Norwich City skipper Grant Holt delighted with win and for goal hero Kei Kamara

Grant Holt's close range strike capped Norwich City's fightback after substitute Kei Kamara had equalised Leon Osman's opener. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Grant Holt's close range strike capped Norwich City's fightback after substitute Kei Kamara had equalised Leon Osman's opener. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, February 25, 2013
3:13 PM

Norwich City skipper Grant Holt believes the Canaries’ dramatic comeback against Everton proves the spirit in the dressing room remains alive and kicking.

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Holt struck in the fourth minute of injury time to help Norwich to their first league win since December as the character that took the club from League One to the top flight within three seasons shone through. However, following a run that has seen the Canaries winless in nine league matches, some fans wondered whether the togetherness that had taken them to English football’s summit had ebbed away.

Holt believes the manner of the victory against the Toffees was an emphatic response.

“We needed that – we all know that we’re together, (but) I think that everyone else needs to see it,” said Holt, whose close range strike capped City’s fightback after substitute Kei Kamara had equalised Leon Osman’s opener. “I think there are a lot of things talked about that we’re not as lively as last year as a group but I think it’s a load of rubbish.

“When you look at the way we are. You look at Kei (Kamara) for example – he has only been here about three weeks and you would think he’s been here for about two-and-a-half years.

“We’ve got a great group. We’ve got a bunch of lads that enjoy each other’s company and hopefully we can get the rewards we’ve had over the last three years.”

Saturday was a throwback to the days when City won successive promotions on the back of countless late goals.

Despite being without a goal in eight games, Holt showed he had lost none of his predatory instinct as he capitalised on Sebastien Bassong’s misjudged header to poke the ball home. The 31-year-old thought his chance to be City’s hero had gone moments earlier when Sylvain Distin blocked his goalbound effort following Russell Martin’s knockdown.

“Distin had blocked the one just before that so I just thought ‘that’s it, that’s me done’,” he said. “Then I was just hoping Seba (Bassong) would put it in! To be fair he is good in that area – he muscles his way in – there were a few lining up to put it in so I had to get in on it quickly.”

With 10 minutes to go manager Chris Hughton would have been desperate to salvage a point at the most but Kamara’s thunderous header gave City the chance to go for the jugular.

Holt admitted City could sense Everton were rocking after they had pulled themselves level despite David Moyes’ side looking relatively comfortable for the majority of the contest.

“You get a feeling sometimes,” he said. “When we got to 1-1 we got a feeling that we could get the three points. We went for it – you have to be careful because it’s Everton and you can get picked off quite comfortably but we worked well as a unit today – whenever someone bombed forward someone else sat in.”

Holt reserved special praise for Kamara, whose introduction in the 58th minute was undoubtedly a turning point. Suddenly Everton’s defence had a different type of problem to worry about with the Sierra Leone international’s pace and power causing panic at the heart of the Toffees’ back four.

Kamara’s header capped a fine display and it appears the City faithful have got a new cult hero to idolise.

“It was a great header – I was trying to nick it to be honest and get my head on it,” he said. “He was lively when he came on – he’s a bit of an unknown quantity, which is good for us.

“He brings that element of surprise and I thought he harried well.”

After scoring just once in their last six league games, Holt believes Saturday’s display could prove a turning point for the rest of the season from an offensive point of view.

“We needed that slice of luck – we haven’t had that in the last few weeks,” he added.

“Every ball that’s come in the defender has headed it. You get times like that – to get goals like we have will give the lads confidence.

“We will go away on the training ground and look to get better in certain areas and look to get better and better as the weeks go on.”

111 comments

  • ....the silly moo is sittng in an offside position, making wrinkled faces from under his seat. Wonder what it smells like?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • If someone that supports Norwich City but is not at ey game is a plasti supporter? Or have no idea what they are talking about as they have not watched the game from the stands but from streaming or liseing to the game on the radio? What does it matter weather people go to the game games or not surely they all have a right to comment and have their opinions. So why is there people on here slatting people, we all support the same bloody tea and we all have the right to praise or criticise the team when we like, depending on how we all interpret the game or results.

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    H57

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • ….Yep it's definitely Mad Cow Disease!...makes you wonder if it watches the football, or just stares with that besotted look, hoping to catch a smile from her chosen one.... I bet it's uncomfortable sitting under that seat!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Whilst I accept some of that JGL , are you not doing the same thing . I wouldn't have cared if he'd put Delia up front , it was painfully obvious that playing the same tired 4-4-1-1 every week stopped having any tangible effect in December ! We became easy to beat , because of the tactics being used not in spite them . Lots of people ( myself included ) wanted flexibility what we got was nothing . As for Cinnamon , he's capable for sure . Are we deluded enough to believe that Hughton would read the posts on here , no we are not . But here is the important part , we are entitled to our views and opinions , without having insults thrown because someone disagrees . That's fair enough wouldn't you say .

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Sorry Steady On, we doubters were NOT proved wrong at the weekend. We were the ones clamouring for two up front and game changing substitutions. On Saturday we got it and the team got three points.

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    waclor

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Having watched the WHUSpurs game. I commented to a WHU supporter here in Adelaide we would not have been awarded a penalty for that tackle. Perhaps with Kei Kamaras lightening speed up front we may get one before the end of the season. Workhorse Holt is more like to give a free than have a penalty awarded in his favour.

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    Adelaide Canary

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Hilarious. get her on stage!

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Steady On, how can Stew's view be wrong? After all it's his view and represents his opinion. You come across as outspoken, unnecessarily aggressive and generally unpleasant. I suppose that this is the case because you are safely hidden behind a keyboard.

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    B Inners

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • lol, yeah thats right. I'm the one that doesn't know what I'm talking about. You just suggested Murphy going up front with Holt in the premier league. folks, listen to me, I won't lead you wrong, I obviously know far more than this guy and the rest of the wanabe Monty Pythons flying circus

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Are you not able to post your own thoughts , and to keep you informed and up to date . At the time of the mad cow outbreak I did spend quite a bit of time shooting cows , anything else you would like to know ?

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Just love this guy! And what a beautiful goal - to me it shows just how much he's missed having someone up there with him to help out. Kamara's goal was superb - Holty's one just as good!

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    Dobbino

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Holt is a god and suggesting anything else is treason. Same old people slag him off time after time then run and hide when he proves them wrong. Pathetic.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • KA is so right in acknowledging the `bit` players. This was more like the team spirit of the last 3 seasons. Hoots is OK. He needs a better No. 2 - and deserves that.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I "pop" I am, but to your age group im not, not at 31! loosing it? yes! you fail to get the point, but thats no surprise.

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Suprised STEADY ON hasn't been Ethered out of existence, but maybe he is Archant in disguise. On another point while the quality of journalism in the EDP is seriously lacking, I am afraid it isn't much better on the BBC these days. If you pay peanuts you get....

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • …..Good thinking Pa! ….If I could help, I'd be only too pleased to sit on the bench with him and chew gum, and drink from a bottle......

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Some people are still clinging to their desperate opinion on Hughton. Proved WRONG yet again at the weekend. Hilarious. Same people that are still having a go at Holt. YAWN. Watch a game fo a change.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • What a bunch of idiots you lot are! Petty name calling - I was right - no,I was right - no I was right. Grow up. For whatever reason, and we know Hughton wanted to play two up against Fulham, he played two up on Saturday. It wasn't perfect, but it got a result. Could he have played two up before? In my opinion, no, he didn't have the right players. He shipped out Morison and got in someone who could work with Holty...and Kamara - what a star. This is a work in progress. Calm down and support Norwich.

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    Mikanary

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • ....It can't help being a woman--of sorts-- but needed a brain transplant from a human not a duck!...

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • The point is clear. You are wrong and were wrong the whole time you slated Hughton. I think you might be "loosing" it pops, yes.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Some of the posts are getting not only boring, but well off the subject.....Does anyone else see that we probably have as good a chance as any of getting all three points at Old Trafford on Saturday ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Brendan Rodgers. Your serious.... Oh my word, what an idiot. how much do you think Liverpool paid Swansea for Rodgers? Could we afford that? I certainly wouldn't want him and it's the biggest strawman argument I've ever seen haha. Try and distract me as I bring up, yet again, that you want to throw our youth striker into a premier league match with a monster like Hangeland. vs fulham we were going to play holt and Becchio but Holt pulled out with an injury leaving Jackson, who has been way out of form and Kamara, who'd literally just got off the plane. Your saying you would have played Murphy in that case? You are just trying anything to have a go at hughton because he proved you wrong. You had no faith because you are weak.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Spot on, Swiss Canary. CH is building step by step. We are OK at the back now and will be even better when we get Ruddy back (though Bunn has been a reliable deputy.) Surely the manager will be looking to strengthen his attack in the summer when he will have more cash to spend on the right sort of striker. Survival is the key this season so that we can access the increased funding next season.

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    Flying Canary

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Glad to see some of the old hands are still posting sensible comments. Well done swiss your comments present a fair assessment.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • .....Will someone tell that silly moo that my views on Hoolahan, are in fact MY views... My views on Holt leaving are MY VIEWS, based on what I see happening within the current set-up, and attempting to predict the way things will develop...... If any human has alternative ideas about this, and can put them before me in a reasonable and polite way, I will be more than happy to listen..... I WILL NOT tolerate the rantings of a misguided fool who has nothing to offer but vitriolic abuse to all and sundry!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • And what a surprise, nothing to say in reply. Jst the same old nonsensical BS. What a surprise... Once again, you sai Mrphy should have played with Holt inhe premier league. Do you think t woud be wise giving him his debut aginst the like of Hangeland? Sorry if this is too much football for your liking. Go back to talking rubbish if you want.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Some people are still clinging to their desperate opinion, well one person sure is!

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Watching Everton v Oldham I'm amazed. A defender looked at Pienaar and he stayed on his feet!

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • that point against Fulham is vital. Absolutely vital and not the time to throw in untested youth. Hughton knows this because he's a decent football manager. If he'd have done that you would have been calling for his head. Bunch of canary callers.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Like you mjc75, I have never called into doubt that Hoots was the best available, realistic choice of manager. He is one of the most urbane people I have ever encountered. A shoo-in for Premiership Young Gentleman Manager of the Year (PYGMY). Moyes put himself out of the running on Saturday! No insult intended in the acronym!! That he`s a thoroughly decent and able bloke does not insulate him from criticism - he has chosen to work in the public domain. He is a good guy, no doubt. I bet he never resorts to calling others "mugs" etc. This current malaise of wall-to-wall spite from S\O has to abate, surely?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • That should be " done us a favour " , sorry ; !

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • No, you just stated what Hughton wanted to do but couldn't because he didn't have the personnel. You used that to have a go at the team which is completely shameful frankly.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • MBA, I'm not agreeing with Strady On but if you're SERIOUSLY putting forward the idea of Morison or Jackson as suitable partners for Holt earlier in the season you can't have seen too many games. Morison, unconfident and lack of application. Jackson, headless chicken with no idea of how the offside rule works.

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    DocOhNo

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Brew, totally agree with your posting, "The banter on these boards used to be a joy. No longer so." I've had enough for the time being. Steady On, do you ever sleep? Irrespective of the time of day you'll post back within seconds....I've got it, it's sleep deprivation. There's a really good article you might want to read to the bbc news site right now. http:www.bbc.co.uknewshealth-21572686

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • There is no question who is the idiot, Unsteady One. It is you. Clearly no hope of your tirades abating, then? Hey-ho.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • B inners! …...If it is working which I doubt (Steady On benefits more than likely), it must somehow be attached to the Colney brigade, and feels that an imminent departure to the Vatican could be on the cards for it's idol....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Grow up you ignorant creature ! We , all of us , are allowed to share our views on the goings on at " our " club . We come on here to exchange our views and opinions . We read what others have posted , and sometimes alter our own views because of it . Everything you put on is an insult in some way or another , why ?

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • haha "we'll never know" what a cop out! compltely weak thing to say. Chris made the call because thats his job. He made the call and we got some premier league points out of it, he was right and you were WRONG

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • You aren't funny.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Well who was this mystery forward that should have played up front with Holt?

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • ….The Spotted Old Crow is SPOT ON for the first 11 words. I strongly disagree with the rest!... She just can't resist the bait.....She should be Clockwork -So easy to wind up!.....Was that a tear drop?....I know cows Moo! but Crows crying is a new one on me.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • ….Here's a football related thought....Hoolahan has been signed for another 3 years,---meaning he has value to the Club-- He did not feature with the manager at the start of the season, and is now getting the cold shoulder again, with being played out of position..... Outside left , I ask you! Expect to see him leaving in the summer, along with Holt, who also has a 3 year contract but doesn't fit in with the present hierarchy.... Aston VIII-a will more than likely be in the queue IF Lambert is still in charge!...Hope that doesn't offend any Norwich City's regular supporters1.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • "Do you think t would be wise giving him his debut aginst the like of Hangeland?" NO!!!! He's ready now. Not sayin I want to change manager, I never have, but Rogers would have let the talent shine through. We are more likely to let it leave or for free.

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Yep the next Jo Brand!

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • If anything we ( the doubters ) were proved right . We called for 2 up front to get the win , we got 2 up front and got the win . We were right all along , who'd a thunk it !!

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Keep the faith Brew some of the fans seem worse than the trolls but I'm sure they'll eventually fade away.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Not been to many games have you Stew, bet your a proper part-timer. canary call in the shed is it? Thought so... I'm perfectly fine with the different views. I think i've managed to get some...illuminating... views out of you guys tonight to see how much you really know about football and this club and to say it's concerning is an understatement. But thats fine. Every club has these outsiders that form opinions based on ignorance. I'll look out for the guy shouting "get murphy on!" at Carrow road. Just substituting "Cody" for "Murphy"... Genuinely Hilarious.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Had a better one that got spirited away by Archant ? ........... Rooney , Owen , Fowler , Joe Cole , you don't know until you try . Win , lose or daw Murphy goes home and says to his Dad " I just played in the premier league , get in there " . An opinion can't be wrong it can only be different , accept it .

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Blue Pram, if you want to play with the big boys get yourself a team that isn't staring into the abyss of the 3rd tier. At the same time you could get yourself a Howard Hughes like sugar daddy, hold on you have and look at the good it's done you.

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Lobbo, I empathise with your intended `vacation`. Trouble is, it further dilutes the contributions from sensible people. If that carries on too far, it`ll mean total extinction for friendly, open discussion. Don`t do it! I`ll get you going: "Elliott Bennett is by far the best performer in training and will make the left-wing spot his own. Pilks has already conceded". C`mon, Lobbo - stay on board!! ;-) OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • CH it would seem has sorted the front and back ends of the team to give us a fighting chance but it is the middle section that will have the biggest impact on the result on Saturday.Assuming CH goes with a 4-4-2 formation it is the midfield selection that holds the key.It needs to be prepared to battle hard but above all be creative.

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    Grumpy

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • coldplay in the prem under Worthy! Now that would have been chucking them in young . Chris would have been 15 or so then..No I have the feeling that CM's problems probably stem from the same sauce as Keith O'Neils did.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Brew , the acronym is a good one though ;D . One thing is certain , I'm not worried about Saturday , I've got a really good feeling about the game and believe we'll win it . OTBC . For the record I too like chicken ;D

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Look down the list at the posts you have directed towards me and explain why I should have any respect for your opinion. Your name sums you up, you have a right to an opinion but its wrong and has been consistently wrong. I can't wait for you to get your holt and Wes prediction wrong as well. Being wrong is a full time job for you.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Despite the petty name calling, this debate is getting interesting. Do you think Hughton always intended to play one striker? Remember he tried to lend Moro to Forest in August so presumably Kane was the stand in for Holt. Presumably he didn't fancy Vaughan for that role so he was out. Why then were Chris Martin and Cinnemon included in the squad? Who knows? I thought he decided on 4-5-1 because he had no confidence in his defence and felt they needed strength in numbers. Whatever the reason was, I hope next season will be more attacking.

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    waclor

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • ….Yep ! I agree , ….On stage, sweeping up, with a broom in it's beak.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Yes we have, Dubai. Stranger things have happened. OTBC

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Why is Septic Oxter so ... Septic? Holty has never let us down. I agree with Dobbino.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I agree Snooker Star, I think CH will keep the team up and strengthen the whole squad in the Summer. If his preferred tactic is the single striker, he will no doubt be looking for at least one midfield player who can get in the box and take the few chances that come his way, I suspect there will be something of an exodus as well.

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    waclor

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • "lol, yeah thats right. I'm the one that doesn't know what I'm talking about." So true!!!!!

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • If people choose to disagree with my opinion , feel free to present your own . If people choose to insult me the very first time , then I'm afraid that is all you will get back until you present an opinion you are prepared to see questioned , in an appropriate manner . Nobody has the right to question my support for NCFC , so please stop trying . ; )

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Waclor, sorry to be a pedant but Chris Martin never played in the PL under Worthingto, Pter rant gave him his debut in the Championship

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • A message for Steady On: I agree with your view of CH. I think he is decent manager. I do think people were getting unnecessarily twitchy- too much panic over plan b, two up front, late subs etc I'm not sure why people are so down on Calderwood- The squad seems tight, they have good spirit, it's not pointing towards him as an issue.....However... ..I have enjoyed reading other fans views I think that's what makes football so compelling. I go to the matches with a dozen or so mates who have wildly different views ....cup half full, half empty, no cup at all..we have a few disagreements but accept you can't tell someone what they think is wrong. So I've got a question for you asked with no malice, just curiosity... Why do you come on this site?

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    Herr Fleck

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • I meant 'on the BBC news website . Tried to copy the web address but fell foul. Article called "Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body". Enjoy my canary chum.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • They usually played alone, Morow I was happy to see go, but we did play 2 up front enough to see if it could work. now we will never know as players and system have changed at same time.

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • While Kamara and Holt have taken most of the plaudits, there were several other heroes out there. Bassong was immense and Turner's block on Fellaini's full blooded shotin the first half was awesome. Oh...and who made the cross from the left wing for our winning goal? None other than our right back!!

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    Kent Anglian

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Kamara was fantastic, bit I also felt that Pilkington did really well when he came on also.

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    Henry

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • If being wrong is a full time job for Stew, being "right" must be a full time obsession for Steady On. Insecurity writ large.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Brew, totally agree with your posting, "The banter on these boards used to be a joy. No longer so." I've had enough for the time being. Steady On, do you ever sleep? Irrespective of the time of day you'll post back within seconds....I've got it, it's sleep deprivation. There's a really good article you might want to read to the bbc news site right now.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • City are able to play two up front from now on since we have signed Becchio and Kamara. With care mind you. Last weekend Aston Villa and Southampton attached more than City did but both lost. To bring on Kamara for Becchio was spot on and timely on Saturday. Holt and Kamara will get higher player ratings from me than Becchio but the Argentinian took pressure off Holt who was able to score the winner from the second of two injury time chances against a tired jaded Everton defence.

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    Capri

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • …..The 11 Canaries that take to the field at Old Trafford, will individually be as good as the 11 they face...Thats MY OPINION!.... We have to be aware that the tactics employed may be different ! There will be the answer to the result. Take your pick! ….Manager ! Boost your teams morale . Don't talk up the opposition. They can do it!.....

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    Pa Snipps

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • That`s the way it should be, mjc75. There is a poser (that`s a typo - I`ll leave it in) on this thread (currently provider of 20 of 74 contributions) who has a problem with debate, banter or plain good manners. This destructive individual has to be right all the time. Everybody else is a "mug", "moron", "muppet" or just somebody who is old and weak-minded. It brings out the worst in others. Life`s too short for this. These boards should be a source of information, opinion and good humour. "One bad apple" syndrome, sadly.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Hmmm - only one win in the league since mid-december - I don't think that you lot should get too carried away.

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    blue tractor

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • You would gamble the 70m in TV money on our untested youth? Whats wrong with our senior players? Massive Strawman argument yet again because you can't face facts. Hilarious. "Rogers would have let the talent shine through" it's in the quote below. Welcome to the internet. Or is there another Rodgers we don't know about in cloud-cuckoo land?

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I do , who are you to question that ? After getting constant shi%~o~grams from ill informed steady on , I think it only fair to speak in a language it understands . Oh , and for the record I'm always right , it's everybody else that's wrong , obviously ; )

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Jackson, out of favour because he hasn't proved himself. Morrison had his problems that why he was sold and Murphy is a kid that needs development not to be dropped in for a premier league game. You were WRONG. Hughton Fixed it, had a plan all along. Your kind lost faith because you are weak and you used the time you had to drag his name and the club through the dirt. Shameful.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • What a shocker, more BS that doesn't mean anything. Ever been to a football match before stew? Or can't you find the time after performing with your puppets outside Topshop all day long.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • … if eating Beefburgers affected me like that, I'd either cut out the beefburgers or change supplier to one that could provide 100% horsemeat.. She seems to now be suffering from mad cow disease!....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Tried to post a plea for the outbreak of peace. Blocked. Typical Archant. I`ll leave it to the Hysterical One to mend its ways. The banter on these boards used to be a joy. No longer so. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Thanks for the correction Doc, I was thinking of Jason Shackell, easy mistake to make, the names are so similar. Mrs Waclor has advised double medication tonight.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • If we're talking about transfers , how much do we need to pay to keep Garrido ?

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • I am in no way qualified to pick the team , that is the job of the manager . Chris Hughton is that man , he is well aware that in order to accept the praise he has to accept the criticism . I met him a while back , a very pleasant and genial man certainly . He stands or falls by his decisions , we as fans can say what we want , about what we want . For eg , I don't rate Howson , I didn't when he was at Leeds in league 1 or the championship , I still don't now . I rate Fox as the best passer of the ball at the club . Those are two of my views , like them or not it makes no difference . CH will pick who he rates , but we are entitled to agree or disagree at our pleasure , or has the law changed ?

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Wow , I guess we should all bow down ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, then we would get a better view of you in your gutter , talking to yourself whilst looking in a mirror .

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I agree about personal attacks on the manager. In fact I am and always have been a Hughton fan, I think he's performed very well given the resources. I have to say however that personal attacks on posters with a differing point of view are equally wrong.

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Thanks for that post Walcor. It made me realise that CH has often referred to working within the constraints of what he has got. The first thing he did was to fix the defence and get in a stand-in, in case Ruddy got crocked, how smart was that? On Saturday Bassong and Turner were immense; Russ is playing out of his socks as he knows what competition he has and I really like Garrido, even thouh he is prone to acts of randomness now and again. Beyond that,we were flush with midfielders and short on forward talent so it is not surprising he went for big midfield formations. In the shopping window he has picked up a couple of half-decent strikers, one of whom at least seems to have the potential for star quality. It is a process and CH seems to be the sort of logical guy that takes things a step at a time. That is a contrast to the Paul Lambert "expect the unexpected" approach which was either brilliant or it was sh*te.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • After the upheaval of Lambert leaving, Hughton had only one target this season - survival. If he achieves this, which looks increasingly likely, he will have done well. Yes we've been a bit boring and negative at times, but some of the draws could turn out to be vital points. You cannot argue that his signings have virtually all been good buys, and that we're much more solid at the back. If we survive, the extra money and lack of quality coming up from the Championship should give us a great chance of progressing. We should have bought a striker last summer, but Hughton will no doubt address this in the summer when prices are more reasonable. Get behind the bloke. If he fails to bring in quality forwards in the summer then yes, he should be questioned. But hey, I'm sure the negative posters will be back if we lose to Man Utd Saturday.

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    stephen davis

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Yes!! even (lol) the boy is ready, let him play.

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Oh dear steady on really is on one today.Still find it most interesting that you hardly ever get Ged on the same board as Steady On. still i will make a football comment as its the purpose of this board. IF a young player is good enough, play him. If the' he has no premier league experience gang get their way 'no young player will debut for our team again we will just buy another player from a foreign field . Go on throw them in ,if they are good enough they will do a job.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Steady on that was for you by the way .

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Vila to buy Holt and Hoolahan in the summer.? Not a bad pairing for a Championship side to have but will they still be ableto afford such players?

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Spurs ( well Bale really ) have done us a a our with that result , it looked for a while like we would be dropping a place . Even our goal difference isn't looking that bad , when compared to those around us . Even a point at Utd will keep us away from the pack .

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Stew. Your view on Hoolahan, completely wrong, probably will start agasinst ManU. View on holt, compeltely wrong based on complete guesswork because you have no facts. How many games has Holt played this year? Would he be starting if he didn't "fit the current heirarchy". No. Now come at me with another stupid phrase puppet man.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • mjc75 "we are entitled to our views and opinions , without having insults thrown because someone disagrees . That's fair enough wouldn't you say" mjc75"When I was in the Army I once spent a couple of weeks shooting cows ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Just saying , you know ,,,,, putting it out there as it were =D " Hypocrite as well as clueless I see

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I don't think the jury can return a verdict on Hughton until next October. Ok if he keeps Norwich in the premier, he will be a star. But his stardom will be shortlived for many fans if he does not put together and play a more attack minded team next season. I think the change of manager postponed the usual second season syndrome until next year, such was the change of approach between PL and CH. By October we will know whether this seasons tactics are CH's means to an end or his idea of the perfect football team. Then we can offer our apologies or ramp up the abuse. Unless we are prepared to accept whatever he does as divine will.

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    waclor

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Oh, he's not only suggesting that. But he's suggesting we drop Murphy in as well. He's lost it. And why not agree with me, what have I said that is controversial to you?

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • How old was Rooney when he made his England debut , Owen , Fowler , Shearer the list of top , top players that go into established sides in the top division of English football at a very young age is large and growing . Yes the Murphy boys need careful handling , but you will never know unless you try . Hell , even if we had lost to Fulham with Murphy up front it wouldn't have set him back . He'd have gone home and said to his Dad " I just made my premier league debut , get in there " . We all have a right to an opinion steady on , accept that people disagree with yours or sod off .

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • If it were up to you you'd have sacked Hughton in August and we'd be bottom of the table, genius.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • The position with the Murphys is interesting. I know many great players have played in the first team at a young age then gone on to prosper. I wonder if things would have turned out differently for Chris Martin if he had not made the splash he did in the PL under Worthy. I seem to recall that at one time the rumour mongers were quoting all sorts of enormous bids about to come in from Man U and Chelsea. Did that turn his head? What do you think?

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    waclor

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Agree with Mikanary, the tittle tattle and name calling reminds me of the fourth form at school when we used to pass notes around about the teacher. As for people claiming that CH is finally listening to them because he's playing two up front, exactly which two did he have available before? Holty yes, but Morison? Never in a million years. Simeon? Good little player Simeon, but hasn't really proved himself in the Prem. Kane? Out injured for most of the season. Vaughan? Was rightly shipped out to prove himself because of his injury record. Chris Martin? So who? You can only play with what you've got. CH's first priority on a limited budget was shoring up the defence, and then in January freshening up the strike force. Both of which he's done. Give the guy some credit. City's current squad cost less than any other in the Prem except Reading's. Look at who are still beneath us: Newcastle, Villa, Sunderland, QPR ... all of whom have spent a fortune compared to City. I've supported the team for sixty years come Easter Monday and have the feeling that CH will prove as good as any of our greats - MaCauley, Saunders, Bond, Brown, Stringer, Walker, Lambert. All you have to do is stop moaning and get behind the guy. Is it that difficult?

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    Johnny Gavin Lives

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • By the way , Good Luck to the youth team tonight against Brum , give em hell and play with passion and pride OTBC

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    mjc75

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Learn to read, Moron! I never said I wanted Rogers in, nor have I a prob with Hughton. But the youth is ready, use it or waste it. we tend to waste it.

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Get lost Brewer you don't want to talk about football you want to make inane remarks and correct peoples spelling. If people want to have a go at me look at the posts stew levels at me, then question whos the idiot.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • If it was left to me, I'd get HOLT TO RETIRE..NOW.... Then I would install him as our manager. We might then get some POSITIVE thinking back into the club.

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • …....More than likely a Jo Brand look alike!......

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Morison lost his spark, Jackson unable to step up, Kane was injured, Vaughan has never played more than 3 games in his life. Holt led the line during those months like a champion and now he has some help finally. Hughton knows what he;s doing but the same people are unwilling to give him a chance because they believe they know better. Chris makes the tough calls and he's got us 32 points so far for doing so. Quality manager.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • What`s gone wrong with these boards? It is the introduction of a Totalitarian "mind"set. -Agree with me or be publicly insulted-. Human nature being what it is, people retaliate in kind. Then it all escalates. In order for this unpleasant process to stop, its principal perpetrator needs to give it a rest. Good advice was given on these boards a while back (forgotten who); people will engage in debate in a civilised way provided they are not subjected to perpetual and hysterical abuse. No names, no pack drill. Now, why doesn`t the culprit desist from calling other contributors "morons", "weak minded", "mugs" etc, and leave out all the ageist stuff - aimed largely at quite young people. These boards can be informative, the banter can be fun. Save the appalling tirade of insults for "Trolls". Even then, much of it would be way OTT. At time of writing this, 20\73 postings on this thread were from the Totalitarian Tendency.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Anyone for Chicken?

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    H57

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Who fed the crow , , , , come on , own up ; ) Holt is a legend & Special K is a legend in the making =D

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    mjc75

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I think I can understand Steady On's motivation. I believe his sense of fair play is offended by attacks on the manager which he considers unjustified and likely to have an adverse effect of the team. If I thought it would help the team I would also post messages of congratulations after every game but Steady On is entitled to his beliefs and it does make for a lively if rather repetitive message board.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Jackson, Morow, Murphy we had options

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Stew, you have literally nothing to contribute. To my knowledge you've never made a football related post on here. You just type nonsense. What are you doing here? Are you care in the community or something?

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

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