forgot they probably have mondays off!!

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    JB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Lambert moved as he knew he had achieved all he could with the players he had, a job well done to that point. He realised the squad needed a major overhaul to continue the improvement and that looked a bridge too far. CH has generally improved the squad and up to last month things looked reasonably OK, but it was apparent we needed fresh blood even then. We need this blood now and things will stabilise, OTBC.

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    johnnyp

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Lets hope the people who think Ryan Bennett and Fox should be in the starting 11 think again. I haven't been this dejected and disheartened sine the Roeder days. Those who think otherwise clearly weren't at the game today, or any other recent fixture.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Btw Elliott "Estate Agent" Bennett twitters a quality platitude. There`s a future in Land, Els - they don`t make it any more. (Except in Netherlands & the Middle East).

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • You cheat, Lobbo! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Agreed. You can't underestimate the role that we have as fans in the teams success. Now is exactly the right time to get behind the team. Many of the players will be reading these posts and will know how unacceptable yesterday was. What they don't need is this being made into a bigger crisis than it really is. 13th in prem. 7 point cushion. Not league one. Not 1-7 at home to Colchester.

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    Liverpool canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Hughton. You shouldn't have time to redeem yourself right now after the last 8 matches, but im guessing the club wouldn't sack you anyway so it looks like you will have to. Make the team realise they need to grow aome balls and fight for every ball on the pitch, that they have to damn well score. Other wise, I don't know what you do in training, but clearly, to be honest, I think its zilch. The fact that the players get paid for doing THAT on the pitch and that people pay their hard earned money to witness THAT is awful. Hughton, you need to wake up and realise that you have fans who love and adore this club and they deserve SO MUCH BETTER. STOP FACING THE POSITIVE THINGS AND ADDRESS THE NEGATIVE THINGS.

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    Grant Wright

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • El dingo! I've been watching first half of the Oldham too. They seem to have a very useful Centre Forward by the name of Smith, and another playing on the right called Croft. Likely candidates to come to Norwich?...Damn my Temper, Oldham have just scored again!!!!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Thought I had had a nightmare but awoke this morning to find it was all true. This result was possibly worse than the 7-1 and demotion to League One. Now expecting the worst for the rest of the season.

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    Albert Horton

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Sorry typo I meant against Hertha Berlin in Austria

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I see that Spurs are out of the cup and the mickey mouses are losing 3-1 . Have we purchased anyone in these last hours of the window L.O.L.

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    yarco

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Mr Hughton listen to the supporters go! you tried but you know you have failed.

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • We were terrible today, no question, but i'm amazed at the negativity for the rest of the season. We're 7 points clear of the bottom 3 and, Spurs aside, have a good run in of home games. Please keep the faith, 3 or 4 wins and the odd draw and we'll be fine. We WILL turn it around!!! OTBC

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    Voice of reason

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • we couldnt beat an egg today!Luton gave us a lesson today on how to play against better opposition,that is giving us no time on the ball,tackling and ATTACKING!

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    tonyb

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I don`t disagree with you canuck. At the time of Battenberg`s last mishandling of a City game, I posted a comment to the effect that Hoots had wasted his breath saying nice things about that strutting buffoon. It`s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Please quit Mr Hughton. Its not just this game we have been awful too many times this season. No plan A and certainly no plan B.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The whole Norwich City crew, management and directors alike, should donate their weeks wages to charity, make that two weeks wages thinking back to the Liverpool game.....

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    tom the taxi

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Interesting Mel.

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I will also add that I am a football man and I know that Hughton is a winner and a top coach. unfortunately, his coaching staff are not from a winning background. Calderwood has bumbled from failed management post to more failure. Not so sure about Trollup but someone on the coaching staff has told our players that our earlier season successful free kick delivery needed to be changed into rubbish near post deliveries that don't even clear the first man!!!!

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • If we are keeping out of the transfer market and have no money why and how are we putting in bids for players worth a reported £10m??

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    John Wade

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I stood right behind Hughton and Calderwood at their pre season friendly in Berlin. The one where Vaughan scored 2 goals remember him. Their only tactical cry the whole game was Chrissie chase him!!! Says it all really

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • With regards to players ...... Rudd not good enough , Barnett clueless , Ryan Bennett £3m really ? Howson please leave now ! Surman inept , Kane YOU ARE C#*p . But nothing we can do about them , so onwards and upwards .

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Most Norwich supporters are grumpy old men.Ed Balls,Stephen Fry supporters. .Hoots is a cool dude he knows we won,t lose many more home games you lot watch then eat your own words

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    PaulH

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hughton inherited a squad that finished in a safe mid table position. He noted that we shipped a few too many goals and brought in a new defence, and thus far we have let in 39 goals in our 23 games.To aid our penetration we got Snoddy and a young kid from Spurs and the success of this is that only 3 teams have scored fewer goals .I still think there are 3 worse teams in this league than us and that we will not go down but its getting a little jittery. If we survive I feel it will be in spite of the manager and not because of him.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • This is the FA Cup could someone tell me why Holt, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Snodgrass, Bassong, Turner, Tettey and Bunn all did not start?

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    Chinamouse

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well the headline - backlash is a minimum. i watched this in madrid and was absolutely disgusted by the haphazard performance. it was obvious from the first minute and they wanted it more than us. put it down to what you like but even 13th in the premier we desperately needed the cash generated from the next round. i understand player rotation but get the job done and the win in the bag first and change it after that. really pleased for Luton who seriously rubbed our noses in it today. isnt it amazing we always have records for embarrassing reasons

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    JB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Flying Canary! You have a point of view worthy of a contented person. Others ,including myself take the view that if the Fish and Chips are OFF.... STOP EATING them, and return them to the dodgy Fish and Chip shop ….Don't keep buying more of the same!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Also, MB , I was advocating a more aggressive approach by C H as his current approach has not worked. He is still a quality manager and my entire career ( in money management ) has taught me to be very suspicious of knee jerk reactions and consensus ( clearly evident in this thread).

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    canary_canuck

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I think we'll see a really strong response from the lads against Spurs, Brewer. I think we'll really get stuck in and play absolutely out of our skins and way above our actual ability levels. We might only lose by 3 or 4. OTBC! Ged - NCFC's Number 1 Fan.

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Well said, Ian. Just watched the highlights on ITV and Gordon Strachan hit the nail on the head: Luton had more desire to win the game than we did. And that's part of what has gone wrong ever since we went on that unbeaten run. The players have started to believe they are so good they only have to turn up to win. They have suddenly forgotten what has taken our club to such heights: desire, hunger, commitment and "never say die" attitude. Unless they are all prepared to roll up their sleeves and play with the same old intensity and commitment we are in real trouble. In fact they are now so bad, they can't even score a goal against a non-league side at home. Hughton's tactics are also depressing and may well be partly to blame for this malaise. He is simply not getting anything like the best out of what we have. That is his job. Can he change things round? On the evidence of the past run of games you have to say no.

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    malaga flier

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Good thing we have an easy game on Tuesday against Tottenham!!!!!!!!!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I will also add that drinking pints of lager during recovery from a knee injury at a local golf club is not the best way to recover your body in preperation for your come back. Footballers deserve a pint like everyone else but only if you are winning! We don't want to see you up there again Surman until you win something!!!

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    ivan sadd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Complete twaddle, Mel. The club refinanced its debts a few ears ago in a restructure. It secured the long term future of the club, which at the time was not at risk of administration. To set a random mid-season deadline would not count as long term stability and as there was no way they could count on being a PL team in 2013 and certainly in no position to pay £30m back while in the Championship that sort of deal would have been impossible to pay back. The club are paying around £1m a year in interest, so roughly £4-£5m in repayments. While they have PL money the aim is to repay the debts ASAP, so they can save in the long term. If we do end up playing in the FL in the future, £5m extra will go a long way.

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    Dan

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well Done Luton.. can't wait til Wednesday Come the Spurs !!!!

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    Footyboy16

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Thanks, Liverpool Canary - that was it! Waclor, ref the "Regret" thing, I touched on that on another board particularly in connection with Ryan Bennett. An ABBA song sprang to mind; "One of us". It has a line (I paraphrase) "Wishing he was somewhere else instead".

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Whoops, that should be Wednesday, or maybe if we turn up on Tuesday we might lose by so many!

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    blackdog2

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Its not all doom and gloom , we can play another new keeper next week, !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The difference between a team that played their heart out and a team that thought they had it in the bag because they are in the premier divn. I think you need to splash out and buy the best striker you can..

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    canuk

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • With 168 comments on this article already I feel the need to re post a previous posting, "On the face of it I think it would be a bad move for CH to go, but we don't know is what is happening behind the scenes ie. what to the board think of his training techniques, his game tactics and are key players pulling him down behind his back. I must say though that his silence is ominous."

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Well well how come none of norwich supporters did not see this result coming after the results and team efforts over the past few weeks .You all keep suggesting we need two new strikers have none of you not noticed just how bad we defend ?none existing .Hughton has caused the probloms and now dont know where to turn too many mid fielders where signed and none of them now know if they are surplus to requirments, howson , pilkington ,surman , fox.When todays defence was announced Bennett, Barnett .and the keeper .no more need to be said.I suggest the most point city will get out of remaining games is 9 check this yourselves.Once again its all being allowed to go wrong by the directors of the club as they could see the downturn in performances lately but as per normal have not spent and possibly left it too late.Turn on sky tv next weekend and notice how much better the teams below us are now playing.

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    burtonr57

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Wow, some crazy comments on here! Don't think there was a single first team player in the starting 11 today so a bit over the top, embarrassing as it was, that's football. Do city fans actually understand that we've over achieved for the past 4 seasons! Let's not turn in to Villa fans and think we're a big club coz we beat Bayern Munich about 3 million years ago.

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    Johnstonpickle

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • There no point of sacking CH but he is not the wright manager for city . He play a defences game that how he wants it and that why Holt is not scoring up front on his own but is still not stop us from letting goals in . why did he put out a very weak team again Luton .Why did he not get a goal scorer when he was appointed the city job he new we needed a goal scorer .Norwich are now slinding on that greasy pole to avoid getting suck into a relegation scrap and why is he chancing £5million plus players that the club will not pay.

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    DOBBY1970

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • What a lot of hysterical nonsense!

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    john doe

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I think a lot of the comments, especially about CH, are unnecessarily harsh and even destructive. The players he has bought in have been a definite improvement to the squad including Turner ( and I vividly recall how heavily he was criticized but the manager bravely stood by him to our definite advantage). However there is one area where CH does merit criticism and that is in his somewhat low key approach to referees. Remember how warmly he welcomed Mark Clattenberg back at Southampton and the way that nice gesture was repaid? The next Canary game Clattenberg refereed there were four " controversial " decisions and ALL four went against us. The victim mentality that induced has not helped us either. We have not had one penalty awarded to us under CH 's stewardship perhaps because the referees feel under no duress from him. Imagine if that were Sir Alex!

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    canary_canuck

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Just want to see number of postings get to 200

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • This may not mean anything, but I've just read on the ncfc twitter page McNally apologising for not responding to tweets as he has been in meetings??!! This was posted about 20 mins ago. Could something serious be happening here. I can only say that having been delighted with the appointment of Hoots I can't help thinking we are seeing another case of Roeder here. And that would be very sad indeed. But we can't go on like this. It's awful to say the least.

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • After their historic win over Coventry City in the 1989 FA Cup, Sutton Utd. came to Norwich for the 4th round match & the Canaries prevailed 8-0. Somebody scored 4 but cannot recall who it was. Totally irrelevant; just trying to cheer myself up! Think I might get a 24 hour sedation before the Spurs game. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Why do managers and players alike keep coming up with the classic line : They came today with a game plan etc.. Don't all football teams for every match have a game plan? If so, can any one involved with the club explain what our game plan was yesterday?

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    pug

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Lets hope the people who think Ryan Bennett and Fox should be in the starting 11 think again. I haven't been this dejected and disheartened sine the Roeder days. Those who think otherwise clearly weren't at the game today, or any other recent fixture.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Interesting, a meeting straight aften the game? Hughton sacked in the morning?. Would like Adkins in.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hallelujah - we are saved. We have God Steroo who is an ELITE supporter. Better than all us other common or garden supporters. He must know the secrets of how to hide up the directors gin bottle and pitch side microphone; how to write a PLan B for Hughton; and how to get Holt back into shape (no not Humpty Dumpty shape). and fit enough to run to the burger bar to order. I am told the sign of his coming was 11 budgy droppings on the Carrow Road pitch and Saturday was that day. Behold we are saved.

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    Laughalot

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Howson-never take one touch when 5 will do-showed his deficiencies today.He's simply not good enough.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • With the recent adverse weather conditions, I am sure some of our fellow supporters, where unable, through no fault of their own, to get to their place of work. In a great many cases they would not have been paid for their day’s absence. Based on the performance of our team today, it would appear that they also didn’t turn up for work. I think that all of the players and coaching staff should donate a week’s wages from their over inflated salary towards reimbursing the loyal supporters who with their hard earned money paid to watch today’s match.

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    Thailand Ian

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • At least Liverpool made a fight of it! Unlike another team yesterday I won't mention! I don't think Spurs getting beaten will do us any favours as they will come to Carrow Road determined to bounce back. It may be a question of who wants it most on Wednesday. We must step up to the plate and give a performance that is all heart, commitment and desire. Same goes for every game from now on. Players must give 100% for the full 90 mins, as they used to do and which propelled us to our successes over the previous three seasons.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • However, top billing on the TV slot assured. The media love a good giant killing and a place in the history books as the first ever PL side to lose to non-league opposition. OTBC!! With many tough fixtures coming up, it's difficult to see where the next moral boosting win will come from. Maybe Delia will do another rousing speech on the pitch? ' Let's be 'aving you' Delia, City really need their 12th (wom)man right now to spend in the January window.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • H Hughton and Humiliation both begin with H

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    yarco

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • ....and we all know what happened after the Colchester game. We don't want him back tho!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • The backlash is being organised by a small group of elite supporters over the next couple of weeks Of course I will be playing a prominent part in the campaign. Being a very influential fan (and club investor) I do hold a serious amount of sway within our shambles of a club. We can work together to turn this around and stop our once mediocre club slipping even further down the ladder. I will do all I can to help you all. Ged - Saviour.

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    Ged Steroo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Class Pug!

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • alex ferguson would get rid of the none performers not make excuses for them.

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    Keep it Low

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • It's interesting reading the comments on here about what McNally and Houghton should do , but I very much doubt that anybody at the club even looks on here let alone pays any attention to them . Which is a shame rally , after all we were here long before any of them and despite recent results we'll be here in green and yellow long after they've gone .

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    mjc75

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Still no announcement about Hughtons position, I can only think that McNally is going to sleep on his decision and announce it tomorrow.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • If we are keeping out of the transfer market and have no money why and how are we putting in bids for players worth a reported £10m??

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    John Wade

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Lets cut out the doom and gloom and get a reality check here. So a less than full strength City side lose at home to Luton in the FA cup. So what - these upsets happen and what is needed now is a proper response ! We have Spurs at home on Weds 30 January, and what better opportunity than that to bounce back by winning that game. We have had a reasonable run of games against Spurs, so there should nothing to fear. We have to get the Luton FA cup out of our system quickly and bounce back strongly. Go for it and show what you can do against Spurs !! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • "Football is the greatest game on the planet but produces some of the best and worst moments! This wk has been abysmal. Gutted understatement" - from E. Bennetts twitter account. If this is anything to go by, something lacking, other than a quality striker, is confidence! Massive contrast to the Lambert era?

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    Canarylem

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • 'They had a game plan' CH says as though this was some kind of a surprise.. So what was the NCFC game plan? I bet a few of the strikerrs he's bid for will have second thoughts about joining NCFC now...It's a result with a lot of implications...

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • As embarrassing as that was (and I know a Luton supporter on my course so trust me it's embarrassing) where was the Famous Carrow Road Atmosphere? We had no banter, no singing, even OTBC was pathetic. And it's not just that it was an FA Cup match, even against Newcastle the atmosphere in Carrow Road was dead. The players need to take a long hard look at themselves, CH and DM need to bring in some new players but I think the fans need to actually get behind the team instead of being grumpy g*ts from the beginning of the match, cos that isn't helping.

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    CiaranC14

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • It's amazing how a bad result brings everyone who has never posted in living memory out of the woodwork. Hughton's reserves have lost to a non league side, utterly shocking. Several players should NEVER wear a yellow shirt again, Howson, Barnett for two. I am embarrassed that a couple of weeks ago I was advocating Fox for a run in the Premiership, not now. This team knew that they had a chance of giving themselves a chance in the first team or at least putting themselves in the shop window. What did we get, complacency in most cases, apart from the fullbacks and the goalie we saw a bunch of dismal failures. Hughton should NOT resign or be sacked, he should clear out the dead wood and replace them with people who have both the talent and work ethic. Prime candidates for the chop include Barnett, Howson, Fox, and Jackson. Either not good enough or too happy to accept a good wage for doing very little.

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    DocOhNo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • It is interesting to note that Hughton had only two and a half years experience as a manager before he got the Norwich job. Before he was a coach at Newcastle - a defensive coach. Obvious credentials for being a successful Premiership manager. It looks as though our board are getting just what they paid for.

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    VictorM

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • The worst thing about yesterday was the number of sad board and frightened facesof youngsters that had turned up yesterday to witness a boring, lacklustre, non commited performance from overpaid (some overweight) uncommitted bench players that made people angry. The responsibility of the performance lies squarely at the door of the players. If they were moaning about not getting a chance to shine in other games, this was their chance. If I was in charge, they would be in this morning running 'till they were sick!!!!

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    ivan sadd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I don't think replacing Hughton will make the slight bit of difference. Clubs need money to be in the premier league. People harp on about Wigan managing with a low budget and how badly QPR are doing with money (at the moment), but they are just rare exceptions to the norm. This team needs one or two forwards with the equivalent ability as S.Bassong or W.Hoolahan. In my humble opinion Alex Ferguson would struggle to keep us up.

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • There no point of sacking CH but he is not the wright manager for city . He play a defences game that how he wants it and that why Holt is not scoring up front on his own but is still not stop us from letting goals in . why did he put out a very weak team again Luton .Why did he not get a goal scorer when he was appointed the city job he new we needed a goal scorer .Norwich are now slinding on that greasy pole to avoid getting suck into a relegation scrap and why is he chancing £5million plus players that the club will not pay.

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    DOBBY1970

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • BBC radio 5 live have just said we are the only premier league side to lose in the FA cupo by a non league side. what an accolade that is? Delia if i were you have a couple of glasses of the old bravery juice and get to that training ground on Monday and give them what for!! oh o forgot they probably have mondays off!!

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    JB

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • On the face of it I think it would be a bad move for CH to go, but we don't know is what is happening behind the scenes ie. what to the board think of his training techniques, his game tactics and are key players pulling him down behind his back. I must say though that his silence is ominous.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Well said LOBBO, Mr Paddy Davitt, are u there? Are u actually reading the comments on here? Or are u too busy brown nosing up to the Board?

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • We now no Bennet,Barnet, Howson and Fox are simply not good enough and should be surplus to requirements.After the drubbing at Liverpool you would have thought Hughton would have kicked some backsides and sent the first team out for some goals..........No he selects several players including Pilkington who should be dropped or moved on!

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    dave123

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Hughton reminds a lot of Worthington in that he's a coach not a manager and has that horrible 'Nice' tag that people love to label our club as. Looking forward all I can think about is that 7-1 defeat against Colchester and how at the time, everyone thought we had gone to a place of no return. How wrong we were, and now lets all hope that the boardMcnally can show the ruthlessness that real premier league clubs demonstrate week in week out and spend some money to get players in and possibly replace our manager.

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    MellowYellow

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Of course it aint good enough to lose to a non-league team at home. Luton good enough for league football,mind. No point thinking we need Paul Lambert back, as Villa are worse off than we are. City need to knuckle down and put in a shift against Spurs and QPR. There was no passion on the park and even less in the crowd against Luton. The fans must get behind the team more against Spurs.

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    Capri

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • ...back on the management merry-go-round hey... whoopee!

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    green tiger

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Stick Stephen Fry in goal. I won't begrudge anyone who could squeeze the ball past him

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Did you breathalyse him Ivan? OK he was dog poo yesterday, but...

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • At least with Lambert we knew the side always had goals in it, now you can't see where any goals are coming from, so when we go behind we never look like we are going to get back in the game. 12 or 14 points from the rest of the season is possible if we have 110% commitment, a fully fit squad, or first 11 anyway, and a new striker.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Agree with DocOhNo reference Simon Lappin. His opponents don`t forget a Lapps tackle in a hurry and he has the humility to back up his reasonable talent with a lot of effort. Wish we had tried to keep Culverhouse; an energetic motivator, replaced by that career mediocrity and goalie scout, Bewilderwood. Don`t sack Hughton..........

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Going out to a semi-professional team does not reflect well on a premier league side. That, we all know. But for me, the most worrying is that we didn't look capable of scoring against them. Even if we had lost say 1-2 at least we would have bowed out somewhat embarrassed, but with the knowledge that we still remember how to score and then concentrate 100% on the league! But this... As for Ian Holloway, I shudder at the thought. But if it was to happen and he was to be a success, then I'd gladly eat my words.

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    pug

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Only one word: UNACCEPTABLE.

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    Timbo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Don't worry pals. Ged will get our sorry little club out of this mess. I am in touch with the powers that be, there will be changes. Ged - Fans Favourite and Club Saviour.

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • But, MB , he now has " previous " with the referees' union which gives more credibility to a more aggressive approach. And, one hopes, CH will have learned that the nice guy approach does not work, especially with prima donnas ( not all referees ).

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    canary_canuck

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • If you are anxious to learn of new signings coming in or any changes of personnel at Carrow Road - You can forget it - the whole board and the management team have been seen on Hemsby beach this morning digging holes to bury their heads in!!!

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    VictorM

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Just when I thought Villa and QPR had taken the reputation of the grossly overpaid Premier league players reputations to new depths NCFC manage to go and produce the worst result in Premier League history and a stain that will live with this club for 50 years. I can think of no punishment bad enough for Hughton and his boys. Do they still have stocks at Norwich Castle. A public flogging would be a good start

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • From the comments on here there may not be too many conversations about football this week in various places but please grumpy man yes but less of the old.I'm grateful for Hughton's signings,Snodgrass,Bassong.Tettey Whittaker Turner where would be now?NCFC are on the ropes.It is time to come out fighting,OTBC.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • An overly frustrated Holty must be due a red card soon. I can see him leaving a foot or elbow in the next couple of matches.

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    Bookface

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Hey ho is this the same group of fabulous supporters that were talking of Europe a few weeks ago. Fickle and contrary they now appear. Good job they have God Steroo at the helm as he can make everything good. All I can say is carry on Plan A Hughton - keep up the good work and perhaps Holt can just try a bit harder at the burger bar.

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    Laughalot

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Come on CH, five paragraphs of positive spin please.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • We need at lease 3 quality players before the window closes.Survival will depend on this.....Newcastle are aware of there squad problems and have purchased good players for reasonable money....why not Norwich? Times running out......

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    dave123

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • There is no point sacking Hughton. The players are sub standard - we only have few real premier league players. He needs funds to buy better quality

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    andys

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Well, it's just gone half past twelve thirty down here in sunny Devon and I'm over it now. Moaning about yesterday cures nothing, fixing tomorrow is what matters now. I agree with the comments that say we are too negative in attack, we have been all season and that can't be just down to the players alone, it's the tactics and formation they are made to play. If you don't put someone in the position to make the most of his abilities, he'll soon lose self belief and no matter what you ask him to do, it won't produce a good result. CH is so intent on not losing that he overlooks that we need to win. Holt hasn't suddenly turned into a non scoring forward without a reason. We have missed Ruddy, that's without doubt and I don't think the defence has the full confidence in Bunn, when he has been between the sticks. Apart from that we have a couple of good investments, we just need them fit. Then we need to start attacking the enemy for a change. You don't win wars by sitting in the trenches and letting the enemy bomb you. Mike, are you still down this part of the world or have you moved back home ?

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    Bootneck R.M.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I agree with DocOhNo and to an extent with johnnyp - you poor naive lad johnny - you think we'll pay for new blood? Totally unacceptable yesterday, but at my age I can laugh. For two little lads near me in the Barclay, this was their first game. If I were their Dad I'd be suicidal. It has to change. You've effectively got four days, McNasty...

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I don't think there are too many on here who genuinely feel CH is the right man for the job. The amount of vitriol, and it has to be said constructive comments, hurled at McNally on Twitter last night surely must have got him thinking likewise. Can he afford to wait whilst Nigel Adkins is available, before he makes a very tough decision? Defeat at QPR (unless we somehow manage to beat Spurs) will be the last straw with many fans. This is the tipping point of the season - never a dull moment with NCFC.

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    Bookface

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Re: the next article "We want to hear your views", how ridiculous, just read the 270 postings on this and the previous one. It's all been said, outside in and inside out.

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    Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Congratulations Luton Town you deserved to win! Someone please tell me why when you get to the FA cup you don't play your best team?

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    Chinamouse

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I cannot believe the comments on here. Yes today was bitterly disappointing as is our current form and yes we need at least 1 striker. However...we are still 13th in the league and sacking Hughton would be absurd. We turned it round after a poor start and with a bit of confidence we can do it again. As for the lowest point ever comment, were we not bottom of league one only 3 12 seasons ago??

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    John Wade

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • As embarrassing as that was (and I know a Luton supporter on my course so trust me it's embarrassing) where was the Famous Carrow Road Atmosphere? We had no banter, no singing, even OTBC was pathetic. And it's not just that it was an FA Cup match, even against Newcastle the atmosphere in Carrow Road was dead. The players need to take a long hard look at themselves, CH and DM need to bring in some new players but I think the fans need to actually get behind the team instead of being grumpy g*ts from the beginning of the match, cos that isn't helping.

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    CiaranC14

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Id love to see Holloway in. Newcastle knew exactly what they were doing when they sacked Hughton. He aint up to premiership standards!

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • IT seams that premiership clubs are not interested in the cups Norwich Liverpool and some others all put out a weaker team and they all where nocked out ?.

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    DOBBY1970

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Lobbo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • When appointed CH was widely seen as a 'players man' and respected for what he had done at Newcastle and Birmingham. The main task of the manager is to get the best out of the players at his disposal. The question now is why is he failing at this game after game? If there is no improvement in the next two games then a change is needed.

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    mj50

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Obviously for Argent read Archant (I'm watching the Oldham game)

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    el dingo

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • On reflection, I don't think it would be sensible to get rid of Hoots at this stage. The upheaval could be catastophic! What I do perceive is that Hoots has not only lost the dressing room but also the respect of the squad. But saying that, it doesn't give anyone the excuse to play so abysmally as they did yesterday. And remember, the team that played Liverpool were equally abysmal and that is completely unacceptable!!! I think we can attract top class players to the club; it's NOW we need to dig deep into our pockets and splash out. And I do believe we can still land guys like Hooper and Wolfswinkel because I sense they would like a really big challenge to improve their skills. By all means give them a get out clause that says they can leave if we get relegated. But for goodness sake stop faffing about and start spending the money!!! And I wait to see a 1000% improvement against Spurs or I would be inclined to sack the lot. otbc

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    Canarygirl

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Yesterday can't just be dismissed as a bad day at the office paddy canary as Norwich have a bad day at the office pretty much every weekend at the moment... it's already been touched on below re CH and his 'nice' approach. I really want him to succeed at Norwich but he's got to be more ruthless with his players as they are letting him down badly at the moment week in and week out!

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    green tiger

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Canarygirl, fully agree with what you say. I dont want to watch any more matches under Hughton. Maybe we snatch the odd 1-0 occasionally, but the football is so negative and boring. Really frustrating. Maybe a new manager would be more effective than a new striker.

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    Henry

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I will also add that I am a football man and I know that Hughton is a winner and a top coach. unfortunately, his coaching staff are not from a winning background. Calderwood has bumbled from failed management post to more failure. Not so sure about Trollup but someone on the coaching staff has told our players that our earlier season successful free kick delivery needed to be changed into rubbish near post deliveries that don't even clear the first man!!!!

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I want my money back.

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    norfolkngood

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • El dingo! I've been watching first half of the Oldham too. They seem to have a very useful Centre Forward by the name of Smith, and another playing on the right called Croft. Likely candidates to cometo Norwich?...Damn my Temper, Oldham have just scored again!!!!

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • What an unbelievably awful game! With Paul Lambert struggling with Aston Villa, how about if we do a straight swop with Hughton and get Lambert back?! Wishful thinking me thinks...

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    Boadicea 1959

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Please quit Mr Hughton. Its not just this game we have been awful too many times this season. No plan A and certainly no plan B.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Next April will be the 50th anniversary of my first game at Carrow Road and I think that this result must be the worst and most humiliating of them all. Two months ago we were praising CH and the team after 10 games unbeaten and in 7th place. Now we are looking over our shoulders. CH is not going to be sacked and we are not going to see wholesale changes or several new signings. The team knows they have performed badly and have let the fans down but we have to keep behind them and hope that we can maintain PL status and then have a good sort out in the close season. Let's hope also for a good response on Wednesday and then we can cheer them towards the 14 points we need.

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    Kent Anglian

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • ...back on the management merry-go-round hey... whoopee!

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    green tiger

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Mr Hughton....you, your in-ept team and management team fully deserve every criticism levelled at you. Dont run away............get McNally to buy you the 2 strikers you need. Then go out, do your job and save us from going into relegation freefall. I know this is a low point for you....Use it to positive effect!!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The door to the championship is open and a seat is reserved.

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    KeithS

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I was told today that the club has to pay off it's entire debt by 1 May as part of the agreement that prevented NCFC from going into administration. This is allegedly why it is staying out of the transfer market.

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    Mel Lacey

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I will add that David McNasty is the best thing to happen to our club. He is a football man and doesn't need Hughton to point out that the performance from the back four particularly BennetBarnett was not acceptable. It was embarrasing and will be sorted this transfer window as he is a ruthless operator. He was (with hindsight) right with his controversial comments before reluctently offering new contracts at the beginning of this season!

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    ivan sadd

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • When appointed CH was widely seen as a 'players man' and respected for what he had done at Newcastle and Birmingham. The main task of the manager is to get the best out of the players at his disposal. The question now is why is he failing at this game after game? If there is no improvement in the next two games then a change is needed.

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    mj50

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • That was DISGUSTING the players should be 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

  • Btw, I wish I could achieve a state of nirvana like Flying Canary. OTBC (Oblivion Trance Beats Credibility).

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • So its 27th of Jan. time=13.00 Radio Norfolk have not said a dicky bird on the news of our nasty defeat yesterday ,or any sackings or purchases.So everything must be rosey. What the hell is happening behind closed doors at Carrow Road ???

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    yarco

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • ....cum to think of it, we could putin an offer for the whole blessed team. except the goolie, cos we got enough of them., and we can drop one of them every match

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Bootneck you are quite right loss of Ruddy has caused lose of confidence in defence, CH has probably done what he can here, just as he did after the Fulham debacle with the arrival of Bassong, Garrido and Tettey. Tactics need to be reviewed. But maintaining stability at the top is essential these players are on premiership wages and should be good enough to beat non-league opposition whatever the management. This may be the best day for City as we have been lifted from dreams to reality,lets see where DM and CH go now.

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    johnnyp

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Its difficult to draw on any positives on the back of this awful result. However, the best way to lay this massive dissappointment to rest and install some much needed confidence into the club is to sign a couple of top players. Players who will lift the fans and ensure there is a buzz around carrow rd again. McNally 's not daft, he will reckognice this oppertunity and will be working hard to ensure we bring new blood to shift the focus of today and get the fans back on side.

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    Dave.B

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

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