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  1. If Man United lose today to Liverpool and assume Norwich beat them next week (which is possible) we will move above them in the table. I know it does mean much really but it won’t half feel good.
  2. Their video of Norwich was interesting before. Think one of their team might be a Norwich fan. Here’s there analysis of Pukki. https://youtu.be/Dw2tffG6sTM
  3. What annoyed me most about that was that he was the second highest English scorer after Wayne Rooney that year and they picked Andy Caroll instead who had scored I think one goal that season. If he had been playing for a ‘bigger’ club he would have gone to that summer’s tournament.
  4. If you could take any one previous Norwich player in their prime and put them in the current first team, who would you pick?
  5. I felt one of the biggest reasons for our success last year was that players were rewarded for playing well by being kept in starting line up. Even when players came back from injury it was difficult for them to get back in the squad because players kept taking their chances. This must have been a real motivation for them. Dare I say it but Hanley May keep his place even if Zimmerman or Klose are fit if he plays well. This could be also why Cantwell has improved so much too. They know that if they work hard and actually performs the will stay in the first team. At other clubs some players will go back in the team just because they are bigger names.
  6. The article creates a tenuous link between the old Gerard/Lampard issue to Lampard as a manager it but does highlight a weakness which I think particulaly benefits the way Norwich play - Chelsea struggle without the ball in midfield. Can see Stiepermann having good game. https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/aug/17/frank-lampard-chelsea-shortcomings-manager-player
  7. Think it will play to our strengths that the press focus on Pukki. Teams will start to double up on him and it will give more chances and space for our midfield. Can’t wait for Buendia and Cantwell’s first goals. I’m sure Lawrenson and others will now say that Norwich are nothing without him. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/08/19/analysing-norwich-city-star-teemu-pukki/
  8. Preview: Norwich vs. Newcastle - prediction, team news, lineups Norwich Cityhost Newcastle Unitedin their first home game back in the Premier League after regaining their top-flight status at the end of last term. Both sides will be searching for their first points of the season after defeats on the opening weekend of the campaign. Match preview Although they fell to a 4-1 defeat at Liverpool last weekend, Norwich City go into their first home fixture of the season heartened by their performance at Anfield, particularly their second half display. Despite trailing 4-0 at half time, The Canaries continued to play their attacking brand of football and caused the Reds' defence a few problems, resulting in Teemu Pukki's 64th minute goal. Daniel Farkewill be looking to build on that performance, and will see the visit of less-fancied opposition, in the form of Newcastle United, as a good opportunity to put some points on the board. This fixture will have added incentive for City goalkeeper Tim Krul, who comes up against the club for whom he played more than 180 times. Newcastle also suffered defeat on the opening weekend, a 1-0 home lossto Arsenal, but like their hosts they will have taken plenty of positives from the game. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second half strike was the difference between the two sides, but new Toon boss Steve Brucewill have been pleased with the spirit his team showed at St James' Park. Despite some unrest amongst the supporters on Tyneside, Newcastle did spend money on players over the summer, including a club-record deal believed to be £40m for striker Joelintonfrom Hoffenheim. The trip to Carrow Road does not hold many pleasant memories for the Toon Army in recent years. You have to go back to January 1994 for the last time Newcastle defeated Norwich away from home when goals from Andy Coleand Peter Beardsleysecured a 2-1 victory. Norwich City form:L Newcastle United form:L Team News Farke may be able to call upon summer recruit Ibrahim Amadou, signed from Sevilla, to make his Norwich debut. Christoph Zimmermann(knee) and Alexander Tettey(calf) remain unavailable through injury, but defenderTimm Klosemay be fit for a recall after a groin problem. Newcastle have a fitness concern over midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who limped off during last week's game against Arsenal with a knee injury. No further problems have been reported following that fixture, but Bruce remains without DeAndre Yedlin,Christian Atsu,Dwight Gayle,Florian Lejeuneand Jack Colback. This game could be too soon for striker Andy Carroll, who returned to the club last week, to be involved, but he is expected to feature later this month. Norwich City possible starting lineup:Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis; Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, Trybull, McLean; Pukki Newcastle United possible starting lineup:Dubravka; Dummett, Schar, Lascelles, Manquillo; Ritchie, Longstaff, Hayden, Almiron; Joelinton, Saint-Maximin We say: Norwich 2-1 Newcastle Norwich showed enough attacking threat against Liverpool to suggest that they will cause teams problems in the Premier League this season. Newcastle showed plenty of spirit in defeat against Arsenal, but we feel that the hosts will just have enough to edge a close encounter. Related Articles on Sports Mole: Click for more Sports Mole news
  9. Just for general interest - What was the first Norwich match you went to see? I first saw Norwich right in the early parts of the 92-93 season away at Man City. Living in Manchester at the time, I sat with the home supporters with my dad as someone we knew lent us their season tickets. I believe Norwich lost 3 - 1. I knew little about football before that match and have supported Norwich ever since.
  10. Just looking at previous premiership tables and it’s made me sure Norwich will stay up. The teams that get relegated nearly without exception - can’t score goals. (I believe Norwich will score lots) All teams in the bottom half concede a lot of goals and have negative goal differences. However, it doesn’t really seem to matter as they tend to concede roughly the same amount. The exception last year were Brighton who conceded a few less goals then the surrounding teams but they only just scraped over the line. With they way Norwich play, they will always create and more often than not covert a few of their chances in each game. ‪They will concede a lot too but it’s quite likely that in many matches they will be far more clinical and score 1 or more and the other teams will have and off day. Not every team will punish us like Liverpool did in the first half. But I am confident that Norwich can score against anyone in this league. A side point - (When Norwich finished third in 1992 93 they had a negative goal difference of -4 and lost 7-1 to Blackburn along the way - if in remember rightly that season we didn’t get relegated ; ). A specific example from last season - Bournemouth finished with 11 more points last season than Cardiff (relegated) and finished four places above them. They did that by scoring 22 more goals whilst conceding 1 more than Cardiff. The goal Norwich scored against Liverpool would have beat any team and they created over 10 decent shots on goal - that’s more chances and goals than Barcelona managed in their 4-0 loss. They will get some fantastic memorable wins this season by really going for it. Scoring wins games - Norwich will score lots. OTBC
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